Daily Archives: January 29, 2010

Sarah Palin: ‘merge the tea party and the GOP’ (and give me my money!)

Sister Sarah isn’t backing down from next week’s for-profit tea party convention, and she plans to make a tidy profit of her own: more than $100,000 according to Mother Jones. Asked by Greta Van Susteren whether she planned to attend, … Continue reading

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Roeder convicted of Tiller murder in just 37 minutes

It was an open and shut case, and never hinged on whether or not Scott Roeder, 51, shot Dr. George Tiller in the head while the doctor was attending a church service, because he admitted that he did just that … Continue reading

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Obama gets feisty at the GOP gathering

President Obama finally got the chance to directly confront his critics on the Hill today, and I have to say, this was a damned good television, and a great showing by the president, who batted down Republican arguments like a … Continue reading

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The temp, the plaintifs, and the D5 hustle

At a town hall meeting yesterday, according to WLRN, newly selected “caretaker” commissioner Richard Dunn (a/k/a “the temp,”) who already has his very own city email address, by the way, promised his constituents (from the audio, it sounded like there … Continue reading

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Friday round-up: prefab homes for Haiti, Alito and Obama not friends

President Obama goes into the lion’s den today, to meet with House Republicans who have already made clear they’re not planning to cooperate with him, because they still see political advantage in saying “no.” Oh, and before I forget: bye-bye, … Continue reading

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5.7 percent

The economy grew more strongly than expected last quarter,  and the 5.7 percent jump was the best since the third quarter of 2003. That’s great news for the economy — but not yet for workers (employment tends to be a … Continue reading

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