Monthly Archives: June 2012

Obama’s warning to donors: the billionaires will own the White House, Congress

Lloyd Grove gets a leak of a call from the POTUS to former top donors, in which he warns about the dangers of letting a few billionaires buy the election.

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Shameful.

Republicans, led by Darrell Issa, vote to hold A.G. Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, for exacerbating the mental instability of Wayne LaPierre. 17 Democrats voted with the mob. 108 walked out. The Dems who voted with Issa were: Jason … Continue reading

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… Because it’s a tax (UPDATE)

Or, “why did Chief Justice John Roberts vote to uphold Obamacare’s individual mandate?” Also …

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Supreme Court scary: the radicalism of Antonin Scalia

While it should have become clear to most Americans by now that five of the justices of the United States Supreme Court are dyed in the wool advocates of plutocracy. What is not as often reported is the inherent radicalism … Continue reading

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Campbell Brown: GOP hatchet-woman?

She used to be a journalist, but Campbell Brown’s new role is far more interesting: she’s becoming the female voice of the GOP.

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‘Fast and Furious’ farce goes on, but Issa fails to score White House hit

If you’re unfamiliar with “Fast and Furious,” and I don’t mean the movies — congratulations. You’ve managed to sit out perhaps the most underwhelming “scandal” ever invented by the right. (Up to now I’ve refused to pay any attention to … Continue reading

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In which Michael Tomasky calls Chief Justice John Roberts a liar

Yep. He goes there.

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Ask a simple question …

Mitt Romney simply cannot answer the question of whether he’d reverse President Obama’s landmark executive order on immigration, because he has no position on the issue. Not until the conservative base he is terrified of clears one for him. Steve … Continue reading

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Romney’s problematic biography

Michael Tomasky explains Mitt Romney’s fundamental problem: everything about his biography sucks.

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It happened on Father’s Day: Rodney King dead, ‘stop and frisk’ at issue, immigration debated

This has certainly been an eventful Father’s Day …

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