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By Richard K. Barry Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player. I would say that politics is becoming increasingly strange, but it doesn't do much to state the obvious. Latest proof is that Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry This is a lightbulb, signifying a good idea - something I have never had. When it came time for professional sleezebag Newt Gingrich to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he used part ofShow More Summary
By Frank Moraes Paul Ryan was at CPAC today, and he's been getting a lot of attention for a story he told about a young man who didn't want to get a free hot meal from the school but would rather have his parents pack him a brown bag lunch. Show More Summary
(New York Times): "Trying to revive his prospects, Rubio pushes strength abroad" (The Nation): "Bernie Sanders: 'I'm prepared to run for President of the United States" (Public Policy Polling): "McCain least popular senator in country"(Real Clear Politics): "Illinois governor's race showcases union fears" (Wall Street Journal): "New York Gov. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Yes, once again, the Senate has acted shamefully: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came up short Thursday in her yearlong campaign to overhaul military sexual-assault policies, falling five votes short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Remember when John McCain was a popular maverick (however faux), a celebrated independent (even if always a loyal Republican and for the most part hardcore conservative), a straight-talking renegade admired across the spectrum? He was truly something back then, back in his pre-Palin glory days. Show More Summary
(New York Times): "Moscow signals it will embrace Crimean move for secession" (Washington Post): "Crimea solidifies ties with Russia ahead of referendum on leaving Ukraine" (Politico): "President Obama, Vladimir Putin speak on Ukraine...Show More Summary
By Carl The CIA searched computers intended to be used solely by the Senate Intelligence Committee in an apparent effort to determine how committee staff members gained access to a draft version of an internal agency review of its controversial interrogation program, U.S. Show More Summary
(Washington Post): "Poll finds Republicans resistant to Chris Christie presidential candidacy" (U.S. News): "Chris Christie's big moment at CPAC" (CNN): "Poll: Wide divide on abortion" (NBC News): "Rand Paul as Howard Dean?"(Reuters): "Obama budget: a boon midterm narrative for Democrats?"
(Washington Post): "Senate rejects Obama appointment of Debo Adegbile to top civil rights post" (The Hill): "Senate vote a stinging defeat for Obama" (New York Times): "Cuomo burnishes his political brand, using de Blasio as his foil"...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Debo Adegbile is supremely qualified to lead the Justice Department's civil rights division. He was, after all, the director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, working for that organization in different legal capacities from 2001 to now. Show More Summary
(ABC News): "KSTP/SurveyUSA poll: Franken leads GOP challengers" (New York Times): "Texas G.O.P. beats back challengers from right" (Politico): "George P. Bush wins statewide race" (Real Clear Politics): "Harry Reid: Republicans are "addicted to Koch" (Washington Times): "Rand Paul seeks Kentucky law to run for president, Senate at same time"
By Frank MoraesJonathan Chait has a good article about Obama's new budget plan, Obama To Republicans: You're Right, Let's Expand The Earned Income Tax Credit. After Obama started talking about raising the minimum wage, the whole Republican...Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyWendy Davis is the Democratic candidate for governor. The Fort Worth state senator formally clinched her party’s nomination Tuesday night. She headlines a Democratic ticket that in November will seek the party’s first statewide victory since 1994, which was also Richards’ last year in office. Show More Summary
(BuzzFeed): "Hillary Clinton compares Russia moves to Nazi aggression" (Politico): "Ukraine: Why didn’t the U.S. know sooner?" (USA Today): "Obama's budget eyes $1 trillion hike in tax revenue" (Real Clear Politics): "Deficit hawks pan Obama's $3.9 trillion budget" (Washington Post): "Support for same-sex marriage hits new high; half say Constitution guarantees right"
By CarlThe diplomatic crisis in Ukraine is bad enough and the America government struggles to find a path to work this out are harsh and complex, but see if you can guess where this article was posted:Is Russian President Vladimir Putin...Show More Summary
(Washington Post): "Poll: Democrats’ advantage on key issues is not translating to a midterm-election edge"(Monmouth University): "Booker in 2014 NJ Senate pole position" (New York Times): "Democrats try wooing ones who got away: White...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings The usual warmongering idiots on the right, from John McCain and Lindsey Graham to Krazy Bill Kristol and anyone else who likes to play partisanism with international relations and world affairs, not to mention...Show More Summary
(The Guardian): "Don't listen to Obama's Ukraine critics: he's not 'losing' – and it's not his fight" (Dana Milbank): "Obama, the feckless tyrant" (Reuters): "German foreign minister against excluding Russia from G8" (New York Times): "McConnell vows a Senate in working order, if he is given control" (The Hill): "Boehner: I'll run for Speaker again"
By Michael J.W. Stickings I live-tweeted the Oscars like mad last night, maybe because I was quite mad myself, but it was a way to get through the 3 1/2-hour slog while trying to retain a sense of humor about the whole damn thing unfolding before us. Show More Summary