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By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.) Who: House Majority PAC. Where: Minnesota. What's going on: The House Majority PAC is working to help Democrats retake a majority in the House. In a new video, they say that Rep. Show More Summary
By Mustang Bobby The Supreme Court will hear a case deciding whether or not a town council in upstate New York can open its meetings with a prayer: For more than a decade starting in 1999, the Town Board began its public meetings with...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Okay, here's what we know about this crazy guy so far: -- He thinks President Obama sees the world from "a Muslim perspective" and is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. -- He thinks gays are "very sick people psychologically." -- He thinks Democrats are like slave masters. Show More Summary
By Capt. FoggPerhaps Fred Phelps Jr. is getting slow, or perhaps he has to type with one hand because he's so exited at God's wrath being inflicted on Moore, Oklahoma. The very thought of little children being crushed or torn to pieces as they scream in terror must excite him past the point of self control. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.) Who: The Mitch McConnell Senate campaign. Where: Kentucky / web ad. What's going on: Tip O'Neill is famous for having said that all politics is local, and this ad proves the point. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Inhofe and Coburn, Oklahoma's finest. First it was Tom Coburn, the junior senator, who said that he would "only support relief aid if it's offset by cuts elsewhere." As I wrote, "disaster relief is apparently one of those things you have to negotiate with Republicans. Show More Summary
(Bloomberg): "New L.A. Mayor Garcetti confronts deficits through 2017" (Politico): "Anthony Weiner announces NYC mayoral run" (New York Times): "Another chilling leak investigation" (BuzzFeed): "Sen. Patrick Leahy withdraws amendment to include gay couple in immigration reform bill" (Politico): "Senate Judiciary panel passes immigration bill"
By Michael J.W. Stickings What the hell's the matter with Texas? It's not just that it's batshit crazy, or at least in the hands of batshit crazy Republicans, it's that the craziness is deeply anti-American: Christmas may be seven months away, but Texas is ready for it. Show More Summary
By Carl Inside this rather boring if frightening story about the problems at hedge fund SAC Capital, lies this sentence (bolded): A legal deadline looms for prosecutors to bring a criminal case against Mr. Cohen related to charges against...Show More Summary
(New York Times): "Finding the economic roots of Apple's taxable products" (Los Angeles Times): "Top IRS official will invoke Fifth Amendment" (Bloomberg): "'Obama scandals' could actually hurt Republicans" (Post Politics): "Inhofe:Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti wrapped up their campaigns yesterday in the race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. As a local newspaper put it, they have been campaigning furiously in an attempt to "avoid the potential...Show More Summary
By Mustang Bobby It's a right-wing tactic to attack the messenger, but in the case of Jonathan Karl, he does have a resume that suggests he might be a tad inclined to see things from a right-wing point of view: Karl came to mainstream...Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.) Who: The Barbara Buono campaign for governor. Where: New Jersey. What's going on: The ad starts out having fun with the fact that some people have a hard time pronouncing Buono's last name. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes I hate to find myself in the position of being an apologist for the government. But there is an important issue: by focusing on minor and even meaningless stories, we distract from very real issues. We have yet more news about our government's attempts to keep the public ignorant and intimidate government whistleblowers. Show More Summary
(Chicago Tribune): "Oklahoma City tornado: At least 91 feared killed by massive twister" (TPM): "Oklahoma GOP Sen. Tom Coburn will seek to offset tornado aid" (Reuters): "Los Angeles mayoral race between two former allies nears climax" (New York Times): "Massachusetts GOP hopes lightening strikes again in Senate race" (Politico): "The White House's shifting IRS account"
By Michael J.W. Stickings Surely you've all heard by now, all seen the images coming from the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore: A giant tornado, a mile wide or more, killed at least 51 people, 20 of them children, as it tore across parts...Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry Ray Manzarek was the keyboardist for the The Doors. He was also a founding member of the group. He died earlier this afternoon after a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74 years old. CBC News: Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry Today is Victoria Day in Canada (celebrated on the last Monday before May 25th). It is also considered the unofficial beginning of Summer and is not dissimilar to Memorial Day in the U.S. in that respect. As a transplanted American it has taken me years to get used to these Canadian holidays, but I think I have the hang of it. Show More Summary
(Politico): "Clintons to stay out of N.Y.C. race" (CNN): "CNN Poll: Tea Party gets boost from IRS controversy" (Politico): "Senior W.H. staff knew of IRS investigation, did not tell Obama" (New York Times): "How to legalize pot" (Reuters): "Monster tornado flattens suburb of Oklahoma City"
By CarlHere’s the thing: the best strategy for Republicans is to just let it go: WASHINGTON — The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election losses....Show More Summary