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By Richard K. Barry Sen. Rand Paul was in Iowa on Friday to deliver a speech at the Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner in Cedar Rapids. Apparently Iowa has something do to with securing a party's nomination for the presidency, or perhaps Paul just likes the weather in the Hawkeye State this time of year. Show More Summary
By Capt. FoggNo, this one does not star James Dean chewing on the scenery as he wails "You're tearing me apart" but it's tearing us all apart. I'm starting to think there's a national competition going on and I'm getting tired of saying "not again!"19 people shot at a parade in New Orleans, with 3 suspected perpetrators as yet to be apprehended. Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyWhoever it was in the IRS who came up with the idea of looking deeply into Tea Party groups probably thought they were doing the right thing. After all, once Citizens United came down from the Supreme Court, political...Show More Summary
(Reuters): "Reports: IRS targets more groups" (New York Times): "IRS focus on conservatives gives GOP an issue to seize on" (Politico): "Gates defends W.H. on Benghazi" (Fox 8): "19 people injured in Mother's Day shooting" (Washington Post): "Initial report from Detroit emergency manager shows the city with $162M negative cash flow"
(Reuters): "Republican expects more Benghazi 'whistle blowers'" (ThinkProgress): "Congressman tears into Fox News host for obsessing over Benghazi talking points" (Time): "IRS mess" (Daily Beast): "The coming attempt to impeach Obama" (New York Times): "Some countries lobby for more in race for visas"
By Richard K. Barry It is difficult to image a better name for a politician, and it seems that this former governor of Pennsylvania lived up to his. In 1954, at the age of 40, largely on the strength of the relatively new technology of television, George M. Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyWe’ve already determined that Barack Obama is not very good at being a socialist, what with the stock market soaring to giddy heights, the unemployment rate falling, and corporate profits going through the roof. Now, according to Steve M, he’s not any good at being a tyrant. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes Josh Barro made an excellent point a week and a half ago, How Conservatives Are Helping Obamacare. It isn't the focus of the article, however. He noted that the Republicans are managing expectations about the implementation of the new healthcare law. Show More Summary
(New York Times): "The Taxman vs. the Tea Party" (Washington Post): "Will Obama suffer a 'second-term curse?'" (The Hill): "Sanford: No hard feelings for the GOP" (BBC): Pakistan vote: Nawaz Sharif in talks on new government" (Wall Street Journal): "Astronauts compete spacewalk"
By Richard K. BarryThe Long Black Veil is an album released by the Chieftans on Dec. 31, 1995. It contains songs performed by a number of well known artists accompanied by the band. Participating artists include Sting, Marianne Faithful,...Show More Summary
By Capt. FoggThere's a lesson to be learned from the trial of Guatemala's former dictator Efrian Rios Montt, ‘a man of great personal integrity... totally dedicated to democracy’ said Ronald Reagan, surprised upon visiting him in Honduras that Central America was composed of several countries. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series) Who: Kentucky Opportunity Coalition Where: Lexington and Louisville What's going on: In places like Kentucky it would seem that people like the idea of going bankrupt when they get sick. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry Andy Borowitz at The New Yorker notes that the new attack ad by Karl Rove against Hillary Clinton, which I posted this morning, has pushed her stock to the point that "oddsmakers now say she is virtually guaranteed...Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyThe women held captive in Cleveland have been rescued. They have been reunited with their families. The man accused of the crime is in jail, been charged, and is awaiting trial.So let the justice system and the families do their jobs and leave them alone. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.) Who: American Crossroads (AKA Karl Rove) Where: Web ad What's going on: In what the New York Times is calling the first attack ad of the 2016 presidential campaign, American Crossroads accuses Hillary Clinton of mishandling the Benghazi killings. Show More Summary
(NBC News): "Clinton remains GOP focus as administration defends Benghazi talking points" (The Hill): "White House denies misleading public on Benghazi talking points" (MSNBC): "Largest fast food strike yet as workers walk out in Michigan"...Show More Summary
(Slate): "Jason Richwine resigns from the Heritage Foundation" (ABC News): "Exclusive: Benghazi talking points underwent 12 revisions, scrubbed terror reference" (ThinkProgress): "What ABC left out of its report on Benghazi talking points" (CNN): "Crews finish installing World Trade Center spire" (New York Times): "IRS apologizes to conservative groups over audits"
By Michael J.W. Stickings Another day, another breathless report of something supposedly "new" in the whole Benghazi saga, which really just amounts to a media-enabled Republican assault on the the Obama Administration -- first the president himself as the target, now, with Republicans looking ahead to 2016, Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.) Who: The Jason Smith campaign. Where: Missouri's 8th Congressional District What's going on: Jo Ann Emerson resigned her House seat back in January of this year. Show More Summary
By Mustang Bobby The way the Republicans tell it, the economy is still collapsing, the deficit is ballooning, the tax hikes in January are killing business, and Barack Obama is a socialist bent on crushing small business under the heel of the federal government with regulations on top of regulations. Show More Summary