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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:11157
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

On the Hustings

(The Spokesman-Review): "McMorris Rodgers says ACA likely to stay" (Washington Post): "Bob Schieffer: Romney may consider 2016 run if Jeb Bush doesn’t" (Washington Post): "Young people loved Obama in 2008 and 2012. But they might not...Show More Summary

If she were in charge

By Mustang Bobby Sarah Palin speaketh: “C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not...Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: A California frat boy does an ad in someone's basement

By Richard K. Barry Who: The David Kanuth (D) campaign Where: The California 33rd Congressional District What's going on: In this safe Democratic seat, some guy by the name of David Kanuth is running against a slew of better known candidates. Show More Summary

A.M. Headlines

(Huffington Post): "Obamacare's poll numbers improve in Republican districts" (New York Times): "Gay rights push shifts its focus South and West" (The Hill): "Warren blasts financial services industry" (Deadspin): "Exclusive: The extended Donald Sterling tape" (New York Times): "Sanctions revive search for secret Putin fortune"

On the Hustings

(Daily Kos): Primaried colours: A look at House incumbents in danger of losing renomination"(Tea Party): "Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates"(Roll Call): "Mia Love clinches GOP nomination for Congress"...Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: Anti-Keystone pipeline group targets Sen. Rubio

By Richard K. Barry Who: NextGen Climate (billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer's political action group) Where: On Florida NBC affiliates in Miami, Tampa and Tallahassee What's going on: The ad is aimed at Sen. Marco Rubio as it presses him to ask pipeline developer TransCanada where the petroleum transported on Keystone XL will ultimately end up. Show More Summary

A.M. Headlines

( "Obama, others respond to alleged racist statements by Clippers owner Donald Sterling" (Roll Call): "Obama pressures GOP on unemployment extension, minimum wage" (New York Times): "The Koch attack on solar energy" (Washington...Show More Summary

Michal Socha's new Simpsons opening

By Richard K. Barry If you are a fan of The Simpsons, you've noticed some pretty interesting animation for their iconic opening "couch segments" this year. Most recently, Polish animator Michal Socha directed some work, which features a view of the inside of Homer's brain. Show More Summary

On the Hustings

(CNN): "Rand Paul on being libertarian-ish" (Chris Cillizza): "What if the tea party decides to walk away from the GOP in 2016? It could happen" (BuzzFeed): "Texas Republican spent over $30,000 in campaign cash on chocolates and ham" (Roll Call): "How a Democrat could win a Senate seat in Georgia" (Washington Post): "Caroline Kennedy signals support for Hillary Clinton in 2016"

Abominable idolatry!

By Capt. FoggAbominable idolatry! Pretty spectacular language for an era so far removed from the Iron age, but then The United States is always an exception. “Do you hear me ladies? It is an abominable idolatry to love your children more than you love your husband, and it will ruin your marriage. Show More Summary

A.M. Headlines

(Politico): "Rep. Michael Grimm expected to be indicted" (TPM): "RNC spokesman is furious the GOP has been lumped with Bundy" (Bloomberg): "Keystone allies say new delay aids push to bypass Obama" (Daily Beast): "Putin halts all talks with White House" (New York Times): "Obama suffers setbacks in Japan and the Mideast"

Behind the Ad: What ads look like in safe blue congressional districts

By Richard K. Barry Who: The Don Beyer (D) campaign Where: Virginia's 8th Congressional District What's going on: Rep. James P. Moran (D) is retiring. There are 10 Democrats running in the June 10th primary for the right to crush whomever the Republicans put up. Show More Summary

David Clayton Thomas at this year's Toronto Jazz Festival

By Richard K. Barry The Toronto Jazz Festival takes place from June 19-28. I've already got my tickets for Earth, Wind, and Fire. If you're interested, the full lineup can be found here. David Clayton Thomas, a Canadian, and once upon a time the lead vocalist with Blood, Sweat & Tears, is a part of the show. Show More Summary

Pay no attention to rich man's welfare!

By Frank Moraes That image is from All In. It shows yet another way that the government provides huge amounts of welfare to the rich. The normal price of private land grazing rights for one cow for one month is $16.80. The government basically gives it away for $1.35. Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: A very good ad from a GOP Senate candidate in Oregon

By Richard K. Barry Who: The Monica Wehby campaign for U.S. Senate Where: Oregon What's going on: Dr. Wehby is a paediatric neurosurgeon who will face three other candidates in the GOP primary on May 20th. The winner will run again Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley (D). Show More Summary

The racist rancher; or, how Cliven Bundy is pretty much exactly what you thought he was

By Michael J.W. Stickings So right-wing hero (and welfare rancher) Cliven Bundy was revealed by the Times, in an interview, to be, unsurprisingly, an abhorrent racist espousing slavery (and cotton-picking) as the proper place for "the...Show More Summary

Se Delan: "Tonight"

By Michael J.W. Stickings How about some music this very early Friday morning? How about a tune off the fantastic debut album from Se Delan, The Fall? (Se Delan, signed to the great post-prog Kscope label (Porcupine Tree, Anathema, The...Show More Summary

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