By now most have heard or read the tragic news of the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 with 239 souls on board on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. According to the New York Times, Flight MH370 took off at 12:41 a.m. Air traffic control in Subang, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, [...]
For the second straight year, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the Conservative Political Action Committee straw poll. Paul won 31 percent of the vote ahead of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (11 percent), former neurosurgen Ben Carson (9 percent), New Jersey Gov. Show More Summary
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cut food stamp spending by $4.6 billion a year, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress: According to the finding in this report a 10 percent increase in the minimum...Show More Summary
President Obama took a break from his family vacation and spoke to six world leaders on the phone about the Ukraine and Russia situation in Crimea. He talked to British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzu, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Show More Summary
It looks like Jon Stewart's segment on The Daily Show this Wednesday, slamming Faux "news" for their constant attacks on those living in poverty and food stamp recipients didn't sit to well with one of their regulars, Eric Bolling. After...Show More Summary
Former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is closing out CPAC as the conference's featured speaker for the second time in the last three years. Last year, Sen. Ted Cruz, who said he would not be in the U.S. Show More Summary
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Appearing at a panel with Eagle Forum’s Phyllis Schlafly across the street from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday morning, conservative columnist Ann Coulter joked that Republicans...Show More Summary
Maybe Marco Rubio should stick to Poland Spring infomercials Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Jan. 10, warning the nation of a looming "Obamacare bailout": Rubio: Clear Signs Emerge That An ObamaCare Bailout Is Coming Washington, D.C. – U.S. Show More Summary
In January 2013, a district court in Kansas ruled in Gannon v State of Kansas that the Kansas legislature was not meeting its constitutional obligation to properly fund K-12 education in the state. The ruling was a huge blow to Sam Brownback...Show More Summary
Crossroads, the political operation founded by Karl Rove, isn't very active in Kentucky's Senate race, even though its president said that reelecting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of the group's top priorities for 2014—or at least it's not very active on paper. Show More Summary
Here at Curmudgeon Central we’re not paying much attention to Hillary. We’re old enough to remember two events very clearly, the most recent was in 2006 & 2007 when she was the default candidate for the Democratic Party for 2008. How’d that work out? The second was when Teddy Kennedy challenged Jimmy Carter in the […]
Phil Jackson has turned down the New York Knicks' offer to coach the team, but he could soon return to the organization as a front-office executive. A source close to Jackson told the New York Post that he undoubtedly will be a general manager or team consultant next season, but his coaching days are over. Show More Summary
NOT EVEN the 2,000 person CPAC crowd went for Senator Ted Cruz’s crazy. Governor Chris Christie is scraping the bottom, […] The post Rand Paul Creams Cruz and Christie in CPAC Straw Poll appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
Paul Ryan took to the podium at CPAC on Thursday and did not disappoint those of us waiting to pick at the lies this duly elected government official must tell in order to remind us all that our government–the very same government he volunteered to be a part of; the very same government that pays […]
For #IWD2014, I celebrate the work of Eleanor Roosevelt, a courageous advocate for human rights. Her work continues to inspire. […] The post Hillary Clinton Cites Eleanor Roosevelt on Twitter on International Women’s Day [Video] appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
(CNN) – The third and final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference – better known by its initials, CPAC – is underway at a major convention center at National Harbor, just south of the nation's capital. The conference is the largest annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists, and when there's no Republican in […]
The crisis in the Ukraine will likely end with Russia permanently controlling the Crimea, with the remainder of the country more tightly in its orbit than anticipated a few weeks ago. This is easy to attribute to Vladimir Putin’s appetite...Show More Summary
Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, executive VP of the Family Research Council, was caught joking saying “the Jews are the problem.” He was telling an Israeli reporter that President Obama is giving subliminal messages to Muslims. “If you understand anything about Islam, there are subliminal messages,” Boykin can be heard saying. “His message, really, I […]
Like an umpire calling balls and strikes, the US Supreme Court is the ultimate decider of what the US Constitution means. But just in case you're tempted to think the Teabagger Libertarians have valid points, take a look at this diary about what the Constitution actually says.