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U.S. Official: Netanyahu 'Spat in Our Face'

The White House's outrage over Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to speak before Congress in March -- a move he failed to coordinate with the administration -- began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had "spat" in President Barack Obama's face. Show More Summary

The Jindal-Hate Group Relationship You Won't Hear About This Weekend

Louisiana Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal is the keynote speaker for a rally funded and organized by an anti-LGBT group that has blamed gay people for causing the Holocaust and advocated imprisoning homosexuals. So...Show More Summary

Trump: ‘I Would’ve Won The Race Against’ Obama’

Phony, never-going-to-run candidate Donald Trump won’t stop bragging about what a wonderful candidate and president he’d be. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Corn: Why Liberals Should Embrace ‘Progressive Champion’ Mitt Romney (Jan...Show More Summary

You’ve Been Showering Wrong

Here’s what to do at the end of your hot morning shower. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:World’s ‘Best Looking’ Couple Spends $80,000 A Year to Be ‘Best Looking’ (Jan 22, 2015) Hearing-Impaired May Be Able To ‘Listen’ With Their Tongues (Jan 18, 2015) Britain’s Oldest Person Dead At 114 (Jan 17, 2015) Obama [...]

Jeb Bush: Congress If Full Of ‘Political Hacks’, GOP Must Embrace Immigration Reform

“They’re basically Maytag repairmen,” he said. “Nothing gets done.” The post Jeb Bush: Congress If Full Of ‘Political Hacks’, GOP Must Embrace Immigration Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.

With Joni Ernst, GOP tries a local yokel approach

During her live, nationally televised Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, inserted a cute story from her childhood that seemed to offer everything a homespun narrative should offer — except a point.

Just drop out already, Mitt Romney

This weekend, Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) Iowa Freedom Summit will host a number of Republican presidential contenders, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. At the same time, Walker and Sens. Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will appear at the Koch brothers’ winter seminar in California. And […]

Three Men in a Room

One day after the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D), U.S. attorney Preet Bharara criticized Albany’s political culture, Capital New York reports. Said Bharara: “There are by my count 213 men and women in the state legislature, and yet [...] The post Three Men in a Room appeared first on Political Wire.

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have 'gentlemanly conversation' about their presidential plans

Thumb wrestle for it? And now, in accordance to wealthy Republican custom, they shall duel: Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney did not reach an agreement during a Salt Lake City lunch meeting on Thursday on how to reconcile their competing plans to run for the White House next year, advisers to both men indicated after the talk. That is a conundrum. Show More Summary

Santorum Complains About Pope, Then Blames Media For Dividing Catholics

First Rick Santorum said he has a hard time listening to Pope Francis, and now he’s blaming the media for dividing Catholics. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Santorum: ‘It’s Sometimes Very Difficult To Listen To The Pope’ (Jan 21, 2015) Rick Santorum Goes After Legal Immigrants (Jan 20, 2015) Pope: Catholics Don’t Have To [...]

Republicans Shouldn’t Count Out Kasich

The Ohio governor isn’t taking a traditional route to the White House, if that’s what he’s even thinking. Or maybe he thinks 2016 isn’t his year. Either way, he’s a politician to watch. Please click here and “like” us on Facebook  Now read this:Mike Huckabee’s Unintended Consequences (Jan 22, 2015) Hillary Clinton Leads Over All [...]

Obama WH Says Netanyahu “Spat in Our Face” for Agreeing to Speak With US Congress on Iranian Threat

On Thursday the Obama White House said they would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because they wanted to “avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country.” The Israeli elections are two weeks after … Continue reading ?

The people most at risk of losing insurance in the Supreme Court case? The Republican base.

They probably didn't see this one coming. Republicans might end up ruing the day they decided to pile onto the King case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the federal subsidies people in all of the states that are using the federal health insurance exchange. Show More Summary

Alternate Universe

In the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, freshman Senator Jodi Ernst of Iowa pledged that her party would steer the country in a better direction. Just where would the Republican itinerary lead us? Since...Show More Summary

Deflate Gate: Statistical Analysis Suggests That Patriots' Incredibly Low Fumble Rate Probably Due to Softer, Less Inflated, More Grippable Cheat-Balls

So keep telling me "The Patriots scored three touchdowns with properly-inflated balls so what does it matter." I'm not a huge moralist when it comes to cheating. I accept that many athletes cheat, such that a dark bit of wisdom...

Is Romney convincing anyone?

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney met in Utah yesterday for a sit-down, which was scheduled before Romney showed interest in the 2016 presidential race, according to those in the Bush camp. Everyone was polite and non-committal afterward. Several things are clear. First, nothing whatsoever has changed in the Romney team. The same old band who […]

How Do We Restore the Promise of Work in America?

In Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama challenged the country to "do more to restore the link between hard work and opportunity for every American." He included many worthwhile ideas for reviving the promise...Show More Summary

Ernst's Family Got $460,000 in Federal Subsidies

Despite Sen. Joni Ernst's rhetoric about growing up poor on Tuesday night's State of the Union GOP response, the Iowa Republican's family received hundreds of thousands of dollars in government subsidies, the District Sentinel news co-op reported. Show More Summary

Morning Plum: The only elections that mattered: 2010 and 2014

To hear Republicans and conservatives tell it, the only two elections that mattered in the last decade were those that took place in 2010 and 2014. Thus, when President Obama, in his State of the Union address, took the extraordinarily brazen step of using the high-profile occasion to outline a series of proposals he and […]

Scott Walker Hammers Another Nail Into Education's Coffin

Last week, Wisconsin Republicans came out with the bright idea that if public schools aren't meeting their standards, those schools should be forced to become private voucher schools. As Scott Walker is trying to get some attention in his presidential bid, he's laying out parts of his platform in the upcoming state budget. Show More Summary

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