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Mitt Romney stars in campaign ad

(CNN) – Is Mitt Romney running again? "The stakes are very high in this election because Washington's spending is out of control," says Mitt Romney in a new campaign commercial, sounding very much like a candidate running for office. But in the ad, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee goes on to […]

Standoff at Nevada Ranch: America Is Ready to Resist

Protesters at Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada faced off with federal agents this past weekend, sending the message that overreaching government power can be resisted. You've seen the news: A video showing the protestors at the Bundy ranch taking on federal agents went viral. Show More Summary

VIRTUAL PRESIDENT BILL WHITTLE on Taxes. You know, if Bill and Barack would just switch their actua…

VIRTUAL PRESIDENT BILL WHITTLE on Taxes. You know, if Bill and Barack would just switch their actual/virtual presidencies, I think the country would be better off.

Landrieu touts fight for oil and gas jobs in new ad

(CNN) - Pushing back after months of negative television commercials from pro-Republican outside groups, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is taking to the airwaves Tuesday with a new ad that touts her efforts on behalf of the oil and gas industry, which employs 300,000 people in the state. The spot shows Louisiana residents at […]

Middle-Class Conservatives Don't Get That the Joke Is on Them

Conservative pundits exploded on Thursday when CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would be replacing David Letterman as the host of The Late Show. And they weren't just mad because a highly paid and powerful position didn't go to a member...Show More Summary

Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. warship

Adding to tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the situation in Ukraine, a Russian fighter jet made numerous close-range passes near a US Navy ship in the western Black Sea over the weekend.  The action came as Ukraine is

Tea party primary challenger ad says Boehner has 'Electile Dysfunction'

(CNN) - It's not the first time House Speaker John Boehner's name has been used to make a sophomoric sex joke, but it could be the most memorable. The Ohio Republican's primary opponent, tea party-backed J.D. Winteregg, is using Boehner's name in a parody themed campaign ad, which accuses the longtime congressman of having "Electile […]

As Primary Battle Escalates, Mississippi Tea Party Group Calls On State Chairman To Resign

A statewide Mississippi Tea Party group called Monday for the resignation of state GOP chairman Joe Nosef over negative comments he recently made about state senator Chris McDaniel, who is challenging Sen. Thad Cochran in the GOP primary there. Show More Summary

Rabid Conspiracy Theorist Jenny McCarthy Desperately Spins: 'I'm Not Anti-Vaccine'

View co-host Jenny McCarthy is now attempting to backtrack on her anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. The former Playboy model has repeatedly promoted the danger of vaccines and asserted, despite a total lack of evidence, that they can cause autism. Show More Summary

Pastor Hagee: 'Blood Moon' Eclipse On Tuesday Means End Of The World By 2015

Pastor John Hagee is warning members of his megachurch to prepare for the end of the world because a "blood moon" eclipse on Tuesday is signaling that the End Times could be beginning. On Tuesday, most of the United States will be treated...Show More Summary

LISTEN: Alleged Kansas Gunman Frazier Glenn Miller Discusses the Tea Party, Obama, and Ron Paul

In a 2010 radio interview, Frazier Glenn Miller, the man suspected of killing three people Sunday at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement center in Kansas, said he was interested in the tea party, voiced support for then-Iranian...Show More Summary

Hollywood Playbook: Monday's Top 5 News Items

Jerry Lewis : Women Are Funny, but Not When Crude A while back, Jerry Lewis got in trouble for declaring flatly that women are not funny, including Lucille Ball. It was a dumb thing to say, even when you are in your eighties, and he immediately went out to try and clean the mess up. Show More Summary

Years Of Living Dangerously: Is This The New Trend?

Showtime's new nine-part documentary on climate change features hard-hitting connections between global warming and extreme weather, interviews with expert scientists, and calls for action. Is "Years of Living Dangerously" catching on...Show More Summary

The Christian Victims of Antisemitic Hatred

In 1999, as I was preparing to leave my home town of Skokie, IL for six months of study in Israel, an antisemitic white supremacist fanatic went on a shooting spree in the area. He wounded several Jews, none of whom died. He did, however,...Show More Summary

The Hidden Price Of Drug-Free Zones

Why a drug offense in the city has bigger consequences that the same crime in the suburbs. The post The Hidden Price Of Drug-Free Zones appeared first on ThinkProgress.

CLAYTON CRAMER: ‘This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed:’ Guns and the Civil Rights Movement…

CLAYTON CRAMER: ‘This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed:’ Guns and the Civil Rights Movement. Clayton Cramer reviews Professor Charles E. Cobb, Jr.’s This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. This might profitably be read along with Prof. Nicholas Johnson’s Negroes And The Gun: The Black Tradition Of Arms. [...]

DJ Rand Paul takes requests

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul played along Sunday after "Saturday Night Live" poked fun at the Kentucky Republican as well as a few other potential GOP presidential candidates this weekend. In a sketch called "GOP at Coachella," characters who played former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan attempted to reach out to the […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Excellent pro-Begich ad shows Democrats how to run on Obamacare

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • AK-Sen: The excellent ads supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's re-election bid keep coming, though the latest is not from Begich himself but rather Put Alaska First, a super PAC supporting him. Show More Summary

Now Is the Time to Rebuild Our National Infrastructure

Are you proud of New York's John F. Kennedy Airport? It's a question I ask nearly every audience I speak to these days. JFK, after all, is the largest entry point for foreign visitors arriving in what sees itself as the greatest city...Show More Summary

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