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5:22 PM, January 23rd, 2012

mattchew03:

IN LOVE WITH THIS.

Not sure if tonight’s debate on NBC at 9pm ET is going to be this fun, but we’ll be live-chatting it just in case. Come at 9!

Reblogged from The Awl
8:05 PM, January 19th, 2012
thedorseyshawexperience:

DEBATE NIGHT! Nothing brings me more joy than getting paid to watch Republicans nuke the bejesus out of each other.

Join us for our live chat, starting now! 

thedorseyshawexperience:

DEBATE NIGHT! Nothing brings me more joy than getting paid to watch Republicans nuke the bejesus out of each other.

Join us for our live chat, starting now! 

3:20 PM, January 17th, 2012

thedorseyshawexperience:

this is what ROMNMANIA looks like.

This jives with Howard Kurtz’s post-debate analysis from last night: Mitt emerges unscathed.

2:30 PM, January 12th, 2012

In Romney’s case, the signature slants far to the right, a sign of one who may impulsively act first and think second.

We had handwriting analyst Sheila Kurtz analyze the penmanship of the GOP hopefuls (plus Barack) for a unique look at their character. Pretty cool (scary?) stuff. 

In Romney’s case, the signature slants far to the right, a sign of one who may impulsively act first and think second.

We had handwriting analyst Sheila Kurtz analyze the penmanship of the GOP hopefuls (plus Barack) for a unique look at their character. Pretty cool (scary?) stuff. 

5:08 PM, January 5th, 2012

New Hampshire may be Jon Huntsman’s— the Republican who Democrats once feared— last chance to prove he’s not a dud

Jim Cole / AP Photos

6:30 PM, January 3rd, 2012
Romney recognized early on that in a crowded, confused field, he didn’t have to overcome his charisma deficit; he simply had to identify the electorate’s most widespread concern—the economy—and corner the market.
Our look at the strategies used in Romney vs. Perry, and how Romney’s come out on top
11:57 AM, December 28th, 2011
Looking in her eyes, I couldn’t come up with an answer to defend the exemptions for rape and incest…And over the course of the last few weeks, the Christmas holidays and reflecting on that…all I can say is that God was working on my heart.
Rick Perry has shifted his views on abortion farther to the right, citing a meeting with Rebecca Kiessling, a spokeswoman for Personhood USA who was adopted after her mother, a rape victim, tried and failed to abort her.
4:05 PM, December 27th, 2011

briancolligan:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Twitter account of the day: quotes from Ron Paul’s racist-ass newsletters, published on RP_Newsletter.

The latest in the long line of “Damn I Wish I Had Thought of That” Twitter accounts.

While it’s difficult to argue that 140-character snippets are sufficiently in-context, these tweets are pretty eye-opening. It’s quotes like these, and Paul’s response to their surfacing, that led our blogger Andrew Sullivan to reconsider his endorsement of Paul

Reblogged from braiker
10:39 AM, December 27th, 2011

Frontpage: Monday, Dec. 27

Photo: Members of the Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt ride out on their Christmas Eve meet in West Littleton, England. Many hunts across the country will be gearing up for their Boxing Day meets, which traditionally are the highest attended of the hunting calender. (Matt Cardy / Getty Images)

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3:00 PM, December 23rd, 2011
thenewrepublic:

For years, Ron Paul published a series of newsletters that dispensed political news and investment advice, but also routinely indulged in bigotry. Here’s a selection of some especially inflammatory passages.


“The Los Angeles riots of 1992: ‘Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. … What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.’”


Continue reading here.

Our Michael Tomasky says it’s time for Paul to answer these charges of racism. A sampling: “Among Republicans and conservatives, there simply aren’t enough people who care whether he’s a racist or not.”

thenewrepublic:

For years, Ron Paul published a series of newsletters that dispensed political news and investment advice, but also routinely indulged in bigotry. Here’s a selection of some especially inflammatory passages.
“The Los Angeles riots of 1992: ‘Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. … What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.’”
Continue reading here.

Our Michael Tomasky says it’s time for Paul to answer these charges of racism. A sampling: “Among Republicans and conservatives, there simply aren’t enough people who care whether he’s a racist or not.”

Reblogged from The New Republic
10:45 AM, December 22nd, 2011

Frontpage: Thursday, Dec. 22

  • Rove Tells Boehner to Cave on Tax: The House GOP continues to take criticism over its failure to pass a payroll-tax extension. Meanwhile the Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are taking heat from Republicans for failing to warn their Senate counterparts that, you know, it wasn’t going to pass in the House. 
  • At Least 63 Killed in Iraq Bombings: A dozen bombs killed 63 people in Baghdad on Thursday. These are the first major acts of violence since American troops pulled out earlier this week. 
  • Romney: I’d Deport Obama’s Uncle: Onyango Obama, 67, is a Kenyan with a case pending in Massachusetts for not returning to Kenya 20 years ago.  
  • U.S. Admits Blame in Pakistan Strike: The Pentagon has admitted responsibility for an air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Afghan border last month, blaming “inadequate co-ordination” with Pakistani officers. 
  • Ron Paul Storms Out of CNN Interview: The candidate who had been complaining about a lack of coverage said he was sick of being “pestered” about racist newsletters that were sent in his name during the ’90s. He took off his mic and stormed off he set with CNN’s Gloria Borger.  

Photo: People watch the launch of the Soyuz TMA-03M space ship from Baikonur, Kazakhstan carry a new crew to the International Space Station. (Dmitry Lovetsky / AP Photo)

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