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Susan Rice Drops Out Of Secretary Of State Consideration

UN Ambassador Susan Rice is withdrawing from consideration for Secretary of State, NBC News reported Thursday. The embattled ambassador, harshly criticized by the GOP for her unintentionally misleading statements following the attack in Benghazi, cited partisan politics in a letter to President Obama. “If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be […]

December 13, 2012

VIDEO: Senator Jim DeMint Predicts Obama Will Get His Tax Hike

Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, a powerful conservative voice in the GOP, forecast that President Obama would “get his wish” in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and succeed in raising taxes. DeMint, who earlier this month resigned from the Senate to become president of the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, accused Obama of “intentionally trying […]

December 13, 2012

Fox News Analyst: ‘Extreme Left Won’t Be Happy Until We Give Terrorists Food Stamps’

In an era of rare bipartisanship, President Obama’s drone program is unique in at least one, major way: Republicans actively and consistently support it. What is not unique: Fox News analysts’ endless capacity for generating moronic soundbites. The latest comes from Ralph Peters, the network’s resident “strategic analyst,” brought aboard The O’Reilly Factor Monday night […]

December 11, 2012

5 Famous Actors Who Became Politicians

Earlier this year, rumors began swirling that actress Ashley Judd might run for Senate in her home state of Kentucky, where she would challenge Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. While she has not yet officially announced her candidacy, Judd has begun assessing her chances by hiring a Democratic pollster and conducting opposition […]

December 6, 2012

Obama Interview On Fiscal Cliff: “It’s Just A Matter Of Math”

Sitting down for his first interview since the election, President Barack Obama remained optimistic about reaching a deal on the fiscal cliff, but not before rejecting House Speaker John Boehner’s “out of balance” proposal. Obama reiterated the need for a balanced approach, dispelling the notion that he was driven by politics—“It’s not me being stubborn, […]

December 4, 2012

5 Rich Americans Willing To Pay Higher Taxes

While debate over the “fiscal cliff” continues to rage in Congress between Democrats and Republicans, and between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, a key issue remains unresolved—the fate of the Bush tax cuts. Since the beginning of his first term, Obama has called for the wealthiest Americans to pay their “fair share” of […]

November 30, 2012

Virginia Attorney General Suggests Voter Fraud Helped Obama

File this one under “Republicans Who Don’t Understand Why They Lost The Election.”  Virginia attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has a reliable track record of opposing President Obama and, like other Republicans, climate science. In a radio interview with WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall,” Cuccinelli unequivocally agreed with guest host Cheri Jacobus’ assertion that […]

November 27, 2012

Morgan Freeman Voices New Ad For Gay Marriage

Wielding one of the most recognizable voices in America, Morgan Freeman has the capacity to lend gravitas to any topic he chooses to speak on. Late in the campaign season, Freeman narrated the “Challenges” ad endorsing President Obama’s presidency and his re-election. This time, Freeman provides the voiceover for a 30-second spot released by the Human […]

November 26, 2012

5 Tea Party Republicans We Won’t See In Congress In 2013

After roaring into the national spotlight in 2010 with a slew of victories in Congress, it appears the nation’s honeymoon with the Tea Party is nearing its end. Doomed by their intransigent partisanship, an obsession with ending Obamacare (and Obama), and a collection of casually-voiced extremist views, these far-right Republicans finally saw the results of their […]

November 19, 2012

Senator John McCain Loses His Cool—Again

Ever since President Obama took office in 2008, Republicans in Congress—not to mention Fox News—have sustained a hair-trigger response to the slightest possibility of a scandal. Their first real opportunity came with Operation Fast and Furious, in which Obama’s assertion of executive privilege sent Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and rest of the GOP into a paranoid frenzy. When […]

November 16, 2012

BP Will Pay $4.5 Billion, Plead Guilty To Criminal Charges For Oil Spill

More than two years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the death of 11 workers and a massive oil spill, BP has pled guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay $4 billion in fines to the government, the company said Thursday. As part of the settlement, BP […]

November 15, 2012

Cast Of Characters Grows As Petraeus Scandal Continues To Unravel

Ever since CIA director and retired army general David Petraeus shockingly resigned on November 9 over an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, the scandal has grown larger and more bewildering with every update. In brief, the scandal was exposed when Broadwell reportedly sent harassing emails to Jill Kelley, an unpaid social liaison at […]

November 14, 2012

What Could Obama’s New Cabinet Look Like?

Now that the hand-wringing about the presidential election is over, we turn our sights to President Obama’s new cabinet in 2013. The remarkable stability of Obama’s cabinet in the first term will be upended with a host of changes in the second. There is rampant speculation that at least four critical cabinet members — Secretary of […]

November 13, 2012

Coal Company CEO Fires 156 Workers After Obama Re-Election

Among those who took a despairing view to the news of President Obama’s re-election, few were more despondent—and vindictive—than the CEO of Murray Energy, Robert Murray. The day after the election, the chairman and chief executive of the Ohio-based coal company fired 54 employees at American Coal and 102 at Utah American Energy, but not […]

November 9, 2012

Donald Trump Implodes In Rage Upon Obama Win

Late on election night, around 11:15 pm, when it became abundantly clear that President Obama had won, it also became abundantly clear who had lost—and none in more spectacularly sore fashion than Donald Trump. The Birther King unleashed the full extent of his fury and denial in a series of tweets, most of which are […]

November 8, 2012

In Final Day Before Election, Both Campaigns Pull Out All Stops In Swing States

In the frenzied final hours before Election Day, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama went on a whirlwind tour of the battleground states that will determine who spends the next four years at the White House. The 14-hour schedule spanned a total of 16 campaign stops in nine states, including appearances by both vice-presidential candidates as […]

November 6, 2012

Obama Ahead In Nearly Every Battleground State Poll

The conventional wisdom before Hurricane Sandy suggested a split between the popular vote and the Electoral College, where President Obama would ultimately triumph due to his narrow — but consistent — lead in the majority of the crucial swing states. Judging by the latest polls released Wednesday, that dynamic has not changed. Mitt Romney continues […]

November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy To Make Landfall Monday Night; Presidential Campaigns Suspended

Hurricane Sandy picked up speed Monday afternoon as it churned its way up the Atlantic Ocean, moving 28 mph along a collision course with the eastern coast. The storm is expected to make landfall by Monday evening in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Schools and public transportation were shut down across the region, where an estimated […]

October 29, 2012

Stuart Varney’s Conspiracy Theory On GDP Growth Proves Democrats Correct

Today, Stuart Varney of Fox News tried to cook up a new conspiracy theory to discredit the 2 percent increase in the gross domestic product. Not only was his claim absurd and unfounded, but it also unwittingly endorsed the very policies he rails against. In response to the report of a 2 percent rate of […]

October 26, 2012

Obama Leads Early Voting Charge In Chicago

As part of a wide effort to encourage early voting in the swing states, Barack Obama on Thursday became the first sitting U.S. president to cast an early ballot. Opening the second half of a whirlwind tour of eight states in two days, the Obama campaign planned a pit-stop in Chicago, where the President would […]

October 26, 2012

Trump’s Big October Surprise: $5 Million Bribe For Obama’s College Transcripts

Donald Trump promised yesterday to reveal a big October surprise Wednesday, sending election-watchers into a frenzy of speculation and wild predictions. The shocking reveal has been, to the say the least, underwhelming. In a video released on YouTube this afternoon, Trump offered to donate $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice if the president […]

October 24, 2012

Tonight: Third-Party Presidential Debate To Be Hosted By Larry King

Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party In the midst of a nationwide focus on the final stretch of the Obama and Romney horse race, four presidential candidates will expound on their best ideas in a third-party presidential debate Tuesday night. Veteran talk show host Larry King of CNN fame will moderate the debate, which will […]

October 23, 2012

Is The Race In Ohio Already Over?

As both presidential campaigns ratchet up their efforts to capture Ohio’s 18 electoral votes, recent polling suggests the race might already be over—for Mitt Romney. Certain key data from the latest polls suggest that President Obama’s victory in the Buckeye State could be a foregone conclusion — because each survey suggests that President Obama holds […]

October 22, 2012

Clinton, Springsteen Rock Ohio For Obama

As the presidential race tightens up in the final stretch, the Obama campaign is bringing out the big guns on the campaign trail to ensure a victory in November. Former president Bill Clinton and legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen joined forces today at a rally in the crucial battleground state of Ohio, where they whipped up […]

October 18, 2012

Housing Starts At Highest Point Since 2008

In yet another positive economic indicator, the Census Bureau released new data on Wednesday showing energizing news for the housing market. The housing recovery surged in September, fueled by a rate of home building at its highest point since 2008. Housing starts in the U.S. grew by 15 percent from last month as 872,000 homes […]

October 17, 2012