Monday, October 20, 2014

Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican congressman running for U.S. Senate, said Wednesday he had not and would not sign the no-tax pledge from Grover Norquist's...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Super PAC says Romney takes from education, gives to millionaires A new super PAC ad accuses Mitt Romney of pushing deep cuts in education to finance a tax cut for the wealthy. The ad from Priorities USA Act...

Why Americans No Longer Trust the Media

Posted by Erick Erickson, Red State On October - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Erick Erickson, Red StateI got a great laugh out of this Chuck Todd near meltdown on Meet the Depressed the other day. His voice quivered in moral outrage over Jack Welch suggesting something was up with the unemployment numbers last Friday. Chuck Tod...

We Are Corroding Trust In Our Government

Posted by Chuck Todd, NBC News On October - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Chuck Todd, NBC NewsCHUCK TODD: This is really making me crazy. The Federal Reserve gets questioned now for politics these days, the Supreme Court and John Roberts. We have corroded, what we're doing, we are corroding trust in our government in a...
Here it is the afternoon and I'm just getting around to some articles and blogs for your attention.

Republican Calls For Children’s Death

Posted by The Huffington Post On October - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives who called for expelling Muslims from the United States in his book, also wrote...

Joe The Nerd Ferraro: Voting: Why Third Party Means Nothing (for Now)

Posted by Joe The Nerd Ferraro On October - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Voting in November is the end of the process.
What if a presidential election came down to the strangest county in the weirdest state in America? For better or worse, that's Miami-Dade, whose vote...

Jeff Schweitzer: Laughing All the Way to the White House

Posted by Jeff Schweitzer On October - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
While I disagree, the conventional wisdom has concluded that Obama blew the debate, phoning it in instead of engaging his opponent. But no matter: the reaction and aftermath are much more instructive about the distinct differences between liberals and conservatives.

Peter S. Goodman: Romney’s Compassion Problem

Posted by Peter S. Goodman On October - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Somewhere between his traditional social circle and the broader world -- a place inhabited by strangers whose jobs might require elimination in pursuit of profit -- Romney seems to lose emotional regard for the troubles of others.
WASHINGTON -- Days after Mitt Romney backed off his claim, made during a secretly recorded fundraiser, that 47 percent of Americans depend on the government...

Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points — Beyond Debate

Posted by Chris Weigant On October - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The first presidential debate of the 2012 season happened this week, and (it pains us to say) the only person who called the outcome correctly was Chris Christie.

Mitt Romney’s Sick Joke

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On October - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Krugman, New York Times“No. 1,” declared Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s debate, “pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.” No, they aren’t — as Mr. Romney’s own...
FISHERSVILLE, Va. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes...

Birute Regine: 47 Percent and Beyond

Posted by Birute Regine On October - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The majority of polls and pundits give the win in the first presidential debate to Romney because of his performance. Well, what does that say about what we value in a leader?

Barack Obama: Obama says he’s "put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan."

Posted by Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On October - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Obama says he will cut deficits by $4 trillion In the first presidential debate, President Obama and Mitt Romney disagreed sharply over who had the best way to rein in federal deficits. Romney relies on spendin...
Congress has a long history of bipartisan support for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the Food Stamp Program. But that historic bipartisanship is unfortunately under attack now, and it is sorely needed.

Janet Ritz: The Romney Negative

Posted by Janet Ritz On October - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Romney may be a very different person under his discomfiting shell. His problem is that he doesn't show it.

Richard Zombeck: Elizabeth Warren: 2 | Scott Brown: Duh

Posted by Richard Zombeck On October - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
If Scott Brown is going to question Elizabeth Warren's character based on whether or not she checked a box on a job application 20 years ago, doesn't it stand to reason that his character be questioned for helping mortgage companies railroad homeowners into toxic and exploding mortgages?
So, what state do you live in? Is it a state that is already decided in the presidential race? If so, take a hard look at Gary Johnson and see if voting for him can make an impact.
PHILADELPHIA -- When Betty Ann Workman was a little girl growing up in Philadelphia’s Tioga neighborhood, Election Day was like a family holiday. “My grandmother...

10/1/12 Pollster Open Thread

Posted by Ariel Edwards-Levy On October - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
This open thread is to discuss all of the day's polls -- what they tell us about the election, their methodological strengths and weaknesses,...
This little screed is the introductory installment in an ongoing series that will bravely seek to explore the connection between the news and the olds, between what's bothering us now and the system in which the botherances are, at least in many cases, rooted.
The world has a new favorite sport, and it's not soccer or one of the Olympic games. It's the ancient game of kicking the can down the road, and it's gaining popularity all over the globe.