GOP mines coal-country anxieties – POLITICO.com


Republicans believe there are three words so powerful that they might reshape the political order in an economically beleaguered corner of the country: War on coal. With Democrats holding total control of the federal government and a cap-and-trade bill still looming, the GOP is fanning widespread coal country fears that the national Democratic Party is […]

Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson dies at 76 – washingtonpost.com


DALLAS — Charlie Wilson, the former congressman from Texas whose funding of Afghanistan's resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie “Charlie Wilson's War,” died Wednesday. He was 76.Wilson died at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin after he started having difficulty breathing while attending a meeting in the eastern Texas town where he lived, said […]

John Murtha


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John “Jack” Murtha, a Democrat from western Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District, died Monday of complications from gall bladder surgery. He had been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1974. During the Bush administration, Murtha consistently assailed the manner in which the Iraq War was prosecuted. In a November 2005 statement, Murtha described the U.S. military as “stretched thin” […]

Was Sarah Palin Snookered Into Endorsing a Stealth Anti-Israel Candidate?


Rand Paul let the truth of his positions slip to the execrable Truther nutjob Alex Jones.
Previously today NewsReal ran a Point/Counterpoint between Janet Levy and myself regarding Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Rand Paul for Senate.
Janet expressed strong concerns regarding Paul’s foreign policy views and argued that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” [...]

Point/CounterPoint: Should We Be Concerned About Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of Rand Paul?


From Louisville Mojo:
As Republican US Senate candidate Dr. Rand Paul approaches his biggest campaign event yet—a Saturday rally at the Fairgrounds that will feature Paul onstage with his dad, former Presidential candidate and US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul—the big news is an upcoming endorsement from 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
David Adams, Paul’s campaign manager, [...]

Harold Ford, Jr. For Senator- Not “Light-Skinned” Enough for Harry Reid?


Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman from Tennessee who has been a New York resident for the last three years, is giving serious thought to challenging junior New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand in this year’s Democratic primary.  Chuck Schumer, who engineered her appointment by Governor David Patterson to fill Hillary Clinton’s seat, is unhappy.  So [...]

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Pots and Kettles: Shepard Smith Yells Gitmo is America’s “Black Eye”


Some people just have no sense of irony.
Apparently, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is one of them.  Monday night, the broadcaster most known for having Tammy Faye Bakker eyes, twice used “black eye” as a metaphor.
Shep basically lost control while arguing with Congressman Peter King about the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and whether it [...]

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Genius Envy: Would-Be Lieberman Assailant Asks, “Where’s the Hate Speech on Joe Lieberman?”


Three full days after he wondered why no one had punched Joe Lieberman (“Traitor Joe,” as he calls him), Ed Schultz of MSNBC’s The Ed Show insisted no one on the Left had ever defamed the distinguished senator from Connecticut. Last night, Schultz asked former Republican Congressman Ernest Istook about Democratic infighting over the health [...]

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Progressives go to War over…War


The purpose of all war is peace—Saint Augustine: The City of God
While President Barack Obama was in Oslo, Norway yesterday accepting his Nobel Peace Prize (while at the same time justifying his troop surge in Afghanistan), back home Congressman and fellow progressive Democrat Dennis Kucinich was busy metaphorically pulling the red carpet out from under [...]

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Cap-And-Trade Loss A Stunner In Aussie Vote


An article was just published on Investors.com that’s really exciting.
Let’s hope this is contagious, and the rest of the American people wake up too!
This is great news for all supporters of rationality and common sense in government:
Cap-and-trade in Australia — which just a week ago was declared a certainty — is officially dead.
This is [...]

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