Evan Bayh Retires – Last Word “Geronimo!”


Evan Bayh, two-term Democratic Senator from Indiana, has announced he will not seek re-election, citing among other things:
too much narrow ideology and not enough practical problem-solving [in Congress]
In a related story, Vince McMahon will soon announce his resignation as chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment citing mounting evidence that “some of the action is rehearsed.”

It is [...]

NewsReal Sunday: The End of a Dynasty? Patrick Kennedy Bows Out


Representative Patrick Kennedy has announced that he is not running for re-election; an unheard of event in the last generation, but it may be a sign that the magic of the Kennedy clan has faded among today’s Catholic voters.
For the past four decades, a portrait of President John F. Kennedy was proudly displayed on the walls of Irish Catholic homes, between the [...]

Iran crackdown a ‘human rights disaster,’ report says – CNN.com


A human rights group is calling on Iran to free protesters detained after the disputed June 12 presidential election, calling the government’s crackdown on its critics a “human rights disaster.” A report released Sunday by New York-based Human Rights Watch details alleged abuses by members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Basij militia and police following widespread […]

Ramesh Ponnuru: Why the GOP Shouldn’t Get Too Confident – Time.com


Republicans can hardly believe their good fortune. First, Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced that he would not run for re-election, giving Republicans a good shot at taking his seat. Then the Democratic governor of Colorado, Bill Ritter, said he was bowing out. Ditto the Democrats’ top candidate for governor in Michigan. And […]

Being George Galloway – WSJ.com


When it comes to George Galloway, where do we begin? In recent years, the former British Labour MP—now representing the Respect Party for the district of Bethnal Green and Bow—could be found lauding Syria as a force for stability in Lebanon, defending the fraudulent re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran and denying Hezbollah’s long record […]

Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd to retire? – AP


Democratic officials tell The Associated Press that Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd won’t seek re-election this fall. The five-term Democrat is expected to make an announcement Wednesday. The officials who disclosed his plans would speak only on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement. Dodd is facing troubling poll numbers and his popularity has dropped since […]

2010 situation grows more difficult for Democrats – Yahoo! News


An already difficult situation for Democrats in Congress is worsening as the 2010 political season opens. To minimize expected losses in next fall’s election, President Barack Obama’s party is testing a line of attack that resurrects George W. Bush as a boogeyman and castigates Republicans as cozy with Wall Street. Four House Democrats from swing […]

Iranians’ Cry for Freedom – by Lisa Daftari


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Daring Iranians continue to take to the streets.

Kill Bill Vol.3: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 23


In his “Special Comment” urging “progressive” lawmakers to vote against the Obama/Reid health care plan and “kill the bill” because it does not immediately “destroy” private insurance in America, Keith Olbermann went over the top—even by Meltdown standards.
He not only challenged Barack Obama’s manhood in school playground terms, he also threatened the President with a [...]

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Harry Reid: Slave Of The Shadow Party


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accused Obamacare opponents of acting just like the supporters of slavery ”who dug in their heels” against those who were trying to end slavery.   I hope that Karl Rove was right last night in saying on “Hannity’s America” that Reid, who will be running for re-election next year, is way behind [...]

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