Month – January 2012

Reince Preibus’ Obama, Cruise Ship Captain Comparison Draws Harsh Criticism

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>AP/The Huffington Post   Posted: 01/30/2012 3:27 pm | WASHINGTON — The White House is criticizing comments by the Republican National Committee chairman comparing President Barack Obama to the Italian cruise ship captain who allegedly abandoned his sinking ship. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Obama was “our own […]

How Fox News Is Destroying The Republican Party

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>By Eric Boehlert | Media Matters for America | January 30, 2012  |Wannabe kingmaker Roger Ailes is facing an open revolt. [Wow, GOP TV News is working for Fox now? I thought GOP TV News was aka Fox News!] It’s becoming increasingly clear that Fox’s programming and the radical, fear-based agenda it’s setting for Republicans is […]

Take Down these six Tea Partiers.

>Becky Bond, CREDO Action [act@credoaction.com] | Tue 1/31/2012 9:29 AM | Make a donation to power the CREDO SuperPAC’s grassroots campaign to defeat these Tea Party extremists. Meet the first six of the Tea Party Ten. Dear Friends, Joe Walsh. Steve King. Sean Duffy. Frank Guinta. Chip Cravaack. Allen West. Even in the most extreme […]

‘Tea Party 10′ Targeted In Multimillion Dollar Campaign By Liberal Super PAC

>Michael McAuliff mike.mcauliff@huffingtonpost.com | First Posted: 01/30/2012 9:04 am Updated: 01/30/2012 1:22 pm | [Great, news to my ears, now we're talking, get out of the US! You're a part of the Wrong Party of the Wrong-wing - GOP and you got to go!] ‘Tea Party 10′ Targeted In Multimillion Dollar Campaign By Liberal Super PAC […]

Labor board chief to push union organizing rules

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>By SAM HANANEL | Associated Press – Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the National Labor Relations Board plans to push for new rules that would give unions a boost in organizing members, despite an outcry from Republicans and business groups who say the board is going too far. Mark […]

Gale-force

Mon 1/30/2012 5:01 PM Tomorrow, Republicans in Florida will determine President Obama’s opponent. Pick your poison. Friends, Tomorrow, Republicans in Florida will determine President Obama’s opponent. Pick your poison. Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney – either would expand the gap between rich and poor to catastrophic levels. Their economic prescription: Slash taxes on billionaires and […]

You’re on your own

Patrick Gaspard, Democrats.org [democraticparty@democrats.org] | Mon 1/30/2012 4:40 PM | Friends – At last week’s Florida GOP debate, a woman named Lynn Frazier asked the candidates a question on health care. “I’m currently unemployed, and I found myself unemployed for the first time in 10 years and unable to afford health care benefits,” she said. […]

The Obama State Of The Union: A Progressive View

>By Robert Borosage | January 25, 2012 – 10:45am ET |Re-post| [A Progressive View...What do you think? Was the speech progressive enough for the progressive base?] Last night in his State of the Union, President Obama presented himself as the champion of the American dream, or in his words, “the American promise” – “that if […]

Machine

Karl Rove painted a target on my 2010 race. Friends, Karl Rove painted a target on my 2010 race. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, shady groups – including Rove’s – dumped millions in unregulated cash into Colorado. With your help, we fought back. We won. But there are now 23 Senate races […]

‘Let’s Stay Together’ — Can Obama’s Charm Offensive Woo Back Disgruntled Progressives?

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 >By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet | January 23, 2012  | How do we reconcile our need to hold the president accountable with our reaction to this renewed charm offensive? [First, maybe we need to get over ourselves because we've never been the POTUS and had to deal with the Obstructionist GOP as he does on […]

Why The Obama Recovery Has Been Much More Impressive Than Reagan’s

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>Joe Weisenthal | Jan. 28, 2012, 10:49 AM | The 2012 election will revolve around the economy, and somehow Obama will have to make the case that he should be re-elected with GDP growing below historical trend, and unemployment above 8 percent. James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute has been doing a lot of […]

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