Democratic Establishment Lines Up Behind Hillary Clinton For 2016

By: Monday January 27, 2014 5:29 am

The fix is in according to an article in the New York Times Magazine. The Democratic establishment has already decided, in 2014, that Hillary Clinton shall be the party’s nominee for president in 2016. No primary necessary, get on the train or lie down on the tracks. The article comes after Priorities USA Action, Team [...]

Mayor De Blasio Tells New York City It’s Time For Equality

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 8:03 am

With an obviously peeved Michael Bloomberg in the audience, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used his inauguration speech to distance himself from the class policies of the Bloomberg administration and reaffirm his support for promoting equality within America’s largest city. The inauguration opened with a speech by one of de Blasio’s biggest supporters, [...]

Hillary Clinton Tells Wall Street She Believes Anti-Wall Street Rhetoric ‘Foolish’

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 8:36 am

Here we go again. According to a piece in Politico Magazine former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had some harsh words related to progressives in her $400,000 speeches for Goldman Sachs and friends. Clinton decided to use her speaking opportunity before the super rich to attack those criticizing Wall Street [...]

Clinton Global Initiative Is Market For Favor Trading, Credibility Laundering

By: Monday September 23, 2013 10:47 am

An in-depth piece on longtime President Clinton aide Doug Band has exposed the Clinton Global Initiative as a den of favor trading between Clinton family members and corporate executives. The article published by the New Republic titled Scandal at Clinton Inc. How Doug Band drove a wedge through a political dynasty, details at length how [...]

Chinese Communist Party Memo Warns of ‘Seven Perils’

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 8:24 am

Senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have been briefing party members about the dangers facing the party in the coming years. Identified in a secret memo as the “seven perils”, the concerns center around Western ideas creeping into Chinese society and the threat they pose to the party’s continued dominance of the country. Communist Party cadres [...]

New York Times Tries To Frame Right Wing Economic Policies As “Center”

By: Thursday July 25, 2013 10:01 am

Despite overwhelming evidence in opinion polls and election results rejecting right wing proposals to cut the budget at the expense of the poor and middle class, the New York Times is determined to frame austerity as the centrist position. The latest example being Jonathan Martin’s piece titled Some Democrats Look to Push Party Away From [...]

Obama’s Plan To Aid Al-Qaeda Linked Rebels Not Going Over Well

By: Monday June 17, 2013 9:56 am

(VIDEO: Fareed Zakaria Before Obama Intervened) President Barack Obama has decided to begin giving weapons to Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria. Beyond seemingly invalidating all of the anti-terrorism policies the Obama Administration has used to kill American citizens without due process is the issue of geopolitics. Many are weighing in with claims that America’s strategy [...]

Tallying Up the Revolving Door: Weep Not for Our Ex-Pols

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 10:44 am

In case you were wondering what all those retiring and defeated lawmakers do with themselves once banished from Capitol Hill, I have a simple answer for you: they get paid. Take Tony Blair, the former British prime minister. In September, Mr. Blair was called to Claridge’s hotel in London to mediate a renegotiation of the [...]

Democrats Bragging on Their Deficit-Cutting Skills Helps Nobody, Hurts America

By: Monday October 15, 2012 10:45 am

I think this pull by Digby from a post by Steve Benen says about everything you need to say about the longtime party of Austerity, the Democrats: To add a little historical context to this, over the last four decades, only two presidents have reduced the deficit this much, this quickly: Bill Clinton and Barack [...]

Consumer Confidence Survey Could Be Skewed by Upcoming Election

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 1:33 pm

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence index shot up today, rising from 61.3 in August to 70.3 in September. This typically correlates with a brighter outlook for the economy, and could lead to stronger consumer spending. However, it may be worthwhile to ignore the Conference Board’s index in the last couple months of an election cycle. [...]

Bill Clinton Manages to Trust America to Listen to 46 Minutes of Policy

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:46 pm

Before I get my head chopped off, let me start with the caveat that a speech is not reliable, and that I stand behind this entire post about the platform debacle as a metaphor (nobody will give a damn about the platform when they finish breaking down the stage of the Time Warner Center in [...]

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