Democrats and Allies Continue to Make Social Security a Campaign Issue

By: Tuesday October 26, 2010 10:00 am

The Alliance for Retired Americans have placed ads in six key districts across the country, attacking what they describe as Republican plans to raise the retirement age for Social Security benefits. There’s a residual benefit to this as well – it’s a warning shot against Democrats who would like to do the same. The spot [...]

Democrats Pounce on Chamber of Commerce Foreign Funding Scandal

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 11:40 am

Democrats have seized on the Center for American Progress Report that the Chamber of Commerce has taken foreign money from subsidiaries to its 501(c)(6) account, and is also using that account to spend on attack ads in campaigns. Candidates across the country are accusing the Chamber of facilitating foreign money to buy elections. Here’s a [...]

Durbin on Tax Cuts, Deficit – No Deficit Reduction Until Unemployment Rate Lowers

By: Tuesday September 21, 2010 10:29 am

If the defense authorization bill stalls out today, as expected, the Senate could move directly to taxes. Dick Durbin vowed that the Senate would work on the Obama tax plan in this work period, and he said that Democrats have the upper hand in that debate in his chamber: Speaking on Bloomberg TV, Durbin said [...]

Sestak Opposes Any Benefit Cuts to Social Security

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 9:36 am

Joe Sestak is in a tough race in Pennsylvania for US Senate, with the Club for Growth’s Pat Toomey, a former derivatives trader, in a small but measurable lead. Lately Sestak has been going after Toomey’s extreme positions, particularly his idea to privatize Social Security. Sestak has held press events and rallies with seniors contrasting [...]

Bigotry and Fear Still Reigning Supreme in Cordoba House Debate

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 1:31 pm

Peter King is not a reliable source, but given David Paterson’s previous foray into the Corboda House debate, trying to entice the developers with public money into moving elsewhere, this rings true: New York Governor David Paterson plans to discuss relocating a proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque to a less emotionally charged location farther [...]

More Bed-Wetter Democrats Join Reid on Cordoba House

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 6:40 am

Chris Cillizza must have been the first one with his hand up in the Washington Post editorial meeting to volunteer to write the “Democrats in disarray” piece, about the Cordoba House project. He must have dialed with glee into all the campaigns and heard all the anguished responses. I particularly enjoyed the anonymous operative at [...]

Sestak “Said No” To Unpaid Advisory Board Offer

By: Friday May 28, 2010 11:22 am

If it wasn’t an interminably slow news day, I wouldn’t bother to post this. But Joe Sestak has offered his side of the story in “NothingGate,” the deal to commit the horrible sin of politics in Washington, DC. “Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he [...]

Breaking: Politician Advises Other Politician on Political Future!

By: Friday May 28, 2010 8:13 am

The most boring political scandal since the thing about the haircut on the tarmac at LAX took another turn today, as it was revealed that Bill Clinton talked to Joe Sestak about the race for Senate in Pennsylvania. And may I say a resounding “Who gives a rat’s ass.” President Obama‚Äôs chief of staff used [...]

Obama Takes Responsibility For BP Disaster, Mistaken Assumptions On Drilling

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 11:18 am

In an hour-long news conference, President Obama defended his government’s handling of the BP oil disaster, saying that the federal government has been in charge of things since day one. He also made some interesting comments about mistaken assumptions about deepwater drilling, which are driving the moratorium on future permits, the cancellation of some projects, [...]

The Tempest Over the Sestak Job Offer

By: Tuesday May 25, 2010 1:56 pm

What the continuing story over Joe Sestak receiving an undefined “job offer” from the Obama White House shows is that the right wing still has the ability to turn whatever they want into a front-page headline. While he was in the White House, Karl Rove practically had a map of the 50 states and a [...]

Primary Wins Signal New Phase Of 2010 Election

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 5:30 am

Just a quick word on the primaries last night, because most of what needed to be said has been said, and it all happened while I was watching the astonishing crumbling of financial reform (more on that in a minute, and how it ties into all this). By now you know the basics: Joe Sestak [...]

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