House Passes Clean Debt Ceiling Bill With Democratic Support

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 5:33 am

What a difference a tough negotiating stance can make. Yesterday the House of Representatives passed a clean debt ceiling bill. Republican leadership backed the bill but had to rely on Democratic votes to push it through. The vote was 221-201 to lift the debt ceiling until March 2015. Only 28 Republicans voted for the bill. [...]

National Review’s Future At Risk Over Climate Change Smear

By: Friday January 31, 2014 5:51 am

National Review, one of the conservative movement’s most celebrated publications, may be brought down by a smear it published against climate scientist Michael Mann. Mann’s lawsuit against the publication has already survived two challenges for dismissal and could exact a lethal toll on a media property that may already be losing money. Mann alleges that [...]

Tea Party Furious Over War Industry Patronage In Ryan-Murray Budget

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 5:57 am

Progressives are not the only ones disgusted by the ludicrous military spending in the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Yesterday Rick Santelli – whose outburst over government assistance to homeowners is alleged to have started the Tea Party – hosted David Stockman, the former Office of Management and Budget Director for the Reagan Administration. In a rant [...]

Google Funding Tea Party Group That Helped Shut Down Government

By: Friday November 29, 2013 6:00 am

Don’t be evil? Remember when Google presented itself as a progressive tech company that was all about building a better future? Not so much these days. It seems the corporation has been shoveling cash to one of the most reactionary groups in American politics – Heritage Action For America. An off-shoot of the Heritage Foundation, [...]

Republican Establishment Planning Attack On Tea Party In 2014

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 10:43 am

There are many lessons that can be learned from the disastrous 16 day government shutdown this month. One would be that if the Republican Party doesn’t get its act together the 2014 congressional elections could be brutal. And that’s a lesson the Big Business wing of the Republican Party seems to understand as they plot [...]

Ted Cruz Loses Local Newspaper Endorsement But Gains Cash For Helping Shutdown Government

By: Wednesday October 16, 2013 11:27 am

In a cheerful press conference today Senator Ted Cruz said he would not try to stop a bill reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling from passing the Senate. It would seem that Senator Cruz should be in a more sour mood given that his plan to stop Obamacare is set to be thwarted. [...]

Did Paul Ryan Win The 2012 Election?

By: Thursday October 10, 2013 10:34 am

Something that seems to be missing from the government shutdown debate is that the “clean CR” President Obama and Congressional Democrats are demanding bares a striking resemblance to the Ryan Budget. So even if the Tea Party faction capitulates and passes the clean CR they have already won. The clean Continuing Resolution comes in at [...]

IRS Commissioner Fired

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 5:51 am

After revelations that conservative groups were receiving different treatment from the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew asked for and was given the resignation of the Acting IRS Commissioner. President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requested and accepted the resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, [...]

Review Of IRS Data Shows Political Bias

By: Wednesday May 15, 2013 5:48 am

The Internal Revenue Service decided to target conservative groups for higher scrutiny while processing mainstream liberal groups without incident a review of IRS data shows. The IRS had already confirmed earlier allegations of political bias. As applications from conservative groups sat in limbo, groups with liberal-sounding names had their applications approved in as little as [...]

Tea Party Sends Out Picture Of Karl Rove In Nazi Uniform

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 5:58 am

In the past the Tea Party has been fond of featuring President Obama as Hitler.¬† But now one prominent Tea Party group has dolled up one of America’s most prominent Republicans¬† in fascist regalia: A top tea party group is taking its clash with Karl Rove to a new level, sending out a fundraising email [...]

Karl Rove Causing Unrest In GOP

By: Thursday February 14, 2013 9:23 am

Karl Rove could have called it a day after successfully re-electing George W. Bush in 2004. It could have been the capstone on one of the most successful and substantive careers in modern American politics. Rove would have left a master strategist feared by his enemies, admired by his friends, and mythologized by observers of [...]