Jim DeMint Kicked Upstairs to Run the Heritage Foundation

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 8:30 am

Jim DeMint, a leader of the conservative faction in the Senate, is moving on to a place of higher significance: a Washington think tank. DeMint, a staunch conservative who often clashes with party leadership, was reelected to a second term in 2010. He will depart before the new Congress is sworn in next month. “I’ve [...]

Heartland Affair and Climategate Share Common Thread: Always Blame the Climate Scientists

By: Tuesday February 21, 2012 8:55 am

So let me get this straight. During the non-event known as Climategate, hackers stole confidential emails from scientists at the University of East Anglia, and in many cases misinterpreted them, and the climate scientists received almost all of the criticism. Now, climate researcher Peter Gleick admits to obtaining documents from the Heartland Institute, the contents [...]

Multiple GOP Leaders Get Government Handouts

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 1:41 pm

J.D. Hayworth was endlessly mocked in his failed Senate campaign for a late-nite infomercial touting “free money” from the government. He lost, but it’s shocking how many of Hayworth’s fellow Republicans have no problem condemning “government handouts” while accepting them. Sam Stein explored this today: The most glaring example was surfaced by the Denver Post [...]

Supreme Court Fight: Conservatives Baiting Obama To Pick Merrick Garland

By: Friday April 9, 2010 10:15 am

One positive feature (OK, this isn’t so positive) of a Supreme Court fight is that the formidable Supreme Court commentator cottage industry gets to ramp up again. Conservative groups raise a mint off a Court fight; most of it goes to enrich movement conservatives and little else. So now we get to see folks like [...]

The Latest On The Tea Buggers

By: Wednesday January 27, 2010 9:39 am

The revelations about James O’Keefe and his arrest for his role in trying to bug Sen. Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans office keep on coming. First off, we’re learning a lot about his accomplices, all of whom were involved in various conservative campus organizations and wingnut welfare sinecures. Joseph Basel ran a conservative publication at his [...]

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