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Is It an ‘Attack Ad’ When It’s True?
Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's hypocrisy on personal-injury awards should be fair game

Pundits and pols on the left and right are expressing outrage over a new ad from Democratic candidate Wendy Davis in the Texas governor race. The ad points out that even though her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, sued and won a settlement after an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, he has […]

Police Report Offers New Details on Palin’s Drunken White-on-White Brawl

As we noted earlier, we have an unwritten policy against taking the bait when Sarah Palin begs for attention by making stupid, inflammatory statements in public forums. Not that it matters much if we do. The writers and editors in what she calls the “lamestream” media apparently find her “pull my finger” tactics irresistible. But […]

Supreme Court Rejects Marriage Equality Bans in Five States

The Supreme Court’s decision today not to hear appeals on lower court rulings overturning bans on gay marriage raises the number of states where same-sex marriage is legal from 19 to 24, and will likely lead to overturning bans in six more states.

Colbert Analyzes Krauthammer’s ‘Layman’s’ Psychiatric Evaulation of the President

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An Aerial View of the Climate Change Rally in Manhattan

As many as 400,000 people attended this rally yesterday, but it is largely being ignored by both legit cable channels — maybe the rally’s organizers should have beaten their spouses or chopped off someone’s head. So far today, MSNBC has run just one, short end-of-the-hour segment, and it’s unclear whether CNN has done a broadcast […]

Blackwater Ex-CEO’s Multimillion Security Contract in Iraq Ended in Disaster – Now He Blames Obama for ISIS ‘Mess’

In 2003, Erik Prince used his wealthy parents’ connections in right-wing politics to land over $1 billion in security contracts for Blackwater, his private security company. During the Bush administration’s war in Iraq, Blackwater was one of dozens of contractors deployed into the war zone at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars — […]

GOP Senator’s Desperate Reboot Turns Out to Be Based on Votes He Took During Bush Administration
He later voted to de-fund one of the projects he's running on now

Raw Story: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out on Tuesday that Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) campaign “reboot” is built on an apparent misrepresentation of his stance on a federal building that was supposed to be built in his state. Roberts’ campaign debuted an ad on Tuesday portraying the longtime incumbent as a staunch opponent of […]

Conservatives Who Fear an Epidemic Crossing the Border Should Stop Blocking America’s First Line of Defense: Access to Healthcare
Chart: Obama Has Still Issued Fewer Executive Orders Than Most Presidents
Palin’s Drunken Brawl Finally Gives Her the Publicity She Deserves
This episode speaks volumes about Palin and her family - and the colossal bad judgment of John McCain and Republican voters

In the six years since 2008, when she lost the election and failed to become vice president of the United States, and the five years since she abruptly quit her job as governor of Alaska midway through her first term, Sarah Palin has devoted her life to nothing other than a relentless pursuit of the […]