Congress-watchers cannot recall another incident in which a committee chairman silenced a ranking member by turning off the member’s microphone — but it happened Wednesday when GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California, chair of the House Oversight Committee, cut off the microphone as Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, was speaking. But when the [...]
Here is a story that was featured on the front page above the fold in the Los Angeles Times yesterday but that has gotten little to no coverage anywhere else in the “liberal media”: Despite the disastrous rollout of the federal government’s healthcare website, enrollment is surging in many states as tens of thousands of [...]
Daily Caller, the gay-hating, climate-change denying website published by Swanson Foods heir Tucker Carlson, conducted a non-scientific (naturally) survey of House members asking if whether they would be willing to forgo their salaries while the government was shut down. Result were skewed to make Democrats look feckless (naturally!), even though no Democrats voted to shut [...]
Number of visits to the website for Covered California, the state-run health-insurance exchange, on Oct. 1, 2013, the day Affordable Care Act exchanges opened nationwide. An estimated 7 million Californians are uninsured, in a state where just 52% of residents get their insurance through their employers.
Share of Californians who are registered as Republicans as of February 2013, compared with 43.9% registered as Democrats and 20.9% as independents, according to the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California. Since 2003, the share of registered Dems has remained steady and the percentage of independents has risen from 15.3%, but the percentage of registered Republicans has dropped 6.3 percentage points from 35.2%. As a result, there are 100,000 fewer registered Republicans in the state now than there were a decade ago, despite the fact that California’s population has grown by 2.9 million.
To any objective observer, the national Republican Party appears to be bent on suicide — a colony of angry white male lemmings headed straight for the cliff. Every decision the party’s leadership makes, every strategy they pursue, seems to be motivated by a singular, urgent need to stoke their voters’ basest fears and inner rage. [...]
A new Field Poll, which is the gold standard in California polling, has found an unprecedented 9 percentage point drop in Pres. Obama’s approval ratings among Californians. Poll director Mark DiCamillo attributes the drop — from 61 percent approval in February to revelations that the government is spying on Americans by tracking phone and Internet [...]
The hate groups behind Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage amendment in the California constitution, lost their appeal for an immediate to halt same-sex marriages in the state this week, but the Republican-controlled state Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing on their petition in August and could decide to reinstate a permanent ban then:
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In May 2008, a court ruling made California the third state in which same-sex marriage was legal. (It is often forgotten but this ruling came after the California Legislature passed legislation legalizing gay marriage twice, only to have both bills vetoed by Republican [...]