Giuliani Proves That Patriotism Truly Is the Last Refuge of Draft-Dodging, Adulterous Scoundrels

Samuel Johnson said it 240 years ago: “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” Rudolph Giuliani proved it last week at a fundraiser in New York for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker when he exhumed commie-baiter Sen. Joe McCarthy by asserting that while he and Republican fatcats like himself were America-loving patriots, Pres. Obama and […]

Obama’s Job Approval Surges in California As Optimism Rises among Democrats

A Field Poll of California voters out this week [PDF] found Pres. Obama’s job approval rating has rebounded in the state to 57 percent — up 12 percentage points from five months ago when his approval rating was 45 percent. By party affiliation, the president’s job approval rating was 84 percent among Democrats, 54 percent […]

Obama Supports Ending Senate Filibuster

Probably the one thing that we could change without a constitutional amendment that would make a difference here would be the elimination of the routine use of the filibuster in the Senate. Because I think that does, in an era in which the parties are more polarized, it almost ensures greater gridlock and less clarity in terms of the positions of the parties. There’s nothing in the Constitution that requires it.

— President Obama, telling Vox the U.S. Senate should eliminate the filibuster.

Hank Green Says It’s Not OK for the Mainstream Media to Snipe at YouTube Stars
But the Reason Isn't What You Expect -- He Even Calls Out Jon Stewart

If you missed it in the post-game coverage of the recent State of the Union speech, Pres. Obama broke new ground beyond perfecting presidential ad libs. He also agreed to one-on-one interviews with three YouTube stars, and one of them, Hank Green, isn’t happy with the way the “legacy” press corps treated the endeavor. Green’s […]

Now It’s Clear Why Tea Partyers Don’t Like Boehner

He’s darker skinned than Pres. Obama. But seriously, if you missed the president’s State of the Union Speech last night, check out Matthew Iglesia’s take over at Vox.

Obama Approval up to 50%

50%

Pres. Obama’s approval rating, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Analysts say the renewed support is largely based on improving economic news. It’s also likely he has rallied his base, especially Latinos, with a series of bold initiatives announced over the past few months.

This is Going to Piss Off Ted Cruz’s Dad

Not to mention little Marco Rubio. But America’s policy toward Cuba makes no sense, and these reforms are long overdue. There will be a hew and cry from the old guard in Miami, from FOX, and from the far rightwing, but since when have they been on the sensible side of issues?

Obama Hijacks the Show but Colbert Report Pulls No Punches

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive If you missed it, watch the revamped segment Colbert calls, “The Word,” but which Obama called, “The Decree.” The president out-deadpans the deadpanner himself.

Poll: 89% Latinos Support Obama’s Executive Order

89%

Percentage of American Latinos who support Pres. Obama’s executive order that defers deportation of undocumented family members of of legal U.S. residents, according to a new poll from Latino Decisions. “This is the most unified we have seen Latino public opinion on any issue,” Matt Barreto, a pollster for the organization, said.

Obama: Pass a Bill Already

Pass a bill. You don’t need me to call a vote to pass a bill. Pass a bill.

— President Obama, quoted by the New York Times, urging Republicans to vote on the bipartisan immigration reform bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate.

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