The Daily Beast […] In a PBS retrospective on Lyndon Baines Johnson, historian David McCullough offers: “His aspirations were enormous. He wanted to do something for everyone. He wanted to be the best father Americans ever had…” After his 1964 election with a record 61 percent of the popular vote: “No longer a scorned and frustrated… More The Mistake Obama’s Repeating
I’m not surprised, those Tea Party organizer types are a shady bunch. Think Progress There is already a disturbing trend of profiteering among the Tea Party movement, from Glenn Beck’s Goldline scheme to conferences that cost $550 per ticket. Another such scheme unraveled in Ohio today, involving a discount program for Tea Party members at businesses… More ‘Tea Party Exchange’ organizer ‘hoodwinked’ local Ohio businesses into forking over cash for failed scheme.
The Nation It’s received favorable media attention and early reviews for quite some time — and we carried a story and trailer here long ago — and now the Tillman Story is finally arriving in theater this Friday. The Pat Tillman family has done Larry King this week and you may have already read about… More Much-Awaited Pat Tillman Film Opening on Friday: Here’s Interview and Trailer | The Nation
Cenk talks about how Fox employs the leading GOP presidential candidates, and more. Cenk Slams Obama-Hitler BS w/ Jonathan Alter.
Huffington Post KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait — As their convoy reached the barbed wire at the border crossing out of Iraq on Wednesday, the soldiers whooped and cheered. Then they scrambled out of their stifling hot armored vehicles, unfurled an American flag and posed for group photos. For these troops of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd… More Last U.S. Combat Brigade Pulls Out Of Iraq
Global warming and GOP candidates… Politico: Driving The Day, posted with vodpod
Huffington Post Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough has devoted much of his program’s airtime so far this week to criticizing Newt Gingrich over the former House Speaker’s recent comments regarding the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. On Saturday Gingrich called the proposed center a symbol of Muslim “triumphalism” and compared the construction of such… More Joe Scarborough Takes On Newt Gingrich Mosque Comments: ‘It’s Deplorable, It Is Sick Politics’ (VIDEO)
Think Progress On Sunday, ThinkProgress reported that the right-wing group Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) had announced that it would be hosting a rally against the proposed Cordoba House Islamic community center on September 11, and that its confirmed list of speakers included both disgraced former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and far-right Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders.… More Gingrich Backs Out Of 9/11 Anti-Islam Rally?
Washington Post The abortion rights advocacy group Emily’s List has released a video showcasing women dressed in bear costumes speaking out against former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R). The Emily’s List video is part of a wider campaign to mobilize sympathetic voters. The associated Web site, sarahdoesntspeakforme.com, calls on visitors to sign a petition and… More Emily’s List ‘Mama Grizzlies’ attack Sarah Palin
ABC News Politics – Look back at D.C. shenanigans, prostitution rings, affairs, leaks and more. Neither party is immune to scandal. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., admits on June 16, 2009, in Las Vegas to having an extramarital affair with a woman on his campaign staff. A rising star in the Republican Party who was considered a potential 2012… More ABC News: Top 10 Political Scandals Of The Decade