Late Night Blog Wrap-up

Politics — Or Overwrought Personal Drama? A second contingent of readers comes to Obama’s defense : TPM Reader RL : Where do a.. Carter Update Former President to remain in hospital overnight but appears to be okay and ready to.. DE-Sen: For O’Donnell, education really is highly overrated Shooting holes in Christine O’Donnell’s education record… More Late Night Blog Wrap-up

Obama: Fox News is ‘destructive’ to America

Well, he’s not wrong on  this issue, that’s for sure! CNN  President Obama is pulling no punches when it comes to Fox News, declaring the cable news outlet to be “destructive to [America’s] long-term growth.” In a more than 8,000-word interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Obama compared the cable news channel to papers owned by… More Obama: Fox News is ‘destructive’ to America

Lawrence O’Donnell gets his shot on MSNBC

I’ve mentioned on this blog before, that Lawrence O’Donnell is one of my favorite left-wing pundits. MSNBC has placed O’Donnell on their prime time roster and I’m quite pleased about that.   I have DVR’d the show and haven’t been able to watch it yet.  When I do, I’ll update this blog post. Associated Press As Lawrence… More Lawrence O’Donnell gets his shot on MSNBC

REPORT: Fox News’ Candidates “Speak Through Fox News” A Whopping 269 Times

Of course we progressives/liberals already know this.  We’ve tried to tell everyone about this for years now.  Finally, a “report” lets the rest of the world know… Media Matters Five potential Republican presidential candidates that serve as Fox News contributors or hosts have made at least 269 appearances on the cable channel – compared to… More REPORT: Fox News’ Candidates “Speak Through Fox News” A Whopping 269 Times

Newsweek: What does ‘Mama Grizzly’ really mean?

Newsweek Sarah Palin says that a new crop of conservative women will ‘rise up’ to protect their cubs. But will they? ma·ma griz·zly noun, pl. -zlies 1. Large brown bear, female of the species, native to North America with big claws. 2. A certain breed of U.S. politician, female, who stands for… …what exactly? On… More Newsweek: What does ‘Mama Grizzly’ really mean?

Anderson Cooper confronts anti-Muslim candidate

I saw this segment on the AC 360 podcast last night.  I was amazed at just how willfully ignorant people on the right and especially Islamophobic wing nuts, are these days. Salon “That’s like the lowest response I have ever heard from a candidate,” CNN host tells Republican House hopeful.” On Friday night, Anderson Cooper conducted… More Anderson Cooper confronts anti-Muslim candidate

Arianna: Special Interest Groups Are Buying Public Policy

It’s time for the country to be alarmed at what’s happening.   Corporations are buying candidates, election and formulating public policy.  This is NOT a democratic process.  This is Oligarchy at it’s best.   As it stands now, the richest 2% of our population owns more than 80% of the entire wealth in this country.  Therein lies… More Arianna: Special Interest Groups Are Buying Public Policy

Biden tells Democrats to ‘stop whining’

CNN Vice President Joe Biden has a message for Democrats this November: “stop whining.” At a fundraiser Monday in New Hampshire for three Congressional candidates, Biden said he thinks Democrats will retain control of both houses of Congress in November, but only if they are able to highlight their differences with Republicans. Democrats should “remind… More Biden tells Democrats to ‘stop whining’