Jon Kyl Reaps $200 MILLION In Pork Just Days After Senate Republicans Voted To Ban Earmarks

So much for Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) “renouncing earmarks”… Senate Republicans’ ban on earmarks – money included in a bill by a lawmaker to benefit a home-state project or interest – was short-lived. Only three days after GOP senators and senators-elect renounced earmarks, Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the No. 2 Senate Republican, got himself a whopping $200… More Jon Kyl Reaps $200 MILLION In Pork Just Days After Senate Republicans Voted To Ban Earmarks

Quote of The Week

OMG! In recent days, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has hinted in her clearest language yet that she is seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2012. Many observers have argued that Palin could never win because of her embarrassing lack of expertise, knowledge, or interest in foreign policy. Her appearance on Fox News host… More Quote of The Week

Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience

This comes as no surprise.  Yet, Chertoff claims that he made no profit from advocating for the current scanner systems now used by the TSA. Huffington Post After last month’s plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States aboard a cargo plane, former U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff’s whiskerless visage was ubiquitous on cable… More Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience

President Obama To Barbara Walters: ‘I Don’t Think About Sarah Palin’

Mediaite President Obama sat down with Barbara Walters for a holiday weekend special set to air next Friday called A Barbara Walters Special: A Thanksgiving Visit with President and Mrs. Obama and it seems that Ms. Walters was able to generate draw out his thoughts on the 2012 campaign. Though he says that he’s not… More President Obama To Barbara Walters: ‘I Don’t Think About Sarah Palin’

‘America By Heart,’ New Sarah Palin Book: What You Need To Know

Here’s The Huffington Post’s take on Sara Palin’s recently released book: America By Heart: Huffington Post Sarah Palin’s new book, “America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag” hits the shelves Tuesday, in an event that is sure to enliven an otherwise slow political week. The release of her book marks the start of a… More ‘America By Heart,’ New Sarah Palin Book: What You Need To Know

Poll: Republicans Who Want To Repeal Health Care Law Should Opt Out Of Gov’t-Sponsored Health Plans

Well, given that those politicians who oppose or want to repeal the Health-Care Law are so adamant about doing so, it would be a show of good faith for them to opt out of their government sponsored health care plans.  Let’s wait and see how this one pans out… Think Progress Last week, responding to Rep.-elect Andy… More Poll: Republicans Who Want To Repeal Health Care Law Should Opt Out Of Gov’t-Sponsored Health Plans

Josh Marshall On Hardball Segment: Lurid and Corrupt

I saw the hardball segment in question last night and was appalled at the right-wing talking points about the scanner and pat-down issues conducted by the TSA, particularly the Mike Huckabee portion of the segment. This morning while scanning through my favorite blogs I came across the following by Josh Marshall, editor of Talking Points Memo… More Josh Marshall On Hardball Segment: Lurid and Corrupt