OBAMA’S REELECTION: SAFER BY THE DAY

This is good news, but I’m cautiously optimistic… P M Carpenter’s Commentary “President Barack Obama has received a [6-point] boost in the polls over the last month,” according to Quinnipiac. And, as he has consistently, Obama leads “Republican challengers by five to 16 percentage points in head-to-head matchups.” A political rule of thumb: any national lead of… More OBAMA’S REELECTION: SAFER BY THE DAY

Herman Cain Warns China Is Seeking ‘Nuclear Capability’

Someone needs to advise Mr. Cain that China has had ‘nuclear capabilities” for almost 50 years! TPM2012 Herman Cain may have some surprises at his first national security briefings should he win the presidency. In an interview with PBS, Cain appears to suggest that Americans should consider China dangerous in part because they’re pursuing “nuclear… More Herman Cain Warns China Is Seeking ‘Nuclear Capability’

Glenn Beck-Approved Goldline Charged With 19 Criminal Counts Of Fraud And Theft

Uh-oh… Think Progress Goldline International, the precious metal retailer that has capitalized on conservatives’ anxiety about the economy by forging synergistic relationships with right wing TV and radio hosts, is facing a new series of legal challenges after authorities filed criminal charges against the company and its executives yesterday. Several major conservative talkers — including two former… More Glenn Beck-Approved Goldline Charged With 19 Criminal Counts Of Fraud And Theft

The Median Net Worth Of A Member Of Congress Is Five Times Higher Than The Median American Household

This news is going to surprise a few people.  The majority of our Representatives in Congress and the Senate are millionaires.  That will explain their interest in keeping taxes low for “the rich”… Think Progress Part of the reason the richest 1 percent of Americans have captured our politics is because they are able to… More The Median Net Worth Of A Member Of Congress Is Five Times Higher Than The Median American Household

CHART OF THE DAY: Rick Perry Proposes A Tax Plan Aimed At The One Percent

TPMDC Recall that Rick Perry’s so-called “flat tax” plan isn’t flat at all, but rather an alternative tax system that would constitute a massive tax cut for the rich. For people above a certain income, his plan would be worth opting into, and for the rest of earners, it would make sense to stay in the current tax… More CHART OF THE DAY: Rick Perry Proposes A Tax Plan Aimed At The One Percent

Rachel Maddow: Herman Cains (other) scandal

Once the brouhaha over the alleged sex scandal subsides, THIS info will be harder to cover up…Cain is history. Rachel Maddow: Herman Cains (other) scandal, posted with vodpod Related articles Rachel Maddow: Rick Perry’s Weekend Speech Was ’25 Minutes Of Dean Screams’ That Will End His Campaign (mediaite.com) Maddow explains how Wall Street firms defrauded… More Rachel Maddow: Herman Cains (other) scandal

Herman Cain waived confidentiality: accuser’s lawyer

If this report is true, Cain did the best thing for all concerned. Cain maintains that he did nothing wrong but the woman in question will most likely refute his claim, if the terms of the settlement agreement are waived and she’s allowed to tell her side of the story. However, I fear that the… More Herman Cain waived confidentiality: accuser’s lawyer

FBI: Four Georgia militia members plotted to attacks

As a resident of a suburb about twenty miles outside of Atlanta, this news is disturbing on so many levels… MSNBC ‘I’d say the first ones that need to die is the ones in the government buildings’ Four Georgia men in their 60s and 70s were arrested Tuesday, accused of being members of a right-wing… More FBI: Four Georgia militia members plotted to attacks