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|GOP Win of Senate is Not A Popular Mandate (As If You Didn't Know That)
Senator Cory Booker (DNJ) won a full term to the United States Congress this week, garnering 1,016,204 votes from the residents of New Jersey in an incredibly low turnout election. The number or ...
|If You Want a Job, Find a Democratic Governor
The national unemployment rate has been improving ever since the seventh month of Barack Obama's presidency, but that improvement hasn't been the same for every state. I'm a New Jerseyan, and with ...
|GOP Loves Money More Than People
There's an effort in the Congress by Democrats to create more transparency in non-profits that engage in political activities, pushing for donors to be revealed as they are for electoral campaigns. ...
|Israeli-Palestinian Fight Better Under Obama
I keep hearing from Republicans that Obama has destroyed any chance of peace in Israel because the Jewish state just can't trust him to have his back. I've never really understood this tack, but ...
|Christian Sharia Law Comes To Tennessee
There's something liberals and Tea Partiers agree on: we do not want Sharia law to be used in United States Courts. But there's also something liberals and Tea Partiers don't agree on: having the ...
|What If Trayvon Martin “Stood His Ground”, or How Dueling Bacame Legal in FL
What if things had gone just a little different in Sanford Florida 17 months ago, and we all read a tragic story of a Neighborhood Watch guard killed when he improperly threatened a local teenager? ...
|WTF Is Obama Doing Snubbing NJ Democratic Candidate for Governor?
So President Barack Obama is flying in today to visit the Jersey Shore with Governor Chris Christie. There will be photo-ops and news stories and probably a hug with one of the participants wearing ...
|GOP Wants Tsarnaev To Be Able To Buy Gun With No Background Check
We were all shocked last week at the Boson Marathon bombs, hoping against hope in the early stages that it was an accident of poorly maintained infrastructure, and after we knew it was terrorism ...
|Michael Ramirez's Racist Editorial Cartoon -- Indian Giver Edition
I'm a huge fan of editorial cartoons. I grew up on Herbert Block books my parents had lying around, and frankly an awful lot of what I remember from Nixon, Carter and Reagan probably came from ...
|Wells Fargo Still Pushing Scam Loans
So I'm reading my Gmail this morning and I see this advertisement from Wells Fargo that says, "Wells Fargo(r) Home Equity - Pay $147 Interest-Only per Month $30,000 Line of Credit."
|John McCain's Role Model Is A Lying Tax Cheat
OK, now the Joe the Plumber stuff has gotten totally out of control. We've all seen the video where McCain is trying to find Joe the Plumber and the guy is taking a bathroom break or something, ...
|NJ-5: Mike Bloomberg Endorses Dennis Shulman
The Shulman for Congress campaign held a 9:00 a.m. telephone press conference where New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed Dennis Shulman over Republican Rep. Scott Garrett in the race for the NJ-...
|ELECTION SURPRISE! Bush Administration Raises Terror Fears
Well, we're just over a week from the Presidential election so it's time for our friends in the White House to raise ...
|McCain's Shockingly Tone-Deaf Attack
On Thursday Barack Obama was in Hawaii with his grandmother, knowing he was seeing her for the last time in his life. Because he was running for President Obama had to leave her side as she was ...
|Endorsements of Obama All About Race
It's almost a week late, but I have a job and other stuff like family and getting out the vote, but here is my response to the jackasses on the right who said Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack ...
|NJ House Races Ready To Rumble
The campaigns filed their October 1 to October 15 Federal Election Committee results yesterday. We've got a real shot at taking two of them, and may be able to pick up a third against the odious ...
|UPDATE IV: FIVE False Threats In One Day -- Connected or Not?
UPDATE III : For those who think I am fear mongering, that's not the intent here. What I am doing is wondering the the four incidents described are connected by some whacko or ...
|Shiite Leaders: Get Out By 2011
It looked like there was going to be a deal made between Iraq and the United States over keeping foreign troops in Iraq beyond the United Nations mandate. However, today there appears to be a ...
|McCain's Friend: "I'm Sorry For Saying To Shoot Cops in the Head. Shoot Them in the Groin Instead"
I know others have diaries about this, and I apologize, but I want to focus on a part of John McCain's defense of G. Gordon Liddy that I didn't see in other diaries. I think it's important enough ...
|We Shouldn't Need To Get To 60 Senators
Apparently Barack Obama sent out an e-mail for the DSCC today urging people to help raise $...
|Holy Crap! Palin's Future Son In Law Dropped Out of High School
I was really surprised to see this in a Hill report on Levi Johnston, the boy ...
The McCain/Palin attacks on Obama's connections to William Ayers once again put the lie to the right wing Christian mantra. These "Christians" repeatedly talk of redemption, of how no matter how ...
|Non-Profit Bike Commuters Left In The Cold
Though its sponsor voted against the larger bailout bill, one provision seems to be pretty good -- a $20 per month credit for bicycle ...
|Gimme Your Tax Returns, Cindy!
The headline for Washington Wire at the Wall Street Journal Cindy McCain Goes on Attack, Too . It's all about ...
|Early Voting Means You Can't Trust Exit Polls This Year
OK, you can't really trust exit polls any year. They're notoriously bad, and four years ago were predicting that Kerry had won a bunch of areas that he wound up getting whooped in. Ruined my night ...
|Scranton Bishop To Demand Catholics Vote McCain/Palin
The American Catholic Church has a long history of liberal activism, including progressive leaders like Dorothy Day and John Ryan. They often led the way in fighting corporate power, opposing wars, ...
|Heir To The Pretzel
Reading about Sarah Palin's social positions, lack of integrity, shocking dearth of curiosity and general imbecility reminded me of George Bush. Watching her fumble through interviews over simple ...
|Markets Negative For Bush's Term
George Bush was sworn in on Saturday, January 20, 2001. On that day the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 10,587.59 (based on the previous day close). On September 29, 2008 -- that'd be ...
|Oh, Wait. That was me ...
John McCain is really, really good at whining. And crying foul. And pretending that everything he does wrong is Obama's fault. And ...
|What it Costs To Put Lipstick On A Pig -- McCain's "Edwards Problem"
(I stole the funny headline from this comment ) No, I don't mean that John McCain cheated on his wife. I mean he did cheat ...
|Hotline Calls McCain's Lie a "False Promise" -- UPDATED: Rohrabacher
Why is it so hard for people in the media to call a lie a lie. I mean, I know we're supposed to have some respect and honor for people who get to run for President, but at some point when someone ...
|Keating, Keating, Keating, Keating, Keating UPDATE on McCain FIORINA
UPDATE : Even better, McCain says that Carly Fiorina -- fired ex-CEO of HP --
|At Least One American Killed In Today's Al Qaeda Attack
I know there have been a few diaries written about the attack today in Pakistan on a Marriot, but I looked through a few and didn't see the news I was looking for, or actually the news I was hoping ...
|McCain Wants To Drill Offshore To Sell More Hummers
Johnah McPalin has a new ad up in Michigan that promises to fix all that ails the American auto industry, but ...
|A Thought On The Yemen Attack on US Soil
I just read about the bombing of the US Embassy in Yemen that killed 10 Yemenese including four civilians. Most folks probably ...
|McCain's: Let's Have a Commission to Fix The Economy!
This is great. Now backing off the "fundamentals are fun" idiocy from yesterday, McCain provides his solution to the economic distress facing the country:
|Pastor: Palin Was Part of Abortion Clinic Disruptions
There's a new article in Salon.com on the Reverend Howard Bess, a Baptist minister from outside Sarah Palin's Wasilla compound who ...
|Palin's Troopergate: Witnesses Falling Like Dominos
Last week a bi-partisan panel of the Alaska legislature voted to subpoena Todd Palin -- the husband of Alaska Governor, GOP VP candidate and serial liar Sarah Palin -- to testify in an inquiry ...
|Religious Right Republicans: Sinners Who Cast Stones
What's the difference between the way American right and left wing families live their lives? Not too much, really. Our unmarried teenage daughters get pregnant, our teenage boys father kids out ...
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|Cindy McCain Married a Man Just Like Dear Old Dad
It's pretty well known that John McCain was dating Cindy Hensley while he was still married to his first wife Carol Shepp McCain. He married Hensley just one month after his divorce to Carol was ...
|The Sickest Editorial Cartoon In History (UPDATE 1)
And brought to you by the New York Times (click on Glen McCoy), the sickest editorial cartoon I think I've ever seen.
|US Deaths Skyrocket in Afghanistan
Update: The NY Times says this is the deadliest month in the entire Afghan war. Twenty seven American ...
|WSJ Washington Wire Blog Sucks
In a blog entry on some of George Packer's idiocy, the WSJ Washington Wire Blog asserts ...
|Holy Spit! Feds Put Moratorium on Solar Projects?
Well, given rising energy prices and the impending climate change tipping point, this decision seems a little idiotic: ...
|McCain Is Right To Compare Obama Presidency to Carter's
Here's a classic line from our good friend John McCain where he tries to turn the tables on the Bush III argument:
It's just a thought, but the Democrats were the fist major party to nominate as their top two candidates a woman, a Jew and an African American. When it comes to equality we haven't come anywhere ...
|McCain Disrespects & Defaces Flag, Veteran for McCain Proudly Displays It
Now that Barack Obama is our nominee (presumptive) it's time to turn our fire on the other guy. There's so much to go after him for, I thought I'd start with something sure to get all those ...
|Deep Thoughts: Presidential Race and Gender Issue
There is no doubt that sexism hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign and that without such a sexist culture she could have beaten Barack Obama for the nomination. But that argument is only valid in a ...
|Florida DNC Member Wants Everyone to Wear "Blue Jerseys"
State blog Blue Jersey's fame is expanding ! As Jon ...
|NJ-Sen: Andrews Campaign Goes Too Far
Last night I got this e-mail from Michael Murphy and the Rob Andrews (D-NJ1) for Senate campaign in New Jersey, and I have to say it's pretty sleazy. It used innuendo, dog-whistle code words and ...
|NJ Congressman Puts Wife On Ballot As Placeholder
For those of you who don't know, Congressman Rob Andrews (NJ1) decided with two days left to file in April to primary Senator Frank Lautenberg for the US Senate seat he holds. To do so, Andrews had ...
|Republicans Own Any Problems With This Country
Glenn Greenwald has a great piece on John McCain's recent attack on the federal judiciary, and it just brought to ...
|What's the Dif? Gov't Created AIDS, Schools Give Abortions.
One of the stupider things Rev. Wright said is that there is a possibility that the government created AIDS to kill ...
|NC Governor Uses Gay Slur to Endorse Hillary
Update: It appears the comments disagree that pansy is a slur against gays, but only applies to "effeminate men." Seems to me, however, that the portrayal of men as effeminate is an effort to ...
|Double Rounding Creates Double Digit Win For Clinton
I was pretty bad at math when I was a kid, which is probably because I sat in the back of the room reading books instead of listening to the teacher. But still, I learned rounding and am pretty ...
|Another Terrorist Case Falls "On Its Face"
Well, I know no one cares today given all the hype about the primaries today, but the feds have once again overreached to nail a "terrorist". This time their effort to nail a "terrorist"
|Mr. Bush -- TEAR DOWN THIS WALL
I just can't believe this one. Apparently the barriers we'd already placed around the Green Zone in Iraq weren't good enough, so ...
|McCain Wants To Help al Qaeda
Wasn't one of the primary reasons Osama bin Laden gave for attacking the United States on 9/11 that we had bases in Saudi Arabia? That he thought we were trying to create a permanent base of ...
|Now It's Hillary's Turn?
I miss John Edwards, and this "bitter" controversy makes me miss him all the more. Here's the latest joke :
|They Want Our Money, But Not Our Oversight
I just read a shockingly stupid paragraph in the New York Times today: IT was the nation’s lending ...
|If I Had It To Do Again
If I could travel back in time to February 5th and change my ballot for the Democratic nomination for President I would. The new vote would be for Barack Obama. Why? Not because of anything Obama ...
|NJ GOP Senate Candidate Admits To Voter Fraud
US Attorney for NJ Chris Christie has made a lot of hay over his bi-partisan political convictions, a record that is largely reliant on his early indictment of Republican Jim Treffinger in spring ...
|FWCW - The Echo Chamber
It's not a goodbye, but a farewell. I'll be back someday, I am sure, but I am sick of the holier-than-thou, smarter-than-thou, sanctimonious comments that permeate this site. There are some great ...
|Did Hillary Clinton REALLY Raise $35M in February?
Apparently yes she did. I was confused by a deleted entry from Taegan Goddard's Political Wire that showed up in his RSS Feed but not on the site. Commenters below note that this has been debunked,
|More Asshattery About Hillary from Pat Oliphant
Pat Oliphant has it in for Hillary Clinton. So, of course, do a lot of folks here. I have no problem with that. But Oliphant is also a widely distributed editorial cartoonist and writer, and ...
|Obama, Bush, Clinton and Drugs: A Conversation We Need To Have
Yesterday Obama gave a brilliant speech laying out the issues of race in America, starting a discussion that is long overdo. There's another discussion that is similarly overdo, and is somewhat ...
|More Rank Hypocrisy On the Campaign Trail
UPDATE : There's a rather significant error in this diary based on my misreading of Obama's effort in PA. I had understood, incorrectly, that he was trying to change the rules when what he ...
|DoJ: There's A Terrorist In My House
The ACLU reports that based on Justice Department public ...
|Hey! Florida! Michigan! It Ain't A Do-Over!
Updates: Just to clarify, this is not a call to seat no delegates from FL or MI, but a call for them to stop pretending this is a re-vote and admit they never held a real primary for the ...
|It Takes A Criminal, Ashcroft Edition
This is really kind of pathetic, but John Ashcroft's defense of the $52 million, no-bid contract he received from former ...
|I Know Why John Edwards Lost ... And The Proof Is On My Doorstep [UPDATED]
[Update] : Based on the comments below, there are at least three of us who got our Edwards swag late, and another who hasn't gotten it at all. Anyone else? I was an early Edwards ...
|What If A Two-Bit Coke Sniffer Lied to Congress?
In a galaxy far, far away there was a congressional investigation into illegal drug use, particularly cocaine, in the garbage industry. There were hearings and recriminations. One particular ...
|NJ GOP: Three In Three Hours
As you read on the front page, NJ GOP US Senate candidate Anne Estabrook suffered a mild stroke on Monday and had to jump out of the race where she was a leading candidate. The reaction from the ...
|Bush's Iran Contra: Overthorwing Democracy In Palestine With Ignorance and Incompetence
Vanity Fair has what would have been a bombshell article 10 years ago, and now is barely noticed, about how the Bush ...
|Jeffrey Fisher Puts Judge Roberts In His Place
For 150 years or so the United States Supreme Court has been increasing the powers of corporations in our county, giving them free speech rights and slapping the crap out of consumers and workers in ...
|GOP's Issa: It's OK To Lie To Congress
Congressman Darell Issa (R-CA) may have a point that the congressional hearings on steroids in baseball were a circus show, ...
|Comcast Blocks Access To Net Neutrality Meeting
[Thanks to everyone who rec'd this diary, especially since it really wasn't too much related to me. Boing Boing deserves the credit for it, but I'm happy to take the rec! Please also visit the ...
|What Does China Have To Do With NAFTA?
Apparently the Clinton campaign is sending out this robocall to Ohio. Now, I don't know what Obama has ...
|Ralph Nader Is Off My Christmas Card List
Ralph Nader is running for President because he "says most Americans are disenchanted with the Democratic and Republican parties, and that none of ...
|It's One Hell Of a Time To Be Alive
I'm not really eager for either Clinton or Obama. In the extremely unlikely event that we go to a brokered convention, here's hoping the other two can't make it to 2025 on the first ballot and its ...
|Surfs Up, And As A Result So Is The Satellite
Oh, this is absolutely hilarious. Or depressing. I'm not sure which. You've likely heard of the spy satellite which is going to plummet to earth one of these days and potentially cause all sorts ...
|DCCC Ad From 2006 - End Rubberstamp on Iraq
This is depressing. I found this 2006 DCCC ad on my computer earlier today, and realized that while the Democrats campaigned on ending the Iraq War or at least standing up to Bush the Democrats it ...
|Why Does Howard Dean Hate Santa Clara Democrats?
This is going to be huge! On Facebook I am friends with Howard Dean. Yes, that Howard Dean. It's a huge privilege that he would select me out of all the schlubs out there, but I guess I am just ...
|The Myth of Superdelegate Perversion
I've read quite a bit lately from people who are suggesting that superdelegates are some sort of perversion of an otherwise democratic nominating process. It is, frankly, a bunch of faux populist ...
|Dang You, John Edwards!
I was really passionate about John Edwards' run for President. I couldn't see another candidate who had his grasp of the policies we needed on the domestic front, the understanding of the colossal ...
|NON CANDIDATE DIARY: Bush's Earmark Idiocy Creates A King
During the State of the Union, which I totally ignored until this morning, President Bush let loose a doozy full of piss and vinegar but nothing of useful substance. He was gonna get the earmarks ...
|Clinton Goes To The Right Again
I mean, Jeebus. I can't take this crap. I endorsed Hillary and am working for her, but this crap I saw on Blue Jersey just pisses ...
|Obama Goes to the Right Again
One of the reasons why I decided to support Hillary Clinton yesterday was that her health care plan ensures coverage for everyone, while Barack Obama's lets some people opt out and not purchase ...
|Edwards Supporter Goes to Hillary
Well, folks, the time has come for me to pick a new candidate since John Edwards dropped out yesterday. I asked for help in a ...
|Please Convince Me ...
OK, folks. Anyone who has read my diaries recently knows I am a big Edwards fan and have had issues with both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Folks also know that I repeatedly said I would ...
|Mets, Giants, Obama, Clinton, Edwards -- With Stupid Poll!
Here's why I am not giving up on John Edwards' campaign even though it looks dark. It's because I am a Mets and Giants fan. Or at least this metaphor is. Really I'm sticking with him because he ...
|After South Carolina, Edwards and A Brokered Convention (w/Poll) (minor update)
After Edwards polled in at four percent in the Nevada primaries (and, frankly, even before) a significant number of Barack Obama supporters and anti-Clinton forces were trying to put pressure on ...
|Stockholm Syndrome Sufferers Reid and Pelosi Screw Seniors
Could someone please tell me how the Republicans can get away with repeatedly screwing the senior citizens of this country and still win elections? They attack Medicaid, veterans care, Social ...
|But, But, But ... They're Being Mean To Me!
OK, it's time for our candidates to toughen up a little bit. The horrors they seem to think they are facing are little more ...
|Make Them Vote and Veto! Put Them On The Record!
Back last year the Congress passed a pretty tough, sort of timeline funding bill for the Iraq and sent it to the President. He immediately vetoed the funding for the war and then blamed the ...
|It's Edwards' Fault If Obama Loses The Nomination
No, seriously. It is. Obama supporters have made a persuasive argument that the only person who can keep Barack Obama from becoming President of the United States is former Senator John Edwards. ...
|Seriously. Have I Gone Insane? Seriously? (Markets, Not Election)
On the 19th of January, 2001 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed ...
|Edwards Backers Should Stick To Their Guns To The End
Yesterday morning I posted a diary calling for John Edwards supporters to stay the course and try to get him as many ...
|Don't Drop Edwards If You Want A Progressive Democratic Platform
I back Edwards, and want him to become President. However, after he lost both NH and IA then polled four percent in Nevada yesterday the odds are incredibly long. Anyone who is looking at this ...
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