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Rand Paul denying reality

August 4, 2014 by

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The junior senator from Kentucky said today that he never proposed cutting aid to Israel.  But he did. In fact,  he wanted to cut off all foreign aid. In 2011, Paul proposed a budget that would have eliminated all foreign assistance,  including financial grants to the Jewish state. That would have meant a $500 billion […]

Limbaugh nowhere near accurate

November 1, 2013 by

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(We do not use photos of those on our Shameful list) The conservative talk radio host’s take on the cut in food stamp benefits today is surprising even to us. Rush Limbaugh, a charter member on our Shameful list, described what he says he believes about

After the financial crisis, more partisanship & hopeful analysis

October 17, 2013 by

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(Dan Pfeiffer, who is mentioned below, is pictured) Some random comments to the media today: Ron Brownstein of the National Journal predicted on MSNBC that the crisis may delegitimize the use of threats and result in less confrontation. Wishful thinking. We only

Don’t ask who won; the American people lost

October 16, 2013 by

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So the government is likely to get back to 100% operation now that a Senate bill is expected to win approval in both Houses tonight. The measure contains a couple of items Republicans

Pointless and shameful: House GOP puts self-interest ahead of country

October 15, 2013 by

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The spectacle that has unfolded the past few weeks in Congress continues the insulting behavior of people elected to serve. They have, for quite a while now, served on behalf of themselves. Today, our representatives in the

Calling someone ‘crazy’ improperly is far too common

October 15, 2013 by

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A rare bit of hyperbole today on the Peabody award-winning Brian Lehrer show on WNYC radio in New York city, Lehrer and a guest were discussing the attempts to reopen the government and meet the debt ceiling deadline. >!–more–> The host used the word “crazy” to describe the right-wing Republicans who were trying to attach […]

New Hampshire’s two senators plead for civility in current stalemate

October 13, 2013 by

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Urging their colleagues in both houses of Congress to come together to fully open the government and avoid a debt ceiling crisis, Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, a Democrat and Republican respectively,

Liberal host too liberal with ‘stupid’

October 12, 2013 by

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Chris Matthews took it upon himself last night to say a Republican’s view was “stupid.” On Bill Maher’s “Real Time,” Matthews took on former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James Glassman, who served under George W. Bush. He

Blitzer tries desperately to keep his audience

October 10, 2013 by

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This is not the first time we’ve reported on this. Members of the Republican caucus and President Obama were holding a late-afternoon meeting at the White House to try to agree on raising the debt limit and re-opening the parts of the government that have been closed for ten days. That suspension of some government […]

The liberal commentator who wouldn’t support death benefits now for military families

October 10, 2013 by

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There is at least one media moderator who would have said no to handing out deserved funds to help those who lost loved ones in the latest tragedy in Afghanistan. Bill Press, who briefly hosted a TV show on Current TV before

They’re not doing anything so don’t report on them

October 8, 2013 by

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To be a news story, the basic requirements are something important and/or interesting. Some stories escape those standards but they hold for most news reports. The nation’s budget and the debt

Furlough Congress

October 7, 2013 by

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We’re almost serious. With all the responsibility they haven’t shown, they’re certainly

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