Gates to Congress: Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before new members are seated

Gates to Congress: Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before new members are seated

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants a lame duck session of Congress to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military before new, more anti-gay members are sworn in. But he isn’t holding his breath waiting for that to happen. On a trip to Australia for a series of defense and diplomatic confabs, Gates […]

Obama admits ‘mid-course corrections’ needed but remains vague on details

Obama admits ‘mid-course corrections’ needed but remains vague on details

President Barack Obama may be in India but he is haunted by rejection back home and admits he must make what he calls “mid course corrections” if he wants to see a second term to his embattled Presidency. Speaking to college students in Mumbai, India, Obama said voters exercised their “right, obligation and duty” last […]

MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions

MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions

MSNBC Friday suspended Keith Olbermann, the volatile host of “Countdown,” indefinitely and without pay because the “news anchor” contributed to three Democratic candidates. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said he became aware of Olbermann’s contributions late Thursday and suspended the anchor because the contributions violated NBC‘s “news policy and standards.” Olbermann expressed no regret and did […]

With friends like the tea party, Republicans don’t need enemies

With friends like the tea party, Republicans don’t need enemies

Amid all the hoopla over the phony grassroots operation called the tea party, a central and important question gets lost. Did Republicans recapture control of the House of Representatives because of the tea party or in spite of it? One can argue that the tea party’s willingness to accept and push questionable candidates cost Republicans […]

Warning to the GOP: Don’t misread the message from this election

Those who make a living telling people like us why we did what we did on election day will say — over and over — that “the people have spoken.” Spoken? Nah. Shouted perhaps, screamed maybe. Hollered would be more like it. Voter anger washed over America like a tsunami Tuesday as pissed-off voters tossed […]

It’s still the system, stupid…

It’s still the system, stupid…

In a week, it will all be over — except for the shouting. Ah yes, the shouting. If anything marks the current midterm election, it is the unending, ear-busting din of shouting from all sides of the political spectrum. In this election of extremes, the shrill volume of attacks, counterattacks, claims, counterclaims, threats and counter-threats […]

Right-wing extremist Cantor claims tea party is not extreme

Right-wing extremist Cantor claims tea party is not extreme

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican and darling of the party’s extreme right wing, claims tea party supporters are not extremists. As compared to what? Cantor told CBS’s “The Early Show” today that tea party activists “are people who are concerned about the fiscal state of this country.” If Republicans recapture the House, […]

The tea party: A conspiracy by the uber-rich to control America

The tea party: A conspiracy by the uber-rich to control America

Let’s call the phony grassroots tea party what it is: A gaggle of political misfits whose ignorance of key issues is matched only by the mindless enthusiasm of the hysterical idiots who support the movement. The monumental stupidity of too many of the candidates fielded by this consultant-driven creation of the Koch brothers and big […]

Another stupid mistake by tea party darling Christine O’Donnell

Another stupid mistake by tea party darling Christine O’Donnell

Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, a tea party candidate whose lack of grasp of issues shocks even the party faithful, shocked a law school audience during a debate Tuesday when she claimed the Constitution didn’t call for a on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state. […]

McCain agrees with Palin when it comes to key tea party issues

McCain agrees with Palin when it comes to key tea party issues

Stop the presses! Arizona Sen. John McCain and his former Presidential running mate actually agree on Sunday. McCain is saying on ABC’s Good Morning America” that he agrees with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin‘s belief that Republican congressional candidates will suffer at the polls if they stray from the tea party’s anti-spending, anti-tax message. McCain […]