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Lee Brenner: VIDEO: Rangel Left Own Ethics Hearing To Film LeBron "Rise" Parody?

Co-authored by the HyperVocal.com Politics team. Earlier today the entire political spectrum came together to share a post-partisan laugh at Rep. Charlie Rangel’s rather abrupt exit from his Congressional ethics…

Lama Surya Das: Who Decides Who Decides?

Watching the recent election results, I’ve certainly noticed that the pendulum of public opinion seems to swing back and forth in much shorter cycles than it used to — just…

Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks ‘Leadership Qualities’ & ‘Intellectual Curiosity’ To Be President (VIDEO)

Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she doesn’t think Sarah Palin has the leadership qualities to be president, nor the “intellectual curiosity” needed to make good policy. Murkowski shared her…

Arianna Huffington: The Split-Screen Struggle Over Gay Rights

Protesters chaining themselves to the White House gate today, objecting to what they called the “silent homophobia of those who purport to be our friends and do nothing,” capped a…

Harvey Wasserman: America’s Eggshell Nukes

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America’s 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress. And proposals to…

Haley Barbour Punts On 2012

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s not setting any “artificial deadline” to decide whether he’ll run for president in 2012. Barbour has deflected questions for months by…

Steve Kirsch: What I Learned at the MoveOn "Potluck for Progress"

MoveOn held about 600 “Potluck for Progress” meetings all around the country yesterday. I attended one in Mountain View, CA. Here’s what I learned: Nobody was happy with the results…

Chris Weigant: Tea Party Republicans Win Earmark Fight

Republicans in Congress are going to be interesting to watch for the next two years, as they try to cope with the influx of the Tea Party Republicans who have…

Robert Naiman: Will "Free Trade" Save Obama in 2012?

According to the editors of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, with Republicans taking over the House, and measured unemployment at 9.6%, now is…

David A. Love: Fox News Must Fire Glenn Beck for Mocking a Holocaust Survivor

This time, Glenn Beck has managed to outdo even himself. Finally, can we say enough is enough? Recently, the Fox News host made some unacceptable comments about George Soros, the…