Chris Rodda: Should the U.S. Military Be Promoting and Endorsing Glenn Beck?

Over the past several years, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has received a steady stream of complaints about two related issues: 1.) religious “infomercials” on the American Forces Network (AFN), the television and radio service provided by the military to service members stationed overseas and on naval vessels; and 2.) televisions located in various […]

Private Prison Industry Helped Draft Arizona Immigration Law

Last year, two men showed up in Benson, Ariz., a small desert town 60 miles from the Mexico border, offering a deal. Glenn Nichols, the Benson city manager, remembers the pitch. “The gentleman that’s the main thrust of this thing has a huge turquoise ring on his finger,” Nichols said. “He’s a great big huge […]

Danny Groner: What Happened to the "Mama Grizzlies"?

One of the early narratives written during this midterm election cycle highlighted Sarah Palin’s “mama grizzlies” and the power and potential of some female candidates. Although Palin’s original endorsed picks – Nikki Haley and Carly Fiorina – haven’t remained the keys to the mama grizzly revolution, the subtext has survived: Women candidates may well be […]

House: The Daily 10

Earl Pomeroy has a message for the Karl Rove-affiliated American Crossroads GPS: not so fast. Read the full story from Politico

Senate: The Daily 10

Washington makes its first entrance into the top tier, while the political world asks: What’s up in Alaska? Read the full story from Politico

Ahead of D.C. rally, Stewart’s influence blooms

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s election led many political pundits to predict the popularity of American satirist Jon Stewart would wane. After all, mocking Republicans was his bread and butter. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama sets Muslim outreach for Indonesia trip

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia’s largest mosque and make a major outdoor speech directed at the global Muslim community when he visits Indonesia next month, the White House said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters