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Vitter attacks CNN for comparing his sex scandal to Gingrich’s

Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter lashed out at a CNN host on Monday for asking if there were similarities between his prostitution scandal and the infidelities of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. “Newt Gingrich has been suffering some heat over his cheating on his first wife, cheating on his second…

Many Republicans plan to snub Obama at jobs speech

In an act of defiance, several Republican members of Congress have announced that they will not attend President Barack Obama’s address to the joint session tonight, despite Speaker John Boehner’s request that they come. “He is the president of the United States and I believe that all members ought to…

NASA says it can’t afford shuttle replacement

WASHINGTON — NASA this week told Congress it cannot afford to build a new heavy-lift rocket and spacecraft to replace the retiring space shuttle program within the current budget approved by Congress. Lawmakers from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation shot back that the plan is not optional…

Report: White House altered drilling safety report

The Interior Department’s inspector general says the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration’s six-month ban on new drilling. The inspector general says the editing changes resulted “in the implication that the…

Republicans’ ‘scary’ immigrant photo depicts Mexicans in Mexico, photographer reveals

A photograph that has appeared in two high-profile Republican campaign commercials, used in both cases to depict what some have called “scary” illegal immigrants, is actually a photo taken in Mexico, depicting three Mexican farmers whose crops were destroyed, a British photojournalist has revealed. And he isn’t exactly happy to…

Colbert invites Angle, Vitter to use ‘FearStock.com’ for ‘scary’ immigrant photos

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is coming to the rescue of GOP candidates who are being forced to share stock photos of menacing-looking Latinos in their campaign ads. The liberal blog ThinkProgress revealed Wednesday that Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Sharon Angle (R-NV) used the same photo of “illegal aliens” in…

And another one goes Birther

This time David Vitter: He basically encourages conservatives to keep suing the President to see a “valid birth certificate”, thereby allowing the guy who asks the question to have his incorrect premise—that Obama hasn’t produced a real birth certificate—go unquestioned. Since the President has produced his birth certificate, allowing the…

GOP Senator Vitter encourages lawsuits over debunked ‘birther’ conspiracy

Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama’s citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style event in Metairie, La., on Sunday when a constituent asked what he would do about what the questioner said…

David Vitter survives because, not despite, of the prostitution angle

Niall Stanage has a piece up at Salon examining how David Vitter has managed to survive a rather comical sex scandal involving prostitutes and diaper-wearing. He makes a lot of good points about the situation in Louisiana and how Vitter is benefiting, but I think it’s useful to think about…

I’ll feign surprise and call that an altercation

While the subject matter of this article by Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross is some dark shit, I have to admit that I chortled through the entire thing. No, not at the story. But at the reporting, and the way that every asinine mainstream media trope about politics and violence…

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