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Fox News chief tells GOP employees to ‘tone it down’

It appears that even the president of Fox News knows when rhetorical attacks have gone too far. In a wide-ranging interview with Russell Simmons, Fox News’s Roger Ailes remarked that he’d told his employees to “shut up, tone it down” and “make your argument intellectually.” You don’t have to do…

O’Donnell: ‘Establishment’ out to get me

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Christine O’Donnell, the defeated Republican candidate for the Senate in Delaware and a Tea Party favorite, on Wednesday dismissed a report that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating her for alleged misuse of campaign funds. “Let us be clear. There was no impermissible use of campaign funds.…

Chris Matthews: Sarah Palin is a ‘natural’ like Bill Clinton

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews says Sarah Palin has similar political chops to one of America’s most popular politicians alive. “There’s one unlikely Democrat you might compare to Sarah Palin when it comes to being a natural: the generally incomparable Bill Clinton,” Matthews said on his show. “One clear similarity,” he…

Veteran Democrat Charlie Rangel found guilty on 11 of 12 ethics charges

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) has been found guilty of eleven counts of House ethics violations. The Committee ruled that Rangel was guilty on eleven counts and found him not guilty on one. DEVELOPING….…

Palin: You can be never too far right

Moderation isn’t a good thing if you believe Sarah Palin. The former governor told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Monday that America would be a better place if politicians had a “far right bent.” “Can you be too far to the right as a candidate?” O’Reilly asked Palin. “Some of the…

California Democrat under attack from ‘trashy’ scratch-and-sniff ad

A Republican candidate in Orange County, California has sent out an unusual flier days ahead of the mid-term elections: A brochure made to look like a scratch-and-sniff ad for a perfume. But scratch the ad, and you won’t get a scent of perfume. Instead, you’ll be hit with the foul…

Top Democrat: We’re not going to lose the House

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee predicts that Democrats will retain control of the House and Senate after November midterm elections. “Do you think you will keep the House?” ABC’s Christine Amanpour asked DNC Chairman Tim Kaine Sunday. “I do,” he said. “I think it’s going to be close,…

Rep. Frank faces town hall foe in Mass. primary

Mass. woman chastised by Rep. Frank at town hall meeting now running against him in primary Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s retort was an Internet sensation. Questioned at a town hall last year about the “Nazi policy” of health care reform, Frank told the speaker who made the comment that talking…

Rep. Maxine Waters may face ethics trial

A second House Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, could face an ethics trial this fall, further complicating the election outlook for the party as it battles to retain its majority. People familiar with the investigation, who were not authorized to be quoted about charges before they are made public,…

Rep. Nadler: Investigate torture or face road to ‘tyranny’

WASHINGTON – A New York Democrat argued that failing to prosecute former Bush administration officials complicit in the use of torture would create a dangerous precedent and place America on a path to “tyranny.” In an interview with Raw Story, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) invoked a “supremacy of laws” when…

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