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McCain: GOP campaign ‘the nastiest’ ever

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has seen some dirty campaigns in career, but on Sunday he said the 2012 Republican primary was “nastiest” one ever. During the 2000 Republican presidential primary, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s top strategist, Karl Rove, put forward the idea that McCain had “fathered an illegitimate black…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Partisan bickering tainted future of NASA

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared Tuesday on The David Pakman Show to explain the politics of NASA and why private industries could not lead the frontier of space exploration. “NASA has always been political,” he said. “The difference is it is now partisan. That’s an important distinction. NASA was created…

How do Republicans solve a problem like Ron Paul?

WASHINGTON — Ron Paul’s strong early showing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination could leave rivals with a fateful choice: Tilt toward his views or risk an election-changing third party bid. After coming third in Iowa and second in New Hampshire — the first votes to choose the…

Will Obama face blowback for not closing Gitmo?

US President Barack Obama’s unfulfilled promise to close Guantanamo Bay is a lesson in how soaring campaign vows can wilt in the partisan stew and entrenched obstructionism of Washington politics. Stalled efforts to close the war on terror camp also reflect the intricate, and often immovable homeland security state built…

‘Let’s finish the fight’ against AIDS, says Obama

US President Barack Obama on Thursday added $50 million to fight AIDS in the United States and launched efforts to treat two million more people abroad. “We can beat this disease,” Obama said at an event to mark World AIDS Day which included speeches by satellite from former presidents Bill…

Ten Questions Nobody Ever Asked About George W. Bush

1.) Where is George W. Bush’s real birth certificate? 2.) Was George W. Bush’s birth announcement planted in the paper to divert attention from his actual birth? 3.) What is George W. Bush’s Social Security Number? 4.) Does George W. Bush’s Social Security Number match the assignment pattern traditionally followed…

AZ: McCain booed for saying the President respects the Constitution

It must be Arizona’s week in the spotlight for wingers, crazies, and fundies. Poor failed presidential candidate Sen. John McCain had the gall to suggest to heat-packing Arizonans that President Obama doesn’t want to torch the Constitution (not like, say, George W. Bush, who already set it ablaze). And these…

Here Is Why You Are Completely Wrong

George W. Bush gave us Soulja Boy, Scott Stapp the solo artist, and Fergie. Enough said.…

Outlandish: TX courthouse may get Bush’s name on it

The man who shredded the Constitution and whose administration was full of criminal law-breakers and advocates of torture will get his name on the Midland County Courthouse if the Texas legislature has its say. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Midland – Bush’s longtime friend and former accountant – is pushing the idea.…

Q of the day: how bad is the economy where you are?

Since the stellar work of George W. Bush and the Republicans has run the economy into the ground in ways no one thought possible, I thought I’d take the pulse of readers. How bad is the economy where you are?? Share some observations, and perhaps a few links to recent…

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