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Gingrich openly says let’s ‘profile’ and ‘actively discriminate’

WASHINGTON — Another prominent Republican has joined the chorus of conservatives championing open discrimination against Muslims after the failed Christmas terror plot. In an op-ed published Wednesday for the conservative magazine Human Events, former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich forcefully slammed the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism policies as insufficient and said…

GOP Rep. Sessions to Ponzi-schemer Stanford: ‘I love you’

Texas Congressman Peter Sessions has some ‘splaining to do. Amid the investigation into Ponzi-schemer Allen Stanford, authorities picked up on the trail of his political donations. In particular, an e-mail from Sessions piqued their interest, according to The Miami Herald. “I love you and believe in you. If you want…

House Rep. stole voter data before defecting to GOP, Dems say

A US House representative from Alabama took voter registration information from Democratic Party offices before defecting to the GOP, the Alabama branch of the Democratic Party says. Rep. Parker Griffith announced his switch to the Republican Party on Tuesday, telling the press he can “no longer align [him]self with a…

Maddow: GOP wants to ‘kill health reform through God’s intervention’

Prominent congressional Republicans have turned to Christian activist Lou Engle to help them bring God to their side in their battle to defeat health care reform. In an online “prayercast” Wednesday night, Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann joined a…

Newsweek editor: Cheney presidential run would be ‘good for the country’

In an editorial published Saturday that will run in the magazine’s Dec. 7 edition, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham argues that former Vice President Dick Cheney would be a good candidate for the presidency in 2012 — and that a run would be “good for the country.” “I think we should…

Oh, Yes, Blogging!

Sorry I’ve been gone, guys – it’s been a hard past couple of weeks (2L year, a breakup, that night I went out drinking with Bart Stupak and bet him that the House of Representatives would never be so stupid as to effectively ban all private insurers from voluntarily covering…

Pennsylvania GOP puts hammer and sickle in the ‘O’ in Obama

Perhaps the Pennsylvania Republican Party has been watching too much Glenn Beck. An ad that links to the state party’s Web site is implying that President Barack Obama is not just a socialist, but an old-style communist, with a graphic that features the Soviet hammer and sickle inside the ‘O’…

Specter slams GOP, says public option ‘gaining momentum’

Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter, until last April a Republican, has pulled out the jams in his criticisms of his former party, telling Fox News Sunday that the GOP has become a “party of obstructionism.” But that obstructionism won’t stop substantial health care reform from being passed, Specter implied, saying…

The GOP: Not Good At Internets

The new GOP.com launched today. Within the past twelve hours, they’ve managed to post all the admin info on the site and launch Michael Steele’s blog, which is not-at-all-insultingly-named “What Up?”, because Michael Steele is apparently your black neighbor on an 80s sitcom. But they’re winning at Twitter!…

Palin presidential run would be ‘catastrophic,’ ex-McCain campaign chief says

Ouch. The former campaign manager for the failed presidential bid of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a crowd Friday that a presidential campaign of ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be “catastrophic.” “I think that she has talents, but my honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate…

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