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McCain agrees with Palin on tea party influence

John McCain says that he agrees with Sarah Palin that GOP candidates could suffer if they don’t agree with tea party ideals. McCain told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Tuesday that Palin was right to say that the Republican Party was “through” if they stray from the tea party’s anti-spending, anti-tax message.…

Colbert: Dangerous for teachers to even mention Obama is president

Mocking conservatives who fear that President Barack Obama has been waging a sinister campaign to “indoctrinate” children with his school speeches, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert scolded teachers armed with “The Audacity of Fact.” “Last week America’s kids went back to school, and they were faced with the most insidious influence…

White House press secretary: My Twitter went haywire

Twitter came under attack on Tuesday as hackers exploited a security flaw to wreak havoc on the microblogging service. Computer security firms said thousands of users, or more, were affected by the bug, which appears to send out or “re-tweet” messages simply by rolling over an infected link with the…

Florida pastor calls Koran burning ‘a warning’ to radical Muslims

The pastor of a church sponsoring an “International Burn a Koran Day” says that the event is meant “as a warning” to radical Muslims. Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center, a non-denominational church in Gainesville, Florida, appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews on Thursday. Recently, his church announced…

“We’re about to crash,” passengers told in error

British Airways apologized to passengers after an emergency message warning they were about to crash into the sea was played by mistake. About 275 passengers were on the London Heathrow to Hong Kong flight on Tuesday evening when the automated message went out. The plane was flying over the North…

Watchdog devises way for Fox to ‘report’ news it ‘skipped’

Media Matters hopes ‘very special message from Fox News’ ad runs during O’Reilly Factor Instead of just complaining about what a major cable news channel will or won’t report on, a media watchdog hopes to buy an advertisement to make sure their news is heard. And even if the channel…

Billboard linking Obama, Hitler draws complaints

Update: Radio Iowa reports, “A billboard in Mason City that pictured President Obama flanked by Nazi leader Adolph Hitler and communist leader Vladimir Lenin has been papered over this morning.” A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin…

Conservative: Fox News helps us get our message out ‘unfiltered’

Last month, former Virginia Senator George Allen spoke at a luncheon of the conservative Heritage Foundation about how Republicans “need to use the new media … so we get our ideas, our solutions, out to folks unfiltered.” He went on to cite Fox News as the one television news source…

Oklahoma Republican used taxpayer dollars to blast government spending

In a piece of very campaign-like literature recently mailed by Rep. Mary Faillin (R-OK), complaints of wasteful government spending abound. The message would seem sincere, were it not for a block of small text noting that the congresswoman paid for the mailer with taxpayer funds. On the document, which declares…

Revealed: Frank Luntz, GOP message maven, publicly boasts Wall Street clients

DNC blasts Politico story challenging origin of GOP talking points Under attack for authoring the Republican strategy to link financial reform legislation to “permanent bailouts” for Wall Street, Frank Luntz claims his widely-publicized memo was merely “defending economic freedom.” But the messaging guru appears to have a little-noticed ulterior motive…

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