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Top anti-war Democrat: Afghanistan war could ‘destroy’ Obama’s presidency

WASHINGTON – An outspoken anti-war Democrat said ongoing US military efforts in Afghanistan could deeply imperil the presidency of Barack Obama and the fortunes of the Democratic Party. “I think that this war, if it goes on and if it escalates, has the potential to destroy this presidency and to…

Ted Nugent calls Africa a ‘country’, quotes MLK to defend Tea Party

Rocker and gun advocate Ted Nugent has found a new cause in the tea parties. He also apparently thinks Africa is a “country” that offers bountiful hunting experiences. Appearing on a broadcast of Fox News’ Hannity on Friday, Nugent defended the conservative protesters, then took the opportunity to launch a…

Republicans spar over ‘death’ of Tea Party movement

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) disagreed Sunday with a notion put forward by a fellow South Carolina Republican senator that the Tea Party would eventually “die out.” “Lindsey’s a great friend but he is wrong on this,” DeMint said on Fox News. In an interview with the New York Times Magazine…

McCain questions Steele’s future as GOP head

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) cast doubt Sunday on the future of the head of the Republican Party following controversial comments about the war in Afghanistan. At a Thursday fundraiser, RNC Chairman Michael Steele was caught on video saying that the Afghanistan war was a “war of Obama’s choosing” and probably…

Republicans claim ‘Florida Tea Party’ is a Democratic front

Amid all the fuss over surprise Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene in South Carolina, a less-noticed but even more colorful uproar is brewing over certain Tea Party candidates in Florida who may not be quite what they appear — including one who could draw votes away from the Republican challenger…

Rand Paul: Deny citizenship to kids of illegal immigrants

As Rand Paul aligns himself with anti-immigrant forces, father Ron Paul comes out in favor of DADT repeal Republican Senate candidate and Tea Party hero Rand Paul says he opposes granting citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States. In an interview with Russia…

Campaigners used pot petition to dupe voters into registering as Republicans

Officials in California have launched a voter fraud investigation after dozens of people in Orange County said they had been tricked into registering as Republicans by campaigners who said they were petitioning for marijuana decriminalization and other causes. An investigative report published in the Orange County Register found that “the…

Bill Clinton: ‘The words we use really do matter’

Update: Rush Limbaugh reacts: “If there is a future incident such as Oklahoma City, the blame is squarely Clinton’s.” In remarks made just three days prior to the fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, former President Bill Clinton warned at a symposium sponsored by the Center for American Progress…

Congressman: I follow Twitter just to f*ck with Tea Party

We’re sorry for all the headlines about the Tea Party. Really. But this one we just couldn’t keep under our coats. A liberal New York congressman jokes that he’s discovered a new use for Twitter: F*cking with the Tea Party. “I follow Twitter for the Tea Party and just show…

Ron Paul chastises at GOP conference: Conservatives ‘like the empire’

Texas Rep. Ron Paul proved once again Saturday that his politics continue to divide the Republican Party.…

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