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Public officials flock to anti-partisan ‘No Labels’ group

Eschewing partisan politics seems to be the theme of Washington rhetoric lately, nevermind that nobody is actually doing anything about it. Make that almost nobody. At an inaugural meeting in New York, a group of elected officials declared their allegiance to a new kind of politicking: anti-partisanship, within a new…

McCain hits ‘inexperienced’ Obama for vowing ‘don’t ask’ repeal

The military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which forces gay, lesbian and trans-gender members to hide their personal lives or face expulsion from the service “is working,” according to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. The Pentagon is expected to release a survey Tuesday that will say most of those…

Barbara Bush blames housekeeper for fetus in jar

One of the Bushes needs to get their memory checked. The former president wrote in his new book Decision Points that his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, had a miscarriage and showed him the fetus. In an interview with CNN’s Larry King that aired Monday, the former First Lady…

Bush: Mom gave me permission to talk about seeing her fetus in a jar

In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer broadcast Monday, former President George W. Bush explained that his mother had a miscarriage when he was a teenager and showed him the fetus. “She says to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s a fetus,’” Bush told Lauer. “There’s no question that it affected me.”…

Watch: Rachel Maddow comments on Olbermann suspension

During her Friday evening program, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow delivered a comment on that network’s suspension of host Keith Olbermann for his unapproved donations to three Democratic candidates. In the process, she also managed to zing The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart for having drawn what many see as a false equivalence…

New poll shows Christine O’Donnell catching up in Delaware

With only days to go before the midterm elections, a new poll is giving Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell a chance of catching up to Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware. Still, Coons still maintains a ten point lead. The new Monmouth University poll (.pdf) shows that O’Donnell has closed the…

Brown widens lead over Whitman in California race

Democrat Jerry Brown has more than doubled his lead over Republican rival Meg Whitman in the California governor’s race, gaining support from Latino voters after an illegal immigration furor over the former eBay chief’s former housekeeper. A Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California poll on Sunday gave Brown, the state’s…

Former Chairman of Joint Chiefs Hugh Shelton: Bush officials pushed Iraq war ‘almost to the point of insubordination’

Gen. Hugh Shelton, who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001, told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour on Sunday that top officials in the Bush Administration pushed for war in Iraq “almost to the point of insubordination.” Shelton was speaking specifically of Defense Secretary Donald…

Democratic establishment gives up on Alan Grayson: report

Grayson’s opponent refuses to debate The Democratic Congressional Committee has given up on firebrand House Rep. Alan Grayson and has stopped sending him money for his re-election campaign, states a report at National Journal‘s Hotline On Call. According to Hotline’s Reid Wilson, Grayson is among a growing number of House…

Obama: Democratic voter apathy ‘inexcusable’

Obama calls Fox News viewpoint ‘ultimately destructive’ for the country Admonishing his own party, President Barack Obama says it would be “inexcusable” and “irresponsible” for unenthusiastic Democratic voters to sit out the midterm elections, warning that the consequences could be a squandered agenda for years. “People need to shake off…

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