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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…

Caught: RNC chief rakes in up to $20,000 per speech

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who already earns $223,500 as chairman of his party, is cashing in to the tune of $10,000 – $20,000 per speech given while he is still the de facto party leader. And it has former GOP chairmen hopping mad. According to a report in…

Der Spiegel reporter calls Inhofe ‘ridiculous’ at Copenhagen summit

Earlier this year, Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe promised to lead a “truth squad” to the Copenhagen climate summit to dispel what he believes to be the climate change “hoax.” Inhofe delivered — sort of — on his promise Thursday, flying into Copenhagen for a two-hour visit to find himself…

Lieberman won’t rule out running as a Republican in 2012

In 2006, Sen. Joe Lieberman fled the Democratic party to run as an Independent after losing the Democratic primary. In 2012, he may abandon the independent label altogether. The feisty Connecticut senator, who joined former Vice President Al Gore on his 2000 presidential ticket, said late Tuesday that he may…

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…

‘Draft Cheney’ group wants Dick back in the White House

Cheney: ‘Not a chance’ I’ll run for president Dick Cheney in 2012? One new political group, led by a prominent former Log Cabin Republican, thinks it could — and should — happen. Despite the former vice-president’s low approval ratings among the American public, the organizers of Draft Cheney 2012 believe…

Huckabee says Palin has more experience than Obama

“She has more management experience and executive experience than Barack Obama.” Hillary Clinton? Carly Fiorina? Nancy Pelosi? Nope: Sarah Palin, according to former Republican Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who told Katie Couric in an interview that he’d “absolutely” vote for the erstwhile Alaska governor who quit her job over the…

Well, This Is A Pickle

A couple of our nation’s finest Republican Party chairmen have spoken up about the money-watching abilities of Senator Jim DeMint, and boy are they not offensive: After a Democratic state senator wrote in The State that DeMint didn’t bring enough money back home, Bamberg County GOP Chairman Edwin Merwin and…

Krugman: Republican Party has ‘emotional maturity of bratty 13-year-old’

Paul Krugman is known for his thoughtful, liberal-leaning columns on economic policy. On Monday, however, he went for the jugular. “The modern conservative movement,” Krugman declared, “which dominates the modern Republican Party, has the emotional maturity of a bratty 13-year-old.” Krugman penned the line in response to what he called…

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