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Fact check: Palin’s claims in Tea Party speech debunked

WASHINGTON — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lauded the virtues of the Constitution in her Tea Party Convention speech Saturday, but some of her claims appear markedly flawed. Reports over the weekend also challenged her account of recent history on national security and terrorism. In her speech, Palin made numerous…

Palin reads cheat notes from her hand at Tea Party Q&A

Sarah Palin clearly had notes scribbled on her hand at the National Tea Party Convention Saturday. Huffington Post obtained photos of the former governor answering pre-determined questions after her $100,000 speech. At the same event, Palin mocked President Barack Obama’s use of a teleprompter. “This is about the people and…

Christians claim hate crimes law an effort to ‘eradicate’ their beliefs

A Christian group in Michigan has filed a lawsuit alleging that a package of hate crimes laws named after murder victim Matthew Shepard is an affront to their religious freedom. Far from the intended purpose of severely punishing criminals who commit unspeakable acts against a persecuted minority group, the religious…

Clarence Thomas suggests Obama’s SOTU criticism was ‘irresponsible’

According to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the atmosphere at State of the Union addresses is too partisan, making it unfitting for a judge to attend. But Thomas’ complaints about partisanship apparently didn’t stop him from taking a not-so-subtle shot at the Democratic president during a speech on Thursday. The…

After Obama’s call to limit lobbying, White House … meets with lobbyists

UPDATE: A blogger who says he took part in two Obama administration conference calls Thursday disputes the notion these were meetings with lobbyists. “I joined two of these calls. The invite came to me through a progressive organization. They were not secret. They were not organized by the Treasury Dept.…

Beck rips Brown: ‘This one could end with a dead intern’

Supporters of Senator-elect Scott Brown winced as he offered up one of his daughters as “available” in his victory speech Tuesday night. On Wednesday, Glenn Beck took to his radio program to sharply criticize Brown’s remarks. The controversial host suggested that Brown needed to be “monitored” because “this one could…

Brown triumphant as GOP claims Kennedy’s US Senate seat

Republican Scott Brown has pulled off a stunning upset in a special election to fill former Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts. “Brown led by 52 per cent to 47 percent with all but 3 percent of precincts counted,” the Associated Press noted during Brown’s victory speech. MSNBC reported that…

Obama: ‘We will not succumb to a siege mentality’

Update at bottom: ‘I told the president today, I let him down,’ counter-terrorism chief John Brennan says; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano vague on how many full-body scanners will be deployed In a wide-ranging and detailed speech, President Barack Obama on Thursday took responsibility for the intelligence failures that led…

C-SPAN helps MSNBC show and prove hypocrisy by McCain

The missing C-SPAN footage showing Sen. John McCain preventing a Democratic senator from getting an extra 30 seconds to finish a speech has been found. The Republican senator from Arizona was outraged last week when Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who was presiding over the Senate, prevented Sen. Joe Lieberman from…

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…

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