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Under fire, Obama’s chief of staff calls liberal strategy ‘fucking retarded’

Conservatives have had it with President Barack Obama — in the latest Gallup poll, he earned just a 23 percent approval rating from Republican voters. Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, have the president’s back, awarding him an 88 percent backing. But liberal support — at least for the president’s chief of staff,…

Obama mobilizes military reservists to reinforce Haiti aid

US President Barack Obama Sunday mobilized military reserves to help quake-hit Haiti, particularly medical staff to work on hospital ships and Coast Guard staff to secure the ports. In a presidential order, Obama wrote it was “necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective…

Mutiny: RNC members to demand Steele end book tour

Just a week after top Republican aides told RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s staff “you really have to get him to stop” making gaffes on national television, some Republican Party members have drafted a resolution to demand the party leader cancel his promotional book tour. The proposal will be presented to…

Calif. budget slashed, but more allocated to police health services

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called Friday for 107 new investigative staffers to improve the discipline of errant nurses and other health professionals, a rare push for more in a budget proposing less in almost every area. The $12.8 million spending request came as Schwarzenegger proposed deep cuts throughout California government…

GOP aides tell RNC chairman’s staff: ‘You really have to get him to stop’

Top Republican congressional aides are fed up with RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Aides to Republican congressional leaders confronted the Republican Party chairman’s staff on a conference call Wednesday, an exchange revealed late Thursday in The Washington Post and earlier in the afternoon on Hotline. The aides contend that Steele —…

Entire staff quits after congressmember defects to GOP

Parker Griffith, the Democratic House representative from northern Alabama who last week announced he was jumping ship to the Republicans, has lost his entire staff. Saying her old boss had made a “mistake,” Griffith’s now-former chief of staff, Sharon Wheeler, announced Monday that the House representative’s entire congressional staff —…

Happy Hour over: Fundraising firm drops Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who can’t seem to hold onto a chief of staff for more than a year at a time, has now lost her fundraising firm as well. According to a report which first appeared in Roll Call on Wednesday, “The Gula Graham Group, a Republican fundraising and…

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