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O’Keefe asks supporters for $50K to pay off his credit card debt

Conservative activist and filmmaker James O’Keefe has racked up about $50,000 in credit card debt and now he wants you to help him pay it off. O’Keefe recently sent an email to supporters claiming that his deceptive ACORN and NPR stings had put him deep in debt. “Up ’til now,…

Jim DeMint: Obama is not ‘the leader of our country’

WASHINGTON – Arch-conservative Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) said Thursday that President Barack Obama should not be considered the leader of the United States. “This whole idea that the President is the leader of our country is a mistake,” DeMint said during a speech to the Washington, DC chapter of the…

Talking Points Memo editor moves to Raw Story

MEDIA ADVISORY — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Megan Carpentier to lead Raw Story, Raw Replay Raw Story is pleased to announce that Megan Carpentier, an editor with Talking Points Memo and the former politics and news director at Air America Radio, has been selected as the company’s new executive editor. Carpentier…

If spending cuts kill jobs, ‘so be it’: Boehner

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday showed little concern for the federal job losses that could result from the GOP’s proposed spending cuts. “In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost…

Maddow rips Politico for quoting GOP source that ‘lied to them’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow tore into Politico Wednesday for reprinting Republican “spin” without reporting the actual truth. Politico reported that Republicans had delayed a meeting with President Barack Obama because he had “ambushed” them at a previous meeting back in January. But Maddow pointed out that there is little truth to…

House ethics panel: Rep. Rangel guilty on 11 counts

Eight-member House panel decides Rep. Rangel broke rules, punishment next step A House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules. The full ethics committee will next conduct a hearing on the appropriate punishment for the former chairman of…

Obama-Claus steals Christmas in Tea Party children’s book

“Are you familiar with the beloved holiday tale of how President Barack Obama destroyed Christmas with his union-boosting, New World Order-establishing, God-hating policies?” begins Gawker, highlighting a copy of a Tea Party book aimed at children. “No? Let’s take a look at this Tea Party’s christmas picture book, The Liberal…

Group urges voters to wear illegal tea party garb to polls

The Minnesota Majority, a group that “works to promote traditional values” in public policy, is urging voters to wear tea party apparel to the polls despite a court ruling prohibiting it, Talking Points Memo reports. The tea party shirts and buttons read “Please ID Me” in reference to a statewide…

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