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Iowa professor to Republicans: F*** you!

A professor of anthropology at the University of Iowa has found herself in hot water after responding to an email sent out by a campus Republican group with the simple inflammatory message, “F*** YOU, REPUBLICANS.” The response was prompted by an email promoting “Conservative Coming Out Week” that was sent…

Pence still attacking Planned Parenthood, says budget deal ‘not good enough’

Tea party favorite Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) said Sunday that he was unlikely to support the new budget deal because it doesn’t strip all funds for Planned Parenthood. The last-minute deal between House Republicans and Democrats aimed to slash over $38 billion from government spending levels. Pence argued on ABC’s…

Government shutdown threat looms over budget fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Senate Democrats slammed Republicans on Sunday for a “reckless” threat to shut down the government as political posturing intensified on both sides over federal spending and the budget deficit. The House of Representatives approved legislation on Saturday to cut federal spending by $61 billion through September.…

George Will: Sarah Palin ‘cannot be elected president’

Conservative columnist George Will doesn’t have much faith in Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor “cannot be elected president,” he declared Sunday. ABC’s This Week invited a round table of pundits to start the year by speculating which Republicans had a chance at being elected president. “Who do you like?”…

Admiral Mullen: Pass nuclear weapons treaty ‘ASAP’

Senate Republicans are dragging their feet on the ratification of the START nuclear treaty with Russia, according to a chorus of Democrats and newspaper editorial boards who urge its immediate ratification. But Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hesitated putting his finger in the partisan…

Reporter: GOP hates Obama more than they love national security

For all the Republicans’ bluster during the Bush administration about national security-hating “Defeatocrats,” it seems the cards have finally turned. President Obama has in recent days demanded that Congress ratify the START nuclear treaty with Russia, which would enhance America’s commitment to nonproliferation and strengthen ties with former nuclear arch-rival.…

Goolsbee: Obama doesn’t need to take tax cut lessons from anyone

New chief economic adviser won’t say how many jobs second stimulus will create House Minority Leader John Boehner said Sunday that he would be willing to vote for extending only the middle class tax cuts if that’s the only option he had. “If the only option I have is to…

Goolsbee won’t say how many jobs second stimulus will create

President Barack Obama’s newly appointed chair of the Council of Economic Advisers refused Sunday to say how many jobs would be created by a new bill that would spend $50 billion on infrastructure and another $200 billion in tax cuts for companies. ABC News reported: “It obviously depends on how…

Biden says Democrats will ‘shock’ everyone in midterms

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden brushed aside suggestions on Sunday that his Democratic Party would suffer big losses in midterm November elections, saying “we’re going to shock the heck out of everybody.” Speaking on the ABC News program “This Week,” Biden dismissed the prevailing wisdom that the party of…

Attorney General blasted for wanting to ‘kill’ Miranda rights

The Obama administration has been criticized by conservatives for providing the failed Times Square bomber his Miranda rights hours after he was taken into custody. Now even Attorney General Eric Holder is saying regulators should consider allowing a longer delay before American citizens must be read their rights. “If we…

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