Archive for January 1st, 2013

Providing Health Care For Poor Women Ruled Illegal In Texas

Providing Health Care For Poor Women Ruled Illegal In Texas

The struggle to allow access for low-income women in Texas has suffered a set back when Judge Gary Harger ruled against Planned Parenthoods plan to provide care.

by Wendi Petit· · News
Instead Of Working On Fiscal Cliff, House GOP Wastes Time On Renaming NASA Facilities

Instead Of Working On Fiscal Cliff, House GOP Wastes Time On Renaming NASA Facilities

Instead of working on the fiscal cliff, House Republicans spent yesterday on frivolous measures, like renaming a NASA center in California after astronaut Neil Armstrong.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
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Election 2012 In 25 Memes

‘Crazy Eyes’ biting off more than she can chew, an electoral map covered in ‘Santorum,’ Mittens packing fudge, Trump’s hell toupee, and other unforgettable images from Election 2012.

by Elisabeth Parker· · Current Issues
UPDATE: After Being Stalled By Tea Party Republicans, House Approves Fiscal Cliff Compromise

UPDATE: After Being Stalled By Tea Party Republicans, House Approves Fiscal Cliff Compromise

As the New Year approached and 2012 came to a close, so did the negotiations for a fiscal cliff deal … or so we thought.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
McCain Takes Trumps Advice – Promises Debt Ceiling Showdown (VIDEO)

McCain Takes Trumps Advice – Promises Debt Ceiling Showdown (VIDEO)

So it appears that the Republicans are going to drink Trump’s Kool-Aid and once again drive the American economy to the edge.

by Dave Dreher· · News
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Fox Talk Shows Plummet In Ratings Post-Election

Post-election, conservative talk shows have taken a hit as their viewership realized they had been completely misinformed about where the election was going.

by Justin Acuff· · News
President Obama and Speaker John Boehner

FISCAL CLIFF DEAL: Is Obama Sandbagging The House Teabaggers?

Sensible people would realize they are being sandbagged, and would swallow their principles and pass the thing in the interest of national unity and legislative responsibility.

by David K. Keene· · Current Issues, News
Irv Pinsky outside court

UPDATE: Death Threats And Legal Obstacles – Lawyer Withdraws $100M Newtown Lawsuit

‘They were compensated when their child came home alive that day.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
NRA Backs Deregulation Of Silencers Following Sandy Hook Massacre

NRA Backs Deregulation Of Silencers Following Sandy Hook Massacre

Yeah, that’s bile you taste in the back of your throat.

by Dave Dreher· · News
State Of The Courts – Chief Justice Roberts Pleads For A Pay Raise

State Of The Courts – Chief Justice Roberts Pleads For A Pay Raise

The annual report on the federal court system written by Chief Justice Roberts talks little about the courts, and lots about old sailing ships.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
World Net Daily Declares Michele Bachmann ‘Woman Of The Year’

World Net Daily Declares Michele Bachmann ‘Woman Of The Year’

From the dark and inscrutable mind of super-conservative publication ‘World Net Daily’ comes their choice for man — or rather woman — of the year, Michele Bachmann:

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Illustration of Mad Hatter from John Tenniel's Illustrations from Lewis Carroll's "Alice In Wonderland."

Top 15 Political Quotes of 2012

Whether spoken by a high-profile politician, or one of their high-profile supporters, these one-line (or two-line) zingers have helped frame 2012’s most important political debates.

by T. Steelman· · News
Blackmail Alert – Website Will List You As A Potential Prostitute Unless You Pay

Blackmail Alert – Website Will List You As A Potential Prostitute Unless You Pay

A ‘slut shaming’ website has figured out how to turn anonymous slander into cash, by charging victims $100 to remove their information.

by T. Steelman· · News