Rightbloggers had one of their best weeks of the campaign. First their candidate, Mitt Romney, bested President Obama in a debate, and then the Labor Department posted a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate. Both events convinced them of impending electoral victory, as the first proved that the Presid ... More >>
America is still letting out an exhausted sigh from the debate two nights ago in Denver. At this point, who knows who won and who actually cares? The best/worst part of it all, as my colleague James King pointed out, is that Donald Trump was mentioned two times in 90 minutes; that's two times more t ... More >>
It may be utterly unscientific, but it hasn't been wrong yet. 7-Eleven's "7-Election Presidential Coffee Cup Poll" invites customers to vote by selecting specially marked coffee cups. Blue cups are for President Barack Obama and red ones are for former Governor Mitt Romney.
After the panic over Mitt Romney's characterization of 47% of his fellow citizens as moochers, rightbloggers flailed for a way to make the maker-and-taker philosophy of the modern conservative movement sound less repulsive to normal people. What they seem to be clustering on now is the idea that, ... More >>
By now you've heard about the Romney 47% video and the lousy poll numbers he's been getting. Were you aware that it's all the fault of the liberal media? Yeah, we know, you've been hearing conservatives talking about liberal media bias forever. It's their version of the Bowery Boys' Routine 11. But ... More >>
Around the same time that Obama's second term will be coming to an end, the world will become wetter than Axl Rose's arm pits during a reunion tour. What a ghastly moment that will be! And this isn't just hearsay. A noted expert swears that a global disaster is in the making, and the sea ice is a ... More >>
Or maybe it's spray tan. Or a real tan.
President Barack Obama will be back in the Big Apple to hobnob with celebrities, and -- per usual -- the state's Republicans are pissy about it.The "fundraiser in chief" will be in Manhattan tonight, where he will party with Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a $40,000-a-person fundraiser at the rappers 40/40 Cl ... More >>
Last week, upon learning that an anti-Islamic film existed, extremists in several Arab cities rampaged, and in Benghazi killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton denounced both the violence and the film, and Libyan authorities apprehended so ... More >>
The Obama administration's efforts to enshrine sweeping 9/11-era rollbacks of civil liberties and constitutional rights as federal law hit a serious roadblock yesterday, as a federal judge struck down clauses of the National Defense Authorization Act as unconstitutional. The offending section of th ... More >>
"Not heterosexual. Not bisexual. He is homosexual." That's the contention of a Chicago writer who says that when Barack Obama was a community organizer in Chicago, he frequented the local gay establishments, including bars and bath houses!
It's somewhat discouraging that it takes the anniversary of the most somber day in American history for the two men running for president to act somewhat civil towards each other -- but we'll take what we can get.Today, on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Barack ... More >>
A week after the party of Kang had their national convention, the party of Kodoshad theirs in Charlotte, NC. It was a lively affair, with a floor fight strong-armed by party bosses, and big speeches by Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sandra Fluke, and some guy running a crap economy who nonetheless no ... More >>
Tonight is an important, landmark event in American culture. It's a night that will sway minds and change history. It's a crucial evening of essential viewing which no serious American can afford to miss.
She even likes the title, as she mentioned in her convention speech last night, which is getting raves. Michelle talked about her husband as "a man you can trust." She spoke about the long-term process that growth is, and how we have to hang in there and keep working at it. Also remarkable was wh ... More >>
A faded action star, a washed up country singer, and a rapper who whored out for Madonna are stepping up and denouncing Obama as the world goes "Zzzz." Hank Williams Jr. just told his concert audience, "We've got a Muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farmi ... More >>
He likes Clint's work as an actor, even more so as a director. But how about the piece of work the Oscar winner turned into at the Republican convention the other night, weirdly conversing with a chair to while trying to score points about the President's supposedly inept leadership. Well, Obama t ... More >>
2016: Obama's America is a conservative glimpse at the alleged horror of the Obama Presidency, looking ahead to what shambles America will supposedly be in if he's reelected. And people are lining up to see it! The film made over six million last week--practically the same amount as the Joseph Gor ... More >>
Chug, chug, chug, chug! [See More: Dr. Seuss Loves Beer: Let's Sing a Song About It | Brooklyn Pour Announces First Round of Brewers] Well, it's no surprise that the guy with the most stressful job in the world likes to drink beer. We just want to be able to drink it with him. Some clever beer e ... More >>
After today's news that Paul Ryan is a huge Rage Against the Machine fan, we are continuing into the weird vortex of politics and music. And what a strange place it always tends to be.Yesterday was the Iowa State Fair and, headlining the Midwestern fun of the Buckeye State, Hank Williams, Jr., was o ... More >>
The fair and balanced channel just polled a random sampling of voters, and the results seem fair and balanced! In fact, Obama got 49% of the votes, as opposed to only 40% for Mitt Romney. This is the President's biggest lead over Romney since the latter became his opponent, and it's easy to see wh ... More >>
President Barack Obama will be in town tonight to attend a fundraising event to raise money for his ongoing presidential campaign -- because, well...he's running for president, and attending fundraisers is what people running for president do. Obama's doing what everyone who's ever run for president ... More >>
On Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho, this little sign above exists. Even though it really bears no repeating, here's what it says.On the left is a picture Aurora shooting suspect, James Holmes - the man behind the largest mass shooting in American history - and a count of the n ... More >>
Next Wednesday, against the Obama administration's will, a political firestorm will be unleashed: the provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that forces businesses to pay for employees' contraceptives without a co-pay goes into effect. You may remember this little ticking time b ... More >>
On Friday, America witnessed true terror on the television - in Aurora, Colorado, over 70 people were shot by a madman at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. James Eagan Holmes, the suspect now in custody, had been planning the attack for months and, inside of his apartment yesterday, poli ... More >>
Oh, yes, he went there. Radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh said that by using a villain named Bane, Dark Knight Rises is trying to make a negative association with Mitt Romney, whose former employer is Bain Capital. He's certain that whenever there's mention of the creepy man with the steel mask and the ... More >>
Lots of big news from the White House yesterday about HIV/AIDS. In the morning, the White House blasted out a press release with some historic news from the Food and Drug Administration: the FDA had approved Truvada, "the first drug -- to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals w ... More >>
The Huffington Post's homepage screams "OBAMA UNLOADS: BRUTAL NEW AD." The term 'brutal' might be an overstatement; 'laughable' might be a bit more apropos. But the Obama campaign's new ad, entitled "Firms," is one to remember. Why? Because what's better than an attack ad based on someone's shitty s ... More >>
Well, this is a mess... Remember yesterday, when Barack Obama called on Congress to extend Bush-era tax cuts for families making up to $250,000? Remember how Obama made the politically risky move of describing the economy as disappointing under his watch, using that as proof the country needs tax ... More >>
Barack Obama will call on Congress today to enact a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class. Media accounts of Obama's mandate indicate that the president's tax relief plan would pertain to families making less than $250,000. If Congress does not OK the prez's pitch, this cou ... More >>
Taking aim at trickle down fiscal policies and warning legislators not to hold the American economy "hostage," President Barack Obama demanded today that Congress extend Bush-era middle class tax cuts for a year. Addressing the nation from the White House's East Room, Obama implored Congress to "do ... More >>
Last week's Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA, aka Obamacare, aka TreasonHitlerStalin) caught nearly everyone by surprise. Among rightbloggers, most of whom had filled balloons and strung festive banners for a big post-overturn victory party, the scenes of shock and ho ... More >>
Another Saturday, another national group of brown people proves Toure right by being homophobic passes a same-sex marriage equality resolution. LULAC, the League of United Latino American Citizens, passed a resolution at their annual convention today in suport of equal marriage rights for same-sex ... More >>
Remember in 2010 when Republicans picked up 63 seats in the House of Representatives in the biggest loss for a party (in this case, the Democratic Party) in the House since 1938? And how the huge loss can be partially attributed to right-wing outrage over President Obama's healthcare plan? Well, the ... More >>
The Supreme Court has upheld it. Things are looking good at this very moment. My health suddenly feels much better.
Want to make that special day -- your wedding -- even more special? Well, President Barack Obama has one idea: You can ask your guests to donate to his campaign "in lieu of a gift" with the Obama event registry. For reals. Campaign staffer Laura Wilson wrote on Obama's fundraising blog: "Got a ... More >>
Happy Pride weekend. Here's some more good news on the marriage beat to share with you this beautiful weekend here in New York. La Raza, the nation's largest Latino civil rights organization, unanimously approved a resolution supporting same-sex marriage equality, the Washington Blade reported excl ... More >>
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's Rose Garden announcement of a kind of DREAM Act-like executive branch workaround was hijacked by a "journalist" named Neil Munro of the conservative website the Daily Caller. (You know, Tucker Carlson's totally legit publication, which recently took traffic trolling ... More >>
There has been the expected nuclear hay made by Republicans out of President Obama's decision to give temporary relief to the children of undocumented immigrants in lieu of the D.R.E.A.M. Act passing. We were in the Rose Garden to witness the first attack personally, as an Irish immigrant, of all pe ... More >>
Last week President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to pass the DREAM Act, sort of enacted DREAM Lite himself, temporarily allowing young illegal immigrants who'd come here as kids off the deportation hook. Mainstream conservative reaction ranged from discomfiture -- because Republicans had be ... More >>
After a contentious press announcement on immigration earlier in the day in the Rose Garden, President Obama hosted his third LGBT Month Pride Reception in the East Room of the White House. Even though it is not a very old tradition, there were a couple things historically different about this year ... More >>
If there are three things that New York GOP Chairman Ed Cox loves they're puns, chick flicks, and more puns!In his latest attack on President Barack Obama's proclivity for partying with celebrities, the chairman issued a statement this afternoon bashing Bam over tonight's fundraiser at the home of S ... More >>
Running for Congress, George Martinez calls himself the Occupiers' candidate. The rest of the movement isn't so sure.
Pressure is building on the Obama administration to investigate misconduct in the Justice Department's clemency/pardon process. Back in September, the Voice profiled several elderly prisoners, including 93-year-old Drayton Curry (at right), whose clemency requests for early release from federal pri ... More >>
The black/gay "Kumbaya" moment continues. First we had President Barack Obama support same-sex marriage, followed by the NAACP and a bevy of black leaders getting on the gay rights bandwagon. Then we had Gay Inc support the end of racial profiling. And now we have gay icon Betty White meeting wi ... More >>
Ever since the jobs report came in with staggeringly unfunny statistics, President Obama's approval rating has gone down like a hooker, making him a little too close to Republican competitor Mitt Romney in the polls for the comfort of any sane American. So here's what we have to do, folks:
American Protestants apparently want to be just like American Catholics. According to Religion News Service, they too are pissed about Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires that insurance companies provide birth control coverage.
The U.S. Supreme Court And President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall
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