Jim DeMint, one of the most ideologically pure and least effective legislators in the U.S. Senate, announced he would leave Congress to run the right-wing Heritage Foundation think tank; or, as the Foundation itself put it, "Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas."
It would seem to us that, compar ... More >>
Following House Speaker-designate John Boehner's Sir-Weeps-a-Lot moment on 60 Minutes recently, along with the salty, flowing waves of 2010 man-tears (including Charlie Rangel's please don't censure me sobs and Chris Brown's spontaneous waterworks at a Michael Jackson tribute), the Today Show ... More >>
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While Hurricane Tomas batters Haiti today, none of the $1.15 billion in aid pledged by the United States after last January's devastating earthquake has arrived. Ten months since the 7.3 magnitude quake killed 230,000 people and only weeks after news of a cholera outbreak, th ... More >>
In the Senate today Vermont Socialist (we're not using it in the normal pejorative sense -- that's what he calls himself) Bernie Sanders has introduced an amendment to the health care bill providing a single-payer alternative, the Holy Grail of leftist HC wonks. Republican Tom Coburn has dema ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>
Yesterday Al Franken reminisced with Sonia Sotomayor about Perry Mason.
Today Arlen Specter asks if she'd like TV cameras in the Supreme Court.
Sotomayor tells John Cornyn she won't use foreign law to interpret the constitution. Tom Coburn asks her if she's worried that gun control would take t ... More >>
Those scamps at Right Wing Video offer a parody clip on the stimulus package. It's supposed to be a porno (stiffly acted but, sadly, without nudity) in which a badass dude called Barack Obama (pictured) encounters a chick named Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who submits to his "package." He trie ... More >>