Archive for February, 2009

Mike Huckabee On The Warpath

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in News

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee takes a jab at John McCain: “With all due respect, Sen. McCain dramatically suspended his campaign and flew back to Washington not to champion those conservative Republicans [in the House], but to join meekly with Barack Obama in voting for the bailout, a bailout most American opposed,” he said. Huckabee […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Citigroup’s Special Treatment

By American News Project | Related entries in News

Citi is getting a third bailout, but some in congress still have questions about the last two. This is Lagan from ANP, The once almighty Citigroup is now getting a third lifeline from the U.S. Treasury. This new bailout follows on the heels of a Congressional Oversight Panel report revealing that Citigroup underpaid Treasury by […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Did Jindal Make Up A Story In That Speech?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Jindal

Another unforced error from that widely panned rebuttal. First, the original story in his own words… During Katrina, I visited Sheriff Harry Lee, a Democrat and a good friend of mine. When I walked into his makeshift office I’d never seen him so angry. He was yelling into the phone: ‘Well, I’m the Sheriff and […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Those GDP Numbers In Context

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy

Just to give you some sense of how bad those GDP numbers are… We’re officially in cliff diving territory. (Source: Wash Post) Tweet

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Spring training hopes eternal

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, New York, New York City, Political Graffiti, Sports

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February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Getting Worse: GDP Plummets 6.2%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy

With the employment numbers yesterday and now these GDP numbers today, I think it’s safe to say that the economy is not getting better. In fact, these new GDP numbers signal that economists have no idea how bad it may get since it’s much worse than the initial number they were predicting. From CNBC: The […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Pentagon Changes Policy on Media Photos of War Dead

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Media, Pictures, War

The Department of Defense has altered the policy concerning the photography of America’s returning war dead. Now, news organizations will be allowed to photograph and disseminate photos of flag-draped coffins — as long as the families of the fallen soldiers give permission. While the no-photographs policy has been in place since 1991, the issue became […]

February 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Senate Bars FCC from Reconsidering Fairness Doctrine

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Civil Liberties, Senate

Some good news for free speech today: the Senate has used its oversight authority to bar the FCC from reconsidering the Fairness Doctrine. While President Obama has publically opposed reinstating the arcane rule that required equal time on the airwaves for opposing political views, Republicans wanted to make sure the Democratic-controlled government didn’t recreate the […]

February 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Limbaugh Gives Jindal Cover

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Jindal, Partisan Hacks, Republicans, Video

Looks like Rush really thinks that Jindal could be the guy to lead conservatives out of the wilderness. Otherwise he never would have gone this far out on a limb to defend such an indefensible performance. I wonder if we’ll start to see some backtracking about Jindal’s speech from the right-wing media after Limbaugh’s call […]

February 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Unemployment Claims Rise To 667K Last Week

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Jobs

Much higher than expected.

February 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »