Archive for April, 2009

Americans’ Views, They Are A Changin’

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cuba, Environment, Guns and Ammo, Immigration, Marriage, Religion, Sexuality

Take a look at the following at see how many of these you agree with. From ABC: Support for gay marriage, legalizing illegal immigrants and decriminalizing marijuana all are at new highs. Three-quarters of Americans favor federal regulation of greenhouse gases. Two-thirds support establishing relations with Cuba. But hold tight. If some views that may […]

April 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

New GOP Message: BOO!

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Video

Well, at least it’s not “no.” Here’s the commercial… Catch the image of the Pentagon burning on 9/11/2001? Note the meeting with the Congressional Hispanic caucus and Obama’s handshake were really close together? Well, so did everybody, and they’re speaking out. Here’s what Republican leaders say: House Minority Leader John Boehner defended the video today, […]

April 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Justice Souter To Retire?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Supreme Court

That’s the speculation from NPR, but it’s definitely not as big a shakeup as if a conservative justice would have announced. Because even though Souter was appointed by the elder Bush, he has been long considered one of the more liberal Justices. Here’s more… So far as anyone knows, he is in good health. But […]

April 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Bankers Defeated Bankruptcy Bill Today-But Started Celebrating Last Night *VIDEO*

By American News Project | Related entries in News

You would think this year’s Mortgage Bankers Association annual meeting would be a rather solemn affair — given the criticism the industry has endured in recent months. But while filming at the meeting I found the bankers in a celebratory mood. The reason? A massive lobbying campaign against bankruptcy reform legislation known as “cram-down” was […]

April 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Common Ground

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Utah

“You can’t just say no. You can’t just obstruct or obfuscate. Instead of just kind of grousing and complaining, it would do us all a whole lot of good if we actually started engaging directly in finding compromises and common ground and shared solutions.” – Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in an interview with ABC […]

April 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Obama’s News Conference

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Video

The first 100 days ends with this. I’m too tried to really offer much commentary right now. Just wanted to share it. In other words, have at it. :-) Tweet

April 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

WHO Raises Flu Alert Level Again

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Economy, Health Care, News, Swine Flu

As nations around the world confirm more and more cases of swine flu, the World Health Organization has decided to raise the phase of alert to 5, which is one level short of an all-out pandemic. The WHO said the phase 5 alert means there is sustained human to human spread in at least two […]

April 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Child Dies In Texas From Swine Flu

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, Science, Swine Flu, Texas

The first confirmed death in the US. Fron CNN: A child in Texas has become the first fatality from swine flu in the United States, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. “I can confirm the very sad news out of Texas that a child has died of the […]

April 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Approval At 65% After 100 Days

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Polls

Yes, it’s the obligatory 100 days post. Here’s how that shakes out by party ID… By political ideology… By income… And by age… Check out more charts over at Gallup. Tweet

April 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Limbaugh Wants To Get Rid Of McCain Too

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Media, Partisan Hacks, Republicans

One moderate Republican apparently wasn’t enough. From CNN: Conservative host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday he isn’t sorry to see Arlen Specter leave the GOP — and that many Republicans wish the Pennsylvania senator would take a few others with him when he goes. “A lot of people say, ‘Well, Specter, take [Sen. John] McCain with […]

April 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 20 Comments »