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GOP Audience Applauds The Firing Of Thousands Of Government Workers During Chris Christie Speech

The unemployment rate is over 9% and millions of Americans are suffering because of mass layoffs, but Republicans are feeling nothing but joy. During GOP Governor Chris Christie’s speech at the Reagan Library, conservatives cheered upon the mention of Ronald Reagan firing thousands of air traffic controllers.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

In a joint session of Congress, President Obama presented a jobs plan, which he believes will jump start the economy and help prevent another recession. Republicans have been, shall we say, less than receptive.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Chris Christie: The Man Who Sits Across from Skinny

Chris Christie: The Man Who Sits Across from Skinny

Who would have thought that Gov. Chris Christie’s weight would become an issue if he decided to run for president? Apparently, that aspect of politics must seem unimaginable to some, but it seems quite in line with the usual ‘running of the bulls’ that is to be expected within the realm of American politics, and the media scrutiny that it endures on a regular basis.

by Bryian Revoner· · News, Political Humor, Political Rants
Unemployed Need Not Apply

Unemployed Need Not Apply

We have been hearing anecdotal evidence of employers discriminating against the unemployed for several years now, but those that practice this policy have become so emboldened as of late, that they have begun to include the phrase ‘Unemployed need not apply, no exceptions,’ in their ads.

by David Brisker· · News
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Is Bill O’Reilly Jealous Of Sean Hannity? Fox CEO Speaks

Is Bill O’Reilly Jealous Of Sean Hannity? It’s well known that Bill is disliked among the liberal community, but Roger Ailes (Fox News Corporation, CEO) spoke out about O’Reilly in a recent interview with Newsweek. He stated that Bill is jealous of Sean Hannity’s radio success, and that is one […]

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

I seem to remember a time, not that long ago, when conservatives tried to convince us that they were nice people. In fact, just over a decade ago, our last President ran with the motto ‘Compassionate Conservatism.’ Even then, it sort of felt like a ruse, but he had such a convincing way of telling us that ‘No Child Left Behind’ really was about the children or that his ‘Faith Based Initiatives’ weren’t just a way of bringing us one step closer to a theocracy.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Yes, There Is Racism on the Left

Yes, There Is Racism on the Left

There’s a culture war erupting on the left. I guess Melissa Harris-Perry started it, by claiming in her recent article in The Nation, where she dared to suggest that maybe, just maybe, our current President is held to a higher standard than previous Presidents of any political persuasion because he happens to be the first African-American to be elected to the Office.

by Marion· · News
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Wisconsin Wire: Cronyism Amok In WI, New Connections Revealed

It seems everywhere we look there are more examples of cronyism in Wisconsin. Most of it is in job appointments, but a couple more links were revealed today that are a bit different from normal and perhaps more concerning. They also hit very close to home.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Go To Church Or Go To Jail: Alabama Rejects The Constitution

Go To Church Or Go To Jail: Alabama Rejects The Constitution

In a breathtaking assault on the First Amendment, The town of Bay Minette, Alabama has decided to give non-violent offenders a ‘choice’: jail time or a year of attending church.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Chris Christie:  The GOP’s Great White Hopeless

Chris Christie: The GOP’s Great White Hopeless

So now the Republicans have circled back to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Okay, can we talk? There’s no way that an obese man can win the presidential election, okay? I mean, the last fat president we had was Taft, I think. I hate to be blunt, but there it is. Just look at this!

by Julie Driscoll· · News
My Dad needs a living wage.

Poverty Rate in Inner City Rises 20% in One Year

From 2009 – 2010 the poverty rate in Baltimore City increased 20%. The poverty rate in Baltimore City is now 25.6%, which is 15% higher than the poverty rate for Maryland and 10% higher than the United States of America.

by Cory McCray· · News
Herman Cain Blasts House Republicans, Says They Should ‘Stop Playing With Peoples’ Tragedies’

Herman Cain Blasts House Republicans, Says They Should ‘Stop Playing With Peoples’ Tragedies’

Only a couple days after winning the Florida straw poll in a landslide, Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain blasted House Republicans on CNN this morning for playing political games with disaster relief funds.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
ABC Censors Police Macing Women, Occupy Wall St. Protests Turn Ugly (VIDEO)

ABC Censors Police Macing Women, Occupy Wall St. Protests Turn Ugly (VIDEO)

Your ‘liberal’ mainstream media hard at work protecting the status quo.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Obama’s No Child Left Behind Decision? It’s More Complicated Than That

Obama’s No Child Left Behind Decision? It’s More Complicated Than That

Through an executive order just days ago, President Obama has changed education policy for the better, but the new policy will also raise some eyebrows. With his decision, the goal of achieving 100 percent passing of standardized tests across the country by 2014 is no longer a mandate.

by Democratic Darling· · News
‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Spreads To Los Angeles (VIDEO)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Spreads To Los Angeles (VIDEO)

The Wall Street protest has jumped to the West Coast. Protesters in Los Angeles took to the streets on Saturday to support their fellow countrymen and women in New York.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Once More, a European Conflict Threatens the World

Once More, a European Conflict Threatens the World

Twice in the twentieth century, Europe plunged the world into massive wars that cost millions of lives to fight and billions of dollars to wage. Now, eleven years into the twenty-first century, another major conflict in the Continent threatens to wreak untold carnage upon the globe. This time the financial cost might well run into the trillions.

by Peter Fegan· · News
Is the Term African-American Stupid or Necessary?

Is the Term African-American Stupid or Necessary?

I’ve encountered many conservatives and Republicans who have openly pushed for a complete omission of the word African being placed in front of American, because just being an American should be sufficient, as we are all one great nation. On paper, it’s a unifying idea, but in reality; it’s hypocrisy in its finest hour.

by Bryian Revoner· · News
With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

In another of President Obama’s new “get tough” moves, he, via executive order, got rid of one of the many bad laws that made up the Bush legacy. Today, No Child Left Behind is gone.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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Occupy Wall Street Is The Voice of A Generation, Catch Up Here (Pics, Video)

The Revolution will not be televised, but it is being live-streamed right now. Right now as I write, thousands of people are marching through New York City to Union Square. Even as many news outlets dismiss, ignore and blackout the Occupy Wall Street rebellion, the movement is gathering force like a wave that soon will crest and smash on the shore of capitalism.

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: More Republican Hostage Taking

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: More Republican Hostage Taking

Once more the government is on the brink of a shutdown, just like it was last December and this past April. Once more, Republicans have pointed a loaded gun at the country and once more we get to see why the American people have nothing but contempt for their elected officials.

by Peter Fegan· · News