Steve Benen

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Name: Steve Benen
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Republicans Are People!

[embedded content]Steve Benen at Maddowblog :Vinny Minchillo, a Republican campaign strategist based in Texas, isn’t the most famous GOP consultant in the country, but he did claim to have “reinvented political advertising” while working for Mitt Romney’s ... [Published Stranger - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Maddow Producer Mocks Effort to Humanize the Demonized Republicans

Steve Benen, the leftist blogger-turned-producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, could hardly contain his contempt in his September 25 post on MSNBC.com. Under the headline “New GOP ad campaign: ‘Republicans Have Feelings,’” Benen derided the newest efforts ... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Some Might Call This Treason

Whether we like or not, we are in a war. Granted, it's a war in the air and not on the ground, but it's a war nevertheless. In times of war it's perfectly fine to protest it, refuse to support it, vote against it, and speak out against it. But it is ... [Published Crooks and Liars - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Open Thread: Bring Out Your Waders, Hip Boots Won’t Be Enough

Well, Deval Patrick’s already said, thanks but no thanks . “As soon as I know what my next job is, I will tell you, I promise. But it will be in the private sector,” he said.” Paul Waldman, at the Washington Post, on “ Why the fight over Eric Holder’s ... [Published Balloon Juice - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Who will replace him?

ERIC HOLDER has announced he is stepping down after six years as attorney general. Perhaps the most influential member of Barack Obama’s cabinet, Mr Holder has inflamed Republicans by advancing an agenda that is unusually progressive for the head ... [Published Democracy in America - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

‘Republicans Are People, Too’ Shouldn’t Be a Radical Message

[embedded content]This is what we’ve come to: One of Mitt Romney’s former ad men has launched an entire campaign around the idea that “Republicans Are People, Too.”And, unsurprisingly, some liberals are amused.MSNBC’s Steve Benen derided the message as ... [Published Heritage Foundation - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Congress shows support for Obama's campaign against ISIS by doing nothing

Steve Benen flags[1] how Republicans are responding to questions about why Congress hasn't been eager to have a debate or vote on a resolution authorizing President Obama's air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria:Asked to explain why Congress is satisfied ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

Congress shows support for Obama's campaign against ISIS by doing nothing

Steve Benen flags how Republicans are responding to questions about why Congress hasn't been eager to have a debate or vote on a resolution authorizing President Obama's air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria:Asked to explain why Congress is satisfied ... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

For ten points, who is John Galt?

If I were Steve Benen I would give you a couple dozen examples of tea party politician types just saying out loud what conservatives are supposed to say only in code, but I am lazy and have a day job. You just have to take my word that the whole epistemic ... [Published Balloon Juice - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Open Thread: Terrible People with Terrible Ideas

Media Matters, with the nut graph : … On the September 22 edition of his show, O’Reilly claimed that the only credible plan to defeat the Islamic State had to include a mercenary force of 25,000 “English-speaking” fighters that would be recruited and ... [Published Balloon Juice - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

ROSENJACK: The ugly head of bigotry

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was booed off stage at a sold-out gala after making comments about how Middle Eastern Christians have no greater ally than Israel. The conference included representatives from countries around the Middle East where violence ... [Published Individual.com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

MSNBC and Texas Democrat Leaders Deceptive on National Guard Food Bank Story

HOUSTON, Texas — MSNBC continued to drag out the false narrative that members of the Texas National Guard (TNG) are lining up at food banks because of faulty planning by leaders of the Texas Military Forces (TMF) in Austin. Their story quotes Texas ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 04 2014]

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As colleagues run for cover, Lamborn claims he ... [Published Daily Kos - 58 mins ago]
Republicans Are People! [Published Stranger - 22 hours ago]
Maddow Producer Mocks Effort to Humanize the De... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Sep 28 2014]
Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for Sept... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Sep 27 2014]
Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for Sept... [Published Brad DeLong - Sep 27 2014]
Some Might Call This Treason [Published Crooks and Liars - Sep 26 2014]
Oops: GOP Group Accidentally Reveals Corporate ... [Published The New Republic Online - Sep 26 2014]
Open Thread: Bring Out Your Waders, Hip Boots W... [Published Balloon Juice - Sep 26 2014]
Who will replace him? [Published Democracy in America - Sep 25 2014]
‘Republicans Are People, Too’ Shouldn’t Be a Ra... [Published Heritage Foundation - Sep 25 2014]
Nevada Dems resent usurpation of their dumb stunt [Published Pahrump Valley Times - Sep 25 2014]
Congress shows support for Obama's campaign aga... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 24 2014]
Congress shows support for Obama's campaign aga... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 24 2014]
Congress shows support for Obama's campaign aga... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 24 2014]
For ten points, who is John Galt? [Published Balloon Juice - Sep 23 2014]
Open Thread: Terrible People with Terrible Ideas [Published Balloon Juice - Sep 23 2014]
ROSENJACK: The ugly head of bigotry [Published Individual.com - Sep 17 2014]
Republicans Really Don't Care About the Environ... [Published The New Republic Online - Sep 17 2014]
Rand Paul’s Utopian Vision For America Does Not... [Published Wonkette - Sep 16 2014]
GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama strategy against ISIS —... [Published Columbia Missourian - Sep 12 2014]
CAN OBAMA COME UP WITH AN ISIS STRATEGY? [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 04 2014]
Yes, the politics of Obamacare are shifting. He... [Published Washington Post - Sep 04 2014]
MSNBC and Texas Democrat Leaders Deceptive on N... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 04 2014]
Republicans Prefer Out of Context Quotes Over S... [Published The Moderate Voice - Aug 30 2014]
This week at progressive state blogs: drip of W... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 30 2014]
Obama's 'no strategy' remark sends supporters i... [Published Washington Examiner - Aug 29 2014]
Contraception: Time for a "Just Ask" Campaign? [Published Huffington Post - Aug 27 2014]
Karl Rove Supports The Plan His Group Is Using ... [Published Media Matters for America - Aug 26 2014]
Joni Ernst thinks it's 'ridiculous' that there'... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 26 2014]
Obamacare, beyond the label [Published The Moderate Voice - Aug 26 2014]
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As colleagues run for cover, Lamborn claims he ... [Published Daily Kos - 58 mins ago]
No surprise here: With the November elections just five weeks away, Congressman Doug Lamborn is trying to claim he didn't mean what he said when he claimed that he and his colleagues were urging generals to resign in a "blaze of glory" rather ...
Maddow Producer Mocks Effort to Humanize the De... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Sep 28 2014]
Steve Benen, the leftist blogger-turned-producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, could hardly contain his contempt in his September 25 post on MSNBC.com. Under the headline “New GOP ad campaign: ‘Republicans Have Feelings,’” Benen derided the newest efforts ...
Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for Sept... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Sep 27 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog Afternoon Must-Read: Justin Fox: The Federal Reserve: Regulatory Capture Observed in the Wild - Washington Center for Equitable Growth Afternoon Must-Read: Paul Krugman: GOP: Those Lazy Jobless; with ...
Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for Sept... [Published Brad DeLong - Sep 27 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog Afternoon Must-Read: Justin Fox: The Federal Reserve: Regulatory Capture Observed in the Wild - Washington Center for Equitable Growth Afternoon Must-Read: Paul Krugman: GOP: Those Lazy Jobless; with ...
Some Might Call This Treason [Published Crooks and Liars - Sep 26 2014]
Whether we like or not, we are in a war. Granted, it's a war in the air and not on the ground, but it's a war nevertheless. In times of war it's perfectly fine to protest it, refuse to support it, vote against it, and speak out against it. But it is ...
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