Steve Benen

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First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 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 - 11 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Republicans Really Don't Care About the Environment—And They Want to Make Sure You Know That

Republicans would like to remind voters that they really, truly don’t care about the environment.Later this week, the House GOP will vote on a  package  of energy bills that should look familiar. The bills approve the Keystone XL pipeline, open up federal ... [Published The New Republic Online - 16 hours ago]
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]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Contraception: Time for a "Just Ask" Campaign?

When candidates seek to satisfy their political base without antagonizing the political center, they often engage in a tightrope act, and the latest high wire act is on contraception.The Obama Administration last week unveiled a set of new rules designed ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Joni Ernst thinks it's 'ridiculous' that there's any federal minimum wage at all

Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for Senate in Iowa, doesn't think there should be a federal minimum wage . None."The minimum wage is a safety net. For the federal government to set the minimum wage for all 50 states is ridiculous," Ernst said Mond ... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Obamacare, beyond the label

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.” So how’s that ... [Published The Moderate Voice - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for August 25, 2014

Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog In Which I Go Around, Over and Over Again, in Circles as I Try to Understand What Is Going on in Europe: Monday Focus for August 25, 2014 - Washington Center for Equitable Growth Morning Must-Read: Paul ... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Dionne: Obamacare will help Democrats

Sunday, August 24, 2014 0 Comments | The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrat ... [Published Reflector.com - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Obamacare, beyond the label

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.”So how’s that Obamacare ... [Published West Hawaii Today - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Morning Consult Health: Obamacare Takes Center Stage In Key Senate Race; Tech Companies Bet Big On Healthcare

Today’s Washington Brief:So far it’s only one political ad in one Senate race, but  David Ramsey in Arkansas Times  says Mark Pryor, a vulnerable Democratic incumbent running in a red state, has shaken things up with his pro-Obamacare message, even if ... [Published The Morning Consult - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

Ellmers tries to add 'context' to advice that GOP 'bring it down to a woman's level'

Rep. Renee Ellmers has made news with her advice to her fellow Republicans about how to talk to women, saying "Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level" with pie charts and graphs, but "We need our male colleagues to understand that ... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 16 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 2 reports

Fox News Really Needs to Up Its Push-Polling Game

Steve Benen alerts us to the latest ridiculously-worded question in a Fox News poll: In the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, the Obama administration incorrectly claimed it was a spontaneous assault in response to an online video, even ... [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - May 15 2014]

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ROSENJACK: The ugly head of bigotry [Published Individual.com - 11 hours ago]
Republicans Really Don't Care About the Environ... [Published The New Republic Online - 16 hours ago]
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]
Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for Au... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Aug 25 2014]
Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for Au... [Published Brad DeLong - Aug 25 2014]
Dionne: Obamacare will help Democrats [Published Reflector.com - Aug 25 2014]
Obamacare, beyond the label [Published West Hawaii Today - Aug 23 2014]
Morning Consult Health: Obamacare Takes Center ... [Published The Morning Consult - Aug 22 2014]
Mitch McConnell Threatens to Shut Down the Gove... [Published US News & World Report - Aug 20 2014]
Ferguson, Missouri and the Fog of Partisanship ... [Published RedState Blog - Aug 18 2014]
Watch Sarah Palin Baffle Viewers With Bizarre, ... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 12 2014]
"And So You're Back, From Outer Space . . . " [Published Daily Kos - Aug 11 2014]
Lindsey Graham Lays Down a Terrorism Marker [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - Aug 11 2014]
Ben Dimiero & Eric Hananoki: President Obama's ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 08 2014]
House Intelligence Committee's Benghazi Report ... [Published Crooks and Liars - Aug 05 2014]
Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History The Lef... [Published Town Hall - Jul 29 2014]
Boehner's Lawsuit Turning Into Messaging Goldmi... [Published Crooks and Liars - Jul 25 2014]
Court: Senator lacks standing to file anti-Obam... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 22 2014]
For Republicans, It's All Going According to Plan [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - Jul 22 2014]
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Rand Paul’s Utopian Vision For America Does Not... [Published Wonkette - Sep 16 2014]
We are really looking forward to Sen. Rand Paul’s upcoming presidential run, when the Aqua Buddha enthusiast will trot out his knowledge of American history that he learned reading the children’s menu at a Bob Evans off the interstate in Harlan ...
MSNBC and Texas Democrat Leaders Deceptive on N... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 04 2014]
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 ...
Republicans Prefer Out of Context Quotes Over S... [Published The Moderate Voice - Aug 30 2014]
Republicans, lacking any actual coherent policy arguments, love to dwell on taking comments from Democrats out of context, often distorting what was said. They made such an distorted quote the centerpiece of their last national convention. We are bound ...
Obamacare, beyond the label [Published The Moderate Voice - Aug 26 2014]
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.” So how’s that ...
Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for Au... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Aug 25 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog In Which I Go Around, Over and Over Again, in Circles as I Try to Understand What Is Going on in Europe: Monday Focus for August 25, 2014 - Washington Center for Equitable Growth Morning Must-Read: Paul ...
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