Steve Benen

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Name: Steve Benen
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Boehner's Lawsuit Turning Into Messaging Goldmine For Dems

Now this is more like it. House Democrats aren't sitting idly by while John Boehner tries to assuage his angry right wing with a lawsuit instead of impeachment. No, they're making Republicans pay for their folly by forcing votes that make them look ... [Published Crooks and Liars - 5 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Whoops! MSNBC Runs Photo of Native Americans as ‘Immigrants’

No, this is not another story about the Bering Strait Theory and those right-winged nut jobs who claim Native Americans are immigrants.On Thursday, MSNBC ran a story that criticized the hosts of Fox & Friends for suggesting that undocumented persons who ... [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Senator lacks standing to file anti-Obamacare lawsuit

Sen. Ron Johnson, left, filed the lawsuit As Steve Benen notes[1], this[2] is not good news for House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama:A federal judge based in Green Bay has tossed a Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit targeting ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

For Republicans, It's All Going According to Plan

Steve Benen draws a contrast today between an activist president who's at least trying to get things done, and a dysfunctional Congress than can't even make the attempt: Remember the VA crisis? Lawmakers quickly approved a reform bill, which now appears ... [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - Jul 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 Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Words worth repeating #7

"Our nation is hurt. We will need to face people making fun of us for the rest of our lives. I will have to tell my grandchildren one day that I saw this happening. How am I going to tell this to my grandchildren?41 year-old Brazilian soccer fan on his ... [Published Chicago Now - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

A secret about President Obama that you could only learn from the Republican spin machine

"If that were even close to being true, then why are you suing me?" Did you hear the news that the United States Supreme Court has now ruled 13 times that President Obama's executive orders are unconstitutional? And not only that, but did you hear the ... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

That Poll Calling Obama America’s Worst President Is Totally Ridiculous — Here’s Proof

A new poll naming President Barack Obama as the worst American president, in the opinion of Americans, sent waves of excitement through the political blogosphere Tuesday, receiving breathless coverage in media outlets ranging from major news organizations ... [Published Inquisitr - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Open Thread: A History of Violen… t Stupidity

I'd take this "Americans rate the presidents" poll more seriously if you idiots didn't just make "Transformers 4" the biggest movie of 2014 — daveweigel (@daveweigel) July 2, 2014 Steve Benen explains why the hair-on-fire Democrats should calm ... [Published Balloon Juice - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Obamacare 'good news?'

To hear administration officials and their supporters in the press tell it, this is a great time for Obamacare. People who signed up for coverage are actually paying for it; more insurance companies are joining exchanges; some consumers have more choices ... [Published Bedford Times-Mail - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Steve Benen: Putin snarls, but Obama gets the last laugh

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) walks past US President Barack Obama as he arrives to pose for the family photo during the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.© AFPFor much of the year, conservative praise for Russian President Vladimir ... [Published KPNews.com - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Producer: IRS Scandal ‘Imaginary…Meaningless…a Nothingburger’

There’s a saying that “life isn’t one damn thing after another – it’s the same damn thing over and over again.” That’s essentially what Steve Benen, a producer for MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” argued regarding the IRS scandal in a Thursday blog ... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Jun 27 2014]

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Boehner's Lawsuit Turning Into Messaging Goldmi... [Published Crooks and Liars - 5 hours ago]
Whoops! MSNBC Runs Photo of Native Americans as... [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - 22 hours ago]
Senator lacks standing to file anti-Obamacare l... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
Court: Senator lacks standing to file anti-Obam... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 22 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]
Wildfires Are Raging Around the Country—There's... [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 17 2014]
Ellmers tries to add 'context' to advice that G... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 16 2014]
Rachel Maddow ignores the story in Israel/Pales... [Published Mondoweiss - Jul 16 2014]
Ellmers tries to add 'context' to advice that G... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 16 2014]
Read Stuff, You Should: Blank Check Mania [Published Bloomberg View - Jul 16 2014]
GOP proposes useless Hobby Lobby bill [Published MSNBC - Jul 16 2014]
Renee Ellmers: GOP Needs To Bring It "Down To A... [Published Crooks and Liars - Jul 15 2014]
Words worth repeating #7 [Published Chicago Now - Jul 10 2014]
A secret about President Obama that you could o... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 09 2014]
A secret about President Obama that you could o... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 09 2014]
Cleveland Rocks The RNC [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jul 09 2014]
Cleveland Rocks (The RNC) [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 09 2014]
Why the RNC May Regret Picking Cleveland for 2016 [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 08 2014]
Quote of the Day: Bizarro John Boehner Joins Tw... [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - Jul 08 2014]
Read Stuff, You Should:  Facts and Opinions [Published Bloomberg View - Jul 07 2014]
Quinnipiac Poll: Lies, Damn Lies And Statistics [Published Crooks and Liars - Jul 03 2014]
Rachel Maddow Calls Out Rand Paul For Flip Flop... [Published Crooks and Liars - Jul 03 2014]
That Poll Calling Obama America’s Worst Preside... [Published Inquisitr - Jul 03 2014]
Open Thread: A History of Violen… t Stupidity [Published Balloon Juice - Jul 03 2014]
Blackwater official threatens murder [Published BBC - Jul 01 2014]
Hobby Lobby Case Adds Yet Another Log to the "W... [Published Mother Jones - Jun 30 2014]
Greta Van Susteren Pushes Lie About Lerner Inve... [Published Crooks and Liars - Jun 28 2014]
Steve Benen: Putin snarls, but Obama gets the l... [Published KPNews.com - Jun 28 2014]
Obamacare 'good news?' [Published Bedford Times-Mail - Jun 28 2014]
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Boehner's Lawsuit Turning Into Messaging Goldmi... [Published Crooks and Liars - 5 hours ago]
Now this is more like it. House Democrats aren't sitting idly by while John Boehner tries to assuage his angry right wing with a lawsuit instead of impeachment. No, they're making Republicans pay for their folly by forcing votes that make them look ...
Court: Senator lacks standing to file anti-Obam... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 22 2014]
Sen. Ron Johnson, left, filed the lawsuitAs Steve Benen notes , this is not good news for House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama:A federal judge based in Green Bay has tossed a Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit targeting the ...
For Republicans, It's All Going According to Plan [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - Jul 22 2014]
Steve Benen draws a contrast today between an activist president who's at least trying to get things done, and a dysfunctional Congress than can't even make the attempt: Remember the VA crisis? Lawmakers quickly approved a reform bill, which now appears ...
Rachel Maddow ignores the story in Israel/Pales... [Published Mondoweiss - Jul 16 2014]
On the last day of June, shortly after three Israeli teens had been kidnapped and Palestine was about to be attacked, Rachel Maddow ran a three-minute segment on the developing issues in the region. The short piece ran at the very end of her show, ...
Ellmers tries to add 'context' to advice that G... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 16 2014]
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 ...
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