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12 Oct 2011 10:20


Politics: Barney Frank rips Newt Gingrich for his Dodd-Frank assessment

  • I wish I knew that he was willing to listen to my advice, I would have given him some: I would have told him not to impeach Clinton, I would have told his successors not to go to war with Iraq, and I would have told [Tom] DeLay not to go on the dance show.
  • Rep. Barney Frank • Getting in an ice burn on Newt Gingrich, who ripped him and fellow Dodd-Frank architect Christopher Dodd, suggesting they should go to jail for daring to pass a financial reform. “If you want to put people in jail, you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd,” Gingrich claimed during Tuesday night’s debate. As you might guess, Frank took umbrage with that assessment: “This notion we caused the problem that started while they were in charge even by Gingrich’s standards is very odd.” source

22 Sep 2011 17:57


Politics: Join us for the GOP debate tonight!

  • Live from Orlando, Florida: We’ve got another rousing GOP presidential debate tonight, this time presented by Fox News and Google, and we figured we’d make an evening of it again! We’ll be liveblogging the debate along with DC Decoder, so by all means check out our coverage — you can follow along with the “GoogleDebate” tag. Maybe we’ll get to see these two handsome devils go head-to-head? This is a big night for Jon Huntsman, on the heels of a surge in the New Hampshire polls which landed him in third place behind Mitt and Ron. Look for him to make an impact tonight. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) source

14 Sep 2010 21:12


Politics: Twitter’s talking about today’s big Congressional primaries

02 Sep 2010 17:49


Politics: The worst opening statement in debate history

  • What happened? Appointed Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ), most famous for this controversial bill, wasn’t asked a difficult question at the start of yesterday’s debate. In fact, she wasn’t asked a question at all; she was simply given an open opportunity to introduce herself to voters. This is the easiest part of a debate, and yet somehow, Brewer found a way to bungle it (and badly). This may be the most unforced error in the history of political debates. source

21 Jun 2010 21:20


Politics: Average day: Sarah Palin and Rahm Emanuel are fighting

  • RahmEmanuel= as shallow / narrowminded / political / irresponsible as they come,to falsely claim Barton’s BP comment is ‘GOP philosophy’ Rahm,u lie.
  • A tweet from @SarahPalinUSA • Criticizing Rahm Emanuel for making a big issue of the Joe Barton thang. The tweet references another Republican Joe – Joe Wilson – who famously shouted “You Lie” at Obama during a speech about health care last year. White House spokesman Bill Burton pointed out that other Republicans agreed with Barton (true) and continued, “We’re satisfied that we’re doing everything we can to take care of the folks in the Gulf region, and if she doesn’t want to own Congressman Barton’s comments, that doesn’t surprise me.” In other news, whatever Sarah Palin says becomes news. source

23 May 2010 10:35


29 Apr 2010 21:21


Tech: Nerds come up with new definitions for the word “hypocrisy”

  • That being said, Jobs’ letter is incredibly two-faced, hypocritical, and very misleading. It’s clearly a marketing trick to pull the wool over the eyes of consumers, and while that’s okay (they’re in it to make money, after all), it’s our job to remove that wool from our eyes.
  • OSNews blogger Thom Holwerda • In a response to the Apple vs. Flash saga that has been chewing up most of the online attention today. He points out that Apple has been slow moving some of its software to the Cocoa platform (which Jobs criticized Adobe for being slow to do), Apple’s use of the H264 video codec (because it’s not really open, something Holwerda has covered at length), and the suckitude of iTunes. Despite Holwerda’s take, which has been getting a lot of attention due to the fact it’s harshly written, there’s been a debate about whether or not Jobs was actually hypocritical. Don’t think about this too hard; it’ll numb your brain. source

18 Apr 2010 20:17


Politics: Robert Gates: Believe nothing you read about me in the NYT

  • The memo was not intended as a ‘wake-up call’ or received as such by the President’s national security team. Rather, it presented a number of questions and proposals intended to contribute to an orderly and timely decision making process.
  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates • In an attempt to defuse the controversy that blew up around a New York Times article regarding his department’s Iran policy. The article, which suggested that the Obama administration didn’t have a long-term plan to deal with Iran, was rooted in a memo written by Gates. The Times’ anonymous sources said the memo shook up the entire department; The Washington Post’s anonymous sources say it wasn’t that big a deal. We trust anonymous. source

09 Apr 2010 10:55


19 Mar 2010 08:54


Politics: A synopsis of every major White House internal debate this year

Obama: “I want to do this.” Rahm: “I think it should be done this way.” Axelrod: “I like the basic concept, but that may not work. What about this?” Now extend that over a year. source