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Robert Novak dies

August 18, 2009 politisite 0

Human Events, his last platform, reports that the columnist Robert Novak died today. Kenneth Tomlinson remembers: By day, however, Novak worked political sources like no other reporter. That is why so many people would be astonished when his political sources would become known. It was stunning when Novak revealed that the Democratic senator who dismissed the McGovern for President campaign as being about little more than “amnesty, abortion and acid” […]

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It's Hammer Time! Former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay is part of the Dancing with the Stars 2009 lineup

August 17, 2009 politisite 0

Tom ‘The Hammer’ Tom DeLay will be on the popular show “Dancing with the Stars’. The Man who was the Republican Majority leader for years will try the old soft shoe. The are the same shoes that were felt squarely in congressman’s hind quarters when trying to get the votes to jam legislation through Congress. We will see if Congressman DeLay can make the transition from his persona of being a tough legislator to a graceful dancer. How long will he last? Well It’s Hammer Time.

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Despite what you have heard, Town halls not resulting in more presidential threats

August 16, 2009 politisite 0

There has been no increase in the number of security threats to President Barack Obama despite the contentious town hall meetings taking place around the country, according to the White House. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs also said Friday there has been no change in the security precautions. “We haven't viewed any increase in threats, and there's been no change in any of that,” Gibbs said. Earlier this week, […]

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Dem Senator: Health Care Public option is dead

August 16, 2009 politisite 0

If Barack Obama hoped to rescue his vision of a health-care system overhaul with his wan effort in the New York Times, a key member of the Senate Democratic Caucus threw a bucket of cold water on those hopes this morning. Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a television audience that the pursuit of a public option for coverage was a “wasted effort” that would kill any hope of passage in […]

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PA Sestak Closing gap on Specter, NJ Corzine Closing In

August 15, 2009 politisite 0

New polls out show Rep. Joe Sestak continuing to close the gap against turncoat Democrat Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic primary matchup, and incumbent New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine also narrowing his deficit in the general election contest with Republican nominee Chris Christie. Let’s start with Sestak, who this week sat for a televised interview at Netroots Nation. The Research 2000 poll conducted for DailyKos shows the Seventh […]

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From the Left – Susan Estrich on Health Care

August 15, 2009 politisite 0

America has two problems to deal with in the health care debate, and only one of them relates to health care. The other is our increasing inability to have a conversation with each other without screaming, vilifying, threatening and boycotting. It’s getting scary out there, and I’m not just talking about death panels or whatever they are. I’m talking about the civility that is the essence of democracy. Liberals and […]

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54% Say Passing No Healthcare Reform Better Than Passing Congressional Plan

August 15, 2009 politisite 0

Thirty-five percent (35%) of American voters say passage of the bill currently working its way through Congress would be better than not passing any health care reform legislation this year. However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most voters (54%) say no health care reform passed by Congress this year would be the better option. This does not mean that most voters are opposed to health care […]

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Axelrod Wanted 'SPAM' White House E-mail to Go “Viral”

August 14, 2009 politisite 0

The Obama White House has engaged in an attempt to mimic the vibrant opposition to its healthcare agenda by sending out an e-mail from White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. “Dear Friend,” the August 13 message began, “This is probably one of the longest emails I’ve ever sent, but it could be the most important.” Axelrod explained that the e-mail was designed to counter opposition “viral emails that fly unchecked […]