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Displaying 181 - 210 of 307 • Thu 2011 Jun 23, 3:18pm

Yesterday, several House Republican women denounced charges that their party is anti-women. They described themselves as pro-family, pro-economic growth, and pro-small business. • Thu 2011 Jun 23, 3:15pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said this week he prefers Jon Huntsman to Mitt Romney in the GOP Mormon presidential primary, has taken a lot of money from the Huntsman family, and the former Utah governor appointed Reid's son, Josh, to Utah's Board of Regents. So no wonder Reid said Tuesday, "If I had a choice in that race, I'd choose Huntsman over Romney." • Thu 2011 Jun 23, 3:02pm

If you liked George Bush, you will love Rick Perry. Every day we in Texas hear disbelieving conservative citizens on local talk radio asking " the national media serious about Rick Perry as a conservative president?" Because here in Texas, we know Rick Perry is anything but a conservative. • Thu 2011 Jun 16, 5:42pm

Sarah Palin 45x45Why? Without Palin in the race a massive segment of the GOP base—Tea Party patriots and other independent conservatives—will find themselves once again with the prospect of choosing from a manipulated field of Next-In-Line GOP establishment liberals. And make no mistake—that is exactly who will prevail. Despite the desperate and not surprisingly shallow belief by the boys in control of the GOP, Palin cannot be replaced by another woman, or another Tea Party supporter, or another Brunette (no matter how much they think a Stalking Horse will split the Tea Party vote). • Tue 2011 Jun 14, 2:58pm

Sarah Palin 45x45If you're not laughing along with Sarah Palin's playing Gotcha! with the media, you're not paying attention. • Tue 2011 Jun 14, 2:58pm

Sarah Palin 45x45I took on Ziegler when he was pro-Palin, so let's dispense with any Palinista crap, shall we? That was after Ziegler was dragged out of CPAC-W for going off on David Keene. Scroll down for the full audio of my inteview with him and some CPAC video, as well. I ended it by telling him to have a nice life, after he suggested I had no ethics because I said I'd post the audio he had agreed to my recording. He then claimed he expected me to transcribe it and only post the text. Yeah, right! That made a lot of sense after the fact. I suspect he realized how bad he actually comes off when you hear him going on. • Tue 2011 Jun 14, 2:45pm

Yesterday, in an interview with CBS News, GOP Presidential hopeful Herman Cain was asked whether he thought homosexuality was a sin and whether being gay was a choice. His answer: "I believe homosexuality is a sin because I'm a Bible-believing Christian, I believe it's a sin. But I know that some people make that choice. That's their choice. And I believe it is a choice." Am I pleased with this answer? No. Do I agree with Mr. Cain? No. I know being gay isn't a choice and I know it firsthand. I also do not believe that homosexuality is a sin. Does any of this change how I feel about Herman Cain? Not at all. The bottom line is that Herman Cain's personal position on whether being gay is a sin or a choice has no bearing on whether the policies he supports would be good for gay and lesbian Americans. The truth is that Herman Cain is running on a campaign centered on conservative policies that would improve the lives of all Americans — including gay Americans. • Tue 2011 Jun 14, 2:43pm

Sarah Palin 45x45Even though the media too often sadly chose sound-bites over substance, they did get lots of substance during our "One Nation" tour from the nearly two dozen opportunities I got to speak candidly with them and talk about policy, politics, history, and everything in between. More importantly, I got to talk with countless everyday Americans who want to get our country back on the right track. It's been an extraordinary honor to meet so many fellow patriots who care deeply about this country, who want a brighter future for all of us, and who recognize the undeviating line that connects our history to our future. • Tue 2011 Jun 14, 2:34pm

Sarah Palin 45x45Sarah Palin imagined God talking to her in a deeply touching email she wrote two weeks before her fifth child, Trig, was born with Down's Syndrome, it was revealed today. The poignant message to family and friends, included in 25,000 pages of her private emails made public on Friday, may alter the way the former Governor of Alaska is viewed by the American public. • Tue 2011 Jun 14, 2:31pm

Sarah Palin 45x45What the press does not realize is that they've exposed their own pathetic bias. By taking part in this witch-hunt, the media exposed themselves as nothing more than a politically driven, organized group of DNC opposition researchers. WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU: The media is cherry-picking small excerpts to highlight, but they are leaving the bulk of the 24,199 pages out of their reports. That's where you come in… We need to gather links from the email database that prove what kind of leader Governor Palin really is. • Tue 2011 Jun 14, 2:21pm

Sarah Palin 45x45well worth listening to. Levin chronicles the email dump and media hypocrisy in his inimitable style. The Great One even does a hilarious imitation of Ron Paul. • Sun 2011 Jun 12, 10:16am

Texas Governor Rick Perry's prayer and fasting event slated to be held in Houston later this summer is drawing criticism from advocates of separation from church and state and gay rights organizations.... found fault with a description found on the event's website that says all those in attendance will be there "to proclaim Jesus as Savior and pray for America...." • Fri 2011 Jun 10, 7:16pm

Aides to Newt Gingrich have resigned from his presidential campaign in protest of what they felt was a takeover by Callista Gingrich, the candidate's wife since 2000. • Fri 2011 Jun 10, 6:04pm

Sarah Palin 45x45Of course Governor Palin was a public servant (Governor), so she, as a public servant, should be subjected to scrutiny and to the same rules and vigorous scrutiny as other politicians. We need to know about our public servants and all of them. That includes Governor Palin. No one — including Govenor Palin — should get a pass. It makes sense to spend resources to report about her — including reviewing her work — but of course it should be commensurate with how other public servants are reported and commensurate with its importance. It should be good, smart aggressive and thorough journalism — not more, not less. One question you might ask, is she getting about the same treatment as other politicians under about the same circumstances? If not, why not? • Fri 2011 Jun 10, 9:04am

Sarah Palin 45x45On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin's e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska.... We're asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight.... • Fri 2011 Jun 10, 9:03am

Sarah Palin 45x45Over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. That's a lot of e-mail for us to review so we're looking for some help from Fix readers to analyze, contextualize, and research those e-mails right alongside Post reporters over the days following the release. • Fri 2011 Jun 10, 9:01am

The entire top echelon of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign resigned on Thursday, a stunning mass exodus that left his bid for the Republican nomination in tatters. But the former House speaker vowed defiantly to remain a candidate.... They cited differences over the direction of the campaign.... • Wed 2011 Jun 8, 12:58pm

Sarah Palin 45x45Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)... His concern: press accounts suggest that National Park Service resources were made available to an extent beyond that which an average American family would receive.... David Barna, a Park Service spokesman, told ABC News that with the exception of the Statue of Liberty visit, it was business as usual at all the sites Palin saw.... [Emphasis added.] • Sun 2011 Jun 5, 2:56pm

Sarah Palin 45x45Palin used the opportunity to rail against recently tightened fishing regulations, which she said have hit New Hampshire fishermen especially hard because the state’s coastline was so short. • Sun 2011 Jun 5, 2:04pm

Sarah Palin 45x45One thing many viewers have probably missed in all the horse-race speculation is that Palin is perfectly willing to discuss her positions on key issues, if anyone wants to ask. In fact, in recent days, weeks, and months, we've seen a lot of policy commentary from the former Alaska governor. • Sun 2011 Jun 5, 12:28pm

Sarah Palin 45x45Did you hear? Sarah Palin is sooooo stupid. She believed that Paul Revere warned the British. ... [many bloggers & reporters cited] And gosh, isn't that funny how stupid she is. Aren't all those liberals clearly her superior in both intelligence and knowledge? Um, really, you know where this is going right? Well, Professor Jacobson points out that she was right. Paul Revere did warn the British. • Sun 2011 Jun 5, 12:14pm

Sarah Palin 45x45"At some point the establishment has to be paid its due," he said. "She gets sort of an initial pass, but at some point the goodwill gets used up." Vis a vis the establishment, why? Perhaps they should get off their duffs and climb aboard, and realize that politics can change. How'd doing things the old way work out in 2006 and 2008? Then consider, how'd doing things different work in 2010? • Sun 2011 Jun 5, 12:12pm

Sarah Palin 45x45MARTIN BASHIR: In fact, the whole thing could be in breach of a federal law because the United States Flag Code establishes important rules for the use and display of the stars and stripes, the flag of the United States. [h/t • Sun 2011 Jun 5, 12:10pm

Sarah Palin 45x45There is nothing the U.S. media wants more than something it thinks it can't have. Hence the power of news leaks that manipulate the thrust of their initial presentation. Hard-to-get is a rigid rule of human behavior. Ask any teenage boy or girl. And there are few things more sweet to Palin and her fervent supporters cheering their TV sets this week than the image of a hungry know-it-all "lamestream media" caravan of 15 or more vehicles traipsing along behind her red-white-and-blue bus enroute to they-know-not-where to do they-know-not-what. • Sun 2011 Jun 5, 11:53am

Though he was standing among better-known Republicans such as Tim Pawlenty and Ron Paul, Cain's rich baritone, business smarts, and sharp one-liners connected. It's easy to see why: He was frank and refreshing. But more notably, on a stage full of state and congressional leaders, Cain used his outsider status to his advantage. • Sun 2011 Jun 5, 11:45am

The guy that NPR executives and the New York Times and your average Subaru-driving Whole Foods shopper were afraid George W. Bush was? Rick Perry is that guy. • Sat 2011 Jun 4, 4:46pm

Sarah Palin 45x45We must get Sarah in the White House just to get Piper in there