President Obama supports mosque near 9/11 site

Cue the right-wing outrage brigade in 3….2….1…. President Obama threw his support behind a controversial proposal to build an Islamic center and mosque near New York’s ground zero, saying Friday that “Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.”

“That includes the right to build a place of [...]

Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson on Social Security

Social Security, a program that has assisted millions of Americans since its inception, will turn 75 tomorrow, and on the eve of that anniversary, I thought we’d take a look at what Sen. Russ Feingold and his main Republican opponent, Ron Johnson, have to say about Social Security. First here’s a statement from Sen. Feingold: [...]

What’s the matter with Texas? – Riddle & Gommert on “Terrror Babies”

Watch this clip from Anderson Cooper interviewing Texas GOP Representatives Debbie Riddle & Louie Gommert blabbing about “terror babies” being “dropped & trained” for future terror roles. I think there must be something in the water in Texas that generates this kind of drivel. [...]

Dave Westlake would derive pleasure from sending folks to the unemployment line

“I hate firing people,” he said. “But I love to fire government employees because it puts money back in our pockets.”

So says Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dave Westlake. While I’m not surprised by Westlake’s comments about public employees, it’s disheartening to hear that someone would derive pleasure from sending someone else to the unemployment [...]

Feingold campaign has another new ad

The campaign of incumbent U.S. Senator Russ Feingold unveiled a new ad yesterday. Titled “On Our Side,” the ad touts Sen. Feingold’s record of standing up for Wisconsin’s citizens, while pointing out that one of Sen. Feingold’s opponents, Republican Ron Johnson, opposes extending unemployment benefits to the jobless.

Here’s the ad:

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Steelworkers protest outside Ron Johnson’s office

On Wednesday morning, more than two dozen members of the United Steel Workers and other employee unions protested outside Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson’s office in Oshkosh to show their disapproval for the economic policies Johnson supports, policies that include free trade agreements that have led to what Johnson calls the “creative destruction” of [...]

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