Mitt Romney announces he will not seek 2016 republican presidential nomination

Looks like 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not be running for president in 2016 after all. Mitt Romney will not run a third time for president, he will announce Friday on a conference call with donors, sources familiar with his plans told POLITICO.

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, […]

Scott Walker’s “Our American Revival” PAC uses foreign stock images in new ad

Gov. Scott Walker recently announced the formation of his Our American Revival PAC as he swings his 2016 presidential campaign into full gear, and this week the PAC unveiled its first ad.

However, as Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed notes, the ad features a bunch of stock footage from foreign countries, because apparently Gov. Walker’s PAC […]

Mitch McConnell gets a dose of his own medicine and doesn’t like the taste

Yesterday U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a statement after Senate Democrats filibustered legislation advancing the Keystone XL oil pipeline. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to support the Keystone Pipeline:

“The Keystone jobs bill is a bipartisan infrastructure project the […]

Can liberals learn how to have a spine from Bill de Blasio?

This is worth a read. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is the liberal that all liberals should mimic. He is sticking to the liberal values that got him elected by an overwhelming 73% of the vote. He refuses to attenuate his stance on social justice even as sects within the New York City […]

Sen. Ted Cruz’s awkward State of the Union response (VIDEO)

Well this is awkward.

Watch as Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas flubs through his response to the State of the Union address, which was one of five Republican responses to President Obama’s speech.

Just as was the case with Sen. Joni Ernst, Sen. Cruz has proven he’s not quite ready for prime time.


A State of the Union open thread

The State of the Union just started, and I wanted to give you all an opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have at it!

EDIT: I’ll start out the discussion with this tweet summing up my thoughts on the Republican reaction to the very beginnings of President Obama’s speech.

Apparently @GOP lawmakers don't like a strong, successful nation – or they just hate @BarackObama so much they can't cheer for our successes

— Blogging Blue (@BloggingBlue) January 21, 2015

They don’t call that guy Rmoney for nothing (or Third time’s the charm, part deux)

On Friday night, Mitt Romney appeared at the RNC Convention and made a self-deprecating remark about not running as the next Senator from Massachusetts (like he could even beat Elizabeth Warren—she’s way more popular than Obama). He then laid out the three basic principles that would convince Americans to “be with us” for the next […]

Ben Carson Is Totally Tone Deaf Too!

Supposed GOP Presidential hopeful Ben Carson likened American Patriots to the terrorists from the Islamic State because they are willing to die for their beliefs? WTF?

Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.

In a speech to the Republican National Committee’s winter […]

Which Price War Is OPEC Actually Fighting?

All of us are aware of the decline in oil and gasoline prices that started late last year and promises to continue well into 2015. Reasons for the drop is attributed to declining demand from recessionary trends in parts of Europe as well as China and developing countries and general over world production. Under the […]

Sen. Ron Johnson invites Jonathan Lucroy to State of the Union

Two of my great passions – the Milwaukee Brewers and politics – have officially collided in a big way, as U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has invited Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy to attend the State of the Union address next week. Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not an elected official, but that isn’t stopping him […]

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