Bernie Sanders weighs Democratic challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016

Yes please… Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) is gearing up for a presidential primary challenge against Hillary Clinton and hopes to capitalize on Democratic concerns over Clinton’s coziness with Wall Street banks.

Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, plans to travel to two crucial presidential battleground states next month.

He will speak at an [...]

Let’s get real – President Obama’s not a progressive

Earlier today I shared an interview with Cornel West in which he accused President Barack Obama of posing as a progressive, only to turn out being something decidedly not progressive.

In response to my original post, a couple of folks took to Twitter to condemn West’s comments while defending President Obama’s “progressive” record. Here are [...]

Cornel West: Obama posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit

In a recent interview with Thomas Frank of Salon, professor Cornel West shared his belief that President Barack Obama posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit who was more attuned to Wall Street than main street and who not only continued the national security policies of his predecessor but in many cases [...]

Paul Ryan refuses to answer question about his $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy (VIDEO)

During a stop last week in Pensacola, Florida to promote his new book, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan had an awkward exchange when he refused to answer a question he was asked about his $5 trillion tax break for the richest Americans. Here’s some video of the exchange.

Elected officials (especially those with a national [...]

Losers Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney: Hillary Clinton “beatable” in 2016

This is ironic, coming from two men who’ve demonstrated they know nothing about how to win a presidential race. “Looking at her record, seeing how ineffective she was in securing more security, is going to be a great handicap for her in the general election,” said Romney. “I don’t think it’ll hurt her in the [...]

Paul Ryan takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS after voting to cut funding for ALS research

Yesterday I posted video of me taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and I noted that ALS research is a cause worth donating to, especially given the drastic cuts to ALS funding by the federal government.

Among those who’ve taken the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS research was Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, and [...]

Texas governor Rick Perry indicted by grand jury

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve no doubt heard the news that Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was indicted by a grand jury on charges he abused his power. A grand jury has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, saying he abused his power by trying to pressure a district [...]

NY Times: Racial History Behind the Ferguson Protests

On August 12 the Editorial Board of the New York Times wrote an excellent editorial outlining how a history of racial segregation, economic inequality and overbearing law enforcement has produced so much of the tension now evident on the streets in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson [...]

HuffPo: This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn’t Want To Answer A Reporter’s Question

This cracks me up.

Former Obama aides set to take on teachers unions with help from Republicans

A truly “progressive” lot, these former Obama aides are. Every day throughout the summer of 2006, seemingly without end, things just kept getting worse for Washington Republicans. Iraq was spiraling out of control, President George W. Bush was at the depth of his unpopularity. Congressional Republicans were mired in scandal. One was even caught sending [...]

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