Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Disgraced Congressman Pleads for His Second Amendment Rights

photo credit  Associated Press
A former Southland congressman and Navy veteran wants his right to bear arms reinstated when his time in federal prison is over.

Former San Diego Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham has asked a judge to allow him to regain his right to own a firearm upon his release from prison.

"I [sic] asking you to help restore my Second Amendment rights so I can earn a little money so I can eat,” Cunningham wrote in the letter dated May 2.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

MSNBC launches "The Cycle" to Replace Ratigan

Dylan Ratigan

On Monday MSNBC will launch a new afternoon news and talk show called The Cycle, and journalist and pop culture commentator Touré will be one of new the hosts.

 The Huffington Post reports:
"MSNBC has found its replacement for Dylan Ratigan’s show: “The Cycle.”
The new program, which the network was set to announce on Thursday, will feature a permanent cast of four: conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, author and pundit Touré, Salon writer Steve Kornacki and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. All were previously contributors to the network. The show launches on Monday at 3 PM.
The outlines of the show were previously reported by Politico and TVNewser.
The four hosts and Steve Friedman, executive producer of “The Cycle,” spoke to The Huffington Post about the show on Thursday afternoon."


Friday, June 15, 2012

What Happens Without Obamacare?

The country is holding its collective breath awaiting the decision from the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Many believe the "individual mandate" will be struck down, thereby precluding the government from requiring its citizens to purchase insurance. The question is "what happens without  Obamacare"?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Internet Nonsense: Congressional Pensions For Life

The internet is great, but it is also dangerous. Many people gather information from shared emails and various internet sources, then take this information for the gospel truth. After they read the information, they share it with their family and friends, who in turn tell other friends. All is well if the information is correct, but many times information we receive is wrong, inaccurate and sometimes crafted to control our attitudes and beliefs.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pundits Galore- Part 3 (R. Traynham/R. Wolffe)

In our continuing effort to get to know the political analysts, commentators, contributors and media pundits, meet Robert Traynham, former Communications Director for former 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum and Richard Wolffe, author, journalist, diplomatic correspondent, and MSNBC political analyst.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

MA Gov Patrick weighs in On Romney and "Bain"

MA Gov. Deval Patrick

After last week's buzz on Newark's mayor Cory Booker's comments about the president's "Bain Strategy", Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick weighed in on the subject. He says the political question isn't about Mitt Romney's business practices at Bain Capital. “Bain is a perfectly fine company. They have a role in the private economy, and I’ve got a lot of friends there,” said Patrick.  “I think the Bain strategy has been distorted in some of the public discussions.”

Is the Supreme Court Rethinking 'Citizens United' Decision?

Republican interest groups plan to spend about $1 billion to buy Mitt Romney a new house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue between now and the end of this cycle.
Rumblings are beginning to surface that the Supreme Court may be rethinking their decision in "Citizens United" which opened the flood gates of unlimited money to enter the election process.

Don't get too happy about the prospects.  The Supreme Court’s calendar makes it all but certain that Citizens United will remain in effect until after the 2012 election.