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Memo: How to beat the right-wing mob

If right-wing protesters are going to show up and yell at their elected officials during town hall meetings, left-wing activists need to start coordinating with those representatives and provide "cover" for them says a 4-page memo distributed by Health Care for America Now!, a group supporting President Obama's recommended plans.

Another gay marriage repeal brewing

A group seeking to overturn Maine’s recently enacted law permitting gay marriage dumped nearly double the number of signatures needed to get their referendum on the November's off-year ballot to the Secretary of State Friday morning.

Kristol's retort to MoveOn.org

The conservative Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol had a zippy retort to MoveOn.org after they used his name in an email solicitation to motivate supporters to lobby their senators to vote on health care legislation before August recess.

Making the cut

"The Obama Administration has found a way to cut $100 million from the federal budget and one of the items on the chopping block is an office inside the Department of Labor that helps manage oversight of labor unions, among other things.

GOP lawyers oppose Sotomayor

A national group of GOP lawyers are petitioning the Senate to oppose President Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court on the heels of South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham’s announcement he would vote in her favor.

'Waterloo' backfires

The Democratic National Committee’s plan to rile up their liberal supporters and open their wallets for the party by making an enemy out of GOP Sen. Jim DeMint isn’t working so well.

Team Palin responds to leaked ethics report

The Associated Press claims Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin will soon be found guilty of violating her state's ethics rules, citing a report leaked to their offices from the State Personnel Board on one of the 19 etthics complaints filed against her.

Pork for the poor

Is pork for the poor the sort of fatty government spending everyone is supposed to hate? The Obama Administration hopes not.

GM pressures dealers to lobby Congress

An arm of General Motors has asked surviving GM dealers to put in writing their opposition to bipartisan legislation that would restore franchise agreements to dealers the government issued pink slips to earlier this year, sparking accusations of “coercion” from one of the bill’s chief proponents.