A day after Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, claimed the Democrats are responsible for cutting taxes for 98% of the American people, the GOP has answered back.
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Here's some video I shot at today's Boston rally. it's the Boston Police supporting the local bus driver's 8751 union. The lieutenant calls the union counter-protesters "the good group" and says he supports their concerns.
Just in time for Israel's Independence Day an Israeli artist creates a necklace shaped like Israel--but it features neither Gaza nor the West Bank.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit, How 'soaking the rich' clobbers you, Gregoire seeks attorney to fight lawsuit backed by McKenna
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, from Georgia, addressed the Heritage Foundation's weekly blogger briefing on Tuesday and discussed everything from energy policy to the 2010 midterms. I asked Mr. Gingrich, “With the 2012 presidential elections, what should prospective GOP candidates start doing right now if they want to be taken seriously later?”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, spoke to reporters today at his weekly press conference. Mr. Reid laid out the legislative agenda for the upcoming work session, which included: financial regulatory reform, food safety, looking into the Citizen's United legislation, and energy legislation.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: 34% say they or someone close to them part of tea party movement, Lieberman: 'Thank God' political momentum now with GOP, House Republican leader Boehner says repealing pro-abortion health care top priority.
Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, made statements regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, which left a number of individuals scratching their heads. At a Town hall meeting last week, he told a woman she was misinformed about the health care mandate after she stated the government could "put us in prison" for not having health insurance. "The intention is not to put anybody in jail," he responded. "That makes for good TV news on Fox but that isn't the intention."
Liberals looking to discredit activists who protested against the health care bill have resorted to recruiting individuals who will crash tea party rallies in the coming weeks. One such group calls itself "Crash the Tea Party."
MSNBC host Chris Matthews found himself walking back his criticism some of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Mr. Matthews went after Mr. Limbaugh for using the word "regime" to describe the Obama administration. However, video surfaced of Mr. Matthews referring the Bush administration as a "regime."
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: CBC members stand by racism accusations of tea party members, Humboldt County afraid of being uprooted from pot perch, Orrin Hatch names Hillary Clinton as possible Supreme Court nominee.
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey has posted the explosive speech Herman Cain delivered to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
The Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll results are as follows:
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey has posted video of Congressman Mike Pence, an Indiana Republican, talking to bloggers and reporters at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Mr. Morrissey points out how well Mr. Pence defused questions regarding the racism charges being lobbed at those who protested outside the Capitol the day the health care bill was being debated.
Apparently, the administration's campaign arm knows the reciprocal benefits of offering unpaid internships, so why take that option away from private businesses?