The CNBC “Remington Under Fire” documentary that premiered October 20 misfired in terms of substantiating allegations that the trigger mechanism on Remington's highly popular 700 series is unsafe. Instead, the "10-month investigation" essentially rehashed charges, allegations and complaints stretching back into history for years. The timing for the recycling of unsubtantiated charges was curious, considering the proximity of the program's release to the elections.
A report published by the Wall Street Journal on October 25 revealed details of an internal memorandum written by leaders of Tea Party Patriots, to maintain pressure on new members of Congress after Election Day.
According to John Amato, founder of the Crooks and Liars blog, a Bloomberg poll confirms a notion that readers of The New American may celebrate but left-wing media outlets such as Crooks and Liars lament: The Tea Party movement's ideals are an extension of those held by The John Birch Society. The not-so-happy liberal blogger wrote, "A new Bloomberg poll on the Tea Party movement confirms ... Tea Party activists are an extension of the most extreme, far-right John Birch Society values, with the added bonus of funding from the corporate right."
The attacks on Rand Paul's Christianity because of an alleged college school prank are similar to those on Christine O'Donnell's presumed "witchcraft" of decades ago. Rand Paul's wife, Kelley, a deacon at the family's church, has described the onslaughts as a "desperate, shameful attack on our family." The couple and their three children have attended the local Presbyterian church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for 18 years.
With less than two weeks left until the 2010 midterm elections, key senate races across the country are tightening. Both Democrats and Republicans who found themselves behind their opponents have revived their polling numbers and are now within striking distance.
Another day, another government program mired in the traditional triumvirate of waste, fraud, and abuse. Today's example: the Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program, funded with $5 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (a.k.a. the stimulus law).
Veteran journalist and Fox News contributor Juan Williams was fired from his position as senior news analyst on National Public Radio after he made allegedly “bigoted” comments on Bill O’Reilly’s Monday episode of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel.
Earlier this week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights announced their intent to release a report entitled, Tea Party Nationalism: A Critical Examination of the Tea Party Movement and the Size, Scope, and Focus of its National Factions.
On Tuesday, October 19, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips of California, who overturned the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, rejected the government’s request to halt her order enforcing her decision. For the first time in U.S. history, the military is accepting openly gay recruits.
In an election year when it appears no incumbent is safe, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) is on cruise control. He even pooh-poohs the latest poll showing him 4 points behind his newcomer challenger, Rob Steele. Dingell is the longest serving member of the House and, at age 84, sports a Freedom Index rating of just 5 out of 100.