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May 13, 2013
If you’ve got the IRS operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. It is contradictory to our traditions, and people have to be held accountable.
President Obama • Commenting on an admission that the IRS targeted conservative groups, many associated with the tea party, during the 2012 election cycle, following an apology from an IRS official on Friday and this morning’s leak of  the Inspector General’s report to ABC News. President Obama’s comments came during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, who’s currently visiting Washington D.C. to discuss the war in Syria. source
14:59 // 1 year ago
April 8, 2013
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March 9, 2013
msnbc:

The 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off in five days and has shaped up to be a who’s who of Republican conservatives. Here are our top 5 young GOPers to watch. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters; Phil Sears/AP)

While we wouldn’t discount up-and-comers like Mia Love and Will Weatherford, CPAC does have a rather prominent PR problem at the moment that can’t help but hurt, politically speaking, with younger generations — its repeat refusal to permit gay conservative group GOPROUD to act as a sponsor. It was just a few years ago that GOPROUD was sponsoring CPAC, which drew the bigoted ire of this guy. Protip for future CPAC organizers — in a war of words between gay conservatives ardently committed to joining your coalition, and this guy, maybe roll with the former.

msnbc:

The 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off in five days and has shaped up to be a who’s who of Republican conservatives. Here are our top 5 young GOPers to watch(Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters; Phil Sears/AP)

While we wouldn’t discount up-and-comers like Mia Love and Will Weatherford, CPAC does have a rather prominent PR problem at the moment that can’t help but hurt, politically speaking, with younger generations — its repeat refusal to permit gay conservative group GOPROUD to act as a sponsor. It was just a few years ago that GOPROUD was sponsoring CPAC, which drew the bigoted ire of this guy. Protip for future CPAC organizers — in a war of words between gay conservatives ardently committed to joining your coalition, and this guy, maybe roll with the former.

16:01 // 1 year ago
February 8, 2013
Bring it on, Karl baby. Bring it on, doughboy. Bring on your little whiteboard.
Leading conservative Mark Levin on fellow leading conservative Karl Rove. The remark is emblematic of the civil war brewing in the GOP: On the one side are pragmatists like Rove, who believe the Republican Party needs to nominate more moderate candidates in order to win elections; on the other side are idealists like Levin, who would rather see radical right-wingers lose elections than moderate Republicans win ‘em. The Tea Party contingent of the GOP is outraged at Rove’s newly-unveiled Conservative Victory Project, which seeks to intervene in Republican primaries to make sure that would-be Todd Akins don’t wind up with the nomination. source
11:22 // 1 year ago
December 11, 2012

Today in Fox News contributors getting beat up on camera: Steven Crowder, described on his Web site as “Fox News’ brightest, funniest young Conservative mind,” found himself in the middle of a crowd full of union folks (understandably upset over the passage of the Right to Work law in Michigan earlier today) who were in the midst of tearing down a tent put up by Americans for Prosperity. Crowder was there asking questions conservative in tone. There appears to be some tight edits in the clip, so we don’t know exactly what provoked it, but this much is clear: A union guy who had enough of Crowder’s you-know-what started punching him in the head.

EDIT: The raw video, which actually aired on Fox News, appears to show an interesting detail.

20:42 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2012
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July 11, 2012
Romney’s speech gets lukewarm reception at NAACP conference
Loud booing erupted after the Republican presidential candidate promised to repeal President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation. Romney was forced to pause by the rejection of his statement, and also faced loud booing when he insisted that the President is incapable of solving our economic problems. “If I am president, job one for me will be creating jobs. I have no hidden agenda,” said Romney, adding, “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him.”  (Photo via Reuters) source
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Loud booing erupted after the Republican presidential candidate promised to repeal President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation. Romney was forced to pause by the rejection of his statement, and also faced loud booing when he insisted that the President is incapable of solving our economic problems. “If I am president, job one for me will be creating jobs. I have no hidden agenda,” said Romney, adding, “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him.”  (Photo via Reuters) source

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14:04 // 2 years ago
July 2, 2012
I think I’ve changed a lot, and it’s not because I’ve become a liberal from being a conservative — it’s just that I thought about it more. The issues are so complex, you can’t just go with some ideological mantra for each substantive issue.
17-year-old Jonathan Krohn • Giving a bit of insight into his current political beliefs during an interview with Politico. Krohn, who became a viral sensation among conservatives after delivering a speech at the 2009 CPAC while only thirteen years old, now says that he’s abandoned his former social conservative values. And while he admitted he’d likely vote for President Obama if he was old enough, Jonathan stopped short of saying he was a full-blown liberal, Democrat, or progressive. “I’m tired of being an ideology,” he said, “and it’s not fun and it gets boring and it’s not who we are as individuals.” (hat tip to our own Matthew Keys) source (viafollow)
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10:53 // 2 years ago
June 17, 2012

French parliament elections: Mostly Socialists, most of the time

  • 307 seats gained by the French Socialist party Sunday source

» Hollande has his mandate: Good news for Francois Hollande — getting stuff through the parliament is gonna be a breeze if he can keep his party on message. Needing 289 seats to take the majority in the 577-seat National Assembly, the party did way better than that. This is on top of already holding the Senate. ”This gives power and a backbone to the government,” notes Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici. In other election-related news, the Conservatives scored 224 seats, and the far-right National Front, for the first time in decades, scored a foothold in the assembly, winning three seats. However, one of those wasn’t won by the party’s face, Marine Le Pen — she lost in a close race, but her 22-year-old niece won.

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23:07 // 2 years ago