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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 08/2010

Joe Miller Gains Attention As Alaska's Tea Party Insurgent

Posted 08.23.2010 | Politics

Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller has been getting increased attention in recent days, thanks to his endorsements by former governor Sarah...

Michael Steele Distances GOP From Arizona Immigration Law: It's Not 'A Reflection Of An Entire Political Party'

Posted 08.24.2010 | Politics

In an interview Monday with Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language network, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele distanced the...

ADL Blasts Paladino, New York Tea Party Candidate, For Comparing Jewish Politician To Hitler

Posted 08.24.2010 | Politics

The Albany Times Union has resurfaced October 2009 comments made by New York gubernatorial hopeful Republican Carl Paladino, in which he endorsed comm...

Arizona Democrats Face Off In Tight Senate Race

Posted 08.24.2010 | Politics

While much national attention has been focused on the faceoff between John McCain and J.D. Hayworth in Arizona's Republican Senate primary, the little...

Fox News Rejects Media Matters Ad Highlighting Its $1 Million GOP Donation, Admits News Corp Opposes 'Democratic Candidates'

Posted 08.25.2010 | Media

Mediate's Colby Hall has a new report today raising the question of whether progressive media watchdog group Media Matters was "serious" about putting...

Roy Blunt: Building NYC Mosque Is Just As Offensive As Dr. Laura Dropping The N-Word (AUDIO)

Posted 08.25.2010 | Politics

Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who is running for the state's U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Robin Carnahan, yesterday went on The McGraw Show on St. Loui...

Former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman Comes Out: I'm Gay

Posted 08.25.2010 | Politics

Ken Mehlman, who headed the Republican National Committee between 2005 and 2007, has come out in an interview with the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder: Me...

Ken Mehlman: I'm 'At Peace' With Myself, There's 'Absolutely' Room For Gays In The GOP

Posted 08.25.2010 | Politics

In an interview with the Huffington Post on Wednesday night, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman -- who announced earlier Wednes...

Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out About Surge Of Anti-Gay Incidents In Kentucky City

Posted 08.26.2010 | Politics

UPDATE: Covington Police Chief Col. Lee Russo told the Huffington Post that his force is investigating the homophobic flyers, but they do not yet have...

Thousands Of California Nurses Dressed As Sufragettes Protest Meg Whitman

Posted 08.26.2010 | Politics

More than 3,000 registered nurses -- joined by women's rights and labor activists -- are gathering in Sacramento on Thursday to protest California gub...

Michael Steele Heads To Guam To Help Island's GOP Candidates

Posted 08.29.2010 | Politics

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Michael Steele is traveling to Guam in September to help raise money for the island's top GOP candidates. ...

Republicans In Top Tier Races Endorse Paul Ryan's Controversial Budget Plan

Posted 08.30.2010 | Politics

UPDATED: Additional GOP candidates supporting Ryan's plan have been included below. -- While many House Republicans in leadership positions have...

Is Rep. Paul Ryan's Budget Roadmap Really A Roadmap?

Posted 08.30.2010 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) appears to be publicly backing away from his controversial budget roadmap. In a conference call with reporters on Monday, th...

Govs. Pawlenty And McDonnell Apply For Abstinence-Only Funding From Health Law They Opposed

Posted 08.31.2010 | Politics

Two governors who were vocal opponents of health care reform are now requesting federal grants for abstinence-only education that are funded by that v...