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Entries by Sahil Kapur from 08/2009

Dem Advantage Over GOP Has Expanded Since Election: Gallup

Posted 08.03.2009 | Politics

After seven months of controlling the White House and Congress, Democrats have slightly expanded their electoral advantage over the GOP, a new Gallup ...

Bill Clinton Slams Health Care Obstructionists: "They're At It Again"

Posted 08.03.2009 | Politics

In an email sent out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this morning, President Bill Clinton slams Republicans and special interests f...

Sen. Roberts Threatens To "Shut Down The Senate" Over Gitmo Detainees

Posted 08.03.2009 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) threatened to "shut down the Senate" before he allows terrorist suspects to be relocated to Leavenworth, Kansas. Roberts he...

Blue Dog Leader: Bush Pioneered Socialized Medicine In U.S.

Posted 08.04.2009 | Politics

It was President George W. Bush who presided over the largest socialized expansion of government-supported healthcare, Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) asserte...

Pennsylvania Senate Battle Heats Up: Top Candidates Hammer Away At Each Other

Posted 08.04.2009 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) and his two major senate challengers in 2010, Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) and Rep Joe Sestak (D-Penn.), all hammered away a...

GOP Leader Blasts Charlie Crist For Skipping Funeral To Fundraise

Posted 08.05.2009 | Politics

Gov. Charlie Crist attended the Tuesday memorial for Sen. Jim King in Tallahassee, but by then, it was almost too late for some of the former Republic...

DNC Blasts "Sham" Town Hall Protests

Posted 08.05.2009 | Politics

In an email sent Wednesday morning, the Democratic National Committee labels recent town hall disruptions as "a sham," describing them as an orchestra...

CNN Refuses To Run Health Care Ad Critical Of Insurance Companies

Posted 08.05.2009 | Media

The network -- already taking criticism for declining to run an ad criticizing Lou Dobbs -- is now refusing to run an ad nationally criticizing the i...

RNC Refuses To Accept Calls About New DNC Ad

Posted 08.05.2009 | Politics

The Republican National Committee has taken note of the DNC's new town hall "mob" ad, which hit the airwaves last night. They don't want to hear your ...

Transparency Groups Urge Obama To Involve Public In Executive Order Revisions

Posted 08.06.2009 | Politics

As President Obama prepares to modify the rules of executive power, 21 public advocacy groups and individuals are fighting to make sure he fulfills hi...

GOP Senator Pushing For "Bipartisan" Health Bill Calls Dem Plan "Idiotic"

Posted 08.06.2009 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley made an absurd straw man argument to support his claim that Democratic proposals for health insurance reform are "idiotic."...

New MoveOn Ad Blasts Insurance Companies: "They Kill People Each Year" (VIDEO)

Posted 08.07.2009 | Politics

As the health care battle moves to the airwaves during the August recess, the progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org has likened insurance companies to...

Birther Lawsuit Struck Down By 10th Circuit Court

Posted 08.07.2009 | Politics

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals slapped down another birther lawsuit this week, referring to the plaintiff's argument as "somewhat difficult to dist...

Rahm: Dems Attacking Other Dems Are "Fucking Stupid"

Posted 08.07.2009 | Politics

Sources at the meeting tell me that Emanuel really teed off on the Dem-versus-Dem attacks, calling them "f-king stupid." This was a direct attack on s...

Jeremy Scahill Slams Chuck Todd, Media, Congress Over Blackwater On "Real Time With Bill Maher" (VIDEO)

Posted 08.23.2009 | Politics

Jeremy Scahill sparred with NBC political director Chuck Todd on Friday, forcefully criticizing journalists and lawmakers for treading lightly on Blac...

Better Messaging is the Key to Winning Health Care

| Posted 08.24.2009 | Politics

Unhinged free-market worship, combined with an inexplicable paranoia for anything government, is what's driving the opposition. So Obama and Democrats need to re-frame this bill -- particularly the public option -- as one that embraces capitalism's best principles.

Only 4% Of Israelis Say Obama Is "Pro-Israel"

Posted 08.29.2009 | Politics

Only 4 percent of Israelis believe President Barack Obama's Mideast policies are "pro-Israel," according to a Smith Research poll this week. The numbe...