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8 Signs James Woods' Career Was in Trouble Way Before He Hated on Obama

(228) Comments | Posted October 13, 2013 | 10:10 PM

Well played, James Woods. You have cast yourself as a martyr -- and the president and liberals as villains responsible for your stalled career.

James Woods has tweeted that he takes the high road, favoring "polite differing viewpoints" whereas his "Lib detractors" have been "so ugly in their...

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Phew! Head Start Is Shut Down but Gym for Congress Members Is Open for Business!

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 4:54 PM

This piece first appeared on Feministing.com:

Let freedom ring! Only in America, ladies and gentleman. USA! USA! Great news, guys! You may have heard that the government shutdown GOP decision to shut down the government because it really doesn't want people who aren't wealthy to have...

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Mitt's Gotta Fast Car: The Music Video

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 2:19 PM

A reminder about why you want to vote for Barack Obama and not Mitt Romney.

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Bette Midler Defies Hurricane, Fights Climate Change

(5) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 7:55 PM

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Bette Midler knows that even when it comes to Hurricane Sandy, the show must go on. And so must her annual masquerade Hulaween -- a major fundraiser for the New York Restoration Project. The nonprofit reclaims and restores New York City parks, community gardens,...
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Inside the Minds of GOP Strategists (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Do Mitt Romney's birther "joke," Rick Santorum's hands fetish (and I had him pegged as an ass man) and Paul Ryan's compulsive lying make you wonder what exactly the strategists behind the RNC are thinking? Well, we took a stab at figuring that out....

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Confessions From a Survivor of 'Communist-Rooted' Camp Kinderland

(101) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 3:45 PM

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Photo by Matt Weinstein

Recently, as the prestigious Daily Caller reports, Americans for a Limited Government (ALG) (in a report, which mentions yours truly) exposed two dangerous facts about Obama's Labor nominee, Erica Groshen: "In addition to having sent her kids...

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Newt Gingrich Quits Race: Please Don't Go!

(6) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 4:24 PM

Newt, we'll miss you! Please don't go!

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Leaked Rush Limbaugh Video: Why He Apologized to Sandra Fluke

(29) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 11:17 AM

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Ten Deep Thoughts on the All-Male Panel on My Vagina

(431) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 4:03 PM

House Oversight Committee Chairman, master car thief and general criminal, Darrell Issa held a hearing today on the Obama administration's new regulation requiring employers and insurers to provide contraception coverage to their employees. Claiming that it was "not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the administration's...

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Rick Perry's Greatest Hits: Video!

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 12:46 PM

Rick, We hardly knew you! But we'll always have your wise words.

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Mitt Romney Debates Martin Luther King

(76) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 2:33 PM

The GOP loves to claim Dr. Martin Luther King as one of their own. But they couldn't be more antithetical to King's values and positions, as this debate between Romney and King shows.

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Top 10 Greatest Moments of the Iowa GOP Debate

(21) Comments | Posted December 11, 2011 | 4:08 PM

1. Michele Bachmann reveals her mother was a very resourceful lesbian who found a girlfriend right after her divorce: "My folks got divorced and my mom found herself a single mom with four kids."

2. Rick Perry concentrates and squints as he tries to understand what Mitt...

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Bring Jesus and the GOP to Thanksgiving! A Music Video Viewing Guide for the Whole Family

(9) Comments | Posted November 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nothing says fun and festive like the Heritage Foundation, which sponsored Tuesday night's CNN GOP Obama-bash fest. But despite all the good feeling flowing about bombing Iranians and expelling Mexicans, the event lacked the warm fuzzy feeling that oozed out of last Saturday's Family Leader Thanksgiving debate. Since...

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The Rebirth of Birtherism! Perry & Trump's Unracist Thinking

(31) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 4:30 PM

It's not easy to speak truth to power or long-form birth certificates. But Rick Perry is up for the challenge. Last week, when he was asked if he believed the president's birth certificate was real, Perry responded, ""Well, I don't have a definitive answer... I don't know." Perry...

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Top 10 Best Moments From the GOP Debate

(21) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 4:15 PM

1. Newt Gingrich proclaims: "I'm a hawk. But I'm a cheap hawk." Just like I like my men: aggressive and ungenerous. I'm actually surprised he hasn't had MORE wives.

2. Michele Bachmann vows "I will build a double-walled fence." It is unclear whether...

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Rick Perry Executed an Innocent Man/ Save Troy Davis!

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 9:46 AM

Rick Perry's record number of executions drew applause at last week's GOP debate. Among the 234 -- whoops, make that 235 as of today, it's hard to keep up -- killed under Perry was Cameron Todd Willingham, who received the death penalty for killing his three daughters by arson....

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This Week in Bigotry: Homoeroticism, Boehners & Boycotts!

(3) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 7:16 PM

In quoting Einstein, Mitch McConnell alienates teaparty base, skeptical of science and "the whole Jew thing." McConnell was able to read into the future and predict the insanity of the president's speech, saying, "What is surprising is the president's apparent determination to apply the same government-driven policies that...

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Top 10 Ways the Congressional Black Caucus Should be More Like Allen West

(45) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 8:05 PM

I doubt that any members of the Congressional Black Caucus got any sleep last night. I'm sure they were tossing and turning, sick with worry and regret, trembling in fear over Allen West's threat to leave the caucus. What could possible make West want to break ranks with colleagues he...

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Joe Walsh's Ex-Wife: Quit Lying

(28) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 12:41 PM

Congressman Joe Walsh told Obama to "quit lying." Here, Walsh's ex-wife tells Joe to "quit lying" about the child support he owes her. Walsh accused Obama of spending money like a drunken sailor, but Walsh is the one who spent money on vacations and his campaign while getting his condo foreclosed on, not paying his child support, or his campaign manager. Walsh also says he believes in "traditional marriage" and that studies show children are healthier when raised in home where a mother and father are present. Do as he says, not as he does.

Congressman Joe Walsh told Obama to "quit lying." Here, Walsh's ex-wife tells Joe to "quit lying" about the child support he owes her. Walsh accused Obama of spending money like a drunken sailor, but Walsh is the one who spent money on vacations and his campaign while getting his condo foreclosed on, not paying his child support, or his campaign manager. Walsh also says he believes in "traditional marriage" and that studies show children are healthier when raised in home where a mother and father are present. Do as he says, not as he...

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Leaked GOP Screening Series: 10 Movies Helping Republicans Stay Bold, Agressive and Insane

(2) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 4:22 PM

An earlier version of this post originally published on Alternet

Last week, Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy attempted to unify his party behind Speaker Boehner's "cut, snip and slash" bill by showing them an inspiring scene from the film The Town which contains the following...

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