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Stop Calling It a Spill!

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

A spill is an accident. This is a not an accident. It's not a spill, it's a crime scene.

The Rand Paul Opportunity: Hang the Tea Party Albatross Around the GOP's Neck in 2010--Nationwide

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Grown-ups in the Republican party (it's relative thing) understand the danger of the Rand Paul candidacy going national. That's why they opposed him in the first place.

New Buzz: Health Care Security on Meet the Press. Will it work and will the messenger be successful?

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Good job Kathleen Sebelius! The Secretary stayed on message as MTP host David Gregory hammered away at her. At last our team's word magicians seem to ...

Words Designed to Kill Reform - This Time It's Wall Street

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

We may be in the middle of a huge snowstorm here in D.C. but there is another storm brewing on Capitol Hill. Master manipulator Frank Luntz is at it again, with a memo for those who want to derail financial reform.

Sam Stein

Dems Worry That Regulatory Reform Messaging War May Already Be Lost | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Senate turns its attention to restructuring regulations for Wall Street, Democrats who demand strong and comprehensive reform are concerned tha...

Beware Frank Luntz's Lies and Rein in the Big Banks!

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

Frank Luntz, pollster to the right wing and Wall Street agenda, has written a 17-page memo on how to talk about financial reform in order to destroy it.

Frank Luntz's Careless Use of Clip Art

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

In Luntz's directive to Republicans telling them they should put a personal face on small businesses and feature "grand opening" photos, he used a picture of a Democratic member of Congress, Mark Schauer.

Frank Luntz: "Culture War" Over Guns Is a Myth

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

A poll by Republican messaging guru Frank Luntz found that even NRA members see stronger gun laws to protect public safety as entirely consistent with the Second Amendment.

The Spinners' Composer

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Back before a couple of conglomerates took over nearly all the stations with their vanilla play lists and avatar disc jockeys, radio used to have pers...

Arthur Delaney

The Myth Of The 'Permanent Bailout Fund' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative message-maker Frank Luntz's latest memo, which lays out a rhetorical strategy for Republicans to defeat financial regulatory reform legi...

Friday Talking Points [109] -- Obama Enters Lions' Den, Bells Cat

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama followed up Wednesday night's speech with a town hall meeting in Florida, and then a truly stunning performance today, managing to "bell the cat" in the Republican lion's den.

Green News Report -- January 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Your weather says cold, but your climate (and NASA) says HOT; Oil, oil, toil and more trouble; Plastic bag taxes -- do they ...

Going Luntz, Going Twice: Messaging That Can Save the Clean Energy Bill

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

The public accepts climate change and wants to address it. That battle is won. All the bloggers and cable TV talkers arguing over the latest scientific pseudo-scandal? They're only talking to each other.

Frank Luntz Advice To Environmentalists: Don't Talk About Climate Change

Mother Jones | — Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Republican pollster Frank Luntz--the brains behind Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America" and the man who coined politically potent phrases like the ...

Frank Luntz: Americans Are "Mad As Hell" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican pollster and communications guru Frank Luntz joined the roundtable on ABC's This Week today to discuss the significance of the House passin...

NRA Bosses -- But Not Members -- Defend Policies That Help Arm Suspected Terrorists

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If the National Rifle Association's leaders want to help suspected terrorists get easy access to guns, bucking the wishes of their own membership, they should come out and say so.

HealthCare Focus: Quality versus Cost

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Service, expertise, and time. Those are the real challenges of the Healthcare debate.

Tom Wiens Announces Bid For U.S. Senate Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Throw one more name in the mix of challengers for Michael Bennet's Senate seat. Former State Senator Tom Wiens R-Castle Rock, a Douglas County ranche...

NRA Members For Reasonable Gun Restrictions

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

it is time for Congress to start listening to the American people -- including NRA members and gun owners -- instead of responding to the dictates of NRA bosses.

By the People, Poliwood: Bittersweet look at 2008 election

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A year later, it's a bittersweet experience watching Amy Rice and Alicia Sams' documentary, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, which premieres on Tuesday on HBO.

Obama vs. Luntz

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

From our Pollster-centric perch, this is a memorable comment. In answering the last question of the Q & A session with the House Republicans today in ...

The REAL Origin of 'Death Panels' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Ever wonder how politicians come up with phrases like "death tax," "enhanced interrogation techniques," and "energy recovery"? It's usually a pollster...

Luntz's "Gambit": Fearmongering That Obama Is "Declaring War On Medicare"

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Fox News' Hannity, GOP consultant Frank Luntz forwarded the false conservative talking point that President Obama plans to cut Medicare benefits, c...

Fear and Waiting: What the Wise County Clinic Means This Year

Marcella Mroczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcella Mroczkowski

A free medical clinic in the poor southwestern part of Virginia treated over 1,500 patients, some driving up to five hours and sleeping in their cars to secure a place in line.

The Right's Delay And Kill Strategy

The Progress Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Progress Report

Throughout his campaign for the White House, after his election victory, and as soon as he assumed office, Obama was clear that reforming health care would be at the top of his agenda.