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GOP Fundraising 'Survey' Outrages Some Recipients

The Columbian | Kathie Durbin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raymond and Louise Denny of La Center were surprised last week to receive a mailing from Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee...

Comic Diva Sheryl Underwood Talks Politics - She's Much More Than a Few Laughs!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Sheryl Underwood: As a Republican woman I never let anyone push me some place where I don't want to go. I love everyone as long as you are not messing with my money.

Hey Wait, Socialism Is Here Already?

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Laermer

S-word users conveniently ignore (and are hoping we are to dumb to notice) that in America, many things are provided by the government, yet for some reason are not decried as "socialist" initiatives.

The Silly Season In Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Silly season" refers to late summer, when governments go on massive taxpayer-funded vacations all over the world. This year's season could produce a bumper crop of silly.

Sahil Kapur

RNC Refuses To Accept Calls About New DNC Ad | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 ...

Former Republican National Committee Internet Director Hosts "Beer Summit"

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Cyrus Krohn was once the top dog at the RNC where all e-media and techno-whatsit matters were concerned. That all changed in March of 2009, after Mic...

Gates's Arbitrary Arrest: It Happens in New York Too

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Irrespective of how educated or rich one might be, to be a black man in America is still a condition in which one feels he has no rights that any police officer is bound to respect.

The Unteachable Lesson: Can We Learn From Gates and Crowley?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Whether he likes it or not, Gates stands as America's new 21st Century Poster Child for "racial profiling."

Talk Radio Rules Blue Dog States

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

22 percent of Americans get their news from talk radio, and conservative talkers, like Hannity and Limbaugh, have been lying to their listeners about what's in the health care bill.

Steele: Dems Should Pass Health Care Bill Without Republicans

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Steele has spent a lot of time in his short tenure as RNC Chairman railing against President Obama for what he perceives as the president's la...

Sam Stein

Shadegg Won't Endorse Steele's Health Care Rhetoric | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not every Republican, it seems, is entirely comfortable with the aggressive tenor of Michael Steele's attacks on President Obama's health care proposa...

Steele Attacks Obama On health care

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Republican party is accusing President Barack Obama of conducting "risky experimentation" with his health care prop...

RNC's New Website Helps Promote Anti-Semitic, Anti-Latino, Pornographic Literature

AMERICAblog News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's not very often the boys at AMERICAblog get to type the word "clitoris" in a political blog post, but thanks to Michael Steele and the headquarter...

Audra Shay and The New Ice Age of the Young Republicans

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The GOP appears to be unable to put the genie of religion-based social intolerance, and racism, back in the bottle by calling it out, and distancing themselves from it in unambiguous terms once and for all.

TwitNotes from #PDF09

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Over 1,000 people descended upon the annual Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Here are some of my notes -- taken on Twitter, of course -- from the two day conference.

RNC Claims "Lights Out" If Climate Bill Passes

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It'll be "lights out" for consumers if the climate change bill before Congress is allowed to become law, the Republican National Committee (RNC) warne...

Dems Out-Fundraise GOP By Millions In May

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee pulled in roughly $8.35 million last month, outpacing the $5.7 million raised by its Republican counterpart....

GOP Trying To Counter ABC Programming

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Having failed to convince ABC News to include the GOP in a planned special on the White House health care plan, Republicans are trying to do some prog...

ABC Responds To "False" RNC Attack On Planned Health Care Special

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An executive from ABC News has responded to a letter from RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay that criticized a planned ABC series about health care, set to ...

When Did Newt and the Gang Become Experts on Race? Playing the Race Card Against Sotomayor

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

According to the new definition of racism -- let's call it neo-racism -- anyone who believes we have not achieved racial equality can be considered a racist.

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...

Steele To GOP: Be "Careful" With Sotomayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The head of the Republican Party wants his forces to watch their steps when it comes to Supreme Court hopeful Sonia Sotomayor....

Picking on Pelosi

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

For all of the suspicion and projection upon her, Speaker Pelosi is really like a mom making her kids behave politely at a fancy restaurant.

GOP Rep Jason Chaffetz Slams 'Reprehensible' RNC Video Comparing Pelosi To Pussy Galore

Politico | ANDIE COLLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least one Republican doesn't think it's OK to compare Nancy Pelosi to Pussy Galore. After viewing an RNC video that juxtaposed the speaker with th...

Hispanic Republicans: RNC Hiring Leaves Us "Extremely Disheartened"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hispanic Republican leaders say they've lost patience with promises from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to hire high-profile Hi...