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Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

"Teabagger" Oxford Dictionary Word-of-the-Year Finalist

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

"Having deliberated carefully over the word-usage evidence, Oxford's lexicographers are confident in their judgment that 'teabagger' the political term stands distinctly apart from 'teabagger' the vulgar term."

Random 2010 Thoughts

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Other interesting news from Republicanland is a new poll showing that, given three choices, voters state who they'd likely vote for in the 2010 election in the following order: (1) Democrats, (2) Tea Partiers, (3) Republicans.

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

"Teabagger" Added To Oxford Dictionary, Finalist For "Word Of The Year"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Teabagger" is a finalist for the New Oxford American Dictionary's "word of the year." Oxford gave a statement to Mediaite to clarify that they mean...

Fox Activism: Will it Face a Counterbalance?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In 2008 the Left was active and engaged. We spent our time, our money, and our hearts to get Obama elected. In 2009 though, we have left him twisting in the wind.

Teabaggers Finally Google 'Teabag'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

One week after their first national convention, the self-styled Teabaggers are facing an identity crisis after one of their members finally Googled the slang term "teabag."

Videos Explode Teabaggers' Health Care Myths

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

You may have heard that "Obamacare" will euthanize Grandma and force you to lose your medicare coverage. You may have heard that veterans will lose co...

The Real Tax Outrage

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

If you were a California teabagger dressed up like Paul Revere you probably would have felt ridiculous once you learned that 11 billion in revenues left the state to places like the Cayman Islands.