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Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Karl Rove never designed anything other than a way to help elect George Bush and Dick Cheney. He should be ashamed to show his face in public but, of course, that's why Fox loves him.

Sotomayor and the Politics of Affirmative Action

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Nothing gets the right wing's panties in a bunch more than a hyper-qualified person of color. And if that person happens to have a vagina...? Fuggedaboutit.

Live from Radio City - Carville vs. Rove - Thrilla in Manila in Midtown

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

The fists were flying tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York City as James "the Ragin' Cajun" Carville and Karl "I serve as Bush's brain" Rove battled each other in front of a crowd of thousands.

"The Hannitus"

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

They're known for their closed minds and their unparalleled ability to continuously perpetuate deception by spinning, backpedaling and talking over all other animals in their proximity.

Prosecutors To Question Rove In Criminal Probe Of U.S. Attorney Firings

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former top Bush White House aide Karl Rove is scheduled to be interviewed Friday as part of a criminal investigation into the firin...

Karl Rove: Powell's "Vision For The Republican Party's Future Is For Rush Limbaugh To Shut Up" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove has joined the conservative chorus assailing Colin Powell. Last week, Rush Limbaugh called for Powell to leave the Republican party after t...

Evil Bully Sits Down With Smug Sycophant

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Dick Cheney sitting down with Sean Hannity is like watching a ten-year-old interview his father for a school project. Actually, that's probably an insult to both ten-year-olds and fathers.

Rove Calls Biden A "Liar" And A "Blowhard"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove, top aide to former President Bush, called Vice President Biden a "liar" and a "blowhard" on Thursday -- the sharpest words in an ongoing f...

Rove On Testimony: Democrats "Would Love To Have Me Barbecued"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Fox News, former White House adviser Karl Rove said he expected to be devoured by Democrats when he testifies before the House Ju...

Rove: Cheney Libby Report "Overblown" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the "Today" show Tuesday, Karl Rove defended Republican opposition to the stimulus and said a report in the New York Daily News that Dick Cheney wa...

Disgraced Rove Aide Named Top Lobbyist For Focus On The Family

Colorado Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Being a serial plagiarist may no longer be the professional equivalent of a hair shirt. Look at Vice President Joe Biden. Good thing for ex-Bush admin...

Poetry & Politicians: For Better or Verse

Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

For Jeb Bush: "They fuck you up, your mum and dad./They may not mean to, but they do./They fill you with the faults they had/And add some extra, just for you."

A New Year and a New Environment

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Little measures -- recycling, driving a most fuel-efficient car, walking, biking or using public transit, and installing low-flow shower heads -- can make a huge difference.

Sam Stein

GOP Turns To Howard Dean For Salvation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, in politics and elsewhere. And after two straight cycles of congressional pickups, outgoing DNC chair How...

Sam Stein

Rove Defends Bush: He's Not Worst President Of Past 50 Years | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush is the worst United States president of the last fifty years. In the liberal bastion of New York City's Upper West Side, this renderin...

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...

G.O.P. R.I.P.?

E. A. Hanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
E. A. Hanks

They way I see it, the GOP has two paths it can take. One leads to a sustainable future, the other will land them somewhere between Neve Cambell's career and stacks of left over Cool Runnings VHS tapes.

Moving v. Courting the Median Voter

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

Anthony Downs taught us that the candidate closest to the median voter, with respect to their positions, always wins (An Economic Theory of Democracy,...

BBC report: will the GOP steal another election?

Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Palast

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and I have been following the Rove-arian tactics of vote theft for years, frankly we're tired of covering it after the election. This year we're telling you how they're doing it beforehand.

Creating Candidate Palin: How McCain Spun This One A Turn Too Far

Les Gara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Gara

Palin's nomination has created unusual common ground for Alaskans. Whether we support her or not, we've been furrowing our eyebrows a lot lately as we watch the McCain campaign re-write Alaska history.

Listen Up, Young'uns

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Medlock

If McCain doesn't stop being a poster boy for senile dementia, I may start dissing seniors myself. And I am one. Sheesh!

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

Round 2 Of McCain Troopergate Stall: Part Karl Rove, Part Laurel & Hardy

Les Gara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Gara

Since Monday the McCain camp has stepped up its personal attacks against Alaskans. They've continued their D.C.-style tactics against neighbors in this small state.

MediaBizBuzz on Democrats, Republicans, Gustav and Ike

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Weinstein

Click for News, Photos and all the links to major press coverage of the Republican Convention and for the Democratic reaction. This past week could ha...

Friday Talking Points [41] -- The Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have a confession to make. I actually watch the network news. Maybe I should enter into a twelve-step program or something. But I don't watch the ...