Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 22:22
Allen West was on his best behavior – for Allen West – at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) meeting in Washington. He gave "an unusually tame speech" for a man "known for flinging red meat by the bucket," said the Washington Post. His biggest applause line came from a member of the CPAC audience who shouted, "Allen West for President."
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 17:11
Appearances in opposing capitals by leading Israeli and Palestinian figures provided more evidence why peace between the two neighbors remains so elusive.
Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas, held hands aloft with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a massive Tehran gathering and declared, "We will never recognize the Zionist regime."
And Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's foreign minister, was in Washington repeating Israeli policy against negotiating peace with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas, which is on the State Department terrorist list.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:47
What do Obama's policy on Israeli settlements and contraception coverage have in common? They show that over a span of three years the administration still hasn't learned one fundamental lesson: look before you leap.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 12:16
The rap against Mitt Romney is he is out of touch with the common person, not a down to earth guy. Not so Newt Gingrich. The former Speaker of the House is out of this world. Literally.
In a Florida primary appearance near Cape Canaveral last month Gingrich announced that "by the end of my second term" in 2020 he will not only have established a permanent American colony on the moon but it will also serve as a launch pad for going to Mars. Its top tourist attraction could be the Sheldon Adelson Lunar Casino.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 11:31
Newt Gingrich's most generous backer may be losing faith in the former Speaker's survivability in the race for the GOP presidential nomination and preparing to bet on another horse.
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is thinking of switching to Mitt Romney, according to the New York Times, which reports he has sent word to the former Massachusetts governor that "he will provide even more generous support" if Romney gets the GOP nomination.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 17:46
UPDATE -- Karen Handel, vice president for public policy at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, has resigned in the wake of the Planned Parenthood controversy, The Associated Press reports. Handel had supported cutting off funding to the organization.
Pedicide is the act of shooting one's self in the foot, and the shot is fired from the mouth at the other end of the same body.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 12:53
An Egyptian military delegation is in Washington this week with a wish list of weapons to buy with their $1.3 billion in annual U.S. aid while back in Cairo the generals running the government are blocking seven Americans from returning home, threatening them with criminal prosecution and harassing congressionally funded pro-democracy non-governmental organizations.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 16:07
Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas have much in common. Both are pure of heart, noble of purpose and free of blame. Each man wants nothing more than peace between Israelis and Palestinians and would have it were it not for the other one's intransigence.
"The Palestinians have no interest in entering peace talks. I'm ready to travel now to Ramallah to start peace talks with Abu Mazen (Abbas) without preconditions," Netanyahu has said.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 15:22
When Newt Gingrich was fined $300,000 by the House of Representatives in 1997 for unethical behavior and lying to investigators, the Speaker, now a multi-millionaire, said he didn't have the money. Sen. Bob Dole came to his rescue in what was called the first time in history that a politician saved an air bag.
Dole helped establish a $150,000 line of credit for Gingrich. Ultimately, Dole said, the Speaker got the money from other sources.