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Leaked tape reveals Koch brothers’ conservative donors

By | 09.07.11 | 9:09 am

A list of billionaire industrialists and conservative magnates that help fund Charles and David Koch’s far-reaching empire was released by Mother Jones magazine Tuesday. The list was culled from an audio recording of Charles Koch announcing high-dollar donors at a retreat in Vail, Colo., in late June.

Right-Wing Activists Lose Seats on Texas Board of Education

By | 03.03.10 | 12:35 pm

For months, liberals have watched the Texas State Board of Education debate standards for new textbooks, with Gov. Rick Perry-appointed member Don McLeroy leading the charge for standards more in line with conservative ideology. Some examples from a mid-February profile of the board:

CPAC Will Honor Ed Morrissey, Ron Kessler With Journalism Awards; Breitbart and ACORN Sting to Receive Unofficial Tributes

By | 02.17.10 | 9:34 am

There was some buzz last year about Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe receiving some sort of honor at CPAC as a show of gratitude for the ACORN video sting. At the moment, they’re definitely getting honors, but almost certainly not from the American Conservative Union and the conference More…

The CPAC Presidential Straw Poll

By | 02.16.10 | 6:34 pm

Matt Lewis has the latest edition of the presidential straw poll to be distributed later this week to paying attendees of the annual CPAC conference. In presidential years, candidates often buy tickets for supporters in order to help them win these polls. Not coincidentally, the 2007, 2008, More…

Poll: Many Republicans Believe Obama is Racist Socialist Who Was Elected by ACORN

By | 02.02.10 | 12:23 pm

Markos Moulitsas and Research 2000 have attempted to take it, and the results are up now. Among them:

- Only 24 percent of Republicans say that ACORN definitely did not “steal the 2008 election.” Twenty-one percent say the community group did; 55 percent are unsure.

- Thirty-one percent of More…

Bachmann: The Conservative Brand Is Still Strong (Video)

By | 10.06.09 | 4:02 pm

At today’s Heritage Foundation briefing, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told the audience of conservative bloggers that “‘Republican’ still isn’t a positive brand name for people but ‘conservative’ is.” She said that a new conservative movement “under that banner coalition of respecting the constitution [...] is a winning formula going More…

George Will: Get Out of Afghanistan

By | 08.31.09 | 5:52 pm

So reports Mike Allen. I’m not really sure how many minds this will actually change. Will’s never been much of a hawk, though he does represent something of a curmudgeonly conservative establishmentarianism. Dave can correct me if I’m off-base here.

Conservative Talkers Banned in Boston! Or Not.

By | 08.26.09 | 2:46 pm

Brian Maloney writes at the Radio Equalizer that conservative Boston talk show hosts have been “yanked” and “banned” today. He writes of WTKK-FM host Michael Graham that his timeslot “was given to local liberal advice talker Mel Robbins, who used the time to deliver syrupy tributes to Kennedy.”



Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth Joins the Birthers

By | 07.17.09 | 4:29 pm

J.D. Hayworth, a former Arizona Republican congressman who went down to a narrow defeat in 2006, now hosts a radio show on KFYI 550. Today he interviewed Orly Taitz, the luckless attorney for Maj. Stefan Cook, and gave her plenty of airtime to misinform about her latest court defeat. More…

Gibbs Welcomes House Iran Resolution

By | 06.19.09 | 3:04 pm

Given that the Obama administration worked last night with House Democrats to soften the language of Rep. Mike Pence’s (R-Ind.) Iran resolution — which passed by a 405-1 margin today — it should come as no surprise that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs just now told reporters, “we More…