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Email from OFA New Mexico director enflames White House-Left feud

By | 08.18.11 | 12:25 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

Amanda Terkel of Huffington Post reports that Ray Sandoval, the New Mexico director for Organizing for America, sent out an e-mail on August 1 to supporters imploring them to read a blog post criticizing New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and the “Firebagger Lefty blogosphere.”

Majority of Republicans want a third party for the first time

By | 05.10.11 | 11:16 am

For the first time since Gallup began polling the public on the issue, a majority of Republicans back the establishment of a third political party. Although support for a third party among all Americans is actually down from last year, the rise of the tea party may be responsible More…

A Plurality of Americans Self-Identify as Conservative. What’s New?

By | 06.25.10 | 12:11 pm

According to new numbers from Gallup, more than four in ten Americans describe themselves as conservative, significantly more than the 35 percent who describe themselves as moderate, and more than double the 20 percent who describe themselves as liberal.  If this holds for the rest of the year, the More…

GOP Candidate: ‘I Am Not Just Some Articulate, Clean, Well Spoken Negro’

By | 01.11.10 | 9:18 am

I’ve spotlighted retired Lt. Col. Allen West as one of the GOP’s most credible African-American candidates for Congress this year–he lost a 2008 bid in his Florida district by 10 points, but is getting full support from the National Republican Congressional Committee this time. West’s response to the More…

No Love for Bernanke

By | 12.03.09 | 10:31 am

Last night, Dave showed that the looming hold on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is no partisan matter, with Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson (R-S.C.) and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) also supporting the procedural move by the liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). But More…

Republican ‘Birthers’ Outnumber Democratic ‘Truthers’

By | 09.23.09 | 2:24 pm

Public Policy Polling’s ongoing survey of American attitudes about presidential conspiracy theories continues with a fascinating look at the “birther” and “truther” sympathies of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. One takeaway: While some conservatives have brushed aside criticism of the “birthers” in their based by criticizing 9/11 conspiracy theorists on More…

Senate Public Option Scoreboard

By | 09.16.09 | 6:00 am

As the health care debate twists and turns through the Senate, the prospects for a public option remain murky. This scoreboard, updated daily, can serve as your one-stop shop for senators’ stances on a public plan — in their own words. See our methodology here. Last updated: Nov. 10, More…

Will Sotomayor Disappoint Liberals?

By | 05.27.09 | 5:29 pm

Having just listened to a conference call of legal experts set up by the White House to provide reporters the Obama administration’s spin on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, I have to wonder if liberals, when they’re done defending Judge Sotomayor from the right’s attacks, may end up being disappointed More…