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Loudoun County, Va GOP Sends Email Depicting Obama With Bullet Through His Head

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Apparently, this was someone’s idea of a Halloween stunt: The Republican Party of Virginia is strongly condemning an e-mail sent by Loudoun County’s GOP committee that shows President Obama as a zombie with part of his skull missing and a bullet through his head. “The disgusting image used today on a mass e-mail has no […]

Did Herman Cain Just Contradict Himself On The Sexual Harrasment Story?


Just hours after repeating before the National Press Club that he was not aware of any settlement between the National Restaurant Association and the women who allegedly accused him of sexual harassment, Herman Cain sat down for an interview with Greta Van Susterin and appeared to tell a different story: Cain told van Susteren that […]

2012 General Election Debate Schedule Set


It’s nearly a year away but the debate schedule for the General Election has, at least tentatively, been set: The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday the dates and locations of the three presidential debates, as well as the vice presidential debate, set for October 2012. See the list and criteria for the debates after […]

Cain Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations But Questions Remain

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Herman Cain’s response to allegations of sexual harassment 20 years ago raise as many questions as they answer.

The Truth About All Those Plans From Presidential Candidates


For the most part, all those plans the candidates release are barely worth the paper they’re written on.

Does Herman Cain Also Have A Campaign Finance Problem?


Another potential problem for the Cain campaign.

Romney Enthusiasm Gap


Can Mitt Romney get Republicans to turn out next November?

Beer Don’t Get No Respect


Why does wine get so much more written treatment than beer?

Cain Leads Perry In Texas

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A new poll out of the Lone Star State shows Herman Cain edging out Rick Perry in his own home state: Gov. Rick Perry is statistically tied with businessman Herman Cain among Republican presidential primary voters in his home state of Texas, with the rest of the GOP candidates well behind the leaders, according to […]

Social Security Isn’t ‘Cash Negative’ – We Are


Social Security outlays are exceeding its income. Is that really a problem?

OTB Caption Contest


Time for the Halloween OTB Caption ContestTM

Report: Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Herman Cain

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A story from Herman Cain’s past is on the front page of Politico tonight.

Bachmann: Grasping at Straw


Via The Hill: "I just want to remind you, that I won the Iowa straw poll in less time than any other candidate, and the first woman to ever win the Iowa straw poll," Bachmann said on ABC’s "This Week."

What Does Will Want?


What exactly does George Will want out of the GOP?

Taxing The Rich Won’t Alleviate Income Inequality


Increasing taxes on the rich may be a fiscal policy worth talking about, but it won’t make the poor richer.

George Will Slams Mitt Romney, And The Right


George Will reminds conservatives to look in the mirror if the prospect of a President Romney dismays them.

Perry Will Debate After All

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After hints last week that he might skip future debates, Rick Perry’s campaign said yesterday that he’d be showing up for future debates after all: Three days after suggesting Rick Perry might skip some of the upcoming GOP presidential debates, his campaign confirmed he’ll attend at least five more, a sign that the campaign may […]

Cain, Romney Share Lead In Latest Iowa Poll

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The latest poll from the Des Moines Register has Herman Cain and Mitt Romney in a statistical tie among likely caucus-goers Two months before the first votes are to be cast in the Republican presidential nominating contest, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney have the strongest support among party activists who plan to participate in the […]

Eurozone’s Perpetual Crisis


European leaders continue to kick the can down the road on a crisis that could bring down the global economy.

Lula to Start Chemo for Cancer of the Larynx


Via El Tiempo:  El lunes empieza la quimioterapia de Lula por cáncer de laringe. According to the piece the news came via a press release from the Worker’s Party and was a surprise. Apparently, the tumor was discovered today. Lula was president of Brazil for two terms and will turn 66 this week.

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 16 Year-Old American Citizen


The U.S. drone war in Yemen has taken out another victim: A wave of CIA drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda figures in Yemen is stoking widespread anger there that U.S. policy is cruel and misguided, prioritizing counterterrorism over a genuine solution to the country’s raging political crisis. Politics has never been a concern to Sam al-Homiganyi […]

9-9-9 and the Institutional Structure of the US Government


If you are taking 9-9-9 seriously, then you don’t understand the way the US government works. Herman Cain, I am looking at you.

Huntsman On Romney: He’s A “Perfectly Lubricated Weather Vane”

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Jon Hunstman hasn’t been known in this campaign for taking an aggressive stance toward any of his opponents, but that’s changing with the New Hampshire primary drawing closer: Jon Huntsman unleashed new attack lines on two of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination Friday. The former Utah governor called Mitt Romney a “perfectly lubricated […]

A ‘Jersey Shore’ For Politics


The producers behind MTV’s Jersey Shore have a new idea: Imagine Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow living in the “Jersey Shore” beach house with a bunch of rowdy friends of all political persuasions. That’s the idea behind the reality show “Party Politics.” Doron Ofir Casting, the Hollywood-based agency behind the eponymous “Jersey Shore” and “Millionaire […]

Justice Department Inspector General: There Were No $16 Muffins


You may recall last month when the Justice Department’s Inspector General released a report claiming that DOJ officials had been wasting money on outside seminars, including the now famous $16 muffins and $32 box of Cracker Jacks. While outrageous at first glance, the report didn’t really seem to stand up to scrutiny, and even the […]

Letterman on Cain Ad


No embed code, so here’s the link:  http://youtu.be/umpF1wvU2A4 The part worth watching is the follow-up ad from Cain’s “economic advisor.”

Mitt Romney Flip-Flops On Climate Change


Here’s Mitt Romney on climate change in June: It seemed like a straightforward question on a second-tier issue: Would Mitt Romney disavow the science behind global warming? The putative Republican presidential front-runner, eager to prove his conservative bona fides, could easily have said what he knew many in his party’s base wanted to hear. Instead, […]

OWS’ Seedy Underbelly


A righteous movement risks derailment by a handful of thugs and reprobates.

Late Night OTB – It’s Time to Switch to Whiskey

“It’s Time to Switch to Whiskey” by Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans

More Evidence the GOP Selectorate is in an Odd Mood


Via the WSJ‘s Washington Wire:  Weird Smoking Ad Boosts Cain’s Cash Haul Mr. Cain’s camp, as of the latest tally Friday morning, says the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO has pulled in nearly $5 million in donations – earlier reported as $3 million — since the start of October, with the cash surging even faster since […]

Huntsman Girls Spoof Cain Smoking Ad


Jon Huntsman’s daughters shoot a humorous commercial for their dad, spoofing the bizarre Herman Cain smoking ad:

Are Pundits Underestimating Herman Cain?

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Would Republicans really be crazy enough to nominate Herman Cain?

House Plans Only 109 Workdays In 2012


The House Of Representatives will be in session for less than 1/3 of the year next year: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the 2012 House calendar today, and lawmakers will be spending even less time in Washington next year than they did this year. There are just six scheduled working days in January. Three […]

Summarizing the GOP Field


In trying to explain why Cain is polling as well as he is, Andrew Sullivan describes the GOP field thusly: the rest of the field is hobbled by one glaring problem respectively, while Cain isn’t. Perry is simply too dumb and lazy to be president. Romney too transparently opportunist for a purist party. Paul is […]

Herman Cain Celebrates His Foreign Policy Ignorance


Apparently, Herman Cain considers it a good thing that he doesn’t know much about foreign policy: Former businessman turned presidential frontrunner Herman Cain continued his attempts to calm voters concerns over his lack of foreign policy experience during a campaign stop here Wednesday night. “Relative to foreign policy, I don’t need to know the details […]

Brits End Gender Discrimination in Royal Succession


Commonwealth leaders agreed to drop rules that give sons precedence as heir to the throne and bar anyone in line for the crown from marrying a Roman Catholic.

Qaddafi’s Killers Will Face Trial, New Government Says


The leaders of Libya’s National Transition Council say that the people responsible for Muammar Qaddafi’s death will be prosecuted: Libya’s ruling National Transition Council pledged on Thursday to bring the killers of deposed leader Muammar Qaddafi to trial, Al Arabiya TV said. “With regards to Qaddafi, we do not wait for anybody to tell us […]

Occupy Wall Street: Something For Everyone


What do this people want? Can’t you read the signs?

OTB Caption Contest Winners


The Leaf Us Alone Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Presidential Debates: Neither Debates Nor Presidential


Do we place too much importance on performance in presidential debates?

Obama Approval Up! Or Not!


Don’t confuse modest bumps in a polling trend with actual changes in the thing being polled.

USAJobs Website Fiasco


The Feds fired Monster and now USAJobs is a disaster

North Koreans Working In Libya Won’t Be Allowed Home


Apparently, the Kim regime is concerned that North Koreans living in Libya have been exposed to a little too much revolution: North Korea has banned its own citizens working in Libya from returning home, apparently out of fear that they will reveal the extent – and final outcomes – of the revolutions that have shaken […]

Occupy Wall Street On The Verge Of Fizzling Out?


As the season changes, the Occupy Wall Street movement seems destined to peter out.

Line of the Day (Farm Labor Edition)


“Turns out American who have chosen a life of crime don’t have quite the same work ethic as Guatemalans who walked through 500 miles of desert to feed their children”-Stephen Colbert on the failure of programs to use convicts to pick produce in Georgia and Alabama in the wake of harsh immigration laws. Who knew? […]

Chaos On The Cain Train?

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The New York Times interviews several former staffers for Herman Cain’s campaign, and they tell a story of a campaign that seems more like a massive exercise in ego-stroking than anything serious: If Herman Cain feels his management skills are up to any challenge, some of his former staff members think he should have started […]

TSA Hits the Road


The TSA is deploying VIPR units to weigh stations and bus stations in TN.

Modest GDP Growth In Third Quarter


Compared to what we saw during the first half of the year, it looks like the economy showed some signs of life in the just-concluded 3rd Quarter: Economic growth in the United States picked up modestly in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday, and economists generally expect that it will continue at nearly […]

Terry Jones Running for President


Pastor Terry Jones, best known as the “Burn a Koran Day” instigator, is throwing his proverbial hat into the ring.

Rick Perry To Skip Future Debates?


Rick Perry’s aides may have hit on the best way to deal with the fact that their candidate doesn’t do well in debates, he may just not show up for anymore debates: Rick Perry saw his poll numbers swoon after a series of shaky debate performances in September. Now his campaign says the Texas governor […]

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