Tea Party Poll Observers Accused Of Intimidation At Early Voting Sites

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Republican poll observers who say they’re trying to root out voter fraud have aggressively approached voters as well as elections officials inside early voting sites, and have questioned established voting law, drawing at least two dozen complaints from voters, Wake County elections officials said. Election officials and campaign watchdog groups said… Continue reading Tea Party Poll Observers Accused Of Intimidation At Early Voting Sites

NPR Receives Bomb Threat Shortly After the Firing of Juan Williams

NPR received a bomb threat Monday, five days after its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams sparked a hugely negative reaction. Sources at the news organization said the threat was received via U.S. mail and was immediately turned over to local police and the FBI. The organization did not publicly disclose the threat or… Continue reading NPR Receives Bomb Threat Shortly After the Firing of Juan Williams

Fox News Gives Juan Williams $2 Million Contract

NPR is facing sharp criticism (mostly from Fox News) for terminating the contract of News analyst Juan Williams. The network fired him Wednesday for violating its ethics policy over comments he made on Fox News about Muslims. But those comments — and NPR’s response — have prompted questions about where the boundaries are drawn for… Continue reading Fox News Gives Juan Williams $2 Million Contract

NPR Fires Juan Williams: Misplaced Indignation Follows

When I learned this morning that NPR had fired analyst Juan Williams for comments made on Bill O’Reilly’s show, the only thing that surprised me about it was the outpouring of indignation on NPR’s Facebook page. Here you have a news analyst who is employed by an organization that is, perhaps, the last real, living,… Continue reading NPR Fires Juan Williams: Misplaced Indignation Follows

Christine O’Donnell: “Where In The Constitution Is The Separation of Church and State?”

Following on the heels of half a dozen other gaffes, Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell, a “tea party” movement favorite, found herself out on a new limb Tuesday when she seemed unsure whether the Constitution guaranteed that church and state be kept separate. O’Donnell, who wrested the GOP nomination from Delaware’s Republican establishment, met her… Continue reading Christine O’Donnell: “Where In The Constitution Is The Separation of Church and State?”

Republicans To Minorities: Keep Your Families Safe – Don’t Vote

You can always rely on Republicans to try to suppress minority votes on election day. It never goes well for Republicans when African-Americans and Latinos turn out to vote. Chronic shortages of voting machines in minority districts is only one of the well-documented tactics. Misdirection is another (calling or writing minority voters and telling them… Continue reading Republicans To Minorities: Keep Your Families Safe – Don’t Vote

Supreme Court Asked, Can John Ashcroft be Sued for 9/11 Policy?

Abdullah al-Kidd had an all-American background: Kansas native, then a football star in college. That’s when he converted to Islam. John Ashcroft was the attorney general who approved a policy that led to the arrests of al-Kidd and dozens of others without evidence of crimes in the George W. Bush administration’s war on America, which… Continue reading Supreme Court Asked, Can John Ashcroft be Sued for 9/11 Policy?

Alaskan Reporter Detained by Joe Miller Security

A reporter for the Alaska Dispatch was detained and handcuffed at a Joe Miller event on Sunday night. His crime was attempting to ask the candidate a question that Joe Miller didn’t to answer. Security apparently perceived this as a threat. The reporter, Tony Hopfinger, said he was trying to ask Miller whether the candidate… Continue reading Alaskan Reporter Detained by Joe Miller Security

Tea Party Hero Carl Paladino Rages Against ‘Disgusting’ Gay Pride Parades

This is pretty much what you can expect from the U.S. Government if Tea Party activists achieve notable gains in the coming election. Gays will hardly be the only targets. Next in line are Pagans, Muslims, Jews and even African-Americans. This is how it begins. New York gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino put his foot in… Continue reading Tea Party Hero Carl Paladino Rages Against ‘Disgusting’ Gay Pride Parades