Sep 27, 2012: 868,000 New Jobs
Obama is in the Green on Job Creation Today brought some unexpected good news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the government agency that tracks all things jobs-related. During a scheduled review of its data, it determined that the economy had added hundreds of thousands more jobs than previously thought. While getting overly fixated on [...]
Sep 26, 2012: Legitimate Rape Is Back
Republicans Signal New Support for Disgraced Candidate When Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) made his infamous observation that “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” his fellow Republicans couldn’t run away fast enough. One after another they denounced Akin — despite the fact that many of [...]
Sep 25, 2012: Register to Vote — Today!
It’s National Voter Registration Day Republicans are doing everything they can to make sure as few people as possible vote in this November’s elections. We’re progressives and we want every eligible voter to vote and every ballot cast to be counted. But you can’t vote if you’re not registered, so the first step to accomplishing [...]
Sep 24, 2012: 10 Questions
More Questions Than Answers About Romney & Taxes On Friday, Mitt Romney belatedly released just a single additional tax return — his 2011 filing — and a cryptic summary of the previous two decades. The summary featured no details about any individual year. And as for the 2011 return, it was cooked to produce a [...]
Sep 21, 2012: Disqualified
Cooking the Books At long last (and late on a Friday afternoon) Mitt Romney finally decided to let the public see just one additional tax return, his 2011 filing. Here’s the rundown. What It Tells Us Mitt Romney “paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income.” Mitt Romney paid a tax rate of [...]
Sep 20, 2012: Romneyhood
Real Talk on Redistribution While Mitt Romney was busy complaining that nearly half of all Americans are lazy moochers with a victim mentality, something else happened: the richest people in America got richer. A lot richer. Forbes reports that the wealth of 400 wealthiest people in America jumped by 13 percent over the past year [...]
Sep 19, 2012: A Sinking Ship
Republicans Recoil At Romney The controversy surrounding Mitt Romney’s inflammatory attack on nearly half of Americans at closed-door fundraiser with millionaire donors shows no signs of abating. In fact, it only appears to be growing. Even Romney’s own running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), criticized Romney during a television appearance last night. The controversy made [...]
Sep 18, 2012: Victims?
Mitt Romney Attacks 47% of Americans Yesterday, a hidden camera video of Mitt Romney addressing millionaire donors emerged — and it wasn’t pretty. Among other things, Romney accuses nearly half of all Americans of being lazy and dependent on government largesse. For good measure, Romney adds that his “job is not to worry about those [...]
Sep 17, 2012: Happy 225th Birthday, Constitution!
Why the Courts Matter As we celebrate Constitution Day, which this year marks the Constitution’s 225th birthday, it’s also important to remember that the judges who interpret its words can be just as important as the words themselves. With that context in mind, the choice between the judges President Obama has appointed and the ones [...]
Sep 14, 2012: Outrageous Smears
Mitt Romney Continues Smear Campaign Against the President On Tuesday evening — the evening of September 11th — as violence was still unfolding in Libya, Mitt Romney issued a statement accusing President Obama of “sympathizing” with those who murdered four Americans, including the American ambassador to Libya. After the full scope of the attacks including [...]