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Jul 18, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

The Hill: The chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee quashed an effort by the Treasury Department to hire a cartoonist after the link to the job ad was posted on the Drudge Report. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) contacted the Treasury Department to complain after Matt Drudge’s website linked to a want ad for contractors with the ...

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Jul 15, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

Washington Post: THERE IS a serious case to be made that the U.S. income tax system should become more progressive. The average rate paid by the top 1 percent of households shrank from 33 percent in 1986 to about 23 percent in 2006. At the same time, the share of adjusted gross income claimed by that ...

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Jul 14, 2009 15 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jul 10, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

POLITICO: Liberal bloggers came to a quick verdict on the Huffington Post’s announcement Tuesday that it was hiring Dan Froomkin, the recently fired Washington Post blogger who made a name for himself criticizing former president George W. Bush: Old media’s loss is new media’s gain. Coming after the recent Beltway debate over coordination between Huffington Post’s senior ...

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Jul 10, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jul 10, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jul 10, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jul 6, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Listen tonight for the lowdown on the explosive growth of ACTIVE.

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Jul 2, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

POLITICO: Gibbs addresses the cancellation of The Washington Post's cancelled event. Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth said today she was cancelling plans for an exclusive "salon" at her home where for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record access to "those powerful few" — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even ...

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Jul 2, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jul 1, 2009 19 Comments ›› Erik Wong

NewsBusters: The Democrats spent years complaining that Republicans were questioning their patriotism, so now that they are in power, they certainly won’t question the Republicans’ patriotism just because their views differ on political issue? Yes, that was a rhetorical question. After cap-and-trade passed with just eight Republican votes, Henry Waxman, author of the bill, accused Republicans of “rooting ...

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Jul 1, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jun 29, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

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Jun 29, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jun 25, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jun 25, 2009 15 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jun 23, 2009 23 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Digg: Sen. John McCain continued to rap President Barack Obama for his measured reaction to the crisis in Iran, which McCain said was inadequate in its support for the protestors of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's contested re-election. Appearing on C-Span's Washington Journal on Tuesday morning, the Arizona Republican said that when it came to Iran, Obama response "has not ...

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Jun 17, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Drudge Report: ABC is refusing to air paid ads during its White House health care presentation, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, including a paid-for alternative viewpoint! The development comes a day after the network denied a request by the Republican National Committee to feature a representative of the party's views during the Obama special. Conservatives for Patients ...

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Jun 17, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

AmericanThinker: J.C. Arenas With their decision to broadcast a primetime special that will highlight the Democrats' relentless pursuit towards government-ran health care and exclude the views of those whom oppose their effort, ABC has signaled they no longer believe in the concept of press independence and the public's right to choose. Once upon a time the press wasn't ...

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Jun 13, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Sky News Tim Marshall Each motorcycle in the riot squad carries two officers. One at the front to control the machine, one at the back to hit people with a long baton. I was following a small crowd near the Interior Ministry and could feel the tension rising when suddenly the violence began. A team of about 20 motorbikes ...

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Jun 12, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

NewsBusters: Friday's column by New York Times alleged economics columnist Paul Krugman, "The Big Hate," is a quintessential example of his modus operandi: Parrot the left-wing blog argument of the day in slightly varnished form in the august pages of the nation's most influential newspaper. The text box works as a topic sentence: "The conservative establishment and ...

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Jun 12, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

“Blaming Bush just is not going to resonate,” said Ed Gillespie, left, former aide to President George W. Bush. “Nobody’s trying to duck responsibility or make excuses,” said David Axelrod, right, senior adviser to President Obama. The New York Times: WASHINGTON — As President Obama struggles to turn around the moribund economy and confront multiple international issues, ...

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Jun 12, 2009 23 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The LA Times: President Obama should just join the cast of "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" It's not that farfetched; he's been on everything else. The president is on TV more than the ShamWow guy, but I want to see a little more action. I'm still a fan, but there's a fine line between ...

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Jun 10, 2009 26 Comments ›› Erik Wong

POLITICO: In the opaque, dangerous days after North Korea sentenced two American journalists to 12 years’ hard labor, the White House faced the challenge of fashioning a response that doesn’t raise the tension level with the volatile hermit nation with a burgeoning nuclear weapons program. But that wasn’t all: The Obama administration also had to get Gov. ...

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Jun 10, 2009 20 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The New York Post: The following is excerpted from Charles Krauthammer's remarks upon receiving the 2009 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism, named for The Post's late edit orial-page editor, yesterday in Washing ton. AT a time when awards in the humanities are a near-monopoly of the left -- Nobel peace prizes awarded to those, ...

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