Immoderately drunk white lady Peggy Noonan warns of dark days ahead.
|By: TBogg Friday December 30, 2011 6:04 pm|
|By: David Dayen Friday December 30, 2011 5:04 pm|
A federal court has upheld on appeal a ruling that telecom companies can receive legal immunity from Congress for participating in the warrantless wiretapping program under George W. Bush.
|By: David Dayen Friday December 30, 2011 4:05 pm|
It’s worth mapping out what will be the biggest stories to chronicle in 2012, what I’ll be looking toward.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 30, 2011 3:06 pm|
Rick Santorum has managed to gain some traction in Iowa and move up to barely third place. While it is theoretically possible Santorum’s late advance might allow him to beat expectations in the Iowa caucuses, from a long term perspective Mitt Romney has little to fear even in the unlikely event of a big Santorum surge over the next few days.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday December 30, 2011 2:07 pm|
The story is as troubling as it is tired. A government agency manipulated by the industry it is supposed to regulate. An industry, protected by bought politicians, avoids accountability while profiting from government largess. Some of that profit is then turned around to lobby and buy another administration’s worth of officials.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 30, 2011 1:09 pm|
As planned, the New Approach Washington campaign yesterday turned in over 340,000 signatures for Initiative 502 which will legalize and regulate marijuana. The initiative would allow people over 21 to buy and use small amounts of marijuana for personal use. It would also created a system of state-licensed stores and growers.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday December 30, 2011 12:11 pm|
So, the big story out of Iowa today: Newt Cries! Reminiscent of the moment Hillary Clinton snatch victory from surging Barack Obama in 2008, when she [didn't actually] cry when speaking about the effort to run a presidential campaign, Newt cried. About his dead mom.
In response to a question no voter would ask in a roomful of Iowa moms.
So Frank Luntz, message man to the GOP stars, had to ask it.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday December 30, 2011 11:13 am|
They want to lurk in the shadows and attack LGBT families in secret, but the Constitution penned by our Founding Fathers and the laws passed under its authority mandate sunshine.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 30, 2011 10:15 am|
For over one hundred days, the nation has watched the Occupy movement, sparked by Occupy Wall Street, grow and flourish. Over the span of a few months it grew into a top story of the year not just in the United States but the world. As 2011 comes to a close, it still has quite a bit of momentum with around sixty encampments still going.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 30, 2011 9:30 am|
Another day means another new poll of the Iowa caucuses and it is more good news for Mitt Romney. According to the Marist/NBC poll Mitt Romney leads in the state followed by Ron Paul in a close second. From Marist.