ABC News Beats Other Networks, Will Get to Have Privilege of Fawning Over Ray Kelly on Regular Basis

By: Friday March 28, 2014 2:59 pm

There was apparently quite a competition amongst news organizations over who would get to have the privilege and honor of fawning over former New York Police Department commissioner Ray Kelly on a regular basis, but ABC News won.

The New York Times reported, “Several television news organization had been seeking to hire Mr. Kelly.” But he ultimately decided to go work at ABC News as “consultant and expert commentator on law enforcement issues” and will be appearing “on all ABC News programs.”


Snowden as ‘Accused’ or ‘Alleged American Spy’ & Whether His Fears of Returning to US Are Justified

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 9:30 am

Snowden is accused by the United States Justice Department of violating the Espionage Act. The Justice Department has used this to pursue leakers or whistleblowers as if they are spies and that is the case here with Snowden. Media have interpreted this as Snowden being accused of spying.

MENA Mashup: Jubhat al-Nusra, McInsane, Morsi, and Qatar

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 6:10 pm

From the RT blurb… The US claims it has found a way to make sure the arms it sends to the rebels in Syria won’t fall into the wrong hands. This comes after leaked reports from the CIA that it’s about to start funneling heavy weapons to rebel fighters.

The Most Important Decision for Immigration Reform Rests with Boehner

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 10:20 am

The single most important development in immigration reform so far is that Speaker John Boehner (R) is open to breaking the “majority of the majority” rule on this issue. While Boehner didn’t technically endorse the idea, when pressed on it in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Boehner made sure to leave option on the table.

Obama Doesn’t Need Congress to Change Federal Law Regarding Marijuana

By: Friday December 14, 2012 7:47 am

When it comes to how he has handled the federal/state conflict regarding medical marijuana and he will handle now that two states have adopted full legalization, President Obama has a habit of lying to try to shift responsibility on to Congress. Once again, in an interview with Barbara Walters that will air this evening, Obama heavily implied that he would need Congress to change marijuana’s legal status.

Obama Doesn’t Rule Out Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age in Barbara Walters Interview

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:45 am

In an interview to be broadcast this Friday night, ABC’s Barbara Walters asked the President about the possibility of raising the Medicare eligibility retirement age, and he did not dismiss it as unacceptable.

Poll Finds Americans Evenly Split on Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 7:49 am

The first national poll about marijuana legalization taken since voters in Colorado and Washington State approved legalization ballot measures, finds th3 country evenly split on the issue. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 48 percent of American adults favor legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana while 50 percent of adults oppose it.

Romney’s Favorability Rating Slips During the Summer

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 10:42 am

Mitt Romney already has historically bad favorability ratings compared to all other modern presidential candidates and there is confirmation that his favorability rating has been eroding through the summer. The Washington Post-ABC News poll found the number of people who view him unfavorably has gone up by four points since May.

Ann Romney Rejects Her Own Very Sensible Idea

By: Thursday July 19, 2012 2:20 pm

“You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, where he’s been financially. He’s a very generous person . . .” said Ann Romney, rather sensibly. When pushed, however, she backed off quickly. Why not release more tax returns? “”Because there are so many things that will be open again for more attack. . . . We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life.”

She’s wrong about the latter but dead right about the former. If you want to understand someone’s moral values, it makes sense to look at how they lead their life by the checks they write. But rather than ask for the whole truckload of check stubs, I’d settle for seeing some more tax returns.

Romney and Obama Tied Nationally

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 8:15 am

The already extremely close presidential election has gotten even close. President Obama and Mitt Romney are perfectly tied at 47 percent each in the latest national poll of registered voters by Washington Post-ABC New.

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