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Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) shameful screed from the back-benches of the congressional gallery last night has made him a cause célèbre for the far right.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Former GOP presidential candidate Tom Tancredo mocks Moore's latest film, "Capitalism: A Love Story." Then he asks for money.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Johnny Piper, mayor of Clarksville, TN, forwarded an e-mail urging "patriotic Americans" to protest a postal stamp commemorating an Islamic holiday.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

According to a new poll, twenty percent said they think he was born elsewhere, and 29 percent said they weren't sure.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

At an Arizona town-hall meeting on health-care reform, Sen. John McCain endorsed the "death to Grandma" lie.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"I don't think evolution should be associated with our school," said one parent, who teaches in the district.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The meeting, a result of Sanford's extramarital affair and misuse of taxpayer money, is slated to take place this weekend.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"Wire me up," Mr. Ridge said, according to a book by <i>New York Times</i> reporter Eric Lichtblau. "Not a chance."

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Anyone surprised?

Posted on: Aug 4, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Doggett is being confronted by "angry, sign-carrying mobs" being orchestrated by well-heeled lobbyists.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

On top of that, his ratings are slipping.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The president of Max Motors (slogan: "God, Guns, Guts, and American Pick-Up Trucks") says the response has been very strong.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Newsweek reports that Stiglitz, "the man who predicted the global financial meltdown," is not getting his due respect from the Obama administration.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

How health insurance companies sought to discredit Michael Moore's 'SiCKO.'

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: The Progress Report

The focus is now on trying to make sure the bill clears the Senate and is not weakened by special interests.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As Congress inches closer to ushering in a clean energy economy that protects our planet, the far right is ramping up efforts to block it.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) pins the blame for his party's current failures on the Bush presidency.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The U.S. Army confirms that Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” has arrived in Iraq to tape a week of shows.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Yesterday, George Tiller, a Kansas doctor who administered abortions, was murdered "as he stood in the foyer of his church."

Posted on: May 29, 2009, Source: The Progress Report

The right wing media has gone to town with their vile rhetoric even as Republican senators have attempted to distance themselves from the hatred.

Posted on: May 25, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

On this Memorial Day, the nation celebrates the sacrifice of veterans who gave their lives in service to our country.

Posted on: May 23, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"Mancow Muller had the guts to put his mouth where his mouth was, and the guts to admit he was dead wrong."

Posted on: May 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Cheney claims her father would never ‘substitute his own judgment’ for the CIA’s.

Posted on: May 9, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"The Fed used a different measurement of bank-capital levels than analysts and investors had been expecting ... "

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation – the parent company of Fox News – reported a 70% drop in net income.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

MoveOn released a video today calling for the impeachment of Jay Bybee.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"Imagine the outcries of patriotism (or lack thereof) if Massachusetts or New York hinted at secession during the Bush years."

Posted on: Apr 25, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The Washington Post interviews a number of friends and colleagues of Jay Bybee.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency Warned that the interrogation program would produce "unreliable information."

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

McClatchy profiles the success of Rachel Maddow and concludes that "her intent is for those watching to actually learn something" from her show.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Congressional officials said they have “begun inquiries” into the matter.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Three bullet-riddled bodies of gay individuals have been identified in Sadr City.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"At this time, we have no plans to continue advertising during this show."

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Gingrich takes a subtle shot at Steele while other conservatives join in on attacking their own.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Limbaugh claims that Gingrich is simply jealous of his influence.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Obama said he will employ the use of signing statements sparingly.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

He is in the running.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) advised Republicans to "avoid personal, partisan attacks" on President Obama:

Posted on: Feb 9, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

According to a CBS poll, 81% of the public understands Obama "is trying to work with Republicans in Congress in order to get things done."

Posted on: Feb 8, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The current recession that the United States economy finds itself in is, by far, dramatically worse than the recessions of 1990-91 and 2001.