BREAKING: DADT Repeal Likely to Come up for a Vote Tonight

Just this morning, Sen. Reid said the following on the Senate floor:

"And I'm likely going to move to my motion to reconsider on the Defense Authorization Act this evening. Allowing, as I will indicate at that time, time for amendments to that piece of legislation."

Date: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 07:05

WikiLeaks Reveal: American TV, Movies Do More to Counter Jihad Than Millions in Propaganda Spending

A fascinating tidbit made public by WikiLeaks reveals that satellite broadcasts of American comedy TV shows are doing more to dissuade Saudi youth from becoming radical militants than the hundreds of millions of dollars the U.S. government spends on propaganda in the country.

Date: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 06:00

“West Wing” Creator Aaron Sorkin Brilliantly Chops Down Palin's “Alaska”

“Sarah Palin's Alaska,” with its pervasive banality, glossy faux Wild West-isms and mind-breaking solipsism, has angered leaders across the political spectrum, and isn't doing so well with viewers, either. But for all the criticisms, the absolute best yet comes from Aaron Sorkin, quick-tongued creator of the “West Wing,” the Social Networkand other incisive, political films and television shows.

Date: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 05:49

Right-Wing and Progressive Senators Both Vow to Filibuster Tax Deal

In a somewhat odd turn of events that signals just how strange the tax cut "compromise" hammered out by the White House and the GOP is, the Senate's most liberal and conservative members are both attacking and vowing to filibuster the deal -- but for very different reasons.

Raw Storyreports:

Date: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 05:04

Chamber of Commerce Bleeds Members Over Absurd GOP Campaign Spending

The incredible $75 million the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent on campaign ads during this year's midterms may have bought the group a House full of pro-business Republicans, but it lost them the support of some of its key members around the country.

As Politicoreports, dozens of groups distanced themselves from the national Chamber's campaign spending efforts, and a handful even quit in protest.

Date: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 04:13

Righties Dance on Elizabeth Edwards' Grave -- And Use My Reporting to Do It

In certain corners of the right-wing world, an odd definition of Christian charity prevails: if you don't believe as its denizens do, your death is an occasion for their judgmental disdain. Apparently, they don't trust their own justice-meting God to do the job.

Date: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 04:03

WATCH: Jon Stewart: Tax Cut "Compromise" Like Getting in Shape Via Laziness and Bacon

On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart pulled out a funny and astute analogy for the tax cut "compromise" just announced by the White House: it's like getting in shape via "laziness and bacon."

Watch the full segment here:

Date: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 03:44

WikiLeaks Update: Assange Denied Bail, More Companies Bow to Political Pressure

The ongoing legal saga faced by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues, with reports that he's been denied bail after being arrested in London.

Date: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 03:25

Obama Calls Republicans 'Hostage-Takers,' and the Right Takes a Tantrum

In explaining his decision to give in to Republicans on an extension of the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy -- in exchange for maintaining middle-class tax breaks and the extension of unemployment insurance -- President Barack Obama took a jab (well, actually quite a few) at Republicans.

Date: Tue, 12/07/2010 - 12:22

Since When Does Interpol Care About Sexual Assault?

Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday — he’s been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. The head of the “stateless” news-leak organization WikiLeaks is accused of sexual assault –and let’s be clear, he should face the charges. But since when is Interpol [the investigative arm of the International Criminal Court at The Hague] so vigilant about violence against women? If women’s security is suddenly Interpol’s priority — that’s big news!

Date: Tue, 12/07/2010 - 12:15