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CPAC 2012: Twitter Weighs In

Over the past couple days, news has surfaced that one of the panels at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference would be called “The Failure of Multiculuturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity” and feature the founder of VDARE.com, a white supremacist website named after the first European child born in…

$1,000 to smoke and drink

Tomorrow night, Congressman Dan Benishek is set to headline a $1,000 per host “Scotch and Cigars” fundraiser with the elite in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the One Nation PAC, attendees will mingle in a smoke filled room, drink scotch, and discuss the best strategies for maximizing corporate profits. Benishek has shown time and time again…

Pandering Pete Hoekstra

In response to a wave of negative reactions to his $75,000 Super Bowl ad buy (filmed in California), Pete Hoekstra has tried to deflect criticism by accusing Democrats of “talk(ing) about race when they can’t defend their records…” Unfortunately for Pete, the ad has been panned by figures on all sides of the political spectrum,…

‘Closing the Lid’ on Right-Wing Lies

In perhaps the most memorable line of his State of the State address, Gov. Snyder played off typical right-wing distaste for so-called “job-killing government regulations” by citing an obscure Department of Environmental Quality rule requiring that outhouse users close the seat while not in use. The only problem? There is no such regulation. The governor’s…

Handouts for Millionaires

Apparently, calling for “an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules” is just too much to ask of Congressional Republicans. Because even before President Obama had started delivering his State of the Union address last night, GOP lawmakers were recycling their old…

Pure Michigan Zeroes

Our guest blogger is Clean Water’s Michigan Director, Cyndi Roper, who wrote this post: If you were a Lansing lawmaker with a perfect environmental voting record in 2011, you were voting no.   With a state House majority firmly in control of the legislative agenda, the opportunity to support good environmental protections simply didn’t happen last…

What’s He Hiding?

  After refusing for years to release his tax returns, Mitt Romney finally disclosed two years of them today, revealing that he pays a lower tax rate than millions of middle class families and has used offshore accounts in Luxembourg, Ireland, and the Cayman Islands. But is Romney hiding the rest of his tax returns…