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* The House passes the DISCLOSE act, which means, of course, that it's now over to the Senate, where (natch) its prospects are uncertain.

* Nancy Pelosi's first reaction on Twitter: "Americans will now know when Wall Street, Big Oil & insurers are behind political ads."

* David Dayen offers an interesting, generally positive take, saying it will add a measure of transparency in a number of ways, but adds this:

It now moves to the Senate, which makes me wonder why I'm reporting on any of this.

* Obama, signaling that the DISCLOSE act will be yet another data point in the Dem argument against the GOP, hails the bill for ensuring that "corporations who spend money on American elections are accountable first and foremost to the American people."

* It's a loss for the Chamber of Commerce and its hardball tactics.

* Ben Smith says Sarah Palin's toxicity shows her strategy of refusing to engage directly with the "lamestream media" has proven a big failure.

* Sam Stein can't get Rand Paul's campaign to explain his proposal to build an underground immigration fence.

* And Rand is still complaining about the media, though I'm still not sure which of his comments (boot on BP unAmerican? quarreling with the Civil Rights Act?) he thinks were misrepresented.

* Andrew Sullivan notes that the new NBC/WSJ poll finds the public is pretty much evenly divided on Israel's flotilla raid -- even as the U.S. Congress is overwhelmingly on Israel's side.

* Jonathan Bernstein wants reporters to call a filibuster a filibuster.

* Even Fox News is trying in vain to get Sharron Angle's campaign to comment on allegations that she won't say whether she's a birther.

* But: Rasmussen says Angle is leading by eight points.

* And the wisdom of Michele Bachmann is apparently enough to get Republicans across the country to open their wallets.

What else is happening?

By Greg Sargent  |  June 24, 2010; 5:58 PM ET
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@Greg (or anyone else): Do you know how the voting went on the DISCLOSE act amendments?

"The second would prohibit any company with leases on the Outer Continental Shelf from making campaign-related expenditures. In other words, Congress would silence companies that are in favor of oil and gas drilling, but not the critics of offshore drilling. One could not find a starker example of how this bill is intended to silence those whose political views the liberals don’t like."

Posted by: sbj3 | June 24, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Does the Post have a contract with the Reid campaign to slam his opponent at least 5 times a day? What is the form of payment? Tax exemptions or favorable rulings on labor disputes? How many "off the record tips" do you get in exchange for a mention of Angle in a negative blight? Is it doubled if you question her sanity?

In all seriousness are you under any obligation to disclose either your direct knowledge of the Reid quid pro quo, or at least your editor's "suggestion" of ampro-Reid posting?

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | June 24, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

"Sam Stein can't get Rand Paul's campaign to explain his proposal to build an underground immigration fence."

RP is probably looking to stop the underground railroad that's been smuggling Mexican slaves to freedom in the North.

Posted by: jzap | June 24, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Re: NV-Sen (Rass Poll)

From that poll, it could also be said that in the last week and a half Reid has managed a 4-point net gain on Angle. That, plus it's a Rass poll, which are well known to have a strong house effect for Republicans...which magically corrects itself a few weeks before an election so he can claim "accuracy".

But digging into those crosstabs a bit, the fav/unfav numbers REALLY caught my eye:

Very Fav| Reid:22%, Angle:17%
Some Fav| Reid:26%, Angle:31%
Some UnF| Reid:06%, Angle:14%
Very UnF| Reid:43%, Angle:33%

So...Reid has a fav/unfav of 48/49 (-1), and Angle has 48/47 (+1). There's no way in the world that 2 months ago someone would have bet that Reid would be basically tied on favorability with his opponent at this point.

However, the 43% Very UnF numbers aren't pretty for him...it's odd how the Somewhat UnF is so low. It's like most people that were "on the fence" he's bascially pulled into the positive, but there's a solid anti-Reid vote that simply doesn't want to hear it.

Posted by: TheBBQChickenMadness | June 24, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

The far-right third party that Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle called home in the 1990s supported abolishing "the debt money system" and ran a vitriolic anti-gay insert in state newspapers that portrays LGBT people -- or, as Angle's party called them, "sodomites" -- as child-molesting, HIV-carrying, Hell-bound freaks, according to documents obtained by TPM

The petition says that party members support a proposed Constitutional amendment called the Liberty Amendment, which would "compel the Federal Government to halt its unconstitutional programs and wasteful expenditures such as foreign aid and welfare corruption. It will prohibit the financing of the New World Order with American taxes."

The amendment would also "eliminate the debt money system and restore Constitutional money to the people. It will thus eliminate the contrived purposes for income taxes and will abolish the Marxist graduated income tax and the fearful I.R.S. It will transfer public lands in the West to State ownership and control. It will restore freedom and prosperity to America."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/06/sharron-angles-independent-american-party-anti-gay-flier.php?ref=fpb

Posted by: cmccauley60 | June 24, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

"Ben Smith says Sarah Palin's toxicity shows her strategy of refusing to engage directly with the "lamestream media" has proven a big failure."

Unclear. The public perception of her as a nutcase might be stronger if she did actually engage the media.

Sharon Obtuse Angle (h/t Liam) suffers from the same problem. Running away from reporters looks really bad, but it might be much worse for her if she actually stopped to answer their questions. Same for Rand Paul.

Posted by: jzap | June 24, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

It's pretty hard not to share D'Day's sentiment here with the filibuster of the jobs/unemployment/state aid bill. Queen Olympia strikes again, with a little help from Scott Brown, Susan Collins and our very own Republican Ben Nelson.

"In 2012, Olympia Snowe will be up for re-election, and she will lose, because Maine will be as depressed as the rest of the country under conservative rule (yes, rule; if nothing can be passed without St. Olympia’s sign-off, that’s pretty much what “rule” means). I hope she enjoys her final couple years in the Senate. Snowe claims that some tax language around S-corporations was her reason for not supporting the bill. She claimed to “support” moving an unemployment extension without offsetting it, and we’ll see where that goes, but my assumption would be nowheresville, as she’d find another reason to object to it. As I said, enjoy those last two years.

In the short term, Republicans are making what will probably end up being the right bet that taking down the nation’s job market will only hurt the party in power. In the exchange, families will lose their homes, go hungry, and some will die. All in a day’s work."

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

"families will lose their homes, go hungry, and some will die"

Oh, Good Lord.

Posted by: sbj3 | June 24, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

An underground fence that blocks tunneling sodomites sounds like the perfect modern conservative platform position.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Rupert Murdoch likes the open borders thingey...

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/rupert_murdoch_open_borders_cr.html#comments

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Right, "some will die". Would those be Kanjorski's minorities and defects? Or will this site only care if it's the good, decent kind of Americans? God save us from these Rethuglicans

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NTBkNTU0MjM3ZjFjOTUwNDgwMDBiNTNjMGZjZDIwZjA=

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | June 24, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Sez here the jobs/stim/unemployment bill just failed in the Senate. Vote was 57-41 in favor of bringing it to the floor, but three votes short of the 60 needed.

Posted by: jzap | June 24, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

"families will lose their homes, go hungry, and some will die"

Oh, Good Lord.

Posted by: sbj3 | June 24, 2010 6:47 PM
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Shorter sbj3: "I got nothing."
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | June 24, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

So you guys won't mind when the tent cities begin sprouting up in your neighborhoods. The extension of unemployment benefits is the only thing keeping a lot of families off the streets. As those people stop spending the precious little money they have, more jobs will be lost and the cycle perpetuates itself. Good luck. This economy cannot recover by standing around watching and waiting for something to change.

I hope more Dems besides Sen. Stabenow make it clear to the public exactly what is going on here. Here's this again:

"Come Friday, 1.2 million people will lose access to the extended unemployment benefits, a number that will grow by several hundred thousand every week after that. Fifty million Medicare claims from June are currently in process at the reduced rate, which the AARP says has already caused some of its members to have trouble finding a doctor. And the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that dropping the $24 billion in aid to states will lead to cuts in services and thousands of layoffs, and that spending cuts to close states' aggregate budget shortfall absent new federal funds in 2011 would lead to 900,000 public- and private-sector layoffs."

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

lmsinca, the goopers are delighted about this. They see things getting worse as their ticket back to power, where they'll eff it all up again.

And say, "See! We told you government was bad. Back to feudalism, when times were great!"
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | June 24, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

A bit more on the Murdoch/immigration thing. Attend to Doocy here...classic:

DOOCY: The country is so gridlocked around this. What can business do that Washington, DC has not been effective in doing so far?

MURDOCH: Well you just gotta keep the pressure on the congressmen. You gotta do it on the press and on the television. It’s a political thing. They gotta fess up to it. [...] You gotta recognize that there are millions of bright and intelligent people around the world — whether they are in China or in Hungary or in Germany or something — who want to come to America and live the American Dream.

DOOCY: Right, but they can’t. [...] This is a political hot potato. How do get past the partisanship that is out there and is so biting for a while?

MURDOCH: I think we can show to the public the benefit of having migrants and the jobs that go with them.

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/06/24/murdoch-immigration-reform/

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

@lms: "So you guys won't mind when the tent cities begin sprouting up in your neighborhoods. The extension of unemployment benefits is the only thing keeping a lot of families off the streets."

To be accurate, I hope that the Dems can see fit to shaving a mere $35 billion off their agenda so that they do not cause such a thing to happen.

Posted by: sbj3 | June 24, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

* And Rand is still complaining about the media, though I'm still not sure which of his comments (boot on BP unAmerican? quarreling with the Civil Rights Act?) he thinks were misrepresented.
...................

Rand says he wish the Media would stop telling the truth about him.


A story from Dublin; In The Rare Auld Times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T7OaDDR7i8

Buying on credit, was called "The Higher Purchase System".

The McNulty family were shopping for some new furniture, and asked the shop clerk; how would an order on The Higher Purchase System work.

The Clerk said: What you do is pay a small down payment, when you take possession of the purchase, and then you make no payments, for several months after.

Which caused Mrs. McNulty to blurt out: Who's been telling you about us?

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Comparing US and six other nations re healthcare costs and outcomes. US comes in guess where.

"So out comes a new report from the Commonwealth Fund studying the healthcare systems of seven advanced nations. It ranks the seven nations - Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States - on care, access, efficiency, equity and life expectancy. And then it looks at cost.

Naturally, the US is dead last and has the highest cost. We spend $7,290 per person per year. No other country spends even $4,000. In the 12 categories, the US ranks sixth or seventh in nine of them. Never higher than fourth. The UK, incidentally, ranks first or second in seven categories (evidence of this study's obviously socialistic bias, I suppose). The Netherlands ranked first overall."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/michaeltomasky/2010/jun/24/healthcare

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Obtuse Angle has peaked. She is now under fifty percent in the polls, and while she has been staying out of the media spotlight, she has actually being slipping in the polls.

She will soon be forced to crawl out of her hiding hole, and then she will be buried, under and avalanche of her of all her past deranged political positions, and remarks.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone really believe that the GOP has negotiated in good faith on any of the legislation that has been proposed in the past 2 years. According to Sen Stabenow, Collins, Snowe and Brown were given everything they asked for on the tax extender bill and they still voted against cloture.

The GOP is pathetic.

Posted by: cmccauley60 | June 24, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Openly declaring that they would block health care reform, to make it: "President Obama's Waterloo", as one Republican Senator(Jim Deminted) stated; would appear to lack a reasonable dash of good faith in their recipe.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

To be accurate, I hope that the Dems can see fit to shaving a mere $35 billion off their agenda so that they do not cause such a thing to happen.

Posted by: sbj3 | June 24, 2010 7:27 PM |
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We have $12 trillion of Republican debt, and yet you hypocrites pretend to care about the deficit?
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | June 24, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

And pretend that after already shaving $100 billion off the bill and paying for nearly all of it, if just another $35 billion was cut they'd be willing to vote for it.

Posted by: cmccauley60 | June 24, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

"In the exchange, families will lose their homes, go hungry, and some will die. All in a day’s work."

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 6:35 PM

OMG, it'll be like living in McCarthy's The Road!!!!!11!!!eleventy!111!!

Sweet Jeebus, hyperbole much. And to think those evil Rethuglicans are preventing the Senate from offsetting the unemployment extension and the Democrats (que angelic choir), with 59 caucusing senators are helpless to stop it. It's almost as if they want to use this as a political weapon and could care less about how we're about to eat eachother.

How can we deprive the Honorable Kanjorski's "Average,good American people" of their benefits. It's not like it's going to the "defective's" What a Rethuglican A-hole!

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | June 24, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Of course I don't believe they've negotiated in good faith on anything yet. I was hoping they would at least throw caution to the wind and support a weak jobs/unemployment bill.

And sbj, the idea of off-setting short term stimulus spending is counter-productive and should be counter-intuitive even for you. As it was, they shaved all but $35b off the remaining $110b that wasn't compromised away for no votes.

I'd like to think the Republicans will pay for this misery but human nature and politics say they won't. How anyone in the middle class or working poor could ever vote Republican again is absolutely beyond my comprehension. Nothing but a bunch of phonies and cold hearted deceivers.

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Truth from the inside.

Tom McCluskey, Vice President for Government Affairs of the Family Research Council on Grover Norquist's support for GOProud:

"Yet in this case he is actually going beyond his normal “profit and party before principles” motto."
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/goproud_grapples_with_family_r.html

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

"And sbj, the idea of off-setting short term stimulus spending is counter-productive and should be counter-intuitive even for you. As it was, they shaved all but $35b off the remaining $110b that wasn't compromised away for no votes."

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 9:02 PM

I'm sure you agree then that principle is more important than the unemployment insurance extension. And besides, there just isn't anywhere else to offset, is there?

At least Krugman will be happy, in his eyes these malingerers will finally have to go back to work.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/supply-demand-and-unemployment/


Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | June 24, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Someone just needs to say it, so I will, McWing, you need to read before posting links. Krugman from your article below. And your Kanjorski hissy fit is also DOA. You need to calm down and try to keep up.

"What’s limiting employment now is lack of demand for the things workers produce. Their incentives to seek work are, for now, irrelevant. That’s why comments by the likes of Sen. Kyl are so boneheaded — anyone who thinks that high unemployment in the first quarter of 2010 has anything to do with workers getting excessively generous benefits must not get out much.

And the truth is that unemployment benefits are a good, quick, administratively easy way to increase demand, which is what we really need. So right now they have the effect of reducing unemployment."

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

To my way of thinking the only way to explain the travesty called republican is to accept that the R's are 1) greedy, and, 2) quite, and probably intentionally, stupid. How can one group of people collectively be for and against everything, and in their efforts to qualify +/- come up with the most contrary and feeble expalinations imaginable? If the cents are flowing, sense is not necessary. I close with an apology to all Americans for Joe "Fartin'" Barton. Yes, expalination; quite intentional you know.

Posted by: hoser3 | June 24, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Statement by the Press Secretary on Republican Obstruction of Jobless Benefits and State Aid

"Today, Republicans in the Senate for the second time blocked a bill that includes critical aid for states and American families. This legislation extends benefits for Americans looking for work and would save the jobs of thousands of teachers, firefighters and police officers by providing relief to states struggling with budget shortfalls. And it includes tax cuts for businesses that keep research and development jobs here in the United States. By blocking an up or down vote on this legislation, Republicans in the Senate obstructed a common-sense package that would save jobs, extend tax cuts for businesses and provide relief for American families who have suffered through the worst economic downfall since the Great Depression, even after Democrats offered multiple compromises to gain Republican support for the bill. The President has been clear: Americans should not fall victim to Republican obstruction at a time of great economic challenge for our nation’s families. The President will continue to press Congress to pass this bill and bring this relief that’s critical to our economic recovery."

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Well thank God the UE benefits can "increase demand", we'll never have to listen to another complaint about how insufficient they are.

And speaking of UE benefit extensions, why are the Democrats torturing the recipients by standing on principal and not finding a way to offset the $35 billion. It's as if the Democrats hate the unemployed and don't think that Kanjorski's "average, good American people" are deserving of benefits. ('Cause you know us mouth-breathing knuckle draggers can only empathize with our own kind)

Thanks for the heads-up on what is relevant vis-a-vis political discourse. But should we let stupid Rethuglican Reps like Kanjorski off the hook so readily?

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | June 24, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Eric Alterman takes a close look at billionaire US News and World owner Mort Zuckerman's tirade against Obama's foreign policy. Highly recommended as an example of how media narratives can be shaped through media ownership (and how really lousy journalism is done).
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/06/ta062410.html

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Dude...

"Eric Alterman takes a close look at billionaire US News and World owner Mort Zuckerman's tirade against Obama's foreign policy. Highly recommended as an example of how media narratives can be shaped through media ownership (and how really lousy journalism is done)."
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/06/ta062410.html

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 10:10 PM

Wow! This is some sweet, sweet irony. Nice.

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | June 24, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

@TMcW - My pleasure. Alterman is always worth attending to.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Especially when your posting a link on a website run by one of the larger media company's in the world.

Like I said, that is some sweet irony.

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | June 24, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

That Alterman piece was great Bernie. Here's my favorite, just the right amount of sarcasm, and Zuckerman has always stated opinion as fact with very little challenge that I've ever seen.

"He continues, “The global community was puzzled over the pictures of Obama bowing to some of the world’s leaders and surprised by his gratuitous criticisms of and apologies for America’s foreign policy under the previous administration of George W. Bush.” Oh really? Just who and what is “global community?” Does Zuckerman have a cell phone number for them? A gmail address? Or is the author of this piece perhaps putting his own thoughts in the mouths of um, the entire world?"

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Ims- I haven't attended much to Zuckerman (nor his paper). But it's a certainty that anyone who would try and pawn off such dismal writing/thinking in one case will have done it before.

Obviously, Zuckerman is doing backup support for Likud-happy foreign policy supporters here. To most of those folks, Obama represents some species of enemy because he might support policies they find insufficiently deferential to a Likud view of the middle east. Alterman is one of the smart Jewish writers who has been taking on the AIPAC/ADL crowd for a couple of decades. It's one of his areas of expertise I've found very valuable.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 25, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Sure to be the news of the day...

From Bloomberg news:
"Congressional negotiators today approved the most sweeping overhaul of U.S. financial regulation since the Great Depression, reshaping oversight of Wall Street.

Lawmakers from the House and Senate worked through the night in a 20-hour session to reach deals on a ban on proprietary trading by banks and oversight of the derivatives market. This month, they’ve also agreed on measures to wind down big firms whose collapse might shake markets, to keep tabs on hedge funds and to make it easier for investors to sue credit rating companies.

“This is going to be a very strong bill, and stronger than almost everybody predicted that it could be and that I, frankly, thought it would be,” House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, told reporters June 23 as lawmakers prepared for the final round of talks.

A committee of lawmakers from the House and Senate spent two weeks reconciling the bills passed by each chamber. The legislation still needs to be approved by the full House and Senate. Congressional leaders aim to hold those votes next week and present it for President Barack Obama’s signature by July 4. "

Posted by: Andy94 | June 25, 2010 8:04 AM | Report abuse

And then there's Gerson's column today. You'd think, the way it starts off, that Gerson actually might say something positive about this President. And even, you know, be sincere.

Fat chance. The only thing he credits Obama with here is having the political prudence to bow down to his betters - namely, Petraeus and the neocon strategy for the middle east.

The only further thing that needs to be said here is that Fred Hyatt, presuming he did the Gerson hire, is playing the very same propaganda game as Gerson and Zuckerman.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 25, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

@Andy - one hopes it is as described.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 25, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Good piece from Levy at Ha'aretz today...

"Israel has also proven once again this week that "only by force" is its only language. The blockade should have been lifted a long time ago and its lifting could have been presented as a daring Israeli initiative, as a humanitarian response to the needs of Gazans, as a positive declaration of intentions. In this way, it would also have been possible to gain some credit among world and Palestinian public opinion." http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/the-public-is-dumb-and-therefore-the-public-pays-1.298213

The thing is, you will not see such editorial commentary on Israel in any major American newspaper because nobody appears brave enough to face the inevitable attacks of "anti-Semitism" or "anti-Israel" that would follow.

And there's no argument to be made here (that's honest or coherent) that this is a consequence of mere polite deference to another state as Ha'aretz also commonly includes seriously critical writing on American leaders and policies.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 25, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

All, morning roundup posted:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/06/the_morning_plum_38.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | June 25, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Apparently, I'm in angry mode this morning. So I might as well yell about this other thing as well.

Matthews, Joan Walsh and Michelle Bernard last night discussed Noonan's WSJ column suggesting (via Zuckerman-style generalizations and intimations) that (paraphrasing) "when Dems talk about their hopes, increasingly that talk turns to Hillary and how it was a mistake to choose Obama."

Matthews posits off the top that this is just trouble-making on Noonan's part - an attempt to promote division in the left. Matthews notes (in concurrence with Tomasky as I noted the other day) that he hasn't heard this (but later, the dweeb says that Noonan knows what she talks about).

And as I watched, I felt like yelling at the three of them for missing what I think is the more interesting and important element in what they were discussing. Which is, of course, the fit this has with the mama grizzly project. Would someone please pass me a bottle of Hops n Lime.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 25, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

The WP could at least feign at being a legitimate news source rather than a mouth piece for the socialist progressive democrats. Here let me help. "The House passed the Disclose Act with many slimy back door deals and protections for their favorites the unions. This slimy piece of legislation has now been sent to the Senate where it will die a quiet death. Everyone is looking forward to a Republican controlled Congress after November to stop the foolishness and for the Congress to do the one job they were sent to Washington for, and that is to produce a budget."

Thank you.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | June 25, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

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