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Latest B.S. controversy: Obama said Tea Partyers driven by race!!!

One of my favorite right wing fantasies has it that Democrats are broadly convinced that the vast majority of Tea Partyers are closet or overt racists. You hear this so often that it often seems as if some folks wish...

By Greg Sargent  | March 3, 2011; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
Categories:  Tea Party, race  
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Will Haley Barbour's race strategy work?

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, whose rather selective memories of racial turmoil in the South during the Civil Rights Movement have drawn unflattering attention to his possible presidential bid, has settled on a defense strategy: Barbour said the controversies over race...

By Adam Serwer  | February 28, 2011; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  2012, race  
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George Will smears Howard Dean

George Will has a column today denouncing those who are hoping to use the Arizona shooting to spark some introspection about the tone of our discourse. He calls such people "charlatans" and accuses them of "political opportunism" and "McCarthyism." One...

By Greg Sargent  | January 11, 2011; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
Categories:  House Dems, Political media, Tea Party, race  
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Pursuing racial division

Ron Brownstein has a piece in National Journal about voters' "white flight" from the Democratic Party during the midterms that is bound to get a lot of attention: By any standard, white voters' rejection of Democrats in November's elections was...

By Adam Serwer  | January 7, 2011; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  2010 elections, race  
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The Morning Plum

* Obama to wrap up a successful lame-duck session today: President Obama may hold a press conference today after Wednesday's main events -- the signing of the bill repealing don't ask don't tell and the final vote on New START's...

By Greg Sargent  | December 22, 2010; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  2012, Foreign policy and national security, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, gay rights, race  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* This is pretty great: The Oklahoma City Fire Fighters call on their senators Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe to support the health bill for 9/11 responders by citing their own experience responding to the 1995 domestic terror bombing of...

By Greg Sargent  | December 21, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (186)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, Happy Hour Roundup, Political media, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, gay rights, race  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Conservative bloggers agree: Haley Barbour is toast, Greg Sargent , December 21, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , December 21, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 20, 2010
Does Haley Barbour have a "bubba" problem?, Greg Sargent , December 20, 2010
 
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