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SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 12/21/2010, 12:32pm
The House Republican Leadership recently announced that incoming Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino and Arkansas Congressman Tim Griffin have been assigned seats on Rep. Lamar Smith’s Judiciary Committee. Marino and Griffin, who were profiled in Right Wing Watch’s The Ten Scariest Republicans Heading to Congress, are peculiar picks for a committee which has “jurisdiction over matters relating to the administration of justice in federal courts, administrative bodies, and law enforcement agencies” since both Republicans were dogged by corruption and ethics scandals... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 11/10/2010, 12:13pm
Following last Tuesday's election, RWW will bring you our list of the "The Ten Scariest Republicans Heading to Congress." Our fifth candidate profile is on Tim Griffin of Arkansas: Running in an open Democratic district, Tim Griffin defeated progressive champion Joyce Elliott to win the election to represent Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District. Tim Griffin worked in the two Bush presidential campaigns and McCain’s 2008 campaign as the Republicans’ chief opposition researcher. In 2000, he said with regards to his opposition research department: “We think... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 09/22/2009, 5:45pm
CQ: Chip Pickering's otherwise dormant CHIP PAC made a donation of $5,000 to Haley Barbour's PAC on Aug. 15 -- four days after Barbour's PAC gave $5,000 to David Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign. The two checks comprise all of the month's activities for Haley's PAC, Is it just a coincidence? Speaking of PACs, Gov. Tim Pawlenty has formed one. Bill Cosby was the featured guest at the Independent Women's Forum' "About Our Children" event, which was itself a collaboration with MSNBC. Is the Right still complaining about this nonsense? Apparently.... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/12/2009, 5:04pm
Earlier today I wrote a post about how the Family Research Council was shifting its focus away from trying to influence public policy toward trying to get more right-wing politicians elected because, frankly, they can't do the former if they don't have the latter.As an example of that, just take a look at today's confirmation vote for David Ogden. As Josh noted, Ogden's nomination to be Deputy Attorney General unleashed a massive right-wing smear campaign to portray him as a tool of the pornography industry and with groups claiming that he'd be little more than an "ally for... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Josh Glasstetter, Thursday 03/12/2009, 1:29pm
The Senate is currently debating the nomination of David Ogden to be Obama’s Deputy Attorney General. That, in itself, is telling. Ogden was expected to sail through the confirmation process, but by last week there was talk of a full-on filibuster. It’s not easy to disrupt the confirmation of a widely respected attorney with previous government experience and bipartisan backing. It takes big lies and a big megaphone. But the Religious Right and its Senate allies managed just fine. To hear Senator Orrin Hatch talk about it, you’d think that Obama had actually nominated Larry... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 03/11/2009, 3:23pm
Yesterday Greg Sargent reported that the Family Research Council had sent a letter to Republican Senators warning that it would be watching their votes on several of Barack Obama’s Justice Department nominees, especially that of David Ogden to be Deputy Attorney General, and using the vote in their annual “scorecard.” Today, just to make sure that everyone got the message, FRC issued a press release containing the same warning: "Clearly, David Ogden represents a profound threat to American families. So, for the first time ever, FRC Action will score a vote... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 02/10/2009, 3:21pm
Again, I feel compelled to ask why the folks at the Judicial Confirmation Network, an organization created by Jay Sekulow back in 2005 in order to press for the confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominees, is suddenly leading the charge against President Obama's Department of Justice nominees.Considering that the JCN was founded "to ensure that the confirmation process for all judicial nominees is fair and that every nominee sent to the full Senate receives an up or down vote," I fail to understand how it has suddenly establish itself as the voice of the Right in... MORE
Within 24 Hours, Glenn Beck Will Break News That Will Rock the Nation and Take Down The Entire Power Structure (UPDATED)
6/12/13 @ 2:03pm
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6/13/13 @ 1:42pm
Swanson: Star Trek Promotes Bestiality, Children's Show Superhero 'Probably Fighting Christians'
6/7/13 @ 3:15pm
One Million Moms Protests 'The Fosters' For Trying to 'Desensitize America and Our Children by Promoting Inappropriate Behavior'
6/7/13 @ 12:30pm
Citing the Book of Mormon, Glenn Beck Warns That 'We Are at the End'
6/14/13 @ 4:41pm