Benghazi, IRS and AP – oh my!


This week Republicans are frothing at the mouth over a number of government “scandals.” Well, welcome to the party. Democrats have been outraged over these very same issues for years. First there was Benghazi where four U.S. citizens were killed as a result of a terrorist attack. While most would consider the lapse in security […]

Michigan companies receive nearly $36 million to fund advanced vehicle R&D


Hoo boy, this is going to irritate the teabaggers. The Department of Energy announced today that more than $175 million has been awarded to fund energy research projects. Specifically, the projects will help improve the fuel efficiency of next generation vehicles. The awards reflect only a portion of the investment in these projects. There are […]

GOP destruction of all things democratic, Democratic


From Joan Walsh on Salon, I go back to Grover Norquist telling his friend Deval Patrick at a Harvard reunion during the Bush administration that on the off chance another Democrat ever became president, “We’ll make it impossible for him to govern like a Democrat.” Norquist and friends did their best with Clinton; they’ve succeeded […]

The Fight for a Progressive America Begins Today – and Does Not End in 2012

My friend, like other progressives, complained that the Tea Party rally got more press coverage, despite being far smaller. I understood her frustration. But, at the same time, I said that I thought she was missing the bigger picture: If only 500 people are showing up for a rally, it's because the public doesn't care. […]

Video: Thom Hartmann on the News: August 5, 2011

Dow Jones drops 512 points in one day, FAA bill for temporary funding expected to pass today, millionaires paying 25 percent less in taxes than they did in 1990s, Romney gets million-dollar donation from mystery company, Congress’ disapproval rating at an all-time high of 82 percent, and more. Transcript below the fold

The People’s News 8/4/11

Here are today's top stories –   AP: Poll: Many local government leaders say Michigan is on the wrong track – After seeing lawmakers cut their funding and give financial managers sweeping new powers, half of local government leaders say they think Michigan is on the wrong track while a third saying it's headed in […]

Video: Thom Hartmann on the News: August 02, 2011

Speaker of the House John Boehner bragged that he got 98 percent of what he wanted in the debt-limit deal, GOP goes on vacation and leaves FAA funding in limbo, GOP sending Wisconsin Democratic voters false ballots, billion-dollar corporations now reporting massive profits, Fukushima nuclear plant is still spewing radiation, and more. Scroll down to […]

The Real Leaders of the Republican party – Rush Limbaugh and Grover Norquist – are quite happy

Speaker of the House John Boehner probably had a few more cocktails and cigarettes than normal last night – it was a rough Tuesday for him. One day after a source at Standard and Poor's credit rating agency warned that passing Boehner's short-term debt-limit plan will still lead to a United States credit downgrade – […]

Remarks by the President regarding Boehner’s walk-out on the debt ceiling

THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                               July 22, 2011     REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room     6:06 P.M. EDT        THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening, everybody.  I wanted to give you an update on the current situation around the debt […]

Alaska Endorses Obama

Ouch! The Anchorage Daily News endorsed Obama last night! Gov. Palin’s nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency — but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her […]

Obama talks substance in Flint, hey McCain where’s the BEEF.

* * * * * REFLECTIONS: The next President of the United States appeared in Flint MI USA 9/08/08.The next Democratic administration is committed to re-industrialization of American and specifically re-birth of the automobile industry.What Obama demonstrated is ability to advocate positive policies for change. But he cannot help us if he does not win. […]

The GOP talks about “prosperity” tonight

Warning middle-class Americans: Tonight the GOP will discuss prosperity at the convention and lay out “their plans to get our economy back on track and continue our long tradition of meeting the challenges we face and using our prosperity to help others.” They’ve chosen Mitt Romney as one of their speakers, the same Mitt Romney […]