Late Friday night, Senator Ben Nelson announced he would be going against his Democratic colleagues and voting against Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Is he preparing to bail on the party altogether? (via Swampland)
“Mr. Rangel was given multiple opportunities to settle this matter. Instead, he chose to move forward to the public trial phase,”
–REP. JO BONNER, Senior Republican (Ala.) on the Ethics panel, on Thursday’s news that Rep. …
The mainstream media often gets accused of having a liberal bias. NewsFeed doesn’t want to get into that debate, but thought we should offer a warning: this post will make fun of two Republicans. However, we are not making fun of …
“I think it’s important not to over-hype, or get excessively excited about the meaning of those documents,”
— SENATOR JOHN KERRY, on the importance of Afghanistan war documents leaked by the whistleblower website, Wikileaks.org (Via CNN)
Back in 2000, Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin became the first quadriplegic individual to be elected to the House. On Monday, Langevin honored the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act by presiding …
“I think there’s a good reason for a conservative to vote yes.”
— SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, on his decision to vote in favor of Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court (Via the Washington Post)
Sarah Palin, you’re in fine company. Here are a few of NewsFeed’s favorite political language blunders.
“It’s time to do what’s right, not for the next election, but for the middle class.”
— PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, to GOP lawmakers, on the need to restore unemployment benefits for jobless Americans (Via the Associated Press)
Sarah Palin used Twitter to laugh off accidentally coining a new word, “refudiate,” comparing herself to Shakespeare. Twitter users turned her quip into comedic gold with #shakespalin.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has reportedly purchased the film rights to The Politician, a tell-all book written by Andrew Young, former aide to John Edwards. But who will play the man himself?
“The American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street’s mistakes. From now on, every American will be empowered with the clear and concise information you need to make financial decisions that are best
Palin’s newest political show could be the harbinger for another run at the White House — this time as the lead face.