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LA Jewish Journal Runs Cartoon Labeling Tea Partiers 'Tea-Hadists'

On Friday, October 11, reports, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, with a circulation of 50,000 copies and 150,000 readers and free circulation among synagogues, ran a cartoon by editorial cartoonist Steve Greenberg labeling Tea Partiers “Tea-Hadists.” Oct 14, 2013 7:09 AM PT

CNN Mocks Million Vet March as Tea Party Crazies covered Sunday’s “Million Vet March” in Washington D.C. against the Obama administration’s closure of military memorials by castigating the marchers as Tea Party kooks and fringe crazies. “At tea party-like rally, Obama told to ‘put the Quran down,’” the headline read. Oct 13, 2013 12:17 PM PT

EXCLUSIVE: Man Falsely Accused of Rape by Sharpton Calls for Action Against Sharpton Advertisers

On Friday, speaking exclusively with Breitbart News, Steven Pagones, the assistant district attorney whom Al Sharpton falsely accused of the rape of 15-year-old Tawana Brawley, called for advertisers on Sharpton’s program to drop their support of his MSNBC program, PoliticsNation. “I find it hard to believe that people lend any amount of credibility to Sharpton as a person, as a leader, as an activist, and most of all, as a source of truth,” said Pagones, who sued Sharpton for defamation and won. Oct 11, 2013 9:55 AM PT

CA Governor Brown Vetoes Bill to Force Teacher Leaves for Murder Charges

On Thursday, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would streamline the firing process for California teachers. The bill, presented by a fully Democrat state assembly and senate, came in the wake of several teacher scandals including one at Miramonte Elementary, in which a teacher fed students spoonfuls of his own semen, and yet could not be immediately fired. Oct 11, 2013 7:40 AM PT

Podesta: Obama Pledged Before Election Never to Bargain on Debt Ceiling Again

According to John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress and former chief of staff to President Clinton, President Obama told him that he would never again bargain with Republicans to extend the debt limit. Podesta said that the 2011 Budget Control Act, which ended the debt ceiling debate two years ago, “sent a signal that this was fair game to blackmail over whether the country would default. He feels like he has to end it and end it forever.” Oct 11, 2013 7:29 AM PT

Carney: Tea Party Wants Obama to 'Resign' to End Shutdown

President Obama’s meeting with certain House Republicans, Carney said, would not be a negotiation: “he’s not going to pay ransom to the Tea Party so that the government opens or the government doesn’t default.” Oct 10, 2013 10:23 AM PT

Carney: Spiteful Tea Party 'Doing Harm to the Republican Party'

On Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney launched into an attack on the Tea Party, suggesting that conservatives were thwarting the will of the people and perverting House leadership on the debt ceiling issue and the government shutdown. “We should put everything on the table,” Carney said. “But what we cannot continue to do is punish the American people which is what the Tea Party Republicans are doing in the name of trying to extract partisan demands.” Oct 10, 2013 10:18 AM PT

Not Glitchy, Just Bad

According to the Washington Post, the Obamacare website is not suffering from mere glitches – it’s just a bad website. “Problems with the federal government’s new healthcare Web site have attracted legions of armchair analysts who speak of its problems with ‘virtualization’ and ‘load testing.’ Yet increasingly, they are saying the root cause is not simply a matter of flawed computer code but rather the government’s habit of buying outdated, costly and buggy technology.” Oct 10, 2013 7:22 AM PT

Alec Baldwin Pens 500-Word Letter to the Editor Against Local 'Vermin' Paparazzi

On September 29, new MSNBC host Alec Baldwin wrote a letter to the East Hampton Star complaining about the paparazzi. He specifically cited the fact that they were locals, and then called them “vermin.” There were also random references to “gypsy cabs” as well as Baldwin’s apparent bête noir, one Jason Gutterman. The letter ran over 500 words. Oct 9, 2013 2:11 PM PT

Koch Industries Send Letter to the Senate: Reid Lied About Us

On Tuesday, Koch Industries, the company run by the left’s favorite bugaboo, the Koch brothers, sent a letter to the Senate denying that they had anything to do with the government shutdown. Members of the mainstream press, including The New York Times, have attempted to blame the Kochs for the shutdown. So has Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Oct 9, 2013 7:41 AM PT

Ryan Drops All Obamacare Demands in WSJ Op-Ed

On Monday, former vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, suggesting that Republicans drop all Obamacare demands in their push for a deal on the debt ceiling and a continuing resolution to fund the government. Instead, he suggested that Republicans look for a bargain on entitlement reform, a pet project of his, as well as tax reform. Oct 9, 2013 6:58 AM PT

Establishment Conservative Journalists Meet Off-the-Record with Obama at White House

In a clear attempt to woo largely establishment conservative commentators who have loudly opposed the GOP’s current government shutdown strategy, President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer, the Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, National Review’s Washington editor Robert Costa, syndicated columnist and former CNN co-host Kathleen Parker, and Byron York of the Washington Examiner. Oct 8, 2013 5:45 PM PT

Shutdown Horror: White House Mess Menu Shortened

According to the Associated Press, the White House has been hit hard by the government shutdown, with just 15 employees available to handle the residential work. What’s worse, the menu has been shortened: “In the West Wing, only a scaled-back menu is available at the White House mess.” Oct 8, 2013 11:04 AM PT


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