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OFA Rallies to Thank Ryan, Others for Immigration Reform Support

President Obama’s campaign-turned-nonprofit, Organizing For Action, has stepped beyond party lines in its attempt to back the president’s preferred immigration reform plan. On Monday, OFA began sending members to districts held by Congressional Republicans wavering on the Senate’s amnesty-first immigration reform plan. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Joe Heck (R-NV), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Paul Ryan (R-WI), Aaron Schock (R-IL), and Dan Webster (R-FL) were targeted by OFA as key members. Aug 20, 2013 5:43 PM PT

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Attack Churches, Parade Nuns Through Street

While the United States considers cutting aid to the Egyptian military in an attempt to stop violence between the military regime and the deposed Muslim Brotherhood, Brotherhood members and allies are reportedly parading nuns through the streets, looting churches, and tearing down a cross in favor of an al Qaeda banner. Aug 19, 2013 3:15 PM PT

National Press Foundation President: CNN, Bloomberg, Politico Launches 'Transformative,' Ignores Drudge, Fox News

In a puff piece on the launch of Al Jazeera America, The New York Times quotes Bob Meyers, president of the National Press Foundation, lauding the premiere of the channel. “I am reminded of three other news organization launches in the US that were transformative,” Meyers wrote on his blog. “One was the launch of CNN on June 1, 1980; the second was the launch of Bloomberg News in 1990; and the third was the launch of Politico in 2007.” He finished, “Could be fun, and even beneficial, to watch.” Aug 19, 2013 10:56 AM PT

Media's Cruz Derangement Syndrome: 'Creepy,' 'Abrasive,' Born in Canada

The attack on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has begun. Fearful of Cruz as a prospective Republican presidential nominee in 2016, the media are now digging into his past, all the way back to birth. The Daily Beast ran a profile on Monday with this headline: “Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same.” The hit piece questions whether “master debater who wore a paisley bathrobe to creepily stroll by the women’s wing of the dorm [can] be the next president.” Aug 19, 2013 7:03 AM PT

'The Butler' Filled with Historical Inaccuracies, Finishes #1

Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which is slated to finish number one at the box office, grossing some $25 million over the weekend, is expected to finish behind other recent films about America’s racial past, including 42 and The Help. The involvement of Oprah Winfrey, who has been widely praised for her performance, was key to the success of the film, with a Fangando survey showing that 72% of those attending were doing so thanks in large part to Oprah’s involvement. Aug 18, 2013 8:32 AM PT

Obama Bigwigs Attend Comcast CEO's Ritzy Vineyard Party

In constant campaign mode, President Obama attended a tony get-together in Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday night, headed up by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and attended by luminaries from the media world ranging from Obama’s chief Hollywood backer, Harvey Weinstein, to Carly Simon, Larry David, and Peter Chernin. Aug 18, 2013 7:50 AM PT

Oprah: Just Because You're Not Using N-Word, Harboring Ill Will Towards Black Doesn't Mean You're Not Racist

On Thursday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, stars of Oscar-bait The Butler. During the interview, in which Cooper thoughtfully nodded as Winfrey and Whitaker race-baited, Oprah suggested Emmitt Till and Trayvon Martin were equivalent symbols, and that Americans were racist even if they didn’t have ill will toward black people. Aug 16, 2013 4:49 PM PT

Family Releases Picture of Seven-Year-Old Boston Bombing Amputee

Jane Richard is just seven years old, but she bears the scars of the Boston marathon bombing attack that killed her brother, eight-year-old Martin. She is missing her left leg below the knee. The family has now released a picture of little Jane smiling and standing on her crutches. The picture is a marked contrast with the rock star cover of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev run by Rolling Stone this month. Aug 15, 2013 8:18 PM PT

Hillary Announces Speaking Tour to Restore Faith in Government

On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco that she would be launching a series of speeches about American foreign policy in the “next few months.” According to Philip Rucker, White House correspondent for The Washington Post, Hillary planned to emphasize restoring faith in government – an ironic theme, considering that she was a member of the current administration presiding over the rapid decline in faith in government. Aug 12, 2013 4:14 PM PT

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