Rand Paul and Jack Conway debated last night in their run for the Kentuckey Senate seat. Conway came out swinging at Rand Paul over Paul's membership in a group that made fun of Christians, his college record of tying up a woman and making her worship a bong, and so on.
Paul of course is the son of Libertarian crazypants Ron Paul, and is named after Ayn Rand.
Rand Paul Considering Skipping Final KY-SEN Debate | TPMDC
If you can't stand the heat -- or, in this case, the questions about your college shenanigans involving 'Aqua Buddha' -- get of of the kitchen. (Or, in this case, the previously-scheduled televised Senate debate.)
Rand Paul is considering skipping the final debate of the Kentucky Senate race, one day after a Louisville debate with Democratic nominee Jack Conway that was among the cycle's nastiest.
Paul told reporters this morning that he "will make a final decision soon on whether to appear with Conway on Kentucky Educational Television on Oct. 25," the AP reports.
WASHINGTON – The public panned it. Republicans obstructed it. Many Democrats fled from it. Even so, the session of Congress now drawing to a close was the most productive in nearly half a century.
Not since the explosive years of the civil rights movement and the hard-fought debut of government-supported health care for the elderly and poor have so many big things — love them or hate them — been done so quickly.
Gridlock? It may feel that way. But that's not the story of the 111th Congress — not the story history will remember.
Security guards for Alaska senate candidate Joe Miller handcuffed and detained the editor of the online magazine "Alaska Dispatch" on Sunday while he tried to interview the Republican nominee, according to multiple reports.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that Tony Hopfinger, who founded and edits "Alaska Dispatch," was arrested by Miller's private guards at an Anchorage school. The senate hopeful was on hand as part of a town hall event.
The firm that handles Miller's security says that Hopfinger shoved a man, but Hopfinger claims that he only pushed back at a guard after the guard began pushing him.
In this year’s midterm elections, there is no talk of satchels of cash from donors. Nor is there any hint of illegal actions reaching Watergate-like proportions. But the fund-raising practices that earned people convictions in Watergate — giving direct corporate money to a campaign and doing so secretly — are back in a different form in 2010.
This time around, the corporations are still giving secretly, but legally. In 1907, direct corporate donations to candidates were legally barred in a campaign finance reform push by President Theodore Roosevelt. But that law and others — the foundation for many Watergate convictions — are all but obsolete. This is why many supporters of strict campaign finance laws are wringing their hands.
Certainly, it is still illegal for corporations to contribute directly to candidates. But they now have equally potent ways to exert their influence. This election year is the first since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allows corporations for the first time to finance ads that directly support or oppose political candidates. And tax laws and loopholes have permitted a shadow campaign network of Republican-leaning nonprofit groups to collect a flood of anonymous donations and spend it widely.
If the Republicans make big gains in the House and Senate on Election Day, there is rare bipartisan consensus that they will owe part of their victory to the millions of dollars raised and spent by these nonprofit groups, much of which has come from businesses.
Skip ahead to 2:40. The first two and a half minutes are discussing O'Reilly on the view, where O'Reilly mulsim-baited and said, basically "All Muslims are bad!" Then Dylan Ratigan is on and rails at the coverage f all this for being intentionally confusing and misleading. Look, he says, the people who funded the attacks on us on 9/11 and before were Saudis who were part of the Wahabi sect. And it snowballs from there.
Note that this was on MSNBC. You could never say this on Fox, as they are partly owned by Saudis.