Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Fox News Sunday had a landmark Watchdog day, not only asking this week’s question about Huckabee’s past ethical violations, but also asking last month’s Watchdog question about Huckabee’s deeply flawed […]
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Bill Scher
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Mississippi Hypocrisy

A $3.7 billion program that channels federal money to local communities for projects designed to improve blighted areas and help produce jobs has been in the Bush administration crosshairs almost […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Real Health Care Solutions

Editor’s Note: “The 2008 election campaign is almost sure to be a health care election — even before we’ve done much organizing at all,” said America’s Future co-director Roger Hickey […]
Roger Hickey
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Out of Gas

I think these two videos speak for themselves. One is from the US Chamber of Commerce (via Open Left), offering its ominous vision for the future if Congress passes legislation […]
Bill Scher
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It’s Your Money

Newsflash: For seven years, George Bush has collected your taxes, and spent your money. He may have collected those taxes in a more unfair manner than in the prior decade. […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Another 0-for-3 day for the Watchdog. Neither Secretary of State Condi Rice nor Sen. John McCain were asked if the continued White House support for Pakistan’s dictator Pervez Musharraf shows […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog

Apologies for a belated Weekend Watchdog post, as I’m back from a vacation and long flight delay. But as usual, on Sunday at 4 PM ET, tune in to Air […]
Bill Scher
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Fed Up With Wild-East China

There’s more proof of the political potency of the “toxic trade” theme among voters in a poll just completed by Democracy Corps. Asked to choose from a list of concerns […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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David Sirota Joins CAF

We’re thrilled to announce that David Sirota, a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper columnist and New York Times bestselling author, debuts today as a senior fellow and blogger for the Campaign […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The substitute Watchdog gave something of a break to the chattering Sunday morning class. George Stephanopoulos and Tim Russert took advantage of it. Chris Wallace didn’t. Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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And Your Point Is?

The State Children’s Health Insurance Program bill is not going away. House leaders announced that they are bringing another SCHIP bill to the floor this week, with minor changes but […]
Bill Scher
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A $46 Billion Slap In The Face

The irony of President Bush’s demand on Monday for $46 billion in additional emergency spending for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan—an irony missed by most of the news media—is […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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All According to Plan

Conservative movement favorite Bobby Jindal cruised to victory in Saturday’s Louisiana gubernatorial election, winning 53% of the vote in a multi-person race, far ahead of the pack and avoiding a […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

For the first time in October, the Watchdog got a question asked by the Sunday shows. Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer asked former Gov. Mitt Romney about being endorsed […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Bill Scher
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Strange Outrage

The National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez has an odd threshold for outrage. A couple years ago, after Mel Gibson made remarks denying the magnitude of the Holocaust, she said, “I […]
Bill Scher
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SCHIP Vote: The Record Is Clear

One hundred and fifty-six House Members declared themselves enemies of children and families with this vote. Ignoring the will of the people, a conservative minority in the House sustained the […]
Roger Hickey
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SCHIP House Debate Underway

The House has begun to debate the State Children’s Health Insurance Program expansion, with the vote whether to override Bush’s veto expected to happen later today. (All the action at […]
Bill Scher
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Conservatives Have Already Lost The SCHIP Debate

To turn the public against expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, conservatives tried to spread misinformation, intimidate kids and their parents, and make bizarre attempts at humor. None of […]
Bill Scher
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More Glorious Conservative Honesty

Last week, I hoped for “More Conservative Honesty” when talking about children’s health insurance. And today we got it. ThinkProgress today reports on the latest conservative attack on a SCHIP […]
Bill Scher
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The Choice on SCHIP

Last night, the Frost family was interviewed on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” where they not only shared their experience having conservative bloggers try to intimidate them, but also shared […]
Bill Scher
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Local Blogs Keep The SCHIP Pressure On

With the vote to override Bush’s veto of children’s health insurance scheduled for Thursday, blogs are continuing to help hold House conservatives accountable to their constituents. Free State Politics informs […]
Bill Scher
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Bloggingheads.tv on SCHIP

On Bloggingheads.tv, I joined Conn Carroll of the Hotline Blogometer to analyze, among other things, the conservative blogosphere’s attack on SCHIP expansion and the Frost family. Click here to watch.
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

A particularly egregious Sunday as the talk shows hosts once again go 0-for-3 for the Watchdog. ABC’s This Week host George Stephanopoulos was happy to ask Senate Minority Leader Mitch […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Bill Scher
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Desperate Conservatives Descend Into Madness

If you thought conservatives hit rockbottom attacking a 12-year-old and his parents on children’s health insurance, you failed to consider what comical depths they could still reach. Unless their website […]
Bill Scher
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They Just Don’t Get It

Sen. John McCain rolled out his health care plan today, and said: Right now, too many of our citizens don’t have an insurance policy at all, and those who do […]
Bill Scher
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Local Blogs Pressure House Conservatives

With the children’s health insurance override vote set for next week, the progressive liberal blogosphere is as fired up as I’ve ever seen over a domestic policy issue. Local bloggers […]
Bill Scher
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Friend Of Defrauders Court

If you are a Wall Street investment banker, there’s new evidence that you’ve got the best Supreme Court money can buy. Conservative Supreme Court justices did little to hide their […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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McConnell Staffer Complicit in Frost Family Attack

Wow. ThinkProgress breaks the story that Don Stewart, communications director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, contacted traditional media reporters and encouraged them to write stories criticizing the Frost family. […]
Bill Scher
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More Conservative Honesty Please

Last night on the Alan Colmes radio show, I debated conservative blogger Dan Riehl about the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the attacks on the Frost family, though I […]
Bill Scher
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Right Off The Cliff

Headzup puts the SCHIP choice facing House conservatives in its proper political context.
Bill Scher
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Intimidating Kids Backfires Miserably

After liberal bloggers called out the conservative smear job on the Frost family, the New York Times, USA Today and Baltimore Sun picked up the story. And all conservatives have […]
Bill Scher
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Intimidating Kids

Last month, I noted that the coordinated attack against SCHIP had failed miserably, leaving conservatives desperate. Who knew how desperate they would get? Conservative bloggers have begun an intimidation and […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

In both SCHIP debates held on ABC’s This Week and CBS’ Face The Nation, hosts passively allowed Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and Rep. Adam Putnam to spread […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Bill Scher
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Bush: Still Lying About Health Insurance

In These Times and ThinkProgress had already taken the White House to task for pushing the lie that the SCHIP bill would raise the income eligibility limit to families earning […]
Bill Scher
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