Dick Durbin: Congress Should Decide Who Qualifies for First Amendment

July 8th, 2013 5:40 PM
In addition to trying to redefine the Second Amendment as not protecting anyone's right to bear arms, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is now excited about how to redefine the First Amendment. As with guns, Durbin is trying to limit constitutional freedoms so that they cannot be used by people of whom he disapproves. In an opinion essay published in the Chicago Sun Times last week, Durbin argued…

Candy Crowley to Dem Senator: ‘Do You Think Taxes Have Been Raised E

January 6th, 2013 5:50 PM
CNN’s Candy Crowley asked a question of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on State of the Union Sunday that should have all American wage earners quaking in their boots. “Do you think that taxes have been raised enough on the wealthy?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CNN's Crowley Pitches Tax Hike Without Even Mentioning Spending Cuts

November 19th, 2012 4:19 PM
The media's preoccupation with tax hikes over spending cuts continued on Sunday's State of the Union, with CNN's Candy Crowley pitching a millionaire's tax hike while not mentioning spending cuts once. "Senator, there has been some thought on your side as well that perhaps $250,000, that if you could get the House to go along with something, that perhaps $250,000 is too low to be raising…

Liberal Senator Bullies Company For Blaming Price Hike on His Legislat

November 3rd, 2012 8:27 PM
Parkmobile, a company that runs an app by which smartphone users can pay for on-street metered parking, recently found itself bullied by a powerful liberal Democratic senator, simply for exercising its freedom of speech. The company found itself on the receiving end of Sen. Dick Durbin's wrath for having sent an email to its users in which it chalked up an increase in its transaction fees to "…

Ed Schultz Suckered by Bogus Story That Tagg Romney Owns Voting Machin

October 25th, 2012 6:35 PM
My condolences, Ed. I know how much you wanted to believe this was true -- how much you needed to believe it's true. Not only that, you claimed on your radio show that it was accurate, and more than once, only to learn -- from a political ally! -- that it wasn't. Such are the seldom-felt joys of slogging through left-wing media. (audio clips after page break)

CNN's Candy Crowley: I Take Advantage of the Tax Code Just Like Romney

September 23rd, 2012 9:44 AM
CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday oddly went counter to the liberal media meme concerning Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's taxes. In a State of the Union discussion on the subject with Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Crowley actually said, "It is the IRS system and he took advantage of it which I do, which I assume both of you do" (video follows with…

CBS's Rose Badgers Romney Adviser on Iran; Interrupts Six Times in

September 21st, 2012 6:24 PM
One might have thought that Charlie Rose received an extra dose of caffeine before Friday's CBS This Morning, as the normally-subdued anchor hounded Romney campaign adviser Dan Senor on how the Republican presidential nominee would change policy toward Iran. Rose wouldn't let Senor complete an answer, interrupting six different times in 50 seconds.  [audio available here; video below the jump…

Democrats Delete God From Party Platform, All Three Networks Ignore

September 5th, 2012 11:12 AM
All three network morning shows on Wednesday ignored a move by Democrats to delete references to God from the party's 2012 convention platform. NBC skipped another controversial decision, removing an assertion that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. (CBS and ABC, however, did cover this decision.) Some top Democrats appear touchy about the decision to avoid mentioning God. Senator Dick…

60 Minutes Cherry Picks Book To Make Congressional Insider Trading Mos

November 13th, 2011 11:52 PM
When CBS's Steve Kroft recently asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) some penetrating questions about stock purchases she and her husband made, the internet was abuzz with rumors about an upcoming 60 Minutes installment about the wealthy couple that have been known to use her political interest for their mutual benefit. Unfortunately, this Sunday's 60 Minutes piece about…

LAT's Oliphant Lets Joe Biden Babble Away, Part 2 of 3: The VP's Ignor

October 6th, 2011 7:58 PM
In a report filed at the Los Angeles Times's Politics Now blog earlier today, Washington Bureau reporter James Oliphant relayed a number of whoppers delivered by Vice President Joe Biden without anything resembling a challenge. In Part 1, I noted how Biden, who in August described Tea Party sympathizers as "terrorists" and in September as "barbarians," today spoke in complimentary terms of how…

AP's Choi Fails to Identify the Law, the President, or the Political P

October 3rd, 2011 1:01 AM
If you only read Thursday's coverage of Bank of America's decision to impose a $5 monthly debit card fee by Associated Press Personal Finance Writer Candice Choi, you would have no idea that last year's "Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" triggered BofA's decision. The legislation gave the Federal Reserve the power to limit debit card interchange fees. The Fed's limit…

Compliant Chicago Media Threaten Conservative Writer for Questioning D

August 12th, 2011 3:03 PM
It's not very often that you run into a story that so perfectly captures both the sheer contempt which many reporters hold for the public and their desire to enable Democratic politicians. That's what happened in Chicago earlier this week when conservative journalist Bill Kelly had the temerity to ask Illinois Democratic senator Dick Durbin if he felt that he shared any responsibility at all…

NBC's 'Today' Touts 'Big Setback' for Boehner Plan, Lauer Lobs Softbal

July 27th, 2011 3:06 PM
At the top of Wednesday's NBC Today, as co-host Ann Curry declared that "Americans are just fed up with the stalemate" over the debt ceiling, fellow co-host Matt Lauer announced: "The latest setback came last night when House Speaker Boehner was told by the Congressional Budget Office that his proposal would cut spending far less than advertised." In the report that followed, correspondent…

Bob Schieffer Asks Senators: Why Are You Wasting Time Debating Balance

July 17th, 2011 10:58 PM
With trillion dollar budget deficits as far as the eye can see, a balanced budget amendment is sounding pretty good to an overwhelming majority of Americans. Apparently CBS's Bob Schieffer isn't amongst them, as he actually asked Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday's "Face the Nation," "Why are you wasting time debating that?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):