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Tuesday Evening news roundup

From Weather Channel – Hurricane Isaac made its first U.S. landfall along the southeastern Louisiana coast on Tuesday evening and will continue to move very slowly near the Louisiana coast into Wednesday. Since Isaac is moving at a snail’s pace, the hurricane will pound the northern Gulf Coast with storm surge flooding, heavy rainfall, strong winds and possible isolated tornadoes through Wednesday.

From MaddowBlog:

Some RNC drama: “Mitt Romney’s supporters passed new rules governing future primaries over the loud boos of Ron Paul supporters and other conservative activists who had objected to what they said was a power grab by the party’s establishment leaders.”

Good call: “A panel of federal judges threw out Texas redistricting plans Tuesday saying the state failed to show the new political lines would not discriminate against minorities under the Voting Rights Act.”

As if it weren’t bad enough that Romney used Ohio coalminers as a prop, those same workers were required to attend the campaign event and forced to give up a day’s pay.

Akin won’t shut up: “Rep. Todd Akin’s campaign says Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is putting a petty personal grudge ahead of the party’s interest in winning the Missouri Senate seat.”

Senior Romney adviser Ron Kaufman said this morning that, as far as he’s concerned, the Republican presidential nominee “is the Tea Party movement.” I suspect Tea Partiers might disagree.

My friends at the Washington Monthly have released their 2012 College Rankings. I may be biased — I worked at the Monthly for four years, but I consider these rankings the only ones that matter.

The new photos from the Mars Curiosity Rover are truly extraordinary.

And for reasons I don’t understand, Bill O’Reilly has decided it’s his turn to take cheap shots at Sandra Fluke.

By |2012-08-29T19:43:40-04:00August 28th, 2012|Elections, Environment|Comments Off on Tuesday Evening News Roundup

We Don’t Need No Stinking Small Business Stimulus

Republicans have perfected the fake. They say one thing and do another. They say they’re for tax cuts for small business then they oppose those exact same tax cuts. Here’s an excellent example of Michael Steele doing this exact thing.

From TP:

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appeared on Fox News today to bash President Obama’s recent proposal to help small businesses and jump start the economy. Dubbing it “TARP III,” Steele said Obama’s plan wouldn’t work because it focuses on extending credit lines to small business, which Steele claimed “they don’t need”:

STEELE: What we have right now is more of the same, you have the president proposing a small business bill, which is nothing more than TARP III or mini-TARP, in which basically, you’re going to put money into financial institutions on the assumption that small businesses are going to go and take out credit loans, or credit lines — they don’t need that.

More from TP:

Steele’s dismissal of the need to extend credit lines to small businesses is curious, considering that he touted the very idea as a key Republican proposal just last weekon Sean Hannity’s Fox show:

STEELE: Republican leadership on the Hill has offered time and time again and will continue to do so until they take the majority in November when they can actually begin to act and put into place these policies that empower small businesses by creating — helping them create jobs by opening up capital and credit markets.

By |2010-09-13T07:34:01-04:00September 13th, 2010|Business, Party Politics, Taxes|11 Comments
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