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Marco Rubio: illegal immigration amnesty supporter, or not? - 05/13/09

... problem that Ben Smith of the Politico has promoted him (politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0509/The_new_Republican_Obama.html), saying he's "possibly the only answer to the Republican Party's scariest, least-addressed demographic problem, its alienation of Hispanic voters." He's certainly no Tom Tancredo, and there's a fair possibility that he'll turn out to be more like Jeb Bush when it comes down to...

Frank Luntz GOP strategy memo on healthcare ignores immigration angle - 05/06/09

... download a copy of the PDF from politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0509/The_full_Luntz.html (the link at that page isn't marked as a PDF). I just did a find through the document, and there were no instances of immigr*, which is surprising since any healthcare plan will have to take into account the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. and the fact that the plan would serve as yet another benefit that...

GOP still struggling with asking tough questions (Eric Cantor campaign against Dems on House floor) - 04/08/09

Patrick O'Conner of the Politico offers "Cantor's strategy: Ambush Democrats" (link) about a plan from House Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor in which more experienced legislators take to the House floor to berate less-experienced Democratic House members over various issues:

Is Michael Cohen of the New America Foundation trustworthy? ("Live From the Campaign Trail") - 04/08/09

Can you trust Michael Cohen of the New America Foundation? Read on if you've ever heard of that author of "Live From the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America" and want to see whether trusting him is a wise idea or not.

Obama's "Open for Questions": even MSM notices how bad it was - 03/26/09

... with John Ward Anderson of The Politico offering "Pot-related questions deluge W.H." (politico.com/news/stories/0309/20526.html). Likewise, Michael Scherer from Time Magazine offers this very good round-up of the "top" questions. The wastoids from NORML can't figure out how to ask one good question and concentrate on pushing that to the top, but by making obvious to anyone how such systems can...

Mel Martinez to be "irritant" to get immigration "reform"; Gebe Martinez has no concern for U.S. workers - 03/18/09

Gebe Martinez of the Politico informs us (link) that Sen. Mel Martinez (no relation) is initiating an unfocused push to get comprehensive immigration reform:

Kenneth Vogel /Politico mocks concerns over Bilderberg group - 03/15/09

Kenneth Vogel of the Politico - last discussed here for smearing Jerome Corsi - offers "Bilderbergers excite conspiracists" (politico . com/news/stories/0309/20010.html). It's a stock debunking article, where mockery replaces any attempt at reporting: The highest levels of the Obama administration are infested with members of a shadowy, elitist cabal intent on installing a one-world government...

Ben Smith /Politico keeps lying about Obama certificate issue - 03/01/09

... reporting of Ben Smith of the Politico, I hope to change your mind. He offers "Culture of conspiracy: The Birthers" (link), which is just the latest in his attempt to smear those who have questions about where Barack Obama was born and whether he's eligible to be president. And, this excerpt contains a blatant lie: A quick reality check, before we dive in: The challenges to Obama's eligibility...

Ben Smith /Politico misleads about Obama birth certificate - 12/04/08

Ben Smith of the Politico offers the blog post "Thank you for your e-mails, cont'd" (link): The baseless Obama citizenship rumor is back, based on an attempt by its purveyors request that the Supreme Court get to the bottom of the case. The "rumor" isn't "baseless", despite what Ben Smith would have you believe: the fact remains that Obama simply has not proven where exactly he was born. In the...

Obama/Center for American Progress link gets mainstream media attention! - 11/19/08

... Font" (link) and Daniel Libit of Politico offering "Podesta nonprofit to take center stage" (link). Unfortunately, aside perhaps from the Soros mention, both are simply puff pieces in the "valiant liberals doing cool things" mode. Now, see the links above and do a search here for all the things both sources didn't mention.

"Latinos push for Cabinet posts": NCLR, MALDEF, NALEO trying to embed supporters in Obama administration - 11/07/08

... "reporter" Gebe Martinez of the Politico offers "Latinos push for Cabinet posts" (link). Here's the quota bit: Weeks before Barack Obama won the presidency, he met privately in Washington with his former Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and Latino political leaders who had fervently backed her bid. The cards were laid upon the table, according to one of the...

Barack Obama lies about Rush Limbaugh in Spanish-language ads - 09/17/08

... washpost.com * Ben Smith of the Politico likewise can't be bothered to do even basic research; he also refers to the largely non-existent "anti-Immigration wing of the Republican Party": politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Obama_vs_Rush_en_Espanol.html * Mark Silva of the Chicago Tribune (mdsilva *at* tribune.com) also can't be bothered to do simple searches: swamppolitics.com/news/politics/...

Jonathan Martin/Politico: please try real reporting for a change ("Holtz-Eakin: McCain helped create BlackBerry") - 09/16/08

Jonathan Martin of the Politico is a sickening hack who's a complete failure as a reporter. His latest "scoop" is falsely titled "Holtz-Eakin: McCain helped create BlackBerry" (link). In fact, that McCain advisor was refering to McCain's role in helping develop the telecommunications infrastructure; he wasn't claiming that McCain helped invent the Blackberry specifically. If Martin weren't a...

Kenneth Vogel/Politico smears Jerome Corsi ("Obama Nation" book) - 08/13/08

... particular, Kenneth Vogel of The Politico offers the smear piece "Wild theories of 'Obama Nation' author" (politico . com/news/stories/0808/12526.html). Needless to say, many since-proved theories were derided as wild. And, some of the Corsi claims Vogel discusses aren't that wild. Investigating all the statements Vogel attributes to Corsi - some aren't so good but might be less bad in context...

CNN Democratic debate November 15, 2007 - 11/15/07

... "journalism"! Ben Smith at the Politico (politico . com/blogs/bensmith/1107/Terrorism_and_the_border.html) chimes in, saying it was a "very good question". You don't want to know what I thought of the "diamonds or pearls" question. Please, please, please: 1. Go to campaign appearances. 2. Ask tough questions. 3. Upload and promote the response. CNN isn't a news source, they're propaganda mixed...