Obama “Welcomes” the Debate His Secrecy Makes Impossible

By: Friday June 7, 2013 10:07 am

During a press conference today President Obama stressed that he would “welcome a debate” on NSA surveillance and said that if people know the full details they would think “we struck the right balance.” Of course it is impossible to have a debate on these secret programs because they are “secret.” We can’t know if [...]

Obama’s Second Term Goal: Cut Social Security

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 7:34 am

If President Obama behavior on the issue of Social Security and his willingness to offer up cuts to Social Security as part of a deficit deal left any doubt about his personal intentions for the program, last night’s debate should put those doubts to bed. One of the most telling moments regarding what Obama’s second [...]

Senate Debt Ceiling Watch Party – Part III

By: Saturday July 30, 2011 4:42 pm

Live on CSPAN2 now Liveblog: 10:13 – Reid: Senate will resume at 12 noon tomorrow.  If cloture is not invoked, debate will continue on the Reid amendment. 10:07: Reid – There are negotiations going on right now at the White House. We want to give everyone as much space as possible to reach an agreement, [...]

Senate Debt Ceiling Watch Party – Part II

By: Saturday July 30, 2011 1:29 pm

Video: McConnell and Reid spar over vote on Reid amendment today

John McCain, America’s Next Top Model?

By: Thursday October 16, 2008 8:39 am

John McCain, last year’s model, or America’s Next Top Model?

Tyra Banks joined the McCain debate prep team, teaching the Arizona senator something every model should know: how to smile with your eyes.

McCain Attack Ad Links Obama to Mysterious “Black Community”

By: Wednesday October 15, 2008 4:05 pm

Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine has obtained an exclusive copy of John McCain’s hard hitting attack ad which reveals Barack Obama’s longstanding ties to an entity known as “the Black community.”

Video: Debate Tips for John McCain

By: Wednesday October 15, 2008 10:36 am

Barack Obama and John McCain will face off in Long Island tonight in the final debate before the presidential election. McCain has one last chance to reestablish himself as a viable candidate and reverse his steady decline in the polls. In the spirit of bipartisanship, The Jed Report has produced a helpful debate prep video for John McCain.

RESOLVED: Presidential Debates are an Insult to Our Collective Intelligence and Must Be Reformed

By: Wednesday October 8, 2008 7:41 am

Presidential debates aren’t really debates. These faux debates are bad for democracy. Ideally, debates should inform voters about the issues and challenge the candidates to move beyond their talking points and think on their feet. Under the current rules, these events have degenerated into non sequitur public speaking contests.

McCain: Obama Thinks Nuclear Power Should Be Safe or Something

By: Tuesday October 7, 2008 9:17 pm

One of the more bizarre episodes in tonight’s debate was when McCain seemed to ridicule Obama’s nit picking insistence that nuclear power be safe…or somthing: