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Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin
10 Apr 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her candidacy on Twitter this weekend as she journey’s to Iowa for her initial campaign blitz. Big media (left and right) are still struggling to control her narrative, manipulating the way we see our first and, so far, only viable female candidate for the Presidency of the United States. I join Midpoint’s Ed Berliner and conservative strategist Adam Goodman to...

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Kelly Clarkson Told To Step Away From the Deep Dish Pizza
07 Apr 2015

Kelly Clarkson Told To Step Away From the Deep Dish Pizza

On Mike Gallagher’s radio show, FOX News’ Chris Wallace admonished Kelly Clarkson to manage her weight by “pushing away from the deep-dish pizza.” Wallace has apologized, but the ramifications of his comments are far reaching. As author and commentator Anita Finlay states, “Women are still graded by appearance first, no matter how great their accomplishments. Worse still, as the media lives to objectify them, women...

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Is Governor Pence’s RFRA Making the Republican Party Unelectable?
01 Apr 2015

Is Governor Pence’s RFRA Making the Republican Party Unelectable?

Why is Indiana’s Governor Pence doubling down on regressive social policy with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, when it makes the Republican Party look like “right wing whackos” out of touch with the mainstream? So asks radio host and EPIC TIMES founder Jerry Doyle. Jerry and I agree that a strong two party system is necessary for effective governance. But since President Obama’s last state...

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01 Apr 2015

Governor Pence’s RFRA Disaster Reveals Republican Dilemma in 2016

In one of the more dubious political moves in recent history, Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act “in private,” flanked by several anti-gay lobbyists. Optics tell the story. That the outrage and backlash from Tech CEOs, business owners, sports personalities and grassroots protesters “shocked” Pence serves as a cautionary tale for Republicans running in 2016, some of whom seem to be living in...

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Hillary Clinton Challenges Barriers to Social Mobility
26 Mar 2015

Hillary Clinton Challenges Barriers to Social Mobility

Hillary Clinton this week led “a roundtable discussion at the Center for American Progress on expanding opportunity in urban America.” Clinton stated “We don’t have enough social mobility…Why do some communities have, frankly, more ladders for opportunity than other communities?” Emily Badger, who covers urban policy for the Washington Post, states that “this question is actually a sophisticated and hugely important one, and the fact...

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Biden and Mikulski Secure $41M Federal Funding to End Rape Kit Backlog
19 Mar 2015

Biden and Mikulski Secure $41M Federal Funding to End Rape Kit Backlog

Vice President Joe Biden and Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski have secured $41 million in federal funding to help end the backlog of rape kits that sit untested, gathering dust in crime labs around the country for up to 5 to 10 years. Caitlin Dickson reported, per a Department of Justice study, some kits sit in officer’s desks and lockers never even progressing beyond that point....

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13 Mar 2015

Beating Back the Drive-By Media on Hillary’s Emails

As nature abhors a vacuum, so the drive-by media is hungry to control and define any public figure whose impact might supersede their own. How do we beat them?  Whether we believe that Hillary Clinton’s “email-gate” is empty click-bait or something substantive, the amount of feverish news coverage generated in advance of securing the facts telegraphs that mainstream media is flailing in an effort to...

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Hillary’s Emails: Truth Trumps Media Madness
11 Mar 2015

Hillary’s Emails: Truth Trumps Media Madness

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her 4 years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for government employees was not passed until nearly two years after Clinton left office, as Clinton made clear in today’s press conference.  Click-hungry pundits and agenda...

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Hillary’s Emails: Scandal or Smear?
06 Mar 2015

Hillary’s Emails: Scandal or Smear?

Republicans got a huge assist from mainstream media this week in their quest to smear Hillary Clinton, thereby arresting her path to the Presidency in 2016.  Press outlets, led by familiar Hillary-bashers MSNBC and The New York Times employed questionable reporting in an effort to manufacture scandal out of Hillary’s private email use during her time as Secretary of State.  Facts can be inconvenient things:...

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Hillary in Fine Form at Emily’s List Gala
04 Mar 2015

Hillary in Fine Form at Emily’s List Gala

Hillary Clinton’s speech at Emily’s List 30 Year Gala Tuesday night revealed a woman at the top of her game, relaxed, warm and on message as she offered up a preview of her likely Presidential campaign themes. Pushing equal pay for women, and paid leave, for example, she employed the same logic she used as Secretary of State in countries where the moral argument might...

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