Category Archives: Politics

Huckabee: Obama’s “Extraordinary Disdain” For Israel Comes From “Identity With, Sympathy” For Middle East Nations

Easter Cup Cake Ideas | Easter Eggs | Easter Recipes | Easter Stories “I think he resents the strength of Israel.” View Video › buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says President Obama has “extraordinary disdain” for Israel and such disdain originates from his own sense of identity and sympathy for the “other Middle Eastern nations.” Huckabee added… Read More »

Obama: I First Learned About Hillary Clinton’s Emails From News Reports

The president refrains from criticizing Clinton’s personal email usage, but tells CBS News he’s “glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed.” Carolyn Kaster / AP President Obama said Saturday that he's “glad” Hillary Clinton has asked the State Department to publicly release emails she sent during her time as secretary of… Read More »

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez Takes Aim At Susan Rice In AIPAC Speech

Last week, White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to the United State “destructive of the fabric of the relationship.” In his address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday, Sen. Menendez earned a standing ovation from the crowd when he refuted Rice’s comments. Rice had previously addressed the crowd.… Read More »

Eric Holder Endorses Death Penalty Moratorium As Some States Halt Executions Over Drugs

The attorney general suggested a nationwide hold on executions pending a Supreme Court review of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. Alabama, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee have halted executions recently over drug issues, and activists called for Oregon’s outgoing governor to take action on the issue as well. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that a death penalty moratorium… Read More »

Liberal Organizing Group Implodes In One Tumultuous Afternoon

Eight senior staffers at the New Organizing Institute resigned after calling for the firing of President Obama’s 2012 data director. They took much of the rest of the staff with them. New Organizing Institute (NOI) Executive Director Ethan Roeder (left) NGP VAN / Via youtube.com WASHINGTON — The New Organizing Institute, a progressive grassroots outfit responsible for training… Read More »

Alan Grayson: Democrats Accused Of “Blood Libel” If They Don’t Cater To Military Industrial Complex

“The country will be perfectly safe if we stop incessantly feeding the military industrial complex and military contractors with the billions upon billions in profits that they take out of taxpayers pockets each year…” AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida said Tuesday Democrats get accused of the “blood libel” of not supporting the troops… Read More »

Don’t Dance, And Other Tidbits From Mike Huckabee’s 1970s College “RAPture Express” Column

“Welcome aboard the ‘RAP’ture Express!” Baptist Trumet In 1973, Mike Huckabee, a graduating senior of Hope High School on his way to Ouachita Baptist college, began writing a column called the “RAPture Express” for the Baptist Trumpet. The Trumpet was the weekly newspaper of the Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas. Huckabee's columns offer an interesting look into the… Read More »

Alabama Same-Sex Couples Await Supreme Court Word On Marriage

Alabama officials have asked Justice Clarence Thomas to stop same-sex marriage rulings from going into effect on Feb. 9. The Human Rights Campaign pushes for removal of Alabama chief justice for actions criticizing the federal court marriage rulings. Via Facebook: Iamaparent As two same-sex couples from Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the state's request to… Read More »

Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

Only one senator asked by BuzzFeed News — Sen. Ben Cardin — said he’d definitely go. ASSOCIATED PRESS Susan Walsh WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when… Read More »

White House: The Federal Government Still Opposes Legalizing Marijuana

“The Federal Government opposes drug legalization because it runs counter to a public health and safety approach to drug policy,” a White House official tells BuzzFeed News after Loretta Lynch testifies. Mark Wilson / Getty Images WASHINGTON — When Loretta Lynch told senators “I do not support the legalization of marijuana” during her confirmation hearing for Attorney General… Read More »

Senate Subcommittee Drops “Civil Rights And Human Rights” From Name

Sen. John Cornyn, now the chairman of the subcommittee, decided to change the name. “The name of a subcommittee speaks to its priorities,” one Senate Democrat aide said. Yuri Gripas / Reuters WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights is now just the Subcommittee on the Constitution. A spokeswoman for… Read More »