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CNN And Democrat Party: Network News Editors Set The Agenda

hillary-clinton-nuts.JPGDESPITE a ratings record of 4.4 million viewers, it looks like the biggest loser of Wednesday’s debate in Florida could be CNN.

The network is being criticized for having a liberal bias. And the fact that an unpaid adviser to … READ ON

Posted: 30th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Giuliani Affair, Romney’s Garden, Huckbee’s Taxes, McCain’s Torture And Getting Hillary Clinton

IN a sign of just how close the Republican race for the nomination is proving the candidates in last night’s YouTube/CNN debate turned on each other with ferocity.

With less than six weeks to go to the Iowa caucuses and … READ ON

Posted: 29th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gillian Gibbons: Grin And Bear It

gillian-gibbons.jpgGILLIAN Gibbons is in jail on a charge of “insulting Islam”, as the Sun puts it. She is “timid” Gillian. She is the Express’s “teddy bear teacher”, and so too the Mail’s.

But there is – alas – no mention … READ ON

Posted: 29th, November 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Calling Ron Paul To The Boston Tea Party

THE United States of America is in turmoil and only one man can help: Ron Paul.

After raising over $4 million invoking the name of Guy Fawkes on November 5, Paul’s supporters are now invoking the Boston Tea Party to … READ ON

Posted: 28th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Huckabee And Giuliani On The God Tricket

NOPE it’s not the title sequences for a new sitcom. It’s the promo video for the CNN/YouTube Republican debate in Florida tomorrow night.

And with less than two months to go to the presidential primaries the debate actually promises to … READ ON

Posted: 27th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fred Thompson Blames Fox And The Land and Sky Gun Show

FORMER Law and Order star Fred Thompson has taken something of a drubbing in this presidential race so far, lambasted by commentators on the left and right for running a damp squib of a campaign.

Only recently, Democratic consultant Bob … READ ON

Posted: 26th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Bush Praises Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani Says Barack Obama Only Human

IT’S got to be one of Hillary Clinton’s least desired endorsements since Jenna Jameson said she wanted the former First Lady to be president.

Yesterday, President Bush told ABC News that Hillary was the strongest competitor in the Democratic field … READ ON

Posted: 21st, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mitt Romney On GodTube: James And Patrick Conspire

DID you hear the one about the future Republican president who is an apostate and a freemason?

Keep watching this space as James and Patrick report on the shocking background of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney from a damp churchyard … READ ON

Posted: 20th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chuck Norris Is Mick Huckabee’s Sidekick

IN the world of presidential elections, who endorses you can be almost as important as what you believe in.

Thrice married Rudy Giuliani increased his moral credentials with the endorsement of televangelist Pat Robertson.

Mitt Romney allayed fears of his … READ ON

Posted: 19th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (9) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s GMTV Wake-Up Work-Out With Fiona Phillips

gmtv-gordon-brown.jpgTHAT the country needs a make-over has not escaped Gordon Brown, who has had his teeth done, given up smoked kippers and lost some timber by way of an example to one and all.

But it might not be enough … READ ON

Posted: 19th, November 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oxford Union: Luke Tryl Invites BNP Leader And Holocaust Denier To Speak

tories.jpgTHE Tenth Rule of Conservative politics stipulates that no would-be leader should ever be pictured wearing top hat and tails, nor sat on a damask cushion with two silver spoons in his mouth (Shockjock Jon ‘Gaunty’ Gaunt sees such shiny … READ ON

Posted: 19th, November 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John McCain’s Grey Area: A Hillary Clinton Bitch

HILLARY Clinton’s team plants a question. And the student chosen to ask it resists all urge to say something outrageous when picked upon. What would you have asked Hillary?

And then John McCain is on the campaign trail. … READ ON

Posted: 16th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bill Clinton Wants Hillary To Be One Of The Boys

clinton-woman.jpgSAYS Bill Clinton of wife Hillary over the newswires:  “It’s a great time to be a Democrat.” Bill was speaking to more than 800 students and supporters at Trident Technical College. “Even though those boys have been getting tough on … READ ON

Posted: 12th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Talks To Plants

IN America, as reported by Fox News: “Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy.

“Clinton campaign spokesman Mo … READ ON

Posted: 10th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Respect And More Respect For George Galloway’s Parties

WITH Saddam Hussein deposed, George Galloway is the world’s foremost moustachioed politician.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Galloway is now the MP for not just one party but two parties. As the Independent’s headline attest: “Respect off conference … READ ON

Posted: 9th, November 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (56) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It’s Official: God Supports Rudy Giuliani

IT’S official: God supports Rudy Giuliani.

The twice-divorced, abortion and gay rights supporting former mayor of New York has the official blessing of leading evangelical Pat Robertson.

You remember Pat? He’s the gay hating, liberal hating, pro lifer who once … READ ON

Posted: 8th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Turns On The Education Spin

THE handover from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown was going to be smooth and seamless. We would not notice. And what we might notice – Gordon’s gulping for air and teeth – we would come to love.

And so it … READ ON

Posted: 7th, November 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ron Paul Uses A Terrorist To Push For The White House

YOU would have thought that allying yourself with a terrorist might not be the best way to run for the White House in 2008.

But for Ron Paul, the libertarian outsider competing in the Republican race, it earned him … READ ON

Posted: 6th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (27) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Spins Education

“HOW No 10 spun schools a line,” says the Times. Gordon Brown, straighter kinda guy, is making ready to deliver his speech on education.

Gordon will speckle his generalities with specifics. He will refer to five schools, beacons of excellence. … READ ON

Posted: 6th, November 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Is Where John Edwards And Barack Obama Want Her

WITH exactly one year to go to the presidential election and just two months to the presidential primaries, John Edwards has got Hillary Clinton right where he wants her.

Team Edwards has released an impressive campaign video that highlights Clinton’s … READ ON

Posted: 5th, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (14) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Carol Vorderman Pulls In Her Trousers

CAROL Vorderman is stood before the Countdown board, as she has stood for 25 years. To mark the show, and Channel 4’s silver jubilee, the Mirror notes that Carol will be wearing the same trousers she wore all those moons … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nick Clegg Has No ID

SAYS Liberal Democrat MP Nick Clegg: “If the Government seeks to make ID cards compulsory on every British citizen, I will lead a people’s campaign to thwart the programme.”

A campaign for anonymity from a leading Liberal Democrat MP who … READ ON

Posted: 1st, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fiery Reaction To Cherie Blair’s Muslim Veil Comments

IN “My doubts about the Muslim veil,” the Telegraph looks at Cherie Blair.

Says the former self-styled First Lady: “Women covering their heads, women dressing modestly, I have no problem with at all. I think, however, that if you get … READ ON

Posted: 1st, November 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (14) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s Motto For Education

“WITHOUT Labour, nothing,” says Gordon Brown, words echoed by Brighton and Hove Grammar School.

We call for “Achievement beyond expectation” (Banksome School, Darlington). It is “Onwards and upwards” (Camden High School For Girls).

And do we not strive for “Excellence … READ ON

Posted: 1st, November 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President 2008: Mike Huckabee’s Baptism Versus Mitt Romney’s Mormon

RUDY Giuliani could have a couple of problems on his hands.

While millionaire Mitt Romney buys his way to the White House on one side, the New York Sun points out that a dark horse social conservative has emerged on … READ ON

Posted: 30th, October 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (10) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0