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Steve Israel: GOP Base Is Unfortunately “Animated by Racism”

Steve Israel: GOP Base Is Unfortunately “Animated by Racism”

By Galen Velonis April 15, 2014

Steve Israel, Democratic congressman of New York and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that “to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.” …

Sandra Fluke: Romney Future Humiliating To Women Sandra Fluke: Romney Future Humiliating To Women
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Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown Law student who found herself in the national spotlight when Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” for her stance on birth control coverage under health care laws, took the stage last night at the Democratic …

Bill Clinton Impresses, But FLOTUS Owns Twitter Buzz Bill Clinton Impresses, But FLOTUS Owns Twitter Buzz
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At the bottom of the 10 o’clock hour last night, former president Bill Clinton began what was supposed to be around a half-hour speech. What he ended up giving was a 48 minute masterclass in politicking, a speech that was …

Scarlett Johansson To Follow Foo Fighters At DNC? Scarlett Johansson To Follow Foo Fighters At DNC?
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Despite a whole lot of people clamoring for Betty White to make an appearance at the Democratic National Convention, rumor has it that three very different actresses will be taking the job instead. According to CNN, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, …

Michelle Obama's Speech Sees Crazy Twitter Buzz Michelle Obama's Speech Sees Crazy Twitter Buzz

Ever since the kickoff of the Republican National Convention last week, Twitter’s @Gov team has been hard at work monitoring tweet buzz – mostly in the form of total tweets and spikes in tweets per minute. For instance, last week …

DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private

UPDATE: Videos from the convention are appearing on the DNC’s official channel. YouTube says that there was no copyright violation and that it was simply an incorrect error message that users saw on Tuesday night. Here’s their statement: “After Tuesday’s …

Democratic National Convention Streaming on YouTube Democratic National Convention Streaming on YouTube

Last week, the Republicans had their chance to showcase what they have to offer the American voters. Some of the highlights included Ann Romney’s well-received speech, Paul Ryan’s controversial speech, Clint Eastwood’s much-discussed speech, and finally Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. …

Betty White Going Up Against Eastwood At DNC? Betty White Going Up Against Eastwood At DNC?
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Betty White is one of the most beloved actors people of our generation; she’s funny, she’s brash, she’s graced our televisions since before most of us were born, and, at 90-years old, she’s a part of our history, yet she …

A Hole In The CNN/YouTube Debate Theory?

Lack of control has been the prime argument against and for incorporating user-generated content into mainstream media and politics. One thing’s for certain: there are a-holes on all sides. But this might be taking that a bit literally.

Obama Hijacks MySpace Page, Mails Howard Dean

Talk about mixed emotions. I like Barack Obama – at least, as seen on TV – and just when I started to like him more because of a letter he sent to Democratic National Convention Chair Howlin’ Howard Dean urging him to put debate video under public license, the Washington Post reports his campaign officers butting his biggest fan out of MySpace.

Pundits Want Presidential Debates On YouTube
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Some of the most influential pundits on both sides of the political stage are petitioning the Republican and Democratic National Conventions (RNC and DNC) to ensure all Presidential debate video be licensed under Creative Commons, making it legal to share debate video footage online.