Joe Stack: Austin, Texas IRS Bomber Manifesto

Here is the complete transcript from the domestic terrorist that on Feb. 18, 2010 burned his home to the ground and bombed the IRS building by crashing a plane into it – allegedly.

Some Tea Party people and politicians are claiming Joe Stack is a hero. But it’s worth noting that that he ends his manifesto with a shout out to communism and appears to support health care reform – not things the Tea Party people espouse.

Sarah Palin: Stimulus Bill Anniversary Proves Not-So-Stimulating

Here is Sarah Palin’s Facebook posting made on Feb. 17, 2010. In an effort to maintain the public record, Palin’s entire message is published here. It was downloaded from Palin’s Facebook page on Feb. 17, 2010 at 11:04 a.m. Eastern. Stimulus Bill Anniversary Proves Not-So-Stimulating Feb. 17, 2010 at 7:04am One year ago today, President

Is Palin a Cunning Politico, Evil Genius or a Fool?

New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote that Sarah Palin may just be the smartest politician in America today.

Well, he didn’t say that exactly. What he did say was that while liberals, including White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, were yucking it up over Palin’s hand-scrawled Tea Party cheat sheet, she was building her base.

President Obama Weekly Address Feb. 13, 2010

Here’s the transcript and video of President Obama’s Weekly Address. The topics are the economy, the difficulty of bipartisanship in an increasingly partisan Washington and the “pay as you go” rule Obama signed into law last night. The transcript was provided by the White House and downloaded from on Feb. 13, 2010 at approximately 10:15 a.m. Eastern.

White House Press Conference Feb. 11, 2010 (Transcript/Video)

Here’s the White House press conference with Robert Gibbs and Dr. Christina Romer on Feb. 11, 2010 discussing the economic forecast report. The transcript was provided by the White House and downloaded from on Feb. 12, 201 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

Michael Steele Said a Million Dollars is not a lot of Money

Michael Steele RNC Chairman

This is a letter from the Democratic National Committee. It’s written by Governor Tim Kaine and highlights the ever-present detachment the GOP has from working class Americans – the haves versus the have-nots.

President Obama News Conference Feb. 9, 2010

President Obama held a news conference following a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate Republicans and Democrats. Here is the full transcript and complete video of the news conference. The transcript was provided by the White House and downloaded from on Feb. 10, 2010 at approximately 10:00 a.m.

White House Geeks Answer YouTube Questions

Despite the technical glitches, White House staff answers some pretty good questions about everything from No Child Left Behind, Iran sanctions, felon voting rights, Afghanistan, carbon taxing, the bank bailouts and more.

Unemployment Under Bush Versus Obama Administration

While data and statistics don’t tell the whole story about our flailing economy and unemployment, but this chart created on Feb. 5, 2010 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is pretty cool. Jobs are being created, even if slower than we’d like.

The Progressive Problem

Sarah Palin has achieved what Ralph Nader never could – she’s the leader of a populist revolution. Palin is successful because she appeals to the lowest common denominator and progressives, like Nader, appeal to high level intellect.

Krugman Calls Out Deficit Fear-mongering

Here we go again. Just like in 2003, groupthink is sweeping the nation. When the war drums were beating their loudest to attack Iraq, the media and pundits were onboard with the Bush administration lies. No one challenged what everyone knew to be true – that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and he was going to attack the US. Now seven years later, we’re back at it again, but this time it’s that deadly deficit that will surely kill you and your family before the year is through.

President Obama on the FY 2011 Budget (Full Transcript and Video)

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. This morning, I sent a budget to Congress for the coming year. It’s a budget that reflects the serious challenges facing the country. We’re at war. Our economy has lost 7 million jobs over the last two years. And our government is deeply in debt after what can only be described as a decade of profligacy.

We may never recover

The economic collapse most of us are still suffering through isn’t over. Sure Wall Street bounced back in just a few short months, but for the rest of us, we’re left struggling to pay our rent and to buy food. And we’re going to continue to fight, scratch and claw our way from meager paycheck to meager paycheck for a long time to come and here’s why.