Oliver Willis

Oliver Willis has been a blogger since 2000 and has one of the most visited sites in the liberal blogosphere. A widely followed Huffington Post contributor and employee for Media Matters, Oliver is one of the major voices on the progressive Left. As the Boston Globe notes,

Top Articles by Oliver Willis

Birther Busted During House Constitution Reading

Ironically, it wasn’t one of the new House members. A woman was arrested in the House gallery Thursday after interrupting a reading of the Constitution by yelling out her belief that President Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen of the United States. When Frank Rep. Pallone (D-N.J.) read the part of Article II,… Read More

William Daley Will Be New White House Chief Of Staff

So reports AP: Two administration officials tell The Associated Press that William Daley will be the next White House chief of staff. President Barack Obama has chosen Daley, a former commerce secretary, to replace interim chief of staff Pete Rouse. His right-leaning ideology sucks, lets just hope he can check that at the door and… Read More

CBO: GOP Health Care Repeal (H.R. 2) Would Strip 32 Million Of Health Insurance, Increase Costs

More from the CBO’s analysis of the House GOP Health Care repeal bill (H.R. 2): Under H.R. 2, about 32 million fewer nonelderly people would have health insurance in 2019, leaving a total of about 54 million nonelderly people uninsured. The share of legal nonelderly residents with insurance coverage in 2019 would be about 83… Read More

CBO: GOP Health Care Repeal (H.R. 2) Would Increase Deficit $145 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has an analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal health care reform. In addition to the very real effect of re-introducing the preexisting condition and eliminating health care for children, the repeal (which will go nowhere and is a waste in time and political theater from the GOP for the… Read More

More Abramoff Fallout

In another reminder of what happens when we have Republicans running the things, a former aide to Sen. Thad Cochran was sentenced for her role in the Abramoff lobbying scandal.

House Republicans Already Breaking The New Rules They Put In

Calling the House GOP the Keystone Kops is kind an insult to the Keystone Kops. After calling for bills to go through a regular committee process, the bill that would repeal the health care law will not go through a single committee. Despite promising a more open amendment process for bills, amendments for the health… Read More

Andrew Wakefield Autism-Vaccine Study An "Elaborate Fraud"

Andrew Wakefield’s study linking vaccination to autism is the lodestone of the idiotic anti-vaccine movement, a movement that has led to the unnecessary death of innocent children, a movement led by former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy and actor Jim Carrey. It is a complete fraud: A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines… Read More

No, Obama's Drilling Policies Aren't To Blame For High Gas Prices

Conservatives would love to blame the increase in gas prices on President Obama, but the problem is – as usual – the facts don’t align with the smear.

Daily Caller Was Working On Smear Job Vs Writer Who Exposed Kochs

Conservative journalism strikes again, this time sneaking around for an attack on New Yorker write Jane Mayer, whose story on the Kochs funding of the right angered many cons. For several weeks, the Daily Caller, a conservative Web site — co-founded by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, a former aide to former vice president Dick… Read More

Robert Gibbs Stepping Down As Press Secretary

NYT reporting Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and close confidante to President Obama, said Wednesday that he will step down and become an outside political adviser to the president and his re-election campaign. I hope Bill Burton gets the job:

Boehner Flashback: Handing Out PAC Checks On The Floor Of The House

In case, in the middle of the media whitewash, you forgot the sort of person incoming speaker John Boehner is: A member of the House Republican leadership team admitted Friday he distributed a tobacco PAC’s campaign checks on the House floor, but said he’ll never do it again. Watchdog groups said the practice is legal… Read More

House Republicans Do A $50 Billion (At Least) Cut Duck

The Republicans are already admitting their campaign rhetoric to cut $100 billion dollars from domestic spending was a fraud. They’ve now cut that number in half, and expect it to creep down to nothing as they redefine Orwell-style what exactly constitutes deficit spending. Republicans love to yell “cut!” but when pressed for specifics, the best… Read More

ADP Report: Private Sector Adds 297,000 Jobs

Some great news. The private sector created an eye-popping 297,000 jobs from November to December, according a report from ADP that was the highest number the payroll firm has ever reported. In its monthly report compiled with Macroeconomic Advisors, ADP said the service sector accounted for the bulk of the creation, with 270,000 jobs while… Read More

Dick Cheney + Sponge Bath: Unsee This

Too much information. Mr. Cheney’s pump was placed near his heart. With most patients, a power line emerges about waist level and connects to a controller, a minicomputer that plugs into a pair of one-and-a-half-pound, 12-volt batteries. Patients wear a black mesh vest over their clothing that holds the controller and batteries. They usually cannot… Read More

Courts Again Slap Down Conservative Hero Gerald Walpin

He was, as most people championed by the right are, just full of it. Walpin was appointed inspector general for the agency overseeing AmeriCorps during George W. Bush’s administration and filed suit in July 2009 shortly after his dismissal. But in a unanimous seven-page ruling issued Tuesday, judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for… Read More

Eric Cantor Accuses CBO Of Being Dishonest, Previously Cited CBO

Eric Cantor just accused the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of producing dishonest data, despite the office’s long track record of running the numbers. Numbers, in fact, that were apparently just fine and dandy for one Eric Cantor to cite a while back in order to try and prop up his opposition to the stimulus. In… Read More

Walter Winchell, Drew Pearson, Jack Anderson: Bloggers?

Walter Winchell, Drew Pearson, and Jack Anderson were some of the most widely read columnists in newspaper history. Recently I’ve been reading about Pearson and (mostly) Anderson in Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture, while a few years ago I read one of the best books I’ve… Read More


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