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The time Rick Santorum reminded me of the "London Calling" video

The time Rick Santorum reminded me of the "London Calling" video

02/14/12 02:25PM

What's in a lighting scheme anyway?Last night during a campaign rally in Tacoma, Rick Santorum stumbled into some pretty interesting lighting, and Willie pointed out it looked like the producers of the "Blair Witch Project" did the lighting for the rally.I can see that, but I'm gonna go one beyond and say that for my money, the lighting reminds me mostly of the lighting from the Clash's "London Calling" video. Observe:Joe Strummer, rest in peace. read more

Send your sweetie some political commentary with a GOP Valentine

Send your sweetie some political commentary with a GOP Valentine

02/14/12 10:30AM

Via BashirLooking to send that special someone a Happy Valentine's e-card today? Are you looking to maybe send that same Happy Valentine's e-card with, well, some biting political commentary as well?Well, Reince and the RNC have you covered today. They've got a whole site set up so you can send a GOP-themed Valentine's card to your sweetheart...or that one friend who's looking for an image of the president or Jon Corzine and some hearts.Fun. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, February 14, 2012

02/14/12 08:55AM

THE DO-OVER DERBYBY FRANKS BRUNINEW YORK TIMESGiven all of Santorum's regressive bluster, why should he suddenly evince alarm over seeming to be out of touch with the aspirations, emotions and rights of women? What's changed? The polls, for one: two new Michigan surveys show him ahead of Mitt Romney there. And his tally of victories rose last week from one (Iowa) to four (if you count Missouri). Once preposterous, his candidacy is newly plausible, giving him fresh motive to blunt some of his divisive edges. read more

An excerpt from Tim Weiner's book "Enemies: A History of the FBI"

An excerpt from Tim Weiner's book "Enemies: A History of the FBI"

02/14/12 07:31AM

“IF WE DON’T DO THIS, PEOPLE WILL DIE”On the day after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt gave J. Edgar Hoover the power to monitor all telecommunications traffic in and out of the United States. Three weeks after 9/11, President Bush handedRobert Mueller an authority almost as strong. For twenty- nine months following Bush’s order, the FBI had tracked thousands of telephones and Internet addresses in the United States under the aegis of the National Security Agency. read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Feb. 14

02/14/12 05:46AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama plan: Debt will be $1 trillion higher in a decade than forecastThe WSJ's take on the president's budgetGOP relents on payroll tax, averting fightSantorum supporters tell Occupy protesters at rally: 'Get a job'NJ senate votes for gay marriage in face of vetoNate Silver on what's happening in MichiganSantorum ahead of Romney in Michigan: pollsKate Upton on SI swimsuit issue coverIndia minister in TA: Delhi bombers will face justiceApple's stock powers past $500 read more

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