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Fox's Female Hosts Slam Male Colleagues as Sexist

Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren amazed guys think women shouldn't be breadwinners

(Newser) - If you've missed the hullabaloo that erupted over a new study showing that moms are now the primary or sole breadwinner in 40% of households with kids, much of it played out today on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show. The background is that a slew of conservative men,... More »

Rove Creates New PAC, Will Butt Heads With Tea Party

Predictably, many conservatives not happy

(Newser) - A big split in the Republican party? Karl Rove's new super PAC, the Conservative Victory Project, appears to be taking aim at Tea Partiers. The Victory Project, led by the same people who run American Crossroads, has the official aim of nominating "the most conservative candidate in the... More » Founder Mulls Ga. Senate Run

Erick Erickson may challenge Saxby Chambliss

(Newser) - founder Erick Erickson, the conservative blogger who endorsed the "sweet meteor of death" over any of the GOP candidates for president, is considering entering the political fray himself, CNN reports. Erickson, who is also a CNN contributor, may challenge Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss in the primaries in... More »

Conservatives Piling On Romney, Too

Although Rush Limbaugh calls clip a 'golden opportunity'

(Newser) - We almost feel bad posting yet more negative reaction to Romney's 47% snafu, but it seems worth noting that conservatives aren't exactly lining up to defend the GOP standard-bearer. As of this writing, two of the top stories on the Weekly Standard front page are a blistering William... More »

Key GOP Blogger Endorses 'Sweet Meteor of Death'

Erick Erickson says all the GOP candidates are terrible

(Newser) - editor Erick Erickson has finally endorsed a presidential candidate: The Sweet Meteor of Death, a joke candidate put forward by political blog Ace of Spades HQ . "You could presume that being a conservative of course I would choose something like a great fireball coming from the sky... More »

Tucker Carlson: Palin's Winning in 'Milfistan'

Michelle Malkin calls it misogynistic

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is in deep doodoo with conservative women after an ill-advised tweet referencing Sarah Palin that he posted, then removed, Monday night. "Palin's popularity falling in Iowa, but maintains lead to become supreme commander of Milfistan," he tweeted—and we probably don't need to tell you where... More »

Kagan's Thesis Proves She's an 'Avowed Socialist'

Says Erick Erickson; other bloggers yawn

(Newser) - Erick Erickson, the right-winger commenter CNN hired to much derision , has gotten his hands on Elena Kagan's college thesis, and he sums it up with typical understatement: "This proves Elena Kagan is an open and avowed socialist," he writes for Red State . "The woman declares that socialists... More »

CNN's Hiring of Righty Blogger Angers Left

Red State's Erick Erickson is too extreme, they say

(Newser) - CNN's decision to hire right-wing blogger Erick Erickson as a political analyst—the man who called David Souter a "goat-fucking child molester" and Michelle Obama a "Marxist harpy wife"—is still causing a stir:
  • Jay Bookman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution : The move "is in a way an insult
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New Media Unite, Ignite Anti-Obama Message

Beltway insiders work together with tea party populists

(Newser) - The bloggers, radio hosts, tea-partiers and Beltway veterans of the new conservative movement are not only getting their message out through Twitter and Facebook—they're also getting their act together. Thanks to new media, conservatives are increasingly energized and coordinated, with Washington "insiders" and populist "outsiders" working together.... More »

Conservative 'Power Players' to Watch in 2010

Andrew Breitbart, Smart Girl Politics site make the list

(Newser) - They may not get the headlines of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, but here are some conservative "power players" to look for this year from Matt Lewis at Politics Daily .
  • Smart Girl Politics: "With a cool logo and an army of feisty, young conservative ladies," the website
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McConnell Keeps Low Profile in Health Debate

Conservative critics think Minority Leader should be fighting administration harder

(Newser) - Why haven’t we heard more from Mitch McConnell on health care? The Senate Minority Leader has kept relatively quiet on the administration’s reform efforts, a stance that has irked many conservative activists who feel McConnell is ducking his duties as de facto Republican Party leader, writes Stephanie Mencimer... More »

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