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What Is AQAP, the Terror Group Claiming Charlie Hebdo Attack?
An al Qaeda affiliate overnight claimed that it ordered and financed last week’s massacre at the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as revenge for the magazine printing cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed. The terrorist group, AQAP, is based in Yemen, some 2,000 miles
What Is AQAP, the Terror Group Holding Luke Somers?
Late Wednesday an affiliate of al Qaeda released a harrowing video showing a British-born American hostage who they say will be killed in three days if President Obama doesn’t meet the terror group’s demands. Americans have sadly become familiar with their countrymen appearing in hostage videos
The Political Twitter Hall of Fame (Shame?)
When Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) first heard Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," he must have taken the song to heart. Cohen, 63, attended a Memphis soul music commemoration event at the White House this week and tweeted at Lauper , who performed there: "@cyndilauper great night,couldn't
The Top 8 Memorable Attack-Ad Flops
There is one thing most politicians have in common: attack ads. But while every campaign -- from city council to the White House -- is rife with criticisms, some politicians are better than others at finding that sweet spot between poignant and preposterous. Then there are those that completely
Attacks Gone Awry: Candidates Raise Big Money After Rivals' Attacks Backfire
There is one thing most politicians have in common: attacks. But while every campaign -- from city council to commander in chief -- if rife with criticisms, some politicians are better than others at finding that sweet spot between harsh and over-the-top. These five politicians were miles from the
Romney's Women Surge, Birther Panels, Greece and Fungus, Texas Tea (PM Note)
ABC / Wash Post Poll – Romney Cuts Obama’s Lead Among Women in Half – A sharp advance among women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign – albeit still an unusually weak one – while Barack Obama’s personal...
Witches and Demon Sheep; GOP Adman Fred Davis Causes Controversy, Headscratching
Witches! Demon Sheep! Dang Fences! If you saw a political ad in the last decade or so that really mad you scratch your head, there’s a good chance it came from Fred Davis. His ads range from arresting to odd and are often controversial. A...
Top McCain Adviser Salter Says Of Fred Davis: 'He Requires Round-the-Clock Adult Supervision'
Fred Davis, the GOP media guru who pitched the attack ad campaign against President Obama focused on Rev. Wright – you can read more about it HERE – describes McCain in the document as a “crusty old politician who often seemed confused, burdened with a...
Cain, Mourdock Differ on Scope of 9-9-9 Endorsement
When Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock won his Republican Senate primary last week, defeating six-term incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar, among his many congratulators was Herman Cain. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and brief Republican presidential co-front-runner, who now promotes his “9-9-9″ ...
Mitt Romney's Opponents Play Bailout Politics
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) DETROIT — As Mitt Romney prepares the deliver a major economic speech here today, his opponents are prepared to make the day about one thing and one thing only: Romney’s opposition to the government bailout of the...