“PBS spokeswoman Anne Bentley said Wednesday that they had an initial conversation with the Muslim Education Action Center but had concerns about the group. She says a PBS executive was contacted, but when PBS couldn’t confirm the organization’s credentials, they halted discussions.”—PBS contacted by fake Muslim group that duped NPR
“Wisconsin is a front-runner when it comes to the overall tax burden it places on its citizens. Wisconsin’s state and local governments consume 11 percent of all Wisconsin income, a greater share than in all but three other states — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.”—David Freddoso
SCHILLER: The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian — and I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move… it’s been hijacked by this group that…
"MUSLIM": The radical, racist, Islamophobic, Tea Party people?
“[R]eporters e-mail me saying, “Hey, I’m writing this story on this thing. Do you think you guys might want to investigate it? If so, if you get some documents, can you give them to me?” I’m, like, “You guys are going to write that we’re the ones wanting to do all the investigating, but you guys are literally the ones trying to egg us on to do that!”—
My mind is completely blown by this quote. Of course we ask you whether you’ll investigate. We need the story! We don’t get answers from FOI requests, and government bureaucrats block us at every turn! And then there are the PR hounds who will talk to the New York Times but not the Washington Examiner!
“Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, facing a forcible ouster and possibly death, is trying to mollify important constituents by increasing government employee pay by 150 percent. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, D, used a similar tactic to avoid what had seemed like a certain election defeat last year.”—David Freddoso
“I didn’t like the legislation that was moving through Washington in the last two years, I didn’t like cap and trade, I didn’t like Obamacare, I didn’t like the simulus …but I didn’t walk out.”—Rep. Paul Ryan on Wisconsin’s ‘Fugitive 14’
“That’s why one of the great 20th century presidents was against unions for public employees who have civil service protections. No, not Ronald Reagan. It was Franklin Roosevelt who said, “Action looking toward the paralysis of government by those who have sworn to support it is unthinkable and intolerable.”—Michael Barone
“There was such a spirit in the square. People were collecting trash, young people were handing out food and there was a solidarity that was extremely rare in Egypt," said Ibrahim, whose husband, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, is a renowned scholar and Egyptian opposition leader.”—Many Egyptians want Mubarak out before elections | Sara A. Carter