- Planet Erstwild - 20120907 - Inside the Headlines

Welcome to a special edition of "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. James & JP share their reflections on the two political circus tents called RNC & DNC. Categories include GOPalozza, DEM-onstration Sport, Rubber Meet Road, Celebrity Blah-Blah, & the usual Odds & Ends. For complete listing of headlines, click "Read more" below.

1. GOPalooza
Republicans Worry About Keeping Factions Reined In
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/us/politics/republicans-worry-about-keeping-factions-reined-in.html
 
RNC Shuns Ron Paul, Supporters Root For Romney Defeat
http://reason.com/reasontv/2012/08/26/rnc-shuns-ron-paul-supporters-root-for-r
 
GOP rejects rape exception in platform
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79945.html
 
Republicans call for crackdown on pornography
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/27/us-usa-campaign-porn-idUSBRE87Q1A620120827
 
GOP calls for broader gun rights, unlimited clips
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CVN_REPUBLICAN_PLATFORM_GUNS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-08-30-10-31-11
 
Medicare Voucher Plan Remains Unpopular
http://www.people-press.org/2012/08/21/medicare-voucher-plan-remains-unpopular/
 
Reagan hologram is real, was planned for RNC debut
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/reagan-hologram-real-planned-rnc-debut-203919642--election.html
 
Paul Ryan and Condi Rice: A Tale of 2 Speeches
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/08/paul-ryan-and-condi-rice-a-tale-of-2-speeches/261768/
 
Ann Romney: 'This Man Will Lift Up America!'
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/ann-romney-man-will-lift-america_651062.html
 
Ann Romney Woos Hispanic Voters, Urging They Get Past ‘Their Biases’
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/ann-romney-switches-focus-from-wooing-women-to-hispanic-voters/
 
Romney Vows to Deliver Country From Economic Travails
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/politics/romney-vows-to-deliver-country-from-economic-travails.html
 
Romney’s speech: Where was the policy?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/31/romneys-speech-where-was-the-policy/
 
'Eastwooding' Inspires National Empty Chair Day on Monday
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/02/Eastwooding-Inspires-National-Empty-Chair-Day-on-Monday
 
GOP Convention, Romney Speech Evoke Lukewarm Reactions (Speech gets lowest ratings of any Gallup has measured since 1996)
http://www.gallup.com/poll/157256/gop-convention-romney-speech-evoke-lukewarm-reactions.aspx
 
Romney Gets No Bounce From Last Week's GOP Convention - Support was 47% before convention and 46% after
http://www.gallup.com/poll/157262/romney-gets-no-bounce-last-week-gop-convention.aspx
 
2. DEM-onstration Sport
Dems chase cash with flash in Charlotte
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80579.html
 
Obama gives himself ‘incomplete’ grade on economic policy
http://thehill.com/video/administration/247269-obama-grades-first-term-as-incomplete
 
Dems Seek to Exploit Advantage on Foreign Policy
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/dems-seek-exploit-advantage-foreign-policy-17138612
 
What Obama Won’t Say in Charlotte: War on Terror is Done
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/dem-convention/
 
Democrats Retreat on Civil Liberties in 2012 Platform
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/09/democrats-retreat-civil-liberties-2012-platform
 
Democratic platform again seeks Guantanamo closure
http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2012/09/democratic-platform-again-seeks-guantanamo-closure-134261.html
 
Democrats Drop 'God' From Party Platform
http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2012/09/04/democrats-drop-god-from-party-platform.aspx
 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Israeli ambassador called GOP “dangerous for Israel”
http://washingtonexaminer.com/debbie-wasserman-shultz-israeli-ambassador-called-gop-dangerous-for-israel/article/2506825#.UEZUu1K5LjI
 
Resurrection: DNC Overrules Delegates, Rams God and Jerusalem Back into Platform
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/05/Democrats-change-platform-God-Israel
 
DNC's Wasserman Schultz, Gaspard cancel interviews amid platform debacle
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/09/dncers-scrap-interviews-amid-platform-debacle-134624.html
 
First Lady says husband 'a man we can trust'
http://news.yahoo.com/first-lady-says-husband-man-trust-024143640--election.html
 
Bill Clinton: Who needs a script?
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/06/us-usa-campaign-billclinton-idUSBRE88510L20120906
 
Monica Lewinsky’s Former Rabbi To Deliver Benediction After Bill Clinton Speaks At DNC
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/monica-lewinskys-former-rabbi-to-deliver-benediction-after-bill-clinton-speaks-at-dnc/
 
How Bill Clinton does it
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80819.html
 
Obama in a Word: From ‘Inexperienced’ and ‘Change’ to ‘Good’ and ‘Trying’
http://www.people-press.org/2012/09/05/obama-in-a-word-from-inexperienced-and-change-to-good-and-trying/
 
Obama's Challenge: Higher Likability Than Approval
http://www.gallup.com/poll/157292/obama-challenge-higher-likability-approval.aspx
 
3. Hello, Rubber. I'd Like You To Meet "The Road."

Conservatives pull ads from Michigan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120906/POLITICS01/209060394
 
Presidential campaign ads drop off Pennsylvania TV screens
http://www.cnbc.com/id/48925457
 
Who’s Behind That Political Ad? This App Tells You
http://mashable.com/2012/08/22/superpac-app/
 
Romney camp says it raised $100 million in August
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80618.html
 
Pro-Obama Super PAC Announces Best Fundraising Month
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/pro-obama-super-pac-announces-best-fundraising-month/
 
Have Obama and Romney forgotten Afghanistan?
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryus2012/2012/08/20128289154573226.html
 
The Bipartisan Imperial Presidency
http://reason.com/archives/2012/08/21/the-bipartisan-imperial-presidency
 
Since 1952, Pre-Convention Leader Has Won 12 of 15 Elections
http://www.gallup.com/poll/156887/1952-pre-convention-leader-won-elections.aspx
 
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY BLAH-BLAH!
Rush Limbaugh Suggests Obama Manipulated Hurricane Predictions To Get GOP To Cancel Convention
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/27/752491/limbaugh-hurricane-isaac/
 
Samuel L. Jackson asks why GOP 'spared' by tropical storm
http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/245767-samuel-l-jackson-asks-why-rnc-spared-by-isaac
 
Chuck Norris: If Obama Is Reelected, It Could Bring About ‘One Thousand Years Of Darkness’
http://www.mediaite.com/online/chuck-norris-if-obama-is-reelected-it-could-bring-about-one-thousand-years-of-darkness/
 
SNL alumnus tea partier Victoria Jackson has no idea what ‘Communist’ actually means
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/187788/snl-alumni-tea-partier-victoria-jackson-has-no-idea-what-communist-actually-means/
 
Country singer Hank Williams insists ‘Muslim’ Obama ‘hates cowboys’
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/04/country-singer-hank-williams-insists-muslim-obama-hates-cowboys/
 
‘Thin Lizzy’ singer’s mother blasts Republicans for ‘abusing’ band’s music
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/04/thin-lizzy-singers-mother-blasts-republicans-for-abusing-bands-music/
 
Kirk Cameron defends Todd Akin
http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/08/kirk-cameron-defends-todd-akin-132670.html
 
Dems trotting out H'wood beauties to introduce Obama
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/wood_babes_to_make_day_0cVJqHNdC5i02HwOQZnyqM
 
Kim Kardashian says she's headed to party with Dems at convention
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/06/kim-kardashian-says-shes-headed-to-party-with-dems-at-convention/

ODDS & ENDS:
Desmond Tutu | Why I had no choice but to spurn Tony Blair
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/02/desmond-tutu-tony-blair-iraq
 
Run, Hide, Fight: Homeland Security’s 'Massacre Survival' PSA Film
http://www.disinfo.com/2012/07/run-hide-fight-homeland-securitys-massacre-survival-psa-film/
 
Adventures in Sexist Pork Industry Pamphlets
http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2012/07/girls-guide-grilling-pork-sexist
 
Early puberty? Girls exposed to household chemical menstruate earlier, CDC study finds.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/puberty/
 
Does the Continued Use of Lead in Aviation Fuel Endanger Public Health and the Environment?
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=lead-in-aviation-fuel
 
Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/world/africa/africas-elephants-are-being-slaughtered-in-poaching-frenzy.html
 
The Sixth Extinction: 'A great silence is spreading over the natural world'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/03/bernie-krause-natural-world-recordings
 
Combat Stress in Afghanistan Could Alter Soldiers’ Long-term Neural Makeup
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/09/combat-stress-in-afghanistan-could-alte-soldiers-brain-circuitry/
 
VA says no service dogs benefits warranted for PTSD sufferers
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/va-says-no-service-dogs-warranted-for-war-stress-s/nR3Xm/
 
29 Dead in 8 Days as U.S. Puts Yemen Drone War in Overdrive
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/yemen-drone-war/
 
After 35 Years, Voyager Nears Edge Of Solar System
http://www.npr.org/2012/09/05/160609488/after-35-years-voyager-nears-edge-of-solar-system
 
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