Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Top Stories: 8/12/09

The Huffington Post reports on a rise of conservative militia groups across the United States. "The stress of a poor economy and a liberal administration led by a black president are among the causes for the recent rise" according to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Politico blogger Ben Smith relays a story about Orly Taitz. Apparently "Obama was born in Kenya" is just the tip-of-the-iceberg among her many conspiracy theories!

Tom Schaller at blogs about the emerging Democratic dominance of State Legislatures.

And the latest Wall Street Journal economic survey finds that the majority of economists believe that the recession is over. They also believe that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should be appointed to a second term by President Obama for his handling of the economic crisis.

And here is the roundup of last nights political jokes on late night comedy shows:

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