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VA Senate Committee Kills Vote Rigging Plan

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jan 19, 2038 3:14 am

Link: ProgressVirginia reported Tuesday afternoon that the Virginia Senate’s Privileges and Elections Committee killed Sen. Charles “Bill” Carrico Sr.’s electoral college-rigging bill, despite an offer by Carrico to amend the bill to award el…

Chris Wallace compares White House 'war on Fox' to gangster tactics

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jan 18, 2038 9:14 pm

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Japan Minister Says No Accord With US Over TPP Trade Deal

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 6:41 am

Japan's economy minister said Friday that Tokyo had not reached a basic accord with Washington over a Pacific-wide trade deal despite intense talks.

Russia Orders Bloggers To 'Register'; Outlaws Anonymous Blogging, Continues Clampdown On Social Media

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 6:31 am

Russia is cracking down on bloggers as part of their effort to contain and coordinate what media reports about their Ukraine activities.

More Interviewers Should Ask Sharyl Attkisson About Her Anti-vaccination ‘Reporting’

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 6:28 am

Benghazi isn't the only factual disaster Sharyl Attkisson promotes.

Bill McKibben On Divesting From Fossil Fuels

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 6:25 am

McKibben says divestment was a successful strategy against the apartheid regime in South Africa that can work again.

Facebook Woos Journalists With 'FB Newswire'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 6:21 am

Facebook is mounting a challenge to Twitter for access to breaking news in real time.

Colbert Salutes Hannity For Bravely Standing Up For Cliven Bundy

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 5:11 am

Stephen Colbert took his turn making a fool of Sean Hannity for his embrace of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his standoff with the federal government. After having some trouble with a "ballad" he was working on for Bundy due to Bundy's recent stat…

CNN Anchor to Bundy: "How Does It Feel To Be Abandoned By Your Friends On FOX?

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 25, 2014 4:20 am

BILL WEIR, CNN: How does it feel to be abandoned by your friends on FOX? I mean, the only reason we could get you on tonight is because, I'm guessing, they didn't call. CLIVEN BUNDY: I don't think that I've been abandoned. I th…

Megyn Kelly Shuts Down Dana Loesch From Attacking Harry Reid On Race

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 4:04 am

Earlier today I wrote a post about Dana Loesch's ridiculous defense of Cliven Bundy's racist rant. She said that he's an old man who could use a little media training next time. A few things. First, to take the quote at face value it’s odd and soun…

Open thread for night owls: The 'inadequate' defense budget? Compared with when? With whom?

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 25, 2014 3:30 am

If all national security-related spending requested for fiscal year 2015 were taken into account the U.S. defense budget would be more than a trillion dollars. The budget discussed below is Pentagon spending only and does not include many items that…

Open Thread - A Card For All Occasions!

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 3:30 am

Why is the confederacy considered "the good old days" for white conservative men? Nevermind. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Dan Weiss

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 25, 2014 3:00 am

In my opinion, yes, in this case, it is. Composers like Messiaen did weird experiments like transcribing bird song, so what makes this drummer any different? Translating human speech to percussion is a pretty strange and creative concept that hasn't …

Greg Gutfeld to Christie: You Know What Is Deadlier Than Marijuana? Obesity

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 25, 2014 2:59 am

GREG GUTFELD: You know what is deadlier than pot, Governor Christie, what kills 300,000 people every year? Obesity. There are no recorded deaths by overdose of marijuana, you have to smoke like 20,000 joints, of course people get high and do stupid t…

Former Rep. Joe Walsh: What Cliven Bundy Said Was Not Racist

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 25, 2014 1:55 am

FMR. REP. JOE WALSH (R-IL): What Cliven Bundy said right there is not racist. Cliven Bundy's not a racist for wondering out loud or worrying out loud about the state of black America today." Walsh argued that Bundy didn't inv…

Thursday Night

Source: Eschaton
Apr 25, 2014 1:15 am

It's alright.

North Carolina GOP Senate hopeful doesn't understand the meaning of the world 'false'

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 25, 2014 12:30 am

The ad at the top of this post takes North Carolina House Speaker and GOP senate candidate Thom Tillis to task for having not one but two of his top staffers—one of whom was his roommate—involved in sexual affairs with married lobbyists and the…

So Far, Few Fans for FCC’s New Internet Rules

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 25, 2014 12:22 am

Even before FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler began circulating his latest proposal to ensure broadband providers don’t block or slow down individual websites, politicians and interest groups began weighing in.

Krauthammer on Bundy: "It Isn't Enough To Say I Don't Agree With What He Said"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 24, 2014 11:20 pm

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I agree entirely with Chuck [Lane]. First of all, it isn't enough to say I don't agree with what he said. This is a despicable statement. It's not the statement, you have to disassociate yourself entirely from the …

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Apr 24, 2014 11:02 pm

RCP AverageApprove:43.7%Disapprove:52.2%Spread: -8.5%

Graduation Speeches: Holder, Michelle Obama Change Plans

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 24, 2014 11:01 pm

Plans by Attorney General Eric Holder and First Lady Michelle Obama to deliver graduation speeches ran into turbulence Thursday.

Kerry Lays Out Case Against Russia As U.S. Readies New Sanctions

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 24, 2014 10:52 pm

John Kerry accused the Russian government of "distraction, deception and destabilization" in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, laying the groundwork for the U.S. to impose painful economic sanctions and warning that the "window to change course is closing…

NH Republican Will Infanite: Women Don't Deserve Same Pay As Men

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 24, 2014 10:36 pm

Michigan GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land said on Wednesday that there is no Republican war on women and the real war on women is Obamacare, but I guess she hasn't been paying attention to anything that goes on outside of her house. New Hampshir…

Insurance Program for Those With Pre-Existing Ailments to End

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 24, 2014 10:02 pm

The administration said it won't further extend the federal health-insurance program for people with pre-existing health conditions, which will close April 30.

Name That Influencer on the TIME 100

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 24, 2014 9:59 pm

How well do you know the most influential people in the world? One slide has a clue, and the next has the answer. Click through and see how many you can identify

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