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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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President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Aug 1, 2014 1:11 pm

RCP AverageApprove:41.4%Disapprove:55.3%Spread: -13.9%

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male Justices Don't Understand Hobby Lobby Effect On Women

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 1, 2014 1:00 pm

In her wide-ranging interview, Bader discussed the ruling in which the all-male majority opinion granted Hobby Lobby the “religious freedom” to exclude certain forms of birth control from their employees’ health insurance coverage. “Contracep…

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 209,000 new jobs created in July, slightly below expections

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 1, 2014 12:58 pm

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. economy created 198,000 seasonally adjusted new private non-farm jobs in July and 11,000 public-sector jobs for a total of 209,000. Officially, the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent. T…

Mark Levin: We Couldn't Have Won World War II Under Current Circumstances

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 1, 2014 12:51 pm

MARK LEVIN: I really don't think we could have won World War II under the current circumstances. I really don't think we could have won World War II. We have a media in this country that roots for the enemy. We have a Democrat party in this…

Cantor Says He’ll Resign Before Term Ends

Source: Time: Swampland
Aug 1, 2014 12:46 pm

The former House Majority Leader asked that a special election be held to expedite his replacement

Seib Video: The State of U.S.-Israeli Relations

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 1, 2014 12:34 pm

WSJ's Jerry Seib and Jay Solomon explain what's caused a rift in the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

Israel And Hamas Agree On 72-hour Humanitarian Gaza Ceasefire

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 1, 2014 12:30 pm

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Morning Must Reads: August 1

Source: Time: Swampland
Aug 1, 2014 12:16 pm

In the News: Ceasefire collapses in Gaza; New House leadership, same old problems; why Ebola won't kills us (but something else will); and Cantor resigning Aug. 18.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Syrian Defector’s Photos Could Trigger War-Crimes Charges | GOP Regroups on Border Bill | Jobs Day: What Yellen, White House Will Look For

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 1, 2014 12:00 pm

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Republican Tom Foley blames workers for plant closure

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 1, 2014 12:00 pm

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • CT-Gov: Whoa, this is just nuts. Tom Foley, the frontrunner for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Connecticut, deci…

Mike's Blog Round Up

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 1, 2014 12:00 pm

Gin and Tacos: Exposing a Very Obvious Flaw in Right-Wing Logic Squatlo Rant: PONDERING "NICKELBACK DISEASE" AND WONDERING WHY POLITICIANS AND PUNDITS ARE IMMUNE... Ramona's Voices: Teddy Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Brought Us Progressiv…

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The politics and economics of vaccines

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 1, 2014 11:30 am

Elizabeth Rosenthal: In all, it took nine months after the first case was detected in March 2013 before Princeton students could be immunized and nearly a year before they had completed the two-shot course, and that happened only after extraordinary…

America’s Aging Economy

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 1, 2014 11:23 am

Robert Litan: The share of mature U.S. firms, or those at least 16 years old, rose 50 percentage points between 1992 and 2011. The share of private-sector workers employed in such mature firms increased over the same time.

Eric Cantor to Leave House on Aug. 18

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 1, 2014 11:17 am

Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.) said he will resign from the House on Aug. 18 after stepping down from his role as House majority leader Thursday.

It’s Jobs Day. Here’s What Yellen, the White House and Others Will Look For

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 1, 2014 10:46 am

Here's a quick guide for what Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and other aficionados--bank economists, White House advisers, Federal Reserve officials--will look for in the July jobs report, and why it matters.

Morning Thread

Source: Eschaton
Aug 1, 2014 9:42 am

For those who were wondering, it's FRIDAY. Yeah!

As Time Runs Out, Congress Is Gridlocked on Immigration Reform

Source: Time: Swampland
Aug 1, 2014 8:27 am

The House of Representatives has consequently had to delay its recess by a day

Colbert Spars With Union-Busting Campbell Brown

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 1, 2014 5:35 am

Mrs. Dan Senor has a new project to keep her busy this summer and fall. As the new school year looms on the horizon, Campbell Brown 'tearfully' announced that she has no option but to file a lawsuit in New York that looks just like the recently-decid…

Bill O'Reilly Blames GOP Obstruction On President Obama's Recent Approval Ratings

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 1, 2014 3:37 am

It looks like President Obama's speech the other day, where he said to Republicans "just stop hating all the time" and to quit obstructing everything he's been trying to get done before he leaves office got under Bill O'Reilly's skin, because he made…

Open Thread - Never Forget

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 1, 2014 3:30 am

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Open thread for night owls: GAO decries failure to enforce rules on disposing of drilling waste

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 1, 2014 3:00 am

Naveena Sadasivam at ProPublica writes Report Criticizes EPA Oversight of Injection Wells: Federal environment officials have failed to adequately oversee hundreds of thousands of wells used to inject toxic oil and gas drilling waste deep undergr…

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Maddie & Tae

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 1, 2014 3:00 am

While country/western has never appealed to my tastes, I have to say that this song is pretty entertaining. It might actually be the only country/western song to contain clever, thought-out lyrics. Plus, it's got some serious societal commentary and …

Coulter on Border Crisis: "I Wish We Could Have Netanyahu As Our President"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 1, 2014 2:50 am

ANN COULTER: Another poll showing by far that's most important issue. Something like 84% said they were more interested in what's happening with Mexico -- and this is going back some time -- than Iran, Syria, Ukraine. I mean, this is our b…

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