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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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Now Dan Backer Wants To “Disrupt” The Senate By Electing Sarah Palin

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 16, 2014 12:45 pm

(Credit: Gage Skidmore)Lawyer Dan Backer, author of the McCutcheon strategy, appears to be setting things up for a Sarah Palin candidacy.

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE AGAIN at 9am ET!

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. It's still Spring Break, but only for the kids. We're back on the air for a live show today, and as luck would have it, it's Wednesday, which also makes it Joan …

Josh Romney Tweets Picture Of His Father At Post Office As 'Proof' He Pays His Taxes

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 16, 2014 12:30 pm

TPM should probably be glad their comments section isn't working right now after posting this mess: Josh Romney Taunts Reid With Photo Of Mitt Romney Paying His Taxes (PHOTO): Josh Romney on Tuesday tweeted a photo of his father, Mitt Romney, paying …

Seib Video: Three Reasons U.S. Hasn’t Imposed More Sanctions on Russia

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 16, 2014 12:26 pm

Many in Congress are calling for sectorwide sanctions on Russia in attempts to stop its further movements into Ukraine. In this video, Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib gives three reasons why sanctions have yet to be imposed.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 16, 2014 12:19 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I Haiku So You Don’t Have To Spring is in the air Leopard thong fits perfectly Down go neighbors' blinds Turn your head and cough Millions getting first checkups Thanks, Sebelius Maine guv make statement: "Og! Og …

Young Conservatives Group Pressures GOP on Gay Marriage

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 16, 2014 12:15 pm

A new effort is being launched to try to persuade the Republican Party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage from the party’s platform, a steep climb that would require overcoming social conservatives who have dominated the GOP’s position o…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Apr 16, 2014 12:00 pm

RCP AverageApprove:43.3%Disapprove:51.7%Spread: -8.4%

Morning Must Reads: April 16

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 16, 2014 12:00 pm

In the news: Nearly 300 people are missing after a South Korean passenger ferry sinks; Ukraine and separatist forces flex their muscles; China's gross domestic product growth slips in first quarter; Conservatives ask Republican leaders for ObamaCare …

Obscenely high CEO salaries are stark marker of U.S. wealth gap

Source: Los Angeles Times: Top of the Ticket
Apr 16, 2014 12:00 pm

A beginning elementary school teacher in a small district in California makes around $40,000 per year. That’s 2 or 3 thousand dollars more than poor Larry Ellison brings in -- but Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp., earns it in an hour.

Outside Donors Bankroll Kentucky Senate Race

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 16, 2014 11:53 am

The high proportion of out-of-state money donated to the Senate campaigns of Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes begs fairly obvious political attacks and more serious questions about why well-heeled donors who probably don't spend much …

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: What's going on with ACA and the census

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 16, 2014 11:20 am

Via Sarah Kliff Sarah Kliff: A four-year slowdown in health spending growth could be coming to an end. Americans used more medical care in 2013 as the economy recovered, new reports show. Federal data suggests that health care spending is now growi…

WashWire Daily Brief: Ukraine Uses Military Force, Outside Donors Play Big Role in 2014 Races

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 16, 2014 11:00 am

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

Morning Thread

Source: Eschaton
Apr 16, 2014 10:42 am

Aisle 51

Source: Talking Points Memo
Apr 16, 2014 8:40 am

Arizona Inks Bill Green Lighting Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 16, 2014 7:05 am

A new piece of legislation signed by Arizona’s Republican governor this week will allow for surprise inspections at the state’s nine abortion clinics

Sprint Sends Email To Customer Addressing Him As "Sissyboy"

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 16, 2014 5:55 am

Automated email lists can and are corrupted from time to time, but Sprint's public relations firm will be working overtime on this one. NBCLA: Mathews said he originally called the company Sunday because he was still receiving messages from a Sprint …

Two Dead, 368 Rescued From Capsized S. Korea Ferry

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 16, 2014 4:47 am

Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board.

Debunking the Blame Righty propagandistsâ¦again

Source: Michelle Malkin
Apr 16, 2014 4:23 am

Here we go again. Liberal media outlets CNN and MSNBC have joined forces with the biased, numbers-cooking Southern Poverty Law Center and New America Foundation to foment renewed fear and hatred of conservative Americans. Their latest talking point: …

Open thread for night owls: Prisons for profit buy politicians to guarantee their cells stay full

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 16, 2014 3:30 am

At Alternet, Aaron Cantú writes Inside the Private Prison Industry's Alarming Spread Across America: On a recent Friday afternoon, with budget negotiations winding down, Arizona state representative John Kavanagh was racing against the clock. Hi…

RNC's Priebus Continues Flogging Faux IRS 'Scandal': ‘We’re Done Playing Footsie’

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 16, 2014 3:30 am

Faux "news" and the RNC are determined to keep this fake IRS "scandal" of theirs in the news cycle come hell or high water. RNC chair Reince Priebus joined Fox's Greta Van Susteren this Tuesday evening to announce that the RNC is going to sue the IRS…

Open Thread - Orange On The Seder Plate

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 16, 2014 3:00 am

From Anita Diamant, Pitching My Tent: Just like the shank bone, the orange is there so that someone under the age of 13 will ask, “What’s that thing doing on the seder plate?” The orange is there so that Mom or Dad can say: “I’m so glad you…

Judge Napolitano on Bundy Ranch: "The Most Dangerous Part Of This Is Yet To Come"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 16, 2014 2:30 am

SEAN HANNITY: Whoever heard of 200 agents surrounding a guy's ranch and stealing his cows and snipers hanging out on the outside perimeter of his ranch? We don't even secure our border anywhere near this way and I think people see it as ver…

The Armed Rebellion on a Nevada Cattle Ranch Could Be Just the Start

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 16, 2014 2:02 am

The Feds may have made a gross miscalculation by allowing a rancher and his followers to win an armed standoff over government authority

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