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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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Corruption

Source: Eschaton
Jul 23, 2014 1:39 pm

in the NYT: With Albany rocked by a seemingly endless barrage of scandals and arrests, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set up a high-powered commission last summer to root out corruption in state politics. It was barely two months old when its investigators, h…

Little-Known Libertarian Could Decide Florida Governor’s Race

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 23, 2014 1:34 pm

Peter A. Brown: The bitter fight for Florida governor between GOP incumbent Rick Scott and his predecessor, Charlie Crist, gives an opening for little-known Libertarian Adrian Wyllie.

Rev. Barber Tells Bill Maher He's An Atheist When It Comes To A Hateful God

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 23, 2014 1:30 pm

I've had the pleasure of seeing Rev. William Barber speak in person awhile back, and I will never, ever forget him. He is, bar none, the most genuine and passionate preacher I've heard in my lifetime. When Maher went off on his usual what kind of Go…

Michelle Obama’s Pro-Water (Soda Silent) Campaign Makes Waves

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 23, 2014 1:10 pm

“I’m confident that in the coming months and years we will see people across the country drinking more and more water."

Right-Wing Think Tanker Says Obama Should Be 'Hung, Drawn And Quartered'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Tea partiers and their think tank pals. Gotta love 'em, or not. Stephen Steinlight is the right wing's anti-immigration expert. The Center for Immigration Studies is a euphemism for "spread hate and do it loudly," brought to you by the usual right-wi…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Jul 23, 2014 12:43 pm

RCP AverageApprove:43.0%Disapprove:52.5%Spread: -9.5%

Morning Must Reads: July 23

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 23, 2014 12:36 pm

In the news: Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Jerusalem to focus on securing a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas; the 'specific missile' that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17; courts issue rulings on Obamacare subsidies; Honduras' preside…

CUFI Summit Shows Why Jewish Americans Vote For Democrats

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 23, 2014 12:30 pm

Last week, the Pew Research Center released the largely predictable findings of a survey measuring how Americans feel about the nation’s various religious faiths. While adherents unsurprisingly gave their co-religionists high marks, one factoid sto…

Yup. Confirmed. Andrew Cuomo is one corrupt bastard

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 23, 2014 12:28 pm

The laugh test. And failing it. Once upon a time, Working Families Party Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York promised to clean up his state's endemic corruption. Mr. Cuomo said early on that the commission would be “totally independent” and free to p…

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 23, 2014 12:18 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Good News from Up Yonder (and a Bit to the Left) Alaska Democrats have a great ally in Shannyn Moore, who blogs at The Mudflats. During Netroots Nation she spent time in front of a mic talking about the right-wing wa…

Obama Mega-Donor Jeffrey Katzenberg to Receive National Arts Medal

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 23, 2014 12:13 pm

The recipients of this year’s National Medal of Arts include writers, musicians, architects, and a director—a corporate director, that is, who is also a major fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

Driver Says God Told Her He'd Take The Wheel. She Then Hits Biker, Runs Him Over

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 23, 2014 12:12 pm

It's possible she simply misunderstood, what with the Vicodin and all. Either that, or she's listening to Carrie Underwood: FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CBS Cleveland) – Usually when someone says “Jesus take the wheel” it’s meant to help them through a …

Seib Video: GOP Gives Obama Grief for Fundraising Trip

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 23, 2014 12:07 pm

Republicans are pointing to the president's two-day fundraising trip to the West Coast as an example of him being out of touch. WSJ's Jerry Seib describes how this criticism is a time-honored tradition for presidents.

Jon Stewart challenges John McCain to a Wrong-Off

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Last night, Jon Stewart challenged John McCain to a battle of who's been wrong more, after McCain dismissed Stewart on Fox News. Come on!  I'll tell you what. You come on the program loaded down with your "Jon Stewart was absolutely wrong" file…

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: PPP gives Hagan a seven point lead, but with some warning signs

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 23, 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: • NC-Sen: PPP returns to their home state and brings Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan some good news. They find her leading Re…

Ron Fournier: ACA Only Important To Minority Communities

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 23, 2014 12:00 pm

What the hell does he mean by this? During a conversation about the political ramifications of Monday's twisted DC Circuit Court decision, Fournier dismissed any possible political fallout to Republicans by claiming that Obamacare only matters to a f…

Capital Journal Daybreak: Conflicting Rulings Put Health-Law Subsidies at Risk | U.S. Lays Out Case Against Russians | Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 23, 2014 11:33 am

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

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Halbig, King and perspective

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 23, 2014 11:30 am

If only Obamacare'€™s authors were around & we could ask them if the federal exchange wasn'€™t supposed to get subsidies  http://t.co/... — @ObsoleteDogma Robert Pear/NY Times: The law “does not authorize the I.R.S. to provide tax …

Are They on the Case?

Source: Talking Points Memo
Jul 23, 2014 9:41 am

Perry's Army

Source: Talking Points Memo
Jul 23, 2014 9:33 am

Businessman David Perdue Wins the GOP Senate Primary in Georgia

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 23, 2014 7:42 am

The Republican businessman will take on Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn, at the polls in November

Jon Stewart Challenges John McCain To 'Wrong Off' Contest To See Who's Wrong More Often

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 23, 2014 4:23 am

Sen. John McCain really put his foot in his mouth while talking to Howard Kurtz on Fox News last Sunday by calling out Comedy Central's Jon Stewart. Like most networks, John McCain has been a constant guest on TDS over the years and I actually was su…

Tony Dungy Is The Clarence Thomas Of Football

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 23, 2014 4:03 am

Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam. But not because he's gay! No, no. Because things will happen. You know ... things. Three thoughts. 1: Look! Look! See, Michael Sam is on TV being interviewed about non-football issues. He's being a DISTR…

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