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Mom Suffers Brain Injury, Forgets Tax Bill, So County Is Selling Her Home And Keeping The Profit

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 16, 2014 9:12 pm

A Michigan mother says that she is devastated because Kalamazoo County is foreclosing on her home after brain bruises from a car accident caused her to miss a single tax payment two years ago. Deborah Calley told WITI that she paid cash for her dre…

Julián Castro Urges Broader Access to Mortgages

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 16, 2014 9:03 pm

A top federal housing official on Tuesday pledged to work with lenders to ease concerns that have led them to restrict mortgage access and urged Congress to pass legislation that would overhaul the housing finance system.

We Need A Robust Debate on War

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 16, 2014 8:54 pm

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez tells Tom Bevan about the debate Congress needs to have about Iraq & Syria.

Senator Plans Bill Punishing NFL Over ‘Redskins’ Name

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 16, 2014 8:43 pm

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D., Wash.) said Tuesday she wants to hurt the NFL where it matters – the embattled league’s pocketbook – in order to force it to abandon team mascots seen as offensive.

Georgia's top election official realizes voter suppression is GOP's only hope

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 8:30 pm

Here's Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in July saying he believes Republicans need to match Democrats when it comes to registering new voters: Democrats are working hard, and all these stories about them, you know, registering all these minori…

Actor Leonardo DiCarbonFootprint named ‘UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change’

Source: Michelle Malkin
Sep 16, 2014 8:26 pm

UN rockets Leo to the top of the fight to save the climate

GOP Senators Propose Changes to Labor Board

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 16, 2014 8:10 pm

Sen. Lamar Alexander talks to his supporters after winning a primary race against Joe Carr Thursday Aug. 7, 2014, in Nashville. Associated Press Two Senate Republicans are pushing a proposal to reconfigure the National Labor Relations Board, saying t…

When Will White Leaders Condemn This Culture Of Violence

Source: Eschaton
Sep 16, 2014 8:08 pm

Assholes

Conservatives howl over Miss America's Planned Parenthood internship

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 8:07 pm

The new Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, isn't necessarily what you'd expect. She volunteered for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign. Asked what issue women in the Senate should be particularly focused on, she spoke about military sexual assault—with…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Sep 16, 2014 8:02 pm

RCP AverageApprove:41.3%Disapprove:54.3%Spread: -13.0%

Top Lawmakers Confident Bill To Train and Equip Syrian Rebels Will Pass

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 16, 2014 8:00 pm

President Obama looks to receive congressional support to equip and train Syrian rebels

Daily Kos endorses Wisconsin candidates: Let's beat Scott Walker multiple times

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 7:59 pm

Martha Laning, one of our four state Senate endorsements in Wisconsin. Republicans are America's minority party, representing a minority of its people. That's why they are doing everything possible to limit access to voting. And Republicans in Wis…

Who Are They Talking To

Source: Eschaton
Sep 16, 2014 7:31 pm

I have no idea what will happen in Scotland, nor any real opinion about what should happen, but the condescending sneering by the ruling classes kind of made the 'Yes' case.

American Doctor Recalls Horror of Contracting Ebola

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 16, 2014 7:17 pm

Kent Brantly went from being a doctor to a patient in a matter of days after discovering in July he had contracted the lethal Ebola virus while working at a Liberian hospital. On Tuesday, he recounted the horror of facing possible death and pleaded f…

Caption away: Pelosi and Christie buddy up

Source: Michelle Malkin
Sep 16, 2014 7:01 pm

**Written by Doug Powers Caption-worthy: Chris Christie holding hands with Nancy Pelosi — http://t.co/SWEdv0PBTs pic.twitter.com/VAPmaF39QP — Reid Wilson (@PostReid) September 16, 2014 I think they were just trying to commiserate because …

Midday open thread: Limbaugh thinks 'no' means 'yes,' black ministers push climate justice

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 7:00 pm

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The guide to e-holes: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook September 15: Davis, California Tells Its Police Chief To Get Rid Of His Tank, by Dartagnan Gentlemanly Mark Sanford (R-Hiking)…

Grand Jury Now Has Until January To Decide On Darren Wilson

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 16, 2014 7:00 pm

The Grand Jury investigating Michael Brown has been given an extension of 60 days to complete its work, dragging the deadline into January. RawStory: Under Missouri law, grand juries can be empanelled up to six months but typically are held for four …

A Pair of Independents Could Decide Which Party Controls the Senate

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 16, 2014 6:51 pm

Linda Killian: With a close race for control of the Senate, a couple of independent senators could be the kingmakers who determine which party wins.

Next phase for net neutrality: Demand public hearings on FCC plans

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 6:49 pm

The Daily Kos community absolutely rocked the Federal Communication Commission's public comment period on its proposed net neutrality rules. We took just under 1 million online, individual actions—a combined 988,888 actions—in support of a free …

Some 'pro-life' Missouri Republican lawmakers worry they aren't viewed as 'pro-life' enough

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 6:44 pm

Despite efforts to shut it down, St. Louis Planned Parenthood is the only clinic still performing abortions in Missouri. 'I'm more pro-life than you are.' 'Nuh-uh, I'm more pro-life than you are.' The only way one of us can eventually win is if we …

Priorities

Source: Eschaton
Sep 16, 2014 6:43 pm

Sportspuck arena!A $450 million bond sale to finance a Detroit hockey arena neared final approval with consent of the city taxing authority that will help pay for it.

Teens Are Using Drugs Far Less Than They Used To

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 16, 2014 6:37 pm

About 8.8 % of young people surveyed were current illicit drug users, down 13% from 2009.

Bobby Jindal: 'I'm Not An Evolutionary Biologist'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 16, 2014 6:34 pm

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had a tough time responding to a couple of questions that asked him if he believed in evolution. Are you shocked? Governor Howdy Doody often mingles his Christian beliefs into scientific ones and thinks they both have …

New PPP poll in Kansas shows the screws tightening on the worst secretary of state in the nation

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 6:29 pm

PPP last checked in on this race a month ago and Kris Kobach, the worst secretary of state in the nation, had a 5-point lead on his Democratic challenger Jean Schodorf. Today's PPP polling shows the race is now a dead heat: The candidates for Secre…

Timeline: The Worst Ebola Outbreak in History

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 16, 2014 6:07 pm

As Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, follow this outbreak's most critical moments

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