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Make Jeff Bezos Give Me Money

Source: Eschaton
Apr 15, 2014 9:00 pm

Can't afford it? Just don't want to contribute? All fine. But if you shop at Amazon and might enjoy giving some of that money to me instead of Jeff Bezos, just click on this link or the ad at the lower right, or search bar to the left, before you ma…

AFL-CIO Cites CEO Pay to Press for Raising the Minimum Wage

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 15, 2014 8:53 pm

The AFL-CIO is using its annual pay figures for chief executives to press Congress to boost the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Hank Aaron Inundated With Racist Hate Mail After Calling Out Racism In America

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 15, 2014 8:45 pm

(Credit: PBoGS)All because he dared to point out the obvious!

John Bolton Raking In Billionaire Bucks

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 15, 2014 8:26 pm

John Bolton is raking in the Billionaire Bucks to his newly-formed PACS. These billionaires are less interested in repealing Obamacare and more interested in starting up some wars. They think Bolton's goal of rolling back Obama's foreign policy is ju…

The Road Not Taken

Source: Eschaton
Apr 15, 2014 8:19 pm

I'm not normally one to cheer on the troubles of higher education. Most of my friends are academics, after all, and I was one. But there's something about the problems of law schools, places long immune from normal academic standards, with inflated…

Chris Matthews: America Is "Swimming" In Racism

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 15, 2014 7:47 pm

CHRIS MATTHEWS: This is always tricky business because we grew up in a country that had slavery for 350 years, we had Jim Crow for 100. We have racial segregation in housing, which is unbelievable, there's an untold amount of it still in busines…

Judge Napolitano: Bundy Ranch Was "Line In The Sand" For Many Americans

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 15, 2014 7:30 pm

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: The rancher lost the case. I don't know if the case was fair or not, but he lost and he lost the appeal. We'll assume for the sake of argument that the loss and the appeal were accurately decided. The government&apo…

Census Bureau overhauling how it counts uninsured

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 15, 2014 7:09 pm

The New York Times is reporting a change in how the census is going to count the uninsured, asserting that the bureau "is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care la…

Midday open thread: White supremacist shooter's 2012 interview, Bundy case not over, anti-vaxxers

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Tyranny of the collectivists: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook April 14: Monica Jones, AZ Transgender woman convicted of the crime "Walking While Trans", by kellybusey Americans incr…

Comments Tomorrow (Most Likely)

Source: Talking Points Memo
Apr 15, 2014 6:58 pm

Biden Applauds City’s Resolve a Year After Boston Marathon Bombings

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 15, 2014 6:41 pm

Vice President Joe Biden said that Boston, which endured a bombing a year ago, had become the face of America’s resolve.

Big shock: Changes to Census Bureau survey will make it difficult to measure effects of Obamacare

Source: Michelle Malkin
Apr 15, 2014 6:37 pm

**Written by Doug Powers To be filed under “If you like your old health care questionnaire, you can keep your old health care questionnaire.” From the New York Times: The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data fo…

Taibbi: Bush Was Tougher On Corporate America Than Obama Is

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 15, 2014 6:33 pm

AMY GOODMAN: Who was tougher on corporate America, President Obama or President Bush? MATT TAIBBI: Oh, Bush, hands down. And this is an important point to make, because if you go back to the early 2000s, think about all these high-profile cases: A…

Rory Reid: Rancher Cliven Bundy "Should Be Prosecuted"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 15, 2014 6:18 pm

RORY REID, SON OF SEN. HARRY REID: We believe in a country in which we are subject to laws and you can't just ignore the laws we don't like. I think clearly if state and local prosecutors look at this more closely, they're going to fin…

A purple Senate under McConnell, Politico? Dream on.

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 15, 2014 6:12 pm

Sen. Joe Manchin doing his favorite thing. Another Politico story, and more on their favorite theme of doom for Democrats, so take all this with a big grain of salt. They foresee a Republican Senate in 2015, run not by Sen. Mitch McConnell and con…

McConnell’s Democratic Challenger Outraises Him in First Quarter

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 15, 2014 6:12 pm

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has outpaced the Senate minority leader in fundraising for the second time — though McConnell still has over twice as much cash in the bank

Schlafly: Widen The Pay Gap Because Well-paid Women Turn Off Potential Husbands

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 15, 2014 6:10 pm

Anti-feminist Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly argued this week that Washington should stop trying to make sure women receive equal pay for equal work because men were not interested in marrying wives who make as much as them. "Another fact is t…

What's the difference between Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo? Nothing

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 15, 2014 5:59 pm

Under investigation. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie punishes critics by withholding money and closing bridges. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo punishes critics by equally assholish means: Start with Cuomo's tactics in dealing with “Chipmunk Balls.” …

Luxury Car Services

Source: Eschaton
Apr 15, 2014 5:56 pm

I suppose as an urbanist I'm supposed to embrace new things like Uber. I think there are good reasons to have a well-regulated taxi market in cities. Pricing should be transparent. Revenues should be such that a hail-able cab market exists in the d…

Happy Tax Day, non-corporate citizens of America

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 15, 2014 5:47 pm

Line up, my little deductions. Happy Tax Day, everyone. Don't you wish you were a hedge fund manager? Instead of paying ordinary rates on much of their income — typically 35 percent for the highest bracket (39.6 percent for this tax year) — the…

Mitt Romney Stars in Ad in Heated Idaho Primary

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Mitt Romney is making his first foray into the 2014 campaign airwaves, appearing in a new U.S. Chamber of Commerce television spot touting Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson in an increasingly heated Republican primary.

Economist: World's plutocrats have stashed at least $4.5 trillion in offshore tax havens

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Paul Krugman has been writing some devastating columns of late, most notably his piece on the ripoff of high-frequency trading—Three Expensive Milliseconds. Perhaps missed by many readers, however, was his blog mention of a paper on underground we…

Harry Reid Throws Down The Gauntlet On Bundy Ranch Terrorists (Video)

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 15, 2014 5:41 pm

(Credit: KRNV)“Well, it’s not over,” Reid told KRNV-TV on Monday. “We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

Bullied Student Records Bullies, Gets Threatened With Felony Charges For Violating Wiretapping Law

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 15, 2014 5:40 pm

(Credit: pejess)Bullied students have few weapons, but capturing documentation of bullying is one. Unless you're a student in Pennsylvania.

Montana House Candidate Puts Drones in Crosshairs

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 15, 2014 5:31 pm

Anti-drone protesters just landed a brash new advocate in Matt Rosendale, a Republican running for Montana’s open House seat.

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