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Affirmative Action Out

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 12:25 am

(Credit: Chris Adams)The Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on using race as a factor for college admissions

Krauthammer on Elizabeth Warren: "Does This Country Really Need Another Harvard Professor In The White House?"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 23, 2014 12:07 am

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: You know, does this country really need another Harvard professor in the White House? It's a reflection of how left and how liberal the media are, that they are now obsessed. The New York Times had today on its web site, you…

Krauthammer: "The Left Is Trying To Institutionalize Affirmative Action"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 23, 2014 12:07 am

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: This decision is perfectly consistent with a contrary decision the court made 11 years ago in Michigan where there was a case to abolish affirmative action in admission to the University of Michigan Law School. The court said tha…

Will Christie testify in bridge probe?

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 22, 2014 11:00 pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not personally been issued a subpoena by federal prosecutors in the bridgegate probe... Asked during his monthly radio show if he has been subpoenaed by Paul Fishman, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, the R…

Spending Earth Day at Ground Zero for Climate Change In America

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 22, 2014 9:54 pm

We’ve all seen the iconic Blue Marble photo of the earth from space, the image that launched a thousand nature essays, but Bill Nelson and Piers Sellers are among the few people who have enjoyed that perspective on the planet in the flesh. Nelson i…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Apr 22, 2014 9:51 pm

RCP AverageApprove:44.7%Disapprove:50.8%Spread: -6.1%

Cartoon: Smart Guns

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 22, 2014 9:50 pm

"If folks keep on joining the Round Table cartoon subscription service, the NRA would be all but doomed."       -Wayne La Pierre* *never said this

Amid Affirmative Action Ruling, Some Data on Race and College Enrollment

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 22, 2014 9:40 pm

The Supreme Court’s affirmative-action ruling Tuesday said that states may end racial preferences at public universities. What are the numbers behind race and college enrollment?

Religious right says poll limited to Republicans shows 'American people' oppose marriage equality

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 22, 2014 9:00 pm

One hundred percent of the people in this photo are against marriage equality, so according to the logic of the religious right, the American people are urgently against marriage equality. In the history of useless polls, this one must rank pretty …

Cowboys, Indians, Green Groups Protest Keystone

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 22, 2014 8:43 pm

Several hundred cowboys, farmers, and native American tribes descended on the Mall as part of a protest against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada that could cross their lands in Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Napolitano: The 'Beauty' Of Affirmative Action Ban Is Voters Have Choice To 'Harm' Minorities

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 22, 2014 8:39 pm

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday praised the Supreme Court for upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action, saying that it was an issue "the Civil War was supposed to have resolved." In a 6-2 decision on Tuesday, the S…

Jimmy Fallon Mocks Hillary Clinton For Dressing Like A Man

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 22, 2014 8:29 pm

"If it's a girl, it will get some of Chelsea's old hand-me-downs, and if it's a boy, it will get some of Hillary's," Jimmy Fallon joked about Chelsea's pregnancy on "The Tonight Show."

Top Insurance CEO Steps Up Call for Extending Terrorism Insurance Program

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 22, 2014 8:19 pm

A top insurance industry executive said lawmakers could cause a “tremendous level of economic pain” if they fail to extend the federal terrorism insurance program.

Christie pats himself on the back for doing a great job with Port Authority

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Hahaha: GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE (R-NJ): Believe me, the place [The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey] was in much worse shape when I got there. And the level of transparency and professionalism and committees and otherwise has gotten significan…

Landrieu on Obamacare: 'The benefits that people have received are worth fighting for'

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 22, 2014 7:45 pm

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is another Democrat running for re-election who is not running away from Obamacare. How she's running on it is really smart, too, couching it in terms of economic populism. Here she is explaining to Greg Sargent how she's g…

Bill O'Reilly Shocked Muslim Terrorists Don't Lurk Everywhere

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 22, 2014 7:42 pm

BillO was in one of his uber-patriotic modes Tuesday night because of the Boston Marathon and focused his talking points memo on terrorism in America. He then attacked NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for ending an undercover police department spy program of…

Nebraska governor asks state supreme court to overturn lower court ruling on Keystone XL route

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 22, 2014 7:34 pm

Gov. Dave Heineman In February, Lancaster County, Nebraska, Judge Stephanie Stacy declared unconstitutional and void the 2011 law transferring authority to the governor for approving the routing of the Keystone XL pipeline. At immediate issue was t…

Younger Than Reagan '80

Source: Eschaton
Apr 22, 2014 7:29 pm

Not sure I'll ever get over Paul Begala (who I think is actually a good guy) playing nice with Erick son of Erick.

Georgia Poll May Give GOP Pause

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 22, 2014 7:04 pm

The GOP dominates Georgia politics, but a new poll may give its leaders reason to worry.

Midday open thread: 2°C rise may be a pipe dream, subsidizing grazers, replacing Radel in Florida

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 22, 2014 7:00 pm

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Let's talk about checks: Tonight, voters in Florida's 19th Congressional District will select nominees for the June special election to replace ex-Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned earlier this year after pleading guil…

Sean Hannity Calls Nun A 'Communist' For Speaking Out Against Paul Ryan's Budget

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 22, 2014 6:57 pm

Sister Simone Campbell, who just released a new book called: A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community, joined Sean Hannity's "Power of Faith" segment on Fox News and when Sean learned that the sister criticized Paul Ryan…

Pot, Pebble and pay: How Republicans helped Democrats hold Alaska Senate seat

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 22, 2014 6:56 pm

Male sockeye salmon makes his way upstream in Bristol Bay. Republicans want to mine them out of existence. Ballot initiatives regarding the minimum wage, salmon fisheries in Bristol Bay, and pot legalization were originally expected to take place d…

AP Reporter Grills State Dept's Psaki To Name One Accomplishment From Clinton-Run Initiative

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 22, 2014 6:55 pm

MATT LEE, AP: I have a brief question on the QDDR [Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review]. Off the top of your head, can you identify one tangible achievement that the last QDDR resulted in? JEN PSAKI, State Department spokesperson: Obvious…

California Bill Banning ‘Affluenza’ Defense Is Nixed

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 22, 2014 6:52 pm

California legislators shot down a bill that would have created the country's first ban on using the "affluenza" (rich kids don't know better) defense. It was introduced after a wealthy Texas teen got probation for killing four people and injuring ot…

The Final Days Of Colbert Nation

Source: Eschaton
Apr 22, 2014 6:17 pm

I might be over-interpreting, but since the Letterman gig announcement I think he's been sticking the knife in just a little bit deeper and having fun doing it.The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Vi…

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