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Reza Aslan: Bill Maher's Thinking On Islam 'Not Very Sophisticated'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 30, 2014 6:55 pm

Historian Reza Aslan hits the nail on the head with his dismissal of Bill Maher's opinions on Islam. Maher is someone who seems to fancy himself an intellectual, but it appears he'd rather pick up a spliff and blow smoke out his ass than do the actua…

Free Labor Concussion Game

Source: Eschaton
Sep 30, 2014 6:55 pm

I don't know if there's anything that can be done to reduce the number of life altering injuries in football, but at least even the lowest paid players in the NFL are compensated pretty well. College football is really just a criminal enterprise, wi…

Paging Eric ‘vote fraud doesn’t exist’ Holder

Source: Michelle Malkin
Sep 30, 2014 6:51 pm

Couldn't have happened because it's not real

Mitt 2016!

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Can't get enough of Cruz 2016? Well how about Mitt 2016? As we spoke, Romney compared the barrage of 2016-related questions to a scene in the film “Dumb and Dumber.” After Jim Carrey’s character is flatly rejected by Lauren Holly, she tells hi…

White House Touts Growth of Initiative to Aid Young Minorities

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 30, 2014 6:25 pm

The new call to action brings local leaders into the Obama Administration's effort to reach young men and boys of color

Mark Levin Calls For ISIS Investigation: "What Did Obama Know And When Did He Know It?"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 6:09 pm

MARK LEVIN: People in the know are sick and tired of this. So before the election, he knew, but he wouldn't say, because he wanted you to believe, and he wanted his drones to believe, that everything was under control, that al-Qaeda was dead, GM…

Eleanor Holmes Norton Ties Sequester To White House Intruder: "Congress Has To Take Some Responsibility"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 6:01 pm

REP. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON: I recognize, that most of these are harmless but I am worried about multiple fence jumpers, and whether you have the resources and staff heard there were six of them to come across the fence. By my calculations, you are do…

Why Public Interest Is Cooling in Obamacare as a Political Story

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 30, 2014 5:52 pm

Drew Altman: Unless a new development garners media attention like the Web-site rollout did, the Affordable Care Act seems to be cooling as a front-page and political story.

Rosie O'Donnell: Penalizing Muslim NFL Player "Propels Us To War"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 5:44 pm

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: How about this? This is going to be shocking, but the NFL has yet another new controversy on its hands after last night's game. Chiefs player Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim, was penalized for unsportsman like conduct for bowi…

Chaffetz to Secret Service Director: "You Dash At The White House, We Take You Down"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 5:40 pm

REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UTAH): I think it's confusing. This is part of what they have to deal with. They make a split-second decision. I want it to be crystal clear, you make a run and a dash for the White House, we're gonna take you down. I…

Sheila Jackson Lee to Secret Service Director: "I've Never Heard Of Gang Fights At The White House"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 5:39 pm

REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE (D-TX): The other thing that I thought was particularly outrageous is in 2011, is it was either a car backfiring or gang fights. Which I've never heard of gang fights at the White House. I'm asking this question on t…

This Ain't Gonna Fly

Source: Talking Points Memo
Sep 30, 2014 5:32 pm

Either Cruz 2016 is for real or this is the most cruel tease in political history

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 30, 2014 5:30 pm

They love him for his charisma Even as Sen. Ted Cruz was denying a report that he had all but made up his mind to launch a 2016 presidential campaign, The Washington Post profiled his appearance at last weekend's so-called Values Voters Summit and …

Kochs sent hundreds of thousands of fake voter registration mailings in North Carolina

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 30, 2014 5:29 pm

Jennifer Odum with the fake registration form AFP sent to her deceased toddler. When the North Carolina arm of the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity group tried to register a cat to vote it was amusing. But with more of the story unfolding n…

Fineman: Americans "More Sophisticated and Knowledgeable" Than Obama Gives Them Credit For

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 5:25 pm

HOWARD FINEMAN: That poll that that graphic is from says that more than two out of three, the American people by two-to-one, say they expect us to have ground troops. CHRIS MATTHEWS: What do they mean its going to change, why do they think it&apos…

NFL Just Demonstrates How It Treats You If You're Different

Source: Talking Points Memo
Sep 30, 2014 5:15 pm

What to Watch in the Third-Quarter Senate Fundraising Race

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 30, 2014 5:11 pm

While fundraising committees aren’t required to submit their disclosures until Oct. 15, we expect some results to trickle in over the next two weeks. Here’s what we’ll be looking for.

Secret Service Director Takes Her Lumps at House Hearing

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 30, 2014 5:04 pm

The Secret Service director, called in front of the House Oversight Committee to answer for recent lapses in White House security, took a rhetorical beating.

How Modi’s Evolution From Pariah to Pop Star Could Boost U.S.-India Ties

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Michael Kugelman: The most important moment of Mr. Modi’s trip was when he announced new visa policies that would facilitate Americans’ travel to India.

After Two DOJ Warnings, Ferguson Police Still Refuse To Wear Name Tags

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 30, 2014 5:00 pm

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U.K. Edges Toward Departure from European Union

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 30, 2014 4:55 pm

As Britain's Conservative Party holds its last party conference ahead of May's general elections, the Euroskeptic message looks like a winning one

State Dept's Paski on Obama and Intel Briefings: "I Know That He Receives Those Whenever He Can"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 4:41 pm

BRIAN KILMEADE: About the president missing over 50% of his intelligence briefings. Why would he choose to do that in a time in the world when it is so full of terrorist activity? JEN PSAKI, STATE DEPT: Well, I have no validation of those statisti…

The Top 3 Campaign Fundraising Fibs

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 30, 2014 4:40 pm

Check out some of the worst offenders

Gowdy Grills Secret Service Director: "This Is Processing A Crime Scene, Not High Math"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 4:38 pm

JULIA PIERSON, SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR: The initially shooting incident occurred at 9:30 at night. It is difficult to see at night. REP. TREY GOWDY (R-SC): How about hear? Can you hear at night? PIERSON: Officers heard the shots on Constitutio…

A History of Violence

Source: Talking Points Memo
Sep 30, 2014 4:30 pm

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