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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

DOWNLOADS: (103) PLAYS: (278) …

George Will: "It Has Been An Extremely Good Week For ISIL"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 17, 2014 3:34 am

GEORGE WILL: You've got Assad and then you've got various factions of varying degrees of repulsiveness. Except for those we now call the vetted moderates to whom we are somehow going to get weapons that they will use, that only they will us…

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm Holds Narrow Lead in Poll

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 17, 2014 3:30 am

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm is holding onto a razor-thin lead in his battle to defend his Staten Island seat against challenger Domenic Recchia, according to a new poll released Tuesday evening.

Open Thread - Butterfly Digs The Flute

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 17, 2014 3:30 am

Kudos to the professionalism of this fine musician, and to the good taste of the butterfly. h/t Amato. Open Thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });

Gutierrez: Voting to Secure Border First "Would Be Derelict In My Duty to Protect America"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 17, 2014 3:12 am

SEAN HANNITY: Last word. You can pass a bill, secure the border first, would you support that? REP. LUIS GUTIERREZ (D-IL): No. Because it would be folly. It would be derelict in my duty to protect America. HANNITY: In the mean time, every day …

Open thread for night owls. Roberts: Preventing climate change & adapting to it aren't morally equal

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 17, 2014 3:00 am

At Grist, David Roberts, who has (thankfully) returned from his one-year hiatus, writes Preventing climate change and adapting to it are not morally equivalent. An excerpt: Climate hawks are familiar with the framing of climate policy credit…

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Blake Mills

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 17, 2014 3:00 am

The record is a folk-tinged singer-songwriter effort with a little bit of a country element to it as well. Arrangements are pretty basic, seeing as how more significance is placed on the song's harmonic and lyrical content. Plus, it has a cool video …

Later Night

Source: Eschaton
Sep 17, 2014 2:04 am

Go to bed

Hillary Clinton Discusses 9/11 Health Act at Labor Gathering

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 17, 2014 1:21 am

Hilary Clinton arrived in New York Tuesday to shore up her labor credentials and lend support to a fundraiser for 9/11 first responders and survivors.

McCain: "Rand Paul Has Obviously Been Doing Somersaults As These Beheadings Took Place"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 17, 2014 12:42 am

NEIL CAVUTO: You have been critical of late of Rand Paul, and I think in one line you said he hasn't even been to Syria. So when you hear him say that Hillary Clinton would have really botched it big-time had gotten her way a year ago and we had…

Dem Rep. Engel: "We'll Have Many More 9/11s" If We Don't Act Against ISIS

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 17, 2014 12:27 am

REP. ELIOT ENGEL (D-NY): I understand that my colleagues are war weary. I'm war weary. I understand the American people are war weary. But I think doing nothing would invite something very similar that happened to my city, New York City, on that…

Gingrich on War Against ISIS: "This Will Be A 50-Year Campaign"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 17, 2014 12:15 am

WOLF BLITZER: Would you support a formal vote in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, for that matter, to authorize the president to go to war against ISIS? NEWT GINGRICH: Yes. And I think that Secretary Kerry did not do himself any …

Identify These Assholes

Source: Eschaton
Sep 16, 2014 11:30 pm

Somebody has to know who they are.

Chit Chattery

Source: Eschaton
Sep 16, 2014 11:20 pm

The timing of peak comments always changes on this little blue blog. Sometimes mid afternoon is Peak Comment, sometimes early evening, sometimes a bit more late night. There seems to be this notion that after 250 comments A New Thread Must Be Estab…

Top General Tweaks Obama’s Iraq War Plan

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 16, 2014 10:19 pm

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs suggests U.S. ground troops might be need in combat

Obama on Ebola: "This Epidemic Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 16, 2014 10:11 pm

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Let me just close by saying this: The scenes that we're witnessing in West Africa today are absolutely gut-wrenching. In one account over the weekend, we read about a family in Liberia. The disease had already killed the fath…

Tuesday Evening

Source: Eschaton
Sep 16, 2014 10:10 pm


Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Pat Roberts starts his air war against Greg&nbspOrman

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 10:09 pm

Leading Off: • KS-Sen: Republican Sen. Pat Roberts launches the first of what will be many ads tying independent Greg Orman to national Democrats. The narrator cites Orman's donations to Democrats, and his opposition to repealing Obamacare. The r…

Cartoon: Sign of progress?

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 16, 2014 9:50 pm

Keep this artist afloat by becoming a patron for as little as $1 per month!!

Obama on Ebola: ‘The World is Looking To Us’

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 16, 2014 9:43 pm

Obama confirms U.S. efforts to lead the charge against the Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa

Senator Seeks to Cancel NFL Tax-Exempt Status Because of Redskins Name

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 16, 2014 9:34 pm

Sen. Maria Cantwell announced the upcoming legislation at a press conference hosted by the Change the Mascot campaign

Hispanic Caucus Backs Off Thanksgiving Deadline on Immigration

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 16, 2014 9:31 pm

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is backing off its demand that President Barack Obama act by Thanksgiving on executive action aimed at repairing the immigration system. Instead, the group is set to approve a resolution calling for action by the end…

PA Survivalist Wanted In Murder Of One Cop, Wounding Of Another

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 16, 2014 9:15 pm

Another paranoid wingnut acting out the kind of craziness probably fed into his head by the likes of Glenn Beck and extremist websites, and one cop is now dead as a result: Pennsylvania authorities have identified a 31-year-old man they described as …

Dempsey: If Current Strategy Against ISIS Fails, Ground Troops Are Possible

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 16, 2014 9:14 pm

GEN. MARTIN DEMPSEY: In the case of our contributions in Iraq right now, the air men as the ranking member mentioned are very much in the combat role. Folks on the ground are in very much combat advisory role. There is no intense for them to particip…

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