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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

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All the Kochs want to do is to save your favorite craft brewery

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 4:20 pm

"My name is David, and I'm here to save your beer." Dude, why are you always being so harsh on the Koch brothers? You act like they are selfish thugs trying to single-handedly swing an election with their enormous wallets when all they really want …

Dallas Cops 'Swarm' School, Search For 'Suspect' After Miscarriage In Bathroom

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 4:15 pm

Parents in Texas are upset after police reportedly "swarmed" a Texas high school because a girl may have had a miscarriage in one of the bathrooms. KDFW reported that a school custodian notified the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School after find…

So Many Options

Source: Eschaton
Sep 2, 2014 4:00 pm

Above my pay grade, but I'm reasonably sure we could cripple a Russia behaving badly financially through various means if we really wanted to. But that would mean some people here and in Yurp would make a few less bucks. Probably we should just sta…

Republicans redefine chutzpah with equal pay tweet

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 3:17 pm

Remember the one about the man who killed his parents, then asked for mercy because he's an orphan? Well, chutzpah has a new definition. On Labor Day, the Republican National Committee tweeted the following claim: "This #LaborDay, the White House &am…

New ad hits McConnell for abandoning his old Kentucky home

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 3:15 pm

That might just be the most quietly devastating ad of the campaign season so far. Its quiet, somber use of "My Old Kentucky Home" makes this Senate Majority PAC ad against McConnell—showing his long history of "pushing foreign trade deals that se…

Lobbyist Takes On NFL Blackouts, Comcast, Taxpayer-Funded Stadiums

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 3:00 pm

I've been arguing for years that the easiest way to get progressive public policy is to attack corporate monopolies from the consumer perspective, a la Ralph Nader and Nader's Raiders. Forcing politicians to enforce existing consumer laws (or change …

2014 Fall Fundrasing Fallganza!

Source: Eschaton
Sep 2, 2014 3:00 pm

Semi-regular plea for reader contribution. This isn't charity (I would tell you if I needed money), this is your NPR money, your magazine subscription money. This is your "wow it's weird people give money to Andrew Sullivan" money. No need to give…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Sep 2, 2014 2:53 pm

RCP AverageApprove:42.0%Disapprove:52.0%Spread: -10.0%

GOP Group Hits Vulnerable Democratic Senator as Creature of Washington

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 2, 2014 2:46 pm

Landrieu is facing Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in the state's tight Senate fight

Eric Cantor Named VP Of Wall St. Investment Bank

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 2:39 pm

So it sounds like his life won't change much! Which is a big part of the problem in Washington, isn't it? Either way, people like Cantor are working for Wall Street: Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who resigned last month after losin…

If Only There Were Shovel Ready Projects

Source: Eschaton
Sep 2, 2014 2:35 pm

$8 billion is pennies, really, and yet...With each day, it seems, another accident illustrates the cost of deferred maintenance on public works, while offering a frustrating reminder to this cash-strained municipality of the daunting task it faces in…

Krauthammer: U.S. Will Have To Act Against ISIS Alone

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 2, 2014 2:34 pm

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The idea of inviting Iran into Iraq, into Saudi, into Syria, to fight against ISIS isn't a happy prospect either. Iran simply leads another branch of Islamic radicalism, its soon going to be a nuclear - and you don't wa…

Gauging Where ‘Smart’ Growth Is Greatest

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 2, 2014 2:27 pm

Where in the country is most knowledge being created? The answers point to states with good prospects for at least high-tech growth.

Pay for Eric Cantor’s Wall Street Post: $3.4 Million

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 2, 2014 2:25 pm

Eric Cantor's pay package totals $3.4 million for the remainder of this year through the end of calendar 2015.

France 24 Panel: Pakistan's Democracy Put to Test After Deadly Clashes

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 2, 2014 2:25 pm

This program from France 24, an English-language world news service based in France, discusses the recent protests in unstable Pakistan which threaten to topple the Prime Minister. Pakistan's ambassador to France joins the program.

Obama: "I Just Want A Good Deal For American Workers"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 2, 2014 2:19 pm

In a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the president slammed Republicans for not passing laws that benefit working-class Americans.

CBS News: Obama's Numbers Have Democrats "Depressed"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 2, 2014 2:16 pm

CBS news political director John Dickerson on the 2014 campaign.

Tuxedoed Gun Owner Shoots At Bystanders After His BJ Is Rudely Interrupted

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 2:00 pm

What would Emily Post do? Why, she'd pull out her Kel-Tec P-11 and peel off a warning shot, of course! Because a tender moment between man and hooker deserves privacy, and an armed society is a polite society, amirite? AUGUST 27--A tuxedoed Seattle m…

Nader To Dems: Make Minimum Wage Top Issue Or You're 'Doomed'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 1:59 pm

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CA's Historic Paid Sick Leave Law Going To Gov. Jerry Brown

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 1:53 pm

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Cartoon: Tips and tricks for new college students

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 1:50 pm

(Click to enlarge) Follow Jen on Twitter at @JenSorensen

Eric Cantor cashes in for $3.4 million

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 1:45 pm

Eric Cantor waves bye-bye to Congress, hello to cash. Once Eric Cantor lost his primary, the question became not whether he would cash in, but when, how, and for how much. Now we have answers. The former House majority leader will become a vice cha…

Cantor Joins Investment Bank Following Primary Loss

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 2, 2014 1:25 pm

Cantor will offer "strategic counsel" as the bank's vice chairman and managing director

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