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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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President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Apr 23, 2014 12:58 pm

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

Morning Must Reads: April 23

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 23, 2014 12:33 pm

In the News: Obama visits mudslide town, kicks-off Asia trip; Tuesday was a busy day for the Supreme Court; New York Times poll on Southern Senate races; and Rick Perry wants to debate Andrew Cuomo

KKK Sets Up A ‘neighborhood Watch’ In Pennsylvania, Distributes Fliers

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 12:30 pm

A KKK group in Pennsylvania has organized a Neighborhood Watch group, which leaves people wondering whether they're watching for crime or to commit crimes.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 12:18 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Coming Attractions Premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this Sunday... Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank is a rare and intimate peek into the life of Barney Frank, the quick-witted, cantank…

Jon Stewart skewers how the right-wing reacts to male vs. female politicians

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 12:15 pm

Last night, Jon Stewart looked into how the media treats male vs. female politicians differently. LARS LARSON (12/14/2010): That's a man's man, who gets choked up about his country, and about the issues he feels passionate about. All of a sudden, f…

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Working Families Party candidate would take a bite out of Cuomo

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • NY-Gov: Siena's latest poll, as per usual, finds Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo crushing his likely GOP opponent, Westc…

Mike's Blog Round Up

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Left is Right: Conservatives believe in the market for health care, except when they don’t. Feministing: Life expectancy for low income American women is declining. Zandar Versus the Stupid: GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry says give them death. Burnt Oran…

Obama Lands in Tokyo On First Stop in Asia Tour

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 23, 2014 11:34 am

President Obama arrives in Tokyo on the first stop in a week-long tour of Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and the Philippines, aiming to both reassure allies and position the U.S. as a leader in the region

Five Illinois Cops Are Caught Lying On The Stand When Defense Produces A Recording Contradicting Their Testimony

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 11:34 am

The Glenview police video showed the search occurred only after Sperling was taken from his car, frisked and handcuffed, reports the Chicago Tribune.

WashWire Daily Brief: Obama Travels to Asia | U.S. to Move Troops Near Russia

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 11:31 am

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Here's the Upshot: A good day for punditry

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 11:30 am

Yes, the rumors are true! We confirm: @digby56 has won the 2014 Hillman for Opinion & Analysis Journalism. Details tomorrow! #DigbysHillman — @SidneyHillman The best abbreviated pundit round-up of all is "what Digby said". Tuesday was the pre…

Embattled Ethics Commission Confirms Samson Probe Underway

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 11:26 am

(Credit: panel also sided with the governor’s office by issuing a ruling that would bar a prominent environmentalist voting on a controversial Pinelands pipeline represented by Samson’s law firm.

Aereo Vs. The Networks: The Supreme Court Battle

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 11:18 am

(Credit: Eric Mill)It's a battle over copyright law that could shake up the industry. Why do the networks want to kill Aereo?

Oregon Senate Hopeful Plays Up Medicine, Plays Down GOP

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 11:06 am

If Republicans are going to compete in blue states, it is essential for them to close the partisan gender gap. Enter Monica Wehby, a doctor running for Oregon’s GOP nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Obama Flies to Asia Amid Signs of Retrenchment at Home

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 11:01 am

For eight days, President Obama will travel around Asia reassuring allies and trading partners that the U.S. remains fully engaged in the world. Events and attitudes back home point to a different story.

Controversy Unleashed

Source: Eschaton
Apr 23, 2014 10:52 am

Lead story in the hometown paper.Followed by a moose controversy.There has been good Obamacare coverage. Tailor-made subject for local newspapers--anecdotal stories about people helped by the program.  Early on, of course, stories about people h…

James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social Media Account

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 10:50 am

(Credit: U.S. Coast Guard Senior Leadership)While some may argue that of course no member of the intelligence community should be able to communicate with a member of the media without authorization, they are ignoring a few key points.

Obama Thinks He Can Rate Colleges. Can You Do Better? (Interactive)

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 23, 2014 9:45 am

See how colleges stack up based on what you think is most important in a school

Rand Paul Talks Government Surveillance With David Axelrod

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 23, 2014 6:51 am

Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, came to the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics for an hour-long event with Institute director David Axelrod. Here they discuss government surveillance.

New York Police Twitter Campaign Backfires Badly

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 6:43 am

New York police Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

Obama Heads On Asia Tour, Visits US Disaster Site

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 6:39 am

After meeting with survivors of a deadly landslide near Seattle, President Barack Obama left on a weeklong tour of Asia.

Mark Steyn: Global Warming Fixation "An Elite Concern"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 23, 2014 6:27 am

SEAN HANNITY: How much of this do you think is rooted in anti-capitalism? That we're raping and pillaging the planet for profit? Energy, MARK STEYN: Well, I think it's an appeal. It's an appeal to rich people. The Prince of Wales, …

Republican Party Immigration Fight Highlights White Nationalism In Conservative Movement

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 6:24 am

Can Republicans manage the impending divide between moderate and extreme factions of the party over immigration reform?

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