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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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Stephen A. Smith Suspended One Week By ESPN For Offensive Domestic Violence Comments

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 3:00 pm

After the NFL handed down a very weak two game suspension of Ray Rice after he allegedly punched his girlfriend's lights out in an elevator, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith got himself into hot water with a very offensive diatribe about how a woman should be…

"Special Report" Panel: Would Republicans Really Impeach Obama?

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 2:43 pm

A.B. Stoddard, Juan Williams, Charles Krauthammer, and Bret Baier discuss.

GOP Senator: We Could Build on Health Exchange Concept

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), at a breakfast sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, said the 2010 health care law's exchanges are a concept that can be built upon, suggesting that if Republicans retake the Senate in November, they might seek to rework …

Chris Hayes: Do Satanists Get A Religious Exemption Too?

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 2:40 pm

Hobby Lobby won a religious exemption from a birth control rule, now The Satanic Temple wants a religious exemption from abortion consent laws. Elaborate joke or legitimate legal case?

Chris Matthews: "The Haters" Don't Want Obama In The History Books

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 2:33 pm

CHRIS MATTHEWS: They want to have the kids in school -- their grandkids, great grandkids, when they read their little history books, they want to see pictures of the president and the picture of George W. Bush and then the next republican president. …

O'Reilly: Threats To America Grow, Obama "Has Failed Dismally"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 2:13 pm

BILL O'REILLY: In a provocation the White House has not seen since the Vietnam War, the Russian dictator Putin is trying to humiliate Barack Obama. Apparently, the Russians have now violated the 1987 missile treaty by testing a new type of cruis…

90

Source: Eschaton
Jul 30, 2014 2:00 pm

Old pipes everywhere.The rupture of the 90-year-old main sent a geyser shooting 30 feet in the air and deluged Sunset Boulevard and UCLA with 8 million to 10 million gallons of water before it was shut off more than three hours after the pipe burst, …

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Jul 30, 2014 1:57 pm

RCP AverageApprove:41.7%Disapprove:54.8%Spread: -13.1%

Cartoon: Surgeon General's Warning: NYPD

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 1:50 pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Keeps Wide Lead in Re-Election Race

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 1:24 pm

Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, carries a 48% to 36% lead over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald, a Quinnipiac University poll shows.

Amid Tensions, Legal Immigrants Fear Signing Up for Obamacare

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 1:00 pm

Drew Altman: Legal immigrants entitled to health coverage under the Affordable Care Act are afraid to enroll because they worry that doing so would expose an undocumented relative to investigation and deportation.

Ukraine’s Top Diplomat Applauds Sanctions, Seeks New Ideas on Security

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 1:00 pm

Ukraine's foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, met with The Wall Street Journal this week while visiting Washington.

Is Netanyahu Coordinating With American Right Wingers To Prolong Gaza War?

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 1:00 pm

Did you hear the one about the Israeli press just making up a conversation that didn't take place between Obama and Netanyahu? That's a page right out of Karl Rove's strategy guide. It was off-the-charts in terms of the intent and the evil. But it wa…

Republicans Demand Consumer Regulator’s Documents in Wake of Supreme Court Case

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 12:58 pm

Republicans on Capitol Hill are demanding that the CFPB produce a comprehensive list of actions that could be vulnerable to a legal challenge in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling on President Barack Obama's recess appointments last month.

Seib Video: U.S. Options in Helping Ukraine

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 12:29 pm

Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains the line the U.S. government must now walk in order to both punish Russia and help Ukraine.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 12:17 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… And Republicans Would Still Love To Kill It Today marks the 49th anniversary of a milestone that reminds us what a Democratic president and solid Democratic majorities in Congress can accomplish. And, like Obamacare,…

Morning Must Reads: July 30

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 12:15 pm

In the News: U.S., E.U. impose new sanctions on Russia; Israel operations spread in Gaza; House GOP unveil women's package; Senate edging toward 'highway cliff'; and Eric Cantor's final days

Stephen Colbert looks at the Sarah Palin Channel

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 12:06 pm

Last night, Stephen Colbert took aim at the Sarah Palin Channel. I have always been a huge fan of Sarah Palin. She's a strong leader with a proven history of selflessness. I mean, in the midst of her 2008 campaign, she took the time to help out a st…

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Pryor's up in his own poll, but headed downward in another

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 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: • AR-Sen, -Gov: Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has just released a new internal poll from Harstad Research that places him …

Fox's Ablow: Obama Not Campaign Closer 'Unless The American People Want To Commit Suicide'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 12:00 pm

This is what passes for political commentary on Faux "news." Here's a shocker. Fox ran a poll asking the question "Would you want Pres. Obama to campaign for you if you ran for office?" and only 57 percent of those that responded said yes. Given the …

Hillary Clinton: Redskins Should Change ‘Insensitive’ Name

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 11:48 am

"There's no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation's capital"

Capital Journal Daybreak: Europe, U.S. Expand Sanctions on Russia | U.S., Israel Fear Pickup in Iran’s Support of Hamas| U.S. Options for Helping Ukraine

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 11:43 am

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

Justice

Source: Eschaton
Jul 30, 2014 11:36 am

Maybe we shouldn't open that box...Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, governm…

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