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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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Freshman GOP Rep Confuses U.S. Government Officials For Indian Officials

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 26, 2014 4:25 am

You don't get much more embarrassing than this. Clawson has been in congress for about four weeks now, having replaced the cocaine-snorting Trey Radel. via Sahil Kapur at TPM. Video by Foreign Policy magazine. In an extraordinary -- and extraordinari…

Maher: When Rupert Murdoch Takes Over HBO, My Show Becomes 'Paste-Eating' Time With Steve Doocy'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 26, 2014 3:58 am

Bill Maher reiterated a good deal of what he wrote in an op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter this week about the possibility of Rupert Murdoch taking over Time Warner during his New Rules segment on Real Time this Friday evening. HBO's Bill Maher Imagin…

Open Thread - Great Tweet

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 26, 2014 3:30 am

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Open thread for night owls: Oil and gas interests matter but health concerns don't, says judge

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 26, 2014 3:00 am

Brandon Baker at EcoWatch writes Colorado Judge Strikes Down Longmont’s Fracking Ban in Favor of ‘State’s Interest’ in Oil and Ga: One thing is for sure—you can’t accuse Boulder County District Court Judge D.D. Mallard of bei…

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Moones

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 26, 2014 3:00 am

The premise of the experiment is that these guys performed one of their songs five times, but drinking four beers each in between performances. Then, the video allows you to click around on the annotations and see the band performing at different lev…

Obamacare Vs. Anti-Obamacare!

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 26, 2014 1:31 am

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Friday Night

Source: Eschaton
Jul 26, 2014 12:48 am

Stand and deliver.

The End of the Death Penalty

Source: Talking Points Memo
Jul 25, 2014 11:43 pm

Earnest: Some Republicans Running For Office To Impeach Obama

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 25, 2014 11:35 pm

JON ACOSTA, CNN: Dan Pfeiffer said earlier this morning that I would not discount impeachment as a possibility. Do you really believe that the president could be impeached? > JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: Well, I think there are senior members of …

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 25, 2014 11:33 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Friday Night Margaret & Helen Blogging After posting once in January, the most famous octogenarian duo in Blogger Land---one from Texas, the other from Maine---disappeared and left their legion of fans jonesin' f…

Computer Failure Delays U.S. Visa, Passport Processing

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 25, 2014 10:56 pm

A computer failure has caused major delays this week in the State Department's passport and visa issuing system, the agency said.

Photo of the Day

Source: Talking Points Memo
Jul 25, 2014 10:44 pm

Israeli Ambassador Slams CNN For Omitting Key Information In Live CNN Interview

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 25, 2014 10:35 pm

RON DERMER, ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.: That's publicly available information. It's kind of an important fact for your reporter to mention. And in addition to that, he may have wanted to mention a statement that was made by, not by the …

Obama Architect in 2012: Subsidies Are Only For State-Run Exchanges

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 25, 2014 10:28 pm

JONATHAN GRUBER: What's important to remember politically about this is if you're a state and you don't set up an exchange, that means your citizens don't get their tax credits"”but your citizens still pay the t…

Why Honduras Could Be First Under U.S. Refugee Plan

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 25, 2014 10:08 pm

A number of factors explain why young Hondurans could be first in line for a U.S. government plan to allow them to apply for entry as refugees, an idea floated by the White House as a possible means to get control over the flow of Central American mi…

Congressman Mistakes U.S. Officials For Indian Ones

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 25, 2014 9:55 pm

"I am familiar with your country, I love your country," Florida Congressmember Curt Clawson told high-ranking U.S. officials Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar

Obama: Migrant Children Without Humanitarian Claims Will Be Sent Back

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 25, 2014 9:29 pm

An estimated 90,000 migrant children could cross into the U.S. before September. The President met with leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to discuss ways to slow the influx

Judge: Executions are 'brutal, savage events', so stop trying to hide that

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 25, 2014 9:15 pm

If we're going to be barbarians, why try to mask it? Gotta agree with this appellate judge: "Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look …

Happy Hour Thread

Source: Eschaton
Jul 25, 2014 9:13 pm

Get your happy on.

Rand Paul to Urban League: "Race Still Plays A Role In The Enforcement Of The Law"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 25, 2014 8:50 pm

RAND PAUL: Our nation has come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement. But we must realize that race still plays a role in the enforcement of the law. Just ask Raliek, Daequon, and Wan'Tauhjs, who were just standing on a street corner wh…

Dem Rep. Gutierrez: Obama Could Grant Amnesty To 5 Million People By Himself

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 25, 2014 8:36 pm

MARK HALPERIN, JOURNALIST: Congressman, Mark Halperin here, we all admire and really praise you, not just in the current crisis but your long-returning concern about the humanitarian aspect to this. But tell people the dirty little secret with the De…

Sen. John Walsh: PTSD Not to Blame for Plagiarism

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 25, 2014 8:31 pm

Sen. John Walsh (D., Mont.) told a Montana radio host that post-traumatic stress disorder had nothing to do with plagiarizing a graduate school paper.

Unlocking Your Cellphone Is About to Be Legal Again

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 25, 2014 8:18 pm

A 2012 Copyright Office decision effectively outlawed the practice, which allows consumers to switch carriers without buying a new device, without carriers' approval

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