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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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Kurtz: MSNBC Acting As "Michael Brown Defense Network"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 20, 2014 4:15 am

HOWARD KURTZ: Some are doing a good job. Some grandstanding in my view. I was surprised to CNN's Jake Tapper say the police shouldn't be out there in riot gear because there was no threat. And part of the polarization and this does get into…


Source: Eschaton
Aug 20, 2014 4:05 am

Rock on.

Daily Kos Elections: Alaska primary liveblog #2

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 20, 2014 4:00 am

Tonight voters in Alaska go to the polls in their party primary, and the GOP will pick their nominee in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race. (Wyoming is also up, but there aren't any notable statewide or federal races to watch there.) There will al…

Open Thread - What It Is, What It Was, And What It Shall Be.

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 20, 2014 3:30 am

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Van Jones on Ferguson: "This Is Transforming A Generation Of Young Black Activists"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 20, 2014 3:04 am

ANDERSON COOPER: Van, I mean, you and I were just talking before the break, we've been focusing on the drama that's been playing out not only with the killing of Michael Brown but just over the last couple days in the street. You said there…

Open thread for night owls: Carbon Tracker warns investors that oil megaprojects have megarisks

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 20, 2014 3:00 am

Elizabeth Douglass at InsideClimate News, writes Wall Street Warned About $91 Billion of High-Risk Oil Megaprojects: Critics of environmentally risky oil projects proposed for deep undersea and Canada's tar sands got new ammunition last week when…

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Richard Hell And The Voidoids

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 20, 2014 3:00 am

I was never much into punk music, but I can appreciate what it's about. This song is exemplary of the genre, having a message that pretty much anyone from any generation can relate to. Got any favorite punk songs? googletag.cmd.push(function() { g…

Spike Lee: "There Is A War On The Black Male"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 20, 2014 2:22 am

ANDERSON COOPER: So what do you say to those largely white Americans who see what is happening here and maybe don't understand what is happening here or disagree with what is happening here? You know what many people said to me just today, look,…

Tuesday Night

Source: Eschaton
Aug 20, 2014 1:55 am

Apparently tomorrow isn't Friday.

One Cop's Advice: Submit To Us Always And No One Gets Hurt

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 20, 2014 1:30 am

Well, thank you Washington Post, for publishing an op-ed by an advisor to the LAPD who has some advice for all the rest of us. I understand that he actually believes he's doing us a favor with this, but how about a parallel remark about police who b…

St. Petersburg City Worker Spraypainted 'KKK' On Black Employee's Vest

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 20, 2014 1:00 am

Donald Pitt­man is a 51 year old African American who has worked for the city of St. Petersburg for 15 years, whose boss, John Paquette, sprayed the letters "KKK" on the back of his orange work vest 10 months ago. He did what probably anyone would …

MSNBC's Hayes: "As Long As Charges Are Not Brought Protesters Will Feel Justice Is Not Being Done"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 20, 2014 12:05 am

CHRIS HAYES: I think Holder will be helpful. There is a real wide chasm in how much people trust local government or federal government. Everyone, not everyone, but almost everyone I have talked to about the case is very skeptical of local authoritie…

Is That an Editing Error?

Source: Talking Points Memo
Aug 20, 2014 12:00 am

Rick Perry: "I Am Going To Fight This Injustice With Every Fiber Of My Being"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 19, 2014 11:41 pm

GOV. RICK PERRY (R-TX): I'm here today because I believe in the rule of law. And I'm here today because I did the right thing. I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing the actions that I took were not only lawf…

Obamacare fades from GOP's 2014 campaign playbook

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 19, 2014 11:30 pm

Didn't work then. Not working now. And finally giving up. With Obamacare causing uninsurance rates to plummet and delivering insurance to millions of newly insured Americans, this is no surprise: Who could possibly have guessed that the reality of …

The Kids Are Alright

Source: Eschaton
Aug 19, 2014 11:29 pm

WSJ's Riley: "What About The Black Thugs And The Value That They Place On Black Lives?"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 19, 2014 11:23 pm

JASON RILEY, WSJ: I think the responsible role of the president is to condemn the bad behavior full stop. Give Captain Johnson the support that he deserves. It's the law-abiding citizens of these communities who are the victims, who are calling …

Dem Rep: "Ferguson Resembles Fallujah More Than It Does Ferguson"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 19, 2014 11:10 pm

REP. EMANUEL CLEAVER (D-MO): Well, Ferguson resembles Fallujah more than it does Ferguson that we had off I-70 during the 1960s and '70s. Right now, we have a community that has been essentially left behind in terms of racial progress and all yo…

MSNBC Reporter: Ferguson Operating As "An Apartheid State"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 19, 2014 10:27 pm

TRYMAINE LEE, MSNBC: I think it's one thing to say there is no racial undertone here but then in practice, it's almost like an apartheid state. When you look at the school board not a single African-American on the school board yet the comm…

Rick Perry Booked in Politically Charged Abuse of Power Case

Source: Time: Swampland
Aug 19, 2014 10:23 pm

The Texas governor faces two felony charges

Evening Thread

Source: Eschaton
Aug 19, 2014 10:21 pm

It's the evening.

Rick Perry Releases Video "Setting The Record Straight" On Indictment

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 19, 2014 10:09 pm

In a video compilation uploaded on YouTube, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sets "the record straight" on Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.

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Source: Daily Kos
Aug 19, 2014 9:50 pm

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