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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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Number Of Right Wing Radio Hosts On Wingnut Welfare Expands

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 17, 2014 6:49 pm

Last year it was Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. But this year, even more disgraced right wing radio hosts have signed up for wingnut welfare as their shows are dropped from the larger radio networks. Politico: In addition to Beck, at least four other …

Jay Carney Live: On ‘Two Ferns,’ Selfies, and Jon Stewart

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 17, 2014 6:22 pm

Obama spokesman Jay Carney comments on a range of issues, including President Obama's appearance on Jon Stewart's show.

GOP's Obamacare Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 17, 2014 6:15 pm

This year's town hall meetings are nothing like they were in 2009, as Rep. Dennis Ross discovered. He can kiss that Tea Party money goodbye too, after his answer. ThinkProgress: Noting that Ross and the Republican Party have now voted more than 50 ti…

Jay Carney reveals President Obama’s most challenging interviewer of the 2012 campaign

Source: Michelle Malkin
Apr 17, 2014 6:01 pm

Not them

Video: Behind the Lens: Iconic Photo from the Boston Marathon Attack

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Apr 17, 2014 5:55 pm

Boston Globe staff photographer John Tlumacki takes us behind the lens of his camera and explains the photograph he took one year ago at the Boston Marathon. (Meet the Press)

Now two 'Kissing Congressman' staffers have lost their jobs—both women

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 17, 2014 5:40 pm

Last week, Congressman Vance "Big Smooch" McAllister dumped a female staffer after leaked security camera footage showed him kissing her in the hallway outside his Louisiana office. And now another woman has left the office over the affair: Leah Gor…

FBI Abruptly Walks Out On Senate Briefing After Being Asked How 'Insider Threat' Program Avoids Whistleblowers

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 17, 2014 5:19 pm

(Credit: Gage Skidmore)Sen. Chuck Grassley asked the FBI for copies of its training manual on the program, which it refused to give him. Instead, it said it could better answer any questions at a hearing.

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Apr 17, 2014 5:18 pm

RCP AverageApprove:43.3%Disapprove:51.6%Spread: -8.3%

Report Slams Government’s Cybersecurity Fix

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 17, 2014 5:14 pm

Despite warnings from security experts that the nation's critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks, the report's authors lambast the government's “rigid” response to a threat they say is overblown

TL;DR

Source: Eschaton
Apr 17, 2014 5:14 pm

The shorter version of this techcrunch piece on SF housing is that for various policy reasons, the supply of housing in SF is highly inelastic, and there is an odd coalition of interests that are quite happy with that state of affairs.Allowing more b…

Carney: "There's Never Been A More Transparent Administration"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 17, 2014 5:03 pm

MAJOR GARRETT: The Obama administration came to Washington promising transparency. In your view, has the administration fallen short of this goal? ### JAY CARNEY: I think there's no question, I've covered the previous two administrat…

Constituent puts Florida Republican on defensive over Obamacare repeal

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 17, 2014 4:38 pm

Republicans are having a hard time at home this break, now that they have to answer for those 50-plus repeal votes of a law that seems to be working out pretty well right now. That's captured perfectly by ThinkProgress, which brings us Florida Rep.…

Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Delaware Governor

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 17, 2014 4:37 pm

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s eldest son, announced Thursday that he plans to run for governor in Delaware, where he has served eight years as attorney general.

Carney: Obama "Not Into Pointing Fingers Of Blame"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 17, 2014 4:37 pm

MAJOR GARRETT: I had some sense of this having covered the president as a candidate, and his White House, but I'm sure you have a better sense of it: What is it about the president's approach to leadership and management at the White House …

Win the Senate? Not as easy as Republicans think

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 17, 2014 4:33 pm

Mitch McConnell won't be Senate Majority Leader after November. And thanks to Alison Lundergan Grimes, he won't even be in the Senate. The media and Republicans are already claiming victory this November. The reality? With Republicans all-but-guara…

Obama Sees Biden and Clinton as Potential 2016 Contenders

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 17, 2014 4:30 pm

President Obama sees Hillary Clinton as a potential 2016 contender along with Vice President Joe Biden.

Carney: Toughest Interview Obama Has Done Was With Jon Stewart

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 17, 2014 4:19 pm

JAY CARNEY: I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others. And the answer was yes, again because the young voters we …

Video: MTP Express: Snowden ‘Vindicated’ By Pulitzers?

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Apr 17, 2014 4:19 pm

The Washington Post and The Guardian took home Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of government surveillance programs leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Should Snowden feel vindicated? After all, the issue of government spying may not ha…

Lunch Thread

Source: Eschaton
Apr 17, 2014 4:12 pm

enjoy

Beau Biden, VP’s Son, Says He’ll Run for Delaware Governor

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 17, 2014 4:05 pm

The eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, Beau, has announced plans to run for governor of Delaware in 2016, backtracking on running for a third term as the state's attorney general. The 45-year-old suffered a stroke in 2010 but was recently given …

The Goal Of Tea Party Insurrection Is Religious Armageddon

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 17, 2014 4:00 pm

(Credit: sween)Fundamentalists believe we have achieved the perfect conditions for the Apocalypse. That’s the ultimate goal of the folks who have made life in America unlivable for the rest of us.

Fineman: Paranoia Reaching A Fever Pitch In Mainstream Of The Republican Party

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 17, 2014 3:53 pm

HOWARD FINEMAN: The fact is, in the '90s, the people David [Corn]] was talking about really were still pretty much on the fringe of the Republican party and the conservative movement, really. But now the rhetoric of resentment and fear and paran…

Eric Cantor agrees with President Obama: When it comes to immigration reform, Republicans suck

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 17, 2014 3:40 pm

On Wednesday, President Obama called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to wish him a happy Passover and the topic of immigration reform came up. Earlier in the day, the president had slammed House Republicans for blocking immigration reform and even…

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