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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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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Stale Marshmallow Peeps FRIDAY!

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 18, 2014 11:00 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Hippity Hop Edition "This year's Easter Sunday happens to fall on the same day as the marijuana holiday, 4/20. Which means no matter what your religion, this Sunday you're probably going to see a gi…

Obama Aims to Energize Trade Talks in Japan Visit

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 18, 2014 10:47 pm

President Barack Obama’s visit to Japan and other Asian countries next week is intended to provide further impetus to Pacific trade negotiations that have bogged down over disagreements with Tokyo.

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Apr 18, 2014 10:42 pm

RCP AverageApprove:43.4%Disapprove:51.5%Spread: -8.1%

4 Day Work Week

Source: Eschaton
Apr 18, 2014 10:18 pm

I get that it doesn't work for all companies for many obvious reasons, but it can work for some.

Lewinsky Email Redacted From Clinton Documents

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 18, 2014 10:13 pm

The latest batch of previously withheld presidential records from the Clinton administration redacts an email from a noteworthy source: Monica Lewinsky.

Three Reasons the New Ukraine Deal May Not Last

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 18, 2014 10:01 pm

A new deal to calm the crisis in eastern Ukraine is already going wobbly. "We're looking at all of this skeptically," an Obama official warns, which suggests that the agreement might not outlive this weekend

Fox News primetime lineup is obsessed with grazing fee disputes

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 18, 2014 9:40 pm

Media Matters went through the painstaking research of calculating just how much time Fox News primetime hosts have spent during the past two weeks covering deadbeat cattle rancher Cliven Bundy's dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over his r…

Sen. Reid: "Cliven Bundy Doesn't Believe That The American Government Is Valid"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 18, 2014 9:35 pm

SEN. HARRY REID: Bundy doesn't believe that the American government is valid. He believes that the United States is a foreign government. He doesn't pay his taxes, he doesn't follow the law, he doesn't pay his fees. If anyone thin…

March 2000 Memo: Anthony Weiner Outspoken Hillary Clinton Supporter

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 18, 2014 9:19 pm

A bullet-points memo in March 2000 ahead of a visit by then-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s noted his alignment with President Bill Clinton on key issues and praised the congressman’s support for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton Memos: Avoid Saying ‘Middle Class’

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 18, 2014 8:49 pm

An historian urged speechwriters to avoid using "middle class" in President Clinton's 1994 State of the Union address.

Yet Another Legal Transgression For Gov. Chris Christie?

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 18, 2014 8:43 pm

Looks like Gov. Christie may have made a major ethical and legal boo-boo: A PandoDaily investigation has discovered evidence that Gov. Chris Christie’s pending deal to award a $300 million pension management contract to a controversial hedge fund i…

Is Our Elites Learning

Source: Eschaton
Apr 18, 2014 8:32 pm

The problem with the Lifestyles Of The Not Quite Rich Enough genre is there's never any hint that anyone involved (reporters, subjects) take the next step and think, "oh, gosh, if I can't live on $300K what must it be like to live on $50K!!!!"

Obama Signs Bill Barring Terrorist Ambassadors

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 18, 2014 8:21 pm

The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, is a response to Iran selecting Hamid Aboutalebi as its Ambassador to the United Nations. Aboutalebi allegedly participated 1979 Iranian hostage crisis

Possibility of GOP taking over Senate has Republican immigration reform supporters scared

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 18, 2014 8:21 pm

GOP immigration reform supporters want action now because they're afraid of what might happen if these guys win. At the end of a Wall Street Journal report on how House Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republicans are privately telling camp…

And So It Begins: 'Chelsea's Pregnancy Was A Forced Hillary Campaign Ploy'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 18, 2014 7:56 pm

I wrote earlier today that it wouldn't take long for the Chelsea Truthers to surface and so as it was written, so it shall be. Conservative talker Steve Malzberg opined that Chelsea's pregnancy was timed to help Hillary Clinton's presidential campaig…

Clinton-Era Memo: Stay Away from JFK Events

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 18, 2014 7:54 pm

Advisers to Bill Clinton didn’t want the president to be perceived as milking the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Clinton-Era Memo: Missing Funeral Was Missed Political Opportunity

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 18, 2014 7:52 pm

When then-President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore decided not to attend another Democrat’s funeral, a White House staffer lamented the lost political and fundraising opportunities.

Video: PRESS Pass: Ken Burns

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Apr 18, 2014 7:42 pm

Ken Burns on his new documentary, “The Address.” (Meet the Press)

Clinton Documents: White House Mulls How to Help Al Gore

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 18, 2014 7:37 pm

White House officials in 1997 contemplated how to bolster Vice President Al Gore's image.

Clinton Memos: Hillary’s Image Woes; ‘Eat This Paper’

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 18, 2014 7:26 pm

Efforts to improve Hillary Clinton's image as well as worries about right-wing media were among the issues discussed in thousands of pages of Clinton-era White House documents released Friday.

Republicans marginalized again in poll about income inequality

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 18, 2014 7:22 pm

He doesn't represent America. The conservative vision of the world is in stark contrast to what the rest of the country sees. That's been obvious in all sorts of issues, from abortion to gay marriage to marijuana legalization, but here's an issue t…

The Continuing Series On The Lifestyles Of The Not Quite Rich Enough

Source: Eschaton
Apr 18, 2014 7:22 pm

It really is a fascinating and slightly gross genre, but I get it. Even the people who came from the right backgrounds and did everything right and have all the right friends are "struggling" to live the life they were supposed to be able to live.

Outrageous Tea Party Bigot Allen West Attacks Muslim-Americans On Fox News (Video)

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 18, 2014 7:12 pm

(Credit: sunlightfoundation)Hosts Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Steve Doocy, and guest Allen West implied that new group, called the US Council of Muslim Organizations, was actually an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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