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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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Capital Journal: FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules | FDA to Regulate E-Cigs

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 24, 2014 11:07 am

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

Political Outsiders Shine on TIME 100 List

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 24, 2014 10:52 am

MoreSee the Full ListWith Washington, D.C. mired in partisan gridlock, the nation’s political power centers have shifted outside the nation’s capital to statehouses and boardrooms across the country. That migration is reflected in this ye…

Keystone Delay: Politics at Play or Regulatory Clog?

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 24, 2014 10:09 am

The Obama administration likely won't decide the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline until the midterm elections have come and gone. Democratic campaign operatives have made clear they're pleased that a ruling isn't coming any time soon.

The Keystone XL Pipeline Timeline

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 24, 2014 10:00 am

The regulatory review process for the Keystone XL pipeline has numerous twists and turns dating back to 2008. Here is a look back.

Morning Thread

Source: Eschaton
Apr 24, 2014 8:48 am

Here's an interesting post about modern journalism and one reporter's day-to-day experience.

Charles Krauthammer Thinks Free Speech Is For Big Donors

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 24, 2014 7:58 am

(Credit: Metroduo Blog)Krauthammer thinks the well-heeled should have a right to “speak” with their dollars without facing criticism for what they say.

Backlash Against Privatization Is Growing In States And Cities Across The US

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 24, 2014 7:54 am

The real-world track record of privatization is causing a backlash within state and local governments.

Bill O'Reilly Blames Income Inequality On Taxes Being Too Low

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 24, 2014 5:02 am

Once again, it's opposite-land over at Faux "news." Bill O'Reilly with another one of his rants on why no one should ever... ever dare to raise his taxes, and making excuses for the race to the bottom on wages and those that want to hide their income…

Hillary Clinton: Don't Support People Who Won't Compromise

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 24, 2014 4:36 am

"Don't support people -- I don't care whether they're Democrat, Republican or Libertarian who proudly say they don't believe in compromise. That is a recipe for gridlock, dysfunctionality," Hillary Clinton said Simmons L…

Jon Stewart Demolishes 'The Arby's Of News' Sean Hannity

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 24, 2014 4:29 am

I said Sean Hannity was going to end up on the losing end of this one, and boy did he. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart picked apart bully-boy Hannity's criticism of him from his Tuesday night show, and I'm pretty sure, enjoyed every single minute of it.…

Cliven Bundy Muses On "What He Knows About The Negro"

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 24, 2014 4:00 am

The standoff at Bundy Ranch is over, but Cliven Bundy can't quite let go of the limelight, so he is giving a daily press conference. If he has nothing to say, he's got plenty of opinions to share with reporters. New York Times: “I want to tell you…

Open thread for nightowls: 'Post-legal' America

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 24, 2014 3:30 am

Tom Engelhardt: With Cartwright as a possible exception, the members of the national security state, unlike the rest of us, exist in what might be called  "post-legal” America. They know that, no matter how heinous the crime, they will not be…

Open Thread - A World Without Traffic Lights

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 24, 2014 3:30 am

A time-lapsed Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I'm amazed there are no accidents in this video. via Twisted Sifter. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });

C&L's Late Nite Music Club with Jack White

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 24, 2014 3:00 am

On his own label, Third Man Records, White recorded and released a single in just under four hours. That means tracked, produced, pressed, and sold all in half of a workday, which is pretty impressive considering how long the record production proces…

CNN Panel Breaks Out In Laughter After AP Report Stumps State Dept. Spokeswoman

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 24, 2014 2:13 am

John King, Juana Summers and Nia-Malika Henderson on why Jen Psaki couldn't answer a question about Clinton's legacy.

Howard Dean: Once People Say They Don't Like Obama But Like Obamacare, "We Win"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 24, 2014 1:58 am

CHRIS HAYES, HOST: What do you think of the thesis that we have finally -- everyone's been saying this from the beginning, Bill Clinton, all the House Democrats, Senate Democrats saying, pass it, it's going to be rough, people aren't g…

Wednesday Night

Source: Eschaton
Apr 24, 2014 1:31 am

Talk about Wednesday-related stuff.

Crowd goes wild after Jeb Bush announces he's 'thinking about' 2016

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 24, 2014 12:00 am

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells a New York crowd that he's "thinking about running for president" in 2016 and then: After his answer, the room went wild, and then someone said they hoped he would take the step. “Would you call and tell my mom?…

Video: Beginning of the End for Affirmative Action?

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Apr 23, 2014 11:49 pm

In a 6-2 ruling on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on affirmative action in Michigan’s state-run universities. Eight states, including Michigan, have banned affirmative action in higher education – will the trend spread to other stat…

Krauthammer on Clemency: Obama Is "Eroding The Law In A Systemic Way Time After Time"

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 23, 2014 11:12 pm

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Obama may not be interested in working with Congress, but the constitution requires him -- A.B. STODDARD: I know it's his job, I'm just saying this is one of a long string of -- KRAUTHAMMER: It's not just he&…

Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 10:43 pm

Hillary Clinton reiterated that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Spotlight on Green News & Views: Bundy lied, Earth Day 2014, Nate Silver and climate change

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 10:30 pm

Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, in 2006, a new weekly feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called Eco-Diary Rescue, the name w…

Cartoon: Scott Brown's New Hampshire adventure

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 9:50 pm

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