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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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Saturday Night

Source: Eschaton
Aug 31, 2014 12:04 am

Rock on.

Another 'Red' State Admits They Were WRONG About Obamacare, Quietly Accepts Medicaid Expansion

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 11:30 pm

Remember earlier this year, around the time news of the ACA roll-out's success were starting to trickle in, when Republicans finally started revealing their true fears about it? Rand Paul summed it up nicely: "People get assumed and accustomed to re…

Open thread: Jaywalking, catastrophe and playing offense

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 30, 2014 10:00 pm

What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... White man jaywalks with gun ... guess what happens, by Denise Oliver Velez President Bush declared Iraq a "catastrophic success" 10 years ago, by Jon Perr "Stuck in the past" on women? Play offense, say GOP strateg…

Michael Sam Cut From St. Louis Rams' Starting Team

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 9:56 pm

The odds weren't in his favor anyway, but it's still too bad. Huffington Post: Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams as the team trimmed its roster ahead of the start of the 2014 season, accord…

Video: Feinstein says Pres. Obama 'Too Cautious' on ISIS

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Aug 30, 2014 9:42 pm

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein discusses the threat of ISIS in an exclusive interview with NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell to air Sunday on Meet the Press. (Meet the Press)

Drunk On Labor Day?

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 9:24 pm

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Happy Hour

Source: Eschaton
Aug 30, 2014 9:03 pm

As a country, with all the money we spend on weapons, we may not be able to afford nice things, as Atrios posted earlier. I, however, can still afford a bottle of wine. The time has come.

Sunday Talk Preview: ISIS, Ukraine

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 30, 2014 8:54 pm

The continuing threat to to the West posed by the Islamic State and the latest on the crisis in Ukraine are expected to be discussed on this Sunday’s news shows. Here are the guest lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press:

Spotlight on green news & views: Solar project in WV, high dam removed in WA, offshore fracking

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 30, 2014 8:00 pm

Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeball…

Swiping Away Toward The Next Debacle?

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 8:00 pm

The Las Vegas Sun reports that residents of the Las Vegas metropolitan area have run up $3.88 billion – yes, that’s billion with a B – in credit card debt as of June 2014. The residents are not alone. There’s more credit card indebtedness pi…

Foreign Leaders Conservative Media Wish Were In Charge Of The U.S.

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 7:00 pm

The right wing has added another name to the list of foreign leaders that they're continually fawning over while attacking President Obama. Anyone else still remember the days when they would be screaming treason if anyone dared to criticize our "com…

Afternoon Thread

Source: Eschaton
Aug 30, 2014 6:31 pm

Might just be a nap day.

The Meaning Of The Koch Brothers Tapes: "I Don't Know Where We'd Be Without You"

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 6:30 pm

One of the classic strategies for politicians caught saying embarrassing things is to use the old "there's nothing to see here, keep moving" ploy. Republicans tried that at first when Romney was caught on the 47% tape, but it didn't work for them bec…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Aug 30, 2014 6:04 pm

RCP AverageApprove:42.0%Disapprove:52.1%Spread: -10.1%

War Criminal Ollie North Says Obama Doesn't Pay Attention

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 6:00 pm

The Obama Administration is furtively guarding their chosen strategy to deal with ISIL. This is reminiscent of a certain White House Correspondents' dinner where the President calmly played the part of a relaxed president enjoying a moment of levity…

This week in the war on workers: FedEx drivers win in court, can move forward with wage theft suit

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 30, 2014 5:55 pm

FedEx's practice of insisting its drivers are not actually its employees took a blow this week, when an appeals court panel said that groups of former drivers involved in a class action suit had been employees and can proceed with a wage-theft lawsu…

Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: Michael Brown's racist funeral

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 30, 2014 5:00 pm

This week's source material: The White House has also sent three aides to the funeral: Broderick Johnson of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Heather Foster, advise…

Three Real News Things Media Missed While Obsessing On Obama's Tan Suit

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Thursday, President Obama made a statement and took questions at the White House press briefing. He, like other presidents before him, wore a tan suit. You probably know this already. How could you not? It's been everywhere -- on blogs, social media…

This week in the war on voting: Christie hates same-day registration, UN weighs in on U.S. voting

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Rose Sanderson, on trumpet, demonstrates with other suffragists in February 1913. The triangular pennants read "Votes for Women." This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades • Chris Christie blasts same-da…

Federal judge blocks Texas abortion clinic law

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 30, 2014 3:59 pm

Women's healthcare providers in Texas have at least a temporary reprieve from the worst provision of HB 2, the law intended to shutter most of the abortion clinics in Texas. The law that launched Wendy Davis's bid for governor. A federal judge in Au…

Cartoon: Animal Nuz #214 - Nuz Dump Edition

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 30, 2014 3:28 pm

This week at progressive state blogs: drip of WI corruption, tea party cheering by Beauprez in CO

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 30, 2014 3:00 pm

Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice …

Money Well Spent

Source: Eschaton
Aug 30, 2014 3:00 pm

Why we can't have nice things.The U.S. has launched at least 110 airstrikes in Iraq since Aug. 8, U.S. military official say, and it now has hundreds of military advisers and other personnel on the ground there to assist Iraq in its fight against Isl…

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