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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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Wednesday Night

Source: Eschaton
Jul 31, 2014 12:31 am

Tomorrow is new jobless day!

John Lewis Enraged On House Floor: "Republicans Have Never Supported This President"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 11:57 pm

REP. JOHN LEWIS (D-GA): Mr. Speaker, this resolution is a waste of time and money. We are sent to Congress to make progress on behalf of the people of this nation. Yet, House Republicans spend all of their time and energy fighting this president. Why…

McDonnell Trial, Day 3: Donor Says Gifts Were Exchange For Access

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 11:54 pm

Today's drama in the McDonnell trial was provided by businessman Jonnie Williams, who testified that he bought gifts and provided trips in order to gain access to the McDonnells. In one exchange about his private plane, Williams said "If you are a V…

House Republicans vote to sue Obama over hated healthcare law not implemented fast enough

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 11:45 pm

Yeah, we all think this is a masterful move, Joe. Via Think Progress: The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administrati…

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks: If We Couldn't Convict Clinton, There's No Way We Can Impeach Obama

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 11:42 pm

REP. MO BROOKS (R-AL): But we're busy in Washington. Maybe Congressman Clyburn didn't see it, but the president said that impeachment is off the table. And I can assure you that there is zero chance, it's an effort of in futility. If y…

Wasserman Schultz: Obama Doing His Job "At A Rate Lower Than Any President"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 11:31 pm

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (D-FL): We shouldn't be surprised because in the do-nothingist of do-nothing Congresses on a day when I leave this interview I'm going to go to the House floor and actually debate why we shouldn't be votin…

House Grants Boehner Authority to Sue Obama

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 11:20 pm

The measure passed 225 to 201 on the backs of House Republicans

House GOP Unilaterally Votes To Advance Boehner's Lawsuit (Updated)

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 10:57 pm

Coming as a surprise to no one ever, John Boehner's Republican majority voted to advance their lawsuit against President Obama for not implementing a law they voted to repeal over 50 times -- the Affordable Care Act. TPM: House Republicans officially…

Spotlight on green news & views: Arctic methane releases, meat inspections, unwise coal exports

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 10:30 pm

Leatherback turtles hatching on a Puerto Rico beach. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs on these posts, Spotlight on Green News & Views  (…

What Happens If the Border Funding Bill Fails?

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 10:17 pm

Key agencies did not cite any particular consequences if Congress fails to pass emergency spending to address the surge in child migrants.

House Approves VA Health Care Overhaul

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 10:11 pm

(WASHINGTON) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans’ health care. MoreHouse Grants Boehner Authority to Sue ObamaJoe Lieberman: Obama Administration R…

Bachmann: Obama Wants To Bring In Migrant Children For Medical Research

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 10:11 pm

[embed eid="9174" /] Right Wing Watch has the whole story, but the top level overview is that Bachmann has twisted the Justina Pelletier story into some nefarious plot by the government to use the unfortunate for medical experimentation. Which brings…

Cory Booker: Rand's Right, Drug Laws Not Inherently Racist But Have A Racial Outcome

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 9:58 pm

ARI MELBER, MSNBC: Senator Paul, in your view, is the enforcement of the war on drugs racist? SEN. RAND PAUL: Well, I think it has a racial outcome is a better way to put it. I think it's inadvertent. So, I don't think everybody is plot…

Cartoon: John Kerry's Middle East travel tips

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 9:50 pm

click to enlarge.

Third-Party Candidates Could Disrupt 2014 Midterms

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 9:44 pm

Most are right-leaning, potentially threatening GOP bid for control of the Senate

Fox News' Bob Beckel Calls The Bachelorette Star 'A Slut'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 9:09 pm

I think it's time for Fox News' Bob Beckel to retire or be retired. Lately, he's been on a crazy tear of racism and sexism and it only seems to be accelerating. While discussing the very influential season finale of The Bachelorette (just kidding), i…

Wasserman Schultz: Democrats Should "Absolutely Not" Stop Fundraising Off Impeachment

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 8:40 pm

ALEX WAGNER, MSNBC: There has been some criticism directed towards Democrats and Democratic organizations that they have overreached on the issue of impeachment and they have overfundraised. By one count, there were 21 e-mails sent to fundraise off t…

Rand Paul vs. MSNBC Host: I Learned My Lesson Trying to Have A Philosophical Discussion on Your Network

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 8:38 pm

ARI MELBER, MSNBC HOST: As we're talking about restoring civil rights here, you know you stirred up a lot of controversy with the 2010 comments SEN. RAND PAUL: Me? Controversy? MELBER: Part of what you said at the time, Senator, is that y…

Shame on Obama for suggesting his own impeachment, says Karl Rove

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Karl Rove, still recovering from the excitement of covering President Obama's razor thin 4-point victory in Ohio, appears on Fox to chastise the president for suggesting his own impeachment, of all things: "[Obama] wants nothing more than Republican…

Renegade New York Democrats are already trying to back out of their bogus 'deal' to rejoin the party

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 8:29 pm

David Valesky Last month, the renegade Democrats who've conspired to hand control of New York's state Senate to the GOP announced with great fanfare that they'd reached a "deal" to rejoin their mainstream colleagues and return to the fold. Most of t…

Report: Cost of HealthCare.Gov Approaching $1 Billion

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 8:27 pm

GAO Report places cost overrun blame squarely on the shoulders of the federal government


Source: Eschaton
Jul 30, 2014 8:25 pm

Not that it would justify it in any way, but I can sort of understand that cops could come to see drug dealers and other criminals as "the other" and basically less than human. But when they (allegedly) take the drugs and re-sell them themselves...T…

Short Everything

Source: Eschaton
Jul 30, 2014 8:13 pm

Grifters gonna grift.Sad thing is the grift can pay amazingly well.

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