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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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Obama On A Limit To How Much Government Should Take: "I Don't Have A Particular Number In Mind"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 25, 2014 12:32 am

STEVE LIESMAN, CNBC: You've said a bunch of times that getting the wealthy to pay a little bit more, and you've succeeded in raising that top tax rate to 39% or rolling back the tax cuts. Is there a limit there? Is there a limit to how much…

Obama: Decision To Ban Flights To Israel Was Not Based on "Politics"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 24, 2014 11:43 pm

STEVE LIESMAN, CNBC:I want to ask you about Israel. What do you make of these "“ the FAA banning these flights and then lifting it? Do you think it's safe for Americans to fly to Israel? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, this is just …

Hillary Clinton: "An Enormous Amount Accomplished" In My Four Years At State

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 24, 2014 11:21 pm

JOHN HARWOOD, HOST: For Americans who are looking and saying, "Well, do we want the party that's controlling foreign policy now, or do we want to make a different choice when we move forward in elections," are you saying …

Krauthammer: "There's A General Perception That The World Is Going To Hell And Obama's Playing Golf"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 24, 2014 11:16 pm

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, I think there's a general perception that the world is going to hell and the president's out there playing golf. There's a disconnect here. It doesn't mean people want to go to war in Ukraine, so I'…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Jul 24, 2014 10:45 pm

RCP AverageApprove:42.4%Disapprove:52.9%Spread: -10.5%

Thursday Evening

Source: Eschaton
Jul 24, 2014 10:23 pm

Tomorrow is...

U.S. Army War College to Review Sen. Walsh’s Academic Work

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 24, 2014 10:11 pm

The U.S. Army War College announced Thursday that it has convened an academic review board to examine the work done by U.S. Sen. John Walsh, a review that could result in the Senator's master's degree being revoked.

Quadruple Threat: Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine, All Rolled into One

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 24, 2014 10:02 pm

Staff sergeant has served in all four branches of the U.S. military

NFL Embarrassed Itself Again By Suspending Girlfriend Beater Ray Rice Only 2 Games

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Roger Goodell and the NFL look like complete fools by only suspending running back Ray Rice two games for knocking his former girlfriend and new wife unconscious in an elevator after an apparent argument. CBS: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice h…

Paul Ryan at AEI: Solve Poverty by Empowering People, Not Overseeing Them

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 24, 2014 9:57 pm

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speaks at the American Enterprise Institute and unveils a new vision for addressing poverty in America. REP. RYAN: Today, federal aid is fragmented and formulaic. Washington looks at each person's nee…

What Voter Dissastisfaction and Low Turnout Could Mean for November

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 24, 2014 9:51 pm

Linda Killian: Voters see political leaders unable or unwilling to do their jobs and are losing faith and tuning out. This affects turnout for elections, undermining the political system's legitimacy.

Cartoon: The Gaza grip

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 24, 2014 9:50 pm

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Video: Ayman Mohyeldin Describes His Israel, Gaza Photos

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Jul 24, 2014 9:26 pm

NBC’s Ayman Moyheldin describes what happened when he captured these two powerful images from the Israel, Gaza war in this 'Behind the Lens' video. (Meet the Press)

Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 24, 2014 9:25 pm

The President may be preparing to provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants

Central American Leaders Preview Obama Meeting

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 24, 2014 9:15 pm

The presidents of Guatemala and Honduras said the crisis of child migration from their countries to the U.S. will be overcome and that the U.S. should focus on addressing Central America’s core problems.

House Democrats to hammer GOP on Boehner lawsuit during August recess

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 24, 2014 9:15 pm

Litigator of the House John Boehner Greg Sargent reports House Democrats plan to use Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama as exhibit number one on how Republicans are out of touch and focusing on all the wrong things: This week, R…

Robertson Misses The 'Old' Days When Parents Could Kick Out A Pregnant 'Stained Woman'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 24, 2014 8:40 pm

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday advised parents not to kick out their son's pregnant girlfriend even though she was a "stained woman." In an email, a viewer named Pat told the TV preacher that he and his wife had allowed the unmarried couple …

Arizona execution lasts two hours; attorney calls for external inquiry

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 24, 2014 8:26 pm

Gov. Brewer: 'Wood died in a lawful manner', but will order an internal review On Wednesday evening Arizona executed inmate Joseph Wood by lethal injection; the drugs used in the process were "secret," as were the methods Arizona used to obtain the…

Another Glimpse At Post-Racial America

Source: Eschaton
Jul 24, 2014 8:16 pm

The post-racialness starts early.

Meet the Guy Behind ‘Draft Brian Schweitzer’ PAC

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 24, 2014 7:47 pm

So what would compel someone to launch a super PAC devoted to drafting a presidential candidate who was universally seen as torpedoing his standing with a disastrous interview?

Conservatives think they've figured out how to talk about banning abortion

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 24, 2014 7:45 pm

Among their advice: "Stop talking." The New York Times takes us behind closed doors to show how a group of conservatives are training Republicans to talk about their support for banning abortion by offering tips like this: Keep remarks as short as …

Ryan Blueprint Hits Hard on Higher Ed

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 24, 2014 7:30 pm

Rep. Paul Ryan’s new antipoverty plan would make big changes to higher-education policy at a time of lively debate on rising tuition.

Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On ACA Exchange

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 24, 2014 7:11 pm

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