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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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Sunday Talk: If you build it (all by yourself), he will come

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 31, 2014 4:00 am

It's been nearly two years since America's sweetheart, Mitt Romney, got sk[r]ewed out of the presidency (#ThanksOsama), and Republicans are still working through the stages of grief. First came the denial, which quickly—too quickly …

Open Thread - Plan Ahead.

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 3:30 am

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As a Friend is Married, the Obamas Celebrate

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 31, 2014 3:14 am

The Obama family feted its longtime chef and friend, Sam Kass, on Saturday night as he married MSNBC’s Alex Wagner.

Late August Night

Source: Eschaton
Aug 31, 2014 3:10 am

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Billy Bragg

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 3:00 am

Wiki: "Which Side Are You On?" is a song written by Florence Reece in 1931. Reece was the wife of Sam Reece, a union organizer for the United Mine Workers in Harlan County, Kentucky. In 1931, the miners of that region were locked in a bitter and vio…

Six Other Excessive Force Complaints Filed Against Ferguson PD

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 1:14 am

Yeah, it's the culture. Ferguson PD has 53 police officers. One of their officers is currently in hiding for shooting Mike Brown. But he's hardly the only one. Washington Post: In four federal lawsuits, including one that is on appeal, and more than …

Michael Brown Killing: Video Mashup Of Witness Statements, Audio Of Shots

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 12:28 am

Now that the audio recording of the shots fired has been verified as to time and date, a montage of witness statements and the recording has been put together to demonstrate how closely all the witness accounts align with the actual shots fired. The…

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…

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

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 30, 2014 10:00 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…

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.

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…

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