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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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Morning

Source: Eschaton
Oct 1, 2014 9:28 am

Here's some good news from Spocko. When Corporate Sponsors Leave ALEC and Rush, What We Learn.

Washington Issues Statement Backing Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters

Source: Time: Swampland
Oct 1, 2014 8:38 am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to discuss the ongoing protests with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday

Open Thread - Halloween Costume Ideas?

Source: Crooks and Liars
Oct 1, 2014 3:30 am

I like this: "Blue Screen of Death." What are you going for at Halloween, if anything? So far at my house, we've got Princess Leia, The Heath Ledger Joker (again), and "Anything but "Frozen" Princesses". Open thread below... googletag.cmd.pus…

Ethics Office Faults Rep. Petri on Possible Conflict of Interest

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Oct 1, 2014 3:06 am

Congressional investigators found there was “substantial reason to believe” retiring Rep. Tom Petri (R., Wisc.) may have violated House conflict-of-interest rules for his work on behalf of companies in which he owned stock, according to an Office…

Open thread for night owls. Lehmann: 'Democrats can't win by cutting class'

Source: Daily Kos
Oct 1, 2014 3:00 am

The above is the right-hand section of the 1934 mural "City Life" at Coit Tower in San Francisco. It was painted by Russian-American painter Victor Arnautoff as part of the Public Works of Art Project, the first such program of the New Deal, which r…

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Taylor McFerrin Ft. Nai Palm

Source: Crooks and Liars
Oct 1, 2014 3:00 am

Or at least that's what I call it. If you like good music with interesting visuals, then you've come to the right place. I've posted another cut off of his newest album, Early Riser, on here before, but you should definitely check out the rest of it …

Wheeler: FCC Will Consider Redskins Petition on Its Merits

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Oct 1, 2014 2:25 am

Could the Washington Redskins' flagship local radio station lose its broadcast license for using the team's name?

White House Urges Calm After First Confirmed U.S. Ebola Case

Source: Time: Swampland
Oct 1, 2014 1:29 am

"You can't get Ebola through air. You can't get Ebola through water. You can't get Ebola through food in the U.S."

Air Force Keeps Pilots Alive with iPlane Upgrade

Source: Time: Swampland
Oct 1, 2014 1:13 am

New software roboflies F-16s out of trouble

Tuesday Night

Source: Eschaton
Oct 1, 2014 12:21 am

Rock on.

Chris Matthews vs. Ezekiel Emanuel on Ebola: "Obama Said It Was Unlikely. It Has Happened. It's Here"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 11:51 pm

On MSNBC's Hardball tonight, host Chris Matthews tussled with Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel over the how serious a threat Ebola is to Americans. Matthews and Emanuel also spar over President Obama saying it was "unlikely" tha…

Really Politico?

Source: Talking Points Memo
Sep 30, 2014 11:47 pm

Krauthammer on Secret Service: "A Culture In Washington Where No One Is Accountable" And Never Resigns

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 11:24 pm

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: This is an agency that is lax, not doing it's job and is absolutely out of control. I think Juan is completely right. It's not easy to say, it's hard to get it out. But, you know, the first instinct Secret Service …

Listening to Latinas: Lucy Flores

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 30, 2014 11:00 pm

Lucy Flores is the two-term Democratic Assemblywoman from Las Vegas who is fighting for the Lt. Governorship of Nevada this November. Her opponent is a well-heeled Republican who was the chief counsel in Gov. Sandoval's attempt to overturn the Affor…

Tuesday’s Polls: Gov. Branstad Comfortable in Iowa

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 30, 2014 10:20 pm

Two Iowa polls -- from the Des Moines Reigister and Public Policy Polling show Republican incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad still up double digits on Democratic challenger Jack Hatch, as recent debates didn't help Mr. Hatch narrow the gap.

CDC Director: Obama Has "Leaned Forward" To Deal With Ebola Crisis

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 30, 2014 10:16 pm

"In West Africa, we are surging the response not only of CDC where we already have more than 130 people in the field, but also throughout the U.S. government. The president has leaned forward to make sure we're acting very proactively there…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Sep 30, 2014 10:16 pm

RCP AverageApprove:41.7%Disapprove:53.3%Spread: -11.6%

Cartoon: Football prayer

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

Keith Knight is coming to San Francisco!  Thursday, Oct. 9th, 5pm-7pm @ the Cartoon Art Museum! Support the artist at www.patreon.com/keefknight!

Evening Thread

Source: Eschaton
Sep 30, 2014 9:47 pm

enjoy

Fox News Analyst Wonders If Secret Service Purposely Didn't Do Their Duty

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 30, 2014 9:44 pm

The head of the Secret Service was questioned today before a House Committee over their failures to adequately protect the President of the United States as recent events unfolded. Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday assailed Julia Pierson, the di…

SCOTUS Victory Helps Hobby Lobby CEO Build $800 Million Bible Museum

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 30, 2014 9:30 pm

When your biggest claim to fame is how devoted you are to eliminate the separation of church and state, and you win big with the help of our Catholic SCOTUS, there are no limits to your sanctimonious, holier-than-thou, Christian, earning-potential. …

Why Do Republicans Still Struggle to Talk to Women?

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 30, 2014 9:23 pm

Jess McIntosh: Republican candidates might know better than to ever again say "legitimate rape," but they are still having problems talking to women.

Perry, Astorino Knock Cuomo on Business Environment, Debates

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 30, 2014 9:17 pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized New York's business and regulator environment and called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to debate his Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, in a televised one-on-one matchup.

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