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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 Night

Source: Eschaton
Sep 1, 2014 3:50 am

Really not the best date/time of night for your newly sentient door locking mechanism to decide that your key is not sufficient for gaining entry to your house. Also, too, 5 minutes after your phone battery died.

Open Thread - GOP Translator!

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

Via The Lib Nerd on Facebook; h/t @Ireland0828... Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });

Open thread for night owls: Procrastination—Is delaying hard work all about our moods?

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

Derek Thompson at The Atlantic writes The Procrastination Doom Loop—Delaying hard work is all about your mood. An excerpt: When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m. So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., …

C&L's Late Nite Music Club with Miles Davis

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

The head of this tune comes from a nursery rhyme called "Put Your Little Foot," which Miles arranged into a jazz piece and entitled it "Fran Dance," as a tribute to his then-wife, a dancer. Some might think it a bit whimsical for Miles, but an artist…

President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten years ago

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 1, 2014 1:15 am

The disastrous U.S. invasion of Iraq wasn't just an American war of choice. As much as anything else, it was a war of talking points. Designed, as President Bush once explained, to "catapult the propaganda," the tried and untrue sound bites about "t…

History

Source: Eschaton
Sep 1, 2014 12:35 am

Labor DayIn 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York.[2] Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in …

To fight ISIS the West must do more to integrate potentially alienated Muslims

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 31, 2014 11:30 pm

People who feel a part of the national community do not join ISIS. It is disturbing, to say the least, to hear that an American was killed fighting for ISIS, and that, depending on which estimate one reads, anywhere from a few dozen to three hundre…

Extremely Unpopular GOP PA Governor In A Serious State Of Denial

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 11:00 pm

Since we're now a little over two months away from the midterm elections, figured I'd do a post on the Governor's race in my home state of Pennsylvania. Personally, I'm predicting that the Democrats will indeed hold onto the Senate (whether it's by t…

Recap: The Strain Season 1 Episode 8, 'Creatures Of The Night'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 10:52 pm

Action! This week’s episode of The Walking Dead the Strain packed it in. I think we’re officially into act three, don’t you agree? The denouement is imminent, which means that soon we’ll only have the Knick for a weekly stomach-turning gross-…

In Memoriam

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 10:00 pm

This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the death of one service member in Afghanistan. SGT Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, Eureka, CA According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3468 In addition,…

Can you still doubt plight of black men with police irrespective of socio-economic circumstances?

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 31, 2014 9:45 pm

I am a father, a son, a husband, a brother, an engineer, a software developer, a host of several radio shows, an author, a blogger, a vlogger, a political activist, a business owner, an entrepreneur, a musician, and a black man. That last adjective …

Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man?

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 31, 2014 8:00 pm

Again. Among the many profoundly disturbing aspects of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson has been the reflexive reaction of white conservatives in the media. Whether it was the quickly …

"Face The Nation" Foreign Policy Panel: Twin Crises In Ukraine & Iraq

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 31, 2014 6:41 pm

Danielle Pletka and Michael Singh offer perspectives on the general collapse of civil order across the Middle East and Europe.

Labor Day Turns Attention Back to Minimum-Wage Debate

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 31, 2014 6:17 pm

The White House and union leaders are using Labor Day reinvigorate efforts to raise the minimum wage.

Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Back to School Edition)

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 31, 2014 6:14 pm

For the fourth month in a row, Florida's Rick Scott sees his re-election near the top of the Power Rankings. If we wanted to give an alternate title to the Power Rankings this month ("back to school", from a calendar perspective, made the most sen…

"Meet The Press" Roundtable: A Strategy For ISIS, Fixing Immigration System

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 31, 2014 6:12 pm

Andrea Mitchell hosts Daniel Henninger, Doris Kearns-Goodwin, Wes Moore, and Ruth Marcus to discuss

Ted Cruz Joins The 'Bombs Away' Crowd: 'Let’s Bomb ISIS ‘Back To The Stone Age’

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 6:04 pm

I haven't met a war-hawk that doesn't think we can solve all our problems by blowing sh*t up so it was no surprise that Ted Cruz went bomb crazy while speaking at the conservative group Americans For Prosperity's Defending The American Dream Summit i…

"Meet The Press" Panel: Shocking Sexism On The Hill

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 31, 2014 6:02 pm

Andrea Mitchell hosts Ruth Marcus and Wes Moore.

Chuck Todd Craves Acceptance Of His Corporatist Views On MTP

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 5:45 pm

The final segment of Meet The Press this week included a tribute to the new host and self-proclaimed political geek, Chuck Todd. MTP played a three minute reel of tributes from his mother, Savannah Guthrie, Andrea Mitchell, Brian Williams, Tom Broka…

Michael Sam Waived By Rams

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 5:37 pm

The St. Louis Rams announced that Michael Sam didn't make their 53 man roster this spring so they waived him. But that's not the end of the world for Sam at this point in his career since he showed a lot of promise during the preseason. Sam officiall…

"Fox News Sunday" Group: ISIS Terror Threat; Immigration & 2014 Midterms

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 31, 2014 5:32 pm

George Will, Julie Pace, Charles Lane, and Michael Needham.

Sen. Menendez Calls For Arming Ukraine

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 31, 2014 5:31 pm

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez (D. NJ), was on CNN's "State of the Union" today, advocating that the U.S. start arming the Ukraine so they can fight back against Russia's invasion: "We ... should be providing…

Self-Hating?

Source: Talking Points Memo
Aug 31, 2014 5:27 pm

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