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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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The Greatest Medical Care System In The World

Source: Eschaton
Sep 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Otherwise known as the shit is fucked up and bullshit system.The only appropriate response is "not gonna pay it, assholes."

Military missions don't creep anymore, they accelerate toward disaster

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 21, 2014 3:40 pm

When he spoke to the nation about the upcoming military engagement with the terrorists who call themselves an Islamic State, President Obama was very clear: As I have said before, these American forces will not have a combat mission –- we will not…

NY Times Report: Conservatives Dominate Sunday Talk Shows

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 21, 2014 3:36 pm

In yet another report that dissects who's being asked to talk politics on the Sunday Talk Shows, the NY Times reports that once again Conservatives are called to appear on their shows much more than Liberals are. Are you surprised? The parade of po…

Video: PRESS Pass: The Portrayal of Politics

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 3:26 pm

Chuck Todd sits down with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and Beau Willimon, the creator of "House of Cards." (Meet the Press)

Tucker Carlson: Tobacco Smoking In Kids' Cartoons Is A 'Symbol Of Freedom And Masculinity'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 21, 2014 3:07 pm

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Sunday expressed outraged that male comic book characters were being "wussified," and that an effort was being made not to "sexualize" female characters. Last week, leaked photos from the studios of animator Genndy …

If It's Sunday...

Source: Eschaton
Sep 21, 2014 3:00 pm

You know.

Video: What Everyone in Washington Knows: Joe Biden Will Not Run Against Hillary

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 2:52 pm

The panel discusses why the sitting vice president will not run against Hillary Clinton for president. (Meet the Press)

Video: Ponnuru on MTP: Distancing From President Never Works

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 2:19 pm

While appearing with the Meet the Press panel of experts, National Review writer Ramesh Ponnuru explains why party in power never succeeds when running from the president. (Meet the Press)

Where we can move the needle right to left in 2014

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 21, 2014 2:19 pm

Likely D Lean D Tossup Lean R Likely R MN-Sen: Franken -.487 OR-Sen: Merkley -.432 NH-Sen: Shaheen -.338 VA-Sen: Warner -.266 NH-Sen: Brown .097 (112th Sen., in MA) MI-Sen: Peters -.250 (in House) IA-Sen: Braley -.323 (in House) AK-Sen: Begich -.…

Video: Democrats Contrasting Themselves With Obama

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 2:16 pm

Chuck explains why some Democratic hopefuls are literally "running and gunning" to distance themselves from the White House. (Meet the Press)

Video: The Nerd Screen: Coffee vs. Chicken

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 2:06 pm

Chuck Todd explains how the 2014 elections can be seen as a battle between rural "Chick-Fil-A country" vs. urban "Starbucks country." (Meet the Press)

Video: Grover Norquist on MTP: Vote Republican for Lower Taxes

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 2:04 pm

Tax reform activist Grover Norquist and author Thomas Frank on whether tax cuts will have an effect on elections as some assume. (Meet the Press)

Video: The Anti, Anti-Tax Movement

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 2:02 pm

NBC News' Kevin Tibbles goes to Kansas where political norms are being challenged as Governor. Sam Brownback's policy of cutting taxes and shrinking government is under bipartisan fire. (Meet the Press)

Fox Conveniently Forgets Who Threw Snafus Into ACA Verification Process

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 21, 2014 2:00 pm

It's true. There will be thousands who will lose the right to their federal subsidies for Obamacare if they don't prove their citizenship or income status. You may recall that this was a very specific requirement imposed by Senator Susan Collins of …

Nickel And Dimed

Source: Eschaton
Sep 21, 2014 1:56 pm

While your local monopoly can get away with this crap, I really don't know why companies in relatively competitive industries think it's "smart" to piss off their customers regularly.

Video: Adm. Michael Mullen: The President Decides the Mission

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 1:48 pm

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen says the disagreement between the military and the president has been blown out of proportion. (Meet the Press)

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Sep 21, 2014 1:39 pm

RCP AverageApprove:41.1%Disapprove:53.9%Spread: -12.8%

Video: Sen. Johnson: 'You Cannot Negotiate' With ISIS

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 1:35 pm

The Wisconsin Republican senator details horrors committed by ISIS, and says we are at work. (Meet the Press)

Video: Power on MTP: 'Diverse range' of Support for ISIS Mission

Source: NBC News: Meet the Press
Sep 21, 2014 1:27 pm

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, explains the U.S. strategy to get international support in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (Meet the Press)

White House Security Boosted After 2 Incidents in 24 Hours

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Increased surveillance and patrols

Republicans, More Than Democrats, See 2014 Elections as Important

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 21, 2014 1:00 pm

With Republicans aiming to regain control of the Senate, three-quarters of GOP voters say this year’s congressional elections are much more important or somewhat more important than other elections, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg surv…

Terror on Embassy Row: The assassination of Orlando Letelier

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 21, 2014 1:00 pm

Orlando Letelier, (April 13, 1932 – September 21, 1976) When most people in the United States speak of international terrorism that has taken place on our soil, the immediate response is to talk of September 11, 2001. Though I worked in the World…

Mike's Blog Round Up

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 21, 2014 1:00 pm

The Immoral Minority: The Republican war on education never ends. David E: Abstract philosophy is a poor response to violent thugs. Horizons: The poor Republicans, they just can't get anyone interested in their scandal-mongering any more. What Wou…

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