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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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Every Member Of Congress Gets Hustler

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 9:00 pm

(Credit: ryry9379)What can we add to this news? Only how apt it is.

Sunday Talk Preview: Religion in Politics, Ukraine

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 19, 2014 8:47 pm

Religion in politics and the signing of an agreement to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine are likely to be the focus of this Easter Sunday's political talk shows. Here are the lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press.

Spotlight on Green News & Views: Blue tortoise v. Bundy, solar summit, Keystone XL decision delayed

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 19, 2014 8:00 pm

Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, more than seven years ago, a new feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called Eco-Diary Rescue,…

Oklahoma Governor Sides With John Birchers On Minimum Wage

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 7:00 pm

The reality of the minimum wage is not a concern for Governor Fallin. Her only concern is the political reality that Oklahoma is overrun with John Birchers.

Are Oil Companies Cutting Deals With Putin To Undermine US Sanctions?

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 6:55 pm

Rachel Maddow's feature piece Friday night is quite long, but worth watching end-to-end. If you don't have time for the whole thing, leap to around 16 minutes in and watch from there. She begins by discussing the International Space Station payments …

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Apr 19, 2014 6:30 pm

RCP AverageApprove:43.6%Disapprove:51.4%Spread: -7.8%

Nevada GOPer: Republicans Can Win Young Voters By Embracing Party’s ‘Pat Robertson Wing’

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 6:00 pm

According Nevada assemblyman Ira Hansen, Republicans are failing to win support from young voters because they are “being alienated partially because of this absence of values.”

McLaughlin Group: Should U.S. & Canada Get It Over With And Merge?

Source: RCP Vlog
Apr 19, 2014 5:58 pm

Pat Buchanan, Diane Francis, Eleanor Clift and Mort Zuckerman discuss.

This week in the War on Workers: Tensions in the battle for New York City classrooms

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 19, 2014 5:55 pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tilted the playing field toward well-funded charter chains. With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature giving away the educational farm to politically connected charter school chains and preventing New …

That Is Cool

Source: Eschaton
Apr 19, 2014 5:08 pm

And empires crumble.(Disclosure: Although the event was closed to the media, I was invited by the founders of Nexus, Jonah Wittkamper and Rachel Cohen Gerrol, to report on the conference as a member of the family that started the Johnson & Johnson ph…

Saturday hate mail-a-palooza: Meet Robert Jackson, my new pen pal

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 19, 2014 5:00 pm

Robert Jackson, probably. He may not be a neo-Nazi like my last pen pal George Rockwell, but Robert Jackson is the epitome of conservatism, all wrapped up in a delicious two-day back-and-forth. With all the debate skills of a three-year-old and the…

Oligarchy Defined: Koch Brothers Worth $100 Billion, Buy GOP For Just $412 Million

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 5:00 pm

This is the infrastructure the Kochs have built with just a small fraction of their fortune in order to declare themselves rulers of the country, and possibly the world.

Paper or Pixel?

Source: Talking Points Memo
Apr 19, 2014 4:15 pm

This week in the war on voting: IA felons and the right to vote, NY joins National Popular Vote

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 19, 2014 4:00 pm

This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades Iowa is one of four states that requires felons who have finished their sentences to appeal directly to the governor if they want their voting rights restored. As N…

Texas County Names April “Confederate History And Heritage Month”

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 4:00 pm

Orange County, Texas, Commissioners unanimously declared April “Confederate History and Heritage Month.”

All The Moneys

Source: Eschaton
Apr 19, 2014 3:33 pm

Thanks to everyone who contributed! My dream of having gold-plated bathroom fixtures can now finally be achieved! Seriously, thanks to everyone for their generosity. Final ask of the fundraising season, then back to our regularly scheduled program o…

Pipeline Delay Delights And Dismays Interest Groups

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 19, 2014 3:26 pm

President Obama's decision to extend a review of the divisive Keystone XL pipeline frustrates energy and labor groups, but is welcomed by environmentalists. Final approval or rejection of the pipeline may not occur until after November's midterm elec…

This week at progressive state blogs: Clear & present danger in NV, deadbeat in LA, sedition in AZ

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice …

Oklahoma Provides A Win For ALEC’s 50-State Campaign Against Democracy

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Oklahoma's minimum wage ban came straight out of ALEC's brain trust.

The Incestuous Relationship Of Tea Party Groups And Talk Radio

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Once in a while Politico commits an act of journalism rather than their usual Beltway gossip-mongering. Their recent report on just how bad things have gotten between Talk Radio and how ingrained the money is from Tea Party groups has become is such …

Obama offers Easter and Passover greetings in weekly address

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 19, 2014 2:00 pm

For me, and for countless other Christians, Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. We remember the grace of an awesome God, who loves us so deeply that He gave us his only Son, so that we might live through Him. We recall all th…

BillO Gives A Good Friday Sermon: Moochers, Lefties And The Pope

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 19, 2014 2:00 pm

It isn't like he's in new territory here, but I found it somewhat odd for Bill O'Reilly to slap the Pope around alongside people who just want some opportunity to get ahead, on Good Friday of all days. Free-market Satan had to have been whispering in…

New Comments System

Source: Talking Points Memo
Apr 19, 2014 1:36 pm

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