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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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What This Cycle’s Special Elections Suggest About November

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 31, 2014 3:12 pm

Rhodes Cook: Those looking for signs of an impending tidal wave in November will not find any encouragement from this cycle’s special-election results.

Surprising Nobody

Source: Eschaton
Jul 31, 2014 3:06 pm

And if they'd do this, what wouldn't they do.WASHINGTON — CIA employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a report on the agency’s now defunct detention and interrogation program, an internal CIA i…

Obama To Republicans: "Stop Just Hating All The Time!"

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 31, 2014 3:00 pm

This is such wise advice. It's a pity it will never happen. The best thing to come of this would be a voter surge in November that tosses the Republican obstructionist bums out. KCTV5: The speech was billed as a speech on the economy, but it included…

Up Late With RealClearPolitics: July 31, 2014

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 31, 2014 2:50 pm

RCP's late-night comedy roundup, Up Late!

Hope The Hippie Punching Was Fun

Source: Eschaton
Jul 31, 2014 2:38 pm

One of the many maddening things about the discourse surrounding our recent glorious wars is that all of its supporters were much more interested in punching hippies than making sure that anything actually went well. Hippies would be all like "we're…

Nerdbros

Source: Eschaton
Jul 31, 2014 2:19 pm

Now that nerds rule the world, we all learn that they can be horrible too (not that it's really surprising).Bendis's Powers is pretty fun.

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Jul 31, 2014 2:04 pm

RCP AverageApprove:41.3%Disapprove:54.8%Spread: -13.5%

Chuck Todd's Both Sides Both Sides Both Sides = Chuck-Nado!

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 31, 2014 2:00 pm

Today In "Both Sides Do It": Chucknado Edition "Chucknado" Todd would like to go on the record as being indignant that both sides are playing impeachment games. “I think the White House ought to be embarrassed for how they’re trying to play thi…

Cartoon: Chagrin Falls: Corporate Sky-Deity Bless America

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 31, 2014 1:50 pm

Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. AND apply to join the highly selective INNER HIVE! AND a "Chagrin Falls" t-shirt?  Yes.

House votes to sue Obama for doing a thing they wanted to have happen

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 31, 2014 1:44 pm

In case you missed all the fun, House Republicans voted Wednesday to sue President Obama for delaying the implementation of a provision of Obamacare that House Republicans have voted dozens of times to repeal. They said that delay was overstepping h…

UN Official Breaks Down On Air After School Bombing

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 31, 2014 1:30 pm

This broke my heart. The whole mess breaks my heart. Israel is spawning a new generation of hate, because how will these children forgive being pelted with bombs, losing their friends, their parents, their aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters? Huffingto…

"Special Report" Online: Israeli Ambassador Answers Questions

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 31, 2014 1:04 pm

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, Chuck Lane, Julie Pace, and Charles Krauthammer join Bret Baier.

There's A Sucker Born Every Minute

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 31, 2014 1:00 pm

QOTD: David Hannum: there's a sucker born every minute." W.C. Fields: "never give a sucker an even break" With the rise of the religious right and AM hate talk radio in the last thirty years there has been a new and very fertile garden of suckers j…

Heritage Action Issues New Call to Arms

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 31, 2014 12:59 pm

Heritage Action is challenging conservatives to renew their commitment to a more-robust foreign policy, traditional marriage and religious liberty.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds 2011 Union Law

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 31, 2014 12:55 pm

(MADISON, Wis.) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to…

O'Reilly On Immigration: "Absolute Dereliction Of Duty" Is "Appalling"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 31, 2014 12:55 pm

BILL O'REILLY: The hidden headline of illegal immigration is that not one president, not one has even tried to seal the southern border. That's resulted in a massive amount of illegal drugs coming in here as well as undocumented aliens. The…

Chuck Todd: It Would Have Made More Sense To Sue Obama Over Immigration

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 31, 2014 12:44 pm

CHUCK TODD: Thiis would have made more sense to me politically, if they were going to be suing him on the immigration executive orders. That would have at least made more ideological and principled sense, what they're doing on health care is a b…

Jon Stewart takes on 'corporate inversion'

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 31, 2014 12:40 pm

Last night, Jon Stewart introduced us to the concept of corporate inversion, the latest way American corporations are acting wholly un-American. Wait a minute, when was the Citizens United decision? That was 2010, right? That explains it. Corporatio…

Must Find A Way To Keep The Lower Orders In Line

Source: Eschaton
Jul 31, 2014 12:32 pm

If they're more disciplined about working at their minimum wage jobs, and pray more, they too will become not poors.Also, too, new jobless day. 302K new lucky duckies.

Maddow On Boehner's Lawsuit: "Democrats Can Not Believe Their Luck"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 31, 2014 12:22 pm

RACHEL MADDOW: What's interesting, is that while it was the Republicans who voted today to sue President Obama, it is the Democrats who held a press conference about this vote today, because the Democrats cannot believe this is how Republicans w…

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 31, 2014 12:18 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know >> It's another day ending in y, and that means it's another day that the federal government-hating state's rights states down south will be happily accepting a disproportionately large s…

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Renegade NY Democrats already backing off deal to return to fold

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 31, 2014 12:00 pm

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • NY State Senate: Last month, the renegade Democrats who've conspired to hand control of New York's state Senate to th…

Megyn Kelly Twists Pelosi’s Words To Suggest She Supports Hamas

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 31, 2014 12:00 pm

Megyn Kelly is not a stupid woman. So it’s hard to believe that she would have misinterpreted what Pelosi said on CNN about Hamas and why the Qataris may be helpful in brokering a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. But Kelly was more i…

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