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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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Chess as a Metaphor for Putin’s Sway

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 22, 2014 10:42 am

For all the attention to the battle underway in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin won a symbolic cultural skirmish in Norway this month that stands as yet another example of how he has confounded the West.

Emily’s List Attacks Perdue in Georgia Senate Race

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 22, 2014 10:36 am

Emily’s List, a group that advocates on behalf of Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, will launch a $1 million ad campaign Friday targeting Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue , focusing on a lawsuit filed by women at a …

Seib Video: Diplomatic Resistance to ISIS Growing

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 22, 2014 10:00 am

With the rise of the militant group Islamic State, which is responsible for the brutal public killing of journalist James Foley, an international diplomatic coalition may arise to rid the region of the extremist group's growing power. There is alrea…

MSNBC Law Enforcement Expert: "Police Have To Expect To Be Punched In The Face"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 22, 2014 4:58 am

JIM CAVANAUGH, MSNBC LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: There's an old police saying, if there's trouble getting the information, there's usually trouble with the information. There would be no reason not to tell us what the officer's injur…

Larry Elder vs. Don Lemon & Van Jones: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Ferguson Officer

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 22, 2014 4:41 am

DON LEMON: Larry, I have to say this, I thought this was very interesting. You said not even an O.J. [Simpson] jury would convict Officer Wilson. I mean, should he at least be charged? LARRY ELDER: Well, I think he will be charged. I think Van is…

Van Jones: Right-Wingers Using Beheading As An Opportunity To Attack Obama

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 22, 2014 4:03 am

VAN JONES: Some people are concerned about optics. I'm not concerned about how things look. Look, I'm concerned about reality and how things actually are. Things are bad and this president is actually being briefed on a regular basis and he…

State Dept spox says ISIS ‘not about the US’; Chuck Hagel disagrees

Source: Michelle Malkin
Aug 22, 2014 4:00 am

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Open Thread - Let's Hope For Ferguson

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 22, 2014 3:30 am

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Krauthammer: Only Response To Beheading Is Vigorous Air Campaign Supporting Iraqi Troops

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 22, 2014 3:02 am

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It is ridiculous to go back to the pre-9/11 paradigm of treating acts of terror as criminal acts. They are not. They are acts of war against the United States. And when Holder says we're going to track down the people who di…

Open thread for night owls: Here's another 'far sooner than previously thought' polar melting story

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 22, 2014 3:00 am

Alex Kirby at Climate News Network writes Antarctic warming could accelerate sea level rise: The effect of climate change on the world’s two polar regions looks like a stark contrast: the Arctic is warming faster than most of the rest of the Ea…

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With LCD Soundsystem

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 22, 2014 3:00 am

While no longer active, LCD Soundsystem was instrumental in keeping New York's underground scene alive. After the '90s ended, there was a bit of a downturn for underground recorded music, considering that digital audio workstations weren't quite user…

Watch This Rant From The Officer Who Shoved Don Lemon In Ferguson

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 22, 2014 2:56 am

Sgt. Major Dan Page sees things in black and white. Them and us. Good and evil. There are no grays, there is no nuance. He is good. You are evil unless you believe, like he does, that all men being created equal does not mean affirmative action is go…

White People Just Can't Understand What All The Fuss Is About!

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 22, 2014 2:38 am

No, not all white people. But a substantial chunk of them. Just look at this collection of white reactions in today's New York Times for examples. This man just cannot understand the ingratitude. “A lot of them have gotten better than fair shakes,…

MO State Senator: Prosecutor Unfair Because "He Didn't Get The Black Vote"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 22, 2014 1:57 am

MEGYN KELLY: Now, I know that his father was killed -- his father was white and killed in 1964 by a black defendant and he's got many members in the police forces, this county prosecutor. But he's been elected four times in St. Louis, which…

McCain Says We Need U.S. 'Boots On The Ground' In Iraq -- But Not 'Combat Troops'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 22, 2014 1:30 am

Sen. John McCain continues to move the goal posts with his demands of President Obama and how we should handle the threat from the militant group ISIS in Iraq. A couple of weeks ago during his interview with CNN's Candy Crowley, McCain agreed with he…

Hannity vs. Stephen A. Smith on Ferguson: "There Are Two Sides To This"

Source: RCP Vlog
Aug 22, 2014 1:09 am

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith addresses recent controversial remarks he made about domestic abuse that resulted in a suspension from the network as well as faces off against Sean Hannity on the Michael Brown shooting and the subsequent events in Fergu…

Chris Matthews Should Already Know What Happens When Democrats Give Floor Speeches On Income Disparity

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 22, 2014 12:20 am

While I'm very happy to see Hardball host Chris Matthews willing to discuss the topics of income disparity and poverty in the wake of the protests in Ferguson, MO and what can be done to get people back to work, I really have to wonder what world he'…

Poll finds divide on Obama, Nixon handling of shooting aftermath

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 22, 2014 12:15 am

A plurality of Americans approve of President Obama's response to Ferguson, according to a new CBS/NYT poll, but the poll also finds that a significant number do not have an opinion on the subject. Forty-one percent of Americans are satisfied with h…

I Wonder Where They Got Their Cash And Weapons

Source: Eschaton
Aug 22, 2014 12:00 am

Total mystery.He said the group was "as sophisticated and well-funded as any organization we've seen."Oh, this is beyond anything we've seen," he said emphatically in response to a question as to whether the Islamic State represented a "9/11-level th…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Aug 21, 2014 11:17 pm

RCP AverageApprove:42.0%Disapprove:52.0%Spread: -10.0%

Shaheen-Brown Senate Matchup Tightens in New Hampshire, Poll Shows

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Aug 21, 2014 11:07 pm

The contest for New Hampshire’s Senate seat is narrowing, a new WMUR/Granite State Poll has found, but many voters have not decided definitely which candidate to support. The poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and r…

School Vouchers Ruled Unconstitutional In North Carolina

Source: Crooks and Liars
Aug 21, 2014 11:05 pm

This is a spot of good news coming out of North Carolina. In the first step of what promises to be a long litigation road, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hopgood found North Carolina's ultra-conservative school voucher program to be unconsti…

Red-state Democratic Senate candidates campaign on Obamacare benefits

Source: Daily Kos
Aug 21, 2014 10:45 pm

With Republicans dialing back their attacks on Obamacare, an interesting development: In what may be the first, and certainly the most ambitious, such effort of the year, Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas is going up with a new and emotional ad that i…

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