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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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Good morning

Source: Eschaton
Sep 23, 2014 9:30 am

Bomb, bomb, bombBomb IranOh, wait. Syria this time. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Inventory: Omar Gonzalez Had Cache of Weapons in Earlier Arrest

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 23, 2014 4:34 am

Omar J. Gonzalez, who was arrested for allegedly scaling the White House fence and entering the building, had been arrested earlier this year in a separate incident in western Virginia.

The U.S. Is Risking Stalemate by Expanding the Anti-ISIS Air War Into Syria

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 23, 2014 4:32 am

Bombing the militants will halt their expansion, but it will not wipe them out

Republican Group Launches Creepy Sexist Ad Urging Women To Break Up With President Obama

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 23, 2014 4:00 am

TPM's Sahil Kapur asked if this is the weirdest, creepiest ad of the 2014 election cycle and my response is "Yes." I don't know who these Republicans think they're appealing to with this sexist, condescending piece of garbage, but it's flooding the a…

Selective disenfranchisement: Ferguson residents must present photo ID to get into DOJ town hall

Source: Michelle Malkin
Sep 23, 2014 3:51 am

**Written by Doug Powers Photo IDs are being required in order for people to perform a civic function? Paging Eric Holde… wait, never mind: An obscure arm of the Justice Department known as “America’s peacemaker” banned reporters and non-…

Open Thread - Waste Not....

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 23, 2014 3:30 am

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Treasury Fact Sheet: The New Rules on Tax Inversions

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 23, 2014 3:13 am

The Obama administration on Monday issued new rules to combat so-called tax inversions, intended to make the deals harder to accomplish and less profitable. Here is the Treasury fact sheet explaining details of the administration's new rules.

Open thread for Night Owls: Not on Sunday. Not ever on Sunday.

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 23, 2014 3:00 am

St. Mary's River Falls The Sunday news shows are and have always been unique in the universe of reportage. Whatever irritants of "news" may come, Monday through Saturday, the Sunday shows still provide that much-needed and very exclusive haven for…

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Brainticket

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 23, 2014 3:00 am

Let's celebrate our return to the daily grind with some heavy Hammond B3s brought to you by the best and the brightest in the Belgian/German prog rock scene. But be warned, the original vinyl pressing of the album actually came with a warning sticker…

Economics Daily Digest: Minimum wage boost would trickle up for all

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 23, 2014 2:30 am

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Pay Pressure (Financial Times) In a survey of economists about how to jump-start wage growth,…

Andrea Mitchell on Syria Strikes: "Will Not Be Same Coalition Of The Willing" H.W. Bush Had

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 23, 2014 2:16 am

ANDREA MITCHELL: This will not be the broad coalition of the willing that George Herbert Walker Bush was able to put together in 1991 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. And you saw what [Secretary of State] Jim Baker was able to do in getting the wo…

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Have Begun

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 23, 2014 1:49 am

U.S. military and coalition partners have begun airstrikes on Syria. ABC News: American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertak…

Monday Night

Source: Eschaton
Sep 23, 2014 1:44 am

Bombs away.

Banned Books Week: 'There is more than one way to burn a book'

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 23, 2014 1:30 am

Far too often, it seems like people's first response to things they don't like is to let loose screams to ban it. With the recent start of the school year, children received school reading lists for their classes. Invariably, some parents somewhere …

Ben Carson Gives More Hints at Presidential Bid

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 23, 2014 12:23 am

"You know, I will never be a politician. I will tell you that right of the bat"

The U.S. is doing broadband wrong

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 23, 2014 12:00 am

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Last week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told a congressional committee that reclassifying broadband as a communications services rather than an information service—thereby giving the Commission real teeth to enforce net neutr…

Howard Fineman: "No Combat Troops" Declaration Will Come Back To "Haunt" Obama

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 22, 2014 11:42 pm

CHRIS MATTHEWS: It seems to me when you say administration official and you're doing it at the DoD you're really disguising the fact that it's a White House person, Tony Blinken or Denis McDonough, it's somebody who works in the W…

Ben Carson On Running For President: "The Likelihood Is Strong"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 22, 2014 11:38 pm

HUGH HEWITT, HOST: Now I know you like debating. And so the question arises. Will we be seeing you on the presidential debate circuit next year that will begin, that the Republicans are organizing for those who want the nomination of the party? D…

George Will on Iraq & ISIS: "The Quickest Way To End A War Is To Lose It"

Source: RCP Vlog
Sep 22, 2014 11:30 pm

GEORGE WILL: Well, with regard to his having ended the war in Iraq, of course, he ended our participation in it. And as Orwell said, the quickest way to end a war is to lose it, which we may have done. It all is going to come down to whether or not I…

Obama Administration Unveils New Rules to Fight Tax Inversions

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 22, 2014 11:02 pm

The U.S. Treasury Department said Monday it will take steps to curb the practice of companies moving their headquarters overseas by trimming the tax benefits of those transactions — known as corporate tax inversions — and, in some cases, …

I Mitigate Myself

Source: Eschaton
Sep 22, 2014 10:53 pm

Aside from the current controversy, I can't ever remember a single person saying "Stanley wrote something really smart today..." which is kind of the minimum for a critic.

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Sep 22, 2014 10:44 pm

RCP AverageApprove:41.7%Disapprove:53.3%Spread: -11.6%

Iowa Absentee Ballots Have Nearly Doubled Since 2010

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 22, 2014 10:39 pm

Enthusiasm is building ahead of November's election to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin

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