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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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Krauthammer: Democrats Will "Regret" Dismissing Obama's Executive Overreach

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 31, 2014 4:29 am

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The substance is a very serious issue. And I think Democrats will regret not having taken seriously the president's overreach on domestic issues which I think are unprecedented. There has always been argument about the presi…

Conservative Pundit To John Legend: 'Shut Up And Play The Piano!'

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 31, 2014 4:25 am

Cheers for John Legend for tweeting this earlier tonight: So sick watching our Secretary of State have to grovel so hard to tell Israel how much he loves them while Israeli cabinet shits on him — John Legend (@johnlegend) July 30, 2014 Because …

Russell Brand Takes Apart Sean Hannity's Bullying Interview With Palestinian-American Guest

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 31, 2014 3:41 am

As our friend Ellen at NewsHounds discussed last week, Sean Hannity was already taken apart once for this godawful bullying interview with Palestinian-American guest Yousef Munayyer by The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur. Is Hannity Man Enough To Defend His …

Open Thread - Holy Sharknado!

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 31, 2014 3:30 am

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Open thread for night owls: FBI deploys entrapment to arrest terrorism suspects

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 31, 2014 3:00 am

Amitabh Pal at The Progressive writes FBI Using Dubious Entrapment to Arrest Terrorism Suspects: A new report by Human Rights Watch and the Columbia Law School focuses on the dubiousness of federal terrorism sting tactics. The 214-page study, Ill…

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Oysterhead

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

Their sound is a strange, but lighthearted amalgamation of jazz, rock, and a multitude of other styles being thrown around between these three talented musicians. Unfortunately, they only had a brief run as a side project back in 2001 with an even mo…

Michelle Obama: "The Blood Of Africa Runs Through My Veins"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 31, 2014 2:01 am

During a speech to young Africans on Wednesday First Lady Michelle Obama said that the "blood of Africa" runs through her veins. MICHELLE OBAMA: As an African-American woman, this conversation is deeply personal to me. The roots of my fa…

Wednesday Night

Source: Eschaton
Jul 31, 2014 12:31 am

Tomorrow is new jobless day!

The Wealth Gap Across Race, Gender and Marriage Status

Source: Talking Points Memo
Jul 31, 2014 12:00 am

John Lewis Enraged On House Floor: "Republicans Have Never Supported This President"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 11:57 pm

REP. JOHN LEWIS (D-GA): Mr. Speaker, this resolution is a waste of time and money. We are sent to Congress to make progress on behalf of the people of this nation. Yet, House Republicans spend all of their time and energy fighting this president. Why…

McDonnell Trial, Day 3: Donor Says Gifts Were Exchange For Access

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 11:54 pm

Today's drama in the McDonnell trial was provided by businessman Jonnie Williams, who testified that he bought gifts and provided trips in order to gain access to the McDonnells. In one exchange about his private plane, Williams said "If you are a V…

House Republicans vote to sue Obama over hated healthcare law not implemented fast enough

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 11:45 pm

Yeah, we all think this is a masterful move, Joe. Via Think Progress: The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administrati…

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks: If We Couldn't Convict Clinton, There's No Way We Can Impeach Obama

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 11:42 pm

REP. MO BROOKS (R-AL): But we're busy in Washington. Maybe Congressman Clyburn didn't see it, but the president said that impeachment is off the table. And I can assure you that there is zero chance, it's an effort of in futility. If y…

Wasserman Schultz: Obama Doing His Job "At A Rate Lower Than Any President"

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 11:31 pm

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (D-FL): We shouldn't be surprised because in the do-nothingist of do-nothing Congresses on a day when I leave this interview I'm going to go to the House floor and actually debate why we shouldn't be votin…

House Grants Boehner Authority to Sue Obama

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 11:20 pm

The measure passed 225 to 201 on the backs of House Republicans

House GOP Unilaterally Votes To Advance Boehner's Lawsuit (Updated)

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 10:57 pm

Coming as a surprise to no one ever, John Boehner's Republican majority voted to advance their lawsuit against President Obama for not implementing a law they voted to repeal over 50 times -- the Affordable Care Act. TPM: House Republicans officially…

Spotlight on green news & views: Arctic methane releases, meat inspections, unwise coal exports

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 10:30 pm

Leatherback turtles hatching on a Puerto Rico beach. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs on these posts, Spotlight on Green News & Views  (…

What Happens If the Border Funding Bill Fails?

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Jul 30, 2014 10:17 pm

Key agencies did not cite any particular consequences if Congress fails to pass emergency spending to address the surge in child migrants.

House Approves VA Health Care Overhaul

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 10:11 pm

(WASHINGTON) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans’ health care. MoreHouse Grants Boehner Authority to Sue ObamaJoe Lieberman: Obama Administration R…

Bachmann: Obama Wants To Bring In Migrant Children For Medical Research

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jul 30, 2014 10:11 pm

[embed eid="9174" /] Right Wing Watch has the whole story, but the top level overview is that Bachmann has twisted the Justina Pelletier story into some nefarious plot by the government to use the unfortunate for medical experimentation. Which brings…

Cory Booker: Rand's Right, Drug Laws Not Inherently Racist But Have A Racial Outcome

Source: RCP Vlog
Jul 30, 2014 9:58 pm

ARI MELBER, MSNBC: Senator Paul, in your view, is the enforcement of the war on drugs racist? SEN. RAND PAUL: Well, I think it has a racial outcome is a better way to put it. I think it's inadvertent. So, I don't think everybody is plot…

Cartoon: John Kerry's Middle East travel tips

Source: Daily Kos
Jul 30, 2014 9:50 pm

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Third-Party Candidates Could Disrupt 2014 Midterms

Source: Time: Swampland
Jul 30, 2014 9:44 pm

Most are right-leaning, potentially threatening GOP bid for control of the Senate

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