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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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Advanced Trolling

Source: Eschaton
Apr 23, 2014 2:21 pm

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Apr 23, 2014 2:03 pm

RCP AverageApprove:44.5%Disapprove:51.0%Spread: -6.5%

Obama Tells Japan’s Abe: “Best Sushi I’ve Ever Had”

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 2:02 pm

President Barack Obama said the sushi dinner he enjoyed Wednesday night was the best he had ever had, according to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Cartoon: Indefinite internment

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 1:50 pm

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Diagnosing David Gregory: Meet the Jerk

Source: Michelle Malkin
Apr 23, 2014 1:31 pm

Diagnosing David Gregory: NBC’s Cognitive Dissonant Hack Syndrome by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 I’ve always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction…

Mitch McConnell wants to take away insurance from 400,000 constituents

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 1:30 pm

The crimp in Mitch McConnell's reelection plans. I've consistently maintained that the Affordable Care Act will be an electoral plus for Democrats this November as the law's initial success lifts both its approval ratings and those of the president…

Politico Writes Eulogy For Sunday Shows

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 1:30 pm

For some odd reason, Villagers seem to be having a nostalgia attack over Tim Russert's untimely demise this week. The Washington Post had a column about David Gregory's shrink brand consultant which appears to be triggering a lot of thumb-twiddling a…

2014 NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons The Flyers Lost Game 3 To The Rangers

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 1:29 pm

(Credit: von Dursfel foto)"It doesn't change anything for us," Claude Giroux said. "We're going to tie it up and go back to New York. We've just got to stay confident."

Seib Video: Biden’s Strategic Ukraine Checklist

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 12:58 pm

On his visit to Ukraine this week, Vice President Biden talked more about the need for the U.S. to help Ukrainians, as much larger questions about the stability of the Ukrainian economy persist. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Morning Must Reads: April 23

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 23, 2014 12:33 pm

In the News: Obama visits mudslide town, kicks-off Asia trip; Tuesday was a busy day for the Supreme Court; New York Times poll on Southern Senate races; and Rick Perry wants to debate Andrew Cuomo

KKK Sets Up A ‘neighborhood Watch’ In Pennsylvania, Distributes Fliers

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 12:30 pm

A KKK group in Pennsylvania has organized a Neighborhood Watch group, which leaves people wondering whether they're watching for crime or to commit crimes.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 12:18 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Coming Attractions Premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this Sunday... Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank is a rare and intimate peek into the life of Barney Frank, the quick-witted, cantank…

Jon Stewart skewers how the right-wing reacts to male vs. female politicians

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 12:15 pm

Last night, Jon Stewart looked into how the media treats male vs. female politicians differently. LARS LARSON (12/14/2010): That's a man's man, who gets choked up about his country, and about the issues he feels passionate about. All of a sudden, f…

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Working Families Party candidate would take a bite out of Cuomo

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 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-Gov: Siena's latest poll, as per usual, finds Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo crushing his likely GOP opponent, Westc…

Mike's Blog Round Up

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Left is Right: Conservatives believe in the market for health care, except when they don’t. Feministing: Life expectancy for low income American women is declining. Zandar Versus the Stupid: GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry says give them death. Burnt Oran…

Obama Lands in Tokyo On First Stop in Asia Tour

Source: Time: Swampland
Apr 23, 2014 11:34 am

He begins a week-long tour of Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and the Philippines to reassure allies and position the U.S. as a regional leader

Five Illinois Cops Are Caught Lying On The Stand When Defense Produces A Recording Contradicting Their Testimony

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 11:34 am

The Glenview police video showed the search occurred only after Sperling was taken from his car, frisked and handcuffed, reports the Chicago Tribune.

WashWire Daily Brief: Obama Travels to Asia | U.S. to Move Troops Near Russia

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 11:31 am

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Here's the Upshot: A good day for punditry

Source: Daily Kos
Apr 23, 2014 11:30 am

Yes, the rumors are true! We confirm: @digby56 has won the 2014 Hillman for Opinion & Analysis Journalism. Details tomorrow! #DigbysHillman — @SidneyHillman The best abbreviated pundit round-up of all is "what Digby said". Tuesday was the pre…

Embattled Ethics Commission Confirms Samson Probe Underway

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 11:26 am

(Credit: nj.com)The panel also sided with the governor’s office by issuing a ruling that would bar a prominent environmentalist voting on a controversial Pinelands pipeline represented by Samson’s law firm.

Aereo Vs. The Networks: The Supreme Court Battle

Source: Crooks and Liars
Apr 23, 2014 11:18 am

(Credit: Eric Mill)It's a battle over copyright law that could shake up the industry. Why do the networks want to kill Aereo?

Oregon Senate Hopeful Plays Up Medicine, Plays Down GOP

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 11:06 am

If Republicans are going to compete in blue states, it is essential for them to close the partisan gender gap. Enter Monica Wehby, a doctor running for Oregon’s GOP nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Obama Flies to Asia Amid Signs of Retrenchment at Home

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Apr 23, 2014 11:01 am

For eight days, President Obama will travel around Asia reassuring allies and trading partners that the U.S. remains fully engaged in the world. Events and attitudes back home point to a different story.

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