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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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Grand Jury For Ferguson Shooting Is Being Investigated For Misconduct

Source: Crooks and Liars
Oct 2, 2014 2:14 pm

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Hardball Roundtable: California's Unique New Gun Control Law

Source: RCP Vlog
Oct 2, 2014 2:12 pm

Michelle Bernard, Sam Stein and Gregory Angelo join Chris Matthews to discuss California Gov. Jerry Brown's new gun law.

O'Donnell: Nothing Demonstrates Abject Weakness Of 2016 GOP Field Like Romney As Their New Frontrunner

Source: Crooks and Liars
Oct 2, 2014 2:00 pm

As MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell pointed out during his Rewrite segment this Wednesday night, Mitt Romney may still be completely tone deaf when it comes to what went wrong with his last presidential campaign and being caught making his remarks about th…

Bret Baier Maps Senate Balance Of Power With RCP Averages

Source: RCP Vlog
Oct 2, 2014 1:54 pm

Bret Baier maps the crucial races in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

Cartoon: Congressman proves we have nothing to fear from global warming because Science

Source: Daily Kos
Oct 2, 2014 1:50 pm

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Before Pierson Resigned, WH Stood "Solidly Behind" Her

Source: RCP Vlog
Oct 2, 2014 1:34 pm

JOSH EARNEST: The president and everybody here at the White House stands solidly behind all the men and women of the Secret Service, including [Julia Pierson] the director of the Secret Service.


Source: Eschaton
Oct 2, 2014 1:29 pm

Oh crap.Amtrak officials said on Wednesday that they will have to sharply curtail use of the century-old rail tunnels leading to New York City for at least a year to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, a move that would affect train service …

O'Reilly: WH Ignoring Incompetence -- Until Today

Source: RCP Vlog
Oct 2, 2014 1:24 pm

BILL O'REILLY: Too late, Ms. Pierson, you were not forthcoming about how bad the break-in really was. The "Washington Post" had to break the honest story. So you, madam, are out. You resigned today. We predicted it would happen yesterd…

Seib Video: White House Breach Hurts Trust in Government

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Oct 2, 2014 1:18 pm

Deep concerns about the Secret Service’s ability to protect the president have united lawmakers of both parties — but are also giving Americans another reason to lose trust in government. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses the concerns…

Challenger’s Hair Style on Trial in Minnesota House Race

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Oct 2, 2014 1:03 pm

The nearly shoulder-length locks of Stewart Mills, a Republican running to unseat Minnesota Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, have produced both scorn and support among voters in the wake of two attack ads.

Cenk Uygur: Obama Decides Civilian Casualties Don't Matter So Much Anymore

Source: RCP Vlog
Oct 2, 2014 12:47 pm

MICHAEL ISIKOFF, YAHOO NEWS: The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. …

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Oct 2, 2014 12:44 pm

RCP AverageApprove:41.9%Disapprove:53.6%Spread: -11.7%

Surprise! Jeb Bush Wins New Backer: George P. Bush

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Oct 2, 2014 12:44 pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a 2016 favorite of many establishment Republicans, reiterated that he will make a decision by the end of the year about whether to run for president.

"Special Report Online: Can Republicans Take The Senate?

Source: RCP Vlog
Oct 2, 2014 12:30 pm

Mara Liasson, Charles Krauthammer, and Steve Hayes.

Daily Kos Election Outlook: Kansas now likelier than Massachusetts to elect a Democratic governor

Source: Daily Kos
Oct 2, 2014 12:30 pm

If you suddenly awoke, Rip Van Winkle-style, from a multi-year sleep in the middle of a presidential year, and you found out that Kansas was about to vote for the Democratic candidate and Massachusetts was about to vote for the Republican candidate,…

Scott Brown Thinks Voters Don't Care About Women's Issues

Source: Crooks and Liars
Oct 2, 2014 12:30 pm

Well, I'm glad Scott Brown thinks he has all the answers for every woman everywhere. See, we don't care about silly things like equal pay or contraception, because border security. TPM: "Your opponent, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, she recently issued this s…

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Source: Daily Kos
Oct 2, 2014 12:17 pm

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… It's Ex-Gay Awareness Month! Break out the sensibly-straight party hats and business-casual attire! October is Ex-Gay Awareness Month, and the converters are staging their annual hootenanny in DC this weekend to "pra…

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The courts and a new poll deal twin setbacks to Pat Roberts

Source: Daily Kos
Oct 2, 2014 12:00 pm

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts Leading Off: • KS-Sen, Gov: You know it's a freakin' weird election year when the best polling news for Democrats regularly comes out of Kansas. But yeah, we've got another good survey from the Sunflower State, this ti…

Good Enough For The Ladies

Source: Eschaton
Oct 2, 2014 12:00 pm

This is some bullshit.“Two months ago, attorneys for a coalition of leading players informed officials from the Canadian Soccer Association [CSA] and FIFA that forcing the 2015 women’s World Cup to take place on artificial turf rather than grass …

Capital Journal Daybreak: Obama Begins Midterms Push | Secret Service Shake-up | U.S., Israel Spar Over Iran

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Oct 2, 2014 11:55 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: Secret Service shakeup, more on Ebola

Source: Daily Kos
Oct 2, 2014 11:13 am

Ron Fournier: It's not enough. Julia Pierson's otherwise distinguished career at the Secret Service ended Wednesday when she resigned as director of the disgraced agency—her last act the right one. Now President Obama and Congress must do their par…

Morning Must Reads: October 2

Source: Time: Swampland
Oct 2, 2014 11:12 am

On Ebola’s Trail MoreMorning Must Reads: October 1Morning Must Reads: September 30Hong Kong Protesters Warned of 'Serious Consequences' NBC NewsMadeleine McCann's Parents Receive Death Threats NBC News'Low-Key' Drug Lord Nabbed in Seafood Resta…

Obama Embraces Economic Record in Midterms Push

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Oct 2, 2014 11:02 am

During his 2014 campaign push for Illinois Gov. Quinn, President Obama will highlight economic progress while cautioning that more needs to be done.

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