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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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Rafael Cruz: 'The Average Black' Does Not Know The Minimum Wage Is Bad

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 3, 2014 1:20 am

If Republicans would actually like to reach out to minority and African American voters, they might want to tell the the likes of Rafael Cruz and his ilk to just stop talking, or at least anywhere where there's a camera nearby. Here's the Rev. Rafael…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Sep 3, 2014 1:05 am

RCP AverageApprove:42.0%Disapprove:52.1%Spread: -10.1%

Tuesday Night

Source: Eschaton
Sep 3, 2014 12:50 am

I'm sleepy.

Scott Brown tries to change the subject from Obamacare

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 3, 2014 12:30 am

Scott Brown is clearly flailing in trying to make Obamacare repeal the centerpiece of his campaign. Why else would he shift gears and push out a new ad focusing on—the threat that ISIS poses to New Hampshire? This is a seriously strange ad, with …

Fox's McFarland Blames Obama For ISIS Beheading Of Steven Sotloff

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 11:45 pm

Once again over at Faux "news" everything that ever goes wrong in the world is President Obama's fault. Is there anyone out there who didn't see this coming given McFarland's record of revisionist history on the Middle East? A Fox News Analyst Blames…

Obama Weighs Risks and Rewards on Immigration Action

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 2, 2014 10:49 pm

The President is weighing whether to wait until after the midterms to move on immigration, after promising action at the end of the summer

Everybody Hates Corbett

Source: Eschaton
Sep 2, 2014 10:00 pm

Like BooMan, I've never quite figured out why Corbett is so unpopular. I get the reason he's unpopular - fracking/education funding are primary issues - just not why he's that unpopular. PA is a bit more blue than most of the states it usually get…

Cartoon: To pee or not to pee

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 9:50 pm

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In Praise of Steven Sotloff

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 2, 2014 9:45 pm

I didn’t know Steven Sotloff, even though he did some work for Time. But I can recognize who he was from the photo in the story announcing his death–Sotloff in kevlar helmet, with ill-fitting body armor and the notebook–alw…

Fundraising efforts for officer that shot Brown top $400,000, but where's the money going?

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 9:30 pm

So you may have heard that the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown have so far, at $400,000+, outpaced any similar efforts for Brown's family or community. You may have also heard that the two main GoFundMe p…

Phil Robertson Cites Jesus To Defend His Homophobia

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 9:11 pm

Did you know that Jesus hates the gays? How do we know this? Well, Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson told ABC's "Good Morning America" that he's as much a homophobe as Jesus was, so that's that. Aren't you glad that's all cleared up? If you've forgotten…

Happy Hour Thread

Source: Eschaton
Sep 2, 2014 9:00 pm

Henceforth it shall be known as George Jefferson Station.The world weeps for the lack of the Sherman Hemsley/Jon Anderson album we were once promised.

Mark Begich Campaign Pulls TV Ad Focused on Double Murder

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 2, 2014 8:58 pm

Under pressure from the family of a high-profile double murder, Mark Begich’s campaign on Tuesday pulled a TV advertisement that accused GOP nominee Dan Sullivan of being responsible, in part, for paroling a man who is now charged with the crime. …

Washington Tourism Data: How Cool Is D.C.?

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 2, 2014 8:32 pm

As Labor Day marks the end of summer, and tourists embark on Washington, D.C.’s landmarks, a look at the make-up of who is visiting and from where.

GOP to Women Voters: Heed Our Statements, Not Our Votes

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 2, 2014 8:22 pm

Jess McIntosh: Republicans have recently deployed a new tactic to deal with the fact that key aspects of their agenda are at odds with the women voters they need on Election Day.

The House GOP expected wave. So far, none in sight

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 8:00 pm

Yup, sorry. Turns out Obamacare won't gift you dozens of seats after all. You couldn't imagine a more optimistic bunch than House Republicans at the start of this cycle. In midterm elections, the party controlling the White House during the sixth y…

Russian Bank Under Sanctions Hires Trent Lott as Lobbyist

Source: Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire
Sep 2, 2014 7:59 pm

Much of Washington is up in arms over Moscow’s interference in Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean Russia doesn’t have some well-placed defenders.

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: The 'Gang of Five' burbles back up from the conservative fever swamp

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 7:58 pm

Leading Off: • AR-Sen: The Gang of Five is back! A group called Conservative War Chest has a crazy two-minute spot tying Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor to this secret cabal. Among many other things, the narrator accuses Pryor of allowing the Gang of …

The Most Fun Anyone Could Have

Source: Eschaton
Sep 2, 2014 7:26 pm

A reminder that it's pledge week here at the baby blue blog. Also, too, open thread.

Foggy Memories Obscure Forebears Of Ferguson Unrest

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 2, 2014 7:10 pm

By Bob Hennelly Collective amnesia about past eruptions of racial conflict has left Americans with a false sense that what happened in Ferguson is somehow new. But the only thing new is the technology. The attitudes on display are sadly familiar. For…

Eric Cantor’s Huge Pay Day

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 2, 2014 7:08 pm

The former House Majority Leader will get $3.4 million in his first 16 months at new employer Moelis

ISIS Video Purports to Show Killing of Second American Journalist

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 2, 2014 7:00 pm

Second time in as many weeks

Midday open thread: 'Speak softly' anniversary, global warming and diet, leafleter arrested

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 2, 2014 7:00 pm

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Tips and tricks for new college students: Here's what you missed on Sunday Kos ... President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten years ago, by Jon Perr To fight ISIS the West must do more to integrate p…

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