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» Deficit Fixed. Now Fix The Job Gap, Wage Gap And Trade Gap
20/05/13 17:03 from Seeing the Forest
The deficit is now down 60 percent as a percent of gross domestic product. It is down more than the deficit hawks Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles asked for. This rapid reduction is seriously hurting the economy and jobs, but demands for cu..
» Not Very Happy Hour Thread
20/05/13 16:33 from Eschaton
Nothing to add, but tornado news out of Oklahoma is not good.
» White House learned of IRS inquiry last month; Issa informed in mid-2012
20/05/13 15:00 from Daily Kos
Say it ain't so, Joe! In more news from Scandalnavia, the place from whence all Obama scandals come: The chief White House lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, learned last month that a Treasury inspector general had concluded an audit of the Interna..
» Midday open thread
20/05/13 14:15 from Daily Kos
Today's comic from Tom Tomorrow is A bedtime story : What you missed on Sunday Kos ... Big-thinking Cato Institute: 400ppm haz got what plants crave , by Hunter The next biggest scandal ever, until the next one , by Hunter Republican outre..
» Running Scared in Nebraska: Death Penalty Loving State Senators Hide Behind a Filibuster
20/05/13 13:36 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
This week in Nebraska, a handful of senators – four in particular – used filibusters and frivolous amendments to stall a full debate on whether Nebraska is done with capital punishment. Why are these foes of justice running scared? Why wer..
» Afternoon thread
20/05/13 13:20 from Eschaton
» Falling in love with another girl lands Florida teen in criminal jeopardy
20/05/13 12:48 from Daily Kos
Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, is seeing her young life turned upside down and her future jeopardized simply because she fell in love . Unfortunately for her, she fell in love with a younger girl who has vindictive bigots for parents. Hunt..
» GOP congressman comes up with new theory for impeaching Obama
20/05/13 12:05 from Daily Kos
A new reason to impeach President Barack Obama (my emphasis): Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, says President Barack Obama may face impeachment over his administration’s response to the Benghazi attack. “They purposefully ..
» Changes at the Playing Fields of Dana Put On Hold by City Park and Rec
20/05/13 12:03 from OB Rag Blog
June Meeting Will Decide on Big changes Proposed for Baseball field at Dana Middle School in Point Loma by Melanie Nickel / Special to the OB Rag There may be major changes coming to the baseball field at Dana Middle School, but it's not a..
» House set to vote Wednesday on whether to snatch Keystone XL approval from president's hands
20/05/13 12:02 from Daily Kos
There's a process for approving projects like the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry petroleum from the tar sand deposits of Alberta to the refineries of the Texas Gulf Coast. That process is set by the National Environmental Protection..
» The Widder Curry Re-Visits the Point Loma Democratic Club
20/05/13 11:45 from OB Rag Blog
A Brief Summary of May 19, 2013 Meeting of Peninsula Dems It has been a long time since I attended a meeting of the Pt. Loma Democratic Club. My husband was an officer of the club, and when he passed away I decided that I no longer wanted ..
» A Key Lesson from the 1986 Immigration Reform Is in Jeopardy
20/05/13 11:45 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Another day, another amendment to the Senate immigration reform legislation from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that would harm immigrants' civil liberties. Amendment 17, which will be up for consideration this week in the Senate Judiciary C..
» Mayor Filner to Speak at Press Conference Against Gag Order in Federal Medical Marijuana Case – Today – Monday May 20th
20/05/13 11:17 from OB Rag Blog
Press Conference with Mayor Bob Filner When: 2:00PM - Monday, May 20, 2013 - Mayor's Press Conference to Follow Where: Dept. 5, on the 3rd Flr. of the San Diego Federal Courthouse, 940 Front St. at Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101 By America..
» Gillibrand offers bill to lower student loan interest for millions
20/05/13 11:06 from Daily Kos
Most people with student loan debt are struggling with higher interest rates than mortgages and many other loans carry. And in most cases, refinancing isn't an option for student loan debt. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking to change that..
» Immigration Reform: Week Two Is Through
20/05/13 10:59 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
After two more long days last week of largely unsuccessful attempts to scuttle the immigration reform bill, the Senate Judiciary Committee now is looking at the gargantuan task of wrapping up consideration – somehow, some way – before the ..
» Happy 20th Anniversary to the National Voter Registration Act! May It Have Many More
20/05/13 10:50 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Twenty years ago today, Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), in order to make voter registration free, fair, and accessible for all Americans. The statute has been a resounding success, helping to enfranchise million..
» AP Phone Records Scandal Highlights a Broader Problem: Lack of Checks and Balances on Government Access to Records
20/05/13 10:36 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Last week we learned that the Department of Justice, in an unprecedented intrusion on the work of journalists , had obtained records for twenty telephone numbers belonging to the Associated Press or its reporters, spanning April and May 20..
» Grateful Dead 1967
20/05/13 10:33 from Seeing the Forest
Wow, I just came across this, I was there! My mother took me to this, and afterwards my hair just started growing and growing… Grateful Dead, August 1967, West Park, Ann Arbor . Photo by Leni Sinclair
» CNN poll: Republicans only ones wrapped up in scandal
20/05/13 10:10 from Daily Kos
Something about Democratic presidents drives Republicans nuts President Obama's net approval rating in CNN's latest poll has gone from -3 in March (47 percent approve, 50 percent disapprove) to to +8 in May (53 percent approve, 45 percent ..
» Barbara Brenner, 1951-2013
20/05/13 10:00 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU mourns the loss of a great leader, tenacious activist, and close friend of the organization. Barbara Brenner, the longtime director of Breast Cancer Action ("BCA"), was a frequent and trusted ACLU collaborator – as an employee at ..
» Macho Posturing Without Empathy
20/05/13 09:54 from Eschaton
I'm just not sure it's different than sadism. Sure, supporting the Iraq war was serious, but going door to door with giant guns telling Iraqis to suck on this, or supporting the war because you thought "the prudent use of violence could be..
» Republicans and business push to expand guest worker programs
20/05/13 09:46 from Daily Kos
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Guest worker visas are resurfacing as one of the most contentious parts of immigration reform negotiations. Despite the compromise deal between the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO that went into the bipartisan S..
» 'Coach' Dave Calls on Obama to 'Admit He's the First Openly Gay President'
20/05/13 09:40 from Right Wing Watch
"Coach" Dave Daubenmire is calling upon President Obama to come clean with the American people by admitting that he is a socialist who is trying to destroy the economy and that he is not really a Christian. But mostly, Daubenmire wants Oba..
20/05/13 09:11 from No More Mister Nice Blog
HEAR NO EXTREMISM, SEE NO EXTREMISM You may have seen this over the weekend: The Virginia Republican Party picked conservative minister E.W. Jackson as their nominee for lieutenant governor Saturday night. Jackson will run along side Ken C..