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» Gov. Bobby Jindal explains what 'the left wants'
18/06/13 15:50 from Daily Kos
I have a serious question: Is Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal high? Because in this otherwise uninteresting op-ed bleating about how the Republican Party needs to stop introspecting so much and just start being awesome, he closes with perhaps ..
» Skills Gap
18/06/13 14:48 from Eschaton
We've been getting regular reports of employers who are deeply concerned that they don't have a vast pool of highly skilled workers with specialty training willing to work in undesirable locations for 12 bucks an hour. That isn't actually a..
» The new Republican plan to go after rapists ... one fetus at a time
18/06/13 14:46 from Daily Kos
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, tapped by Republican leadership to be the face of their new abortion ban legislation, comes up with a new—and completely bizarre—argument in favor of the legislation: REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN): The bill has been a..
» Cummings releases full transcript of IRS screening manager interview
18/06/13 14:31 from Daily Kos
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Government Oversight Committee, delivers on his promise to call committee Chairman Darrell Issa's bluff: Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have just released a full transcript of..
» Afternoon Thread
18/06/13 14:05 from Eschaton
This has to be the most absolute stupidest thing I've ever heard: There is no question in my mind that a baby at 20-weeks after conception can feel pain. The fact of the matter is, I argue with the chairman because I thought the date was fa..
» Midday open thread
18/06/13 14:01 from Daily Kos
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Data intrusion : New Jersey quote of the day . Keystone XL builders won't use high-tech methods to detect leaks : TransCanada Corp. (TRP), which says Keystone XL will be the safest pipeline ever built, isn’t p..
» "Tell me what is being done in my name"
18/06/13 13:47 from Attytood
A closer look at the surveillance state
» McConnell promises to end filibuster if made majority leader
18/06/13 13:30 from Daily Kos
Mitch lets the cat out of the bag : Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday starkly warned Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) not to eliminate the filibuster on presidential nominations, threatening to end the 60-vote thres..
» This 1 factoid will demolish your faith in Chris Christie
18/06/13 13:12 from Attytood
» Study of Migrants Shows Abuse on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border
18/06/13 12:36 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
On Thursday, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights will join the Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional (Bi-national Defense and Advocacy Program, PBID), a delegation of Mexican non-governmental organizations, as th..
» A Ten Point Loss Is Welcome News for Florida Gov. Rick Scott
18/06/13 12:17 from Pensito Review
Why is this man smiling? The news was all good for Florida Gov. Rick Scott (Tea/GOP) in a recent Quinnipiac University poll …if you consider losing re-election by at least six points to any competitor to be good news. In a match-up w..
» Think of the masturbating fetuses!
18/06/13 12:16 from Daily Kos
I hate you so much right now, crazy rightwing politician . Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban And thus, the latest internet meme is born. All right, let's hear from the cell-blob of questionable intelligenc..
» “U-T San Diego” Joins Over-The-Line in Fight Against “Free PB” Group
18/06/13 12:13 from OB Rag Blog
U-T Editorial Blasts Pacific Beach Group as "Spiteful" and Urges Filner and Goldsmith to Save OTL With all the crises in the world and at home here, the editorial board at the U-T San Diego found it necessary today to wade into the brouhaha..
» Republican rebranding fail, continued: The new nopology
18/06/13 12:10 from Daily Kos
American Taliban Last week, Republican Rep. Trent Franks dismissed concerns about banning abortion for victims of rape and incest by saying that they really don't get pregnant all that often so it's no big deal. Republicans, eager to avoid..
» Should the Koch Brothers Own The Tribune Newspapers?
18/06/13 12:00 from AFL-CIO Weblog
Some say the press is the fourth branch of government. It serves as a "check and a balance" to our elected and non-elected leaders and informs the public of news for the greater good. But what if that was compromised by a corporate power g..
» Not a Dick?
18/06/13 11:38 from Pensito Review
With the NSA surveillance scandal loomin', Obama's experiencing some personality confusion. Despite the Patriot Act, The prez says, in fact, “I am not Dick Cheney — I'm a human!”
» 34,000 Feet
18/06/13 11:37 from Eschaton
Flying is awful.
» Experts: Fox News' Coverage Contributes To Violence, Discrimination Against Transgender Community
18/06/13 11:32 from Media Matters for America - Research Items
Fox News' inaccurate, defamatory, and dehumanizing coverage of the transgender community contributes to transphobic violence and discrimination according to several groups working toward transgender equality. Experts: Fox News' Coverage Co..
» Robertson Bewildered by Women in Combat, Blames Feminists
18/06/13 11:30 from Right Wing Watch
On today’s 700 Club , Pat Robertson took issue with the military’s plan to allow women to begin training for the Navy SEALS and Army Rangers. After CBN reporter Lee Webb noted the failure of four women to pass the Marine’..
» My Grand-Daughter’s Australian Nightmare: Is This Really Happening in 2013?
18/06/13 11:30 from OB Rag Blog
An American mother desperately fights a stacked deck to bring her children home from Australia By Judi Curry Writing this story is a very difficult thing for me to do. I have always tried to intersperse my writings with satire and humor. B..
» Video Mid Day Distraction- A robot that runs like a cat
18/06/13 11:30 from The Political Carnival
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» Large Majority Opposes Syria Intervention
18/06/13 11:27 from Pensito Review
70% Of Americans oppose the U.S. sending arms and military supplies to rebels in Syria while 27% favor the move, a new Pew Research poll finds, and 68% of Americans say the country is too overcommitted in other issues to get involved in an..
» House Intelligence Committee hearing shows limits of oversight
18/06/13 11:24 from Daily Kos
The public portion of Tuesday's House Intelligence Committee hearing with NSA chief Keith Alexander, along with other intelligence officials, has proven one thing: House oversight of intelligence activities is, if anything, less rigorous t..
» Generations at Odds Over Immigration reform
18/06/13 11:23 from Pensito Review
51% Of Americans say they support a bill that would attempt to increase border security and create a pathway to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants, with 45% saying they are opposed to such a measure, according to a new CNN/ORC po..