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» Open thread for night owls: Drawing lines in the sand
06/03/14 23:30 from Daily Kos
The discussion over what is going on in Ukraine has obviously brought up the importance assigned to international boundaries and what should be done by third parties when the armies of one crosses those of another without permission. Not...
» Spring Can't Be Far Away. The Crocuses Are Blooming!
06/03/14 23:08 from Hillbilly Report - Front Page
» Pennsylvania will avert food stamp cuts in a surprise move from Corbett
06/03/14 22:30 from Daily Kos
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has not been a great friend to poor people, to say the least, so this comes as quite a surprise: Corbett is following the lead of Gov. Dannel Malloy in Connecticut and Gov. Andr...
» Without the Filibuster, However Could the Senate Safeguard Rapists' Rights?
06/03/14 22:06 from Eschaton
Sen. Gillibrand's anti-sexual assault in the military bill goes down in "defeat" because it only managed to gain the support of a majority of Senators. Hooray for the Senate.
» Best coast happy hour thread
06/03/14 19:55 from Eschaton
If you'd like something beautiful to read while you enjoy a cocktail, then head on over to my dear friend Leah Reich 's collection of short essays called A Year of Wednesdays . Cheers.
06/03/14 19:15 from No More Mister Nice Blog
» At Least 30 Chairs
06/03/14 18:35 from Eschaton
PA liquor laws are the most stupid : Wrong. Grocery stores can sell beer as long as they meet the requirements, as per Pennsylvania law, and limit how much customers can purchase. When a grocery store in Pennsylvania wants to sell ...
» Cartoon: Spheres of influence
06/03/14 17:50 from Daily Kos
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» Right Wing Round-Up - 3/6/14
06/03/14 17:33 from Right Wing Watch
David Edwards @ Raw Story : Paul Ryan at CPAC: Free school lunches mean poor parents don’t care about kids. Warren Throckmorton : The Signed Contract That Helped Get Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage on the New York Times Best Se...
» Right Wing Leftovers - 3/6/14
06/03/14 17:30 from Right Wing Watch
Matt Barber says that polls showing increasing support for marriage equality are due to "leftists' propaganda." Harry Jackson warns that Christians are "signing away our religious freedom." ACT For America is urgi...
» GOProud The CPAC Beaver
06/03/14 17:08 from Right Wing Watch
GOProud , a group for gay conservatives, was bounced from the American Conservative Union’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference in 2012 when a coalition of social conservatives pulled out in protest of the group’s...
» Fundraiser alert: Justice For Marissa Alexander
06/03/14 16:38 from Feministe
This is a signal boost for the final week of the fundraiser for Marissa Alexander's legal fees to defend against Florida State Attorney Angela Corey's intent to seek 60 years of incarceration for her at retrial for firing a warning shot ...
» Fischer: The Fight Against Homosexuality Is The Defining Battle Of Our Time
06/03/14 16:37 from Right Wing Watch
Bryan Fischer threw down the gauntlet on his radio program today , declaring the fight against homosexuality to be the defining battle of our time. Asserting that America's future will be determined by "whether the forces of lig...
» Fort Lee also never had a problem with traffic
06/03/14 16:28 from Eschaton
Chris Christie says America doesn't have a problem with income inequality. Jersey on the other hand...
» Trump: Immigrants A Threat To America, 'They're Taking Your Jobs'
06/03/14 16:15 from Right Wing Watch
In his speech to CPAC today, Donald Trump attacked advocates of immigration reform, including on-and-off supporter Marco Rubio, arguing that undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be given a pathway to citizenship because he thinks they...
» Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act blocked in Senate vote
06/03/14 16:08 from Daily Kos
A reminder of what's at stake here. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act failed to overcome a filibuster Thursday afternoon in a 55 to 45 vote. That is, of course, 55 votes in favor, 45 votes against, leaving the bi...
» Behold Wayne LaPierre's Nightmarishly Paranoid Vision Of America
06/03/14 15:40 from Right Wing Watch
There are few regular CPAC speakers who can match the NRA's Wayne LaPierre when it comes to peddling wholesale paranoia and nightmarish visions of the future as he did while speaking today when he warned that neighborhood streets tha...
» Donald Trump Thinks Jimmy Carter Is Dead
06/03/14 15:35 from Right Wing Watch
Donald Trump joined many other conservative activists at CPAC today in comparing President Obama to Jimmy Carter, although Trump seems to think that the former president is deceased, as he likened Obama to “ the late, great Jimmy C...
» WV House unanimously passes chemical storage tank bill requiring inspections, long-term health study
06/03/14 15:28 from Daily Kos
Inspections? Plans to deal with future contamination? Are West Virginia's lawmakers finally wising up? Half a dozen hearings, days of testimony and wrangling over some 100 amendments finally ended Wednesday night when the West Virginia H...
» The GOP's problem with non-white voters, in one awesome picture
06/03/14 15:09 from Daily Kos
What's that they say about pictures worth 1,000 words? Try 10,000. Big problem for GOP. Most important #CPAC2014 panel. Topic: minority outreach. View: largely empty room. http://t.co/... — @JohnJHudak Let's be honest. CPAC should've bee...
» CPAC Once Again Shuts Out Gay & Atheist Groups, Welcomes White Nationalists
06/03/14 15:04 from Right Wing Watch
The Institute For Research & Education on Human Rights points out today that the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is once again welcoming a white nationalist group, even while shunning organizations that represent LGBT...
» Midday open thread: Widow dunned for husband's overpaid pension, Ed Schultz changes mind on pipeline
06/03/14 15:00 from Daily Kos
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is New York Times columnist invades Ukraine : Republicans (and a Democrat) use Ukraine tensions to push for more fossil fuels : The hallmark of a Republican policy proposal is that it can be adapted to virt...
» Deep thoughts in punditry: 'Both sides' are to blame for Issa conspiracy theories
06/03/14 14:48 from Daily Kos
Today in "both sides do it" punditry, Ron Fournier explains that both Democrats and Republicans are responsible for politicizing the scandal that nobody has found at the IRS but which Rep. Darrell Issa is quite certain is there. We'll cu...
» Boehner crying 'uncle' on finding Obamacare replacement?
06/03/14 14:46 from Daily Kos
Looks like someone is about ready to throw in the towel on that whole replace Obamacare thing that has proven so difficult for House Republicans. Boehner just now -- GOP is against #ACA fixes, only for repeal: "The truth is you can't fix...