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17/05/13 20:40 from Eschaton
» This week in Benghazi
17/05/13 19:20 from Daily Kos
According to a PPP survey released Monday, 39 percent of people who think Benghazi is the biggest scandal ever don't even know that it is in Libya, including 6 percent who think it's in Cuba. We began Monday reeling from the news that the ..
» Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
17/05/13 18:15 from Daily Kos
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… All I Need to Know About Life I learned from Star Trek With the new Trek flick out today in the U.S. (it's getting boffo reviews and you can count mine among them), it seems like a good time to review : And w..
» New Push, at Home and Abroad, to Combat Modern-Day Slavery
17/05/13 18:07 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
A White House task force set up to combat human trafficking held its annual meeting today, chaired by Secretary of State John Kerry. The cabinet-level group, called the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking i..
» Weekly Open Thread with Tapestry
17/05/13 17:58 from Feministe
Hosting this weeks open thread is Carole King's classic hit from the 70s. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. Carole King's “Tapestry” with lyrics So, what have you b..
» Open thread: Jeff Flake and keeping your word
17/05/13 17:00 from Daily Kos
» Right Wing Round-Up - 5/17/13
17/05/13 16:35 from Right Wing Watch
Eric Hananoki @ Media Matters : 8 Reasons Allen West Is The Perfect Fox News Contributor. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog : There were meaningful Benghazi lies after all. Tim Murphy @ Mother Jones : The Next Senator From Georgia Will Probabl..
» Right Wing Leftovers - 5/17/13
17/05/13 16:29 from Right Wing Watch
How worried is Michele Bachmann about retaining her seat in Congress? She is already running campaign ads . Gary Bauer and Frank Gaffney will headline the American Decency Association summer conference . Nice try, Sarah Palin . Glenn..
» Maryland Stands Up for Pregnant Workers
17/05/13 16:22 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Yesterday, Maryland's governor signed into law legislation protecting pregnant women from workplace discrimination. This should be a no-brainer. Picture this: you have a good job, you have medical benefits, you're financially stable, and y..
» Experts Discuss Surveillance Society at Domestic Drones Hearing
17/05/13 16:14 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
An important Congressional subcommittee held a hearing today on domestic drone use. Members and witnesses didn't just rehash familiar concerns; they dug deeper to explore how advanced surveillance technology has become, and the real danger..
» Happy Hour Thread
17/05/13 15:58 from Eschaton
It's Friday, Friday.
» Stemberger: 'Anything That Has the Word 'Gay' on it [is] Inappropriate for Kids'
17/05/13 15:53 from Right Wing Watch
Religious Right activist John Stemberger is continuing his fight against a proposal to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members, telling Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association that "anything that has the word 'gay..
» This Week in Civil Liberties (05/17/2013)
17/05/13 15:39 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
In which state was a Heights High School senior class president suspended and banned from delivering his scheduled convocation speech because of a harmless tweet? Which political group was unfairly targeted for aggressive enforcemen..
» Stockman: Obama Is 'Going To Be The President of the United States and Mexico'
17/05/13 15:35 from Right Wing Watch
Along with Steve King, Republican congressman Steve Stockman of Texas also appeared on The Steve Deace Show last night to criticize the push for comprehensive immigration reform and President Obama’s speech in Mexico City. Stockman c..
» Peggy Noonan takes a turn in the conspiracy theory funhouse
17/05/13 15:28 from Daily Kos
Leave it to Peggy Noonan to chew the scenery on this one. She'd like you to know that the president is "not unconnected" to IRS mismanagement and the FBI fetching AP phone records because of leadership osmosis. She also is fairly certain t..
» Breaking the Addiction to Incarceration: Weekly Highlights (05/17/2013)
17/05/13 15:04 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Today, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. With over 2.3 million men and women living behind bars , our imprisonment rate is the highest it's ever been in U.S. history. And yet, our criminal justic..
» Ep 180 The Professional Left Podcast
17/05/13 14:46 from Blue Gal
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» Steve King: Immigration Reform Hurts 'American Liberty' To Help Hispanic 'Special Interest Group'
17/05/13 14:45 from Right Wing Watch
Rep. Steve King attacked the proposed immigration reform legislation during an appearance on The Steve Deace Show last night, warning that the bill will do great damage to “American liberty” and “the underpinnings of the ..
» Gabriel Gomez's bad week
17/05/13 14:25 from Daily Kos
Why is this man still smiling? Massachusetts Senate candidate and political neophyte Gabriel Gomez is learning the hard way that politics ain't beanbag, proving himself not ready for a run for U.S. Senate. Last week's tax scam scandal cont..
» This week in austerity: Furloughing defense workers and making unemployment harsher
17/05/13 14:11 from Daily Kos
Cutcutcutcutcut The effects of austerity are all around us—at this point, it's defining and dragging down our economy—but a lot of the time, the news doesn't report on austerity's effects on working people. Pundits and politicians scream m..
» A Duty to Protect Lives
17/05/13 14:11 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
This post was originally featured on philly.com . In 1929, Clara Bell Duvall died in Pittsburgh from complications of an illegal abortion. She left behind a grieving household - five young children, an overwhelmed husband, and her own pare..
» Republicans keep making unreasonable demands of EPA nominee McCarthy
17/05/13 14:10 from Daily Kos
Republicans will support Gina McCarthy if she changes her middle name to "Yes, anything you say." Last Thursday, all eight Republicans on the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee threw a tantrum and refused to show up to vote on..
» Midday open thread
17/05/13 14:00 from Daily Kos
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Freedom of Snuggly : What's coming up 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 outreac..
» The Colbert Report. Asparagusgate?
17/05/13 13:49 from Hillbilly Report - Front Page
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