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» Palin: Obama Is Either a Liar or Incompetent
22/05/13 11:24 from Pensito Review
For the president to deny any knowledge of what was brewing and to claim to know nothing about the Benghazi cover-up or anything about anything White House-related lately, he's either a liar or a hugely incompetent CEO. You decide. — Sarah..
» IRS Official Takes the Fifth
22/05/13 11:18 from Pensito Review
Because I'm asserting my right not to testify I know people will assume I've done something wrong. I have not. One of the basic rights of the Fifth Amendment is to protect innocent individuals and that's the protection I'm invoking today, ..
» Tennesseans' Views on Gay Marriage Shifting
22/05/13 11:16 from Pensito Review
49% Of Tennesseans support gay marriage or civil unions while 46% are opposed to both, according to a new Vanderbilt University poll in Tennessee. The results suggest a marked shift in Tennesseans' views since 2006, when 81% of voters appr..
» How Citizens United is saving progressive politics
22/05/13 10:40 from Daily Kos
Two data points. First up, EMILY's List : EMILY's List raised $7.3 million in the first four months of 2013, a record for that period in the pro-abortion rights group's nearly three-decade existence. The group also tallied more donors than..
» Not Too Late For The Helicopters
22/05/13 10:37 from Eschaton
A big tragedy of the last few years is the failure to recognize that being in a low inflation world at the zero lower bound was a tremendous opportunity to massively enhance human welfare in this country. Mailing out 10 grand checks to ever..
» Globe calls out Gomez for dishonest new ad
22/05/13 10:22 from Daily Kos
Gomez digs himself a deeper hole. Remember how Republican Gabriel Gomez tried to deflect his gun problem onto Ed Markey? A refresher: Markey has an ad pointing out that Gomez is opposed to both an assault weapons ban and a ban on high-capa..
» What Does $10,000 Buy in Alabama? Less-than-Truthful Testimony Used to Sentence Someone to Death
22/05/13 10:22 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
A trial is supposed to be a search for the truth. That can never be more important than in a death penalty case, when someone's life is at stake. It seems that this simple sentiment has been forgotten by the state of Alabama, which has bee..
» Virginia's 'Republican establishment' can't understand why they've nominated lunatics
22/05/13 10:00 from Daily Kos
Ken Cuccinnelli praises E.W. Jackson, the extremist minister nominated last weekend by VA GOP for lt. gov. Your eyes should already be rolling : A minister who compared gays to pedophiles and Planned Parenthood to the Klu Klux Klan is not ..
» The Worst Person In The World
22/05/13 09:36 from Eschaton
» Gap's reputation collapse
22/05/13 08:50 from Daily Kos
(Click to enlarge) The Independent UK has a good rundown of the Gap controversy . The Savar factory collapse did not involve The Gap, but the company has been outspoken about its opposition to any legally-binding plan to improve conditions..
» Senate Judiciary Committee approves immigration reform on 13-5 vote
22/05/13 08:30 from Daily Kos
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy Immigration reform moves forward to the next phase : The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws on a bipartisan vote, sending the most ..
» FBI agent shoots man being questioned about Boston bombing
22/05/13 08:21 from Daily Kos
The details are slim, but FBI officials have confirmed an agent shot Ibragim Todashev while he was being questioned about the Boston bombing: "There was some sort of aggressive movement that led the FBI agent to believe he was under threat..
» Today: Tell Us How to Open More Doors to Latino Workers
22/05/13 07:45 from AFL-CIO Weblog
Be sure to join Elianne Ramos today from 3-4 p.m. EDT for a live online discussion on how to build a stronger movement for working people with today’s chat spotlighting Latino workers. Ramos, principal and CEO of Sp..
» Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!
22/05/13 07:30 from Daily Kos
Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. I thought I was done with the gun-toting Utah teachers, but alpaca farmer brought up a good point that I want to get to, and then that led me to another..
22/05/13 07:20 from No More Mister Nice Blog
THE TEA PARTY: PRODUCED AND ABANDONED Michael Shear of The New York Times finds it puzzling that Washington knew in the midst of the 2012 campaign that the IRS was said to be targeting tea party groups, but it never became an election issu..
» Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
22/05/13 07:18 from Daily Kos
Click for the latest Red Cross Statement on the Moore tornado People who wish to make a donation to support the Red Cross response can visit redcross.org , dial 1-800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. - From the GR..
» Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: NRA seeks to recall Colorado lawmaker who passed gun safety laws
22/05/13 07:00 from Daily Kos
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here . Leading Off : • CO Recall : There are some new recall efforts underway that you may not yet know about, but you'll want to. ..
» Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: No political blood in the water
22/05/13 06:30 from Daily Kos
Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office revises death toll down to 24, including 7 children: http://t.co/... #tornado — @TPM via MarketMeSuite Welcome news amidst tragedy. The next set of questions is about why OK doesn't want to spend the mone..
22/05/13 05:51 from Eschaton
Good public policy is usually simple. Simple policy is not only easier to administer, but it's also more difficult to subvert. Consider a public option versus Obamacare. Or an open securities exchange vs Dodd-Frank . Democrats have b..
» Open thread for night owls: Phone records seizure might spark something better than a shield law
21/05/13 22:30 from Daily Kos
At The Nation , John Nichols writes 'Our Liberty Cannot Be Guarded but by the Freedom of the Press' : A genuine left-right coalition has developed over the past several days in response to the revelation that the Department of Justice seiz..
» Late Night
21/05/13 22:00 from Eschaton
» Game of Thrones Recap: Second Sons
21/05/13 21:18 from Daily Kos
After several weeks in which the episode was diced into pieces so small they would pass through a soup strainer, this week's adventures in Westeros made fewer hops while delivering more meaty morsels. We got some direct White Walker action..
» Trumka: Senate Judiciary Committee Immigration Bill an 'Enormous Step' Toward Healing an Injustice
21/05/13 20:54 from AFL-CIO Weblog
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee's immigration bill: Today brings to mind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wise and hopeful words, “The arc of the moral unive..
» Evening Thread
21/05/13 20:20 from Eschaton