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» Hey Mitch McConnell, What Was John McCain Doing In Libya With Ambassador Chris Stevens 07/07/2012?
23/05/13 03:51 from Hillbilly Report - Front Page
Just asking. Seems to me if there was a Benghazi problem Ambassador Chris Stevens would have told John McCain July 7, 2012 and John McCain would have told you, Mitch McConnell, before the September 11, 2012 attack!
» Late Night Winnipeg
23/05/13 00:30 from Eschaton
The Weakerthans are by a long chalk my favorite Winnipeg rock band.
» Damian Garcia Opts Out Of St. Pius Ceremony: Will Be Keynote Speaker At 1st Lavender Graduation May 30th
22/05/13 23:30 from planetransgender
When you get lemons you make lemonade and it'll be a sweet drink for Damien because his friends are sugar. Damian spent the day with friends instead of attending graduation ceremonies after his Catholic high School refused to allow him to ..
» Open thread for night owls: Summoning the godfather of investibators
22/05/13 22:30 from Daily Kos
This actually appeared as an op-ed for the New York Times. From previous Times editor Bill Keller, no less. Republicans are howling for President Obama to name a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of..
» A note on tornado intensity ratings
22/05/13 21:30 from Daily Kos
Devstation in Moore, OK, courtesy of Jeff Masters at the WeatherUnderground. Click for more expert storm info & images. There's been some confusing numbers thrown out on the rating of the tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma yesterday. Earli..
» Boy Howdy
22/05/13 21:04 from The Aristocrats
follow the tracks to Sandy Underpants and Friends
» Obama, drones and U.S. citizens: Don't feel bad...cuz 1 out of 4 ain't bad
22/05/13 20:45 from Attytood
» Defending the "indefensible": Anwar al-Awlaki
22/05/13 19:46 from Left I on the News
Today the U.S. government acknowledged killing Anwar al-Awlaki with a drone strike. Was this killing "just," as Eric Holder says? The U.S. says it was because not only was Awlaki saying bad things, but doing them - actively participating in..
» Corbett's binders full of Latinos
22/05/13 19:35 from Attytood
Tom Corbett doesn't know any Latinos who could work for him. Good grief.
» Wednesday Evening
22/05/13 19:18 from Eschaton
» UPDATED: Mayor Dread
22/05/13 19:15 from Attytood
There's a Philadelphia mayor worse than Michael Nutter. Who is it? The NEXT one.
» The brutality of reproductive control
22/05/13 17:29 from Feministe
A must-read op/ed in the New York Times about the dangers in state control of reproduction : Village family-planning officers vigilantly chart the menstrual cycle and pelvic-exam results of every woman of childbearing age in their area. If..
» Obama's leak freakout
22/05/13 16:50 from Daily Kos
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22/05/13 16:41 from Wis[s]e Words
Kari Sperring is fed up with the lack of attention to women writers in science fiction and fantasy and is doing something about it : So, yesterday I decided to indulge in another round of that intermittent habit, poking the internet with a..
» Right Wing Round-Up - 5/22/13
22/05/13 16:39 from Right Wing Watch
Stephanie Mencimer @ Mother Jones : Conservatives Crawl out of the Woodwork to Claim IRS Persecution. Chris Geidner @ BuzzFeed : Sen. Patrick Leahy Withdraws Amendment To Include Gay Couples In Immigration Reform Bill. Jeremy Hooper : Libe..
» Right Wing Leftovers - 5/22/13
22/05/13 16:31 from Right Wing Watch
It is a battle of crazed conspiracy theorists as Rick Wiles goes after Alex Jones. Anti-gay activists are accusing the Boy Scouts of trying to rig the voting in favor of changing the organization's anti-gay policy (Of course, nobody sh..
22/05/13 16:20 from No More Mister Nice Blog
THE REAL ENEMY, ACCORDING TO FOX NEWS Let's see: Two men who reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" hacked a British soldier to death today, and there are reports that a Chechen man who was just killed by FBI agents in Florida was Tamerlan Tsa..
» "It was being immersed in a diverse college setting that gave me the understanding and tools to fight for social justice."
22/05/13 16:18 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision soon in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin to determine if the University of Texas can consider race as one factor, among many, in attempting to create a diverse educational experience..
» Top House Republicans calls second round of sequester 'idiotic,' but says his hands are 'tied'
22/05/13 16:15 from Daily Kos
The Hill reports on the outlook for the second year of the sequester, which will reduce spending in FY2014 from $1.043 trillion to $967 billion. In all likelihood, the $76 billion in additional austerity will come from another round of ind..
» Srinivasan confirmation vote Thursday could hold key for filibuster reform in July
22/05/13 15:37 from Daily Kos
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell had a heated exchange on the floor Wednesday over the nomination of Sri Srinivasan to the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This is a key nomination as this court, second in stat..
» Rusty's World
22/05/13 15:27 from Eschaton
I have no opinion about Lois Lerner, but it's, uh, interesting where Rusty's brain goes...
» Following Texas’s Lead on Location Tracking
22/05/13 15:21 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Yesterday, the Texas House of Representatives passed the first bill in the nation that would require law enforcement to obtain a probable cause warrant before tracking individuals’ location by collecting their cell phone location data . As..
» 9-month-old Florida firm donates $140,000 to Scott and state GOP, gets $52 million state deal
22/05/13 14:44 from Daily Kos
Florida Gov. Rick Scott If this isn't crooked, it's only because we've defined crookedness down so much that it doesn't exist anymore : Two months after contributing $110,000 to Gov. Rick Scott's re-election campaign, an upstart property i..
» Bernanke to Congress: Enough with the austerity, already
22/05/13 14:37 from Daily Kos
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke is over austerity and, in typical Fed speak, did his best to convince the members of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress that just maybe their efforts would be b..