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From youtube.com: Andrew McCabe , From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 18, 2018
Just Read FBI Deputy Director McCabe's Statement Regarding His Firing By Trump... Just Read It. The big picture is a tale of what can happen when law enforcement is politicized, public servants are attacked, and people who are supposed to cherish and protect our institutions become instruments for damaging those institutions and people.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 16, 2010
Rush Limbaugh's Sponsor List Hmmm. close to 100 sponsors of the Glen Beck show have dropped out...
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Comcast favors Fox News, charges $204 more for MSNBC package. ACTION NEEDED As of 8.12.09, Comcast has moved MSNBC from its Digital Starter Package to its Digital Classic Lineup while leaving Fox News on the Starter package. What this means is that one now has to pay an additional $17 per month ($204 per year) to view anything progressive enough to even remotely balance out FNC's right wing extremism
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 14, 2018
A Christmas Present From Hucky Boo Boo Sanders, She's Leaving WH The End Of The Year Man, I knew that after the midterms things were going to be different, but they must be climbing the rafters and swinging from the chandeliers at the White House. Everybody is eyeing the exits. Now Sarah Hucky Boo Boo Sanders is supposedly leaving the end of the year -- the second time this story has surfaced in the past four months.
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(49 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 19, 2011
Ron Paul takes lead In Iowa, Newt Gingrich falls off cliff PPP's tracking poll finds a new leader in Iowa: And Nate Silver's model now forecasts a Ron Paul victory:
DIY Wedding Decor Ideas, From ImagesAttr
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Republican Bill Bans Non-Church Marriages The GOP has given the religious right purview over women's access to healthcare as well as the legal right to discriminate against any American unwilling to toe the evangelical line. Now an emboldened religious Republican has introduced legislation that says only evangelicals can enter into the institution of marriage performed in a church.
Kushner's Saudi trip, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 6, 2017
Did Jared just secure his family's real-estate empire by facilitating a palace coup in Saudi Arabia? What can you do as the Trump/Kushner kleptocracy tries to milk every dollar it can out of its days in elected office? You can get out and vote. And you can help get out the vote. I've been doing that every day this week and have multiple people tell me they are thankful for the reminder because they didn't know there was an election on Tuesday, November 7.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Busted: Scott Walker fell for Prankster posing as David Koch We all know that Governor Scott Walker takes his orders from Billionaires and Tea Party loaders Koch Brothers. But thanks to this guy named Murphy, we know how much Scott Walker is in bed with the Koch Brothers. Scott Walker just got the Sarah Palin's treatment when someone called him while posing as David Koch. Just like Palin, Walker believed it and fall into the trap.
Cliven Bundy, From ImagesAttr
(107 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 13, 2014
The Bundy Ranch flashpoint, one Nevadan's perspective The Bundy Ranch flashpoint, one Nevadan's perspective
Roy Moore Speaks About Allegations, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 26, 2017
Ivanka Throws Gasoline On Roy Moore's Race, Daddy Livid As Dems Capitalize With Ad Ivanka Trump commented to the Associated Press a few weeks ago when the Roy Moore allegations were ramping up, "There's a special place in Hell for people who prey on children. I've yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims' accounts." That comment has now been made into a 30-second campaign spot by Democrat Doug Jones, and Daddy Trump is not pleased at all.
Rob Reiner, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 30, 2018
Rob Reiner lights up Twitter with dead-on tweet about Michelle Wolf, Trump and the WHCD Filmmaker, actor, producer, and staunch liberal activist Rob Reiner attended the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD) in Washington DC on Saturday night. Early Sunday morning, like many, Reiner took to Twitter to comment on Michelle Wolf's live roast of the Republican Party.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 8, 2012
Meet Foster Friess, Billionaire who Bought Iowa for Santorum Foster Friess. The Wyoming born-again billionaire mutual fund manager has been lauded by the Koch brothers at their 2011 secret shindig for giving more than $1M to Koch-friendly causes. Never heard of him? That's the way he's wanted it. After Rick Santorum's huge pop in Iowa, though, a flashlight into the cockroach-infested giving of the SuperPACs to Santorum's campaign flushed him out of the shadows.
a police dog, but not one from this article, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 27, 2013
Mounting evidence drug- and bomb-sniffing dogs just props to justify illegal searches and seizures About a year and a half ago, a group of Nevada State Troopers, along with a retired police sergeant filed a racketeering lawsuit against the Nevada Highway Patrol. The allegations are shocking. However, they are not surprising -- at least to me.
From flickr.com: Donald Trump, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 30, 2018
Donald Trump "shocked" that people listened to him call journalists treasonous disgusting scumbags Donald Trump called the coverage of his talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "almost treasonous." At his rallies, he has not just caged journalists, but encouraged his followers to demonstrate their hatred. The attacks on journalists began while Trump was campaigning, and they have not slowed down.
From youtube.com: Nicolle Wallace , From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 4, 2017
MSNBC's host absolutely eviscerates Trump/Pence surrogate: "Do you trust Bob Mueller?" Marc Lotter, former spokesman for the roundly denied by Americans Pence campaign and current mouthpiece for the "trying to keep Mike Pence out of jail please" campaign, was on Nicole Wallace's MSNBC show Thursday. Lotter came on with the kind of incompetent bluster that usually only passes for a Fox News opening monologue where he said that Papadopoulos was both a low level guy with no access and a guy with high level access.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 15, 2013
Update: Is there a media blackout on the fracking flood disaster in Colorado? Oil and gas wells drilled in a flood plain are under water and leaking in Weld County Colorado. There is at least one pipeline that broke as the dirt supporting it was washed away. Hydrocarbons and no telling what else are leaking into the flood waters yet the media is silent.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 18, 2011
Fmr. Fox News Executive: Americans' Phones Were Hacked "Has Roger Ailes been keeping tabs on your phone calls?" That's how Portfolio.com began a post back in 2008, when a former Fox News executive charged that Ailes had outfitted a highly secured "brain room" in Fox's New York headquarters for "counterintelligence" and may have used it to hack into private phone records.
Glenn Greenwald, From ImagesAttr
(90 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 17, 2014
Glenn Greenwald on Hillary Clinton: "She's a f***ing hawk and like a neocon, practically.." Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald's thoughts on a possible Hillary Clinton presidential run, in today's Politico:
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2011
Nests of Snakes Revealed: A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in Walker's Wisconsin Though I had never met Mary before, I messaged her when I saw that some rightwing Walker support groups had published her home address and phone number on Facebook. They've posted her private info five times since summer, and have relentlessly harassed her. What follows is a chilling story of bullying, implicit physical threat, and coordinated intimidation.
Jared Kushner, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 26, 2018
Kushner refuses to talk to Senate Judiciary Committee As Grassley frets over the committee getting Kushner to sit down for questions, there is another option -- he could subpoena the witness to appear. But don't get in a hurry. Grassley is more concerned here with frowning at Feinstein than he is about whether or not the committee ever gets at the truth.
From youtube.com: Donald Trump , From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 2, 2018
Donald Trump officially declares himself above the law It's harder to say which is being abused more by this circular legal sophistry, the law itself or the American people this grotesque mistake in the Oval Office is supposed to represent. One thing is crystal clear, and should not be lost in the reverberations of the media echo chamber: this is not the argument of someone who is innocent, but someone who is desperately trying to hide his guilt.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2012
A Devastating Expose of Mitt Romney's Mistreatment of Mormon Women Emerges a devastating expose of Mitt Romney's pattern of behavior of callous and disrespectful treatment of women, as well as Romney's use of psychological intimidation and bullying in his role as a Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2009
Scrutinizing Hate Monger Glen Beck; "close-to-painful murdering of the dark people." Right wing hate monger is shown to be ... a toxic, racist, anti-semite and more
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 27, 2011
Clarence Thomas should be INDICTED -- UPDATED Clarence Thomas, for the past 20 years has checked "None" under "Spouse's Non-Investment Income" on his financial disclosure forms. That, we now know, was untrue. The law that is the basis for the disclosure form, includes reference to possible criminal penalties under 18 U.S. Code.
Trust me, I'm a liar., From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 1, 2018
Donald Trump isn't just a liar, he's an especially despicable liar Donald Trump lies. Prolifically. That is not news. But a researcher who spent 20 years researching lies, liars, and why people lie, says Trump isn't just any liar -- he's an especially mean one too. Social scientist Bella DePaulo studied Trump's first 298 days in office and the 1,628 lies he told and found that he was lying on average about six times per day (and nine times per day in more recent months).
Stock Market Tanks As Trump Leads Us Into Recession, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 24, 2019
The Trump presidency may have just entered its "endgame" As Trump's "strategy" of taking this country to the brink, then backing off, didn't work. Instead he decided, on Friday, to escalate. The Dow Jones promptly dropped nearly 700 points. After the market had closed, Trump threatened further increases in tariffs, increasing the likelihood of a sustained stock market collapse next week.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 2, 2012
Anonymous Finds Ron Paul under Supremacist Rock Twitter is a atwitter this evening with the news that the hacker group Anonymous mounted an attack against a series of White Supremacist groups, generally smashing, exposing, and defacing the sites. That in itself is at a minimum, worthy of note, but the kicker is what they found at one of the sites.
Donald Trump & Mike Pence, painted portrait, From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2018
This Administration Isn't Simply "Corrupt" -- By Any Definition, It's Evil. If an official policy of snatching infants from the arms of parents caught trying to breach the U.S. border to find some low-paying job is not "evil," then the term itself probably has no meaning for those who support that policy. A government that supposedly abhors "evil" would know intuitively how horribly depraved this is.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Republicans losing lady voters. Gee, no one saw that coming! After spending a solid year trying to pass laws to ban women's health care, redefine rape, protect the "religious liberty" of hospitals that would prefer to let women die rather than provide necessary health care to them, Republicans weren't certain they'd made it clear just how anti-woman the party is. So they decided to turn the dial to 11 by attacking basic health care as a violation of their "religious liberty."
Bernie Sanders, From ImagesAttr
(47 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 26, 2015
I'm not voting for Bernie Sanders. Since my friends consider me a "progressive," some of them are surprised when I tell them I'm not voting for Bernie Sanders. Yes, he's knowledgeable and articulate. He's charismatic in a disheveled sort of way. He comes across as blunt and direct, which certainly is refreshing. I'm not voting for him. I want something for the United States -- and for the world -- that Bernie Sanders can't give us.
Vladimir Putin & Donald Trump at APEC Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, 10 November 2017, From WikimediaPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 20, 2017
Russia Has Owned Trump For Quite Some Time And Mueller Knows It; Tick, Tock Impeachment Clock Guardian journalist Luke Harding has written a book, Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win. The book contains conversations with former spy Christopher Steele, who admonished Harding to follow the yellow brick road, which in Trump's case is gold and extends all the way from Moscow to Trump Tower. Good advice and Robert Mueller is following it.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 7, 2011
The German magazine Spiegel says Wall Street banksters committed a monumental insider bank robbery This mainstream German magazine Der Spiegel in their December 30th issue, tell us that Wall Street banksters committed nothing short of a monumental insider bank robbery, which is responsible for victims like Pam Brown who has become the face of America's nouveau poor and hungry in the minds of the Spiegel's vast readership within the European Union.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 21, 2018
Ivanka's just as crooked as her dad. Stop pretending otherwise. Trump and/or his rotten kids lure real estate buyers to new projects with blatantly false claims; by the time buyers find out they were duped, the Trumps have already pocketed the money and oozed off to the next "deal." If it sounds familiar it's because it's the precise operational model of "Trump University," the scam real-estate college -- and God help anyone who ever bought mail-order meat from this man.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 19, 2012
A Tea Partier Just Called Me "Communist." Watch My SLAM DUNK Response So I'm working this morning, like I do everyday, trying to come up with ways to promote my film, when I get this email from a guy who used to call my radio show over in Jackonville. His name is Rod, and here's what he sent. Rep. Allen West states that 81 Democratic House members are communists. A CPUSA official is outraged & I agree. Isn't every Democrat a communist? I wasn't getting a whole lot done, so I figured..
Stephen Colbert, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 4, 2018
Devin Nunes To FOX News: Stephen Colbert is "The DANGER That We Have in This Country" Nunes points out that the reason the nation is undergoing such unprecedented turmoil is that leftists have seized control of the most powerful institutions in the country -- universities and Hollywood -- and are using them to enslave the minds of decent citizens.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mitt Romney: Lying to victory The results of Wednesday night's first presidential debate are in and it's official: Mitt Romney won round one. He was aggressive, he was decisive, he delivered. Of course he also lied through his teeth for most of the debate. Romney lied:
basilica de San Pedro, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 2, 2013
Implosion at the Vatican - One Can Only Hope Two Vatican experts have used the word "implosion" to describe the current state of affairs at the Holy See: Robert Mickens, Vatican correspondent for The Tablet published in Britain, and Massimo Franco, a veteran political writer for Corriere della Sera, Italy's most prestigious daily newspaper, who said there are "conflicts within the Vatican "worthy of the epoch of the Borgias'". There's a palpable sense of fin du régime
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2009
The Real Irony of Psalms 109 The rich irony is that those who have chosen this Bible verse as a slogan clearly have no idea of the context and meaning of that which they quote. The Bible clearly says the exact opposite of that which they imply.
Trumps dancing at Liberty Ball 01-20-17, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Donald Trump took $107 million promised to charities ... and kept it Donald Trump wants attention for giving $1 million to those affected by recent hurricanes -- donations that so far haven't actually happened. But he's still sitting on a massive heap of cash from January which, despite promises, hasn't gone to help anyone but Trump. It's been eight months. How much has been given out? None. None at all.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 15, 2016
What has Bernie ever accomplished? when people compare the records of Sanders and Clinton in the Senate, they often stop at the most superficial level, looking only at bills bearing their names as sponsors. Digging just a little deeper, it is obvious that Sanders has been a committed, effective, and successful progressive legislator for decades. At least in Congress, Bernie has far outpaced Hillary when it comes to getting things done.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The Gulf Stream Is Only The Beginning This catastrophy is going to have world wide ecological impacts.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 18, 2011
How the GOP stole America If you listen to the news, you might think we went on a spending spree. You might think we shoved fresh billions into social programs, or gave fat pay raises to government workers, or that there's been some huge expansion of the government bureaucracy. That's not quite what happened.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Breaking: Homeland Security, FBI, Others Advise Coordinated Occupy Crackdowns Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict "Occupy" protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night's move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 23, 2012
Craig Romney: My Dad Cheats And "That's What We Need in the White House." Mitt and Ann Romney have raised their kids to believe that "severely" lying and cheating is equal to, as Craig Romney said: "hard work" and according to the Romney family, cheating and pathologically lying is the "type of determination, that we need in the White House."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 5, 2010
Israel "Accidentally" Distributes Video Mocking Flotilla Dead Think of it - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office "accidentally" promoting a video, made by a former adviser of his, that mocks the Gaza aid flotilla dead. Inconceivable? Think again! For such a timely video to be "accidentally" released by a Netanyahu-led Israeli government seems more than a bit suspicious.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 26, 2009
ConservaDem Senators Vow to Kill The Bill If It Is Improved. The Conservadem Senators are vowing to kill the bill unless House Democrats f.ck labor and roll over on all major issues
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2012
Occupy Wall Street and the Scent of Revolution Loss of patience by the masses means the force of change has been unchained; there is no longer the weight of mass disapproval damping down the protests. When the power elite see the masses slip away from them, they know they are down to their own resources: police and army.
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(39 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Rush Limbaugh advertiser backlash is knocking down the radio networks On Friday, November 16, Dial Global took a huge financial hit, resulting in the company voluntarily de-listing from NASDAQ. Dial Global's stock dropped by nearly 77 percent. The company identified three causes for its troubles, including "advertisers' response to controversial statements by a certain nationally syndicated talk radio personality in MARCH 2012."
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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 7, 2013
Here's what happens when someone wants to use your "public" info to intimidate you. (Updated) Daily Kos: Here's what happens when someone wants to use your "public" info to intimidate you. (Updated)
From commons.wikimedia.org: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, From Images
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 12, 2017
Meanwhile, a Russian Spy Who Worked with Putin is Now In Charge of US Embassy Security! Donald Trump, who just announced to everyone that he trusts a former KGB agent over all 17 American intelligence agencies, is allowing the former head of KGB counter-intelligence to be handed the keys to US Embassy security in Moscow.
Image created from image crediting, From Images
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 25, 2013
Christian Militia Claims "Authority" To Shoot And Kill Obama So now, Right-Wing "Christian" extremists are making death threats against President Obama, and on Facebook. The administrator, "Everest," for the Facebook group Christian American Patriots Militia begins his post on November 19th, with: "We now have the authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him." Well, it's a federal crime, i.e., a felony to make threats against any president.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Cancerous Politics and Ideology of the Susan G. Komen Foundation This week it became clear there are things more important to the Susan G. Komen Foundation--the fundraising giant that each year during breast cancer awareness month virtually swathes the United States in pink, a la Christo--than ensuring women are able to access exams for early detection of breast cancer. In a word: Politics.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 5, 2014
Why the U.S. should treat health care like a utility, not a market As a quick tour of the American model and successful systems in place in other modern economies worldwide shows, health care should be treated less like a free market and more like a government regulated utility.
From flickr.com: Betsy DeVos, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 12, 2018
DeVos Has a Plan To Force Taxpayers to Fund Religious Schools It is no secret that DeVos hates the public school system for a variety of reasons, but chief among them is that they are not taxpayer funded evangelical madrassas and they do not yet exist to enrich her wealthy cohorts in the corporate private and religious school movement.
Meghan Markle joins royal Christmas celebration with Prince Harry, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Trump can screw up a wedding even if it's not his own. Just ask poor Prince Harry of the UK. Harry and Meghan don't want Trump at their wedding, surprise, surprise. They do badly want the Obama's to attend, but the British government is scared of the inevitable tweet storm from the Tiny Thumbs Diktator that will inevitably follow.
From flickr.com: Manafort, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 11, 2017
Trump Called for Acting FBI Director's Firing Hours After Manafort FBI Raid Trump tweeted, Calling for Acting FBI Director's Firing Hours After Manafort FBI Raid
Parents Of Sandy Hook Children Are Suing Alex Jones, From YouTubeVideos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2018
After being sued, Alex Jones suddenly believes Sandy Hook actually happened Alex Jones has stoked the fires of people who believe conspiracy theories that somehow connect a super vast evil conspiracy -- so vampirish and insidious in nature, so cruel and power-hungry -- that instead of actually killing people and covering it up, they pretend to kill people and then cover up that cover up. People like Alex Jones are the only time I vaguely hope that there is an actual hell.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 22, 2014
US elites beginning to realize there's a problem the elites have noticed that their asset-bubble blowing economic schemes just aren't providing enough prosperity to keep everybody happy. And unless they can find some way to keep us peasants from resorting to the pitchforks, their wet dream of a democratic market economy as the end point of human history is in danger.
John Kelly EMOTIONAL White House Press Briefing, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 21, 2017
I am truly shaken by Kelly's Press Conference The media have fed into this belief that Kelly is somehow this Savior of our Republic. The White Knight -- literally White. The brave man who will wrestle Trump to the ground when he tries to burn down the universe. They covered for Kelly, they made him out to be somehow explaining Trump to us in a compassionate and clear way.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2012
16 year old girl threatened by Christians with beatings and worse In Cranston, Rhode Island, 16 year old Jessica Ahlquist, a student at Cranston High School West, filed suit back in April along with the American Civil Liberties Union objecting on First Amendment grounds to a prayer banner hung in that school's auditorium.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 23, 2011
GQR/Democracy Corps poll: GOP House majority in jeopardy already These are bad early indicators for the new Congress. Voters don't know their new representatives very well, and they don't like them especially well, and they seem quite prepared to vote Democratic in 2012.
Elizabeth Warren, From WikimediaPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 20, 2015
Elizabeth Warren's beautiful statement on Syria Warren: "Some politicians are proposing to close our country to people fleeing the massacre in Syria. That is not who we are. We are a country of immigrants and refugees, a country made strong by our diversity, a country founded by those crossing the sea fleeing religious persecution and seeking religious freedom."
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 23, 2013
German magazine Spiegel says "Obama's Soft Totalitarianism: Europe Must Protect Itself from America" Quote from Der Spiegel: "Is Barack Obama a friend? Revelations about his government's vast spying program call that assumption into doubt. The European Union must protect the Continent from America's reach for omnipotence."
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose Tim Dickinson's fantastic expose of the Koch brothers in the latest issue of Rolling Stone has gotten plenty of attention. For very good reason: it's a well-sourced, deep dive into the very toxic--literally toxic--business that earned the Kochs enough money to buy up an entire political party.
Trump cabinet secretary's daughter blasts transgender ban, From YouTubeVideos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 28, 2017
Trump Cabinet member's daughter tells "never-served piece of sh*t" Trump to STFU Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's daughter recently ripped Trump a new one over his transgender military ban. "This man is a disgrace. I've tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable," read her post on July 26, which still appeared online on Saturday.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 10, 2013
In pouting op-ed, Eric Cantor complains the mean black man is not giving Republicans enough respect The party of white southern men has got a monumental bug up their ass about how they are not being respected by the first non-white president ever given the ability to make executive nominations and waivers and rules and by their God, they are not going to reopen this government until he learns his place.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 8, 2014
Bill Maher's Controversial New Rule on Seniors (literally) Screwing Us Over STD, Penis Pumps, Viagra-- and spending almost ten times more per year than young people.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2010
"vote conservative"? my response to a right wing brother The writer has very, very conservative men in her family. a recent correspondence led to her brother inviting her to vote conservative in November. She described her response: I do not usually engage any of these men in political discussions because it is usually the verbal equivalent of repeatedly hitting my head into a granite wall, but this time I just couldn't help it.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 23, 2012
German reporter goes underground at Fundamentalist Christian Madrassa Patrick Henry College Amrai Coen, a writer for the German weekly Die Zeit, wanted to visit Patrick Henry College, but the college administration refused her visit since the school had "bad experiences with foreign journalists." Undeterred, Amrai posed as a prospective student and showed up on campus on "Visitor's Day". Her piece on her experience that day provides a rare inside glimpse of life at America's Madrassa
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 8, 2009
President Obama asks Rep. Conyers Why He is "Demeaning" Him An interesting story in the Hill. Representative Conyers recently received a call from President Obama: Conyers, the second-longest-serving member of the House, said, "[Obama] called me and told me that he heard that I was demeaning him and I had to explain to him that it wasn't anything personal, it was an honest difference on the issues. And he said, ‘Well, let's talk about it.'"
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(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 22, 2010
Earth's plant life: dying on land, dying at sea climate change is causing the dying of plants on land and in the sea
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 12, 2014
Some of Christie's Potential Felonies The starting list of the potential charges include official misconduct, interference with transportation, risk of causing widespread injury, and criminal coercion, including both state and Federal statutes. Penalties are magnified by the Patriot Act, because the Port Authority is under a heightened state of alert. These could even be prosecuted as "terrorist acts...
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2012
UC Davis Settles Pepper Spray Lawsuit with Personal Apology From Katehi... and $1,000,000. Each of the 21 student plaintiffs hit by pepper spray from Lt. Pike and his pepperkateers will be receiving $30,000, while other students will be able to receive up to $20,000. And $250,000 is to be paid out in legal fees, some to the ACLU which led the case.
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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2012
I have been a gun owner for more than 30 years... I hunt. Much of the meat that my family eats during the year comes from local wild game and I derive great satisfaction from the experience of hunting and the ability to feed my family locally sourced, organic, environmentally friendly game that I procure, butcher, and prepare myself. I have never joined the NRA. I have been invited many times but I was initially turned off by their absolutist position on gun regulation...
John Kelly, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 5, 2017
New WH Chief of Staff Apparently Clueless About What the Constitution Says About the President Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, not only doesn't seem to be familiar enough with the Constitution to know that the president's oath of office is in it, but has a pretty wild story about how that oath came into existence.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 24, 2017
Why Franken is different Franken's alleged crimes were not abuses of power. They were (at worst) abuses of consent. Tweeden consented to a kiss, even if she didn't like the way he did it. All three women accusing him of grabbing their butts consented to a hug -- they asked him for a selfie, they invited him to put his arm around them. They may not have liked how he did it, but he had their consent first.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 15, 2012
Overton Window on Mortgage Walk Away Moving, Banks Scared the percent of mortgage defaults by folks who could afford their payments rose from 22% to 30 percent.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Lefties Call for Alliance with Paulies Against War Speaker after speaker spoke of having worked for, campaign for, raised money for and enthusiastically supported Obama's presidential campaign, but feeling a sense of betrayal at the announcement of the escalation into Afghanistan.
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(35 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Civil War never ended. The neo-Confederate tea party fights on I was the great-granddaughter of enslaved people freed by the war. My great-grand-uncle Dennis Weaver (black), was a former slave, freed by early emancipation in Washington, D.C., in 1862, who enlisted immediately in Company D, 1st Regiment, United States Colored Troops (USCT).
Trump Family To Save $1 Billion Under New Tax Plan, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 19, 2017
Taxpayer money is going toward defending Trump's businesses from lawsuits If you're one of the Americans who will soon be paying more in taxes should Senate Republicans follow the lead of House Republicans in passing their latest version of rich person-centric tax "reform," rest assured that your money won't be going to waste. Why, some of it will be going to the noble White House effort to defend Donald Trump's private for-profit businesses from lawsuits.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2013
The Return of the 19th Century A friend once told me that the wealthy elite didn't want to just "roll back" the New Deal, they wanted to roll back the entire 20th Century. His point was that all the social gains of the 20th Century were granted to us in order to combat global communism, and that with the collapse of communism the wealthy elite are going it take it all back.
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Got AIDs? Your fault, says Ron Paul. Boss can't keep his hands off you? Switch jobs, says Ron Paul Only by ignoring all his other odious points of view, offensive, disgusting, hate-filled points of view, can Ron Paul be defended. To ignore those is to condone racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, 1%erism, anti-environmentalism, victim-blaming, social safety net-shredding and conspiracy-mongering.
Trump executive Michael Cohen, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 7, 2018
Trump's fate may lie with Michael Cohen, now facing a whipsaw stress test from Mueller and Avenatti There's a lot of meat on that bone. And if Mueller finds any legal improprieties, he will surely leverage every bit of that weight to flip Cohen. To a large extent, Trump's fate now lies at least partially in the hands of Cohen. Will he go the way of Michael Flynn or Paul Manafort?
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Democratic party corruption and marijuana legalization How is it that it was Democrats all squeamish in Kentucky recently over fricking hemp legalization? Because police and other traditional Democratic special interests own them of course.
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Pentagon Reacts To Heavy Fire Over DADT Survey Yesterday, gay and lesbian advocates took sharp aim at the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" survey the Pentagon finally made available on Wednesday to 400,000 troops. Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United said: "It is simply impossible to imagine a survey with such derogatory and insulting wording, assumptions, and insinuations going out about any other minority group in the military."
Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, From GoogleImages
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 10, 2018
Donald Trump gave a huge gift to Vladimir Putin, and may have saved the Russian government Everything else that Trump has or hasn't done about Russia, any sanctions, any tariffs, any expelled diplomats, absolutely pales in comparison to the huge boost he provided to the Russian economy by backing away from the Iran nuclear deal. In fact, short of actually starting a shooting war in the region, it's difficult to find anything else that Trump might have done of more benefit to Putin.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2012
Zimmerman's Wife Admits Z Used Self-Defense Excuse Years Ago Testimony by Zimmerman and his wife reveal deception and confirm previous alibis in play.
Sean Spicer, Master Notetaker, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Joke's over: Sean Spicer hires a defense lawyer with a particularly interesting set of skills When Allen contacted Spicer to discuss his notes, he seemed to have hit a nerve because Spicer twice threatened to "contact appropriate legal authorities" if Allen contacted him again. Seems the appropriate legal authorities are going to be reaching out to Sean Spicer very, very soon -- if they haven't already.
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The Dark Truth Of John Boehner's Resignation The Republican belief is that threats of government destruction combined with the inherent rightness of Republican beliefs "could be so strong (as Ted Cruz was of his proposal to defund Obamacare) that Senate Democrats, the Obama White House and the mainstream media would, for once, finally, this time, cave in and let the House Republicans have their way.
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Is Bernie Sanders the Democrats' front-runner for 2020? Nate Silver Says "Yes" In a fascinating online chat with 538 Staffers. Nate Silver posed the question above and answered it in the affirmative.
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Wheeler: “Clapper Confirms NSA Engages In Domestic Surveillance,” It's Not Just “Terrorism” In multiple posts at her Emptywheel blog, Marcy Wheeler is reporting that not only has Director of National Intelligence James Clapper just acknowledged that the NSA--essentially admitting that the organization is in direct violation of its original, government-chartered mandate--
Rob Porter, accused of abusing his ex-wives, and President Trump., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 18, 2018
The first rule of White House Wife-Beaters Club is don't talk about ... the wives We have a White House that is literally full of wife beaters and potential foreign assets, people that could easily be compromised and blackmailed, who are high-value targets for foreign intelligence services from China, Israel, Germany, and even Russia. Does the White House do the right thing? Nope, not until someone else forces them to.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 18, 2011
Unions and progressive groups launching 'Occupy Congress' The occupy movement is morphing and changing in creative, powerful ways. A coalition of unions and progressive groups including the SEIU, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the Center for Community Change and others is launching "Occupy Congress": "Thousands of people have signed up to come to Capitol Hill during the first week in December,"
Donald Trump's Batshit Lunacy, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 4, 2018
Behind the scenes at the Trump White House: Uglier, meaner, and simply dumber than you can imagine They weren't going to win, so it wasn't a problem. The Trump campaign wasn't just saturated in this attitude, they were reassured by it. Because the very last thing any of the people in the campaign wanted was for this brainless, anger-fueled jackass to win. Losing, was going to be great.
the oathkeepers headed to the top of the steps., From YouTubeVideos
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It's Happening! 'Proud Boys' And 'Oath Keepers' Get Federal Charges UPGRADED To... CONSPIRACY!! It's not easy being an FBI Agent lately, sorting through mountains of evidence and sifting through tens of thousands of tips; but our intrepid federal officers remain undaunted in bringing those responsible for attacking our democracy to justice....
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Scott Walker Peeved That NYT Refuses to Publish His Op/Ed It's pretty obvious why the Times declined to print the piece. In 12 paragraphs, Walker alternately whines about his persecution by liberals and trumpets his grandiose vision of himself as savior of all that "true" Americans hold dear. I've heard less trash talk and whining on school playgrounds during recess.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 30, 2017
Flynn flips, Kushner talks, and Trump posts Nazi snuff films Flynn may actually have something valuable to offer against Trump. What Mueller wanted out of Kushner may have been directly related to Flynn's off-the-books connections to Russia, or he may have been collecting details for an obstruction of justice case.Either way, it appears to have pushed some of Trump's very easy-to-push buttons.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 15, 2018
D-gate: Trump declares Wall Street Journal interview fake news because it's missing a single letter The Trump White House has issued multiple attacks on the Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, declaring their transcript of a interview with Donald Trump "fake news." And the point of contention, in an 8,500 word interview is a single letter.
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Republicans Move To Gut Social Security Benefits on Their First Day in Power The "demonization" of those receiving Disability payments is part of the broader overall GOP strategy of shifting money out of Social Security to pay for the Republicans' main priority -- tax cuts for corporations and multi-millionaires. Republicans are declaring war on middle class Americans, to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest.
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 17, 2011
Mass Mobilization to Save Workers' Rights: From the Front Lines in WI Wisconsin is in the middle of a massive popular uprising. Last Friday, our newly elected Tea-Party governor, Scott Walker, introduced a "budget repair bill" clearly aimed not at fixing our budget at all, but at eliminating public sector unions in Wisconsin. This is a naked power grab designed to make the current right-wing control of our state government permanent. Only unions endorsing walker were exempted.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 12, 2009
Why Jews are liberals and Norman Podhoretz is wrong as usual Norman Podhoretz began his political life on the Trotskyite left but swung sharply to the right and edited the conservative magazine Commentary for more than three decades. His latest book is called "Why Are Jews Liberals?", and he published a few thoughts on the subject in the Wall Street Journal this week.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 7, 2013
'Christian values' Hobby Lobby purchases its products from #1 'family planning' nation China 'Christian values' Hobby Lobby purchases its products from #1 'family planning' nation China
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Evolution: Why another former Hillary Clinton supporter has come to feel the Bern I switched to Bernie because I am a progressive and I share his vision for America. He is one of us, not a subsidiary of any bank or corporation. I hope and pray that you'll do likewise and, when you walk into that booth and it's just you and your conscience, you'll decide that doing the right thing is more important than having been right.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 4, 2019
Mitt Romney Folds, Announces Support For Wall While Romney's lack of courage and conviction is hardly surprising, it's still a bit of a disappointment for anyone holding out just a sliver of hope that he had actually grown a backbone. But at least there's a silver lining: we no longer have to waste time and energy taking him seriously.
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The Nerds Weigh In On the DNC 'Data Breach' This whole thing stinks, it stinks because the co-owner of NGP VAN was Clinton's chief technology officer for her 2008 campaign.
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Stunning Op-Ed in NYT: How Israel Silences Dissent it's not every day that we see the New York Times, of all publications, publish such a damning illustration of the current political climate in this so-called pluralistic democracy when it comes to tolerating dissent on the issue of Palestinian rights and sovereignty. The situation inside of Israel for those who dare to speak out against the state's tactics against the Palestinians is nothing short of dire:
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Not Just Exxon: The Entire Oil and Gas Industry Knew The Truth About Climate Change 35 Years Ago. it wasn't just Exxon, but the entire oil and gas industry through its mouthpiece, the American Petroleum Institute, that collaborated to perpetuate the denial and "uncertainty" charade, to soak in as much money for themselves as possible at the expense of the rest of us and all future generations who would have to live through the consequences of their deception:
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Why The MSM Is Such A Farce Why The MSM Is Such A Farce
Donald Trump Jr., wife Vanessa separate, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 17, 2018
Don Jr.'s wife reportedly hired a criminal attorney to represent her in their divorce case Vanessa Trump has filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. in New York. Gossip site Page Six has reported that Vanessa made a curious legal hire to represent her--White Plains, NY-based criminal defense lawyer David Feureisen. The former couple say the divorce will be uncontested, which makes this hire even more curious.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2015
Sarah Palin confounds Rachel Maddow: "Tell me what this means" It's tough to be anything other than baffled at Sarah Palin's words. Yet Palin's thought process must be examined, as it represents a substantial portion of today's body politic. Maybe if we figure out how she rings others' bells, we might be able to un-ring them -- permanently.
The Stupid President Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 15, 2019
Donald Trump is a deeply stupid man who routinely gets his ass kicked on the world stage Republican presidents are dangerous to national and world security, but none more than Trump. By breaking the deal with Iran, Trump gave Iran the incentive to resume its arms program, which they have done. Which makes the world less safe. Because that's what Trump's ineptitude does: make the world less safe.
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PRICELESS: Colbert Rips David Koch to His Face at TIME Magazine Gala PRICELESS: Colbert Rips David Koch to His Face at TIME Magazine Gala
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Couric's anti-vaccination segment a symptom of wider scientific illiteracy Because Katie Couric did a show giving voice to meritless anti-vaccine forces, people are going to die. You really can't get around that; the deaths may be decades from now, and the links from here to there may never be recognized even by the people around whom the threads are tied, but somewhere in the Katie Couric audience there are going to be people who are not going to vaccinate their children against a deadly disease
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 1, 2013
Ed Snowden Reveals His Nuclear Option It seems that Ed Snowden has guaranteed that he will not be silenced - or, rather, that the information he gathered on the NSA's (constitutionally-questionable) spying activities will not be buried. No matter what happens to him, the info will be made public.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 19, 2012
ALEC Sends Out an SOS to Breitbart Bloggers Shortly after issuing a press release announcing that it was disbanding its "Public Safety and Elections Task Force" after 30 years, theAmerican Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held a training for the right-wing blogosphere.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Devastating Cross Tabs Destroy the Pew Poll Favoring Romney Over Obama the composition of the people polled in the PEW poll that shows Romney ahead by four points is VERY far from reality.
Angela Merkel, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump, From Uploaded
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Trump killed plans for a national testing strategy, because COVID-19 'hit blue states hardest' On Thursday, Vanity Fair published a detailed analysis of how the planned federal testing program headed up by Jared Kushner disintegrated into a puddle of mismanagement, hubris, and finger-pointing. As much as any other story over the last three...
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This Is How The Middle Class Dies While the media's talking heads rent their garments in phony outrage, Republicans crowed with delight, and so-called Democrats wrung their hands and pointed fingers about the troubled launch of the Affordable Care Act, a starker example of our country's frightening economic trajectory manifested itself in Seattle this week.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 15, 2013
No, Facebook is Really Not Your "Friend" The wonders a concerned billionaire can work in a mere month! It seems like only yesterday (March, exactly) that the Facebook wunderkind was hosting fundraisers for Chris Christie and musing about dipping his toes into the warm, inviting political waters to which all billionaires are drawn, if only by their consciences and an acute understanding of their own importance.
President Trump's personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 18, 2018
A Michael Cohen breaking point? "I just can't take this anymore," he tells friends Imagine Cohen watching this unfold in real time, largely isolated, as Trump and his hatchet man Rudy Giuliani repeatedly undercut Cohen's entire defense. As he watched the news unfold in his hotel room in Philadelphia over the weekend, he evidenced some exasperation. He has confided in friends, "I just can't take this anymore."
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2012
The stunning truth about healthcare pricing Healthcare costs are neither realistic nor consistent. Americans purchase insurance with the expectation of getting reduced out-of-pocket healthcare costs, but instead pay more than they would if they just paid cash -- sometimes, much, much more.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Why Did Fox News Cease ALL Coverage Of The Las Vegas Tea Party Cop Killers? There are some obvious reasons why Fox would skew their reporting and ultimately remove this story from their news coverage. And all of them represent biases that are a long-standing part of what can be called the Fox News Creed: Racism, Guns, Anti-Government, and Tea Party.
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In the time it took Adam Lanza to reload, 11 children escaped. "We learned, the way that no other parents should learn, that the most dangerous, dangerous part of an assault weapon is the magazine," Nicole Hockley, whose son Dylan, 6, was killed Dec. 14, said at a press conference with other parents at the Capitol Monday morning.
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Absolutely Unimaginable This Could Happen In America David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn't make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was immediately stopped by law enforcement. Eckert was then subjected to repeated and humiliating forced medical procedures.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Billionaire Funds Santorum Run; Call Koch Brothers A "National Treasure" I for one am delighted to have our elections decided by people with ungodly amounts of wealth. That way I don't have to worry about which candidates are successful and which are not.
Ivanka Trump discusses border policies, Russia investigation, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2018
Ivanka denies Daddy authorized "lethal force" at the border -- until she's shown the video Like her father, Ivanka has spent a lifetime trying to convince herself that she isn't a solidly mediocre person who was born on top of a rigged system. Her interests have always been dominated by her own wants, and being on the staff of the White House is simply another branding opportunity she can use to further her financial gains -- while trying to inflate her fragile ego.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2013
Walking While "Tan:" 16 yo Son Trailed After partial recovery from a sports injury, the writer's son's doctor told him to exercise, so he decided to take a walk in his neighborhood. It was his place in the whole wide world, with all the happy, warm, and secure feelings a child attaches to their home . However, on this day as he walking through his neighborhood, he noticed that whereever he went, a woman in Mercedes seemed to be whereever he was.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 11, 2018
Wake Up Angry, Go To Bed Seething, Wake Up Furious. Rinse, Repeat. The Criminal in the Oval Office never did an hour of public service in his life and is wholly, completely and totally unfit for the office. Everything he has done up to this point demonstrates a malignant hatred for and intent to destroy the foundations and institutions upon this country was built. He is in a very literal sense a form of cancer on the Republic.
Jared Kushner's crowning real estate deal, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Mueller has his eye on Jared Kushner's desperate search for money -- and one very odd meeting The Vnesheconombank deal might have been a desperate attempt to find money by a sinking company. It may have been a way to pass on information to Putin. Either way, it may turn out to be Jared Kushner's only chance to find his way to a few months in a low-security facility.
Trump Throw A Childish Hissy Fit In Press Briefing Because His Candidate Lost (VIDEO) YouTube has Demonetized All of our videos, To help support World Source Media, Please visit worldsourcemedia.com and become a subscriber to our site...., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 10, 2019
Trump threw a hissy fit on Air Force One for not getting enough praise for his hospital visit Trump traveled to Dayton and El Paso to wreak havoc. In lieu of providing comfort to the victims, he used this opportunity to spout out the false claim of how he can pack an arena. Then he attacked the media, Democratic public officials in Dayton, and Democratic presidential candidates while visiting the hospital victims. Sickeningly, the White House tweeted that Trump was treated "like a rock star."
Donald Trump news conference on Charlottesville, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Trump defends white supremacist/neo-Nazi violence, says "alt-left" also to blame Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to make an infrastructure announcement but the press conference quickly spiraled out of control when he justified his reprehensible handling of the Charlottesville violence by defending the supremacist/neo-Nazi protest and blaming "both sides," including what he called the "alt-left."
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 30, 2013
A Progressive Pope is Driving the Wingnuts Batty As Pope Francis comes more and more out of the Progressive Closet he begins to gain more and more pushback from the Rightwing who have long claimed that their Unrepentant Greed was Godly.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Trump Is Creating an Authoritarian Dictatorship - Here's Why By almost every act, Trump is building an oligarchic authoritarian dictatorship. If there is an overarching pattern in the Trump regime's first months, it is a steady move toward oligarchy verging on authoritarian dictatorship.
U.S. Ambassador Denise Bauer is being forced to return to the U.S. even though her daughter is just months from graduating high school., From WikimediaPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 6, 2017
What a jackhole: Trump orders ambassadors to yank their kids out of school and come home ASAP It wouldn't be a story about Donald Trump if it didn't start with "in a break with precedent." In this case, it's a break with decades of precedent: Trump has told all politically appointed U.S. ambassadors around the world that they must return home by Inauguration Day, full stop, end of story, consequences be damned.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 28, 2017
Mitch McConnell is a sad, sad turtle In the aftermath of the vote, McConnell was forced to admit that he was out of ideas. Out of options. And that, worst of all, the only option remaining to Republicans was to ... work with the Democrats. McConnell stumbled through a mumbled, downbeat speech in which he said he'd "like to hear their ideas, I really would." And now, he will.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 26, 2019
Here is the full, unclassified whistleblower complaint detailing Donald Trump's illegal behavior The full whistleblower complaint has been unclassified and publicly released ahead of Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire's appearance before the House Intelligence Committee. You can read the entire complaint below, which is packed with explosive information,
TRUMP THE ORANGE PRESIDENT, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2018
Who will ultimately bring down Trump? You'll never guess. Scalawags like Manafort, Flynn, Cohen et al, may have fancy stories to tell, and very damaging to Trump to boot. And there may be files, and even audio to back them up. But it's still going to be one person, or several people, that you have never heard of before, and never will again, who will finally drop the hammer on Trump's fat, empty head.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Koch Brothers are About to Destroy Veterans' Health Care and No One Knows About It Representative Jeff Miller's and Senator Marco Rubio's proposals -- H.R. 1994 and S. 1082 -- would do away with vital rights of veterans with the stroke of a pen. They are not alone in pushing this dangerous agenda; they are doing so with the full backing of a "veterans organization" called Concerned Veterans of America, which was recently exposed as a Koch Brothers-funded front group in a scathing report.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tsa Arrests Me For Using The Fourth Amendment As A Weapon (Tales From The Edge Of A Revolution #2) I wonder what will happen if I read the Constitution next week when I have to come back. I wonder, briefly, what Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson would say, if they knew it was a sign of terrorism to recite the Bill of Rights.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Having John Bolton testify in the Senate is likely to be a disaster -- which is why it should be done Bolton's character and judgment remain exactly what they have always been: He's an unrepentant war hawk. Having Bolton testify creates a high possibility that he will say nothing that leads to the removal of Trump.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 15, 2018
An American Authoritarianism Rising: Silence Will Not Protect You We are at an historical inflection point similar to the early 1930s before fascism took power.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 19, 2019
Trump THREATENS Fox News: "I'm Not Happy with Fox and I'm the One Who Calls the Shots" The evidence that Fox News is just a subdivision of the Republican Party (or vice versa) continues to pile up. And the closeness of that relationship has never been stronger than it has during the administration of Donald Trump. Fox News and Trump share a profound intimacy wherein the State TV network will unceasingly defend the President and malign his critics, while he sings the praises of his most devoted Trump-fluffers.
Trump Jr.: I probably would've done things differently, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 6, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. is already under the bus -- and Trump senior just keeps driving There are at least two reasons why Trump should suddenly be grumbling about Trump Jr.'s upcoming time in handcuffs. Not only is Michael Cohen willing to testify that he lied to the Senate and mislead investigators, Rick Gates was also at that meeting. Gates agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation months ago, and so has likely already provided information on this meeting.
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Sane approaches to health epidemics: Medical anthropologists address Ebola fearmongering Sane approaches to health epidemics: Medical anthropologists address Ebola, cut through the fearmongering around this current crisis, and discuss how we need to approach public health as a global system.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 25, 2019
Steve Bannon's rogue impeachment defense shows just how stupid he thinks Trump is Trump is guilty of massive abuses of power, obstruction of justice, and more. That may be one of the things making it tough to arrive at an elevator pitch here. Bannon is even possibly smart enough to know that. It just doesn't matter to him, any more than it matters to any other Republicans.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Briefing, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 22, 2017
Polls: Media offer fake news, but news from Trump seen as phoniest of all Trump constantly attacks legitimate news organizations as fake news. But the StudySoup survey showed that nearly 60 percent of Americans consider what they're being fed from the Trump White House as the real fake news. No surprise there, as the Washington Post count of Trump's accumulated lies topped 1,300 by mid-October.
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 15, 2013
The New New Left Is Coming If the state of things has gotten you down, this may pick you up.
Trump Quietly Scales Back Assistance Programs For Poor Americans, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The cruelty's the point: Trump to take food stamps from working families, elderly, disabled people The Trump administration failed in its efforts to kick millions of people off of food stamps in last year's Farm Bill, so it's taking another stab at it now with a proposed rule to force -- and this is the administration's figure -- 3 million people off the program.
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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 26, 2014
President? REALLY? 5 Things You Don't Know About JEB Jeb is a has-been whose last campaign was 14 years ago. During that time he has not done anything productive or constructive -- except try to get rich. What he considers his biggest legacy, education, has turned out to be a failure and liability. He also faces a changed country: its a lot browner, and his potential supporters have gotten a lot more racist and crazier. But suddenly, he is now the GOP front-runner.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 14, 2011
Denial of Service Attack Takes Down United Wisconsin's Recall Walker Website! Updatex2=Recall Polka The source of this attack is not fully known. However, we are reporting this to the FBI and Wisconsin Attorney General, and taking all the steps we can to ensure this does not happen again.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 22, 2015
That Time When Bernie Sanders Tried To Debate Michele Bachmann On CNN & Her Comedy Of Errors It really was unfair pairing the two. Bernie Sanders knew what he was talking about, defended his positions, and asked pertinent questions, even while continuously being interrupted. When asked to declare her stance on cutting social security and raising the minimum wage, Michele Bachmann dodged and evaded like a boxer avoiding a punch.
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Catholic bishops threaten to sue for their right to hate lady parts The bishops got their puppets in Congress to introduce bills on their behalf -- which the American people overwhelmingly opposed. They even got themselves invited to the boys-only congressional hearing on birth control -- because who understands birth control better than a bunch of supposedly celibate men?
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Daily Kos: This is How Citizens United Dies Citizens United has allowed foreign money to influence elections.
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Poll after Poll After Poll: Raise taxes on the rich, preserve social insurance program When Americans are clamoring for tax fairness, and for the preservation of basic social insurance programs they have invested their own tax money into, government needs to listen
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Attorney General Sessions interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week by the special counsel's office as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election and whether the president obstructed justice since taking office, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman.
Trump Makes America Dumb Again, From YouTubeVideos
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After a year in office, Trump still doesn't understand what a filibuster is What this little temper tantrum is more proof of is that Trump has no interest in making a deal. He's still insisting on his proposal, now in the House (which will mostly likely never get voted on). He wants to deport the Dreamers, and every move he's made since September when he cancelled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals demonstrates that.
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta does an about-face on marijuana It's not often you see someone as high profile as Dr. Sanjay Gupta change their mind on such a polarizing topic as marijuana. Back in 2009, he penned an op-ed for Time Magazine declaring he had researched the effectiveness of medical marijuana, listened to both sides of the debate, and decided he would vote no on pot (Time Magazine paywall). This morning he's apologizing and announcing he's completely changed his mind.
Pompeo says Trump doesn't want war with Iran, From YouTubeVideos
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Defense secretary's chief of staff tenders resignation as Trump team moves toward war Trump Defense Secretary Esper cut senior Pentagon leaders out of the loop on the Suleimani assassination, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff were not consulted or briefed on the operation ahead of time.
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Rex Tillerson is tired of rattling around the halls of empty State Department, contemplates "Rexit" Communications at the Trump White House consist of simply pretending that whatever Trump said makes sense. Tillerson, on the other hand, has to convince foreign leaders that Trump's flip-flopping, backstabbing, and shifting collection of vengeance-based priorities provide some kind of basis for international relations.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 3, 2019
House summons Rick Perry to the impeachment inquiry, but he's not going to appear Perry's refusal to appear is not at all surprising. Despite court rulings and votes designed to directly address Republican claims of issues with the process, Perry is just one of several officials still pretending that the impeachment isn't real.
Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right's Stealth Attack on American Democracy, From YouTubeVideos
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Ten Reasons This National Nightmare Is Going To End: Saturday's Good News This is the beginning of the end of Trump. We knew that he wouldn't go down easy. We knew that the crazy would get worse before it got better. And that is where we are now. His crazy is becoming more extreme and although that is a part of this process, it sure doesn't feel good. It is scary, but we have to have faith that this will end, because it will.
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Paul Ryan explains why you shouldn't get paid family leave Paul Ryan cares about spending time with his family while standing in the way of you doing the same. He has a job that lets him make that kind of demand, and if you're not so lucky and powerful, screw you. Basic rights for you--the kind of thing that three American states and virtually every other country on earth can somehow provide--can be boiled down to meaningless Republican buzzwords for "no."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Noam Chomsky to President Obama: This could help 11 million immigrants Not only has Donald Trump threatened and hate-mongered immigrants in this country throughout his campaign, the Republican Party has done so with the same vigor for years--just not with the same dangerously ignorant verbiage Trump uses. Chomsky is urging, and asking others to urge Obama into using his presidential executive powers to grant a "general pardon" to 11 million immigrants for infractions before Trump is sworn in.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 20, 2019
Democrats need leaders to take Trump on. Pelosi And Schumer aren't cutting it. The Democratic Party cannot fulfill its constitutional responsibilities because its leadership lives in abject terror of being ejected from office by alienating the voters to whom Trump's nationalism appeals. In effect, the majority of the American electorate, which voted against Trump in 2016 and then gave the Democrats a House majority in 2018, has no representation.
How Donald Trump Answers A Question, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 27, 2019
There is a strategy behind Trump's madness, and it's already much later than you think The news that Donald Trump is openly feeding classified information to Devin Nunes should be upsetting. It not only represents a complete upending of the standard relationship between the executive branch and the legislative branch, but it's just one aspect of a threat that Trump has set down brick by brick, until it has America poised on the edge of a cliff that many don't even seem to realize is looming.
President Trump Says CNN's Jim Acosta Is 'Unprofessional', Slams April Ryan As 'Loser' |, From YouTubeVideos
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Reporter targeted-- A Pattern Seen In Authoritarian States Reporter targeted by the Chinese gov't has some advice for US press corps and the rest of us.
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UH-OH! The Tea Party + OWS alliance that the banksters were $hitting themselves over has arrived Remember that memo that leaked out of Wall Street a while ago where they said the thing banksters fear more than anything else was an alliance between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street? Well, it is happening, and it is going to turn into the perfect storm, and that perfect storm is headed straight for a Wall Street Millionaires' yacht, The S.S. Mittens.
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Montana Experiment Brings NHS-Style Health Care to USA; Saves State Millions, Patients Delighted Daily Kos: Montana Experiment Brings NHS-Style Health Care to USA; Saves State Millions, Patients Delighted
Representative Adam Schiff, From YouTubeVideos
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Democratic memo shows that Devin Nunes simply lied, and Nunes responds ... with more lies Two weeks after Donald Trump blocked Democrats from releasing a more extensive document pointing out the many lies of omission and lies of commission included in Nunes' work, the House Intelligence Committee finally released a redacted version of the Democratic memo.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 21, 2010
It's time to put Howard Dean back in charge Howard Dean is a winner. He understands exactly what the average Democrat stands for and votes for. He also understands exactly how disgusting the right-wing and the Republican Party are. He's not afraid to spread the truth about the right, and if that truth happens to hurt a few wittle wight-wing feewings, well, TOO F*CKING BAD.
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Corker: virtually all Senate Republicans know Trump is a liability. Impeachment coming? Because Corker is not running for re-election, he need not fear reprisals in the form of votes against him from the Trump cult -- so he's an ideal Republican to light the fuse for what must be done. He may be on the way out, but his vote is as good as any other senator's for 15 months.
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Nadler tells CNN, 'This is formal impeachment proceedings' Well, there you go. Looks like the campaign to take our country back from the rancid orange Jell-O mold is still on track. Politico: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said publicly for the first time on Thursday that his panel is...
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UK cyber analyst: I was recruited If you haven't seen Friday's Wall Street Journal, there are two huge developments in the Trump/Russia story. First, a GOP operative named Peter W. Smith actively recruited people to help obtain Hillary Clinton's private emails; and according to Smith, he was working with Trump campaign adviser Michael Flynn in this attempt.
Donald Trump is outrageous and controversial, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 24, 2019
Still Obsessed with Losing the Popular Vote, Trump Babbles Incoherently About Winning It (No Really) Donald Trump's psychological impairments are obvious to objective observers and represent a clear and present danger to the welfare of the nation -- and the world. He is utterly incapable of performing the duties of the presidency without placing his own interests before those of the people he is sworn to serve.
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NY Times editorial board lambasts Trump Trump probably does not care what the "failing New York Times has to say about him, but a lot of people will. That this is a statement by the entire editorial board will also carry a lot of weight.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 18, 2012
New Polls: Economy Still Bush's Fault, GOP Responsible For Gridlock We've written for quite some time that the longer Obama is in office (and the longer Bush is out of it), the more likely it is that blame for the economy would shift toward him. But, these numbers suggest -- gasp! -- we were wrong.
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El Paso residents write letter to Trump telling him to stay away The Fake President Fake Condolence Tour is scheduled to make a stop in El Paso tomorrow, but the city's residents aren't having it. They've been signing onto an online letter to Trump telling him, in no uncertain terms, to stay the f*ck out.
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Rudy Giuliani's soon-to-be third ex-wife says he was cheating ... again. And where is Rudy? Rudy Giuliani has a history of being an unfaithful ass to women. He began publicly flaunting his relationship with Judith Nathan in 2000, while he was married to Donna Hanover. And if you think breaking up with someone by text is bad, recall that Donna Hanover found out her marriage was over when Rudy held a press conference announcing he was divorcing her. It was ugly.
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So you think it's okay to kill a bunch of kids, Pastor Jeffress? Shut your filthy pie-hole If Trump were to decide to plunk down a half-dozen Nagasaki-sized nukes on North Korea, that would be just fine with this supposedly Christian preacher. He wouldn't even advise the man to ponder the words of Truman on this date in 1945 -- the day after Nagasaki was obliterated -- that he "didn't like the idea of killing [...] all those kids."
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We're No. 19! We're No. 19! or all those people obsessing about the U.S. finishing fourth in the 2016 Olympics sweepstakes, here's a number that ought to be a little more troubling. We rank last among 19 comparable industrial countries in preventable deaths.
NBC News Contributor Calls Out Corporate Media's Pro-War Slant In Resignation Letter Longtime NBC and MSNBC news contributor William Arkin issued a scathing resignation letter to the network where he called them out for their obvious pro-war ..., From YouTubeVideos
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Veteran NBC News Reporter Resigns, Says Network "Could No Longer Keep Up With The World" Journalist William Arkin has been at NBC News on and off for 30 years, as a military analyst, a reporter, and a consultant. Arkin is a critic of what he calls "perpetual war" and the "creeping fascism of homeland security." His memo of resignation touches on those facts and the fact that "the world and the state of journalism [are] in tandem crisis."
Donald Trump's meltdown, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 31, 2018
As the Mueller heat rises Trump starts to flail and meltdown, he may soon fully evaporate Admittedly this holiday week for the incremental update to the Trump Russia Timeline has been one giant wait while the Government remains shut down and Trump tries to bully and shame Democrats with disgusting accusations that they are somehow responsible for the death of two migrant kids who were in the custody of his CBP Officers.
Heartbreaking Confessions Of Undocumented Immigrants, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 10, 2017
While Obama humanizes undocumented immigrants and calls them Americans, Trump calls them vomit Trump called undocumented immigrants from Mexico violent criminals, characterized them as vomit, talked about disease and water flowing through a sieve, and in general spoke as if they were devoid of any human qualities. His details encouraged anyone listening to see them as sub-human.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Rick Ungar: More Proof Big-Profit Insurers Doomed; Single Payer Coming Sooner Rather Than Later As many of you who follow health care issues are probably aware, Forbes Columnist Rick Ungar recently garnered national attention for his argument that the Affordable Care Act MLR rules will lead to the death of the for-profit, bloodsucking, health insurance industry sooner rather than later. Well, today, he's back with some more evidence, and let's hope he's correct:
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Texas sheriff involved in the death of Sandra Bland fired from previous post for racism Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith, who made the first public comments about Bland's in-custody death, was suspended for documented cases of racism when he was chief of police in Hempstead, Texas, in 2007. After serving his suspension, more complaints of racism came in, and Smith was actually fired as chief of police in Hempstead.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Evangelicals: God Sent Trump to be King the far right have been pushing a meme for several years now that Donald Trump, conman and egomaniac, has been sent by God to be "a vessel for the purposes of the faithful" in the role of King of the United States of America.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 7, 2018
So He Thinks Canada Burned Down the White House In The War Of 1812 That Trump is more or less perceived by world leaders either as a cautionary tale of what can go wrong in a Democratic system, as a petulant toddler to be exploited for profit, or simply as an imbecile to be patiently waited out until he either leaves or is otherwise removed from office, has by now been amply established.
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15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media as a liberal, I'd like to go on record and state that the media isn't focusing on issues I care about. They seem to be far more focused on entertainment and making money. Don't believe me?
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An open letter to Occupy Wall Street, lose the masks I am asking you to lose the masks. When we put our faces out in the world we put a face on human suffering and economic exploitation. The issues can not have a human face if the people fighting for those issues hide behind masks. When we take off our masks we are stronger. The violence that has plagued Occupy Wall Street can not be ignored. That violence has largely been committed by people in masks.
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UPDATE: Bundy Thugs "Poured Lighter Fluid Around Media Trucks & Issued Bomb Threats" When a bunch of American-hating thugs decided to help Cliven Bundy violently violate a Federal Court order they engaged in terrorist threats and terrorist activities against: BLM, Nevada Metro Police, Federal employees, National Park Rangers, Nevada State Police, News crews and Hotel clerks.
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Toward a balanced budget: First end the Bush era tax cuts As the Congressional Budget Office and other objective budget analysts begin to reveal that eliminating the Bush era tax cuts is reducing the deficit by a much greater percentage than the president has initially suggested, it will become clear that we have less need to cut the types of programs that make this the America we believe in. We must begin by cutting the Bush era tax cuts.
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VA chief and wife had a lovely taxpayer-funded trip to Europe: Wimbledon, river cruise, sightseeing Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is about to take his turn in the spotlight after revelations he and his staff, along with some of their spouses, enjoyed a 10-day European vacation, entirely funded by us hardworking taxpayers.
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Ending the criminal insanity of the concept of corporations as people if corporations are going to be viewed as people in the rights department, then let them be people elsewise, too. No special protections, for example, from the death penalty. When their crimes warrant such punishment the way an actual individual's would, end their existence by tearing up their charter and turning them into non-entities.
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NYT: "There is no such thing as the 'alt-left.'" Researchers who study extremist groups in the United States say there is no such thing as the "alt-left."
Professor Lawrence Gostin, leading coronavirus expert on Donald Trump's response, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 13, 2020
The editor of Science magazine is pissed off The long-time leader of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has been telling the president repeatedly that developing the vaccine will take at least a year and a half -- the same message conveyed by pharmaceutical executives. Apparently, Trump thought that simply repeating his request would change the outcome.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 19, 2017
Trump reportedly screamed at CIA Director Pompeo over Intel being withheld If the PDB was being boiled down by Flynn -- before he was asked to resign as National Security Adviser for lying to the Vice President -- to a single page with no more than 9 bullet points, the President really isn't getting all the information anyway and the CIA Directory denying the "withhold" is practically meaningless when it's the NSA holding sensitive information back, not necessarily CIA.
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INSIDER Proof: Tea & Libertarian Parties ARE The John Birch Society We now have INSIDER proof that today's Tea & Libertarian Parties are just a repackaging of the John Birch Society.
Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat, From YouTubeVideos
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Democrat Doug Jones certified as winner of Alabama Senate election despite Roy Moore's tantrum Losing candidate Roy Moore's conspiracy theory-laden temper tantrum, which was dismissed by a judge on Thursday, didn't stop Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill -- a conservative Republican -- from certifying Doug Jones, a Democrat and former KKK prosecutor, as the next senator from Alabama.
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Bloomberg Bans Food Donations to Homeless Shelters The Bloomberg administration is taking the term "food police" to new depths, blocking food donations to all government-run facilities that serve the homeless. The Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can't assess the content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans...
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: A constitutional crisis in the making Donald Trump's comments during an interview this week with The New York Times reveal a president who believes he is above the law and who has no qualms about hinting at the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Rudy Giuliani, From YouTubeVideos
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Rudy Giuliani wants the Supreme Court to step in and declare the Constitution unconstitutional Giuliani wants to give the Supreme Court a veto on impeachment by awarding it the ability to declare an impeachment unconstitutional.
Justin Amash, First Republican to Call for Trump's Impeachment, Quits GOP, From YouTubeVideos
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After weeks of calling for Trump impeachment, Michigan congressman leaves GOP to become independent Amash was the one Republican in the House to vote to condemn Trump's bogus emergency declaration. But Amash still went even further than usual in May when he took to social media and wrote that, after reading the Mueller Report he believed that Trump "has engaged in impeachable conduct."
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Daily Kos: Fox News ignores elephant in the room: Wonders what's happening to Florida's beaches Fox News ignores elephant in the room: Wonders what's happening to Florida's beaches
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2017
Trump doesn't talk to the press -- because China told him to shut up Trump is starting out by showing the Chinese exactly what he is -- a bully who's happy to call names from a distance, but who folds like a sweat-soaked napkin face to face. It's what anyone who has looked at Trump's business history would have predicted.
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"NH polls are a leading indicator of National Polls" - Nate Silver (of 2007) "NH polls are a leading indicator of National Polls" - Nate Silver (of 2007)
Donald Trump, the Snake Oil Salesman that Conned America, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Donald Trump has a "Tell" "I said to myself ..." When Trump says those words, pay attention to what follows, because there is no one he wants to impress more -- than himself. That's one captive audience, I suppose. One he still hopes to impress, if he just keeps bluffing his way through his brand new "surreal experience."
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Republican civil war is the best thing happening Donald Trump may feel that his legislation-free first 100 days were beautiful, wonderful, and the best ever, but he's the only one. What the rest of the Republican Party is seeing is falling support, ineffective leadership, and internal strife.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Steve Bannon May Have Committed A Felony With Super PAC Funds, Per Complaint To The FBI The Democratic Coalition filed a complaint with the FBI on Tuesday against Trump Chief Strategist Steven Bannon, alleging that Bannon violated a federal campaign finance law by receiving payments from a Super PAC after becoming the CEO of Trump's campaign, which is strictly illegal.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, From YouTubeVideos
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Trump's record pay-to-play: He saves ZTE telecom, China rewards Trump Organization with $500 million One day -- one day -- after Donald Trump announced that he would act to interfere in the ruling against Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE, a firm owned by the Chinese government inked a deal to invest in and help build Trump's ersatz Disneyland. The White House says it is none of their business, but it is all Trump's business.
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Joe Biden on Trumpcare: "It's Enough to Make Your Blood Boil." Former Vice-President Joe Biden wrote an op-ed today in the Washington Post in which he excoriates Trumpcare. He tells the story of how Obamacare gave security and peace of mind to millions of Americans and how Trump and the Republicans are trying to take that away.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder;t took Michigan's GOP Governor to accomplish what Al Qaeda, militia members and lone wolves could not., From FlickrPhotos
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Before Flint, FBI feared terrorists would poison U.S. water supplies It took Michigan's GOP Governor to accomplish what Al Qaeda, militia members and lone wolves could not.
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Underneath the Tip of the NSA's "Iceberg" (Part I of II): WSJ Confirms Whistleblowers' Reports Daily Kos: Underneath the Tip of the NSA's "Iceberg" (Part I of II): WSJ Confirms Whistleblowers' Reports
Donald Trump put Mike Pence in charge of coronavirus response., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 27, 2020
Trump didn't just hand off the coronavirus epidemic to Pence -- he lied about the threat to Americans Again and again, Donald Trump insisted that there were 15 cases of COVID-19 in the United States, listing off the outcome of some of the first cases to be diagnosed, and ignoring the fact that the actual number is 60.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Santorum's attack on college education is no joke When Mitt Romney attacks "liberals" for questioning his many homes and cars as showing they are "jealous of success," and Romney, Santorum and many others attack the Occupy Wall Street movement for questioning what the 1 percent has done to America, they are making it clear they like the way things are and they intend to keep it that way.
Special counsel Robert Mueller, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Mueller looks for ways to pardon-proof his case against Trump Donald Trump has already demonstrated that he'll pardon anyone, even if that person is clearly guilty and even if a sentence hasn't yet been handed down. The pardoning of Joe Arpaio is a clear signal to those who took part in Trump-Russia that if they just keep their mouth's shut, a nice pardon is waiting for them when the special counsel comes around.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 12, 2019
Andrea Mitchell: Bolton won't leave quietly, will return to trash Trump According to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, since his ouster/resignation early yesterday morning, Bolton has been making persistent noises about tearing our a**hole-in-chief a new one.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 26, 2018
I have a really good question. What does Mueller have that turns loyalists into singing canaries? Every single person that has been brought before the Special Counsel and charged has flipped harder than a pancake. They sing like carolers on a Christmas tour through town.
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Republicans directly to blame for S&P credit downgrade It is now becoming readily apparent that yes, rational policy makers, economists, and business leaders do very much resent the moronic stances of the current Republican Party, and have no particular interest in seeing them continue.
Trump falsely claims he has .total. authority, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Americans are now officially at war with a sociopathic monster named Donald Trump The Trump way is to punish opponents, reward friends; accuse victims, protect culprits; demand credit, refuse accountability; protect preferred classes and groups of Americans -- and sacrifice the rest.
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NEW STUDY: Corporate Welfare Makes the Rich Lazy Contrary to conventional wisdom, tax breaks and corporate welfare structures turn the ultra-rich into lazy moochers, and not motivated corporate citizens. By monitoring the daily lives of CEOs heading America's largest tax dodgers, the Society for Motivated Americans (SMA) was able to conclude that extreme corporate welfare benefits make the super-rich lazy and complacent.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Why You Should Care About What is Going on in Tucson Look. America cannot make the best of the 21st century and reach whatever potential might be there to reach by 2100 unless as a country, we learn to face reality. We have issues. The business of getting it together and trying to progress is the business of seeing clearly...
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Bernie Pulls No Punches: Longterm Dem Strategy "Pathetic" What exactly is the pathetic part of the Democrats long-term strategy? Bernie defines it as the belief that inertia and demographics will carry the day in the not too distant future:
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 23, 2013
No place for principled lefties The victory represented by the election of Barack Obama was also a tragedy, as it turns out. The sellout was predictable, perhaps inevitable but was surprising in its swiftness and completeness. From day one it was clear that we'd been had. The 1% neocon/neoliberal cabal wasted no time asserting itself through their new spokesperson. President Obama, as presidents do, made his loyalty to the empire evident.
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Trump demands investigation into whether FBI "infiltrated" his presidential campaign That Trump is willing to "officially" demand interference into the investigation of several other members of his campaign team's contacts with Russian intelligence figures suggests similar motive; the sitting president seeks to sabotage the investigation into campaign collusion with a foreign intelligence service.
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Why FBI Director James Comey did the wrong thing ... again From his ludicrous, finger-wagging press gaggle in announcing Clinton's innocence, to his ham-fisted intrusion into the final act of the election, Comey has felt compelled to insert Jim Comey, straight-shooter, into every moment. As a result he's caused serious harm to the FBI, to the election, and to the nation. And, just incidentally, he's ruined his reputation in the process.
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Video: A Real Democrat Gives One of the Best, Most Kick-A** Political Speeches I've Ever Seen! Andy Schmookler, a long time contributor to Opednews.com, is running in the 6th Congressional District of Virginia, a solidly "red" district currently MISrepresented by the abysmal Bob Goodlatte - or as I call him BADlatte. No, this race isn't on the DCCC target list or anything, but Andy's a great guy and this speech totally rocks!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 15, 2019
New Zealand shooter called Donald Trump 'a symbol of white identity' as he murdered 49 people New Zealand shooter called Donald Trump 'a symbol of white identity' as he murdered 49 people
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Congress to investigate deal that awarded $300M contract to Trump donor the Whitefish deal already looks ... extremely fishy. A firm whose biggest previous job was building less than five miles of electrical line in Arizona was given the mammoth task of taking on a shattered electrical system that stretches over 2,400 miles. To award the contract to Whitefish, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority ignored reciprocal agreements that could have brought in far more help far more quickly.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 18, 2012
NSA buŸllshitt: Refusing to Return Whistleblowers' Computers You'd think after the malicious classification chicanery in the Drake case, the Justice Department and NSA would have learned their lesson. They didn't...
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 19, 2017
Breitbart, Palin spread fake news story blaming California fires on an immigrant man A collection of right-wing websites teamed up with half-term nitwit Sarah Palin to spread a fake news story that appeared to pin the Northern California wildfires that have tragically killed at least 40 people, onto an immigrant man who was arrested at a park in Sonoma, California. Jesus Fabian Gonzales -- who "often sleeps in the park and is well-known to law enforcement."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 18, 2013
Boomers vs. Millennials... and the economy You're starting to see a lot of ink getting spilled on the pages of magazines about the generational conflict. Generally the articles are so vague they are useless. However, there is one common thread they all talk about: the economy and who has it tougher.
Melania Trump's Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Meet the new White House press secretary, who brings a history of trying to get people fired Now that we have all had sufficient time to grieve the tragic loss of resigning White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who had developed such a phobia of the White House briefing room that she could no longer enter it and, sadly, was reduced to holding her press scrums on the outside driveway, it is time to look at the new hire for her position.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Begs New Yorkers To Protect Him From Out-Of-State Forces Walker has repeatedly slammed the influence of out-of-state money in the recall effort against him, and also repeatedly claimed that his "reforms" are helping the Wisconsin economy. So, naturally, on the day that one million recall signatures are filed against him, he is in New York City collecting money from the founder of the Wall Street group that played a key role in crashing the worldwide economy.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 9, 2014
Republican senators seek to block funds to combat Ebola On one hand we've got an existential threat that has conservative pundits in a frothing tizzy over how Obama isn't leading and how the government isn't responding and we're all going to die, and on the other hand those conservatives vow to block the government from spending money on responding to it.
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The real reason for the GOP's all-out war on Obamacare At its core, the Republicans' scorched-earth opposition to Obamacare has never been so much about "freedom" or "limited government" or any other right-wing ideological buzzword as it has been about political power, pure and simple. Now as for the past 20 years, Republicans have feared not that health care reform would fail the American people, but that it would succeed.
Justice Sotomayor, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 13, 2019
Justice Sotomayor warns the Supreme Court is doing "extraordinary" favors for Trump Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg were the only two justices who voted for the rule of law rather than vote to bail Trump out.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 5, 2018
Washington Post: Trump is lying more often now than he did even last year Trump openly propagandizes in the manner of authoritarians and dictatorships; he not only dismisses facts that he considers hostile to his government but invents new ones wholesale, attempting to bully the press into accepting them and broadcasting them as their new, pro-himself reality. In the best case, he is delusional or pathological, a man mentally unfit for the office. In the best case. The worst case is just as likely.
President Obama, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 1, 2015
Obama praises Medicare and Medicaid as programs mark 50th anniversary President Obama bragged on a couple of America's most humane achievements in this morning's weekly address, laying out how over the past 50 years, the Medicare and Medicad programs have allowed millions of Americans to live healthier and with dignity.
California wildfires, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Lying Trump told yet another one, this time about an extra $500 million for CA fire prevention Since 2010, Forest Service officials say, 129 million trees in California have died because of climate change, drought and insect infestations. But, top to bottom, the Trump regime is brimful of people who disbelieve climate scientists and have been adopting and trying to adopt policies that are guaranteed to make matters worse. And lying about it.
Jared Kushner, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 14, 2020
Jared Kushner puts his foot deeply in his mouth but it's more scary than funny There is only one possible answer to the question of whether the presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020. That answer is "Of course it will. Elections are the foundation of our democracy and the date of the election is set by law." That's not the answer First Son-in-Law Jared Kushner gave.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 8, 2014
Keystone Isn't Any Normal Pipeline We can estimate how much carbon-driven climate change will cost society in years to come by adding up its effects on things like agriculture, human health, and property damage from floods. They call this the social cost of carbon. And when you run the numbers on Keystone, you see that tar sands oil could cause up to $128 billion in extra damage from climate change over the pipeline's lifetime.
Kellyanne Conway, From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 28, 2016
Conway: Trump gets his information from "world leaders," is "magnanimous" for not jailing Clinton Donald Trump appears to still have no concept of what the office he will soon be appointed to actually does. He doesn't need intelligence briefings; he gets what he needs to know from "world leaders" who tell him things on the phone. He is being generous to his opponent by not jailing her, though he has no actual authority to jail her unless he wants to create a constitutional crisis.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Republican Gov. Mike Pence says not giving food to the unemployed will "ennoble" them I'm not sure lower-income Americans are going to be able to survive all the "ennobling" things Republicans are doing for them. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker already explained how preventing Americans from obtaining life-saving health insurance will help them "live the American Dream"; now fellow Republican governor and do-gooder Mike Pence wants to further "ennoble" state residents by cutting off their food stamps.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 15, 2014
John Boehner's ready to pop an orange aneurysm over states "cheating" to preserve food stamps It's a fascinating world we live in, where following the letter of the law is now considered "cheating" and "fraud" by Republicans (as long as you're helping the disadvantaged, of course). And note that it's not just Democrats who've increased heating assistance -- Pennsylvania's Republican governor has signed on as well.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3 weeks after burning a Confederate flag in a grill, a Colorado mom arrested at midnight On this past Fourth of July, Patricia Cameron helped lead a rally with a Confederate flag-burning. This was a week before it officially came down at the South Carolina State House. Cameron and others lit the flag on fire in a grill at a public park. Almost three weeks later, at nearly midnight, when she and her 8-year-old son were both asleep, the police arrived at her home to arrest her.
Hope Hicks, Trump's communication director, resigns, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2018
The many legal exposures of Hope Hicks spell double trouble for Trump Hicks, who was interviewed by the special counsel's team in December, could be central to both the conspiracy and obstruction cases being built by Robert Mueller. And as she admitted in her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday, she had sometimes found it necessary to tell white lies to cover the tracks of her perfidious boss.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The Voting Rights Act Decision may be the worst Thing Ever - For Conservatives As we all know the GOP is demographically doomed, and that their efforts at outreach to minority constituents are pathetic and laughable. But here's the thing. One of the biggest motivations for minority turnout in the last election wasn't just the fact that Barack Obama was again on the ballot - it was also in defiance of the outrageous attempts to disenfranchise people from the Vote
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 5, 2017
White House says Trump won't sign DACA replacement, has no interest in helping Dreamers Huckabee Sanders went so far as to call Trump's actions "compassionate" because the announcement doesn't kick Dreamers out immediately. She indicated that Trump could have kicked out Dreamers immediately, and should be given credit for protecting Dreamers. Despite Trump's many claims to a "heart," his actions were brutally cruel.
Hillary Clinton's email server under investigation, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 27, 2015
Indictments will be long: State sent unsecured "classified" e-mails during Bush Administration The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Meet Boris Epshteyn. Human bop doll., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 15, 2016
The Trump surrogates are toast. Now that the blinders are off of the media's eyes, the gloves are coming off too. And not just on Trump, they're turning on Trump surrogates like a pack of Junk Yard Dogs. This would be bad enough for a well prepared surrogate, but considering the fact that the campaign(?) is giving them no direction or instructions, it's getting ugly, or smashing, depending on your point of view.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 28, 2014
Papantonio: Hobby Lobby Is DOA a carnival of unintended consequences will be unleashed should our venerated SCOTUS, inc. decide to grant supernatural powers to every corporation in America. Attorney Mike Papantonio says it would completely alter corporate law on such a grand scale, "It would pierce the corporate veil," and allow law suits to proceed against the owners of a corporation for the illegal or negligent acts of the corporation
Dr. Rick Bright, the nation's top vaccine doctor, was forced out, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2020
Doctor working on actual vaccine says he was fired for questioning Trump's favorite "cure" for COVID Dr. Bright was dismissed from his job at the time he was needed the most. All because he pushed for far more rigorous testing of the drug Trump and Fox News were pushing. Dr. Bright's comments are nothing short of alarming.
Jared Kushner, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 17, 2020
Former Kushner employee writes scathing critique of Boy Blunder's COVID-19 response Elizabeth Spiers, who now serves as chief executive of the Insurrection, a progressive digital messaging firm, once worked for Jared Kushner as editor-in-chief of the New York Observer, a newspaper Boy Kush purchased when he was a callow 25-year-old -- much younger, though equally as naive and gormless, as the callow 39-year-old he is today.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 30, 2017
Papadopoulos statement shows Mueller's team working carefully, and Trump's team acting poorly Special counsel Robert Mueller is moving forward slowly, deliberately, and with great detail. In the case of Papadopoulos, almost every relevant conversation is documented -- with the notable exception of the fact that we're explicitly told that the facts "do not include all the known facts."
President Obama, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 10, 2014
Not Satire: Obama Administration Bans Officials from Mentioning the News The Obama administration's move, after Edward Snowden, to hermetically seal intelligence officials from the press is symptomatic of a larger trend within the administration, making it one of the least transparent in our history regarding "national security" issues.
Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Mary Trump book: Donald had a proxy take his SATs for him One of the biggest mysteries in the universe more vexing than the search for a unified field theory is the question of how in the hell Donald Trump got into Wharton, one of the most prestigious business schools in the world.
Believe me. I'm not a schmuck., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 16, 2018
Prosecutors to court: Trump's arguments against reviewing potential criminal evidence are absurd Letting Trump and Cohen have the first shot at reviewing the documents is putting the fox in charge of the hen house. In fact, notes the USAO, Trump's admitted he'd try to argue for pretty much everything to be privileged.
Former President Jimmy Carter, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 3, 2016
President Jimmy Carter calls Citizens United and today's campaign money "legal bribery" Last October, President Carter appeared in a candid interview with Oprah, and said if he were to run for president in today's world, he would not be able to afford it. "We've become, now, an oligarchy instead of a democracy. I think that's been the worst damage to the basic moral and ethical standards to the American political system that I've ever seen in my life."
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Obamacare enrollments surging, HealthCare.gov working better The people will come. They're not freaked out over what most people perceive as inevitable: a problematic new government program. They're not abandoning support for the program in droves. They're not calling for an end to the program. They're patient enough to give it time to work, even if Republicans and the traditional media are not.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 19, 2013
The King No Longer Walks Among His People A craft project, a kitchen injury, mass school closings: three incidents with a surprising common theme.
Ray McGovern Bloodied, Bruised and Arrested at Hillary Clinton Speech at George Washington University, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2014
Hillary Clinton Loses Clinton should issue an apology to Ray McGovern. She was in charge of the State Department and bears the ultimate responsibility for what was done to McGovern. The least she can do is take responsibility and issue an apology.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2015
Gay Republicans locked out of conservative conference because of "diametrically opposed beliefs" the Log Cabin Republicans have never asked to be a part of the conference before, so the Institute hasn't had to worry about being totally grossed out by them before. Also, the GOP's string-pullers are old and they cannot help but grip onto their archaic social views--even in the face of the changing views within their own party's youth.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Steve Bannon Predicts The "Anti-Patriarchy Movement Will Undo 10,000 Years Of Recorded History" Steve Bannon predicts "The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo ten thousand years of recorded history ...You watch. The time has come. Women are gonna take charge of society."
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 29, 2013
The Reinhart and Rogoff Errors Discredit the Obama Administration and Austerity ...a statement that bugs me a lot lately and that statement is that this was the go to analysis for the Republicans as if Democrats have never referred to it in any way. I'm here to say that is complete BS and we know this now. The Sequester created by the WH and passed in a bipartisan way, was based on Reinhart and Rogoff's BS analysis about scary long term debt to GDP ratios like their offer to cut Social Security
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 15, 2011
Financial regulators failed. Crooks went unpunished. Uh-huh. But what will be done about it? If the government dealt with street crime the way it has handled the financial crisis, the outcry would be registering 8.9's on the Richter scale every day of the week, in and out of Congress. And we'd be building more prisons if that's what it took to house the crooks. Instead we have the cricket chorus.
Summer Zervos accused Donald Trump of groping her, and she filed a defamation lawsuit after he called her accusations a lie., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Trump groped her and called her a liar, and now he's trying to keep her from being heard in court No wonder Donald Trump is hugging Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore so hard this week. Trump's lawyers are trying to get a defamation lawsuit by one of Trump's many sexual harassment and groping victims dismissed. Trump must feel real common cause with Moore. These poor, pitiful, powerful men being victimized by the much less powerful women they abused.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2017
Carl Bernstein blasts Kellyanne: She's Trump's great "propaganda minister" and "anonymous source" Anderson Cooper of CNN's 360 called out Kellyanne Conway Wednesday night as she tried once again to deflate and deny the truth. It's her thing. But it's been a trying time for Conway, especially after the latest information regarding her boss's Russian ties leaked out this week.
Stephen Miller, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 24, 2020
What does the White House do when one of their own dies from COVID-19? Lie, of course Thousands of lives have been lost as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, yet our government and its officials still refuse to acknowledge the severity of this pandemic.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 9, 2019
White "nationalist" Stephen Miller wrote the hate speech that Trump gave We are witnessing the apotheosis of this wholesale scam being perpetrated on the American people by Donald Trump and his white supremacist chief policy adviser, Stephen Miller. Someone like Stephen Miller should never been allowed inside the people's White House, let alone put in a position to make policy. He has already left an awful stain on this nation, one that may never wash away.
Donald Trump - Demagogue, Populist, Autocrat, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Donald Trump finally notices Puerto Rico -- long enough to blame them for their problems The responsibility for what's happening Puerto Rico can't be shuffled off or evaded. Maria may have damaged the island, but Donald Trump is turning that disaster into a lingering catastrophe. More than half of the Americans on the island don't have safe drinking water, and after prolonged silence, Trump decided this would be a good time to emphasize to Puerto Ricans the money they owe to Wall Street.
President Trump holds a .Make America Great Again. rally, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Yes, Trump is a narcissist. But it's literally millions of times worse than that. There's no use for logic or empathy when you're dealing with a delusional sect of a country that is sprinting toward a fascist 'Merica. It's not just Trump who is a narcissist beyond help, it's everyone who still follows him. Do yourself a favor and give them all a view of your gorgeous middle fingers.
Jimmy Carter, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2015
A "Warless" President Jimmy Carter On Foreign Diplomacy, Iraq, Iran & The Hostage Release Deception Considering that millions of people lost their lives in the wars before and after Carter's presidency -- the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan -- the fact that the Carter administration did not wage war on any country makes it unique in American history.
Once again, Rep. Barbara Lee takes the lead, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2017
In a fiery statement, congresswoman announces inauguration boycott, promises to lead the resistance Rep. Barbara Lee emerged as a resistance leader to George W. Bush's agenda and now she's stepping up to lead the resistance again, saying she will not be a part of normalizing "the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2014
Dumbest Police Chief in America I am scratching my head over how it is humanly possible to be as clueless as the St. Louis County and Ferguson police departments. To make one mistake is understandable but to have EVERYTHING you do be a complete f*ck up is astounding.
Melissa Cooper taking her children from an unidentified home, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Armed Oregon supporters make late-night raid to take children from family member after CPS called Blaine and Melissa Cooper have been with Ammon Bundy from the start of his campaign to overthrow the federal government. Blaine Cooper was with the Bundy family during their standoff in Nevada and both Blaine and his wife, Melissa, followed Ammon Bundy to Oregon to manage the latest armed standoff with the government.
Carly Fiorina, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Public service reminder: Carly Fiorina was one of the worst CEOs in tech industry history Fiorina loves to tout her experience running what was once one of the world's greatest computer companies, offering it as her top qualification for why she should be entrusted with the presidency. Given the pride she takes in her resume, it'd only be natural to assume that she must have done a kick-ass job at HP. But that'd be wrong. She was an epic disaster of almost unprecedented proportions.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 20, 2012
Remember Phila's racist swim club? Here's how the story ends. remember the story of Valley Swim Club, in the Philadelphia suburbs. Having contracted with a local summer program to let its campers use the pool one day a week in 2009, it rescinded the contract after the Black and Hispanic kids' first visit. As one camper recounted, "I heard a white lady say, 'What are all these black kids doing here? They might do something to my child,'" The wheels of justice ground slowly but well.
NYPD Sergeant Joel Doseau, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 24, 2015
Veteran NYPD officer commits suicide after being arrested for raping a teenage girl he lured online Beyond the obvious reality that prisons suck and are poorly managed and overcrowded, police officers are well aware that life in prison for an officer is a particularly dangerous and miserable proposition. What we are seeing is that to avoid this possibility, police officers will plant evidence, lie on their reports, and even commit suicide.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 7, 2018
Puerto Rico. A Reality No American Citizen Should Ever Have to Face For so many thousands of families, a once revered time has become the dreaded hour that light fades, leaving them shrouded in a darkness they've suffered for 228 days. No American should still be living this nightmare, but, here we are, only three weeks from the start of our next hurricane season.
Bill Barr, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 12, 2020
Barr knew that Hunter Biden was " not charged with anything and not the subject of a criminal probe Bill Barr is a terrible attorney general who has used his position to grossly distort the whole purpose of the Justice Department. He's a bad attorney general, a bad American, and simply a bad man.
Not just misleading. Not merely false. A lie., From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Just how f*cking dumb do they think we are? Almost every day Trump tweets out some inane nonsense proclaiming his innocence and whining about ongoing investigations. The worst thing this lying conman could have done was run for public office, as it was virtually guaranteed that all of his misdeeds, financial crimes, and dalliances would come to light. But the Republican majority stayed silent, or even defended Trump.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Dick Durbin: Don't rule out cuts to Social Security Following up on fellow "Gang of Six" member Sen. Mark Warner's disturbing remarks about Social Security, Sen. Dick Durbin today comes right out with it: Social Security cuts are on the table in budget negotiations.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 19, 2018
Warren confronts Trump nominee on family separation: 'That's a moral stain that will follow you' Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushed hard to pin Kathy Kraninger down during her confirmation hearing, but the nominee, who is currently at the Office of Management and Budget, twisted and dodged to avoid admitting to just what involvement she's had in tearing children from their parents.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Retirees could face pension cuts under plan being considered by Congress Continuing to attack pensions and thereby promoting these vastly inadequate personal accounts that are speeding the U.S. toward a generation of elders living in dire poverty, is a disaster waiting to happen. Unfortunately, if Congress weakens pensions, the disaster may not have to wait that long.
Repeal Obama Healthcare, From GoogleImages
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Trump administration unveils "Trumpcare" -- higher costs for less coverage for middle-income Americans These new regulations would allow insurance companies to sell plans with higher deductibles and narrower networks and reduce the subsidies that low- and middle-income families get to purchase insurance. Yes, higher out-of-pocket costs and less help buying insurance. For the people that have the hardest time affording insurance and medical care.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2013
Obama's Endorsement of (NYC Police Commissioner) Ray Kelly (as next DHS Head) Is Stunningly Tone Deaf and Troubling Earlier this week, President Obama endorsed New York City police commissioner (and stop-and-frisk champion) Ray Kelly as a worthy candidate to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security. given the racial profiling which Kelly so cherishes of black and Latino citizens, Obama's endorsement of Kelly is strangely "tone deaf" and troubling.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2012
David Koch fights Sandy relief David Koch is competing with Wayne LaPierre for being the craziest Scrooge this holiday season. Koch's crusade is denying Sandy victims any emergency relief. Any relief. All relief. Suck it up, victims. That's easy for one of the world's richest men to say.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Actual photo of the moment Democrats lost the white working class vote It is taken as virtual gospel among progressives that Democrats once had a lock on white working class voters, but that position quickly eroded in the 1990s and later as party leaders pursued cuts to social programs, Wall Street deregulation, and anti-union trade agreements. But what if the Democratic position among the white working class hasn't eroded at all outside the south?
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 28, 2014
Mysterious Break-Ins At Whistleblower Organizations. J. Radack Targeted the office of a major Wash, DC national security whistleblowers organization was broken into last week. The intruder or intruders left dozens of computers and other valuable office equipment untouched but jimmied open a file cabinet at the Project on Government Oversight, a private organization that has conducted several sensitive investigations in recent months, including a critical report on a controversial Pentagon...
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Video shows police tasing a bloody, restrained Matthew Ajibade in the testicles before his death On New Year's Day 2015, Matthew Ajibade was arrested after a mental health crisis. Instead of being taken to a hospital, Ajibade, who was otherwise in perfect physical condition, was taken to jail -- against his family's wishes. In a video we received last week, police are seen punching and kicking Matthew Ajibade in the face and head before restraining him.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 21, 2014
Michele Bachmann warns of "illiterate foreign nationals" voting in 2016 Rep. Michele Bachmann is going a little off the Republican Party's desired message on President Obama's planned action on immigration. The official Republican message is that their anger is about executive overreach, not about scary brown people. Bachmann, though, is definitely focused on the scary brown people.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2015
Video released showing Alabama police paralyzing elderly Indian grandfather; officer arrested The video was just released of an elderly grandfather being slammed to the ground so hard by an Alabama police officer that it severed his vertebra and paralyzed the man. As you will see in the video, the police then attempt to force the man to walk and believe he's resisting arrest when his legs won't work -- not knowing that they broke his neck.
From http://www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/11857263003/: Chris Christie, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A Country Reeling from Right Wing Intimidation Finally Fights Back Let’s recount only some of the bullying we have as a country endured without sufficient consequences for the felons just since the last bit of shared prosperity we lost in 2000:
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Dick Cheney says screw highways and food stamps, defense spending is all that matters Dick Cheney doesn't give a single damn about the people who make up the American military. He just wants giant pallets of cash for defense contractors and an American political culture geared toward war rather than the economic strength of the nation and its people.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2014
'The Luckiest Fellow In Broadcast Journalism-- Bill Moyers--' Says" 'It's Time' 'The Luckiest Fellow In Broadcast Journalism' Says" 'It's Time'
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2012
"Americans For Prosperity" Co-opts "Occupy" Name Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity plans fake "Occupy" event. Occupy NH is not amused and plans to Occupy the fake Occupiers.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2015
Chris Matthews slams Donald Trump, tells supporters, "You should be ashamed" Chris Matthews did not mince words. He justifiably hit Donald Trump in the jugular for his attempt to smear the president over the attack in San Bernardino, California. "I have from the beginning seen Trump as a mixed bag," he said. "But this birtherism which he exhumed today is the bad he carries with him, refuses to dump, and is so willing to sell."
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Trump lashes out as Senate Republicans focus on saving their own hides The Senate Republican campaign arm circulated a memo to GOP caucus members with strict instructions: Don't defend Donald Trump's coronavirus debacle; always pivot to scapegoating China. Trump's pretty pissy about it -- and his people are promising retribution.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Sam Brownback (R-KS) Signs Sweeping Anti-LGBT Executive Order In an effort to stir up hysteria over continued claims of groups forcing churches to recognize gay couples despite their beliefs, Governor Brownback conflates the public sphere -- which has long acknowledged remarriage of Catholic spouses without the church required annulment -- with the private religious sphere.
From abovethelaw.com/2016/03/jones-day-helping-donald-trump-to-make-america-great-again/: Donald Trump To Make America G, From Images
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Four months of solid work from David Fahrenthold confirms: Donald Trump is a lying sack of Scrooge Fahrenthold's tireless work in tracking down the truth about Trump has been called out as an exemplar of what the press should be. It didn't take magic, or an army of analysts. It took a single man, a notepad, and an interest in the truth. Trump's record of personal giving is shameful. His public pretense of being "generous" is disgusting. The silence of most of the press is unforgivable.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Most Important Article You'll Read Today About The Democratic Party Democrats can call it out for the ugliness that it surely is, but it is a reality seized upon in every Republican pronouncement from immigration to taxes. If you can get people to think they're somehow being taken advantage of by an undeserving "other" (especially if that "other" is a different color than they are), you can motivate them to vote any way you want.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 11, 2011
Wisconsin official tells DMV employees to 'refrain from offering' information on free voter IDs What the state of Wisconsin is doing here is, at best, very close to instituting a poll tax. Wisconsin officials are effectively trying to trick citizens into thinking they must pay a fee to the state in order to vote.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 8, 2017
FOIA Accessed Inauguration Photos Confirm: Donald Trump is a pathetic loser In an alternate reality where Donald Trump was not a giant narcissistic baby, his puny inauguration crowd size would have faded from the news after a day or two of jokes. Instead, Trump's extended temper tantrum has made the story the gift that keeps on giving.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 21, 2012
RNC Decides to Finish Destroying Democracy - Citizens United on Steroids Republican National Committee Files Brief Seeking To Allow Corporations To Donate Directly To Campaigns. This law would mean that a corporation like Citibank could write a check to Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich for $5 billion and no one could do anything about it. This is Citizens United on steroids.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 24, 2013
It's Elizabeth Warren 2016, or the Same Old sh*t recently fierce consumer advocate and needler of banks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out Wall Street regulators for their habit of giving tepid punishments to misbehaving banks, and asked the agencies to justify their policy of settling with the wrongdoers out of court.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 29, 2015
Finally..... At long last, without further ado: Feds will track police shootings. Pull the wagons in a circle, boys, they're gonna start collectin' data! Hundreds of Deaths Later, the Feds Will Finally Start Tracking Police Shootings
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 22, 2011
House Republican leadership scrambling after yesterday's budget defeat The stunning defeat yesterday of the Republican House leadership's continuing resolution has made for a sticky wicket for Speaker John Boehner. To recap: the government will run out of operating money at the end of September, so this continuing resolution has to be passed, and next week Congress is supposed to be out in order to accommodate the Jewish high holidays.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Newt Gingrich goes berserk when Fox News Megyn Kelly referred to Trump as a sexual predator In an explosive interview, Newt Gingrich became completely unhinged, verbally attacking Fox News' Megyn Kelly for referring to Trump as a sexual predator. Throughout the interview, Newt Gingrich seemed to live in an alternate state of reality. He continued to discount polls that show Trump losing badly. He refused to acknowledge that all the tossup states are moving towards Clinton.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Georgia Republican took his pants off and repeatedly yelled the N-word on Sascha Baron Cohen's "Who is America?" Spencer apparently believed a defense tactic against a terrorist would be to drop his pants and chase Cohen with his bare butt, saying "You better drop the gun or I'll touch you with my bare buttocks!" Later, in another self-defense scenario, Cohen tells Spencer he has three seconds to yell something to get people's attention -- and Spencer repeatedly yells out the most vile of racial slurs.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Jarvanka Offered Planned Parenthood A Bribe To Stop Abortions, Do Big Publicity Spread Quite the charmer, Jared. And Ivanka is no different. Yep, Jarvanka are quite the pair, blasting through D.C. with all the finesse of a bull in a china shop, except on motorized roller skates. Supposedly even Trump has wondered if he shouldn't have left them back in New York City.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 9, 2012
Obama: 'Congress Must Act to Keep our Teachers on the Job' Continuing to call on Congress to pass the jobs bill he proposed last September, this week President Obama focuses on what his bill would mean for teachers. He asks Republicans to do the impossible: the right thing.
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Pope Francis removes "culture warriors" from selection committee for new bishops Pope Francis has removed two losers from the Catholic Hierarchy, replacing them with far more moderate, tolerant Bishops.
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Jury finds that cops intentionally framed innocent man for murder Jury finds that cops intentionally framed innocent man for murder
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Dr. Fauci gets real about which COVID-19 vaccine you should try to get On Saturday, the U.S. government authorized a third coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, this one from Johnson & Johnson. This one only requires shipping and storage temperatures of a standard refrigerator, making it more accessible than the other two.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 21, 2011
Never Forget The Power of the Strike Strikes are hard, but strike we must. And those of us who have lives of comfort but understand the suffering of the people at large must be ready to sacrifice for those willing to risk it all. I don't know what it will take to finally bring American labor to understand that at some point the powers that be need to feel it where it hurts most, but when it does I'll stand with them with heart, soul, time and money.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Jeb! Bush pouts over ad poking holes in his "my brother ... kept us safe" schtick Jeb's whole "he kept us safe" schtick is based on the idea that 9/11 shouldn't in any way count against his brother's record of actually keeping us safe. But the ad also points out little things like economic devastation, the botched response to Hurricane Katrina, and, of course, the human cost of a war of choice.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 12, 2009
House Progressives Ready for PO Showdown Next Week! The progressives in the House are about to take things up another notch in their fight for a strong public option. Crossposted from dailykos.com
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Hitting Hannity Where It Hurts: Working the Cable Angle It's time for a concerted effort to defang the hate speakers at Fox. 1. A boycott of Hannity and Carlson-advertisers. Their continual lying-is clear. It's been tried before with hatemeister ...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hedge Funds Have Human Rights Too Hedge funds have been known to use hardball tactics to make money. Now they have come up with a new one: suing Greece in a human rights court to make good on its bond payments. The novel approach would have the funds arguing in the European Court of Human Rights that Greece had violated bondholder rights[.]
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 10, 2014
What Christie's BridgeGate Reveals about the GOP Culture of Hate This guy is and has always been a Partisan Bully. How could members of his staff think it wouldn't be alright to pull this three-day traffic prank on the Democratic Mayor of Fort Lee? HOW COULD THEY NOT?. How could they not behave this way when even Jeb Bush - the supposed moderate - has to wonder aloud on twitter if the President closed the Vatican Embassy just to get Pay Back at the anti-Obamacare Nuns?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 11, 2021
Trump's secretary of defense is either incompetent or a traitor. He must be removed Twenty years after 9/11, when part of the Pentagon itself was destroyed in a terrorist attack intended to decapitate United States military leaders, the federal reaction to a new act of terrorism on American soil proved so incompetent as to defy...
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Abbreviated pundit roundup: A campaign of conspiracies A concern is what happens on Nov. 8, when squads of Trump volunteers fan out to defend their candidate's presumed victory. It does not seem far-fetched to expect that signatures will be pointlessly challenged and citizens intimidated and inconvenienced, that the ruckus of the Trump campaign will spread to polling places around the country.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2018
Ginsburg says she'll be serving another 5 years -- and the pendulum will swing back to Democrats In New York City on Sunday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stopped to chat with some of the press. CNN quotes Ginsburg as saying she intends to stay on the SCOTUS bench for another five years. "I'm now 85," Ginsburg said on Sunday. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years."
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Ammon Bundy heads to court today and his own father may have sunk any chance of pretrial release Cliven Bundy is ordering the FBI to leave Burns, Oregon immediately ... or else. He also says the standoff will continue and they will not give up the refuge. Given the previous federal judge said there was no chance of release while the standoff is still going on and Ammon Bundy and his wife Lisa reached out to the remaining militants at the refuge, pleading for them to leave, this isn't likely to help Ammon's case.
Protesters storm the U.S. Capitol, interrupting electoral vote count Pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., to disrupt the counting and certification of electoral votes some two months after Joe ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 11, 2021
'Loved' terrorists get thrown under Trump bus, are now seriously groveling for mercy It was all fun and games on Wednesday. In an extraordinary display of white privilege, a mob of fascists celebrated as they overran U.S. Capitol Police, smashed windows, terrorized staff, trashed the place, left pipe bombs...
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Mitch McConnell issues dire warning: If Trumpcare fails, Republicans might have to talk to Democrats A single-payer, federal policy would have been less subject to the kind of sabotage and pick, pick, pick away destruction that Republicans have engineered. It's not as if they haven't been doing anything for the last seven years. They have. They've been making things worse.
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Laura Bush criticizes Trump immigration policy as immoral Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert. We pride ourselves on being a moral nation, on being the nation that sends humanitarian relief to places devastated by natural disasters or famine or war. We must stop separating parents and children.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 26, 2015
Chuck Todd attempts to do what Republicans couldn't to Hillary Clinton Elijah Cummings did not leave any of Chuck Todd's questions unanswered. He neutralized Todd's gotcha questions. Chuck Todd must remember that truth from the mouth of an intelligent and articulate spokesperson will beat misinformation and lies every single time.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Matt Gaetz's staffers were sending videos of his outrageous behavior to other Republican officials Gaetz explains how the whole series of charges against him are nothing more than fake news from "leftist television anchors" who are after Gaetz because he "loathes the swamp."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Power and Failure of Coercion When my daughter Jessica entered the same school system where I had spent my career as a teacher--my hometown school system as well--I was faced with the challenge of how to balance my role as her father with being a colleague of the teachers she encountered over twelve years
Saudi Crown Prince: Jared Kushner is in my pocket., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2018
Democrats demand FBI investigation into whether Jared Kushner leaked classified info to Saudi Arabia Congressional Democrats are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate whether Jared Kushner leaked classified information from the Presidential Daily Brief to the crown prince.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 17, 2012
James O'Keefe's 'dead' North Carolina voter not dead yet You'd think at this point James O'Keefe would have been burned enough to either do his homework better, or leave out the stuff that it's so easy to catch him lying about. Of course, if he were actually committed to telling the truth, I guess there wouldn't be anything to put in any of his videos. Because, outside of his stunts, voter fraud doesn't really happen.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 29, 2016
"Maverick" no more. McCain is sticking with Trump Heading into Tuesday's Arizona primary, Sen. John McCain's focus is on the general election, where he fully intends to continue standing with Donald Trump. Because, well, who knows, except that he recognizes that his party has been taken over by Trumpism, so he may as well join in.
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About last night ... So what's ahead? Well, we have a great cycle ahead of us, with boatload of Senate pickup opportunities, with Dem presidential-year turnout on tap. The GOP has a two-year Senate rental. The presidential math still looks brutal for the GOP. Demographic changes continue unabated. But we've got to look beyond this boom-bust electoral cycle.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2011
Eric Cantor Trying to Negotiate Year-end Trigger Bargain This is really nothing more than an effort by Republicans to change the subject from taxes. They're sustaining some real damage from their insistence on protecting the rich from tax hikes, and are looking for any way to divert attention from that issue and to change the narrative.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2014
McDonald's fires woman arrested for letting her kid go to the park alone It's a vicious catch-22 laid on top of an oppressive ethic of parenting that has mysteriously taken over the country during the past decade or two. And now this woman who was clearly fighting like hell to take care of her daughter the best she could has been arrested, has lost her job, and is under investigation by the Department of Social Services.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 22, 2014
DSCC sees Grimes gaining ground against McConnell, reserves airtime for final push in Kentucky Alison Lundergan Grimes' message is focused like a laser on McConnell and his record, because at the end of the day the question Kentucky faces is simply this: Whether or not the people of the state want Mitch McConnell to represent them in the Senate for another six years.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 24, 2011
Republican's Score On Job Creation Is...zero! Stonewalling the President's program, and offering none of their own, gives Republicans a zero score on job creation legislation. And America is the loser.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2016
Jeb! Bush unveils plan to make millions of Americans hungry and sick Jeb! would eliminate the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps, housing assistance programs and a cash program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. He would use the money to give so-called "right to rise" grants to the states to let state governments fund programs they develop as the best way to address poverty.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2020
Trump's Tell Of all the analyses of the Trump debate disaster, one has not received enough attention. That was when Trump reacted to Biden's use of the term "smart."
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Fighting racism " one keystroke at a time How many times have you clicked on a news article or a blog piece, or watched a YouTube, only to find that the comments section attached to it is a slime pit of some of the most vile racist comments imaginable? Too often, your response may be like mine has been at times--you shrug and decide, "I don't read comments." You click away, and move on to the next story, web page or video.
Shutdown expected to last into new year., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 29, 2018
Trump signs executive order to freeze pay for federal workers while gov is still shut down As President Donald Trump's partial government shutdown continues, he has issued an executive order to freeze the salary rates of federal employees at wherever they currently are. At stake? A 2.1 percent pay increase, applied across the board. This order from Trump came about on Friday, and would be in effect for 2019. This order would impact civilian workers.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Dizzying Ways the Sequester Will Screw Us Over The potential impact of the sequester is dizzying, taken state by state or nationally. From federal workers losing as much as 20 percent of their pay to travelers facing airport delays, the sequester's effects will be felt far and wide if Republicans keep holding the economy hostage to keep tax loopholes for wealthy people and corporations wide open.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 10, 2015
McConnell gets a taste of his own medicine, reports "I'm perplexed" Democrats are doing a fraction of what Republicans have habitually done -- full Republican tactics here would involve Democrats taking an additional, unrelated policy hostage in exchange for their support -- and Republicans are acting befuddled and outraged.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2020
Judge doesn't just reject latest Republican effort to overturn Michigan vote, she sees through it Another effort to overturn Donald Trump's election loss failed in a Michigan court early Monday morning, with U.S. District Judge Linda Parker not only rejecting the attempt, but seeing through to the lawsuit's real goal.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Right on Paul Ryan's heels, another House Republican bails -- and his Florida seat could be winnable On Wednesday, GOP Rep. Dennis Ross announced that he would not seek a fifth term. Ross' move came just after news that House Speaker Paul Ryan would also retire, though the Florida Man says he learned of Ryan's departure as he was telling his own staff about his decision.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Texas ninth-grader makes a clock to show his engineering teacher, gets arrested for making a bomb What should've been a beautiful moment of congratulatory pride quickly turned into a full-fledged nightmare for Ahmed. His English teacher, who decided the clock looked like a bomb, notified the principal, who called campus police, who called the county police. They then interrogated Ahmed, arrested him on the spot, and took him to jail.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 12, 2012
How Occupy has defined the election The Occupy Movement is quickly becoming an essential component of the progressive Village. But it takes more than a grassroots movement. It takes electoral activism and, yes, responsive politicians. Enter the Occupy Movement. The makings of a functional progressive village seems to be, possibly, in our future.
President Donald Trump gasping for air on the White House Balcony After returning from Walter Reed Hospital., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2020
Donald Trump is not "over" COVID-19, he's facing the most critical point in the disease right now nine months into this pandemic, doctors understand that COVID-19 tends to follow a pattern, especially in patients who have more than an asymptomatic case. That pattern suggests that the critical moment for Trump is ... pretty much right now.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 11, 2021
Trump campaign paid at least $3.5 million to planners of the Jan. 6 rally The insurrection on Jan. 6 was planned by Donald Trump and his allies. It did not occur in a vacuum. Trump broadcast long before the election that if he lost he was going to claim the election was stolen from him.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Susan G. Komen for the Cure caves to anti-choicers, stops funding Planned Parenthood For many low-income women, Planned Parenthood is their only source of health care. By caving to the anti-choice extremists who are determined to put Planned Parenthood out of business, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is essentially telling low-income women they're better off dying of cancer than having access to the screening and prevention that saves lives.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Cantor's secret memo for $350 billion in Medicare, Medicaid cuts The $100 billion in Medicaid cuts are likely the cuts offered by the White House already, a cost-shifting to states that the White House said would achieve federal savings of $100 billion over 10 years. It would implement a "blended rate" of reimbursement to states, set significantly lower than the current federal support for the program.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Media Have Forgotten Who Really Is Blocking President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination The Koch brothers are widely recognized as the most important donors to the Republican Party. Their influence on the Republican Party is so smothering that many observers have recognized it to have supplanted the normal party apparatus itself, in effect, operating through its vast network of organizations as the de facto Party itself.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 13, 2019
Trump explains why selling out the country is totally okay, with extra-special lies on top Trump's raising a sign advertising that he's for sale to the first government able to bring him dirt shouldn't be that big a surprise. After all, he's not only made similar statements about the information he and his campaign obtained in 2016, but he's also had Rudy Giuliani on the scene in Ukraine actively trying to plant false evidence to pre-scandal Joe Biden.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2020
Trump didn't just refuse to commit to peaceful transition of power. He actively threatened it Trump didn't simply refuse to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses in November. He admitted to one of his plans to overturn the election results.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 15, 2012
Unions focus on grassroots organizing, not helping the Democratic National Convention make ends meet For some unions, refusing to give in 2012, let alone at the levels they did in 2008, is in response to the DNC's location in anti-union North Carolina. It represents a desire to shift resources away from Democratic Party support and into grassroots organizing, including promoting a "Second Bill of Rights" and a rally in Philadelphia on August 11.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 28, 2020
How to beat Mitch McConnell -- even if we don't win back the Senate Ideally, if Democrats do their job up to and on Jan. 5, we will win both of Georgia's Senate seats, and secure a bare majority in both chambers of Congress.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 4, 2016
The New York Times Calls Out Trump For What He Is, And Who He Represents Trump's candidacy is simply tapping into the same age-old resentments that have riven this country for over 150 years, now newly clothed in the guise of a reality-TV creation, viewer-friendly to the masses. And while Trump himself may be a shallow, opportunistic clown, the emotions he deliberately stokes -- envy, resentment and hate, are among the ugliest and most toxic that Americans have ever demonstrated.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 4, 2013
Karl Rove takes on the Tea Party with new Super PAC The Country Club wing of the Republican Party is fed up with the antics of Tea Party. Tea Party candidates are winning primaries, knocking off incumbents, and then going on to lose disastrously in the general election to Democrats. This has cost the GOP dearly... Karl Rove has stepped forward to undermine the Tea Party's out-sized leverage within the Republican Party and over elected officials.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 26, 2011
VIDEO: WI DMV Tells Boy His Bank Account Doesn't Show Enough "Activity" To Get a Voter ID A video has surfaced of a boy trying to get one of the new Wisconsin Voter ID's that were ushered in by the signing of new a voting law in the state. Shot by the boy's mother with the clear intention of indicting the process, the video shows the pair going from station to station at the DMV, asking all of the right questions as to why there are so many hurdles to acquiring this constitutionally guaranteed ID card.
Trump Real Estate Empire Money, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 28, 2019
Trump's Sleazy Reelection Campaign is Stealing Millions of his Donors' Dollars for His Legal Bills Within hours of Donald Trump's inauguration, he did something that was peculiar and unprecedented. He announced the establishment of his reelection committee for 2020. At the time, no one could figure out why he would do that so far in advance of the next presidential election. But his reasons are now apparent, and they affirm his status as Grifter-in-Chief.
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Steve King introduces resolution "encouraging" Americans to discriminate against LGBT Americans Bonus points for the language explicitly meant to "encourage" and "empower" anti-LGBT discrimination by the public whether it's legal to do so or not, because Steve King just feels in his heart that they should be discriminated against.
Governor Schwarzenegger's Message Following this Week's Attack on the Capitol This is my message to my fellow Americans and my friends around the world after January 6, 2021., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 11, 2021
'Lies, lies, lies': Arnold Schwarzenegger's speech about Trump and fellow Republicans goes viral In the days since a group of pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., sending elected officials into temporary hiding and the nation into a period of shock and horror, a number of Republicans have spoken out against...
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 20, 2021
Lindsey Graham's heading to Mar-a-Lago to reason with Trump. It's a master plan It's already doomed, which is why Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is the perfect person to head south on a mission to soothe the mangy ruffled feathers of Donald Trump.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rick Perry hires defense attorney The news that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has hired a defense lawyer in connection with an inquiry over a budget veto he issued last year may seem a little odd. But the issue isn't so much whether Perry has the power to veto legislation he opposes, it's whether it is legal for him to use the veto to achieve unrelated political goals.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 8, 2020
So, McConnell won't give proper consideration to Biden's cabinet picks, eh? McConnell won't give proper consideration to Biden's cabinet picks seems to be a serious concern in the media, and would absolutely be in line with McConnell's brand of evil...
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 26, 2015
Huckabee Totally Loses It Huckabee basically disqualifies himself from becoming President by imposing his religious beliefs on others. He paints himself as being persecuted -- I get married, he is persecuted, balderdash. He seems to be calling for revolution and overturning the constitution. There's a reason why there are three branches of government Mike, to stop potential tyrants like you deciding what is the law of the land.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 19, 2010
Start breaking stuff-or be Forever Irrelevant With the latest tax debacle apparently about to become law--and being lapped up by the public as a dish of sweet-and-sour pork, instead of the dish of dog poo-poo that it is, and on top of it all as some sort of "victory" for Obama over the people that put him in office, what are Progressives to do?
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Republicans spur progressive movement in Texas Republicans have done a humongous favor to the progressive movement in Texas. There have always been progressives in Texas, from President Lyndon Johnson to Gov. Ann Richards. Rick Perry and his Republican cohorts overreaching will be seen going forward as the rebirth of the progressive movement in Texas.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with his former campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who resigned in late August over a Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign bribery scandal, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 6, 2014
Former McConnell campaign manager subpoenaed in bribery probe one month before resignation The key questions about Kesari appear to be whether he orchestrated the payments to the Iowa legislator who pleaded guilty through a shell company pretending to be a video production outfit. If that proves to be the case, then it would be only fair to to ask whether the same thing happened with the money he was paid by McConnell.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Donald Trump closes out his time in the White House with very on-brand obnoxiousness Trump is going out as he came in: as a rude, abusive, bullying boor with no ability to even pretend to decency.
Lyin' Ted Cruz - Caricature, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 22, 2021
Caught on Tape: Ted Cruz Says GOP Must Go All-Out to Block HR1 Because Party's Future Is At Stake Cancun Cruz has been caught on tape saying there should be no compromise on implementing harsher voting restrictions, warning that the GOP's future is at stake if the Democratic-backed H.R. 1 legislation becomes law.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Retired Army Lt. General to Trump: "Military is not his palace guards" There's the sneaking suspicion that Donald Trump sees being president as being the King of America. Humanity has fought wars for thousands of years to rid themselves of this despotism, and while we have all variety of battles raging for the civil rights and liberties of our citizens, losing the Head of our Executive Branch to dictatorship is exactly what the military in a democracy does not want.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2016
FBI directs media to leave the area, militants at the standoff declare law enforcement the enemy The remaining armed militants at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge vow that they will continue to fight until the end. The FBI asked the media to leave the area. The militants have been running a live stream video from the refuge off and on overnight and into the morning after news of the arrest of Ammon Bundy and crew reached them. They have repeatedly made definitive statements that they are prepared to die at the refuge.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Mick Mulvaney promises nobody will lose their insurance if Obamacare ends. He's lying, of course According to press reports, "acting" White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is the man most responsible for convincing White House idiot Donald Trump to send out his Justice Department to argue in court that, well, actually, all of Obamacare, every last stitch of it, is now "unconstitutional," because reasons, and needs to be ended immediately.
Mitch is flailing on Obamacare, so own it, Alison!, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 29, 2014
McConnell suddenly afraid to run against Obamacare Sen. Mitch McConnell is turning himself into pretzels trying to weasel out of that rhetorical cul-de-sac. So there he was last week claiming, hilariously, that Kentucky Kynect, the state implementation of Obamacare, had nothing to do with Obamacare.
Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 21, 2020
Ivanka Trump is not happy about being sucked into investigations of daddy's tax fraud Donald Trump's extensive tax fraud is the subject of two separate investigations in New York, and Ivanka -- who is directly implicated in one of the forms of fraud -- is not happy.
And God sayeth unto the Christians,
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Hobby Lobby being investigated for smuggling a lot of ancient artifacts One of the best things about the ultra religious is how profoundly hypocritical they are when it comes to following their purported faith. There is no doubt that the Green collection has some illegally obtained artifacts -- frankly, there isn't a museum in the world that isn't filled with stolen and/or fake art. But those museums don't really pretend to have any morality.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 19, 2012
Groups backing reproductive freedom, including candidate-backer EMILY's List, see funding surge The increased visibility of the right-wing war on women's reproductive rights is generating significant increases in funding, according to leaders of organizations such as EMILY's List and Planned Parenthood. The 27-year-old EMILY's List is dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The End of Order is a Feature Not a Bug The events in Missouri this week demand explanation and redress. The parents of Michael Brown, who raised a son to be everything society claims to ask of young men, deserve to know why his life was stolen... But I believe they also beg a larger question of us all: Why are our police no longer our police? Why do our governments serve only a tiny few of us, while demanding obedience and their very paychecks from all.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 6, 2014
Supreme Court rules women can be discriminated against in health decisions The U.S. Supreme Court has given corporations even more personhood by deciding that they can have religious beliefs in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. They ruled that closely held companies are exempt from the contraceptive coverage mandate for their employees' health insurance, and are exempt from that provision of the Affordable Care Act. The decision only applies to women.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 25, 2015
The king of Christmas soul Everyone who celebrates Christmas -- and even those who don't -- has probably heard Nat King Cole sing his version of "The Christmas Song," which is often called "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire." Today I just want to share my memories of Christmas mornings around the tree, with Nat's music playing in the background.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2012
Fannie Mae Slaps The SEC Fannie Mae's latest financial disclosures belie the SEC's allegations against former company executives. The government lawsuit claims that the company understated its "true," holdings in subprime and Alt-A mortgages back in 2007-2008. Yet four years later, Fannie still refuses to change the way that it calculates and reports its exposure to subprime and Alt-A mortgages.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2015
Scott Walker pledges all-out assault on workers and unions Walker's plan for an all-out assault on unions and workers is a series of attacks on workers' ability to join together to build power; it's designed to fragment the workforce into individuals with no leverage to improve their work lives. It's also a sign of desperation from Walker.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Under Republican plan, 3.8 million would lose food stamps in 2014 Taking $90 out of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allotment that already only lasts most families two and a half weeks is in itself cruel -- and, from the most coldly financial perspective, shortsighted -- since forcing people to eat more cheaply means increased risk of diabetes and other chronic conditions that will raise health-care costs for the nation.
Brunei King  He owns 7000 cars, a gold toilet, gold gilded car... flies his own Boeing. Another great example why the planet should be debillionairized., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 3, 2019
George Clooney joins call for boycott of hotels linked to Brunei's criminalization of homosexuality There are nine hotels in the U.S. and Europe with ties to the sultan of Brunei that are facing a boycott, thankfully. George Clooney and Elton John are just some of the celebrities that have been vocal in attacking the hotels.
Michael Cohen said his loyalty to President Donald Trump has cost him everything., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 6, 2019
Michael Cohen claims he's given federal prosecutors new evidence of Trump-related crimes Cohen (via his attorneys) reached out to Congress this week to say he has been going over the devices and files returned to him by the SDNY and has retrieved 14 million files from a hard drive. Those files contain "emails, voice recordings, images and attachments from Mr. Cohen's computers and phones.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 5, 2012
Republicans continue Richard Cordray appointment hissy fits, with one exception If you need any evidence to demonstrate what a baldly political sham the Republican fight against Cordray -- against all of Obama's nominees -- is, it's this defection by Brown. Because it's not really a defection; his leadership is absolutely allowing it, because they want to keep that seat. Pretending like he, too, cares about working families is his only hope.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hey Bill, Here are Some Things You Could've Done About Inequality That Don't Involve Jailing People Bill, you signed the North Atlantic Free Trade Act (NAFTA) into law 20 years ago. You said it would accomplish many great things, even world peace. Yep, that's right: you promised world peace. NAFTA has had an effect on inequality, Bill. It's made it worse.
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 13, 2018
Get ready: Rosenstein says he's prepared to be fired, as Trump seems prepared to fire him The constant stream of security advisers fleeing the arrival of new national security adviser John Bolton may have made it seem like Friday all week, this is actually Friday. And Friday is the traditional day for Trump to vent his petty rage and try and end the Russia investigation before he takes to the links. The target of Trump's attempts this week is expected to be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 15, 2020
Senate Republicans prove to be nothing but a scrap heap of moral rot following Trump's defeat After spending his entire presidency supposedly owning the libs, it turns out Donald Trump is the biggest snowflake of all. In the nearly two weeks since Election Day and fully a week since the major media outlets called the race, Trump has done almost nothing but hide away in his fence-fortified fortress and sulk.
Senator of South Carolina Lindsay Graham, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 9, 2021
Lindsey Graham harassed at airport: called "traitor" and "garbage human being" by pro-Trumpers Sen. Lindsey Graham sold what was left of his faux integrity when he did a 180 degree turn and became one of the many Trump bootlickers. He is a raving hypocrite.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 22, 2014
Former Christie aide says lane closures were political payback there was a conscious effort by Christie's political team to run up the score and both Fort Lee and its mayor were targets of that effort. And just before Christie's deputy chief of staff ordered the lane closures, she wanted to know whether Sokolich had changed his mind about endorsing Christie. What now seems clear beyond a shadow of doubt is that the actions were taken to advance Christie's political ambition.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 1, 2015
Dept. of Education Proposes Creative Commons License Requirements Dept. of Education Proposes Creative Commons License Requirements #GoOpen is the Dept. of Education's new campaign to reduce the cost of public education, supply school districts with up to date, quality materials, and ensure that the public owns the product of research paid for with public funds.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2016
Man's obituary is the quote of the day: "In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump" Jeffrey Cohen sounds like a good-hearted and fun man with a very full life. It is clear that Mr. Cohen has a sense of humor. The final line in his obituary is probably the best quote on the internet today... "Jeffrey would ask that in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump."
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Top Republican lauds Benghazi panel for tanking Clinton's polls. NYT buries news in 8th paragraph McCarthy's inconveniently truthful comments weren't the focus of Jennifer Steinhauer's story. In versions of the story published at 10:53 and 11:11 Wednesday morning, the real news was that John Boehner had set the vote for his replacement as House speaker for next week. McCarthy's comments were buried in the eighth paragraph and glossed over.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2016
Speaker Paul Ryan describes his struggle to "be respectful" during Obama's State of the Union speech This is where we're at. The Republican Speaker of the House complaining about the difficulty of maintaining basic civility during major presidential speeches. At least none of his fellow congress members shouted things out this time.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 16, 2020
Trump endorses FB post claiming all Biden voters are "ignorant, anti-American and anti-Christian" A private Facebook post by a Virginia Wesleyan University dean has gone public, creating a firestorm at the university.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Maine Gov. LePage doesn't know what's in child labor law he supports Even in the process of supporting a backwards leap of about a century, LePage gets it wrong. He describes the bill affecting 14 and 15 year olds, when in fact it lowers wages for people up to 20 years old and eliminates the limit on hours a 16 year old can work on a school day.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Debt ceiling: DeMint threatens to blow up government; Ryan, Graham look for hostages Lindsay Graham knows what he wants in exchange: Social Security cuts in the form of raising the retirement age and means testing. Because, of course, Social Security doesn't add to the deficit and never has. But you can't let a little fact like that get in the way of demagoguery on "shared sacrifice."
Secretary of State Kerry on Meet the Press, saying that the President wants to attack, and he thinks congress will authorize it, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 1, 2013
Obama does right in going to Congress; Congress must do right President Obama deserves kudos for going to Congress, to seek approval for military strikes against Syria. This country has a long, bloody history of military actions that were not authorized by Congress. But Congress must do the right thing, and tell him "no."
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 23, 2012
Huzzah! Virginia puts 'personhood' bill on hold until next year Two happy surprises in two days. First the requirement for pre-abortion transvaginal ultrasound gets shot down and now this: Personhood bill dead in 2012.

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