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Obama expresses exasperation with Senate Republicans over Garland nomination in weekly address

x YouTube Video It’s now been 45 days since I nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Judge Garland is a man of experience, integrity, and unimpeachable qualifications. Judge Garland is someone who Senate Republicans are...Show More Summary

This week in the war on voting: NC voting law upheld; KS voter registration suspension mess

Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series, a joint project of  Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in favor of North Carolina’s new voting law Monday, prompting plaintiffs in the case to say they would immediately appeal. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The lay of the political land

Politico: In the swing states that matter most in the presidential race, Donald Trump doesn’t have a prayer against Hillary Clinton in the general election. That’s according to top operatives, strategists and activists in 10 battleground states who participated in this week’s POLITICO Caucus. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Millions more workers face pension cuts thanks to Wall Street greed

Jake Johnson at Common Dreams writes—As Millions of Workers Face Pension Cuts Thanks to Wall Street Greed, Executive Benefits Remain Lavish: In October of 2008, while the economy was in the early stages of what the IMF called "the worst...Show More Summary

Fox News guest analyst pleads guilty to charges of fraud after claiming to be CIA operative

Wayne Simmons was a frequent guest on Fox News. The self-described expert on terrorism claimed to have been a CIA special officer for almost 30 years, but it was all bullshit. And now he’s pled guilty to charges of major fraud: Wayne Simmons arrest photo A Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. Show More Summary

'John Wayne Day' gets nixed due to the fact he was a raging, racist a-hole

California Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper proposed a resolution to declare May 26, 2016 as John Wayne Day in California. He got more than he bargained for when many California lawmakers loudly objected due to the fact that...Show More Summary

Democrats defeat energy spending bill because of Tom Cotton's latest move to punch Iran

Still determined to do whatever he can to wreck the Iran nuclear agreement, Sen. Tom Cotton attempted Wednesday to amend a $37.5 billion bipartisan energy and water spending bill with what a leading Democrat called a “poison pill.” But, joined by four Republicans, Senate Democrats poleaxed the bill in a 50-46 vote. Show More Summary

Trump wins enough Pinocchios to start ventriloquism school

Donald Trump wants America to be more unpredictable in its foreign policy. We’ll prove our reliability by never doing what’s expected! But unpredictability is hard to achieve when you’re bound by those pesky facts. Thank goodness Trump...Show More Summary

Coal baron Blankenship still in the middle of West Virginia politics

America’s most (deservedly) hated coal baron, Don Blankenship, was convicted of ignoring safety regulations, directly leading to the death of 29 men. But just because he's on his way to prison doesn’t mean West Virginia is free of his...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark (and Other Tasty Bits) “According to a new poll that just came out, fifty percent of Republicans say they could support Donald Trump. The other fifty percent are a group calling themselves...Show More Summary

Texas Supreme Court says Houston not allowed to clean up air

Republicans love local control, but not too local, and especially not when it’s towns or cities trying to do something to mediate odious regulations at the state level. So if you live in Houston and were expecting regulations passedShow More Summary

Cartoon: More monetary makeovers

I’m apparently a huge currency nerd and can’t pass up an opportunity to do a cartoon about it whenever it’s in the news, even during a heated primary season. Here’s the cartoon I did last year when the petition first started to gain national attention.

LGBT groups ask Obama administration to pull education funds from North Carolina, other states

A group of the nation's most important defenders of LGBT rights have written to ask the Obama administration to pull federal education funding from states that pass laws legalizing transgender discrimination in their schools. It wasShow More Summary

No, Ted Cruz is not the literal incarnation of Lucifer. Lucifer has more friends.

There have been whole array of these in the press. I've seen one running down the various theories of what Lucifer has been thought to look like, over history, and another that interviewed an exorcist as to what exactly could be done about it, if Ted Cruz was possessed by Lucifer, and so forth. Show More Summary

Richard Burr extends judicial blockade to longest-standing vacancy in the courts

The federal court for the Eastern District of North Carolina features the longest-standing vacancy in the nation—a decade-long vacancy. Federal District Court Judge Malcolm Jones Howard semi-retired on December 31, 2005, and the seat hasn't been permanently filled since. Show More Summary

Trump ally and dirty trickster Roger Stone called for Bernie Sanders to be shot for treason

Too bad for Roger Stone that the internet remembers. This time it’s his sleazy red-baiting. These days, the notorious, nefarious Stone—opposition researcher, all-around dirty trickster, organizer of the “Brooks Brothers riot” of theShow More Summary

Indiana governor endorses Ted Cruz ... possibly because he doesn't believe Cruz is the Zodiac Killer

Wow. Two days ago, had you asked anyone if the game-changing momentum from Ted Cruz’s bold pick of the-second-most-hated-person-in-America as his running mate could ever be topped, they would have responded with an emphatic “No way!”  Well, buckle up, people, because things are getting real now. Show More Summary

House Armed Services Committee votes to re-legalize anti-gay discrimination by federal contractors

In 2014 President Obama issued an executive order barring gender identity discrimination both in the federal government and in businesses contracting with the government. Now the Republican House is doing something about it. The Republican-majority...Show More Summary

Climate change bites. And stings.

What happens when you have the warmest year on record and come through winter with more or less no winter? Stuff like this. The scorpions that scurry around this desert region emerged from their winter slumber early this year. Usually...Show More Summary

Republican Party's favorability ratings slip to a 20+ year low

C'mon, everybody! Let's auger this baby right into the ground! The Republican Party’s image, already quite negative, has slipped since last fall. Currently 33% of the public has a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 62% have an unfavorable view. Show More Summary

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