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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Open thread for night owls: Ted Cruz haunts your child's dreams

I know what a bunch of kids with Tea Party grandparents will be getting for Christmas. Try to look happy, kids, this is as least as fun as those stupid video games you keep going on about. The makers of the “Ted Cruz To The Future Comic...Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Ebola and inequality, underemployment, wage stagnation

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Ebola and Inequality (Liberian Observer) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz says the Ebola crisis reveals the absolute need for a government role in health care. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart goes OFF on #pointergate

Jon Stewart "points" out a few problems with the KSTP report Jon Stewart took on #pointergate (what may be the most racist news story of 2014) and absolutely smoked Minneapolis TV station KSTP and the Minneapolis Police Department for...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart takes to the silver screen with 'Rosewater,' his directorial debut

Earlier this week, I had a chance to screen Rosewater, Jon Stewart's directorial debut, which opens nationwide on Friday. Rosewater, which was also written by Stewart and is distributed by Open Road Films, tells the story of Tehran-born...Show More Summary

GOP threatens to block Loretta Lynch over executive power they demanded for lame-duck Bush

A growing number of Republican senators are suggesting they will block the nomination of Loretta Lynch over the issue of “executive amnesty.” If so, then no choice President Obama might make for attorney general could possibly be confirmed by the new GOP-controlled Senate. Show More Summary

AT&T: Nice internet you got there, it'd be a shame if anything happened to it…

Randall Stephenson, AT&T CEO The extortion by Big Telecom on net neutrality begins. AT&T was working on a plan to bring high-speed fiber optic internet to 100 cities, but has put the plan on ice. Company CEO Randall Stephenson says it's...Show More Summary

Georgia city bans abortion clinics to avoid 'drama'

Heyyyy, I know how to keep these guys away! Abortion clinics provide a legal medical procedure, for which they are bedeviled by protesters who harass patients and passersby, quite often break laws, and on a number of occasions have shot people. Show More Summary

Couple forced to divorce for health care coverage fighting for Medicaid in Tennessee

Last July, Larry and Linda Drain made national news when they went public with their decision to divorce after 33 years of marriage solely so that Linda could qualify for Medicaid and receive treatment for her epilepsy. The Drains went public in an attempt to pressure their governor in Tennessee, Gov. Show More Summary

Rudy Giuliani's advice on how to beat Clinton. Yeah, someone asked him.

Least interesting reboot ever. The Rudy Giuliani guide to beating Hillary Clinton Someone somewhere had to type that sentence, and thank goodness for Obamacare because they were probably carted off in an ambulance afterward, comatose with shame. Show More Summary

After nonsensical comments on Net Neutrality, conservatives rage against Ted Cruz

A clueless Ted Cruz rages against Net Neutrality After Ted Cruz sent out the tweet above, he got some surprisingly vicious comments–from conservatives. A sample of the feedback left on his Facebook page from self-identifying Republicans. Follow me below the fold for all the enjoyable wingnut outrage.

Daily Kos is pushing Donna Edwards to chair the DCCC

Donna Edwards at her victory rally on February 13, 2008 In the next few days, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will appoint a new chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)—which recruits and fundraises for House...Show More Summary

Republicans ginning up Benghazi-like outrage over Gruber gaffe

Faux Republican outrage over the supposed revelations of Obamacare "architect" Jonathan Gruber is in full froth. For example: Gruber is a puny operative in a culture of deceit thar goes back to Alinsky and now defines this Obama cabal — @DineshDSouza A culture of deceit! Congressional Republicans are planning hearings. Show More Summary

How Democrats can fix their midterm turnout problem: By moving elections to presidential years

Charlie Crist suffered from weak midterm turnout With Democrats smarting badly from terrible midterm turnout, here's a truly great, outside-the-box idea: Let's move some gubernatorial races to presidential years. It's not as crazy as it sounds. Show More Summary

Workers sit in at California Walmart

This is new: Walmart workers are staging a sit-down strike at a Los Angeles Walmart. Holding signs urging Walmart to "stop the illegal threats" and wearing tape over their mouths to highlight the silencing of worker activists, the group sat down near the Crenshaw store's clothing racks and cash registers. Show More Summary

The fight to be House Republicans' top scandalmonger heats up

Not-Darrell-Issa Rep. Jason Chaffetz, seen here investigating BENGHAZI! with fellow Not-Darrell-Issa Rep. Troy Gowdy Perpetual investibator Darrell Issa will be losing his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee, a less-than-satisfying...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Pooties and pot and power

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Who's looking out for Lucky Ducky?: The word "Solyndra" will never be uttered by a Republican again: Lost in the hubbub following President Obama's climate agreement with China was a smaller bit of surprising...Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi is really not interested in your sexist questions about her age

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi keeps getting That Question—roughly, aren't you a little old for all this? Shouldn't you step aside? And she has a damn good counter-question: “When was the last time you asked Mitch McConnell … ‘aren’t...Show More Summary

Ami Bera pulls into the lead in tight swing district race: An updated look at 2014's uncalled races

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera Several races remain uncalled as of Thursday morning. We recently ran through them here and here is an update for each race where we have new information. You can check who has won each key race at our uncalled races tracker. • CA-07: We'll lead off with some good news for Team Blue. Show More Summary

Obama may announce immigration reforms as soon as next week

This would be welcome news, if true. President Obama will ignore angry protests from Republicans and announce as soon as next week a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system that will protect up to five million undocumented...Show More Summary

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