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Stephen Colbert Does Jim Inhofe

We are so screwed. Set to take the chair on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is one of the biggest climate deniers around, Sen. Jim Inhofe. Here, Stephen Colbert eviscerates him, not that that will change anything. If only Heaven could help us. Nothing like having a pro-polluter heading up this committee, [...]

Late Night: Twitter Fight!

It all started when Business Insider’s Julia La Roche tweeted a pic from Gasparino’s new he-man promo campaign.

The Roundup

- Part eight of eight with journalist Chris Hedges and philosopher Sheldon Wolin on the perils of revolution and the question of power - Fatah officials blamed Hamas for bombs hitting the homes of their officials and party members; A...Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes George Lakoff, The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate The subtitle of the book is “Know your Values and Frame the Debate.” The sub-subtitle is, “The essential progressive guide for the issues that define our future: climate, inequality, immigration, healthcare. Show More Summary

History in the Making in Missouri, But Not in Michigan

Marriage equality continues its historic roll forward, with the Western District of Missouri being the latest federal court to weigh in on the issue. It came on the heels of a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding discrimination, however. Show More Summary

Come Saturday Morning: #pointergate, or KSTP Strikes Again!

Will Pointergate finally bring KSTP to heel? Probably not -- if having to shell out a cool million to Susan Anderson didn't make KSTP straighten up and fly right, nothing can -- but it will ensure that the call letters "KSTP" live in infamy for some time to come.

Pull Up a Chair: Mayan Creation Story

Much of the story of creation of the Maya, the Popol Vuh, appears in carved representations throughout the temples that are being excavated many places in Mesoamerica. The Popol Vuh relates the story which formed the basis of many of the Maya legend, and their celebrations. Show More Summary

Late Night: MENA Mashup

It’s really an ugly scene in Jerusalem, folks…! Bibi is playing with fire…

The Elections Are All About the Letter Next to the Candidate’s Name

The big story of the 2014 election which isn’t getting enough attention is how nationalized our federal elections have become. The value of incumbency and individual candidates has been greatly diminished, while the political party next to the candidate’s name carries much greater value.

The Big Map of Where We Know Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

With the recent success of marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington D.C., Oregon, and Alaska it is time to update the map showing which states have a majority of Americans supporting legalization.

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invading

The government in Kiev has accused Russia of invading its territory as tensions escalate in East Ukraine in the wake of the ceasefire collapsing. The ceasefire substantively ended yesterday after an artillery assault in Donetsk led to...Show More Summary

Obamacare Going Back Before the Supreme Court

In an unusual move the Supreme Court decided to take up King v. Burwell even though there is technically no split in the lower courts. At the heart of the case is an effort to stop exchange subsidies from going out to states where the exchanges were set up by the federal government. Show More Summary

Whistleblower Details JPMorgan Mortgage Market Crimes, Justice Department Covering Them Up

With the return of Matt Taibbi to Rolling Stone Magazine comes an amazing story about how the depraved crimes of JPMorgan Chase were covered up by Attorney General Eric Holder despite there being a whistleblower willing to testify. The whistleblower is Alayne Fleischmann, a former lawyer who worked for JPMorgan Chase overseeing mortgage securities. Show More Summary

Gallup Continues to Show Majority Support for Marijuana Legalization

There are only two explanations for the huge jump in support for marijuana legalization in their 2013 poll and the drop this year. The first is that something actually happened which caused a gyration in public opinion about the issue in a very short window. Show More Summary

U.S. Anti-ISIS Recruitment Videos: Why They Don’t Work

The U.S., via the State Department, is spending considerable effort and money producing anti-ISIS videos and other media (actual example, left), the goal of which is to convince American and other would-be jihadis not to join ISIS. The efforts won’t work, almost can’t work. They fail to understand the way ISIS recruits and as such, can’t counter it.

Navy SEAL Announces He Killed Osama Bin Laden, Account Disputed

Though the Navy SEAL team that was responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden was supposed to keep the details about the operation and their participation in it secret, multiple members have now stepped forward to tell their story. The latest SEAL to step forward is Robert O’Neill who claims to have been the one to have shot and killed Osama Bin Laden.

The Roundup

- Pew: A majority of respondents in emerging and developing countries report crime and corruption as two major problems - The Pentagon accused Iran of supporting the Taliban and fighting against Western forces - The Justice Department supported the FBI's call for expanded surveillance powers, despite it, you know, not working

Ready in just a few hundred million years

Just in time for John McCain’s second billionth appearance on “Meet the Press.”

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