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2014 Lie Of The Year: Ebola Chicanery

Surprising no one anywhere ever, Politifact has named the Ebola hysteria just before the midterms as the 2014 Lie of the Year. Yet fear of the disease stretched to every corner of America this fall, stoked by exaggerated claims from politicians and pundits. Show More Summary

David Brooks: Warren Can Win

So is David Brooks really writing what he believes to be true, or is he trying to start a bloody primary fight? Either way, this column about Elizabeth Warren is bound to raise some hackles in the Clinton camp -- and put even more pressure...Show More Summary

George W. Bush Cancels Trip Overseas For Fear Of Arrest

Granted, it's the Daily Mail reporting the story, but there's definitely a ring of truth to it. Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland over fears he could have been arrested on torture charges. Mr Bush...Show More Summary

Cleveland Police Union Chief Gives Most Surreal Interview Ever

This has to be the most surreal interview ever aired on Chris Hayes' show. Guest host Ari Melber interviewed Jeffrey Follmer, head of the police union for Cleveland police. While I understand that union officers are bound by duty toShow More Summary

Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy As Surgeon General Thanks To Ted Cruz

The Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General on Monday in a bipartisan vote. At least, it was bipartisan to the extent that the three NRA Democrats -- Heitkamp, Manchin and Joe Donnelly voted against confirmation while Mark Kirk was the sole Republican to vote for it. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

PolitiFact has named "Exaggerations about Ebola" the 2014 Lie of the Year. Hard to disagree with that one, though serious consideration should have gone to: Kentucky needs Mitch McConnell; Gun violence is not a public-health issue; The...Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow Blasts Tom Coburn For Blocking Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tore into soon to be retired Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn this Monday evening for what as she noted, “we should have seen coming” after Coburn objected to the plans to build a new VA health care facility in his state...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Rips Cheney And His Fellow Torture Apologists

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart let Cheney and his fellow torture apologists have it during his opening segment this Monday. First up was former CIA director and rectal rehydration defender Michael Hayden, saying that "three out of theShow More Summary

Open Thread - Last-Minute Gift Idea For Your Hipster

via Mashable, it's Beard Baubles. No word on whether they are local, ethically sourced, or can have a bird put on them. Open thread below...

Manufacturing War: A Primer

Now that President Obama’s administration is giving itself the option to have “boots on the ground” in Iraq, there has never been a more important time to look at how we get sucked into unending wars. Professor Martin Hellman examines...Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Pink Floyd

It didn't just graze the top 20 either, it shot back into the number 13 spot, which is pretty impressive for an album that's been out since 1972 and hasn't done so since 2011 (deluxe edition reissue). The main cause of this is attributed...Show More Summary

Jack Bauer Is Alive And Well Living In The Supreme Court

Over the years I've written a lot about how conservatives have used the television program called "24" and its central character jack Bauer to justify torturing detainees. You would think it's a silly comparison to make considering the...Show More Summary

Carjackers Arrested After Stealing Car They Couldn't Drive

Protip for carjackers: Learn to drive a stick before deciding to steal that car you saw and decided you wanted. Yes, a pair of Florida carjackers discovered that car manufacturers do still make cars with manual transmissions. Ocala Star-Banner...Show More Summary

Justice Anthony Scalia's Hypocrisy On Parade

Justice Antonin Scalia has some serious double standards when it comes to killing, torture, and campaign finance. Speaking to Swiss National Radio, Scalia aired his opinion of torture, citing an episode of "24" as justification: "I think it is very facile for people to say 'Oh, torture is terrible,'" he said. Show More Summary

North Carolinian Buys A Christmas Billboard Because Atheists!

The holiday season is never quite holy enough since America has declared War on Christmas. A North Carolina man is particularly upset that atheists have the audacity to change the way we address the birth of the baby Jesus. It's not important that there are Jewish people who celebrate Hannukah or people who may be Buddhist, Hindu or Muslim. Show More Summary

Fox's Hoenig Compares Obama To Iranian Mullahs For Invoking Scripture On Immigration Issue

From this Saturday's Cashin' In on Faux "news," regular Jonathan Hoenig wants the viewers to believe that President Obama invoking scripture over the immigration issue makes him exactly like the Iranian Mullahs and is just "horrified"...Show More Summary

Even Crazy Pat Robertson Has Had Enough Of Ted Cruz

The kindest thing one could say about Pat Robertson is that he's a person who espouses extreme views, so one might think he'd be applauding the firebrand approach Ted Cruz takes to just about everything. But he's not, and that's mostly because Cruz handed Democrats a big gift on Saturday, wrapped in a firebrand's bow. Show More Summary

Newtown Families File Suit Against Bushmaster Rifle Manufacturer

For once there's going to be some gun litigation brought on behalf of victims of gun violence instead of the loons at the NRA. Reuters reports that nine families of Newtown victims have joined to sue Bushmaster, Inc. for making a weapon...Show More Summary

Fox's Pirro Rails Against 'Liberal' Dianne Feinstein For Release Of Torture Report

Sen. Dianne Feinstein may be a liberal when it comes to social issues, but on matters of war and peace and "national security" she's a hawk. That doesn't seem matter much to flamethrowers like Fox's "Judge" Jeanine Pirro, who went off...Show More Summary

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