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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

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What You Missed About Julia Pierson’s Resignation

You’ve probably seen that the Secret Service’s first female director, Julia Pierson, resigned after a series of embarrassing presidential security fiascoes. At first glance, it looks like Pierson was felled by the most basic rules of Official Washington: don’t make a bigger mess after you were hired to clean up another one. Show More Summary

New Poll: Chris Christie's Home State Popularity At Record Lows

I was traveling in New Jersey last week and people seemed to think he was spending too much time running for president to pay attention to the state. Sounds like New Jersey voters are taking a closer look at Gov. Chris Christie, and don't like what they see: TRENTON — A majority of New Jersey voters now have an unfavorable impression of Gov. Show More Summary

Albuquerque Holds NRA Shooting Competition For Cops That Loses Money. Why?

Not a huge story here - yet. But it's interesting that city officials went to such lengths to avoid answering questions about an event that loses money. The spokesperson counters that the city benefits from the tourism, but how did they...Show More Summary

Aaron's Rental Firm To Pay $24.8M To Settle Claims They Spied On Customer Computers

Spying on rental customers? I have to wonder if any other companies are doing this. This is really shocking: Los Angeles • The nation’s second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million...Show More Summary

Greg Abbott Says Mean Old Wendy Davis Is Picking On 'A Guy In A Wheelchair'

Via TPM. Oh, boo fucking hoo. Shameless hypocrite Greg Abbott, the Republican running for Texas governor, is now embracing victim politics: "I'm a guy in a wheelchair and mean old Wendy Davis is picking on me!" Just a reminder: Abbott...Show More Summary

Dozens Arrested In Ferguson Yesterday In Peaceful Protests

This was yesterday's demonstration, where Moral Monday activists joined with Ferguson October: At least 42 people, including author Cornel West, were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday as activists continued to protest police brutality...Show More Summary

Chuck Todd Cuts Ad For Mitch McConnell

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is your "liberal media" at work. In a debate last week with Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to answer the question about who she voted for in 2012. Rightly so. While I realize some Obama supporters...Show More Summary

Ad Slams GOP For Life-Threatening Budget Cuts

This is exactly the kind of ad I like to see. Put responsibility right on the heads of those most deserving. TPM: The one minute ad, called "Republican Cuts Kill," splices grueling images of body bags and workers in hazmat suits with...Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Goes Off The Rails On Ebola And ISIS In Another Fearmongering Rant

The right wing needs to keep their base worked up into a frenzy and in a constant state of panic leading up to the midterm elections to be sure they're animated and afraid enough to come out and vote against the evil Democrats who supposedly...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Caught In Pay Not To Play Scheme

Scott Walker's standard operating procedure, like any other Teapublican, is that of pay to play. A prime example of that is when Walker solicited $700,000 from Gogebic Taconite just as he was getting ready to sign off on newly relaxed...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Cookie Jill's Environmental News Stories at skippy the bush kangaroo is the best environmental News Round-Up on the internets. Served weekly. Mustang Bobby at Bark Bark Woof Woof and I agree with the NYT, that the Cuban Embargo is now...Show More Summary

Open Thread - She Can Do It!

Via Bitch Media on Facebook. Open thread below...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Outkast

Complete with a trippy music video, Outkast took a stylistic detour (which they did a lot around this time) and went for something a little more in the vein of rock/R&B than hip hop. I can say with certainty that this is one of my favorite...Show More Summary

Ello: A New User's Guide To Interesting People To Follow

Image Credit: Watercolor 2012, by @laura_d. There's been a lot of back and forth the last couple of weeks about Ello, the new social network. Is it the privacy-protecting answer to Facebook? Is it sold out before it even launches? Is...Show More Summary

Republican State Rep. Calls Congresswoman 'Ugly As Sin' And 'Drag Queen'

In a very offensive and misogynistic article, Republican state lawmaker. Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R) attacked Congresswoman Ann Kuster (D) over her looks and said she'll lose her election to the attractive Marilinda Garcia because she's...Show More Summary

Pope Francis: Church Should Welcome And Accept Gays, Unmarried Couples

In another shift of direction that Pope Francis has been signalling since he became Pope, The Pontiff is opening up a dialogue with the Bishops and the Vatican that would call for the Church to be sympathetic to gays, unmarried couples, divorcees and children from less than traditional families. Show More Summary

Rubio On Fox News: I'm No Friend To Veterans, But Let's Make More Of Them

Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican Senator who Lindsey Graham said is not ready to be president, has sharp criticism of the Obama Administration's ISIL strategy. The man with zero military experience believes, like every good hawkish Republican, that we need a definite ground campaign to defeat the Islamic State. Show More Summary

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