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Former Obama Trade Adviser: Sen. Warren Is Right To Be Concerned

Michael Wessel is a former Obama campaign trade adviser who says, yes, Elizabeth Warren is right to be worried about the TPP. He cites the unprecedented secrecy of the Obama administration which makes it impossible for him to share his criticisms. Show More Summary

Let The Public Read The Completed Parts Of TPP Agreement

Basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are under public dispute. Fast track must not be approved until this is cleared up. We the People deserve to know what is being voted on with fast track. The Dispute There is a big public dispute between President Obama and Sen. Show More Summary

GOPers Scheme To Pay For TPP Deal By Stealing From Medicare

Republicans want to pay for an assistance program for workers whose jobs are lost through TPP by... taking the money out of Medicare! Nice! Michael Hiltzik of the L.A. Times explains: Medicare means many things to many people. To seniors,...Show More Summary

Rand Paul: No One Who Voted For Iraq War Should Go On Sunday Shows

Rand Paul is a crafty badger, but he's still a lying liar all the same. In his required-if-you're-running-for-President book, he holds himself out as one who is more qualified because he wasn't a Senator when the Iraq war was voted on and probably would have voted against it anyway. Show More Summary

Why Won't Media Ask Jeb Bush About PNAC?

A caller on this Monday's Thom Hartmann radio show expressed some of the same frustration I've had with our corporate media and their refusal to mention the fact that Jeb Bush was one of the founding members of PNAC, the neoconservative...Show More Summary

Surprisingly, Only Some Wingnuts Are Rooting For ISIS To Behead The President

At Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft reports: BREAKING: ISIS Promises to Behead Barack Obama -- Posts Bloody Photo Online Following the news today that US elite forces had executed ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf, ISIS supporters threatened to kill President Obama online. Vocativ reported: ... Show More Summary

Blue America Endorses Russ Feingold

If there was one race that indicated that the 2010 midterm GOP sweep was a sign of the end times, it was the fact that Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold had been unseated by a Tea Partying cretin by the name of Ron Johnson. The plastics...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Lawyers, Guns & Money: In the original French, “Desjarlais” translates as “abortion for mine, not thine.” Mahablog: Republican voters are dying faster than conservatives can breed new ones. Mainly Macro: Pretending the UK’s double-dip recession never happened, Niall Ferguson debuts a seventh killer app, historical revisionism. Joe.My.God. Show More Summary

Open Thread - Bernie Sander's Advice For Millionaires

A voting guide for the 1% from Bernie Sanders. Open Thread below...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Baby Huey

This stuff was being recorded in 1970, which is not nearly the height of funk, but this sounds like the genre in its full glory. That's pretty impressive for a debut album, but unfortunately, it would also be Huey's last, as he would pass away from a heart attack in that same year. Show More Summary

McCain: The World Would Be Better Off If We Had Not Blown The Surge

The more things change, the more they stay the same. No matter how many times his talking points on Iraq supposedly being stable when we left the country, or that "the surge" worked, or that we supposedly "won" the invasion "war" inShow More Summary

Fox News Appalled That Jay-Z And Beyoncé Bailed Out Protestors

This news is just beyond the level of comprehension for the white hosts on the Fox and Friends curvy couch. How could Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, secretly wire tens of thousands of dollars to bail out protesters in Baltimore AND Ferguson? Honestly,...Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Loses Custody Of His Kids, Was Accused Of Domestic Violence

Night after night Bill O'Reilly doles out his opinions on the problems that face minorities, black teenage girls and their money grubbing families, but when it comes to his own family and children, it appears he's got many more flaws...Show More Summary

Insurers' High-deductible Plans Leave Many Without Needed Care

A dozen or so years ago, a small group of wealthy corporate insurance executives decided their customers were not paying nearly enough for the medical care they received. How else to explain the fact that managed care — which they had...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Goes After Jeb And Rubio: 'I Would Have Never Been In Iraq'

The members of the GOP 2016 clown car are starting to eat their own. Donald Trump, who swears he's about to throw his hat into the ring any day now went after Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio this Monday morning, much to the horror of the talking heads on Fox & Friends. Donald Trump: 'I Would Have Never Been In Iraq': After former Florida Gov. Show More Summary

Fox News 'Christians' Furious Over Secular Laws Of The USAF

A few weeks ago, a member of the United States Air Force, in full military dress, said the words, "mostly I'm thankful that I'm a redeemed believer in Christ standing here right now," on a propaganda network known as GodTV. You'd have...Show More Summary

Post Columnist: It's About Time We Had A Democratic Socialist Candidate

Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson says it's about time we had a candidate pushing democratic socialism as a solution: The independent from Vermont is not likely, putting it mildly, to displace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic front-runner, or Sen. Show More Summary

Fox Helps Liz Cheney Troll President Obama And Hillary Clinton On Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Liz Cheney took to Twitter this weekend and attacked President Obama and Hillary Clinton over the Obama administration honoring her father's administration's status of forces agreement in Iraq. When will the media ask @BarackObama &Show More Summary

Trade And The Enforcement Issue

The trade debate is a thoroughly engrossing saga full of intriguing story lines, as both parties find themselves in civil wars as the strange bedfellows of Obama, McConnell, and Boehner, and the combined might of corporate America try to ram home a deal that with such an alliance should be easy to ram. Show More Summary

Mad Men Season 7, Episode 14 'Person To Person': Goodbye

SPOILERS: Don't read if you haven't seen the final episode. I wasn't going to write about this. But that final glorious scene from "Mad Men," in which Don Draper meditates on a Big Sur cliffside, keeps popping into my head (the visual...Show More Summary

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