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Darrell Issa Pretends Ebola Hearings Are Not Political While Attacking Administration For 'Lack Of Leadership'

House Government Oversight Committee Chair and witch hunter in chief Rep. Darrell Issa was asked by CNN's Candy Crowley about Republicans playing the fear card in the midterm elections and whether they've used the issue of Ebola to simply...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Sheriff Sends Military Armored Vehicle To Collect Fines From 75-year-old Man

A 75-year-old Wisconsin man is considering filing a federal civil rights lawsuit after officials in Marathon County sent an armored military to collect fines that resulted from a property dispute. Attorney Ryan Lister told the Milwaikee-Wisconsin...Show More Summary

Herman Cain Tells Stuart Varney That Half The Black Voters In Georgia 'Clueless'

Former grifter presidential candidate turned right wing radio host Herman Cain did his best to piss off minority voters in his state of Georgia this week during an interview with Fox Business' Stuart Varney. This isn't the first time...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Well, that’s it for me this week – a week that, once more, bore witness to "the turbid ebb and flow / Of human misery," as the great Matthew Arnold put it, and as we approach the end of yet another dismal election season, I am reminded...Show More Summary

Chris Christie Yuks It Up In Iowa; Leaves Quarantined Nurse In Unheated Tent

Nurse Kaci Hickox is still being held in isolation in New Jersey, but the man who sentenced her to that isn't anywhere near there. Chris Christie is in Iowa, raising money for wingnut Steve King and gladhanding donors in advance of his bid for the 2016 nomination. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

Good morning! I found this hilarious video this lawyer in Illinois made about gubernatorial candidate, Bruce Rauner (R. IL). It's also pretty informative and you'll have it stuck in your head. So here's what's on the menu today: Meet The Press: Dr. Show More Summary

Open Thread - A Preview Of The 2016 RNC

Via MemeGuy. We at Crooks and Liars know we can count on the Republicans to make each Reagan tribute better than the last. Can't wait to see the Iran-Contra Dancers next time. In the meantime, it's 2014. They're called midterm ELECTIONS. VOTE. Open thread below.

Costco Will Close On Thanksgiving So Employees Can Be With Their Families

Geez, Walmart. What's your excuse? If Costco can absorb the hit for letting all its employees have Thanksgiving Day off to be with their families, why can't you? And why can't the other retailers who feed the insanity we call Black Friday?...Show More Summary

Sneak Peek At A GOP Senate - It Isn't Pretty

Lee Fang did a little research to see what would happen if Republicans took hold of the Senate, specifically with regard to issues around climate change. His report is pretty eye-popping. Here's a taste: – Environment and Public Works Committee: Sen. Show More Summary

Fox Pundits Use Latest Zombie Lie To Attack President Obama Over Ottawa Shooting

All that's old is new again over in Fox-land. From this Saturday's Cavuto on Business, Neil Cavuto and his guests Ben Stein, Sandra Smith and Geri Willis all took turns reading from Uncle Rupert's latest set of talking points, pretending that President Obama did not call the shooting in Ottawa an act of terrorism. Show More Summary

New Twin Peaks Series! 3 Bands That Belong On The Soundtrack

You may have heard: THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!!  When I first heard the big news, my mind instantly turned to the soundtrack. Show More Summary

Stupid Parent Tricks, Southern States Edition

Via Reddit, the story of what happens when conservative parents discover they didn't raise a robot. Just a quick background to set the scene.. I'm a male in my early 20s. I live at home with my parents and commute to school. I'm currently unemployed (very hard to find work in my area). Show More Summary

How Not To Treat Health Care Workers Returning From West Africa, NY-NJ Edition

Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo held a joint press conference on Friday to announce that any health care worker returning from West Africa would be subject to a mandatory 21-day quarantine upon arrival at airports in theirShow More Summary

Illinois: What This State Needs Is A Plutocrat

What do you give a guy who owns nine homes, made $60 million last year and wants to be governor of Illinois? I decided to give him the gift of music. After all, a guy who loves Wrangler jeans and Carhartt coats as much as Bruce Rauner...Show More Summary

Cornel West, John Avlon And Mary Matalin Fight Over Which Reality Should Win

Two of the three in the discussion used facts to back their assertions. One did not. Bill Maher tried to use Paul Krugman's column as the baseline for the discussion of whether or not Obama's presidency is the disaster Matalin and West...Show More Summary

Huckabee Thanks Fox News For Raising His 2016 Profile

It's true. Near-daily appearances on Fox News along with your very own 'pander to the wingnuts' half-hour show on weekends will certainly raise your profile with those who are devotees of Fox News, as Mike Huckabee now acknowledges out...Show More Summary

Gov Chris Christie Refuses To Release Results Of Pay-To-Play Investigation

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Christie is the head of the Republican Governors Association and Charlie Baker is the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts: As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, New Jersey Gov. Show More Summary

Georgia Dems Use 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' To Attract Black Voters, KochHeads Explode

Always the defenders of Republicans' voter suppression efforts, Fox and Friends' Brian Kilmeade sought out one of the small handful of black republicans who think it's just fine to stack the deck against African-Americans in politics. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Writes $1.8 Million Check To His Campaign

With Alison Lundergan Grimes within one point of Mitch McConnell, there's a battle for the finish and it looks like Kentucky voters are going to get a barrage of ads, thanks to Mitch's checkbook. While he claims he's not worried at all, he's also writing his campaign a personal check for $1.8 million dollars. Show More Summary

Saturday Extra Credit Reading

These are open tabs in my browser for reading and re-reading, because they're either really great insights, or they're information we should all have. What are you reading today? Josh Marshall - Sarah, Bristol and the Recurrence of the...Show More Summary

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