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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Andy Grammer

Country Pop is so often has a "she/he done me wrong" theme. This one's about...monogamy? And the couples of all types who celebrate the longevity of their relationships in the official video are just. adorable. What are you listening to tonight? Play this one loud and kiss your honey for me. [amazon][/amazon]

Social Security Reversal In Md. Senate Race: Six Lessons For Dems

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, is running for the Senate seat currently occupied by Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. He is also running from his record – as a supporter of the “Simpson-Bowles”...Show More Summary

James O'Keefe Planned To Incite Violence Against NYPD, Not Ferguson

First, a correction. Earlier this week news broke that James O'Keefe had planned to use one of his traditionally bad scripts to incite protesters against police brutality to a violent response. In my article, I said the plan was for it to take place in Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Geraldo Rivera Slams Fox News Hosts Over Bibi Netanyahu

Geraldo Rivera has no love lost for Bib Netanyahu and had a confrontational visit on Fox & Friends this morning over Bibi's belligerent attitude towards the White House and Palestinian relations. As you would imagine, the Fox News hosts...Show More Summary

Never Fear, Fox News Has A Self-Loather For Every Scenario

Today's Fox and Friends' segment that tells the viewers to express unimaginable outrage that a school requires students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance in a foreign language. Most appallingly to Fox News, the language isShow More Summary

Port Authority Subpoenaed In Christie Probe

There's just so much "there" there, I really don't see how Chris Christie honestly expects to be a presidential contender: Federal prosecutors issued a new subpoena to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey this week seeking possible evidence of claims New Jersey Gov. Show More Summary

Sears: Where America Used To Shop -- And Why They Stopped

Because I've written about the Ayn Rand-loving Eddie Lampert (and his destruction of Sears) before, a Twitter acquaintance sent this to me today with permission to reprint it. I have to warn you, though. Her experience makes Comcast look like a customer-service paragon. Show More Summary

Tehran Tom: U.S. Shouldn't Say Anything To Undermine Negotiations In Israel

OH NO HE DIDN'T. Oh yes, he did. Steve Benen: Earlier in the day, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that when it comes to the U.S. policy towards Israel, “We’re currently evaluating our approach.” The comments were...Show More Summary

Dem Rep: Trade Office Is 'Dazzling' Us With B.S. Over TPP

Don't get me wrong, it's great that Dems are fighting back against fast-tracking these trade agreements.But I think they're doing a piss-poor job of getting the public behind them. Here's the most compelling and immediate reason to oppose the TPP: The intellectual property components are so draconian, they may make felons of us all. Show More Summary

FEMA To States: Admit Climate Change Is Real To Get Preparedness Cash

It isn't George W. Bush's FEMA for sure. Now they're playing hardball with those climate-denying conservative states that suck up the disaster money like it's candy while continuing to deny the impact of global warming. FEMA says no more. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Show More Summary

Charles Lane Goes Off Script On Fox, Says It Ought To Be Easier For People To Vote

As we already discussed here, President Obama floated the idea of mandatory voting in the United States while speaking to a civic group in Cleveland on Wednesday, which of course had the right wing heads over at Faux "news" exploding...Show More Summary

Strict New Jersey Gun Laws Make Fox News Defend A Black Man

Can someone's life be ruined by gun laws that are too strict? Fox News sure thinks so. Their guest tells a story that is supposed to evoke sympathy and outrage over those damned liberals who want to make it harder to carry a weapon. Steffon...Show More Summary

Lawmakers Trample On 4th Graders' Bill As They Watch From The Gallery

In the words of a friend, New Hampshire has now become the "WTF or Die" state. 4th grade teacher James Cutting can testify to that. After his 4th grade class managed to get the New Hampshire state legislature to move a bill naming the red-tailed hawk as the official state raptor, it went to the floor of the House for debate and a vote. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Bruce Gerencser: The Christian Right's paranoia and persecution complex are utterly divorced from reality. Ed Brayton: One law for all, even in Arizona. PCTC: No shame in accepting government benefits -- it's your own money. Disaffected...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Asks When Fox Is Going To Hold Themselves Accountable For Their Anger And Divisiveness

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took a whack at Fox "news" for the double standard when it comes to their screaming for accountability on Ferguson while refusing to hold themselves accountable for their Benghazi witch hunt. Stewart Trashes...Show More Summary

Open Thread - Feel Good Ad Of The Week

A Thai Life Insurance ad shows the power of selflessness? Yep. Open thread below...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Modest Mouse

When I first heard the album, I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to end. And, after playing it over a few times, I noticed that it sounds a lot like the sounds of their first two albums and their last two albums combined. Not a lot of...Show More Summary

Rep. Connolly Chastises GOP For Claiming Obama Had A 'Temper Tantrum' Over Netanyahu Win

Rep. Gerry Connolly gave Republicans a piece of his mind during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing this Thursday over their love of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the disrespect shown to President Obama. CONNOLLY: Unfortunately I have to begin by chastising my friends. Show More Summary

Scarborough Tries To Turn Bibi Into The Reincarnation Of St. Ronnie

Leave it to Joe Scarborough to try to paint a happy face on petulant Bibi's reelection in Israel, what it might mean for the future of Palestinian relations, and to use it as an opportunity for some hero worship of their patron Saint...Show More Summary

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