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Blog Profile / Crooks and Liars

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:44937
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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Huckabee Claims He Didn't See Nugent Controversy Coming

After Jon Stewart went after Mike Huckabee on The Daily Show and called him out for palling around with Ted Nugent and his hypocrisy for attacking Beyonce, it seems poor old Huckabee can't even go out and try to sell his book any more...Show More Summary

Congress Plans To Bury Unredacted Torture Report In A Black Hole

This makes perfect sense to Republican leaders. If an oversight committee actually oversees an agency like the CIA, writes a report and publishes a redacted version which puts them in a bad light, the only thing to do is hand the unredacted...Show More Summary

Joni Ernst's Family Got Hundreds Of Thousands In Farm Subsidies

I put Joni's SOTU response up there so you can listen to her little anecdote at the beginning again, but this time with a little more transparency and truth around her "bread bag" story. Please be still, my beating heart, over the sacrifices she made for the family farm. Show More Summary

GOP Plan To Secure The Border: Militarize Disneyland!

Hey, everyone! Republicans in the House are taking up immigration as only Republicans can. You know what that means, right? Repeat after me: First we secure our borders. Because no immigration until we've taken care of that first. And wait till you see what they've got in mind. In the words of Rep. Show More Summary

Boehner Invites Netanyahu To Speak Before Joint Session Of Congress

Bipartisanship! Comity! Not so much. Speaker John Boehner has unilaterally extended an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress. Never mind that the White House or at the very least,...Show More Summary

John Boehner's Office Releases Edited Version Of SOTU Address

John Boehner's office says it was entirely inadvertent, but I have my doubts. ThinkProgress: In the website’s “enhanced webcast” of the State of the Union speech, President Obama’s comments criticizing Republicans for saying they are...Show More Summary

Fox News' Gretchen Carlson Praises Joni Ernst's Shoes For SOTU Response

I understand that Joni Ernst discussed wearing bread bags on her feet when she was young, but I must admit I was really surprised that Carlson opened up her discussion of Joni Ernst's GOP response to the SOTU by ogling her shoes. Usually these kinds of petty observations are saved for Hillary Clinton by the right wing media. Show More Summary

Report: S&P Will Be Banned For A Year From Rating Bonds

Lovely. I only wish it had happened sooner: Standard & Poor’s will be suspended for a year from rating bonds in one of its most lucrative businesses in a $60 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according...Show More Summary

NAFTA, TPP & The Clinton Global Initiative's "Free Trade" Activism

A version of this piece first appeared at DownWithTyranny. GP article archive here. I want to tie three small pieces into one package. The first piece, Bill Clinton and NAFTA. The second piece, Barack Obama and TPP. The third piece,Show More Summary

Huckabee: States Should Just Ignore Supreme Court On Gay Marriage

Former Fox News talker Mike Huckabee is still foaming at the mouth over gay marriage and it makes me think that it's not just a religious bias that is moving him, but that's neither here nor there. He was on Hugh Hewitt's radio showShow More Summary

POTUS Is Doubling Down, Taking Us In The Direction Of Europe

The day after Republicans took a well-deserved ass whooping from the President of the United States looks the same every year.

Obama Gets His Swagger Back: The State Of The Union’s Scope And Limits

President Obama has his swagger back. Ignoring the electoral rebuke of 2014, he claimed the growing economy as a mandate for his progressive agenda, delivering a State of the Union address bristling with veto threats and challengingShow More Summary

Newly-Elected St. Louis County Exec Removes Only Black Member Of Election Board

You could look at this as just the spoils of war, and to the victor goes the patronage. Charlie Dooley, who appointed Rita Days, had a reputation for cronyism and incompetence. But under the recent circumstances (not to mention thatShow More Summary

Scott Walker Suffers From Premature Litigation

Last week, Scott Walker gave his State of the Presidential Campaign State address to Wisconsin. As Lisa Kaiser of the Shepherd Express points out, one of the things Walker said was that he would use taxpayer money to forward his anti-Washington...Show More Summary

Conspiracist Filmmaker, Family Found Dead In Murder-Suicide, Spurring Fresh Theories

[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] A Minnesota man who had been making an independent feature film depicting the coming imposition of a “New World Order” dictatorship in America was found dead with his family over the weekend. Police investigating...Show More Summary

David Brooks Doesn't Think Obama Has Earned The Right To Attack Republicans

Memo to David Brooks. After six long years of putting up with Republicans calling him everything other than a black man, or Mr. President, President Obama has damn well earned the right to give your side a tweak that doesn't suit you...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Booman Tribune: The establishment has a long history of fear and incomprehension of black American culture. PERRspectives: Republicans' sudden veneration of free expression after the Charlie Hebdo atrocity highlights the hypocrisy of...Show More Summary

Rep. Steve King Wins! Worst #SOTU Tweet Ever

In an effort to further dehumanize and debase people who are in this country working at jobs no one else wants, Steve King tweeted this about Michelle Obama's guest at the State of the Union address. #Obama perverts "prosecutorial discretion" by inviting a deportable to sit in place of honor at #SOTU w/1st Lady. Show More Summary

Rand Paul's SOTU Response: Lies, Doom And Empty Promises

If you don't want to watch all twelve minutes of this, let me give the high-level overview. Rand Paul wants term limits on Washington lawmakers, a constitutional amendment forcing a balanced budget, a crazy "read the bill" law that requires...Show More Summary

Joni Ernst Tells Tale Of Time Trickle-Down Economics Spilled All Over Her Shoes

Joni Ernst told a touching tale of how she only owned one pair of shoes as a child, and how she had to wear bread bags on her feet to keep her shoes dry when it rained. When was that? During the Great Depression? Not so much, since Ernst was born in 1970. Show More Summary

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