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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Nirvana

Kurt would have been 48 today. For tonight's Music Club, here's the last tune recorded before Cobain's death. Titled "You Know You're Right," this song was not released until 2002, eight years after Cobain's death. Thanks for the music and continue resting in peace, Kurt. Are there any musicians who you'd like to remember tonight?

Bill-O Uses Opening Segment To Attack David Corn (Video)

David Corn's article about Bill-O's exaggerations about his presence in war zones must have landed too close to home, because O'Reilly went into full-blown deflection mode tonight on Republican Party TV (aka Faux News). Rather than just post the transcript, I'll give you an excerpt of O'Reilly's bloviation with David Corn's responses in italics. Show More Summary

New DHS Report: Right Wing Extremist Groups Still A Major Threat

In 2009, the DHS released a rightwing extremists report which elicited a huge response negative response from Fox News and other conservative outlets. CNN received the report. Get ready for another right wing freakout: They're carrying...Show More Summary

Jonah Goldberg: White House Desperate To Find A 'Christian' To Hang Extremism On

On Friday, CNN released information about the new DHS report on right wing extremist groups in America, which highlighted the Sovereign citizen movement and how dangerous they are. Fox News' Neil Cavuto had on the NRO's Jonah Goldberg, author of a fictitious book called Liberal Fascism and he was apoplectic about the contents. Show More Summary

Mother Jones To Bill-O: Apologize For Your Violent Remarks

When Bill O'Reilly mewled to reporters about his Brian Williams moment, he stepped over a line in at least one interview, telling the reporter that "he expects Corn to be in the kill zone. Where he deserves to be." That's wildly violent...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Green Lights Stealth Attack On Unions

Scott Walker is definitely Reagan incarnate without the folksy sense of humor or Hollywood ties. When it comes to unions, he's just as vicious and quick to kill them as Reagan was. After swearing he wasn't going to focus on unions and...Show More Summary

Tea Party News Network Staffers Quits

Well, well, well. Is anybody shocked by this development? The conservative Tea Party News Network website (TPNN) lost most of its staff on Thursday following a mass resignation over the site’s “despicable practices,”Politico reported. “You...Show More Summary

Poll: More Americans Believe Our Military Budget Isn't Big Enough

I was just saying to myself the other day: "Self, you know what we really need? More military spending!" Of course, this is Gallup, so I'd love to see the actual questions. But maybe it's true, because the constant stream of defenseShow More Summary

Jeb Bush Lobbied Reagan Administration For Medicare Fraudster

Sounds like Jeb is a fixer and a bag man, just like his father. Oops! WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush personally lobbied the secretary of health and human services, while his father was vice president, on behalf of a Miami figure who would later...Show More Summary

Corporate Media Conflates Clinton Foundation With Campaign PACs, Whips Up Fake Scandal

What really pisses me off about chronic Clinton-bashing is when it comes from progressives: "The Clintons are evil! The Clintons will stop at nothing!" (Like they're some kind of two-headed hydra beast.) Because what it means is that decades of right-wing smears were successful. Show More Summary

Four Years After Greenpeace Sting, Big PR Dumps Big Oil

Perhaps you heard the good news - the world's largest public relations firm, Edelman, just spun off an advertising subsidiary so that it could show a commitment to not aiding the denial of climate change science. The Guardian explains...Show More Summary

Congratulations To The Walmart Workers Who Kicked Ass For The Working Class

Remember, this movement started with no help (let alone leadership) from the political establishment on the minimum wage organizing, and this certainly wasn't driven by electoral politics. No, this was accomplished by the workers putting...Show More Summary

Shannon Bream Attacks Michael Schiavo To Defend Jeb Bush?

In covering Terri Schiavo, Fox News twisted the facts to make her husband the villain. And now that Michael Schiavo has dared to criticize presidential candidate Jeb Bush's meddling in the case, Fox is rushing into Republican rehab mode...Show More Summary

MSNBC Source: 'The Goal Is To Move Away From Left-wing TV'

Since facts do indeed have a liberal bias, the programming solution was never to prop up a bunch of liberal figureheads. I would have settled for actual news coverage that didn't embrace "the view from nowhere," as media critic Jay Rosen so famously put it. Show More Summary

Why I’m OK Having A Mid-Level Dental Practitioner Work On My Teeth

Editor's note: Thanks to healthcare commentator Wendell Potter, who gave us permission to print his entire piece. by WENDELL POTTER Would you trust someone with two years of dental training to pull one of your teeth or fill a cavity?If...Show More Summary

Yes, Let's Talk About 'Upbringing,' Rudy

Rudy Giuliani keeps digging: Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York on Thursday defended his assertion that President Obama did not love America, and said that his criticism of Mr. Obama’s upbringing should not be considered racist because the president was raised by “a white mother.” ... Show More Summary

Ron Paul: Good News Is That Secession Is Happening

Former Republican Rep and presidential candidate Ron Paul isn't doing that grifter son of his any favor these days. From BuzzFeed: Ron Paul: “Good News” That Secession Is Happening: Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman...Show More Summary

Simcox Seeks To Act As His Own Attorney In Child-Molestation Trial

[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] Onetime Minuteman leader Chris Simcox has filed papers seeking to act as his own attorney in his upcoming trial in Phoenix on child-molestation charges, raising the prospect that he could wind up cross-examining...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Baby it's cold outside! Waking up to temps in the 40's here in South Florida. Not complaining... I miss Chicago winters, and the snow. Expanded Consciousness: Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness Prospect.Org:...Show More Summary

John McCain Promotes Sending 10,000 US Troops To Fight ISIS

Sen. John McCain joined MSNBC's Morning Joe early today and outlined his plan to attack ISIS in Iraq. He's been saying we need ground forces sent in and now he's finally come up his own mission. I wonder if he believes he's really the...Show More Summary

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