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Collection Companies Are Still Collecting On Discharged Bankruptcy Debts

After I got divorced, my credit went down the tubes. After all, my income dropped by 60% and I was raising two kids whose father thought $70 a week in child support was plenty. So I ended up filing for bankruptcy. Now I have over $30,000...Show More Summary

Progressive Donors Don't Invite Hillary Clinton To This Year's Meeting

Well, this is awkward -- especially if Hillary becomes the nominee. I like Joe Biden, but I'm not all that enamored of the former Senator from MBNA's part in pushing the atrocity of the bankruptcy "reform" act -- yet he's invited: Vice President Joe Biden will join Sen. Show More Summary

Former 'Vampire Squid' VP Jim Himes Favored To Head Up DCCC

So we get Elizabeth Warren working with the Senate, but we'll "balance" things with a hedge fund protector at the DCCC? Talk about a schizophrenic message! Via The Prospect: With current DCCC Chair Steve Israel, Democrat of New York, stepping down, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will shortly name a new chair. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Gets Senate Leadership Post

So the Democrats really have learned something from this election! Very happy to hear it: WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gained a leadership position in the Senate Democratic caucus Thursday, giving the prominent progressive...Show More Summary

Congressional Democrats, Think Bigger!

Post-2014 Democrats are making me stabby and mean, mostly because they're doing things that suggest they're not getting the right message. Take, for example, the current Senate agenda. With less than 15 legislative days left, the Senate has an opportunity to confirm President Obama's judiciary nominees with a simple majority vote. Show More Summary

More Fox Hype: Oh Noes, The ACA Premiums Going Are Going Up! Well, Not So Much.

We received our ACA renewal in the mail a couple of weeks ago. If we stay with our current provider, we'll pay about what we paid this year, assuming the subsidies stay level. If we switch to Blue Shield, which is the non-profit twin...Show More Summary

Wonk Says Stupid Things; Conservatopia Goes Nuts

An MIT Economics professor said a thing at a professional conference in 2013 that was a stupid thing to say in just about any public forum but made ever the more stupid by the fact that he said it about the Affordable Care Act. And now...Show More Summary

KKK Passes Out Fliers Promising To Use Lethal Force Against Ferguson MO Protesters

I'm not sure what MSNBC's Chris Hayes thought he was accomplishing by bringing the Ku Klux Klan's imperial wizard, Frank Arcona, on his show and allowing someone who has obviously had a lot of media training to come across as somewhat...Show More Summary

Huckabee Could Win Iowa! Prepare To Rewrite Pro-Republican Master 2016 Narrative!

The 2016 narrative the mainstream press wants to write is "vigorous, appealingly frattish young Republican with lots of new ideas and a modern outlook reinvigorates his party and defeats tired old Democratic crone and her past-expiration-date...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Takes On 'PointerGate' And Gives Minneapolis Cops The Finger

Kudos for Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC as well for connecting the dots to this bit of petty score-settling by the Minneapolis Police Department against the mayor. via Raw Story Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped Minneapolis police on...Show More Summary

AT&T Holds Broadband Expansion Hostage Over Obama's Call For Net Neutrality

AT&T is now officially throwing a corporate personhood tantrum over President Obama's call for real net neutrality regulations by the FCC. ThinkProgress: AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson told investors Wednesday the company “can’t go out...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Today the round up visits the Supreme Court, Louisiana, and Jonah Goldberg. We return to college for an art history lesson we wish we had in college, and we conclude with a ride on a comet, and it is not science fiction! Frankly Curious...Show More Summary

The Newsroom: A Fantasy Network Reality Show

[embed][/embed] These things happened in last night's episode of The Newsroom: A TV news network  learned from a major mistake made last season. They changed their behavior to maintain a higher professional...Show More Summary

Open Thread - The People? Have Spoken?

Cartoon via Jonik, whose blog is worth the click. Found at Question All. Open thread below...

CNN's Jake Tapper Corrects GOP Sen. Inhofe's Climate Change Denial

It seems our soon to be head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, wingnut and climate change denier James Inhofe is already making the rounds in the media now that Republicans have retaken control of the Senate. He at...Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Quantic Y Su Combo Bárbaro

This jazzy Cumbia project was started by Will Holland aka Quantic, a British musician. He got together with some Colombian musicians and formed Quantic y Su Combo Bárbaro, which lays down complex, repetitive rhythms in traditional, Colombian fashion. Show More Summary

Conservatives Freak Out On Bruce Springsteen

There's one thing everybody knows about the conservarazzi. They need to bitch and complain about something they consider "anti-American" at all times. It doesn't matter if they invent the issue or event they complain about, they just need to do it. Show More Summary

Glenn Beck Announces He Has Brain Problems

The Majority Report's Sam Seder discusses Glenn Beck's "revelation" that he's supposedly been battling some sort of mysterious brain illness, or as Sam explained, possibly just the latest scam he can use as a pivot point to change his...Show More Summary

Neil Cavuto Compares Rand Paul To Chris Christie Over His Swipe At Hillary's Age

Neil Cavuto went after Rand Paul for making swipes at Hillary Clinton's age -- probably because after all, he was attacking Fox News' core demographic! Still, a rare moment of sanity: Unlike Christie, Paul has generally been in the host's good graces. Show More Summary

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