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State police now fingerprinting every Texan

Jon Cassidy speaks with Newstalk 710 radio station about the Texas Department of Public Safety now deciding to fingerprint every Texan old enough to drive over the next 12 years, and adding them to a statewide criminal database. http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/07/07-16-14-JOHN-CASSIDY-ON-DRIVE-HOME.mp3

BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded

Near the end of 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) led a final crusade to defund the Affordable Care Act -- and he lost. Two Republican judges just voted to rewrite this history. The post BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bad Borders Make Bad Neighbors: Israel/Gaza, Ukraine/Russia, Texas/Mexico

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Border clashes are suddenly breaking out making immigration reform and Middle East peace now even less likely. Shrum and Lowry debate origins and solutions and a) whether the downing of MH17 will force Putin to choose between partner or pariah; and b) how Elizabeth Warren became the new Thor. On Refugee Crisis. Show More Summary

Believe me now? Another report says defined benefit pensions are unaffordable

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio At this point it may be more of a headline if a study found defined benefit, public pensions were affordable. In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Eric Boehm takes a look at the latest data that points to the same old conclusion: states can’t afford their pension debts....

Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck

In which our intrepid correspondent appropriately does little about nothing. Now read this:Will Durst: How To Watch The World Cup (Jun 19, 2014) Will Durst: Glasswipes (Apr 26, 2014) Will Durst: Cold War 2 (Mar 20, 2014) Will Durst: 50 Shades Of Cool (Mar 14, 2014) Will Durst: It’s Not The Hate, It’s The Stupidity [...]

Pretty Good Apart From the Badges

At about 9 minutes 45 seconds into this BBC Radio 4 ‘Front Row’ podcast, originally transmitted on Wednesday July 16th http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/frontrow/frontrow_20140716-1955a.mp3 you can hear an interview of Linda Grant, author of the new and rather good novel ‘Upstairs at the...

Podcast: a misogynistic reshuffle, punishment for ministers and why right-wing women are sexier

In this week’s Spectator, Melissa Kite argues that David Cameron’s reshuffle has been soured by misogyny. The PM doesn’t want the new women in his cabinet to do anything but… Continue reading The post Podcast: a misogynistic reshuffle, punishment for ministers and why right-wing women are sexier appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

CBS Shamelessly Hypes Climate Change Will Cause More Turbulence For Airplanes

Wednesday's CBS Evening News unsurprisingly spotlighted a recent study that asserted that turbulence will become more common due to climate change during a news brief about the injuries on an international flight that encountered such unsettled air. Show More Summary

Obamacare’s math problem

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio Obamacare has another math problem. A new study questions how the brutal number crunching of Medicaid expansion could hurt the people who Medicaid is supposed to help. Plus, Watchdog Radio examines why there’s another push from Democrats on Capitol Hill to overturn the Citizens United decision, and how this...

Steve Wilson speaks with the “Gary Nolan Show” on the Mississippi Primary Race

Steve Wilson appeared on the Gary Nolan Show to discuss his recent article about the recent runoff primary in Mississippi. Listen to the entire interview below. http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/07/Steve-Wilson-Interveiw-Gary-Nolan-Show-mp3cut.net-1.mp3

Steve Wilson discusses Mississippi Primary Runoff on the Conservative Commandos Radio Show

Steve Wilson appeared last week on the Conservative Commandos Radio Show to discuss his recent article on the Mississippi primary runoff. Listen to the entire interview below. http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/07/Conservative-Commandos-7-11-Steve-Wilson.mp3

TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY: Here’s an ad slamming Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin for paying women on his sta…

TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY: Here’s an ad slamming Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin for paying women on his staff less than men. I imagine we’ll see a lot of these, since so many Dems are vulnerable, and since they’ve fertilized the field with all this #waronwomen talk. It’ll probably reduce the intensity of female voters’ support, [...]

Podcast: What’s Missing in Discussions About Crisis With Child Refugees at US-Mexico Border

Fifty-two thousand children have fled their homes in countries in Central America and journeyed to the United States. Some of them came with their families and the vast majority of them are now being put through a deportation regime, which President Barack Obama’s administration is committing resources to expediting so they will be sent back to the countries they fled.

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 73: Love Is the Law

(John Hinderaker) This morning Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 73 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. Immigration was the topic of the hour, naturally, and it led to a discussion of the I-word and whether it should ever be uttered by Republicans. Show More Summary

“Where Can I Get Asylum?”

(John Hinderaker) That was the anguished question asked by an African-American woman from Baltimore on the Laura Ingraham radio show this morning. It ties in directly with this post from last night. Tony Lee at Breitbart.com writes:Show More Summary

Cities shouldn’t fear the bankruptcy ‘reset button’

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio Detroit is not just an example of how defined-benefit pensions can ruin a city. As State Budget Solution CEO Scott Moody says, Detroit is also perhaps the example of how cities and states can hit “the reset button.” On the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Benjamin Yount and Eric...

Midday open thread: Deceased centenarians get draft notices, Spielberg blasted for triceratops death

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Blasty the Drone, To Protect & Swerve: Join us today at 12:30 PM PT as Laura Clawson hosts another edition of Ask Me Anything (about Daily Kos). What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Votes - paid for in blood,...Show More Summary

Fighting The War On Bootstraps

BREAKING NEWS: Republicans have actually allowed a poor person to testify at Paul Ryan’s “War This space reserved for your ad.

Will Durst: Digital Cheese

In which our intrepid correspondent makes the painful admission that he doesn’t mind much being digitally probed. Now read this:Greenwald’s Latest NSA Bombshell Is An Incomplete Mess, Lacking Any Evidence of Wrongdoing (Jul 10, 2014) Want To Be An NSA Target? Just Try Looking For Tools To Protect Your Online Privacy (Jul 8, 2014) Significant [...]

Midday open thread: Colorado pot sales higher than expected, one way to get on NSA watch list

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is A formula for inequity, told in four generations: Initial claims for jobless compensation fall to 304,000. Out of state visitors account for 44% of recreational marijuana purchases in Colorado: Total...Show More Summary

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