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Open Thread - It's Not A Snowstorm....'s an opportunity to beat the Chinese! Let's call our record-breaking snow sculpture "Rhode Island" and see if anybody notices. Open Thread below...

Open thread for night owls: New Saudi king puts ruthless, U.S. favorite third in line for the throne

Secretary Kerry Shakes Hands With hard-nosed Saudi Interior Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Nayef in February 2014. Bin Nayef is now deputy crown prince, third in line to the throne of the kingdom. Marcy Wheeler (emptywheel) discusses the Saudi succession. Show More Summary

NorthEast Braces for Massive Storm

Old Man Winter Rears His Head       By: Derek Varsalona  Old Man Winter is ready to rear his ugly head at the North East section of the United States today.

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Dropkick Murphys

The State Governor of Wisconsin had used the song as entrance music at an event at which he appeared. This is very similar to the fashion in which entrance music used by professional wrestlers. The band has yet to send a formal cease...Show More Summary

Jeffrey Sterling convicted; his accomplice remains free

(Paul Mirengoff) Jeffrey Sterling, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, was convicted of espionage today. He was charged with telling a journalist about a secret operation to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program. The journalist was James Risen of the New York Times. Show More Summary

Daily Signal Contributor Sharyl Attkisson To Testify At Attorney General Nominee Lynch's Hearing

Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been invited by Republicans to testify at a hearing on President Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. Attkisson, who writes for the conservative Heritage Foundation's Daily SignalShow More Summary

Netanyahu Facing Growing Criticism In Israel For U.S. Trip

Israelis believe he’s using his speech to Congress to promote his political campaign. Please hit the link and “like” us on Facebook Now read this:Former Israeli Ambassador Asks Netanyahu To Cancel Congressional Speech (Jan 26, 2015) White House: Bibi ‘Spat In Our Face’ (Jan 23, 2015) Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu When He Visits D.C. (Jan [...]

Late Night FDL: Baby I Love Your Way

Peter Frampton - Baby I Love Your Way Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick are hitting the road together...

Economics Daily Digest: Tax reform, discrimination in fast food, Internet access

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Obama Declares Recovery of American Economy (UP with Steve Kornacki) Roosevelt...Show More Summary

IT’S COME TO THIS: Semi-retired president gonna enjoy his gum during major photo op with important …

IT’S COME TO THIS: Semi-retired president gonna enjoy his gum during major photo op with important ally. ” Two points. One: Is it Nicorette he’s chewing? That would explain, at least, why he couldn’t refrain from smacking away despite knowing he’d be on camera for hours with India’s PM during a formal state parade. How […]

Breaking: Bowe Bergdahl to Be Charged With Desertion

Bowe Bergdahl deserted his platoon not once, but twice. He also sought out the Taliban after he deserted his post. Daily Mail At least five US heroes and as many as 14 were lost looking for Bowe Bergdahl. Lt Darryn … Continue readin...

Scott Walker’s big Iowa challenge

(Paul Mirengoff) Four years ago, the popular just-retired governor of an Upper Midwest state was pinning his hopes of a presidential run on neighboring Iowa. Those hopes came to an end when Tim Pawlenty withdrew from the presidential race after a poor showing in the Iowa straw poll. Show More Summary

GOHMERT! God Will Punish America for Obama Dissing Netanyahu

SoundCloud According to GOP Texas Rep. Louie "Terror Babies" Gohmert, the Christian God is going to punish America because Obama isn't sucking up to Benjamin Netanyahu. This is your right wing, America.

Overnight Open Thread (1-26-2015)

40 Songs Ruined by American Classic Rock Radio By playing them over and over and over again and then repeating the rotation every 6 hours or so. Now I like all of these songs which is to say that I...

When politicians use music without asking permission

The union of politics and music has a long history. It works on a multiple levels too. Associating a campaign with a popular song is the equivalent of having a good jingle for a product, and it helps to get the crowds going. For example,...Show More Summary

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