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White House Punts Concern For Sgt. Tahmooressi to State Department

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News' Ed Henry about the level of concern the White House had for...


WELL, THIS MAKES SENSE. NOW EVERYBODY’S GOT A WITNESS THAT THERE WAS CONSENT. Univ. of New Mexico to host ‘threesome’ sex event for students. Just remember the ancient wisdom: Inside every threesome is a twosome and a onesome.

White Lesbian Mother Sues Sperm Bank After Having Black Baby

Jennifer Cramblett (right) and her partner Amanda Zinkon (left) picked out a white sperm donor from Midwest Sperm Bank, but were instead sent a black man’s sperm, they allege. (Daily Mail) Two lesbians from Ohio are suing a sperm bank … Continue reading ?

Global Business Boosters

Neil Irwin flags a new survey showing that “where big business has the least power and capitalist economies are the least developed, optimism and support for the corporate sector is highest”: When it comes to business exerting power over the economy, Americans have mixed views but are generally comfortable. But when it comes to business […]

An email from Bill, appearing soon

I can’t say Bill Shorten’s mass email to supporters strikes a prime ministerial note:


A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report concludes that President Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended […]

Transgender Woman Wants To Go Back To Being A Man

A British transgender woman says she wants to go back to being a man, six years after her gender switch. Back in 2007, Chelsea Attonley, then living as Matthew, met glamor model Katie Price and expressed a desire to be a woman and look like her. Price encouraged Matthew to do it, so not long [...]

Wednesday Evening Open Thread: No Surprise

The “terrorists are hiding under your bed!” trope works best on voters who are in no danger. — daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 1, 2014 Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, apparently at the President’s request. Show More Summary

Liberian Government Identifies Dallas Ebola Patient

HOUSTON, Texas -- Liberian government officials have identified the patient who brought the Ebola virus to the United States as Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan lives in Monrovia and is said to be in his mid-forties. Duncan is the first person to bring an undiagnosed case of Ebola to the United States. Show More Summary

Julie Bishop stakes her claims

Niki Savva says Julie Bishop is now the leader in waiting - and…

Fox Hosts Idealize Bush's "Precedent" Of Declassifying Intelligence Briefings

Fox News' Gretchen Carlson urged President Obama to follow "precedent" set by President George W. Bush and release 18 months of daily intelligence briefings to prove what his administration knew about the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS)...Show More Summary

A Climate Polemic Against Capitalism

Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything, argues that capitalism is largely to blame for our climate crisis. How Klein describes her book in an interview: What I’m arguing in this book is that we need to return to the progressive tradition of responding to deep crisis by trying to get at the root causes […]

An Unenthusiastic Veto Override

A corrected version of this earlier post follows: Governor Christie continues his unblemished record of preventing legislative overrides of his vetoes. He succeeded again on Monday by rallying his troops to defeat a bill that would have...Show More Summary

Keep the House from going completely crazy: Send two progressive fighters to Congress

With the House GOP poised to move even further to the right in the next Congress, we need to make sure the House doesn't go completely insane. That's why we're adding Staci Appel and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter to our list of congressional...Show More Summary

Imperium: White House Orders Reporters to Not Talk With Crowd at Rally

Incredible. And the Tina Turner Press continues to take it. The White House's contempt for the news-gathering process extends to the most petty incidents. On Monday, Michelle Obama came to Milwaukee to campaign for Democrat Mary Burke, who is challenging...

And I’ll Take Racist Media for $200, Alex

Alex:  What is the question that evokes the answer:  “A cartoon with a watermelon punchline referencing the President of the United States.” We reply in chorus: “What was the racist garbage in the Boston Herald today?” Again, this has been picked up in the comments, but it’s been making me crazy for a couple of reasons. [Read more...]

Have Gulit Free Consensual Sex with Free 'Good2Go' App

A brand new iPhone and Android mobile app called "Good2Go" will help put an end to date rape and sexual assault by encouraging consensual sex between intoxicated strangers. Only one party is required to download this simple application, which means that verbal communication might not be required. Show More Summary

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