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Corker Slams Obama, Kerry for 'Exercising the Worst Judgment Possible' on ISIS

Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry as "three senators" exercising "terrible judgment" on the U.S. Show More Summary

Ground Troops Against ISIS: Not Why, But To What End?

Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey opened the door to introducing U.S. ground troops into the campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria. Dempsey said, “If…there are threats to the U.S., then of course, [...]

Hospitals and Clinics Feel the Pain of Medicaid Expansion Politics

Is your state refusing to expand Medicaid? If so, it could be putting your health at risk, whether you'd qualify for Medicaid or not. That's because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - the health reform bill -- is about more than covering the uninsured. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Mocks Joe Scarborough for Criticizing Hillary 2016 Flirtations

On his Monday show, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the heels of her appearance at Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry in Indianola, IA for not being more upfront about her intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidency. Show More Summary

Joe Girardi after Derek Jeter Beaning: 'We Are Not Pincushions'

If you’ve ever been a duck at a shooting gallery at a country fair, you’ll know how the New York Yankees feel when facing Tampa Bay Rays pitchers: in the crosshairs. Tuesday night Rays reliever Steven Geltz hit Derek Jeter with an 0-2...Show More Summary

White House: Obama Will Not Consider Combat Troops On The Ground

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pushed back against the notion that President Obama was prepared to consider a plan to send ground troops into combat. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey explained yesterday that Obama asked him to “come back to him on a case-by-case basis” on the use of ground troops. Show More Summary

Grand Jury to Weigh Charges in Tony Stewart Accident

The district attorney for Ontario County, New York, decided to present evidence to a grand jury involving the death of driver Kevin Ward Jr., struck by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart’s vehicle at a sprint car race on August 9 in upstate New York. Show More Summary

Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed with Aggressive Cancer

A Doctor for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford today announced that the Mayor has a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the fat cells. The tumor itself is in Ford's abdomen but it is not a tumor of one of the abdominal organs. The technical term is pleomorphic liposarcoma. Read More ?

Joe Arpaio's Sheriffs First To Be Terminated From Government Surplus Weapons Program

A new distinction for our old friend Sheriff Joe. As more attention is being paid to the military surplus program that added grenade launchers to LAUSD's equipment list, Sheriff Joe finds himself with the dubious distinction of leading...Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Shoots Down New Benghazi Claims

For Benghazi conspiracy theorists, you know you're having a really bad day when even Bill O'Reilly throws cold water on your phony claims. And it's especially bad news for an already discredited journalist, who previously tried to hype...Show More Summary

2013 Census Data on Poverty, Income Tells a Story About Our Priorities

The US Census Bureau released its 2013 report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance today. The data offered a mix of good news and bad news. They also offered an underlying story about priorities. It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. Show More Summary

Seib Video: Two Questions Facing Congress on ISIS

Lawmakers face two questions in deciding how much to support President Barack Obama's plan to confront Islamic State. How much freedom should President Obama have to act as he chooses? And should the mission have an expiration date? Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Voter ID laws just decided an election in Mississippi

I shouldn't have to restate how mind-numbingly backwards, racist and misdirected voter photo ID laws are.

Fox Host Baselessly Escalates Latest Benghazi Conspiracy Theory: Iran-Contra Edition

Fox News' embellishments of discredited journalist Sharyl Attkisson's latest Benghazi conspiracy theory have become increasingly detached from reality, most recently morphing into absurd allegations that Hillary Clinton supporters "scrubbed"...Show More Summary

GOP #Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy explains why first hearing may steer clear of tin foil

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the GOP's select committee on Benghazi With the House GOP Benghazi committee holding its first public hearing on Wednesday, it's only natural to assume that the event will devolve into a tinfoil spectacle aimed at pleasing the right's most wild-eyed conspiracy theorists. Show More Summary

Obama Beats Reagan in Jobs, Growth, Investing

"What's now clear is that the Obama administration policies have outperformed the Reagan administration policies for job creation and unemployment reduction. Even though Reagan had the benefit of a growing Boomer class to ignite economic growth, while Obama has been forced to deal with a retiring workforce developing special needs. Show More Summary

CLAIM OF POLICE RACISM LOOKING PRETTY BOGUS HERE: Django Unchained’ Actress — We Got the Pictures …

CLAIM OF POLICE RACISM LOOKING PRETTY BOGUS HERE: Django Unchained’ Actress — We Got the Pictures … And It Looks Like Sex. “The pictures were taken Thursday outside the CBS lot in Studio City. You see Daniele Watts straddling BF Brian — their hands steadying themselves around the sunroof.”

Morning Plum: Hating Obama, loving Obamacare

When the political history of the Affordable Care Act is written, Kentucky will occupy a special place in the tale. The implementation of the ACA there has helped produce the second steepest drop in the uninsured rate of any state. Yet even though that’s occurring in one of the most unhealthy regions in the country, […]

How A Sticker In A Store Window Could Push Lawmakers To Increase The Minimum Wage

Members of Business For a Fair Minimum Wage are putting decals in their windows to show support for a wage hike. The post How A Sticker In A Store Window Could Push Lawmakers To Increase The Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgr...

Bristol Palin And The Culture Of White Violence

Since the initial reports of a “dogpile” brawl involving members of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s family first emerged last week via Amanda Coyne, nobody has been on top of fleshing out the details like TPM’s Josh Marshall. And he has spoken to yet another witness who is saying that Bristol Palin went medieval with [...]

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