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Huckabee Vows To Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling: The 'Supreme Court' Is Not The 'Supreme Being'

Republican presidential candidate Mick Huckabee insisted on Sunday that the president of the United States would not have to follow a ruling that struck down bans on same-sex marriage because the Supreme Court was not the "Supreme Being." "You...Show More Summary

This week in science: two in the Bush

Well worth a few minutes of three-day weekend Zen Former Florida Governor and presumed current front runner in the 2016 GOP primary, Jeb Bush, spoke on climate change this week. In just a couple of sentences, he managed to confuse everyone: First, Jeb Bush said he was “not a scientist” when it comes to climate change. Show More Summary

Fox’s Mark Fuhrman: ‘Of Course’ Baltimore Blacks Will Riot If Cops Not Convicted Over Freddie Gray Death

With his open contempt for African Americans, Mark Fuhrman proved he’s as racist as he ever was – and Fox News loves him for it. The fact that Fox routinely trots out Fuhrman to comment on racially sensitive cases speaks volumes about Fox News. Show More Summary

Watch This Atlanta TV Station Expose ALEC's Influence On Local Legislators

From the May 21, 2015 edition of 11 Alive News Tonight: Previously: On the Ropes: Inside ALEC's Annual Meeting The ALEC Problem Is Even Worse Than John Oliver Thinks

The Roundup for May 22nd, 2015

We end our week in Japan and I end my week as a student for now. International Politics Overall – Rania Khalek: “Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government” – President Barack Obama: Israel should know “the people of America” will protect them – A report from the Pentagon found...

Cleveland Judge Acquits Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Couple

The moral of the story: If you're a cop that prosecutors dare to charge, go for trial by judge rather than jury so you'll be acquitted. Officer Michael Brelo didn't just shoot once or twice in the heat of the moment. No, after a carShow More Summary

Deadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Sen. Show More Summary

All 6 Officers In Freddie Gray Death Indicted By Grand Jury

It looks like if prosecutors actually want indictments from a Grand Jury, they can get them, at least in Baltimore. AP: The indictments announced Thursday were similar to the charges Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced nearly three weeks ago. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett's Good Idea on the Earned Income Tax Credit Is Bad For Progress

In the Wall Street Journal on Friday, famed investor Warren Buffett made an argument you often hear against raising the minimum wage: increase the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) instead.“I may wish

What did, or didn't, the Duggar family learn from son Josh's sexual offenses?

Josh Duggar speaks at the Family Leadership Summit By now, the story is everywhere. Reality TV son Josh Duggar has had to step down as executive director of Family Research Council Action and apologize for having molested several underage girls, including his own sisters, when he himself was 14 years old. Show More Summary

Obama Interview on ISIS, Iraq and Syria

The Atlantic has a new interview with President Obama on ISIS, Iraq and Syria. He doesn't think "we're losing." He calls Ramadi a "tactical setback." ISIS continues its attacks today. It is also taking credit for a suicide bomb attack at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Cartoon: Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love

Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs, he’s reminded the world of the baggage he willingly carries. I’m not tarring him with the same brush as George W. Bush just because they are brothers. Jeb has voluntarily staffed his foreign policy team with 17 people from his brother’s administration. Show More Summary

Congrats, Santa Barbara! You Got Oiled By One Of America’s Slimiest Pipeline Companies!

This post supported by a grant from the Patty Dumpling Endowed Chair for coverage of oil spills, oil industry nastiness, and coastal sliming. So here’s the good news about Tuesday’s oil spill in Santa Barbara County, California: It’s nothing compared to the 1969 offshore drilling accident that fouled hundreds of square miles of ocean. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Military equipment order, minimum wage and more

We begin today's roundup with The Des Moines Register's take on the military equipment use by American police forces: Documents obtained by CNN in April found the Missouri National Guard referred to Ferguson protestors as "enemy forces" during demonstrations last summer. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush finds area of disagreement with his brother

If Jeb Bush's pitch to voters is, "I'm like my brother, but I promise to make fewer public investments," it's unlikely to be persuasive.

Late Night FDL: Paradise By The ‘C’

26 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Bruce Springsteen – Paradise By The ‘C’ The Boss will release a new album this year… Bruce Springsteen has already recorded his next album and it will be released before the end of the year. Springsteen fansite blogitallnight.com posted the first news as rumour of the next record over the weekend, ‘Here is a great...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Vår

I know what some of you are thinking. You are looking at the genre description I put in and thought, "Punk? They don't sound very punk." Well, I went ahead and looked these guys up and respected their wishes to identify as a punk band. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'

57 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Most wars are started or joined because of lies. The Mexican-American War of 1848, the Spanish-American-Cuban War of 1898 and the Vietnam War are all good examples. Lately, thanks to Judith Miller's whiny piece seeking to whitewash her...Show More Summary

Sunday Night Open Thread

Time for a new open thread. Here it is, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

American reality distorted by media coverage and police response

In the last few days America witnessed something many have been stating for decades. The media coverage and interpretation of events is demonstrably race based. I walked into my home from after blogging for five hours at Starbucks. My...Show More Summary

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