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CIA Admits To Spying On Senate Intelligence Committee

In March, CIA Director John Brennan swore there hadn't been any hacks into the Senate Intelligence Committee's network. Today, the CIA issued a statement apologizing for his department's use of social engineering to gain access to the...Show More Summary

Impeachment 'Scam?' Both Parties Can Play

House Speaker John Boehner has debunked all of the talk about Republicans possibly impeaching President Obama. He called it “a scam started by Democrats at the White House.” That’s news. I thought it was a scam started by Sarah Pali...

Sen. Harry Reid's office rubs some salt in Republican wounds on House border bill blunder

After House Republicans pulled their attempt at a border bill in a conspicuous display of party incompetence, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his office rubbed some salt in those wounds: "Senator Reid agrees with House Republican...Show More Summary

Connecticut Republican to factory workers: It's your fault this factory is closing

If you are voting in Connecticut this fall, you need to watch this video. If you know someone voting in Connecticut this fall, you need to watch AND share this video. The CT Mirror sets the stage: Near the gate of a doomed paper mill, Republican Tom Foley alighted from the back seat of a blue BMW sedan Tuesday to assail the economic policies of Gov. Show More Summary

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on House GOP Lawsuit Vote

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement after Republicans in the House voted to spend taxpayer dollars to sue President Obama: “Today's vote in the House of Representatives was a shameful display of political pandering and misplaced priorities. Show More Summary

Christie's Summer of Failure - And Ours

Promoted by Rosi, who is not as convinced as the writer or the first commenter, of the eventual outcome. As the dog days of Summer set in (actually, it's pretty cool out today, now that I think about it), the nearly unbelievable extent of the failures of our strong-willed governor have clearly emerged. Show More Summary

The Crass Menagerie

For those of you who thought Dubya was illiterate (“Not so. Mah parents were married! And t’ each other!”) think again, because Crown books will publish his biography of his father George H.W. Bush: According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bush’s whole life and his influence on his son, from George W.’s “childhood [...]

Hillary Clinton’s cynical religion

Why everyone should be troubled by Hillary Clinton's claim that her most influential book is the Bible.

Paul Ryan’s New Poverty Plan Focuses on Opportunity, but Comes up Short

Paul Ryan has a released a new poverty plan that advocates consolidating federal safety net programs and turning the money over to the states. It’s always worth taking a look at changes that could make anti-poverty program more effective,...Show More Summary

George W. Bush Writes Biography Of George H. W. Bush

Bush 43 has a book coming out about Bush 41. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the book, currently untitled, will be released November 11. In 2010, Crown published the younger Bush’s million-selling memoir, “Decision Points.” “George H.W. Bush is a great servant, statesman, and father,” George W. Bush said in a [...]

House GOP Unilaterally Votes To Advance Boehner's Lawsuit

Coming as a surprise to no one ever, John Boehner's Republican majority voted to advance their lawsuit against President Obama for not implementing a law they voted to repeal over 50 times -- the Affordable Care Act. TPM: House Republicans...Show More Summary

Christie disrespects a high school student asking him a question at Belmar "town hall"

Kristin Towkaniuk, 17, is the president of the Newark Students Union and a member of NJ Communities United. Here she is in Belmar today at Christie's "town hall" where questions are supposedly encouraged, asking him when he'll do a similar...Show More Summary

Reid pledges support for open-internet rules

Last month, Daily Kos and other net neutrality activist organizations wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking him to sign on to the efforts of more than a dozen members of his Senate caucus and House Minority Leader Pelosi...Show More Summary

Stephen A. Smith Suspended One Week By ESPN For Offensive Domestic Violence Comments

After the NFL handed down a very weak two game suspension of Ray Rice after he allegedly punched his girlfriend's lights out in an elevator, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith got himself into hot water with a very offensive diatribe about how a woman should behave so as not to "provoke" a beat down. Show More Summary

Jesse Ventura Wins Libel Suit vs. Sniper

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has won a $1.8 million libel suit he filed against famous Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle for a claim in Kyle's best-selling book. The jury found that Kyle fabricated a story about punching Ventura inShow More Summary

The Apostasy Of Paul Ryan

Earlier today House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R. Wis) noted that he would consider running for president, you know, after talking to his wife, 2014 elections, etc.  And then he said this: I see [impeachment] as sort of a ridiculous gambit by the president and his political team to try and change the narrative, [...]

Stephen Colbert looks at the Sarah Palin Channel

Last night, Stephen Colbert took aim at the Sarah Palin Channel. I have always been a huge fan of Sarah Palin. She's a strong leader with a proven history of selflessness. I mean, in the midst of her 2008 campaign, she took the time to help out a struggling senior with severely impaired judgment. Show More Summary

Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic Will Remain Open—For Now

The last abortion clinic in Mississippi has been on the brink of closure for nearly two years. But the fight to shutter the Jackson Women's Health Organization may have ended Tuesday, when the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down...Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Distort Hillary Clinton's Comments To Falsely Claim She Endorsed Hamas

Right-wing media selectively edited comments made by Hillary Clinton to falsely accuse her of endorsing Hamas' extremist tactics. But Clinton made clear that Israel has a right to defend itself and credited its measures to decrease civilian...Show More Summary

McDonald's is responsible for working conditions in franchise restaurants, labor board says

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for franchised businesses and low-wage workers, the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel said Tuesday that McDonald's would be treated as a joint employer along with franchisees in 43 unfair labor practices cases. Show More Summary

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