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Where Are They Now? Scott Brown Edition

How swift the fall. Scott Brown, once a Tea Party darling, now a diet supplement hawker: It was not supposed to end this way for Scott Brown, emailing strangers pictures of his pecs and waxing poetic about diet supplements. Brown rose...Show More Summary

Lather Up Your Sexy 4th Of July Body With These Homemade JAMS!

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Is your 4th of July hot, steamy and patriotic? Cool your body off with some nice summer JAM! This recipe was originally published here, but now it is here! Enjoy! Are you sick and tired of buying factory made jam? Good, me too. Abandon...Show More Summary

What Frederick Douglass, Lincoln's thorn and partner, said in Rochester on the fifth of July, 1852

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Different versions of this post have appeared at Daily Kos since 2008. We do too much "heroification" in America, according to James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (one of his several books that ought to be on everybody's shelf). Show More Summary

On Iran, Obama Will Prevail

(Originally published at The Washington Spectator) Joseph Cirincione is the president of the Ploughshares Fund, a nonprofit global security foundation dedicated to reducing nuclear stockpiles and stopping emerging nuclear powers. He is also a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s International Security Advisory Board. Show More Summary

Immigrant Groups Warn TPP Could Cause More Migration North

Today, another group rose up to voice opposition to the TPP. This time the opposition is based on an unintended consequence of the NAFTA and CAFTA trade deals. While these deals costs jobs and factories in the U.S., they also devastated small farms in northern Mexico, causing a massive forced migration northward. Show More Summary

That uninvited guest at your summer barbecue.

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Every once in a while, when the temperature stays in triple digits well into September or October, I remember the autumns of my childhood in Chicago—sweaters and jackets and kicking a pile of dead leaves. And I miss the seasonal changes...Show More Summary

Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

(AP) — The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois congressman and Cabinet member against a conservative writer who has railed at what he sees...Show More Summary

1 Percent News Network: The Best News Money Can Buy

Finally, a news network that's unashamed to bring the latest news from the Ones Who Matter (in their own mind, anyway). WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cable news outlet “One Percent News” (aka “1% News”) is launching with the goal of serving anShow More Summary

A Children’s Treasury Of Sexy Fourth Of July Patriotic Musical Videos

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

For your America Day enjoyment, we proudly present this retread/update of a 2011 post by “Wonkette Jr,” whose actual identity is lost to time — truly, we are standing on the shoulders of an unknown giant. Since not even YouTube is Forever,...Show More Summary

Daily dose: Have a safe 4th, folks

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Top safety precaution on the water: Wear a life jacket (AP) — If North Carolina's boating safety coordinator could drill one rule into the minds of people on the water, it would be this: wear your life jacket.http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/top-safety-precaution-water-wear-life-jacket-2925989

Entire Clerk's Office Quits over Gay Marriage

Same-sex couples won't be able to marry in Decatur County, Tennessee, now that the entire county clerk's office has resigned. "It's for the glory of God. He's going to get all the glory," said Decatur County Clerk Gwen Pope over herShow More Summary

The Latest from Walksconsin

Some delightfully revealing developments out of Wisconsin, where Scott Walker's Republican legislative majorities have passed out of committee a provision canceling Wisconsin's 'open records' law, some form of which exists in almost every state, though more comprehensively than most in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

The Roundup for July 4th, 2015

A fitting song for today. Greece And The Giant Grexit, Day 5 – A new poll found 44 percent of Greeks favoring “Yes” and 43 percent favoring “No” – Greece is on the edge of collapse with capital controls implemented and shortages across the country – Greek banks dismissed a report saying they were looking...

Fourth of July open thread: Family, fireworks and fun

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Do you have big plans to celebrate America's birthday? Talk about it—or whatever you want—in the comments. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July. (And be careful if you're setting off your own fireworks!)

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