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New ad exposes Iowa Republican Joni Ersnt's plans for Medicare

The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is hitting Joni Ernst, Iowa's Republican Senate candidate, with a new ad on Medicare that answers a deceptive ad Ernst put out earlier in the week touting her support for the program. Ernst says...Show More Summary

Phyllis Schlafly: Women Can Avoid Domestic Violence By Focusing Marriage Instead Of Career

If we could all just listen to Phyllis Schlafly, we could get this country to where it belongs: in the first part of the last century. Being married makes a man care more about his family’s expectations and future because he sees his family as enduring. It also makes him more faithful and committed to [...]

Botanic Garden boasts that it's getting a 'corpse flower'

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Mike Pence joins the cult of Koch

Count Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) among the groveling acolytes of the Koch brothers. The Kochs are having another one of their big shindigs this weekend in Dallas, where a bunch of Republicans 2016 presidential hopefuls are expected to line up and kiss the ring. Show More Summary

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Requiring Paid Vacations

The United States is the only advanced country in the world which doesn't guarantee workers a paid vacation, but that isn't because the idea is unpopular. An overwhelming 75 percent of Americans think companies should be required to provide paid vacation time to their employees.

Bruce Springsteen Writes Children’s Book

Simon & Schuster is putting out the latest work from The Boss, a  children’s book. “It’s a book for anybody who loves a good western,” Jonathan Karp, the company’s president and publisher, said on Thursday. “It’s for readers of all ages.” “Outlaw Pete,” as Mr. Springsteen’s fans will have instantly noted, is an eight-minute song [...]

Black Dad Tased Picking Up His Children

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic: The latest example of abusive, atrocious police work posted to YouTube comes from St. Paul, Minnesota, where a black father, Chris Lollie, reportedly got off work at Cossetta, an upscale Italian eatery,...Show More Summary

Fox Fearmongers Over "Illegals" Crowding Our Schools

Fox and Friends' (of the 1%) Brian Kilmeade, with the help of a stooge from the Heritage Foundation, strikes fear into the hearts of wholesome Americans who subscribe to Jesus' teachings: do unto illegals as scary brown people would do unto you. Show More Summary

Obama's cautious pragmatism is the best approach for dealing with Syria and ISIS

By Michael J.W. Stickings There's a lot of talk today, the Friday before a long weekend, about President Obama's remark that "we don't have a strategy yet" regarding ISIS and the deteriorating situation in Syria and Iraq. The remarkShow More Summary

Overzealous police response in Ferguson expected to cost state millions

It turns out that deploying a militarized police response to protesters is expensive. The state has budgeted $3.455 million this year to pay expenses that any state agency incurred during an emergency declared by the governor, in addition to $4 million for emergency duties of the Missouri National Guard. [...]Show More Summary

White House Whacks Bill Kristol For Suggesting We Could 'Go Drop Some Bombs And See What Happens'

White House spokesman Josh Earnest got a good whack in at Bloody Bill Kristol during this Friday's press briefing in response to some of Ed Henry's badgering about why President Obama hasn't already ordered bombings in Syria to dealShow More Summary

QoTD: "An Unemployed Congressional District"

Quote of the Day goes to Bill Hughes, candidate for Congress in CD2 against Frank LoBiondo: South Jersey is not a Democratic congressional district. South Jersey is not a Republican congressional district. South Jersey is an unemployed congressional district. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania to Expand Medicaid

After much negotiation, Pennsylvania is finally going to take part in the Medicaid expansion which was part of the Affordable Care Act.

Russia Is Going After McDonald’s. (Can We Give Them Jack in the Box?)

Russia's health inspection agency is scrutinizing more than 100 McDonald's locations and has forced the company to temporarily close multiple others in the country. The agency says McDonalds outlets are getting inspected because some...Show More Summary

Republican Congressman Expresses Anger About Obama’s Tan Suit

It’s been a fun joke, but Long Island Republican Congressman Peter King was serious. King was also pissed off that the president talked about the economy when an American was beheaded. Summer suits, according to Rep. King, are not appropriate garb for talking about terrorism or ISIS, and especially when the President says he doesn’t [...]

Groupon selling Uzi target practice same week girl shoots Uzi instructor dead

Groupon stopped its gun specials following the Sandy Hook massacre, but then started them again 6 months later.

Pennsylvania Accepts Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania will soon become the 12th Republican-led state to expand its Medicaid program in accordance with the Affordable Care Act at a time when conservatives across the country are downplaying their opposition to the law. On Thursday,...Show More Summary

Florida Mayor Orders Police To Remove Man Who Won’t Stand During Pledge Of Allegiance And Prayer

A Florida Mayor asked police to remove a man from a city commission meeting on Thursday night because he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.  “I just said, ‘Either stand or go in the hallway.’ He wouldn’t,”Mayor John Rees said. “It wasn’t premeditated. I just reacted. It hit me. I [...]

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