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The Conundrum of Memory

By Capt. FoggSometimes I get to wondering, sometimes I get confused about what our conservative brethren are trying to tell us. I was reminded recently that my former Republican congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) amongst others, vociferously...Show More Summary

House Republican explains why GOP doesn't want to talk about impeachment until after November

He seems unconcerned. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX-StillNotLouieGohmert) wants to reassure his constituents that impeaching the President of the United States is still probably a good idea: Speaking at a town hall in Coppell, Texas, last week Rep. Show More Summary

Obama Pursuing International Climate Accord Without Congressional Help

President Obama is seeking an accord with other nations to cut fossil fuel emissions without Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies [...]

NATO Moving Forces East To Russia’s Borders In Response To Ukraine Crisis

In response to the crisis in Ukraine - partly caused by US/EU actions - NATO will be moving forces east to countries bordering Russia in a move sure to upset Moscow. NATO officials also said they would be helping boost the capability of the Ukrainian military to fight separatists in East Ukraine making the proxy war between Russia and the US/EU all but official.

The Daily Show Blasts Fox News' Problematic Coverage Of Race In Ferguson

From the August 26 edition of Comedy Central's The Daily Show: Previously: Fox News Worried That Referring To Michael Brown As "Unarmed Teen" Might Be Misleading Conservative Media Race-Baiting: Ferguson Edition Right-Wing Media Push "Black-On-Black" Crime Canard To Deflect From Ferguson Police Shooting

Mitch's Shutdown Game

Mitch McConnell doesn't want voters thinking he's planning to resume government shutdown brinkmanship if Republicans win the Senate. Shutdown is a loaded and unpopular word. So he's putting it in legis-speak to give himself some deniability. Show More Summary

Georgia Governor ‘Presumes’ Immigration Activists Are Undocumented

“Because I look Hispanic?” an activist retorted. The post Georgia Governor ‘Presumes’ Immigration Activists Are Undocumented appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jon Stewart's Powerful 'Ferguson' Segment Skewers 'Race Hustlers' At Fox News

We've been writing about the outrageous behavior Fox News has been showing ever since the tragic Michael Brown shooting and the subsequent outrage of the residents of Ferguson. Coming back from some downtime, Jon Stewart and The Daily...Show More Summary

Fox Host Turns His Radio Show Into An Infomercial For Allen West's PAC

From the August 27 edition of Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends: Previously: What The Media Should Know About GOP Surrogate And Fox News Contributor Allen West

I have seen the future

Or the selfie of the future, that is. By Capt. FoggSelfie of the day, selfies of the week -- we can hardly breathe with the effort of working selfie into every page, every story, every moment of news.6 uses of the word in a 15 second news spot and it's hardly unique. Show More Summary

Video: Moments Before 9-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Instructor With Uzi

A video was released by Mohave Sheriffs officials showing that moment just before a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot a gun instructor in the head at a shooting range. 39-year-old Charles Vacca died after being shot in the head with a 9 mm Uzi by the girl. Vacca instructs the girl on how to properly stand [...]

Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst says she owes everything she is today to Kochs

This June, the Koch brothers had one of their annual shadowy retreats where a whole mess of Republican candidates and incumbents appeared to, well, grovel before their overlords, apparently. Like Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who...Show More Summary

Our Increasingly Uncivil Society

A United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver had to be diverted because two passengers were fighting over legroom. Robert Reich thinks there’s plenty of blame to go around. DEPARTMENT OF DETERIORATING CIVILITY. United Airlines flight 1462 from Newark to Denver was diverted Sunday because of two passengers fighting over legroom. Both were sitting in [...]

Income Inequality Costs The Middle Class $18,000 A Year

The 1 percent's income grew 245 percent over three decades. The rest of us didn't see much. The post Income Inequality Costs The Middle Class $18,000 A Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Coal Ash Wednesday: I'll see your fine and raise you a rate

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Disciplinary action or election-year posturing? The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued a notice of violation to Duke over the ongoing contamination at the L.V. Sutton Electric Plant in New Hanover County. The...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 27, 2014

The Class of 2015 at West Point receive their class rings as they enter their final academic year. (US Army Photos by John Pellino/ USMA DPTMS VI)

It Sounds Like Obama is Moving Towards Airstrikes in Syria

There has been no official word on whether or not the United States Government will use airstrikes against ISIL but it definitely sounds like President Obama is moving in that direction.

Dude In MSNBC’s Gaza B-Roll Doesn’t Give A Tenth Of A Fck

Casual Pepper Spray Guy has met his match, in the form of the dude from MSNBC’s Gaza conflict B-roll, which played over Chris Hayes’ brief commentary on the newest ceasefire in the most recent Israel-Palestine flareup. While everyone else in this clip is hitting the deck behind a concrete shack, watch what Casual B-Roll Dude, [...]

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