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Lavrov: ISIS 'Russia's Greatest Enemy, Not U.S.'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the Islamic State group was Moscow's greatest enemy, notwithstanding the strained relations with the United States over the Ukraine conflict. "I believe ISIS is our greatestShow More Summary

Why Pentagon Is Cool to Cruz Bid to Let Troops Carry Personal Firearms on Base

Sen. Ted Cruz  and others argue that personal firearms on base could help counter mass shootings on US military bases. Show More Summary

Shocker: Turns Out Clinton Scandal Author Isn't Publishing A Jeb Bush Book!

See what chumps the New York Times editors are! "This guy's the real thing, he's going after both sides!" How's that working out for you, guys? As the nuns used to say: Lie down with dogs, rise up with fleas: read more

This Week in God, 4.25.15

One Republican candidate raised the idea of an American theocracy under a "secular church" -- which seems like a brazen oxymoron.

This week in science: she's a witch!

Will the real Mike Rogers (R-AL) please stand up? Because there's a fire and brimstone Mike Rogers who hates him some commie leader and likes to wax elegantly on a certain president who purportedly cowers most cowardly before Putin's...Show More Summary

Details of fundraising by rebellious House Republicans

Of the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years...Show More Summary

As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

The Kentucky Republican voted against returning John Boehner, R-Ohio, to the speaker's job and opposed an effort by GOP leaders to avoid a standoff with President Barack Obama over immigration that threatened to shut down the Department...Show More Summary

Peter Schweizer Was A Key Player In Shirley Sherrod Smear

As we've been saying all along, Peter Schweizer honed his craft at the feet of Andrew Breitbart and his crew. It's just too bad the New York Times didn't investigate him or his smear books. Right Wing Watch: In 2011, Schweizer, a More Summary

Jenner To Chronicle Transition In E! Show

Bruce Jenner will star in reality show on the E! channel as he goes through his transition. The eight-part, one-hour not-yet-titled series will explore Jenner’s transition and subsequent search for his “new normal.” The show will also examine how his transition impacts those closest to him. The series, which is not-yet-titled, will premiere July 26 [...]

12-Year Old Dismissed From Private School After Leukemia Battle

Reason number umpty-zillion why our public schools are so necessary. Via Daily Kos, the story of a Michigan student dismissed from her private Catholic school for excessive absences racked up while she fought leukemia. Rose McGrath, a 12-year-old Michigan girl has spent nearly 3 years fighting for her life. Show More Summary

Bruce Jenner Comes Out As Transgender In National Interview

After a year of rumors and speculation, Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer to discuss his transition from male to female. During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Clarissa's Blog - Clinton and Russia; emptywheel - keep moving people, just a little collateral damage, nothing to see here; Gin and Tacos - sometimes a barren wasteland is just that; The American Prospect - the religious right willShow More Summary

Jenner: I’m A Republican And A Christian

One has to wonder how many Republicans and Christians were thrilled to hear that Bruce Jenner is one of them. When asked about Barack Obama addressing LGBT rights in his State of the Union, the 65-year-old former Olympic athlete said that didn’t affect him much. “I’ve always been more on the conservative side,” Jenner said. [...]

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Of AIPAC and neocons

The Nation: A piece today in Bloomberg View headlined the fight between the Israel lobby and the Republican über-hawks as "Aipac vs. Pro-Israel Republicans." But it would more accurately be called "AIPAC vs. the Neocons." And we shouldn't...Show More Summary

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