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President Obama: 'Girls don't like toys?'

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Earlier this month, President Obama helped out First Lady Michelle Obama in delivering Toys for Tots, and the important job of sorting those toys. That's where he truly shined, making sure that girls weren't left out. Putting a basketball...Show More Summary

Man Shot on Christmas Eve in New Orleans Mall

A man was killed in a Christmas Eve shooting inside a mall in the town of Gretna near New Orleans. Police have apprehended a suspect after a gunman opened fire in the crowded Oakwood Center mall at about 4:20 p.m. in a Foot Locker store. Show More Summary

My Tenth Annual Christmas Podcast

I wrote this during the amazing Summer and Fall of 1986, when I wrote two books, two screenplays and a slew of short stories and essays in my Hollywood office on Kingswell, in what turned out to be Walt Disney's original studio. In 2005 we produced it for KOPT-AM radio in Eugene. Continue reading ?

Ayn Rand Helped FBI Investigate 'It's a Wonderful Life'

According to the media archival website Aphelis, "Among the group who produced the analytical tools that were used by the FBI in its analysis of It's a Wonderful Life was Ayn Rand." Rand's group told the FBI: "The purpose of the Communists in Hollywood is not the production of political movies openly advocating Communism. Show More Summary

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Songs?

Evan Bailyn, Huffington Post: A Christmas song is a complex organism. At their best, our classic yuletide anthems always seem to find that impossible balance between timelessness and nostalgia -- tapping into a sort of greater, collective memory of a warm and fuzzy feeling. Show More Summary

Man Shoots Mother and Ex-Girlfriend On Christmas Eve

Detroit police are searching for a man who they say shot both his ex-girlfriend and his mother on Wednesday afternoon, according to WXYZ.  Police were alerted when they got a call around 12:40 p.m. saying a 38-year-old man shot up the car that his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend was in. The shooting caused her to lose control [...]

Cheers and Jeers: Xmas Eve Baked Bean Supper, Nudeblogging…and Sharing of the Conspiracy Theories

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Maine Folklife Center: "Hello, 911? There's a strange lady in my home threatening me with beans. Yes, I'll hold." Across New England, and certainly throughout Maine, a tradition of baked bean suppers takes...Show More Summary

President Obama Sports Crown, Infuriates Right Wingers

As one wag so eloquently put it, "There's no getting around the fact that Obama no longer gives a fk." via Politico Sporting a tiara in a photo posted Wednesday, President Barack Obama seems to have broken his own rule of “you don’tShow More Summary

Illumination

I chose long ago to represent the poor, the marginalized and the mentally ill. To give voice to those who had no voice. To save the lives of those whom the government would kill. And I found that every person, no matter what horrors they had visited upon others, possessed a core of decency and grace.

Florida Woman Wearing ‘Catholic Warrior’ T-shirt Arrested In Attack On Satanic Temple Display

A Tallahassee woman was arrested for ripping apart a Satanic Temple holiday display because she said she “could not take it anymore, because it was “not right.” It was about 11:30 a.m. when Susan Hemeryck, 54, began the gnashing of the teeth to rip it apart. Her mugshot shows her wearing a “Catholic Warrior” t-shirt. The [...]

How Obama could give the middle class a raise, without Congress

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Fewer and fewer Americans are getting overtime pay, and it's not because they're not working overtime. Rather, the rules that determine who gets overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week have become outdated. Salaried workers are...Show More Summary

Santa’s On His Way. Track Him Here

Norad, the North American Aerospace Command, tracks Santa every year. Follow him so you know when he’ll be at your house, ether with beautiful gifts, or with coal for your stocking. And have a very Merry Christmas from your friends at Liberaland. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. [...]

Yes, 5.4 million people have already seen this uplifting video, but maybe you're not one of them

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

I'm not a sappy guy. But this story definitely gave me a big smile. Derby was born with underdeveloped front limbs, and although he was otherwise a healthy dog, that one difference nearly caused him to be put down. The young dog's original...Show More Summary

How Indie Theaters Saved 'The Interview'

Independent movie theater owners who took a public stand and said they'd show The Interview caused Sony to change its mind. "There is some level of risk in supporting this film," said Tim League of the Alamo Drafthouse chain of 16 theaters. Show More Summary

Meet Hillary’s Likely Campaign Chief

Bloomberg reports that Robby Mook is poised to head the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. In 2009, Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic power broker and close Clinton friend, lost a three-way Democratic primary for Virginia governor; four years later, with Robby Mook aboard as his campaign manager, McAuliffe won… …Mook, a 35-year-old Vermont native, has emerged as [...]

DKos community can be proud of its many progressive achievements in 2014

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The triumphant smiles of Doug, Jesse & Catherine Snodgrass at Jesse's high school graduation While reading dsnodgrass's recent diary thanking the Daily Kos community for helping his family, it occurred to me that a lot of great things...Show More Summary

In Aftermath of Executions of NYPD Officers, Police Crack Down on Extreme Anti-Cop Speech on Social Media

Police departments throughout the United States have escalated the vigilance in which they monitor speech on social media. Multiple people have been arrested and accused of threatening officers, as part of a law enforcement response to the execution of two New York Police Department officers. Ismaiiyl Brinsley shot NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu [...]

Study: Chritians More Likely Than Atheists To Be Fat

Coventry University’s study reveals the more religious are the more weight you’re likely to have. According to a study for the Journal of Religion and Health, which examined 7,400 people, those who have faith in the existence of God are likely to have larger body mass indexes (BMIs). “Evidence of this association was strongest among [...]

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