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Cuomo: New Yorkers have all the health care they need

Gov. Andrew "Scrooge" Cuomo Remote Area Medical was founded in 1985 to provide medical care in developing nations. But now, the need here at home has grown so great that more than 80 percent of their work is in the U.S. They've heldShow More Summary

Wingnut Cartoonist At Indy Star Gets His Cartoon Yanked

The stupidest thing about this story is that the Indianapolis Star originally removed the moustache of the character going through the window after all the criticism, to make him appear less "ethnic". That move was greeted with widespread...Show More Summary

Issa Calls Gruber To Testify Before Congress

Embattled MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has been summoned to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Gruber, who could not be reached for comment, now faces the heat Dec. 9 in D.C. “They can do two things — they can actually pump him for information or they can just grill him and make him squirm and [...]

John Kennedy’s Death And How It Changed Us

 John Kennedy, even with his publicly reported physical frailties, was a man with an almost mythical presence.  He was young and vibrant, he had a beautiful wife and two small children, and, true or not, we perceived him as the peoples’ president–as close to being one of us, his wealth notwithstanding, as we were likely [...]

Was Black Teen Lynched in North Carolina?

A forensic pathologist who has reviewed official reports relating to the death of Lennon Lacy, the black teenager who was found hanging from a noose in North Carolina, has questioned procedures followed by local and state authorities and challenged the official determination of suicide. Show More Summary

Saturday Night Open Thread

JFK was assassinated today in 1963. I just tuned into a CNN special and saw Lee Harvey Oswald get arrested, and then shot. They cut to interviews of passersby. "That wasn't right. He deserved a fair trial," said the first one. The second one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Boxing Fights Fan; Fan Knocked Out In 3 Seconds

Deontay Wilder, a boxer from Alabama, said if he got 5000 likes on Facebook, he’d fight a fan. He did, and the fan was toast in just 3 seconds. Although you probably never heard of Wilder… That isn’t so much an indictment against him as one against the current state of boxing. Unless you are [...]

Hey Republicans, want free market health insurance? You got it.

Yup. That's pretty much how it worked. Alice Rivlin, senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution, doesn't get the conservative myopia about just what it was that they got in Obamacare. In general, Republicans...Show More Summary

Saudi Detainee Transferred From Guantanamo

Muhammad al-Zahrani, imprisoned at Guantanamo since 2002, returned home to Saudi Arabia today. He agreed to participate in the Saudi rehabilitation program. Al-Zahrani is the 13th prisoner to leave Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh in just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Report: Mia Love's Parents Were Undocumented

Congresswoman-elect Mia Love of Utah, who made history this month as the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, was born in America to Haitian parents who came to the country on tourist visas and were likely undocumented immigrants, according to American Prospect. Show More Summary

Newspaper Magically Disappears Racist Cartoon It Published

The Indianapolis Star featured a Gary Varvel cartoon that offended a wide group of readers, and many viewed it as racist. The paper states that “Gary did not intend to be racially insensitive in his attempt to express his strong views about President Barack Obama’s decision to temporarily prevent the deportation of millions of immigrants living [...]

Will Leonard Lance Apologize for Benghazi Rhetoric?

promoted by Rosi Yesterday, late on a Friday (two weeks after the election) when bad news is dumped in the hopes that the media will miss in in a drunken weekend haze, we learned the following about the Republican allegations regarding...Show More Summary

Open thread: Roofies, rape and cake

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Roofies and Rape, by Denise Oliver Velez L.A. city attorney issues retaliatory charges against interracial couple over alleged lewd conduct, by Frank Vyan Walton 'Let them eat cake': The GOP and itsShow More Summary

Guardian: Tabloid Ditched Damning Cosby Probe In 2005 After Lawyer Threat

The National Enquirer scuttled an investigation into Bill Cosby’s sexual behavior in 2005 after pressure from his attorney, reports The Guardian. [The paper trashed] a groundbreaking investigation it had conducted into his alleged sexual...Show More Summary

Warren to Obama: Stop Appointing Wall Street Bankers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): I believe President Obama deserves deference in picking his team, and I've generally tried to give him that. But enough is enough. Last Wednesday, President Obama announced his nomination of Antonio Weiss to serve as Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department. Show More Summary

Hannity Pre-Blames Obama For Any Violence In Ferguson

Sean Hannity is ready for the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury’s decision on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown. Whatever unrest happens, it will be the Obama administration’s...Show More Summary

The GOP Immigration Lie

Even before President Obama finished his speech announcing his executive order on immigration, Republicans were already planning on ways to thwart the most significant step toward reform in decades. In a statement released by John Boehner, the Speaker of the House said, “By ignoring the will of the American people, President Obama has cemented his [...]

Rand Paul: Nobody 'has been a bigger defender of minority rights in the Congress than myself'

"And modest. I am also the most modest person I know." So Rand Paul is running for president because his father did and campaigns are inherited via genetic markers and that means I guess we have to pay attention to him and I drew the short straw so here we go. Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James Risen, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War

From his opening story about the vast shipments of cash to Iraq in the early days of the U.S. invasion to his final chapter on the U.S. government’s attacks on Diane Rourk and the four NSA whistleblowers, James Risen paints a brilliant...Show More Summary

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