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Gitmo “Team Leader” in Slahi Torture Sued for Framing Innocent Chicago Man for Murder

For 13 years Boyd had proclaimed his innocence. He told the story of how Chicago police officers had hid witness testimony, fabricated evidence, lied in reports, and coerced witnesses. In 2002, his plight picked up some news interest...Show More Summary

Last Year’s Cory Gardner: Ranting About ‘Radical Environmentalists’

In his race to unseat Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, Republican Cory Gardner has worked overtime to present a more moderate version of himself to voters, but the real extreme views of the man the National Journal rated as the 10th most conservative member of the U.S. Show More Summary

Sunday Talking Heads: November 2, 2014

Some Kind of Spark, Movie Night Monday Rise & Shine, People! Without further ado, here are your Midterm Madness listings: WASHINGTON JOURNAL: Midterms. ABC’S THIS WEEK: Midterms, “Your Voice, Your Vote.” Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Show More Summary

The Final Push Up Calumniation Hill

Yes, the Kochs have spent millions on a "ground game" but that's not how ground games work. They're about networks of people, and about all sorts of intangibles that can't be bought. Certainly not in one election cycle. Continue reading ?

Ryan White, Kaci Hickox, and the Lessons We Still Haven’t Learned

As I have watched the unfolding story of Kaci Hickox in New England, I can't help but feel as if I've seen this movie before. Does the name Ryan White ring a bell? How about Korematsu v. United States? Yes, I'm old. But it's the job of the old to remember these things, so that we don't repeat them yet again. Now get off my lawn.

Seahawks' Russell Wilson Controversy Shows Dangers of Racial Authenticity Tests

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

(AP Photo/Tom DiPace) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, October 26, 2014, in Charlotte.    W hether Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is “black enough” is beside the point. Show More Summary

Amy Poehler Is Not Afraid Of The Dark: The Surprising Side Of ‘Yes Please’

I liked it and I loved it. But not for the reasons I expected. The post Amy Poehler Is Not Afraid Of The Dark: The Surprising Side Of ‘Yes Please’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Party In The Spirit

I love Halloween, fun for all ages and everybody - unless you take it too seriously, in which case, more candy for the rest of us!! YAY!1!

Happy Halloween From Mitch McConnell and Friends

Republican lawmakers have been getting in the holiday spirit today by reminding people about their longstanding beef with Obamacare. Senate Republicans put out a list of articles on their website under the headlines "Spooked by higher...Show More Summary

Santorum Profits With His Imagined Christian Persecution

Recently, Rick Santorum told the Christian Post that we are possibly one generation away from Christian persecution in America. He made a movie called One Generation Away which I'm sure is bought by Churches for a fee. Santorum encouraged pastors to show this documentary at their churches at a 'special event,' rather than at movie theaters. Show More Summary

ORSen: Kochs drop $200k against Merkley

Even as Monica Wehby circles the drain, the Koch Brothers can't resist one more parting shot before they slither away, via their American Future Fund. AFF is bankrolled by the Koch boys. The two have dropped $200k on a new anti-Merkley ad, because apparently they can't think of anything nice to say about Monica Wehby. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Democrats attack Bob Beauprez for 'falsely exploiting a murder'

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: • CO-Gov: The DGA jumps on a recent controversial spot run by Republican Bob Beauprez. Here's the background: Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is considering commuting the death sentence for convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap to life in prison. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin says she might run for office again someday to 'bug the crap' out of liberals

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sarah Palin says she might run for office again. No, that's not really "news," but the rationale she gives for saying so is the most new-conservative thing you've ever heard. [Fox Business host Stuart Varney] asked if the "disgraceful" "hatred level" directed at Palin over the years had "driven her out of politics for good." "No, bless their hearts. Show More Summary

Limbaugh: Harassing Women On The Street Is Just ‘Men Being Polite’

Rush Limbaugh wants to know just “what really is the big deal here” about the woman in the viral video who gets catcalls and propositions as she walks through the streets of Manhattan. “I was expecting some really boorish, sexist, dangerous, I was expecting some real real rotten conduct by guys and and I didn’t [...]

Fox News Is Trying To Kill Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extremeShow More Summary

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