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Into The Storm: Rising Risks Of Big Tornado Outbreaks ‘Suggest A Climate Change Signal’

A new study provides some of the first documented evidence that the risk of big, concentrated tornado outbreaks is on the rise. The lead author, Florida State tornado expert James Elsner, told me, “I think our result suggests a climate change signal on U.S. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell touts support for Violence Against Women Act—which he's voted against repeatedly

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's newest ad is a chutzpahdik piece of work. The spot is narrated by McConnell's wife, former Commerce Secretary Elaine Chao, who stiffly sneers: "Have you ever noticed how some liberals feel entitled to...Show More Summary

Congressman Uses Victory Speech To Blast Opponent’s ‘Disgusting’ Racist Ads

One of Congress' biggest NSA critics holds onto his seat, blasts opponent for racist ads. The post Congressman Uses Victory Speech To Blast Opponent’s ‘Disgusting’ Racist Ads appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: DSCC blasts Cotton for voting against funding pediatric hospital

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • AR-Sen: In one of the first big television ad buys during the stretch run of the 2014 election season, the DSCC is going large with a $3.6 million expenditure on behalf of Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

Democrats unload on Tom Cotton for voting against pediatric hospital funding

In one of the first big television ad buys during the stretch run of the 2014 election season, the DSCC is going large with a $3.6 million expenditure on behalf of Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas. The ad takes aim at GOP Rep.Show More Summary

DREAMers confront Rand Paul and Steve King. Watch their hilarious and offensive reactions.

DREAMers Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas stopped by a fundraiser in Okoboji, Iowa, to introduce themselves to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Iowa's Rep. Steve King, who is also known as an ultraconservative crazy person and rotten humanShow More Summary

Rep. Steve King To DREAMers: ‘I Don’t Want To Build A Country With People Who Disrespect The Law’

“You can understand the English language,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) asked two prominent undocumented activists who were raised in the United States. The post Rep. Steve King To DREAMers: ‘I Don’t Want To Build A Country With People Who Disrespect The Law’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Democrats need to think bigger on economic inequality

We have an economic system designed to protect and perpetuate the concentration of wealth at the highest bracket.

Mike's Blog Round Up

Calculated Risk: How public sector austerity killed the recovery. Middle Class Political Economist: Like Mitt Romney, Illinois GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner has secret Cayman Island accounts and a strong desire to fire public...Show More Summary

Cheney's torture defense is for the 'little guys'

Five years ago, I described Dick Cheney's strident defense of detainee torture as a strategy of "mutual assured destruction." The former vice president's gambit was a simple one. In 2009, Cheney dared President Obama to either prosecute...Show More Summary

Chat with Koch Bros Biographer, the Koch-Kansas Crisis & the IRS’ Duty

n case you missed yesterday’s chat with Daniel Schulman, author of Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, check out the question and answer archive from two hours of engaging with FireDogLake Book Salon users.

Anti-Immigrant Activist Says Influx of Migrants Will Lead to "Ethnic Replacement"

In Texas, a resurgent tea party movement has trained its sights on the ongoing crisis at the US-Mexico border, where some 70,000 unaccompanied minors will arrive this year alone. At a July 16 press conference at the state capitol in Austin, tea party leaders ripped Gov. Show More Summary

Guardians Of The Galaxy: A Superhero Movie That Actually Cares About Innocent Civilians

Saving lives, taking names: how the Guardians of the Galaxy succeed where so many superheroes fail. The post Guardians Of The Galaxy: A Superhero Movie That Actually Cares About Innocent Civilians appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... 53 Candles on the Tyranny Cake Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama 6085 Kalanianaole Hwy., son, Aug. 4 ---Honolulu Advertiser, 1961 "I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save...Show More Summary

Late Night: The Good News

Consider this a public service to combat the wiles of the professional psychic vampires out there who aren't happy unless they're driven people to top themselves, preferably in the vamps' presence.

The law President Obama did not faithfully execute

With their 225 votes to sue President Obama, House Republicans provided one of the most ironic spectacles in recent U.S. political history. After waves of op-eds by Speaker John Boehner (here and here) and his legal puppet master David...Show More Summary

God Gave This Land to Me

The history of the Israel/Palestine conflict in three minutes and thirty two seconds by American animator Nina Paley. "This land is mine/God gave this land to me/This brave and ancient land to me/And when the morning sun/Reveals her hills and plains/Then I see a land/Where children can run free."

Late Late Night FDL: Blue Plate Symphony

Heckle & Jeckle -- Blue Plate Symphony. This Terrytoons cartoon was released on October 29, 1954.

Sunday Talk: The circle of life

Ten years ago, a charismatic young Senate hopeful named Barack Hussein Obama delivered a hell of a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention—and in doing so, propelled himself into the national spotlight. At the time, Obama...Show More Summary

New guy in town

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Brilliant. Floor Speech on the 2014 Budget from Jeff Jackson on Vimeo. Mr. Jackson speaks for me.

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