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Sunday Talking Heads: September 7, 2014

Rise & Shine, it’s Chuck Todd Day! Chuck Todd’s new and improved Meet the Press (Now with more Edge!) starts this weekend. By now you’ve heard the fab news (RIP MTP) that Luke Russert is coming on as a regular at Chuck Todd’s new and improved roundtable (not sure what the Russert family has on NBC, but it’s gotta be big and dirty).

Late Late Night FDL: Saw Mill

Dudley Do-Right -- Saw Mill. This Jay Ward Productions cartoon first aired on August 21, 1962.

Lunatic Soul: "Cold"

By Michael J.W. Stickings Here's a track off the forthcoming album, its fourth, by Lunatic Soul, Walking on a Flashlight Beam. Lunatic Soul is the solo project (known for its lack of electric guitars) of Riverside singer and bassistShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Mike Rounds gets incredibly defensive over the EB-5 visa program

Leading Off: • SD-Sen: A few days ago, Democrat Rick Weiland ran a spot hitting Republican Mike Rounds for allegedly auctioning off permanent resident cards (EB-5s) to the highest bidders. This is a story that's been out there for quite...Show More Summary

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Zero has become the most important number for humanity. Why? Any chance of stabilizing the climate hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as humanly possible. Simply slowing the rise of emissions will not work. Show More Summary

Ron Washington Resigns as Rangers Manager

"Ron Washington informed us today that he has chosen to resign as Rangers manager in order to turn his full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter," general manager Jon Daniels said. "Out of respect for Ron's privacy,...Show More Summary

Late Late Night FDL: Live Medley

Les Paul and Mary Ford -- Live Medley (I Really Don't Want to Know, There's No Place Like Home, and Tiger Rag) on The Colgate Comedy Hour, March 21, 1954.

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Why you should never film an ad on an empty stomach

Leading Off: • IA-03: Republican David Young is out with his first spot in this swing district and it's a little weird. Young spends most of the ad decrying how much Washington sucks (never mind that he spent 17 years working in the Senate). But Young seems to have been really hungry when he filmed the ad. Show More Summary

Massachusetts Brown: 'I'm a job creator.' New Hampshire Brown: 'Jobs aren't my job.'

Ah, Scottie. Why do you actually want to be senator? Asked a very good question about what he would do as senator to bring good, long-term jobs to the state of New Hampshire, Scott Brown punted, saying literally that that's not his job. "Here’s the thing. Show More Summary

Joan Rivers has died – here are a few classic videos

I've got one video from 1967, when Joan went on the Ed Sullivan Show. It's amazing to see her that young.

Kathy Hochul, Cuomo's pick for lt. governor: 'I've become very conservative in my voting record'

Why is Kathy Hochul the wrong candidate for lieutenant governor in dark blue New York? Just watch the video above (or read the transcript below) and let her tell you why: I've heard from a lot of Republicans... they think I'm a different...Show More Summary

Joan Rivers Was One Of The Earliest And Loudest Gay Icons

In addition to her legacy as an Emmy-award winning talk show host, Tony nominated actress, author, and jewelry designer, Rivers was one of Hollywood's most vocal supporters of LGBT equality. The post Joan Rivers Was One Of The Earliest And Loudest Gay Icons appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Tom Cotton channels his inner Jesse Helms in new immigrant-bashing ad

This new ad from Arkansas GOP senate candidate Tom Cotton is basically 2014's version of the infamous Jesse Helms 'Hands' ad: Voiceover: You've worked hard, every day, all your life. You've paid into Social Security, counted on it being there. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: John Tierney fights to avoid becoming 2014's final primary casualty

Leading Off: • MA-06: Democratic Rep. John Tierney is the last congressional incumbent who is in serious danger of losing a primary. With the Sept. 9 Democratic primary almost here, both Tierney and primary foe Seth Moulton have begun...Show More Summary

The Arab World's Version of the Ice Bucket Challenge: Burning ISIS Flags

On Saturday, three Lebanese young men in Beirut protested the Islamic State by burning the extremist group's flag, a black banner emblazoned with the Muslim tenet "there is no god but God and Muhammed is his prophet." The teens thenShow More Summary

This College Student Will Carry Around Her Dorm Mattress Until Her Alleged Rapist Is Punished

"I was raped in my own dorm bed... I feel like I've carried the weight of what happened there everywhere since then." The post This College Student Will Carry Around Her Dorm Mattress Until Her Alleged Rapist Is Punished appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Republican Senate Nominee Touts Birth Control Support, Downplays Anti-Woman Record In New Ad

Cory Gardner has been working hard to convince voters he's shed his extreme anti-woman past. The post Republican Senate Nominee Touts Birth Control Support, Downplays Anti-Woman Record In New Ad appeared first on ThinkProgress.

George Will's Ethical Problems Continue With The Kochs And AFP

Washington Post columnist George Will deepened his ethically challenged connections to big-money conservative groups by participating in an Americans for Prosperity summit where prominent Republican presidential hopefuls made their pitch...Show More Summary

FDL Movie Night: The Genius of Marian

I remember when my mother was dying -- or, more accurately, when I realized she was dying. My first thought was that it couldn't be happening, because life without her wasn't imaginable. I looked around to hit the STOP button somewhere, but there just wasn't one. Show More Summary

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