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Finger-Pointing and Financing: The Mount Polley Mine Disaster

Recap. On August 4th, 4.5 - 5 million cubic meters of toxic sludge burst from the tailing pond at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine near Likely, BC (map) and into Polley Lake. Polley Lake levels are rising, threatening another disaster. The government has approved Imperial Metals pumping the toxic sludge from Polley Lake into nearby Quesnel Lake via Hazeltine Creek.

Historian Explains Lauren Bacall’s Cool: ‘She’s Got That It Factor With A Capital I’

You know how to whistle, don't you? The post Historian Explains Lauren Bacall’s Cool: ‘She’s Got That It Factor With A Capital I’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Senate Primary Candidate’s Anti-Immigration Mailer Features Images Of Tattooed, Menacing Men

At least one of the pictures depicted in the mailer is of gang members in Mexico. The post Senate Primary Candidate’s Anti-Immigration Mailer Features Images Of Tattooed, Menacing Men appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Tom Foley wins GOP gubernatorial nod in Connecticut, and Democrats are ready for him

Dan Malloy's new ad targeting Tom Foley Voters in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin went to the polls Tuesday night to pick nominees in a number of races that will be important this fall. Here's our recap of all the action, along...Show More Summary

Fox News Military Analyst Goes Birther: "We May Not Know For Another 100 Years" If Obama's "Legitimate"

Fox News contributor Bill Cowan told a tea party gathering that "we may not know for another 100 years" if President Barack Obama is a "legitimate" American and suggested he lacks "a real, legitimate birth certificate." Cowan was speaking before the Myrtle Beach Tea Party (SC) on August 11. Show More Summary

Undercover Video Reveals Anti-Abortion Activists’ Disturbing Scare Tactics

Reproductive rights advocates say this should be a wake up call about what's involved in the activism to end abortion. The post Undercover Video Reveals Anti-Abortion Activists’ Disturbing Scare Tactics appeared first on ThinkProgre...

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Heart of campaign season begins with party committee TV buys

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • DCCC/NRCC: We've finally reached the stretch run of the 2014 campaign season: The DCCC and NRCC have just launched their first real independent expenditure TV ad campaigns targeted toward the November general election. Show More Summary

Scott Brown's Primary Opponent Blasts Fox's Glowing Coverage Of The Former Fox Employee

Fox News' effort to help elect former network contributor Scott Brown as U.S. Senator from New Hampshire is drawing criticism not only from Democrats but from one of Brown's Republican primary opponents. In an interview with Media Matters, former Sen. Show More Summary

Police haven't interviewed key eyewitness in Michael Brown shooting

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, aren't doing themselves any favors. Even as the Justice Department orders a full review of the Michael Brown shooting and the police department claims to be fully investigating what happened, key witness...Show More Summary

Surprise! Republican Cory Gardner's Obamacare sob story doesn't hold water

Most Republican ads featuring alleged tales of woe about Obamacare have come from third-party groups, but in his latest television spot, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner narrates his own sob story: When Mark Udall voted for Obamacare, he promised us if we liked our health care plan, we could keep it. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin's word salad: Liberals ... purgatory ... vegan ...

And also, Hodor Whut. We believe—wait, I thought, fast food joints? Eh, don't you guys think that... they're like of the devil, or something? That's what... liberals... you wanna send those evil employees who dare work at a fast food joint that you just don't believe in, thought you wanted to, I don't know, send them to purgatory, or something... Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee Warns Anti-Gay Gathering That America Is Becoming Like Communist China

Mike Huckabee told a gathering of anti-gay activists that the United States is becoming like communist China and defended his recent claim that President Obama deserves to be impeached. Huckabee was speaking at the third annual Family...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Oh, Harding Har Har!" Today is the 30th annual "Presidential Joke Day." Since it's Monday and I've already OD'd on news this month (I thought August was supposed to be the "slow" month), enjoy some POTUS...Show More Summary

Something is rotten in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Michael Peroutka, winner of the Republican primary for a county council seat in Anne Arundel County, Maryland A miasma of anti-science, anti-evolution, racist, homophobic, secessionist thinking has clearly fogged the brains of Republican voters in Anne Arundel, which is the home county of Maryland's capital, Annapolis, and also home to the U.S. Show More Summary

Late Late Night FDL: Hippety Hopper

Hippety Hopper. This Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon was released on November 19, 1949.

Sunday Talk: The Man is keeping Whitey down

In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Hussein Obama—with a little help from his friends in ACORN and the New Black Panther Party—usurped the presidency, and began to fulfill his father's Kenyan anti-colonial dreams. Despite campaigning on an anti-war...Show More Summary

The New York Times tortures the definition of torture

Better late than never, the New York Times this week announced it would finally use the term "torture" to refer to the set of Bush administration practices euphemistically referred to as "enhanced interrogation techniques." But in ending one disservice to its readers, Times executive editor Dean Baquet performed another. Show More Summary

6 Dumb Things Dan Snyder Has Said About the Name of His Football Team

A year ago, I explained Mother Jones' decision to stop using the name of Washington, DC's pro football team, both online and in print. We joined Slate and The New Republic in doing so, and since then, a number of other news organizations...Show More Summary

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