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Obama Signs Bill Barring Terrorist Ambassadors

37 minutes agoPolitics / US Politics : Swampland

Sponsored by Ted Cruz, the bill is a response to Iran selecting Hamid Aboutalebi as its Ambassador to the United Nations.

Keystone: The Fierce Urgency of Delay

(Steven Hayward) It’s not just any old Friday afternoon, but Good Friday, and so why are we surprised that the Obama Administration chooses late in the day today to make this announcement: Administration Again Delays Keystone Pipeline...Show More Summary

How Not to End Racial Discrimination

The right has always been against race-conscious remedies to racial discrimination, touting “colorblindness” as the “constitutional” approach to making policy. But it’s only been in the last five years—since the election of Barack Obama—that it’s scored significant victories.

Melody Hensley Gets PTSD From Twitter

A word of warning to liberals. Maybe you should turn off your computer and find a nice corner to curl up and suck your thumb. Presenting your foolish opinions to public ridicule online can give you PTSD: A Washington woman has come under...Show More Summary

Sen. Sessions: Boehner's 'Hellbent' Amnesty Push Could 'Sacrifice' GOP 'Credibility'

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said Friday that House Speaker John Boehner’s comments that he is "hellbent" on granting amnesty to illegal aliens in 2014 could destroy the GOP’s chances of winning American voters. Show More Summary

How to Tap Latent Conservative Support for Climate-Change Policy

It's all a matter of how the issue is framed and what values activists appeal to.

Clinton-Era Memo: Stay Away from JFK Events

Advisers to Bill Clinton didn’t want the president to be perceived as milking the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DRAGGING ON KEYSTONE APPROVAL ‘TIL AFTER NOV ELEX

The State Department announces an extension to the review period for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, in another delay which could put a decision off until after the fall elections.

Twitter Timeline: Greenwald Associate Trevor Timm vs. His 9/11 Truther Fans

This is telling. Greenwald associate Trevor Timm compares people who think Edward Snowden works with Russia to 9/11 Truthers, and is immediately swarmed with outraged comments from his fans who are 9/11 Truthers. Trevor Timm vs 9/11 Truth

Ukraine: Russian Weapons Give Away Presence of Troops in Eastern Ukraine

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin has disavowed the presence or involvement of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine, the Mission of Ukraine to the EU has released photos showing troops carrying weapons that are characteristically Russian. Show More Summary

Clinton-Era Memo: Missing Funeral Was Missed Political Opportunity

When then-President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore decided not to attend another Democrat’s funeral, a White House staffer lamented the lost political and fundraising opportunities.

And So It Begins: 'Chelsea's Pregnancy Was A Forced Hillary Campaign Ploy'

I wrote earlier today that it wouldn't take long for the Chelsea Truthers to surface and so as it was written, so it shall be. Conservative talker Steve Malzberg opined that Chelsea's pregnancy was timed to help Hillary Clinton's presidential...Show More Summary

SO KIND OF LIKE PUBLIC-EMPLOYEE UNIONS, THEN: “Certain crops are vulnerable to parasites that take …

SO KIND OF LIKE PUBLIC-EMPLOYEE UNIONS, THEN: “Certain crops are vulnerable to parasites that take control of their hosts’ behavior, forcing them to act in the intruder’s interest.”

“This Thing Is Working”

The evidence continues to pile up that the Affordable Care Act is working, and conservatives on the defensive. The post “This Thing Is Working” appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Clinton Papers Released, Including Memo On ‘Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy’

Need we even doubt at this point that there was and is a “vast right-wing conpsiracy?” Okay, maybe not that vast, but certainly powerful. And it’s gotten more powerful since 1995 when Hillary Clinton pronounced those words. Through Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh, and all those who follow and copy what they do, right-wing talking points […]

Leader of One of America's Largest Fraternities Moves to End the 'Cancer' of Hazing

Brad Cohen is the current leader of one of the nation's oldest and largest fraternities. SAE has 240 chapters nationwide with over 14,000 members. Last month Cohen announced an abrupt end to one of the best known fraternity traditions, the pledge process prior to becoming a member. Show More Summary

U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense […]

Great Quotes (Open Thread)

Here’s a great quote: “…The day shit is worth money, poor people will be born without an asshole.” – Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, The Autumn of the Patriarch Here’s another: “Honey, men are like dogs. You chase them, they’ll run. You run, they’ll chase you.” – My mom What are your favorite quotes? Please feel free [Read more...]

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