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Sarah Palin weighed in on the Duck Dynasty–A&E controversy Thursday night on Hannity. The popular former governor had this to say about A&E’s decision to fire the most popular patriarch on television: Now, A&E, they were absolute ‘quacks’ on this … Continue reading ?
I learned something new this morning. Two things, actually. First, Sarah Kliff points us to a recent study telling us that even a lot of doctors believe that Obamacare institutionalizes death panels: This is just a survey of head and neck doctors, so maybe they're just especially ignorant among the MD set. Show More Summary
You will most likely be glad you read Dan Savage's review of Sarah Palin's Christmas book. I took five minutes out of my day to read Dan Savage's review of Sarah Palin's Christmas book, and I'm so glad I did. I haven't laughed this hard in days: (Credit: Flickr) read more
Brian Schwanke of Michigan was found with 34 child porn videos and two pictures. Self-described Tea Party member and Quaker Brian Schwanke — who slammed President Obama’s lack of of self-control during Nelson Mandela’s funeral on his Facebook — couldn’t resist an undercover agent’s child pornography advances, according to reports and family members. The Michigan […]
Would you trust health insurance reform to the guy who picked Palin as his running mate? President Senator John McCain has unveiled his plan for replacing Obamacare... and its centerpiece is the very same plan he ran on and lost with...Show More Summary
A privacy advocate on Wednesday told Congress that she had discovered that it was common practice for data brokers to sell the names of rape victims and HIV patients for about 7.9 cents each. A privacy advocate on Wednesday told Congress...Show More Summary
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday defended a star of the hit reality show Duck Dynasty who was indefinitely suspended from the show for anti-gay remarks. (MORE: Why Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Got Suspended) “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana,” Jindal said in a statement. Show More Summary
Last week I mentioned the peculiar story of David Wildstein, the #2 guy at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who closed down several lanes of the George Washington Bridge last October in apparent retaliation against the mayor of Fort Lee for not supporting Chris Christie's reelection campaign. Show More Summary
Sen. Patty Murray indicated Congress will change the cuts to military pension benefits. National Journal: “A bipartisan group of senators will soon introduce legislation that would level new sanctions against Iran, defying pleas from President Obama for Congress to wait whi …
Change.org -- a site famous for progresive-leaning online petitions -- has gone all out for Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson. By 2 p.m. today, there were more than 120,000 total signatories on a host of petitions calling for A&E to lift its suspension of the redneck icon. Show More Summary
“Should he be allowed back?” CNN host Piers Morgan asked anchor Don Lemon last night. “Should he just be fired from the show for this? And what is the corporate, responsible reaction from Wal-Mart, who sells so much Duck Dynasty products?” Lemon said Robertson shouldn’t be fired. Rather, the marketplace should decide. “Listen, I always...
A new study of insurers' rate filings from 2012 to 2013 finds that rising medical costs -- and not the Affordable Care Act -- were responsible for the vast majority of double-digit premium increases. The post Did Your Insurer Jack Up Your Premiums Last Year? Don’t Blame Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Duck Storm— 463,000 Sign A&E Boycott Facebook Page After Duck Dynasty Star Is Fired From the boycott page: This page is to show support for the freedom of speech of Americans. Unless Phil is reinstated to the show, we refuse … Continue reading ?
John Podesta is well-known for wanting President Obama to go around Congress with his executive powers. He told Glenn Thrush at Politico the president should “focus on executive action, given that they are facing a second term against...Show More Summary
A federal judge granted the a Freedom of Information Act petition of a government watchdog group asking that the Obama administration release a government-wide foreign aid directive President Obama wanted kept hidden from the public after having signed it in 2010. In issuing her order, U.S. Show More Summary
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) told party activists that kids receiving free breakfast and lunch should either be asked to pay for part of their meals or earn them by sweeping the floor. The post Georgia Congressman Proposes That Poor Kids Sweep Schools For Their Lunch appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org AUSTIN – The University of Texas System is conducting a formal inquiry into admissions favoritism at its flagship campus, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said Wednesday. Attorneys from the Chancellor’s office...Show More Summary
The Senate labor panel voted to advance the nomination of David Weil to head the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division.