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Cyclists vs. Drivers: Tensions Mount as California Mandates 3-Foot Buffer

A new California State law, which went into effect on Tuesday, requires motorists to give at least three feet of space between their vehicles and cyclists. Drivers are complaining that they are being unfairly targeted and requesting that law enforcement apply the same level of scrutiny and accountability to their biking companions on the road. Show More Summary

Rob Ford Diagnosed With ‘Aggressive’ Abdominal Cancer

The Toronto mayor has severe health problems. He was diagnosed with a form of cancer called pleomorphic liposarcoma and a “rare” and “difficult” tumor in his abdomen. Cohen said that the tumor, which measures 12 by 12 centimeters, is not affecting any of Ford’s major organs, the Globe and Mail reports. Doctors also found a second [...]

Kitzhaber & Richardson reveal fall TV ads

Both gubernatorial campaigns launched their TV ad campaigns this week. They're definitely worth watching side-by-side. John Kitzhaber's ad rapidly summarizes his accomplishments in the last four years, and unveils his vision for the future: Dennis Richardson's ad, by contrast, is about... Show More Summary

Obamacare opposition loses bite for Republicans in 2014

Or not, you know. Whatever. Even the Wall Street Journal is now forced to admit that a working Obamacare makes for a piss-poor rallying point for Republicans in this election. So much so that Republicans are now running against the word...Show More Summary

Armed Open Carry Activist Walks Outside Nashville High School Wearing Bulletproof Vest

Outside of Hillsboro High School in Nashville, an Open Carry activist was spotted walking around with a bulletproof vest on Wednesday, hanging flyers which referred to his rights not being infringed upon. It’s almost as if these activists have no memory of the Columbine High School shootings in which 13 people were killed and more [...]

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DHS Chief Concedes Background Checks for Amnesty Would Not Catch Criminals

The requirement that illegal immigrants must come forward and subject themselves to background checks to attain legal status as required under various amnesty proposals likely would not catch criminals, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Wednesday. Show More Summary

Udall or Udull?, Part 2

(Steven Hayward) About ten days ago we noticed here that Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall, who got into office chiefly on the benefit of his family name (though his dad Mo was no great shakes in the intelligence department either), is having a tough time against Rep. Show More Summary

Watchdog: Millions Wasted on Unused Communication Towers in Afghanistan

The U.S. State Department spent $6.5 million in taxpayer funds to build communication towers that could still be standing idle in Afghanistan and may never be used as originally intended, the U.S. government watchdog for reconstruction in the war-torn country found. Show More Summary

Democrats tire of Debbie Wasserman Schultz — especially her efforts to get them to pay for her clothes.

Politico reports.Wasserman Schultz is a high-profile national figure who helped raise millions of dollars and served as a Democratic messenger to female voters during a presidential election in which Obama needed to exploit the gender...Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

The House of Representatives took care of some business this afternoon, voting to authorize the administration to train and equip Syrian rebels (but just the nice ones): Despite the concerns, the House voted 273-156 Wednesday to insert an amendment that authorizes Obama’s plans into a broader short-term spending bill that will keep the federal […]

Site Annoucement: Reader Blogs Coming To An End

Reader blogs are something I started on SAB some time ago. They used to be open for anyone to register, but I closed that off after an upgrade left me incapable of keeping up with all the spam blogs being created. Yet still, years later, the core group of people who use them post multiple...

Buchanan: Israel Has a Border Fence -- 'Why Don’t We Do That?'

Conservative columnist and author Pat Buchanan argued that the threat of terrorists crossing the border should compel the United States to build a border fence like Israel’s on Wednesday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” “Look what the Israelis have done in the Negev Desert... Show More Summary

Whistleblower Mark Klein: Oppose the USA Freedom Act

I support the letter calling on Congress to reject Senator Leahy’s so-called USA Freedom Act. The bill is a fraud, a pretense at “reform” which leaves in place all the main elements of the NSA’s surveillance program. (Needless to say,...Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: NYC People's Climate March is Sunday, hottest August, solar soars

" Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

"A fetching suburban house­witch in the person of Elizabeth Montgomery ar­rived on the television screen last night in a series entitled 'Bewitched.'"

For "last night," read: 50 years ago tonight.Both Miss Montgomery and [Dick] York are extremely at­tractive and personable and there is a durable element of fun in watching someone out of this world solve life's mundane problems by making...Show More Summary

48 Dead, Including Women And Children, In Syria Government Airstrikes

(Reuters) – At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. Two days of air strikes left women and children among the dead, including a mother who was killed along with five of her [...]

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