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Kill Net Neutrality, Because Obamacare

Earlier last week, President Obama publically threw his support behind Net Neutrality, which immediately launched conservative wingnuts into apoplectic tantrums. The Tea Party's lunatic-in-chief, Ted Cruz (R-TX), turned up his innerShow More Summary

China To Cap Coal Use By 2020 To Meet Game-Changing Climate, Air Pollution Targets

The Chinese government announced Wednesday it would cap coal use by 2020. This staggering reversal of decades of Chinese energy policy was the inevitable result of China's recent pledge to peak CO2 use in 2030 or earlier, especially when combined with goals to slash air pollution. Show More Summary

Gun Extremist Larry Pratt: Obama Is Anti-Gun Because "We Might Just Want To Use Them To Keep People Like Him From Becoming Tyrants"

Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt said in an interview that President Obama "clearly doesn't like the fact that the American people can own guns because we might just want to use them to keep people like him from becoming...Show More Summary

The Unlikely Story Of How Religion Helped Bring Same-Sex Marriage To North Carolina

“What we’ve done departs from a lot of how LGBT organizing has happened in the South,” Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara said. The post The Unlikely Story Of How Religion Helped Bring Same-Sex Marriage To North Carolina appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Doing the okey-doke with Sylvia Burwell.

On "Meet the Press" this morning, Chuck Todd was talking to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, and he presented one of those amazing Jonathan Gruber clips like this: "This is how Gruber explained taxing high-end Cadillac health insurance plans and sort of doing a little 'okey-doke.'"I had never heard "okey-doke" used like that. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media's Fears About Stop-And-Frisk Did Not Come True

Conservative media long argued that stopping the NYPD's discriminatory stop-and-frisk tactics would result in higher violent crime rates. But even after the dramatic decrease in stop-and-frisk's application in the city, a NYPD report shows that the city's crime rate dropped to a 20 year low. Show More Summary

Late Late Night FDL: Stompin’ At The Savoy

Nat King Cole -- Stompin' At The Savoy from The Nat King Cole Show presenting for the first time on television Norman Granz's Jazz At The Philarmonic.

The Inevitable Center for American Progress Pushback Against Jonathan Gruber

Now that comments by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber have entered their fourth day of dominating the non-network news cycle, the White House allied Center for American Progress is beginning to push back by claiming Gruber is simply wrong. Show More Summary

John McCain Worries He's Tea Party's 'Number One Target' in 2016

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) implied that he would run for another Senate term in 2016 and is worried that he is the top target of conservatives and Tea partiers who have never trusted him. “You have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst,” McCain told MSNBC on Wednesday when asked if he would run for reelection in 2016. Show More Summary

Remembering Obama’s Biggest Broken Health Care Promise

Since there has been a lot of media focus on Jonathan Gruber’s recently uncovered remarks about the American voters, I want to put it in the proper historic context. During the 2008 election a major attack line from candidate Obama was pointing out that John McCain planned to tax employer-provided health insurance. Show More Summary

A Lesson in Politics, Sports and Sweet Potatoes

As a proud North Carolina liberal with a degree from the University of North Carolina, last week wasn't pleasant. I watched our Democratic senator loose to a Republican and witnessed my alma mater relinquish a piece of its stellar reputation. Show More Summary

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- When the smoke cleared, the most expensive contest of 2014 had become the costliest Senate race in U.S. history. More than $111 million was spent by both sides in the North Carolina battle for incumbent Democratic...Show More Summary

Texas Wants to Kill This Mentally Ill Man

Wearing a cowboy costume and a purple bandana, Scott Panetti defended himself at his capital trial in Texas without counsel, where he tried to call the Pope, J.F.K, and Jesus Christ to the witness stand. In Tennessee, Richard TaylorShow More Summary

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