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Daily Dose: Unspeakable Speech edition

2 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

A MODEST, UNOFFICIAL, AND UNSOLICITED, PROPOSAL FOR A SPEECH YOU'LL NEVER HEAR TO: Gov. Pat McCrory and John Skvarla RE: Senate Bill 729 “Coal Ash Action Plan” Your disposition of Senate Bill 729, which passed with veto-proof majorities...Show More Summary

Who Better to Tell Chuck Todd How to Revive Meet the Press Than Its Most Frequent Guest?

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Chuck Todd's surprise guest on the Daily Rundown Wednesday morning was none other than Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who's appeared on Meet the Press sixty-nine times, more than any other guest. McCain, in affable mode rather than hisShow More Summary

John Liu: Indie Dems spending too much on Sen. Tony Avella

Former city Controller John Liu is crying foul over a series of campaign mailings sent by a political action committee controlled by state Senate co-leader Jeff Klein, the Daily News has learned.

Australia's Ex-Foreign Minister: 'Swivel-Eyed Neo-Cons' Bankrupted America And Drained Its Military Strength

In "Diary of a Foreign Minister" published by Australia’s former top diplomat, Bob Carr, many US politicians are given effusive praise. From Republican Senators John McCain and Roy Blunt, to President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry – Carr finds America breeds “public polity athletes” who are “first class”. Show More Summary

Iowa Senate Race A Dead Heat

In what's now considered a "key Senate race", one in which Republican Joni Ernst initially wasn't even supposed to be competitive, Ernst and the Democrat's new John Edwards, Bruce Braley are now all ties up. PPP's newest Iowa Senate poll finds a toss up race- Bruce Braley is at 42% to 41% for Joni Ernst with third party candidates splitting 5%. Show More Summary

Joslin Supports Senators Collins and Shaheen's New Legislation to Extend Medicare Coverage for CGMs

- In a letter to United States Senators Susan Collins (R-Me) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John L. Brooks III, President and CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center, expressed Joslin's strong support for legislation sponsored by the two senators that would extend Medicare coverage to include continuous glucose monitors (CGM).

Judge Kozinski Calls Out Former FISC Judge John Bates For Claiming To Speak For The Entire Judicial Branch

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few weeks ago, former FISC judge John Bates (now helming the Administrative Office of the US Courts) sent a letter to the intelligence oversight committees arguing that the Senate's USA Freedom Act would do too much damage to the NSA and the FISA Court. Show More Summary

McCain Calls for More ISIS Airstrikes

Senator John McCain (R- Ariz.) expressed his anger with President Obama's reaction to the beheading of American journalist James Foley and called...

Non-Sequiturs: 08.21.14

Judge John D. Bates wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committee leadership “on behalf of the Judiciary” explaining why it’s important to keep FISA an opaque Star Chamber. Chief Judge Kozinsky, um, disagrees with that “on behalf” part, and calls out Judge Bates in this letter for mouthing off where he has absolutely no authority. Show More Summary

Iowa's Bruce Braley - The John Edwards of 2014

Iowa Democrat and Senate candidate Rep Bruce Braley continues to devolve into something of a political caricature. It's gotten so bad even The Daily Beast has taken note. A new ad out from America Rising reveals Braley's inspirationShow More Summary

10 Questions for the Iowa Senate Candidates

The Times's John Harwood interviewed the two candidates, Bruce Braley, a Democrat, and Joni Ernst, a Republican, vying to succeed Tom Harkin in the Senate.

77-year-old John McCain to 21-year-old Johnny Manziel: 'Grow up'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has some sage advice for Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: "Grow up." Speaking with Arizona radio host Mike Broomhead, the septuagenarian senator offered some praise for Manziel, saying he was a "great competitor."...Show More Summary

Congressman John Larson's Important Plan to Expand Social Security

The idea of expanding Social Security is gaining momentum. Senators from the blue states of Massachusetts and Vermont (Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders), the swing states of Iowa and Ohio (Senators Tom Harkin and Sherrod Brown), and the red state of Alaska (Senator Mark Begich), are all championing the idea. Show More Summary

McCain calls for dramatic increase in US airstrikes against Islamic State

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Steve Holland EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for a dramatic increase in U.S. McCain told Reuters that the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants should serve as a turning point for President Barack Obama's deliberations on how to deal with the group. Show More Summary

Tonight on The Independents: ISIS Beheads U.S. Journalist, More Trouble in Ferguson, LP Senate Candidate John Buckley, Michael Moynihan, Plus Online Aftershow

last weekNews : Reason

If you hought the news this week couldn't get any worse, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has released a video of one of its terrorists beheading the long-captive American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The executioner,...Show More Summary

The Media and John McCain: How Someone Always Wrong is Always on TV

Last month, Jon Stewart challenged John McCain to a "Wrong Off," betting that all the times Senator McCain has been wrong about, well, anything, far outnumbers the times Stewart has been proven wrong. I thought about that, when JohnShow More Summary

John McCain Did the Robot for Jamie Foxx at a Hamptons Party

GOP senator and former presidential candidate John McCain unveiled his rendition of The Robot during a performance by The Roots and Jamie Foxx in the most awkward meeting of Republicans and hip-hop since MC Karl Rove. Read more...

Montana Democrats nominate state Rep. Amanda Curtis for U.S. Senate

Newly minted Democratic Senate nominee Amanda Curtis On Saturday Aug. 16, Montana Democrats held a special convention to select a replacement nominee for appointed Sen. John Walsh, who dropped out after revelations that he plagiarized his 2007 war college thesis. Show More Summary

McCain campaigns in New Hampshire for Scott Brown

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Senate hopeful Scott Brown again got help from a former Republican presidential nominee, as Sen. John McCain spoke to a crowd of GOP faithful at a town hall meeting Monday.

Fifty Years Ago Last Month

by John Herrman The shooting occurred at 9:20 A.M. outside a six-story white brick apartment house at 215 East 76th Street, opposite the Senator Robert F. Wagner Junior High School, where summer school classes were in progress The dead boy was James Powell, a student at the school, who lived at 1686 Randall Avenue, the Bronx. Show More Summary

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