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Here's the first thing you need to know about the journalists covering the presidential primaries: They're young, and they're ambitious. This is their big shot. Because if their candidate wins, they will now be considered an "expert" and will get assigned...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 17, 2015
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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The First In The Nation Summit in Nashua, N.H. was a chance for Republican hopefuls to put themselves out there and prove to their party who is most electable. Contrary to what will work in a general election, these Republicans must also satisfy the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Even if your gut tells you guns cost society far more than you thought, these numbers will shock you. In collaboration with Miller, Mother Jones crunched data from 2012 and found that the annual cost of gun violence in America exceeds $229 billion. Direct...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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In Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin Zone, only white men and Christians are oppressed. African Americans just need to suck it up, realize how great they have it and stop complaining! That was the message from O’Reilly’s Talking Points commentary last...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee might be running for the Democratic nomination or maybe he isn't, depending on which way the wind is blowing during any interviews he gives. But the former Republican-turned-Democrat isn't shy about behaving...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Here comes Kasichmania? CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich is about to launch a national political committee that would allow him to raise money and his profile as he considers a run for president in 2016, sources close to the Republican said Thursday....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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My first reaction to Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson's pearl-clutching? When you're owned by the Kochs, you do what the Kochs want you to, consequences be damned. So forgive me if I'm not moved by Johnson's sudden fears that Republicans will be blamed...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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President Obama finally lost patience in public on Friday and ripped the stupid, unprecedented historical delays by the Senate to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. President Barack Obama blasted the Senate Friday for stalling on the nomination...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Just one more reason to love George Lucas. After his plans to build a movie studio on his 1000+ acres of prime Marin County land were rebuffed, Lucas decided he was going to do something with it anyway, come hell or high water. If his zillionaire neighbors...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Bill Maher wants America to save that creature that's on the verge of extinction for this year's Earth Day... a Republican who still believes in science. During his New Rules segment this Friday evening, the Real Time host brought back his segment from...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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...your favorite Presidential Reporter of All Time! IT'S THE OSCARS OF POLITICS and I, Susie Sampson, am already a winner. Stick with me through this election season and watch this vid to see what people are startin' to think. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Sampson | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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h/t Heather. Via Daily Kos. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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"Ride on Shooting Star" is probably one of my favorites by these guys. It's a pretty straightforward rock song, but it's got a catchy melody and a lot of energy. This song got really popular after being featured on FLCL, a Japanese animated series. 10...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Fox News host Gregg Jarrett and “military analyst” Tom McInerney exploited the very serious news that the Iraqi city of Ramadi might fall to ISIS in order to smear President Obama as an ISIS and/or Iran enabler. Apparently, they missed Jon Stewart’s...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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[Cross-posted at Orcinus.] Nobody in the suburban Phoenix neighborhood knew who Chris Simcox was, at least not by the Minuteman movement persona he had cultivated on television only a few short years before. As far as Michelle Lynch knew, he was just...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Friday, April 17, 2015
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You know, I kinda feel sorry for this guy, but the time for realizing "it could happen to anyone" was before he chose to feed his "bad guys vs, good guys" fantasy with live ammo. Now, let's be clear: The ultimate blame should go to the politicized police...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Tulsa reserve deputy Robert Bates, who mistakenly shot a suspect when he was trying to tase him joined NBC's The Today Show to defend himself so he can stay out of jail. “First and foremost, let me apologize to the family of Eric Harris,” Tulsa reserve...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, April 17, 2015
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As I've said before, the formerly-sane state of North Carolina is now the petrie dish of Teabag extremism. This is just the latest example of wingnut leadership. Because after all, what's the problem? The closer the drilling is to shore, the more likely...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 17, 2015
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And there he goes, heading off Chris Christie at the fundraising pass! Folks, I don't have to tell you why this is a shitty idea -- you already know, right? April 17, 2015 MANCHESTER, NH—Jeb Bush grabbed one of the third rails of American politics...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Louie Gohmert might only be rivaled by Rep. Steve King in the ferocity of his loathing for immigrants. Might. He's one of the most shrill on all the terrible things that immigrants do to this country, and how ruined the United States will be if we let...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander has already made a name for herself based on her blatant racism. First, she used taxpayer money to send out mailers wrongfully stating that voters needed a picture ID to vote in order to suppress the vote....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Friday, April 17, 2015
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UPDATE: She's been suspended. I've seen a lot of people rant at employees who don't earn enough in a month to deserve this kind of treatment, but this one is the worst I've ever seen. And listen to how she escalates with each passing moment. Deadspin:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Growing up in the New York suburbs, I remember vaguely the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) facility in Buchanan, N.Y., just thirty-five miles from New York City. As a little girl, I knew that there was much protest surrounding the facility, especially...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Bear-hugging his bro might get Jeb Bush through the primaries, but he'll never get through a general election by resting on Dubya's "accomplishments." If Jeb Bush is elected president, the United States won’t be on speaking terms with Cuba and will...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, April 17, 2015
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This is today's Hillary scandal: Hillary Clinton’s statements that all her grandparents immigrated to the U.S. are in conflict with public records, a report says. According to Buzzfeed, Clinton spoke in Norwalk, Iowa, on Wednesday about her family’s...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Friday, April 17, 2015
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After former vice president and war criminal Dick Cheney actually had the gall to go on right-wing hate talker Hugh Hewitt's show and accuse President Obama of being the "worst president ever" and wanting to "take America down" over these Iranian nuclear...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, April 17, 2015
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The Onion breaks down what you should know about Rubio: Campaign Strategy: Leverage Latino voter base, large-scale grassroots movement, death of Jeb Bush Birthplace: Closed-door conservative think tank strategy session in 2010 Supporters: Good, hardworking,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Friday, April 17, 2015
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If you're in search of some really good jazz fusion, then you've found it right here. Okay Temiz is mainly known for his percussion/drum kit work, but he's an all-around enthusiast of exotic instruments to say the least. I don't recognize most of the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Friday, April 17, 2015
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In Sean Hannity’s world, there are a few bad cops but far more bad African Americans. That was the message condescendingly imparted to his guest, Rep. Hank Johnson. Hannity introduced Johnson by saying he “has a history of making controversial comments...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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[Cross-posted at Orcinus.] Back when I was putting together a piece for Seattle magazine about the threats posed by increased shipping in orcas' territory to the endangered Southern Resident populatiom -- particularly the lethal specter of increased...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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I really mean that. I think Ted Cruz has about as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as he does of becoming a Democrat in the next six months, but on the outside chance that something about him caught with Republican voters, I'll take the pledge...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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There's a war raging in Florida right now, one that is about to boil over, thanks to Governor Rick Scott and his fear of the Affordable Care Act. Some Florida Republicans are on board to expand Medicaid, mostly because Florida hospitals are about to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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I'm surprised they didn't do this Friday, to make it harder to mobilize voters. Please continue to call or write your electeds of either party -- there are Republicans who oppose the TPP: WASHINGTON — The leaders of Congress’s tax-writing committees...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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As usual, the Senate continues to delay the confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch. As Jeffrey Toobin notes, their inaction appears to be punitive because they can be punitive. Governing the country isn't half as important as screwing the Democrat in the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Carly Fiorina's belief that Hillary Clinton must rely on her gender to have a chance at being elected is yet more evidence that even Republican women don't get it. “If Hillary Clinton were to face a female nominee, there are a whole set of things that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Yes, the senator Formerly Known As Plain Old Mark is torn between two lovers. Probably because both churches account for a sizable number of Republican primary voters? Or am I too cynical? As detailed in a report for Truth Wins Out by researcher Bruce...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Good to see the unions reaching out to the public on TPP. TV and radio ads will be especially effective. From a press release today: As soon as Congress introduces Trade Promotion Authority, also known as “fast track,” the AFL-CIO will launch a massive...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling? pic.twitter.com/DyYw1T5ck2 — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 13, 2015 This is what porn looks like. via NY Daily News: Death...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] Ever since that night in May 2013 when her daughter told her that her friend’s daddy – the seemingly ordinary guy who hung out with the kids in the neighborhood, but who turned out to be former “Minutemen” leader...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Like most right wingers and Republicans out there, Fox regular Charles Krauthammer really hopes that most Americans have collective amnesia and can't remember anything that happened before the day that President Obama took office and just what kind of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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The frontpage of the Washington Free Beacon, what hardly qualifies as an online newspaper, is reflecting the abject fear a Hillary Clinton candidacy stokes in Republicans nationwide. They actually featured an article based on an interaction with constituents...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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No one can find the paperwork for those certifications the Sheriff's Department said Robert Bates earned by completing hundreds of hours of training. It seems to have mysteriously disappeared right at the point where he mistook his gun for a Taser and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart opened this Wednesday's show by taking a few jabs at our corporate "news" outlets for their so-called "standards and practices" or lack thereof. Whether it's making the story all about themselves, and chasing around Hillary...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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John Green (author of The Fault in our Stars) outlines 20 facts about Lincoln (born in Indiana where Green teaches) for Mental Floss. Rest in Peace, Abraham. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3');...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Percy Sledge passed away yesterday at the age of 74 (due to complications from liver cancer) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He's probably known best for belting out "When a Man Loves a Woman," which became his trademark song. It's not too often that you...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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