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Despite admonishing viewers, "We just have to say, 'No more'" to fear mongering and talking points, Beck engaged in exactly that on his radio show Monday. In fact, he sounded a lot like his old, fear mongering, hate mongering, conspiracy-mongering self...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Coming as a surprise to no one ever, John Boehner's Republican majority voted to advance their lawsuit against President Obama for not implementing a law they voted to repeal over 50 times -- the Affordable Care Act. TPM: House Republicans officially...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Did you hear the one about the Israeli press just making up a conversation that didn't take place between Obama and Netanyahu? That's a page right out of Karl Rove's strategy guide. It was off-the-charts in terms of the intent and the evil. But it wasn't...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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If you haven't received an email asking for donations to one group or another because impeachment is on the table, you're one of those rare birds who has your email filters set properly. For the rest of us, the inbox has been filled with appeals to donate...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It's bad enough that CNN is bringing on former Bush administration officials to weigh in on matters of war and peace after their part in leading the debacle known as the invasion of Iraq, but it seems it's also asking to much to disclose their conflicts...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, August 1, 2014
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In March, CIA Director John Brennan swore there hadn't been any hacks into the Senate Intelligence Committee's network. Today, the CIA issued a statement apologizing for his department's use of social engineering to gain access to the committee's computers....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson has converted to secularism -- at least, when it comes to denying help to refugee children who are fleeing violence in Central America. During a Thursday discussion on the Fox News show Out Numbered, Carlson asserted that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Bill Weir of CNN doesn't think much of climate change deniers, and let out a 'colorful' tweet earlier today you don't often see from cable news anchors. via The Wrap Bill Weir is not impressed with Fox News site's weather story CNN anchor Bill Weir didn't...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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No wonder Li'l Luke Russert was shocked. One day after authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama for taking executive action, Speaker Boehner yanked the border crisis bill from the floor as House Republicans issued a statement calling for the President...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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This excellent report about how the right wing scams small donors via direct mail is long overdue, and Base Connect is only one of many offenders. In a nutshell, Base Connect owns a lot of mailing lists for hardcore conservatives who are mostly on Social...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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One of Blue America's most dedicated supporters is offering an end-of-the-month match for Shenna Bellow's, the progressive Democrat running for the U.S. Senate seat in Maine. As you can see, Blue America contributors have donated as much to Shenna's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Howie Klein | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Joe Scarborough is catching flack for daring to say out loud what a lot of Americans are thinking anyway, namely that the indiscriminate killing of Gazans by Israel has to stop. Joe Scarborough: They blew up a popular marketplace yesterday and they blew...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Of course it fell on deaf ears, but it was still magnificent and worthy of attention. Rep. John Lewis put the cynical Republican effort to sue the president (in lieu of impeachment) in the perspective it deserves. Speaking with the authority of one who...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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In a new Time column, Joe Klein says that Republican impeachment calls are the result of "feral vehemence" -- yet he devotes the entire column to chastising Democrats for mentioning the impeachment push in fundraising and campaigning, and he reserves...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Hey, Justice Scalia, I'm sure glad money in politics doesn't corrupt people. Oh, wait. Andy Kroll at Mother Jones has a report on leaked documents showing the cozy relationship between Freedomworks and the owners of Cancer Treatment Centers of America....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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This is such wise advice. It's a pity it will never happen. The best thing to come of this would be a voter surge in November that tosses the Republican obstructionist bums out. KCTV5: The speech was billed as a speech on the economy, but it included...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Today In "Both Sides Do It": Chucknado Edition "Chucknado" Todd would like to go on the record as being indignant that both sides are playing impeachment games. “I think the White House ought to be embarrassed for how they’re trying to play this....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: driftglass | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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This broke my heart. The whole mess breaks my heart. Israel is spawning a new generation of hate, because how will these children forgive being pelted with bombs, losing their friends, their parents, their aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters? Huffington...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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QOTD: David Hannum: there's a sucker born every minute." W.C. Fields: "never give a sucker an even break" With the rise of the religious right and AM hate talk radio in the last thirty years there has been a new and very fertile garden of suckers just...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Megyn Kelly is not a stupid woman. So it’s hard to believe that she would have misinterpreted what Pelosi said on CNN about Hamas and why the Qataris may be helpful in brokering a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. But Kelly was more interested...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Cheers for John Legend for tweeting this earlier tonight: So sick watching our Secretary of State have to grovel so hard to tell Israel how much he loves them while Israeli cabinet shits on him — John Legend (@johnlegend) July 30, 2014 Because honestly,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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As our friend Ellen at NewsHounds discussed last week, Sean Hannity was already taken apart once for this godawful bullying interview with Palestinian-American guest Yousef Munayyer by The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur. Is Hannity Man Enough To Defend His...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A still from Rifftrax Live via Jacob Wake Up! Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Their sound is a strange, but lighthearted amalgamation of jazz, rock, and a multitude of other styles being thrown around between these three talented musicians. Unfortunately, they only had a brief run as a side project back in 2001 with an even more...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Today's drama in the McDonnell trial was provided by businessman Jonnie Williams, who testified that he bought gifts and provided trips in order to gain access to the McDonnells. In one exchange about his private plane, Williams said "If you are a Virginia...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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[embed eid="9174" /] Right Wing Watch has the whole story, but the top level overview is that Bachmann has twisted the Justina Pelletier story into some nefarious plot by the government to use the unfortunate for medical experimentation. Which brings...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I think it's time for Fox News' Bob Beckel to retire or be retired. Lately, he's been on a crazy tear of racism and sexism and it only seems to be accelerating. While discussing the very influential season finale of The Bachelorette (just kidding), it...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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A Boston man was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl he met at a Keith Urban concert over the weekend. Country music singer Keith Urban's Boston concert made news earlier this week after at least 46 fans were treated for alcohol-related illnesses, and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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In April, 2013, the the Boulder City, Nevada Chief of Police was fired from his position. During that time period, the community that touches the Hoover Dam experienced falling crime rates with comparison to the rest of Nevada. He was fired for one reason:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Last week Sean Hannity displayed a very un-Christian-like attitude toward a botched execution in Arizona. Last night, in a nod at balance, Hannity hosted the defense attorney for the executed prisoner. But Hannity was so busy talking up firing squads...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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In today's installment of Republicans acting stupid, they've stopped a bipartisan piece of innocuous legislation honoring Pope Francis for no apparent reason other than he sounds like Obama. Catholics make up the largest Christian denomination in Congress,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Finally some good news via the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit over Mississippi's draconian new law that forced the lone abortion clinic's doctors in that state to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals or else they would be shut down....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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After the NFL handed down a very weak two game suspension of Ray Rice after he allegedly punched his girlfriend's lights out in an elevator, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith got himself into hot water with a very offensive diatribe about how a woman should behave...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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In a blog post yesterday, Ross Douthat lashed out at critics of the Paul Ryan poverty plan (New York magazine's Annie Lowrey, Demos's Matt Bruenig) who've charged Ryan with paternalism for proposing that poor people work out and live up to a plan of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] A new “statewide” militia group that is attempting to organize in Arizona has been careful to portray itself to would-be recruits and law enforcement as a non-radical, mainstream organization that cooperates with local...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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This is what passes for political commentary on Faux "news." Here's a shocker. Fox ran a poll asking the question "Would you want Pres. Obama to campaign for you if you ran for office?" and only 57 percent of those that responded said yes. Given the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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This is just hilarious. Following the announcement that Sarah Palin was going to launch her own online subscription channel, and after quite a bit of mockery on that same subject, Stephen Colbert announced that they've bought thesarahpalinchannel.com....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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And why can't they just leave Trev out of it? Via Daily Junkie. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Maki Asakawa was a very talented lady; in addition to her abilities as a singer, she was also a composer who arranged most of her pieces, both original and covers. On top of that, she wrote all of her own lyrics, but, big deal, right? Plenty of people...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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According to local station KTLA, it's one of the largest water main breaks ever seen. From the article: A large water main break in Westwood sent water flooding into streets, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Is there ever a bad time for Louie Gohmert's crazy to leap off the page? No, I don't think so. Here's a lovely audio file of Gohmert welcoming the opportunity to add to his Catalogue of Crazy by promising a prompt viewing of a Sandy Hook truther's video....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggested on Tuesday that the president of the United States was "extremely prejudiced" because he was deporting Mexicans, while allowing child refugees who were fleeing violence in Central America to stay. In an...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Opening arguments in the McDonnell corruption trial began with a bang, so to speak. Family values were conspicuously absent from the defense statements about Maureen McDonnell's fascination with high-rolling donor Jonnie Williams. From WTVR reporter...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Another day, another ammosexual. This one happens to also be a leading brain scientist by the name of Peter Nathan Steinmetz, who thought it would be a brilliant idea to not only swagger around the airport with his AR-15, but point it at a couple of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Apparently the right wing is none too happy that The Daily Beast found some old footage of Iowa Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Jone Ernst and quoted her in context. Exclusive: GOP Senate Candidate Caught Saying States Can Nullify Laws: Joni Ernst,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It's really too bad Saint Ronnie broke PATCO, because this air traffic controller could use some union support after this insane exchange with a pilot. ABC News: But every once in a while, someone wakes up on the wrong side of the runway. My, god, there's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Bill O'Reilly is not happy after his counterpart George Will shocked the panel on Fox News Sunday and said that the United States should not deport child refugees who were fleeing violence in Central America. To no one's surprise, Bill-O responded with...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In his weekend address, President Obama denounced “tax inversions,” i.e. a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid taxes by moving overseas. “They’re basically renouncing their citizenship and declaring that they’re based somewhere...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Rand Paul is making the play for the black voters these days, ostensibly by appearing at their meetings and claiming some sort of kinship with them. Wonkette: So that’s Rand Paul up there, speaking to the Urban League today as part of his continuing...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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