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Colbert hosted Anita Sarkeesian, the woman who was forced to cancel a recent lecture at Utah State University after receiving vile online threats to discuss GamerGate and why it's really about violence against women and not ethics in journalism, as the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Brown v. Board of Education has earned mythical status as the singular court case that dismantled segregated school systems. This is the way the story is always told. “A watershed event" ... "the pivotal Supreme Court ruling that forced the integration...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Melinda D. Anderson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Despite the conservatives' claim on the United States Supreme Court, I think it's safe to say that not only is racism not dead, but it's come out of the closet and into the light in ways we might not have imagined even eight years ago. TPM: His exasperation...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a wonderful piece today about how proud he is of being gay, and as usual a homophobic GOPer was asked about Cook's coming out moment. Senator Ted Cruz, one of the most anti-gay members of Congress was appearing on CNBC when he...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Scott Brown is running as xenophobic campaign as he can and lying like Richard Nixon seems to come very natural to him. We can only hope that voters reject him for it. Scott Brown, more frequently and with more aplomb than any candidate this year, has...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Carly Fiorina was there. Hugh Hewitt was there. Mitch McConnell was there. Bobby Jindal was there. The only people missing were interested voters. The Lexington Herald-Leader described it as a "quiet conservative rally." Boy howdy, I guess so. Not even...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Every election has some strangeness to it, some quirks that make old pols like me shake our heads and say "really?" But this one could be the strangest of all. Just when you think a race is on the verge of being written off, a whole new set of polls...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Mike Lux | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Sometimes those Newsmax headlines over on the right are just too funny to ignore. This is one of them. In an interview with Newsmax TV, Morris declared Joni Ernst to be "one of the superstars of American politics." He went on to say she was "Sarah Palin,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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All In's Chris Hayes spoke to the activist who was shouted down by Chris Christie at his press conference this Wednesday, and the reason he was protesting ought to be a way bigger story than bully-boy Chris Christie's horrible temper. Hurricane Sandy...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Our invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan along with subsequent efforts to shove western democracy at them has gone so very well indeed, hasn't it? So well that Keith Ablow thinks we should strut around the world shoving it down everyone's throats! Huffington...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Eric Holder was put on the spot earlier today about issues concerning the leaks coming out of the Grand Jury investigation into Darren Wilson's actions when he killed Mike Brown. His response was pretty simple. He said he can't comment on specifics,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Kaci Hickox is a spunky, well-spoken nurse and she's not going to sit around for 21 days when she poses no danger to the community. That's what she told NBC's Matt Lauer Wednesday morning on the Today Show, and it's what prompted Maine Governor LePage...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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He's best known as the drummer for Can, but he's been a part of several other great projects over the years. Aside from his immense skill and fancy techniques that he employs in this solo, the crowd's response to nothing but drums should be reason enough...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Can you imagine this blowhard in the Oval Office in 2017? He's Ralph Kramden with none of the charm and twice the bluster. I'm certain he'll be unapologetic. To me, there's only one person who should sit down and shut up, and his name is Chris Christie....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Pat Robertson and others at his Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on Wednesday told a terminally ill woman that she was making a mistake if she chose to end her life on her terms. Earlier this year, Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon to take advantage...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Bug or feature? Of course they're going to remove names of legitimate voters! They're going to steal this election, as they've done before. Is anyone ever going to stop them? Let’s assume—despite what most liberals suspect—that the most vocal voter...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Imagine that. If only we had some kind of government agency that was supposed to prevent things like telecom monopolies! Plenty of Comcast and Verizon customers know just how bad Internet service was on major ISPs during the months-long battle over who...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It's hard to catch Morning Joe on the West Coast, as it is on from 3am to 6am. Early this morning, I turned on the TV, half asleep to try to fall back into dream land. But then I heard Mika Brzezinski begin a segment with "Mitt Romney's name has been...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Watch the hands, not the lips! Scott Walker is fast-talking the voters yet again: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) released an ad on Tuesday in which his female lieutenant governor applauds his support for equal pay for women -- just two years after the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I'm just surprised this didn't spew out of one of the Fox & Friends gang earlier in the day. Otherwise it's completely predictable. Why would she lay it on Chris Christie when she can blame Obama? It's what they do at Fox News, day in and day out....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Why would a newspaper be twisting the words of the forensic pathologist in such a volatile case? We can only speculate, but it sure looks like this woman is concerned for her professional reputation: A forensic pathologist quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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2014 is the year that proved all of my beliefs about the Secret Service being squeaky-clean true-blue types were just stupidly false. So there was a prostitution scandal in 2012, remember? Secret Service agents were partying it up and visiting prostitutes...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I hate Verizon so much that when the neighborhood recently got wired for FIOS, I actually kept my more-expensive Comcast! They keep sending reps to my house because I'm the only one on the block who hasn't signed up. Another one showed up yesterday,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Maybe Mitch McConnell is feeling the heat from his declaration that Kynect is 'just a website' and that he wants to rip out Obamacare 'root and branch' to replace it with a weak sauce free-market screw-the-people plan. Or maybe he's just a damn liar....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Doesn't Texas have laws about any political talk within a certain distance of polls? I would think this would also apply to dart games with images of Democrats on them. Except if you're a Young Republican of Galveston County. Then it's all just good...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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There are several Fortune 500 companies* headquartered in Georgia. So while the courts may not listen to voters, the companies who are based there might be interested in consumers who say they will boycott their products until the state of Georgia stops...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Someone at Walmart needs an etiquette class and some lessons in how not to categorize Plus-size women's apparel. CNN: Walmart found itself sending apology tweet after apology tweet Monday after the Twitterverse raked it over the coals for a major goof...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Chuck Todd has had some trouble being considered a serious journalist, especially as an unbiased and equal-opportunity host of a major news program. Meet the Press has had a tough time garnering good ratings since it seems to have become an arm of the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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After first taking a few whacks at some of our Democratic candidates for the Senate running away from President Obama "like he was one of the bad guys in those Chainsaw Massacre movies" and the ridiculous game many of them have been playing where they're...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Retired baseball star Jose Canseco shot the middle finger off his left hand earlier today while cleaning one of his four, legally-owned handguns. New York Daily News: Actress and model Leila Knight told the Daily News that Canseco was cleaning one of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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As a child, Hamasyan aspired to be a thrash metal guitarist, but, fortunately, he took up the piano before he got the chance to pursue that dream. Playing since the age of three and attending music school since the age of six, it's no surprise that Tigran...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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h/t Scarce. Turns out the Republican Party has a terrible reputation when it comes to equal rights for women. Whatcha gonna do about it? Points for spotting Lizz Winstead and Carrie Brownstein in the video. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function()...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The Cersei Lannister of xenophobes takes a new stand against racism. Well, not really. I do love it when conservatives try to explain away their racism by using their reverse racism memes to attack African Americans. In reality, it's just disgusting....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Link: A rocket that was to be launched from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday evening to resupply the International Space Station blew up about a second or two after launch, around 6:23 p.m. TV coverage supplied by NASA showed a cloud of smoke and flame at...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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I definitely had this problem when I was an AT&T customer with an "unlimited" data plan, so color me unsurprised: The Federal Trade Commission has sued AT&T for promising unlimited data to wireless customers and then throttling their speeds by...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Last week I wrote a piece about Douglas MacKinnon, the former Reagan speechwriter who penned a new book highlighting his anger at the gay community by calling for traditional values voters to secede from the Union. MacKinnon specifically cited advances...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Mind you, this happened in Austin -- the liberal part of Texas! Seems pretty obvious that the official policy is to keep the wrong people from getting IDs, because this sure seems like overkill. Nothing about how to help her get the ID, just scaring...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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As most retailers seek ways to avoid paying employees a living wage, one store has figured out that paying workers well not only increases loyalty, but productivity as well. People fortunate enough to work at Container Store make, on average, $50,000...
From: Crooks and Liars | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Crotchety Uncle Pat is at it again. On the 700 Club, he was asked by a caller why people in the Bible lived so much longer than they do now. Apparently everybody ions ago lived over 300 years without blinking an eye even though Methuselah's 969 years...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Sometimes I think we should have a section just for stupid stories from Texas and Florida: EDNA, Texas -- A Texas girl's involvement in a charity run got her suspended from school. Carol Stone said her daughter, Hailey, participated in a color run for...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Fox's Tucker Carlson pulls yet another giant straw man out of his hind side while taking a shot at one of the right's favorite punching bags, Al Sharpton. From Sean Hannity's show this Monday evening while discussing whether the Ebola nurse should have...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Steve Benen brings up a very interesting fact: Mitch McConnell doesn't want to discuss what he'll do if reelected -- especially when it comes to Social Security: With time running out in Kentucky, Mitch McConnell decided to remind the state that he wanted...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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