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The mood was pretty grim over at Faux "news" following President Obama's speech on immigration this Thursday. After carping about the president's motives for taking action now and attacking him for playing politics to make the poor old Republicans look...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, November 21, 2014
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There have a been many dark days in America during the past decade but the revelation that the government had authorized the torture of prisoners has to be one of the darkest. It took a lot of painstaking journalism  to uncover what we know even as...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Jacqrat | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Link: TALLAHASSEE — Three students were shot early Thursday at a Florida State University library before campus police killed the gunman, Tallahassee police said. Officers confronted the gunman, whose name has not been released, and ordered him to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur responded to Fox's Howard Kurtz and Mediaite's Joe Concha after the two of them defended their buddy Glenn Beck and his claim that he's been cured from whatever mysterious "brain problem" he now says he was suffering from...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Don't look now, but Glenn Beck believes he's the next Walt Disney. And first up on his bucket list is a new book and movie on Santa. That's an anagram for Satan, you know. Anyway, his vision is to turn Santa into a knife and spear wielding protector...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart discussed the fact that the United States Congress or President Obama's veto pen are not the only hurdles the building of the Keystone XL pipeline faces. There's also the issue of eminent domain and whether the landowners...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, November 21, 2014
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West Seneca, NY via Facebook. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Friday, November 21, 2014
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This song is a bit unique in that it is Adderley's biggest hit (monetarily, anyways), but it's probably one of his least jazzy songs. In fact, it could probably even be argued that it crosses the line into R&B. However, Adderley didn't write it....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Friday, November 21, 2014
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This is certainly a pleasant surprise: Rep. Ben Ray Luján is a nice guy and a progressive in a state that needs more. He was Democracy For America-endorsed when he first ran in 2008, and won; he's a product of DFA's candidate training. That's what Howard...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, November 21, 2014
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] A collection of citizens in the small resort town of Whitefish, Mont., banded together earlier this week to demand that their local town council take action to deal with the effects of the presence of a nationally prominent...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Very interesting to those of us who are watching the Christie administration soap opera. I find it bizarre that members of the corporate media still treat him as a viable candidate for president -- I think he'll be lucky to get away without an indictment!...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Do you suppose there is anyone in the entire country who's still actually surprised by this? I imagine even the nursery school set has caught on by now: From his desk in Lower Manhattan, a banker at Goldman Sachs thumbed through confidential documents...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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If this kind of crap keeps up, I won't have anyplace left to shop! Kmart will open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year and remain open for 42 hours, meaning that many employees will have to come to work to staff shifts. While the company...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Perhaps Uncle Frothy is looking to take his place in the revered halls of race-baiters and Confederate heroes or something. Or maybe the drugs have gotten to him. Please do not be drinking anything when you listen to this: Right Wing Watch: Santorum...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Nick Hanauer is the guy who previously warned plutocrats they'd be facing pitchforks if they didn't support a more equitable society. Here he is with some practical advice for Obama, via the Politico Magazine: So what’s changed since the 1960s and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Despite what you're going to hear from the corporate media, Jim Webb really does present a strong threat to a Clinton nomination: Webb announced the exploratory committee in a message posted from his Twitter account late Wednesday, making him the first...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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"I'm a lot more prepared to be president because now I have these serious-looking glasses, see?" Rick Perry makes the case for himself: BOCA RATON—Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t ready to announce his candidacy for president in 2016; that decision will...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Reprinted from Commondreams.org under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License by Jon Queally, staff writer Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not pleased that President Obama, once again, has called on a longtime Wall Street insider—especially...
From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Senator Ted Cruz shot an infomercial with Megyn Kelly Wednesday night about the horrors of Obama's immigration stance and how they can shutdown the federal government. OK, it wasn't an infomercial, but it was Fox News so that's just as good as one. Here's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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U.S. multinational corporations are hoarding an estimated $2 trillion "offshore" to take advantage of a loophole in our tax laws. At our 35 percent top federal corporate tax rate, that represents up to $700 billion in taxes owed but "deferred" because...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dave Johnson | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The president is going to issue an Executive Order on immigration tomorrow. If you recall, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill 68-32 and the House refused to put the bill up for a vote. So Ed invites Mr. Nelson Diaz to give the conversation...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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After first doing a bit of good old fashioned fearmongering that we're used to being treated to on Faux "news" about the dirty Mexicans who are coming here to steal all of our good paying American jobs bringing in Ebola and helping all of those ISIS...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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You have to wonder what Senator Tom Coburn would predict over Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation if this is his prediction for a relatively mild executive order to stave off horrible immigration enforcement. USAToday's Susan Page reports: "The country's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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There once was a lady named Moe Who lived in New York: Buffalo! Did she think she was smarty To throw a pool party In sixty six inches of snow? Moe had a mischievious grin, "A pool party in snow is no sin! And to get you here quicker I'll bring all the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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I'm not sure why the producers over at Faux "news" thought it was a good idea to book Tommy Chong as the #OneLuckyGuy on this Wednesday's Outnumbered, or why Chong has any desire to appear on Fox... ever. Whatever the reasons, I have a feeling they may...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Chuck Todd went on the Steve Malzberg show to promote his new book, The Stranger: Barack Obama In The White House. It was a shameful Obama-bashing, Obama Derangement Syndrome catharsis for both men, who are obviously threatened by the president. Chuck...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Leave it to Breitbart.com to lie about a 92-year-old icon and to do it so pathetically. Well, that's the conservarazzi in a nutshell. Here's their headline about an interview Norman did on MSNBC: NORMAN LEAR: ARCHIE BUNKER WAS NOT RACIST HATER LIKE TEA...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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One of my frustrations with Ralph Nader was his absolute refusal to do anything about party building between presidential elections. He shows up as a spoiler vote every four years, but isn't really interested in the work required to make a structural...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Nicole Belle | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Written by Dr. Arthur Kamm (Emphasis mine) With two separate human rights committees declaring this year that rampant gun violence in the United States constitutes a violation of our government’s duty to protect life, gun violence finds itself as being...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Rachel Maddow had a long segment on this last night when the new House chairs were announced (an abbreviated version seen above). This morning House Majority Whip didn't see any problems at all when he was on Morning Joe. via The National Journal House...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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If I were him, when I got home from the hospital, I'd stay indoors for a while: In the latest episode of "Bono gets stuck in Final Destination loop", the full extent of the injuries he suffered after falling from his bike in New York on Sunday have been...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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The Ann Coulter influenced GOP is spinning out of control with their silly talk of our shredded Constitution, impending impeachment and now Civil war. There is nothing in American history that tea party freaks will not soil and Rep. Kelly is right there...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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A British radio host has apologized for suggesting that women were at fault for rape because they "whipped" up a "huge amount of energy in the male body." During his Monday radio broadcast for the BBC, host Nick Conrad defended Welsh athlete Ched Evans,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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UPDATE: He says he's sorry "if" anyone thought his question was insensitive. Don Lemon's not the worst guy on TV, but he really stepped in it with this comment. LEMON: Because I know some of you -- and you said this last night, that he -- you lied to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Greg Sargent's Morning Plum points out that what Obama plans to do is legal, and even wingnut lawyers don't believe otherwise. The problem, of course, is that facts have nothing to do with the swelling tsunami of Republican outrage that will roll through...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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"Unusually strong." "Record-breaking." That's what we're hearing, over and over again. Why, it's almost as if our weather patterns suddenly intensified for some reason: BUFFALO, N.Y. Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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For such a party of know-it-all wonks, Democratic candidates are incredibly timid when is comes to educating the voters. Instead of using polling data as a guide to information gaps, Dems treat weak areas like quicksand and won't go near certain subjects....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Anyone want to take bets on whether or not Congress will act in the few days they have left to get anything done? ThinkProgress: If Congress does not pass legislation that would save the Postal Service from financial collapse before the end of its current...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] Chris Simcox, the erstwhile border vigilante Minuteman movement leader, has been sitting in the Maricopa County Jail for over year as he awaits trial on two counts of child molestation, one involving his own preteen daughter....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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As usual, if they can't win outright, they'll just cheat with tactics like voter suppression, outright disenfranchisement, and more. The "more" also means resurrecting the zombie electoral college apportionment that would randomly add electors to Republican...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Behold, a golden example of victim shaming with such a graphic reference it's hard to imagine what Don Lemon was thinking during this interview. Here's the short version: .@donlemon mansplains how to avoid giving oral to rapist, doesn't explain how to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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"I went over to Chris (Nolan's) house to show it to him...." Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back who was indicted by police and later suspended by the team for physically abusing his four year old son, now has been suspended for the rest of the season by the NFL. Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled in favor...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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It was a stupid vote to have and it won't save Mary Landrieu's seat. But they did it anyway, and it didn't jump the filibuster hurdle. NPR: The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Conservatives are over the moon with their recent triumph at the polls, so they are doubling down on a federal government shutdown -- and their media shock troops are pushing impeachment talk. That's not surprising, since it doesn't take much to get...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Americans for Prosperity's Tim Phillips' declaration to Bloomberg News dovetails nicely with Fox News' business model. What a coincidence! So earlier this year, AFP dropped its economic argument against Obamacare in favor of TV ads with a bit more human...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Canadians shouldn't visit here, our healthcare system is a nightmare! And add to that the refusal of those bastards at Blue Cross to pay for this. They should be ashamed of themselves: A dream vacation has turned into a financial nightmare for one Saskatchewan...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Mark Halperin deserves credit for pushing this Republican wingnut on what they would do about the undocumented people in this country for a change. Not that he got an answer, you understand. Because Obama. And statistics or something. When pressed to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) explained on Tuesday that a new policy that could cut off food stamps for thousands of people in his state would be "ennobling" for poor people. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced last month that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Confusing Tasmania with China, Tony Abbott almost appears likable and human in his blundered toast with Prime Minister Xi Jinping. But don't let a momentary display of humanity confuse you. Tony Abbott is the Australian Teabagger, no doubt about it....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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