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Fox News and radio talker Sean Hannity slipped into the twilight zone Friday, when he went off on a freaky tangent aimed at liberals and said things like, "if I was stupid like a liberal," but then he applied his logic to the conservative ladies in the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Howie Kurtz commented on the article written by David Corn at Mother Jones. Corn wrote about Bill-O's very own slew of lies, such that would have also earned him a suspension without pay. Kurtz writes, The adversarial tone of the story he co-authored...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Possible Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested over the weekend that religion was necessary for testing scientific theories because the science could be "propaganda." On Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd asked Carson, a former neurosurgeon, how...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Peggy Noonan is once again pulling statistics from the land of her posterior. Here she is on this Sunday's Face the Nation pretending that these teabaggers, or the House Freedom Caucus, or whatever these extremists are calling themselves these days represent...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) insisted on Sunday that Republicans were building relationships with the minority communities after the news broke that he had once spoken to a white supremacist group founded by former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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File under it almost makes sense: Last week, two alcoholic bears that have been living in squalor for 20 years next to a bar in Sochi were ordered by a Russian court to pack up and go into rehab. A place in central Transylvania -- one that has a lot...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Lester-and-Charlie | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Former Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman, who almost ran as Vice President on John McCain's 2008 ticket bashed Congressional Democrats for refusing to show up in the halls of Congress for Bibi Netanyahu's speech on Tuesday. Speaker John Boehner caused...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has now decided that obstruction from the minority is a bad thing. It's amazing how that works now that it's the Democrats in the minority in the Senate and not the Republicans. Here he is on this Sunday's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a possible Republican presidential candidate, on Sunday doubled down on the notion that his union busting experience was what was needed to defeat the terrorist group ISIS. While speaking at the Conservative Political Action...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Sunday that he would like to see comedians mocking transgender people instead of the terrorist group ISS. Over the weekend, social media reportedly erupted over a Saturday Night Live segment spoofing feel-good Toyota...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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As the gentle reader is already aware, Scott Walker is catching hell for his inane comment comparing Wisconsin workers exercising their First Amendment Rights to extremist terrorists, Walker should catch hell for it. He also should publicly apologize...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The leader of the GOP's new House Freedom Caucus believes the wingnuts need to just yell a little louder to get John Boehner to yield to their demands. As we already discussed here, the new House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his ultra-right wing buddies...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Lead story at Fox Nation right now, citing radio talker Mark Levin's speech at CPAC: Really? It's conservatively incorrect to call America a nation of immigrants? Why do Fox and Levin hate Ronald Reagan? (That's from a speech Reagan delivered in Shanghain...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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It's not a good sign for Scott Walker when the Club for Growth, one of the dark money groups he needs to support his presidential bid, starts to slap him around: Frayda Levin, a member of the Club for Growth’s board of directors who was moderating...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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As has been the case the last three years, Senator Rand Paul won CPAC's straw poll in 2015. His base (which comes from his retired father, Rep. Ron Paul) always comes out in strong support for their libertarian ideals. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Saturday Night Live fell completely flat with their sorry attempt at making light of Rudy Giuliani attacking President Obama for supposedly not loving the country presides over. Here's what they thought should pass for comedy on this weekend's Cold Open:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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From CPAC, Sean Hannity helped promote Donald Trump’s make-believe presidential candidacy and make-believe credentials last night. Despite Hannity's gushing excitement at being at CPAC, even he has got to know that Trump almost certainly will not run....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Scott Walker is a dumbass. Photo from today's protests posted at the Workers are not terrorists tumblr. Open Thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Dana Loesch found herself once again leading the poor, downtrodden, picked on conservative Christians' bandwagon at this year's CPAC. You've just gotta' love the entire premise of this panel -- which included right wing columnist Cal Thomas, right wing...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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I can understand how One American News opinionator Tomi Lahren might be gender confused growing up with that first name while other girls are named Elizabeth and Hillary, but if she's going to give a speech, she might want to check the gender of those...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Surprisingly, in Texas (snark), two fourteen year-old girls were fighting. So, as you do in Texas apparently, one of their moms held an unloaded gun to one of their heads. For some reason, she was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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This cartoon is a perfect depiction of Bill O'Reilly's current and future reputation. If this book were written, it might be the only one that has an accurate title. Since Mother Jones broke the original story about O'Reilly's Falklands War exaggeration,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Hello, chickens coming home to roost! Long-time readers of C&L should be pretty familiar with Richard Mack, crazy Arizona sheriff who was last seen in public visiting the White House, while supporters outside called for President Obama's lynching....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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In what appeared to be one of the required rituals at this year's CPAC 2015 gathering, which was sucking up to Faux "news" host, right wing hate talker and propagandist Sean Hannity, potential GOP 2016 presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio made sure...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Friday night the House passed a seven-day extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security after House Republicans failed to pass their own proposal to fund DHS for three weeks while hashing out their differences with the Senate. The failure...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Franklin Graham was booked as a terrorism-fighting expert on The O’Reilly Factor tonight. Apparently, his knee-jerk hatred for President Obama was all the credential needed. “Why do you think the world will not unite to stop ISIS?” Bill O’Reilly...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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In the wake of his passing, here's something to remember Leonard by. He wasn't as well known for his music as his acting, but it was something he also thoroughly enjoyed. His first two albums featured him either fully or partially in character as Mr....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Who knew Phil Robertson would win the coveted Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award from Citizens United? What an honor. He certainly used his speech to hate very well. I guess that's the criteria. Who can say the sickest, most vile...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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After the Senate sent the House a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security today, the House only had one job: Pass it. They would have passed it, too, if John Boehner had actually brought it to the floor. Instead, he brought a 3-week extension...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, February 27, 2015
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] A judge this week granted Chris Simcox, the former nativist extremist known sarcastically among those on the border as the “Little Prince” because of his arrogant bearing, the right to represent himself in his forthcoming...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Link: As the battle for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination heats up, this year's CPAC marks the wingnut beauty contest's unofficial kickoff. The Guardian sent reporter Adam Gabbatt, who asked delegates to take his inaugural CPAC straw poll,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, February 27, 2015
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We warned you it was coming! Expect all kinds of crazy budget analysis in the next two years -- and remember, elections have consequences: Republicans on Friday named Keith Hall head of the Congressional Budget Office, installing a conservative Bush...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, February 27, 2015
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We have officially entered the Twilight Zone when Rick Perry is the voice of Republican reason: NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s comparison of his fight with labor unions to the U.S. struggle against the Islamic State was...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, February 27, 2015
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So much talk lately about who or what is patriotic. Mostly because “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani had the nerve this week to say Barack Obama lacked love for America in general and for Giuliani in particular. (As “creepy vs. offensive” stand-offs...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Lester-and-Charlie | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Filling in for Chris Hayes on Thursday night's All In, Ari Melber allowed Alabama Republican Congressman, Mo Brooks, to set a new record in the repetition of racist dogwhistle, code-words for black. He made it abundantly clear he disapproves of the allegedly...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Elizabeth Warren is going after the TPP (yay!) and the White House is saying, oh, you misunderstood. But we've already seen the kind of insane copyright protections this administration wants - the kind that makes it impossible for other countries to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The actor who played the iconic character is dead: Leonard Nimoy, who lived long and prospered, died Friday at his Los Angeles home. The creator of Mr. Spock, television’s most beloved pointy-eared half-Vulcan, was 83 and had suffered for several years...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, February 27, 2015
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History is being made in Chicago. Eighteen months ago, I wrote about how a hydra-headed protest movement against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s agenda of privatization, austerity, and authoritarian governance was changing the face of politics in the Windy City....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Jacqrat | Friday, February 27, 2015
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[Cross-posted at Orcinus.] "How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!" Logan Pearsall Smith, 1931 It was a brave step, back in 2010, that the Southern Poverty Law Center took when it decided to designate a number...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Mad Mike's America - Obama Derangement Syndrome: a fond look back; Ramona's Voices - CPAC: a fond look back; RH Reality Check - Oregon gets it; Right Wing Watch - Jindal, Santorum to travel to Israel with noted anti-Semites; The Daily Banter - meet the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: blogenfreude | Friday, February 27, 2015
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After Senator James Inhofe trolled the entire Senate with his snowball on Thursday, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse stepped up to the mic with his fact snowplow to clear away the mess. So much win. Here's the transcript: WHITEHOUSE: I'd just like to complete...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Sarah Palin told the CPAC 2015 audience that "honorable" presidential candidates should spend some time serving in our military. I guess that leaves her and the rest of the GOP field out of the running. Sarah Palin: No current Republican candidates are...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Tonight, Tatsuro Yamashita hits us with some smooth, funky jams all the way back from 1982. From what I've heard, Japan had a pretty good funk scene back in the day, even after the heyday of the genre in the U.S. This is a bit more on the poppier side...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A month from now we will all have forgotten balloon boy the llama drama. But for now, Python! Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: driftglass | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Bill O'Reilly has been in the middle of a hail storm against his own credibility with his previous work and Media Matters researched another one of BIll's claims and exposed it as false. Bill O'Reilly has claimed repeatedly that he witnessed the execution...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Fox News host Andrea Tantaros found a new way to ratchet up hate and divisiveness today as she openly sided with Israel over her own country – and pretended she was "just asking" if the Obama administration is anti-Semitic. Today, on Outnumbered, the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Friday, February 27, 2015
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It takes a special kind of hubris to stand all puffed-up not just before the simpatico audience at CPAC, but also those watching from a distance online and claim that handling Madison protesters is just like dealing with extremists abroad, but that's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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