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Charles and David Koch paid good money for that fresh-faced Congress, and now they expect to see some results, stat. At the National Press Club yesterday, AFP president Tim Phillips and several officers with the group laid out their agenda. The group...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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I'm sure Chuck Todd thought he was doing Denis McDonough a favor by giving him an opportunity for an official response to the ongoing right wing bitchmeme about 'radical Islam', but really, interview questions like these are lazy and unhelpful to anyone....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander, a "rising star" among Republicans, has already gained notoriety for her vulgar, racist tweet mocking the death of a black man, Eric Garner. She added to her shame by using her elected position to raise funds...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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The video above is a report from Rachel Maddow in July about Oklahoma's botched execution by lethal injection. It's horrifying and inhumane. Today, the Supreme Court agreed to consider the question of whether lethal injections are cruel and unusual treatment....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Martha MacCallum claims that when we exchanged five prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, we opened up Pandora's Box. Her interview began with, 'Lots to talk about with K.T. McFarland.' K.T. McFarland was Ronald Reagan's Assistant Secretary of Defense for...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Conservative reaction to Sarah Palin's weird and incoherent speech at Rep. Steve King's joint was swift and brutal. Raw Story: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough lamented Palin’s decline from the candidate who once wowed a national audience...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, January 26, 2015
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President Obama made helping the 'middle class' his highest priority in the SOTU speech last week even after the economy has by all accounts rebounded. Unfortunately, our new economy has been a boon to the 1%ers and nobody else, and as Atrios nicely...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, January 26, 2015
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It's not "just" snow, but thanks for your concern! A blizzard is basically a hurricane with snow, and all the resulting trees down, power outages, and infrastructure that go with it. We're not Canada or North Dakota, our infrastructure isn't designed...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, January 26, 2015
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You have to admire their refusal to acknowledge their own parts in creating inequality, and the kind of optimism that thinks it's all going to blow over! The rich really are different: With growing inequality and the civil unrest from Ferguson and the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, January 26, 2015
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No one in power even pretends to care much about the quality of our food supply anymore. Back in 2007, Hershey and Archer Daniels Midland lobbied the FDA to permit them to change the essential ingredients and substitute chocolate flavoring, yet still...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, January 26, 2015
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In part of his speech to the Teapublicans in Iowa this past weekend, Scott Walker extolled the virtues of working hard and remaining poor. Praising hard work is an odd talking point for a career politician. But it does exemplify the fact that he doesn't...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Monday, January 26, 2015
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When you see instances like this you just feel embarrassed for our country. I knew many police officers when I lived in NYC, played Christmas parties for law enforcement and I've met many here and witnessed the fine job they do personally as many of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Dear Republican Party: This weekend, the press was at the Iowa Freedom Summit trying to help Americans figure out whether you're ready to run the country. What we found out was that you're more interested in roasting the country, or at least roasting...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Politico's title was promising: 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' I perked up. Aha! They're finally getting a clue about what the Republican loons are doing, right? Silly, silly me. But this article is so out there, so incredibly packed with loads...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Monday, January 26, 2015
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At least they're finally being honest about it. Remember when Republicans and their conservative media counterparts went into paroxysms of outrage over Alan Grayson's floor speech calling out conservatives for acting as de facto death panels? Behold,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Monday, January 26, 2015
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It's always nice to see young, creative talent coming out with new material, which is why I'm looking forward to the upcoming release from Toro y Moi, entitled "Empty Nesters." It's a bit of a departure from his chillwave roots, but I'm digging the new,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A cat patiently endures. But really! Via Tastefully Offensive. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Monday, January 26, 2015
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On Saturday, Scott Walker hopped in the clown car. along with the other GOP presidential hopefuls, and descended upon Iowa. Citizens United President David Bossie introduced Walker with a Gish Gallop that rivaled all of Walker's speech in the number...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Monday, January 26, 2015
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George Will must have gnawed his fingertips off during the State of the Union address last week, given his full-tilt growl at Obama and anyone who isn't a right-wing lunatic on Fox News Sunday this week. Here's the transcript: OBAMA: America, for all...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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This was beautiful, so I felt obliged to add a touch with a video. DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee issued the following statement in response to Palin: “Thank you!" pic.twitter.com/aBYSZA2oQ7 — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 24, 2015...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Louisiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on Sunday said that atheists shouldn't be concerned that he headlined an event for a so-called "hate group" over the weekend because it was a "time-honored tradition" for...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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I'm just starting to feel better after suffering from a bad case of food poisoning so I was able to watch ABC/This Week's interview of Bobby Jindal because I wanted to see how he would handle himself after being exposed as a lying xenophobe on foreign...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Ron Fournier is the master of the both sides do it game, and can tailor any situation to fit his bipartisan narrative. Regarding the unorthodox invitation extended by Boehner to Israeli P.M. Netanyahu, Fournier claims everyone on both sides has made...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Rep. Adam Kitzinger (R-IL) on Sunday declared that Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL sniper who set a record for killing the most people, should be a role model for children in the United States. During a panel discussion on CNN, Kitzinger said that he saw Clint...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Likely Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum argued over the weekend that America should "clearly" do nothing to stop climate change. "Is the climate warming? Clearly, over the past 15 or 20 years, the answer is yes," Santorum told CNN host...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Leave it to Fox to manage to take a conversation about the fact that the two Republican frontrunners for the 2016 presidential election, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, skipped Steve King's wingnut summit in Iowa over the weekend, and turn it into an attack...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Fox News host Charles Payne on Sunday said that liberals were wrong not to treat Navy SEAL Chris Kyle as a hero because the U.S. had used snipers and other types of military force to "save the planet" and lift a billion people out of poverty. In a segment...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Charles Johnson summed up Sarah Palin's long rambling speech quite well here: Sarah Palin’s Bizarre Disconnected Word Salad at the Iowa Freedom Freakout, Complete: Palin delivers an entire speech in one incredibly long run-on sentence. Even by Sarah...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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We all knew that the troll under the bridge wasn't going to let the rest of the GOP clown car have all of the fun this Saturday at Steve King's wingnut Iowa "Freedom" Forum. He opened things up right out of the box by spewing a pack of lies about Hillary...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Donald Trump and his ego had a chat with the Des Moines Register on Friday, one where he shared his fantasies with them. No, not those kind. Just shut off that dirty mind of yours until I get to the Sarah Palin post. No, these were the kind where Trump...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Tangerine Dream is probably best known for the ambient, psychedelic soundscapes that accompanied their memorable melodic themes. Stratosfear is a pretty good example of what that sounds like. However, it's not too easy to find something that "defines"...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Via Scarabus. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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The nerve of these Republicans is unending, but this time around Rick Perry got some heckling with his straight talk about immigration. Well, sort of straight talk. At the Iowa Freedom Summit, Perry got to the part where he was dealing with immigration,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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The John Birch Society or some facsimile thereof is on the move, and they're aiming at charter schools in Michigan. Chris Savage at Eclectablog has an alarming post about it: Back in 2011, a man named Pasquale “Pat” Battaglia posted a blog entry...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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I'm sure Rep. Steve King, who commutes between the planets Koch and WhackoBird just got a little confused about where he was today. RightWingWatch: Rep. Steve King got a little mixed up in his remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit this morning, accidentally...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Oklahoma Republican, Todd Russ has proposed a bill that would require a religious official to sign off on the marriage certificate to make marriages legal. It's obvious that the Republican fundamentalists in one of the reddest states in the nation, harbor...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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On January 24, 2009, President Obama gave his first weekly address to the nation, specifically dealing with the economic meltdown and ways to get some help to those who needed it most, fast. In my case, the Recovery Act subsidies for COBRA premiums helped...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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I give Peggy Noonan credit for saying, in her latest column, that it's highly inappropriate for Republicans to invite Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month. But she's also upset that British prime minister David Cameron...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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The video above shows then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker making a campaign stop during what he called a tour of Wisconsin to promote tourism. As evidenced in the video, everyone kept forgetting the pretense and acted like it was what it was...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Conservative Catastrophic Memory Loss is spreading faster than the measles in California. First there was Ron Fournier, now Bret Stephens. It must be related to the size of one's brain or something. To his credit, Bill Maher didn't let him get away with...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Kondo has not only done music from The Legend of Zelda series, but also Punch-Out!!, the Super Mario Bros. series, the Starfox series, and plenty of other great video games. Basically, his music is some of the most recognizable in video games and he's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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It must be fundraising season again, so grifty Sarah is on the prowl with her signature crosshairs. I wonder how much she had to drink before she decided to pose with this sign. TPM: Palin was pictured alongside two men, one of whom appears to be Sgt....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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by Leticia Miranda ProPublica, Jan. 23, 2015, 12:12 p.m. On Tuesday evening during the State of the Union address, President Obama pledged "to protect a free and open Internet, extend its reach to every classroom, and every community, and help folks...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: ProPublica | Friday, January 23, 2015
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