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Billy Murphy, the attorney for Freddie Gray's family, let Fox News in on the secret during an appearance on Greta Van Susteren's show. We've been saying for years now that Fox News is racist in their coverage and approach. From the days of Glenn Beck...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Lee Chatfield is a Freshman Republican representing a district in Michigan that includes my low income county, Chippewa, along with some of the richest counties in the state. His heart, he says, is with God, so naturally he ran as a Tea Party candidate....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ramona Grigg | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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There may not be a more repugnant misanthrope in Congress than Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, which makes a recent Supreme Court decision especially sweet. Brat is one of a handful of conservatives whose re-election may be at risk, because Virginia's latest...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The church of the perpetually persecuted right wing has their sparkly white panties in a bunch over Facebook's alleged censorship of conservative views. So who better to pimp this persecution meme than Fox's Todd Starnes who is not only a voice for persecuted...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hounds Priscilla | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Jake Tapper absolutely ripped into Donald Trump for rehashing the old Vince Foster conspiracy theory stories, and in the process, committed actual journalism. Tapper meticulously pointed out each and every taxpayer-funded investigation that was done...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Were you one of the millions who lost your home, job or both in 2008 when the housing market crashed? It shouldn't surprise you to discover that Donald Trump was one of the guys sitting on the sidelines waiting to profit from your misery. This happened...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Jacob Weisberg and Walter Shapiro have spotted a piece of bad journalism: NYT again with the mistake of trying to figure out Trump's views, in this case on climate change. He has no views. https://t.co/7rSmISe2ya — Jacob Weisberg (@jacobwe) May 21,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Our own regular commenter CaptainKaangaroo left this beauty today re Donald Trump:read more...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Tom T. Hall never really wrote song lyrics in the sense of moon/june/spoon or whatever. It's always been more like he was telling a little story or just sitting down and having a chat. That's how he earned the nickname "The Storyteller" for the dozens...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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I gotta tell you something. Republicans are smoking way too much weed. I have proof. Newt Gingrich is calling Mitt Romney incompetent. Yeah. Newt says that Romney’s attempt to derail Trump was “pathetic” and “not particularly effective.” “It’s...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The more we learn about the principles and values espoused by Trump and his surrogates, the more we must acknowledge their lack of human decency. Carl Higbie, former Navy Seal and opponent of women in combat roles in the military, is an ardent Trump...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Oh. my. gawd. Someone put up a TrumpTweet on CNN's screen with replies before they'd actually read the first reply in the chain. If they had, they would have thought twice, because it asks if Trump's penis is as orange as his face. No, really. (h/t NicoleBelle)...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its anticipated report on the State Department's handling of email and cybersecurity. The report covers Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, but also includes an examination of other State employees...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: shelleyp | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Want to see how bad the job market is? Look no farther than this IT job posting from last week's Craigslist offering $9.50 an hour and listing it as "entry level" while simultaneously requiring a ridiculous amount of skills and certifications. The lengthy...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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On a hunting trip April 21, Portland Oregon Police Chief Larry O'Dea shot his friend in the back, then suggested that the wounded man accidentally shot himself. Portland police chief misled investigator about hunting accident, sheriff says Portland Police...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: spocko | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The D.C. Establishment doesn't love the Clintons, but everyone apart from wingnuts and fringe-dwellers has for years accepted the conclusion that Vince Foster killed himself. The story was laid to rest -- at least until Donald Trump revived it: One issue...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Trump's mouthpiece and oft-bonkers spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, would likely defend her boss 'Mr. Trump' if he punched her in the face on live TV. Her history of defending her boss's insane ideas keeps her gainfully employed as the defender of the most...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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A Donald Trump spokesperson may have torpedoed her career and revealed an internal page in the Trump attack handbook today. It reads like a bad episode of a sitcom where a woman accidentally emails her boss instead of her coworker to complain about how...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Last night on The Kelly File, Megyn had on two veterans, Navy SEAL and Trump supporter Carl Higbie, and a wounded veteran, Sgt. Robert Bartlett, to discuss the flap surrounding Donald Trump's fundraiser for veterans that has been under a dark cloud of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Cokie's Law via Digby states: It comes from the Village maxim, "It doesn't matter if it's true or not, it's out there," which was based upon this quote from Cokie Roberts back in 1999: "At this point," said Roberts, "it doesn't much matter whether she...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Obama's trip to Vietnam got a rap soundtrack this week. The Vietnamese "Queen of Hip Hop", 26-year-old Hàng Lâm Trang Anh, who goes by the name Suboi, attended a town hall meeting with the President of the United States. “Do you need a little beat?”...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Doesn't any Republican in the world have the ability to reign in Donald Trump? What the actual freak is this guy doing heading up the party? The Washington Post is just a little bit TOTALLY FREAKING OUT OVER HERE. Emphasis added: During a 65-minute speech...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Starting today, May 24, 2016, legislation goes into effect that will allow most West Virginia residents to carry concealed handguns without a permit. They also aren't required to have any training. At all. As in zero. Nadda. Zilch. That means no safety...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: spocko | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The guy who can’t stop lecturing African Americans about problems in their families can’t seem to stop getting into his own family troubles. After losing custody of his two children, Bill O’Reilly now plans to sue his ex-wife for $10 million over...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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If Hillary can muster anywhere near the outrage of Elizabeth Warren she wins easily against Trump. Source: Vox Donald Trump "will never be the president of the United States." That's the message US Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been working hard to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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On Tuesday, while Puerto Rico languishes and a pile of work faces our do-nothing House of Representatives, a hearing commenced to smear John Koskinen, current head of the IRS. The clip above is a very serious Steve King very seriously questioning very...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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It's time for the Democrats to find the right person to break it to Debbie Wasserman Schultz that it's time to step down as DNC Chair. You don't think she reads The Hill, do you? Democrats on Capitol Hill are discussing whether Rep. Debbie Wasserman...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Meet problem solver John Kavanagh, who we nominate as the new poster boy for Arizona’s political illogic. A couple months ago he had a fantastic idea. One reason cops are more and more often beating the crap out of people, he contemplated, is because...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Lester-and-Charlie | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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THIS is CNN. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The band Clinic has always had a bit of quirk even in their normal (well, normal for them) moments. Operating under the names Higher Authorities, Clinic's Ade Blackburn and Hartley recently released an album called Neptune. They called up legendary dub...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Lt. Robert Jaworski retired from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office this month after he reportedly referred to President Barack Obama using a racial slur while on duty. According to KRDO, Jaworski made the comment in front of subordinates and members...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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A high-ranking Brazilian minister has stepped down after audio emerged of him plotting with others to bring down President Dilma Rousseff's administration. The Guardian reports that Romero Jucá, planning minister, will “go on leave” after a recording...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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When Scott Walker was revealed to be the incompetent nincompoop he really was, the money that had been pouring into his presidential campaign dried up fast. By the end of 70 short days, he had nothing to show for his presidential aspirations but a debt...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Trump's Special Council, Michael Cohen, can't defend his boss' hypocrisy over Bill Clinton. Donald defended Bill Clinton consistently in the 1990's from the various attacks the right wing threw at him, including the impeachment. Now, all those discredited...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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On last night's Full Frontal, Samantha Bee brought some levity to the Nevada donnybrook, which is a 'riot for white people.' While she has strong words for the Bernie side, she also calls for reform in the process and questions the ability of "establishment"...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Longtime conservative pundit and Trump supporter, Ann Coulter, tried to defend Donald Trump for his refusal to release his tax returns on MSNBC's Hardball, Monday. Coulter told Chris Matthews, "I think the reason he says he won't release them - IS -...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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At Politico, David Cay Johnston tells us about Donald Trump's mob ties: Trump’s career has benefited from a decades-long and largely successful effort to limit and deflect law enforcement investigations into his dealings with top mobsters, organized...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Bill O'Reilly, the protector of the "traditional family," got into an animated discussion with Fox News' Kirsten Powers over the North Carolina anti-Trans bathroom law debate and the entire transgender issue. And as he put it, "It's beyond crazy." What...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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I'm sure Snow Snookie Palin can help Dumbass Donald with this. It seems he wants to mine the pockets of good, god-fearing individuals to fund his fascism. Right Wing Watch reports: Having already adopted the language of the anti-abortion movement and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Bill O'Reilly's roving buffoon, Jesse Watters, joined the ladies of Fox News' Outnumbered program and cried that Portland Oregon schools decided not to teach vacuous lies to their kids. He said, "One city school district is closing the book on any materials...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Remember five years ago when Trump was a birther? It's classic Trump, and uses the same language he's using now. I really want every single Republican who has even reluctantly endorsed this guy to stand up and tell me he's not insane and dangerous. Trump...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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via College Humor Perfect. Especially on phone chargers. (Added tip: Wear the key around your neck.) Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Form The Gun Club and The Cramps to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and his own band the Pink Monkey Birds, every record Kid Congo Powers plays is guaranteed to bring a joyously weird and slinky groove to the situation. This track from his new album, La...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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If there is one constant between all the NFL owners, it's this: You can always count on them to screw with the health of their players At least a half-dozen top NFL health officials waged an improper, behind-the-scenes campaign last year to influence...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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This is a new low, even for the GOP. Virginia's House Republicans voted to block restrictions on child labor, in the perilous tobacco industry. It's true, these legislators have fought AGAINST laws protecting children from some very dangerous work. Last...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The death row sentence of Timothy Tyrone Foster was overturned by the Supreme Court after they determined that Georgia prosecutors intentionally kept black jurors off the jury. Foster was 18 when he was arrested for the murder of 79-year-old white woman,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Monday, May 23, 2016
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In a move intended to bring unity between Bernie Sanders' supporters and Hillary Clinton supporters, the Sanders campaign was given 5 seats on the Democratic Platform Committee. Clinton will appoint 6 members, and the DNC will add the other 4 for a total...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Monday, May 23, 2016
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CNN is citing unnamed sources who briefed "federal officials" who said that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is under investigation by the FBI. CNN says the probe has also reached into the Clinton Foundation, but there is no allegation that the foundation...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Monday, May 23, 2016
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who has been mocked throughout the primary season as Donald Trump's "lap dog," blasted rival network CNN on Monday for giving the candidate favorable access. "They've been kissing up to him for months and months and months and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Monday, May 23, 2016
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I've heard many defenses from Donald Trump surrogates on why building Donald Trump's "wall" is a wondrous idea that will stop the flow off undocumented workers into our country, but I hadn't heard this one from Trump supporter and CNN analyst Jeffrey...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, May 23, 2016
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