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Raise your hand if you've known Glenn Beck is a racist since the days when he said President Obama had a deep loathing of white people. Hands raised? Good, you get an A on this quiz, because he went and did it again. Fake-mourning Rep. John Lewis' "former"...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Sometimes, a chicken crosses the line. This month, KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken) lived up to its “Finger Lickin’ Good” motto by introducing in Hong Kong a line of nail polish that tastes like chicken. "Simply apply and dry like regular...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Lester-and-Charlie | Friday, June 24, 2016
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First Lady Michelle Obama joined Snapchat this week as @MichelleObama, yielding this funny short video as two teen boys teach her how to use the pretty flowers in the hair filter: The First Lady@Snapchat Add: 'MichelleObama' pic.twitter.com/AEQLdkOtLr...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, June 24, 2016
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My heart goes out to the people in West Virginia who are being washed away by terrible floods in that state. According to Reuters, at least 23 people are dead, including two children. "The damage is widespread and devastating," Governor Earl Ray Tomblin...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Describing Ralph Stanley's 70 year long music career would be a lot like analyzing the rings of a fallen tree to figure out its history. His unique way of playing banjo, dubbed by fans and scholars as "Stanley Style", is one of the most definitive sounds...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Well color me surprised! Once again, a terrible Republican plan by Michigan's GOP Governor has failed to achieve its goal; which is to catch those drug-abusing welfare cheats and expose the fraud of the whole 'entitlement' concept. Except, not one of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Fox Business host Stuart Varney admitted he knew virtually nothing about the circumstances surrounding a gunman in a movie theater in Germany today. But while speculating that it was a terrorism attack, Varney “asked” guest Monica Crowley, “That...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Five New York Times reporters collaborated on a summary and fact-check of the speech Donald Trump delivered today, which was a lengthy attack on Hillary Clinton. The fact-check included this bullet point: • Peter Schweizer, the author of “Clinton...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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For over a hundred years, Wisconsin had a civil service code which was the yardstick to which other states and governments measured themselves by. It was created in response to the heavy cronyism, nepotism and corporate corruption in the state at the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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The response by American conservatives has been one of jubilation at the results of the Brexit vote in England. I love the smell of #Brexit in the morning — Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) June 24, 2016 How dare a sovereign nation decide to be a sovereign...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The best part of Trump's visit to Scotland? It was definitely an unexpected guest who interrupted his Turnberry Golf Course grand-reopening speech. However, this prankster was hardly invited. Meet the British comedian who's famous for his stunt at a...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, has been in the public eye quite often lately, his story not uncommon for millions of people who live and work among us. On Thursday's Kelly File, Pulitzer Prize winner, Vargas shared his personal story...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Hillary Clinton's campaign released a video responding to Donald Trump's absurd press conference today where he showed no knowledge of the issues at stake in the Brexit vote and instead took reporters on a tour of his golf course in Scotland. The video...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, June 24, 2016
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CNN's Christiane Amanpour tried to analyze the Brexit vote on CNN's New Day, with keen political acumen when she discussed the Brexit results. Her analysis came after listening to more of Donald Trump's press conference in Scotland, where he finally...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Much to the dismay, shock and horror of most people in the UK and around the world, the Brexit leave voters won. There's not much more that need be said if you consider the glowing support Donald Trump has given the regrettable outcome. He praised Scotland...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Donald Trump received some heavy criticism, even from Republicans in Congress for leaving America to fly to Scotland and promote one of his business ventures, a hotel and golf course in the middle of a presidential election. On top of that, his trip...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, June 24, 2016
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A load of codswallop proved to be just the thing to get nativist Brits to abandon the EU. And the US press could take a lesson from this Good Morning Britain reporter on the art of pushing back. I'm talking to you, Wolf Blitzer. Piers Morgan also compared...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Friday, June 24, 2016
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JUST IN: @BernieSanders says "yes," he will vote for @HillaryClinton in November https://t.co/6FT0ZLi0JG — MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 24, 2016 Sorry, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. Bernie Sanders told MSNBC this morning that he will be voting for Hillary Clinton...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, June 24, 2016
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It's getting to the point that Donald Trump will say anything, no matter how big a lie it is so he can smear his opponents, which in this case is the Democratic presumptive nominee. The media has to start calling him out more forcefully instead of just...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Bryan Pagliano pleaded the Fifth in front of Congress, and did so again in his deposition related to Judicial Watch's FOIA request. This is no surprise. His lawyers had already said that based on the narrow scope the judge is allowing for the deposition,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: shelleyp | Friday, June 24, 2016
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What is the matter with people? Did their parents not tell them that if they touch hot things, they get burned? Are we so far gone now that if someone says, yes, please walk over hot coals we do it without asking whether it's a good idea? Apparently...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Last night in the middle of blogging the Democratic Sit-in, Driftglass came across this interview with Bryan Cranston back when he was on Broadway in "All The Way," a dramatization of the life of LBJ in 1963-4. The Youtube was at this minute, and I looked...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, June 24, 2016
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It's been a couple years since chilled out psych peddlers the Psychic Ills offered up their tabs of aural trance to the world. On their newly released fifth album, Inner Journey Out, the grassy hills in the sunlight they laze upon get visited by slithering...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Friday, June 24, 2016
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I've been looking for some live streams of the Brexit vote coming out of the UK and I found Sky News. This vote will have major ramifications, not only for the Brits, but for the rest of the world's global economy. It's a very close so far. You can watch...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Marine Corps University professor, could easily be one of the most arrogant war-mongers ever to walk this earth. Gorka battled wits with Alan Colmes over who is to blame for the Pulse massacre, appearing on this week's Versus on...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, June 24, 2016
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White House veteran David Gergen accused Donald Trump of going beyond a political attack on Wednesday with a "slanderous speech" against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In a speech delivered in New York, Trump suggested that Hillary Clinton...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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It seems this week anything can happen, and it certainly has, thus far. CNN announced that ex-Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski has been hired as a political commentator. CNN is ensuring that we will be subjected to the musings of another Trump...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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During the Democratic sit-in last night, one Congresswoman made it personal. Rep. Debbie Dingell had a childhood marked by domestic abuse and threatened gun violence. This is not the first time she has made a stand that those convicted of domestic violence...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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On Greta Van Susteren's show yesterday, the one and only Donald Rumsfeld came out with his endorsement of Donald Trump, saying the decision "wasn't even close." "The way I think of it is this," Rumsfeld said, as he endorsed the fascist, "On the Democrats'...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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President Obama was visibly annoyed with the Senate's stall on Judge Merrick Garland and the impact on the Supreme Court during his remarks about the two rulings issued this morning. With regard to the ruling on affirmative action, the President celebrated...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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NBC News: Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis declared victory Thursday as he and the other Democrats who staged a revolt in the House of Representatives over gun policy reform suspended their nearly 26-hour sit-in in the Capitol. While they...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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MSNBC's Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace has been very good of late and when she was called to analyze Donald Trump's Hillary Clinton attack speech on Wednesday, she correctly explained his problems and how the speech should be judged. "He's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Stephen Colbert opened his show last night with coverage of the House Sit-In, which, as we noted in an earlier post, is more coverage than Sean Hannity gave (zero). Colbert noted that the House Democrats shouted "No Bill, No Break," which almost drowned...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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While every other cable news network found a way to get pictures of the committed congresspeople staging a sit-in over gun legislation.... borrowing C-Span's feed.... of Facebook videos... and Periscope uploads... Fox News ran a pre-recorded episode...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Media Matters: The National Rifle Association’s radio show compared participants in a sit-in in the U.S. House of Representatives being led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to “criminals and terrorists” reasoning that like terrorists, the sit-in participants...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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On CNN's News Hour With Carol Costello, Andy Parker, father of a daughter that was shot and killed on live TV, didn't mince words after the host played clips of an NRA talk show host comparing the Democrats holding a sit-in, to terrorists and called...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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There's nothing racist at all about running for office using the slogan, "Make America White Again," right? Um, well, maybe a little racist? The sign, located off Highway 411 near Benton, says "Make America White Again" and was put there by Rick Tyler,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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In a blow to those forces trying to destroy affirmative action, the Supreme Court ruled against Abbi Fisher's case in Texas The case concerned the University of Texas’ idiosyncratic admissions program. Most applicants from within the state are admitted...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The Washington Post recently highlighted the economic divergence between California and Kansas. California is tied, with Oregon, for the fastest growth in the nation with 4.1 percent gross domestic product growth in 2015. Kansas was flat, at 0.2 percent,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bill Scher | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Many political pundits analyzed Donald Trump's hit speech on Hillary Clinton by how many falsehoods it had in it, and that was true even for Fox News' The Five, were co-host Greg Gutfeld admitted as much - however - he loved it all the same. Greg could...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Today is the last day I'll be asking for donations. I want to thank everybody that has already thrown down some cash and if you haven't already and were playing to or weren't planning to, please go ahead or reconsider. We need your help - and - it's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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When Speaker of the House Paul Ryan gaveled the House of Representatives to order, no one listened. They voted on a bill to override President Obama's financial regulation rules at the moment, but Democrats are not being silent. During the votes, they...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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On this week in 1972, the Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. It would be the highest peak the record made and stayed at the position for the next 3 weeks. At my house it was #1 one on my kiddie...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Stephen Colbert is obviously as pissed as more than 90% of Americans. This overwhelming majority is in favor of strengthening gun laws to protect people from the rampant mass shootings we have seen far too often. The House Democrats obviously agree with...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Things might start heating up during prime time, if the rumors are correct. According to The Hill, Republicans want to shut down the sit-in on the House floor so they can completely ignore the call for votes on gun safety laws. “It will be loud and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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We showed this picture in last night's open thread, but now we learn that it's more than one flag, and it's a protest not just against Trump's policies toward Mexico, but a very specific complaint from the Scots. By the way, don't cross a Scot. Donald...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Kristen Welker took a page out of Joy Reid's playbook and challenged a GOP surrogate when he blatantly lied during an interview on MSNBC Live on Tuesday. Trump supporter, Steve Cortes, who's best known for his research-consulting firm that provides real-time...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Speaker Paul Ryan shut off the camera feed from the House floor and then turned off the microphones, but the sit-in continued, with representatives using their phones to stream video of the speeches. Video which C-SPAN has been streaming live via Periscope...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Rep. John Garamendi's speech began by asking where the Speaker of the House was, as he looked at the empty chair. It was a funny moment, but his speech rapidly turned darker and more passionate. I single out Garamendi here, but as I write, Rep. Alcee...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Oh look, turns out Marco Rubio would like to not be unemployed in January after all: Marco Rubio will run for re-election for his Florida Senate seat, reversing his previous decision to leave Capitol Hill. Rubio, who ended his White House bid earlier...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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