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Half of Texas is underwater. People are dead, infrastructure is in tatters, and more rain is coming. The severity of these storms is undeniably linked to man-made climate change, but Exxon-Mobil wants everyone to know that's just too damn bad. After...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The previously impeached Judge Roy Moore wants Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg impeached because they didn't recuse themselves from the same sex marriage decision. That's rich, isn't it? Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, a rabid...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The best commentary is done through comedy, and this video is no exception. Raw Story: “All you sinners out there, for every baby we make, the Duggars are going to make two,” he says. They say Josh Duggar, now 27, had made a mistake by touching girls...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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On the op-ed page of The New York Times, Peter Wehner, who's worked in a couple of Republican White Houses, tendentiously makes the case that it's Democrats and not Republicans who have become ideological extremists, all based on a comparison of the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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By now you may have noticed that Clinton Derangement Syndrome is in full flower. From Carly Fiorina's slightly manic rants about her to the desperate search for anything at all that might have a whiff of a "scandal," the knives are out. But Jackie Kucinich's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Senator Rand Paul joined Morning Joe on MSNBC earlier today and bashed his fellow Republicans, including Sen. Graham as warmongers that have paved the way for the rise of ISIS in the middle east. Right wingers have been trying to rewrite George Bush's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Baby Paul's obligatory "I wanna be President so I wrote a book" book is out. Huzzah! In it, he brands himself as a "crunchy treehugger" who says "the Republican party sucks." He's really hoping that will appeal to college students so he can peel a few...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Rand Paul's role in the 2016 Republican primary is to peel off prospective young voters and disenfranchised liberals. So today's spate of stories about how Rand Paul is being left out in the cold by his billionaires, leaving him short on cash should...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Welp. Geraldo Rivera just proved he has no morals, ethics, or shame. We may have known it in our hearts, but now we have hard proof. Sex misconduct from yrs ago was gross but Speaker Hastert is now a victim who should be given pass in exchange for testimony...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Megyn Kelly made it abundantly clear, before charges were filed against the six police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, that she felt the officers were innocent and the Gray family should simply accept that and move on. Police...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, May 29, 2015
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It's another week down, and another responsible gun owner is grieving his toddler's untimely death after finding a loaded gun on a dresser. The toddler grabbed a loaded gun that had been placed on a dresser as he was playing alone in the bedroom of a...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, May 29, 2015
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The FCC is proposing to extend the Lifeline voice subsidy to broadband, so naturally Fox hates it. It's a three-fer for them. An excuse to rehash their previous "Obamaphone" attacks and to play the video that went viral on the right showing a black woman...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Anonymous federal sources are speaking to the LA Times, and the story isn't pretty. It also confirms why he is resigning hastily from the Wheaton College Center that bears his name as well as the lobbying firm he's been working for. LA Times: One of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, May 29, 2015
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A C-SPAN viewer unearthed this clip of Denny Hastert on Washington Journal last year. It's pretty creepy after hearing about those federal indictments yesterday. TPM: Hastert appeared in November on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," where he fielded a call...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, May 29, 2015
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I imagine you're following this story: J. Dennis Hastert, the longest serving Republican speaker in the U.S. House, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges that he violated banking laws in a bid to pay $3.5 million because of “past...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Friday, May 29, 2015
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I'm a longtime fan of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, though my brief indulgences have become few and far between so I can maintain my girlish figure. I'm even more of a fan of theirs after seeing their newest flavor, though. ThinkProgress: With its new flavor,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, May 29, 2015
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The House is expected to vote on fast track trade promotion authority as soon as next week. If it passes, the corporate-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a done deal — even though it is still secret. Why is presidential candidate Hillary...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dave Johnson | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Anderson Cooper scored a real prize with this guy. Meet former U.S. Marine Jon Ritzheimer, the guy who is organizing a "Draw Mohammed" event outside an Arizona mosque. But wait! There's more. Said event will be attended by armed bikers -- and we know...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Ron Johnson once again shows why we Wisconsinites refer to him as "Oou Dumb Senator." RoJo gave a rambling interview to Kay Nolan at WisPolitics.com. In said interview, RoJo went on to say this: Johnson described the need to streamline the process for...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Who knew there might be a silver lining to The Donald throwing his hat into the ring for 2016? Stewart: If ‘F*ckface von Clownstick’ Trump Runs in 2016, I Might Not Retire: Jon Stewart welcomes another slew of Republican candidates to the 2016 race...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Obvious Plant made a few changes to the signs at the pet store. Click here for more. h/t Pleated Jeans. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Friday, May 29, 2015
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I hope you like lots of harmonies and big, lush arrangements, because that's exactly what you're getting on tonight's Music Club. The song is essentially a vamp on the same two chords, but The Aliens squeeze every last little bit they can get out of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Friday, May 29, 2015
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On The Kelly File, racist ex-cop Mark Fuhrman encouraged Baltimore police to “do more of the same” with its alleged slowdown and complained about the “animals” they have to deal with. He also took a swipe at #BlackLivesMatter while he was at...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Friday, May 29, 2015
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So the fast track plan to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership has run into a new wrinkle after an amendment passed in the Senate debate: slavery. Yes, really, slavery: the Senate voted for an amendment that would make it more difficult for countries that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Mike Lux | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Anti-Islamic crusader Pam Geller on Thursday accused CNN of obeying Sharia law after host Chris Cuomo pointed out that just because she had the freedom to anger Muslims with cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, it didn't make it right. Earlier this month,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Watch how he does this with a straight face but emphasizes the word “federal.” [embed eid="13418" /] We really need a picture of Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz with a FEMA truck. Yeah, the same Ted Cruz who voted against Hurricane Sandy relief. I think...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The Hastert Rule suddenly has new meaning, and not in a good way. Apparently Former Speaker Hastert was caught evading requirements to report cash transfers in excess of $10,000. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Buzzfeed reports: The Justice Department...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Finally, the announcement I've been waiting for. This year's Republican primary is an insane mix of the absurd, the evil, and the wishful thinkers. I'll leave it to you to decide which category former New York Governor George Pataki belongs in. NBC News:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The woman who is so proud of how white she and her Republican Party are, went on Hannity on Wednesday night to denigrate foreigners who live in the U.S.A. Since they are not white, they are inferior, and who better than Sean Klannity to affirm her malevolent...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Margaret Hoover tried to put a positive spin on Carly Fiorina's train wreck of a presidential campaign on this on this Thurdsay's New Day on CNN. As we've already discussed here, it's obvious why the RNC wanted Fiorina to get into the race. They're foolish...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Bill O'Reilly with another big, heaping helping of projection during his latest Talking Points Memo. It's upside down land once again over at Faux "news." Sorry Bill-O, but if you're describing anyone here, it's your viewers. Bill O'Reilly: More People...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Joe Scarborough wants some hippie punching from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and he wants it now. He went on another unhinged rant this Thursday while discussing her comments at the Re/code conference this week. Scarborough: Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Serious...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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It's one of the most conservative states, and they just did a very progressive thing. The death penalty is no more in Nebraska. May many other states follow their lead. NBC News: Nebraska became the first conservative state in more than 40 years to abolish...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Yes, it's official. Rick Santorum is in, and he has his own billionaire to help defray expenses. That's right, folks. Rick Santorum's faux populism is brought to you by none other than Foster Friess! "As middle America is hollowing out, we can't sit...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore checked in on the latest on the "culture wars" this Wednesday night, and the topic was, to no one's surprise, the Duggars and the recent revelations we've discussed here, that Josh Duggar molested his siblings. WILMORE:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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I always have a stack of books in my "want to read" shelf. Not to mention e-books and audio books. And I find my overall sense of well-being is better when I'm in the middle of an enjoyable book. No guilt: Just, what are you thinking about reading this...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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That's right folks, we've got another band on tonight and they are none other than dignitary. They describe their sound as post-punk, with a retro-futurist sound that will simultaneously send your mind backwards and forwards through time. Plus, we interviewed...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Someone should remind Chris Christie about those glass houses. I don't know about anyone else, but he's one of the last people I want to hear preaching about someone else supposedly being a "criminal." Here's Christie with a hand full of stones on this...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Bobby Jindal launched a particularly vicious -- and predictable -- attack on Rand Paul today, saying he was unqualified to be President. I might agree with Jindal, though that doesn't necessarily mean I think Jindal is qualified, either. Writing on his...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Well la-dee-frickin-dah, y'all leftist commies have gone too far this time! Fox "News" cautions its viewers that freedom is on the rocks, again, because the residents of a Washington D.C. suburb are getting bent out of shape over a Veteran, of the U.S....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Anti-Islamic extremist Pamela Geller was back on Hannity this Tuesday, this time to promote her scheme to put an anti-Islam cartoon of Muhammad on Washington, D.C. buses. When pundit Juan Williams challenged her, Geller accused him of both trying to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A seemingly innocuous Twitter post from scientist Bill Nye linking historic flooding in Texas to climate change sent conservatives into a frenzy this week. According to Scientific American, Houston saw 10 inches of rain within 24 hours on Monday, causing...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] A judge’s order requiring the Bureau of Land Management to refrain from enforcing its regulations while the dispute over the Sugar Pine Mine in southwestern Oregon is being adjudicated appears to be enough for the assembled...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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More Obama Derangement Syndrome from the yappers over at Faux "news." From this Wednesday's Outnumbered, here's how co-host Andrea Tantaros and their "one lucky guy" for the day, actor Robert Davi wrapped things up after a very long segment full of Obama-bashing...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Well, let's strike diplomacy from the list of things Carly Fiorina might have been marginally able to do if she were (God forbid!) elected. This little rant on the Chinese is vintage Carly. Fiorina's comments were made on Jan. 24 during an interview...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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In a panel at the Re/code conference on Tuesday, Warren let loose about Washington, DC gridlock and how frustrating it is not to be able to get anything done. She then warned listeners that we need less wonk and more real issue-speak. Her reference to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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How many people of any political stripe seriously believe that there's a snowball's chance in hell of impeaching President Obama this late into his second term even if the raving maniacs on the right did come up with a legitimate reason for doing it?...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Texas, you're starting to make my head hurt today. In still more developments out of the courts, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider the principle of "one person, one vote" outlined in the Constitution for purposes of drawing Congressional...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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As Scott Walker nears the time that he lets the cat out of the cellophane bag and formally announces his presidential bid, he has to take care of an image problem he has with conservative Christians. They are less than enthused with his wimpy stances...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Yep, families of DREAMers and other immigrants. You're just going to have to wait a little longer and hope you're not deported in the meantime, because a three-judge panel just put the full stop on Obama's executive orders. Not that it was political...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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