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Once in a while Politico commits an act of journalism rather than their usual Beltway gossip-mongering. Their recent report on just how bad things have gotten between Talk Radio and how ingrained the money is from Tea Party groups has become is such...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: scarce | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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(Credit: nepalgatewaytrekking)An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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I wrote earlier today that it wouldn't take long for the Chelsea Truthers to surface and so as it was written, so it shall be. Conservative talker Steve Malzberg opined that Chelsea's pregnancy was timed to help Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Last year it was Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. But this year, even more disgraced right wing radio hosts have signed up for wingnut welfare as their shows are dropped from the larger radio networks. Politico: In addition to Beck, at least four other...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton made the happy announcement that she was with child: In a surprise announcement and with her mother, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, looking on, Chelsea, 34, said she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are “very...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Proving once again that only Republican campaign cash is free speech!...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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(Credit: ryry9379)What can we add to this news? Only how apt it is....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The reality of the minimum wage is not a concern for Governor Fallin. Her only concern is the political reality that Oklahoma is overrun with John Birchers....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Rachel Maddow's feature piece Friday night is quite long, but worth watching end-to-end. If you don't have time for the whole thing, leap to around 16 minutes in and watch from there. She begins by discussing the International Space Station payments...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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According Nevada assemblyman Ira Hansen, Republicans are failing to win support from young voters because they are “being alienated partially because of this absence of values.”...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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This is the infrastructure the Kochs have built with just a small fraction of their fortune in order to declare themselves rulers of the country, and possibly the world....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Orange County, Texas, Commissioners unanimously declared April “Confederate History and Heritage Month.”...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Oklahoma's minimum wage ban came straight out of ALEC's brain trust....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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It isn't like he's in new territory here, but I found it somewhat odd for Bill O'Reilly to slap the Pope around alongside people who just want some opportunity to get ahead, on Good Friday of all days. Free-market Satan had to have been whispering in...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] White supremacists began pointing fingers almost immediately after the lethal rampage at two Jewish community centers in Kansas by longtime white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller (aka Frazier Glenn Cross). Some supported...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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When Harry Reid is committed to something, I'd suggest getting out of his way, because he has no problem smacking down his critics. Right now, everyone seems to be a critic, despite the fact that he's telling the absolute truth about these nutcases hanging...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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(Credit: Saeima)U.S. ground troops will be sent to Poland as part of expanded NATO ground forces in Eastern and Central Europe....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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by Victor Kotsev Will Bulgaria be the next testing ground in the escalating confrontation between Putin’s Russia and the West—and why should you care? The answer may have something to do with gas. Follow the Pipelines “If the Russians get their...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: WhoWhatWhy.com | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Britain's Labour Party announced David Axelrod is to advise Labour in the run up to next year's general election....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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This is starting to sound familiar. Pro-Russia militants in eastern Ukraine say they will not abide by the agreement struck in Geneva Thursday until the entire Ukrainian government steps down. CBC News: Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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General Mills, makers of Cheerios, Chex and lots of other cereals, has updated some legalese to say if you do absolutely anything related to its cereals -- including liking them on Facebook, or buying them -- you give up your right to go to court....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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A walk down memory lane, as we join David Letterman in shaking our fist at the fracking industry. From two years ago, but as fresh as if it were yesterday....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Dear Chris Hayes, or his producers who are booking these shows; please stop legitimizing right-wing nut jobs on All In. I really thought that his recent shouting match with the AFP's Jennifer Stefano, who managed to filibuster the entire segment was...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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h/t Nicole Belle. Nicole and I both have daughters who are, ya know, Time Lords. :D Open thread below.... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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As you saw in the video, Hiromi shows us that she does, indeed, have rhythm (although, apparently, the audience does not). A former protégé of Chick Corea, Hiromi got her start as a jingle writer in Japan, but moved to the U.S. to study music at Berklee....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Dana Milbank needs to get out more, or turn around and look for where he might have left his memory. His remarks about domestic terrorism, militias, and how Bundy Ranch represents neither were out-of-tune and stupid. Here's some wisdom for him from an...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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I was watching the triple overtime playoff game between Chicago and St. Louis Thursday night which was won by the Blues. It was a thrilling game with end-to-end action, but the side story was all about the Chicago Blackhawks coach, Joel Quenneville....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Looks like Gov. Christie may have made a major ethical and legal boo-boo: A PandoDaily investigation has discovered evidence that Gov. Chris Christie’s pending deal to award a $300 million pension management contract to a controversial hedge fund is...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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(Credit: sunlightfoundation)Hosts Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Steve Doocy, and guest Allen West implied that new group, called the US Council of Muslim Organizations, was actually an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Here goes another one: Michaels, the craft store chain that confirmed a data breach earlier this year, said nearly 3 million customers’ information had been stolen from its point-of-sale system, including from several Washington-area stores. The company’s...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Link: MEXICO CITY -- A powerful earthquake shook a wide area of Mexico on Friday, terrifying residents and sending many fleeing into the streets. There were no initial reports of injuries and only minor damage in the capital, though information from...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Two women have come forward with some chilling claims: Victor Barnard, minister of a cult-like community in Minnesota repeatedly raped them at a young age–and there are more.’...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization, online hate forums are becoming “disproportionately responsible” for racist murders and mass killings....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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(Credit: cheukiecfu)Schmidt sent the ad to a list of his subscribing customers, but the ad got out to the public and was openly discussed on local TV and radio stations....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Montana GOP Candidate Matt Rosendale's new ad features him shooting a drone out of the sky while shaking his fist at 'big government.'...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, April 18, 2014
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(Credit: misskoco)Prosecutors said Friday that preliminary investigations showed that captain Lee Joon-Seok had handed the helm to his third officer before the ferry capsized....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Here's a pop quiz. Find the contradiction in this quote: "I'll tell you, there's unhappy people here, and we are rioting against the federal government, those people that are carrying guns and pointing them at us...I don't think we're going to put up...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, April 18, 2014
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(Credit: KoFahu meets the Mitropa)The author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" was one of the world's the most popular Latin American novelists....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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FDR's reforms were marked by radicals of various stripes who questioned the viability of American democracy, and more....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, April 18, 2014
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This certainly sparks the imagination, doesn't it? NY Times: It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world discovered so far, astronomers announced on Thursday....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Salsa music legend Jose "Cheo" Feliciano, 78, was killed Thursday in a traffic accident in his native Puerto Rico....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Former wingnut Florida Congressman Allen West took to the airways at Faux "news" this Thursday morning on Fox & Friends, to do a little fearmongering along with hosts Steve Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, warning that the Muslim Brotherhood is "forming...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, April 18, 2014
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As Karoli already discussed here, Sen. Bernie Sanders has been doing his best to expose the Koch brothers and what they expect in return for their large investment in American politics. This Thursday, Sanders was back at it, reminding the viewers on...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Via Second City. Open thread below.... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Friday, April 18, 2014
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(Editor's note: I don't often do this in the LNMC, but this was a fun song. ) Tuesday, Blue America-endorsed Rick Weiland, the prairie populist and progressive candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota, visited tiny Hudson (pop. 296). That...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Here's the other wingnut conspiracy theory that they just won't let die over at Faux "news." Fox's Greta Van Susteren and wingnut birther Rep. Blake Farenthold still aren't done flogging their Fast & Furious "scandal," and now Farenthold wants them...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, April 18, 2014
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From this Tuesday's Special Report on Fox "news," panel members James Riley, Kirsten Powers and Tucker Carlson discuss the evolving fight between the so-called "tea party" and the Republican establishment with host Bret Baier. No mention of course of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Here's some good news for the Clinton family....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Today is National Haiku Poetry Day — you know what to do…...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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(Credit: Gage Skidmore)Another fact-free pronouncement from Rand Paul!...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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