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Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden indicated on Thursday that he would reject a plea deal after being arrested for creating a fake ID and attempting to buy fetal tissue during an undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood. After Daleiden turned...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore with his latest edition of Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening and the what's going on with Republicans and their efforts to "de-negrofy" the White House. Wilmore started things off with Marco Rubio, and his constant use...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The Late Show's Stephen Colbert pays tribute to the latest round of 2016 presidential candidates to drop out of the race, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee and Martin O'Malley while getting a swipe in on Jim Gilmore for staying in after receiving a whole twelve...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Let's have another talk about Hillary Clinton's emails, shall we? Because clearly this is the bogus "scandal" that's going to keep on giving headlines for the likes of Fox News and their cohorts for as long as they can milk it. The newest nonsense comes...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Congressional Black Caucus went to Speaker of the House Lyin' Paul Ryan to seek out his help in getting a voting rights protection bill moving through his house, but Ryan declined to do anything, even though he claims to support the bill: Speaker...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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On today's Outnumbered, they started off by dishing on Saturday night's ABC News Republican debate, noting Carly Fiorina's absence from the stage despite the fact that she won a delegate in the Iowa caucuses. Jesse Watters, frat boy extraordinaire, led...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Birth rates go up in winning cities. Be careful out there. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Suddenly, Donald Trump doesn’t have a problem with Megyn Kelly and he never did… he’d like you to believe. It has nothing – nothing, I tell you – to do with the fact that quitting the last Fox News debate may have cost him votes in the Iowa...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Howard Kurtz, who hosts Media Buzz on Fox News' Weekend lineup, was appalled that MSNBC had the brass to place their first Democratic Debate in the capable hands of Rachel Maddow. Her co-moderator, Chuck Todd, was a perfectly acceptable moderator, as...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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It looks like David Daleiden and his ilk have more legal woes on their hands. This afternoon, U.S. Judge William Orrick issued a restraining order prohibiting the distribution of Daleiden's falsely-edited videos at a National Abortion Federation event...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Donald Trump and Marco Rubio are up in arms about President Obama going to a Mosque. Rubio’s objections are far more sinister, of course, because he’s a pro at this. Rubio then compared anti-Muslim bigotry to friendly sports rivalries, and argued...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Governor Chris Christie, the beater upper of teachers, is apparently deathly afraid of Rachel Maddow. Christie: Rachel, you beat the crap out of me for years, you expect me to voluntarily come on your program, come on. Maddow: Oh, come on. You love the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Jonathan Bernstein has a point about last night's debate: The first hour of tonight's debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was full of fireworks.... But it was also, I'm fairly sure, the least policy-specific hour of a Democratic presidential...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Friday, February 5, 2016
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At the end of last night's MSNBC DemDebate, there was an incident that caused almost as much news as the entire event did. Pundits and journos criticized Rachel Maddow for hugging Bernie and Hillary at the conclusion of the Democratic debate. Erik Wemple:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Elizabeth Warren gave a rousing speech about the two legal systems are ruining our nation. One for you and me and the other for corporate lawbreakers. Tom Sullivan writes a great piece over on Hullabaloo about exactly what Warren is talking about: In...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Well, this is a welcome sight. According to Shelly Adelson's Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cliven Bundy's son and namesake -- Cliven Lance Bundy -- is heading to prison for awhile. For about two years, Bundy participated in the drug court program, under...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, February 5, 2016
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An Ohio Deputy Fire Chief posted this video of the crane falling. Here is a video of the actual #cranecollapse @FDNY @NYPDSpecialops #firefighters @TheSecretList pic.twitter.com/axJiibYeJG — Billy Goldfeder (@BillyGoldfeder) February 5, 2016 Here at...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, February 5, 2016
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It's tough to be funny when the debate is a serious mature discussion of issues. Even Patton Oswalt complained: Dem Debate: Two smart adults going at it hard. (low comedy)Repub Debate: Slaw-brained, soul-damaged psychos yelling. (goldmine) #DemDebate...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Our government has been on a privatization binge for some time. Things that We the People used to just do federally or through state and local governments were closed down and private corporations were hired to do those things instead. This "saved money"...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dave Johnson | Friday, February 5, 2016
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I know the media loves to clip up and blow up the battles between candidates when they are debating, ( I do too) but it was nice to see a kind moment between Bernie and Hillary when Chuck Todd, for some reason asked Hillary a question that was very insulting...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, February 5, 2016
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It was a rousing debate tonight in New Hampshire as the two candidates spent two hours sparring on many topics. Who Won The New Hampshire Democratic Debate? Who do you think came out victorious, and how did you think it stacked up against the GOP presidential...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, February 5, 2016
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A candle for those we have loved and lost, and for those who are still fighting. We are with you. Fuck Cancer. Open Thread below.... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, February 5, 2016
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A late night melted into an early morning. It looks like another round of the same this evening. What are you listening to tonight? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Tonight's debate will be held at The University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. It begins at 9 p.m. ET. Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderating. There's a live stream at MSNBC.com. Debate Open Thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3');...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, February 5, 2016
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You know you're a dirty so-and-so when you're outed by Breitbart as a cheater who played dirty tricks in Iowa. We can now conclude with certainty that Ted Cruz is indeed as slimy as they get, which comes as no surprise to any of us who follow this stuff....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Governor Chris Christie, with his back against the wall in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, is pulling out all the stops to try and smear his rivals. Speaking at a retirement community in Bow, New Hampshire, Christie dug deep into the earth's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, February 5, 2016
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As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free-trade" agreement was signed in New Zealand by representatives of the 12 participating countries, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders strongly voiced his opposition and committed to doing what...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dave Johnson | Friday, February 5, 2016
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I feel a little bit sorry for Carly Fiorina, losing all her debate partners in the span of two days and all. Not really. ABC News officially killed the undercard debate for the upcoming Republican debate Saturday night, and set the rules for which candidates...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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As we already discussed here, Black Lives Matter activist, DeRay Mckesson, is running for mayor of Baltimore, and true to form, Fox "news" immediately went on the attack. Given Fox's long history of constant race baiting and attacking the Black Lives...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Hillary Clinton, as is customary for any former Secretary of State, Senator/First Lady, commands a high speaking fee and thus she has collected large sums of money for various engagements. In last night's CNN Town Hall, Anderson Cooper went on the offensive...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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DeRay Mckesson, lover of the Patagonia blue vest and one of the most prominent leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, threw his hat into the ring for the Baltimore mayoral race last night. Mckesson enters the race with only 83 days to go and faces...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have a lot riding on New Hampshire. Both of their campaigns need to finish in at least 3rd place to keep their flailing chances alive, especially Christie. He was endorsed by the paper of record there by Joe McQuaid, in hopes...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Didn’t you just know that from the moment President Obama announced he’d be visiting a mosque to promote more tolerance, that Fox News would pull out its best dog whistles and exploit the visit to whip up more Islamophobia and intolerance? Fox News...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Morning Joe crew attempted to find a single accomplishment that Marco Rubio has achieved in the U.S. Senate that would prompt Rick Santorum to endorse the Junior Florida Senator. This was not an easy answer, in fact, it sounded like the hardest questions...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Another colorful Trump supporter. Source: Raw Story Billionaire businessman Ernie Boch Jr., President and CEO of Subaru New England, told CNN on Thursday that he supported Donald Trump because picking a presidential candidate was like having to pick...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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As the sun passes over the sky and turns from day to night, so is it true that Hugh Hewitt will say or write something so idiotic that it deserves its own special place in the "punditry ring of hell." .@cnn reporting @RickSantorum leaving race and that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Marco Rubio could hardly wait for President Obama to finish his speech at a Maryland mosque before laying into him for something he never said. Young Marco rushed out in New Hampshire to slam President Obama before anyone else could, accusing the President...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Today I learned that Donald J. Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Yeah, the same Donald Trump who has insulted every race other than OWL (Old White Loser). Yeah, the same Donald Trump who instructs his followers to commit acts of violence against...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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I’m a Christian first, American second, conservative third and Republican fourth. ~ TED CRUZ Father, I have a confession to make: It is not that I necessarily have sinned (okay, I did take Sarah Palin's name in vain the other day), but as savvy as...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Shaun Mullen | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Sean Burke had an especially relevant question for Hillary Clinton at tonight's Democratic Town Hall on CNN. Sean is a Democrat and declared Clinton supporter, which is why his question was worded the way it was. "Once you become the nominee and win...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Twenty three years ago today I cracked the plastic wrap off this record and turned it up loud. My neighbor came over and complained about the sound of someone revving up a dying motorcycle in their kitchen. Earth's second album, conveniently titled Earth...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Tonight's Democratic Town Hall, held in Derry, New Hampshire, has already offered us a great opportunity to hear both candidates speak on their qualifications and answer questions from the audience on an individual basis. Anderson Cooper is moderating...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Another Anderson Cooper Production, this time at the Derry Opera House in Derry, New Hampshire. The broadcast will begin on CNN at 9 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m. Pacific. Online viewers can watch the event at CNNgo Town Hall Open Thread below.... googletag.cmd.push(function()...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The GOP is living their own version of the movie Groundhog Day by continually trying to repeal Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood. Just yesterday, the House GOP tried (and failed, yet again) to cut off funding to both programs. MSNBC tallies...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Pass the Popcorn, people. The Freedom Caucus is all fighty flighty again. NPR: House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting angrily among themselves as he tried steering his fractious party into an election year...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Hamtramck Michigan, a city whose population is now majority Muslim, has been in the news for many years now, but not for the reasons the folks at Fox 'News' would like. Hamtramck made a splash in 2004 with its changing demographics, but without the negative...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Running Joe Biden from 2012 because nothing's changed. It's clear from the Republican candidates statements and websites that replacing Medicare with a plan that forces senior citizens to buy health insurance continues to be Republican gospel. Please...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Bob Woodward was on Morning Joe today talking about Hillary Clinton, and in the course of the conversation he said, "I think a lot of it with Hillary Clinton has to do with style and delivery, oddly enough. She shouts. There is something unrelaxed about...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ramona | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Rep. Elijah Cummings expressed his displeasure with House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz for his refusal to call Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to testify during this Wednesday's hearing on the Flint water crisis. Cummings did thank Chaffetz for even holding...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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