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As Digby said, "What the hell? Bragging about giving the longest political convention speech in over forty years and then measuring the applause time is supposed to mean what, exactly? And making it into a political ad tells us something altogether different....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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For my money, this is the best video of the morning for this particular Sunday. Fareed Zakaria takes apart the Republican Party's view of America as somehow collapsing as compared to the 1950's and 60's. He points out that in terms of energy production,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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The day after Donald Trump's "Midnight in America" speech, the Washington Post has said they will not even consider Trump for their endorsement, calling him a "unique threat to American democracy." WaPo's editorial board wrote: DONALD J. TRUMP, until...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, July 22, 2016
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After Russia helped Comrade Trump by submitting thousands of hacked DNC emails to Wikileaks days before the DNC Convention in the city of Brotherly Love, Donald Trump spiraled into a twitter tornado yesterday and today, with many directed at DWS, but...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Well, well, well. It may not be just Roger Ailes who is a little bit inappropriate, just a little. Fox and Friends deleted this off their twitter account very quickly. Hey, I'm not accusing Bil Hemmer of anything, but this is not a good look for the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Since it came up on Twitter last night, I did some research into whether that Republican convention totally inappropriate touching that Donald Trump exhibited on the stage with his daughter Ivanka had any historical context. Fusion posted this video...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz was booed off the stage this morning at the Florida Delegation Breakfast in the wake of the Wikileaks email dump over the weekend. While I haven't had a lot of time to read through the entire email dump, it's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Many people are celebrating that Wasserman Schultz was finally given the heave-ho as DNC chair yesterday, but that doesn't mean the job is done. She was causing great harm to Democratic Party values long before she was elevated to that post and unless...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Howie Klein | Monday, July 25, 2016
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I'm not someone who watches 60 Minutes every week. I find their heartwarming stories about sick children (ending with the announcement that the child died six months ago) to be cheap and manipulative. But Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine were on last night...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Monday, July 25, 2016
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As I wrote in my last post, the real question about Fox News without Roger Ailes is not how many more women will come forward but how far the contagion spreads. New York Magazin'es Gabriel Sherman has alleged a cover up by the same top executives serving...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Thank goodness John Oliver was on last night. His review of the Republican Convention could have come sooner, but still, it was just what we all needed. The RNC was "the most apocalyptic thing ever to happen to [Cleveland], and keep in mind, their river...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Monday, July 25, 2016
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Ended up doing a bit of Sunday driving today. The 70's soul mix I made got quite a workout. This song was one of the many highlights. What are you listening to tonight? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3');...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Monday, July 25, 2016
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It's certainly not hyperbolic to say that Donald Trump and his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort have a complex and rather sordid history of collusion with Russian autocrats. It is also not far-fetched to mention some less than kosher affiliations with...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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In a rare moment of levity, Jake Tapper recalls Drümpenführer's summary of his RNC performance as 'It was the Trump of times, it was the Trump of times,' a subtle dig at the narcissism we've grown so accustomed to, during this campaign. On Zakaria's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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In a smart move, DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile is taking over for the departing Debbie Wasserman Schultz throughout the rest of the election. DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as Interim Chair through the election #DNCinPHL — Luis Miranda (@LuisMiranda)...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Porn. It is bad. Dirty. UnChristianlike. Sinful. A darn public health crisis! Well, at least the Republican Party declared it so earlier this month during their draft party platform meeting earlier this month. CNN reports that North Carolina delegate...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Oh, Ann. I know Donald Trump was way behind you in this rise of nativism in the Republican party, but damn, girl. You've outdone yourself today. CNN's Fareed Zakaria called out Comrade Trump's RNC speech Thursday night for its horrific vision of America...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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I've been writing for years and years that Debbie Wasserman Schultz should never have been made the head of the DNC and for the way she operated in Florida before being tapped for the post. She hasn't been long for the job, especially after the complaints...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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I took Saturday off mostly and didn't get a chance to watch any of Sen. Tim Kaine's introductory speech until late last night. I was not a real fan of his, but was surprised to see how relaxed, folksy and down to earth he was after getting a proper introduction...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should have lost her job long ago for a whole host of reasons, and following the recent email dump by WikiLeaks, the DNC has decided to scrap her appearances at the convention this week. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Clinton Campaign Chair Robby Mook appeared on CNN this morning and one of the hot topics was the DNC email hack, released by Wiki Leaks over the weekend. Mook told Jake Tapper that the timing of the release may be an attempt by the Russians to help Donald...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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It's no longer a secret, even if it is a national embarrassment. Ex-KKK Grand Wizard, David Duke, is seeking the vacated Senate seat left by diaper-enthusiast David Vitter. Why not swap out one David for another, what could possibly go wrong? It turns...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Everyone predicted at the start of Monday’s GOP Convention a clusterf*!k of epic proportions. We knew it would be a 4 day-hate-fest of lies about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama & the dangerous Democrats. However, even the most jaded political operatives,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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So, what are the odds that this serial sexual harasser is now working for Donald Trump? Meet the Press host Chuck Todd asked Trump about the Roger Ailes' departure from Fox News as the allegations of harassment continue to pile up, and to no one's surprise,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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After Jon Stewart magnificently skewered Sean Hannity’s hypocrisy in supporting Donald Trump, Hannity attempted to hit back on his radio show. I don’t think it went well, do you? While he was at it, Hannity also attacked The Washington Post’s Erik...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Michele Soavi, learned his craft from the great Dario Argento and Lamerto Bava and finally broke through as a director with his 1987 film Stage Fright that did poorly in Italy, but very well internationally. In 1994 he released Cemetery Man which did...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Hillary Clinton's choice of Tim Kaine as her running mate is the least surprising political thing that has happened all year long. He was the widely recognized front runner from the moment people starting talking about who her pick was likely to be,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Mike Lux | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Herr Drumpenführer, the reincarnation of Benito Mussolini, displayed, in his RNC acceptance 'speech,' the darkest demagoguery in well over half a century. He said, 'I have a message for all of you that crime and violence that afflicts our nation will...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Scottie Nell Hughes, formerly known as CNN's Tea Party spokesperson, is now one of the sycophantic Trumpers, still earning money from that same network. She was someone whom Wolf Blitzer sought to opine on the debut of Hillary and Tim Kaine's first joint...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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You'd think that after the dearly departed (from Fox News) Roger Ailes was accused of sexual harassment, the network would be a little wary of guests, like Duck Dynasty "patriarch" Phil Robertson, who have a decidedly kinky worldview. But Robertson is...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hounds Priscilla | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Shocking new revelations have come out today in the death of Sandra Bland, a woman who was found dead in her jail cell in a Waller County cell in July 2015 under suspicious circumstances. Raw Story reports that earlier today a lawyer representing Sandra...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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When I heard it was, at long last, the safe boring choice, the song above popped into my head and on to my Twitter. Most of us on the progressive side wanted someone more progressive than Tim Kaine. Sanders says Clinton VP should have "very strong progressive...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Attorney Andrea Burton is free on appeal, but should she lose the appeal, she'll have to spend the five days in jail. I suppose the takeaway from this is that you can be an activist or a lawyer, but you can't really be both at once in the courtroom....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Seriously, there's no excuse for this man, Jeffrey Lord, even having a job on any outlet other than Alex Jones' Info Wars. He shouldn't have a job reciting Dr. Seuss books. Sorry, that's not cool, because that's an insult to Dr. Seuss. Trump sycophant...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Donald Trump made a long speech last night without getting into any petty beefs, and restraining himself must have been just killing him, because here's what he's up to this morning: Donald Trump would not accept Ted Cruz's endorsement even if he offered...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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North Carolina's ridiculous governor blamed the "the sports and entertainment elite" and "liberal media" for losing the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, a move that'll lose the city of Charlotte upwards of $100 million and the state itself much more in lost prestige....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Trump surrogates are either unabashed liars, or they're complete simpletons who often tell unpleasant truths. In Wisconsin's Sean Duffy they have both. Source: Think Progress During a CNN interview this morning, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) acknowledged the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Breaion King, an Austin, Texas school teacher was driving, according to police, 15 miles above the speed limit. This is not exactly a remarkable event, unless it's completely mishandled. This is a time that turned out worse than you can imagine, but...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Just spent the last few evenings of hearing pretty much nothing but doom and gloom, Then last night it was capped off with the creepiest Oompa Loompa ever yelling about his disdain for most of the people he claims he wants to leader of. There's only...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dale Merrill | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Talk about a tantrum! During a conversation earlier this week, North Carolina Republican Chairman Robin Hayes asked fellow delegate Ted Hicks what he thought of Ted Cruz's speech. Hicks was honest and said "I thought it was a fine speech.” No big deal....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Sarah P | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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I have a feeling Ivanka is a little jealous of her stepmother. During the whole Melania plagiarism scandal on Monday and Tuesday, at least one right wing media outlet (Breitbart does not get a link here) attempted to distract us all by pointing out that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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The New York Times is reporting that Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has won the vice presidential sweepstakes and will be her running mate for the 2016 general election. In the end, Mrs. Clinton decided Mr. Kaine, 58, a former governor of Virginia who sits...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Let's not forget that Ana Navarro is a Republican consultant. She is brought on by Republican candidates to engender outreach to the Latino community by the Republican Party. Donald Trump has just screwed her entire career as a campaign consultant nine...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Dr. Ben Carson's mantra must be that whatever idiotic thing conservatives say, he can do better. The former GOP presidential candidate was on with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren Thursday night during the RNC convention and he was asked to give his thoughts...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, July 22, 2016
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There's no question in my mind that David Duke's decision to run for the Senate as David Vitter's replacement is the direct consequence of Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination. Washington Post: Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke on Friday...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Twitter noticed how Donald Trump patted his daughter Ivanka last night. Not in a good way. This can't-unwatch-it moment, plus "Get them out of the country!" will be among Dems' takeaways from DJT speech pic.twitter.com/BUI5pBS764 — Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict)...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Frances Langum | Friday, July 22, 2016
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After Donald Trump finished an hour and fifteen minute long acceptance at the RNC Convention, the longest since 1972, most of which he shouted, had the Fox News pundits doing their best to soft pedal the dark and apocalyptic message he put forth. All...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, July 22, 2016
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