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Another paranoid wingnut acting out the kind of craziness probably fed into his head by the likes of Glenn Beck and extremist websites, and one cop is now dead as a result: Pennsylvania authorities have identified a 31-year-old man they described as...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Sharyl Attkisson may have left CBS, but she hasn't left Benghazi! Now employed as a senior featured writer for the Heritage Foundation's bogus journalism project, she gets to write whatever she wants about the bogus Benghazi non-scandal, whether it's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Thomas "What's The Matter With Kansas?" Frank takes political data journalism to the woodshed: Back to the main point. It is true that some of the hottest deck chairs on the sinking ocean liner known as the press are number-crunching divisions like The...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, September 15, 2014
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It's not every day that the Los Angeles Unified School District agrees to surrender their three rightfully owned grenade launchers, but they have decided to do just that in the interests of community peace of mind. I know I feel better knowing they're...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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As this article from MSNBC's Benjy Sarlin and Rachel Maddow in the clip above discussed, even if Democrat Chad Taylor is forced to remain on the ballot for Senate in Kansas, the polls aren't looking good for Pat Roberts: A new survey by Public Policy...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Maybe it's time to talk about the elephant in the room: Namely, that NFL football is a sport that trains men to disregard the ingrained taboo against hurting other humans. Then its leaders act shocked and surprised when the men they train can't turn...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann has found at least one thing that ISIS and these Tea-Publican, radical right-wing so-called Christians have in common -- and it's not just the fact that they both sound a whole lot like Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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This isn't a rundown of races the DCCC and NRCC have decided to fight over for control of the House. Continued, unchallenged control of the House became a foregone conclusion the day Nancy Pelosi reappointed a failed, incompetent, corrupt and vision-free...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Howie Klein | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons is an arm of the Kochtopus, funded by associated conservative groups to fight Obamacare on all levels. Closely associated with Ron and Rand Paul, the AAPS gives seminars around the country educating...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The Young Turks Cenk Uygur takes MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to task for his criticism of Harry Reid for going after the Koch brothers and the Democrats' strategy of making them the target in their campaign ads. Despite their best efforts to carry water...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The record is a folk-tinged singer-songwriter effort with a little bit of a country element to it as well. Arrangements are pretty basic, seeing as how more significance is placed on the song's harmonic and lyrical content. Plus, it has a cool video...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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A Michigan mother says that she is devastated because Kalamazoo County is foreclosing on her home after brain bruises from a car accident caused her to miss a single tax payment two years ago. Deborah Calley told WITI that she paid cash for her dream...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had a tough time responding to a couple of questions that asked him if he believed in evolution. Are you shocked? Governor Howdy Doody often mingles his Christian beliefs into scientific ones and thinks they both have...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The Grand Jury investigating Michael Brown has been given an extension of 60 days to complete its work, dragging the deadline into January. RawStory: Under Missouri law, grand juries can be empanelled up to six months but typically are held for four...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Steve Doocy begins today's Obama-bashing segment by griping that President Obama is now revealing our anti-ISIL strategy, merely two weeks after all the Fox cohorts and "experts" were complaining he had no strategy. So if he reveals something to satisfy...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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(Graphic video) Here's a perfect example of where a Body Cam told the tale of what really happened when Christopher Mitchell came out of his house brandishing a gun. Police shot Christopher Mitchell, 37, outside his home after officers said he pointed...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Think about everything you understood about our system of government here in the United States. We're  governed under a document that starts with the words, "We the People." Right? When We the People agree that something should done to make our lives...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dave Johnson | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Self defense? Aggravated assault? Hey, these things happen -- all the damn time: MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A baby caught in the crossfire is recovering after she was accidentally shot by her own mother. Late Sunday night, Murfreeboro police came to a downtown...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Bill-O used his Talking Points Memo to once again call President Obama weak and attack him for supposedly being too soft on the terrorists -- and now he wants a declaration of war so the United States can prove how tough we're going to get with that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Very kind of these kids to want to help the little girl who shot their dad: The four children of Charles Vacca, the gun instructor who was killed when a nine-year-old girllost control of an uzi at an Arizona gun range last month, released a video message...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Once again, the ladies and gentlemen of our Corporate Media show how very out of touch they are with those who don't travel in the same rarefied circles. In keeping with their self-appointed roles as political gatekeepers, Mrs. Greenspan and Chris Cillizza...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Another child abuse scandal is percolating around star running back Adrian Peterson, as new allegations swirl around the recently-indicted NFL player. A new report Monday evening revealed another incident in which Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] A self-described coalition of antigovernment groups is hoping to organize yet another attempt at shutting down the U.S.-Mexico border at major commercial crossings this weekend, calling the event “Shut Down All Ports of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took Sen. Huckleberry J. Butchmeup (h/t Charlie Pierce) for his unhinged bedwetting rant over the weekend, where he warned that the "gates of hell" would "spill out onto the world" if President Obama didn't get some boots...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Christian MMA or, as in this case, Muay Thai is a great way to get more people to praise god in church. You might ask, "How is a simultaneous, double-pants-pounding knockout possible? In the fighters' eyes, it’s all in the name of spreading the Good...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Today is National Make a Hat Day, which is thought to have been started by some enterprising preschool teachers as a fun activity for their students. (The newsreel video above is from 1950.) National Make a Hat Day seems to come sooner and sooner every...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Conservative host Rush Limbaugh on Monday suggested that sexual conduct policies stifled romance because sometimes "no means yes if you know how to spot it." Last week, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights ended its Title IX investigation...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Monday, September 15, 2014
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I'm sure she would have never accidentally shot a student. After all, she's a teacher and a responsible gun owner! A Taylorsville elementary school teacher somehow shot herself in the leg while in a school restroom. The 6th-grade teacher, Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Looks like Bill Clinton will be out there, urging Dems to get out the vote in the Southern states. He's right, we're not used to turning out in the mid-terms and we have to change that. Greg Sargent at the Plum Line: For the purposes of understanding...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Fox News helped promote more fear in America by giving a platform for a Texas Sheriff spewing "ISIS American invasion" conspiracy theories and then asked for advice on how we protect ourselves form the Quran carrying marauders as well as how Obama should...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, September 15, 2014
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It didn't take long for the Minnesota Vikings to reverse their principled stance against star running back Adrian Peterson, who they deactivated for yesterday's game. The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, September 15, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Lee Fang is one of a handful of reporters I always read, and he does a great job with this Nation piece, naming names, pointing out the conflicts, and explaining the insidious effect of paid defense 'analysts' on the decision to go to war: If you read...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, September 15, 2014
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It's a great day at Fox when someone calls them out on their hypocrisy and yesterday was one of those rare days. Howie Kurtz interviewed TMZ founder Harvey Levin and tried to get Levin to admit he pays for video and only sensationalists like TMZ engage...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Monday, September 15, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Monday, September 15, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Any minimally intelligent voter should know by now that not only does outsourcing a service make it less likely it will be done properly, it doesn't really save money -- because taxpayers often end up paying twice: Once for the outsourcing version, the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, September 15, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Monday, September 15, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Hey, everyone needs a gig and far be it from me to criticize anyone for taking a fat paycheck for blowing smoke out his ass. But just look at how useless Jay Carney is as a political commentator! He repeats the formulaic prediction that Democrats will...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, September 15, 2014
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There are times where it's best to just let stories die. That is, unless you're Sarah Palin and are so narcissistic you just can't resist spinning things your way, via an unnamed "friend of the family." Here then, for your enjoyment, is WasillaBilly...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Monday, September 15, 2014
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If you've got an hour to spare and are a fan of historian and journalist Rick Perlstein, you should really enjoy the interview above from this Sunday's Q&A on C-SPAN: Rick Perlstein talked about his book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Friday night, Bill Maher ended his big-buzz Flip A District competition by announcing the misogynist toady for the 1% he would work to defeat in November: John Kline in southeast Minnesota (MN-02). Democrats have grown unaccustomed to anyone holding...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Howie Klein | Monday, September 15, 2014
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What is it with game show hosts? They're all hucksters and idiots. Pat Sajak is a screaming teabagger and so is Chuck Woolery. But his latest series of tweets may be the stupidest right wing tweets of all. Via LGF: I have been reluctant to say this,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Will those stellar free-speech advocates on the right stand up for Dr. Misee Harris, or will they remain silent? Dr. Misee Harris, who also was the Black Bachelorette, just found herself in an impossible situation after posting support for Ferguson and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Monday, September 15, 2014
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If this is a joke it's not funny. And if it's not a joke, it's still not funny, and it's just sick. This was an actual listing on Urban Outfitters, though the website now says it's "sold out". Why would anyone think it's just fine to sell a blood-stained...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Monday, September 15, 2014
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I wouldn't exactly call it funk, but there's definitely some groove to it. So if you like spaced-out rock with lush arrangements and a good beat, then I'd highly recommend checking these guys out. Got any favorite artists who sing in Spanish? googletag.cmd.push(function()...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Monday, September 15, 2014
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