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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Sampson | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday advised parents not to kick out their son's pregnant girlfriend even though she was a "stained woman." In an email, a viewer named Pat told the TV preacher that he and his wife had allowed the unmarried couple...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Please give us more elected officials who aren't timid about telling people they should turn off their TV machines and get out more often. TPM: The caller rattled off a list including Benghazi, the IRS scandal, NSA surveillance, Fast and Furious and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Mike Huckabee is one of the right's top choices for the 2016 nomination. Let that one sink in. Then watch him make an ass of himself with regard to the difference between law and policy. Huckabee went off on Obama (surprise!) over Israel. "How can you...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Ray Rice's putrid two game suspension by Roger Goodell and the NFL after he allegedly knocked his girlfriend unconscious in an elevator has caused quite an outrage among many different factions around the states. However, there was one sports talkie...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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You don't get much more embarrassing than this. Clawson has been in congress for about four weeks now, having replaced the cocaine-snorting Trey Radel. via Sahil Kapur at TPM. Video by Foreign Policy magazine. In an extraordinary -- and extraordinarily...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Bill Maher reiterated a good deal of what he wrote in an op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter this week about the possibility of Rupert Murdoch taking over Time Warner during his New Rules segment on Real Time this Friday evening. HBO's Bill Maher Imagines...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The premise of the experiment is that these guys performed one of their songs five times, but drinking four beers each in between performances. Then, the video allows you to click around on the annotations and see the band performing at different levels...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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This was such a great book. Kaufman made a huge impact with it: Bel Kaufman, a former New York City schoolteacher whose classic first novel, “Up the Down Staircase” — shot through with despair and hopefulness, violence and levity, all manner of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Since the federal government already provides so much of the R&D funding for pharmaceutical companies, and Big Pharma really exploits its stranglehold on certain drugs, maybe it's time to talk about either federal price ceilings, partial ownership...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, July 25, 2014
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I really needed this today: SAVANNAH — [UPDATE] The two dogs have been placed together with a potential adopter and should travel to Florida soon with their new owner, according to the Savannah Morning News. Read the original story below. It’s a...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Right wingers are up in a tizzy today after a video and a new audio surfaced by Jonathan Gruber, a main architect of the ACA, who they say backs up Boehner's lawsuit. Brietbart: Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Once Again Ties Subsidies to State-Based...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, July 25, 2014
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By Sylvia Todorova Now that all eyes are on Ukraine and the potential of a bigger war looms, there’s never been a more important time to understand what is at stake. As WhoWhatWhy readers know, the real reasons surrounding a conflict are often buried...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: WhoWhatWhy.com | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Good for him. Let's see how many more millionaires and billionaires support him: Mark Cuban isn't a fan of tax inversions, either. Last night, President Obama spoke with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and their first topic of conversation was the issue of tax...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, July 25, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Friday, July 25, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Friday, July 25, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Friday, July 25, 2014
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I laughed my ass off at this story, and thought you guys might enjoy it: Click on the link to see the rest of their signs: While some pro-life advocates will continue to resort to violence and hate to get their message across, other protesters have more...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, July 25, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Friday, July 25, 2014
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This is just insane, and these arrangements are far too often associated with corruption in the police department. After all, a chief is a lot more likely to cooperate with politicians on "sensitive" matters when he's got a big fat payday at stake. In...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, July 25, 2014
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I've been following this since the first Twitter reports of a massacre came out of Khuza'a -- but suddenly, the tweets stopped coming. Now we're piecing together what happened with the help of scattered reports, because Western journalists weren't in...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Just days after the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of American Indians canceled Ted Nugent's appearance at their casino in Idaho, the Puyallup Tribe in Washington announced they'd be canceling two of his concerts as well. Couldn't happen to a move deserving guy....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Now this is more like it. House Democrats aren't sitting idly by while John Boehner tries to assuage his angry right wing with a lawsuit instead of impeachment. No, they're making Republicans pay for their folly by forcing votes that make them look like...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Remember how I told you this dude would make Goober Gohmert look sane? Right Wing Watch went and dug up his old radio broadcasts so we could see just how crazy he really is. Hice then spent the second half of his program warning that liberals would seek...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, July 25, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Stephen Colbert took a few jabs at conservatives for their reaction to the recent episode of True Blood, where the vampires were attending a fundraiser for Ted Cruz at the Bush Library during his "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger segment this Thursday...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, July 25, 2014
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There's been a lot of musical talent coming out of Australia in recent years, especially from Perth and Melbourne. It's good to see this kind of trend coming from a country that has been largely underrepresented in the music industry. These guys deserve...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Friday, July 25, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Never mind that Bill O'Reilly said earlier this month that calls from the half-term quitta' from Wasilla for President Obama to be impeached was a really dumb idea, he still wanted the "polling people" at Faux "news" to run it past "the folks" anyway,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Roger Goodell and the NFL look like complete fools by only suspending running back Ray Rice two games for knocking his former girlfriend and new wife unconscious in an elevator after an apparent argument. CBS: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: ProPublica | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Another "brilliant" pile of crap from Rep. Paul Ryan's big fat genius brain! Discuss the obvious flaws in the comments: On Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his much-anticipated proposal for reforming the way the federal government tries to alleviate...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Ms. Turness, here's the thing you don't seem to get: This is a management issue. Without proper ethical guidelines on what is acceptable and what isn't, what the hell do you expect? (Hint: Journalists shouldn't socialize with the people they cover.)...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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I figure we'd better set the record straight right away, or else the Fox Effect will kick in (it already has, I'm sure) and we'll see Google echoing Ted Cruz' lies throughout the Internet. Lie #1: "The FAA singled out Israel but didn’t ban travel to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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As I mentioned yesterday, Israel's public image is taking a real hit from Twitter and Facebook reports on Gaza. Here's their solution: In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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It took long enough for Sheriff Joe to weigh in on the border issues, didn't it? But when he did, he did it with the usual hefty dose of stupid. We begin with the obvious: Sheriff Joe is very, very angry with Mexico because Mexico is not very happy about...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Via the Wall Street Journal: Air Algérie lost contact with Flight 5017 after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, as the jetliner headed to Algiers with 116 people on board, Algeria's state news agency and the plane's operator said Thursday. French...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Mr. "Noun-a-Verb-and-9-11" Rudy Giuliani seems to have a bit of selective amnesia when it comes to the topic of his so-called "leadership skills" and how he handled the aftermath of the attacks in New York City over a decade ago. Giuliani is apparently...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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When do we stop this shameful, barbaric practice and simply accept the reality that taking life isn't right whether it's state-sanctioned or not? MSNBC: Tonight on the show, we covered the breaking news of an execution in Arizona that took nearly two...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Once upon a time, I wanted to be a lawyer. I was even studying up for the LSAT and getting ready to do battle with law school applications. Then my much loved and respected uncle suggested that maybe I didn't want to be one after all, because learning...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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This SIX year old, Kazuya Murata, aka #YoYoBaby, has an ability with a fast-spinning yo-yo that's worth watching. Maybe more than once. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: driftglass | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Fox's Bill O'Reilly used the recent court rulings on the Affordable Care Act as an excuse to continue railing on about a few of his favorite topics during his Talking Points Memo this Wednesday evening. One, painting everyone on the left as a bunch of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Former NFL coach Tony Dungy said that he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam because of all the media attention the first openly gay player would receive and the distractions it would have caused. I've written about it at length here and here. Michael...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday were shocked to learn that emergency responders were "forced" to serve non-English speakers in life-threatening situations even if the callers were suspected of entering the country illegally. "They stumbled...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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First of all, I'll confess that I don't watch cable news for news anymore. I occasionally watch when there's a natural disaster or a breaking news story, but I don't really care what the people on my teevee think about anything. I don't trust them enough...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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On April 22, 2013, Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old Black girl with good grades and a spotless school record, decided to mix some household chemicals in a water bottle on the grounds of her Florida high school as part of a science experiment. The project...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Melinda D. Anderson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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This is a couple of weeks old, but still relevant to understanding some of the many factors behind the Israeli attacks on Gaza. Because if there's anything we understand here in the good old U.S. of A., it's going to war for energy interests! Yesterday,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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