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On The Newsroom Who Pays the Price for Having Principles? Episode 3 Analysisby SpockoEpisode 3 of The Newsroom deals with a Snowden-like leak to a TV journalist. I wonder, how would a mainstream TV network actually handle a story like this? Spoilers...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Spocko | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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As usual:Earlier this year, conservative groups led by Concerned Women for America tried unsuccessfully to stop the House from approving a plan to move forward on the building of the National Women’s...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I don't know about you, but this seems really bad to me:NBC host Lawrence O’Donnell blasted St. Louis County assistant district attorney Kathy Alizadeh on Wednesday for taking weeks to tell...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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“The most important” part of Rand Paul’s assessment of “questions of war,” the Kentucky senator told The Daily Beast this fall, is “how you go to war.”No. Not really. The most important question is whether you...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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You know the Big Money Boyz have some concerns when they hire right wing PR firms to pull out the old lazy, dirty hippie tropes to get the rubes on the other side. I wrote a piece for Salon about...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Steve Benen caught a couple of news items indicating that the Republicans might tell the president he isn't welcome on Capitol Hill anymore and refuse to allow him to give the State of the Union speech:Politico reported yesterday...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The #Ferguson #failby Tom Sullivan Eugene Robinson this morning does more criticism of the #Ferguson #fail. Robinson calls out the police, for treating the citizens of Ferguson more like "subjects," and Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch for not acting...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Some soup for you!This is mexican pozole and if you haven't had it, you're missing out on life. This recipe is from Martha Stewart who while not exactly known for mexican cuisine, makes a tasty and easy soup:1 tablespoon olive oil2 medium...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Also known as covering your ass:When Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the officer returned to the police station unescorted, washed blood...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I love this Buzzfeed gif-fest about the Obama daughters' obvious embarrassmnt at their Dad's silly jokes yesterday when he was giving the Turkey "amnesty."Lulz. Teenagers .......
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I wrote about food for Salon today. Why not? An excerpt:Stuffing is said to be Americans’ favorite dish of the Thanksgiving meal. It has been around in one form or another since Roman times, and there are as many versions...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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A lot of people have been commenting about what a crappy Thanksgiving this is with all the divisions and anger and polarization. Well, it's not the worst one we've ever had in that regard. In fact, Thanksgiving was declared...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I'll have a Black Friday without youby Tom Sullivan Traditional anti-consumerism boycotts of Black Friday have company this year. In the wake of the grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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A few years back on Thanksgiving eve I ran this recipe for Pumpkin Cake and received a very nice note from journalist Karen Tumulty saying that she'd been tooling around the web for something to bake and tried it and...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Wait, what? I watched this footage of a car honking and running over protesters last night but I didn't hear what happened later:Several protesters jumped on the hood of the driver's car and he eventually...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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NYT:The officer’s testimony, delivered without the cross-examination of a trial in the earliest phase of the three-month inquiry, was the only direct account of the fatal encounter. It appeared to form the spine of a narrative that unfolded...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I wrote a piece today for Salon about this bizarre right wing rope that Michael Brown wasn't unarmed. Because he was big. And he was black.An excerpt:In [Wilson's] telling, Brown’s body itself was a lethal weapon...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Just like a woman; the Weiss nomination pushback has begunby Gaius Publius This is an update to something I wrote recently. Elizabeth Warren is strongly opposed to Obama nominee Antonio Weiss for an under-secretary position at Treasury. She delineated...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Gaius Publius | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Shift minions getting all uppityby Tom Sullivan So, what? Do these uppity, chronically stressed workers think The Economy exists to serve people instead of the other way around? Employees — I'm sorry, Associates — are supposed to genuflect and cross...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Jesus. Panetta:Panetta: “You never tell your enemy what the hell you’re going to do…It is important for our military leaders to know that they have to be able to use every possible option on...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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How surprising:[A]ll 11 state lawmaking chambers that flipped to Republican control in this month’s elections –- six senates, five houses or assemblies — will be led by men. In 10 of the 11, the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The other creepy congressman named King:“I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, ‘You’ve gone through...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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I did a little meditation on Ferguson for Salon this morning. As I watched the broadcast last night and listened to the rambling statement of the prosecutor, it reminded me of an earlier incident:I remember the night...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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