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(CNN) Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote.
(CNN) “I have concluded that Iowans take politics really seriously,” Clinton said. “You test your candidates, you actually force them to be the best they can be and they have to be willing to answer the tough questions.”
Democrat Bruce Braley “has been willing to do and his opponent has not,” she said.
“It truly seems like it should be in disqualifying in Iowa of all states to avoid answering questions,” Clinton added to a sustained round of applause.
(Slate) According to a six-month-long investigation conducted by Greg Palast for Al Jazeera, “voting officials in 27 states, almost all of them Republicans, have launched what is threatening to become a massive purge of black, Hispanic, and Asian-American voters. Already, tens of thousands have been removed from voter rolls in battleground states, and the numbers are set to climb.”
Specifically, officials have a master list of 6.9 million suspected “potential double voters.” And in Virginia, Georgia, and Washington the lists are “heavily over-weighted with names such as Jackson, Garcia, Patel, and Kim,” all common to Democratic-leaning minority groups.
(Press Herald) Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King on Wednesday announced his support for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud in the Maine governor’s race.
King previously endorsed independent Eliot Cutler, who in turn used the endorsement in television ads. However, Cutler said at a news conference Wednesday that he is a long shot to win on Nov. 4 and urged his supporters to “vote their conscience.”
(Mother Jones) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is demanding Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) reveal the science behind his controversial decision to place all health care workers returning back from Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone to be placed under a mandatory quarantine. Spoiler alert: the science does not exist.
"He should bring out his scientists who are advising him on that, because we know that we want to be led by science," Warren said Tuesday during an appearance on CBS's This Morning.
(bluntandcranky) Everybody assumes that Dem turnout will suck out loud this election. And it looks like that could well be true. If so, Democrats have no one but themselves to blame for the succeeeding years of Teapublican rape, pillage and plunder.
But there IS a way for Dems to win. An easy way. A way that can work, and requires less than half an hour’s time from each Dem voter. Here it is:
VOTE. That’s it. If Dems vote in numbers that exceed the current dismal expectations, they will win races. Lots of races.
(Mediaite) As the number of ebola cases in the U.S. dwindled to one Tuesday, a new CNN/ORC poll found the American public surprisingly confident in the federal government’s response to the virus in the U.S.
54% of those surveyed said the government had done a good job in handling the virus, while 71% were confident the government could prevent a widespread outbreak — somewhat contradicting the punditry that decried the public’s despair in the face of institutional failures.
(MSNBC) New Hampshire Republicans, still hoping to take down Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D), published an op-ed in a local newspaper this morning written by former state House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh (R). The piece isn’t quite as interesting as its author.
Even by 2014 standards, the Republican’s op-ed seems oddly detached from current events, referencing “skyrocketing gasoline prices,” a moratorium that no longer exists, and a House GOP lawmaker who’s no longer in the House. But given how frequently Republican criticisms bear no real resemblance to reality, this alone would hardly be noteworthy.
Dave Weigel, however, notes a more glaring problem: the author of the op-ed has been dead for several years.
(Charlotte Post) Not long ago, the airwaves were filled with predictions that health-care reform would be a disaster for taxpayers and consumers. That hasn't happened.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, will cut the federal budget deficit by $100 billion despite adding health coverage for about 10 million people, by federal estimates.
(Think Progress) “An elderly man, a veteran. Ninety-three years old,” Parsley, an election judge for the last 15 years, told ThinkProgress. “His license had expired.”
Under Texas’ new voter ID law, one of the strictest in the nation, citizens are required to present one of seven forms of photo identification to vote. The identification can be a Texas-issued driver’s license, a federally-issued veteran’s ID card, or a gun registration card, among other forms. Licenses can be expired, but not for more than 60 days.
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- 'Born and raised' Texans forced to prove identities under new voter ID law
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- If an Ad Falls In the Forest, and No One Sees It . . . .
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- The Revenge Of Mitch McConnell: GOP Senate Will Halt Obama Nominations: What to expect if Dems don't
- GOP Male Rep. says female Democratic candidate Ann McLane Kuster is "UGLY As SIN" and can't win!!!
- IF REPUBLICANS CANDIDATES TOLD THE TRUTH-gregory-crawford
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- Midterm Elections: Win or Lose, Republicans Are Still a Wreck
- Exclusive Poll: Michigan Governor's Race Between Snyder And Schauer Is Too Close To Call
- Voted A Few Days Ago
- "We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick."
- NC Teacher's Reveals Bucket List: "If she only had 10 days to live she would kill all black people”
- Well they caught the PA cop killer running around the Pocono woods.
- Pentagon Overpaid Supplier With Exclusive Contract By As Much As 85%
- Sitting on the porch
- I can see it now...
- Dennis Prager makes an ass of himself, again.
- A Selfless Medical Hero
- Voted today.
- Baseball: Thanks a lot Chevy! Bumgarner's MVP truck was recalled this month.
- Soccer/Football: Recently Discovered Footage Of The USA Playing Ireland In 1924!
- Environment & Energy: Stanford scientists develop a process & catalyst for making ethanol from Carbon monoxide & water
- Sports: Youk Retires
- Weird News: Holy F*ck (if you'll pardon the expression), This ISN'T a joke???
- Comic Books: Rumor is the upcoming Wonder Woman trilogy is epic
- Religion: Does press coverage indicate support or opposition of an individual or a position?
- Cooking & Baking: What's for Dinner, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
- Women's Rights & Issues: GOP Male Rep. says female Democratic candidate Ann McLane Kuster is "UGLY As SIN" and can't win!!!
- Atheists & Agnostics: "Val Kilmer IS Moses...!"
- Washington: If you'd like to see what our Governor
- California: 40 arrests, 2 shootings in Giants fan revelry
- Latin America: Here's Why Nicaragua Is Unbelievably Safe Despite Being Impoverished
- Minnesota: Rick Nolan Disses Star Tribune
- Canada: Another proposed opening date for the Aquatarium fails to materialize
- Virginia: Trammell Dispels Opponent's Minimum Wage Statements.
- Connecticut: Millions in Outside Political Money Pouring Into Connecticut Race for Governor
- Massachusetts: I think the city of Boston should give Mayor Menino the biggest parade ever.
- Georgia: Last Call Volunteer for Georgia Victory 2014
- Appalachia: Hey all
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