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Time Warner Cable Drops Current TV Upon Sale To Al Jazeera

Source: Huffington Post

Time Warner Cable Drops Current TV Upon Sale To Al Jazeera


Joel Hyatt, who co-founded Current TV with former Vice President Al Gore, told staff in a Wednesday night memo that Time Warner Cable "did not consent to the sale to Al Jazeera."

"Consequently, Current will no longer be carried on TWC," Hyatt wrote. "This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead."

A Time Warner Cable spokesman said in a statement that "our agreement with Current will be terminated and we will no longer be carrying the channel."

Some media observers interpreted the move as motivated by politics.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/time-warner-al-jazeera-current-tv_n_2399370.html

Al Jazeera Buys Current TV

NY Daily News Pulls No Punches on Front Page — Boehner "Stabbed NY & NJ in the Back"

The worst part of Boehner's behavior? Per the Daily News this was all a political game of payback against Cantor because he opposed the fiscal cliff bill.

The money — approved by the Senate last week — was supposed to come up for a House vote on Wednesday, the last full day of business by the outgoing Congress.
But sources told the Daily News that Boehner pulled the package from consideration as retaliation against Cantor for opposing the “fiscal cliff” compromise that the House passed on Tuesday.



The NRA of counter-earth's extremist view of the first amendment


GO HARRY REID! -UNANIMOUS Senate Confirmations Part of Fiscal Cliff Deal

Unanimous Senate Confirmations Part of Deal
by Mokurai

At 5 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 2, Harry Reid, some other Senate Democrats and 0 Senate Republicans passed a raft of confirmations by unanimous consent, as part of a deal with Mitch McConnell to keep his caucus away while business got done. It was on C-SPAN, but reporters were all working the fiscal cliff deal, particularly the House shenanigans. Lawrence O'Donnell let the cat out of the bag on his 10 PM show, The Last Word. Don't believe me? Here, you can watch it yourself. The relevant part starts at 3:52:10.


......... wonderful video of Lawrence O'Donnell tonight. It's a must-see segment about what Sen. Reid did alone on the Senate floor today, a truly beautiful thing to watch as so many Obama nominees get confirmed with 100 votes.

VIDEO: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755883/ns/msnbc-the_last_word/#50349848

“Harry Reid, who every day does much more than most people in the news media realize, and definitely accomplishes much more than the news media ever reports, pushed through pages and pages of nominations for President Obama yesterday when everyone was focused on what the House would do on the fiscal cliff vote. And Harry Reid did that with the active but invisible help of Mitch McConnell who did his part to make sure that no Republicans would vote against any of those nominations. And what did the United States Senate do today, that dysfunctional United States Senate? According to the news media, absolutely nothing.”


Awesomest FR thread ever.

Who do you want as Speaker?

Posted on Wed Jan 02 2013 18:01:23 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by ConservativeMan55

If John B's out then ANYONE could become Speaker of the House.

How about Col. Allen West?

Or.. a more serious possibility.. Rep Louie Gohmert??

Where do we call to lobby the voters???

We could freep them!


How Far We've Come

How Far We’ve Come
Posted on 01/02/2013 at 2:30 pm by JM Ashby
This wasn’t very long ago.

Every single Republican primary candidate raised their hand when asked if they would turn down a deal that included 10 dollars in cuts for every 1 dollar in new revenue.

During the presidential debates, Mitt Romney also, once again, reiterated that he would not accept a deal that included a 10:1 ratio of cuts to revenue.

And as recently as the middle of December, congressional Republicans rejected the idea of a 10:1 ratio.

Fast forward to today, and President Obama and the Democrats managed to pass a bill with a 1:41 ratio of cuts to revenue. And Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, voted for it.


Party Of Lincoln...

Ari Fleischer Pulls Back the Curtain, Then Realizes What He's Done

WED JAN 02, 2013 AT 04:20 PM PST
Ari Fleischer Pulls Back the Curtain, Then Realizes What He's Done
by The Troubadour

Today, Ari Fleischer unintentionally admitted in public what we have long suspected: that he, and many conservatives like him, are sanctimonious, gluttonous fools motivated to good only by self-serving interests.

For here is his response today to the newly-struck "fiscal cliff" deal:

Ari Fleischer

I increased donations to charity in 2012. This deal limits my deductions so I, & many others, will likely donate less in 2013.
1 Jan 13 ReplyRetweetFavorite


So much for empathy. So much for genuine compassion. So much for this: What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?


However, he was appalled to have done so, for after pulling back the curtain today, Fleischer tried to yank it shut, tried to walk back what he had already revealed:

Ari Fleischer

For those having a fit re my charity tweet, when gvt reduces ppl's take home pay, ppl have less $ to donate/spend. It's math
1 Jan 13 ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yes. Math, indeed.


Norquist "Magic"

In reality, though, only 85 “Rs” voted to cut taxes for working and middle class Americans — 151 of them voted no because… rich people are what really matter.


Here’s to a new year without Mitt Romney!

More schadenfreude for the 47 percent
Posted on January 2, 2013


In one final slap the President
and Paul Ryan
and John Boehner just raised Mitt Romney’s taxes.
No doubt Tagg Romney will now tell us that his dad actually wanted to pay higher taxes.

Here’s to a new year without Mitt Romney!

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