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From Ron To Ayatollah - XOXO

Look at our First Family, y'all. Just drink it in.

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https://twitter.com/ReignOfApril/status/584865495943348224

The exact moment police planted evidence

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https://twitter.com/C0d3fr0sty/status/585590418416480256

The officer then runs back toward where the initial scuffle occurred and picks something up off the ground. Moments later, he drops an object near Mr. Scott’s body, the video shows.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/us/south-carolina-officer-is-charged-with-murder-in-black-mans-death.html?referrer=&_r=1

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Updated to add this crosspost:

Before Secret Video Was Revealed, This Was The Official Police Statement on Walter Scott Murder:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026471722

Before Secret Video Was Revealed, This Was The Official Police Statement on Walter Scott Murder:


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http://www.abcnews4.com/story/28725562/coroner-identifies-man-shot-killed-by-north-charleston-police-officer
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/us/south-carolina-officer-is-charged-with-murder-in-black-mans-death.html?_r=0
VIDEO quite disturbing:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/07/officer-michael-slager-shoots-man-in-back-video_n_7021134.html

Obama Jabs 'Less-Than-Loving' Christians At Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama appeared to poke fun at his critics Tuesday during an Easter prayer breakfast speech at the White House.

“On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians I get concerned.”

The President didn't specify what those "less-than-loving expressions" were.

"But that's a topic for another day," he added to laughter and applause from the audience. "I was about to veer off. I'm pulling it back."



VIDEO & MORE:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-less-than-loving-christians

Rand Paul: "I support the Reagan approach to the Iran negotiations."

"I support the Reagan approach to the Iran negotiations."
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/quote-o-day-rand-paul.html



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A critically important international debate unfolded last week once a framework was in place to curtail Iran’s nuclear program. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), however, skipped the argument, remaining silent while on vacation.

The senator did, however, broach the subject in his presidential announcement speech in Kentucky this afternoon:

“I envision a national defense that promotes, as Reagan put it, ‘peace through strength.’

“I believe in applying Ronald Reagan’s approach to foreign policy to the Iran issue. Successful negotiations with untrustworthy adversaries are only achieved from a position of strength.”


http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/rand-paul-vows-follow-reagans-poor-example-iran

What Are You Selling?

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Party politics: Two small tents, with most Americans on the outside By Bill Schneider April 5, 201

Party politics: Two small tents, with most Americans on the outside

By Bill Schneider

April 5, 2015

The big tents are shrinking. Republicans and Democrats used to take pride in calling their respective parties “big tents” with room for a diversity of views. That tradition has ended for Republicans. It may be on its way out for Democrats as well.

Some liberals are celebrating the fact that retiring Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada will soon be replaced by Senator Charles Schumer of New York. That’s because Nevada is a swing state. “By choosing leaders outside the party’s home turf,” Ari Melber wrote for Politico in 2010, “Senate Democrats up the odds that their standard-bearers will be distracted by close races — caught between the politics of their constituents and the national party.” Reid squeaked by in his 2010 reelection race with 50.3 percent of the vote.

That’s not likely to be a problem for Schumer. New York is a deep-blue state. Schumer won with 67 percent of the vote in 2010.

The main reason the tents are shrinking is that the number of swing states is diminishing. Congressional Republicans increasingly represent red states and congressional Democrats blue states. Thirty percent of Democrats in the House of Representatives now come from just two states — New York and California.



more:
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/05/party-politics-two-small-tents-with-most-americans-on-the-outside/

War will be endless because peace isn't profitable.

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When people get unreasonably defensive about feminism or racial or LGBT equality....

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