Luckovich Cartoon: Brutal Takedown Of Sarah Palin 28 recs : By kpete
The Rude Pundit - In Brief: No, Lindsey Graham, You Can't Marry Multiple Partners 26 recs : By meegbear
TPP is the largest--and worst--trade deal you've never heard of 21 recs : By progressoid
Friday TOON Roundup 1 - The evil that Koch do.... 15 recs : By n2doc
Jim Inhofe and the crazy old man who controls the weather - By Mark Morford 7 recs : By madokie
57 Charges of Child Abuse and Assault to be Leveled Against Drunken Hockey Fans Who Sprayed Native Y 162 recs : By Lifelong Protester
No Shit ...55 144 recs : By pbmus
Obama signs executive order closing Congress 94 recs : By KamaAina
Sen. Whitehouse Drops the Hammer on Fox and the GOP in Lynch A.G. Confirmation Hearing 85 recs : By Fred Sanders
The Left Column
(The Independent) During a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit last week, she whipped out a Ready for Hillary PAC magnet. “I’m ready for Hillary, are you? Are you coming?” she told her largely Republican audience.
Luckily for the Ready for Hillary campaign, they were. And tweeted an image of the event along with a link to a fundraising email, asking donors to give $20.16 to own a car magnet just like Palin’s.
(Prospect) Bernie Sanders, the United States senator from Vermont, plans on using his new position as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee to take on too-big-to-fail financial institutions by advocating for their dissolution. Though a registered independent, Sanders caucuses with the Democrats, allowing him to assume the ranking member role representing the minority party.
(TPM) Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the economy and foreign policy during a speech at Mississippi State University on Wednesday night.
According to speech excerpts obtained by NBC, Romney, who has indicated if he decides to run for president again one of the pillars of his campaign would be inequality, will ask "How can Secretary Clinton provide opportunity for all if she doesn't know where jobs come from in the first place?"
(The Hill) GOP lawmakers have a big question for President Obama about the upcoming Supreme Court case that could undo much of his signature healthcare law: What happens if we win?
Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Wednesday to the head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), demanding the administration show its hand in case the court rules against ObamaCare this summer.
(Politico) Her statement came after Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked whether she believed waterboarding was torture. Leahy also referred to the report on enhanced interrogations that the Senate Intelligence Committee — then under Democratic control — released in December.
“Waterboarding is torture, Senator,” Lynch said in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “And thus illegal.”
Chris Matthews exploded. "You know why I am really against your Party?" Chris Matthews said. "... I can't stand the fact you fight too many wars. I think the Iraq War was insane. And I think it was really bad for our country. And the attempt by your party, from Reince Priebus all the way down, to repress Black voting in this country. Voting rights are sacred. You shouldn't mess with them. An you've got guys all over the country, Republicans as Republicans saying we are going to screw the Black vote. That is what you are doing. So again, the partisan game, I could not defend that if I were you."
SPIEGEL: One of your best reporters, James Risen, said in a speech that the mainstream "failed after 9/11." Do you agree?
Baquet: Yes, absolutely. The mainstream press was not aggressive enough after 9/11, was not aggressive enough in asking questions about a decision to go to war in Iraq, was not aggresive enough in asking the hard questions about the War on Terror. I accept that for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.
(The Advocate) Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, famed for his efforts to keep a Ten Commandments monument on public property as well as his staunch opposition to all things gay, is telling the state’s governor to ignore a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
“I ask you to continue to uphold and support the Alabama Constitution with respect to marriage, both for the welfare of this state and for our posterity,” Moore wrote to Gov. Robert Bentley. “Be advised that I stand with you to stop judicial tyranny and any unlawful opinions issued without constitutional authority.” The three-page letter, delivered to Bentley this morning, was also released to AL.com, a website for several Alabama newspapers.
(Politicus USA) President Obama got a huge win today as ten Democratic senators have vowed to vote against the Iran sanctions bill being pushed by Republicans in order to give the president more time to negotiate a nuclear agreement with Iran.
United States Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Gary Peters (D-MI), Bob Casey (D-PA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) all signed a letter to the president expressing their support.
The Pursuit of (Mathematical) Beauty Science : By n2doc
The Mouth of the Beast (big space image) Science : By n2doc
A dream come true for me - my book launch is next week at Quail Ridge! North Carolina : By NRaleighLiberal
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet Science : By n2doc
130 lb mastiff befriens 1lb chihuahua at shelter The DU Lounge : By Liberal_in_LA
- 'Low-life Scum' vs. 'Great American Villian' as Citizens Arrest Targets Kissinger
- "People or Parchment?"
- List of Goals for the new Greek Govt......should make you smile
- SPLC: Yesterday, the AFA sent us a letter repudiating some views of Bryan Fischer. We responded.
- Take Cuba off the Terrorist List
- Germans In Shock As New Greek Leader Starts With A Bang
- Mad Men: Inside the Men's Rights Movement—and the Army of Misogynists and Trolls It Spawned
- "There was and is no such category in American law as enemy combatant."
- Joe Biden: A Plan for Central America
- Progressive analysis of "anti-imperialist" left that defends Gaddafi, Assad, Putin
- The GOP’s Flip-Flopping Cuban Heartthrob
- I Speak My Mind, Because It’s the Only One I’ve Got
- McCain Amendment Could Scuttle U.S. Maritime Industry
- Romney may sell rebuilt La Jolla home
- 'AN ACT OF WAR' Contact info of all the Democratic Senators who voted for KEYSTONE XL!
- A year ago, Colorado had two Democratic Senators. Now, after the Keystone vote, we don't have any
- Romney's Iowa Guru Signs on With Jeb Bush
- How Scott Walker operates - an excellent case study
- Bibi & Boehner blow it: How they strengthened the White House’s hand
- For Democrats, Doubts Remain About Clinton on Both Policy and Politics
- new NYPD unit will get machine guns to police protesters
- Good news/bad news: Boozing wards off Alzheimer's and boosts stroke risk
- Can you see it? Chris Christie's PAC's address is "leadershipmattersforamerica.org" ...
- Five Years After: Long Live Howard Zinn (Bill Moyers)
- What Would Global Wealth Equality Look Like?
- Morning Jerk..
- This Massive New Project Is Great News for Homeless Vets in Los Angeles
- If conservative compassion, rationality and basic human decency were products that one could buy...
- Russian mother accused the treason for reporting Russian troop movements to Ukrainian embassy
- When Will Humans Evolve Past This Crap ???
- Photography: the spark in a puppies eye
- Skepticism, Science & Pseudoscience: Another anti-vaxx hysteria video...
- National Security & Defense: ‘There Is No Peace Dividend': Army Vice Chief Rails Against Sequester
- Media: Before Net Neutrality: The Surprising 1940s Battle for Radio Freedom
- Environment & Energy: PA Governor Tom Wolf Restores Fracking Moratorium In State Parks And Forests
- Sports: Patriots Really Embracing ‘Us Against The Rules’ Mentality
- Populist Reform of the Democratic Party: The Robert E. Rubin wing of the Democratic Party, the "Establishment Dems"
- African American: All Black Women Interviewed for STEM Study Experienced Gender Bias
- Socialist Progressives: Same guy is at it in LBN
- Labor Movement: Same guy is at it in LBN
- Latin America: Cuajimalpa Hospital Explosion: 4 Babies Confirmed Dead After Gas Blast In Mexico
- Florida: Browse the Florida Memory Photo Collections at the archives. You can find memories there.
- Texas: New bill in Texas legislature would allow teachers to shoot students
- California: Fresno busing to Oakland 2/7 for March for Real Climate Leadership
- Australia: Colleen McCullough, Author of The Thorn Birds, Dies
- Arizona: KRS-One Visits Cholla High Magnet School
- Wisconsin: Assembly bill would turn Wisconsin’s failing public schools into charters
- Pennsylvania: The false promise of fracking and local jobs
- Colorado: Michael Bennet just voted with eight other Dems
Latest Breaking News
6 min ago - By IMAD MATTI and SAMEER N. YACOUB KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said. Atta ... (AP-Excite)
34 min ago - Mitt Romney will call senior donors at 11am EST Friday to give them “an update” on his campaign plans. Sources have told The Daily Beast that the former Massachusetts governor will announce his intention to explore a third run for the White House. Ro ... (TDB)
45 min ago - An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental resear ... (New York Times)
45 min ago - Notorious former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly ran over two men with his truck following an argument on a film set in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed. H ... (LA Times)
50 min ago - Wonkblog By Chico Harlan January 30 at 8:47 AM @chicoharlan email@example.com The U.S. economy slowed its pace of growth between the months of October and December, according to government data released Friday morning, expanding at a 2.6 pe ... (Washington Post)
54 min ago - ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says that the death toll from a deadly blast at a mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 49. Hadi Bakhsh Zardari, the deputy commissioner of Shikarpur district where the blast hit, gave the death toll and said ... (AP)
1 hr ago - By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers. The Labor Department said Friday that the employment c ... (AP-Excite)
1 hr ago - Politics and Policy Tightening Labor Market Only Slowly Driving Up Wages By Jeffrey Sparshott And Josh Mitchell Jan. 30, 2015 8:34 a.m. ET Jefferey.Sparshott@wsj.com @jeffsparshott firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON--U.S. labor costs rose at a ... (The Wall Street Journal.)
1 hr ago - ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a woman opened automatic weapon fire at a police vehicle in Istanbul's main square, Taksim, before escaping on foot. No one was hurt in Friday's incident. The Anadolu Agency says the assailant left ... (AP)
1 hr ago - By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUB TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic ... (AP-Excite)
2 hrs ago - By LYNSEY CHUTEL JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of a covert unit for the apartheid state responsible for dozens of deaths, saying it is in the interest of national reconciliation. B ... (AP-Excite)
2 hrs ago - Over a million Parisians on Europe’s busiest railway line faced commuter nightmare on Thursday when drivers went on strike because a passenger assaulted one of their colleagues. Traffic returned to normal on Friday after management met unions. There ... (rfi)
3 hrs ago - Amman, Jordan (CNN)ISIS militants have launched an attack on the oil-producing northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. There had been recent speculation that ISIS might attack Kirkuk to force Kurdish troops to divert their efforts away from Mosul, ISIS' stro ... (CNN)
3 hrs ago - By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer — defectio ... (AP-Excite)
4 hrs ago - By GERALD HERBERT GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana's coast. More than 1,200 young, "cold-s ... (AP-Excite)
4 hrs ago - Malumfatori, the headquarters of Abadam local government of Borno State earlier seized by Boko Haram terrorists, was yesterday reclaimed by the Chadian military, witnesses and security sources said. The Chadian military yesterday demonstrated rare g ... (AllAfrica)
4 hrs ago - BY MATTHEW BARAKAT ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia. An arrest warrant, original ... (AP-Excite)
7 hrs ago - 13 minutes ago PRETORIA (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Friday whether he will be rele ... (Reuters)
10 hrs ago - The scope of a probe into PG&E's cozy relationship with the state Public Utilities Commission before and after a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno has widened this week, as investigators scour evidence gathered from the homes of two top officials ... (San Jose Mercury News)
10 hrs ago - BY ALICIA CHANG LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. "Par ... (AP)
Texas GOP rep. asks Muslim visitors Declare allegiance to the United States and “renounce Islamic te
10 hrs ago - A Republican representative of the Lone Star State had a very specific message for Muslims visiting her office on Texas Muslim Capitol Day: Declare allegiance to the United States and “renounce Islamic terrorist groups.” In recess with the House unt ... (MSNBC)
10 hrs ago - APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press | January 29, 2015 | Updated: January 29, 2015 7:22pm DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Kristi Strack and Dan Lafferty struck up an unusual relationship behind ... (Associated Press)
10 hrs ago - Republicans used the confirmation hearings this week for Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s attorney general nominee, to stress their commitment to voting restrictions—and to try to tie Lynch’s hands on voting issues should she assume the post. One GO ... (MSNBC)
10 hrs ago - Texas inmate who had been described as intellectually disabled by civil rights advocates was put to death Thursday, officials said. ...snip... Ladd was convicted in the 1996 killing of a Tyler, Texas, woman who was found beaten to death with a hamm ... (Los Angeles Times)
11 hrs ago - By PETER LEONARD ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub. A soldier wounde ... (AP-Excite)
12 hrs ago - NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin raised eyebrows on Thursday when he suggested Chris Kyle, the real-life protagonist behind the film American Sniper, might have had “racist tendencies” that caused him to go on “killing sprees." “If you do ... (Mediaite.com)
12 hrs ago - NEW YORK (AP) — A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard. Thirteen-year-old Vidal Chasta ... (AP-Excite)
12 hrs ago - Efforts to improve ties with Cuba will not extend to handing control of Guantanamo Bay back to Havana, the White House said on Thursday. "The president does believe that the prison at Guantanamo Bay should be closed down," said White House spokesman ... (AFP)
13 hrs ago - By WAYNE PARRY Atlantic City casino workers demonstrated outside the New York City offices of billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Thursday to protest the elimination of benefits at a casino he is poised to acquire. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union t ... (utsandiego)
14 hrs ago - Death Row Records founder Suge Knight ran over a man, possibly killing him, during an argument on a film set where The Game, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre were filming, TMZ reports. Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, an ... (Gawker)
2015 J F M A M J J A S O N D
- My Subscriptions
- AFL-CIO Now
- All Spin Zone
- All Things Democrat
- American Street
- Atlantic Free Press
- Big Head DC
- Blogging of the Pres
- Bluegrass Report
- Bluegrass Roots
- Blue Indiana
- Blue Mass. Group
- Bob Geiger
- BRAD Blog
- Brendan Calling
- Buckeye State Blog
- Burnt Orange Report
- Capitol Annex
- Carpetbagger Report
- Chris Floyd
- Clay Cane
- Cliff Schecter
- Comments from Left Field
- Confined Space
- Cotton Mouth
- Crooks and Liars
- culture kitchen
- Daily Gotham
- Daily Kos
- David Corn
- Dem Bloggers
- Deride and Conquer
- Drudge Retort
- Ed Cone
- ePluribus Media
- Ezra Klein
- Fired Up
- First Draft
- Green Mountain Daily
- Greg Palast
- Horse's Ass
- Hughes for America
- In Search of Utopia
- Is That Legal?
- Jesus' General
- Jon Swift
- Juan Cole
- Keystone Politics
- Las Vegas Gleaner
- Latino Pundit
- Lawyers, Guns and Money
- Left Coaster
- Left in the West
- Liberal Avenger
- Liberal Oasis
- Loaded Orygun
- Make Them Accountable
- Matthew Yglesias
- Media Girl
- Michigan Liberal
- Minnesota Campaign Report
- Minnesota Monitor
- My Left Nutmeg
- My Left Wing
- My Two Sense
- Nathan Newman
- Nevada Today
- News Corpse
- News Dissector
- News Hounds
- Oliver Willis
- Pam's House Blend
- People's Rep. of Seabrook
- Political Animal
- Political Wire
- Poor Man Institute
- Prairie State Blue
- Progressive Historians
- Raising Kaine
- Raw Story
- Reno Discontent
- Republic of T
- Rhode Island's Future
- Rochester Turning
- Rocky Mountain Report
- Rod 2.0
- Rox Populi
- Rude Pundit
- Sadly, No!
- Satirical Political Report
- Seeing The Forest
- Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
- Smirking Chimp
- Suburban Guerrilla
- Swing State Project
- Talking Points Memo
- Talk Left
- Taylor Marsh
- Tattered Coat
- Texas Kaos
- The Albany Project
- The Blue State
- The Democratic Daily
- The Hollywood Liberal
- The Reaction
- The Talent Show
- This Modern World
- Town Called Dobson
- Turn Maine Blue
- Uppity Wisconsin
- War and Piece
- Watching the Watchers
- West Virginia Blue
- Young Philly Politics
- Young Turks