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- Poll: Obama’s Approval Holds Steady Amid Economic Optimism
- 5 Signs That The GOP Learned Nothing From Losing In 2012
- Oklahoma Officials Hold Press Conference On Tornado Recovery
- Oklahoma Senator Demands Spending Cuts In Exchange For Disaster Relief
- Senator Whitehouse Tells the GOP They Need To Reject The ‘Iron Curtain’ Of Climate-Change Denial
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when every jackleg news organization in Washington — that is, virtually all of them — was feeding out of Kenneth Starr’s soft little hand like a Shetland pony.
Having recently left the country for a few weeks of media deprivation therapy, I returned to find excited pundits comparing President Obama to Richard M.
In the aftermath of the massive tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, President Barack Obama vowed that “As a nation, our full focus is on the urgent work of rescue and the hard work of recovery and rebuilding that lies ahead,” and told the victims, “You face a long road ahead, but you will not travel it alone. Your country will travel it with you.Read more...
After a two-mile-wide tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday at speeds between 166 and 200 mph, first responders are moving quickly to assess the damage and casualties. President Obama spoke from the White House on Tuesday morning to offer his condolences and offer federal resources to the community as it begins to clean up and rebuild.Read more...
The firings of three longtime Village Voice writers remind us what an innovative, irascible and entertaining paper the tabloid was for five decades and how, like much of the rest of the press, it now slouches towards irrelevance for our culture and our democracy.Read more...
by Richard Tofel, ProPublica
ProPublica’s job is to report the news rather than to make news ourselves, but sometimes we find an article of ours to be itself a subject of public debate.
Los Angeles will elect a new mayor Tuesday, when City Councilman Eric Garcetti (D) faces off against City Controller Wendy Greuel in a runoff election to replace the term-limited Antonio Villaraigosa.
Garcetti and Greuel finished first and second in the March 5th primary with 32.9 and 29.
“Please provide copies of all your current web pages, including your blog posts. Please provide copies of all your newsletters, bulletins, flyers or any other media or literature you have disseminated to your members or others. Please provide copies of stories and articles that have been published about you.”
That’s the Internal Revenue Service calling.
While it is well known that the so-called IRS scandal has been used by Tea Partiers to bash the IRS, less well known are the actual facts of the case.
Specifically, while the IRS delayed confirming the tax-exempt status of some groups, and some also faced additional scrutiny, not a single Tea Party organization was denied tax-exempt status.
Voters in Virginia have decided on a Tea Party candidate to run alongside Ken Cuccinelli in November’s gubernatorial election—Bishop E.W. Jackson will be the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. A former U.S. Marine and Harvard Law graduate, Jackson and his wife also founded Exodus Faith Ministries, a Christian church in southern Virginia.Read more...
Originally posted at The Brad Blog
Despite completely misreporting on administration emails related to the pretend Benghazi “scandal,” after they were misquoted (and/or fabricated) to him by a reportedly Republican source, ABC News and their White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl still refuse to properly correct and apologize for having lied about“obtaining” thoseRead more...
Why does the government give the big banks a better deal than it gives students?
It’s question so perfect that people can’t stop talking about it.
The first standalone bill from Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would not only prevent student loan rates from doubling, it would cut them down to the same rate the Fed charges banks to borrow money overnight for the next 12 months.
Watch Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream on PBS. See more from Why Poverty?.
You may not know that David Koch of the infamous Koch Brothers is a major philanthropist… when he isn’t busy trying to pry Social Security away from the takers. Among his favorite causes is (or was) public broadcasting.
Michele Bachmann could be in big trouble in 2014.
A new Public Policy Polling survey finds businessman Jim Graves, the likely Democratic nominee for the U.S. House in Minnesota’s 6th congressional district, leading Bachmann by a 47 to 45 percent margin. Graves’ narrow advantage, which is well within the poll’s +/- 4.