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Rubio to call for a ‘new president for a new age’ in Chicago speech

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will kick off a three-day campaign swing through the Midwest Tuesday morning with a speech on technology and jobs in which he plans to say the country needs a “new president for a new age.” In a morning speech at 1871 in Chicago, a nonprofit that prov [...]

Open thread for night owls: Paris climate talks may make as much progress as all 20 past conferences

Will the Paris climate talks speed up the change in the world’s energy landscape? Carl Pope, former executive director of the Sierra Club, writes—Paris Climate Talks Could Bring as Much Progress as Previous 20 COPs Combined: Neither Paris nor Lyon are burning—yet. But sweltering,  [...]

After Sunday’s decisive vote to reject a financial bailout offer, Greece may now be inching closer to leaving the Eurozone—the  [...]

After Sunday’s decisive vote to reject a financial bailout offer, Greece may now be inching closer to leaving the Eurozone—the  [...]

Pro-Carly Fiorina super PAC raises more than twice as much as Fiorina campaign

CARLY for America beats out Carly for President. Go to Source : Pro-Carly Fiorina super PAC raises more than twice as much as Fiorina campaign

Tom Blanx By Tom Blanx This May, I travelled to the West Bank in occupied Palestine. I had a fairly good idea of the kind of things I wo [...]

Bernie Sanders draws about 7,500 people in Portland, Maine

Addressing yet another really big crowd — this one in Portland, Maine, estimated at more than 7,500 people — Sen. Bernie Sanders offered his own answer Monday as to why he’s become such a draw on the presidential campaign trail. “The answer, I think, is pretty obvi [...]

Trey Gowdy’s committee "leaks" yet another lie about Clinton

Still leaking? That’s unpossible. It’s now time to check back in with House Republicans and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-Benghazi)’s Select Committee for Something Something Hillary Clinton Bad. It seems it is business as usual, by which we mean yet another instance in which the [...]

After ‘very social’ slumber party with Christie and Rubio, Romney dines with Bush

Anyone imagining that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) might duke it out in the “Romney Olympics” — Mitt Romney’s highly competitive regimen of sports and outdoor games that he and his family play every summer at their New Hampshire lake h [...]

Loss of democracy is real cost of membership in Eurozone

The Greek people have discovered that the real cost of their membership in the Eurozone is the loss of their democracy, a price they will not pay. Democracy began in Greece. They know that it is priceless. From Wikipedia: The term originates from the Greek δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) “ [...]

Donald Trump’s lengthy and curious defense of his immigrant comments, annotated

After a week-plus of getting hammered over the comments he made about illegal immigrants from Mexico during his mid-June announcement speech, Donald Trump has released a lengthy statement defending them once again. In classic Trump style, though, his defense is an attempt to reframe the v [...]

The battle over Scott Walker’s records rages on—and gets stranger

Who's to say who did that thing? The background: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got himself into some very hot water recently when he released in his latest budget effort a plan to erase the famous Wisconsin Idea from the University of Wisconsin System’s mission statement as par [...]

US won’t play deal-maker in Greek drama

The Obama administration is staying on the sidelines of a financial showdown that could upend the world’s financial markets. The situation in Greece took a significant uncertain step Sunday, when the nation’s voters rejected a new bailout plan… Go to Source : US won’t play deal-make [...]

Donald Trump Just Issued Another Insane Rant About Mexico

Donald Trump is a dumb person who is dumb. For a very long time that dumbness didn’t really come with consequences. He had his TV show and his hotels and a lot of fans in the Republican party. Sure, people knew he was a lunatic, but none of his corporate business partners really car [...]

Hillary Clinton Pledges to Defend Israeli Apartheid & Fight BDS Movement in Letter to Mega-Donor

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent a letter to media mogul Haim Saban, a mega-donor, assuring him that she would make countering the global Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel a priority. She invoked a recent terrorist attack against Jews [...]

Why Universal Pre-K Will Be a Galvanizing Issue

At the Plum Line today, Greg Sargent argues that universal pre-K opportunities will bids fair to become “a central pillar of the liberal agenda — one that, if it is ever realized, could take its place alongside some of the great progressive reforms of the 20th Century, and pos [...]

Monday News and Open Thread

President Obama just held a news conference on ISIS. I only caught the last 10 minutes. He said we would continue what we've been doing, and that we can't defeat ISIS militarily, we have to defeat their ideology. In Iraq news, the Iraqi… [[ This is a content summary only.  [...]

Today’s Proposal In Legislative Transparency: You Amend It, You Own It

Last week Wisconsin Republicans tried to sneak language into a budget bill that would have gutted the state’s open records law. Sadly for them, they got caught and had to withdraw the proposal—which, Gov. Scott Walker hastily assured us, “was never intended to inhibit tr [...]

Everyone Who Cheered On the US Women’s Soccer Team Should See These Stats

When the US women’s national team routed Japan in the World Cup finals Sunday, more than 20 million viewers tuned in, making it the most-watched soccer match ever in the United States. To put that in perspective, more Americans watched Sunday’s matchup than last year̵ [...]

Steve King wants resolution denouncing Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

Congress returns to Washington after the Independence Day break with a slate of hefty items on the to-do list. But at least one leading social conservative wants to ensure that lawmakers spend a few minutes discussing the Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize same-sex marriage. Rep. [...]