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Harry Reid’s incorrect claim that 30 percent of women rely on Planned Parenthood for health care

“The Republican bill pretends to be for women’s health, but it would prohibit federal funds to go to an organization that is the health care backbone for American women during their lives. In fact, it is the only health care that a significant number of women get. For about 30 percent [...]

Open thread for night owls: At Stone Mountain, confederacy supporters rally for their flag

Originally conceived in 1916 by the landowner, a prominent Ku Klux Klan supporter, as monument to the Confederacy and the revived Klan, the Stone Mountain carvings languished before the project was revived in 1958 by Georgia’s pro-segregation governor and legislature. Last Saturd [...]

To live is to war with trolls

Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ On Saturday, the cast of Ghostbusters visited the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Director Paul Feig’s reboot of the 1984 film is shooti [...]

Ron Wyden has another warning for us about another secret government opinion on surveillance

For the past few years Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has been asking appropriate officials about yet another Bush-era secret Justice Department opinion relating to surveillance on American citizens that was not authorized by the law and is likely still in effect. Long before the Snowden document [...]

Obama to tell Congress voting down Iran deal is a 'historic mistake'

 President Obama on Wednesday will argue it would be a “historic mistake” if Congress votes to block the nuclear accord with Iran, the White House said.  During a speech at American University in Washington, D.C., Obama will frame the… Go to Source : Obama to tell Congress voting do [...]

Obama celebrates birthday at Rose's Luxury

 President Obama celebrated his birthday Tuesday at Rose’s Luxury, one of Washington, D.C.’s hottest restaurants.  Guests routinely wait in long lines to snag a table at the small-plates eatery, which does not take reservations. But… Go to Source : Obama celebrates birthday at [...]

Bobby Jindal takes Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood because of something they don’t even do

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) must be trying a last-ditch stunt to move the polls enough to make the cutoff to be on the big boy stage in Thursday’s presidential primary debate. He was the first governor, and candidate out of the gate to demand an investigation of Planned Parenthood, a [...]

Mockingbird, Inc.

When it was announced in February that a “newly discovered” Harper Lee novel was soon to be published, there followed the expected gale of media giddiness, the widespread convulsions of joy, a gyrating and ejaculating all across the web. Pulling up alongside the jubilant ones were the jud [...]

Obama presses Jewish groups to support Iran deal

President Obama on Tuesday urged Jewish groups to back the Iran nuclear deal in the face of mounting pressure from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other vocal opponents of the accord. The president met with nearly two… Go to Source : Obama presses Jewish groups to supp [...]

Jeb Bush’s quick turnabout on women’s health funding, and what it tells us

If nothing else, it’s a testament to the power of social media. Late Monday, Congress made moves toward defunding Planned Parenthood. Senate Democrats (and one Republican) blocked the move. The measure is effectively dead — for now. But the total damage wrought by a series [...]

Ignoring the polls, GOP sees no risk in Planned Parenthood shutdown fight

On Capitol Hill, the question could be heard in every scrum. What would come next, if the bill to cut funds to Planned Parenthood failed? Would Republicans allow the government to shut down? Would they? Would they? To a man, Republicans laughed it off. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) told repo [...]

Chuck Todd: Trump candidacy ‘not fair’ to ‘strongest’ Republican field in 36 years

Chuck Todd is unhappy with Donald Trump’s Republican candidacy. He is making the other candidates feel bad. He is not playing by everyone else’s rules. Has he even “earned” the right to run? This is the problem with Trump. He doesn’t play by a set of rules.  [...]

Day’s End and Night Watch

Don’t know why Fox News didn’t meet it own deadline for announcing the August 6 debate participants, unless they’re waiting for me to finish blogging for the day. Here are some remains of the day: * Jebbie commits another fine gaffe: “I’m not sure we need a h [...]

A Federal Judge Just Struck Down Idaho’s Law Against Secretly Videotaping Animal Abuse on Farms

Captured by undercover investigators and released in 2012, the above video depicts a disturbing scene inside a large Idaho dairy facility. We see workers committing various acts of violence against cows: kicking and punching them, beating them with rods, twisting their tails, and, most g [...]

A Federal Judge Just Struck Down Idaho’s Ag Gag Law, Calling It Unconstitutional

Captured by undercover investigators and released in 2012, the above video depicts a disturbing scene inside a large Idaho dairy facility. We see workers committing various acts of violence against cows: kicking and punching them, beating them with rods, twisting their tails, and, most g [...]

Perry out, Kasich in: Fox News announces the participants in Thursday night’s debate

Fox News put months of speculation to rest Tuesday evening, announcing the final lineup for Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate. The network announced that it planned to limit participation in the primetime showdown to the top 10 performers in the five most-recent na [...]

Cartoon: Glaciers

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Three Senate Democrats came off of the fence to support the Iran deal

Three Senate Democrats announced Tuesday that they will vote to support the Iran nuclear deal when it comes before Congress next month, lending momentum to President Obama’s push to convince the undecided — most of whom are his fellow Democrats. The decisions of Tim Kaine  [...]

Jeb Bush: "I’m Not Sure We Need Half a Billion Dollars" for Women’s Health

When he was governor of Florida, Jeb Bush vetoed state funding for Planned Parenthood. He thinks the next president should do the same—at the federal level. That’s what Bush said Tuesday at the Send North America conference, one of America’s largest evangelical gatherin [...]