Music for Joplin, Missouri

By |May 24th, 2011|

Bob Dylan is 70 today. This is in honor of him and for the good people of Joplin, MO. If you haven't seen these shots, they will lay you low.

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Could Democrats Actually Win NY-26?

By |May 24th, 2011|

Originally posted at 9:06 a.m. UPDATE: Corwin granted court order barring certification of winner. It's a preemptive strike on the mayhem that could occur after the polls close. Pending court proceedings before Buscaglia on Thursday at the earliest, the judge also impounded all voting equipment and enjoined the canvass of paper ballots "except as directed [...]

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What Josh Marshall Wrote

By |May 24th, 2011|

Amen. Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn't want a two state solution. Period. End of story. Whether this is a principle of deeply held belief (probably) or just a desire not to see his coalition government fall (certainly) doesn't really matter. His clear aim is to perpetuate the status quo indefinitely -- something that is simply not [...]

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Joe Scarborough is (with due respect) Wrong About Hillary, Israel, 1967 and Obama

By |May 23rd, 2011|

"I think the President is firmly committed to Middle East peace... what he defines as Middle East peace and I think he's less concerned about Israel's security than other presidents in the past, Democrats and Republican alike. ..." - Joe Scarborough Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Today on [...]

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Governor ‘Goodhair’ for President!

By |May 23rd, 2011|

Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Nate Silver: ...we can imagine a... advantageous path for a candidate like Mr. Perry. He'd stand a good chance at doing well in Iowa, and if he did, he'd probably follow it up with a win in South Carolina, and possibly also Florida. And then he'd [...]

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Republicans Knew Paul Ryan’s Budget Scheme was ‘Toxic’

By |May 23rd, 2011|

The poll numbers on the plan were so toxic "“ nearly as bad as those of President Barack Obama's health reform bill at the nadir of its unpopularity "“ that staffers with the National Republican Congressional Committee warned leadership, "You might not want to go there" in a series of tense pre-vote meetings. - Republicans [...]

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Trump Regrets Decision, Late Entry Possible

By |May 23rd, 2011|

"Who knows if I did the right thing," he said. "I am not seeing a lot out of the Republican candidates." Asked if there's any chance he'll jump in later in the race, Trump replied, "I can't rule out anything ... [It's] vital that we choose the right person, and at this moment, I don't [...]

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My Big Brother and my Dad were Born in Joplin

By |May 23rd, 2011|

**UPDATED** I've been to about 75 disasters, and I've never seen anything quite like this before," Spencer said. "You don't typically see metal structures and metal frames torn apart, and that's what you see here." - Joplin tornado kills 89; toll could climb Just got off the phone with Larry, my big brother and the [...]

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And You Thought Sarah Palin was Uninformed on Foreign Policy

By |May 23rd, 2011|

"Palestinian refugees, the people that were kicked out of the land in 1948, should be able to or should have any right to return to Israeli land." Cain again showed his lack of knowledge, veering completely off his pro-Likud script. "I don't think they have a big problem with people returning," Cain said. - GOP [...]

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With Steny Hoyer as the Opening Act

By |May 22nd, 2011|

Originally posted at 1:27 p.m. Obama must be very certain that liberal Jews will enthusiastically support him no matter what. And there is evidence he is right. Josh Block, senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute and a former AIPAC spokesman, e-mailed: "It [the speech] was a strong reformation of the US-Israel relationship, and was [...]

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