**UPDATED** THE IRS scandal keeps getting worse, with the IRS official Lois Lerner taking the fifth before Congress, but not before she changed the narrative, if only slightly. Reading a statement, Lois Lerner put into the congressional record “I have not done anything wrongd,” broke no laws and did not provide false testimony to Congress. [...]
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A man has been killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot by police in Woolwich, south-east London. [BBC] THE attack in London, which Prime Minister David Cameron said the government had “strong indication” was a terrorist assault, was by all descriptions grisly. The UK Telegraph leading with this headline: ‘Soldier beheaded’ in ‘Islamist [...]
“I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down. But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. I hope I get a second chance to work for you.” – [...]
NBC NEWS is reporting that the FBI has shot and killed a man, Ibragim Todashev, with ties to the Boston bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Not much more is known, except that he was not being questioned for any role he might have had in the Boston terrorist attack. From NBC, the connection between Tamerlan Tsarnaev [...]
IS THERE anything more ironic than Senator James Inhofe, after having declared Sandy victims shouldn’t get financial help in a bill that included climate change provisions, now demanding that Oklahomans in the path of the giant tornado that ripped through his state get federal help? Parsing who is deserving at a time of tragedy is [...]
THE NATIONAL Journal’s Charlie Cook calls it “blind rage.” Turn on right wing radio any time to hear it. Read the comments of the perpetual Obama haters. Red-faced Republicans, circling and preparing to pounce on a second-term Democratic president they loathe, do not respect, and certainly do not fear. Sound familiar? Perhaps reminiscent of Bill [...]
Newer posts appear below the fundraiser. IT’S A FUNDRAISER. Because advertising alone doesn’t cut it. Final days of the annual late spring fundraiser, so if you haven’t jumped in, now’s the time. Several months ago I lost two-thirds of my advertising, the company I’d been using for years folding. It’s been an ugly advertising year, [...]
A giant tornado, a mile wide or more, killed at least 91 people, 20 of them children, as it tore across parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs Monday afternoon, flattening homes, flinging cars through the air and crushing at least two schools. [...] Amy Elliott, the spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City medical examiner, said [...]
THERE IS nothing more virulently inciting than the right wing extremists who breath fire on right wing talk radio. Host Pete Santilli has now gotten the attention of the Secret Service for recently calling for Hillary Clinton to be shot, which follows similar comments directed at President Obama. From Right Wing Watch, the audio, with [...]
“The latest events show an expansion of this law enforcement technique,” said attorney Abbe Lowell, who is defending Kim on federal charges filed in 2010 that he disclosed national defense information. A trial is possible as soon as 2014. “Individual reporters or small time periods have turned into 20 [telephone] lines and months of records [...]
“I’m doing something completely different… My passion for technology actually predates my passion for politics.” – Mark Penn THERE is a lengthy piece in the Washington Post about the veteran Hillary campaign people who are unlikely to join her in 2016, if she decides to run. One of my favorite sections is onHoward Wolfson, who [...]
THE French Riviera has a reality show going on reminiscent of “To Catch a Thief.” Last week the Cannes Film Festival was hit by a millionn dollar jewelry heist. In case you missed it… A million dollars’ worth of jewellery to be worn by celebrities at the Cannes film festival has been stolen, according to [...]
Yahoo Inc. has agreed to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr, a six-year-old company with more than 100 million users but very little revenue, a deal that highlights the shifting balance of power in the technology business. Veterans like Yahoo have shown they have staying power—and they have cash to spend. But companies like Yahoo’s target, [...]
In the cocoon of our public debate Obama gets high marks on foreign policy. That is because his policies’ principal aim is not to make strategic decisions but to satisfy public opinion— he has done more of the things that people want and fewer of the things we have to do that may be unpopular. [...]
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. US News | Syria News | More ABC News Videos “Males have a tendency to wander a little bit. And what you want to do is make a home so wonderful he doesn’t want to wander.” – Pat Robertson INFIDELITY is expected of men, according to Pat Robertson. [...]
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THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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