Friday, December 30, 2011

McCain ‘Outraged’ By Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Sex Crimes Negligence

McCain ‘Outraged’ By Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Sex Crimes Negligence: pNotorious Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing increasing fire over his office’s failure to adequately investigate hundreds of sex crimes, including dozens of alleged child molestations. Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who has previously gone easy on the sheriff, joined the critics. While he stopped short of calling for Apraio’s resignation, in an interview with [...]/p

2011 "Are You Serious?" Awards | Common Dreams

2011 "Are You Serious?" Awards | Common Dreams

Romney Worships 2011's False Idol: Paul Ryan | Common Dreams

Romney Worships 2011's False Idol: Paul Ryan | Common Dreams

Romney looks to kill Medicare.

Report: Israel Intel Chief Says Nuke-Armed Iran Not An Existential Threat

Report: Israel Intel Chief Says Nuke-Armed Iran Not An Existential Threat: pThe head of the venerable Israeli spy agency Mossad reportedly told a group of Israeli ambassadors that even if Iran should get a nuclear weapon, it would not pose an existential threat to the Jewish State. The comments come amid increasing war chatter and rising tensions between the West and Iran over the latter’s nuclear [...]/p

Has America’s Stolen Election Process Finally Hit Prime Time? | Common Dreams

Has America’s Stolen Election Process Finally Hit Prime Time? | Common Dreams

‘Repeat After Me: The United States Is Not an Imperialist Country—Oh, and Don’t Get Emotional About War’ | Common Dreams

‘Repeat After Me: The United States Is Not an Imperialist Country—Oh, and Don’t Get Emotional About War’ | Common Dreams

Are Crackpot Liars Being Used to Tie Iran to 9/11? | World | AlterNet

Are Crackpot Liars Being Used to Tie Iran to 9/11? | World | AlterNet

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mitt Romney's Big Promises - and Bigger Lies

Mitt Romney's Big Promises - and Bigger Lies

PERRspectives: There's No Mystery to Romney's Taxes and Tax Plan

PERRspectives: There's No Mystery to Romney's Taxes and Tax Plan

emThe Washington Times'/em Year Of Obama Derangement Syndrome

emThe Washington Times'/em Year Of Obama Derangement Syndrome

10 Reasons Why Labor Unions Are Going to Win | Common Dreams

10 Reasons Why Labor Unions Are Going to Win | Common Dreams

German Auto Manufacturers' High Profits and High Pay Show Why U.S. Labor Laws Need to Be Stronger | AlterNet

German Auto Manufacturers' High Profits and High Pay Show Why U.S. Labor Laws Need to Be Stronger | AlterNet

The GOP War on Democracy: How Conservatives Shamelessly Disenfranchise People Who Vote Democrat | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

The GOP War on Democracy: How Conservatives Shamelessly Disenfranchise People Who Vote Democrat | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

ALEC-Linked Group Revealed as Major Secret Donor in Referendum on Maine Voting Rights | Truthout

ALEC-Linked Group Revealed as Major Secret Donor in Referendum on Maine Voting Rights | Truthout

Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, "Serial Fabricators" and the Tale of Iran and 9/11 | Truthout

Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, "Serial Fabricators" and the Tale of Iran and 9/11 | Truthout

Where Did They Come From? The Rise of the Tea Party | Common Dreams

Where Did They Come From? The Rise of the Tea Party | Common Dreams

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Jeremy Scahill: How US Foreign Policy Has Lurched Rightward

Fox's Year Of Class Warfare

Fox's Year Of Class Warfare

How Banks Cheat Taxpayers | Common Dreams

How Banks Cheat Taxpayers | Common Dreams

Book Examines America's Turn from Science, Warns of Danger for Democracy | Common Dreams

Book Examines America's Turn from Science, Warns of Danger for Democracy | Common Dreams

Glenn Greenwald: The Real Reason the GOP Primary Is a Pathetic, Incompetent Clown Show | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Glenn Greenwald: The Real Reason the GOP Primary Is a Pathetic, Incompetent Clown Show | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

The Shocking Republican Attack on the Environment and Our Drinking Water | Water | AlterNet

The Shocking Republican Attack on the Environment and Our Drinking Water | Water | AlterNet

The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Anatomy of the 1% -- In These Times

Anatomy of the 1% -- In These Times

Guided By Our Grandchildren -- In These Times

Guided By Our Grandchildren -- In These Times

The GOP's Long, Sordid History of Shameless Hostage-Taking | | AlterNet

The GOP's Long, Sordid History of Shameless Hostage-Taking | | AlterNet

How Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories May Pose a Genuine Threat to Humanity | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

How Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories May Pose a Genuine Threat to Humanity | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

7 of the Nastiest Scams, Rip-Offs and Tricks From Wall Street Crooks | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

7 of the Nastiest Scams, Rip-Offs and Tricks From Wall Street Crooks | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

CRUISE SHIP CONFESSION: Top Fox News Executive Admits Lying On-Air About Obama

CRUISE SHIP CONFESSION: Top Fox News Executive Admits Lying On-Air About Obama

U.S. Receives Record Demand For Its Bonds Under Obama, Helping The Deficit

U.S. Receives Record Demand For Its Bonds Under Obama, Helping The Deficit: pBloomberg News reports that the U.S. government received record demand for its bonds in 2011, “pushing longer-maturity treasuries to their best performance since 1995 in a sign that President Obama may have little difficulty” financing the budget deficit. The European debt crisis is driving investors to buy U.S. assets, allowing the government to get an [...]/p

How the GOP Tries to Transform America into a Selfish, Souless Place | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

How the GOP Tries to Transform America into a Selfish, Souless Place | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

10 Ultra-Rich Congresspeople Who 'Represent' Some of the Most Financially Screwed Districts | | AlterNet

10 Ultra-Rich Congresspeople Who 'Represent' Some of the Most Financially Screwed Districts | | AlterNet

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Iraq Troops Home In Time For Christmas

Iraq Troops Home In Time For Christmas: pA week ago, the last U.S. troops rolled out of Iraq into Kuwait. Today, all but a small handful of the last combat brigade from Iraq, where the U.S.-led coalition fought a war for nearly 9 years, arrived home to Fort Hood, Texas, in time to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with their families. [...]/p

Thank you to the troops! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Best of Times and the Worst of Times, When It Comes to Healthcare | Common Dreams

The Best of Times and the Worst of Times, When It Comes to Healthcare | Common Dreams

Countrywide's Racist Lending Practices Were Fueled by Greed - The Atlantic

Countrywide's Racist Lending Practices Were Fueled by Greed - The Atlantic

It's A Wonderful Life, According To New Bank of America Ads

It's A Wonderful Life, According To New Bank of America Ads

Happy Holidays, Corporate America – I’d Like to File a Complaint | Common Dreams

Happy Holidays, Corporate America – I’d Like to File a Complaint | Common Dreams

I Am Sorry for the Role I Played in Fallujah | Common Dreams

I Am Sorry for the Role I Played in Fallujah | Common Dreams

A Christmas Message From America's Rich | Common Dreams

A Christmas Message From America's Rich | Common Dreams

Israeli Defense Minister: Israeli-U.S. Defense Coordination Is ‘Absolutely Fine’

Israeli Defense Minister: Israeli-U.S. Defense Coordination Is ‘Absolutely Fine’: pThe GOP presidential field is quick to criticize President Barack Obama’s relationship with Israel. But concerns about Obama’s lack of support for the Jewish state are nowhere to be found in recent statements by Israeli officials. On Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak praised Obama’s commitment to Israel’s security. Barak, who last month characterized Obama [...]/p

Bradley Manning Hearing Ends with No Clear Sign of Harm Done to US | Common Dreams

Bradley Manning Hearing Ends with No Clear Sign of Harm Done to US | Common Dreams

The GOP's little Iraq adventure will cost us for a long f'n time

The GOP's little Iraq adventure will cost us for a long f'n time

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Soldiers In Iraq: None of Us Were Like This Before | Common Dreams

Soldiers In Iraq: None of Us Were Like This Before | Common Dreams

It's a Wonderful Lie

It's a Wonderful Lie

It sure is. Move you money!

GOP Panics Over Ron Paul Popularity, Attacks Him As A 'Racist' and 'Terrorist' | AlterNet

GOP Panics Over Ron Paul Popularity, Attacks Him As A 'Racist' and 'Terrorist' | AlterNet

Groups Boycott Radio Show’s Advertisers After Hosts Target Immigrant Advocate

Groups Boycott Radio Show’s Advertisers After Hosts Target Immigrant Advocate: pMInority and immigrant rights groups have been pushing for John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, hosts of The John and Ken Show on the Clear Channel radio station KFI in California, to be taken off the air ever since the hosts targeted an immigrant advocate in a Sept. 1 show. On air, the hosts gave out [...]/p

Then there's these two disgusting and vile hate mongers.

Bill O'Reilly Covers The “ War On Christmas“ More Than Actual Wars

Bill O'Reilly Covers The “ War On Christmas“ More Than Actual Wars

'Pestered' about his racist newsletters, Ron Paul walks out of CNN interview. Still won't come clean

'Pestered' about his racist newsletters, Ron Paul walks out of CNN interview. Still won't come clean

The Progressive Honor Roll of 2011 | The Nation

The Progressive Honor Roll of 2011 | The Nation

When Democracy Becomes Disposable | Common Dreams

When Democracy Becomes Disposable | Common Dreams

Auto Industry Success Continues, Further Vindicating Obama Rescue

Auto Industry Success Continues, Further Vindicating Obama Rescue: pThough the economy has struggled throughout 2011, one sector that saw some significant improvement was the American auto industry. In fact, about one million more cars are expected to be sold this year than last year, and American automakers are once again claiming a larger share of the American auto market than their foreign competitors: [...]/p

Rachel Maddow: How Devious Republicans Work To Undermine Social Programs

The Great Republican Crackup: How Angry, White, Southern Men Took Over the GOP and Made Our Government Into a War Zone | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

The Great Republican Crackup: How Angry, White, Southern Men Took Over the GOP and Made Our Government Into a War Zone | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Talk about inequality: Republican economics not-so-classy ‘warfare’

Talk about inequality: Republican economics not-so-classy ‘warfare’

Politifact Lie of the Year? More Like Politifact Pander of the Year

Politifact Lie of the Year? More Like Politifact Pander of the Year

Romney Wants His Billionaire Wall Street Donors To Be Able To Give Him Unlimited Sums Of Money

Romney Wants His Billionaire Wall Street Donors To Be Able To Give Him Unlimited Sums Of Money: pIf campaign donations are any sign, Mitt Romney is the runaway favorite candidate of billionaires and Wall Street bankers. Indeed, Wall Street has flooded his campaign with donations and a massive 10 percent of all American billionaires donated to his campaign. So it should probably come as no surprise that, in an interview with MSNBC’s [...]/p

Mr. 1%

The 10 Most Ridiculous Right-Wing Outrages of 2011 | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

The 10 Most Ridiculous Right-Wing Outrages of 2011 | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Good for a laugh.

Uncle Sam’s ‘Mal-intent’ -- In These Times

Uncle Sam’s ‘Mal-intent’ -- In These Times

Rep. Kingston Lies On The Air And Pretends That The Republicans Care About A Middle Class Tax Cut



This pathetic excuse for a national leader tries to BS his way through this interview. The Bush Recession has hurt this country and the only tax cuts republicans care about are those that benefit the 1%. This boob is a disgrace to his state. Tanking the economy has been job one for these dishonest cheats. The reason we are in this mess is because of the trickle down policies of Kingston and his crook pals in the republican party.

Republicans walk off House floor as Democrats try to extend payroll tax cut

Republicans walk off House floor as Democrats try to extend payroll tax cut

Thom Hartmann: 1.6 Million Reasons Why Banksters Don't Deserve A Nickel

Thom Hartmann: Who's Checking The Fact Checker At Politifact?

The Big Lie Marches On | Common Dreams

The Big Lie Marches On | Common Dreams

The Rude Pundit: Politifact And The Lie Of The Year Lie

The Rude Pundit

Speaker Cuts Off C-SPAN Cameras When Dems Attempts To Bring Vote On Payroll Tax Cut

Speaker Cuts Off C-SPAN Cameras When Dems Attempts To Bring Vote On Payroll Tax Cut: pDuring a quick pro-forma session of the House this morning, Republicans rebuffed a Democratic attempt to force an up-or-down vote on the Senate-passed payroll tax holiday extension, which Republicans have thus far refused to allow. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), who was serving as the speaker pro-temp, ignored shouts of “Mr. Speaker!” from Democratic Whip Steny [...]/p

Two Ways Republicans Get People To Vote Against Their Own Best Interests

Torture's Other Victims: US Soldiers | Truthout

Torture's Other Victims: US Soldiers | Truthout

Politifact's Flawed “ Lie of The Year“ Selection Only Encourages More Lying

Politifact's Flawed “ Lie of The Year“ Selection Only Encourages More Lying

2011: The Bush Economy Gets A Makeover

2011: The Bush Economy Gets A Makeover

Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture? | Common Dreams

Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture? | Common Dreams

Conservatives Pan GOP Strategy On Payroll Tax Cut: ‘A Fiasco,’ ‘Entirely Outplayed’ By Obama

Conservatives Pan GOP Strategy On Payroll Tax Cut: ‘A Fiasco,’ ‘Entirely Outplayed’ By Obama: pMost of the House of Representatives left for the holidays yesterday after House Republicans rejected a bipartisan Senate compromise to extend the payroll tax cut that is expiring at the end of the year. Several Republican senators took the House GOP to task, with Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) calling the House’s action “irresponsible and wrong,” [...]/p

GOP Voter Suppression Plan: Seven Tactics To Block Your Vote in 2012 | News & Politics | AlterNet

GOP Voter Suppression Plan: Seven Tactics To Block Your Vote in 2012 | News & Politics | AlterNet

Why Are We Forced to Worship at the Feet of 'Mythical' Financial Markets Controlled by the Elite? | Economy | AlterNet

Why Are We Forced to Worship at the Feet of 'Mythical' Financial Markets Controlled by the Elite? | Economy | AlterNet

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wall Street Crooks: Politifact Has Decided That A Totally True Thing I...

Wall Street Crooks: Politifact Has Decided That A Totally True Thing I...: Politifact Has Decided That A Totally True Thing Is The "Lie Of The Year," For Some Reason | Common Dreams

Politifact's Flawed “ Lie of The Year“ Selection Only Encourages More Lying

Politifact's Flawed “ Lie of The Year“ Selection Only Encourages More Lying

Politifact Has Decided That A Totally True Thing Is The "Lie Of The Year," For Some Reason | Common Dreams

Politifact Has Decided That A Totally True Thing Is The "Lie Of The Year," For Some Reason | Common Dreams

Don't Blink: The DC Machine Is Killing Medicare Right Before Our Eyes

Don't Blink: The DC Machine Is Killing Medicare Right Before Our Eyes

Romney Defends ‘Wall Street’ And ‘Insurance Company Executives’ From Obama’s Criticism

Romney Defends ‘Wall Street’ And ‘Insurance Company Executives’ From Obama’s Criticism: pAppearing on PBS last night with Charlie Rose, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested President Obama is risking the very prosperity of the country and the middle class when he criticizes Wall Street and insurance executives: ROMNEY: He has been the most divisive president I’ve ever seen. He has attacked one American after another, one [...]/p

Thom Hartmann: The Tea Party Tax Is Coming

PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' is true

PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' is true

Politifact runs cover for the dishonest republicans and shows the country that Politifact has no credibility.

BREAKING: House Republicans Walk Away From Bipartisan Compromise on Payroll Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits

BREAKING: House Republicans Walk Away From Bipartisan Compromise on Payroll Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits: pMoments ago, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 229-193 to walk away from a bipartisan compromise that would have extended for two months both the payroll tax cut for 160 million working Americans and long-term unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans, as well as stopped automatic cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors that are scheduled [...]/p

Remember that the republicans only like tax cuts when its for corporations and the wealthy.

Getting Healthy In 2012? Avoid Tips From The Right-Wing Media

Getting Healthy In 2012? Avoid Tips From The Right-Wing Media

UPDATED: House Republicans Have Tried To Eliminate Up To 7.4 Million Jobs In 2011

UPDATED: House Republicans Have Tried To Eliminate Up To 7.4 Million Jobs In 2011

Two More Ways Republicans Are Undermining Financial Regulations

Two More Ways Republicans Are Undermining Financial Regulations: pAfter Republicans took over the House of Representatives in November 2010, the incoming House Financial Services Chairman, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), said he believes Washington’s role is to “serve the banks.” And the GOP has done its best this year to follow that directive, by denying regulators the money they need to implement the Dodd-Frank [...]/p

Confused About NDAA and Detention Provisions? Here's an Explainer

Confused About NDAA and Detention Provisions? Here's an Explainer

Alan Grayson On Dealing With Republicans

John Walsh: A Powerful Defense Of Police Officers, Paramedics And Teachers

This Bastardized Libertarianism Makes 'Freedom' an Instrument of Oppression | Common Dreams

This Bastardized Libertarianism Makes 'Freedom' an Instrument of Oppression | Common Dreams

What a Busted Robot Airplane Tells Us About the American Empire in 2012 and Beyond | Common Dreams

What a Busted Robot Airplane Tells Us About the American Empire in 2012 and Beyond | Common Dreams

UPDATED: House Republicans Have Tried To Eliminate Up To 7.4 Million Jobs In 2011

UPDATED: House Republicans Have Tried To Eliminate Up To 7.4 Million Jobs In 2011

House Republicans want to kill payroll tax cut ... but are afraid to vote against it

House Republicans want to kill payroll tax cut ... but are afraid to vote against it

The NLRB Under Assault | Common Dreams

The NLRB Under Assault | Common Dreams

Newt Gingrich Bashes Judges Threatens To Arrest Them

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thom Hartmann: Our Founders Were Not The 1%

Gingrich PAC Took $7.6 Million From One Donor, Used Money To Fly Across The Country For Public Events

Gingrich PAC Took $7.6 Million From One Donor, Used Money To Fly Across The Country For Public Events: pThe Supreme Court’s decision to gut campaign finance laws in its 2009 Citizens United decision predictably opened the gates of the American electoral system to an influx of corporate money and influence, first in the 2010 midterm elections and then in numerous statewide and local campaigns. In Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states with contentious campaigns, [...]/p

The Cowardly Senator Wyden: Casting His Lot With Paul Ryan on Health Care | Truthout

The Cowardly Senator Wyden: Casting His Lot With Paul Ryan on Health Care | Truthout

Sen. McConnell And The Politicization Of The Payroll Tax

Sen. McConnell And The Politicization Of The Payroll Tax

McConnell Takes Every Single Judicial Nominee Hostage To Sabotage Consumer Protection Agency

McConnell Takes Every Single Judicial Nominee Hostage To Sabotage Consumer Protection Agency: pOn Saturday, the Senate closed off what was supposed to be its last day of business for the year (the Senate may need to reconvene, now that Speaker John Boehner has blown up a deal to extend tax cuts to middle class Americans). Yet the Senate closed out the year without confirming any of the [...]/p

'Bait' dog with amputated leg saved in Tucson

'Bait' dog with amputated leg saved in Tucson

Fox News And The Sagan Standard

Fox News And The Sagan Standard

DOJ Uncovers Rampant Lawbreaking By Sheriff Joe Arpaio Despite His Stonewalling

DOJ Uncovers Rampant Lawbreaking By Sheriff Joe Arpaio Despite His Stonewalling: pMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is unquestionably the most notorious law enforcement official in the country, infamous for his ruthless and illegal treatment of the undocumented immigrants under his charge. He’s known for cramming detained immigrants into outdoor “tent cities” he proudly likens to concentration camps, and for parading prisoners around in pink underwear to [...]/p

Private Water Companies Come to Texas Bringing Soaring Rates, Little Recourse for Consumers | Common Dreams

Private Water Companies Come to Texas Bringing Soaring Rates, Little Recourse for Consumers | Common Dreams

If John Boehner wants to extend the payroll tax cut another year, why is he holding it hostage?

If John Boehner wants to extend the payroll tax cut another year, why is he holding it hostage?

Failed Tea Party Politician Posts Facebook Page Calling For Obama Assassination

Failed Tea Party Politician Posts Facebook Page Calling For Obama Assassination

Bernie Sanders On Corporate Personhood And More

Dempsey: Candidate Remarks 'Offensive' - Kevin Baron - NationalJournal.com

Dempsey: Candidate Remarks 'Offensive' - Kevin Baron - NationalJournal.com

Romney Still Making Millions From Lucrative Bain Capital Retirement Deal, Pays Little Taxes

Romney Still Making Millions From Lucrative Bain Capital Retirement Deal, Pays Little Taxes: p2012 GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been banking on his time running the private equity firm Bain Capital to be a major selling point for his campaign. “I spent my career in the private sector. I think that’s what the country needs right now,” Romney says. Romney has had to contend with the fact [...]/p

Noam Chomsky: The US-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement Is "Part of a Global Program of World Militarization" | Truthout

Noam Chomsky: The US-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement Is "Part of a Global Program of World Militarization" | Truthout

Sunday, December 18, 2011

PHOTOS: Last Troops Leave Iraq: ‘That’s It, The War Is Over’

PHOTOS: Last Troops Leave Iraq: ‘That’s It, The War Is Over’: pThe final convoy of American troops to leave Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait early this morning, finally marking the end of the nine-year military misadventure in the country. At the height of the war, more than 170,000 U.S. troops were in Iraq at more than 500 bases; now, just 150 U.S. troops will remain [...]/p

Boehner Rejects Bipartisan Senate Compromise, Puts Tax Cut For 160 Million Americans In Danger

Boehner Rejects Bipartisan Senate Compromise, Puts Tax Cut For 160 Million Americans In Danger: pOn Saturday, the Seante passed a bill to extend the payroll tax holiday for two months, overcoming Republican opposition by including things favored by the GOP, like expediting consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. With the extension, the Senate adjourned for the rest of year. But it looks like the massive concessions Democrats made [...]/p

The 5 States With the emMost/em Installed Wind and Solar Power Saw the emLeast/em Increase in Electricity Prices from 2005-2010

The 5 States With the emMost/em Installed Wind and Solar Power Saw the emLeast/em Increase in Electricity Prices from 2005-2010: pThe findings presented here show quite clearly that states with high volumes of wind and solar PV have seen well below average cost increases. When this fact is considered in conjunction with the various health, environmental, energy security, and job creation benefits of renewable forms of generation, it helps to form a compelling argument in [...]/p

New Documents Released of 2007 Iraq Atrocity by Troops | Truthout

New Documents Released of 2007 Iraq Atrocity by Troops | Truthout

The Fracking Industry Has Bought Off Congress: Here Are the Worst Offenders | Environment | AlterNet

The Fracking Industry Has Bought Off Congress: Here Are the Worst Offenders | Environment | AlterNet

The 20 Worst Wall Street Banks Funding Our Filthiest Polluters | Environment | AlterNet

The 20 Worst Wall Street Banks Funding Our Filthiest Polluters | Environment | AlterNet

How the GOP stole America

How the GOP stole America

Thom Hartmann: Who Is Winning The Corporate Personhood Battle?

Is Newt Gingrich A Felon?

Tyrants Replace Local Democracy In Michigan

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Rachel Maddow Interviews Col. Wilkerson (ret) On The End Of The Iraq War



Excellent Segement

Thom Hartmann: Is The Middle Class An Endangered Species?

Banana Republicans’ Assault on Democracy -- In These Times

Banana Republicans’ Assault on Democracy -- In These Times

Fox & Friends/: Fox News' Top Misinformer Of 2011

emFox & Friends/em: Fox News' Top Misinformer Of 2011

The Walmartization of America Redux: How the Relentless Drive for Cheap Stuff Undermines Our Economy, Bankrupts Our Soul, and Pillages the Planet | Common Dreams

The Walmartization of America Redux: How the Relentless Drive for Cheap Stuff Undermines Our Economy, Bankrupts Our Soul, and Pillages the Planet | Common Dreams

Congress Cuts Winter Heating Aid For The Poor While Boosting The Defense Budget

Congress Cuts Winter Heating Aid For The Poor While Boosting The Defense Budget: pPoverty in America is only getting worse, with data showing rising income inequality and the startling fact that half of all Americans are now either in poverty or considered low-income. Were it not for the government programs that comprise the social safety net, those numbers would be even worse. More than a quarter would live [...]/p

Thursday, December 15, 2011

More Backlash For Wyden (D) Than For Ryan (R) On Controversial Medicare Plan | Common Dreams

More Backlash For Wyden (D) Than For Ryan (R) On Controversial Medicare Plan | Common Dreams

Is This What Taxpayers Are Paying Rep. Steve King For?

Is This What Taxpayers Are Paying Rep. Steve King For?

House Republicans Target The American Children Of Immigrants In Punishing Payroll Tax Bill

House Republicans Target The American Children Of Immigrants In Punishing Payroll Tax Bill: pAs ThinkProgress has reported, congressional Republicans are exploiting the necessity of extending the payroll tax cut and the looming government shutdown to push their conservative agenda. Their radical demands have nothing to do with the matters at hand, and include provisions to restrict abortion in DC, gut life-saving environmental regulations, and raise taxes on Medicare [...]/p

Statewide Budget Cuts Force Ohio Town To Turn Off Street Lights To Save Money

Statewide Budget Cuts Force Ohio Town To Turn Off Street Lights To Save Money: pIn the aftermath of the recession, states across the country have cut their budgets, in turn forcing cities and towns in those states to make their own drastic cuts. Different towns have made different decisions, with some closing libraries, un-paving roads, closing schools, and even attempting to decriminalize domestic violence, all in efforts to save [...]/p

Secret Accounts of Iraq Massacre Found in Junk Yard | Truthout

Secret Accounts of Iraq Massacre Found in Junk Yard | Truthout

Private Prisons Gone Wild -- In These Times

Private Prisons Gone Wild -- In These Times

Ron Wyden teams up with Paul Ryan to end Medicare as we know it

Ron Wyden teams up with Paul Ryan to end Medicare as we know it

If You Are Not Outraged, You Are Not Paying Attention: 5 Major Ways Corporate Elites Are Degrading America | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

If You Are Not Outraged, You Are Not Paying Attention: 5 Major Ways Corporate Elites Are Degrading America | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thom Hartmann: Politifact Lies

Progressive Caucus’ New Bill Would Create Millions Of Jobs In The Next Two Years And Reduce The Deficit Long-Term: Report | Common Dreams

Progressive Caucus’ New Bill Would Create Millions Of Jobs In The Next Two Years And Reduce The Deficit Long-Term: Report | Common Dreams

Holder’s Voting Rights Speech Part I: Protecting Democracy In The Era Of John Roberts

Holder’s Voting Rights Speech Part I: Protecting Democracy In The Era Of John Roberts: pThis post is the first in a three-part series on last night’s voting rights speech by Attorney General Eric Holder Last night, Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library to give the most comprehensive explanation of the Obama Administration’s voting rights policy to date. The venue was certainly well chosen. [...]/p

Forensic Analysis Finds Venango County, PA, E-Voting System "Remotely Accessed" on "Multiple Occasions" by Unknown Computer | Truthout

Forensic Analysis Finds Venango County, PA, E-Voting System "Remotely Accessed" on "Multiple Occasions" by Unknown Computer | Truthout

New Data: Obamacare Extended Health Coverage To At Least 2.5 Million Young Adults

New Data: Obamacare Extended Health Coverage To At Least 2.5 Million Young Adults: pAt least 2.5 million younger Americans now have health insurance as a result of a provision in the Affordable Care Act that allows adults to stay on their parents’ health care plans until 26 years of age, the Associated Press reports. The Obama administration is expected to release additional data later this afternoon: Using unpublished [...]/p

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Return Of Debtor’s Prisons: Thousands Of Americans Jailed For Not Paying Their Bills

The Return Of Debtor’s Prisons: Thousands Of Americans Jailed For Not Paying Their Bills: pFederal imprisonment for unpaid debt has been illegal in the U.S. since 1833. It’s a practice people associate more with the age of Dickens than modern-day America. But as more Americans struggle to pay their bills in the wake of the recession, collection agencies are using harsher methods to get their money, ushering in the [...]/p

GOP: Raising Taxes On Millionaires A Non-Starter, But Hiking Taxes On Medicare Retirees Is A-OK

GOP: Raising Taxes On Millionaires A Non-Starter, But Hiking Taxes On Medicare Retirees Is A-OK: pThe Associated Press’ Ricardo Alonos-Zaldivar has this devastating take of the House GOP’s proposal to pay for a payroll tax cut by further means testing the Medicare program: Raising taxes on millionaires may be a non-starter for Republicans, but they seem to have no problem hiking Medicare premiums for retirees making a lot less. The [...]/p

PA GOPer Admits There’s No Evidence That Voter ID Laws Are Needed, But He’s Ramming One Through Anyway

PA GOPer Admits There’s No Evidence That Voter ID Laws Are Needed, But He’s Ramming One Through Anyway: pIn the wake of the 2010 elections, numerous GOP-controlled states have adopted so-called “voter ID” laws to target the entirely fabricated problem of in-person voter fraud. Such voter fraud is so uncommon that a voter is 39 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to actually commit fraud at the polls. Yet because [...]/p

GOP’s Coal Poison Pill Risks White House Veto Of Payroll Tax Cut Bill

GOP’s Coal Poison Pill Risks White House Veto Of Payroll Tax Cut Bill: pRepublican leadership in Congress have decided to use must-pass payroll tax cut legislation as a vehicle to push key polluter priorities, despite a veto threat from the White House. House GOP have attached a rider to extend a Clean Air Act loophole for the coal industry, daring a White House veto. The coal-powered poison pill, [...]/p

A comprehensive list of Obama’s Accomplishments

A comprehensive list of Obama’s Accomplishments

Why Is Meet The Press Doing Infomercials For Americans Select?

Gary Johnson Reminds Voters Gingrich Proposed the Death Penalty for Marijuana

Gary Johnson Reminds Voters Gingrich Proposed the Death Penalty for Marijuana

USA Today /Can't Count Backward Four Years

emUSA Today /emCan't Count Backward Four Years

Race Around the World: The 20-Year Contest for Oil - The Atlantic

Race Around the World: The 20-Year Contest for Oil - The Atlantic

House GOP Tacks Health Care Law Rollbacks Onto Payroll Tax Bill

House GOP Tacks Health Care Law Rollbacks Onto Payroll Tax Bill

Blood Thirsty Tea Partiers Set To Nominate "Hypocrite Political Shyster" Newton Leroy Gingrich

The Private Insurance Market | Truthout

The Private Insurance Market | Truthout

The Health of Children and Consumers is Threatened by Conservative Push for Corporate Speech Rights | | AlterNet

The Health of Children and Consumers is Threatened by Conservative Push for Corporate Speech Rights | | AlterNet

2012 Federal Deficit Shrinks To Less Than $1 Trillion

2012 Federal Deficit Shrinks To Less Than $1 Trillion: pUnder President Obama, the nation’s deficit will shrink to less than $1 trillion in 2012, the Treasury Department announced yesterday. Treasury projects that the budget deficit for fiscal year 2012 will come in at $996 billion. Additionally, as a result of the debt super committee’s failure to reach an agreement, an automatic $1.2 trillion in [...]/p

Documents Show Boehner Engineered Gerrymandered Ohio Map Giving GOP 12 of 16 Congressional Seats

Documents Show Boehner Engineered Gerrymandered Ohio Map Giving GOP 12 of 16 Congressional Seats: pThe GOP-controlled Ohio legislature recently approved a heavily gerrymandered Congressional map that gives Republicans an advantage in 12 of the state’s 16 congressional districts, despite the fact that the state is roughly evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. Moreover, according to newly released documents, Ohio residents can blame the Speaker of the House for turning [...]/p

Monday, December 12, 2011

Under Newt Gingrich's Tax Plan, Millionaires Would Pay A Lower Tax Rate Than Teachers

Under Newt Gingrich's Tax Plan, Millionaires Would Pay A Lower Tax Rate Than Teachers

Romney Admitted Stat About Obama Regulations Was A Lie, Keeps Using It Anyway

Romney Admitted Stat About Obama Regulations Was A Lie, Keeps Using It Anyway: pOne of the favorite conservative myths of the moment involves the supposed “job-killing” effects of regulations coming out of the Obama administration. Today, it was evidently 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s turn to take this tall tale out for a spin. During an event in New Hampshire, Romney claimed that the rate of new [...]/p

Newt Gingrich: Hospital divorce story is a lie, except that it isn't

Newt Gingrich: Hospital divorce story is a lie, except that it isn't

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s Push To Close 36 Unemployment Offices Declared Unconstitutional

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s Push To Close 36 Unemployment Offices Declared Unconstitutional: pEarlier this year, the Iowa legislature enacted a budget that shields three dozen state unemployment offices from Gov. Terry Branstad’s (R) desire to close those offices. In response, Branstad used a line-item veto to remove the prohibition on closing these offices from the bill, and proceeded with a plan to shut them down and replace [...]/p

Fox News Shocked by Their Own Poll Saying Obama Likely to Win

Fox News Shocked by Their Own Poll Saying Obama Likely to Win

Alisa Miller Share News About The News

Newburgh Four: Poor, Black, and Jailed Under FBI 'Entrapment' Tactics | Common Dreams

Newburgh Four: Poor, Black, and Jailed Under FBI 'Entrapment' Tactics | Common Dreams

Bernie Sanders Fights Back Against Corporate Money Buying Our Elections

Are Rats More Empathetic Than Republicans?

The Cowardice Of Lowe’s, And The Bigotry Of ‘All-American Muslim’ Bashers

The Cowardice Of Lowe’s, And The Bigotry Of ‘All-American Muslim’ Bashers: pAs you may have heard, home improvement giant Lowe’s pulled their advertising from TLC’s All-American Muslim. That in and of itself might not be a massive sin — companies have a right to spend their advertising dollars where they like, or order for a few episodes and don’t re-up. But Lowe’s, at every step of [...]/p

Pentagon Wins $5 Billion Budget Increase | Common Dreams

Pentagon Wins $5 Billion Budget Increase | Common Dreams

Why Conservatives Can’t Fix Poverty -- In These Times

Why Conservatives Can’t Fix Poverty -- In These Times

PERRspectives: The Difference Between Newt Gingrich and God

PERRspectives: The Difference Between Newt Gingrich and God

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lowe’s, Bank Of America, And Others Pull Ads From Muslim Reality TV Show After Pressure

Lowe’s, Bank Of America, And Others Pull Ads From Muslim Reality TV Show After Pressure: pThe TLC reality TV show All-American Muslim chronicles the lives of a group of Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan. The show has been well-received for its fair and realistic portrayal of the Muslim American experience in the United States. Watch a trailer for the show here. But a reality TV show that lets Americans relate to [...]/p

Economic experts explain why Republicans have doomed the economy

Economic experts explain why Republicans have doomed the economy

Weekly Address A Fair Shot For The Middle Class

As Businesses Pull Out Of Alabama Due To Anti-Immigrant Law, Gov. Pleads With Car Companies To Stay

As Businesses Pull Out Of Alabama Due To Anti-Immigrant Law, Gov. Pleads With Car Companies To Stay: pFirst, farmers saw the immediate economic catastrophe in Alabama because of the state’s draconian immigration law HB 56 as immigrant workers fled and their crops rotted. Then two high-profile arrests of foreign autoworkers legally in the state potentially put international investment in Alabama at risk. As a result, business leaders are now joining the chorus [...]/p

The Rise of the New Confederacy: How America-Hating Right-Wingers Took Over the GOP | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

The Rise of the New Confederacy: How America-Hating Right-Wingers Took Over the GOP | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Dictatorship In Michigan

Friday, December 9, 2011

The NLRB Dropping Its Boeing Case Is A Victory For Collective Bargaining, Not Conservatives

The NLRB Dropping Its Boeing Case Is A Victory For Collective Bargaining, Not Conservatives: pThe National Labor Relations Board today dropped a complaint against mega-manufacturer Boeing that had been used as a political football by Republicans for months. Of course, the GOP rushed forward to hail this as some sort of win for conservatism. 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich called it “a victory for South Carolina and all [...]/p

Republicans And Business Groups Unable To Find One ‘Job Creator’ Who Opposes A Tax On Millionaires

Republicans And Business Groups Unable To Find One ‘Job Creator’ Who Opposes A Tax On Millionaires: pYesterday, Republicans again shot down an extension of a payroll tax break for middle-class families due to their objection to a 1.9 percent tax increase on the top 0.2 percent of income earners. Naturally, Republicans are recycling their spurious claim that taxing America’s millionaires will somehow hit small businesses and stifle job creation. “It’s just [...]/p

NOAA Chief: U.S. Record of a Dozen Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters in One Year Is “a Harbinger of Things to Come”

NOAA Chief: U.S. Record of a Dozen Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters in One Year Is “a Harbinger of Things to Come”: pThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released an analysis, “U.S. sets record with a dozen billion-dollar weather disasters in one year.”  They report: To date, the United States set a record with 12 separate billion dollar weather/climate disasters in 2011, with an aggregate damage total of approximately $52 billion. This record year breaks the [...]/p

NPR Blasts A Hole In GOP's “ Intuitive“ Opposition To Millionaires' Surtax

NPR Blasts A Hole In GOP's “ Intuitive“ Opposition To Millionaires' Surtax

EPA Links Tainted Water in Wyoming to Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas | Truthout

EPA Links Tainted Water in Wyoming to Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas | Truthout

"Get It Done": Urging Climate Justice Mic Check At UN Summit

GOP State Rep. Bob Nicholas Arrested For Kicking And Beating Mentally Disabled Son

GOP State Rep. Bob Nicholas Arrested For Kicking And Beating Mentally Disabled Son: pLate last month, Wyoming state Rep. Bob Nicholas (R) was arrested following an incident where he kicked and beat his disabled son outside of a restaurant: Nicholas, 54, was arrested in Boca Grande, Fla., while on vacation after allegedly punching and kicking his 19-year-old mentally disabled son, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report. [...]/p

FLASHBACK: After Oklahoma City Bombing, Gingrich Tried To Hold Disaster Relief Hostage To Spending Cuts

FLASHBACK: After Oklahoma City Bombing, Gingrich Tried To Hold Disaster Relief Hostage To Spending Cuts: pEarlier this year, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) made a series of major missteps when he decided the House GOP would not release federal disaster funds unless it included offsetting spending cuts following a deadly Missouri tornado, a hurricane that hit the east coast, and an earthquake in Virginia. Though Cantor was roundly criticized [...]/p

What Real Education Reform Looks Like -- In These Times

What Real Education Reform Looks Like -- In These Times

Marine Hero vs. Defense Industry: A Cautionary Tale | Common Dreams

Marine Hero vs. Defense Industry: A Cautionary Tale | Common Dreams

Interview With Elizabeth Warren

ALEC Inspired Voter ID Laws

10 of The Craziest Things Newt Gingrich Has Ever Said | Immigration | AlterNet

10 of The Craziest Things Newt Gingrich Has Ever Said | Immigration | AlterNet

Thom Hartmann: How The GOP Is Sabotaging The Consumer Protection Agency

Koch Brothers, ALEC and the Savage Assault on Democracy | Common Dreams

Koch Brothers, ALEC and the Savage Assault on Democracy | Common Dreams