Senate Confirms 12 Obama Judges

Harry Reid

Senate Confirms 12 Obama Judges Before Ending The 113th Congress | TPM | >by Sahil Kapur  | 12/17/2014, 10:18 AM EST |RePost: 12/17/2014 12:55:48 PM | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-NV ended the 113th Congress with a holiday gift for President Barack Obama: 12 new lifetime-tenured judges to add to his legacy. After wrapping up a series of executive branch nominations, the Senate voted 51-38 on Tuesday night to confirm […]

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Spotlight: How Republicans Rig the Game

How Republicans Rig the Game Through gerrymandering, voter suppression and legislative tricks, the GOP has managed to hold on to power while more and more Americans reject their candidates and their ideas >by Tim Dickinson | NOVEMBER 11, 2013 |Re-Post 07/26/2014|   As the nation recovers from the Republican shutdown of government, the question Americans should be asking is not “Why did the GOP do that to us?” but “Why […]

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Expose: Tea Party Republican spews vile, sexist Twitter attacks at Wendy Davis

Tea Party Republican spews vile, sexist Twitter attacks at Wendy Davis And they say that the Tea Party is not racist, sexist and hateful towards American and America! Who are they kidding – no one, but themselves! Tea Party Republican spews vile, sexist Twitter attacks at Wendy Davis (via Raw Story ) Former head of the South Carolina Republican Party, Tea Party activist Todd Kincannon has unleashed a vile parade […]

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Spotlight: Obama grasps for momentum in State of Union address

Obama grasps for momentum in State of Union address Obama grasps for momentum in State of Union address (via AFP) In the sixth year of a battered presidency and confounded by recalcitrant Republicans, President Barack Obama will try to loosen his political straitjacket in his annual State of the Union address. Obama will seize one of his diminishing windows Tuesday…

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Spotlight: US urges release of American jailed in Cuba

US urges release of American jailed in Cuba Havana (AFP) Friday, January 10, 2014 4:48:31 PM |   The United States renewed its demand Friday that Cuba release American subcontractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence there. Paul J. Richards/AFP/FileSupporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross in Lafayette Park on December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC  “The […]

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Re-post: 40 things the House could have done while it was busy repealing Obamacare

40 things the House could have done while it was busy repealing Obamacare >by: Geoffrey Cowley |08/02/13 06:42 PM—Updated 09/13/13 08:47 AM| What can you say about a U.S. House of Representatives that devotes the last day before summer recess to a futile exercise it has already performed 39 times? We’re talking, of course, about today’s 232-185 vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act, this time by prohibiting the […]

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Spotlight Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democrac, we’re really a plutocracy

| Friday, December 27, 2013 13:59 EST | Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy (via Raw Story ) The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The…

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Spotlight Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democrac, we’re really a plutocracy

| Friday, December 27, 2013 13:59 EST | Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy (via Raw Story ) The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The…

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Re-post: ‘We have an absolute right’ to spy on other countries

| Thursday, December 26, 2013 21:57 EST| Alan Dershowitz rips Edward Snowden: ‘We have an absolute right’ to spy on other countries (via Raw Story ) Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz criticized National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden on Thursday during a debate with Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman, who published Snowden’s first interview since being granted…

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Re-post: ‘We have an absolute right’ to spy on other countries

| Thursday, December 26, 2013 21:57 EST| Alan Dershowitz rips Edward Snowden: ‘We have an absolute right’ to spy on other countries (via Raw Story ) Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz criticized National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden on Thursday during a debate with Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman, who published Snowden’s first interview since being granted…

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