Obama sets out to nominate new justice

The casket of the late Supreme Court justice was placed in the court’s Great Hall on Friday, and thousands filed through to pay their respects. From left, Justices Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor were among the mourners. The White House said Friday that it will go ahead with the nomination of a replacement on the court. Jacquelyn Martin/ Pool via The New York Times

Despite long odds, Obama sets out to nominate new justice – The Boston Globe By Kathleen Hennessey and Mary Clare Jalonick| Associated Press  02/20/2016 | RePost: 02/21/2016 4:24:27 AM| WASHINGTON — It may seem like Mission Impossible. Still, President Obama set out this week on a quest to put his third justice on the Supreme Court, hoping to overcome solid Republican opposition and difficult election-year politics in what likely will […]


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Wisconsin Republicans push bill to bar poor people…

Wisconsin Republicans push bill to bar poor people from buying shellfish. Oh, or Wisconsin cheese

Wisconsin Republicans push bill to bar poor people from buying shellfish. Oh, or Wisconsin cheese >by Hunter |May 07, 2015 11:21am PDT | RePost: 05/16/2015 1:16:33 AM | Wisconsin is the latest state looking to go Leviticus on the poor. On Wednesday, a public benefits committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature approved a bill that would require food stamp beneficiaries to use two-thirds of their monthly allotment on healthy foods […]


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Spotlight: The GOP Misunderstands the ‘War on Women’

The GOP Misunderstands the ‘War on Women’ >by Katrina vanden Heuvel | The Washington Post | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 19:11 | You can’t say Republicans lack for chutzpah. The cynical right-wing message-men have come up with a new insult to our intelligence – and to millions of US women. As Buzzfeed reported Friday, Republicans are now spinning a series of scandals to try to prove the Democrats are the […]


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Spotlight: The GOP Misunderstands the ‘War on Women’

The GOP Misunderstands the ‘War on Women’ >by Katrina vanden Heuvel | The Washington Post | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 19:11 | You can’t say Republicans lack for chutzpah. The cynical right-wing message-men have come up with a new insult to our intelligence – and to millions of US women. As Buzzfeed reported Friday, Republicans are now spinning a series of scandals to try to prove the Democrats are the […]


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Spotlight Rant: Obama can NOT force the GOP to be reasonable. He’s the President, not the Asshole Whisperer

Obama can NOT force the GOP to be reasonable. He’s the President, not the Asshole Whisperer [Agreed!] >by MinistryOfTruthFollow | Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:05 PM PDT |Daily Kos| President Obama can not force the GOP to stop destroying their own party and along with it America’s economy. He can’t force them to stop clinging to bad ideas that are proven to fail. Good luck reasoning with this guy […]


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Spotlight Rant: Obama can NOT force the GOP to be reasonable. He’s the President, not the Asshole Whisperer

Obama can NOT force the GOP to be reasonable. He’s the President, not the Asshole Whisperer [Agreed!] >by MinistryOfTruthFollow | Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:05 PM PDT |Daily Kos| President Obama can not force the GOP to stop destroying their own party and along with it America’s economy. He can’t force them to stop clinging to bad ideas that are proven to fail. Good luck reasoning with this guy […]


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Spotlight on the Future GOP Electoral College gerrymandering efforts

What The 2012 Election Would Look Like Under The Republicans’ Vote-Rigging Plan  >by Aaron Bycoffe & Andrei Scheinkman | Posted: 01/24/13 EST  |  Updated: 01/24/13 EST| [OK my friends, we can’t sleep on this. The Giant can’t go back asleep…remain awake and vigilant because 2016 is around the corner! In the midterm election in 2014, we need to take-out as many Congressional Republicans as we can in that term! Get active! Gbismarc!] […]


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Spotlight on the Future GOP Electoral College gerrymandering efforts

What The 2012 Election Would Look Like Under The Republicans’ Vote-Rigging Plan  >by Aaron Bycoffe & Andrei Scheinkman | Posted: 01/24/13 EST  |  Updated: 01/24/13 EST| [OK my friends, we can’t sleep on this. The Giant can’t go back asleep…remain awake and vigilant because 2016 is around the corner! In the midterm election in 2014, we need to take-out as many Congressional Republicans as we can in that term! Get active! Gbismarc!] […]


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Spotlight Media Matter: Weekly Updates

Friend — In the wake of a terrible tragedy in Connecticut, the media is pushing to extremes. Some are doing what they should have done long ago, but others are doubling down on misinformation. All that and the Misinformer of the Year.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Misinformer Of The Year: Rush Limbaugh The toxic, sexist rhetoric and conspiracy theories that built the right-wing bubble are just some of the reasons […]


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Spotlight Media Matter: Weekly Updates

Friend — In the wake of a terrible tragedy in Connecticut, the media is pushing to extremes. Some are doing what they should have done long ago, but others are doubling down on misinformation. All that and the Misinformer of the Year.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Misinformer Of The Year: Rush Limbaugh The toxic, sexist rhetoric and conspiracy theories that built the right-wing bubble are just some of the reasons […]


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