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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Liberal Wake-up call: Obama Slams Republicans

Obama Makes a Terrifying Point About GOP Candidates |BadGOP | Even after GOP candidates blatantly fail to demonstrate leadership, the GOP voters demonstrate a nightmarish lack of consequences … >by: Toni Matthews |11/03/2015 |RePost: 11/14/2015 2:50:13 AM | Originally published at reverbpress.com The low expectations of Republican voters towards their own candidates coupled with their ultra-demands and suspicion of President Barack Obama should serve as a wake-up call to liberal […]




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Hillary Clinton’s full embrace of immigration

Clinton’s full embrace of immigration | MSNBC   >by: Amanda Sakuma |05/24/15 09:47 AM—Updated 05/24/15 01:32 PM | RePost: 05/25/2015 9:55:53 AM | Hillary Clinton’s embrace of immigration reform has been an unusually bold gesture for a public figure best known for her caution. By hiring onto her campaign staff a 26-year-old grassroots activist who lived in the U.S. without documentation for more than a decade, the 2016 Democratic front […]




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Hillary slams 20-week abortion ban

Hillary slams 20-week abortion ban

Hillary slams 20-week abortion ban | TheHill >by: Peter Sullivan | 05/13/15 05:59 PM EDT| RePost: 05/16/2015 6:59:33 AM | The Hillary Clinton campaign jabbed at House Republicans after they passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on Wednesday. “Politicians should not interfere with personal medical decisions, which should be left to a woman, her family and her faith, in consultation with her doctor or health care provider,” Clinton’s […]




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US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

President Obama Korean Sanctions

US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack | AP >by: JOSH LEDERMAN | 01/02/2015 9:33 PM EST |RePost: 01/03/2015 8:15:33 AM | HONOLULU (AP) — Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North’s defense industry in its first public act of retribution for a cyber-attack against Sony. Despite lingering doubts by the cyber […]




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Spotlight Media Matters for America: Weekly Update

Friend — From voter suppression efforts to the stranglehold that the right-wing media machine has on Republican politics, we’re looking at what got called out this week. All that and more. John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Colin Powell Explains Voter Suppression To Bill O’Reilly Colin Powell discussed voter suppression with Bill O’Reilly. Powell shared his concern that voter ID laws suppress the ability of minorities to vote, especially when there is […]




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Spotlight Media Matters for America: Weekly Update

Friend — From voter suppression efforts to the stranglehold that the right-wing media machine has on Republican politics, we’re looking at what got called out this week. All that and more. John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Colin Powell Explains Voter Suppression To Bill O’Reilly Colin Powell discussed voter suppression with Bill O’Reilly. Powell shared his concern that voter ID laws suppress the ability of minorities to vote, especially when there is […]




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Spotlight: Media Matters for America

Friends — We’re focusing this week on how reality is confronting the system of misinformation. Higher taxes on the wealthy don’t impede growth, Fox cowering in the face of climate reality, and a Hawaii Congresswoman who challenged Bill O’Reilly over his remarks about Asian-Americans. All that and a pernicious debt ceiling lie that the media too often enables.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Media Coverage Propagates Debt Ceiling Misinformation The debt […]




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Spotlight: Media Matters for America

Friends — We’re focusing this week on how reality is confronting the system of misinformation. Higher taxes on the wealthy don’t impede growth, Fox cowering in the face of climate reality, and a Hawaii Congresswoman who challenged Bill O’Reilly over his remarks about Asian-Americans. All that and a pernicious debt ceiling lie that the media too often enables.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Media Coverage Propagates Debt Ceiling Misinformation The debt […]




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Spotlight Media Matters: Weekly Update

Friend — The media is shutting out economists from a budget debate, Fox News never wants to talk about gun violence, and conservative media are a moneymaking “racket.” But don’t get discouraged. Let’s keep fighting for the media all Americans deserve. John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Economists Ignored In Budget Debate News broadcasts covering the ongoing budget negotiations are ignoring the best experts: economists. Economists have been completely excluded by broadcast […]




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