Rich Lowry – the Newest and Dumbest NN on NPR

Dear NPR: Your greatest supporters believe that Rich Lowry is the latest “Cheney Youth” member (see Hitler for comparison) to hit your airwaves. This guy is a paid puppet for the ultra   right wing and the newest fool to take on National Review – “A review of American Greed as it’s called.” and youContinue reading “Rich Lowry – the Newest and Dumbest NN on NPR”

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I got yer headlines right here: Obama ties energy future, gas prices and budget together in weekly addressEnsign Faced Formal Questioning Over $96,000 PaymentSouth Carolina State Sen. Tom Davis: Today's Tea Party Should Go After Corporate Power Like Original Boston Tea Party DidBillionaires: Raise My Taxes!Blackwater Prosecution Resurrected By Appeals Court More at the Newswire.

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I got yer headlines right here: Obama makes his case in CaliforniaObama investigating oil market fraud as gas prices riseNV-Sen: John Ensign reportedly set to announce resignation tomorrowObama Targets 'Climate Change Deniers in Congress'FEC Sued By Chris Van Hollen Over Huge Disclosure LoopholeNoam Chomsky: Is the World Too Big to Fail? More at the Newswire.

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I got yer headlines right here: Obama, Before Facebook Crowd, Presses G.O.P. on BudgetObama Panel to Curb Medicare Finds Foes in Both PartiesWisconsin's Asst. Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg has filed paperwork for a statewide, state-sponsored “recount” in the controversial April 5th State Supreme Court electionCitizens Group Files Petition to Recall Power-Hungry Michigan Gov. Rick SnyderTheContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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I got yer headlines right here: Obama goes local to sell deficit messageKoch Industries buying ads to refute truthful news storiesBiden convening deficit meeting after recessEd Markey: They May Have Citizens United But We Have Netizens United Stanley McChrystal Cleared of Wrongdoing in Pentagon Inquiry into Rolling Stone ProfileSupreme Court Takes No Action on VirginiaContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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I got yer headlines right here: President Heads West to Sell His Deficit PlanFederal Taxes at Historic Low, Statistics Consistently Show — Cost of Tax Cuts for America's Rich Exceeds Value of Proposed Budget Cuts — America's Richest Taxpayers See Federal Taxes Dramatically DropPalin, Breitbart booed at tea party eventPaul Ryan Refuses to Answer Obama'sContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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I got yer headlines right here: Federal Budget Deal Sent to Obama By CongressObama: Republicans want the U.S. to be a 'Third World' countryPresident Obama has recognized that our defense program is way overextended, and it's now time to develop long-term strategic objectives for national defense100 days of GOP rule, still no jobs billsSenate BlocksContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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I got yer headlines right here: Obama, to Curb Deficit, Urges Cuts and More Taxes on Rich — Fiscal Plan Appeases House Liberals, Sours "Hell No We Can't" Republicans — Transcript of President Obama's Speech on the DeficitPlouffe reiterates that President Obama will not renew the Bush tax cutsPentagon Says It Has Kept Up SomeContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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I got yer headlines right here: Obama to Back Simpson-Bowles — Sizes Up Options for Health Care CutsPrez '12: Romney Makes it Official, QuietlyDemocrats Allow Trims to Favored Programs — Yet GOP still threatens to force America into default if Dems refuse major spending cuts — Senate Republicans Threatening to Make Harry Reid And DemsContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Shutdown? What shutdown?… Federal Budget Deal Reached… Shutdown averted … for nowWisconsin Supreme Court race won't be certified until after probe of 14,000 'found' votes — Kloppenburg to file open records request in Waukesha County — Scandal in Fitzwalkerstan: Federal probe, full recount required in WI high court race More at the Newswire.

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Busy day for the White House: Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget — In budget fight, Obama and Boehner face challenges from adversaries and followersObama Threatens Veto of Bill Killing Net Neutrality — Is Set to Redo Team on War Policy — Takes Aim at Inequality in EducationSenate votes down effort toContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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The headline torrent continues unabated: Obama threatens to veto anti-EPA bill derided as 'Koch Brothers Appreciation Act' — attacks Republicans over budget impasse — opens 2012 campaign with focus on money, independent votersWI-Supreme Court: Dead Heat — Likely RecountDebbie Wasserman-Schultz Is New DNC ChairNo Budget Deal Yet — House Republicans Preparing for Government ShutdownVA-Sen: TimContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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It's on, day 2! Obama Opens 2012 Campaign, with Eye on Money and Independent VotersObama Calls John Boehner to White House to Read Him the Riot Act Talk BudgetGOP to propose eliminating Medicare, replace it with voucher-like subsidiesIn Major Reversal, Holder Announcs Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial Will Be Held at Guantànamo – AG Holder's StatementContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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It's on! Obama's In: Video Announces Launch of 2012 Presidential Campaign — Obama Begins Re-Election Facing New Political Challenges — Expected to Tap Big-Money Donors (via Oliver Willis)Obama Rule Review Leaves Some Nervous, SkepticalHealth Care Reform Ruling Appealed By Obama AdministrationForeclosure Backlash: Fed-up Judges Crack Down on Banksters' Disorder in the CourtsThe Real Unemployment PictureContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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No weekend for the modern news cycle: Watch this! ►  Obama warns economy still fragile as budget deadline approaches Obama: Clean Energy Shift Will Boost Jobs, Decrease Oil Dependence Obama Condemns Quran Burning, Killing of UN Workers in AfghanistanObama Set to Launch Re-Election Bid, AP Sources SayGOP leaders likely to drop social issues in budgetContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Another rigorous news cycle: Watch this! ►  US defense secretary Robert Gates rules out ground troops in LibyaGovernment Transparency Showdown Set to Unfold in CongressWisconsin Judge Smacks Down Walker, Fitzgerald, Declares Union Law Not in EffectAide says WI Gov. Scott Walker will halt plans to enact union lawOhio Anti-Union Bill Signed into Law By JohnContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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The uptick in target-rich news cycles continues unabated: Barack Obama has signed 'finding' order on Libya, fuelling speculation that US and allies are planning to arm rebelsCongress unhappy with Libya policy despite PR offensiveObama Lays Out Plan to Cut Reliance on Fuel ImportsScott Bloch Sentenced to One Month in Prison in 'Geeks on Call' CaseTentativeContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Yet another target-rich news cycle: Caught on Tape: Republicans Touting Support for Government ShutdownObama's goal: Curb U.S. oil imports by a thirdBipartisan Support for Obama Libya Policy: John McCain, Carl Levin Back Obama on Military ActionChuck Schumer, Eric Cantor Battle Over Federal BudgetLabor Fight at Federal Level Heats Up: Ad Calls on Public Workers toContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Target-rich news cycle: Obama Cites National Interest in Intervening, Limits of U.S. Role in Libya — Full Text of Obama's Speech on Libya — "I Refused" to Allow Wholesale SlaughterGates and Clinton Unite to Defend Libya Intervention, and Say It May Last AwhileDemocrats Will Offer Additional $20 Billion in Budget Cuts — But Republicans stillContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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What weekend? Your Monday hot-button headlines: Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for eliminating corporate tax loopholes and tax breaksGates and Clinton Unite to Defend Libya Intervention, and Say It May Last AwhileClinton, Gates: Libya Operation Could Last MonthsBudget Impasse Increasing Risk of U.S. Shutdown More at the Newswire.

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What news cycle? Busy weekend… Budget Impasse Increasing Risk of U.S. ShutdownWatch this! ►  Obama says Libya mission averted 'blood bath'Media Matters is at war against FOX "News" ChannelWI Republicans Defy Court Order, Publish Anti-Union LawGeraldine Ferraro, First Woman on Major Party National Ticket, Dies at Age 75 More at the Newswire.

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Der Spiegel Publishes Photos of U.S. Soldiers Posing with Afghan Civilians They KilledObama hails rise of Brazil, a key economic partnerU.S. plane crashes in Libya, 2 crew safely ejectNancy Pelosi Hospitalized in Rome After Not Feeling WellSupreme Court Denies a Move to Bar the Details of a Fed BailoutSupreme Court Won't Hear Campaign Finance RulesContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Der Spiegel Publishes Photos of U.S. Soldiers Posing with Afghan Civilians They KilledObama hails rise of Brazil, a key economic partnerU.S. plane crashes in Libya, 2 crew safely ejectNancy Pelosi Hospitalized in Rome After Not Feeling WellSupreme Court Denies a Move to Bar the Details of a Fed BailoutSupreme Court Won't Hear Campaign Finance RulesContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Amid Crises, Obama Lands in South America World leaders launch military action in LibyaU.S. launches first missiles against Gadhafi forcesAirstrikes open a coalition war against a mad dictatorStirred to action, Wisconsin's coalition against corporate power is determined to roll back the rightwing assault on collective bargaining rights More at the Newswire.

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Headline-rich news cycle: Obama tells Gaddafi to withdraw — says U.S. fears 'atrocities' in Libya, will not use ground troopsGaddafi Defies CeasefireDane County judge halts WI Gov. Walker's law that would abolish collective bargaining for public employees; law likely to be ruled unconstitutional — more from dKosArizona, Bowing to Business (and Snubbing the Teabaggers), SoftensContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Headline-rich news cycle: Obama Says U.S. Safe from Japan Radiation, Orders Review of U.S. Nuclear PlantsDemocrats move to repeal Defense of Marriage ActInsane: GOP tax chairman wants 10% tax cut for wealthyStopgap Spending Bill Approved by SenateU.S. House votes to halt federal funding of NPRAnthony Weiner Joins the Effort to Disbar Clarence ThomasWatch this! ►Continue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama administration pushes banks to modify millions of mortgagesHillary Clinton Says No Second Term for HerBoehner Tips His Hand, Hints at Deal with Democrats on SpendingPelosi ups the ante: We'll help Boehner pass funding bill—if he'll compromiseCrashing the WI in DC GOP fundraiser: Large, dynamic solidarity protest in DC outside Wisconsin GOP fundraiserWisconsin's Mass MovementContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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The President Speaks Out on GunsVoters trending towards Obama, away from GOP on deficit, economyHillary Clinton in Egypt Tours Tahrir Square in Push for ReformAnalysis ►  The States with the Strongest And Weakest UnionsHouse Passes Stopgap Spending MeasureGOP votes down measure to prevent Social Security, Medicare privatizationU.S. Drones Fight Mexican Drug TradePakistan Court Acquits CIAContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Pushing Congress on Education ReformObama Urges Reforms to 'No Child Left Behind'Prez '12: Obama Seeks to Rekindle Flame with Young VotersDesperately Seeking Their Own Rove: Democrats Try Catching GOP in Outside Money ChaseFranken's bill makes net neutrality violations a crimeRepublicans to Introduce Bills That Would Weaken Dodd-Frank Financial Reform LegislationBilious N.R.A. Snubs Obama MoreContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Wisconsin Democrats file ethics complaint against governorObama to Restart Guantanamo Bay Trials After Two-Year Ban — Will Nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to Replace Huntsman as U.S. Ambassador to China'Make Wall St. Pay' campaign debuts by occupying bank branch, House speaker's officCongressional Budget Office anticipates wide budget gap even after economy recoversSupreme Court Clears PathContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Clarence Thomas faces call for his disbarment in MO Supreme Court (via Mark Crispin Miller)News outlets sue WI Gov. Walker for repeatedly ignoring email requestsWisconsin Governor Scott Walker Issues Layoff Warning NoticesWisconsin lawmaker Nick Milroy: Walker and his 'palace guards' look to sow 'chaos'Fascist Moneybags David Koch Now Claims He Doesn't 'Directly' Support Wisconsin Gov.Continue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama: Gadhafi Must Leave… U.S. Military Action Possible in LibyaWhite House Offers First Budget Compromise as Negotiations with GOP BeginRepublicans target federal pollution regulationsWatch this! ►  Wisconsin Senate Republicans Order the Arrest of Senate Dems; Police Association Says NoWI Gov. Scott Walker threatens teacher layoffs in WisconsinFlorida Judge Refuses to Halt Health Care Law MoreContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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US court allows Westboro Baptist's anti-gay funeral pickets to go onWisconsin Voters Launch Recall Campaign Against Eight GOP State Senators (more from dkos)Senate resolution avoiding government shutdown for two weeks — House measure puts off a government shutdownJohn Boehner calls for cuts to Social Security, MedicareWill Issa's Fired Spokesperson Expose How Politico “Wins the Morning”?GunmanContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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House measure puts off a government shutdown — GOP BlinksDarrell Issa Fires Staffer Over NYT Leaks — Team Issa Thinks Their Big Mistake Was Getting CaughtHouse GOP Says 'So Be It' to Taxpayers, Votes Unanimously to Protect Big Oil SubsidiesWhite House Issues Report on Women in AmericaHouse Democrats Demand ChamberLeaks InvestigationFox News reporter appears toContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama's Plans for Trade Sabotaged by Vindictive G.O.P.Obama backs Brown’s bill tempering health care ruleWhite House sides with GOP on cuts, will rightly blame them later when thWhite House 'Pleased' with Funding Extension But Wants Longer-Term DealAs Congress returns Tuesday, lawmakers may be pressed to compromise on slashing the federal budget — the issue thatContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama welcomes Governors to White House — says Gadhafi must leave Libya 'now' — may be forced to delay US climate actionWisconsin Protests Draw More Than 70,000 in Largest Rally Yet — Rallies for Labor, in Wisconsin and Beyond — WI Gov. alker unmoved — Indiana's GOP Gov. proposes what GOP claimed Dems would do:Continue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Pushes for Settlement of Mortgage Servicing Cases — Condemns Libya Amid Stalled EvacuationRep. Paul Broun Asked at Town Hall: 'Who Is Going to Shoot Obama?' Lawsuit: Fox chairman in federal crime — Fox News capo Roger Ailes told Judith Regan to lie to federal investigatorsMain Street Movement Erupts as Thousands Across Country Protest WarContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Condemns Libya Amid Stalled Evacuation — Pushes for Multibillion-Dollar Settlement of Mortgage Servicing Cases — Deems DOMA IllegalLabor Activists Shock Republicans, Split Party's Governors on Collective Bargaining — 16 States Going to War on Unions — Unions plan Saturday protests in every state capitalWhen he conspired with “David Koch,” did WI Gov. Scott WalkerContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Top Obama Economic Aide: Social Security Reform Not a Part of Discussion on Fiscal FutureRahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayoral RaceFederal judge in D.C. upholds Affordable Care ActWhistleblowers Ask Holder for Special Prosecutor in Scott Bloch CaseWI Gov. Scott "Hosni" Walker Blocks Pro-Union Web site — Then Gets Crank-Call Pwned by Gonzo Journalist Pretenting to BeContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Top Dems reject Social Security cutsAfter House passage of GOP budget cuts, lawmakers head home to hear from votersUS-Libya business group led by Halliburton, Chevron, Shell, Raytheon mysteriously goes dark amid uprisingUS Military Interfered with State Department's Attempt to Improve Relations with Bahrain's Shiites More at the Newswire.

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Watch this! ►  Obama touts education as key to 'winning the future' in weekly addressObama Tells Prison to Take DetaineesWisconsin Democrats Could Stay Away for Weeks in Fight Over UnionsWisconsin Bill in Limbo as G.O.P. Seeks QuorumThis is what "pro-life" means? House Republicans just cut off funds for abortions – and breast exams, cervical cancerContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Yes, he was ready: Secret Obama report identified flash points in Arab worldBoehner's Spending Cuts Would Kill 1 Million JobsTea Party Patriots Investigated: "They Use You and Abuse You"Clarence Thomas Fails to Disclose Citizens United In-Kind ContributionsWatchdogs: Federal Election Commission Is AWOLColin Powell demands answers over Curveball's WMD lies More at the Newswire.

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Obama's Budget Focuses on Path to Rein in DeficitObama calls for peaceful response in Middle EastWhite House vows veto if GOP spending bill undermines national prioritiesClarence Thomas Fails to Disclose Citizens United In-Kind ContributionsThousands Gather at Madison Wisconsin Worker Rally to Protest Governor's Threat to Call Out National GuardSecretary of Education Arne Duncan defies theContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama: Washington should cut back like average families doObama Budget Due Monday — Prez Will Propose Cuts as Opening Bid in Budget ShowdownAnalysis ►  In U.S. Signals to Egypt, Obama Straddled a Rift – and Shut Down a Mubarak Booster at StateEgyptian Cabinet Fired, Parliament DissolvedHeld over! FOX "News" [sic] Channel insider: "Stuff Is JustContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Republicans in House Battle Turmoil in Their Ranks — Endure SECOND Embarrassing Floor LossNY-26: Representative Christopher Lee (R-Craigslist) resigns amid scandal — VA-Sen: Jim Webb will not run for reelectionHouse Republicans' spending cuts fall short of goalFOX News Insider: "Stuff is just made up" More at the Newswire.

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White House launches high-speed rail push with $53 billion planRepublicans Freak Out as House Democrats, Tea Party Team Up and Block Renewal of Draconian, Big-Brotheresque PATRIOT ActSenate approves three federal judges, but judicial crisis intensifiesHouse lawmakers clash over GOP push to curb abortionDemocratic Leadership Council, a voice of party centrism, closes its doors More atContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama woos, exhorts businessJane Harman to Resign from Congress — Lawmakers' End of Earmarks Affects Local Programs Large and Small — Bitch-slapping Countering Peter King (R-IRA), Muslim Group Hosts Forum on Working with the Feds to Stop Terrorists, EliminationismKeith Olbermann to Current TVBusted: on First Day of New Congress, Koch Operatives Met with GOP ChairmanContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama calls for 'representative government' in Egypt — backs gradual transition — to cut services to poor urban Americans, budget director notes — "tough choices" aheadKerry favors reduced US role in Afghanistan war — House GOP to decimate domestic agencies… — and some of Obama's favorite programsKoch brothers now at heart of GOP powerHuffington PostContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Now Backs Gradual Transition in Egypt as Crisis ContinuesObama: U.S. Businesses Have Responsibility to Hire American Workers, Pay Decent WagesSome of Obama's Favorite Programs to Face Cuts, Budget Director SaysKerry favors reduced US role in Afghanistan warKoch brothers now at heart of GOP power More at the Newswire.

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Al Jazeera covers Egypt's 'Day of Departure' LIVEUS plan: Replace Mubarak with torture-linked 'CIA point man' Omar SuleimanObama Administration, Egypt Officials Discuss Mubarak's Immediate ExitDepartment of Defense report outlines contractor fraud by OVER 100 military contraxtors (via Mark Crispin Miller)Et Tu, Pence? John Boehner Sees the Tea Partiers' Long Knives Come Out as a NationalContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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White House warns Egyptian government not to instigate violence among protestersObama Administration Considers Requiring Insurers to Offer Free Contraceptives — Obama signs nuclear treatySenate Smacks Tea Party, House GOP, Rejects Repeal of Health Care Law — Democrats Stage Early Maneuvering to Preempt GOP Scheme to Possibly Shut Down GovernmentSen. Sanders: Pentagon paid billions to fraudsters

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White House is retooled and refocused on domestic policy push — quietly prepares for a post-Mubarak era in Egypt — launches job-creating start-up effortClinton Ambassador Meeting: Unprecedented Mass Meeting of Top EnvoysProtesters Crash Koch Brothers' Conservative RetreatGOP on defensive over its fringe priorities in the House NOTE: Limited updates to the Newswire through January 30.

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Hillary Clinton: Egypt Must Transition to DemocracyRepublicans Divided on Egypt UprisingThe New Media, the New Messaging: Political Blogs Ready to Flood Campaign TrailFlorida Republicans Lining Up to Try to Replace David Rivera as More Corruption Charges UnfoldGeorge W Bush: I'm Through with Politics, Completely NOTE: Limited updates to the Newswire through January 30.

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Obama Continues 'Win the Future' Push in Weekly Address — Ridicules Conservative Disinformation on Health Reform: 'Granny Is Safe!'Secretary of State Clinton: End the Violence and Lift the Information Blackout in EgyptGeorge W Bush: I'm Through with Politics, CompletelyRight-Wing Civil Rights Commission trumps up report on phony New Black Panther Party "scandal"… as evidence surfacesContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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State of the Union: Obama says U.S. acts 'together, or not at all'Obama calls for new era of innovation — Counters G.O.P. with Plan to Extend Spending Freeze — Sets Stage for Clash of Governing Ideals — Sees Global Fight for U.S. JobsBush White House Violated Federal Law That Governs Partisan PoliticsTwo G.O.P. Responses PointContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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SOTU Preview: Obama to Push for New Spending — and Press Centrist AgendaObama focuses on economic competitiveness in weekly addressHouse GOP's next target: the Clean Air ActOlbermann's departure: Did Keith want out?Iran Nuclear Talks Fail, No New Date Set NOTE: Limited updates to the Newswire through January 28.

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Final Countdown: Keith Olbermann And MSNBC Announce They Are Parting WaysOlbermann-NBC deal in effect muzzles him "for an extended period of time"Obama Picks Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, to Run New Jobs-Focused Panel as GE Sends Jobs Overseas, Pays Little in Taxes NOTE: Limited updates to the Newswire through January 28.

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Busy news cycle: Obama orders broad review of federal regulations as Hu Jintao arrives in US for state visitSen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Sen. Kent Conrad (D-HD) to retireJust another 'isolated incident': Lethal bomb at MLK Day parade in Spokane spotted and disarmed before it can go offR. Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Leader, Dies atContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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DoJ veteran sees 'dangerous precedent' in letting Bush officials walkSenator Schumer proposes policy to stop rejected military enlistees from buying gunsSwiss Banker Gave WikiLeaks Information Revealing Crimes by World's Most Powerful People, as Attacks on WikiLeaks Continue (via Mark Crispin Miller)Americans Blame Partisan Commentators, Tea Party for Their RhetoricAmerica's systemic failures of governance: the storyContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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President Obama's Martin Luther King Jr. Day ProclamationWitch Hunt: Issa Starts Probing Obama Administration, Homeland Security Handling of FOIA RequestsCongressional Lawmakers Aiming to Increase CivilityCuban exile terrorist is on trial in US civilian court – and most people don't knowProgressives to 'uncloak' the secret financers behind the Tea Party More at the Newswire.

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Watch this! ►  Obama urges Americans to stay united after Tucson shooting — renominates more than 40 judicial candidates — acts to ease US embargo on CubaHouse Republican will try to derail repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'Michael Steele out as RNC chairman — Reince Priebus inThe End of Tom DeLay More at the Newswire.

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Obama Honors the Dead, Praises the Heroes, and Urges 'Civility' in Public DiscourseWatch this! ►  President Obama's Speech at the Tucson Shooting MemorialGOP Trust Fund Brat Arrested for Making Death Threats Against Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA07)WikiLeaks has 'insurance files' on Rupert Murdoch, Assange says (via Mark Crispin Miller) More at the Newswire.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08) breathing on her own, moving both armsGun control debate mounts in the House – Boehner shoots it downPanel urges tougher rules for offshore drillingAnalysis ►  The five worldviews that define American politicsDesperate Sarah Palin, blasted for using gun sights on campaign map – then ridiculously claiming they were "surveyor's marks" –Continue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Tom DeLay, Former House GOP Boss of Bosses, Sentenced to 3 Years in PrisonTucson Shooting Suspect Jared Lee Loughner Waives Bail and Is Ruled 'a Danger'Biden in Afghanistan to measure progress toward U.S. withdrawalOffshore oil industry needs sweeping overhaul – White House commissionDavid Brock to NewsCorp's Rupert Murdoch: FOX "News" [sic] Channel: Your Network MustContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Alleged Tucson massacre suspect Jared Lee Loughner to appear in court over murder of Judge John Roll, attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords — Prosecutors to charge Loughner with attempted assassination'Stop picking on Social Security,' Reid declaresCliff Schecter on the Media's Political Imbalance – and What You Need to Know and DoRepublicans banish 'civil rights' andContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

Headlines: Attack on Congresswoman Giffords

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ08) Shot in Head, 5 Others Killed at Local AZ Appearance — Federal Judge John Roll Killed — Jared Lee Loughner Identified as Shooter — In CustodyGiffords Remains in Critical Condition; Authorities Seek Possible AccompliceObama Sends FBI Director Robert Mueller to Scene — AG Holder: We'll Hold Those Responsible Accountable — Marshals:Continue reading “Headlines: Attack on Congresswoman Giffords”

Eliminationism in Arizona: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ08) Shot

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ08) and at least ten others have been shot while the congresswoman was appearing at a "Congress on Your Corner" event outside a Safeway store in Tucson, AZ.  21-year-old Jared Laughner is being held in custody. MORE…

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Watch this! ►  President Obama touts benefits of tax cut package — urges GOP to stop silly 'symbolic battles' in Congress — accepts  Pentagon's plan to close the Joint Forces CommandDemocrats launch defense of health care lawHouse votes to whitewash mess made by two douche-hat congressmorons who botched swearing-in More at the Newswire.

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Obama reshuffles inner circle to take on Republicans — makes one-day defense cuts that nearly top GOP's entire first-year austerity pledge — the biggest Defense Depaartment cuts since before 9/11Republicans seek repeal of sound, sane financial rules — New CBO Analysis: GOP's Push for Health Law Repeal Would Increase Deficit By $230 Billion Over 10Continue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Renominates More Than 40 Judicial Candidates — to Address U.S. Chamber of CommerceIt's Official: Gibbs to Leave as White House Press SecretaryNakedly racist vote: House disenfranchises minority-heavy territories and District of ColumbiaBoehner Elected Weeper Speaker of the House as 112th Congress Is Sworn In; Some Democrats Protest PelosiDemocrats Plan Attack on Republican Health RepealContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Vacation over, Obama poised to face arrogant, anti-citizen GOPSenate Dems vow to block health reform repealDemocrats Plan Push to Curtail Use of FilibustersBillionaire Darrell Issa (R-Car Thief) Asks Big Business for Witch Hunt Hit List Vs. Obama Administration (via Oliver Willis)Mysterious Murder of Bush-era Pentagon Official: John P. Wheeler III Found Dead in Delaware LandfillContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Signs 9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill into LawJoe Biden to Take Bigger Role as Obama Faces Stronger GOPKey Republicans Vow to Battle White House on Health Care, New EPA RulesFlip-flop: Suddenly, incoming chairman of the House Teabagging Oversight and Government Reform Committee Darrell Issa (R-Car Thief) says he won't investigate White House jobContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Watch this! ►  Obama asks Republicans to help him revitalize economyAustan Goolsbee Smacks the Teabaggers: Hitting Debt Ceiling Would Be 'First Default in History Caused Purely By Insanity'The Tea Party GOP Gets Ready to Talibanize the US ConstitutionNew Jersey Governor Chris "Pugsley McJobkill" Christie claims no responsibility for certain snowed-in citizens Very limited updates toContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Democrats seek to curb filibusters — Old Dogs Resisting New Dog Tricks: Are Reid and McConnell watering down real filibuster reform?Murkowski Certified Winner of Alaska Senate ElectionBob Parry on 2011, the "Tea Party"™ and the Coming War over the ConstitutionHealth-care Hater Huckabee Group Fires Scam Artist Who Defrauded Foreclosure Victims Very limited updates to theContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama defies Senate obstructionists, appoints five officials whose nominations had stalled … make that six!Obama, Republicans face new Washington battles — Government spending battles expected to dominate Congress next yearDelaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's use of campaign funds 'under investigation by the FBI'Former superstar reporter Judith Miller finds refuge among the right-wing, who don't careContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama's Traveling Team Stays Focused on TerrorismObama to delay next year's budget proposal by weekAK-Sen: Federal judge laughs Senate loser Joe "Teabag" Miller's case out of court even before State of Alaska responds!Huckabee aligns with scam artist on 'Repeal it Now' anti-health care reform campaign Very limited updates to the Newswire through Dec. 31. HappyContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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President Obama ends US military's gay banObama Administration Preparing Order for Indefinite Detention of Some Guantanamo DetaineesRaw Story report confirmed: Bank of America is Wikileaks' targetFederal Reserve Blocks New Pro-consumer Foreclosure RegulationsRight wing radio host Hal Turner gets 33 months for threats to judges Limited updates to the Newswire through Dec. 31. Happy Holidays!

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In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate passes food safety legislationHouse GOP Crushes Bill That Would Protect Against Child MarriageAnalysis ►  John Boehner's Tea Party NightmareRepublicans stiffen opposition to nuclear treaty with RussiaUS creating vast domestic 'snooping machine' Much more at the Newswire!

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Senate votes to overturn military gay banSenate fails to advance Dream ActWatch this! ►  President Obama signs tax cut deal into lawNo nuclear arms treaty puts US-Russia ties at risk, Obama warnsUnamerican: 'U.S.' Chamber of Commerce Lobbied to Help GOP Kill Bill to Provide Health Care to 9/11 First Responders Much more at the Newswire!

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Senate fails to advance Dream Act, but moves to end 'don't ask, don't tell'Watch this! ►  President Obama signs tax cut deal into lawNo nuclear arms treaty puts US-Russia ties at risk, Obama warnsUnamerican: 'U.S.' Chamber of Commerce Lobbied to Help GOP Kill Bill to Provide Health Care to 9/11 First RespondersUnhappy union leaders getContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Tax Cut Deal Passes House on 277-148 Vote – Next Stop the Oval OfficeHarry Reid gets vote on DREAM Act for Saturday. Push shaky Dems to support itBarney Frank: Obama Will Drop DADT Court Defense Even If Senate Blocks RepealAnalysis ►  Obama-McConnell Conservative Consensus Triumphs Over Working Families Much more at the Newswire!

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Watch this! ►  Obama: US on track in Afghanistan, PakistanBiden Blasts Republicans Over Christmas CommentsJustice Department sues BP, eight other companies over Gulf oil spillHouse passes DADT Standalone Repeal Bill 250-175Senate approves tax cut deal by a vote of 81 to 19; House to actFederal court blocks Obama Administration attempt to spy on cell phonesContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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House Leader in New Bid to Repeal 'Don't Ask'DOJ will appeal Hudson decision on health care lawWarrant needed to snoop on your emails, court finally rulesIndictBreitbart.org Launches Campaign Against Corrupt Right Wing Activist Grifters Andrew "Andy Pander" Breitbart, James "Pimp Boy" O'Keefe, and Hannah "Media Whore" Giles Much more at the Newswire!

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Richard Holbrooke deadJudge Strikes Down Mandated Health Coverage: Supreme Court Review ExpectedTax cut compromise clears crucial test vote in SenateObama Signs Child Nutrition Bill, Kids Michelle About 'Sleeping on the Couch'Halliburton May Pay $500 Million to Prevent Dick "Dick" Cheney from being Frog-Marched to Lagos Settle Nigeria's Bribery Charges Against Dick Cheney Much more atContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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As House Republicans prepare to take over, many Democrats are angry at President ObamaCities Compete for 2012 Democratic ConventionThe Corrupt Press: I “wined and dined” NYT and WSJ for favorable coverage, health insurance whistleblower Wendell Potter saysMove over, Big Pharma and Big Oil, Big Marijuana is here Much more at the Newswire!

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Watch this! ►  Obama: Letting Middle-Class Tax Cuts Lapse 'Unacceptable to Me' — Tax cut deal 'not perfect,' but worth passage — Obama won't leave DC until nuke deal is doneBernie Sanders Filibusters Tax Cuts — House Democrats in open revolt over tax-cut dealUnions Ready to Fight Obama's Free-Trade Pact with South KoreaReport: Anonymous donorsContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Democrats Smack Down Obama-GOP Tax Giveback to the Rich — House Dems Stage Open Revolt — Senate scrambles to save tax planAnalysis ►  Obama is dealing away FDR's legacySenate Republicans to 9/11 Workers: Drop Dead! Bill Blocked by GOP — 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal fails on cloture vote in the U.S. Senate, 57-40 voteInfuriatedContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Democrats look to alter tax deal, rip Obama — Obama Defends Tax Deal, but His Party Stays Hostile — Analysis ►  Tax Cut Deal a Hidden Threat to Social Security — Obama Signs Settlements for Black Farmers, American IndiansDream Act Passes the HouseThe Senate today unanimously convicted federal district Judge Thomas Porteous of the EasternContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama: 'I will fight' to end tax cuts for rich in 2012 — lashes out at his liberal critics — defends tax deal, as Dems stay hostile — over 100 House Dems oppose tax cut dealObama: GOP threatened 'collateral damage' if wealthy didn't get tax cutsCancer claims Elizabeth EdwardsNigeria Charges Dick Cheney in Corruption CaseContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Cancer claims Elizabeth EdwardsPresident Obama lashes out at his liberal critics: Choice is to 'get things done' or feel 'sanctimonious'Obama Declares Education "Wake-Up Call"Republican George Voinovich Says He'll Oppose Bush Tax-Cut DealTax Cut Deal: Dean, Ex-Obama Advisers Lament President's PlanObama announces bipartisan pact to extend Bush tax cuts, guarantee unemployment benefits Much more at theContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama calls China's Hu to discuss ridding the world of "Li'l Kim" Jonh-Il and liberating North KoreaLawmakers Weigh Deal to Extend Tax Cuts for All — Sen. Dick Lugar: Obama is reaching out, and Republicans should show some appreciation and compromise — Analysis ►  Crying Tan Man John Boehner Faces Tough Task of Controlling aContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Lawmakers Weigh Deal to Extend Tax Cuts for AllWikiLeaks: Internet backlash follows US pressure against whistleblowing siteObama Tells Dems He'll Oppose Tax Cut Compromise Without Unemployment Benefits, Other Tax Relief and Obama Touts New Trade Deal with South KoreaSenate Republicans vote to raise taxes on middle class Much more at the Newswire!

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Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan (photos here) — Issues First Pardons of His PresidencyWhite House Mulls Grim Picture of 'Deteriorating Stalemate' in AfghanistanCouncil of Economic Advisors to President: Extend Unemployment Benefits Or Further Weaken Economic Recovery — Catfood Deficit Commission adjourns without holding official voteFox News accused of violating campaign finance laws — hiresContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Seeking Aid for Jobless in Any Deal on Tax CutsWikiLeaks.org domain taken down: DNS host cites 'mass attacks' as site vanishes from WebSenate Republicans Threaten Tax Dispute BlockadeSource: Senate Dems Will Likely Force Vote on Middle-Class Tax CutsLet 'em starve: Republicans block child nutrition billCharles Rangel Censured: House Votes to Censure Longtime Congressman MuchContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Cheney to be charged in $180 million bribery case: Interpol arrest warrant expectedSenate Republicans Threaten Tax Dispute BlockadeWelfare for the Elites: Hedge Funds Tapped Rescue Program Tea Party Caucus Took $1 Billion in EarmarksLet 'em starve! Sen. Scott Brown (R-F$#@ the Unemployed!) Single-Handedly Blocks An Extension of Unemployment BenefitsColin Powell backs bid to ratify armsContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Entire Senate Republican Caucus Commits to Filibustering Anything Prior to Budget, Tax CutsPentagon calls for repeal of "don't ask don't tell"Gibbs: Obama backs Pentagon report on gay troopsDean tells AP Obama must reclaim progressive baseHouse Democrats Fear Major Power Loss as GOP Hammers Out Committee CutsReid says he'll advance immigrantion billC-SPAN mic catches US SenatorContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama proposes wage freeze for federal workersUS tries to contain damage from leaked cablesCongress Faces Full Agenda in Final Weeks of the Year: Bush Tax Cuts, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' & MoreSenators Cannot Agree on Fix to the Health LawSenate Dems want one year jobless benefits extensionLiberal Groups to Propose Routes to Smaller DeficitDeficit commissionContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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US tries to contain damage from leaked cablesCongress Faces Full Agenda in Final Weeks of the Year: Bush Tax Cuts, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' & MoreLiberal Groups to Propose Routes to Smaller DeficitDeficit commission plan would kill 4 million jobs, analysis findsWikileaked: US charges Saudi donors are chief financiers of al QaedaJohn Boehner's staff meetsContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Tax Cut in the works? — Obama, in Indiana, Says Jobs Policy Worked — Obama Condemns North Korea Attack, Affirms 'Commitment to Defend South Korea'US, South Korea plan war games after North Korean attackPoll finds majority support health care reform — Voters support constitutional amendment to overturn "Citizens United" decision"We Are at War": HowContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Conflict looms as Pelosi, Boehner swap jobsDavid Brock Kicks Off Major Liberal Initiative to Counterbalance G.O.P. GroupsKoch's Armey: Shakedown CrewsUS mandates strict new cost management for health insurersHave Contributions from Donors Been Finding Their Way into DCCC Officials' Pockets? And Who or What is Ralston Lapp? Much more at the Newswire!

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President Obama had mixed results on his Asia trip, but he seemed much happier after the NATO summit in LisbonPentagon trying to get gay ban lifted this year — to release 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' report earlyAnalysis ►  North Korea's uranium plant sends a chilling message to WashingtonEx-AIPAC official threatens to uncover mass spying atContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Dems man up, reverse on campaign finance, plan 2012 around Rove playbookWatch this! ►  Obama calls out Senate Republicans on START obstructionGOP Judges Write Senators Asking Them to Stop Obstructing President Obama's JudgesGOP Earmark Ban Won't Stop Lawmakers from Injecting Taxpayer Dollars into Pet ProjectsJoe Scarborough Suspended from MSNBC Over Political DonationsDemocratic Donors Set toContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Forces Showdown with G.O.P. on Arms PactObama Touts GM Turnaround as Recession 'Success Story'Biden confirms new US timetable for Afghan withdrawalHouse Says No to Another Extension of Jobless BenefitsDemocrats Will Vote on Middle Class Tax Cuts Only, Steny Hoyer SaysAnalysis ►  The Money & Media Election Complex Threatens American Democracy Much more at theContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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White House: Obama not backing down on nuke pactObama: We were outplayed on health reform by the GOPU.S. jury convicts terrorist suspect Ghailani on conspiracy, clears him of terrorism chargesPelosi wins – House leadership elections will be held today!Reid announces DADT vote in Defense Authorization BillGOP Trying to Kill Congressional Ethics Office (via Oliver Willis)RepublicansContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Ethics Committee finds Rangel guilty on 11 countsLabor big: White House, Dem leaders seriously mulling middle class tax cut vote (via Oliver Willis)Senate Battles Over Earmarks; Reid Calls Such Spending an 'Obligation'Democrats push for START vote despite setbackWall Street Quietly Working to Undo New Financial RulesHouse passes bill to ease immigration for military coupleTea partyContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 Counts of Violating House Rules (more at Raw Story / Obama's First Post-Election Crisis: Can He Appear Strong on Tax Cuts? — Obama awards Medal of Honor to Iowa staff sergeant Mitch McConnell & Jim DeMint Embroiled in Intense GOP Power Struggle: Who's Really the Leader?Senate Majority Leader HarryContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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ThinkProgress Scoops the "Real" Press: Sen. John Ensign (R-Horndog), Scandal-plagued Senator who Railed against Obamacare and Earmarks, Privately Lobbied Obama Administration for Nearly $1 Million in Health Reform MoneyRep. Charles Rangel ties up ethics trial proceedingsPelosi seen winning House party leader jobMore Than a Year Late, Sunday Talk Show Hosts Admit That the 'Tea Party'Continue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama makes it official, opposes permanent tax cut for the wealthy elite — says top priority is making middle-class tax cuts permanentObama's Veterans Day Message to Troops: 'Your Country Will Be There for You'Paul Krugman on National Catfood Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Report: Bullsh!t, and "the deficit commission should be told to foldContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama reportedly agrees to allow rich bigger tax cut than middle classObama's Veterans Day Message to Troops: 'Your Country Will Be There for You'Panel Seeks Social Security Cuts and Tax IncreasesJohn Boehner signals no compromise with Obama on Bush tax cutsCitizens United THIS! David Brock to Launch Outside Group for 2012 Elections21st Century McCarthyism: "FoxContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Barack O'Clock: Mosque Tour, Speech on Islam, Then Off to South KoreaAfghanistan, Iraq troop withdrawals may be delayedNo charges over destruction of CIA interrogation tapesOffshore drilling requires 'top-to-bottom reform'Manchin to GOP: Take Your Bribe and Shove It!NJ's Governor, Chris Christie (R-Hates Teachers), Is Now the Target of a Justice Department probe into his lavish spendingContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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House Democrats debate next moves as Steny Hoyer vies to remain caucus's No. 2 manWeak-kneed Democrats Will Cave on DADT Repeal in Lame DuckRand Paul wastes no time selling his supporters out, reverses on core campaign pledge before even taking officeUS may break promise to leave IraqGOP bribing WV Senator-elect Joe Manchin to switch partiesContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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In India, Obama unveils nearly $10 billion in export deals — Obama on '60 Minutes': Midterms 'A Referendum on the Economy'GOP wins in Congress effectively doom 'Net Neutrality' — GOP Senate Civil War: Jim DeMint Emerges as Conservative Superpower with His 'Disciples,' But Faces Big GOP BacklashWilliam Saletan's controversial, must-read insight into Pelosi's triumph: DemocratsContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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President Obama keeps his core staff intactRobert Gates: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Now, Before GOP Takes Control of CongressRepublicans Shape Strategy to Undo Health Care ReformDirty Pool: GOP Plans to Deny the Sick Any Hope by Using Purse Strings to Fight Health LawGOP Sen. Lindsey Graham urges Obama to support war with Iran, 'confrontation'Continue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Watch this! ►  Obama weekly address: Extend middle-class tax cuts, forget borrowing for the richBarack Obama begins 10-day Asia tourFloating a Lead Balloon: Republican Agenda for Next Congress Hit on All Sides — Not Far Enough for Tea Party, Doesn't Make Sense to EconomistsBefore Bush Donor Takeover of MSNBC, Network Selectively Applies Rules to SuspendContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Another action-packed news cycle! Watch this! ►  Barack Obama '60 Minutes' Interview: President Analyzes Election ThrashingObama Heads to AsiaAnalysis ►  Jonathan Chait: Republicans plan repeat of Clintongate, intend to find something for which to impeach ObamaWhite House to accept extension of Bush-era tax cuts for richCrossroads GPS donors outed, sort ofFor G.O.P., Big Ambitions FaceContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Deep Rifts Divide Obama and RepublicansFor Obama, the daunting challenges of 2012 start at onceJohn Boehner faces epic fail as Tea Party and big business agendas collide — Soon-to-be GOP chairmen have deep ties to business, 'revolving door'Obama Lays Out the Democratic Agenda for the Next Congress Much more below the fold. Go to theContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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GOP Wave Fails as They Capture House, but Not SenateHarry Reid holds seat in Nevada midterms, making Teabaggers cryDem Strategists Pushing Obama to Change His West Wing Team After Today's ElectionFederal Reserve to print billions for massive shadow stimulusABC Sacks Breitbart from Election Night Coverage: "We Feel It Best for You Not to Participate" SelectContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama returns to home turf to rally party spirits — warns of policy reversals without Democratic surge in pollsDemocrats Fight to Keep Senate from G.O.P. GainsRand Paul 'head stomper' Timothy Profitt charged with misdemeanor assaultPress reaction to Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear shows how out of touch the media has become (via skippy)Battle brewingContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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In many of Tuesday's closest races, states will use those same old, suspect voting machinesHalliburton Blamed By Oil Spill Commission for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill BlowoutPentagon official ran private spy network, lied to investigators: reportKY-Sen: Target of a high-profile nursing home prosecution funding Rove's shadow groupTea party antics could end up burning Republicans Expect bigContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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President Obama gets serious on The Daily ShowThe Complete Obama-Stewart Interview, Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Obama endorses filibuster reform | "Yes, we can, but…"Obama with Bloggers: "I would define myself as a strong Progressive"Shadow groups have spent nearly a quarter billion dollars on 2010 electionWatch this! ►  Keith Olbermann: MeetContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Tim Profitt, Violent "Curb Stomper" Who Assaulted MoveOn Activist, Ordered to Appear in CourtFor Obama, Election Portends a Future of Compromise – or OpportunityThey're from the Tea Party And They've Come to take Their Country Back – – to the Dark AgesRepublicans offer few healthcare alternativesKY-Sen: Woman Roughed Up by Rand Paul Supporters Vows LegalContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Independent groups prove it's no sweat to coordinate message, target racesTom DeLay Finally Going to Trial (via BooMan Tribune)Liberal activist stomped outside Rand Paul-Jack Conway debateObama appoints record number of openly gay officials Expect huge news days through Game Day — go to the Newswire for much, much more!

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Obama rallies Democrats in tight Minn. raceDemocrats turn bullish on bid to hold majorityMedia Imposes Blackout of President Obama's RalliesWatch this! ►  Must-see TV on the WEB: GRIT-TV on the "Loaded Chamber" of Commerce"The findings suggest that the breadth of the Tea Party may be inflated." (via Oliver Willis)"A Republican political operative… has the goodsContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama in Los Angeles: President Campaigns for Boxer at USC — Obama Weekly Webcast: GOP plans repeal of Wall Street reformCitizens United Blowback: Rep. Peter DeFazio Investigating Impeachment for Chief Justice John RobertsWikiLeaks releases 391,832 Iraq documents — Leaked documents indicate U.S. forces failed to stop Iraqis' prisoner abuse Will anyone — Clarence Thomas, hisContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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President Obama rips Republicans on campaign trail in Seattle: 'You can't drive!'Top Corporations Aid U.S. Chamber of ChiComs Commerce CampaignConservatives declare war on NPRDADT Is Back, But Decisions All Go to Obama Civilian Appointees Expect big news days through Game Day — go to the Newswire for much, much more!

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Obama urges Oregon Democrats and new voters to prevent GOP takeoverAppeals court allows Pentagon to keep enforcing 'don't ask' — for nowNAACP Report Raises Concerns About Racism Within Tea Party GroupsAnalysis ►  Senate races continue to tightenAnalysis ►  Right-Wing Rage Drowns Out Massive Obama Tax Cut Expect big news days through Game Day — goContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Leaked! Know the New Enemies of Democracy — memo exposes once-secret list of conservative donors plotting major campaign against Democrats, reversing climate changeForeclosure Fraud: Task Force Launches Investigation into Possible Criminal ViolationsAK-Sen: Joe Miller Admits to Ethics Breach Big news day — go to the Newswire for much, much more!

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Watch this! ►  Obama proposes more tax incentives for job-creating firmsObama Administration Says It Will Investigate China's Green Tech Trade PoliciesDems outraise GOP, but anonymous business groups flood airwaves for RepublicansBig 501(c)(4) Donations May Be Subject to a Big Gift TaxTides Foundation CEO to Fox News Advertisers: Drop Glenn Beck Or Have Blood on YourContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama press conference touches on high-speed rail, construction unemploymentWhite House Calls Out 'Partisan Minority' for Blocking Nobel Prize Winner Diamond's Fed NominationAmerica's Enemies: Meet ALEC, the Power Brokers behind Health Care Repeal Legislation40 State AGs to Investigate Mortgage Foreclosure Fraud More at the Newswire.

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Obama to Press for Infrastructure — Ratchets Up Tone against G.O.P.“Progressive Hunter”: Glenn Beck's Rants Helped Lead to Tides Foundation ShootingIranian, Chinese Computers Discovered to Have Been Hacking D.C. Internet Voting SystemDNC Makes Major Ad Buy Accusing Chamber of Potentially 'Stealing' Election More at the Newswire.

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Civilian to replace general as national security adviserDemocrats go on the offensive over undisclosed donations to GOPObama: Don't let ignorance-coddling Republicans cut public educationChamber of ChiComs Commerce ad buys in Senate race raise questions on foreign moneyWatch this! ►  Senate Report: We're Using Taliban, Criminals And Iranian Spies to Guard U.S. Bases in AfghanistanBush-dominated appealsContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama reshapes administration for a fresh strategy, including more executive actionNancy Pelosi: We'll Tie the GOP to Corporate Cash 'Like Doggy-Doo Stuck on Your Shoe'Dems step up focus on Chamber's foreign-funded attacksCongress Fast-tracked a Bill Giving Cover for Fraudulent Bank Foreclosures; Will Obama Veto It? More at the Newswire.

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Watch this! ►  Obama: GOP would forego hundreds of thousands of new jobsCA-Gov: Meg Whitman Housekeeper Scandal Shakes Up Governor's RaceTIME Cover Story: Barton Gellman Goes Inside the Secret World of Extreme MilitiasObama Blasts GOP for Stalling Judicial NominationsElena Kagan Takes Her Seat on Supreme Court BenchRahm Emanuel Leaving White House to Run for ChicagoContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Watch this! ►  Obama Weekly Address: Let's make sure 'all our people are getting a fair shake'House Minority Leader John Boehner's Affair with Lobbyist to Be Focus of New York Times ExposéMilitary Discrimination Against Gays Over? Judge Orders USAF to Reinstate Lesbian; Death Knell for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' More at the Newswire.

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Warren Officially the New Consumer CzarInternal memo accuses Sheriff Arpaio's department of wrongdoing; AZ lawman's No. 2 man, other top officials accused of using anti-corruption unit to conduct politically motivated investigations, surveil campaign rivalsAK-Sen: Lisa Murkowski to run as write-in candidate; state GOP officials furious More at the Newswire.

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After months of being pummeled by Republican attacks on the new healthcare law, the Obama Administration and its allies are striking backObama to deliver Iraq address next weekTom DeLay will get fair trial in Austin, judge rules More at the Newswire. NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. More politicalContinue reading “Headlines”

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AZ-Sen: John McCain humiliates hate radio has-been J.D. Hayworthless in GOP Senate primary landslide winFL-Gov: Rick Scott wins GOP primary — will face Democrat Alex SinkAL-Sen: Teabagger Miller likely to defeat Lisa Murkowski after all the votes are inGame Day wrap-up • Full results for AZ | FL | AL | VT | OK MoreContinue reading “Headlines”

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Court freezes Obama's funding of embryonic stem cell researchTom DeLay (R-Trickier than Dicky) not off hook; money laundering case against "Bugman Bagman" moving forwardDemocrats raise prospect of 'tweaking' Social Security, push back against GOP lies More at the Newswire. NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. More political news belowContinue reading “Headlines”

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Mission Shifts in Iraq, Liberal (Not) Press Looks for Ways to Blame ObamaYouTube video captures the REAL passions behind NY anti-mosque protest: hatred, racism against Arabs, South Asians, BlacksAnother round of presidential golf amid low-key Martha's Vineyard vacation More at the Newswire. NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. MoreContinue reading “Headlines”

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Lindsey Graham Supports Drawdown of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Next SummerFox News co-owner funded 'Ground Zero mosque' imam: reportRep. Alan Grayson (D-FL08) slams mosque 'distraction': Talk about admin that 'let' 9/11 happen instead More at the Newswire. NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. More political news below the fold…

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Obama: Republican campaign slogan is 'No we can't' — and GOP hindering efforts to help businessWatch this! ►  Dr. Laura to QUIT radio altogether after outrageous, inflammatory "n!gg@r" rantFox News takes heat for News Corporation's GOP donation NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. More political news below theContinue reading “Headlines”

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Obama Stumps for Democrats and Economic AgendaDefense Secretary Gates to retire in 2011, wants more time for his replacement to work with ObamaG.O.P. Seizes on Ginned-up Mosque Issue Ahead of Elections NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. More political news below the fold…

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Obama: Gulf Coast 'open for business' — but 'our job is not finished'Sen. Kerry: Congress growing more wary about corruption in AfghanistanOH-08: Justin Coussoule Confirms Obama/Kaine Threw Out Dean's 50 State Strategy And Have Given Him NO Support NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. More political news belowContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Plans $3 Billion Aid Package for Unemployed Homeowners Facing ForeclosureDemocrats hail election results as breakthroughNewt Gingrich, the spiritual leader of the GOP, is exposed as a fraud by his second wife, Marianne NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. More political news below the fold…

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Obama signs emergency bill to halt teacher layoffsFormer aide reports Ted Stevens killed in plane crash (via Daily Kos) Game Day! CO-Gov: Dan Maes wins GOP primary, will face Hickenlooper in NovemberCO-Sen: Ken Buck wins GOP Senate nod as Michael Bennet Squeaks Out Win Against Progressive Insurgent Andrew Romanoff in Democratic PrimaryGA-Gov: GOP primary isContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama goes on the offensive deep in Republican territoryHouse Ethics Committee Charges Maxine Waters with Three Counts of Alleged Ethics ViolationsRand Paul ABDUCTED Female Student While in College, Tried to Force Her to 'Take Bong Hits,' GQ Article Alleges NOTE: Newswire updates will cover top headlines twice a day through August 30. More political newsContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Judge Vaughn Walker Hands Victory to California "Proposition Hate" Opponents – Gay Marriage Ban Overturned; Big Win for Lawyer "Odd Couple" Ted Olson and David BoieSenate Clears Way for $26 Billion in State AidRep. Maxine Waters seeks release of ethics case details, speedy trial More political news below the fold…

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Obama Signs Bill Reforming Cocaine SentencesAnalysis ►  How the Charges Against Maxine Waters Were Fabricated Out of Next to Nothing by Failed Ex-CIA Boss Porter GossGOP targets states' racesMissouri voters approve unconstitutional challenge to federal healthcare law • Analysis ►  Sixth congressional incumbent knocked out: MI-13's Kilpatrick defeated by insurgent progressive• KS, MO: No SurprisesContinue reading “Headlines: Editors’ Picks”

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Obama Signs Bill Reforming Cocaine SentencesEthics panel: Charges filed against Rep. WatersUS combat role in Iraq set to end on schedule, says Barack ObamaFederal Judge Allows Virginia's Constitutional Challenge to Affordable Care Act More political news below the fold…