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|My favorite quote: I feel sorry
for the man who can't feel the
pain of the whip when it is laid
on the other man's
Politics On the Right
Politics On the Left
How Chris Christie is trying
to turn bridge-gate into a
partisan scrum. And how
By Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan
January 21 at 6:30 AM
Over the weekend, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki ran
an interview with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (D)
in which she alleged the administration of New
Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) had threatened to
withhold Hurricane Sandy relief money unless she
agreed to back a development project he favored..
Elizabeth Warren’s Bill Could Mean
Billions for Taxpayers
Jan 13, 2014
"Warren and Coburn’s bill is one of the few steps being
taken that actually may bring some accountability to our
government. If corporations have the same rights as
people, then they should have to suffer the same
The radical MLK We Need
Monday, Jan 20, 2014 04:45 AM PST
As the nation rediscovers poverty, it’s time to replace
the safe, airbrushed icon with the revolutionary he was.
Hillary Clinton: Clock ‘turning
back’for women in U.S.
KATIE GLUECK / 1/12/14
“[Fighting] to give women and girls a fighting
chance isn’t just a nice thing to do,” Clinton writes
in “The Shriver Report: A woman’s nation pushes
back from the brink.” “It isn’t some luxury that we
only get to when we have time on our hands.
This is a core imperative for every human being in
every society. If we do not continue the campaign
for women’s rights and opportunities, the world
we want to live in — and the country we all
love and cherish — will not be what it should be.”
Fascism Comes in Many Shades
By Steve Weissman, Reader Supported News
17 January 14
Some of the best writers on the American left openly
worry that the country is "on the brink of totalitarianism
" and careening toward fascism, however they choose
to define that very slippery word. The danger certainly
exists, but a growing progressive movement could beat
back the beast and push the country in a more positive
direction. We could, that is, if we focus less on why we
can't and more on how we can .Read More
EQ Reports & You Decide
As we progress into 2014, I want to thank
you for your educational e-mails over the
past year. I am totally screwed up now
and have little chance of recovery. Read
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says that
Democrats are pushing women to believe “they
cannot control their libido or their reproductive
system without the help of the government,” NBC
News reports. The onetime presidential candidate
made the comments to the Republican National
Committee. Read More
Huckabee: Dems say women
need government to 'control
The Oklahoman / 2014-01-24
To dream of light represents clarity, illumination,
understanding issues, guidance, or insight. It may
also reflect inspiration. Perhaps, "light is being
shed" on a difficult or confusing situation.
Alternatively, light may reflect truth or answers.
Something in your life that is being "noticed" for
what it really is.
Consider the color of the light for additional
meaning. Read More
Rand Paul broadsided Bill Clinton
Sunday, scolding Democrats for claiming
Republicans are waging a 'war on women'
when Clinton has been given 'a pass' for
the Lewinsky scandal.
Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky talks to
media after an event hosted by President
Obama at White House in Washington
earlier this month. On Sunday, Senator
Paul fired back at Democratic claims of a
Republican 'war on women.' Read more
|Why is Rand Paul going
after Bill Clinton?
Mark Sappenfield / January 26, 2014
Two attacks on Hillary Clinton
that won't work
Marc Ambinder /JANUARY 27, 2014
In the past 48 hours, two potential
Republican rivals of former Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton found themselves with
the chance to take a shot at the presumed
Democratic front-runner in 2016.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) brought up
President Clinton's affair with Monica
Lewinsky to show that the so-called "war
on women" is a false Democratic attack.
And Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called on
Hillary Clinton to be candid about her
mismanagement of the deadly violence in
Both attacks have superficial plausibility.
But if they're the best that Republicans
have, then Clinton is an even stronger
presidential candidate than she appears
to be Read More
The GOP's State of the Union strategy:
drown out the president's message
Obama Wants to Raise Minimum Wage
for Federal Contract Workers
By Arlette Saenz / January28, 2014
In his State of the Union speech tonight, President
Obama will announce his intent to use his executive
authority to raise the minimum wage for federal
contract workers to $10.10, the White House said
Tuesday. Read More
Their voices will be reinforced by an army of
Republican lawmakers, surrogates, pundits and
activists, who will also offer “pre-buttals” to the
president’s anticipated remarks throughout the day.
Republicans will also prepare “rapid response teams”
tasked with vetting Obama’s every word, and they will
dispatch responders to television networks across the
country to push back on his message once it’s over.
Democrats, of course, adopt similar approaches when
Republicans hold the presidency. Of course, they’ll be
sending their own surrogates to debate with
Republicans throughout the day as well.Read More
By Chris Moody, Yahoo News
State of The Union Speech 1/28/2014
President Barack Obama's State of the Union
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of
Congress, my fellow Americans:
Today in America, a teacher spent extra time
with a student who needed it, and did her part
to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest
level in more than three decades.
An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her
tech startup, and did her part to add to the
more than eight million new jobs our
businesses have created over the past four
An autoworker fine-tuned some of the best,
most fuel-efficient cars in the world, and did his
part to help America wean itself off foreign oil.