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It's fitting, I suppose, that we're waiting to see how this hostage situation plays out on the morning Wacky Wayne LaPierre is testifying before Congress. I'm guessing this bizarre tragedy is another custody dispute, but we'll see. And this Read more...
Congressional Republicans will try anything to keep tax breaks for the top 2% - even threatening to increase taxes for the middle class if they don't get their way. That's why MoveOn member Steve brings us this potent message: Republicans, Read more...
President Obama speaks to the American people from a busy factory floor in Pennsylvania about the urgent need to pass the middle class tax cuts, which will give families and businesses preparing for the holidays the certainty they need going into the New Year. Democrats and Republicans must come together to pass one thing that everyone agrees on—extending income tax cuts for 98 percent of American families and 97 percent of small businesses, and there is no reason to wait. The President urges Congress to take action to help grow our economy and strengthen the middle class. Read more...
There have been multiple shootings and an ongoing hostage situation at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin just south of Milwaukee. At least 4 are known to have been shot and multiple hostages are still inside the temple. More from the Milwaukee Read more...
As the repeal of the military's gay ban edges closer, Republicans are finding more ways to derail the effort. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) announced on the Senate floor Friday that many of his Republican colleagues may vote against the new START Read more...

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I really, really wish Ed Schultz would quit bringing Republican hack Ron Christie on his show. That said, I've got to hand it to Joe Madison for this rant here where he called out the greedy Republicans for holding the poor hostage to get their tax Read more...
Making the rounds on the Sunday talk shows, Admiral Thad Allen talked about attempts to fight the effects of the BP oil spill. "This is an insidiou Read more...
The influence of Big Money is everywhere. It's washing up on the shores of our Gulf Coast, creeping up on homeowners across the country and showing up Read more...
Angry Bear: A number of the big libertarian & rightwing blogs are putting up links to this post by Scott Sumner. I'm kind of surprised because the Read more...
Weekend Gallimaufry - An Interview With Ingrid Betancourt - 2008
(Ingrid Betancourt - six years as hostage is eternity no matter how you slice it) [media id=12621] An interview tonight with former hostage Ingrid Read more...