Morning Open Thread

Snuggly the Security Bear is working with the Department of Justice and Eric Holder. See what they've been up to lately as they fight press freedom-- er, terrorism. Read more...
Introducing Tar Sands Timmy, your guide to the Keystone XL project and dirty oil extraction in Alberta, Canada! See what Timmy has in store for the USA and points beyond. Video animation by Mark Fiore. Read more...
In the video above Rhett Price and Josh Knowles, who simply call themselves the "Subway Violinists, expertly perform Taylor Swift's pop hit "I Knew You Were Trouble" in a Boston train station. Read more...
Watch: Highlights during this day in history: President Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command; France's Napoleon abdicates; The Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald is liberated; Uganda's Idi Amin deposed; Apollo 13 lifts off. Read more...
Good morning, and welcome to John Boehner's sequester. Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride. Read more...

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Today's toon is from Mr. Fish, and he shares his vision of what our government might look like if it were to come together to solve a problem it never saw coming. Read more...
Via The National Memo: Have you ever seen a Mitt Romney lookalike bobblehead doll? Or the parody video, since removed from the Internet, with former Republican candidate Jon Huntsman’s three daughters interviewing a nodding Mitt Read more...
Good morning, today is Thursday, August 2, 2012. How is the world treating you today? Read more...
Good morning and TGIF! Read more...
Animation: Boehner vs Women (Actual Audio) from scottbateman on Vimeo. How is everyone this day after May Day? Man, is there ever a lot to cover today, stay tuned! Read more...