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Lauren Mayer: No Way to Stop It

Oct 20, 2014
Lauren Mayer: No Way to Stop It

Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality. Note: Check out Lau...

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The Book Booth: More Awards and Other Stuff Edition

Oct 18, 2014
The Book Booth: More Awards and Other Stuff Edition

The Book Booth is a weekly feature at The Political Carnival, relating news, notes, and reflections from the world of books and publishing. @SeattleDan, along with his wife, @SeattleTammy, are operators of both an on-line bookstore here, as well as a brick and mortar storefront mini-store in Hoquiam...

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Open Carry Enthusiasts Plan On Marching Through St. Louis Carrying Pistols And Rifles

Oct 24, 2014
Open Carry Enthusiasts Plan On Marching Through St. Louis Carrying Pistols And Rifles

A gun rights activist from Ohio plans to lead a march through downtown St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. The walk through the heart of the downtown area will start at 1 PM local time and consist of other open carry enthusiasts....

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Democratic Senator Bob Casey Wants To Restore The Voting Rights Act

Oct 24, 2014
Democratic Senator Bob Casey Wants To Restore The Voting Rights Act

On Friday, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) held a news conference where he called on his colleagues to restore the gutted portions of the Voting Rights Act....

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BREAKING: Shots Reportedly Fired at Washington State High School

Oct 24, 2014
BREAKING: Shots Reportedly Fired at Washington State High School

Washington State news outlets are reporting that shots were fired inside a high school outside Seattle late Friday morning. KIRO in Seattle reported that around 10:45 am Pacific time, 911 calls and tweets started rolling in about a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washingto...

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Mitch McConnell Reminds Everyone He Tried to Privatize Social Security

Oct 24, 2014
Mitch McConnell Reminds Everyone He Tried to Privatize Social Security

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (AP/J. Scott Applewhite) With less than two weeks to go in the Kentucky Senate race, minority leader Mitch McConnell made the unusual choice to ...

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Media Matters staff: Listen To A Muslim Community Leader Call Out Sean Hannity's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Oct 24, 2014
Media Matters staff: Listen To A Muslim Community Leader Call Out Sean Hannity's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

From the October 24 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: HANNITY: Why are so many people though, why are there so many radical Islamists? What is the attraction to this way of life? What is the attraction to this extremism? YOUNUS: First of all Sean, I disagree. I think th...

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Lis Power & Sophia Tesfaye: Conservatives' Latest Example Of Potential Voter Fraud Actually Proves The System Works

Oct 24, 2014
Lis Power & Sophia Tesfaye: Conservatives' Latest Example Of Potential Voter Fraud Actually Proves The System Works

Conservative media figures pointed to the news that 145 immigrants' names were flagged on North Carolina's voter rolls as proof of potential voter fraud in the upcoming election. But the discovery of these names actually disproves the potential for voter fraud, as the state's board of...

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Kathryn Ruemmler pulls out of running for US attorney general

Oct 24, 2014
Kathryn Ruemmler pulls out of running for US attorney general

Faced with difficult confirmation battle, former White House counsel withdraws name from group vying to replace Eric HolderFormer White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, facing the possibility of a difficult Senate confirmation battle, has pulled out of consideration for replacing Eric Holder as US at...

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Deeply unloved and highly electable: US politicians annoy and conquer

Oct 24, 2014
Deeply unloved and highly electable: US politicians annoy and conquer

Hillary Clinton descends on the campaign trail with a special number in mind while voters consider whom they hate leastIt is a well-documented perversity of American politics that even when people deeply disapprove of Congress as a whole, they generally approve of their local representatives. But in...

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Peggy Noonan Writes Column, Eats Horse Tranquilizers (Not In That Order)

Oct 24, 2014
Peggy Noonan Writes Column, Eats Horse Tranquilizers (Not In That Order)

The bleating of sirens drifted up to her pied-a-terre high above the Manhattan streets, leaking through the duct tape she had used to seal all her windows. Oh sure, one heard sirens in New York all the time, but this was now the Age of Ebola and the wails took on a certain…ominousness, as if she ...

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Congressman Don Young Being A Colossal Jerk In Alaska, Again

Oct 24, 2014
Congressman Don Young Being A Colossal Jerk In Alaska, Again

Hey Alaska’s real-life Congressman Don Young, what can you tell kids these days about suicide? It’s their fault because they are bad friends, and also the government handouts are doing it too? Yeah, pretty much. ...

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Tea Partier Douchebag Todd Kincannon says Michael Brown’s Parents Received ‘Taxpayer-Funded Abortion’

October 23, 2014
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Todd Kincannon

Rrom politicus … “Former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Douchebag Todd Kincannon sent out a tweet Wednesday evening saying Michael Brown’s parents shouldn’t be upset because they are pro-choice Democrats and “they got a taxpayer-funded abortion.” Kincannon, whose history of making outrageous statements on Twitter led to his account being suspended last year, has relentlessly tweeted out inappropriate and offensive comments related to Brown and Ferguson. Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9th. Todd Kincannon @Todd__Kincannon  Michael Brown got the Wendy Davis Special, a 75th trimester abortion. RT @LehmanCg6lehman: @Todd__Kincannon @KenValliere Late term even. Currently, the community of Ferguson is...

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Coeur d’Alene Threatens To Arrest Ministers Who Won’t Perform Same-Sex Weddings

October 20, 2014
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HitchingPost2

It’s true that the government shouldn’t be able to tell clergy ( ministers ) what they can or can’t do a ceremony. However, this wedding chapel is owned by two ministers who run a for-profit business, so the city is saying they have to obey local...

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Proof That Republicans Stopped The Closing Of Gitmo

October 11, 2014
By
Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas

Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas vowed to keep prisoners at Guantanamo (Gitmo) Bay. The Hill reports that Roberts said he’d “shut down the Senate” if President Obama closed the facility. “I stopped him once from trying to send a Gitmo terrorist to Leavenworth. I...

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Despite Concerns, Open Carry Group In Virginia Plans March Through Predominately Black Area Again

Open Carry Gun group

An Open Carry Group in Richmond, Virginia plans a “Freedom March” on Saturday through Creighton Court, a predominately African American area. The group tried this before and it didn’t...

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Voters Beware – GOP Wants Everyone to Vote EXCEPT – You .. You & YOU!!

September 30, 2014
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Vote - Uncle Sam

Democracy only works when most people vote and participate. Voting should be encouraged, facilitated, easy, and free from coercion and fraud…  In the discourse of ideas that is the...

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10 Reasons why Gun Range Owner Jan Morgan Bans Muslims

September 29, 2014
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Jan MOrgan 2

Jan Morgan will no longer allow Muslims inside the gun range she owns, the Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, AR. Morgan lists ten reasons why people...

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Whacking the GOP – Values Voters Choose “green eggs and ham” Ted Cruz in 2016

September 28, 2014
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Ted Cruz for Dummies

GOP’s resident IDIOT in the US Senate “Green Eggs and Ham”Ted Cruz won the straw poll for president (FOR PRESIDENT!!!)  at the Value Voters Summit with 25% of the vote....

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Jeb Bush Schedule Gives Away 2016 Plans to Run

September 24, 2014
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Jeb and George Bush

An appearance at an upcoming South Carolina fundraiser might be a sign that son of a terrorist, Jeb Bush, plans to run for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination....

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North Carolina’s Race To the Bottom

September 19, 2014
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North Carolina

North Carolina now has a 12 step plan to become Alabama. State revenues in North Carolina decreased by more than $200 million in July and August, the first two months...

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Ex-Googlers Emerge from the Shadows with Adbrain, a New Mobile Intelligence Paradigm

September 17, 2014
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adbrain

Mobile-intelligence startup Adbrain raised $7.5 million back in March leaving Google in the dust. Today it came out of beta and launched its Synapse multi-screen platform, which enables publishers, ad brokers, and app...

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Bam – Joe Biden Nails it on Violence Against Women

September 16, 2014
By
Joe Biden

Vice-President Biden was a key figure in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994.  So it should surprise no one that the VEEP had one of the...

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‘Django Unchained’ Daniele Watts Handcuffed By Cops After They Assumed She Was A Hooker

September 14, 2014
By
Watts

Django Unchained star Daniele Watts and her husband who is white say that Studio City Police mistook the couple for a prostitute and her “trick” and arrested her. The...

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