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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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A South Carolina Candidate Biking To Nowhere And Terrible News For Vincent Sheheen

Oct 22, 2014
A South Carolina Candidate Biking To Nowhere And Terrible News For Vincent Sheheen

Amidst the bad progressive karma, some good news. No matter how horrific the party policies, the Republican stranglehold on South Carolina continues. Enjoy it SC right-wing radicals; it's your last hurrah....

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New York City’s Municipal ID Program Offers Model For Circumventing Immigration Inertia

Oct 22, 2014
New York City’s Municipal ID Program Offers Model For Circumventing Immigration Inertia

Let's be grateful to New York City for keeping this mess in the headlines, for trying to find real ways to work around the inertia on Capitol Hill to bring people together, even if it takes a little self-interested carrot dangling. That's the American way!...

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Did Elizabeth Warren Just Change Her Tune on Running for President?

Oct 22, 2014
Did Elizabeth Warren Just Change Her Tune on Running for President?

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Senator Elizabeth Warren gave an interview to People magazine for this week’s issue and was ask...

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Secretive, Deep-Pocketed Shadow Campaigns Pervade Midterms

Oct 22, 2014
Secretive, Deep-Pocketed Shadow Campaigns Pervade Midterms

Demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Oct. 8, 2013 (AP/Susan Walsh) Campaign-finance operations are mutating at a frightening pace; each successive election since the...

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Media Matters staff: O'Reilly Denies White Privilege Benefit From Growing Up In Whites-Only Levittown

Oct 22, 2014
Media Matters staff: O'Reilly Denies White Privilege Benefit From Growing Up In Whites-Only Levittown

From the October 22 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:Related: This is what the legacy of 'white privilege' looks like in Bill O'Reilly's hometown Previously: On The Daily Show, Bill O'Reilly Refuses To Back Down On Denial Of White Privilege Bill O'Reilly's Persistent Campaign To Deny The...

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Eric Hananoki: Veteran Sun-Times Reporter Resigns, Says Paper Didn't Support Him During Smear Campaign

Oct 22, 2014
Eric Hananoki: Veteran Sun-Times Reporter Resigns, Says Paper Didn't Support Him During Smear Campaign

Chicago Sun-Times Springfield bureau chief Dave McKinney resigned from the paper over what he calls a "breach" in the wall that exists "between owners and the newsroom to preserve the integrity of what is published." McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the Sun-Times, posted an Octobe...

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Ottawa shooting: White House offers support to Canada - video

Oct 22, 2014
Ottawa shooting: White House offers support to Canada - video

A White House spokesman sends 'thoughts and prayers' to all affected by a shooting in Ottawa on Wednesday. Josh Earnest says it is too early to conclude whether or not the attack, in which one soldier was shot dead, is of a terrorist nature. Police in Ottawa have urged those in the centre to stay in...

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Voters: we want to hear your horror stories | You tell us

Oct 22, 2014
Voters: we want to hear your horror stories | You tell us

Photo ID demands, endless lines, districts that make no sense tell us whats kept you from exercising your rightInteractive: How voter-friendly is your state?What does it feel like to be turned away from exercising your most fundamental right in a democracy? What happens when you cant get to the vot...

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Fox News: Young Women Should Go Find Sexxytimes Online And Leave Democracy To Grownups

Oct 22, 2014
Fox News: Young Women Should Go Find Sexxytimes Online And Leave Democracy To Grownups

Fox News hostroid Kimberly Guilfoyle said Tuesday that America would be a far better place if young women would just please stay home and go do their Twittergrams and Tindermatches instead of cluttering up our elections with all their stupidness. She urged the frivolous young things to avoid voting...

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Hey, Look At This Extra Money Democrats Found Laying Around For Alison Lundergan Grimes

Oct 22, 2014
Hey, Look At This Extra Money Democrats Found Laying Around For Alison Lundergan Grimes

So there is an election? In, like, two weeks? And it’s sort of important — because ALL elections are important, duh — but there is a very good chance that this election will give Republicans control of the Senate so they can finally finally impeach President Obama, repeal the Af...

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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 anti-discrimination ordinances. So, who is in the right here? Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. “Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted,” attorney Jeremy Tedesco told me. “The threat of enforcement is more than just credible.” The wedding chapel is registered as a “religious corporation” limited to...

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Proof That Republicans Stopped The Closing Of Gitmo

October 11, 2014
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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 go down well. Open Carry Texas made plans to march through the 5th Ward, also...

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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 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
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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
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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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Brain Damaged Senator Ted Cruz gets Blasted by GOP

September 12, 2014
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Ted Cruz for Dummies

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) told the Washington Post that Sen. Ted Cruz deliberately made “outrageous and incendiary” remarks during a speech in front of Arab Christians, which got the Texas Republican booed...

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