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Politifact Obama promise CSpan

Hey, can we finally have those Obamacare negotiations on C-Span?

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2013

Contrary to Obama’s claim that the debate about Obamacare is over, it never actually took place.

Hey, can we finally have those Obamacare negotiations on C-Span?

Politifact Obama promise CSpan
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10/13/2013 at 11:09am
So where we are right now is that Democrats are feeling overly confident.  The smash mouth rhetoric hasn’t stopped, while the punching bag Republicans just take it. Put aside whether reaching the debt ceiling really would be catastrophic (Obama was hip on hitting it back in the day).  Now Harry Reid wants…
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Ed Henry walks out of press briefing screen shot

Health insurance execs afraid to talk on record about Obamacare computer problems

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2013

Health insurance execs afraid to talk on record about Obamacare computer problems

Ed Henry walks out of press briefing screen shot
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10/13/2013 at 9:37am
There was one singularly most important aspect of the Obamacare computer problems detailed in this NY Times article, From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal. Not this: In March, Henry Chao, the chief digital architect for the Obama administration’s new online insurance marketplace, told industry executives that he was deeply worried…
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Bumper Sticker - Houston - Obamacare

Definition of Insanity

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2013

Definition of Insanity

Bumper Sticker - Houston - Obamacare
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10/13/2013 at 7:00am
From Brad: Saw this in Houston, TX.
 
Dan Pfeiffer CNN bombs strapped to chest

The Grand Old Punching Bag Party

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2013

Start applying Broken Windows Theory to liberal intolerance

The Grand Old Punching Bag Party

Dan Pfeiffer CNN bombs strapped to chest
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10/12/2013 at 9:44pm
Joel Pollak at Breitbart.com writes, Liberal Intolerance: You Believe What?: I was at a dinner recently where I happened to be seated at a table with new acquaintances of the liberal political persuasion. We went around the table introducing ourselves. As I said that I work for a “conservative website,” a man at…
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Salon.com Tea Party Avenging surrender of the South

Salon.com got a Confederate fever, and the only prescription, is more Confederate

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

Salon.com got a Confederate fever, and the only prescription, is more Confederate

Salon.com Tea Party Avenging surrender of the South
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10/12/2013 at 6:15pm
When it comes to Salon.com, I’ve always wondered if they really believe all their outlandish accusations of Tea Party and Republican racism, or it’s just the niche they’ve carved out and click bait.  Look at me, I’m not Slate.com, I’m Salon.com. Whether it’s David Sirota’s rants about hoping the Boston Bombers were White Americans,…
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Obamacare system problems go beyond “glitches”

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2013

Obamacare system problems go beyond “glitches”

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10/12/2013 at 3:25pm
More technology experts are warning that glitches in the Obamacare system could take longer to iron out, as many remain unable to get beyond the earliest steps in the signup process. From Politico: The glitch-plagued Obamacare rollout might be just the beginning: A series of potential technology problems could thwart the Obama administration’s…
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Senate Republicans seek victory (over House Republicans)

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2013

Don’t get angry, primary them.

Senate Republicans seek victory (over House Republicans)

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10/12/2013 at 12:34pm
Who could have seen this coming? Senate Republicans undercut the House proposal for a 6 week debt ceiling extension by proposing a longer extension: Obama sided with the Senate Republicans, rejecting a short term extension.  Via Keith Koffler, Obama Reverses, Opposes Short-Term Debt Ceiling Hike: Perhaps sensing Republican weakness, President Obama reversed himself…
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“First they came for the Joker” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2013

“First they came for the Joker” Week at College Insurrection

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10/12/2013 at 10:15am
First they came for the Joker: College Student arrested for wearing “Joker” make-up to class Damn good thing they didn’t wear Joker make-up at these events, or they might have been in trouble: Brown University Celebrates “Nude Week” Video – Jesse Watters Covers “Nude Week” at Brown U. New Hampshire’s “Orchestrating Orgasms” Draws Audience and Criticism Catholic…
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Legal Insurrection November 15 2008 Wayback Machine

Legal Insurrection is 5 years old

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2013

Legal Insurrection is 5 years old

Legal Insurrection November 15 2008 Wayback Machine
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10/12/2013 at 9:00am
You know the story why this blog was started on October 12, 2008 at 5:42 p.m. Here’s what the blog looked like on November 15, 2008 and for the first 2 1/2 years while we were on Google Blogger (Yikes! It’s like looking at your junior high school photo): Hey, look who our first two followers were, continuing commenter…
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WETM Martha Robertson Campaign Response 10-11-2013

Dem NY-23 candidate – no proof of fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2013

Campaign’s latest explanation raises even more doubts about veracity of fundraising accusation

Dem NY-23 candidate – no proof of fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

WETM Martha Robertson Campaign Response 10-11-2013
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10/12/2013 at 7:00am
Martha Robertson, the Emily’s List backed and high priority DCCC candidate in the upstate NY-23 swing district, made an inflammatory fundraising pitch on September 30 that “GOP ops” had been “caught” trying to take down her website on the last day of the fundraising Quarter. To counter this alleged GOP attempt to take…
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ABC finally figures out Tea Party not party of Wall Street

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

The Tea Party movement is not the Get In Bed With Wall Street movement (that would be Democrats and Republicans)

ABC finally figures out Tea Party not party of Wall Street

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10/11/2013 at 7:05pm
I think ABC has been reading Think Progress and Media Matters too much, because as with most of the mainstream media, ABC can’t figure out why the Tea Party is not toeing the Wall Street and big business line on Obamacare and the debt ceiling. Wall Street Can’t Influence Tea Party to…
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North Dakota Gov Fish and Wildlife

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopens federal lands minutes before North Dakota to file federal suit

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopens federal lands minutes before North Dakota to file federal suit

North Dakota Gov Fish and Wildlife
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10/11/2013 at 4:58pm
This is a pretty good example of how the federal government went out of its way to make life difficult by shutting federal lands it never did anything to staff full time in the first place. North Dakota threatened to sue, and just minutes before the federal complaint was to be filed,…
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punditfact

PolitiFact announces it will launch PunditFact

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

PolitiFact announces it will launch PunditFact

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10/11/2013 at 4:39pm
PolitiFact announced yesterday afternoon that it will soon launch PunditFact, a new site aimed at fact-checking pundits and media figures. PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website of the Tampa Bay Times, will soon launch PunditFact, a site dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. PunditFact…
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Ted Cruz at Values Voters Summit

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

Ted Cruz at Values Voters Summit

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10/11/2013 at 3:43pm
Ted Cruz appeared today at the Values Voters Summit. The big news was that he got heckled and gave it back. Here’s the clip.  (The full video is here.)
 

The Shirley Sherrod and DOMA cases — a contrast in how law firms are treated

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

The Shirley Sherrod and DOMA cases — a contrast in how law firms are treated

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10/11/2013 at 1:23pm
I followed Shirley Sherrod’s lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart and Larry O’Connor over an edited video of Sherrod’s speech to an NAACP chapter very carefully early on, demonstrating beyond doubt that the core of Sherrod’s claim, that she was falsely portrayed in a short video Breitbart released, was not supported by the actual…
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HealthSourceRI

2015 financial time bomb in state healthcare exchanges

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

2015 financial time bomb in state healthcare exchanges

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10/11/2013 at 11:03am
One thing you have to remember about Obamacare is that much of the financial pain, such as steep penalties, is back ended so that by the time people wake up to reality, the law has been operating for years and it’s too late. Here’s yet another example, the subsidies for state exchanges…
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The Republican Brand

Posted by  ▪  October 11, 2013

The Republican Brand

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10/11/2013 at 8:46am
A conversation I had with myself on Twitter this morning. Just because I could. (added) Be sure to read Anne’s study on how embarrassed Republicans were of the Republican Brand long before the current “shutdown,” New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican. Also available on Storify.