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Flashback – When Iranians chant “Death to America” they mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

U. Michigan Professor Juan Cole actually said that. On TV.

Flashback – When Iranians chant “Death to America” they mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

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11/4/2014 at 4:39pm
Today is the anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Proving that not much has changed on the Iranian street or in its government, tens of thousands took to the streets to chant “Death to America,” as reported by The Washington Post: Thousands of Iranians chanted “Down with…
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#CosmoVotes, feminism, Conservatism, and hot male models

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

What to make of Cosmo’s GOTV push?

#CosmoVotes, feminism, Conservatism, and hot male models

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11/4/2014 at 3:10pm
Cosmopolitan Magazine is hanging out in North Carolina this fine election day to encourage college kids to vote. As we previously discussed: Students at North Carolina State University won a contest with Cosmopolitan magazine to have “party bus” filled with models transport students to and from the polls on Election Day. Yes, really. Social media is full of…
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Pre-Election Night Results Open Forum Mindless Prognostication And Punditry Post

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Reader Input Solicited.

Pre-Election Night Results Open Forum Mindless Prognostication And Punditry Post

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11/4/2014 at 12:55pm
Yes, we are covering the elections tonight focusing — obviously — on the U.S. Senate races, plus a small number of Governorships, primarily Florida and Wisconsin. We’ll also cover selected House races and miscellaneous other results. We haven’t decided the format yet (that’s how organized we are) but it is sure to be…
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Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Another promise broken.

Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

http://youtu.be/bWrvPvo8yXc
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11/4/2014 at 11:34am
Yesterday was oral argument at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit over whether Congress had the power to designate Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel on passports. The case is Zivotofsky v. Kerry, and the issue is a fight between Congress and the Executive Branch, Via Scotus Blog: Issue: Whether a federal statute…
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Today’s legal insurrection is at the state and local level

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Local elections matter — Today’s Town Clerk is tomorrow’s Governor!

Today’s legal insurrection is at the state and local level

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11/4/2014 at 10:00am
Dave Weigel is worried about what is happening at the state legislative level, as the media is focused on the U.S. Senate, A wave of GOP wins in the states could radically transform the country: Remember the number: 69. That’s how many state legislative bodies Republicans are trying to win this year,…
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If Democrats Win Today, So Does Lena Dunham

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Don’t let that happen.

If Democrats Win Today, So Does Lena Dunham

http://youtu.be/rijpU5yD55I
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11/4/2014 at 8:30am
On this important election day let us not forget that Lena Dunham, who once described herself as the voice of her generation, wants everyone to Rock the Vote. And you can be sure it’s not for Republicans. She didn’t vote in the last midterm election but what does that matter? Hunter Schwarz of…
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To the Voting Booth!

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Today makes a difference, so don’t be indifferent

To the Voting Booth!

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11/4/2014 at 7:00am
Tom Blumer from BizzyBlog sends this video: It’s about getting informed, getting involved, and voting. It’s about getting informed, getting involved, and (obviously most relevant to tomorrow) voting: “It Matters” – Several who have seen it have said it “brought me to tears” — and I originally thought I was the only one. I am VERY…
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Mark Udall heckled by own donor over War on Women obsession

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

They’re not buying it anymore.

Mark Udall heckled by own donor over War on Women obsession

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11/3/2014 at 9:45pm
Hilarious. (Unless of course you’re Mark Udall, desperately trying to hang on to your Colorado Senate seat.) Paul Lewis of The Guardian has the scoop: Mark Udall had been looking confident, just moments earlier, when he climbed down the steps of his campaign bus and began addressing what should have been an audience…
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Newly released emails show White House misled about involvement in Shirley Sherrod firing

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

White House gave final “go-ahead,” supporting Breitbart defense in defamation case that it was political decision.

Newly released emails show White House misled about involvement in Shirley Sherrod firing

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11/3/2014 at 8:15pm
We have written many times about the Shirley Sherrod case against Andrew Breitbart (now his wife is substituted as defendant) and Larry O’Connor over an “edited” (abbreviated)  video which Sherrod alleges unfairly depicted her as racist leading to her firing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sherrod’s claim, repeated mindlessly by the media,…
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Here we go: Perry prosecutors cry “intimidation!”

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Where’s your dignity, Michael McCrum?

Here we go: Perry prosecutors cry “intimidation!”

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11/3/2014 at 6:53pm
Texas is bursting at the seams with conservative fervor: Rick Perry has been building momentum for his yet-unannounced Presidential campaign, Greg Abbott is set to trounce Democratic darling Wendy Davis in Tuesday’s gubernatorial race, and the Republican ground game so far this cycle has sent groups like Battleground Texas running for…
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Walker attacked with swastika imagery in Burke ad

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

When all else fails, compare your opponent to a Nazi sympathizer

Walker attacked with swastika imagery in Burke ad

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11/3/2014 at 5:00pm
Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is steadily outpacing Democratic challenger Mary Burke in all of the latest polls—so of course that means a swastika ad is the only logical option left for Team Burke. The ad released by the Burke campaign is inside baseball-ish in that if you haven’t been following the…
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VIDEO: O’Keefe Jabs Left on Voter Fraud Issue

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

‘I just sign this and then I can vote?’ he asked one poll worker. ‘Yep,’ came the reply.

VIDEO: O’Keefe Jabs Left on Voter Fraud Issue

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11/3/2014 at 3:32pm
The battle over voter ID has been thrust into the forefront of this election cycle’s news coverage, and advocates on both sides of the issue have been working hard to win the hearts and minds of voters, even as most politicos are focused on getting whatever votes they can to win…
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Any lessons from Ebola in the US?

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

We could learn. But will we?

Any lessons from Ebola in the US?

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11/3/2014 at 1:30pm
Fortunately, we haven’t had very many Ebola patients in the US so far. But there have been quite a few interesting things to note about the group of patients we have had. The first is that all of them except Thomas Eric Duncan seem to have contracted Ebola while caring for other…
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Joni Ernst “as good looking as Taylor Swift” says Tom Harkin

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Shake it off, Joni, shake it off

Joni Ernst “as good looking as Taylor Swift” says Tom Harkin

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11/3/2014 at 12:07pm
Outgoing Democratic Iowa Senator Harkin made some shall we say, “interesting” remarks about Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. “Joni Ernst, she’s really attractive and she sounds nice. I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rodgers, but if she votes like Michelle Bachmann, she’s wrong…
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Why vote for Democrats?

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Tales from Deep Blue Maryland.

Why vote for Democrats?

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11/3/2014 at 10:00am
As the election comes down to the wire in Maryland in two days, I spent some time driving around my neighborhood looking for campaign signs. My neighborhood isn’t the best bellwether for Maryland election results. If my neighborhood were representative, Bob Ehrlich would have won a second term in 2006  … with…
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Gallup: Support for stricter gun laws drops

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Less than half favor stricter gun laws.

Gallup: Support for stricter gun laws drops

http://youtu.be/7C44B55YYLQ
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11/3/2014 at 8:30am
Gallup’s latest gun rights-themed poll shows that by and large, Americans haven’t been swayed by high-profile shootings into ceding their Second Amendment rights. In the wake of the 2012 shootings at Newtown, 58% of Americans polled said they favored stricter laws governing gun ownership; since then, however, that number has dropped to…
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Branco Cartoon – Jilted

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Days of Whine and Roses

Branco Cartoon – Jilted

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11/3/2014 at 7:00am
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