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 2017-08-21 03:30 

Crooks and Liars

Open Thread - Remembering (or Discovering) Dick Gregory... +

This is a great time to rediscover (or discover for the first time) the work of Dick Gregory. Rest in peace? Let's keep his genius alive. Open thread below......

 2017-08-21 03:00 

Crooks and Liars

C&L's Late Nite Music Club Remembers Sonny Burgess... +

One of the last original Sun Records rockabilly cats has, well, rode off into the sunset. Arkansas born Sonny Burgess has died at the age of 88. In 1955, him and Elvis shared many a gig. After one show Elvis told him he should go meet with Sam Phillips in...

 2017-08-21 02:30 


Something Major Happened On "Game Of Thrones" And People Have A Ton Of Feelings About It... +

Winter is here and things just got really real. WARNING: Spoilers ahead! You know the drill: If you haven't seen the Aug. 20 episode of Game of Thrones, "Beyond the Wall," steer clear of this post because it's filled with major spoilers....

 2017-08-21 02:00 

The Daily Beast

Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow and Daenerys Are Totally Going to Have Sex, Aren’t They?... +

The most bonkers Game of Thrones episode yet featured zombie polar bears, ice dragons, flaming swords—and some not-so-subtle foreshadowing of a romance between two Targaryens....

 2017-08-21 02:00 

Crooks and Liars

Fox Host: We Tried Desperately To Get Someone From White House To Come On And 'Nobody Will'... +

Fox News host Leland Vittert revealed on Sunday that President Donald Trump either would not or could not get anyone from his administration appear on the network. During a segment about Trump's outgoing chief strategist Steve Bannon, Vittert noted that o...

 2017-08-21 01:45 

The Daily Beast

‘Game of Thrones’: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jon Snow and Daenerys’ Incestuous Romance... +

‘People are going to love that,’ he says....

 2017-08-21 01:31 

Daily Kos

Elizabeth Warren at Netroots Nation 2017: A clarion call for coalition politics... +

Read this: Me, I’ve been shouting about this crisis from every rooftop I could find for years – talking about how our middle class was squeezed to the breaking point, how chances to move up in this economy were disappearing, and warning that, if we were...

 2017-08-21 01:00 

The Daily Beast

Melania Trump Is Starting to Step Into the Void Left by Ivanka and Jared... +

The first lady is wary of the spotlight and risk-averse. But she’s beginning to wield some power in the White House....

 2017-08-21 00:43 


Trump repeatedly called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, now will reportedly announce troop surge... +

For years, Donald Trump repeatedly called for a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, calling military operations there a waste of money and lives. But now, as president, Trump will use his first prime time address to the nation on Monday to a...

 2017-08-21 00:16 

Daily Kos

On special elections, 'moral' victories, and actual victories... +

During the first few days of August, while on vacation back East, I was sitting in our hotel room late one Tuesday night and decided to check in on a small spate of special elections being conducted for legislative seats in two midwestern states: Missouri...

 2017-08-20 23:16 

Washington Post

Missouri Democrat apologizes to Trump for assassination comment... +

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she will not resign despite bipartisan calls for her to leave....

 2017-08-20 23:01 

Daily Kos

This is not about liberal and conservative: it is about being an American... +

When I was a child, maybe five or six years old, I drew swastikas on my crayon box. I had no idea what it symbolized. I had seen it on Hogan’s Heroes, which was a TV comedy, and thought nothing of it. My mother, on the other hand, blew a gasket when she ...

 2017-08-20 23:00 

Crooks and Liars

Jerry Lewis R.I.P... +

Jerry Lewis has passed on. Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in The Nutty Professor and The Bellboy before launching the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. Over t...

 2017-08-20 22:00 

Crooks and Liars

Jesse Watters: Left Removes Confederate Statues 'So Country Forgets The Democratic Party Enslaved Blacks'... +

.@jessebwatters: "Let's also remember that all of these Confederate war heroes were Democrats - Democrats were the party of slavery." pic.twitter.com/AOK2vleFPJ — Fox News (@FoxNews) August 20, 2017 Fox News host Jesse Watters lashed ...

 2017-08-20 21:51 

The Atlantic

Is It Time for Trump Aides to Resign?... +

Many presidential appointees face an agonizing choiceleave the president with fewer restraints on his darker impulses, or stay to serve the republic even if it costs their integrity....

 2017-08-20 21:46 

Daily Kos

Three Russian propaganda techniques being used by the Trump administration—and how to fight them... +

Recent events in Charlottesville and the stream of deflections and false moral equivalences from the White House accentuate the fact that we are now dealing with a president who only cares about power.  Many of the Trump tactics we are seeing and saw dur...

 2017-08-20 21:20 


[ Politics ]

Sonic attacks in Cuba hit more diplomats than earlier reported, officials say... +

A higher number of US and Canadian diplomats and their families are believed to have been attacked by a mystery sonic weapon in Havana than was initially reported, CNN has learned from two senior US government officials....

 2017-08-20 21:00 

Crooks and Liars

Rep. Schiff On Trump's Mental Stability: 'There Are Serious Issues With Our President'... +

Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN's Jake Tapper that there are serious issues with Trump's capabilities and with the pressures of the presidency, "may very well get worse." On this morning's State of the Union, host Tapper asked the California congressman if Trum...

 2017-08-20 20:58 

Daily Kos

More charities ditch Mar-a-Lago fundraising after Trump's toxic Charlottesville remarks... +

In the wake of Donald Trump's response—or lack of response—to the white supremacist march and terrorist act in Charlottesville, charity groups continue to distance themselves from Trump by canceling their planned events at his Florida golf resort, Mar-a-L...

 2017-08-20 20:55 

The Atlantic

Remembering Jerry Lewis... +

The iconic actor, singer, director, and entertainer passed away at the age of 91....

 2017-08-20 20:43 

Media Matters

Five times in one week cable news couldn't get a Republican to go on TV to talk about Trump... +

1. CNNs The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: WOLF BLITZER (HOST): This important note to our viewers, we did reach out to Republican leaders throughout the day. They all, at least for now, they refused to join us, but the invitation is clearly still ver...

 2017-08-20 20:35 

Washington Post

See photos from the funerals of the troopers killed in Charlotteville... +

Virginia State Police Trooper Pilot Berke M.M. Bates and Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen were killed on August 12th, when their helicopter crashed while monitoring the civil unrest during the white supremacy 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlotteville, ...

 2017-08-20 20:31 

Daily Kos

The presumed 'innocence' of white terrorism... +

The last day of Netroots Nation 2017 featured a rather remarkable presentation that was directly relevant to events taking place not that far away in Charlottesville, Virginia. That panel was called “The white face of domestic terrorism: How Islamophobia...

 2017-08-20 20:00 

Crooks and Liars

Jennifer Rubin Obliterates A Trump Apologist... +

Ken Abramowitz was and continues to be one of Trump's most ardent defenders. Since more high-profile proxies were not made available by the White House, AM Joy booked Abramowitz to somewhat lamely offer defense for Trump's protection of neo-Nazis and whit...

 2017-08-20 19:55 

Washington Post

The Latest: Trump to address nation Monday on Afghanistan... +

The Latest on the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan:...

 2017-08-20 19:39 

Washington Post

Mnuchin defends Trumps response to protests... +

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is defending President Trumps response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and rejecting calls from a group of his Yale University classmates that he resign from the administration in protest....

 2017-08-20 19:16 

Daily Kos

Five questions for UNITE HERE president D. Taylor on how Democrats can replicate Nevada's 2016 wins... +

UNITE HERE’s Culinary Workers Union Local 226 was tagged the Nevada’s “most effective Democratic turnout machine" last year by resident political guru Jon Ralston in a piece profiling the union's sophisticated door-knocking operation. “If there is indeed...

 2017-08-20 19:01 


[ Politics ]

Mattis confirms new Afghan strategy decided... +

Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed Sunday that a decision has been made on a new US strategy in Afghanistan....

 2017-08-20 19:00 

Crooks and Liars

CNN's Brian Stelter: Is It Time To Question If Trump 'Fit For Office?'... +

CNN's Brian Stelter opened up his show by telling his audience that Americans, as well as journalists, are questioning Trump's fitness to hold office. The Reliable Sources host admitted that Trump's actions in Charlottesville on Tuesday are provoking "unc...

 2017-08-20 18:47 

Talking Points Memo

WaPo: White House To Disband Federal Climate Change Advisory Panel... +

President Donald Trumps administration decided to disband a federal advisory committee on climate change, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.......

 2017-08-20 18:19 

Talking Points Memo

Publicist: Jerry Lewis, Comedian And Director, Dies at 91... +

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit......

 2017-08-20 18:13 


[ Politics ]

Jeh Johnson: Removing Confederate monuments a 'public safety' issue... +

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the removal of Confederate monuments and statues is a matter of ...

 2017-08-20 18:04 

Media Matters

Reliable Sources highlights the importance of newsroom diversity in the context of race coverage... +

BRIAN STELTER (HOST): I wanted to start, Nikole, with the Vice video because it was so raw and shocking. We thought we had seen everything from Charlottesville, but then we saw that Vice documentary. Is it ever harmful, you think, to be giving these racis...

 2017-08-20 18:04 

Media Matters

On Fox, Trump defender blames his bad week on the media: Media want to dehumanize this president... +

HOWARD KURTZ (HOST): This is a hot button for me, the whole blood on your hands thing, because I think I criticized it when those on the right did it to President Obama. I mean some police officer would be shot somewhere, and theyd say,well he has blood o...

 2017-08-20 18:04 

Media Matters

On CBS, NAACP Legal Defense Fund president calls out Congress for failing to fight white supremacy with policies... +

JOHN DICKERSON (HOST):Sherrilyn, let'stalk about the -- about Congress, about theresponse to this.There's been a lot of commentary, but what do you look for next interms of matching public actionwith the sentiment that has come out in response to Charlott...

 2017-08-20 18:02 


[ Politics ]

Polls: Majority in 3 key states 'embarrassed' by Trump... +

A suite of new NBC News/Marist polls has found that majorities in three key states that helped tip the election for President Donald Trump now say they feel ...

 2017-08-20 18:01 

Daily Kos

Trump's willing supremacists... +

In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this week, Republicans were shocked—SHOCKED—to find that President Trump was providing air cover for neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Declaring “there can be no moral ambiguity,” House Speaker Pa...

 2017-08-20 18:00 

Crooks and Liars

Jerry Falwell, Jr. Says Trump Had 'Inside Information' On Those Very Fine Nazis In Charlottesville... +

The Trump White House seems to be seriously lacking defenders willing to go on air after his disastrous Charlottesville comments in which he said there were "very fine people" on both sides (Nazis and anti-hate protestors). When booking guests for this Su...

 2017-08-20 17:56 

Washington Post

Politicians question Trump's 'moral authority' in wake of Charlottesville... +

In the wake of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, politicians question President Trump's response and ask whether he has the 'moral authority' to lead the nation through divisive times....

 2017-08-20 17:52 


Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis As Died... +

Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. The actor was highly respected for his comedic acting and philanthropic efforts....

 2017-08-20 17:52 


Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91... +

Magician Penn Jillette discusses the passing of his friend and inspiration, funny-man Jerry Lewis. Most notably, Lewis hosted his own variety show and starred in the film "The Nutty Professor."...

 2017-08-20 17:45 


2017 Eclipse brings majesty to 12 million...... +

Mike Kentrianakis of the American Astronomical Society previews the upcoming total solar eclipse and offers advice for any would-be sky-gazers....

 2017-08-20 17:30 

Daily Kos

Jerry Falwell Jr. defends Trump's 'both sides' remarks: 'He says what's in his heart.'... +

There's a debate to be had over whether Jerry Falwell Jr. is America's dumbest evangelical leader or just one of the most intentionally malevolent. As with all past iterations of this question, it is not likely to be resolved soon. Q: [Trump] said, there...

 2017-08-20 17:17 


Will Bannon's departure bring order or...... +

Alex, Susan del Percio and Gov. Howard Dean discuss a busy week for the White House that includes a notable resignation and backlash over the president's comments after two separate rallies....

 2017-08-20 17:13 

Talking Points Memo

Colleges Grapple With Balancing Free Speech, Campus Safety... +

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important......

 2017-08-20 17:06 


Rep. Ellison: Protesters show our values...... +

A major week has seen high-profile clashes at right wing demonstrations and counter-protests. DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison discusses this and the Democrats' prospects moving forward....

 2017-08-20 17:00 

Crooks and Liars

Trumpster Complains About All Of The 'Token Blacks In The Democratic Party'... +

Fox has officially turned themselves into an unfunny version of The Onion with this one. Trump's former "diversity outreach" chair, Brunell Donald-Kyei, took some time out from screaming over other black people on CNN to make an appearance on this Saturda...

 2017-08-20 16:49 

Mother Jones

A Conservative's Offer on Race: Nothing... +

Over at National Review, Roger Clegg is unhappy: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has just given an appalling speech. From beginning to end it embraces bean-counting on the basis of race, ethnicity, and sex in order to reach the right percentages of this,...

 2017-08-20 16:46 

Daily Kos

Barack Obama is the exact moral opposite of Donald Trump... +

Barack Obama and Donald Trump are, in moral terms, the exact opposite of one another. This is exemplified by the way the two men have spoken about race when offering their most personal, heartfelt, and in-depth comments on the matter. For Trump, those co...

 2017-08-20 16:44 


[ Politics ]

Meet the Press - August 20, 2017... +

Fmr. Rep. J.C. Watts, Fmr. Amb. Andrew Young, Mark Bray, Richard Cohen, Julius Krein, Peggy Noonan, Eugene Robinson, Steve Hayes, Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards...

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