Daily Archives: February 22, 2011

**UPDATE: What about Florida? GOP legislature readies union-busting bill

UPDATE: SaintPetersblog reports Gov. Rick Scott has penciled in some telephone time with Scott Walker on Wednesday. Wonder what they’ll chat about…

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Morning clicks: Rahm wins, heathcare reform ruled constitutional, Buju convicted, and Big Oil flees Libya

As if there was ever any doubt about who would be Chi-town’s next mayor … In the end, it wasn’t even close. Another big story that got lost in the news cycle Tuesday: a federal judge in D.C. ruled the … Continue reading

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Who’s advising Scott Walker? Plus: the Koch brothers’ game plan takes shape

  Taking to the cameras to express sympathy for the protesters but refusing to accede to their demands … blaming outside agitators for the fact that protests are happening at all … cutting off access to the Internet ??? Does … Continue reading

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In poor taste? Beyoncé in blackface

She must have thought it was tres chic, but fans of the pop diva are crying quel horreur!

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On the real: how do you spell ‘Gaddafi’?

And no fair guessing ‘C-R-A-Z-Y…’ Seriously, there seem to be so many spellings for the Libyan dictator’s name, news outlets are having a hard time catching up. MSNBC this morning spelled it Kadhafi on the air, and Qaddafi on their … Continue reading

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Mad Muammar vows to fight drugged out, foreign protesters, promises ‘rivers of blood’

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy It just doesn’t get any stranger than the show Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi put on for his country, and the world, today.

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Rick Scott’s pick for disability chief resigns amid group home sex claims

Gollum is having a devil of a time filling out his staff…

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Deadliest gun states

I’ll be talking about this on Jansing and Company today, so peruse this list and tune in at 11! 1. Mississippi Gun deaths per 100,000: 18.3 Permissive gun laws: 4th out of 50 2. Arizona Gun deaths per 100,000: 15 … Continue reading

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Ya think? FiveThirtyEight: Rasmussen #WIUnion poll ‘may be biased’ … Plus: WI updates

Snark aside, it’s a good thing when an independent arbiter confirms the bias most Rasmussen watchers know is there. Mainstream media, take note, before you quote the Ras again.

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Muammar’s man in Washington

Neoconservatives have popped up here and there on cable news as the “freedom virus” continues to spread through the Muslim/Arab world, strangely, without the help of U.S. troops. A few, like Fouad Ajami and Bill Kristol have spoken up in … Continue reading

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