Monthly Archives: April 2011

Florida update: Dem who voted for anti-abortion bill draws a challenger, anti-union bill goes bust

Rick Scott is too unpopular to force through an anti-union bill, even when trying to sell it by speaking really bad Spanish (video above.) And Daphne Campbell, the Miami Democrat who voted for a controversial anti-abortion bill+, defying her entire … Continue reading

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Lawrence O’Donnell to NBC Entertainment: end this Trump madness, now (with bonus Orly Taitz)

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Lawrence O’Donnell, who is probably the most uniquely situated person on television to do it, having worked in both the entertainment and political worlds during the course of … Continue reading

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UPDATED LINK: @TheGrio’s Goldie Taylor on America’s first Black president, and his ‘papers’

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy And read Goldie Taylor’s powerful commentary on The Grio here.

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Florida tea partier calls the feds on Republicans for … talking to Hispanics?

This is one of those “you can’t make this stuff up” stories that you’d think could only happen in Florida (where you can’t make most stuff up.) Sadly, it might be the future of much of the U.S. A tea … Continue reading

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(Video) @NicoleSandler arrested at Allen West town hall **UPDATED**

In this video from Republican booster for hire Javier Manjarres, Sandler is arrested at about 3:34. Before that, Allen West engages in a heartfelt tribute, to Allen West.

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FL rep: 6 abortion bills a ‘backdoor attempt to send women back to back alleys’

Forget “jobs, jobs, jobs.” In the Florida House, it’s “abortion, abortion, abortion.”

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Panetta headed to Defense, Petraeus to CIA

The White House makes some actual news today, amid the nonsense.

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**UPDATED: I can’t believe I live in a country where the president is forced to release his goddamned birth certificate

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy But I do. God help the U.S.A.

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**UPDATED: Is John Boehner abandoning Paul Ryan just as Harry Reid preps a Senate vote on vouchercare?

Just when the town halls are starting to get interesting, is John Boehner leaving Paul Ryan and his vouchercare plan hanging? Meanwhile, Harry Reid is preparing to hang the rubbery plank over the side of the Senate ship, for Republicans … Continue reading

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Florida vs Wisconsin: town halls, recalls, God and blinkers

When it comes to federal representatives, things look pretty much the same in Florida and Wisconsin: Republican lawmakers home on recess face angry constituents at their town halls, and are forced to defend their vote to turn Medicare into a … Continue reading

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