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- Open thread for night owls: New Saudi king puts ruthless, U.S. favorite third in line for the throneSecretary Kerry Shakes Hands With hard-nosed Saudi Interior Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Nayef in February 2014. Bin Nayef is now deputy crown prince, third in line to the throne of the kingdom. Marcy Wheeler (emptywheel) discusses the Saudi succession. An excerpt: I was mostly offline when King Abdullah died, so while I got to read […]
- When politicians use music without asking permissionThe union of politics and music has a long history. It works on a multiple levels too. Associating a campaign with a popular song is the equivalent of having a good jingle for a product, and it helps to get the crowds going. For example, Jimmie Davis performing his hit, "You Are My Sunshine," at […]
- 2014: hottest year on recordDon't be fooled by a winter blizzard this week! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rated 2014 as the hottest year in the global temperature record and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) promptly chimed in with the same finding. But there's wiggle room for the dedicated energy shill to wiggle around in, […]
- McConnell's big 'open amendment' ruseLaura Clawson wrote earlier about the farce that is new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's "open amendment" process for the Keystone XL bill. She included a snippet of video from the floor "debate" in which Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) repeatedly tried to ask for one minute to explain his proposed amendment before the Republican majority […]
- Only 12 of the 64 Democrats who voted for the Stupak Amendment are still in the HouseEx-Rep. Bart Stupak (D), the leader of a bygone anti-choice rebellion in 2009 A lot has changed in the five-plus years since then-Rep. Bart Stupak forced a vote on an anti-choice amendment that nearly derailed the passage of the Affordable Care Act. If you weren't following the ins-and-outs of the health care reform debate back […]
- Open thread for night owls: New Saudi king puts ruthless, U.S. favorite third in line for the throne
- Romney’s Poverty PointsMitt Romney said that under President Obama "there are more people in poverty in America than ever before." That's true, but the poverty rate -- which accounts for population changes -- was higher under several former presidents than it is currently.
- The State of the UnionWCBS radio’s Wayne Cabot interviews FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Rob Farley about President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. Farley discussed these statements made by the president in his […]
- FactChecking the GOP ResponsesThere were multiple official and unofficial Republican responses to President Obama's State of the Union address, but only a few instances of the president's critics stretching the facts.
- Romney’s Poverty Points