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Maddow calls out Sen. Hatch for ‘total, utter, complete, 100%, unambiguous lie’

Now that the Democrats appear ready to pass health care reform without Republican support, the arguments being used by Congressional Republicans in a last-ditch attempt to prevent its passage are coming in for increased scrutiny. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called out a number of Republican senators on Tuesday for their hypocrisy…

One in ten House Republicans calling it quits

With Thursday’s announcement that Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will not seek re-election in his Miami-area district, the number of Republicans not running for re-election to the House now amounts to more than 10 percent of the House Republican caucus, compared to less than five percent for Democrats. Chris Cillizza at…

Brit Hume stands by his Tiger Woods Christian crusade

Fox News pundit Brit Hume is facing a backlash over his comments this past weekend that golfer Tiger Woods should convert from Buddhism to Christianity because Buddhism can’t “offer the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith.” Since making the comment on Fox News Sunday,…

Norm Coleman is a Scofflaw. That’s right, I SAID SCOFFLAW.

It’s like watching the death of a petty, embarrassing star: The court ruled that Coleman owes Franken $95,000 in court costs. Minnesota law says the loser pays the winner’s costs in an election contest, so it’s all on Coleman’s shoulders. Franken had requested $161,000 be paid to cover his costs.…

Changing The Tone (And Not The Skin Tone, Dammit)

It seems to me that a popular Democratic president pushing through legislation after intensive good faith negotiations with the opposing party during which it is made absolutely clear they will not support the legislation in any form in which it is likely to be passed would, in fact, be a…

The evil of puppy mills

When you see those expensive puppies for sale in a store, think twice about where they came from. Too often, they are churned out of hellholes like this one in Gold Bar, Washington. (KING5.com, it has raw video): Snohomish County authorities say more than 150 dogs living in filthy conditions…

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