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|Breaking: 73 Year Old OK Volunteer Deputy Reserve Charged in Death of Eric Harris
Oklahoma reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73 has now been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 43 year old Eric Harris. Bates mistakenly took his gun as a taser and shot ...
|Updated 2. No CT. RT: FBI, DHS & Big Banks' Coordinated Effort to Crackdown on the Occupy Movement
UPDATE 1.1 : While it's not immediately apparent [to ME because I associated the month with the time of YEAR it is right NOW and really didn't see 2012] from the Guardian article, this article was ...
|Out of the Mouths of (Ferguson) Babes...
I wish I could say more, but they covered it all for me.
|Obama Sends the TV Media a Message Today (updated)
Oops. Not the President's job to call on Chuck Todd and company. Can you say shutout? It was like the feeling when a crowd figures out that a pitcher hasn't given up a hit in 5 innings: during ...
|Bad News Breaking on Fed Furlough Front: VA Offices to Close Tomorrow
This is bad news in that November VA benefits will likely be delayed in November if shutdown last to the end of October. The stakes just went up. The VA was operating off of FY13 remaining funds.
|GOP Rep Says They Can't Back Down Because Now It's a Matter of Pride
Oh my. This will be short. Florida GOP Congressman Dennis Ross says that it's not about Obamacare anymore: “Republicans have to realize how many significant gains we’ve made over the last ...
|Hey Stuart Varney: Kiss My Grits. House Votes to Retroactively Pay Furloughed Federal Workers
No, I don't think they should get their back pay, frankly, I really don't. I'm sick and tired of a massive, bloated federal bureaucracy living on our backs, and taking money out of us, a lot more ...
|Government Shutdown: Our Democracy Is At Stake
Houston, we have a problem. A problem bigger than you realize. As week 1 of the government's partial shutdown has come and gone and we are closing in on week 2, I'm surprised that no one has ...
|#furloughed. Day 1 UPDATED
*Whoa* I made the rec list? Gee thanks~ I wasn't going to write a diary on this, but I was listening to the Stephanie Miller Show and during a AP News break, they 'reported' on an internal ...
|No Place Left for Principled Debate? (A clarifying UPDATE)
This will be short. Ahem, what's happening to us? Did President Obama's remarks on Friday set this current round off? I truly hope not because the phrase 'there's no place left for us' sounds ...
|Eugene Robinson, You Are As Wrong as You can Be (Updated)
I love ya brother, but your Thursday ed op piece titled 'Obama is the wrong person to lead discussion about race' , is as wrong as you could ever be. What was beautiful about what happened Friday ...
|FINAL UPDATE: What She Said: OMG People Zimmerman Juror B37 on CNN
I rarely make the rec list, so thanks. All in all the interview by Juror B37 was eye opening, disturbing, but not surprising. Clearly the defense made George Zimmerman seemed like the friendly, ...
|How The Media Helped to Shape The Zimmerman Trial in Racial Terms.
I will never forget where I was during the infamous 'white Bronco' chase. I was at a conference in California, watching the NBA Finals. Suddenly there was this split screen of the Finals in one ...
|Scalia's VRA 'Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’ Statements OMG It's Much Worse to Hear UPDATED
You have GOT to hear the actual audio of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when he started down this screed of 'perpetuation of racial entitlements'. I just heard it on Randi Rhodes Show and it'...
|What President Obama Did Right *Updated x2*
So okay. Since I’ve been on my annual end of year winter stay – cation, I’ve been able to fully follow the Fiscal Cliff Reality Show. There has been a lot of talk among Progressives about ...
|Now is NOT the Time. And let me tell you why.
For all of the progressives on here tonight who are decrying that we somehow need to act and resolve the gun issue here in America right this minute -- right tonight, right NOW.... Now is NOT the ...
|Post Debate Redux: The Role of Traditional Media, Ratings, Ad Dollars and You
It's been about 24 hours since the 1st Presidential Debate of this 2012 campaign season and I need to vent, so bear with me. We worry so much about 'low information' voters. I think we need to ...
|God Bless (Half of) America
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|Democratic National Convention 2012: This is How You Win
A winning convention is one who has the candidate's back. A candidate who wins has the unwavering support of his convention delegates. The most effective combination is when the convention is ...
|Chicago, IL State PD Now Donning Gas Mask
5:29pm - With thunderstorm weather moving in from the east, the CPD, reinforced by the IL State Police has surrounded about 200 protesters at Michigan Ave. and Cermak Rd., just 2 blocks west of ...
|Well NATO Has Arrived in Chicago UPDATED 8:30 PM
Putting updates near top now. 8:30 pm -- President is on the ground at O'Hare. Another group is being reported at Washington, moving east towards State St. 8:15 pm: Protestors are occupying ...
|Congrats Jeb Bush, You Now Own The 'Stand Your Ground Law' In Florida
So. Ex-Governor Jeb 'Plezzzzzzzzzzzz Run for President and Save Our GOP Azzezzzzz' Bush. It was YOU . YOU did this. YOU signed that damn law. And YOU aspire to be PRESIDENT of the United ...
|Operation Hilarity and Playing By the Rules
I will keep this basically short. I haven't been paying much attention to politics this week due to the Houston story, but then I come on DK and there's this bimbo eruption over something called Op ...
|Ari Fleischer Secret Architect Behind SGK's Busted Strategy!
This is not much of a diary, but I didn't see it here before. This is breaking on Think Progress.com:
|Obama The Best President Ever? Bravely Spoken.
I was going to reply to Troubadour's bravely written diary ...
|Happy New Year and Thank You!
Perhaps I had a wicked childhood Perhaps I had a miserable youth But somewhere in my wicked, miserable past There must have been a moment of truth ~~~~~~~~~~ For here you are, ...
|Obama is a Skinny, Ghetto Crackhead Sez GOP Media Operative
What more can you say? One day pass Christmas and the some on the GOP side just can't help themselves:
|Twas' Da Night Before Xmas, 5 GOPers NOT in VA's House... (Updated)
You can't make this mess up. I'm beginning to wonder if the GOP is trying to throw this thing --- Or they are going for a new reality show series on Bravo or something. Donald Trump goes ...
|Ron Paul's the Front Runner in Iowa -- And His Past Pops Up to Greet Him
I was going to do a diary on this earlier but got busy. I decided to do this diary because I have something to say about Ron Paul. I find it amazing that so many people actually take this guy ...
|To The State of Georgia: I Hope the Hell You Know What You're Doing...
So I was sitting in the airport waiting for my plane and I was watching that dreaded CNN Headline News with this Velez-Mitchell woman screeching over this kid whose on trial in this home invasion ...
|I'm Still Here. Day 7 and Beyond: The Boycott in Review -- Where Do We Go From Here.
"We can see that the South has marvelous possibilities, yet in spite of these assets, segregation has placed the whole south socially, educationally, and economically behind the rest of the ...
|I'm Still Here: Day 4. The Undiscovered Country
Chancellor Gorkon [to Captain Kirk] : You don't trust me, do you? I don't blame you. If there is to be a brave new world, our generation is going to have the hardest ...
|The Progressive Agenda and Hypocrisy -- Yeah, I'm Still Here. Day 3.
~~Progressives should not condone bigotry.~~ ~~Progressives should not condone the disrespect of other DKers.~~ ~~Progressives should not condone the disrespect of President Obama.~~
|The Progressive Agenda -- What da Heck Just Happened Here? Edition. I'm Still Here -- Day 2.
I had a diary all ready to go for today, but I decided to post it tomorrow in favor of this one. So, let's just get this out of the way. Some have asked: what the heck DID happen? In a quick ...
|Racism and the Progressive Agenda -- Yeah, I'm Still Here. Day 1.
I originally posted portions of this diary on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 as 'To Boycott or Not To Boycott. What About the Jobs?' This is Day 1 of my series this week that is committed to a ...
|To Boycott or Not to Boycott. What about the Jobs?
This is a righteous rant, so if you are looking for some eloquently written diary with links, charts and graphs, this would not be the one. You can agree or not agree, or ignore this diary ...
|Breaking: Tornado Damages Lambert St. Louis International Airport (updated 5x)
Since our usual weatherguys aren't around tonight, I thought I would get this out. This story is breaking as we speak as of 9:30 cdst this Friday night as a tornado breakout in the Midwest has ...
|Sticks and Stones do Break Bones and Words Can Sometimes Hurt You
This is my very first diary on Daily Kos. I’ve always wanted to write one, but I didn’t want to do a rant thread and I don’t have the time to do a well researched one either. ...
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- Fox News made a major oops on Monday afternoon, and not of the usual Fox News kind. This wasn't a partisan lie about Obamacare or anything like that. No, a Fox ...42 comments 23 Recs
- One thing you can say about Texas, their nutty Tea-baggers can always surprise the hell out of you. Just when you thought it would be impossible for a Texas Governor to come along and make Rick ...149 comments 137 Recs
- Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...188 comments 167 Recs
- is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...81 comments 217 Recs
- The Baltimore Sun made the following claim about the riots on Monday: The incident stemmed from a flier that circulated widely among city school students via social media about a “purge” to ...102 comments 164 Recs
- As I said in a diary yesterday, I was so impressed with Ms. Mosby's courageous statement yesterday that I suggested she might be the Democratic candidate for President that we will need in coming ...84 comments 110 Recs
- Photo courtesy of J.M. Giordano at the Baltimore City Paper Public Defender Marci Tarrant Johnson posted this story on ...79 comments 261 Recs
- Mother Jones magazine reported that police actions triggered the riot.113 comments 334 Recs
- It was only a two-minute drive between the police station and where Freddie Gray was arrested. Why, then, did it take 30 minutes? So many egregious ...228 comments 257 Recs
- Originally posted at Eclectablog . On Monday of this week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer Mitchell Quinn shot and killed 20-year old Detroiter Terrance Kellom. The killing took ...42 comments 162 Recs
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