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Exposed: Fox Champions Bundy Supporters Who Threatened Violence Against Federal Agents

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Fox Champions Bundy Supporters Who Threatened Violence Against Federal Agents Bundy Supporter: “We Were Actually Strategizing To Put All The Women Up At The Front” >by: OLIVIA MARSHALL | April 18, 2014 5:19 PM EDT| Media Matters for America | Re-Post | Fox figures praised armed supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy as good, patriotic, […]

Highlight: McAuliffe moves to restore voting rights

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe during a news conference at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Monday, March 24, 2014.
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McAuliffe moves to restore voting rights >by Steve Benen | 04/18/14 10:23 AM | RePost | Given the sweeping voting restrictions being imposed by Republican policymakers in many states, it’s heartening to occasionally see an official stepping up to expand voting rights for a change. Ari Melber reported back in November on the “often invisible […]

Spotlight: When the immigration debate turns farcical

Immigration reform supporters cheer at a rally on the National Mall in Washington

When the immigration debate turns farcical   >by: Steve Benen | 02/11/14 09:16 AM | MSNBC | Re-Post February 12, 2014 | As the debate over immigration reform has unfolded, Republicans have made a series of demands – increased enforcement, bipartisan talks, piecemeal legislating, etc. – all of which Democrats have accepted. Yesterday, however, some […]

Spotlight: David Wildstein’s accusations and Christie’s denials raise more questions…

David Wildstein taking oath

If David Wildstein, the man that ordered George Washington Bridge lane closures; can proof that the governor knew about the shut-down prior to September 2013 when they occurred. The consensus is growing that Chris Christie should forget about the White House run for President in 2016 and that he should step down as head of […]

Examine: Mobility has been weak – since the Nixon years

mobility_geo This map shows the average percentile rank of children who grow up in below-median income families across areas of the U.S. (absolute upward mobility). Lighter colors represent areas where children from low-income families are more likely to move up in the income distribution. To look up statistics for your own city, use the interactive version of this map created by the New York Times.

Mobility has been weak–since the Nixon years >by: Timothy Noah | 01/29/14 07:05 AM | MSNBC | “Inequality has deepened,” President Obama said in his State of the Union speech. “Upward mobility has stalled.” Is there a connection between these two dismal trends?That more income inequality translates into less upward mobility has been a frequent […]

Examine: Progressives fear Hillary-super PAC juggernaut

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Progressives fear Hillary-super PAC juggernaut   >by: Zachary Roth |01/25/14 10:15 AM—Updated 01/25/14 05:07 PM| MSNBC| Key progressives aren’t thrilled that Priorities USA, a leading Democratic super PAC, is formally backing Hillary Clinton for 2016. They’re worried that a rush to anoint Clinton as the party’s nominee, should she run, could make it harder to […]

Spotlight Rachel Maddow: The ‘mammoth slush fund’ where Chris Christie’s friends found jobs

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broke down the curious reversal of fortune for New Jersey Port Authority chair David Samson since the man who installed him in the position, Gov. Chris Christie (R), took office in 2010, and the intersection of his possible…

Exposed: Chris Christie Bridgegate-Sandy Relief Funds Republican Hostage – Hoboken

Chris Christie War with MSNBC - AP

Chris Christie Is Going To War With MSNBC   >by:  Brett LoGiurato | Jan. 18, 2014, 4:46 PM| Business Insider | In response to new bombshell allegations from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (D) aired on MSNBC Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) office blasted the network as overtly “partisan.” Zimmer alleged in an […]

Re-Post: Supreme Court to rule on anti-choice group’s right to lie in ads

Anti Choice Protester Outside SC

Supreme Court to rule on anti-choice group’s right to lie in ads >By David Ferguson | Saturday, January 11, 2014 14:29 EST | The Raw Story | The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday that it is preparing to hear a challenge to an Ohio law prohibiting candidates and political groups from making false statements […]

Spotlight President Obama: “A child’s course in life should be determined not by the zip code she’s born in”

President Barack Obama delivers remarks announcing the first five "Promise Zones," in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 9, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Barack Obama delivers remarks announcing the first five “Promise Zones,” in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 9, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) Yesterday, on the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, President Obama…

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