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"The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the now-defunct CIA detention and interrogation program, even though President Barack Obama hasn’t exercised a claim of…

He probably won’t do that. He’ll be too afraid of the next Republican President releasing all incriminating documents against him.

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I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), quoted by the Huffington Post.

A Republican is incapable of hearing themselves whine. She equates no longer being able to torment and discriminate the gay community with being bullied? Her gay-bashing is tiresome!

So follow her conservative logic on bullying: she feels bullied by the gay community, therefore, we should get rid of anti-bullying laws in schools.

(via liberalsarecool)

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quickhits:

Stories to Watch: 3/11/14. Three years after the nuclear accident, Fukushima is still a disaster. John McCain responds to a PPP poll showing him with the lowest approvals in the Senate by calling the poll “bogus.” The claim doesn’t stand up to close scrutiny and McCain’s counter-evidence is laughable. While it could easily be dismissed as a publicity stunt, Ed Kilgore argues that last night’s Senate all-nighter on climate change was an important first step in finally entering the war between corporate propaganda and science. ThinkProgress' Ari Phillips says Dr. Suess would’ve been happier with dems' efforts than with Ted Cruz's “Green Eggs and Ham” stemwinder. CNN Money reports that “76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck.” Seems like something somebody oughta do something about, doesn’t it? Maybe if the House Republican majority votes to repeal Obamacare for the 51st time, that’ll do the trick. Chris Christie handed out pieces of 9/11 wreckage as souvenirs to political cronies. Debt collectors are harassing veterans in a scam to collect debts they don’t actually owe, Another little something someone oughta do something about — when they get finished with the pressing business of repeatedly trying and failing to take health coverage away from people, of course. Finally, the strange story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 gets stranger. [cartoon via Truthdig]

quickhits:

Stories to Watch: 3/11/14.

Three years after the nuclear accident, Fukushima is still a disaster.


John McCain responds to a PPP poll showing him with the lowest approvals in the Senate by calling the poll “bogus.” The claim doesn’t stand up to close scrutiny and McCain’s counter-evidence is laughable.


While it could easily be dismissed as a publicity stunt, Ed Kilgore argues that last night’s Senate all-nighter on climate change was an important first step in finally entering the war between corporate propaganda and science. ThinkProgress' Ari Phillips says Dr. Suess would’ve been happier with dems' efforts than with Ted Cruz's “Green Eggs and Ham” stemwinder.


CNN Money reports that “76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck.” Seems like something somebody oughta do something about, doesn’t it? Maybe if the House Republican majority votes to repeal Obamacare for the 51st time, that’ll do the trick.


Chris Christie handed out pieces of 9/11 wreckage as souvenirs to political cronies.


Debt collectors are harassing veterans in a scam to collect debts they don’t actually owe, Another little something someone oughta do something about — when they get finished with the pressing business of repeatedly trying and failing to take health coverage away from people, of course.


Finally, the strange story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 gets stranger.


[cartoon via Truthdig]

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bspolitics:

I mean, seriously, could you imagine the outrage from the right if a bunch of Democratic talking heads were fawning over an oppressive dictator like said dictator were a celebrity?

All you would hear for weeks on end would be how ‘Un-American’ they were, how ‘treasonous’ it…