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GOP Frontrunner Jeb Bush Fumbles Position on Marriage Equality

Supporters of marriage equality celebrated a milestone yesterday when county clerks in Florida began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. With the expansion of marriage rights into the third largest state, marriage equality is now the law of the land in 70 percent of the United States, a remarkable turnaround on an issue that was […]

RIP Mario Cuomo, June 15, 1932 – January 1, 2015

This is his speech to the 1984 Democratic Convention — very few of the disparities he described have changed in 30 years.

GOP House Leader Says He Doesn’t Recall Addressing Neo-Confederate Group

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his seat in the Republican primary last summer, Rep. Peter Roskam, R- Ill., was next in line to move into the House leadership, joining House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

Obama Has Now Added More Than Twice as Many Jobs Than Bush Did by His Sixth Year in Office
Krugman: Pres. Obama has 'added 6.7 million jobs since he took office, compared with just 3.1 million at this point under President George W. Bush'

Despite the Republicans’ determination to stall the economic recovery for purely partisan reasons, signs abound that the U.S. economy is on the mend. In his New York Times column, Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman credits Pres. Obama’s steadfast opposition to the GOP’s so-called “austerity” policies — the same policies that have slowed recovery from the […]

US Incarcerates One-Third of World’s Female Prisoners

One-Third

Percentage of the world’s female prisoners incarcerated by the United States, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies, via Forbes.com, which reports that there “are 201,200 women in US prisons, representing 8.8 percent of the total American prison population.”

Uninsured Rate Approaches Historic Low

From Time Magazine:

Bush and Cheney Have Confessed to Authorizing Torture – Now Even the New York Times Is Calling for Their Prosecution

In an editorial today, the New York Times called for prosecuting Dick Cheney, George Bush and their subordinates for war crimes:

Hey, Job-Seeker Liz Lauten – Fellow GOP Mean Girl Carly Fiorina Is Staffing up for a Presidential Run

Here is more hope for the tens of people who’ve been worried about tea-party operative and infamous cyber-bully Liz Lauten’s employment prospects. National Journal reports that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorini is running for president in 2016. The good news for Lauten, potentially, is that Fiorini, an infamous GOP mean girl herself, is hiring.

Memo to Dick Cheney: George Washington Ordered Execution As Penalty for Torturing Prisoners
Washington: 'Should [punishment for torture] extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt '

During a recent interview, former Vice Pres. Dick Cheney proudly assumed responsibility for the U.S. government’s program of torturing prisoners in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. “I’d do it again in a minute,” Cheney asserted. Cheney is undoubtedly emboldened by the fact that there is no chance that he, the president he served or […]

Wealth Gap Is Now Largest on Record

More evidence that Pres. Obama is terrible at being a socialist:

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