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The World Does Not Share the Belief That the Rich Always Deserve Their Wealth

The rich in America agree on one thing: They deserve their wealth. Recent research cited by Carol Graham of the Brookings Institute shows that unlike both the rich and poor in Latin America, in the United States the Mitt Romneys of the world believe they built that, all alone. Even before a video exposed Mitt’s […]

Jon Stewart to FOX on the Coffee Salute: ‘You’re Just Trying to Score Points in a Game No Else is Playing’

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook First, I am not opposed to the United States and other countries trying to wipe out ISIL. Whether they are an immediate threat to us is not the only concern. That Americans, including and especially journalists, can move around the world […]

Colbert Analyzes Krauthammer’s ‘Layman’s’ Psychiatric Evaulation of the President

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United States Election Project Monitors Early Voting

For those of you who practice or follow early voting, the United States Election Project maintains a spreadsheet of reports from state elections officials who voluntarily provide running stats. The information provided by states differs, but some offer demographics or party affiliation. For up-to-the-minute info, follow USEP on Twitter at @ElectProject.

An Aerial View of the Climate Change Rally in Manhattan

As many as 400,000 people attended this rally yesterday, but it is largely being ignored by both legit cable channels — maybe the rally’s organizers should have beaten their spouses or chopped off someone’s head. So far today, MSNBC has run just one, short end-of-the-hour segment, and it’s unclear whether CNN has done a broadcast […]

Blackwater Ex-CEO’s Multimillion Security Contract in Iraq Ended in Disaster – Now He Blames Obama for ISIS ‘Mess’

In 2003, Erik Prince used his wealthy parents’ connections in right-wing politics to land over $1 billion in security contracts for Blackwater, his private security company. During the Bush administration’s war in Iraq, Blackwater was one of dozens of contractors deployed into the war zone at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars — […]

GOP Senator’s Desperate Reboot Turns Out to Be Based on Votes He Took During Bush Administration
He later voted to de-fund one of the projects he's running on now

Raw Story: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out on Tuesday that Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) campaign “reboot” is built on an apparent misrepresentation of his stance on a federal building that was supposed to be built in his state. Roberts’ campaign debuted an ad on Tuesday portraying the longtime incumbent as a staunch opponent of […]

Conservatives Who Fear an Epidemic Crossing the Border Should Stop Blocking America’s First Line of Defense: Access to Healthcare
Chart: Obama Has Still Issued Fewer Executive Orders Than Most Presidents
Palin’s Drunken Brawl Finally Gives Her the Publicity She Deserves
This episode speaks volumes about Palin and her family - and the colossal bad judgment of John McCain and Republican voters

In the six years since 2008, when she lost the election and failed to become vice president of the United States, and the five years since she abruptly quit her job as governor of Alaska midway through her first term, Sarah Palin has devoted her life to nothing other than a relentless pursuit of the […]