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Posted by AdLib On Oct - 31 - 2014 13 COMMENTS
Cowardly Boehner - PPOV

As part of their attempt to soften their image with voters just ahead of of next week’s election, top names from the GOP have donned their Halloween costumes and are offering a trick…or treat…for America.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Oct - 31 - 2014 5 COMMENTS
Mitch McConnell

The Republican tension between satisfying the base and appealing to the entire electorate will be made significantly worse if the party controls both houses of Congress. The Republicans will get almost none of the practical things they want, and their political headaches will be multiplied.

Posted by sillylittleme On Oct - 28 - 2014 26 COMMENTS
voting-booth

Martha Coakley reminds me of Hillary Clinton to the extent that she is clearly intelligent, cares about the issues, yet fails to connect to the citizenry.

Posted by Nirek On Oct - 28 - 2014 12 COMMENTS
Long holds up a copy of a magazine with an Ebola headline as public health officials testify before a House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, in Washington

Safe to say more Americans have died from the flu in the past two weeks than from Ebola. Why are they not fear mongering about the flu?

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Oct - 25 - 2014 53 COMMENTS
images

BOO! Welcome gouls and goulettes, vampiras and vampires, ghosts, werewolves and spirits! Halloween is but a few days away and to help get in the “spirit,” (ha-ha) this weekend’s thread is dedicated to all things spooky!

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Oct - 24 - 2014 15 COMMENTS
Education is the Key!

At least nine University of North Carolina employees have been fired or placed under disciplinary review for taking part in a cheating scandal that stretched over two decades and impacted some 3,100 students.

Posted by Nirek On Oct - 24 - 2014 8 COMMENTS
Jake_Tapper_at_the_White_House1

What kind of example is being set at colleges where athletes are given a degree without having to actually go to class and study and learn like the non athletes do?

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Oct - 24 - 2014 8 COMMENTS
Fox News Mini

The Core Thesis: Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Oct - 23 - 2014 21 COMMENTS
Midterms Big Money

Democrats this election have done a good job attracting a lot of big on the record public donors, but Republicans appear to have the big advantage when it comes to big secret donors. $794 Million for the GOP vs. $463 Million for the Dems. That’s a $331 Million advantage for the GOP.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Oct - 21 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
GOP Dems Masks Small

The vast majority of politicians run in whatever direction will get them the most votes. Liberals will pretend to be conservatives on pivotal issues (knowing that their base will still vote for them) to pick up some conservative votes. Conservatives will pretend to be liberals on pivotal issues (knowing that their base will still vote for them) to pick up some liberals votes.

Posted by AdLib On Oct - 20 - 2014 29 COMMENTS
ebola suits

“We and the other networks are suing because of the incredible losses we’ve suffered due to Americans not suffering incredible losses.”

Posted by Nirek On Oct - 19 - 2014 27 COMMENTS
Ebola_virus_virion

In Texas we have a Republican Governor who has deregulated a lot of the businesses and cut government agencies that are needed. Deregulation is one of their top talking points.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Oct - 16 - 2014 36 COMMENTS
Show Me

I am working for a Democratic State Senatorial Candidate running against a GOP incumbent….and it looks like the incumbent will slide to an easy win despite the fact that he is opposed to what most of his constituents want and need.

Posted by AdLib On Oct - 15 - 2014 54 COMMENTS
voters flag

For those who believe in American Exceptionalism and in America as being the world’s greatest democracy, how can that be the case when so many other countries have greater democratic participation than America?

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