Bob McDonnell & Wife Found Guilty of Corruption, Face Decades Behind Bars

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 12:18 pm

Bob McDonnell and his wife found guilty on almost all charges of corruption public corruption and bribery.

Sentencing scheduled on January 6, 2015.


Fast Food Workers Striking in Fight for $15 an Hour and Labor Rights

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 11:11 am

Today fast food workers are striking in hopes of pressuring their employers to pay $15 an hour and let them form unions. The movement for better wages often called “Fight For 15″ which is using the hashtag #StrikeFastFood is targeting 150 cities to strike in.

The strike is part of a two-year campaign that began in New York in 2012 and has spread throughout the country. The demonstrations have struck a chord among low income workers who have not benefited from the economic recovery from the Great Recession.

Politico Magazine National Editor Snarks at Greenwald & Helps Former NSA Chief Spread Fear

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 10:04 am

Ever since revelations from National Security Agency documents began to be published by journalists, much has been learned about how the NSA has transformed the world into a massive surveillance state. Quite a bit has also been learned about journalism in the United States too.

Obamacare Subsidy Case to Go Before Full D.C. Circuit Court

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 8:55 am

In a big win for the the Obama administration the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a rare en banc rehearing in Halbig v. Burwell, meaning the issue will be revisited by the full court. The oral arguments are scheduled for December 17th.

Earlier this year in a surprise decision two of the judges on a three judge panel ruled that the Affordable Care Act subsidies could not go to individuals in states with federally-run exchanges.

Another Dem Drops Out to Help an Independent, This Time in Kansas Senate Race

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 7:50 am

In a remarkable turn of events, Kansas Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor announced he was dropping out of the race Wednesday. This move gives independent candidate Greg Orman a clear path to unseating the unpopular incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

This major shakeup puts the Kansas race in play.

NATO to Stage Exercises in West Ukraine, Russia to Stage Exercises in Southern Russia

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 6:44 am

What could go wrong? In a sign of increasing tensions both NATO and Russia will be staging high profile military exercises aimed at influencing the crisis in Ukraine. The escalation of military posturing comes after escalations of rhetoric.

The Roundup

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 5:45 am

- Israel and Jordan are in negotiations over a $15 billion gas deal, where the oil from Israel will be sent to Jordan

- It seems the turmoil in Pakistan will soon end as some politicians were willing to go back to government; Unsure or missed how this issue started? Tariq Ali provides an explanation here

- France said it would not send navy assault ships to Russia over the latter’s actions in Ukraine

Can you please stop torturing your tortured analogies?

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 1:30 am

And David Cameron officially becomes the one millionth political leader since 1938 to make this analogy.

Late Night: She Says She Talks to Angels

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 8:00 pm

Nationwide addictions. Nationwide delusions. Nationwide desecration and self-destruction.

America hasn’t hit bottom yet, but we can damn well see it from here.

Because of her special specialness, America is not going to understand she’s no longer great and glorious until final impact, until there’s nothing left of this country but a smoking crater nationwide.

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