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Kuehl, Shriver square off in L.A. County supervisor race debate 17.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver came out swinging and sought to draw policy contrasts Tuesday night in the first major debate of the November runoff campaign to fill a Westside-San Fernando Valley seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates 17.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Wager on Scotland's energy sector could prove risky 17.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The North Sea revenue might not be enough.
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Conservatives howl over Miss America's Planned Parenthood internship 17.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The new Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, isn't necessarily what you'd expect. She volunteered for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign. Asked what issue women in the Senate should be particularly focused on, she spoke about military sexual assault—with a shout-out to Gillibrand. She's spoken out about having been in an abusive relationship in college. And there's something else, something making Kazantsev the target of conservative venom : She interned with Planned Parenthood "where she supported staff members who provide sex education in the community and at local schools." The horror! Naturally, conservatives can't hear "Planned Parenthood" without thinking "abortionabortionabortionabortion," even though in fact abortion is only 3 percent of what Planned Parenthood does. Well how do you like that.  Baby killer supporter is now Miss America! This is your Miss America in bizzarro insane libtard land. No talent and worked at Planned Parenthood. DISGRACEFUL! — ...
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Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed 17.9.2014 LA Times: Business
NEW YORK — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.
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Georgia's top election official realizes voter suppression is GOP's only hope 17.9.2014 Daily Kos
Here's Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in July saying he believes Republicans need to match Democrats when it comes to registering new voters: Democrats are working hard, and all these stories about them, you know, registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines, if they can do that, they can win these elections in November. Well, we’ve got to do the exact same thing. I would encourage all of you – if you have an Android or Apple device, download that app, and make it your goal to register one new Republican voter. Aside from the fact that Kemp was clearly writing off the GOP's ability or desire to appeal to minority voters, it's hard to argue with that. If Democrats are going to try to register new voters, then what's wrong with Republicans doing the same? Nothing, obviously. That being said, the problem for Republicans is that there are a lot more unregistered potential Democratic voters than potential Republican ones, especially in places ...
US stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed meeting; health care stocks gain most 17.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Stephen Colbert explains Scottish independence (with bagpipes) 16.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Last night, Stephen endorsed Scottish independence the only way he knows how—with bagpipes. Full video after the jump.
Economics Daily Digest: It's time to rethink the purpose of corporations 16.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Overpaid CEO ( Democracy ) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Holmberg and Mark Schmitt argue that exorbitant executive pay cannot be addressed without reconceptualizing a corporation as more than just an agent of its shareholders. Independence Has Costs and Benefits ( The Scotsman ) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that Scotland should base its decision about independence on values rather than short-run economic gains or losses. The Myth That Sold the Financial Bailout ( AJAM ) Letting the investment banks collapse wouldn't have caused a second Great Depression, says Dean Baker. Between the FDIC and stimulus deals, the economy would still have recovered. Why Pensions Went Away: A Theory ( WSJ ) Lauren Weber looks at a new study on pensions, which suggests that the increase in influential investors who buy large blocks of ...
The Daily Show: A Nightmare on Graham Street 16.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Jon Stewart discussing Lindsey Graham
My, oh, my, Lindsey Graham has himself worked up into a tizzy! In a hilarious segment called "Nightmare on Graham Street," Jon Stewart took apart Senator Graham's dire warnings over recent years, even catching him in a terrifying closed-door conversation with ... himself?

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Rihanna objects to CBS punishing her for being a victim of domestic violence ... CBS doubles down 16.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
CBS just keeps compounding its ham-handedness coming out of the Ray Rice incident, and now, singer Rihanna is deservedly pissed. Last week, as the NFL reeled in response to video of Rice knocking his now-wife unconscious and Rice was dropped by the Baltimore Ravens, CBS pulled a song featuring Rihanna from its Thursday night broadcast of a Ravens game. This week , CBS thought maybe it would just slide that song back into its lineup. Rihanna did not appreciate that thought: CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, Fuck you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this. — @rihanna Now, CBS is saying it will drop the song permanently. To be sure, it would have been awkward playing a song sung by a famous domestic violence victim at a game played by the (suddenly former) team of a famous abuser. But the fact that CBS discovered that only with the release of the second Rice video, rather than months earlier when video came out of him dragging his unconscious fiancee out ...
The Brainy Braininess Of Bobby Jindal 16.9.2014 Esquire
"Bobby" Jindal, the battered bit of old presidential timber presently warping out behind the bait shoppe, put on his National Political Figure drag again and went to Washington to talk about energy policy. Most of the energy in the plan is to get peo...
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House GOP to give VA inspector general's report the Benghazi treatment 16.9.2014 Daily Kos
What Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) wants the VA inspector general to be accountable to is Miller's personal beliefs. The inspector general's report on health care delays at Department of Veterans Affairs didn't say just what congressional Republicans wanted it to, so they're insisting the VA must have leaned on the IG to change the report's conclusions. Specifically, the report said that the IG was "unable to conclusively assert that the absence of timely quality care caused the deaths of these veterans," a statement that goes against a key Republican talking point. So: The issue will come to a head on Wednesday when House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) convenes a hearing with VA Secretary Robert McDonald and Richard Griffin, the VA’s acting inspector general, to discuss the report. Ahead of the hearing, Miller said he believed the agency pushed the IG to water down its findings. “I was caught by surprise that a statement like that would be inserted between the draft and the final ...
New Rove ad on Cory Gardner's contraception problem: Women aren't 'single-issue voters' 16.9.2014 Daily Kos
Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS is out with a new ad defending GOP Rep. Cory Gardner from criticism of his constant flailing on choice, personhood, and contraception, but instead of directly defending Gardner, the ad dismisses women who care about his views as "single-issue voters" and instead attacks Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) for supporting President Obama. Here's the transcript: WOMAN 1: I want a real conversation about the issues important that matter. WOMAN 2: Unfortunately, after 15 years in Washington, political scare tactics are all Mark Udall has left. WOMAN 3: We aren't single-issue voters. We care about good jobs that support our families. WOMAN 4: And making ends meet. WOMAN 2: Shouldn't Mark Udall talk about the issues? WOMAN 3: Udall voted against Keystone. WOMAN 4: Udall votes with Obama 99 percent of the time. VOICEOVER: Let's vote no on Mark Udall. Whoever wrote the script clearly intended to attack Udall, but saying that women who care about whether a candidate has a 19th century view of ...
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New PPP poll in Kansas shows the screws tightening on the worst secretary of state in the nation 16.9.2014 Daily Kos
PPP last checked in on this race a month ago and Kris Kobach, the worst secretary of state in the nation , had a 5-point lead on his Democratic challenger Jean Schodorf. Today's PPP polling shows the race is now a dead heat: The candidates for Secretary of State are Republican Kris Kobach and Democrat Jean Schodorf. If the election was today, who would you vote for? Kris Kobach .................................................... 43% Jean Schodorf................................................. 42% Undecided....................................................... 15% The latest SurveyUSA poll showed Jean Schodorf with a 3-point lead and both polls reflect momentum on the Democratic challenger's ...
Republicans suppress voters because they've lost America 16.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The GOP's biggest fear: voters. Guy Cecil , head honcho at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (and rumored finalist for Hillary Clinton's campaign manager gig): “Getting out the vote and protecting voter rights are critical to who controls the majority,” [Cecil] said, adding that the DSCC was especially concerned about North Carolina and Arkansas. “There is a clear pattern in this country,” he added. “Where there are Democratic governors and Democratic legislatures, states are working very hard to think about how they can expand access to voting: vote by mail, online voting, early voting, Sunday voting. “In places where there are Republican governors and legislatures there are moves to restrict access to the voting booth; require only a certain form of identification, limit the number of early vote locations, eliminate Sunday voting.” If Republicans truly believed this was a center-right nation, and that they had the support of the populace, they'd be working hard to make sure everyone voted. ...
PPP's new Kansas poll shows Pat Roberts trailing big-time in Kansas 16.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Randall Batson (Lib): 4 Undecided: 15 Unlike SurveyUSA, which recently found Taylor at 10 percent despite informing respondents that he'd quit, PPP didn't prime the folks they interviewed. Instead, they asked Taylor supporters after the horserace question above whether they knew he'd dropped out, and 36 percent said they were, in fact, not aware. That's good news for Orman, because this group of inattentive voters is heavily Democratic (42 percent, versus just 12 percent Republican). That means they're more likely to come over to his side once they learn Taylor's not running, even if his name does formally remain on the ballot. (Of course, it'll be a struggle to get folks who haven't paid attention to the single biggest political story in Kansas in the past month out to the polls, but that's a separate problem.) And in the event that the Supreme Court does side with Taylor, PPP's numbers show that such a development would indeed redound to Orman's advantage. In a direct head-to-head matchup without ...
Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops may be required to fight ISIS 16.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey says no ground troops to fight Iraq except maybe on a "case-by-case" basis. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Martin Dempsey said that while President Obama has ruled out sending ground troops to fight the fanatics of ISIS in Iraq, the president has also said “to come back to him on a case-by-case basis." Spencer Ackerman reports : Dempsey, who has long been reluctant to re-introduce US forces into Middle Eastern wars, signaled that some of the 1,600 US military “advisers” Obama deployed to Iraq since June may directly fight Isis, despite Obama’s frequent public assurances that US ground troops will not engage in combat. “If we reach the point where I believe our advisors should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific [Isis] targets, I will recommend that to the president,” Dempsey said, preferring the term “close combat advising.” Dempsey said the air war in Iraq and Syria “won’t look like a shock and awe campaign,” but will ...
Child poverty is finally declining for the first time since 2000 16.9.2014 Ezra Klein
The Census Bureau released new poverty and income data on Tuesday morning, drawing on results from the 2013 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements. The data is used to calculate the official poverty rate in the U.S., as well as to track how changes in the economy — such as in the employment ...
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