30 Jun 2010

Barack Obama possible beef with New Orleans Saints over White House visit gaining steam

The New Orleans Saints have yet to visit the White House. Some are saying it’s a beef between Obama administration and Tom Benson who is a Republican.

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30 Jun 2010

“These People Stole My F&*king Life”

The conviction of Jon Burge, former Chicago police lieutenant, who was part of a reign of terror in the Chicago police department during the the past few decades, has been particularly sweet for victims who were tortured into making false confessions and then sent to rot in prison, seemingly without hope of ever seeing justice done to their torturers.

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30 Jun 2010

Late Night: Money Money Money

You may have noticed that FDL is running a fundraiser. Or you may not have noticed, having only clicked over here accidentally after Googling “Scooter + Naked,” and are wondering who the hell this “Libby” person is when all you wanted to do was indulge your creepy Muppet fetish. In which case, give us fifty bucks or we’ll tell your mom!

Ha ha. That is a joke. More seriously, you may be wondering just exactly why FDL is running a fundraiser. Like all liberal blogs, is not FDL lavishly funded by George Soros (pictured here)? Well, yes. But truth be told, most of that scratch goes for Beagle Chow and to pay off the massive FCC fines resulting from a certain unnamed potty-mouth’s television appearances.

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30 Jun 2010

California Split Almost Evenly on Prop 19; Few Left Undecided about Marijuana Legalization

Proposition 19, the newly numbered California initiative to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis, would lose by a very close margin if the election was held today, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll: The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, also found that

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30 Jun 2010

Amy Klobuchar Shreds Coburn’s “Concept of Freedom”

Senator Coburn spent about 20 straight minutes today whining to Elena Kagan about how much less freedom we have today than we did 30 years ago.

Which Amy Klobuchar promptly shredded–by far the highlight of today’s hearing. As she points out, back in Coburn’s idyllic free time, women were not represented on the Supreme Court–and barely were in Congress. (Though, note, she corrected herself later–Senator Kassebaum was serving in the Senate already by 1980.)

But then what would you expect from one of the C Street boys, huh?

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30 Jun 2010

Join me at the 6th National Gay Men’s Health Summit

The 6th National Gay Men’s Health Summit will gather together gay men (as well as, bi, trans men, other men who have sex with men and their allies) to reflect on and celebrate gay men’s lives while working on a brighter future for gay men’shealth and wellness. In sunny Ft. Lauderdale,

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30 Jun 2010

Watercooler – Cigarette Tax: How High Is Too High?

The (New York) Legislature passed a bill on Monday that will give the state the highest cigarette taxes in the country. Is such a tax fair to low income citizens?

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30 Jun 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 562-10 June 30, 2010 DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Silk, 25, of Orono, Maine, died June 21 of injuries sustained when the helicopter in which he was

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30 Jun 2010

Barry Eisler’s New Thriller Draws Upon U.S. Torture Program

The publication of Barry Eisler’s novel “Inside Out” is a big deal, because until now, no one has taken the headlines surrounding the Bush/Cheney/CIA torture scandal and made them the subject of memorable fiction.

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