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The Dissenter

27 Jul 2011

King: ‘Politically Correct, Moral Equivalency Media’ Will Not Get Me to Back Down from Targeting Muslims

(photo: Peter King at his third “Muslim radicalization” hearing ) (update below) Representative Peter King (R-NY) chaired a third hearing on “Muslim radicalization” this morning. These hearings increasingly look like the work of a man desperate to prove something. In his opening remarks, he called out the “politically correct, equivalency

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27 Jul 2011

A National Call-In Day for Bradley Manning

The Bradley Manning Support Network has put together a call-in day for those who wish to show their support for the accused whistleblower to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning. The Manning Support Network, an international grassroots organization that for months now has been organizing in support and for the legal defense of Manning, is urging supporters to call President Obama at the White House and also call the Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

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27 Jul 2011

Live Blogging Rep. Peter King’s Third ‘Muslim Radicalization’ Hearing

Representative Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will hold his third anti-Muslim hearing this morning. Or, as he frames it, his “third Muslim radicalization hearing.” This third hearing titled, “Al Shabaab: Recruitment and Radicalization within the Muslim American Community and the Threat to the Homeland,” explicitly

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27 Jul 2011

A National Call-In Day for Bradley Manning

(photo: kevynjacobs ) Call-in Day Today – Wednesday, July 27 The Bradley Manning Support Network has put together a call-in day for those who wish to show their support for the accused whistleblower to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning. The Manning Support Network, an international grassroots organization that for months now

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The Bullpen

29 Jul 2011

The Roundup Open Thread for July 29, 2011

Waiting to see what the Senate will do. The floor is yours.

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29 Jul 2011

Boehner Debt Limit Bill Passes, DOA in Senate

John Boehner got his wish. After a day of tweaking following a bad CBO score, a day of browbeating his members to little effect, and a day of adding back in a balanced budget amendment tied to the increase in the debt limit, his bill finally passed by the close

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29 Jul 2011

Senate Hunting for Republican Votes on Reid Debt Limit Bill

The President’s address this morning wasn’t entirely useful, though he did lay out the compromise that everyone expects to get out of this unless John Boehner just lights himself on fire on the House floor while yelling “Wolverine!” He basically outlined the Reid plan, with Mitch McConnell’s resolution of disapproval

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29 Jul 2011

Austerity Goolsbee Ignores Own Statistics to Make Case for Deficit Reduction

Austan Goolsbee of the Council of Economic Advisers responds to today’s horrendous GDP numbers. The downward revision in the first quarter to 0.4 percent further reflects the slowdown of economic growth due to substantial headwinds faced in the first half of this year. Additionally, the annual revision to GDP showed

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29 Jul 2011

Boehner Bill Will Get One Minute of Debate Before Passage

The amendment for the Boehner bill, which yokes a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to the passage of a second round of debt limit increase, is available here. It’s just a page long – the BBA is the only change. The Pell grant stuff was just grumbling. This is

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29 Jul 2011

Inside the Obama Deal on Fuel Economy

The President will announce a deal on fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks today, boosting the average fuel economy to 54.5 MPG by 2025. The agreement would require U.S. vehicle fleets to average 54.5 miles per gallon or 163 grams per mile of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2025,

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