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The Democratic Health Care Bill Passes the House

Here’s some video footage of when the bill reached 218 votes:

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Barack Obama Wins the Nobel Prize!

This today in Der Spiegel: “Only rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said in a statement. “His diplomacy is founded in … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh Wants President Barack Obama Dead, Doesn’t He?

Rush Limbaugh has been persistently promoting, at his website and on the air, this psychopathic image of Barack Obama as a zombie cannibal blood-mouth malevolently committed to bringing socialism to America: Limbaugh’s attempt to link Barack Obama’s character to Heath … Continue reading

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They Go There

This today from The Hill : The Secret Service may investigate a fax sent to a Democratic lawmaker that depicts President Barack Obama as the Joker and warns of “death to all Marxists.” The black-and-white fax portrays Obama in makeup similar … Continue reading

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Sunshine?

Walter Russell Mead, a very smart Council on Foreign Relations foreign affairs analyst, sees some blue patches in the otherwise cloudy global economic and foreign policy skies: Economically, the better-than-expected unemployment numbers are part of a global trend. Financial markets … Continue reading

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Good News for Democrats: Great Economic and Jobs Numbers Out Today

Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight summarizes the awesome economic good news today, and tells us that these are the headlines you won’t see at the DrudgeReport (because they are such good news for Democrats and the Obama Administration): — Job losses … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: The Train is Still Leaving the Station?

According to Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com, there are still plenty of routes to health care reform happening this year, and it really is dumb to count Obama out. The survival of particular congressional representatives is just one example of how things … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Some Good Economic Signs?

Tim Geithner today: “The force of the global recession is receding. For the first time in several quarters, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and a range of private analysts are starting to revise up their forecasts for growth in the … Continue reading

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Bad News for Democrats

When the midterm elections hit in the Fall of 2010, it’s probably not likely that the unemployment picture will look all that much better than it does today (at least if a Wall Street Journal panel of economists’ forecasting is in … Continue reading

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No We Can’t?

This today from Andrew Sullivan: I know the system mitigates against swift change – and that’s its beauty – but it also seems to be resistant to any change that might benefit the public interest if it can be prevented … Continue reading

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Obama Conspiracy Theories “live within the computer and they fester in people’s minds”: After the Abortion Doctor and Holocaust Museum Shootings, Shepard Smith Worries About Obama’s Assassination by Far-Right Crazies in a Discussion with Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Is the authoritarian right on its way to a noxious repeat of the militia movement culture that culminated, in the 1990s, in the Oklahoma City bombing—only this time with the target being our first African American president? After the U.S. Holocaust … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer? By Picking off Moderate Republicans for Administration Appointments, Is Barack Obama Driving the Republican Party Ever Further into a Far-Right and Southern Top-Heavy Political Corner?

Contra Yeats, the center is definitely holding—at least if you are President Barack Obama. Politico today lays out Obama’s apparent strategy to hold the American political center by co-opting Republican moderates and leaving what’s left of the Republican Party at the … Continue reading

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Father Absent at an Early Age, Raised by a Strong Mother, Ivy League School, Law Journal Editor: Judge Sonia Sotomayor Has Curiously Similar Life Experiences to Barack Obama’s

President Obama’s first Supreme Court pick is a Puerto Rican woman who rose from poverty. Judge Sonia Sotomayor grew up in the Bronx housing projects, and has curiously similar life experiences to Obama. But it will be ugly watching the … Continue reading

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The GOP’s Got Game? Republican Michael Steel Makes a Hip Hop Play for the Urban Youth Vote!

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No. They. Klan’t.

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Financial and Economic Advisor Peter Schiff: Another Derided Member of the Reality Based Community

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History Made? Yes, We Did: Election Night, November 4, 2008 (in 10 Minutes)

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Long Lines a Poll Tax?

Rachel Maddow thinks so. How much do you make an hour—and how long did you have to wait to vote?

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This Time We Democrats Are Going to Kick the Electoral Football, Aren’t We?

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The Electoral Early Bird Special

From Salon.com this morning: Ohio and Indiana — along with Virginia (13 electoral votes) and North Carolina (15) — are the early-bird, carried-by-Bush states that will determine whether political mavens will show up at work Wednesday morning bleary-eyed from fatigue … Continue reading

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