Alrighty, then. What is happening at Tikrit ??? ::REPOST

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Back in September we had a telephone conversation with two men in Tikrit related to observance of Eid al-Adha. This holiday involves obtaining a meat animal, sacrifice/butchering, and distribution of meat to family and to the poor. During the American...More

Alrighty, then. What is happening at Tikrit ???

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Back in September we had a telephone conversation with two men in Tikrit related to observance of Eid al-Adha. This holiday involves obtaining a meat animal, sacrifice/butchering, and distribution of meat to family and to the poor. During the American...More

MD-Sen: PCCC & DFA Pushing To Draft Donna Edwards (D) To Run For Senate

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Donna Edwards

Received two e-mails today regarding the Maryland U.S. Senate Race. First from PCCC : Hi, this is Carrie. I first met Donna Edwards when she ran for Congress against a Wall Street Democrat in 2008. I was so impressed by...More

Would you support a bill that restored voting rights for convicted felons?

Felon voting rights act

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Message Mess

Netanyahu tries to mess with US diplomacy, and delivers a misguided message to Congress, but in the end, it mucked up the GOP’s march to war as hawkish Dems turn against Mitch McConnell mayhem. The DOJ sends mixed messages on...More

MBBA Young Men's Leadership Initiative

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COMMUNITY NEWS FROM OVM 1) This Saturday, March 7, Noon-3:00pm is the first Young Men's Leadership Initiative in the Bed Stuy area at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 228 Decatur Street (btwn Lewis & Stuvesant Avenues), Brooklyn 11233. Bring your sons,...More

Text of the Netanyahu speech

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I count 43 interruptions for applause. I count one substantive. That is Prime Minister Netanyahu's assertion that the twitter account of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei was used to post statements for what is, in fact, a Nine Step Plan that calls...More

KY-Sen: Rand Paul (R), "I Gave Bibi 50 Standing Ovations!"

Rand Paul

So conservatives are giving Tea Party Senator Rand Paul (R. KY) grief over this: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/... A shot of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) clapping on Tuesday during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress made the rounds among conservatives almost...More

PA-Sen: VoteVets Gets Behind Joe Sestak's (D) Campaign

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VoteVets

Received this e-mail today and it brought a smile to my face: Six years ago, in an impossible year for progressives, retired Navy Admiral Joe Sestak lost a heartbreaking campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania by two points to Tea...More

OR-Sen: Working Families Party Threatens Contest Against Ron Wyden (D) Over TPP

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Working Families Party

Shit just got real: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... If Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, helps push through a massive free trade deal using fast-track authority, an Oregon progressive party would likely oppose him in the...More

I Haz the Vapors - Media Reporting Scott Walker Lies

Keep your eye on the man behind the curtain Call The Pope - it's a miracle. Media has finally caught up with what I've been saying about Scott Walker . When White House hopeful Scott Walker talks to potential voters,...More

If the Democratic Primary was held today in your state what candidate would you vote for?

Democratic Primary Candidates

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MD-Sen: Martin O'Malley (D) Passes On U.S. Senate Run

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Well this answers one question: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... Sen. Barbara Mikulski's (D) decision to retire after five terms in office set off a wave of speculation about which of the myriad Maryland Democrats would run to replace her. On the top of...More

OH-Sen: Jennifer Brunner Mends Fences With Strickland (D), Signals Support For His U.S. Senate Bid

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Jennifer Brunner

There have been some here who have been worried about former Governor Ted Strickland's (D. OH) U.S. Senate run and how he might have baggage with certain Ohio Democrats. Well this should alleviate those concerns: http://www.cleveland.com/... Jennifer Brunner, who lost...More

GOP: Two Separate Parties

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GOP vs. GOP

Just days after the 2014 mid-term election while most of the pundit class was focused on the coming confrontation between President Obama and the new Republican Congress E.J. Dionne was alone in rightly predicting the most important struggle in US...More

Portrait of the Hedge Fund Manager as a Young Man

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It was once said, by that grand dame of American etiquette Emily Post, that knowing how to properly enter a drawing-room is one of the surest tests of good breeding. As with all matters pertaining to manners, there are very...More

Do you think the ultimate goal of Prime Minister Netanyahu speech is to derail negotiation talks with Iran?

Yes
85% (12 votes)
No
14% (2 votes)
Not Sure
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 14
If you voted yes and think congressman john Boehner is aware of this, doesn't this strike you as treasonous? Inviting a foreign diplomat to lobby against a government policy after it's been decided?. Is there prescience for this?More

PA-Sen: Joe Sestak (D) Will Officially Kick Off Campaign In Philly On Wednesday

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Wanted to pass this along: PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Admiral Joe Sestak will officially kick off his campaign for the U.S. Senate at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. WHAT: U.S. Senate Campaign kickoff event WHO: Admiral...More

Chicago Mayor: DFA Helps Chuy Garcia (D) Get Ready To Defeat Rahm Emanuel

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Chuy Garcia (D)

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Today's Chicago Sun-Times headline says it all: "New poll: Emanuel, Garcia in 'dead heat' in mayoral runoff" This game-changing news is spreading like wildfire, from USA Today to the International Business Times...More

Boehner Lied to Someone This Week About DHS Funding

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Boehner is lying to someone to obtain that one week reprieve on DHS funding. Nancy Pelosi says that Boehner promised to bring a clean DHS funding bill up for a vote this week in exchange for her help last week...More

OH-Sen: Ted Strickland (D) Gets Behind $15 Minimum Wage Plan For Home Care Workers

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Loving this: http://www.cleveland.com/... Cleveland is one of 20 cities where home care workers are holding town hall meetings with this message for public officials, policy makers and community leaders: "We want a $15 minimum wage." The meeting in Cleveland will...More

The Bones of a Country: One Night in a Dead California Desert Town

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Driving the 220 miles of road that lie between the Tehachapi mountains and the California-Arizona border, I started hearing the voice of Tom Joad ring in my ears. This here’s a murder country , he said to me. This here’s...More

R.I.P. Florence Cioffi -- Wall Street's Most Infamous Killing :UPDATED

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January 25th was the seventh anniversary of the passing of a Manhattan office worker, Florence Cioffi. She was 59 years old, a few days short of turning sixty. The criminal responsible was Enterprise Engineering, Inc.'s (then and now again) Chairman...More

Upside Downtrodden - Episode 109

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EPISODE 109 TOPIC: GOVERNMENT EPISODE 109 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - FOIADVOCATES.COM, MR. CIVICS - THE MEDICAL MARKETPLACE, ADVICE VERSA (NEW SEGMENT) WORDS TO LIVE BY We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek...More

Attention Florida Activists.... We need some Territory Leaders

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Oh this is not the usual , " Hey we have a meetup scheduled". That would be exciting but we do have some business that needs immediate attention and back up for Pajoly . I need the help becasue Florida...More

Crazies on Parade

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Dig this! White Christian males (such as I) are an oppressed minority. This I never knew! I suspect that - subtly at least - the "white victimization" fantasy will - once again - be a key part of the right...More

When You Lose Chuck Todd...

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As I was eating my Doritos in my pajamas and watching Rachel Maddow, a funny thing happened. MSNBC was covering the latest train disaster known as the Republican Congress, and she had Chuck Todd on the phone. Todd was on...More

Top Comments: Better Late Than Never Edition

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Stuff happens, like tonight. No diarist. Good thing I have a draft of possible future TC topics, including one partially written. But First, A Word From Our Sponsor: Top Comments recognizes the previous day's Top Mojo and strives to promote...More

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