- Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, is resigning and will be replaced by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations.
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has put forth a bill that would grant military prosecutors the power to decide whether to prosecute sexual assault and other major criminal cases — not commanders. It makes an exception for military-specific crimes. Obama has stayed silent on the bill.
- Just when did political consultants start passing for journalists?
- The conservative groups testifying about overzealous IRS scrutiny during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday can’t get around a simple fact: All have been involved in the kinds of political activity that’s ripe for red flags.
- Behind the LIFE picture: RFK’s assassination forty-five years ago today.
- June 1968 TIME cover story
- Turkey continues to protest Erdogan rule in Istanbul
- Gallup post mortem leads to polling changes.
- Samsung Electronics won a legal victory against Apple that threatens to halt the sale of older iPhones and iPads in the U.S.
- Michelle Obama gets heckled by a lesbian activist at a fundraiser.
With the multitude unintelligent comments made by the morons that make up the Swampland hive; it's a miracle that we conservatives bother to attempt to engage in a conversation. It's like talking to 4th graders.
I'm glad one of our own put FOX's Megyn Kelly to shame:
Annoying the GOP is like making a campfire on the slopes of Mount St. Helens the day after the eruption.
Donald Trump Eyes 2016
He thinks he might have tipped Florida to Romney if the campaign had invited him.
Worst. Justice. Ever.
And, once again, Justice Clarence Thomas was on the bench, hearing the case with the other justices. Thomas worked as a corporate lawyer for Monsanto in the 1970s.
Monsanto: Big Guy on the Block When it Comes to Friends in Washington
Bipartisan meetings in the House of Representatives on a comprehensive immigration reform bill have failed, and the congressmen will meet for the last time today without reaching an agreement on a House bill, ABC News has learned.
The stumbling block is GOP insistence that newly legalized workers now working in the shadows have no access to government-sponsored health care during their 15-year pathway to citizenship, according to two sources with access to the secret house “Gang of 8″ meetings.
Democrats say that since these newly legalized immigrants would be paying taxes they should be eligible for benefits.
The stalemate is not expected to be solved and any immigration legislation from the House would likely proceed in piecemeal fashion.
This latest development represents a huge blow to immigration reform advocates because the House is likely to pass several smaller bills that address immigration reform, but would not include a pathway to citizenship. It creates a much longer and arduous legislative road to a bill President Obama would be willing to sign.
> Just when did political consultants start passing for journalists?
Odd question, considering the political consultants who have graced us with their presence in the virtual pages here at Swampland, next to more legitimate journalists.
"Even Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) admits that Walker’s plan could send thousands to emergency rooms for care, driving up the cost of care for all residents. The legislature is considering additional payments to hospitals to make up for the costs of the uninsured.
As he punishes the poor, Walker is pushing a tax cut where the majority of the benefit will go to the state’s top earners. “This is a tax plan that by and large will benefit people that by and large make well into six figures,” said Rep. Cory Mason, (D-Racine). “The richest one percent, if not fewer.”
Clearly Walker’s priority isn’t fiscal conservatism or budget balancing but reducing what government so the rich will be asked to contribute as little as possible."
Iraq is falling apart. So tell us again Georgie how will the historians remember you?
@ahandout Heh. That's a good one. "Unintelligent comments" indeed.
It's cute that you can't even come up with your own insults, but have to recycle Paulies..
I'm. Going. To. Fart.
@MementoMori GOTP? Or the Wig Party?
Trump eyes 2016 like the garbage man eyes the Playmate of the Year. It just ain't happening. They're both looking at hand jobs.
@MementoMori Thomas is useless. Bumps on logs point at him and laugh.
Scalia is trying really hard to beat him for that title.
@ahandout As an illustration of the paranoid delusions of the jingoistic Tea Partiers, I've seen worse.
Awww isn't that cute... you found a means of expressing your political views that is inline with your level of maturity.
The rotund Tea Partier is fitting but his head isn't small enough.
@ahandout Wow Handy. Good to see another useless graphic to go with the useless GOP polices.
We invaded a country that had not done anything to us, that wasn't even remotely capable of being a threat to us and that was not even remotely allied with the group that attacked us. In the process, we destroyed a functioning society, killed tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of people, created absolute chaos, unleashed sectarian violence, actually created a training ground for the terrorists who'd never had one there before, and decimated one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. We saddled the surrounding countries with enormous refugee populations, we turned Iraq and Iran into something approaching allies and we destabilized an entire region. Oh, and we also didn't get the oil.
You should hear what the warts on toads say.
@sacredh And unfortunately I'm contributing my share of them. I think I'm a post addict who needs help.
He'll make a nice splat, though.
@Sue_N Yeah, but we took out the guy that showed up Daddy.
@Sue_N But, I thought it was all about oil.
It took a lot of work and sheer incompetence, but W. found a way to make life even more miserable for Iraqis than it was under Saddam.
@Sue_N The latest body count I saw puts the Iraq death toll well into the hundreds of thousands. On the bright side China now has a great new source of oil to further drive their industry.
I was out trimminghedges and when I cam eback in it was still going strong. Those people are clinging to the idea of Obama getting impeached like DiCaprio clung to that piece of flotsam in Titanic. At the end, they'll slip under the water too.
@sacredh The Tea Party is like the Jerry Springer of politics now educational value but the cat fights are amusing.
Ya lol, the US removed the popular democratic leader and installed a monarchy, like WTF.
The US also trained and bankrolled Osama Bin Laden at one point.
That's pretty much our history, isn't it? We topple one bad guy only to see a worse guy take his place or put the worse guy in ourselves. Let's not forget that we pretty much caused the revolution in Iran by putting the shah into power.