Chris Hayes on the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

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Here’s Chris Hayes on the Rachel Maddow Show discussing the Home Affordable Modification Program, abbreviated HAMP (which always throws me somehow). This is painful, the natural ...

Bizarre Chris Matthews interview in which he claims Breitbart showed entire Sherrod tape

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Very weird.

Judicial confirmations plummet under Obama

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Why do Republicans block Obama’s judicial nominations? Because they can. From CAP: Judicial confirmations slowed to a trickle on the day President Barack Obama took office. Filibusters, ...

Study: Smarter people go to bed later

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He’s got numbers to show it. And it may be true. The question is whether going to bed later makes you smarter, or whether smarter people choose to go to bed later, need less sleep, ...

NY Times: ‘Industries Find Surging Profits in Deeper Cuts’

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I can’t say it any better than the NY Times headline writer — Industries find surging profits in deeper cuts. The article itself, from Sunday’s Business section, is a ...

Saturday morning open thread

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One of the neat things about being in Paris is walking. I have to admit that I was never much of a walker until I got my puppy earlier this year. And once I dropped 7 pounds as a result ...

Boy Scouts struggle with declining membership… perhaps because they’re bigots?

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The NYT article on the Boy Scouts’ membership woes includes this odd throwaway line, that it doesn’t ever follow up on: The organization, long an icon of wholesomeness in ...

CREW corrupt candidates update: Jeff Greene

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We talked here about the CREW 2010 Crooked Candidates site. They’ve just added another, Democrat Jeff Greene — and he’s, yep, a Floridian. (Is it the water?) Jeff Greene ...

X Prize Challenge finalists: Create the car of the future

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The X-Prize Foundation offers prize money and awards for innovative technology that meets socially important technical challenges. From their blurb (my emphasis): The X PRIZE Foundation ...

Film a cop, face 16 years in jail

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That’s what a Maryland man is looking at — 16 years if convicted, for filming police at his own traffic stop and then posting the video on YouTube. All of this according to ...

Eric Cantor’s donations from the financial sector catch up with him

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House GOP whip Eric Cantor has seen a sudden 32% increase in donations from the financial sector. Why imagine that.

Rush Limbaugh says he shares Elton John’s views

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And I have to say, while I’ve always loved Elton’s music, the guy is looking creepier by the day. What kind of idiot plays at Rush Limbaugh’s marriage? A very rich ...

The ADL thinks religious freedom exists only if bigots don’t find you icky

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What kind of BS is this coming out of the ADL? You’d think a Jewish civil rights group might appreciate the irony of caving to bigots simply because they find your religion uncomfortable. ...
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