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New Records: IRS Targeted Progressive Groups More Extensively Than Tea Party
Deregulation Kills: Deadly Fertilizer Explosion ‘Should Never Have Occurred’ with Proper Regulation, Investigation Finds
Obama Heads on Asia Tour, Visits US Disaster Site
Justice Sonia Sotomayor Blasts John Roberts Court Over Affirmative Action Ban
Embattled Ethics Commission Confirms Samson Probe Underway
Four Subpoenas Issued in Christie Bridge Scandal Investigation

• Don't concede the Senate just yet
• Chelsea Manning Granted Name Change Request
• Mississippi Enacts Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion Ban
• GOP Lawyers Keep Silent on Republican Governors' Attack Against the Legal Profession
• Student Debt Nearly Tripled Over the Past Decade
• Photo of Obama in Koch Brothers Attack Ad Is Photoshopped from Hospital Trip After Aurora Shooting
• Secret Recording of Dinesh D'Souza By His Lover's Husband Might Sink Him
• Justices Void $3.4 Million Award to Child Pornography Victim
• Priebus all atwitter about @SenatorReid
• NYT Poll Blows Up the GOP's Obamacare Narrative
• NYT Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop
• Five Illinois Cops Are Caught Lying on the Stand When Defense Produces a Recording Contradicting Their Testimony
• W.Va. SOS Calls Koch Brothers' Voter Registration Mailing "Misleading"
• Lawsuit Accuses FBI of Using No-Fly List to Get American Muslims to Become Informants
• Heather Digby Parton Wins 2014 Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize
• FL-19: Curt Clawson Wins Special Election Primary in Race for Trey Radel's Seat
Analysis ►  Andrew Cuomo Has Big Problems with Liberals
• Christie's Ties to U.S. Attorneys Office Delayed Hoboken Mayor's Claims: Letter
• Antonin Scalia Seems Confused By HBO

Rand Paul to Neocons: ‘Sharpen Your Knives’ for the GOP Foreign Policy Fight | RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Slams Harry Reid as 'Dirty' And 'Unethical'

Jeb Bush Admits That He's 'Thinking About Running for President' | GOP’s super-secret actual road map for winning more races (Hint: It’s not the one released to the public) | Dr. Greg Brannon says democracy is 'socialism,' possibly because he is really, really dumb | Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple | http://crooksandliars.com/2014/04/kansas-student-tries-block-michelle-obama | Challenge from Left could complicate Andrew Cuomo's re-election | Democrat Michelle Nunn Adopts Republican Ideas in Georgia Senate Race | Democrats Are Eyeing These Cities for Their 2016 Convention | KY-06: Meet the Democrat Running On, NOT From, Obamacare | Analysis ►  The cradle of the confederacy offers up a couple of winners | Should the Toxic Koch Brothers Control a Maine Senate Seat? | Analysis ►  Can't Someone Show Sen. Lindsey Graham the Door? | Analysis ►  Challenge from Left could complicate Andrew Cuomo's re-election | CA GOP hopeful seeks free tuition for science, math students in exchange for future earnings | GOP Candidate Says Christians Must Pull Their Kids Out of 'Godless' Public Schools | Watch this! ►  More GOP 'I'm a woman and that's all that matters' nonsense from Terri Lynn Land | Analysis ►  Democrat fake left for the midterms occasionally has real benefits | Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Says Iraq War Vet Opponent Hasn’t Had a ‘Real Job’

NYT's New Forecast Predicts An Even Chance of Senate Takeover | Democrats Lead Republicans by 6 Points in Generic 2014 Mid-Term Election Polling | More U.S. Voters Tolerate 'Generic' Prayers in Public Meetings Over No Prayers at All | Fox News Poll: Independents more likely to back anti-ObamaCare candidates

Mark Begich Releases Pro-Arctic-Drilling Ad on Earth Day | Mark Udall Ad Attacks Cory Gardner Over Abortions, Birth Control | Republicans continue their assault on criminal defense attorneys with revolting new campaign ad | New Ad Questions Clay Aiken's 'Invisible' Presence on Presidential Committee

Tom Steyer: I’m not the Koch brothers | Oh boy! Which direction will the billionaire swing next? | Republicans Launch Second Post-McCutcheon Supercommittee to Tap Megadonors | Barbara Lee Progressive PAC's top 8 priorities for congressional action starts with "Bringing an end to perpetual war" | PCCC Kicks Off Progressive Book Club with Elizabeth Warren Book | Scam conservatism in action: someone is making a lot of money on Obama-hating media figure Ben Carson | Sean Parker should just buy No-Labels and call it a day

Candidate for governor in Maryland says being in the military isn't a 'real job' | Rep. Louis Gohmert Wants Sergeant at Arms in Congress 'To Arrest' Eric Holder | Mayor Who 'Kind of Agreed' with Alleged Jewish Center Shooter Resigns

Lawmakers Are Trying to Restrict Solitary Confinement | Landrieu on Obamacare: 'The benefits that people have received are worth fighting for' | Aaron Schock: the continuing saga of Congressman Codel and his merry men | After Sandy Hook, Jack Kingston wanted a solution to gun violence … today, not so much | Arkansas Sen. John Boozman Having Surgery | Boehner says he's 'hell-bent' on passing immigration reform, as if anyone believes him | Arkansas Sen. John Boozman in Recovery Following Emergency Heart Surgery | Democratic Senator Wants to Hold CEOs Accountable for Fatal Mistake

Burning Man organizer plans anything-goes ‘Bundyfest’ to mock scofflaw rancher

Analysis ►  Raising Taxes on Corporations that Pay Their CEOs Royally and Treat Their Workers Like Serfs

Arizona Gov. Brewer vetoes gun bills | GOP Lawmakers Target D.C.'s Effort to Decriminalize Marijuana | Chris Christie vows not to legalize pot: New Jersey doesn’t want Colorado’s ‘quality of life’ | 12 States Still Have Anti-Sodomy Laws a Decade After They Were Ruled Unconstitutional | Lawmaker Shelves Bill to Name Bible as LA State Book. | Hawaii Is the Ground Zero of the GMO Debate

Christie pats himself on the back for doing a great job with Port Authority | White House Approves Coal Dust Rules Aimed at Dropping Rates of Black Lung Disease | Obama to Grant Clemency for Hundreds of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

This Industry Is Among the Big Spenders on Lobbying This Quarter

Analysis ►  Will Christie testify in bridge probe? | Chris Christie's Friend Interviewed Him as Part of Bridge Scandal Review | How Conservatives Helped Dinesh D'Souza "Get His Story Out There"

Newest Birther Conspiracy Involves the CIA, a Secret DNA Test, Edward Snowden, And a Missing Nuclear Weapon

How Obamacare Will Help Americans Retire Sooner | Fast Food CEOs Make 1,000 Times More Than Their Typical Workers: Report

Russian Forces in East Ukraine Aim to Disrupt Elections: Ukrainian PM | 'More activity' at North Korea nuclear test site | Stanley McChrystal Recalls Fallout from Rolling Stone Article

FBI Not Investigating Publication of 9/11 Mastermind's Letter, DOJ Tells Guantanamo Judge

9/11 isn’t the same for them: Why the next generation’s view of the national security state will be radically different | Judge in Cole Attack Case Orders Prosecutors to Share CIA Secret Prison Details with Defense | Jurors Hear Radical Cleric's Praise for 9/11 Attacks | Army Drives 9/11 Mastermind's Lawyer to Sacrifice His Military Career

Property records cast doubt on Cliven Bundy’s ancestral claims to disputed federal land | Cliven Bundy's 'Ancestral Rights' Story a Load of Crap

N. Korea slams Obama's 'dangerous' Asia tour | U.S. Warns That Russia Has 'Days, Not Weeks' to Comply with Ukraine Accord | Analysis ►  Iran Should Demonstrate it is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution

North Korea: the new generation losing faith in the regime

Analysis ►  James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community from Basically Any Interaction with Nearly Anyone with a Social Media Account

Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies | Affirmative Action Lawyer: Supreme Court's Decision Takes 'Away the Rights of Minorities' | Judge Orders Release of Information on CIA Prisons | Justice Sotomayor Attacks John Roberts' Views on Race as 'Out of Touch with Reality' | Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Aereo Case | U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban | General Motors asks US court to bar lawsuits over faulty ignition switch | Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions | US High Court Justice Gives Guantanamo Inmates Opening | Analysis ►  Is sentencing reform debate a move toward drug legalization? | Juicy Court Case Leaves Coca-Cola on Defensive

Hashtag fail 'o the century | More Than 40 People Were Shot in Chicago Over Easter Weekend And the Feds Are Stepping In | Fired Lesbian Police Chief Gets Outpouring of Support from Tiny South Carolina Town

Jon Stewart Rips the Media for Sexist Treatment of Hillary Clinton And Female Politicians | Analysis ►  David Brooks’ twisted “manhood”: Questioning Obama’s masculinity isn’t just racist, it’s wrong | MSNBC's Big Fail: Deafening Silence on Comcast-Time Warner Merger | NYTimes “exposé” of Russian troops in E. Ukraine is full of holes (via Mark Crispin Miller) | Rachel Maddow Debunks Archbishop's Comments That 7-Eleven Sells Birth Control | Nobody cares about David and Cokie right now. People are tired. | Comcast income rises 30% in first quarter amid NBC popularity | Glenn Beck Wants His Gift to Mitt Romney Back | Conservatives Trumpet False Claim Gun Safety Group Is "Crumbling" | What's Wrong with Meet the Press

Fox's Kelly And Stirewalt Fearmonger Over Popular Vote Deciding Presidential Elections | Watch this! ►  Watch the Daily Show Demolish Hannity's Hypocritical Support of Rouge Rancher Cliven Bundy | Noam Chomsky helps explain the ‘Fox Effect’ in upcoming film ‘Brainwashing of my Dad’ | Watch this! ►  Stephen Colbert mocks Earth Day on Fox: Solar panels made from clubbed baby seals | Hannity Continues Move Toward the Fringe as Guest Accuses Liberals of Contributing to a "Modern Day Holocaust" | Fox Interview of GOP Senate Candidate Features Campaign Ad & Obamacare Lies | Attkisson Plows Forward with Evidence-Free "Media Bias" Campaign | Hannity: "I Don't Apologize" for Touting Cliven Bundy's Standoff with Federal Agents

Analysis ►  Elites Discover So-Called "Free-Trade" Is Killing Economy, Middle Class | New study: American Oligarchy Has Successfully Gutted What Was the World's Most Prosperous Middle Class

Georgia Governor Signs Bill Allowing Guns in Bars, Churches, Libraries And Schools | Cliven Bundy is a seditious liar, not a patriot

Kansas Student Tries to Block Michelle Obama Graduation Speech | Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling | Newark Clergy Members Demand Halt to Potentially 'Catastrophic' Schools Plan

Rachel Maddow: Oklahoma’s ‘sun tax’ law means solar power is a threat to Koch Brothers’ allies

The Real Targets of Conservative Media's Anti-Food Stamp Crusade | Scientist Disputes Report Claiming That Casual Pot Smoking Causes Brain Abnormalities | John Turturro: 'There are positive things about what sex workers do' | Big Changes Are Coming to the E-Cigarette Industry

Asteroids cause dozens of nuclear-scale blasts in Earth's atmosphere

Duke: Moving Coal Ash Would Cost Up to $10 Billion | Want to Stop Climate Change? Take the Fossil Fuel Industry to Court | Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth | Analysis ►  The U.S. Has Gotten a Lot Hotter Since the First Earth Day | Does El Niño Plus Global Warming Equal Global Temperature Records in 2014 And 2015?

Massive new fraud coverup: How banks are pillaging homes — while the government watches

U.S. Army Approves ‘Humanist' Category as Religious Preference | The Internet isn’t killing religion — religion is | Dissenters Voice Doubt Over John Paul II Sainthood

Sandra Fluke: There Is a 'Misunderstanding' About What's at Stake with Equal Pay

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Join Union


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