Dave Weigel Becomes MSNBC Contributor

Dave Weigel Becomes MSNBC Contributor, posted with vodpod     Former Washington Post conservative beat blogger/reporter Dave Weigel, who resigned last week after his private, off-the-record emails were made public, has joined MSNBC as a contributor.  Keith Olbermann announced Weigel’s appointment during the final segment on Monday night’s “Countdown.”  “We are very proud to announce [that… More Dave Weigel Becomes MSNBC Contributor

Kagan pushes back on GOP questioning | McClatchy

Kagan pushes back on GOP questioning | McClatchy, posted with vodpod     McClatchy  WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday fought off Republicans who were trying hard to paint her as a liberal activist, saying she’d be a fair, open-minded justice and refusing to call herself a “legal progressive.”  “I honestly don’t… More Kagan pushes back on GOP questioning | McClatchy

Architects Design Amazing Sustainable Housing For Low-Income Countries

Huffington Post Emerging Ghana is a plan for an eco-affordable single family house for the emerging middle class of Ghana. The design recently won first place in the international design competition Open Source House, a non-profit organization that aims to provide better, more sustainable housing in low-income countries. Read the whole story: Inhabitat  

Sharron Angle Is Against Abortion In The Case Of Rape Or Incest: It Would Interfere With God’s ‘Plan’

It’s amazing how “teh stupid” is so prevalent in GOP politicians… Think Progress In a radio interview with Bill Manders on Jan. 25, Sharron Angle — the GOP candidate and Tea Party darling challenging Harry Reid for Nevada’s U.S. Senate seat — came out firmly against abortion. She even took the extreme position that women… More Sharron Angle Is Against Abortion In The Case Of Rape Or Incest: It Would Interfere With God’s ‘Plan’

Supreme Court Orders Review Of Siegelman Conviction By Lower Court

Now this is very good news.  My question now, is…will Karl Rove be arrested for his part in this fiasco against the former Alabama Governor, Don Siegelman. TPM Muckraker The Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to take a new look at the controversial conviction of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in the wake… More Supreme Court Orders Review Of Siegelman Conviction By Lower Court

Jeff Sessions indulges hysterical attacks on Elena Kagan during his opening arguments | Crooks and Liars

Crooks & Liars  I’m not very excited about covering this Supreme Court nomination process, but I will point out Republican demagoguery over it.  The gerbil-esque Republican senator from Alabam, Jeff Sessions, had quite an opening on Monday. He viciously attacked Elena Kagan on all counts and went so far as to say she was a… More Jeff Sessions indulges hysterical attacks on Elena Kagan during his opening arguments | Crooks and Liars

The Late Justice Thurgood Marshall, Enemy of The GOP

As Eschaton points out: Since they obviously aren’t planning to derail Kagan, the GOP’s coordinated trashing of Thurgood Marshall is just some catnip for their base. Washington Monthly WHAT DID THURGOOD MARSHALL EVER DO TO THE GOP?…. In early May, soon after President Obama nominated Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, we learned that Kagan… More The Late Justice Thurgood Marshall, Enemy of The GOP

Kagan says she would take a ‘modest’ approach on Supreme Court

This is obviously not good news to the millions of progressives who voted for Obama with hopes of a more progressive agenda, including choosing a progressive SCOTUS nominee, if the opportunity presented itself. In both instances, Obama chose the easier confirmation route by choosing “moderates”, who could pass the nomination process with “ease”.   The Washington Post… More Kagan says she would take a ‘modest’ approach on Supreme Court