Facing Backlash For Disenfranchising Voters, Gov. Walker Reverses Course On Plan To Close Several DMV Offices

In a sharp reversal, the state of Wisconsin announced yesterday it will expand Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) services to accommodate the increased demand for photo identification in the wake of a controversial new Voter ID law. As ThinkProgress reported last week, after signing a Voter ID law earlier this year that disenfranchises tens of thousands of Wisconsin… More Facing Backlash For Disenfranchising Voters, Gov. Walker Reverses Course On Plan To Close Several DMV Offices

Five Cops Guilty in Post-Katrina Shootings

Time Magazine A federal jury on Friday convicted five current or former police officers in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. All five officers were convicted of charges stemming from the cover-up of the shootings. The four who had been charged with civil rights violations in the shootings were convicted… More Five Cops Guilty in Post-Katrina Shootings

West Wing Week: 8/5/11 or “Disaster Averted”

The White House Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, President Obama announced a bi-partisan compromise to reduce the deficit and avoid default (infographic), announced a historic fuel efficiency standard that will save American families money, welcomed the crews of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station… More West Wing Week: 8/5/11 or “Disaster Averted”

The week in one-liners: T-Paw, Michelle, Cleaver

The top political quotes this week … “I’m going to defeat it.”— GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on what he’s going to do to Washington. “I just feel bad the president has to stay there.” — Outgoing White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee on leaving D.C. “…he’s earning every last one of those gray hairs.” — First lady Michelle Obama writing… More The week in one-liners: T-Paw, Michelle, Cleaver

The Dow’s ‘scary’ collapse: 6 theories

The Week Stocks took their sharpest drop in more than two years on Thursday. What caused the panic? Financial markets sank around the world early Friday after U.S. stocks went into a “scary” nosedive on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling by 513 points. It was the biggest percentage drop — the Dow was down… More The Dow’s ‘scary’ collapse: 6 theories

Poll: Tea party support shrinks by half since 2010 elections

Good!  I suspect it’s because people have come to see what kind of right-wing mutants these crazies really are! Raw Story A CBS/New York Times poll released Friday (PDF) shows that support for the tea party, the arch-conservative wing of the Republican party, has been cut virtually in half since the 2010 elections, even as their elected representatives… More Poll: Tea party support shrinks by half since 2010 elections

S&P Downgrades U.S. AAA Bond Rating To AA+, Outlook Negative

I suppose we have the Tea Party Caucus in Congress to thank for this development.  Of course they’ll deny they did anything to cause this downgrade, but hell, they deny climate change, evolution, parts of The Constitution, slavery, etc. so we already know how they will spin this as all Obama’s fault… TPMDC As threatened, the… More S&P Downgrades U.S. AAA Bond Rating To AA+, Outlook Negative