Sotomayor Leads Liberal Justices In Defending The Voting Rights Act

TPMDC Seemingly aware that they were outnumbered and fighting an uphill battle, the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court defended the Voting Rights Act during Supreme Court oral arguments Wednesday with a mix of sharp questions, appeals to history, and indirect rejoinders to the more conservative justices. All four of them participated actively in oral arguments. None was… More Sotomayor Leads Liberal Justices In Defending The Voting Rights Act

10 things you need to know today: February 28, 2013

The Week The Pope is set to exit, Rosa Parks statue unveiled in Washington, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion 1. SENATE POISED FOR FINAL SEQUESTER VOTES BEFORE DEADLINE The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on dueling proposals to prevent painful across-the-board spending cuts from… More 10 things you need to know today: February 28, 2013

10 Examples Of Sean Hannity Saying Things That Aren’t True

Media Matters Fox News’ Sean Hannity brushed aside Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN) assertion that Hannity was “immoral” for “saying things that aren’t true.” Yet Hannity has a long history of using his Fox News program to push false and misleading claims. Hannity Dismisses Claim That He Says “Things That Aren’t True” Hannity Dismisses Ellison’s Claim That He Is “Immoral” For… More 10 Examples Of Sean Hannity Saying Things That Aren’t True

Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’

  Well, it’s a sure bet that Justice Antonin Scalia will not be on the “pro-voting rights” side of the judicial debate… Think Progress There were audible gasps in the Supreme Court’s lawyers’ lounge, where audio of the oral argument is pumped in for members of the Supreme Court bar, when Justice Antonin Scalia offered… More Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’

How Do You Steal a Dream? Supreme Court hears suit to kill Voting Rights Act

I’m inclined to believe that this Supreme Court (The Rehnquist/Roberts Court) does not want to tarnish it’s legacy further and thus, will reach a just decision on the issue… Greg Palast Jim Crow is alive and well — and he has mounted a new attack on the law Martin Luther King dreamed of: the Voting… More How Do You Steal a Dream? Supreme Court hears suit to kill Voting Rights Act

Chuck Hagel Confirmed By Senate As Obama’s Secretary Of Defense

Now on to the next manufactured crisis…oh, that would be the sequester fiasco. Huffington Post The U.S. Senate confirmed former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as President Barack Obama’s next secretary of defense by a 58 to 41 vote Tuesday, marking an end to one of the most drawn-out fights for a president’s Cabinet pick. The… More Chuck Hagel Confirmed By Senate As Obama’s Secretary Of Defense

Harry Reid Fires Back and Calls John Boehner a Do Nothing Speaker

PoliticusUSA Harry Reid fired back at John Boehner’s attempt to blame the Senate for the sequester by saying, “The speaker’s doing nothing to try to pass anything.” After trying to blame just the president got him nowhere, Speaker Boehner took aim at the Senate Democrats. Video: Speaker Boehner (R-OH) said, “The president has known for 16 months… More Harry Reid Fires Back and Calls John Boehner a Do Nothing Speaker

Tuesday Blog Roundup – 2-26-2013

Your politics are in your genes Genes play a role in determining what our political opinions are, and how strongly we.. The Sequester: Myths And Facts Right-wing media outlets have advanced a number of myths regarding automatic across-. CPAC sends message, snubs Christie Associated Press The annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, is th..… More Tuesday Blog Roundup – 2-26-2013

Sonia Sotomayor Condemns Prosecutor’s Racially Charged Question

    I’ve seen and heard about this sort of conduct happening more times than I care to remember… The Huffington Post U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday condemned racially charged language used by a federal prosecutor in Texas. The justice, appointed to the court by President Barack Obama in 2009, took the… More Sonia Sotomayor Condemns Prosecutor’s Racially Charged Question