Lara Logan’s Husband Was a Propagandist for the U.S. Military

Why hasn’t CBS fired this woman?  Not because of what her husband’s job was in Iraq, but for her sloppy journalism, period.  If a similar charge of incompetence was bad enough for CBS to fire Dan Rather, then Logan should have been in CBS’ crosshairs as well. Gawker Everyone wants to know: Why did CBS correspondent Lara… More Lara Logan’s Husband Was a Propagandist for the U.S. Military

Obama Plans Media Blitz Monday As Syria Vote Looms

TPM LiveWire President Barack Obama will give interviews [today] to ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN and Fox, according to a White House pool report, as he seeks to persuade Congress to approve a U.S. military strike against Syria. The interviews will be taped in the afternoon and appear in the evening on those channels, per… More Obama Plans Media Blitz Monday As Syria Vote Looms

David Letterman points out major flaw in U.S. Syria strategy

Points taken, Mr. Letterman… The Raw Story Friday night on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” host David Letterman devoted a portion of his opening monologue to the unfolding crisis in Syria under the leadership of “evil weasel” Bashar al-Assad. Letterman did note one glaring flaw in the current U.S. plan, however. “So now they’re… More David Letterman points out major flaw in U.S. Syria strategy

Colin Powell: Voter ID Laws Will ‘Backfire’ For Republicans

The Huffington Post Former Secretary of State Colin Powell warned Republicans on Sunday that the strict voter identification laws they’re pursuing around the country will damage the party’s standing with growing blocs of voters. “[H]ere’s what I say to my Republican friends: The country is becoming more diverse,” Powell told Bob Schieffer on CBS’ “Face… More Colin Powell: Voter ID Laws Will ‘Backfire’ For Republicans

Antonio Santiago Update: Gunshot residue found on slain Ga. baby’s parents, report says

I’m posting this story because of its political implications.  Where is the mainstream media hype on this info? Remember Charles Stuart from Boston who killed his pregnant wife and blamed it on a group of Black teens?  How about Susan Smith who drove her car in a lake with her children inside and claimed a… More Antonio Santiago Update: Gunshot residue found on slain Ga. baby’s parents, report says

Boehner tries to rebrand failure, defend Congress’ ineptitude

The Maddow Blog This Congress is generally perceived as failing miserably when it comes to governing, and a few weeks ago, we learned this perception is quantifiably true: the 113th Congress is on track to pass fewer bills than any since the clerk’s office started keeping track in the mid-1940s. When a reporter asked House Speaker John… More Boehner tries to rebrand failure, defend Congress’ ineptitude

John McCain Disagrees With Darrell Issa’s ‘Liar’ Charge

Sen. John McCain says: “Let the facts come out.” Facts?  That word does not exist  to those pursuing every political option to oust Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama from office. The Huffington Post Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) pushed back Monday on comments by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who said that White House press… More John McCain Disagrees With Darrell Issa’s ‘Liar’ Charge

Texas Police Tase Overweight Asthmatic to Death in Drug Raid That Uncovers No Drugs

Yet another sad casualty of the war on drugs… Alternet On May 16th, Forth Worth police entered the home of Jarmaine Darden, 34, in search of cocaine. The raid, which does not appear to have uncovered any cocaine,  ended with the 34-year-old father dead after police tased him multiple times. Family members told CBS 11 that the 350-pound man,… More Texas Police Tase Overweight Asthmatic to Death in Drug Raid That Uncovers No Drugs

Breaking: Report claims Republicans edited White House Benghazi e-mails

What was the GOP hoping to achieve by over-blowing the current Benghazi scandal and other “scandals” promoted by them? The Examiner A new report released Thursday night accused Republicans of editing the White House Benghazi e-mails, sending a hard blow to the conservative conspiracy theory on the issue. Only one day after the White House released 100 pages of… More Breaking: Report claims Republicans edited White House Benghazi e-mails

Second Boston Marathon suspect now in custody: Summary

Daily Kos A brief summary of today’s events for those who were unable to follow them throughout the day. Here’s hoping this wraps up a truly monstrous week. After a shootout with police that left Tamerlan Tsarnaev (“Suspect 1”) dead last evening, today began with a street-to-street search for the remaining suspect in Watertown and… More Second Boston Marathon suspect now in custody: Summary