Rubio Demands Cancellation Of Obamacare Advertising

Is it me, or do most GOP elected officials in Washington, DC imagine themselves to be superior to the President of the United States? TPMLiveWire In a letter sent Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) demanded that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cancel a planned $8.7 million television ad buy to promote Obamacare.… More Rubio Demands Cancellation Of Obamacare Advertising

10 things you need to know today: July 29, 2013

Members of the United States celebrate winning the Gold Cup after defeating Panama in Chicago on Sunday. The Week Middle East peace talks resume in Washington, the U.S. scores a big soccer win, and more 1. 80 PERCENT OF U.S. ADULTS FACE NEAR-POVERTY OR UNEMPLOYMENT A new Associated Press survey reveals that four out of five U.S.… More 10 things you need to know today: July 29, 2013

Louisiana Attorney General Says Angola 3 “Have Never Been Held in Solitary Confinement”

The backstory: Former Black Panther Albert Woodfox, one of the “Angola 3,” has been in solitary confinement in Angola Prison for the murder of a guard, despite the fact that evidence strongly suggests his innocence. Although a federal judge this week overturned his conviction, Louisiana are likely to keep Woodfox locked up. He has been… More Louisiana Attorney General Says Angola 3 “Have Never Been Held in Solitary Confinement”

Conservatives Try To Blame Super Bowl Blackout On Green Energy

Oh, give me a break Drudge… Alan Colmes’ Liberaland Never mind that energy-efficient lighting had nothing to do with it. The Drudge Report snarkily linked to an Energy Department article published Saturday that praised New Orleans for being at the “Energy Efficient Forefront” and noted that the Superdome “features more than 26,000 LED lights” that conserve… More Conservatives Try To Blame Super Bowl Blackout On Green Energy

GOP Congressman’s Restaurant Accused Of Turning Away Muslim Couple

Yet another GOP faux pas.  Assuming the Muslim couple’s version of events are true, how will they ever win another election again with this sort of behavior? Think Progress New Orleans residents Mohammed and Talat Husain claim they were refused service at Rep. John Fleming’s (R-LA) Subway franchise in Shreveport, Louisiana. According to Husain, an… More GOP Congressman’s Restaurant Accused Of Turning Away Muslim Couple

Limbaugh Makes Racist Suggestion About New Orleans

  The author of the following article thinks Rush Limbaugh’s “shocking and cynical” comments were beyond the pale, even by Rush Limbaugh standards.  I say it’s par for the course.  Limbaugh is simply a racist pig and has always been a racist pig.  End of story. Crooks & Liars Talking about showing his true colors!… More Limbaugh Makes Racist Suggestion About New Orleans

West Wing Week – 7-27-12 or “A Brighter Day Is Going To Come”

  The White House This week, the President addressed the nation on the tragedy in Colorado and made Aurora his first stop on a four day trip out West, then continued to Reno to address the VFW, and to New Orleans to speak at the National Urban League. Back in Washington DC, Dr. Biden announced… More West Wing Week – 7-27-12 or “A Brighter Day Is Going To Come”

Melissa Harris-Perry: U.S. Has Yet To Learn Lessons Of Hurricane Katrina (VIDEO)

1st collector for Melissa Harris-Perry: U.S. Has Yet To Learn Les… Follow my videos on vodpod MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry marked the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a searing monologue about what she saw as the country’s failure to learn from the disaster on Monday’s “Rachel Maddow Show.” Harris-Perry was in New Orleans filling in for Maddow,… More Melissa Harris-Perry: U.S. Has Yet To Learn Lessons Of Hurricane Katrina (VIDEO)

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