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Weekly Address: It’s Time to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme Court

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Vice President talked about his experience as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which every nominee got a hearing and an up or down vote on the Senate floor. Despite having more federal judicial experience than any other…

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Democratic National Convention – Day Four – July 28, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th CSPAN coverage begins at 4:30pm Eastern: Democratic National Convention, Day 4 (DNC YouTube archive) Day Three Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Three – July 27, 2016 Day Two Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016 Day…

Weekly Address: President Obama – Protecting the Progress We’ve Made with Wall Street Reform

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we’ve come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused…

Hillary Clinton: “We need a president who can help call us together, not split us apart”

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On Monday, Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke at the 107th NAACP Convention in Cincinnati Ohio. (Introduction is at 3:49:06, Hillary at 3:54:55) Secretary Clinton on the criminal justice system: We must reform our criminal justice system because everyone is safer when there is respect for the law and when everyone is respected by…

Weekly Address: President Obama – Coming Together to Find Solutions

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, President Obama acknowledged that the aftermath of tragedies like we’ve seen in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota, can leave us struggling to make…

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Democratic National Convention – Day Four – July 28, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th CSPAN coverage begins at 4:30pm Eastern: Democratic National Convention, Day 4 (DNC YouTube archive) Day Three Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Three – July 27, 2016 Day Two Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016 Day…

Democratic National Convention – Day Three – July 27, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th Watch Live! CSPAN coverage begins at 4:30pm Eastern: Democratic National Convention, Day 3 (DNC YouTube archive) Day Two Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016 Day One Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day One – July 25,…

Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th UPDATE: CSPAN Full Video of Day 2 DNCC Watch Live (when streaming) (DNCC YouTube archive) The list of speakers will be updated as more information becomes available. Updated Speaker List: Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile Former State Senator…

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President Barack Obama: “Let’s show the world that we still believe in the promise of this great nation.”

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On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama addressed the 2016 Democratic Party nominating convention. He asked us to celebrate what is good about our country – and ourselves – as he laid out his vision for the future; a future where the foundation set by his administration is built upon by President Hillary Clinton. President Obama:…

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Justice Sotomayor: “Until the voices [of those routinely targeted by police] matter too, our justice system will continue to be anything but.”

Today we are turning the megaphone over to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Utah v Strieff.

The court ruled that the police officer who illegally stopped Edward Strieff could, by virtue of his having an unpaid traffic ticket, search him and arrest him when they discovered drugs on him and use that illegally obtained evidence to convict him.

Justice Sotomayor disagreed.

Trump did not “hijack” the Republican Party

And “movement conservatives” planning a third-party, featuring a conservative candidate to rally around in November, will find that there is actually no single candidate who appeals to the disparate factions that were cobbled together to create the modern Republican Party.

The Modern Republican Party’s Mask RemovedSparing you an image of the hideousness of the visage that lay beneath it.

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Summer Sunning!

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Today marks the Summer Solstice. Astronomically, it looks like this: The Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. The seasonal significance of the Summer Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual shortening of nights and lengthening of days. That will…

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After graduation a visit to Knossos beckoned Fiona—but little did she guess where it would lead!   I noticed him because he was always alone. And in a country where most people are dark-haired and dark-eyed, he stood out because of his blond ponytail and gray eyes. Only the shape of his eyes belonged to…

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Weekly Address: It’s Time to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme Court

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court…

Democratic National Convention – Day Four – July 28, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th CSPAN coverage begins at 4:30pm Eastern: Democratic National Convention, Day 4 (DNC YouTube archive) Day Three Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Three – July 27, 2016 Day Two Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016 Day…

President Barack Obama: “Let’s show the world that we still believe in the promise of this great nation.”

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On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama addressed the 2016 Democratic Party nominating convention. He asked us to celebrate what is good about our country – and ourselves – as he laid out his vision for the future; a future where the foundation set by his administration is built upon by President Hillary Clinton. President Obama:…

Democratic National Convention – Day Three – July 27, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th Watch Live! CSPAN coverage begins at 4:30pm Eastern: Democratic National Convention, Day 3 (DNC YouTube archive) Day Two Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016 Day One Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day One – July 25,…

Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th UPDATE: CSPAN Full Video of Day 2 DNCC Watch Live (when streaming) (DNCC YouTube archive) The list of speakers will be updated as more information becomes available. Updated Speaker List: Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile Former State Senator…

Clinton-Kaine: This works … for us

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On Friday night, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced her selection of Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice presidential running mate. The initial reaction from many on the left was disappointment (we each had our favorites!), then grudging acceptance (okay, fine, it’s her choice, it doesn’t change our committment) … then this happened:…

Weekly Address: President Obama – Protecting the Progress We’ve Made with Wall Street Reform

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we’ve come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused…

Hillary Clinton: “We need a president who can help call us together, not split us apart”

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On Monday, Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke at the 107th NAACP Convention in Cincinnati Ohio. (Introduction is at 3:49:06, Hillary at 3:54:55) Secretary Clinton on the criminal justice system: We must reform our criminal justice system because everyone is safer when there is respect for the law and when everyone is respected by…