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This is the outfit I used to work for, and they’re very politically connected. I really, really hope he nails them: Rohit Chopra, the former student loan watchdog at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is heading to think tank the Center for American Progress with a plan: To get embattled for-profit ITT Educational Service to […]

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The flag comes down, and we’ve all had our national moment of healing and we can all go on, right? Republican presidential candidates are supporting South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call for the removal of the Confederate flag on the state capitol grounds following last week’s church shooting in Charleston. “Kudos to @nikkihaley and all […]

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I have a gay friend who insists this ruling will be the start of a civil war with the religious right. What do you all think? Early Monday morning, the Supreme Court refused to stay a federal judge’s order invalidating Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. In doing so, the justices immediately set up a constitutional crisis between […]

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Suddenly, American business awakes as if from a dream and decides selling racist symbolism isn’t the smartest of ideas: .@Etsy just sent me a statement that said it is banning Confederate flags/goods. Story coming… pic.twitter.com/MsQ339JUNS — Ryan Mac (@RMac18) June 23, 2015 BREAKING: Amazon joins retailers banning Confederate flag; story tk http://t.co/kxgACFxYy1 pic.twitter.com/icsEcJx1CR — The […]

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Your librul media

They really do have a problem with calling a spade a spade! Talk about fiddling while the planet burns: New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan believes the paper is making progress when it comes to using the more accurate term “denier” — rather than “skeptic” — to refer to those who reject the scientific […]

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As someone (I forget who) pointed out today, campaign contributions of that amount are solicited. So yes, they knew exactly whose money they were taking: WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators and one congressman from Nebraska and Iowa received political donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church slaying suspect Dylann […]

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This is pretty big, right? The nation’s largest retailer announced today that it will no longer sell any productsemblazoned with a Confederate flag. No more t-shirts, no more belt buckles, and no more actual Confederate flags. They sold Confederate flags!? According to CNN, Walmart says it acquired the products “improperly”: We never want to offend […]

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You’d think he would have, I don’t know, mentioned it to somebody: The roommate of the white, 21-year old man who allegedly massacred nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina said Thursday that he thought the suspect had been planning the attack for about six months. Dalton Tyler told ABC News […]

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Yet another mass shooting, and this one certainly appears to be race-motivated. A shooter opened fire on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Police are still looking for a 21-year old white male, wearing Timberland boots and a gray sweatshirt. CNN: Several people were killed in a shooting at an historic African-American church in […]

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Well, it sure looks like nothing’s going to move on this, but it ain’t dead yet. WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has no plans to negotiate with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after her caucus torpedoed a trade deal backed by President Barack Obama and Boehner, a GOP leadership aide told The […]

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