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Graham opposes Obamacare because his ‘friend’ owns 52 Wendy’s and has to insure employees

Graham opposes Obamacare because his ‘friend’ owns 52 Wendy’s and has to insure employees | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Sunday that he opposed President Barack Obama’s health care law because a “friend” would have to pay more to insure the employees at his 52 Wendy’s restaurants — but the South Carolina Republican did not offer another solution to provide heath care for the 60 percent of those workers that did not currently have insurance.

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Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes Doubles Lead Against Mitch McConnell In KY Senate Race

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes Doubles Lead Against Mitch McConnell In KY Senate Race | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell finds himself in trouble as his rival Alison Grimes has doubled her lead in the race, thanks to the shutdown.
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Huge PAC and Corporate Campaign Contributions are the root of evil in Congress - Was it the real reason for the Tea Party rebellion against John Boehner?

Huge PAC and Corporate Campaign Contributions are the root of evil in Congress - Was it the real reason for the Tea Party rebellion against John Boehner? | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
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Rep. Mark Meadows pushed for a shutdown. What did it bring his N.C. district? Frustration.

Rep. Mark Meadows pushed for a shutdown. What did it bring his N.C. district? Frustration. | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Rep. Mark Meadows pushed for a standoff, but it hit at a tough time for a North Carolina tourism industry.
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Undying love for the undead enlivens eighth annual Zombie Crawl

Undying love for the undead enlivens eighth annual Zombie Crawl | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
As far as zombies go, it was a friendly bunch clogging the 16th Street Mall, lurching and lunching in sidewalk cafes and posing for photos during Denver's eighth annual Zombie Crawl on
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Homophobic Halloween Show at Universal Studios Hollywood

Homophobic Halloween Show at Universal Studios Hollywood | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween show features a lisping, effeminate gay-minstrel Superman character who gets beaten up. Because that's funny, right?
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Deep South Governors Are Blocking Medicaid Expansion For Political Purposes

Deep South Governors Are Blocking Medicaid Expansion For Political Purposes | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
With all the wrangling and hoopla in Washington over the debt ceiling and the budget being used as political hostages against the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, one of the things being ...
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This Week in God

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A striking reminder that the religious right movement often takes a unique view of the parts of the Bible treating "the least of these."
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Bill De Blasio Says 'Transcendent Moment' May Help Wealthy See What's Wrong With Inequality

Bill De Blasio Says 'Transcendent Moment' May Help Wealthy See What's Wrong With Inequality | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- New York City mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio on Friday related the highly personal "transcendent moment" he said more of the city's wealthy feel as a result of being asked to think about income inequality, and laid out a broad...
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Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare

Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
UPDATE I re-reported a Fox News segment on Obamacare -- it was appallingly easy to see how it misleads the audience
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Austerity Group Gets Epically Trolled on Twitter

Fix the Debt, an austerity group funded by the wealthy elite, was epically trolled during a Twitter Q & A session by...everybody. This clip from the Majority...
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S.E. Cupp defends D.C.’s NFL team: ‘Native Americans have real problems’

S.E. Cupp defends D.C.’s NFL team: ‘Native Americans have real problems’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

CNN Crossfire host S.E. Cupp pushed back at criticism of the National Football League’s Washington franchise on Friday by insinuating it was a distraction from other issues facing Native American communities.

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Right-leaning Richmond Times-Dispatch refuses to endorse in Virginia governor race

Right-leaning Richmond Times-Dispatch refuses to endorse in Virginia governor race | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

When Virginians consider the choice between hard-right conservative Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Clinton staffer Terry McAuliffe, the Richmond Times-Dispatch has decided to go fishing instead. The headline says it all.

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Walmart worker fired for helping assault victim

Walmart worker fired for helping assault victim | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
What would you do?

At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Oswald was taking a break in his car from his $8.70-an-hour job stocking pet supplies when he saw a man clinging ...
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Fox News Reportedly Used Fake Commenter Accounts To Rebut Critical Blog Posts

Fox News Reportedly Used Fake Commenter Accounts To Rebut Critical Blog Posts | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

New Book Details An Extensive Campaign By The Networks' PR Staffers

 

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Mark Tatge's curator insight, October 23, 2013 1:16 PM

Another example of how Fox News misleads viewers

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Tea Party Now Targets States For Expanding Medicaid

Tea Party Now Targets States For Expanding Medicaid | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Tea Party moves its fight against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the states. Expanding Medicaid is one of the issues they're targeting now.
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Most Americans are not like Antonin Scalia

Most Americans are not like Antonin Scalia | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Most of us don't live in bubbles surrounded by ideas we already agree with.
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This Week in Christian Privilege Tantrums

This Week in Christian Privilege Tantrums | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
From persecution fantasies at the Values Voter Summit to queer-hating mayors, this has been a week full of Christian privilege tantrums.
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Video: Ted Cruz Anointed by Antigay, Pro-Religious War Pastors

Video: Ted Cruz Anointed by Antigay, Pro-Religious War Pastors | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Over the weekend two of the leading Senate Republican Tea Party leaders behind the shutdown, Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, attended the Family Research Council's annual "Voter Values Summit," at which FRC head Tony Perkins dubbed Cruz the "de...
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Alan Grayson RIPS Tea Party “Largest Suicide Pact In History” (VIDEO)

Alan Grayson RIPS Tea Party “Largest Suicide Pact In History” (VIDEO) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Democratic Representative Alan Grayson (FL), has been on a roll lately, emerging as a leading voice against GOP obstructionism and ripping Tea Party politicians and their tactics. During a heated exchange on the House floor last week, Rep.
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Allen West Blasts Obama As 'A Tyrant, Not A President'

Allen West Blasts Obama As 'A Tyrant, Not A President' | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) took to Facebook Wednesday night to express his discontent with the bipartisan agreement that re-opened the government without defunding the Affordable Care Act, declaring that “the Constitutional Republic we know as...
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This Should Be Fun: Sen. Bernie Sanders Will Be On Budget Conference Committee

This Should Be Fun: Sen. Bernie Sanders Will Be On Budget Conference Committee | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
In what can only be seen as good news for people who like traditional earned-benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare, here's one name that appears on the list of Senate conferees in the upcoming Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget talks --...
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he GOP's New Southern Strategy (w/ Ari Berman)

On yesterday's show, The Nation's Ari Berman explains why the Republicans backing down on their latest extortion efforts is not a big victory for Democrats, why Republicans only cater to the far right extreme, the southern domination of the modern Republican Party, why modern conservative politics is all about fighting demographics, how Arizona and Kansas are expanding voter suppression tactics and why the Supreme Court made the burden of proving voter discrimination harder.

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WATCH: Former GOP Rep. struggles to explain putting his daughters on campaign payroll

WATCH: Former GOP Rep. struggles to explain putting his daughters on campaign payroll | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Former Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA) appears to be uncomfortable in an excerpt from a 60 Minutes report discussing lawmakers’ use of political action committee funds to put family members on their campaign staffs.

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