Politics: Collapse of The Right
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While it's true that both U.S. parties serve the rich, the Right has become such a mess of shouting, crotchety, mean-spirited white men, their days are numbered. As edifying as it is to witness the total collapse of narrow minded racists, it does nothing to help get our country back to the middle-class idea powerhouse it once was. Here, in all its dysfunction, are items of interest in the slow demise of a force that once stood for liberation, but now hoodwinks for the rich and powerful.
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Scott Walker Presidential Bid Self-Destructs On ABC's 'This Week'

Scott Walker Presidential Bid Self-Destructs On ABC's 'This Week' | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
Appearing yesterday on ABC’s “This Week,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced that, “People want new, fresh leadership with big, bold ideas and the courage to act on it. If we’re going to take on a name from the past, which is likely to be former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, [...]
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Paul Krugman on the Real Reason Reality Doesn't Make the Slightest Dent in the Right-wing Brain

Paul Krugman on the Real Reason Reality Doesn't Make the Slightest Dent in the Right-wing Brain | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
Behind all this denial is rabid, reactionary anti-government dogma.
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Colorado teen birthrate drops 40% with low-cost birth control

Colorado teen birthrate drops 40% with low-cost birth control | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
Teen pregnancy costs millions of dollars annually. A Colorado free contraception program may have found a way to solve the problem.
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Cliven Bundy Accidentally Explained What’s Wrong With the Republican Party

Cliven Bundy Accidentally Explained What’s Wrong With the Republican Party | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
A rancher in dispute with the government over grazing fees offers unexpected insight into the G.O.P.’s challenge in appealing to minorities.
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Poll concludes that voters aren’t stupid; almost half believe Republicans are sabotaging the economy | FreakOutNation

Poll concludes that voters aren’t stupid; almost half believe Republicans are sabotaging the economy | FreakOutNation | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
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At least 194 children have been shot to death since Newtown. Average age: 6.

At least 194 children have been shot to death since Newtown. Average age: 6. | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
The NRA says arming more adults will protect children—but most are killed at home, many with unsecured firearms.
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Pope Denounces Trickle-Down Economics 'Which Has Never Been Confirmed By The Facts'

Pope Denounces Trickle-Down Economics 'Which Has Never Been Confirmed By The Facts' | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
In his first encyclical released on Tuesday, Pope Francis laid out a broad mission statement which restated the church's opposition to abortion but also emphasized what it can do for the poor and oppressed trapped in a world of growing income...
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You Might Be A Conservative If... -

You Might Be A Conservative If... - | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
You might be a conservative if you believe any of the things on this list. A humorous, albeit realistic look at how conservatives think, from Addicting Info
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Mom as the New Face of Anarchy? Police Terrorize Americans Who Object to Right-Wing Lunacy by Using "Anarchist" Label

Mom as the New Face of Anarchy? Police Terrorize Americans Who Object to Right-Wing Lunacy by Using "Anarchist" Label | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
Are you now, or have you ever been, an anarchist?
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The implosion of the GOP brand, in one chart

The implosion of the GOP brand, in one chart | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
The Republican Party's unfavorability ratings have spiked dramatically among core voter groups important in midterm elections.
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Abortion rates plummet with free birth control | e! Science News

Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62 percent to 78 percent over the national rate, a new study shows.
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FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s Oct. 8 news conference on the shutdown and debt limit

FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s Oct. 8 news conference on the shutdown and debt limit | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
The president delivered a statement and took questions from reporters on Oct. 8 at the White House.
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A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning

A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
The stand by conservatives that led to the current crisis was the outgrowth of a long-running effort, waged by a galaxy of well-funded groups, to undo President Obama’s health care law.
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Bernie Sanders Got Republicans To Make His Argument For Universal Health Care

Bernie Sanders Got Republicans To Make His Argument For Universal Health Care | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- In their ongoing efforts to roll back or hamstring Obamacare, Republicans probably weren't hoping that the first Senate hearing on the matter this year would feature a self-described "democratic socialist" getting GOP witnesse...
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Programmer under oath admits computers rig elections - YouTube

Software programmer says US elections are rigged and that US Representatives tried to pay him to rig their election vote counts. Thankyou to TheTruthPusher
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Antonin Scalia's Blunder Is Unprecedented, Legal Experts Say

Antonin Scalia's Blunder Is Unprecedented, Legal Experts Say | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
Justice Antonin Scalia's factual error in a dissenting opinion Tuesday has become the talk of the legal community as experts puzzle over the extraordinary nature of the Reagan-appointed justice's blunder, which the Supreme Court quietly corrected as of Wednesday morning.

It's common for the Supreme Court to make typographical corrections and insubstantial edits to a decision after its release. But it's exceedingly rare to see a factual error that helps form the basis for an opinion. Legal experts say Scalia's mistake appears to be wholly unprecedented in that it involves a justice flatly misstating core facts from one of his own prior opinions.
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If Republicans Win the Senate, What Crisis Will Mitch McConnell Cook Up Next?

If Republicans Win the Senate, What Crisis Will Mitch McConnell Cook Up Next? | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
The man who moneyballed the Senate could have new powers after November's elections.
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GOP Group Fixes Fake Websites For Democrats After Press Reports

GOP Group Fixes Fake Websites For Democrats After Press Reports | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
After news outlets reported that a Republican campaign group had set up fake websites for Democratic congressional candidates, the group has fixed the sites to clarify that money donated through them will go to the GOP.

As TPM and other outlets reported, some donors said that they had been duped by the websites, believing they were giving money to the Democratic candidates instead of the National Republican Congressional Campaign, which is working to defeat them.

The sites have innocuous URL's -- johnbarrow2014.com, for example -- and only a close read of the content would reveal that they are critical, not supportive, of the candidate.
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How Rachel Maddow Helped Force Bill Clinton's Support For Mandela's AIDS Plan

How Rachel Maddow Helped Force Bill Clinton's Support For Mandela's AIDS Plan | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow played a supporting role in pressuring former President Bill Clinton into abandoning his administration's hostility to Nelson Mandela's AIDS relief programs in the 1990s.
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A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation

A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
Think Republicans Have been Making Fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham.
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Why "President Elizabeth Warren" Would be a Huge Waste of a Great Senator

Why "President Elizabeth Warren" Would be a Huge Waste of a Great Senator | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
I think anyone who follows me knows I absolutely adore Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.  She has skyrocketed to being one of my favorite politicians.  Her straight-forward talk, her tendency...
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10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.” Texas Railroad Commissioner...
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Alex Jones Paid By The Koch Brothers?!

When Alex Jones receives a call from a listener asking him about the Koch Brothers, his response is pretty interesting! He calls the Koch Brothers "apolitica...
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Carl Bernstein Slams Media's '50/50' Shutdown Coverage: 'This Is About The Republican Party' (VIDEO)

Carl Bernstein Slams Media's '50/50' Shutdown Coverage: 'This Is About The Republican Party' (VIDEO) | Politics: Collapse of The Right | Scoop.it
Longtime journalist Carl Bernstein on Tuesday called on the press to abandon the false equivalence that's colored much of the coverage of the government shutdown.
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