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Fox News Viewers Less Informed Than People Who Watch NO News

Farleigh Dickinson University just released the results of a nationwide study they recently did polling how informed the American population is on foreign an...
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Many of us know faux news is simply a mouthpiece for the right wing in politics. Faux news spews lies and propaganda, so it's no wonder people who watch faux news are less informed than people who watch no news at all.

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Greenpeace - Bad News: Stop the Koch Brothers

Greenpeace - Bad News: Stop the Koch Brothers | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
After spending millions distorting the truth about climate change, the Koch brothers are preparing to purchase the Tribune Company, which runs papers and TV stations across the US. Help convince the Tribune Company CEO to reject their offer.
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Please sign http://bit.ly/kochjerks

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9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About Wealth Distribution In The United States

9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About Wealth Distribution In The United States | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
The SAD state of America. So why do republicans think the wealthy should be paying even lower taxes. The truth of the matter is that the wealthy should be paying much higher taxes, LIKE THEY USED TO!
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This video will definitely open your eyes!

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Heritage letter to Republicans on Capitol Hill: Don't legislate, just scandalize Obama

Heritage letter to Republicans on Capitol Hill: Don't legislate, just scandalize Obama | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
OPINION - Finally, we have something out of the Heritage Foundation that is entirely accurate...
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"In a letter to members of Congress, which was obtained by NBC News, Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of the Heritage Foundation (which recently found itself in hot water over the racial IQ theories of the co-author of their widely panned immigration reform study, Jason Richwine, who resigned from the think tank last Friday), urged Republicans on Capitol Hill not to govern, and instead, to focus on the would-be “scandals” plaguing the Obama administration."


Teapublicans have been doing what they were told. Meanwhile, they're crapping on America and the American people.

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US anti-Obamacare campaign reveals Tory anti-NHS strategy

US anti-Obamacare campaign reveals Tory anti-NHS strategy | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
For some years now, as a form of education and occasional amusement (and not a little exasperation!), I've subscribed to various right-wing mailing lists, in the UK and elsewhere, in order to keep ...

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The right will try anything to try and end the affordable care act. They seem intent on going back to the "pay or die" healthcare system we have had for years. For some reason they don't give a crap about poor people.

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The Employment Situation in April | The White House

The Employment Situation in April | The White House | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that private sector businesses added 176,000 jobs last month and total non-farm payroll employment rose by 165,000 jobs in April.
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Continuing to recover from the republican crash of our economy.

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Glenn Beck Starts Crying: ‘God Must Destroy Us’ (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck Starts Crying: ‘God Must Destroy Us’ (VIDEO) | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
'God is going to destroy us ... We are becoming an affront to him,' Glenn Beck warns ... and all because of the morning after pill.
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Glenn Beckerhead demonstrates his great intellect once again. (and people actually believe his crap?)

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Timeline Photos | Facebook

Timeline Photos | Facebook | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it

One of the photos posted in response to the 5 year old killing a 2 year old with a gun specifically made for 4 to 10 year olds.

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Very good example of right wing priorities.

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In Kentucky, child shooting spotlights urban-rural gun debate when 5-year-old kills 2-year-old

In Kentucky, child shooting spotlights urban-rural gun debate when 5-year-old kills 2-year-old | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
BURKESVILLE, Ky. — In southern Kentucky, where some children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks was cleaning the kitchen as her 5-year-old son played with the small rifle he was given last year.

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How can people be so STUPID as to give a five year old a real gun?

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Daily Kos: NRA elevates crackpot conspiracy theorist to be their new president

Daily Kos: NRA elevates crackpot conspiracy theorist to be their new president | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
Media Matters

It looks like the NRA has no intention of toning down the batshit crazy, and calls for "responsible NRA leadership" ...
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What else would one expect from the nutty rifle association?

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“This could be a career ender for Michele Bachmann”

“This could be a career ender for Michele Bachmann” | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
The ethics questions swirling around the Tea Party lawmaker are a "big problem," experts say
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I can't say I'm not happy to hear this. lol

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Jon Stewart Takes Apart GOP Warmongers on Syria

Jon Stewart Takes Apart GOP Warmongers on Syria | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
Click here to view this media Following months on end of watching the likes of Sen. Lindsey Graham and his BFF Sen.
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The right wing loves its wars these days. :(

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Uh Oh, Almost Half of Republicans Think an Armed Revolution "Might Be Necessary"

Uh Oh, Almost Half of Republicans Think an Armed Revolution "Might Be Necessary" | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
What does it mean for guns and democracy?
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Most likely the reason for this happens to be there are too many people who don't like having a person with brown skin in the "white" house. The white bigot crowd. This story seems to be another indication of racism rearing its ugly head.

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Can America Survive Many More Years Of The Tea Party?

Can America Survive Many More Years Of The Tea Party? | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
In recent years, the Billionaire's Tea Party has done more to undermine the quality of life in this country than any other group.
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Can America survive many more years of the onslaught by the billionaire's Tea Party?

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As Koch Industries Ramps Up Attack On ‘Left-Leaning’ Media, WNET Dumps David Koch From Board

As Koch Industries Ramps Up Attack On ‘Left-Leaning’ Media, WNET Dumps David Koch From Board | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
by Brad Johnson, campaign manager of Forecast the Facts In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New York City’s flagship public television station, WNET, has dropped the richest man in New York, carbon pollution billionaire David Koch, from its board of...
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Karma comes back to bite the Koch brothers in the rear.

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IRS Probe Sheds Light on Nonprofit Election-Year Surge

IRS Probe Sheds Light on Nonprofit Election-Year Surge | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
Patriot Majority USA, a social welfare nonprofit, told the Internal Revenue Service that its mission is “to encourage a discussion of economic issues.” In exchange for keeping its donors private and paying fewer taxes, it must limit its involvement...
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It's no wonder the IRS made mistakes...

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Mother’s Day shooting screams for need for gun control in U.S. - KansasCity.com

Mother’s Day shooting in New Orleans underscores the need for gun control in the United States.
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I can hear the Nutty Rifle Association now... The shooting wouldn't have happened if only people had more guns. 

 

Wake up America, we need sensible gun laws put into place!

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SURPRISE! Fox “News” Lies Again, Deceptively Edits Obama Speech! (video)

SURPRISE!  Fox “News” Lies Again, Deceptively Edits Obama Speech! (video) | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
The David Packman Show exposes the professional liars at fox in this short clip. How did Fox "News" deceptively edit a speech by President Obama in order to con
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When doesn't Faux news lie, or exaggerate? They're not a real news channel, they're only a mouthpiece for republicans and the Tea Party.

 

It was very interesting when a nation wide study showed that people who get their news from Faux news are LESS informed than people who don't watch any news at all. That pretty much says it all.

 

Also see: http://youtu.be/hdT6d35oxxw

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McSpocky's curator insight, May 14, 2013 12:47 AM

I wonder if the FAUX news cult followers will ever figure out that FAUX news is feeding them lies and propaganda on a daily basis. Maybe thay have been brainwashed enough that they will never figure it out.

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Chart of the Day: Job Growth Better Than You Think

Chart of the Day: Job Growth Better Than You Think | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
One of the big themes in today's jobs report isn't so much the better-than-expected April figures, but instead the upward revisions to the February and March jobs data.
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Good job, even with Teapublicans trying to TRASH the economy.

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Exercising 2nd Amendment rights, Kentucky 5-year-old kills sister

Exercising 2nd Amendment rights, Kentucky 5-year-old kills sister | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
This week, a 5-year-old Kentucky boy was playing with the mini-rifle he had gotten as a gift and ended up shooting and killing his 2-year-old sister. Apparently, even kindergartners have a right to keep and bear arms that shall not be infringed.
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Stupidity at its finest.

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Kentucky Boy, 5, Accidentally Shoots 2-Year-Old Sister To Death With 'Child' Rifle [VIDEO]

Kentucky Boy, 5, Accidentally Shoots 2-Year-Old Sister To Death With 'Child' Rifle [VIDEO] | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
A 5-year-old Burkesville, Kentucky boy accidentally killed his 2-year-old sister on Tuesday when he shot her to death with a .22-caliber rifle given to him as  a birthday present, reports The LA Ti...
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People who give guns to their 5 year olds shouldn't be parents.

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Daily Kos: U.S. is second-worst of 35 developed nations when it comes to child poverty

Daily Kos: U.S. is second-worst of 35 developed nations when it comes to child poverty | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan thinks the second-highest child ...
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"Paul Ryan thinks the second-highest child poverty in the developed world and sequestration are a great start, but there's more to be done."


When are Americans going to wake up and vote these Teapublicans out of office?

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“This could be a career ender for Michele Bachmann”

“This could be a career ender for Michele Bachmann” | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
The ethics questions swirling around the Tea Party lawmaker are a "big problem," experts say
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What great news... This makes my day!!!

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RNC Video Mocks Obama For Comforting Newtown Mom

RNC Video Mocks Obama For Comforting Newtown Mom | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
Republicans are blocking gun reform but now they are criticizing President Obama for not passing it?
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That's Teapublicans for you...

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Kentucky Boy, 5, Accidentally Shoots 2-Year-Old Sister To Death With 'Child' Rifle [VIDEO]

Kentucky Boy, 5, Accidentally Shoots 2-Year-Old Sister To Death With 'Child' Rifle [VIDEO] | Progressive Democrats | Scoop.it
A 5-year-old Burkesville, Kentucky boy accidentally killed his 2-year-old sister on Tuesday when he shot her to death with a .22-caliber rifle given to him as  a birthday present, reports The LA Ti...
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"According to the Times, the .22 is a Crickett rifle marketed to children ages “4- to 10-years-old” as “My First Rifle” and comes in a rainbow of colors from pink to swirly patterns."


How stupid is this... A five year old has no use for a loaded gun. Are the parents brain dead or something?

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McSpocky's comment, May 2, 2013 10:43 PM
Another story involving two more kids. http://newsone.com/2367892/brandon-holt-6-year-old-killed/?obref=obinsite