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Newspaper 'Erred' In Publishing Cartoon Of Immigrants Crashing Thanksgiving

talkingpointsmemo.com — The cartoon by Gary Varvel showed the white family's patriarch holding a turkey at the head of the table and saying "Thanks to the President's immigration order, we'll be having extra guests this Thanksgiving." A man in a mustache and two others are shown climbing into the family's dining room through a window.
Nov 22, 2014

The @indystar has taken down that Thanksgiving cartoon, but not before trying the half-measure of erasing a mustache bit.ly/1p9Wnam

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More on Christie's Ditched Ebola Policy

talkingpointsmemo.com — Courtesy of TPM Reader FN we have some more information on Chris Christie's crackpot Ebola policy, which he seems to have quietly ditched after no one was looking. FN flags this piece just published by NJ.com which suggests that Christie simply never implemented the policy.
Nov 22, 2014

More information on Chris Christie (thankfully) wussing out on his dipshit Ebola policy talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/more-on…

Nov 22, 2014

“an impulsive way to deal with an acute situation that was neither planned very well or executed very well.” talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/more-on…

Nov 22, 2014

Even though Christie never implemented his Ebola quarantine policy he chose an abandoned psych hospital as the 1 talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/more-on…

GOP Intel Report Debunks Its Own Party's Nutty Benghazi Theories

talkingpointsmemo.com — Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @ChemiShalev: I'm sure Fox News is preparing a retraction and an apology: GOP Intel Report Debunks Nutty Benghazi Theories talkingpointsmemo.com/news/republica…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @joshtpm: What will become of the Yellow ribbon Avatars? > GOP Intel Report Debunks Its Own Party's Nutty Benghazi Theories http://t.co…

Nov 21, 2014

What will become of the Yellow ribbon Avatars? > GOP Intel Report Debunks Its Own Party's Nutty Benghazi Theories talkingpointsmemo.com/news/republica…

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CNN: Ferguson Grand Jury Still Hasn't Reached A Decision

talkingpointsmemo.com — The grand jury debating whether to indict white Ferguson, Mo. police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown still hasn't reached a decision, CNN reported Saturday. Citing anonymous federal and local law enforcement officials, CNN reported that the grand jury did not reach a decision when it met Friday and it was unclear when it would reconvene again.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TPM: The #Ferguson grand jury still reportedly hasn't reached a decision: bit.ly/1zMZXIp

Rand Paul Likens Obama Exec Action To Japanese Internment Camp Order

talkingpointsmemo.com — Paul made the comments on Friday, a day after Obama formally announced the executive actions, at the Kentucky Association of Counties conference in Lexington, Kentucky. "I care that too much power gets in one place. Why?
Nov 21, 2014

Easing the fear of deportation is just like putting Japanese-Americans in Manzanar--bcs Rand Paul talks... talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rand-…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @awzurcher: How are deportation suspensions like putting Japanese-Americans in internment camps? Let Rand Paul explain talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rand-…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @joshtpm: Good Lord, people >> Rand Paul Likens Obama Exec Action To Japanese Internment Camp Order @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rand-…

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Protesters Tell Biden To 'Get Out' Of Turkey

talkingpointsmemo.com — The demonstration occurred on the European side of Istanbul on Saturday, as Biden was on his way to a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Asian side of the city. Biden didn't see the protest, which was organized by the Youth Association of Turkey, the same group that roughed up three U.S.

FBI Arrests 2 Men Who Allegedly Bought Explosives To Use In Ferguson

talkingpointsmemo.com — Two men who allegedly purchased explosive material they may have been planning to use in protests in Ferguson, Mo. were arrested by the FBI on weapons charges, multiple news outlets reported late Friday. An indictment returned Wednesday and unsealed Friday accused Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis of lying on forms to purchase guns, the St.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TPM: FBI arrests two men who allegedly bought explosives to use in #Ferguson protests: bit.ly/1FdCdA8

Ben Carson: 'I Feel Fingers' Of God Pushing Me To Run In 2016 (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — In an interview on Thursday with Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, Carson said he felt the hand of the Lord pushing him toward the White House. "Has He grabbed you by the collar yet?" host David Brody asked. "I feel fingers," Carson said. "But, um, you know... It's mostly me."
Nov 21, 2014

RT @TPM: Ben Carson: "I feel fingers" of God pushing me to run in 2016 (VIDEO) bit.ly/1Fbs1Z7 pic.twitter.com/ZDqyYqqtBt

Nov 21, 2014

It's just a guy at Uber HQ RT @TPM: Ben Carson: "I feel fingers" of God pushing me to run in 2016 (VIDEO) bit.ly/1FaELiz

Nov 21, 2014

Possibly an abuse issue? >> Ben Carson: 'I Feel Fingers' Of God Pushing Me To Run In 2016 (VIDEO) @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ben-c…

Nov 21, 2014

@realbencarson: 'I Feel Fingers' Of God Pushing Me To Run In 2016 talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ben-c… #bencarson

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Schools Near Ferguson Cancel Next Week's Classes Ahead Of Decision

talkingpointsmemo.com — A school district that borders Ferguson, Mo, said Friday that it would cancel classes next week in anticipation of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting being announced. Television station KDSK reported that the Jennings School District had decided to close its schools starting on Monday.
Nov 21, 2014

If yr worried abt rioting, is it really a good idea to cancel school so everyone's home with nothing to do? talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jenni…

Nov 21, 2014

This is all sounding great RT @joshtpm Schools Near Ferguson Cancel Next Week's Classes Ahead Of Decision @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jenni…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @dylanlscott: You can almost see the flames now on the Ferguson grand jury decision's timing: talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jenni…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @TPM: Schools near Ferguson cancel next week's classes ahead of grand jury decision bit.ly/1zKo1vJ pic.twitter.com/MnjzwT3lFR

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A Short History of Racist Callers to C-SPAN's Washington Journal

talkingpointsmemo.com — "Washington Journal," C-SPAN's morning call-in program, which features a rotating cast of placid anchors interviewing various lawmakers and journalists, is mostly for the true political obsessives. But the show's callers, emboldened by anonymity, often steer the program well beyond typical Beltway chatter. The format not only surfaces viewpoints well outside the mainstream.
Nov 21, 2014

Friday fun in DC RT @JeffYoung: "A Short History of Racist Callers to C-SPAN's Washington Journal," by @TomKludt. bit.ly/11LIBk6

Nov 21, 2014

"A Short History of Racist Callers to C-SPAN's Washington Journal," by @TomKludt. bit.ly/11LIBk6

Nov 21, 2014

"A Short History of Racist Callers to C-SPAN's Washington Journal" from @TomKludt and @TPM: talkingpointsmemo.com/news/cspan-rac…

Nov 21, 2014

Watching the @TPM video on C-SPAN racists, I wonder: Why invite everyone and anyone to call in on civil rights? bit.ly/1At9pnu

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Sen. Sessions: No, We Are Not Going To Impeach Obama

talkingpointsmemo.com — Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is one of the most outspoken opponents of immigration reform and has been a loud critic of President Barack Obama's decision to take executive action on immigration, but even Sessions doesn't think impeaching the president would be a good idea.
Nov 21, 2014

Tea baggers prep to remove Jeff Sessions. RT @TPM Sen. Sessions: No, we are not going to impeach Obama bit.ly/1Fb8gAS

Nov 21, 2014

The Dream will never die >> Sen. Sessions: No, We Are Not Going To Impeach Obama @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jeff-…

Nov 21, 2014

Sen. Jeff Sessions clarifies: No, we are not going to impeach Obama talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jeff-…

Obama Says He 'Told John Boehner: I'll Wash Your Car, I'll Walk Your Dog'

talkingpointsmemo.com — In the speech on Friday in Nevada Obama joked about the lengths he went with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to get him to pass an immigration bill. "I cajoled and I called and I met," Obama said. "I told John Boehner: I'll wash your car. I'll walk your dog.
Nov 21, 2014

Obama Says He 'Told John Boehner: I'll Wash Your Car, I'll Walk Your Dog' @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @DanielStrauss4: Obama Says He 'Told John Boehner: I'll Wash Your Car, I'll Walk Your Dog' talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama…

Nov 21, 2014

Obama Says He 'Told John Boehner: I'll Wash Your Car, I'll Walk Your Dog' talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama…

Kobach: Obama's Lawlessness Could Lead To 'Ethnic Cleansing' In America

talkingpointsmemo.com — Kobach, a vocal advocate of the anti-immigrant movement, claimed during his radio talk show that there was a strategy to replace American voters with Hispanic ones who favored socialism. "The long term strategy of, first of all, replacing American voters with illegal aliens, recently legalized, who then become U.S.
Nov 21, 2014

GOP warns Obama exec order part of plan to replace all Republicans with more unhinged versions of themselves... talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kris-…

Nov 20, 2014

here are what some are sending me as backup for the inclusion of "ethnic cleansing" on that chart bit.ly/1F8dfCk

Nov 20, 2014

@MattZeitlin official DNC twitter account. I was confused but seems to be a ref to this talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kris-…

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Friend Of Uber Exec Says He Only 'Flippantly' Threatened To Smear Journalists

talkingpointsmemo.com — "I am upset that Ben sensationalized what happened at that dinner. His account was not fair and the coverage about this whole incident has been ridiculous," Nicole Campbell wrote in a blog post at the Huffington Post.
Nov 21, 2014

Many a true word is said in jest, Friend Of Uber Exec Says He Only 'Flippantly' Threatened To Smear Journalists @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/frien…

Nov 21, 2014

Friend Of Uber Exec Says He Only 'Flippantly' Threatened To Smear Journalists talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/frien…

Nov 21, 2014

"Uber dinner hot take" now its own article tag, somewhere bit.ly/1uO26nh

Nov 21, 2014

Woman notes she was also at that controversial dinner, is certain her friend the Uber exec didn’t mean any harm: talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/frien…

No, Your Ancestors Didn’t Come Here Legally

talkingpointsmemo.com — I guarantee you'll hear the phrase "My ancestors came here legally" in the aftermath of President Obama's immigration address. It's almost impossible to find any conversation about immigration-between elected officials, pundits, online commenters-in which at least one participant doesn't use the phrase.
Nov 21, 2014

Some extremely important context on #immigration -> No, Your Ancestors Didn't Come Here Legally talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/no-your-a…

Nov 21, 2014

"Prior to 1875’s Page Act and 1882’s Chinese Exclusion Act, there were no national immigration laws. None." talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/no-your-a…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SamWangPhD: Pre-1965, the only US immigration laws were those excluding a class (e.g. Chinese, in 1882). Pre-1875 no law at all talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/no-your-a…

Nov 21, 2014

Nobody's ancestors immigrated "legally" to the States before 1875--there were no immigration laws then talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/no-your-a… v. @bookofsand

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Man Convicted In I975 Slaying Freed 40 Years Later After Witness Recants

talkingpointsmemo.com — Fifty-seven-year-old Ricky Jackson was dismissed from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County jail and walked out of the adjoining courthouse Friday about an hour after a judge dismissed his case.
Nov 21, 2014

@TPM What about the cops who made the 13 year old witness lie. Stilll alive? Should they pay a price? Prosecutors? bit.ly/1xXbBjJ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @joshtpm: Picture in this piece is heartbreaking >>Man Convicted In I975 Slaying Freed 40 Years Later After Witness Recants http://t.co/…

Nov 21, 2014

Picture in this piece is heartbreaking >>Man Convicted In I975 Slaying Freed 40 Years Later After Witness Recants talkingpointsmemo.com/news/ricky-jac…

Nov 21, 2014

Man Convicted In I975 Slaying Freed 40 Years Later After Witness Recants talkingpointsmemo.com/news/ricky-jac…

O'Reilly To Undocumented Journalist: 'You Don't Deserve To Be Here' (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — O'Reilly ran through Vargas's background as an immigrant who came to the United States from the Philippines at age 12 and then worked on a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post team before publicly revealing his undocumented status. "Surely you understand how millions of Americans say 'You know what, bad behavior is being rewarded' ...
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TPM: O'Reilly to an undocumented journalist: "You don't deserve to be here" (VIDEO) bit.ly/1FbsLgQ pic.twitter.com/Y2mkvMCtD4

Nov 21, 2014

RT @nowthisnews: Bill O'Reilly to @joseiswriting: "You don't deserve to be here." bit.ly/1uiTjEK What Jose says on the issue: c.nowth.is/8f4

Nov 21, 2014

RT @nowthisnews: Bill O'Reilly to @joseiswriting: "You don't deserve to be here." bit.ly/1uiTjEK What Jose says on the issue: c.nowth.is/8f4

Nov 21, 2014

O'Reilly to undoc'd journo @joseiswriting: Obama's exec action is compassionate, but "you don't deserve to be here" bit.ly/1uiTjEK

Nov 21, 2014

Bill O'Reilly: "You don’t have an entitlement to be here." @joseiswriting: "Sir, I don't feel entitled to be here." goo.gl/oTIaIy

Report: Fired NYT Editor In Talks To Start High-Paying Platform At HuffPost

talkingpointsmemo.com — Abramson and the journalist Steven Brill are said to be in discussions with HuffPost's founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington and AOL Chairman Tim Armstrong. Brill told the Times he and Abramson, the first female executive editor of the Times who was fired by the newspaper earlier this year, were in talks with a number of companies, but he did not comment on the discussions with HuffPost.
Nov 21, 2014

WHAT!?!?!?!! > Report: Fired NYT Editor In Talks To Start High-Paying Platform At HuffPost @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jill-…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @TPM: Fired NYT Editor Jill Abramson is in talks to start a high-paying platform at the Huffington Post bit.ly/1ujVo32

Reid Tells Everyone To 'Get Over' Top Aide Trashing Obama

talkingpointsmemo.com — Reid, in a New York Times profile of Chief of Staff David Krone, was responding to a Washington Post story where Krone described private conversations with President Obama, a move that, according to the Times, "astonished even some veteran Capitol Hill staffers."
Nov 21, 2014

"I have good relationship with the president," Reid said. "This is all staff driven. Get a life. Forget about this." talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/harry…

Nov 21, 2014

Reid tells everyone to “get over” his aide’s trashing of the White House after the election: talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/harry…