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Meet the Newest Member of our Team

talkingpointsmemo.com — I have some exciting news to announce. We've hired Nona Willis Aronowitz as our newest editor at TPM. Nona joins us in our New York City office after a year as an education and poverty reporter at NBC News Digital.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nona: Exciting life news: I’m going to be the editor of a brand new features/essay section of @TPM! Pitch meeeee: talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/meet-th…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @nona: Exciting life news: I’m going to be the editor of a brand new features/essay section of @TPM! Pitch meeeee: talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/meet-th…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @joshtpm: Please welcome the newest member of our team: Nona Willis Aronowitz (@nona). Nona's joining us to launch a new 1 talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/meet-th…

Oct 30, 2014

feature/essay rich section of site, w/special focus on American society and culture beyond politics & breaking news.2 talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/meet-th…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @joshtpm: Please welcome the newest member of our team: Nona Willis Aronowitz (@nona). Nona's joining us to launch a new 1 talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/meet-th…

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Chris Christie Goes Off On Sandy Heckler: 'Sit Down And Shut Up!' (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — A group of protesters holding signs that read "Get Sandy families back in their homes - finish the job" and "Gov. Christie, you are sitting on $800,000,000 in Sandy recovery money. Get it to families in need" stood throughout Christie's speech in the Jersey Shore town of Belmar, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TPM: Chris Christie told a Hurricane Sandy heckler to turn around, sit down and shut up: bit.ly/13kL1Xz pic.twitter.com/klnIFXQL49

Oct 30, 2014

Taunting Governor Fails to Understand That He Has Podium, Microphone, Power bit.ly/1q3i7Qi

Oct 30, 2014

RT @eisingerj: President ShutUp RT @TPM: Watch Chris Christie go off on Sandy heckler: "Sit down & shut up!" bit.ly/1wIX9vX http://…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @eisingerj: President ShutUp RT @TPM: Watch Chris Christie go off on Sandy heckler: "Sit down & shut up!" bit.ly/1wIX9vX http://…

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Fox Host Mocks Anti-Catcall Video: Damn, 'You're A Piece Of Woman' (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — Fox News' token liberal host Bob Beckel is known for dropping the occasional racial slur on-air and for expressing some rather old-fashioned views on women. So of course, Beckel delivered Wednesday on Fox's "The Five" as the hosts discussed a viral anti-catcall video. An anti-street harassment organization called Hollaback!
Oct 30, 2014

Bob Beckel obviously did not understand the point of that anti-catcalling video: talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/fox-b…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AstroKatie: I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Fox News responded to a video about catcalling by literally catcalling. talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/fox-b…

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Michael Jordan: Just Sayin', Obama Is A 'Sh*tty Golfer' (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad asked Jordan who his dream golf foursome would be in a Tuesday interview on the Back9Network golf channel. Jordan said he'd play a round with golf legend Arnold Palmer and the President, then quickly took it back because he said Obama would be too slow.
Oct 30, 2014

Michael Jordan is a supreme asshole and I love it goo.gl/aQA2Is

Oct 30, 2014

Michael Jordan on Obama: "I never said he wasn't a great politician, I'm just saying he's a shitty golfer." goo.gl/aQA2Is

Oct 30, 2014

Michael Jordan does *not* want Obama slowing him down on the green bit.ly/104l24K

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Analysts: House Republicans May Win Their Largest Majority Since 1920s

talkingpointsmemo.com — Five days from Election Day, House election forecasters roundly project that Republicans will expand their already robust majority, and potentially gain their largest advantage in the chamber since the Roaring '20s. Sabato's Crystal Ball projects a 9-seat gain for Republicans. The Rothenberg Political Report projects the GOP will pick up somewhere between five and 12 seats.
Oct 30, 2014

Analysts project House Republicans may win their largest majority since the 1920s bit.ly/1sLlATC pic.twitter.com/TxFd4d0u36

Oct 30, 2014

Not only is the GOP projected to win this thing, but they may end up with the biggest House majority since the 1920s: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/house-forec…

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Ted Cruz Has An Opinion On Apple CEO's Coming Out

talkingpointsmemo.com — But on Thursday, CNBC asked the Texas Republican to weigh in on Tim Cook's announcement. And Cruz's answer showed just how tough it can be for a social conservative and potential 2016 contender to navigate the wave of marriage equality breaking across the country.
Oct 30, 2014

Alternatively, CNBC actually asked for it RT @kaysteiger: Ted Cruz has an opinion about Tim Cook coming out as gay: talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ted-c…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @joshtpm: Ted Cruz on Apple CEO's coming out: I love my iPhone but what about the constitution? talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ted-c…

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Grimm And Challenger Bomb Debate Question About Last Books They Read (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — It sounded like a softball question, but it left Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) and his Democratic challenger a little stumped in their congressional debate this week: What's the last book you read? "Wow, it's been a while," Grimm said when asked for the most recent title by the moderator.
Oct 30, 2014

In other news, Michael Grimm can't name the last book he read. (Neither can his opponent.) goo.gl/Q9qIyF

Oct 30, 2014

:-( MT @TPM Rep. Michael Grimm and challenger on last books they read: "Wow, it's been a while" bit.ly/1FYWJ94

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TPM: Watch Rep. Michael Grimm and challenger bomb debate question about last books they read: "Wow, it's been a while" bit.ly/1FYWJ94

Oct 30, 2014

Michael Grimm & Dem challenger can't answer ? about the last books they read: "These are not supposed to be stumpers" bit.ly/1q3hztP

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House GOP Dumped By Second Major Firm In Lawsuit Against Obama

talkingpointsmemo.com — William A. Burck and his firm Emenual Urqhart & Sullivan have dropped out of the case, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to TPM. The news was first reported by Politico. Burck and his firm were hired last month after the previous attorney hired by the House, David Rivkin of BakerHostetler, backed out of the contract.
Oct 30, 2014

Quinn Emanuel ditches House GOP in prospective suit v. Obama, after Baker Hostelter prev. quit MT @joshtpm @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/house-gop-l…

Oct 30, 2014

Price of freedom keeps getting higher > House GOP Dumped By Second Major Firm In Lawsuit Against Obama @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/house-gop-l…

Oct 30, 2014

Yeesh. Another law firm drops out of House GOP's Obama lawsuit: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/house-gop-l… (via @sahilkapur)

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How A Republican Senate Will Grind Obama Nominations To A Sudden Halt

talkingpointsmemo.com — If Republicans win control of the Senate next week, as many expect, they will gain a powerful weapon to reshape President Barack Obama's legacy in his final two years: the authority to block his nominations. Under a Democratic-led Senate, Obama has enjoyed remarkable success in confirming his executive appointees and remaking the federal courts in his image.
Oct 30, 2014

Get out the Mr Burns caricature ... > The Revenge Of Mitch McConnell: GOP Senate Will Halt Obama Nominations @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/republican-…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @bmaz: The Revenge Of Mitch McConnell: GOP Senate Will Halt Obama Nominations @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/republican-… A great look by @sahilkapur

Oct 30, 2014

My dive into what a Republican Senate would mean for Obama nominations: bit.ly/1E5n17E

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RINO Hunting: County GOP Weeding Out Members Who Endorsed AZ Dems

talkingpointsmemo.com — In September, Chairman A.J. LaFaro wrote in a newsletter that he had received complaints about GOP committeemen endorsing non-Republican candidates and asked for people to name these individuals. "It's bad enough these people endorse RINOs ('Republicans in name only') for elected office, but then turn around and endorse Democrats, independents and Libertarians over some of our Republican nominees," LaFaro wrote in the newsletter, according to the Arizona Republic.

Lindsey Graham: White Men Will 'Do Great' In My Presidency (AUDIO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — The South Carolina Republican confirmed to the news outlet that he made the comment at a meeting of the Hibernian Society of Charleston, a charity organization that he said encourages speakers "to be earthy, to make fun of yourself, to make fun of them."
Oct 30, 2014

Give Lindsey Graham a break on this: talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/linds… Liberals make jokes about stereotypes of us in private all the time.

Oct 30, 2014

Pro-tip: it's not satire if it's 100% face-value. Lindsey Graham: White Men Will 'Do Great' Under My Presidency talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/linds…

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Feds Found Ammonium Nitrate, AK-47 In Militia Leader's Hotel Room

Oct 30, 2014

Feds Found Ammonium Nitrate, AK-47 In Militia Leader's Hotel Room talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kevin…

Oct 30, 2014

The Feds 'War on Fertilizer' continues > Feds Found Ammonium Nitrate, AK-47 In Militia Leader's Hotel Room @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kevin…

Oct 30, 2014

No doubt an innocent explanation >> Feds Found Ammonium Nitrate, AK-47 In Militia Leader's Hotel Room @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kevin…

Oct 30, 2014

Feds found ammonium nitrate and an AK-47 in border militia leader's hotel room: goo.gl/InEh5a pic.twitter.com/QDnZnP0fS5

Arizona Dems Mailer Highlights Libertarian To Sap Votes From GOPer (PHOTOS)

talkingpointsmemo.com — The party has been mailing out campaign fliers focusing on Libertarian Powell Gammill. The goal was to move votes away from Sinema's main challenger, Republican Wendy Rogers. The fliers don't explicitly endorse Gammill but they do include facts that would appeal to Republican voters and not Democrats.
Oct 30, 2014

Arizona Dems Mailer Highlights Libertarian To Sap Votes From GOPer (PHOTOS) @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/arizona-dem…

Oct 30, 2014

Arizona Democrats send out mailer for Libertarian candidate for Congress: goo.gl/0M5BEQ pic.twitter.com/d2Th8Ih90S

Oct 30, 2014

Arizona Dems Mailer Highlights Libertarian To Sap Votes From GOPer (PHOTOS) talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/arizona-dem…

Antic Right Wing Blogger Now Stalking His Biggest Critic

talkingpointsmemo.com — After a pitstop for an Italian dinner on Tuesday night, right-wing agitator Charles C. Johnson showed up at what he thought was the residence of his biggest online adversary -- a man who just so happens to share his name -- and snapped photos of himself standing outside the complex's gate holding conspiracy theory bumper stickers.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @joshtpm: What a guy! > Antic Right Wing Blogger Who Posted Addressed of Ebola Victims Now Stalking His Biggest Critic http://t.co/33YF…

Oct 30, 2014

What a guy! > Antic Right Wing Blogger Who Posted Addressed of Ebola Victims Now Stalking His Biggest Critic talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/charl…

Poll: Republican Tom Cotton Has A Commanding Lead In Arkansas

talkingpointsmemo.com — The end may be near for Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, barring a huge surprise on Election Day. A new poll by the University of Arkansas shows Republican Tom Cotton with a commanding 13-point lead among "very likely voters" in the state.
Oct 30, 2014

Thirteen. RT @kaysteiger: Tom Cotton has 13-point lead in new University of Arkansas poll: talkingpointsmemo.com/polltracker/po… #arsen

Oct 30, 2014

Tom Cotton is up by 13 points in a new Univ. of Arkansas poll. bit.ly/1vkrvAP

Paper No Longer Employs Columnist Who Called Michael Brown An 'Animal'

talkingpointsmemo.com — The columnist who called Michael Brown an "animal" who had to be put down on his personal blog has parted ways with the Charleston Daily Mail. The paper's editor, Brad McElhinny, wrote in a blog post on Thursday that columnist Don Surber is no longer employed by the Charleston Daily Mail.
Oct 30, 2014

West Virginia paper parts ways with conservative columnist who called #MikeBrown an "animal" that had to be put down bit.ly/1yJKecF

Oct 30, 2014

Charleston newspaper no longer employs columnist who called Michael Brown an “animal” bit.ly/1yJJxjH

Jeb Bush Disses His Own Son's 2016 Speculation

talkingpointsmemo.com — George P. Bush, son of former Florida governor and much-speculated 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush, raised eyebrows on Sunday when he said it was "more than likely" that his dad would run for president. His dad, however, doesn't sound too happy about it. "He's got an opinion.

Alaskans Furious Over 'Vote-Shaming' Letters Sent By Super PAC

talkingpointsmemo.com — The messages say the super PAC-backed group plans to update the lists following next week's election. One voter, Cheryl Alsip, said she is furious and feels the group is trying to shame people into voting. Alsip, 57, is a Vietnam veteran who believes it's important to vote, but she is disabled and homebound in the small interior Alaska town of Salcha.

O'Reilly Calls For The Arrest Of Nurse Fighting Ebola Quarantine (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — According to O'Reilly, Hickox is defying a state of Maine quarantine "because she can." "Ms. Hickox should be taken into custody," he continued, "but she will not be, because the feds have no Ebola policy at all."
Oct 30, 2014

Sounds like O'ReillyRT @joshtpm: O’Reilly Calls For The Arrest Of Nurse Fighting Ebola Quarantine @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bill-…