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nycsouthpaw • 5 years ago

Republicans In Congress Killed A Media Shield Law That Would Have Protected The Associated Press

The defeated bill would have required approval from a federal court before reporters' phone records were subpoenaed. Darrell Issa, who condemned the AP subpoena Monday, was one of only 21 House Members to vote against the bill.

nycsouthpaw • 5 years ago

Harvard History Professor Reportedly Trashes John Maynard Keynes Because He Was Gay And Childless

At an investment conference in California, Niall Ferguson blames Keynesianism on the gay and barren. UPDATE: Ferguson apologizes.

nycsouthpaw • 5 years ago

"Boston Bomber's" Former Friends Suspect Him In Triple Murder

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's best friend was among the victims in the bloody 2011 homicide. Surprised "Tam" skipped the funeral.

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nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago
nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

Rep. Steve Cohen Reportedly Has A Daughter Nobody Knew About

The Tennessee congressman sent a few fond tweets to Victoria Brink on the night of the State of the Union, then quickly deleted them. Frank Thorp of NBC News reported this evening that she is his long-lost daughter.

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

The 10 Most Interesting Things On John Boehner's Desk

Desert Gardens, Scented Candles and Unusual Histories. (UPDATED with herding cats cartoon)

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

New York City's Tabloids Take On The NRA

The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post labels Wayne LaPierre a "GUN NUT" and "NRA loon" in the wake of his bizarre news conference Friday. The Daily News piles on.

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

Oh. My. God. UPDATE: Convincing suggestions that this may be a hoax.

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago
nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago
nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Becomes A Democrat

And the oddsmakers take a beating. Crist, who governed Florida as a Republican, endorsed President Obama's reelection and spoke at the Democratic National Convention this year.

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

A Compendium Of Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley's Anti-Deer Tweets

One United States Senator's war on the antlered set plays out on Twitter.

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago
nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

A Meltdown In The Progressive Twittersphere

Shoq, lies and audiotape. (Updated below)

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

In Vanity Fair Article, Echoes Of Obama's Determination To Kill — Not Capture — Osama Bin Laden

The president has always been subtly clear— even when his aides were not — that the purpose of the Abbottabad raid was to end Osama bin Laden's life. Michael Lewis' deeply reported Vanity Fair article seems to adopt that clarity.

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

US Embassy In Cairo Deletes Controversial Tweets

In response to a firestorm of domestic controversy, the U.S. Embassy to Egypt deleted tweets standing behind a controversial statement from their official twitter account. See screenshots below.

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

Putin Talks Group Sex

Buried in a Guardian article on Vladimir Putin leading a Siberian crane migration in a glider (!), the Russian president shares his thoughts on orgies. (h/t @danahoule)

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago

Obama Stuck To His Script

In a marked contrast to Bill Clinton's extemporaneous address, the president's convention speech mostly adhered to the prepared text. Obama's most notable departure from his prepared remarks was a call back to Clinton's "arithmetic" line.

nycsouthpaw • 6 years ago