Filibuster reform bill headed for Senate floor
Filibuster reform bill headed for Senate floor
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) intends to introduce legislation that would take away the minority’s power to filibuster. Now that the democrats have lost their ability to override a filibuster some want to take away the ancient right of the minority to fight against the majority. picked by 2manyusernames 7 months ago
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 California Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Pot Limits
California Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Pot Limits
A unanimous California Supreme Court has struck down a law that sought to impose limits on the amount of marijuana a medical patient can legally possess. picked by Bornbad 7 months ago
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 John Edwards is a Daddy
John Edwards is a Daddy
Finally! Former senator and presidential and vice-presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted to fathering a child with mistress Rielle Hunter. After denying he ever had a love child, now Edwards says, "I am Quinn’s father... picked by suebe 7 months ago
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 God Hates Shrimp
God Hates Shrimp
Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? picked by Bornbad 7 months ago
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 Can Obama Stop the War on Science?
Can Obama Stop the War on Science?
For eight years, Republicans politicized science or ignored it. Now, Obama is trying to reverse the damage. The question is can he accomplish enough in 4 or 8 years to overcome the harm done to science in the past. picked by 2manyusernames 7 months ago
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 Nixon's "Seduction" Of Frank Sinatra
Nixon's "Seduction" Of Frank Sinatra
White House aides plotted the "seduction" of Frank Sinatra, who was viewed as a source of "massive financial resources," and a man who "controls a great number of celebrities, picked by Bornbad 7 months ago
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 Catholic church feels threatened by “Avatar”
Catholic church feels threatened by “Avatar”
The Vatican newspaper and radio station have called the film "Avatar" simplistic, and criticized it for flirting with modern doctrines that promote the worship of nature as a substitute for religion. picked by Bornbad 7 months ago
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 Irish Atheists protest Blasphemy Law
Irish Atheists protest Blasphemy Law
An Irish atheist group has published a set of quotations from the words of Jesus, Mohammed, Mark Twain, Salman Rushdie and others, in an attempt to challenge a blasphemy law (now a crime punishable by a $35,800 fine) that went into effect on New Year's Day. picked by equinox 7 months ago
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 Michigan Forcing Business Owners Into Unions
Michigan Forcing Business Owners Into Unions
Unions are in search for new members to replace their sagging membership. Newest idea? Any company that provides day care for any client(s) that receive government subsidy for child care are forcibly union members. Their mandatory union dues ($3.7 million) are given to the union instead of the providers. picked by 2manyusernames 7 months ago
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 How to Start Your Own Country in Four Easy Steps
How to Start Your Own Country in Four Easy Steps
As tempting as it might be to declare your cubicle a sovereign state, customary international law actually does specify minimum standards for statehood. picked by Bornbad 8 months ago
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 Are Republicans Serious About Fixing Health Care?
Are Republicans Serious About Fixing Health Care?
No, and here's the proof. picked by Bornbad 8 months ago
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 Kill these job-killer
Kill these job-killer
Three job-rescuing policy changes, none of which would cost taxpayers a dime. picked by Bornbad 8 months ago
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 For Judges on Facebook, Friendship Has Limits
For Judges on Facebook, Friendship Has Limits
Judges and lawyers in Florida can no longer be Facebook friends. picked by Bornbad 8 months ago
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 Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges
Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges
And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? "Five," says Ms Jorgensen. "The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don't have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it's very Danish." picked by missy1979 8 months ago
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 Threats Against Obama No Higher than Normal
Threats Against Obama No Higher than Normal
Setting the record straight..

A follow-up to this story. picked by cb__ 8 months ago
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 Male inmate convicted of rape while in prison
Male inmate convicted of rape while in prison
Awesome. picked by muppet 9 months ago
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 In Trying to Prevent Gay Marriage, Texas May Have Accidently Abolished it for Everyone
In Trying to Prevent Gay Marriage, Texas May Have Accidently Abolished it for Everyone
It's rare a story about banning gay marriage actually has a silver lining. picked by Bornbad 9 months ago
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 Five 9-11 suspects to face trial in New York.
Five 9-11 suspects to face trial in New York.
Alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, officials say. picked by shep182 9 months ago
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 Mayor fires Cop for Ticketing his Son
Mayor fires Cop for Ticketing his Son
This week Stockton, Utah has a new mayor after the incumbent, Dan Rydalch, stripped a police officer of his badge and suspended him without pay for ticketing his son. When the mayor appointed himself head and sole member of the investigation into wrongdoing in the matter the town council met and reinstated the officer and his back pay. Classic! picked by equinox 9 months ago
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 House passes health care reform bill
House passes health care reform bill
The House of Representatives on Saturday night passed a sweeping health care bill by a vote of 220-215.

Next, on to the Senate. picked by cmgoings 9 months ago
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 Obama says don't jump to conclusions
Obama says don't jump to conclusions
Obama makes the common sense plea that we do not jump to conclusions on the motives of Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Allow the investigators to do their job first. picked by dslovesplime 9 months ago
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 Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote
Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the speaker will not allow the final language of the health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor, despite her September 24 statement that she was "absolutely" committed to doing so. picked by shuallyo 9 months ago
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 Bailed Out Companies Spend $71 Million on Lobbying
Bailed Out Companies Spend $71 Million on Lobbying
"A year after taxpayers forked over $700 billion to help rescue the biggest names in banking, insurance and the automotive industry, those same institutions are using portions of the cash to influence legislation with a direct impact on taxpayers." picked by gammerus 9 months ago
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 Tea Baggers Swarm Capitol in Last Ditch Effort to Kill HC Bill.
Tea Baggers Swarm Capitol in Last Ditch Effort to Kill HC Bill.
Lets hope the next swarm aren't Dirty Sanchez-ers. picked by blurmore 9 months ago
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 Pagan Politician Out of the Broom Closet
Pagan Politician Out of the Broom Closet
Queens NY GOP nominee Dan Halloran is not just any Pagan: he is the "First Atheling," or King, of New Normandy, which is the Greater New York Area branch of the Théod faith of pre-Christian Heathen religions.

This should be interesting! picked by meggysue 9 months ago
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