June 13, 2013 at 8:47 am #90623
hat tip-The Obama Diary:
Myrlie Evers-Williams on Politics Nation, Part 1
Myrlie Evers-Williams on Politics Nation, Part 2
As you make it through the day, don’t forget JJP at TWIB.
Drop those links. Engage in debate. Give us trivia and gossip too.
And always, have a peaceful day.June 13, 2013 at 8:47 am #90624
Good Morning, EveryoneJune 13, 2013 at 8:59 am #90625
When a former Bush NSA director says the Obama administration is more transparent than they were, MSM goes cricket. Hear that .@NowWithAlexJune 13, 2013 at 9:02 am #90626
Wisconsin’s Walker: ‘I don’t have any problem with ultrasound’
By Steve Benen
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:58 AM EDT
Following up on a segment from last night’s show, and a post from Laura Conaway yesterday, Wisconsin Republicans are poised to approve a rather remarkable piece of legislation. The state Senate, led by an enraged Senate President Mike Ellis, pushed through an anti-abortion measure that would, among other things, require women in Wisconsin to have an ultrasound before terminating an unwanted pregnancy.
The proposal is on its way to the state House, where it’s expected to be approved by a Republican majority. And what of Wisconsin’s governor?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Tuesday that he would sign a law requiring women to undergo ultrasounds before having an abortion.
“I don’t have any problem with ultrasound,” he told reporters, according to the AP. “I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine.”
The measure requires women to undergo either a transabdominal or the more-invasive transvaginal ultrasound without regard to medical necessity. The ultrasound would not be required to be interpreted by a physician but by any “qualified person.” That person would have to provide a description of the ultrasound to the woman, including its size, location, number of fetuses and any visible organs or body parts
There are a few angles to this worth remembering.June 13, 2013 at 9:03 am #90627
Jobless claims show unexpected improvement
By Steve Benen
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:40 AM EDT
Lately, just about all of the news on initial unemployment claims has been good, and the new figures out this morning were unexpectedly encouraging.
The number of people who applied for new regular state unemployment-insurance benefits fell 12,000 to 334,000 in the week ended June 8, reaching the lowest level since early May, pointing to a slower pace of layoffs, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a seasonally adjusted initial claims figure of 350,000, compared with 346,000 in the prior week.
To reiterate the point I make every Thursday morning, it’s worth remembering that week-to-week results can vary widely, and it’s best not to read too much significance into any one report.June 13, 2013 at 9:04 am #90628
Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
This is why GOP and Emoprogs hate AG Holder – DOJ prepares brief to back those who oppose NYPD’s Stop & Frisk policy. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2013/06/12/feds-back-plaintiffs-suing-nypd-over-stop-and-frisk.html …
7:35 PM – 12 Jun 2013June 13, 2013 at 9:05 am #90629
Imani ABL @AngryBlackLady
It’s INFURIATING that the media refuses to draw attention to fact that they’re changing their story. Shame on WaPo & Guardian. Just pitiful.
7:12 PM – 12 Jun 2013June 13, 2013 at 9:06 am #90630
Video – Myrlie Evers-Williams: ‘Jim Crow is alive & it’s dressed in a Brooks Brothers suit instead of a white robe’
8:32 PM – 12 Jun 2013June 13, 2013 at 9:08 am #90631
Hmm, no reaction from Greenwald Groupies to news of Obama Admin taking on NYPD re stop-&-frisk – guess they’ve never been stopped & frisked?
9:45 PM – 12 Jun 2013June 13, 2013 at 9:09 am #90632
@MSNBC On 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers’ murder, punk #NEWSTAINER @chrislhayes opens your bandwidth to racist, traitor-enabler Greenwald.
9:56 PM – 12 Jun 2013June 13, 2013 at 9:09 am #90633
In 2010 #Koch-funded #Teabaggers distracted by denigrating #ObamaCare. In 2014 We Will Crush Traitors attempting do distract. #LandslideDEMS
10:20 PM – 12 Jun 2013June 13, 2013 at 9:11 am #90634
to my thinking, he’s been the ONLY Black Justice on the Supreme Court, but that’s just me..
West Wing Reports ✔ @WestWingReport
On This Day. 1967: Lyndon Johnson nominated Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall to be the first black justice on the Supreme Court
7:37 AM – 13 Jun 2013June 13, 2013 at 9:12 am #90635
took triple overtime, but they did it!!June 13, 2013 at 9:14 am #90636
#ChrisHayes …. Comparing #Snowdan with #MLK is like comparing #AllInWithChrisHayes with something worth watching.June 13, 2013 at 9:15 am #90637
Cookie Monster sneaks into The White House while Obama is away
Cookie Monster met with White House officials to publicize ‘Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,’ a Sesame Workshop program to help children whose parents are in jail.
BY LESLIE LARSON / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013, 2:52 PM
One of America’s favorite Muppets popped up at the Executive Mansion on Wednesday.
President Obama jetted off for meetings on Wednesday and just hours after his exit, Cookie Monster was spotted sneaking into The White House.
One of America’s most beloved Sesame Street characters popped up at the Executive Mansion to meet with top level officials including the President’s most trusted adviser, Valerie Jarrett.
Valerie Jarrett ✔ @vj44
Thank you @sesamestreet for supporting kids of incarcerated parents. #WHChamps pic.twitter.com/oHfbdI1ncU
Another Muppet, Abby Cadabby, also tagged along for the high-profile appearance.
They were invited by the White House Office of Public Engagement to publicize a new Sesame Workshop program, “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,” an outreach effort to help the 2.7 million children in America whose parents are in jail.
The Public Engagement office hosted a panel today discussing the issues facing these children, moderated by the program’s head writer, Joey Mazzarino.
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