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Elizabeth Warren Blasts The FCC's Net Neutrality Plan

Elizabeth Warren Blasts The FCC's Net Neutrality Plan: 'Just One More Way The Playing Field Is Tilted'

"We don’t know who is going to have the next big idea in this country, but we’re pretty sure they’re going to need to get online to do it," Warren wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday. "Reports that the FCC may gut net neutrality are disturbing, and would be just one more way the playing field is tilted for the rich and powerful who have already made it."

Last week the FCC announced that it was essentially backing down on plans to force big internet providers to treat everybody alike in their access to internet users. Under the FCC's new position, big data sources like Netflix could be forced to pay for access to customers of ISPs like Verizon.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/30/elizabeth-warren-net-neutrality_n_5242629.html

Bernie Sanders Praises Obama’s Budget For Not Cutting Social Security

President Obama’s budget provides major investments on rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, expanding community health centers and improving the lives and educational opportunities of our children. It includes smart investments in pre-school education and job training. It calls for expanded tax credits for 13.5 million low-income workers. At a time when the wealthiest Americans are doing phenomenally well, it asks some of the richest people in the country to start paying their fair share of taxes. At a time when the country is still struggling to recover from a terrible recession, the president’s initiatives would benefit Vermonters and all Americans by improving the economy and creating of millions of decent-paying jobs.

As the founder of the Defending Social Security Caucus, I am especially proud that the president did not renew his proposal to cut Social Security benefits. With the middle class struggling and more people living in poverty than ever before, we cannot afford to make life even more difficult for seniors and some of the most vulnerable people in America.

As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to build on the many positive proposals in the president’s budget and address those areas where the president’s proposals fall short.


http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/04/bernie-sanders-praises-obamas-budget-cutting-social-security.html

New Records reveal IRS targeted Liberal Groups more than the Tea Party

The least surprising news of the week, except to those in the media who bought in to the months of Rightwing/Republican/Darrell Issa/GOP Victimization propaganda...


A series of IRS documents, provided to ThinkProgress under the Freedom of Information Act, appears to contradict the claims by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that only Tea Party organizations applying for tax-exempt status “received systematic scrutiny because of their political beliefs.” The 22 “Be On the Look Out” keywords lists, distributed to staff reviewing applications between August 12, 2010 and April 19, 2013, included more explicit references to progressive groups, ACORN successors, and medical marijuana organizations than to Tea Party entities.




URL:http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2014/04/23/3429722/irs-records-tea-party/

ABC's Stephanopoulos Makes Elizabeth Warren Interview All About Hillary

ABC booked Senator Elizabeth Warren Today but instead of getting inside her mind and explaining why she's so popular, Stephanopolous focused to make the interview all about Hillary Clinton.


Stephanopolous focused to make most of the interview all about Hillary Clinton.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You've been pretty clear, and we showed it in Jeff Zeleny's piece, that you say you're not running for president in 2016. It seems like you've just affirmed it again. You also signed a letter -- several senators signed a letter earlier this year encouraging Hillary Clinton to run.
So is she your candidate in 2016?

WARREN: You know, all of the women -- Democratic women, I should say, of the Senate urged Hillary Clinton to run. And I hope she does.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You hope she does. And if she does, she is your candidate, you're going to endorse her?

WARREN: If Hillary -- Hillary is terrific.



etc,,,,,,,,,



http://crooksandliars.com/2014/04/abcs-stephanopoulos-makes-elizabeth-warren

Heartland Institute Edits George Carlin's Words For Cheap Facebook Hits

The billionaire funded think tank's stunt proves it's less interested in scholarship than it is in propaganda scoring points.



Here's George Carlin's words:

Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners, now. The real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying,­ lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.

But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. That's against their interests. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.

Here's what the Heartland Institute lifted for their Facebook meme:



Read the full article here:

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/04/heartland-institute-edits-george-carlins




The Daily Show: The Broads Must Be Crazy

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart hammered the media for the double standard applied to Hillary Clinton and other female politicians compared to their male counterparts and whether their emotions are kept in check.


http://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2014/04/daily-show-broads-must-be-crazy


Stewart nails it .......

The media has a double standard for women. The media loves to pin a label on women leaders as too emotional to lead.

With Obamacare attacks losing juice, Senate Republicans officially flailing

GOP’S NEW STRATEGY: MAKE 2014 ABOUT HARRY REID: The Associated Press reports that GOP Senate candidates are “adjusting their plans” to tie Democratic Senate incumbents to Harry Reid, arguing that he has abused his power and is no longer fit to remain Senate Majority Leader:




http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/23/1294067/-With-Obamacare-losing-juice-Senate-Republicans-officially-flailing

Poll: Democrats lead Republicans by 6 points on a generic ballot test going into mid term

Democrats lead Republicans by 6 percentage points on a generic ballot test going into the midterm elections in November, according to a new poll.

A Marist-McClatchy poll released Tuesday found 48 percent of registered voters would choose a Democrat if the congressional elections were held today. Another 42 percent said they would support a Republican candidate. Six percent said they're undecided.

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10591

The Democratic Party still needs to follow up with an overwhelming GOTV campaign.

Total Freedom for public owned property "Bundyfest"

Come celebrate TOTAL FREEDOM at BUNDYFEST, just across the road from the Cliven Bundy Ranch, in Bunkerville, Nevada! 240 bands, 24 hours a day, for a SOLID ROCKIN' MONTH!!!!
*NO PERMITS REQUIRED
*CAMP ABSOLUTELY ANYWHERE
*FULL NUDITY NOT A PROBLEM
*GAY-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE
*PENIS ERECTION CONTEST: Erect the largest penis in the open desert, win valuable prize! (tbd)



BACKGROUND: For years, we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on the beautiful Playa in Northern Nevada. But now, Cliven Bundy has shown us a NEW WAY! ABSOLUTE FREEDOM! Bundy has declared the entire area surrounding Bundy Ranch as a TOTALLY RULES-FREE ZONE! ANYTHING GOES! WOO-HOO!!!

Why should Burning Man end on September 1st? Swing down to Vegas for a few days for some R&R, a few good buffets, and then HEAD ON UP TO BUNDYFEST! All 50,000+ Burning Man participants are invited to attend -- and as many more as can make the trip from anywhere in the world! 100,000? 250,000? THE SKY IS THE LIMIT AT BUNDYFEST! The desert surrounding Bundy's ranch is LIMITLESS!

Check out Sean Shealy's video on the Facebook page explaining what he's doing in honor of Cliven Bundy.

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/04/come-celebrate-bundy-fest-2014

Elizabeth Warren Book Is A Liberal Call To Arms That Rips Tea Party 'Magical Thinking'

"We can't bury our heads in the sand and pretend that if 'big government' disappears, so will society's toughest problems. That's just magical thinking -- and it's also dangerous thinking," Warren writes. "Our problems are getting bigger by the day and we need to develop some hardheaded, realistic responses. Instead of trying to starve the government or drown it in the bathtub, we need to tackle our problems head-on, and that will require better government."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/18/elizabeth-warren-book_n_5175662.html
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