California AG Admits Her Office Screwed Up on Prison Labor

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, considered a real rising star with a big future either on the federal bench or in electoral politics, is quite upset that attorneys in her office argued in a case that the state can’t afford to release inmates early because they benefit from prison labor.
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Is Obama Trying to Prevent Release of Torture Report

After belatedly and grudgingly agreeing to release the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Bush torture regime, President Obama has done everything possible to delay and obstruct that release. I think there’s a very good chance he’s doing this with the idea that once the GOP takes control of the Senate, it would rescind that release and bury it.
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Most Evangelicals Believe Extreme Weather Caused by ‘End Times’

We know that denial of global warming is as much an article of faith — and I mean this literally, in the sense that it rejects all evidence and reason — for the Christian right as the resurrection of Jesus is. A new survey shows that nearly 80% of evangelical Christians in this country think the extreme weather we’re experience is really caused by the end times.
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Jefferson-Impersonating Lawyer Disbarred in Kansas

I may have to modify my frequent statement that Mat Staver and Larry Klayman are the worst lawyers in America. This guy may be worse. Dennis Hawver has been disbarred by the Kansas Supreme Court for “inexplicable incompetence.” Hayver showed up at his disbarment hearing dressed as Thomas Jefferson, as he’s done many other times in court.
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Ted Cruz’ Staggering Lack of Self-Awareness

I’m starting to think that Ted Cruz was created in a lab by Bryan Fischer, so perfectly does he embody the lack of self-awareness and psychological projection for which I named the Bryan Fischer Award. Either that, or he is a pathological liar who simply doesn’t care whether anything he says is true as long as it serves his political goals at any given moment. That seems more likely. Witness his op-ed in Politico declaring Obama to be a “monarch” because of his immigration order.
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Gheen Thinks Sheriffs Should Arrest Obama Over Immigration

A group of right wing county sheriffs are going to hold a protest in Washington, DC on Dec. 10 over Obama’s immigration policies. William Gheen, the flagrantly racist head of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, thinks that while they’re there, they should arrest Obama for his executive order on immigration.
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GOP County Chair Proves that Islamophobia Exists

Here’s yet another blow to the claim that there is no such thing as Islamophobia. A republican county chairman in Minnesota said on his Facebook page that we should kill Muslims taking their pilgrimage to Mecca, then followed up by saying that Muslims in America should be forced to accept Jesus or deported.
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Ronald Reagan’s Views on Immigration

Here’s a perfect example of why the real Ronald Reagan, as opposed to the St. Ronald the Magnificent who exists only in the minds of wingnuts, would be savaged as a RINO by today’s Republican party. As they rail about Obama’s “treason” over immigration, read what Reagan said when signing an executive order that did exactly the same thing Obama just did. Some excerpts:
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