Republican Odds For Taking Over the Senate Drop 10 Points in Two Weeks

By September 18, 2014

According to Nate Silver’s latest forecast, the Republicans chances for taking control of the Senate dropped more than ten points from 64 percent to 53.8 percent.


PINTERESTING NEWS: The Daily Banter Is On Pinterest!

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Time to show those Pinterest soccer moms what’s up.

Is Spanking Your Children Sexual Assault?

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It’s a provocative question, but it’s one that needs to be addressed.

MEMBERS ONLY: A Decade Later, Republicans Still Don’t Understand Iraq

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Republicans have something to gain from recasting the gruesome waste of blood and treasure the U.S. poured into Iraq as a success story that President Obama ruined.

An American Was Arrested For Trying To Support ISIS, But That’s Only the Half Of It

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There’s a part of this story that isn’t getting the same sort of attention that Elfgeeh’s attempt to aid fake terrorists,

People Saying “I Hate U2″ in Response To Free Album Isn’t as Much Fun as Kids Saying “Who Is U2?”

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Even if you don’t much like Songs of Innocence, there’s at least one good thing that can come out of all this: the chance it gives us to laugh at largely illiterate kids who are just losing their fucking minds because they have no idea who U2 even is and certainly don’t want them anywhere near their iPhones.

Green Lantern Liberalism

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Over the last few years a simplistic brand of Washington groupthink has been termed the “Green Lantern Theory” of presidential power. It is best embodied by simple-minded pundits like National Journal‘s Ron Fournier and the other permanent residents of the Morning Joe roundtable, who think that if Obama just did — something — he could… Read More

MEMEBERS ONLY: The Most Interesting Man In The White House Press World

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If you want to get to know the Most Interesting Man in the White House Press World, then we have just the thing for you, my thirsty friends: the fascinating life and times of Les Kinsolving, as told through never-before-seen interview footage.

The Media Should’ve Known Better Than To Just Run with the Story Told by Danièle Watts and Brian Lucas

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Even before holes started being shot clean through Watts and Lucas’s story, much of the press was simply going with it like it was part of an official press release. This happened even though there were always problems with it.

Bobby Jindal Accuses Obama Energy Team of Being ‘Science Deniers’

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Karl Rove couldn’t have come up with a better I-Know-You-Are-But-What-Am-I zinger.

Why the U.S. Absolutely Cannot Put Boots On the Ground To Fight ISIS

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Sending U.S. soldiers into the heart of the Middle East right now would be the best recruitment tool imaginable for jihadists.

ISIS Releases “Flames Of War” Movie Trailer, Turns Our American Weapons Against Us

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This trailer for a nonexistent film called Flames Of War is apparently a coming attraction for “the fighting,” which the trailer promises has “just begun.”

Here’s the Entire “Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities” To Make Your Day

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Telling you about the Satanic Temple’s latest “screw you” to conservative Christians who violate the separation of church and state isn’t as much fun as showing it to you.

How Badly Are You Allowed To Injure a Woman When You Hit Her?

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The question sounds absurd, but apparently some people are prepared to accept the premise and answer it.

MEMBERS ONLY: The Government’s ISIS Talk Is Already a Political Train Wreck

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The U.S. government’s ISIS strategy is like quantum mechanics. If you think you understand it, you actually don’t understand it.

Rand Paul Promises to Repeal All Executive Orders… Ever

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He hates executive orders so much that he would get rid of all executive orders by decree of an executive order.

By Not Vaccinating, Wealthy SoCal Parents May Be Putting Kids in Danger (Including Mine)

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An investigation done by The Hollywood Reporter shows that some of the wealthiest areas of Los Angeles have some of the lowest vaccination rates. So low that they rival South Sudan. It’s helping lead to an epidemic of new whooping cough cases — and now that my daughter lives in Southern California, it’s exactly the kind of thing I worry about.

Fox News Channel’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck Connects NFL Scandals to Benghazi

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No, we didn’t make this up. She really did it.

Satanism Is Coming To Florida Schools Because Christian Zealots are Dumb

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With the door having been swung wide open by Christians intent on pushing their agenda within the neutral zone of public school, the professional provocateurs of the Satanic Temple in New York City have stepped in to take advantage of their comical short-sightedness.