Saturday, April 25, 2015

INSECURITY

Bad fixes to Social Security 

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/23/8471007/social-security-response
Why raising the Social Security retirement age really does hurt the poor the most

More: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_04/increasing_the_social_security055238.php 

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_04/rich_old_folks_and_social_secu055243.php 

Well, maybe 

https://prospect.org/article/how-progressive-policies-can-lead-democratic-majority
The new American electorate could offer a durable majority--if Democrats address economic needs with progressive policies, not centrist ones. 

The TPP fight heats up 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/04/24/obama-escalates-push-back-against-elizabeth-warren-and-other-trade-deal-critics/
Obama escalates push-back against Elizabeth Warren and other trade deal critics

More: http://politicalwire.com/2015/04/25/obama-takes-on-liberal-democrats-over-trade/ 

More on the "new normal" for drone strikes 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/world/asia/drone-strikes-reveal-uncomfortable-truth-us-is-often-unsure-about-who-will-die.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die

More: https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/04/24/the-sitting-next-to-a-baddie-american-death-authorization-has-become-the-sitting-in-a-baddie-compound/ 

Warrantless spying - what has it accomplished? 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/25/us/politics/value-of-nsa-warrantless-spying-is-doubted-in-declassified-reports.html?partner=rss&emc=rss 

Ted Cruz's priorities 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/04/24/it-doesnt-matter-that-ted-cruz-skipped-the-loretta-lynch-vote-it-matters-that-he-skipped-so-many-others/?wprss=rss_politics
Ted Cruz is getting heat for missing the Loretta Lynch vote. It matters more that he skipped so many others. 

The Comcast/Time Warner merger is dead -- and that's good 

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/24/8489173/comcast-time-warner-fail

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2015/04/comcast_time_warner_cable_merger_why_it_fell_apart.html 

Diversity hires don't always help 

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/24/we_checked_off_the_box_how_token_diversity_hires_can_actually_work_against_gender_equality/ 

More: http://www.salon.com/2015/04/24/%E2%80%9Cbeing_good_at_your_job_isn%E2%80%99t_enough%E2%80%9D_a_new_documentary_looks_at_the_history_and_future_of_women_in_tech/ 

Theocracy watch 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/24/1380030/-Mike-Huckabee-America-moving-rapidly-towards-the-criminalization-of-Christianity
Mike Huckabee: America 'moving rapidly towards the criminalization of Christianity'

More: http://politicalwire.com/2015/04/24/most-dont-want-religious-freedom-laws/
Most Don’t Want ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws 

Bonus item: Unexpected consequences of the gluten-free movement

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/24/how-the-gluten-free-movement-is-ruining-our-relationship-with-food/

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/23/8474125/the-real-side-effect-of-a-gluten-free-diet-scientific-illiteracy

 ***If you enjoy PBD and support what we are doing, you can help by forwarding a copy of this issue to your friends (using the envelope link below) or by sending them a copy of its URL: http://pbd.blogspot.com

I don’t get anything personally out of this project, except the satisfaction of doing it (I don’t run ads, etc.). The credit really all goes to the people whose material I copy and redistribute. But if I do have a “mission,” it is to get this information into the hands of as many people as I can.***

Friday, April 24, 2015

DRONING ON

The story about hostages killed by a US drone strike is disturbing. But the real story is buried inside it: our policy has shifted from targeted assassinations of specific known individuals (whatever one thinks of that) to . . .

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/23/us-drone-strike-killed-american-italian-al-qaida
Among the most startling admissions was the fact the drone strike was authorized by a senior counter-terrorism official without any specific information about who was in the immediate area, which had merely been identified as a compound frequented by al-Qaida leaders. . . .

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/04/23/botched-cia-operation-is-a-reminder-still-no-transparency-around-drones/

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2015/04/23/obama-administrations-announcement-about-us-drone-strike-shows-it-doesnt-know-who-drones-are-killing/

Is the Clinton Foundation a real problem for Hillary?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/04/disastrous-clinton-post-presidency.html

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/04/did-hillary-back-deals-due-to-foundation-money.html

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_04/the_next_wave_of_clinton_scand055225.php

More: http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/first-read-foundation-questions-continue-plague-clinton-n346821

Shut up, Mitt

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/04/romney-says-it-looks-like-hillary-was-bribed.html
Mitt Romney Claims There’s ‘Every Appearance That Hillary Was Bribed’

The Benghazi witch hunt: going nowhere fast

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/04/23/of-the-benghazi-committees-136-questions-to-clinton-8-are-directly-about-benghazi/?wprss=rss_politics
Of the Benghazi committee’s 136 questions to Clinton, 8 are directly about Benghazi

More: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-political-charade-benghazi-comes-focus

What the Repubs DON'T want to talk about in 2016

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-cat-is-really-really-out-of-the-bag

Pssst: here's the dirty little secret -- all those GOP govs running for president have ruined their states 

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/23/scott_walker_forever_tarnished_republican_governors_have_tanked_the_gop_brand/

Only three GOP candidates are viable

http://cookpolitical.com/story/8384

Loretta Lynch is finally approved as AG. What difference will it make?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/04/what-will-a-loretta-lynchled-doj-look-like.html

Our divided Congress

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/23/a-stunning-visualization-of-our-divided-congress/

Increasingly, abortion foes are rejecting even the rape exception

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/23/1379749/-Tennessee-Republican-Rape-is-often-not-verifiable-so-no-exemption-on-anti-abortion-bill

In Fox World

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/23/megyn_kelly_lashes_out_at_feminist_buttercups_who_needs_to_toughen_up/
Megyn Kelly lashes out at feminist “buttercups” who need to “toughen up” 

Bonus item: News you can use -- how to sound smart in meetings
***If you enjoy PBD and support what we are doing, you can help by forwarding a copy of this issue to your friends (using the envelope link below) or by sending them a copy of its URL: http://pbd.blogspot.com

I don’t get anything personally out of this project, except the satisfaction of doing it (I don’t run ads, etc.). The credit really all goes to the people whose material I copy and redistribute. But if I do have a “mission,” it is to get this information into the hands of as many people as I can.***

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PATRIOTS

Extending the Patriot Act

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379466/-Mitch-McConnell-maneuvers-to-extend-Patriot-Act-NSA-powers-outside-of-legislative-nbsp-process
Mitch McConnell maneuvers to extend Patriot Act, NSA powers outside of legislative process

More: http://firedoglake.com/2015/04/22/as-gop-push-patriot-act-renewal-critics-demand-end-to-mass-surveillance-provision/

Long overdue

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/obama-admin-eyes-big-changes-guantanamo-bay
Late last year, a reporter asked President Obama whether the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay will be closed by the end of 2015. He didn’t answer directly, but he committed to doing “everything I can to close it.” . . .

The absurdity of the GOP stance on Obamacare

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/04/22/tea-party-senator-accidentally-reveals-absurdity-of-gop-stance-on-obamacare/ 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379414/-Sen-Ron-Johnson-doesn-t-want-you-to-lose-your-health-insurance-until-after-he-s-nbsp-re-elected\

It's not the 1% - it's the .01%

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/04/one-percent-campaign-giving

Not news, really

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/04/immense-coincidence-gop-benghazi-probe-scheduled-finish-during-height-2016-hillar
By Immense Coincidence, GOP Benghazi Probe Scheduled to Finish Up During Height of 2016 Hillary Campaign

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379427/-House-Republicans-slow-walking-Benghazi-report-for-maximum-2016-impact

The Koch Bros. plan for 2016

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/koch-brothers-2016-election-memo-117238.html#ixzz3Y46MBq6j
The Koch brothers’ political machine is expanding into new states and recruiting new donors as it seeks to shape the Republican Party — and its presidential field — headed into 2016, according to interviews with multiple sources, as well as confidential donor briefing documents obtained by POLITICO.  The documents detail plans to beef up the network’s state-of-the-art data system, and pay hundreds of staff embedded in local communities across the country in preparation for get-out-the-vote efforts that are unprecedented from a third-party group. . . .

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379525/-Kochs-acquisition-of-the-Republican-Party-nearly-nbsp-complete

Scott Walker goes hard for the nativist vote 

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/scott-walkers-turn-against-legal-immigration-shakes-2016
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s newfound skepticism of legal immigration levels is a potential turning point in the still nascent presidential race, potentially dragging the Republican Party further to the right than Mitt Romney’s hardline immigration platform in 2012.  . . .

More: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/04/scott_walker_is_now_against_legal_immigration_the_wisconsin_governor_s_new.html 

When Ted Cruz was a college debater

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/us/politics/ted-cruz-honed-political-skills-in-princeton-debate-club.html?_r=1
Mr. Cruz honed those skills as a college debater, an experience that served as a beta version for his national campaign. It was a time when his strengths, weaknesses and occasional self-defeating ploys were all on display. . . .

"Clinton Cash" author plans to go after Jeb Bush next

http://politicalwire.com/2015/04/23/clinton-cash-author-is-targeting-bush-next/

Theocracy watch, special edition: the dreaded "secular theocracy"

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/21/rick_santorum_finds_a_new_completely_nonsensical_object_of_hate_president_obamas_secular_theocracy/

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/hump-day-quiz-what-secular-theocracy 

The misunderstood problem of obesity 

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/23/americas_obesity_misinformation_epidemic_whats_really_making_us_overweight_partner/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/22/youll-never-guess-the-worlds-fattest-country-and-no-its-not-the-u-s/

Bonus item: Obama's facial expressions

***If you enjoy PBD and support what we are doing, you can help by forwarding a copy of this issue to your friends (using the envelope link below) or by sending them a copy of its URL: http://pbd.blogspot.com

I don’t get anything personally out of this project, except the satisfaction of doing it (I don’t run ads, etc.). The credit really all goes to the people whose material I copy and redistribute. But if I do have a “mission,” it is to get this information into the hands of as many people as I can.***

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOUGHT AND PAID FOR

When candidates let PACs run their campaigns

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/04/21/the-robots-are-here-jeb-bush-and-the-first-super-pac-run-campaign/?wprss=rss_politics

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/21/1379212/-Jeb-considers-outsourcing-significant-campaign-responsibilities-to-super-PAC

We're watching a generational war take place in the GOP: McCain and Graham against Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/21/1379226/-McCain-and-Graham-blast-candidate-Rand-Paul-who-blasts-them-right-back
McCain and Graham blast candidate Rand Paul, who blasts them right back

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/04/21/rand-paul-gop-hawks-are-lap-dogs-for-obama/?wprss=rss_politics
Rand Paul: GOP hawks are ‘lap dogs’ for Obama

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/21/1379220/-John-McCain-openly-mocks-presidential-candidate-Ted-Cruz
John McCain openly mocks presidential candidate Ted Cruz

http://politicalwire.com/2015/04/21/mccain-denies-cruz-claims/
McCain Denies Cruz Claims

More: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_04/mccain_and_graham_as_obamas_la055193.php

The upside-down pyramid

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/21/1379239/-Bill-O-Reilly-outraged-at-how-America-s-poor-people-are-soaking-the-rich
Bill O'Reilly outraged at how America's poor people are soaking the rich

"Clinton Cash" -- the convenient convergence of interests between the mainstream and fringe press (thanks to LW for the link)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2015/04/21/rachel-maddow-explores-clinton-cash-books-connection-to-new-york-times-washington-post/

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/21/inside_the_rights_new_clinton_cash_obsession_the_sketchy_new_hillary_expose_that_hooked_the_new_york_times/

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-villages-garden-path-is-littered.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/04/21/getting-back-to-basic-facts-in-the-next-hillary-scandal/

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/21/1379052/-Author-of-new-anti-Clinton-book-has-a-long-record-of-errors-and-falsehoods
Author of new anti-Clinton book has a long record of errors and falsehoods

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/21/clinton-campaign-book_n_7109952.html
Clinton Campaign Gears Up To Crush Another Book

Hillary has a long way to go in reassuring progressives

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/22/left-to-hillary-you-re-a-phony.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/04/21/is-hillary-a-populist-of-convenience/

A strange pair of headlines: one woman gets a job, one loses a job

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/21/1379199/-Senate-has-deal-on-sex-trafficking-bill-to-get-to-Loretta-Lynch-nomination
Senate has deal on sex trafficking bill to get to Loretta Lynch nomination

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/04/dea-chief-to-retire-after-sex-party-scandal.html
DEA Chief to Retire After Sex-Party Scandal

Don't ask, don't tell

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/21/why-women-are-afraid-to-tell-employers-theyre-pregnant/
Why women are afraid to tell employers they’re pregnant

Giving rapists "parental rights"

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-rapists-parental-rights-really.html

Ah, still crazy after all these years

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/michele-bachmann-obama-end-times-iran
Michele Bachmann: Thanks Obama For Bringing On The Apocalypse

Theocracy watch

https://prospect.org/article/how-decline-southern-white-evangelicals-fuels-passage-religious-freedom-laws
How the Decline of Southern White Evangelicals Fuels the Passage of 'Religious Freedom' Laws 

More: http://www.salon.com/2015/04/21/fox_host_terror_recruitment_would_end_if_we_had_a_more_robust_manly_version_of_christianity/
Fox Host: To stop terror recruitment, we need a more “robust, manly” version of Christianity


***If you enjoy PBD and support what we are doing, you can help by forwarding a copy of this issue to your friends (using the envelope link below) or by sending them a copy of its URL: http://pbd.blogspot.com

I don’t get anything personally out of this project, except the satisfaction of doing it (I don’t run ads, etc.). The credit really all goes to the people whose material I copy and redistribute. But if I do have a “mission,” it is to get this information into the hands of as many people as I can.***

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MONEY TALKS

Is it possible to buy a presidency? The Koch Brothers aim to find out

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/koch-brothers-like-scott-walker
Koch Brothers Say 2016 GOP Nominee Should Be Scott Walker

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/koch-anoint-scott-walker-chosen-one-2016

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/20/8459111/koch-brothers-scott-walker 

Why Walker can't win

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/20/scott_walker_is_the_absolute_worst_beneath_his_everyman_facade_a_grossly_incompetent_administration/
Scott Walker is the absolute worst: Beneath his “Everyman” facade, a grossly incompetent administration
 
The rest of the GOP field

Never: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/oh-rick-honey-you-re-mess
Oh Rick, Honey, You’re A Mess

Never: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/rand-paul-nastiest-candidate-them-all
Rand Paul: The Nastiest Candidate Of Them All

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/20/8457067/Rand-Paul-truth-stretching
How Rand Paul is turning off Republicans by stretching the truth

Never: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/04/chris-christies-approval-rating-hits-record-low.html
Chris Christie’s Approval Rating Hits Record Low

Never: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mccain-cruz-gun-hearings
McCain Mocks Ted Cruz Claim About Hearings On Guns On Military Bases

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_04/cruzs_rickety_electability_arg055174.php
Cruz’s Rickety Electability Argument

Not likely: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/can-rubio-get-away-saying-spanish-hell 
Can Rubio Get Away With Saying (In Spanish!) That He'll Retain DACA As President (Even Temporarily)? 

Not likely: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/21/huckabee-is-ted-cruz-s-nightmare.html
Huckabee Is Ted Cruz’s Nightmare

For now the GOP field only wants to talk about how terrible Hillary is: but eventually they are going to have to start taking about each other. Then the fun starts!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/21/the-gop-primary-will-be-bloody-as-hell.html

What are we supposed to make of Obama's trade deal?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/04/20/will-massive-trans-pacific-trade-deal-hurt-american-workers-labor-secretary-thomas-perez-pushes-back/
Will massive Trans Pacific trade deal hurt American workers? Labor Secretary Thomas Perez pushes back

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/20/8445991/afl-cio-tpp-obama-trumka
AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka explains why labor unions hate Obama’s trade deal

https://prospect.org/article/obamas-trade-agreements-are-gift-corporations
Obama's Trade Agreements Are a Gift to Corporations

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/20/this-may-be-the-best-liberal-case-for-giving-the-president-the-authority-to-strike-a-trade-deal/
Ron Wyden’s case for giving Obama the authority to strike a trade deal

 http://www.salon.com/2015/04/21/obamas_deal_with_the_devil_the_dangerous_treaty_that_has_him_teaming_with_the_gop/
Obama’s deal with the devil: The dangerous treaty that has him teaming with the GOP 

Hey!

http://wonkwire.com/2015/04/21/obamacare-is-finally-popular/
Obamacare is Finally Popular  

The three laws of social science

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/20/8455399/three-laws-social-science
1. Sometimes it's this way, and sometimes it's that way.
2. The data are insufficient.
3. The methodology is flawed. 

Theocracy watch

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/21/10_egregious_myths_the_religious_perpetuate_about_atheists_debunked_partner/
10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked  

Bonus item: Jon Stewart's last Daily Show - August 6

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/21/8460701/jon-stewart-last-daily-show

***If you enjoy PBD and support what we are doing, you can help by forwarding a copy of this issue to your friends (using the envelope link below) or by sending them a copy of its URL: http://pbd.blogspot.com

I don’t get anything personally out of this project, except the satisfaction of doing it (I don’t run ads, etc.). The credit really all goes to the people whose material I copy and redistribute. But if I do have a “mission,” it is to get this information into the hands of as many people as I can.***

Monday, April 20, 2015

CLINTON CASH

Trouble for Hillary?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/us/politics/new-book-clinton-cash-questions-foreign-donations-to-foundation.html

More: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/04/new-book-said-to-detail-shady-clinton-donations.html

David Letterman revisions Hillary's campaign announcement as a Scientology ad

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/04/20/david-letterman-made-hillary-clintons-campaign-announcement-video-into-a-scientology-ad/?wprss=rss_politics

One reason to support a Democrat in 2016

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/19/1377580/-The-2016-election-is-not-about-the-presidency-It-is-about-the-Supreme-Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 82 
Antonin Scalia, 79 
Anthony Kennedy, 78 
Stephen Breyer, 76 
Clarence Thomas, 66 
Samuel Alito, 65 
John Roberts, 60 
Sonia Sotomayor, 60 
Elena Kagan, 54

When will we stop calling it "Obamacare"?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/19/1378149/-We-won-t-be-calling-it-Obamacare-in-2045-How-about-Americare
How about 'Americare'?

The media won't say it at this early stage, but the GOP field for president is obviously pretty fringey, and pretty weak

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/19/1377446/-If-the-2016-GOP-presidential-field-is-so-deep-why-is-Donald-Trump-beating-so-many-of-their-stars
If the 2016 GOP presidential field is so deep, why is Donald Trump beating so many of their 'stars'?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/19/the-gop-clown-show-s-alternate-reality-in-new-hampshire.html
The GOP Clown Show’s Alternate Reality in New Hampshire

The state-level trend

http://politicalwire.com/2015/04/19/republican-states-are-getting-more-partisan/
Republican States Are Getting More Partisan 

Theocracy watch

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/19/christian_america_is_an_invention_big_business_right_wing_politics_and_the_religious_lie_that_still_divides_us/
Christian America is an invention


Bonus item: More presidential campaign logos!

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/open-thread-chipotle-ghazi-drops-mic

***If you enjoy PBD and support what we are doing, you can help by forwarding a copy of this issue to your friends (using the envelope link below) or by sending them a copy of its URL: http://pbd.blogspot.com

I don’t get anything personally out of this project, except the satisfaction of doing it (I don’t run ads, etc.). The credit really all goes to the people whose material I copy and redistribute. But if I do have a “mission,” it is to get this information into the hands of as many people as I can.***

Sunday, April 19, 2015

THE WORKING CLASS

A hard time for the working man and woman 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/18/1378295/-This-week-in-the-war-on-workers-Union-membership-falls-The-middle-class-falls-Not-a-coincidence
Union membership falls. The middle class falls. Not a coincidence.

More: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_04/the_jobs_of_the_future_wont_he055144.php
The “Jobs of the Future” Won’t Help the 42% of Americans Making Under $15/Hour 

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2015/04/declining-desire-to-work-and-downward-trends-in-unemployment-and-participation.html
Declining Desire to Work and Downward Trends in Unemployment and Participation 

Iran: a force to be reckoned with 

http://firedoglake.com/2015/04/18/the-iranian-ascendancy/ 

Theocracy watch 

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/19/marco_rubios_deranged_religion_ted_cruzs_bizarre_faith_our_would_be_presidents_are_god_fearing_clowns/
Marco Rubio’s deranged religion, Ted Cruz’s bizarre faith: Our would-be presidents are God-fearing clowns 

The only thing Republicans can agree about -- they hate Hillary 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/us/gop-hopefuls-in-new-hampshire-attack-clinton-more-than-one-another.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-contenders-audition-their-attack-lines-on-clinton/2015/04/18/760529b4-e602-11e4-81ea-0649268f729e_story.html?wprss=rss_politics 

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/rand-paul-focuses-his-campaign-bashing 

Really? REALLY?? 

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/19/as_jeb_bush_sputters_look_out_for_mitt_romney_return_carvilledrudgewapo_report/
As Jeb Bush sputters, look out for Mitt Romney return 

Who are the millennials? 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/18/millennials-are-not-who-you-think-they-are/ 

The Sunday talk show line-ups 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/19/1378464/-Sunday-Talk-Small-fish-in-a-big-pond
NBC Meet the Press: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R); Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D); Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT); Roundtable: Former White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt, Helene Cooper (New York Times) and Kathleen Parker (Washington Post).

CBS Face the Nation: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D); Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Roundtable: Dana Milbank (Washington Post), David Catanese (US News & World Report), April Ryan (American Urban Radio Networks), John Dickerson (CBS News) and Nancy Cordes (CBS News).

ABC This Week: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX); Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO); Roundtable: Cokie Roberts (ABC News), Republican Strategist Matthew Dowd, Republican Strategist Ana Navarro and LZ Granderson (ESPN).

CNN State of the Union: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD); Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA); Ali Rezaian.

Bonus item: Jon Stewart on Fox World

 http://www.salon.com/2015/04/18/jon_stewart_unloads_on_fox_news_in_exclusive_watching_these_channels_all_day_is_incredibly_depressing_i_live_in_a_constant_state_of_depression/

***If you enjoy PBD and support what we are doing, you can help by forwarding a copy of this issue to your friends (using the envelope link below) or by sending them a copy of its URL: http://pbd.blogspot.com

I don’t get anything personally out of this project, except the satisfaction of doing it (I don’t run ads, etc.). The credit really all goes to the people whose material I copy and redistribute. But if I do have a “mission,” it is to get this information into the hands of as many people as I can.***