- Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Facepalm:
- What you missed on Sunday Kos …
- Sunday’s comic was Once upon a time …, by Matt Wuerker
- Daily Kos Radio: Kagro in the morning, by Armando
- Tom Harkin’s Rebuild America Act echoes New Deal legislation, by Meteor Blades
- The California ‘top two’ open primary format: A postmortem, by Steve Singiser
- Mitt Romney, going the full-Breitbart, by Dante Atkins
- Climate denial: The GOP war on science should be the Democrats’ greatest political weapon, by Laurence Lewis
- Union basics the media often gets wrong—and ways right-wing messaging sneaks into labor coverage, by Laura Clawson
- Fighting for reproductive justice, by Denise Oliver Velez
The United States offers millions for information leading to the capture of the world’s most wanted terrorists.
A Somali militant group has purportedly countered with an offer of camels for U.S. officials.
Al-Shabaab has placed a bounty of 10 camels for President Barack Obama and two camels for information on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
- And in non-camel Hillary news … bipartisanship lives:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will host an engagement party for Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Maine Republican, a source tells BuzzFeed.
The expected guests include the women of the Senate — an unusually friendly, bipartisan sisterhood — and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the source said.
- Robin Roberts has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome:
Today, I want to let you know that I’ve been diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome. It’s a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia.
My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this — and I know it’s true.
And this news presents an opportunity to remind everyone to register at the National Marrow Donor Program.
- Which is worse? Have a bigot for a mom or being outed by her campaign?
The son of a Republican Colorado lawmaker was outed by his mother’s campaign manager, reports The Denver Post.
Campaign manager Lana Fore-Warkocz recently distributed an email that praised her boss, state Rep. Marsha Looper, for voting against a proposed civil unions bill despite having a gay son.
“God is truly to be praised for Marsha Looper because she also has a homosexual son,” the e-mail reads, shouting “Praise God!” that Looper had amended the bill to protect religious liberties.
- Fifty years ago today:
Fifty years ago, on the night of June 11, 1962, the three convicts were locked down as usual. Guards walking the tier outside their cells saw them at 9:30 and checked on them periodically all night, looking in at the sleeping faces, hearing nothing strange. But by morning, the inmates had vanished, Houdini-like.
Guards found pillows under the bedclothes and lifelike papier-mâché heads with real hair and closed, painted eyes. Federal agents, state and local police officers, Coast Guard boats and military helicopters joined the largest manhunt since the Lindbergh baby kidnapping in 1932, scouring the prison complex on Alcatraz Island, the expanse of San Francisco Bay and the surrounding landscape of Northern California.
A crude raft made of rubber raincoats was found on a nearby island. But the fugitives were never seen again.
- A “massively detailed computer representation of the entire brain” has begun.
British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office confirmed Monday that he accidentally left his 8-year-old daughter Nancy in a country pub after a family Sunday lunch.
- Always remember, if it seems too good to be true …
The email that landed in a Los Angeles college student’s inbox this spring was the stuff of male fantasies. A fashion model had seen his profile on a dating site and wanted to meet. [...]
But when she flaked out every time they were scheduled to meet, Vides grew suspicious. When she asked for money, he started investigating. He uncovered evidence that his phone paramour was actually a man in Fort Wayne, Ind., named Justin Adam Brown.
Midday open thread
Posted by admin on June 11th, 2012
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