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Sen. Warren on Republicans’ Shutdown Threats

Note: these remarks were prepared last weekend, just prior to the actual shutdown October 1st. I come to the floor today in a state of disbelief. With millions of people out of work, with an economic recovery still far too … Continue reading

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Carl Sciortino “Father’s Son”

Now this political ad is absolutely awesome. The auto caption comes out okay in it, too. Wish we saw more creative ads like this… (Note that Sciortino is one of several openly gay state representatives in Massachussets.)

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NSA Blurred Lines

Lyrics Everybody log in Everybody log on N S A N S A N S A [Verse 1: Robin Thicke] If I can’t hear what you’re trying to say If we can’t read from your Facebook page Maybe you have … Continue reading

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Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

Well worth the 19 minutes to watch. Subtitled in a variety of languages. Tweet

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NASA’s Floats in Presidential Inaugural Parade

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filibuster antics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday, apparently with the intent of showing that even Democrats would not support such a bill. Continue reading

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The Redistricting Song

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Rachel Maddow’s post election show

To see this with subtitles, you’re going to have to go to the source, until I figure out how to force them here 😛 Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Tweet

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wrong notes!

[Audio: English; Captions: auto/OK; Transcript: below] Pretty cool. Watch or read the whole way through! Good evening, my name is the Rev. Dr. Phil Snider. I was born and raised in Springfield Missouri and I stand before you this evening … Continue reading

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rachel maddow on real problems needing real solutions

She socks it way out of the park: [Audio: English; Captions: autotranscription, decent; Transcript: below] Let me reiterate the most important part of what she said: ..[T]he idea is supposed to be that the two sides both come up with … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Plan to Get People to Vote

[Audio: English; Captions: none; Transcript: below] JK: What if we forget — what if I forget to vote? MO: If you forget to vote? JK: Yeah. MO: Well I have a plan for that, Jimmy. JK: You do? MO: Yes, … Continue reading

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video version of obama speech

[Audio: English; Captions: English; Subtitles: English, partial] Illustrated animated video of one of Barack Obama’s speeches. Very well done! Tweet

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President Obama in Fairfax, Virginia: “Romnesia”

[Audio: English; Captions: None; Transcript: below] I’m not always posting videos over the weekend, but I liked this one… Transcript, courtesy of KOS: But now that we’re 18 days out from the election, Mr. “Severely Conservative” wants you to think … Continue reading

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fighting for people with disabilities

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the parallax view montage

[Audio: music] For more information, read this. What we experience in Parallax is a short film constructed of still images and printed text titles, cut to music in a montage style not unlike experimental films of the 1960s. Together with … Continue reading

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