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  1. rikyrah says:

    Ametia, SG2-
    Maddow’s opening segment was blistering.

  2. Ametia says:

    LOL A classic

  3. rikyrah says:

    OWN Orders Another Tyler Perry Scripted Series, Sets Lindsay Lohan Reality Series Premiere For March 9
    By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 8:40am PST

    OWN also said today that Deion’s Family Playbook, which follows the family life of former NFL star Deion Sanders, will premiere March 1 at 10 PM, and Love In The City, about four friends living in New York, will debut April 12 at 10 PM. Here is the network’s descriptions of the new shows:

    “Single Moms Club”

    1-hour Drama Series Premieres Fall 2014
    Brought together by an incident at their children’s school, a group of single mothers from different walks of life bond and create a support group that helps them find comedy in the obstacles of life, and inner strength to overcome their personal challenges. Tyler Perry’s “Single Moms Club” is written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry and is produced by Tyler Perry Studios.

    “Lindsay”
    Premiering Sunday, March 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    The highly anticipated OWN documentary series “Lindsay,” directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Amy Rice (“By The People: The Election of Barack Obama” ), follows movie star and media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis. Lindsay is one of the most talented young actresses of her generation, boasting an impressive list of credits (“The Parent Trap,” “Mean Girls,” “A Prairie Home Companion” ). Having had her career and personal life sidelined by her public struggles, Lindsay is strikingly candid about her life and is more determined than ever to get back on her feet. In this honest, no-holds-barred account, viewers will see an intimate, unflinching look into the life of one of the world’s most sought-after celebrities. Cameras follow Lindsay as she returns to New York, reunites with friends and family, and attempts to build a new life. As she works to stay on track amid the demands (and pitfalls) of fame, she opens up as never before, discussing everything from her emotional recovery process to her exhausting run-ins with the paparazzi. The series is produced with OWN by Pilgrim Studios and is executive produced by Craig Piligian, Nicholas Caprio and Johnny Gould. Amy Rice, Ralph Wikke and Mitch Rosa are co-executive producers.

    “Deion’s Family Playbook”
    Premiering Saturday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    “Deion’s Family Playbook” is the fun-filled and compelling real-life story of Deion Sanders, the only pro athlete to ever play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. Few people know that Deion, best known as “Prime Time,” is a single father raising five kids of his own, while also helping to raise four other children who live with him, including the twins whom his mother cares for, his niece and nephew and a student in need whom he recently took into his home. Additionally, Deion is co-founder and football coach of Prime Prep Academy, a charter school that aims to make a lasting impact on the lives of children in underserved areas. With so much on his plate both at school and at home, Deion strives to keep all facets of his complicated, crazy and chaotic life in balance and under control. Help is on the way every other week when his girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, a Hollywood producer who has two sons of her own, comes to visit. The series is produced by Edmonds Entertainment, Prime Time Media Ventures and Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. Executive producers are Eli Frankel, Tracey E. Edmonds and Deion Sanders. Co-Executive Producer is Rob Cornick.

    “Love in the City”
    Premiering Saturday, April 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany have known each other for more than ten years, and are constant sources of inspiration, support, competition and companionship to one another. Kiyah, an ambitious and successful celebrity hair stylist, is the link who brought the four friends together, and New York City’s legendary Harlem neighborhood is where the quartet come together on a regular basis … over drinks, lunches, dinners, you name it. Two are married, two are single, and all are strong and fiercely independent women who believe in living out their dreams and not letting anyone or anything get in their way. Through the group’s adventures, misadventures, romances, successes and life-altering struggles, they may not always see eye-to-eye, but when push comes to shove, they are there for each other with solid and unwavering support as they each face their own unique challenges and triumphs. The series is produced by CORE Media Group. D’Angela Proctor, Jen O’Connell, Rob Lee and Lenid Rolov are executive producers; Paulina Williams and Glenn Stickley are co-executive producers.

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/own-orders-another-tyler-perry-scripted-series-sets-lindsay-lohan-reality-series-premiere/

  4. rikyrah says:

    Sleepy Hollow’: Jenny is going to freak. you. out. — EXCLUSIVE CLIP
    By
    Mandi Bierly
    on Jan 8, 2014 at 8:16PM

    Wake up, Sleepyheads! The wait for a new episode of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow
    is almost over! The show is back Jan. 13 with “The Vessel,” which sets
    things in motion for the two-hour Jan. 20 season 1 finale. “This episode
    will bring a lot of things together,” Orlando Jones promises of the
    return. “And the best part is, everybody’s wrong: Nobody knows where
    it’s going. And it’s right in front of you. And you missed it. It’s
    literally there, and you’re all guessing wrong. I love it.”

    Here’s
    what we can safely say after watching the exclusive clip below: The
    part of the Jan. 13 episode synopsis that says “a frightening chapter of
    Jenny’s past is revealed” does not lie. Someone hold Abbie us. (We nominate Ichabod.)

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/08/sleepy-hollow-jenny-is-going-to-freak-you-out-exclusive-clip/

  5. Haley’s report card. All “A’s” again. Yay!

    Haley she did it again All A's

  6. rikyrah says:

    Woman goes to the gym for 100 days and makes this timelapse video.

    http://www.wimp.com/womangym/

  7. rikyrah says:

    Amiri Baraka, former N.J. poet laureate and prolific author, dead at 79
    By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger on January 09, 2014 at 3:14 PM, updated January 09, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    NEWARK — Amiri Baraka, the longtime activist and former poet laureate of New Jersey died today, a family member confirmed. He was 79 years old.

    Baraka was placed in intensive care at Beth Israel Medical Center last
    month for an unknown reason, but a spokesman for his son’s mayoral
    campaign said his condition was improving late in December.

    Baraka had long struggled with diabetes, but it was not immediately clear what the cause of death was.

    http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/01/hold_hold_hold_amiri_baraka_former_nj_poet_laureate_and_prolific_author_dead_at_79.html#incart_river_default

  8. rikyrah says:

    Spinoff ‘Unsung Hollywood’ Lineup Includes Pam Grier, Robin Harris, Flip Wilson, ‘Cooley High,’ ‘Bill Duke’
    by Tambay A. Obenson January 9, 2014 3:50 PM

    …Unsung Hollywood episodes include:

    · WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 10 PM/ET – Pam Grier

    · WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 10PM/ET – Robin Harris

    · WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 10PM/ET – What’s Happening!!

    · WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 10PM/ET – Dick Gregory

    · WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 10PM/ET – Flip Wilson

    · WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 10PM/ET – Cooley High

    · WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 10PM/ET – Bill Duke

    · WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 10PM/ET – The Harlem Globetrotters

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/spinoff-unsung-hollywood-lineup-includes-pam-grier-robin-harris-flip-wilson-cooley-high-bill-duke

  9. Chris Christie–> I’m sad. So sad. Look how sad I am. I was lied to and it makes me sad. I haven’t gotten angry yet. Just sad. #bridgegate

    Sad

  10. *************
    Go have a seat, Chris Christie. You’re only fooling yourself.

  11. Ametia, I’m loving listening to “Do You Know The Way To San Jose”.

  12. Christie asked Cuomo to back off investigating Fort Lee. In mid-December.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/09/1268413/-Andrew-Cuomo-needs-to-put-the-last-nail-in-Christie-s-coffin#

    In what seems like ages ago in the Chris Christie Gina Close-a-your-bridgeda scandal saga, the WSJ reported something that looked exceptionally fishy at the time; that Christie had talked with Andrew Cuomo and asked him to get Patrick Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to back off investigating the Fort Lee bridge closure.

    Mr. Christie, a Republican, complained in a private phone call to Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, that Patrick Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was pressing too hard to get to the bottom of why the number of toll lanes onto the bridge from Fort Lee, N.J. was cut from three to one in early September, according to this person. The lane closures occurred without notice to local authorities, officials have said, and snarled traffic for a week in the small borough on the Hudson River bluffs.
    According to the WSJ story, that phone call was the week of December 12.
    Yeah. Kind of makes Christies little press “performance piece” this morning look like the firehose of lies that it actually was.

    Among the mounting stream of evidence that shows Christie knew damn well what was going on, this one would seem to be the final nail in the coffin.

    And it’s very easily proven … if Governor Cuomo has the backbone to be a proper partisan and put his boot on Christie’s neck.

    He doesn’t have to do it personally. Heck, the WSJ would be HAPPY to report the facts if they just got the nod … they’re the ones with the connections to “a person familiar with the matter,” which by the sound of it has to be someone in Cuomo’s office anyway.

    Ball is in your court, Andy. End Christie’s political career.
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  13. rikyrah says:

    What #bridgegate tells us about the GOP
    By Liberal Librarian

    I know we’ve all had a laugh at New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s fall from grace. Documents have come to light that his top aides were involved in closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as political payback for the mayor of Fort Lee not giving Christie his endorsement for re-election. And his marathon news conference today, even though being massaged by the feckless national punditry, was a farce of gigantic proportions.

    But there’s something serious underlying the Christie debacle.

    In a fit of vindictiveness, he either ordered an act which would perforce put lives at risk, or, like Henry II, mumbled “Will no one rid me of this turbulent mayor”, and loyal aides knowing his bent acted upon his ambiguous wishes. Either way, Christie does not come off well.

    His press conference was a master class in GOP damage control. He spent the majority of the conference in casting himself as the victim. Another chunk he spent in excoriating his mendacious staff for lying to him. (Note, he was angry for them “lying” to him, not for their actions.) He spared almost no thought for the very real danger in which he put the people he was elected to serve.

    That speaks to the core of the modern Republican Party. It really has no concern for regular people. They’re merely voters to be conned into supporting the party. Once electoral success is achieved, they can be dispensed with as so many pawns on chessboard. The GOP playbook when caught in malfeasance is to cast about for blame, play the victim, and ignore the real damage done. We see this in the fight over unemployment insurance. Anyone with a soul would realize that there people who are still feeling the aftershocks of the Great Recession, and that help is still needed. But those people are so much chaff for a wider political agenda, which is to destroy the last vestiges of the Great Society, which the modern GOP hates with a visceral hatred.

    Christie is merely the grandest expression of a deeply seeded Republican pathology. Republicans love their country; they just happen to hate most of the people who inhabit it. People are merely means to an end, and that end is power. The powerful to whom they’re handmaidens have no concern for ordinary people, and that mindset informs their political minions. One could say that their worldview boils down to “The beatings will continue until morale improves”; however, they don’t care about morale, they just employ the beatings to maintain control.

    So, as we chuckle and chortle at Chris Christie, remember that the clown masks a deadly serious persona. The bullying, the misanthropy, and the lack of empathy are not bugs; they’re a well-designed feature.

    http://theobamadiary.com/2014/01/09/what-bridgegate-tells-us-about-the-gop/

    • Ametia says:

      Naturally the WaPo has an entirely different SPIN ON Christie’s performance, but they did paint him as the VICTIM with that “THEY LIED TO ME” BullSHIT.

      Post Partisan: It’s the lies that hurt the most

      Chris Christie does a good grovel. He apologized and apologized, admitted responsibility — the usual buck stops with him stuff. It was, all in all, a terrific performance, apparently heartfelt and convincing but where the New Jersey governor was most persuasive is where he noted where he had gone wrong: Somehow his staffers thought they could lie to him.
      Read full article >>

      http://link.email.washingtonpost.com/r/NQU5FR/B55R69/675PED/9ZMJI82/R384D8/28/h

  14. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
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    Pres. Obama on glitches: Buck stops with me. I will fix this. This is my responsibility

    Christie: I’m the victim. Not my fault. Heartbroken

    10:45 AM – 9 Jan 2014

  15. Snoop Dogg chopping it up with President Obama in the White House.

    Snoop Dog and the President

  16. What’s more frightening than Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from the presidency? An egomaniac with mafia style politics & an axe to grind.

  17. Ametia says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsAdJz_ZKRA

    Christie does his best “Elephant Man” impression

  18. rikyrah says:

    john miller @deaconmill
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    Christie loses either way. Either he is lying has butt off and did know or he is incompetent at picking staff. Both disqualify him.

    10:23 AM – 9 Jan 2014

  19. rikyrah says:

    Chris Christie’s problem is that he’s really, truly a bully
    By Ezra Klein
    January 8 at 3:06 pm

    The release of e-mails suggesting that Gov. Chris Christie’s top aides choked off transportation to a small town as political retribution against the town’s mayor are a huge deal. I wouldn’t go so far as Jonathan Chait, who says “they will probably destroy Christie’s chances in 2016.” But they make it much likelier that something will emerge to destroy Christie’s chances in 2016.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/08/chris-christies-problem-is-that-hes-really-truly-a-bully/

  20. rikyrah says:

    Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 05:02 AM PST.
    Kornacki & Maddow: Christie was trying to run out clock on Assembly subpoena power.
    by hungrycoyote

    Last night Rachel Maddow dedicated her entire show to the New Jersey Bridge scandal, and who could blame her? When other cable news outlets scarcely mentioned it, Rachel Maddow has covered this story numerous times over the last several months. Below the orange squiggly, I have embedded the video for each segment of last night’s show, except the final one which is just below.

    All the cable news channels had been covering the scandal all day long when the 22 pages of documents were released that linked the scandal to the office of Governor Chris Christie now that there was definitive proof that a member of Christie’s staff gave the order to close three lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

    It was seven hours after the release of the documents that Chris Christie put out a statement. My reaction was, “It’s been hours since the emails broke … this all he could come up with?” Since Chris Christie wasn’t appearing before cameras yesterday, the news stations kept playing clips of previous comments he made about the brewing scandal and how there was nothing to see here. I saw clips of him saying that he had interviewed everybody on his staff, and knew every thing there was to know about the closing of the lanes, and this was what he decided to go with?

    ………………………………………….

    RM: See, let me just ask you. What do you think is the most important revelation from today, and how much bigger is this story today than it was yesterday?

    SK: I mean the biggest single revelation, obviously, is that this extends into the Governor’s office; that you have emails with the Deputy Chief of Staff, so you can’t just say this was two sort of rogue people at the Port Authority. This is now in the Governor’s office. And the reason that’s so significant besides just the PR value is there is an issue of timing here that has to do with the subpoena power of the State Assembly in New Jersey which is due to expire next Tuesday.

    RM: Yeah …

    SK … because the legislative session is due to expire next Tuesday; and for a variety of very complicated sort of only in New Jersey reasons, there was reason to believe until really today that that subpoena power by the incoming Assembly Speaker might not be extended.

    RM: Which might end the investigation?

    SK: Exactly. And I believe that’s what the Christie people were kind of hoping for … that that would sort of be the end of it because the incoming Speaker is a Democrat, but one of the stories about New Jersey politics that you always have to keep in mind is that Christie, at least until now, has had an alliance with some major Democratic power brokers in the state. And this incoming Speaker is the product of that alliance. So there was reason to believe before today that that incoming Speaker might say, I’m not going to extend this. Now he has no choice.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/09/1268299/-Kornacki-Maddow-Christie-was-trying-to-run-out-clock-on-Assembly-subpoena-power#

  21. Here we go…Chris Christie’s speaking.

  22. Staffer’s head rolls as Christie looks to save neck over Bridgegate.

    http://nypost.com/2014/01/09/staffers-head-rolls-as-christie-looks-to-save-neck-over-bridgegate/

    Heads are rolling over Bridgegate.

    Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday fired the top aide who brazenly plotted the crippling lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, multiple sources told The Post.

    He also forced his two-time campaign manager – who was aware of the vengeful scheme and later played a role in the damage control effort – to take his name out of the running to lead New Jersey’s Republican party.

    Bridget Anne Kelly, 41, the deputy chief of staff who sent an email to longtime Christie crony and then-Port Authority official David Wildstein that read “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” – was sent packing.

    And Bill Stepien – who was only named as the new head the state GOP on Tuesday – also lost a lucrative contract with the Republican Governor’s Association, of which Christie is the head.

    Stunning emails released Wednesday disclosed Kelly, Wildstein and Stepien all knew of the scheme to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Christie in last year’s election.

  23. Snoop Dogg performs ‘Gin and Juice’ for a delighted Barack and Michelle Obama.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_6QsTnBexY

    The Kennedy Center recently honored the legendary jazz musician Herbie Hancock in a televised event that was attended by none other than the President and Michelle Obama. And who better to bring on as a special guest when the leader of the free world is watching than Snoop Dogg (and/or Lion)? No one, I say.

    Snoop performed a jazzed-up rendition of his infamous song “Gin and Juice” — and the President and First Lady were more than happy to sing along.

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  24. rikyrah says:

    The new GOP anti-poverty agenda examined
    By Ryan Cooper
    January 8 at 6:24 pm

    Today, top Republicans like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are looking to soften their image on poverty, uneasy at the prospect of a Democratic Party preparing to pummel them mercilessly over their eagerness to cut food stamps and unemployment benefits. It’s particularly opportune given that today is the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.

    But their proposals fall short. Instead of addressing the definitional problem of poverty — namely, that the poor don’t have enough money — they retreat into vague rhetoric and window dressing.

    This is a bit disappointing. Last week, conservative reformist Michael Strain published an article outlining a conservative jobs agenda. It was actually quite a bold piece; if you look past the Obama-bashing there was some real policy meat there that could make a serious dent in unemployment. Aside from the details of the plan, the key point is that Strain acknowledged that any jobs plan will necessarily involve allocating some resources — practically speaking, by spending some money. Strain suggests some infrastructure spending, for example.

    Unfortunately, that boldness is precisely what is missing from today’s new Republican anti-poverty agenda. Consider Marco Rubio’s address he gave today: there are two policy changes in it. First, turn welfare programs over to the states; second, replace the earned income tax credit with a “wage enhancement” for “qualifying low-wage jobs.” Rand Paul has suggested “economic freedom zones,” in which small areas get the usual dose of tax cuts and deregulation. Or here’s the agenda of other Republicans, including Mike Lee, Paul Ryan, and Eric Cantor, as summarized by Annie Lowry and Ashley Parker:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/01/08/the-new-gop-anti-poverty-agenda-examined/

  25. rikyrah says:

    Morning Plum: Dems slam GOP Senate candidates over unemployment benefits
    By Greg Sargent
    January 9 at 9:07 am

    Is it conceivable that the 2014 elections might not prove to be exclusively about Obamacare and nothing else?

    With the battle over unemployment benefits raging, Dems are increasingly focused on the fact that some House Republicans expected to oppose an extension under any circumstances — no matter what “pay for” is agreed to — are also running for Senate.

    Today, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will hit multiple Republicans who are vying for their party’s Senate nomination in red states over the Republican refusal to extend benefits – in keeping with the broader Dem effort to make 2014 about economic mobility and inequality. Dems are targeting GOP Senate candidates in Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Hampshire, and West Virginia. Here’s the release hitting House GOPers running for Senate in Georgia:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/01/09/morning-plum-dems-slam-gop-senate-candidates-over-unemployment-benefits/

  26. rikyrah says:

    IL Gov. Candidate Sorry For Call To Lower Minimum Wage
    Daniel Strauss – January 9, 2014, 9:17 AM EST

    The Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate who said the state’s minimum wage should be lowered is now backtracking.

    A day after an interview surfaced in which equity investor Bruce Rauner, one of a handful of Republicans in the gubernatorial race, said that the minimum wage should be lowered by a dollar rather than raised, he backtracked.

    “I made a mistake. I was flippant and I was quick,” Rauner said in an interview with The Chicago Tribune. “I should have said, ‘Tie the Illinois minimum wage to the national wage and, in that context, with other changes in being pro-business, I support raising the national minimum wage.’ I’m OK with that.”

    Specifically, Rauner argued that Illinois’ minimum wage should be lowered from $8.25 to $7.25. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. That proposal contrasts with calls by Gov. Pat Quinn (D), who Rauner is hoping to replace, to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour. President Barack Obama and national Democrats have also called on raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

    But going forward, Rauner said he plans to push for linking Illinois minimum wage to the national minimum wage.

    “I will advocate moving the Illinois minimum wage back to the national minimum wage,” Rauner said. “I think we’ve got to be competitive here in Illinois. It’s critical we’re competitive. We’re hurting our economy by having the minimum wage above the national. We’ve got to move back to the national.”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/il-gov-candidate-apologizes-for-call-to-lower-minimum-wage

  27. rikyrah says:

    Meet The Eight People Who Are Ruining Chris Christie’s Week
    Dylan Scott – January 9, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

    The George Washington Bridge scandal that has ensnared New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) this week is a drama with a full cast of characters, each with a particular part to play.

    You have the instigator, the target, the muscle and the Democrats ready to pounce. Keeping everybody straight can be tough. We’re here to help.

    Here’s a rundown of everybody that you need to know:

    David Wildstein, Former Port Authority Of New York And New Jersey Official

    He was appointed to the post by Christie, and he and the governor have reportedly been friends since high school. Wildstein has been at the heart of the scandal. Another Port Authority official told New Jersey lawmakers that it was Wildstein who had ordered the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. He allegedly instructed bridge officials to conceal the closures from police and other local authorities.

    It was Wednesday’s leak of Wildstein’s exchange with one of Christie’s top advisors about the lane closures that brought the scandal inside the governor’s house. Wildstein resigned from his post on Dec. 7.

    Bridget Anne Kelly, Deputy Chief Of Staff To Gov. Chris Christie

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/christie-bridge-scandal-players

    • TyrenM says:

      Good Afternoon 3Chics,
      If Chris Christie isn’t at the top of the list, throw that shit away and start over. Love the Obamas/Snoop Dogg pics. Dude next to PBO looks surprised that they get down like that.

  28. rikyrah says:

    amk4obama @amk4obama
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    .@GovChristie was either involved in or was ignorant of what his minions were up to. Either way no guvnor material, let alone presidential.

    8:13 AM – 9 Jan 2014

  29. rikyrah says:

    Albert F Support Dem @afaduln2
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    Air Force general criticized for handling of sexual-assault cases to retire http://ln.is/wapo.st/DN9wH via @washingtonpost

    8:03 AM – 9 Jan 2014

  30. rikyrah says:

    KSK(africa) @lawalazu
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    “There’s no doubt that [David] Petraeus leaked stuff to the press that got Obama mad, .. It should’ve got Gates mad.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/robert-gates-obama_n_4563743.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    7:44 AM – 9 Jan 2014

  31. rikyrah says:

    Eat, Drink & Be Mary @MWJ1231
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    Bridget Kelly’s email sounds like she was given the go ahead to pull the trigger on the plan. Already planned and discussed.

    7:06 AM – 9 Jan 2014

  32. rikyrah says:

    Democrats React to GWB Lane Closure Revelations

    By Michael Aron
    Chief Political Correspondent

    Gov. Chris Christie’s office was silent all day until it put out a late afternoon statement.

    The man who has spearheaded the legislative Democrats’ probe into what’s become known as “Bridgegate” called an news conference earlier that attracted a crowd.

    “What we’ve seen today is a sad day for New Jersey. The documents that have been published are both shocking and outrageous. They show government at its worst. Among other things, they call into question the honesty of this governor and his staff,” said Assemblyman John Wisniewski.

    The link between David Wildstein and Christie’s Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly brings the scandal into the governor’s office for the first time.

    The first question to Wisniewski was, did Christie know about any of this?

    http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/democrats-react-to-gwb-lane-closure-revelations/

  33. rikyrah says:

    CBS This Morning ✔ @CBSThisMorning
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    CBS News has learned that later today Chris Christie will hold a press conference, reports @JDickerson

    6:07 AM – 9 Jan 2014

  34. Ametia says:

    Two more Democratic House members to retire

    Reps. Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) are 11th and 12th members who will step down.

    http://link.email.washingtonpost.com/r/HXJVEI/HYY1IL/1C2JX5/BM4R2VE/R38MR4/82/h

  35. Ametia says:

    Should’ve had this presser LAST YEAR, Krispie Kreame.

    New Jersey state senator called today for a federal investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s administration over allegations that top Christie appointees orchestrated traffic jams on the country’s busiest bridge last year as part of a political vendetta against a city mayor.

    September lane closures near the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey to Manhattan snarled traffic for days in Fort Lee, New Jersey — an event that was not only inconvenient but also potentially delayed emergency services, endangering people’s lives, New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak told CNN’s “New Day.”

    The controversy intensified Wednesday with the surfacing of e-mails suggesting that appointees of the Republican governor orchestrated the closures to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat who wouldn’t support Christie at the polls. Christie and his staff originally blamed the closures and the traffic delays on a mishandled traffic study.

    Christie on Wednesday called the conduct outrageous and said he knew nothing about it.

    He is expected to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. today in Trenton, his office said. CNN will carry it live.

  36. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! :-)

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