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Quickie- Chuck Schumer says he’ll support Chuck Hagel's nomination



I'm not sold on Hagel, but this will make PBO's life a little easier.

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday he’d support Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary, removing a major obstacle to his nomination and greatly increasing the chances he’ll be confirmed, even as Hagel continues to face opposition from the right.

Schumer’s backing is a major sign that Democrats who have expressed squeamishness over his nomination are starting to come on board. And with Democrats now holding a 55-45 majority in the Senate, Hagel’s prospects greatly brightened with Schumer’s support for his nomination.

In a statement Tuesday, Schumer said Hagel addressed his concerns over Israel and Iran during a 90-minute Monday meeting at the White House, saying the former Nebraska senator had been “forthcoming and sincere.” Regarding Iran, Schumer said that Hagel rejected a containment strategy regarding the country and said that the U.S. would do “whatever it takes” to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.


Video- Lawrence O’Donnell Endorses Barney Frank For Senate


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The previous segment was chock full of snark, but this one rs pretty straight forward; Barney Frank to the Senate for win!

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Michael Bloomberg endorses President Obama, cites leadership on climate change. America can't afford Romney.


In a slam to Mitt Romney, Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama, but it's even better than that. He, a prominent public figure, cites the president's leadership on-- wait for it-- climate change.

May I just say... THANK YOU? Finally, the "C" word is going mainstream. It took Hurricane Sandy to open a few eyes. It took Hurricane Sandy to get Chris Christie to buddy up with President Obama. And it took Hurricane Sandy to get this onto

Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be -- given this week’s devastation -- should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action. [...]

[O]ver the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks. His administration also has adopted tighter controls on mercury emissions, which will help to close the dirtiest coal power plants (an effort I have supported through my philanthropy), which are estimated to kill 13,000 Americans a year. [...]

One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not. I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics.

Sam Stein just tweeted this:

 That endorsement broke just as I was about to post this excerpt from an L.A. Times editorial:

Scientists are reluctant to attribute any single weather event to man-made global warming. But the storm's devastating effects give us a picture of our future. [...]

Opponents of efforts to curb greenhouse gases complain that weaning ourselves off fossil fuels would cost too much. But property damage from Sandy is estimated at $20 billion, and it's just one storm; climate change will ravage infrastructure along the coasts, burn up forests and homes, and wreck crops, just for starters. The cost of adapting to a warmer world — building sea walls and levees, constructing dams, moving homes and businesses to safe ground — will be breathtaking. The question isn't whether we can afford to clean up our energy sources, it's whether we can afford not to.

I don't know about you, but I prefer living and breathing to living in luxury.


VIDEO: Meat Loaf sings his endorsment of Mitt Romney. No words...



I'm... speechless... no words...

That was, erm, painful, "brothah"!

And awkward.

Please note: New video added, the old one (below) was pulled.


Meat Loaf Sings Endorsing Romney America The Beautiful

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Mitt Romney rallied a large crowd in the high school football stadium here tonight after surprise musical guest Meat Loaf belted out an endorsement for the Republican presidential nominee to the crowd of 12,000 people.