What Congress Thinks of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech – NationalJournal.com

March 3, 2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday brought at least one lawmaker to near tears, and it wasn’t for a good reason.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that “as one who values the U.S.-Israel relationship and loves Israel,” she was “near tears” throughout the speech. She was “saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the Senate Foreign Relations committee chairman, said the speech “crystallized a lot of thinking.” “I can’t imagine anyone who runs the United States Senate wouldn’t want to look at the deal.”

via What Congress Thinks of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech – NationalJournal.com.

Bill O’Reilly’s falsehoods pile up, but Fox News is still ignoring them

As the revelations about the various things Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has lied about continue to pile up, it is no great surprise that Bill himself considers it nothing more than a conspiracy against him. It also seems perfectly in character for his employer, Fox News, to not give a damn about his various fabrications because let’s be honest, a Fox News host who’s not embellishing the facts around him is not doing their one and only prescribed job. Still, though, the breadth of O’Reilly’s steadfastly self-promotional lies would be hard for any organization that did care about credibility to ignore.

via Bill O'Reilly's falsehoods pile up, but Fox News is still ignoring them.

World leaders condemn murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov | World news | The Guardian

World leaders led by David Cameron and Barack Obama have condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow on Friday evening.

Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and a sharp critic of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, was reportedly shot four times in the back by a killer in a passing car.

Cameron said the callous murder must be “fully, rapidly and transparently investigated, and those responsible brought to justice”.

via World leaders condemn murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov | World news | The Guardian.

Fox News, Murdoch Papers Fall Silent On O’Reilly Fabrication Questions | Blog | Media Matters for America

ox News and owner Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers The New York Post, and The Wall Street Journal have all fallen silent as more questions emerge about Bill O’Reilly’s claims about his reporting career.

The New York Post has never reported on any of the recent revelations that O’Reilly has inflated tales of his journalism career, while the Wall Street Journal provided just one article right as the controversy began, and Fox News’ scant coverage has disappeared as they now ignore all new developments, according to a Media Matters review.

O’Reilly has come under heavy criticism for multiple lies and exaggerations, after a Mother Jones report first noted the Fox host has a history of misleadingly claiming to have been “in the Falklands” and in “combat” during the Falklands War. Media Matters has also identified serious discrepancies in O’Reilly’s stories about witnessing nuns being shot in El Salvador, and overhearing the suicide of a figure linked to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

via Fox News, Murdoch Papers Fall Silent On O'Reilly Fabrication Questions | Blog | Media Matters for America.

R.I.P., American conservatism: What’s really behind the Tea Party’s barren individualism – Salon.com

In two recent articles for Salon, Elias Isquith wrote very perceptively about the right’s misadventures with the measles vaccine. In “America’s Vaccination Nightmare,” he described the tortured efforts of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul to placate their party’s vaccine skeptics without coming across as benighted loons to everyone else. But he also shrewdly — and rightly — insisted that something more was at stake than just another example of Tea Party-induced insanity:

via R.I.P., American conservatism: What’s really behind the Tea Party’s barren individualism – Salon.com.

50 Fox News ‘lies’ in 6 seconds, from ‘The Daily Show’ | PunditFact

50 Fox News 'lies' in 6 seconds, from 'The Daily Show' | PunditFact.

Marco Rubio’s Obamacare Alternative Signs Up 42 Whole People | FreakOutNation

We laughed and laughed when Republican said they would come up with an alternative to Obamacare, didn’t we? Well, Marco Rubio set up Florida Health Choices, which is totally putting President Obama to shame.

via Marco Rubio’s Obamacare Alternative Signs Up 42 Whole People | FreakOutNation.