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nbcnews:

Landslide! Home swallowed, more at risk
(Photo: Ted S. Warren / AP)
A man barely escaped his home before it tumbled down a hill in a landslide in Washington state.
NBC’s Miguel Almaguer has the dramatic video on TODAY.

nbcnews:

Landslide! Home swallowed, more at risk

(Photo: Ted S. Warren / AP)

A man barely escaped his home before it tumbled down a hill in a landslide in Washington state.

NBC’s Miguel Almaguer has the dramatic video on TODAY.

This is part of a bigger systematic problem: Go up to the Hill and see how long you go before a press secretary tells you to ‘F-off.’ I bet you don’t make it to lunch. And if you’re a press secretary, you may not make it to brunch before a reporter tells you to ‘F-off,’
National Journal editorial director Ron Fournier, who wrote today that he has received several White House e-mails and telephone calls “filled with vulgarity [and] abusive language,” said the exchange was evidence of an ongoing decline in civility between politicians and the press, but likewise called it a “snowflake” in the larger story. - Press corps to Woodward: Really? - POLITICO.com (via brooklynmutt)

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theatlantic:

It’s Been 951 Days Since the Senate Passed a Major New Law

That’s when the Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill came through the Senate.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]


oh boy.

theatlantic:

It’s Been 951 Days Since the Senate Passed a Major New Law

That’s when the Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill came through the Senate.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

oh boy.

hahaha, a Seattle news station decided to film people driving after smoking pot.

"Despite the fact that one of the volunteers was already three times over the legal limit before the start of the test — and all three volunteers were over four times the legal limit after their initial toke — they were still doing fine behind the wheel.

It was only after the subjects had smoked nearly a gram of pot that they were too stoned to drive.”

At least, by the end, they all recognized they shouldn’t be driving.

Also, I had no idea how broad the interpretation of “safe driving” to cops and instructors is.

A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire.

The senators were able to reach a deal by incorporating the Democrats’ insistence on a single comprehensive bill that would not deny eventual citizenship to illegal immigrants, with Republican demands that strong border and interior enforcement had to be clearly in place before Congress could consider legal status for illegal immigrants.

Their blueprint, set to be unveiled on Monday, will allow them to stake out their position one day before President Obama outlines his immigration proposals in a speech on Tuesday in Las Vegas, in the opening moves of what lawmakers expect will be a protracted and contentious debate in Congress this year.

Lawmakers said they were optimistic that the political mood had changed since a similar effort collapsed in acrimony in 2010. Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and one of the negotiators, said he saw “a new appreciation” among Republicans of the need for an overhaul.

“Look at the last election,” Mr. McCain said Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours.” The senator also said he had seen “significant improvements” in border enforcement, although “we’ve still got a ways to go.”

He added, “We can’t go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status.”

The New York Times, “Senators Offer a Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration.”

OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON.  BIPARTISANSHIP?  BIPARTISANSHIP?????!!!!!

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nbcnews:

Just after sunset at the U.S. Capitol Building
(Photo: Anthony Quintano / NBC News)

nbcnews:

Just after sunset at the U.S. Capitol Building

(Photo: Anthony Quintano / NBC News)


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