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Senate Plans Meaningless Hearing On Obamacare Repeal Bill

One of the reasons that the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act met a dramatic late-night demise in July was the criticism that GOP lawmakers held no actual hearings on this matter that could directly impact many millions of Americans. As Republican senators look to make one last try at repeal before their clock runs out, legislators are finally holding their first, but ultimately pointless, public hearing on healthcare. [More]

Sure, Let’s Replace Punxsutawney Phil With The Peeps Chicks

Sure, Let’s Replace Punxsutawney Phil With The Peeps Chicks

Groundhog Day is a fun and silly holiday, and Groundhog Day was a fine movie about personal redemption, but it turns out that rodents are not actually very good at predicting the weather. That leaves an opportunity for another animal with weather-indicating abilities to step in and take over… but we’re not sure that the Peeps chicks are really up for the job. [More]

Good News, Philly — Your Rabid Groundhog Is With Satan Now

Last month Eliza told us about a rabid groundhog that was stalking the streets of Philadelphia. She called multiple government agencies, but none of them would do anything about it. It took a vigilante to set things right and defeat the crazed beast.

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4 Years And 2 Trials Later, The $1.92 Million RIAA Case Continues

4 Years And 2 Trials Later, The $1.92 Million RIAA Case Continues

Remember Jammie Thomas-Rasset? She was accused of sharing 24 songs on Kazaa in 2006. Two trials and four years later, the case still isn’t over. They’re now trying to avoid a third trial.

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Financial Reform Bill Blocked Again

Financial Reform Bill Blocked Again

It’s deja vu all over again: For the second day in a row, Republicans blocked debate on the financial reform bill. Once more, the vote was 57-41. And, once more, Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska broke ranks and voted with Republicans against the bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring the bill up for a vote again tomorrow.

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Morning Deals Round Up

• We’ve suggested it before but we’re suggesting it again: Groundhog Day is perhaps the best movie ever made.

Free Lotion Promotion: “When Chekhov saw the long winter…”

Free Lotion Promotion: “When Chekhov saw the long winter…”

How did they know that our fervent dream is to see women immolated in an Hieronymus Bosch-style Tartarus while lofting their skin-care products towards the loathsome titans who hang from the rocky caverns of discontent? Oh, and also one of the demons is a groundhog.

Morning Deals Round Up

• Amazon is taking pre-orders for the iRobot Scooba, the floor-washing counterpart to the Roomba, for $400. We are unduly excited about this product, but we really recommend waiting until some reviews come out before dropping four bills. There is also some question as to whether or not a Scooba owner will be tied to purchasing only the Clorox-branded cleaning solution, or if something can be whipped up at home. But still, new robot! Coupon code JANCLEAR takes off $25.