Too funny ... The Daily Show "obtains" surveillance footage of Ben Carson at Popeyes (Crooks and Liars).
Tennessee's first year of drug testing welfare applicants didn't go very well (Think Progress).
My night with a Nazi (Ozy).
Forget Harvard: Here's where to go to college if you want a high paying job (FastCoexist).
Rick Joyner: I prayed for drought to strike California (Right Wing Watch).
Rick Wiles: Persecution of Kim Davis leading to America's destruction (Right Wing Watch).
THIS WEEK, ON BUFFOON WATCH ... TED CRUZ
Ted Cruz: Obama "Radical and Zealot" for welcoming refugees "coming here to commit jihad" (Right Wing Watch).
Ted Cruz demands Portrait Gallery remove bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (Right Wing Watch).
Ted Cruz once again twists the facts about Planned Parenthood (Right Wing Watch).
Air Force quietly implements "stop loss" [a.k.a. forced conscription, or back-door draft] provision to fill deployments (John Q. Public).
Stop loss debacle exposes inverted Air Force priorities (John Q. Public)
DAVID BROOKS IN THE NEWS
The Republicans' incompetence caucus (David Brooks / NY Times).
The Republican Party is producing "leaders of jaw-dropping incompetence" (Vox).
Paul Krugman bursts David Brooks' fantasy land version of conservatism: "Actually existing conservatism is a radical doctrine (Salon).
REPUBLICANS BEHAVING BADLY
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case (Mother Jones).
House Republicans voted against 8 bills to help veterans since Obama took office (Democratic Underground).
Second Republican congressman admits Benghazi Committee was 'designed to go after' Clinton (Think Progress).
Feds say Fox News' favorite CIA source turns out to be a total fraud (Mother Jones).
THE REAL WELFARE QUEENS
Report: Walmart workers cost taxpayers $6.2 billion in public assistance (Forbes).
It's Official: White folks in Red States are the biggest food stamp 'moochers' in the country (AATTP).
THIS IS GOOD NEWS
California will automatically register millions of voters (Think Progress).
Charges filed against woman who opened fire on suspected shoplifters in Michigan (Daily Kos).
Grand jury indicts 15 on gang terrorism charges for parading Confederate flags through black child's party (Raw Story).
California is building the country's largest solar desalination plant (FastCoexist).
LIBOR interest rate-rigging scandal: British bankers' trial begins in U.S. (The Guardian).
U.S. government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths (The Guardian).
More Americans have died from guns in the U.S. since 1968 than on the battlefields of all the wars in American history (Martin Grandjean).
Why Sweden is shifting to a 6-hour workday (FastCoexist).
The Guardian view on Russian intervention in Syria: Mixed motives (The Guardian).