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 2018-04-23 01:00 

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Officials like Valerie Huber don't have to ride in private planes to subvert our institutions...

In the continuing saga of the idiot-in-the-oval-office's effort to burn down the institutions of our civil society by destroying its government from the inside, Donald Trump has appointed a variety of close-minded forced-birthers to the Health and Hum...

 2018-04-22 23:30 

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The language of hate...

How do you make one group of people hate another group of people they have never met? You use language to do it. The vast majority of Americans have never met someone who follows Islam. Yet we constantly see right-wing politicians and pundits warning of S...

 2018-04-22 22:00 

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Progressive activists: You must make the case directly to America in order for us to win...

Every morning while spinning, I watch about 90 minutes' worth of Morning Joe. These political programs are a great platform that any politician can use to answer questions while simultaneously changing the narrative in real time. So how can we make De...

 2018-04-22 21:15 

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Trump 'reelection' campaign—and the RNC itself—continue to funnel cash to Donald Trump's businesses...

It just keeps going: Since Donald Trump's inauguration, Republican groups have continued to shovel money into his own pockets. These aren't gifts to his campaign: They're payments to him, personally. The Republican National Committee, the Trum...

 2018-04-22 20:30 

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Abortion, free speech, and the right to lie...

In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver led a 20-minute deep dive into the world of " crisis pregnancy centers " (CPCs). With more than 3,500 such locations around the nation (more than double the number of facilities providing ...

 2018-04-22 19:45 

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In weekend tweets, Trump chews the scenery over Cohen, Comey, Clinton, and take-your-pick...

Because Donald Trump spent the last week at Mar-a-Lago, it was a given that by this weekend his tweets would be a garbage fire of rage, paranoia, and lies. The raid of his longtime lawyer and the release of former FBI director James Comey's book were ...

 2018-04-22 19:00 

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Trump and Republicans want to make it easier to discriminate in auto lending because of course...

When I was a kid, one of the old reruns that played on TV in the afternoon was a show called "Gomer Pyle." Gomer had a number of catch phrases, one of which (see the image on the right) came to mind as I learned about another thing Donald Trump an...

 2018-04-22 17:30 

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The privilege of whining about white male privilege...

You'd think we wouldn't need to say this out loud in 2018, but obviously, we do: White men who are miffed that someone else besides them is in charge need to get over it. Because any slight that any of them has ever felt pales in comparison with w...

 2018-04-22 16:47 

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Four dead in Tennessee mass shooting; suspect remains at large...

Four people are dead and others injured after a man opened fire in an Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House in the early hours of the morning . Police said the suspected shooter opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. at the Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike, which...

 2018-04-22 16:00 

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Democrats are the party of fiscal responsibility...

After enacting a massive tax cut for the wealthy that will create record federal deficits , House Republicans last week once again attempted and failed to pass a balanced budget amendment. This latest example of hypocritical Republican grandstanding was e...

 2018-04-22 14:30 

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James Comey and the difficulty of maintaining credibility with conspiracy theorists...

This week Steve Inskeep and Carrie Johnson at NPR interviewed former FBI director James Comey . For later airplay, NPR redacted much of what was interesting about the interview. Inskeep asked: "What would you say was your greatest concern when it beca...

 2018-04-22 13:00 

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'If you lie down with dogs, you get fleas': MP blasts Brit Home Secretary over 'Windrush Generation'...

"Illegal immigration" is headline news in England and the Caribbean diaspora. A major outcry and scandal about deportations and the resident status of Afro-Caribbean/West Indian Brits has involved UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the Home Office, Ho...

 2018-04-22 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Swamp thing vs other swamp thing, racism, and Obama-stalgia...

James Comey Jill Abramson reminds anyone who needed reminding, that Comey is no hero. Sure, the focus should be on Trump, his maladroit and possibly illegal attempts to strong-arm Comey to drop his investigation of then national security adviser Michael F...

 2018-04-22 03:00 

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Twenty years after Columbine, an American generation raised on school shootings fights back...

Nineteen years after the massacre at Columbine shocked the entire nation, five years and four months after Sandy Hook made the American president cry on television, and two months after Parkland shocked us again, students at over 2,500 schools across the ...

 2018-04-22 02:00 

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Not just Starbucks: LA Fitness profiles, ejects, bans longtime member for working out while black...

While everyone was still (rightfully) raging at a Philadelphia Starbucks for racially profiling black male customers as dangerous users of restrooms, another national chain was doing the same damn thing in New Jersey, with just a fraction of the public sc...

 2018-04-22 01:00 

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Nuts & Bolts: Inside Democratic campaigns—Issue briefs...

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y'ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you've missed prior diaries, please visit our group or fo...

 2018-04-22 00:00 

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This week in science: space diamonds in the dark...

If our understanding of how the solar system formed is at all accurate, there were probably at least several and probably dozens of planets accruing from the flattened disk that surrounds young, forming stars circling that have long since been gobbled up ...

 2018-04-21 23:00 

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Arizona Republican's history of copying and pasting lobbyist-written legislation...

Arizona State Sen. Republican Debbie Lesko is running in the special election on April 24, for the vacant seat of Republican scandal-resigner Trent Franks's seat, against Democrat Hiral Tipirneni. She is favored to win the red seat back for the Republ...

 2018-04-21 22:00 

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As GOP tries to stop Don Blankenship from winning Senate primary, Democrats come in to aid him...

National Republicans are airing ads for the May 8 GOP primary against notorious West Virginia coal baron Don Blankenship , whom they fear is unelectable against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, and now, a Democratic group is trying to help Blankenship get nom...

 2018-04-21 21:30 

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Russia is losing the space race ... again...

Last Tuesday, the Russian news agency TASS ran a story with a surprising statement. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin believes that Russia should by no means seek competition with Elon Musk and his company SpaceX on the market of launch vehicle...

 2018-04-21 21:00 

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State rules that Mitt Romney nephew Doug Robinson doesn't make GOP ballot for governor of Colorado...

On Friday, GOP Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that, while former state Rep. Victor Mitchell had collected enough valid signatures to make the June GOP primary ballot for governor of Colorado, investment banker Doug Robinson had fallen short ....

 2018-04-21 20:00 

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New suit seeks to bar private prison from forcing detained immigrants to work for $1 per day...

Even most lawyers will admit it's rare that a legal complaint makes for captivating reading. The complaint that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed this week against CoreCivic, a private prison company, as part of a class action suit is the e...

 2018-04-21 19:30 

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'We ain't racial': white Ohioans defend disgusting display of Confederate flags and black statues...

About thirty miles east of Cincinnati, Louie Jones, Jr. lives with his daddy in a house that would disturb pretty much any person of color, and most white people. The front porch is positively saturated in creepy black statues and Confederate flags. Despi...

 2018-04-21 19:00 

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The GOP establishment fears another bad candidate could cost them an Ohio special election...

State Sen. Troy Balderson has picked up an endorsement for the May 8 GOP primary from former Rep. Pat Tiberi, who represented Ohio's 12th Congressional District until he resigned at the beginning of the year to lead an industry lobbying group. But Tib...

 2018-04-21 18:00 

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View from the Left: Avenatti's forecast for Trump gets even stormier—he won't serve out his term...

Several weeks ago, when Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti was delighting in Donald Trump finally breaking his silence on the $130,000 hush-money payment executed by Michael Cohen, Avenatti made the point that Cohen was about to come under inte...

 2018-04-21 17:30 

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Colin Kaepernick receives Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award...

Football quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received Amnesty International's highest honor . Amnesty International, the global human rights organization, gave Kaepernick its highest honor — the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award — in Amster...

 2018-04-21 17:00 

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While schools and bridges crumble, the Republican tax cut gave six Wall Street banks $3.6 billion...

Another round of champagne, fellas! Despite running on a "drain the swamp" platform, Donald Trump and his greedy Republican enablers passed a tax cut that has done little or nothing for the average American. A tax cut that was nothing more than a ...

 2018-04-21 16:00 

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Abbreviated Science Round-up: Stone Age cow surgery, high carbon grasses, ocean-churning shrimp...

Stone age brain surgery — on a cow. Many early societies had a rather unexplained thing for trepanation—the practice of cutting holes in the skull. The mysteries surrounding this practice are many. How did cultures, and we're often talking...

 2018-04-21 15:00 

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Daily Kos Elections 1Q 2018 House fundraising reports roundup...

Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from Jan. 1 to March 31, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on April 15 at midnight Eastern Time. Below is our chart of fundraising numbers for House candidates in all key...

 2018-04-21 14:25 

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Trump launches rant on Twitter about a 'drunk/drugged up loser' who apparently isn't Donald Trump...

The leader of the free world—otherwise known as the Dotard-in-Chief—has had a busy Saturday morning. Before taking off for Day 149 of golfing while president, Donald Trump apparently read Friday's New York Times and learned that there'...

 2018-04-21 14:00 

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The National Labor Relations Board is in chaos—and it doesn't look like there's any end in sight...

There doesn't seem to be a single federal agency that isn't in chaos, one year and change into the Trump "presidency."; It's probably no surprise that the National Labor Relations Board is in the midst of what appears to be an all-out w...

 2018-04-21 13:00 

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Voting Rights Roundup: New Jersey just passed automatic voter registration. These states could too...

Leading Off New Jersey: On Tuesday, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed automatic voter registration into law, making New Jersey the 11th state (plus the District of Columbia) to approve this reform. Eligible voters who do business with the state Motor Veh...

 2018-04-21 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Chaos in the WH and an overdue focus on Mitch McConnell...

Politico: McConnell aims to reshape courts in case Senate flips The Kentucky Republican is prioritizing confirmation of conservative judges in what may be his final months as majority leader. Mitch McConnell is making a last dash to stock the judiciary wi...

 2018-04-21 03:00 

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Republicans' tax cut scam proving a windfall for Wall Street, making it a hard sell on Main Street...

Republicans are already finding it a challenge to run on their single new legislative accomplishment in the Trump era—the tax scam. Voters are underwhelmed by it, if not downright hostile to it, and most people just aren't going to see much reli...

 2018-04-21 02:30 

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ICE kept a 22-year-old man with Down Syndrome detained for three weeks...

Campaign Action Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Juan Gaspar-Garca, a 22-year-old diabetic man with Down syndrome, during a workplace raid and kept him detained for three weeks before releasing him to his outraged Florida community. Acco...

 2018-04-21 02:00 

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Republican appointed to succeed lawmaker killed by drunk driver failed to disclose his own DUIs...

The Indianapolis Star reported on Thursday that in 2003, when Luke Messer was persuading local Indiana GOP leaders to appoint him to replace a state representative who had been killed by a drunk driver, Messer kept his own two DUIs a secret . Messer got t...

 2018-04-21 01:30 

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Cuomo's belated restoration of felon voting rights is welcome, but he's motivated by pure cynicism...

In a surprise move, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he would issue an executive order to restore the voting rights of most of New York's 35,000 citizens who are currently disenfranchised because they are on parole for a felony...

 2018-04-21 01:00 

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Senate Democrats demand to know just how much influence the Kochs have in Trump's White House...

The Koch brothers pick a lot of public fights with the party they've bankrolled, including most recently pushing the Republicans to finally legislate a solution for Dreamers. But in private, when they're raising money among their wealthy friends, ...

 2018-04-21 00:30 

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As Trump gains confidence in his own exquisite judgment, the nation hangs on his every whim...

Wow—are we ever in an A-plus pickle as a nation. Donald Trump has now lost all the aides who were apparently capable of tempering his ideas and even steering him in the opposite direction on merciful occasions. That means we should all get a lot mor...

 2018-04-21 00:00 

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Mike Pence's Indiana abortion law declared unconstitutional...

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has ruled an Indiana abortion ban signed into law by then-Gov. Mike Pence in 2016 unconstitutional . The law would prevent women from having abortions based on the gender, race, or disability of the fetus. ...

 2018-04-20 23:31 

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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!...

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... Late Night Snark: Just Another Week on Planet Dampnut "President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen---known for paying hush money to his clients---revealed that he has another client: Sean Hannity. Today Hannity said, &#...

 2018-04-20 23:30 

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Quinnipiac: Texas voters overwhelmingly support citizenship for immigrant youth, oppose border wall...

Donald Trump calls his wall that Mexico will never pay for "much wanted," but according to new Quinnipiac polling of Texas voters, 53 percent of respondents oppose the stupid thing. Among Latino voters in the state, the opposition skyrockets: Hisp...

 2018-04-20 23:00 

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Missouri Governor has been charged with a second felony in St. Louis—IN TWO MONTHS!...

Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens has taken time away from trying to get a restraining order against an attorney general to be indicted with computer tampering. The Kansas City Star reports that this is Greiten's second felony charge! The cha...

 2018-04-20 22:30 

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SCOTUS could give Native American tribes new legal traction to fight for environmental protections...

In a Supreme Court term as loaded as this one, it's not surprising that some cases get lost. One of the court's lower profile cases is nonetheless among the most significant it will decide this term. In Washington v. United States, concerning the ...

 2018-04-20 22:00 

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Cartoon: Coffee sensitivity training...

Starbucks is getting a lot of rightly deserved flack for calling the cops on two black men, but every other franchise in America is just as likely to be the scene of the same prejudiced thing as long as white customers, employees, and managers wet their p...

 2018-04-20 21:30 

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Prospect of a worst-case scenario settles in for Trump allies: Cohen flipping...

Donald Trump apparently made a habit of denigrating and shaming his longtime fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen. In fact, Trump's constant slights and jabs seemed to be his abusive way of relating to Cohen. But now that Cohen holds Trump's fate in his...

 2018-04-20 21:00 

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Pissed-off Trump threatens to stiff California National Guard, Pentagon says funding continues...

The Jerry Brown-Donald Trump saga over his National Guard stunt continues, sorta. According to the Washington Post, the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed to Brown's terms on sending the National Guard to the border. "C...

 2018-04-20 20:30 

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Republican squabbling, Trump chaos infecting Senate primary races...

Mitch McConnell's hopes of enlarging his very narrow majority in the Senate—or even keeping it—are looking dimmer all the time, thanks to the ongoing Republican civil war and the agent of chaos in the Oval Office. The ascension of Donald T...

 2018-04-20 20:00 

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Wisconsin court opens door to holding websites accountable for illegal gun sales...

Proponents of gun control are making history in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals just gave Yasmeen Daniel, a woman whose mother was killed in a mass shooting in 2012, the go-ahead to sue the site her mother's killer used to (illegally) purcha...

 2018-04-20 19:30 

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Has the DNC found real political purpose in making a legal case against Trump?...

The Democratic National Committee, an undeniably political enterprise, may have just found a legal avenue through which to press its case in 2018 with the filing of a new lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks. The complaint , alleging t...

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