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 2018-01-24 03:30 

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Watch out: Hackers putting malware in pirated copies of 'Fire and Fury'...

Michael Woff's book Fire and Fury has attracted tons of attention for anyone even vaguely curious about life inside the Trump White House and copies have been flying off the shelves. Wikileaks posted a PDF copy of the book and pirated copies quickly b...

 2018-01-24 03:00 

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House Science Committee wants to investigate scientist for reporting science for the government...

Ever since the House Science Committee was taken over by the likes of Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, it has been using its powers to harass scientists, protect the oil and gas industry from climate change culpability, and generally attack the reasons we are supp...

 2018-01-24 02:30 

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Disrespectability Politics Season 1, Ep. 7: 'Dating' and You...

Content warning: This post, or pages it links to, contain information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. x Embedded Content Or, click here to listen. Hosts Wagatwe Wanjuki and Irna Landrum discuss Aziz Ansari, the n...

 2018-01-24 02:00 

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Precipitous Trump-era rise in anti-LGBT hate homicides continues...

On Monday the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released a report showing anti-LGBT hate homicides have been rising since the last months of the 2016 election cycle. Even excluding the horrific mass shooting at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, 2016...

 2018-01-24 01:40 

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Feeling the heat in primary, anti-abortion Democrat bails on speaking role at the 'March for Life'...

It looks like Rep. Dan Lipinski is finally feeling the heat. Just a few days after two fellow Democrats from Illinois' congressional delegation took the extremely unusual step of endorsing his primary challenger, businesswoman Marie Newman, Lipinski d...

 2018-01-24 01:20 

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Married Republican congressman, accused of sexual harassment, says aide was his 'soul mate'...

Oh, just vomit. GOP Rep. Pat Meehan, whom we learned over the weekend spent thousands in taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment complaint leveled against him by a former staffer, is now trying to somehow excuse his behavior by saying he'd grow...

 2018-01-24 01:00 

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Most Americans don't trust Trump with his big powerful nuclear button: poll...

Another day, another poll showing that Americans don't trust Donald Trump with nuclear weapons . This poll comes from the Washington Post/ABC News: Overall, 38 percent of Americans trust Trump to handle the authority to order nuclear attacks on other ...

 2018-01-24 00:40 

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Consumer Bureau head Mulvaney gives political donor break, drops predatory lending investigation...

There's not even a pretense of ethics in the Trump administration. They don't even bother to make a show of acting like they're in charge of a government, and not just grifting. The latest example comes from Mick Mulvaney, part-time Office of ...

 2018-01-24 00:20 

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Corrupted by grifters and charlatans, evangelicalism has devolved into an anti-American hate group...

At no point during this long Politico article about Family Research Council head Tony Perkins does Politico mention that the Family Research Council is an SPLC-designated hate group . This is an odd omission, when giving the man a large number of paragrap...

 2018-01-24 00:00 

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Undocumented mom's attempt to fix her immigration status may now get her deported...

Rhode Island mom Lilian Gordillo tried to obtain citizenship by following the rules, and for trying to follow the rules she may possibly be torn from her family and deported to her native Guatemala: When Luis Gordillo and his wife went to have their marri...

 2018-01-23 23:40 

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Senators sound alarm about expansion of Trump administration's intelligence power in spending bill...

For the next three weeks, Donald Trump has even more power to use the intelligence community to go after his enemies. A provision slipped in to the continuing resolution that keeps government open until Feb. 8, reportedly at the behest of Mick Mulvaney...

 2018-01-23 23:20 

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That 30% solar tariff Trump boasts will protect U.S. workers will kill tens of thousands of jobs...

In yet another decision by the Trump regime to put obstacles in the path of renewable energy, the pr*sident announced the imposition of a 30 percent tariff on solar cells and modules Monday. The tariff will drop to 15 percent in its fourth year. The targe...

 2018-01-23 23:00 

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Cartoon: Thomas Farr...

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 2018-01-23 22:40 

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Quit bickering over shutdown winners/losers, keep the focus where it should be: On dreamers...

If we learned anything from the 2013 shutdown, it should be that whoever wins the battle of the day over a shutdown may not ultimately prevail at the ballot box come November. Even though voters overwhelmingly blamed Republicans for the 2013 debacle, vote...

 2018-01-23 22:20 

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Republicans, it's time to let the community health center hostage free...

Republicans made funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program lapse, and allowed it languish for 114 days, deliberately using it as leverage for their negotiating on immigration and on government funding. Those 9 million kids and women in the p...

 2018-01-23 22:00 

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Did Trump use campaign funds to pay off the adult film star he allegedly had an affair with?...

Donald Trump is notoriously cheap when it comes to spending his own money. Charitable pledges have nearly all been paid by the Trump Foundation, which includes very little, if any, of Trump's own money. The Washington Post examined how his foundation ...

 2018-01-23 21:40 

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Mueller talked to Comey, then he talked to Sessions, now he wants to talk to Trump...

Earlier today the Justice Department revealed that Robert Mueller conducted an interview with Attorney General Jefferson Sessions last week. Following that, Mueller's team let slip that they had interviewed former FBI Director James Comey last year. A...

 2018-01-23 21:20 

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Dianne Feinstein and Adam Schiff ask for investigation into Russian efforts behind #ReleaseTheMemo...

The #ReleaseTheMemo memo turns out to be nothing but four pages of puffery trying to turn the possibility that the FBI used some information from Christopher Steele when renewing Carter Page's FISA warrant into something of significance. That memo wil...

 2018-01-23 21:00 

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Claire McCaskill is all sorts of wrong in rationalizing her (and her party's) shutdown capitulation...

Oy vey. We're being led to believe that moderate Democrats are so, so angry at their Senate leadership. In their telling , Democrats screwed up the entire gambit. "Shutting down the government over any issue never works, and we put so much pressur...

 2018-01-23 20:40 

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Border Patrol agents board Greyhound bus to demand proof of citizenship, detain passenger...

Unshackled mass deportation agents are standing by the actions from a viral video released by an immigrant rights organization, showing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents boarding a Greyhound bus in Florida to demand proof of citizenship from all ...

 2018-01-23 20:20 

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James Comey talked with Robert Mueller before Mueller talked to Jefferson Sessions...

Shortly after word came on Tuesday morning that special counsel Robert Mueller had pulled in Attorney General Jefferson Sessions for an interview, it was learned that Mueller previously had another conversation—one that may have shaped many of the q...

 2018-01-23 19:35 

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Women and independent voters fuel Democrats' midterm advantage...

A Washington Post/ABC poll released Monday found that Democrats have a twelve-point advantage in the generic ballot, and an even larger gap among " likely voters " (a bloc that's often kinder to Republicans): "Among those most likely to vo...

 2018-01-23 19:10 

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North Carolina's GOP is trying to take over the state's judiciary now...

After a series of losses in state courts as well as federal on issues from gerrymandering to gubernatorial appointments, North Carolina Republicans have decided to target the courts themselves. [T]he legislature has embarked on an unprecedented plan to tr...

 2018-01-23 18:45 

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Volunteer arrested hours after his group exposed Border Patrol dumping water left for migrants...

Last week, humanitarian and immigrant rights organizations No More Deaths and La Coalicin de Derechos Humanos released a report and videos that exposed Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents intentionally vandalizing and destroying life-saving jugs of...

 2018-01-23 18:20 

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Buckle in, it's three weeks until the next Trump Shutdown...

The occupier of the Oval Office sets us up for the next round of dysfunction: x Nobody knows for sure that the Republicans & Democrats will be able to reach a deal on DACA by February 8, but everyone will be trying....with a big additional focus put on Mi...

 2018-01-23 17:55 

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Florida to vote on a ballot measure to end a Jim Crow policy that bans 1.5 million from voting...

On Tuesday, Florida election officials certified that a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would restore the right to vote to those who have served out their sentences will appear on the ballot this November, giving Floridians a chance to r...

 2018-01-23 17:30 

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Republicans won't #ReleaseTheMemo to Justice Department—because it's a gift for Trump...

Last week Republicans came up with an entirely new means of creating a "scandal." Rep. Devin Nunes concocted a memo, and his fellow House Republicans sobbed that it was 'heartbreaking.' Fox News declared it 'bigger than Watergate.'...

 2018-01-23 17:05 

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Republicans gloat—but voters blamed them for the shutdown *and* DACA support increased...

Republicans are feeling pretty smug these days about brokering a deal with Democrats to reopen the government without much other than a loose agreement to allow a vote on immigration issues. Voters, on the other hand, aren't so impressed with Republic...

 2018-01-23 16:40 

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Neil Gorsuch must recuse himself from DACA case after political talks with Senate GOP leadership...

So, this happened, and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) was dim enough to let the whole world know about it: x I enjoyed having dinner tonight at the home of Senator John Cornyn and his wife Sandy with our newest Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, Transporta...

 2018-01-23 16:15 

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Whoa: New poll shows Republican up just 3 points in Pennsylvania special election...

There've been reports of private polls showing a single-digit race for the March 13 special election Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, but now there's public confirmation that we've got a very tight contest on our hands, thanks t...

 2018-01-23 15:50 

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Immigrants are dropping health coverage and treatment out of fear of falling onto ICE's radar...

Fearful of falling into the grasps of Donald Trump's mass deportation force, numerous police chiefs across the country have said that immigrant communities have stopped reporting when they've been the victims of rape and violent crime to local law...

 2018-01-23 15:20 

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Attorney General Sessions interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller...

The New York Times is reporting that Attorney General Jefferson Sessions was the first member of Donald Trump's cabinet to be called in for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questi...

 2018-01-23 14:55 

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Trump's 'fake news' refrain turns up in man's threats to gun down CNN workers...

Here's what persistent attacks on the media and a rampant gun culture get you: A man has been arrested for threatening to go to Georgia and gun down CNN employees because of "fake news." Yes, yes, yes, all the caveats apply—most people c...

 2018-01-23 14:25 

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Trump told FBI Director Wray to fire Deputy Director McCabe—Wray said no, forced Trump to back down...

Donald Trump attempted to force FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe—an attempt that ended with Wray threatening to resign, and Trump backing down. According to Axios ... Wray's resignation under those circumstance...

 2018-01-23 13:55 

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Trump takes a victory lap on his weekend of being sidelined watching TV...

Donald Trump is continuing his victory lap for the end to the government shutdown—and boy, is this a Trump-style victory lap. Being sidelined after repeated screw-ups , spending a weekend watching television and tweeting, and feeling like he got a w...

 2018-01-23 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Court strikes down Pennsylvania's House map as an illegal GOP gerrymander...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off PA...

 2018-01-23 13:00 

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Cartoon: The corruption cycle...

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 2018-01-23 12:49 

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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday...

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... Energize an Ally Tuesday: Let's Win Another Special Election! Last week, before he blew up the government but after news broke that he'd gotten blackmailed by a porn actress, Air Force One hauled Cadet Bone Spur...

 2018-01-23 12:34 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Lack of trust and the upcoming immigration fight...

We begin today's roundup with The New York Times and its editorial on Donald Trump's DACA position, which is hard to pin down: Now perhaps Congress will finally get around to taking up a bill to protect the nearly 700,000 so-called Dreamers, immig...

 2018-01-23 12:00 

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9AM ET!...

Well, the shutdown is over, and we're sort-of back up and running, for three weeks. Just enough time for us to fight among ourselves over whether it was worth it, before it all starts all over again in February. Exciting! It's almost enough to mak...

 2018-01-23 03:30 

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Who is the most embarrassing political figure in American history?...

About two months ago, a poll conducted by the American Psychological Association claimed 59 percent of the public believes this is the " lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember ." And the sentiment was shared across demogra...

 2018-01-23 03:00 

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In which Greg Sargent proves Trump and the GOP don't want compromise, they want to hurt Dreamers...

As I noted on Friday , Trump long ago signaled he wanted a shutdown, and by not even allowing a vote on a bipartisan compromise that had more Senate support than the Continuing Resolution which was voted on and rejected, Mitch McConnell proved that he als...

 2018-01-23 02:30 

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Mike Pence laughably defends Trump against credible reports of an affair with a porn star...

Mike Pence is an avowed evangelical and Christian crusader who just can't seem to stop outright lying and covering up for Donald Trump, probably the least Christian person to occupy the White House in modern history. In the latest instance, Pence, who...

 2018-01-23 02:00 

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Montana is the first state to enforce net neutrality rules...

Campaign Action Thanks, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (of course he's a Democrat)! He just signed an executive order forcing internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules. The biggies—Charter, AT&T, and Verizon&md...

 2018-01-23 01:30 

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Cindy Garcia, wife of deported Michigan dad Jorge Garcia: 'There's nothing ICE can do to shut me up'...

While her family has been devastated, Cindy Garcia, the wife of deported Michigan dad Jorge Garcia, is vowing to not stay silent. "There will be no ICE coming to the door to try and deport me because I am a U.S. citizen," she said. "There'...

 2018-01-23 01:00 

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Trump may fire a second chief of staff as Kelly gets too big for his britches...

Uh oh. The "grown-up in the room" might not be in the White House for long—Donald Trump is reportedly Very Annoyed with his chief of staff, John Kelly, and considering a replacement. Can you say "inevitable"? Inevitable both because ...

 2018-01-23 00:30 

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DHS report on immigration has a problem: it wasn't written by DHS...

As it turns out, not only were the statistics put forward by last week's report on immigration and terrorism concocted out of purposeful distortions, but even the source of the memo was falsified. The document didn't mince words. It claimed three-...

 2018-01-23 00:00 

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Lukasz Niec, a Michigan doctor and green card holder, faces deportation after four decades in U.S....

Nearly a week ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested Lukasz Niec, a Michigan physician and legal permanent resident, after four decades in the U.S. The reason? Two misdemeanor convictions from over 25 years ago. Now Dr. Niec faces ...

 2018-01-22 23:30 

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Nervous Republicans pour another $1.5 million into special election in red Pennsylvania district...

Republicans are pulling out all the stops to save the House seat in Pennsylvania's 18th District, a heavily gerrymandered seat Donald Trump won by 20 points in 2016. The pro-House GOP Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC is prepping a $1.5 million ...

 2018-01-22 23:00 

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45 years after Roe v. Wade, how far have we come when it comes to abortion and the right to privacy?...

January 22 marks the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision which, through a Supreme Court ruling, legalized abortion in all 50 states. It has been an uphill battle to maintain that right ever since then. Though conservatives have tried and failed a...

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