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 2018-07-21 20:30 

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Abbreviated Science Round-up: Moth magic tricks, Horse dentists, and a potential weight loss tool...

And now, fresh from the pages of peer-reviewed journals unmediated by the filter of popular press or people who want to drink mummy juice , here's you're actual ASR for the week. First up, a little battle-report from the evolutionary war between p...

 2018-07-21 20:00 

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This week at progressive state blogs: 10 worst planks in Texas GOP platform; more from cancer alley...

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the July 14 edition . Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with&mdash...

 2018-07-21 18:00 

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After Miami Dolphins try to punish protesting players, NFL rethinks its anthem protest policy...

Almost two years after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began his protest of police brutality during the playing of the national anthem, the NFL is still busy trying to punish black players for doing the same thing. Instead of worrying about its de...

 2018-07-21 17:00 

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Survey: Focusing on corruption could be a powerful element for a Democratic victory in November...

A new survey by the center-left Center for American Progress Action Fund has found that a focus on the Trump regime's corruption in particular, and Republican corruption in general, may boost Democratic chances at the polls in November. Another proble...

 2018-07-21 16:28 

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Popular Science Round-up: Mummy soup, Snakes in amber, climate-driven behavior...

This is not your regular Abbreviated Science Round-up. Don't worry, that one is coming. But each week, there are a number of science, environment, energy, and technology stories that escape the pages of journals—or were never there in the first ...

 2018-07-21 15:00 

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The propaganda is working: Trump voters call MS-13 a 'serious' threat to U.S., but it ain't so...

Donald Trump's support is based on racism. And the racism is based on Republican conspiracy theories. And those conspiracy theories are now, thanks to White House propaganda, taking root within his racist, gullible base . A majority of people who vote...

 2018-07-21 14:30 

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Congress can still do its job, but not without your help...

Thursday's New York Times contained an unusual op-ed . It's not strange because of it's conclusion that Donald Trump "is being manipulated by Russia," or even it's contention that Trump "actively participated in a Russian disin...

 2018-07-21 14:00 

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As the midterms approach, Republican women dodge the press...

Politico has a long piece probing the difficulties of being a female Republican lawmaker or candidate in the age of misogynist pervert cretin Donald Trump. It's mostly depressing. How does Rep. Martha Roby come back after—gasp—criticizing ...

 2018-07-21 13:00 

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Voting Rights Roundup: GOP blocks Democratic effort to protect election systems from Russian hackers...

Leading Off Election Security: Last week's bombshell indictments of 12 Russian nationals by special counsel Robert Mueller laid bare the threat to American election security: Russia did indeed hack various Democratic Party organizations and state elec...

 2018-07-21 11:27 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: When things change, you can miss the signs if you're trained not to see...

Yes, this week is different. It's a subtle change but you can feel it. Some reporters and editors have had enough. Some Republicans have had it (see Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do? ). Some voters have. And they, in November, wi...

 2018-07-21 02:30 

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Am I the only one who's having problems laughing at this mess anymore?...

Is there a point when satire, even great satire, isn't funny anymore? The situation is so sad and so pathetic that trying to laugh at the absurdities is just too much. This is the feeling I've had recently when it comes to political comedies and e...

 2018-07-21 02:00 

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Former Deputy AG confirms White House knew Michael Flynn was compromised and under investigation...

Former United States Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show and she confirmed some rather big news: the White House definitely knew former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was under investigation when Donald Trump...

 2018-07-21 01:30 

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The last time Susan Collins was this useless on a Supreme Court nomination was . . . Merrick Garland...

Campaign Action Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is very concerned about that whole summit thing that happened this week. She has very sincere hopes that Donald Trump not be Donald Trump anymore. "I believe that he needs to send a very clear message to the R...

 2018-07-21 01:00 

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Dreamer: Family separation isn't just 'happening at the border,' it's 'happening in our cities'...

Valeria Serna, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient from Texas, wants you to remember that family separation isn't just something "happening at the border," because it's also "happening in our cities." She know...

 2018-07-21 00:30 

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The FBI's top cybersecurity officials are jumping ship...

This is not good. Five senior FBI officials in charge of election protection and cybersecurity have left the government. Early in the week, the news broke that the co-leader of the agency's foreign influence task force Jeff Tricoli had departed the ag...

 2018-07-21 00:00 

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Ohio mom facing deportation nears month in sanctuary: 'My daughters, I do it for them'...

Even though Miriam Vargas is not in prison, she said it can sometimes feel like it. For nearly a month now, she has been living inside an Ohio church, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ordered her to her native Honduras after living in the U...

 2018-07-20 23:32 

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

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... Late Night Snark: Treason is the Reason for the Season "President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland. Trump was pretty nervous, which makes sense, because most people are nervous when meeting th...

 2018-07-20 23:00 

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Coal miners are contracting the worst form of black lung disease at a record rate...

Miners who work for an extended period in Appalachia have odds worse than playing Russian roulette with their lives. NPR reports that 20 percent—one in five—of all miners who have worked in the region for 25 years or longer, are now suffering ...

 2018-07-20 22:30 

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Warren confronts Trump nominee on family separation: 'That's a moral stain that will follow you'...

What does Donald Trump's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have to do with Trump's family separation policy? We don't know—and that's the problem. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushed hard to pin Kathy Kraninger down d...

 2018-07-20 22:00 

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Cartoon: Jeff Flake's rebuke-y theater...

Jeff Flake's learned a few more flowery resistance words to string together since I drew this . But he's still just as useless. Follow me on Twitter , Facebook, or Patreon ....

 2018-07-20 21:30 

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There's unprecedented public opposition to confirming Trump's second SCOTUS pick...

Gallup's been asking the public whether it's in favor of a Supreme Court nominee's confirmation, against it, or don't have an opinion since 1987. On average, across 10 nominations, 49 percent supported confirmation and 26 percent opposed i...

 2018-07-20 15:30 

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Kentucky governor relents in Medicaid fight, restores dental and vision coverage...

Campaign Action Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, of course a Republican, has been having a prolonged hissy fit with Medicaid expansion in his state, a resounding success under his Democratic predecessor. When the Trump administration said states could impose wor...

 2018-07-20 15:00 

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Half of Americans think what happened in Helsinki was treason, but Republicans are okay with that...

Donald Trump is fond of saying that the reason the United States didn't take more drastic action against Russian interference in the 2016 election is because "They thought Hillary was going to win." What he usually leaves off is the word "...

 2018-07-20 14:20 

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RAICES rejects $250,000 Salesforce donation over company's border agency ties...

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, under pressure from hundreds of employees and outside forces to end the tech company's association with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), attempted to assuage outrage by cutting a $250,000 check to RAICES, a leading org...

 2018-07-20 13:40 

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Whether you have a miscarriage or an abortion, they'd force you to have a burial...

Less than a month after Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement and Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade's already a hot topic in courtrooms dealing with abortion-adjacent cases. In the legal battle ov...

 2018-07-20 13:00 

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Republicans are ready for the Russian takeover—so long as it pisses off the left...

Anyone who is still waiting for Republicans to be outraged that Donald Trump's lily-livered betrayal of the United States at the treason summit had best go have lunch. Because that ship has sailed. And honestly, if you're still worried about wheth...

 2018-07-20 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Daily Kos Elections moves five race ratings, all in Democrats' favor...

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 NC...

 2018-07-20 12:00 

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Cartoon: Doubly Negative...

x Vimeo Video The train wreck that is the Trump Presidency is gathering momentum. If anyone had doubts Donald Trump is up to his eyeballs in Russian naughtiness, the joint Trump-Putin press conference may open some eyes. (You know, if multiple convictions...

 2018-07-20 11:38 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Putin's puppet...

We begin today's roundup with Aaron Blake 's analysis of the weakness of Donald Trump: For the third time this week, President Trump has been forced to walk back something he said about Russia. First it was comparing his own intelligence community...

 2018-07-20 11:00 

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

Friday! Friday! Gotta commit treason on Friday! But if you're not up for it, Donnie Two Scoops has you covered. Treason enough for all! Listen right here at 9:00 AM ET! PODCAST LISTENERS: There's a new podcast platform in town, and the big news is...

 2018-07-20 02:30 

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GOP state rep. pens SCATHING editorial targeting 45 supporters: 'Trump thinks you are a fool'...

Republican state representative Jason Villalba has been a Never Trumper from the start, and this March, it likely cost him re-election to the Texas house seat he's held since 2013. With nothing to lose and everything at stake, Villalba wrote a blister...

 2018-07-20 02:00 

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Watch fiery Dems chanting 'USA! USA! USA!' as Republicans vote down election cybersecurity grants...

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) gave a fiery speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, imploring Republicans to approve funding for vital cybersecurity upgrades ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. You would think that would be a bipartisan issue, righ...

 2018-07-20 01:30 

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NASA images peer through the clouds to reveal the landscapes of Titan...

Saturn's moon Titan lives up to its name. It's the second-largest moon in the solar system (after Jupiter's moon Ganymede) and with a diameter of 3,200 miles, is actually larger than the planet Mercury. Veiled in a thick atmosphere of nitrogen...

 2018-07-20 01:03 

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Numerous family separation lawsuits against Trump admin claim forced drugging, unsanitary conditions...

Unsanitary drinking water, food "not fit for consumption," and children "routinely" drugged with psychotropics—"by force if necessary"—are among the claims listed in a number of lawsuits against the Trump administration...

 2018-07-20 00:30 

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The state law that gives 'personhood' proponents a new path to attack abortion rights...

Stories of couples splitting up, then fighting over frozen embryos pop to the fore every now and then. There's Sofia Vergara's battle with her ex-fiance, now avowed opponent of abortion Nick Loeb, who wants to use embryos they created together aga...

 2018-07-20 00:00 

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Cuomo indicates New York is prepared to probe state criminal charges against Trump Foundation...

Those who have been wondering why the seemingly open-and-shut case of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a supposed charity being used as little more than a slush fund for the family's own benefit, has mustered only a civil case against the Foundation ra...

 2018-07-19 23:30 

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US fossil fuel companies spent $2 billion to Make America Dirty Again—and won...

US energy providers love to spread horror stories of what it would cost to actually clean up America's power supply and slow global warming. But they certainly don't mind spending money when it comes to keeping American covered in soot, coal ash, ...

 2018-07-19 23:00 

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Republican reps vote to let religious child-welfare groups discriminate against LGBTQ people...

Last week, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee okayed an amendment that sparked anger in the LGBTQ community because, advocates said, it could block lesbian and gay couples from adopting. As Heron Greenesmith reports at Rewire, however, the proposed l...

 2018-07-19 22:30 

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Nevada's vulnerable Sen. Heller has one very good reason to oppose Trump SCOTUS nominee...

If there is one single political issue that is salient for the whole state of Nevada, it's the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, a decades-old fight between pretty much the entirety of the state and the federal government. Opposition t...

 2018-07-19 22:00 

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This Week in Statehouse Action: Dumas Are Forever edition...

In a week where The Spy Who Loved Me has become more than just a Bond movie, it's easy to forget the non-Russia action transpiring in states across the country. But fret not! I've got my GoldenEye on the action. Campaign Action Dr. NOPE : I've...

 2018-07-19 21:30 

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There's a clear and present danger to our elections, and Republicans refuse to act...

For the second day , House Democrats attempted to bring an amendment to the floor to fund grants to elections official so they can protect their systems from interference by Russians or anyone else. For the second day, Republicans blocked the move, which ...

 2018-07-19 21:00 

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Days after indictment of Russian military hackers, Trump invites Putin for fall White House visit...

Guess who's coming to a White House dinner, sometime between now and the November midterms? The man who ordered the Russian government to mount a wide-ranging hacking and propaganda campaign to alter the results of the United States presidential elect...

 2018-07-19 20:30 

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Ding dong! A racist judicial nominee is gone...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as Guam. Only ...

 2018-07-19 20:00 

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With one week left to reunite thousands of migrant kids, officials have 'few answers for Congress'...

There's exactly one week left until Judge Dana Sabraw's deadline ordering the federal government to reunite thousands of migrant children kidnapped from the arms of parents at the border, and administration officials, the Los Angeles Times reports...

 2018-07-19 19:30 

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White House now 'disagrees' with handing Americans over to Putin for questioning...

It took until Thursday. It took until Thursday for the Trump White House to finally pipe up with a weak-tea statement "disagreeing"; with a Russian proposal to hand over a former U.S. ambassador and other Americans to the Putin government for quest...

 2018-07-19 18:30 

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Business groups hate the Obamacare sabotage plan Trump created for them...

The National Federation of Independent Businesses, supposedly a trade association for small business but really just one more arm of the Republican party, got what it wanted from the Trump administration. It got all the Affordable Care Act sabotage it cou...

 2018-07-19 18:00 

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House Republicans voted to give ICE a pat on the back. Here's some stuff they didn't vote for...

House Republicans wasted the nation's time this week by passing what's essentially a "ICE Is Nice" resolution, a useless, political stunt of a vote that helped no one, except their own desperate butts as the November elections approach. It...

 2018-07-19 17:30 

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen claims 'I haven't seen any evidence' that Russia tried to help Trump...

As Donald Trump makes a show of "walking back" his statements in Helsinki—by attacking intelligence officials, refusing to state that Vladimir Putin lied, and proclaiming there was nothing wrong with what he said in Helsinki—others in ...

 2018-07-19 17:06 

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House Republicans ignore national security risks, block attempt to subpoena U.S. translator...

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are dangerously putting their heads in the sand and ignoring the obvious national security risks that have arisen from Donald Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin, a meeting that Donald Trump insisted he...

 2018-07-19 15:55 

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Bombshell report: Donald Trump was shown definitive proof Putin ordered cyber attacks on the U.S....

All the way back on January 6, 2017, two weeks before Donald Trump even put his tiny hand on Lincoln's Bible to take the Oath of Office, U.S. Intelligence services had a serious sit-down with the president-elect to show him highly classified intel tha...

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