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 2018-10-20 15:43 

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Greg Palast Says He Hasn't Seen Voter Suppression Like This In 18 Years...

This morning on AM Joy, Joy Reid asked Greg Palast if the voter suppression tactics were worse this year. "As a journalist covering this, is it more aggressive this year, is it more frantic, the attempts to basically engineer an electorate with as few...

 2018-10-20 13:42 

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Alaska Governor Drops Out Of Race, Endorses Democratic Nominee...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent who was seeking reelection, announced yesterday he is ending his reelection campaign and endorsed Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy. Via The Hill: The announcement came three days after Walker's...

 2018-10-20 13:30 

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Here Are The Trump Projects Where Ivanka And Her Dad Misled Buyers...

A pattern of deception ran through the Trumps' real estate deals since the mid-2000s. Not only were the Trumps more than the mere licensors they claimed to be, extracting millions in fees from nearly every facet of these projects, but they often misle...

 2018-10-20 13:21 

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DOJ Charges Prigozhin Accountant In Attempt To Influence 2018 Elections...

The Eastern District of VA just charged the accountant for Yevgeniy Prigozhin's influence operation Project Lakhta, Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, with conspiring to defraud the US, the same charge that Prigozhin company laywers lawyers are aggressivel...

 2018-10-20 03:30 

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Open Thread - Halloween News Bloopers...

When local news messes up Halloween coverage, too funny! Open thread below......

 2018-10-20 03:27 

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Why We Should Name The Unashamed At Trump Rallies...

When Trump mocked Dr. Ford at a rally I watched the video of the people behind him smiling, laughing and clapping. My first thought was, "Name 'em and shame 'em!" But as many pointed out to me, "These people HAVE no shame!" So is n...

 2018-10-20 03:01 

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Sonic Youth...

This week marks the 30th anniversary of what some of my generation declared "our White Album." Released on October, 18th in 1988, a college aged me picked it up the next day at the record store. I then played the double LP (yes even though CD'...

 2018-10-19 23:27 

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Miami GOP County Chairman Led Proud Boys In Attack On Democratic Campaign Office...

You know those mobs that Trump and the Republicans keep talking about? Well, it looks like we have even more video evidence that it is the Republicans and the Proud Boys acting like a "mob" while Democrats peacefully protects with knit pussy hats ...

 2018-10-19 23:16 

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It Was A Fight!: Saudis Settle On Lie About Khashoggi's Death...

There's breaking news! Saudi royals have finally settled on the lie they wish to tell the world about the brutal bone saw murder of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Yes, that's right. They will now admit he is dead, but here is their story, in a n...

 2018-10-19 18:54 

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CNN Reporter Narrowly Dodges Tear Gas At Guatemala-Mexico Border...

CNN correspondent Bill Weir was nearly hit with a canister of tear gas while traveling with the refugee caravan from Honduras at the Mexican border. When the caravan reached Mexico, the gates were locked. "There's about 400 riot policemen, Federal...

 2018-10-19 17:47 

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Fox News: Soros Paid Hondurans To Form Zombie Caravan!...

Fox and Friends dutifully amplified the lie Rep. Matt Gaetz spread by Twitter -- an unverified video claiming Democrats and/or George Soros paid Hondurans to form a caravan to cross our southern border illegally. Republicans learned a lot from their frien...

 2018-10-19 16:32 

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Hannity And Limbaugh: Khashoggi? What About Benghazi!?!...

Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh tried to deflect the horrific murder of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia by lying that there was no real outrage over the four American deaths in Benghazi. Conservatives will lie, cheat and spread conspiracy theories at the d...

 2018-10-19 15:46 

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Morning Joe Calls Out Fox's 'Outnumbered' For Khashoggi Smears...

All too often, the mainstream cable news networks treat Fox News with kid gloves. "There are some very fine people who work there" "our colleagues at Fox News" baloney. So it's refreshing to see Morning Joe actually use a CLIP from ...

 2018-10-19 15:00 

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Nikki Haley Chides Trump. Watch What Doesn't Happen Next....

Republicans in disarray? Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley insisted Thursday night that "in America, our political opponents are not evil," a shar[p] rhetorical break from her boss, President Donald Trump, who has labeled ...

 2018-10-19 14:06 

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Georgia Officials Spew Excuses For Pulling Black Seniors Off Voting Bus...

Remember the 40 elderly Black folks from a senior center in Louisville, GA, who were pulled off a bus that was going to take them to the polls for early voting? A voter outreach organization called Black Voters Matter had visited the center, and someone (...

 2018-10-19 13:38 

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Reaction To Smear Campaign Against Khashoggi, And Other News...

So much news, so little time! This morning, decent people are rightfully disgusted at the news that Trump minions are smearing the murdered Washington Post columnist: Are they so desperate to defend an utterly flawed foreign policy that they'd willful...

 2018-10-19 13:36 

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At His Latest MAGA Rally, Trump Jokes Around About A Reporter Being Assaulted...

Just when you think Donald Trump cannot do or say something more despicable, he proves you wrong. Last night's MAGA/Nazi rally in Montana, Trump gloated and praised Montana Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign l...

 2018-10-19 13:33 

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Fox 'News' Amplifies Smear Campaign Against Khashoggi...

Proving, once again, that there is no bottom, no low that is too low to go and that they're willing to do anything, no matter how depraved if it's in defense of Dear Leader, the right has now launched a smear campaign against murdered journalist J...

 2018-10-19 12:12 

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Project Veritas 'Intern' Had Access To Claire McCaskill's Voter Database...

Here's the thing with these extremist groups: They're not determined to get proof of actual wrongdoing, just anything that can be recorded out of context and used against Democrats. They simply do oppo research. How do they keep their non-profit, ...

 2018-10-19 06:29 

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Trump Advisers: Don't Bother With Walker. He's Gonna Lose....

I've got a confession to make. I'm more than a little surprised that Scott Walker, who is normally pretty politically savvy, has hitched his campaign wagon so strongly with Trump. I was sure that has Trump became more politically toxic and kept si...

 2018-10-19 05:05 

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Trump Immigration Policy Reminds Steve Schmidt Of Slave Auction Blocks...

It's so easy to get numb - to adjust to things now as they are and say, "Well, they're not really that much worse than they used to be, are they?" and "Hey, politics has always been a dirty business." Outrage fatigue is real. If yo...

 2018-10-19 03:30 

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Open Thread - The Power Of Paper...

A very cool story of paper props in movies, via prop maker Ross McDonald. Open thread below......

 2018-10-19 03:01 

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Many Rooms...

Under the moniker Many Rooms, 22 year old Houston-based singer/songwriter Brianna Hunt debut album, There Is A Presence Here , sounds ethereal in a lush lo-fi manner on the surface. Scratch that surface though there's something much more heavyhearted ...

 2018-10-19 02:15 

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Ammar Campa Najjar Rolls Over Duncan Hunter, Backs Up And Does It Again...

Unlikely Democrat Ammar Campa Najjar is running for Congress in Duncan Hunter's district, a district that skews 10 points toward Republicans and polls have them tied. Apparently even Republican voters in that district aren't excited about having a...

 2018-10-19 02:00 

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Fox's Ingraham Angle Still Short Of Big Advertisers...

According to Politico , "big advertisers are still steering clear of" Fox News' The Ingraham Angle "months after a series of activist-listed boycotts scared off many national brands." You may recall that Parkland school shooting surviv...

 2018-10-18 21:51 

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Steve Schmidt Calls For Shunning Saudis: 'We Need Them For Nothing'...

After pronouncing Saudi Arabia a "leech on the United States" ruled by a "despotic regime," Steve Schmidt let fly at the United States' non-response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the war crimes committed in Yemen, and mo...

 2018-10-18 20:43 

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Internet Smacks Jason Chaffetz For Racist Tweet Against Elizabeth Warren...

Jason Chaffetz went to Disneyland today! While he was at Disneyland, Chaffetz decided it would be cute and snarky to tweet this: At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren pic.twitter.com/37rvaSOVGl — Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October...

 2018-10-18 18:13 

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Fox News' Campaign Pitch: 'If You Think Our Southern Border Should Be Open, Support The Democrats'...

Trump's favorite propaganda team on Fox News spread anti-immigrant news all morning, trying to scare viewers of impending doom, and claiming Democrats want no security for them to cross illegally as they stump to get Republicans out to vote for the mi...

 2018-10-18 18:05 

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Republicans Re-Write History On Pre-Existing Conditions...

A CNN panel notices that healthcare coverage for pre-existing conditions is popular with Democrats AND Republicans! Both sides! And now that the law is in place and people realize their health insurance policy can't be terminated because you get cance...

 2018-10-18 17:27 

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In Georgia, A How-To-Vote Video Where Only Whites Get To Vote...

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp was called out this week for creating a video that shows a black person without photo ID being denied voting privileges, while a white person is allowed to cast his ballot. The video, which was published to Kemp's...

 2018-10-18 17:19 

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Throwback Thursday: GOP Senate Candidates Behaving Badly...

One thing us old skool bloggers often remark is that "it's good to have archives." Above, we have current Senate candidate for the Republicans in Tennessee, Marsha' "baby parts lies" Blackburn. This C-Span clip from 2010 shows how ...

 2018-10-18 17:04 

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Biden Says Trump 'Seems To Have A Love Affair With Autocrats'...

CBS This Morning interviewed former VP Joe Biden about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and he said he couldn't explain why Trump kowtows to autocratic leaders and dictators. Speaking from Memphis, TN, Biden explained to Norah O'Donnell his do...

 2018-10-18 15:58 

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Do Fox And Friends Viewers Actually Believe Eric Trump?...

Does Eric Trump even know he's lying? Hard to tell. Does the Fox News audience know he's lying? Doesn't matter. This is a puppet show, where Donald Trump's not very smart son defends his dad with the same lies his dad tells. And the Fox an...

 2018-10-18 15:37 

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Colbert Mocks Trump For Refusing To Criticize Saudi Arabia's 'Mr. Bone Saw'...

Late Show host Stephen Colbert gives his take on why Trump refuses to criticize Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Stephen Colbert thinks Kavanaugh may not love Trump linking him to Saudi Crown Prince '...

 2018-10-18 15:19 

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GOP Rep To Jailed Addict, 'You Think You've Got Problems?'...

One of the biggest horse's asses in Congress outdoes himself, yet again. Source: Think Progress Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), who is locked in a toss-up re-election race against Democrat Abigail Spanberger, met with members of an addiction support group duri...

 2018-10-18 13:47 

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Samantha Bee Mocks The GOP's 'Terrifying Culture War'...

Full Frontal's Samantha Bee opened her show Wednesday by taking apart the Republican fearmongering strategy for the midterm elections: to paint Democrats as the "angry mob" in the latest version of their "terrifying culture wars." Repu...

 2018-10-18 13:36 

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Trump Now Threatens To Close Southern Borders To Refugees...

Right after a segment of Jason Stanley talking about his new book, "How Fascism Works," Morning Joe moved to a perfect example of fascist "othering" tactics: "Now to the story. A caravan of migrants fleeing the country and growing nort...

 2018-10-18 12:33 

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Scarborough Source Told Him Trump Is Lying About Saudi Money...

After showing a clip of Trump talking to the press about the Saudis yesterday, Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough commented. "It's a shameful performance because the whole world is watching, Donald. That's why you should tell him. The whole wor...

 2018-10-18 12:00 

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Trump's DOJ Wants To Railroad DACA To Supreme Court...

The Department of Justice this week warned the left-leaning Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that it would withdraw a controversial immigration case and take it straight to the Supreme Court. In a letter dated Oct. 17, government attorney Mark B. St...

 2018-10-18 03:30 

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Open Thread - 'Republican Club' Gets Some Funny Facelifts...

Trump's White House Portrait Has Been Updated To More Accurately Depict His Peers! pic.twitter.com/c3iw7AOyQT — Randy Haas (@Randy_Haas) October 16, 2018 pic.twitter.com/bnYW6XftA4 — Covfefe Dammit Kanye Jones (@PromoteMyCause) October 15,...

 2018-10-18 03:12 

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Surely That $100 Million Payment Was A Coincidence...

Hey guys, remember how Prznint Stupid went to NATO meetings and whinged and moaned about how HE would no longer allow the US to be taken advantage of, and threatened to pull the US out of the Alliance unless the deadbeat 'peans didn't pony-up some...

 2018-10-18 03:01 

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Sun Ra Arkestra...

The music club has moved to a celestial space. Well, for me has at least because my sons and I will be watching the 94 year old Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra ascend from a Detroit concert venue and into other galaxies. What are you listening to t...

 2018-10-18 03:00 

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Should We Boycott Georgia Now?...

Tweets from a voting rights advocate : The shenanigans are real in Georgia. They're suddenly not accepting documents for IDs that they have always accepted and are listed in the rules as acceptable because they have to "double check". — ...

 2018-10-18 02:44 

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Patriot Prayer 'Flash March' Brings Violence To Portland Again...

[Cross-posted from Hatewatch .] PORTLAND, Ore. The strategy of the far-right Patriot Prayer "flash marchers" Saturday was much like that of their Proud Boy counterparts the night before in New York City: Assemble a ready-to-rumble crew with out-of...

 2018-10-17 22:25 

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Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Investigation Hits Wall Thanks To Crown Prince...

The search for answers and accountability in Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and now-believed gruesome murder continues. Turkish forensic specialists have been at the Senior Saudi Arabian diplomat's residence for much of...

 2018-10-17 20:11 

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NBC Helps White Nationalists' Publicize Goal To Take Over GOP -- Discreetly...

Editor's Note: This is a thing that really happened because the Today Show thought it was a good idea to give a national platform to neo-Nazis. Maybe next time they'll rethink that idea. It really *IS* Springtime for Hitler, apparently! A White Na...

 2018-10-17 17:27 

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Laura Ingraham Rings Racist Dog Whistle About 'The Others' Replacing YOU...

FOX News Nazi Laura Ingraham tried to connect the open borders myth she pushes with a mythical movement to give mythical immigrants the right to vote. In the process, she even imagined that immigrants would probably all vote for Democrats (WUT?). She used...

 2018-10-17 17:08 

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Sebastian Gorka Gaslights Viewers On Violence Of The Right...

I love how actual Nazis are welcomed onto Fox "News" to complain about liberals normalizing violence. Sean Hannity gave the microphone to Herr Sebastian Gorka, who decried those on the left he claimed were "trying to normalize violence...Not j...

 2018-10-17 17:05 

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Trump Downplays Evidence On Murdered Journalist: 'If It Exists'...

During a presser to answer question about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Trump couldn't help but kowtow to Saudi Arabia. Again. And then downplayed any evidence that Turkey has actual proof to support their claims alleging the Saudis murdered the jour...

 2018-10-17 17:04 

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Tucker Carlson Gives Devin Nunes A Pass On Undocumented Immigrant Workers...

On September 30, Esquire revealed that Rep. Devin Nunes' (R-CA) family's farm was deeply dependent on undocumented immigrant labor. Yet immigration-obsessed Tucker Carlson didn't ask Nunes a single question about that during a friendly intervi...

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