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 2018-11-20 03:30 

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Sobbing neo-Nazi promoting video game where players murder Jews, LGBT people, and people of color...

You might remember avowed white supremacist asshat Christopher Cantwell. He's the neo-Nazi who videotaped himself sobbing about being connected with the hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has a new project, promoting a primitive-style mass sh...

 2018-11-20 03:00 

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12,000 people have been kicked off Medicaid in Arkansas...

As the legislatures and governors in the states that expanded Medicaid this election—Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah—start to look at how to implement the program, they'll likely be tempted to follow the Arkansas model of adding in work requirem...

 2018-11-20 02:30 

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Walmart hid for a couple weeks, then donated money to Republican who made lynching joke...

It has been just over two weeks since Republican racist Mississippi Representative Cindy Hyde-Smith joked about attending a "public hanging" while at a campaign stop alongside fellow Mississippi Republican racist Governor Phil Bryant. Since then, ...

 2018-11-20 01:55 

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It's 'Be thankful for the Affordable Care Act and enroll' week...

A reminder to be thankful for the Affordable Care Act: x A1: Thanks to the #ACA , people with #disabilities cannot be denied coverage by Marketplace health plans for having a pre-existing condition. #MillennialMon #MillennialMon #Thankful4Coverage #Thankf...

 2018-11-20 01:20 

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Trump administration moves to lease 65 million acres of public waters for offshore drilling...

One of the nice little additions to the Republican money-grab-for-billionaires tax bill last year was to open up all kinds of oil and mineral drilling of wildlife areas and untouched natural environments. Their argument was simple: losing all of that gove...

 2018-11-20 00:50 

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Number of migrant kids detained by Trump admin hits record high, yet again...

Vulnerable asylum seekers waiting for weeks at the southern border for the chance to ask for asylum in the U.S. aren't the immigration crisis, the immigration crisis is the ongoing detention of vulnerable migrant children, the population of which has,...

 2018-11-20 00:30 

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But her emails: Ivanka Trump used personal email account to conduct government business...

But her, sigh, emails . Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, according to people familiar with a White House...

 2018-11-20 00:10 

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Scott Lloyd should have been fired for his role in family separation; instead, he's been transferred...

Scott Lloyd, the anti-abortion zealot and Trump official tasked with heading the office caring for migrant kids, despite having zero experience caring for migrant kids, has been moved, and not to a prison for his role in family separation, but to the Heal...

 2018-11-19 23:35 

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Trump ally Rep. Jim Jordan wants a top judiciary spot so he can continue covering things up...

We don't even know the final outcome of the last few House races yet, but Republican House members are already battling to be Donald Trump's bestest and most loyal investigation-saboteur. Leadership of Congress will shift from Republicans to Democ...

 2018-11-19 23:00 

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Trump's $12 billion farm bailout hasn't 'come close to making up' for his tariff damage...

Donald Trump's trade war with China and the rest of the world shows few signs of abating any time soon, yet the $12 billion in aid that was supposed to buoy farmers caught in the crossfire has done little-to-nothing to help them. Only about $840 milli...

 2018-11-19 22:25 

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'Offensive to women,' top Republican woman says of party that actually elects women...

Rep. Liz Cheney is becoming the third-ranking House Republican, a first for a Republican woman in a year when the number of Republican women in the House is dropping even as Democrats elected a record number of women. Do not look to Cheney to use her high...

 2018-11-19 21:50 

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Senate Democrats target private immigration facilities over poor conditions, failed inspections...

Following a government watchdog report exposing serious—and possibly deadly—violations at a private immigration prison in California, nearly one dozen Senate Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have called on two of the nation...

 2018-11-19 21:15 

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House Democrats' vote totals nationwide near that of Trump's 2016 sum—Can you say 'mandate'?...

Just wow. Five Thirty Eight's Nate Silver notes that House Democrats will likely amass close to 60 million votes nationwide when the dust settles on the midterms. That figure will come darn close to reaching the total number of votes cast for the last...

 2018-11-19 20:40 

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The idiot #FiveWhiteGuys have just made life harder for Red-district freshman Democrats...

So this is how it was supposed to work: Red-district Democrats, hammered by Republicans over their supposed future support for scaaaaary liberal Nancy Pelosi, would announce their refusal to vote for her. Zero votes would be convinced one way or the other...

 2018-11-19 19:45 

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Though she's not Georgia's next governor, Stacey Abrams isn't going anywhere...

On late Friday afternoon, the uncertainty surrounding the results of Georgia's gubernatorial race effectively ended when Democrat Stacey Abrams gave a powerful non-concession speech in which she acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp would likely be ...

 2018-11-19 19:15 

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Pelosi's opponents are pinning their hopes on an Underpants Gnomes strategy. Here's what that means....

Led by Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, the handful of malcontents who are trying to stop Nancy Pelosi from becoming speaker of the House again after she helped usher in historic election gains don't really have much of a plan. In fact, their strategy...

 2018-11-19 19:00 

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Daily Kos announces support of Pelosi in House Speaker bid...

Today, Daily Kos Founder and Publisher Markos Moulitsas announced the organization's endorsement of Rep. Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. "Grassroots progressives were essential to delivering the U.S. House majority t...

 2018-11-19 18:25 

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Trump finally admits he 'probably' won't voluntarily sit for an interview with Mueller...

After repeatedly claiming over the last year that he was game for an interview with Robert Mueller, Donald Trump is finally admitting that when push comes to shove, he can't go toe to toe with special counsel in an interview. When asked during a Fox a...

 2018-11-19 17:50 

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Nearly 120 days past federal judge's deadline, migrant kids are still in US custody...

Campaign Action The administration could be starting up another humanitarian crisis without having resolved the one it already created. During a Senate hearing last week, Ronald Vitiello, Donald Trump's nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcem...

 2018-11-19 17:15 

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Democratic senators sue Trump over unconstitutional attorney general appointment...

Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal (CT), Mazie Hirono (HI), and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) are suing over Donald Trump's unlawful appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, citing the appointments clause of the Constitution: "The U....

 2018-11-19 16:40 

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Trump lies about his bin Laden comments to evade criticism on his other bin Laden comments...

Donald Trump is at it again. He's ranting about how the U.S. should have found and captured or killed Osama bin Laden sooner than 2011, with a hefty dose of lies about his own foresight. Why is Trump talking about bin Laden right now? Because he's...

 2018-11-19 16:00 

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Victorious House Democrats make saving consumer agency a top priority...

The newly elected Democratic House majority is going to have its hands full fighting off both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the orange behemoth in the White House. At the top of the list is providing a bulwark for key Obama-era achievements a...

 2018-11-19 15:20 

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Mississippi Republican who 'joked' about public hangings takes white supremacist's campaign cash...

Will Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith return a $2,700 campaign contribution from a white supremacist ? Her campaign is not saying, and since Hyde-Smith recently "joked" about public hangings , in a state with a long history of lynching...

 2018-11-19 14:40 

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California wildfires update: At least 80 dead, 993 missing...

The horror continues: The number of those unaccounted for decreased to 993 — about 300 fewer than Saturday's count, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said on Sunday. At least 80 people have died throughout California since wildfires broke out earl...

 2018-11-19 14:00 

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Democrats pick up 38th House seat as Cisneros wins in California...

Democrats picked up one more House seat in California over the weekend, with Gil Cisneros overcoming Republican Young Kim for an Orange County blue sweep. This is delicious on so many levels, including the six seats Democrats picked up in California, the ...

 2018-11-19 13:30 

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Morning Digest: California GOP congresswoman loses race she said months ago wasn't even competitive...

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 CA...

 2018-11-19 13:00 

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Cartoon: Trumpie Bear!...

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 2018-11-19 12:50 

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Cheers and Jeers: Monday...

GoFundMe Wildfire Relief for Paradise Information via Belinda Ridgewood - From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... An Open Letter to America Dear America, Hi! I just wanted to say, before the holiday hustle and bustle reaches its fever pitch, that I'm really ...

 2018-11-19 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump re-election looks shaky, even before we hear from Mueller...

I always enjoy the hot takes on how Trump will "probably" be re-elected in 2020 written by lazy pundits. He might be re-elected (anything can happen), but here are some sound reasons why he should not be considered the favorite . And that's no...

 2018-11-19 12:00 

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

Here we are at Monday, again. Hey, this weekend wasn't as crazy as I thought it was going to be. Trump crapped on the military, and he thinks you can rake your way out of forest fires, which is neither here nor there, since it's not California'...

 2018-11-19 02:00 

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Remembering the horrors of the Jonestown massacre 40 years later...

Forty years ago today was what is considered the worst mass murder-suicide in U.S. history. If you're old enough to have been paying attention to news in 1978, you likely remember the breaking news of the Jonestown massacre. Visibly upset news anchors...

 2018-11-19 00:30 

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House Democrats are right to push for stronger labor protections in Trump's revised NAFTA...

Winning a majority in the House of Representatives will affect a whole host of issues. In recent days, House Democrats have stepped forward and declared that one of those issues will be Trump's revised North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Th...

 2018-11-18 23:00 

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Has America reached peak hate under Trump, and where do we go next?...

Now that it's become obvious even to Donald Trump that he really did lose in a massive way during the midterm elections, he's predictably begun to sulk and fume angrily at his aides in the White House, to the point that they've become afraid t...

 2018-11-18 22:15 

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'Proud Boys' reportedly denied taxis at far-right rally in Philadelphia...

Members of the white nationalist, misogynistic group "Proud Boys" were apparently denied rides from taxis and Ubers after a " We the People " rally in Philadelphia. At the rally, it appeared that there were significantly more anti-racist p...

 2018-11-18 21:30 

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International Elections Digest: Brazilian democracy imperiled after voters elect far-right president...

Leading Off Brazil president (Oct. 28) In a catastrophic outcome for the world's fourth-largest democracy, far-right former Army Capt. Jair Bolsonaro defeated leftist Fernando Haddad by 55-45 in the runoff to become Brazil's next president. Bolson...

 2018-11-18 20:15 

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Democrats and progressives won Midterm 2018: Here is how we keep the win...

Democrats always seem to be on the defensive when running. They always attempt to run to a false center, a Republican-lite stance. Progressives won this round because most were unapologetically progressive, if not in words in policies. Beto O'Rourke c...

 2018-11-18 19:55 

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Republican Rick Scott beats Bill Nelson in race for Florida Senate...

The heated Florida Senate race went into a mandatory voter recount , done both by a machine and by hand. The battle between Republican Governor Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson had been so tight, with a margin of under 0.25 percent, the rec...

 2018-11-18 19:15 

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Trump announces he wants a 'great climate' after seeing California devastated by wildfires...

California's worst fire in recorded history currently has a death toll of 76 people. This doesn't include the over 1,200 people who are still reported as missing. President Donald Trump went to both Northern and Southern California this weekend, a...

 2018-11-18 18:30 

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Donald Trump is not a smart man—and his latest voter fraud statement proves it...

Donald Trump claims to have a very, very large brain , and that he is really smart, and a stable genius as shown in the series of tweets below where he claims that he was a successful businessman and top TV star, as if that makes him smart. While he may h...

 2018-11-18 17:00 

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The Obama economic expansion keeps rolling on...

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a not-so-bold promise about the stewardship he would provide for the American economy. "I can tell you," he guaranteed, "after a period of four years, by virtue of the ...

 2018-11-18 15:30 

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Republicans need to decide if protecting Trump is worth the price of destroying their party...

With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, Donald Trump has been able to operate as if he is above the law. Congressional committees tasked with oversight and protection of the balance of powers instead have served as Trump's personal pro...

 2018-11-18 14:00 

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Beyond deplorable: Trump threatens and attacks U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and on the mainland...

I have never thought the word "deplorable" was strong enough to describe Donald Trump and his toadies, voters, and Republican enablers. If a "d" word is needed, "despicable" is more apt. This man is the president of the United Stat...

 2018-11-18 12:00 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Insight, foresight, hindsight...

Alex Stamos is the former chief security officer at Facebook, and still their chief excuse officer.Washington Post We must also remember that in the summer of 2016, every major media outlet rewarded the hackers of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate...

 2018-11-18 03:00 

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Hero steps in between D.C. police and a homeless man—and saves a life...

Bodycams, dash cams, cell phone cameras—they're the tools we use to hold police accountable these days. But too often, the footage shows violence already inflicted upon citizens, and it's far too late to help the victims. Not so with the cas...

 2018-11-18 02:00 

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Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—how much credit do organizations deserve?...

It's another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a Saturday Diary of Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you've missed out, you can catch up anytime, just visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide . Until the new year, I'm ...

 2018-11-18 01:00 

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New Hampshire Democrats set to oust secretary of state notorious for backing GOP voter suppression...

While the position of secretary of state is directly elected in most states, in New Hampshire it's chosen by the members of the state legislature. And with Democrats winning back both the state Senate and House in the Granite State last week, lawmaker...

 2018-11-18 00:30 

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Washington frozen yogurt shop calls police on black man who was literally doing his job...

On November 7, 31-year-old Byron Ragland was sitting in Menchie's, a frozen yogurt shop in Kirkland, Washington, when the police arrived and told him to leave . Ragland, who is a special advocate and visitation supervisor, was in the establishment so ...

 2018-11-18 00:00 

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This week in the war on workers: Marriott workers still on strike in Boston, San Francisco, Hawaii...

Marriott workers have settled their strikes and are back on the job in Detroit and San Jose, but the strike continues in Boston, San Francisco, and Hawaii , seven weeks after it started. That means workers are walking picket lines in San Francisco's s...

 2018-11-17 23:30 

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Spotlight on green news & views: Humanitarian disaster brews in Chico; headed for a 5C world...

This is the 580th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the November 10 edition . Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OU...

 2018-11-17 23:00 

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Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race...

The Miami Herald reports a heartbreaker. But this won't be the last time we hear from him. Count on it: Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum, for the second time, conceded the race for Florida governor to Republican Ron DeSantis on Saturday, three days af...

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