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 2022-05-29 03:58 

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Ukraine Update: Western artillery is already impacting the Battle of Donbas, and more is on the way...

Ramzan Kadyrov, the warlord chieftain of Chechnya and a staunch Vladimir Putin ally, has claimed total and complete Russian control of Severodonetsk. He claimed full control of Mariupol about two dozen times (no exaggeration) before Russia actually, final...

 2022-05-29 01:00 

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People of color will pay the steepest price if abortion is banned...

By Minerva Canto by Capital & Main For many people of color, Roe v. Wade was always in jeopardy. Fresno resident Amalia Moreno wasn't surprised when she heard that the Supreme Court had prepared a ruling that would overturn the landmark court case gua...

 2022-05-29 00:00 

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Qronicles of Anon: It's all about saving the children—until actual children are killed...

The Qronicles is a series that will collect some of the news, videos, and general mis/disinformation roiling around the conspiracy world of QAnon. Yo u can cringe, you can laugh, but these folks are organizing and showing up at the polls! This has been a ...

 2022-05-28 23:00 

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Advocates say access to contraception will be the next battleground...

This article was originally published at Prism . Conservative lawmakers are targeting contraception access in the latest fight over reproductive rights. Legislators in states like Missouri , Louisiana , and Arizona have been vocal about challenging access...

 2022-05-28 22:00 

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Connect! Unite! Act! If I were to die of gun violence, please, politicize my death...

Welcome back to Connect! Unite! Act! This week was one filled with tragedy and heartbreak. In my lifetime I have been through this too many times. I cannot think of any stage in my life where I was not confronted with mass shootings. I wish I could say th...

 2022-05-28 21:00 

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While defending Putin, Russian state TV accidentally admits Trump is a fascist...

Fascist death yam Donald Trump probably doesn't understand why—or even whether—he';s a fascist. Since none of the history textbooks he "read" in college included either his name or a hollowed-out compartment in the shape of a Li...

 2022-05-28 20:00 

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Who thought this was a good idea? Walmart pulls its tasteless 'Juneteenth' celebratory ice cream...

Walmart found itself in hot water after an attempt to co-opt the Juneteenth holiday—a move designed to sell red-velvet-and-cheesecake ice cream. After outrage erupted on social media when a photo of the ice cream went viral, the company has been for...

 2022-05-28 19:00 

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Self-checkout systems create headaches for cashiers...

by Sydney Pereira This article was originally published at Prism At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, retail workers keeping grocery store shelves stocked and ringing up items at checkout were deemed "essential." They—along with nurses...

 2022-05-28 18:00 

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While Texas communities mourn, national support is needed to implement a path for change...

Texas is in the news—and not for good reasons. After the worst school shooting in 10 years, its elected officials are incredibly out of touch —even kicking out dissenting voices who say we need to do something about our gun epidemic. U.S. Sen....

 2022-05-28 17:00 

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In a shifting political landscape, LGBTQ+ parents bear the costs of discrimination...

by Pamela Appea This article was originally published at Prism When Claudia and Rosie Camargo took their feverish infant son to see a doctor in their small Indiana town in 2014, staff at the urgent care facility asked about more than just the baby's h...

 2022-05-28 16:30 

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The student loan crisis was caused by a pile of problems. It requires more than one solution...

Because of a number of policy failures, our student loan system is deeply broken and as a result, tens of millions of Americans are in need of help. While the nation struggles to agree on solutions for the nearly $2 trillion student debt crisis, most peop...

 2022-05-28 16:00 

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Uvalde Update: Heck of a job, Abbott; active shooter training; Houston protests...

The Uvalde massacre is rapidly turning into Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's Katrina. Abbott appeared with law enforcement officers the day after the tragedy to declare, "It could have been worse. The reason it was not worse is because law enforcement...

 2022-05-28 15:00 

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Oklahoma defies Roe's legality and bans abortion entirely...

This story was originally published at Prism . Last week, Oklahoma lawmakers passed the country's most restrictive abortion ban to date. The new law, part of House Bill 4327 , bans abortion from the moment of fertilization, with few exceptions, and is...

 2022-05-28 14:00 

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Science has answers to why conservatives fall so easily for COVID-19 and Russian propaganda...

At work, the subject of Ukraine came up. Someone I had worked with for years and seemed reasonably intelligent went on an absurd rant about how Ukraine was overrun with Nazis who were planning on using bioweapons against the U.S. He added that Ukrainian P...

 2022-05-28 13:00 

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Indiana Republicans override governor's veto and force anti-trans sports bill into law...

When it comes to keeping their voter base angry and distracted, Republicans have really narrowed in on demonizing and villainizing trans youth, especially those who dare to want to participate in sports teams that actually align with their gender identity...

 2022-05-28 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The outrage at the shooting and the aftermath is growing...

Tim Miller /Bulwark: In Uvalde, the Most Enraging Press Conference in American History We cannot count on flawed cops and school resource officers to protect kids from teenagers with assault rifles. Share on Twitter Share via email Print What might very w...

 2022-05-28 03:13 

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Ukraine Update: Ukraine makes a move in Kherson, while things remain desperate in the east...

Yesterday I wondered why Ukraine was so hell-bent on defending Severodonetsk, isolated on a deep salient surrounded on three sides and no natural barriers, when those forces could simply cross the river and hold out in a much more defensible Lysychansk. R...

 2022-05-28 02:00 

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News Roundup: A tough week for a nation beset by corporate greed and guns...

It is Friday. This week has been a brutal reminder of what divided opinions on "American exceptionalism" in our leadership class really are. Children were murdered this week in a way that otherwise only exists in countries being bombed by missiles...

 2022-05-28 01:15 

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Report: 1 in 4 Asian American seniors reporting hate crimes during COVID-19 pandemic were assaulted...

Elderly Asian Americans have been subject to increased violence since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, thanks to Donald Trump's racist language about COVID-19 and the right-wing "news" media's quick action in adopting and disse...

 2022-05-28 00:45 

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The Black child who touched Obama's hair is graduating. His mom says all he wants is to be president...

At a time when the world seems to be spinning off its axis with children and adults slaughtered by gunfire, a power-hungry dictator invading a country, and the rights of Americans being stripped away at every turn, it's important to take a second to r...

 2022-05-28 00:15 

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I won't celebrate any president barely keeping a campaign promise while poor people suffer...

As covered over at The Washington Post , White House officials are, as of the time of writing, planning to cancel $10,000 in federal student loans per borrower for individuals who earn less than $150,000. For married couples filing jointly, the cap is $30...

 2022-05-27 23:45 

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Baseball's Yankees and Rays use Twitter accounts to post gun violence facts instead of their game...

Major League Baseball came back in full swing in April, in the wake of threats of a labor lockout. The players and MLB were able to come to an agreement and the games have been going on every day since, and will continue deep into the fall. On Thursday, t...

 2022-05-27 23:01 

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Time to put to rest the failed 'good guys with guns' myth perpetrated on the American people...

Editor's note: This piece contains graphic descriptions of the horrific Uvalde massacre. In one of the most harrowing personal accounts of the Uvalde tragedy yet, an 11-year-old described to a CNN reporter that she had survived the mass shooting by sm...

 2022-05-27 22:00 

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McCarthy serves Jan. 6 committee with list of demands after subpoena...

The leader of House Republicans Kevin McCarthy has responded to his subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee with a lengthy response from his attorney, arguing, like others have tried and failed before him, that the panel lacks "valid legislative purpose.&#...

 2022-05-27 21:55 

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Cartoon: Summer book blowout...

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 2022-05-27 21:10 

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Senate Democrats call out 'stark inconsistencies' in treatment of Ukrainian and Afghan refugees...

Ed Markey leads a group of Senate Democrats in calling on the Biden administration to address the "s tark inconsistencies" when it comes to the treatment of Ukrainian and Afghan refugees who are seeking safety in the United States. The group of ei...

 2022-05-27 20:30 

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Manchin: This time is different. Like he said Parkland was. Like he said Sandy Hook was...

"It's just absolutely horrific," Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters Tuesday, responding to the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. "You all know where I stand—I'll do anything I can." Except, of course, vote to ...

 2022-05-27 20:00 

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NRA convention speakers and performers leave in droves, but Trump doubles down...

Turn on the lights, watch the cockroaches scatter. It's the perfect metaphor for NRA devotees' craven response to the tragic gun massacre in Uvalde, Texas, as the group's annual convention commences in Houston on Friday. Of course, we shouldn&...

 2022-05-27 19:31 

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Survivors of mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, share their stories...

It's been just three days since an 18-year-old gunman walked into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, with an AR-15 rifle, opened fire, and murdered 19 children and two teachers. Now, some of the survivors of that horrifying attack are telling thei...

 2022-05-27 19:00 

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Retired federal agent who communicated with Buffalo gunman may have known about shooting beforehand...

It's been quite the week for law enforcement proving themselves useless, though that's always been the case—just usually not in such high-profile circumstances. Direct your rage toward yet another shooting that preceded the most recent one: ...

 2022-05-27 18:15 

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Delta's mask-optional policy is going so well that they're cutting 100 flights per day...

A little over one month ago, Federal District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle voided the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mask mandate that required people to wear masks at airports and other transportation "hubs." (Mizelle is a hack...

 2022-05-27 17:32 

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Biden looks poised to forgive $10,000 in debt per borrower with limitations...

After a months-long internal debate, the White House appears to have landed on a plan to forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower. The forgiveness would tentatively apply to individuals earning less than $150,000 in the previous year or less than $300...

 2022-05-27 16:51 

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The 'good guys with guns' in Texas stood by while 19 children were killed, and keep lying about it...

The immediate reports during and in the hours following a mass shooting are always messy, always confused and contradictory. It makes reporting these stories that much harder, trying to suss out what's rumor, what's an eyewitness account, whether ...

 2022-05-27 16:30 

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Ron Johnson's vote opposing Biden administration's new asylum rule fails...

The Ron Johnson-led GOP effort opposing a new pro-asylum rule by the Biden administration failed in a 48-46 vote on Thursday. Six senators didn't vote, including Jeff Merkley, who has COVID-19. Roll Call reports that Mitch McConnell voted against the ...

 2022-05-27 16:03 

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Ginni Thomas is very unlikely to appear before Jan. 6 committee but other key witnesses lining up...

Don't hold your breath waiting for an appearance by Ginni Thomas before the Jan. 6 committee. Once the public hearings finally get underway next month, viewers may see witnesses hauled in from some of the highest-ranking offices in the White House and...

 2022-05-27 15:17 

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Multimillionaire senator used taxpayer money to travel to his Florida manse. Yes, he's a Republican...

Why is a multimillionaire lawmaker using taxpayer money for flights from his job in Washington, D.C., to his fancy-ass vacation home in Florida? Because he's an entitled Republican. That's why. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson claims his trips were all ...

 2022-05-27 14:30 

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Tucker leads Fox News parade of feverish denial that AR-15 massacres have anything to do with guns...

Right-wing pundits, particularly those at Fox News, have been scrambling to come up with something, anything that sounded like a somewhat plausible response to the plague of AR-15 massacres, as the Uvalde school shootings this week marked the latest in a ...

 2022-05-27 14:01 

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Democratic senators express concern that phone data may be used to track people seeking abortions...

Amid news of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicating the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade , Republican officials nationwide have threatened to end abortion access in their respective states. Many have even introduced legislation banning travel o...

 2022-05-27 13:32 

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Republican governor proudly signs multiple hateful bills into law following Uvalde shooting...

As the nation mourns 21 lives lost to senseless gun violence, the Republican governor of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, made sure to sign the latest anti-trans bill into law. On Wednesday, Stitt signed a bill requiring public and charter school students to use ba...

 2022-05-27 13:00 

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Here's Sen. Ron Johnson trying to escape questions about gun laws by running toward a locked door...

The Republican Party has moved on to hiding from most news outlets that aren't called Fox News or OAN. The recent shooting deaths of 19 children in Uvalde, Texas, have once again reminded the world of the spectral bloodstain that Second Amendment feti...

 2022-05-27 12:37 

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Morning Digest: Congresswoman from '70s would smash record for longest service gap with comeback bid...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Daniel Donner, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Programming No...

 2022-05-27 12:00 

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Cartoon: Thoughts and Prayers Interrupted...

Vimeo Video With the awful school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas , Republican lawmakers are of course quick to offer prayers and vacuous condolences to the 4th-grade victims and their families. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other top...

 2022-05-27 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: A rough week for those who care about children...

NY Times: 'The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther Right Than I Expected': Three Writers Talk About the Midterms [LIZ] SMITH: We need to be screaming from the rooftops about what the Republicans in Congress are doing. They voted against the American Resc...

 2022-05-27 03:00 

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Ukraine Update: Severodonetsk is exposed, isolated, under assault. Why doesn't Ukraine retreat?...

The United States's decision on whether to send MLRS/HIMARS rocket artillery to Ukraine has been painfully long and torturous, but they're reportedly on the verge of making it happen . According to CNN's sources, the problem is fear "Ukrai...

 2022-05-27 02:30 

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News Roundup: Uvalde reveals hollowness of 'hardening' schools in a state that prioritizes guns...

The horror of what happened in Uvalde continues to get worse with each new detail, but what is clear is that the fictions Texans relied on to "harden" their schools while still allowing guns to flow freely were just that: fictions. None of it appe...

 2022-05-27 02:15 

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Jimmy Kimmel delivers powerful monologue about do-nothing politicians, Dallas station cuts away...

Jimmy Kimmel has used his late-night platform to call out the hypocrisies and grotesqueness of the right-wing media machine . He has openly challenged the fascist lies of people like Marjorie Taylor Greene . He has attempted to speak to the MAGA crowd and...

 2022-05-27 02:00 

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Happy 20th anniversary, Daily Kos! And the 2022 Koscars go to ......

A 20-year-old person can't even drink legally in the U.S., but many a glass will be raised today in honor of the Daily Kos 20th anniversary. Whether you have wine, beer, sparkling water, Ardbeg, or oat milk in your glass, it doesn't matter: Propos...

 2022-05-27 01:30 

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Trump is looking just vulnerable enough to challenge in 2024, and he knows it...

Donald Trump is still the most dominant Republican in the country, but his very mixed primary record has left his air of invincibility in tatters. As The Washington Post 's Aaron Blake notes, Trump has a 30% problem . While several of his endorsees wo...

 2022-05-27 01:00 

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Jon Tester just can't with Rick Scott anymore. Join the club...

Tensions are understandably high in the Senate right now, with Democrats just about on their last nerve with, well, everything. So when Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) came to the floor Wednesday afternoon to ask for unanimous consent to approve Dr. Shereef Elnaha...

 2022-05-27 00:30 

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'Watering roses ain't no crime': Black pastor arrested watering out-of-town neighbor's plants...

Michael Jennings has served as pastor of the Vision of Abundant Life Ministries for more than 30 years about 45 miles southeast of Birmingham in Sylacauga, Alabama. He's well-known in his community, and he's friends with his neighbors, CBS-affilia...

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