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 2022-12-02 02:52 

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This is the day the world changed: Three years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic began...

On this date three years ago, a man walked into Hubei Provincial Hospital in Wuhan, China, reporting flu-like symptoms. Within two weeks, there were 27 cases showing similar symptoms. Then, just four days before the end of the year, the head of the hospit...

 2022-12-02 02:00 

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Caribbean Matters: Addressing the racism of the Dominican government...

The ongoing humanitarian crisis situation in Haiti is getting worse. Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic, which shares the same island, continues to round up and deport people they believe to be undocumented Haitians living in the Dominican Republic. They t...

 2022-12-02 01:04 

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Matt Gaetz's associate Joel Greenberg sentenced to 11 years for sex trafficking and other crimes...

On Thursday, former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg was sentenced to 11 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell handed down the sentencing verdict in an Orlando courtroom, based on a plea deal with Greenberg that collected toget...

 2022-12-02 00:00 

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Two women prime ministers wipe the floor with reporter after he asks if they plan to do their jobs...

Two female prime ministers walk into a press conference, and ... you know how this ends, right? Nonetheless, here we go. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin appeared for a joint press conference to discuss the ...

 2022-12-01 23:30 

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11th Circuit rules no 'special master' needed in Trump stolen documents case, orders case dismissed...

In a Thursday-issued ruling , a three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated Judge Aileen Cannon's baffling prior order blocking the federal government from using stolen government documents seized at Donald Trump's Mar-a-La...

 2022-12-01 23:00 

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Senate votes to avert rail strike...

The Senate voted Thursday to force the railway unions to accept the tentative agreement they had reached with rail companies back in September and averting a potential rail strike that would have begun on Dec. 7. That vote was 80-15 with one—Sen. Ra...

 2022-12-01 22:58 

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Cartoon: Right wing range...

Right wing ant-gay and trans propaganda has to stop. It's killing LGBTQ people all over the US....

 2022-12-01 22:30 

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Republicans may finally be realizing baseless fraud claims likely depressed their 2022 turnout...

Republicans are currently doing a post-mortem on the 2022 midterms—the election in which their dreams of securing a dominating House and Senate majority died a slow and agonizing death while Donald Trump did his best to Weekend at Bernie's the r...

 2022-12-01 21:52 

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It's not the economy, stupid, anymore. Not with this extremist Republican Party...

In the runup to Election Day, analysts and GOP operatives alike carpet-bombed election coverage with the notion that yet again, the economy would crush all other issues through the sheer weight of its dominance. During an Election Day panel, Cook Politica...

 2022-12-01 20:19 

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Kanye West praises Hitler, Nazis in openly antisemitic rant: 'I like Hitler'...

Professional conspiracy promoter Alex Jones invited Kanye West onto his show today, one week after the rapper and antisemite West arranged a Mar-a-Lago dinner meeting with Donald Trump that included notorious white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes....

 2022-12-01 19:24 

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Gas prices fall below levels at the start of Russian invasion...

As Russia began positioning forces for an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine at the end of 2021, oil speculators did what oil speculators do in every potentially difficult situation: They drove oil future prices up. A week before the invasion began on Feb. 24...

 2022-12-01 18:15 

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When the GOP threatens to blow the economy to smithereens, Democrats should believe them...

Congressional thugs have made it as clear as they possibly can: They will take the nation to the brink of economic disaster to force deep spending cuts, including cuts to Social Security. If it were up to the House GOP, they'd just as soon kick us ove...

 2022-12-01 17:41 

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DeSantis' schools: School board chair and sheriff announce discipline policy from in front of a jail...

On Nov. 22, in Florida, newly elected Brevard County School Board members Gene Trent and Megan Wright, aided by current board member Matt Susin, successfully took control over the direction of the school system's trajectory. They were able to oust Sup...

 2022-12-01 17:03 

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Another Herschel Walker ex calls former football great 'unstable,' 'completely out of control'...

In yet another explosive exclusive from The Daily Beast , a former girlfriend of Republican senate candidate Herschel Walker has come forward to tell the truth about the five hellish years she spent in a relationship with the former NFL running back. Cher...

 2022-12-01 15:59 

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Ukraine update: Events around Bakhmut and Svatove indicate that long-frozen lines are moving...

We're starting this morning by looking at the two areas where intensive combat operations are underway: In the area around Bakhmut and along the line from Svatove to Kreminna. For eight months, Russia has been attempting to press toward Bakhmut from e...

 2022-12-01 14:30 

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The Republican House majority is the most fragile they've had in a very long time...

Republicans may soon find out that the only thing worse than losing the House is winning it. That's because the foundation on which the GOP's new majority rests is as shaky as they come—and that's no mere opinion. It's an unassailabl...

 2022-12-01 14:00 

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Firefighting foam spill at Red Hill facility contaminating soil with 'forever chemicals'...

The Navy's Red Hill facility is facing yet another contamination issue just one year after a fuel spill prompted the shuttering of multiple drinking water sources indefinitely that many communities in Honolulu and those living on Joint Base Pearl Harb...

 2022-12-01 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Wisconsin's 2023 Supreme Court race may decide fate of abortion and gerrymandering...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Daniel Donner, and Cara Zelaya, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Subscribe to The D...

 2022-12-01 13:04 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Standards...

We begin today with Robin Givhan of The Washington Post writing about the mediocrity of U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker. Walker, a former football player, was born in 1962, which places him in a generation that often heard a kind of mantra from thei...

 2022-12-01 13:00 

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Cartoon: The Donald Trump Mysteries—'The Racist Repast'...

Volume 4 of The Complete Tom the Dancing Bug! TOM THE DANCING BUG: ALL-MIGHTY COMICS! Books currently being personalized, signed, sketched in, and sent out! Let's go! Information here. (Order today, 12/1 and your order will be in the mail to you by 12...

 2022-12-01 02:00 

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Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin dies at 61 after a decades-long career in Virginia politics...

Rep. Donald McEachin, a Democrat elected to represent Virginia's 4th Congressional District in 2016, died Monday at the age of 61 , just weeks after winning a fourth term. McEachin's chief of staff said in her statement, "Valiantly, for years ...

 2022-12-01 01:30 

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Fleetwood Mac announces the passing of singer-songwriter Christine McVie...

Singer-songwriter and keyboardist Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has died at age 79. Her family released a statement on her Instagram page. "On behalf of Christine McVie's family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine's ...

 2022-12-01 01:29 

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Lava flow from the world's largest volcano threatens Hawaii's only cross-island highway...

After nearly 40 years of silence, Mauna Loa, generally considered Earth's largest active volcano, is erupting on Hawaii's Big Island. Lava from the volcano's Fissure 3 that began to flow Sunday, Nov. 27, is now within three miles of Hawaii'...

 2022-12-01 00:30 

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GOP excoriated Democrats for taking sketchy crypto billionaire's cash. Turns out they took it, too...

Republicans aren't big fans of regulation, financial or otherwise. Unless you plan on opening your new credit union in a human womb, they're likely to agitate for a more or less hands-off approach. To be fair, too many politicians across the polit...

 2022-11-30 23:45 

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Interior Department will relocate three tribal communities threatened by climate change...

The Interior Department announced on Wednesday that three tribal communities will be relocated due to climate change-worsened erosion effectively making their homes uninhabitable. The Newtok Village and Native Village of Napakiak in Alaska will receive $2...

 2022-11-30 23:00 

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New Hampshire needs your help to elect a new secretary of state who will protect voting rights...

New Hampshire, a perennial swing state with outsized influence on American politics, will choose a new secretary of state on Dec. 7—and we need your help to ensure the right candidate, Democrat Melanie Levesque, wins. Campaign Action Granite State R...

 2022-11-30 22:58 

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 2022-11-30 22:30 

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Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi need to channel Harry Reid right now, and fight for our future...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are staring down the double-barreled threat of multiple, critical deadlines and the knowledge that the House is going to be turned over to a raft of incompetent maniacs in a little more t...

 2022-11-30 21:45 

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China protests: When the government is trying to outlaw paper, things are not going well...

On Sunday, the Shanghai Chenguang Stationery Company was one of several companies to issue a very strange statement . In order to "maintain National Security/Stability" and prevent Illegal acts, they were immediately halting the sale of ... paper....

 2022-11-30 21:10 

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema does it again, this time with blue sequins...

It's "Kyrsten Sinema wore what to a major Senate vote?" time again. We've seen the schoolgirl kilt and sweater look the Arizona Democrat wore to curtsey while giving a thumbs down on a vote to increase the minimum wage. We've seen the ...

 2022-11-30 20:31 

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'Memory does not appear to be as precise': Anthony Ornato testifies to Jan. 6 committee again...

The Jan. 6 committee interviewed former Secret Service Assistant Director Anthony "Tony" Ornato on Tuesday about Donald Trump's actions on the day of the failed coup, including the allegation by former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson that ...

 2022-11-30 19:50 

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DeSantis' conservative school board appointees installed; now they're firing noncompliant educators...

Until the COVID-19 pandemic introduced contentious debates over mask-wearing and safety measures, school boards and their meetings weren't particularly partisan. In Florida the situation is now reaching critical mass in school board meetings, largely ...

 2022-11-30 19:17 

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With new climate legislation now less likely to pass, climate groups shift their strategies...

Climate groups appear to be shifting their focus away from Congress and to any potential climate executive orders President Biden could put forth. Though the midterms were arguably a success for Democrats, Republicans are the ones who control the House. S...

 2022-11-30 18:25 

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The Daily Show nails it again: Watch the terrifying mashup of Nick Fuentes and Fox News...

In just a few minutes of listening to white supremacist and notorious Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, anyone would begin to hear the echoed sentiments of Fox News and various members of the Republican Party. The same racist, xenophobic "great replaceme...

 2022-11-30 17:30 

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Senate GOP sees opportunity to derail Democrats' lame duck plans in rail strike votes...

UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 6:29:30 PM +00:00 Joan McCarter The House has passed both bills, enforcing the contract ( 290-137 ) and mandating 7 days of paid sick leave ( 221-207 ). The fact that just three House Republicans voted to require leave for ...

 2022-11-30 17:01 

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We know the perfect candidate to primary Sinema. We just need to convince him to run...

Embedded Content If you're reading this, you don't need Daily Kos to tell you what a wretched nightmare Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been. Ever since joining the Senate, she's fought with fellow Democrats, opposed progressive priorities, and—...

 2022-11-30 16:20 

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Ukraine update: Russia is developing its own kind of 'combined arms' centered on drones that bleed...

Back in 1969, engineer and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke made a statement that speaks to the future of one particular technology and one matching bit of semantics. "If man survives for as long as the least successful of the dinosaurs—t...

 2022-11-30 15:30 

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At the same time Musk opens doors to far-right trolls and conspiracists, leftist accounts suspended...

We're witnessing in real time what happens when a billionaire gets red-pilled . Elon Musk not only is demonstrating that he has no business taking over a corporation like Twitter, in which he has zero expertise or experience—taking the company i...

 2022-11-30 14:36 

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A pharma millionaire is suing four hunters for $7 million, and the results will have a huge impact...

OnX is an app that's intended to help hunters find public land so they can go after deer, elk, or whatever they happen to be hunting. At first glance, that may not seem like news, but users of that app get an invaluable view of just who owns the prope...

 2022-11-30 14:00 

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Senate finally passes Respect for Marriage Act, provides federal protections for everyone's unions...

The Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday afternoon in a 61-36 vote, after easily defeating three trollish Republican amendments . The legislation will provide federal protections to same-sex and interracial marriages—that is, once the ...

 2022-11-30 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Filing closes for Chicago mayor's race, but expect candidates to get bounced...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Daniel Donner, and Cara Zelaya, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Subscribe to The D...

 2022-11-30 13:02 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reckoning with Republican antisemitism and white supremacy...

Greg Sargent/ WaPo: How Trump is handing white supremacists huge propaganda victories I contacted Kathleen Belew, the author of a history of white power movements in the United States, to talk about these undercurrents of the Fuentes story. Belew has an i...

 2022-11-30 13:00 

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 2022-11-30 02:30 

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Sen. Cotton says if Apple deplatforms Twitter, it's because Apple's CEO is 'envious' of Musk...

Apple CEO Tim Apple—that';s what Donald Trump calls him, and Donald Failing Real Estate Company is always right—does pretty well for himself. The chief executive formerly known as Tim Cook made almost $99 million last year, and he's the...

 2022-11-30 01:35 

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RNC commissions panel filled with Trump allies to investigate what went wrong in midterms...

The Republican National Committee announced this week it plans to set up a team of advisers to review the party's midterm performance following the anticipated "red wave" that never materialized. According to Politico , the team of advisors wo...

 2022-11-30 00:50 

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Arizona Republicans refusing to certify votes might actually turn red seats blue...

On Monday, following delay after delay, the MAGA-controlled Cochise County, Arizona, board of elections missed its deadline to certify 47,000-plus (mostly conservative) votes. The move was seen by most as pure political theater from a deep-red county whic...

 2022-11-30 00:00 

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We've gotta talk about copaganda...

Depending on the news source you've followed on a very big and disturbing new case out of Riverside, California, it might be unclear to you whether or not Austin Edwards—the 28-year-old cop who allegedly catfished a teenager before killing her f...

 2022-11-29 22:49 

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Oath Keepers Elmer Stewart Rhodes, Kelly Meggs found guilty of seditious conspiracy...

For their attempt to stop the nation's peaceful transfer of power by force on Jan. 6, 2021, a jury has found the leader of the extremist Oath Keepers organization Elmer Stewart Rhodes and co-defendant Kelly Meggs guilty. Co-defendants Jessica Watkins,...

 2022-11-29 22:10 

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Elon Musk feuds with Apple as Twitter moderation, payroll, child protection teams collapse...

The Great Elon Tire Fire continues to blaze bright and stinky today. If you've been following recent coverage of blundering billionaire Elon Musk's takeover and (allegedly) unintentional dismantling of social media giant Twitter, it's probably...

 2022-11-29 21:40 

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Fox News says 'Hunter Biden's laptop' three times in a mirror and still, no one cares...

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner spent much of Tuesday morning trying desperately to defend the network she works for, as well as Twitter, the $44 billion trash-fire social media platform Elon Musk bought at what seems to be the peak of his very public mid...

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