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 2018-09-23 10:00 

The Atlantic

A Grassroots Call to Ban Gerrymandering...

Voters Not Politicians gathered an astounding 425,000 signatures in Michigan to secure a spot on the November ballot for a proposed constitutional amendment creating a citizens' commission for redistricting....

 2018-09-23 09:00 

NY Times

Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore....

Republican leaders in battleground states like Missouri are increasingly doubtful that candidates can wield the court nomination as a cudgel without risking repercussions....

 2018-09-23 07:47 

The Daily Beast

I'm a Republican, but Kavanaugh Must Withdraw His Nomination...

Getty This has been a rough week for the Senate Judiciary Committee's credibility and most of all for Professor Christine Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh as well as their families. As someone who understands all too well what it is to not share your ex...

 2018-09-23 06:42 

The Daily Beast

Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify to Congress Next Week...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has agreed to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, her lawyers confirmed Saturday. "Dr...

 2018-09-23 03:36 

The Daily Beast

Top Aide in Kavanaugh SCOTUS Bid Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegation Surfaces...

Win McNamee/Getty The top Republican adviser involved in the Senate Judiciary Committee's response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reportedly resigned over a previous sexual harassment allegation against hi...

 2018-09-23 03:34 

Slate Magazine

Andy Richter Gives His Side of the Story Before the Cult Murder Scandal Breaks...

Lately, it seems like the news has been just one depressing scandal after another, followed by even more depressing attempts at crisis management. So it's heartening to see Andy Richter take the right approach, getting out in front of the rumors with ...

 2018-09-23 03:30 

Crooks and Liars

Open Thread - Trickle Down...

Also, this: Gif explains itself pic.twitter.com/PaGmirsSnQ — Katniss #ProtectMueller #DACA #NeverAgain (@americanmclass) September 21, 2018 Open thread below......

 2018-09-23 03:10 

CBS News

Minnesota Rep. quits campaign amid allegations of inappropriate touching from daughter...

In a written statement, Jim Knoblach called the allegations "indescribably hurtful"...

 2018-09-23 03:00 

Crooks and Liars

C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater: D.O.A. (1949)...

[embed eid="31455" /] "I want to report a murder." "Who was murdered?" "I was." This is how D.O.A. opens, so it spoils nothing to tell you that this is the story of a CPA named Frank Bigelow (played by Edmond O'Brien) w...

 2018-09-23 02:50 

Slate Magazine

Are the Allegations That Cain Murdered Abel Worth Investigating, or Should We Blame This Mysterious Doppelganger I Found Online Instead?...

Okay, I'll begin laying out some information concerning God's allegations against Cain ....

 2018-09-23 02:15 

Daily Kos

New app will allow Hawaii students to anonymously report bullying...

Bullying is still a problem in America's schools and its impact on a student's education and well-being must be taken seriously. After a federal investigation that revealed widespread bullying, the Hawaii Department of Education is taking measures...

 2018-09-23 01:45 

Daily Kos

'This is what the future looks like': Dolores Huerta talks activism and celebrating women of color...

The name and story of Dolores Huerta should be taught in every school across America. A civil rights activist and labor leader for more than 50 years, Huerta has dedicated her entire life to equal justice for workers, immigrants, women, and people of colo...

 2018-09-23 01:30 

Crooks and Liars

Passage Of Time Doesn't Erase Youthful Mistakes In The Criminal Justice System, Especially For People Of Color...

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Eileen M. Ahlin , Pennsylvania State University The accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, made by California professor Christ...

 2018-09-23 01:15 

Daily Kos

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—avoid these mistakes...

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D.I.Y.ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you've missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow ...

 2018-09-23 01:05 

The Daily Beast

Brits Warned Trump Against Releasing Carter Page Surveillance Docs...

REUTERS The United Kingdom implored President Donald Trump not to release an unredacted surveillance warrant application on his former campaign adviser, The Daily Beast has confirmed. In an interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday night and in a Friday mor...

 2018-09-23 01:04 

Washington Post

AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday...

AP source: Kavanaugh and Ford tentatively agree to testify Thursday to Senate panel...

 2018-09-23 00:42 

Daily Kos

Senate panel & lawyers for Dr. Ford tentatively agree she'll testify about Kavanaugh Thursday...

The New York Times reports that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will, tentatively, testify Thursday about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alleged attempt to rape her when they were teenagers: The Senate Judiciary Committee and lawyers for the woman ...

 2018-09-23 00:13 

Washington Post

The Latest: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday...

AP source: Kavanaugh and Ford tentatively agree to testify Thursday to Senate panel...

 2018-09-23 00:00 

Daily Kos

This week in science...

In this post truth, alternate fact, quasi-reality America, ignorance and self-hyping nonsense has a real chance of paying off. Just check out this one example of an anti-science entrepreneur extraordinaire: This is an echo chamber because, in due time, yo...

 2018-09-23 00:00 

Crooks and Liars

Grandpa Grassley Tweets Nonsense About Kavanaugh Accuser...

On one hand, I commend Chuck Grassley for clearly writing his own tweets and expressing his views without the use of an aide or a "tweet writer". It is refreshing to know that he is the one actually pecking out his tweets on a phone or laptop. Tha...

 2018-09-22 23:31 

MSNBC

Strategist: Supreme Court nomination could swing midterms...

MSNBC's Richard Lui speaks to Republican strategist and MSNBC political analyst Susan Del Percio and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle about the potential political fallout from the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett......

 2018-09-22 23:30 

Daily Kos

Canada looks at nationwide ban on handguns and assault weapons...

This post was written and reported by contributor Bryant Telfer through our new Daily Kos freelance program . After a particularly dangerous summer of gun violence in Canada and two mass shootings sparking public outcry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has ...

 2018-09-22 23:23 

MSNBC

Law advocate: GOP using 'bullying tactics' on Kavanaugh accuser...

Fatima Goss Graves, CEO and President of the National Women's Law Center, tells MSNBC's Richard Lui that Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have an "optics problem" when it comes to the handling of sexual assault allegations aga...

 2018-09-22 23:06 

The Atlantic

Christine Blasey Ford Agrees to Testify As Frustrated Republicans Ask 'When?'...

Attorneys for the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault said she would testify this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee without specifying a date or final terms....

 2018-09-22 23:00 

Daily Kos

This week in the war on workers: Nope, the Republican tax scam isn't helping workers...

Not that we needed much more evidence to show what a scam the Republican "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" was, but the evidence doesn't care—it just keeps coming. The $0.03 per hour (inflation-adjusted) bump in bonuses between the fourth quarter ...

 2018-09-22 22:53 

Slate Magazine

What Is an 'Executive Director of Research and Identity,' and Why Did the Los Angeles Clippers Hire a Magazine Writer to Be Theirs?...

The Los Angeles Clippers made a most unusual offseason signing last week when the team hired Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins to become their Executive Director of Research and Identity. It's a newly invented job title for Jenkins, who is best kn...

 2018-09-22 22:30 

Daily Kos

Candidate who could be 1st Native woman in Congress will 'speak up for the folks who have struggled'...

If you haven't heard of Deb Haaland, you might just be living under a rock, and we welcome you back to the sunshine. She, alongside Sharice Davids of Kansas, could very well become the first Native American women ever elected to Congress in November. ...

 2018-09-22 22:09 

Slate Magazine

Watch Hilary Duff Confront an Aggressive Paparazzo, Simultaneously Satisfying Your Need for Celebrity News and Your Need to Feel Above Celebrity News...

When it comes to celebrity news, it can sometimes be difficult to keep the doublethink going. On one hand, our hunger to live vicariously through people who are richer, more talented, or better looking than we are has created a world in which the very art...

 2018-09-22 22:08 

Washington Post

Fox News hosts give Trump conflicting advice on Rosenstein...

Fox News hosts reacted on Sept. 21 to allegations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly reporting President Trump and invoking the 25th amendment....

 2018-09-22 22:00 

Daily Kos

Spotlight on green news & views: Will Exxon ever be brought to justice? FL's 'Red Tide Rick'...

This is the 573rd edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the September 8 edition . Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OU...

 2018-09-22 22:00 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Trump admin rule would deny visas, green cards to immigrants who took public benefits...

As NBC previously reported, earlier versions included more draconian measures, like limiting green cards and citizenship for immigrants who had used Obamacare....

 2018-09-22 21:55 

Washington Post

US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees...

Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to limit airline change fees as bill deadline looms...

 2018-09-22 21:46 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Yale law professor denies reports she groomed Kavanaugh's prospective clerks...

Amy Chua, a Yale law professor and advocate for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, denied allegations that she advised prospective clerks to adopt model-like appearances....

 2018-09-22 21:39 

Slate Magazine

Buffalo Bills Twitter Account Announces Team's Arrival in Minnesota, May Not Know Where Minnesota Is...

It's been a rough season for the Buffalo Bills. They've suffered two lopsided losses, their offense has looked completely out of sorts, and one of the team's cornerbacks retired from football in the middle of a game . The Bills face the Minnes...

 2018-09-22 21:39 

CBS News

Cruz deploys social media strategy against O'Rourke after first debate...

Ted Cruz posted a video on Twitter captioned...

 2018-09-22 21:32 

Washington Post

'Incredibly frustrated': Inside the GOP effort to save Kavanaugh amid assault allegation...

In mock questioning sessions, the Supreme Court nominee declined to answer some questions that he felt were too personal....

 2018-09-22 21:30 

Daily Kos

This Week In Space: Japan's asteroid success, Delta II goes home, and another weird space drive...

BBC : Japan's Hayabusa 2 sends probes to the surface of asteroid Ryugu On Friday, Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe moved closer to the asteroid Ryugu and released two small probes to the surface. The miniscule gravity of the 1 kilometer asteroid means tha...

 2018-09-22 21:11 

Talking Points Memo

Cramer Looks To Clarify Controversial Comments On Kavanaugh Accusation...

A day after making calling the allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "even more absurd" than......

 2018-09-22 21:07 

Vox

Netflix's Maniac, with Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, is either too weird or not weird enough...

The new miniseries is incredibly fun to watch, but emptier and emptier the more you think about it....

 2018-09-22 21:00 

Daily Kos

North Carolina's factory farms are harming state residents even when they're not underwater...

It is at this point commonly understood that poor Americans suffer from industrial pollution at rates far higher than more wealthy Americans. The effect by which this happens is also well understood: heavy industry and "industrial"-scale farming i...

 2018-09-22 21:00 

Crooks and Liars

Jason Johnson: If You Grab A Woman And Turn Up The Music, 'That Is A Problem'...

Republican consultant Sarah Rumpf was trying to walk the party line, but you could tell her heart wasn't really in it. Joy Reid asked her if she believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusation. "I want to hear from her. There is something to b...

 2018-09-22 20:49 

MSNBC

Tarana Burke: There are so many reasons people don't report sexual violence...

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, analyzes Donald Trump's recent statements about Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, statements that sparked the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport, about why victims of sexual violence often don't tell authorities....

 2018-09-22 20:38 

MSNBC

Charlie Sykes: The real variable here is not gender, it's stupidity...

If Dr. Christine Blasey Ford does testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, one of the biggest problems could be the optics. Joy's panel discusses the lack of diversity among Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and fiercely debate......

 2018-09-22 20:30 

Daily Kos

Picks of the Week: Our favorite stories from the Daily Kos Community...

What an ugly week this was. Stories of sexual assault (and disgusting denials of same) dominated our news cycle, as the fight to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court rages on. The diaries at Daily Kos were no different (well, except the denial part)...

 2018-09-22 20:29 

Mother Jones

GOP Senate Candidate Calls Kavanaugh Allegation "Absurd" Because the Assault "Never Went Anywhere"...

Republican Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were "absurd," dismissing the claim because it involved teenagers who had been drinking and only attemp...

 2018-09-22 20:25 

CBS News

Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh accuser agrees to speak to Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual harassment allegations...

Ford's lawyers sent a letter to committee staff requesting to discuss the terms of her appearance in a phone call...

 2018-09-22 20:22 

Slate Magazine

Six Siblings of Republican Congressman Call on Voters to Support His Opponent...

Six of Rep. Paul Gosar's nine siblings are taking a family feud to a whole new level, starring in a series of ads for their brother's Democratic opponent in November, David Brill. In the ads, Tim, David, Grace, Joan, Gaston, and Jennifer Gosar all...

 2018-09-22 20:22 

MSNBC

David Brock: Ford is going to face some things more challenging than Anita Hill...

Anita Hill's testimony is being remembered as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford likely prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominations hearings continue. Joy Reid and David Brock of Media Matters disc...

 2018-09-22 20:11 

Slate Magazine

The New York Times Stands By Its Rod Rosenstein Scoop...

In a blockbuster story in Friday's New York Times, Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested covertly recording President Donald Trump's conversations in 2017. According to the story, Rosens...

 2018-09-22 20:08 

MSNBC

Elie Mystal: Rod Rosenstein should be wearing a wire...

Rod Rosenstein made comments about wearing a wire as a joke according to Justice officials, contradicting a New York Times story claiming the deputy attorney general made a statement suggesting Donald Trump should be recorded. Joy Reid and her panel......

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