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 2022-06-15 20:00 

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Herschel Walker acknowledges having a second son, denies keeping the child a secret...

Even by the low (or is it high?) standards of the Republican combination of moralizing and hypocrisy, this is a whopper . Herschel Walker, who has had a lot to say about the absence of fathers in Black communities and the importance of being an active fat...

 2022-06-15 19:35 

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'Take all your b***hes back to where you came from': New York woman wanted after anti-Asian attack...

The New York Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force is searching for a woman after she allegedly pepper-sprayed four people while making anti-Asian remarks. The task force released several photos in addition to a video, after Saturday's inciden...

 2022-06-15 19:00 

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On DACA's 10th anniversary, immigrants celebrate wins, continue pushing for citizenship for all...

June 15 marks ten years since former President Barack Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, one of the most significant immigration-related policies of the last three decades. It was a victory powered by undocumented y...

 2022-06-15 18:30 

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Community shaken after homes with Pride flags and decor set aflame in Baltimore neighborhood...

We're still learning the circumstances surrounding a fire in Baltimore this Wednesday morning, but from what we know, the situation is certainly both sad and scary. According to local CBS outlet WJZ 13 , the fire resulted in three people being sent to...

 2022-06-15 17:45 

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Trump's fundraising scam built on the back of retirees...

Donald Trump's scammy, aggressive fundraising tactics have been making news since he rode down that escalator to announce his white nationalist presidential bid seven years ago. The Jan. 6 House committee revealed that Trump was fundraising for an ele...

 2022-06-15 17:08 

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GOP continues chumming homophobic waters with threats to execute LGBTQ+ 'groomers'...

It was a shot across the bow the day Gov. Ron DeSantis' press secretary Christina Pushaw tweeted that those who opposed Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill were against what she called the "Anti-Grooming Bill," and are essentially p...

 2022-06-15 16:30 

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New Mexico secretary of state asks court to force Republican commission to certify primary...

Donald Trump's Big Lie continues to damage democracy at every level. Its most prominent effect may have been the attempted coup on Jan. 6, 2021, but it has seeped down to damage the execution of state and local elections. The Republican-led commission...

 2022-06-15 15:40 

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Man on Republican's insurrection-eve tour of Capitol found in Jan. 6 footage threatening lawmakers...

A man who appears to be seen taking photos of security checkpoints and hallways in the U.S. Capitol during a tour led by Republican Representative Barry Loudermilk on Jan. 5, 2021, is also allegedly seen—and heard—in footage captured from Janu...

 2022-06-15 14:50 

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Ukraine update: The Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kherson is driving Russia back along a broad front...

We've talked many times about the fog of war, but when action is underway—that's when the fog really rolls in. If an area is stable for several days, enough calls to residents of the area, videos from soldiers at the front, snapshots, and ge...

 2022-06-15 14:00 

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American Petroleum Institute urges White House to rebuke climate goals so Big Oil can profit...

The same day that President Biden spoke at the AFL-CIO convention championing workers, the American Petroleum Institute (API) put out a 10-point "energy leadership" plan for the U.S. that includes nary a mention of unions, instead urging the admin...

 2022-06-15 13:00 

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The thing that made Donald Trump could also be what takes him down: Grift...

Grift made Donald Trump. Grift made the modern-day Republican Party. It seems almost inevitable that the two would eventually come together to present the greatest threat to the nation in more than a century: January 6, 2020. Few of the revelations unveil...

 2022-06-15 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Trump's forces take down Rep. Tom Rice in South Carolina, but Nancy Mace holds on...

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. Subscribe to o...

 2022-06-15 12:17 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: In the end, things catch up with you....

Norm Eisen, Noah Bookbinder and Fred Wertheimer /CNN: The January 6 committee is methodically building the case for a criminal conspiracy Whether in person or on video, the witnesses were credible and convincing. Some observers feared that these proceedin...

 2022-06-15 12:16 

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This week on The Brief: A Jan. 6 hearing round-up with expert Brandi Buchman...

On this week's episode of The Brief , host Markos Moulitsas spoke with Daily Kos senior staff writer and Jan. 6 expert Brandi Buchman as the investigative committee moves forward with arguments regarding former former President Donald Trump's comp...

 2022-06-15 12:00 

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Cartoon: RINOs...

I was struck by Bill Barr's testimony that Trump was 'detached from reality' if he believed the election conspiracies he was touting. Of course, this has been obvious to everyone outside the Trump cult for years. I find the hearings to be deva...

 2022-06-15 02:30 

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News Roundup: DeSantis is costing Florida a fortune; the Senate continues to Senate...

Monday's House select committee hearings on the Jan. 6. coup attempt raised new questions about just how much of Trump's post-election fundraising was just a money-seeking grift, but his most likely Republican presidential competitor in 2024 won&#...

 2022-06-15 02:00 

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MTG touts climate change 'benefits' while bizarrely claiming no one can see Jan. 6 video footage...

You may not have heard of Right Side Broadcasting Network, and if that's the case—congratulations! You live a rich, full life unadulterated by brain weevils. Obviously, you're not part of the network's target demographic, which appears t...

 2022-06-15 01:30 

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Jan. 6 hearings reveal how easily millions were conned—and why they won't stop believing in Trump...

Con artists are a special breed of predator. Not only do they traffic in humanity's most basic passions—their hopes, fears and expectations—but they rely on the singular human emotions of self-respect and self-worth in order to protect the...

 2022-06-15 01:00 

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Biden signs bill that may establish National Museum of Asian Pacific American History...

In a win for the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, President Joe Biden signed a law Monday that could help establish a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture. Biden noted that he was honored to sign the law that was ...

 2022-06-15 00:30 

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Taller border fencing is hurting and killing more migrants, exactly as it was intended to do...

The southern border wall is a joke. Unpublished government data reported by The Washington Post earlier this year revealed that the fencing has been breached thousands of times , costing us $2.6 million in repairs. Smugglers are slicing through the wall t...

 2022-06-15 00:00 

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Disturbing anti-queer stickers found in children's books in Montana store...

Queerphobes are at it again, according to a recent story out of LGBTQ Nation . Per the outlet, an anonymous worker at a Target in Kalispell, Montana, described the store they work at as being in a "pretty conservative" community that's still a...

 2022-06-14 23:30 

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In attacking new driver's license law, Massachusetts Republicans want to make roads less safe...

Legislation making roads and communities safer by opening driver's licenses to undocumented residents in Massachusetts won't become law for another year, but anti-immigrant Republicans in the commonwealth are already taking steps to repeal it. ...

 2022-06-14 23:00 

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Live coverage: June 14 primaries in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina...

Four states are conducting primaries Tuesday, while Texas' 34th Congressional District is also holding a special all-party primary for the remaining months of Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela's term. We'll be liveblogging the results here and also...

 2022-06-14 22:51 

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Study: Common preservative in cosmetics and haircare has outsized cancer risk for Black women...

A new study that investigated hair and skincare products marketed to Black women has uncovered a long-suspected but unproven connection between breast cancer and a class of preservatives called parabens. While many products, from baby lotion to athlete...

 2022-06-14 22:10 

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Congress decides to keep 9 Americans safe. The rest of us are still on our own...

Both the House and Senate are back at work in earnest this week, or at least as earnest as Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will allow his Senate Republicans to be over on that side of Capitol Hill. Case in point: The House will pass the Supreme Court just...

 2022-06-14 21:40 

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House Natural Resources Committee sets its sights on publicists who helped push climate change lies...

A leaked admission from a now-fired ExxonMobil lobbyist has apparently inspired Democrats on both the Natural Resources Committee and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee to add publicists to their purview as they investigate Big Oil's climate ch...

 2022-06-14 21:10 

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Correction: COVID-19 deaths by race have not 'reversed' in the last few months...

Last Thursday, I wrote an article stating that the rate of deaths from COVID-19 among white Americans now exceeded those among Black or Latino Americans. The article drew from a report by The New York Times written by David Leonhardt which extrapolated th...

 2022-06-14 20:40 

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Jan. 6 probe may not issue a criminal referral and here's why that may not matter...

With two hearings under its belt already and one more coming up this week, the Jan. 6 committee is chugging along, full steam ahead, as it presents its findings on former President Donald Trump's attempted coup following his defeat to now-President Jo...

 2022-06-14 20:25 

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Our Brandi Buchman is a top authority on Jan. 6, and today she joins me on our podcast...

Yes, I'm biased, but I'm also realistic about the strengths of our content coverage here at Daily Kos. And our very own staff reporter Brandi Buchman ( Daily Kos , Twitter ) has doggedly provided some of the best coverage on the Jan. 6 insurrectio...

 2022-06-14 20:10 

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Graham confirms Republicans would go after Social Security, Medicare if they get a Senate majority...

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham held a debate about the economy Monday at the the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Massachusetts, aired on Fox Nation. The event was supposed to be some kind of kumbaya bipartisan thing, bringing the two sides togethe...

 2022-06-14 19:41 

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Nebraska GOP PAC under investigation amid dubious tricks by voter ID campaign petitioners...

When the governor's mother and a recently appointed 22-year-old senator get together to launch a political action committee (PAC) to collect signatures for an initiative based on the Big Lie, you know something's up. That's what's happenin...

 2022-06-14 19:10 

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Supreme Court races could be the key to protecting abortion rights in several states...

After the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade , reproductive rights will be decided in the states (at least unless and until a Republican-controlled Congress passes a nationwide abortion ban). That means that access to abortion could be in the hands of st...

 2022-06-14 18:55 

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Starbucks workers allege managers are using trans-inclusive policies as latest union-busting tactic...

As my colleague Laura Clawson has covered at length here at Daily Kos , Starbucks workers are doing an absolutely incredible job of organizing . More than 100 Starbucks locations have voted to unionize under Workers United in the past year alone—yes...

 2022-06-14 18:54 

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Ukraine update: As Russia surges toward Slovyansk, Ukraine moves on Izyum...

There's no way around it. In spite of taking heavy losses. In spite of an artillery exchange that at the moment seems to seriously favor Ukraine. In spite of bad organization, bad logistics, bad leadership, bad training, and bad maintenance ... Russia...

 2022-06-14 18:10 

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Primary by primary, Trump's Big Lie is taking over the Republican Party...

Buying into at least part of Donald Trump's Big Lie is the Republican mainstream these days, as primary election results increasingly show. Candidate after candidate—including those winning a majority of Republican primaries held so far for gove...

 2022-06-14 17:40 

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Jan. 6 committee delays one upcoming hearing to give staff more time for prep...

The Jan. 6 committee announced Tuesday that it would delay its Wednesday, June 15 hearing in order to give staff additional time to prepare the necessary materials girding its public presentation of their probe into former President Donald Trump's att...

 2022-06-14 17:10 

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Oz bashes immigrants as 'criminals,' but family company was fined for hiring undocumented workers...

Publicly, longtime New Jersey resident and Pennsylvania U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz is running an anti-immigrant campaign, tweeting that should he win his seat, he "will fight to end illegal immigration and soft-on-crime policies that release danger...

 2022-06-14 16:40 

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Police officers subjected to death threats after Patriot Front arrests in Idaho...

Police officers of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department in Idaho have reported receiving repeated death threats since they arrested 31 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front on Saturday. The men were headed to an LGBTQ Pride event with ri...

 2022-06-14 16:13 

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MAGA conspiracy theorists want to seize our elections and rig them. Daily Kos is fighting back...

The Republican Party has reached such diseased depths of depravity that it now recognizes the legitimacy of only one type of election: one it can rig. Across the country, far-right exponents of the Big Lie that Donald Trump won in 2020 are running to seiz...

 2022-06-14 15:35 

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Jan. 6 member on Guilfoyle's participation: 'I'm not saying it's a crime, but I think it's a grift'...

You may remember Kimberly Guilfoyle as the high-energy speaker who terrorized the world during the Republican National Convention a couple of years ago. Guilfoyle was a Fox News media personality, reportedly pushed out due to some pretty inappropriate beh...

 2022-06-14 15:00 

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House Democrats wanted to expand Supreme Court security bill, but McConnell was a hard no...

House Democrats are buckling to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's demand that Supreme Court staffers and their families be excluded from the bill extending security to the families of the justices. This is Very Important to McConnell. After the...

 2022-06-14 14:20 

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Moscow's MAGA dictator is upset over Jan. 6 committee trying to save American democracy...

In the tumble toward the 2020 election, as Donald Trump was already pre-declaring that he had been cheated out of an election months before the election even happened, Senate Republicans did a pretty smart thing. They released the results of a bipartisan,...

 2022-06-14 13:40 

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It's time to get serious about impeaching Clarence Thomas...

U.S. Supreme Court spouse Virginia "Ginni" Thomas has proven to be a full-throated insurrectionist , intent on launching a coup to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. She wasn't just posting on MAGA message boards about "stopping t...

 2022-06-14 13:00 

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Our all-time favorite loser prays the fifth time will be the charm on his endless quest for Congress...

We have more primary action Tuesday as voters in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina select their party's nominees. Additionally, there will be an all-party primary in Texas' 34th District to replace Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela, who r...

 2022-06-14 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Two South Carolina Republicans who crossed Trump will learn their futures tonight...

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. Subscribe to o...

 2022-06-14 12:08 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Jan. 6th committee reveals extent of Trump's lies-for-profit campaign...

We begin today's roundup with Eugene Robinson 's analysis at The Washington Post of the January 6th committee's damning evidence of Donald Trump's lies for profit: Trump's campaign used the "big lie" to raise $250 million after...

 2022-06-14 12:00 

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Cartoon: Housing crisis made E-Z...

Support these comics by joining the Sorensen Subscription Service! Also on Patreon . Follow me on Twitter at @JenSorensen...

 2022-06-14 04:03 

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Ukraine Update: Ukraine won't get all the artillery it wants, but it doesn't need to...

I've been writing about perspective on how hard it is to ship, to use, to maintain , and to supply complex Western weapons systems. Those are all real challenges, yet there is another, perhaps bigger one: the amount of equipment Ukraine is demanding s...

 2022-06-14 02:30 

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News Roundup: Jan. 6 hearings follow the money; Texas begins burying Uvalde evidence...

The Jan. 6 committee hearings continued today with more evidence that Donald Trump's closest inner circle absolutely knew the anti-election hoaxes Trump was offering up weren't true—and with new evidence that Trump was siphoning off the cash...

 2022-06-14 02:00 

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Photo essay: A good day for Pride, a bad day for menacing extremists in Coeur d'Alene...

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho—Over the past couple of decades, Pride events in northern Idaho have come and gone with little controversy as communities have come to embrace them. But this year, right-wing extremists, swept up in spiraling hate speech ide...

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