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 2022-11-11 23:05 

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Arizona and Georgia are among states welcoming new U.S. citizens throughout Veterans Day holiday...

U.S. military members and veterans will be among the thousands of immigrants sworn in as Americans in a series of naturalization ceremonies this Veterans Day. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said Thursday that nearly 4,000 immigrants wil...

 2022-11-11 22:59 

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 2022-11-11 22:35 

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Mike Pence tells the story of Mike Pence, action hero, and Donald Trump, 'weary' has-been...

In the pre-dawn darkness on Wednesday, just a few hours after the last polls had closed, and as it became obvious that the supposed "red wave" had turned into the great Republican fizzle, The Wall Street Journal published an editorial by Mike Penc...

 2022-11-11 21:55 

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McConnell parachutes in with big bucks, strikes deal with Kemp to take Georgia Senate seat...

Despite that infamous "candidate quality" issue Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell complained about this cycle, he's stuck with Herschel Walker in Georgia, through all the surprise children and abortions and other bonkers claims. "I ...

 2022-11-11 21:18 

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Trump's Senate cronies circle McConnell like vultures after 'red wave' fiasco...

To be fair to Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, he didn't exactly hype the red wave, even lamenting at one point that "candidate quality" might hamstring their takeover bid. The remark was a jab at Donald Trump, who handpicked...

 2022-11-11 20:39 

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Biden admin to extend temporary protections for hundreds of thousands of at-risk immigrants...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has moved to extend temporary protections for hundreds of thousands of at-risk immigrants. More than 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan are eligible to have their wor...

 2022-11-11 20:06 

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No role in Trump's attempt to subvert election, electors say...

Looking to put a good amount of space between themselves and the disaster that is Donald Trump and his conduct in the run-up to Jan. 6, a batch of bunk electors for the former president made a notable grievance on Friday. First reported by Politico , the ...

 2022-11-11 19:32 

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Justice Samuel Alito basks in applause for killing Roe v. Wade while Americans suffer...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who two weeks ago scolded the leaker of the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade , appears to be recovering just fine from that " grave betrayal " by basking in applause at black-tie events. The event was ...

 2022-11-11 19:17 

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Elon Musk's pay-for-verification plan is a (hilarious) verified disaster...

The history of the blue check mark on Twitter is complex. The social media company came up with the idea after Major League Baseball manager and Hall of Fame inductee Tony La Russa sued the company back in 2009 over a fake account that pretended to be Ton...

 2022-11-11 18:21 

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This is why we can't have nice things: Biden's student loan forgiveness program struck down...

A federal judge in Texas has sided with a conservative group to strike down President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program, impacting millions of Americans who desperately need financial assistance. Job Creators Network Foundation filed the su...

 2022-11-11 17:48 

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McCarthy tries to paper over his election disaster by dictating House policy...

Votes are still being counted to determine who is going to have the majority in the House of Representatives, with a clear path still open to Democrats. Meanwhile, wannabe-Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, who hasn't even managed to win over his ow...

 2022-11-11 17:02 

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These five very good Democrats lost their Senate bids. Their favorable ratings hold lessons for 2024...

Despite Democrats turning in a stellar midterm performance given the environment, roughly a handful of impressive Democratic Senate candidates lost their races to not-so-impressive Republicans despite running very solid campaigns, raising lots of money, a...

 2022-11-11 16:42 

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Muslim Americans win in record numbers, at least 12 make history as firsts in their state...

This year, a record-breaking 145 American Muslim candidates ran for local, state, and federal office, including 48 state legislative candidates running in 23 states. Prior to Tuesday's election, only 29 American Muslims were in office as state legisla...

 2022-11-11 15:53 

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Dear MAGA America: Please cling to your one true leader...

Dear MAGA, Ultra-MAGA, Hyper-MAGA, and Hypoallergenic-but-still-itchy MAGA: Now is not the time to surrender to so-called reason and facts. You've come this far down the orange-colored highway. You don't want to be remembered as cowardly lions. As...

 2022-11-11 15:15 

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Warnock gets back on the Georgia campaign trail while the GOP panics over Trump spoiling it, again...

It's deja-vu all over again, with Georgia is in the spotlight and the Senate majority potentially hanging on the outcome of the December 6 run-off. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has been able to pivot immediately to getting out vote for in a shorten...

 2022-11-11 14:25 

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The 'but what about the poor millionaires' club lost in Massachusetts on Tuesday...

Taxing the rich polls well. Getting it done is another story. But Massachusetts voters did just that, voting 52% to 48% to pass an amendment to the state's constitution to tax income over $1 million per year by an additional 4%. To this point, Massach...

 2022-11-11 13:57 

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Ukraine update: Kherson is liberated...

The 11th of November already has a storied place in the history of warfare. But this morning the people of Kherson, and the entering troops of Ukraine, didn't bother waiting for the 11th minute of the 11th hour. They just got right down to celebrating...

 2022-11-11 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Portland becomes first big U.S. city in decades to adopt proportional representation...

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...

 2022-11-11 13:00 

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Cartoon: Time for some MAGA self-care...

Vimeo Video If you've been enjoying my cartoons, join me on Patreon, where you can get prints, exclusive videos and other goodies — all while you help support my work ! As I write this, the U.S. House and Senate are still up for grabs as votes a...

 2022-11-11 12:14 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: The enormity of the Republican performance comes into focus...

Eric Levitz /New York: David Shor's (Premature) Autopsy of the 2022 Midterm Elections The debate over how to interpret the 2022 midterm is just beginning. Votes are still being tallied. But Shor believes that the completed results tell a coherent stor...

 2022-11-11 03:17 

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Democrat Tina Kotek wins Oregon governor's race...

Former House Speaker Tina Kotek, a Democrat, has defeated two white-supremacist- and QANON-friendly opponents to keep the Oregon governor's seat in Democratic hands. Kotek has been Speaker since 2013, a tenure during which had to deal with the Republi...

 2022-11-11 02:15 

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Caribbean Matters: This Veterans Day, remember the Black Puerto Rican 'Hellfighters'...

Far too often, when histories are recounted on the role of Black members of the U.S. military every Veterans Day, overlooked or left out completely are the stories of Afro-Puerto Ricans who served in segregated units, separated from Puerto Ricans who were...

 2022-11-11 01:50 

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Prosecutor refuses charges against Georgia deputies who let Black mother fall out of moving cop car...

Months after Georgia deputies allowed a Black mother seated in the backseat of a Georgia patrol car to fall out of the moving vehicle, killing her, a Georgia prosecutor has decided against bringing the case before a grand jury. The Georgia Bureau of Inves...

 2022-11-11 01:25 

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Immigrant families in Massachusetts win again, after GOP effort to repeal driver's license law fails...

The GOP-led effort to make Massachusetts roads less safe by repealing a state law that opened driver's licenses to undocumented residents has failed. Slightly more than 53% of voters this week approved Question 4, maintaining a law passed into place j...

 2022-11-11 01:00 

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Red Hill Task Force meeting highlights need for environmental justice in tank defueling...

Officials and the Honolulu community gathered for the first time on Wednesday since the Hawaii Health Department conditionally agreed to the Defense Department's unpacking plan for the Red Hill fuel tanks, which leaked and contaminated a local water s...

 2022-11-11 00:35 

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'We made history': Maxwell Frost elected as the first Gen Z member of Congress...

From social media to activism, Gen Z has been taking the political world by storm. Now Gen Z has made history with activist Maxwell Alejandro Frost becoming the first member of Gen Z to be elected to Congress. A former March for Our Lives and ACLU activis...

 2022-11-11 00:10 

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L.A. agrees to pay $8 million to family of 18-year-old shot five times in back by sheriff's deputy...

The parents of Andrs Guardado, the 18-year-old Latino man shot five times in the back by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy in June 2020, have reached an $8 million dollar settlement with officials. Attorneys said the settlement was unan...

 2022-11-10 23:45 

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Maryland elected first Black governor two days ago. Now is not the time to question his capabilities...

Democrats collected from an impressively diverse candidate field, an array of firsts this election that simply must be putting a smile on our readers' faces. Massachusetts elected its first openly lesbian governor in Maura Healey . Florida elected its...

 2022-11-10 23:20 

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In Massachusetts, Democratic candidate who vowed to end racist ICE agreement wins sheriff's race...

The defeat of anti-immigrant Republican gubernatorial nominee Geoff Diehl and the GOP-led measure seeking to repeal state law opening driver's licenses to eligible residents regardless of legal status weren't the only pro-immigrant victories in Ma...

 2022-11-10 22:55 

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South Dakotans override their lawmakers, governor and get themselves Medicaid expansion...

South Dakota's citizens have been working for a long time to get Medicaid expansion in their state, and they got it done Tuesday, becoming the seventh state where citizens had to overrule their elected officials to get the same access to health covera...

 2022-11-10 22:55 

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Ukraine update: Fighting underway as Ukrainian troops enter Kherson. Russia loses its biggest prize...

Throughout the day, videos and images have shown that Ukrainian forces have been sweeping through Kherson oblast with very little in the way of opposition. However, it's become clear that many of the videos being released are at least 24 hours old. Uk...

 2022-11-10 22:05 

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Alex Jones now owes almost $1.5 billion in damages after new Sandy Hook ruling comes down...

You may remember one month ago when a jury in Waterbury, Connecticut, awarded compensatory and punitive damages approaching $1 billion to families who sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation. Jone and his InfoWars show made a lot of money promo...

 2022-11-10 21:40 

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Analysts entirely misread the Fetterman-Oz debate. These graphs show how wrong they were...

The cascade of Democratic angst came quickly after then-Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, persevered through a debate that plainly illustrated he was still in the midst of recovering from the stroke he suffered earlier in th...

 2022-11-10 21:39 

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We have a lot of thanks to give to every person who voted in this Texas school board election......

Republicans talked up a big game about a so-called red wave (if not red tsunami) taking over at the midterm elections, but as is now safe to say, that simply didn't happen. An excellent example of this scenario playing out comes to us from Texas. Yes,...

 2022-11-10 20:49 

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Abortion rights won in every state it was on the ballot. Let's keep doing that...

Kansas . Kentucky . Montana . Michigan . California . Vermont . Abortion rights are six for six in 2022, with voters in three states ensconcing the right and three fighting off efforts by Republican lawmakers to further restrict them. The last call came T...

 2022-11-10 20:26 

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Elon Musk is making all the right moves—to kill off Twitter for good...

The cynics who've speculated that Elon Musk may have spent $44 billion on Twitter only so that he could destroy the company he's long had contempt for aren't exactly hard-up for evidence, at this point. As implausible as it seems to suggest th...

 2022-11-10 20:06 

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Trump says he slandered E. Jean Carroll, his credible rape accuser, as part of his official duties...

Former President Donald Trump and his attornies are attempting to convince the D.C. Court of Appeals that when Trump slandered his rape accuser, New York author E. Jean Carroll, it was done within the boundaries of his official duties as president. In a r...

 2022-11-10 19:31 

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Red wave? Latino Democrats made major wins in state and congressional races...

The Beltway media and pundit-driven reports of a "red wave" and "red tsunami" were greatly exaggerated. In fact, Democrats had decisive victories all across the country, gaining full control of the Michigan government for the first time in...

 2022-11-10 19:12 

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Trump melts down bigly on Truth Social as Republican vultures circle the wreckage...

On Tuesday the United States discovered that when more Americans come out to vote, the MAGA world and its surrogate Republican Party are really unpopular. One of the grand delusions in the traditional media is that Donald Trump, a man who never received t...

 2022-11-10 19:12 

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Democrats could still win a majority in the House. Here's what the path looks like...

More than 24 hours after the last polls closed on Tuesday, the House has still not been called for either party. Remarkably, Democrats still have a path to hold on to a majority of 218 seats, though it's quite narrow and would require multiple close r...

 2022-11-10 17:50 

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Colorado voters approve free universal school lunch program for all students, regardless of income...

If Republicans can stomp down on a vulnerable population, they're going to do it. Or at least, they're going to try. And in today's world, that includes letting hungry kids and teenagers stay hungry if it means punishing low-income parents in ...

 2022-11-10 17:32 

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Yes, Lauren Boebert could actually lose. Here's what you can do to toss her an anvil...

I can hardly believe it, but Lauren Boebert is on the verge of losing! Even though she represents a red district in Colorado, she is neck-and-neck with her Democratic opponent, Adam Frisch. But the election is not over! The margin keeps changing as more v...

 2022-11-10 16:43 

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GOP maniacs warn McCarthy that they'll keep him on a very short leash...

Control of the U.S. House of Representatives hasn't even been decided yet, and already it's knives out for current GOP leader Kevin McCarthy. There are still a few dozen uncalled races in the House. The path to a Democratic majority is a little mu...

 2022-11-10 15:53 

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Live coverage: Tracking Tuesday's uncalled races and recapping the action...

Daily Kos Elections is continuing to cover all of the uncalled races across the county. You'll also want to bookmark our continually updated spreadsheet tracking these races. Subscribe to our podcast, The Downballot ! New episodes every Thursday morni...

 2022-11-10 15:09 

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There's going to be a lot of ketchup on the walls as Trump draws blame for Republican election woes...

Get your popcorn, because the Republican finger-pointing is in full swing after they dramatically underperformed expectations on Tuesday. Most of those expectations were set by Republicans, too! They hoped that an aura of invincibility would help them, bu...

 2022-11-10 15:09 

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Ukraine update: Snihurivka, Kyselivka, Bruskynske liberated. Ukraine advances across Kherson region...

UPDATE: Thursday, Nov 10, 2022 3:24:19 PM +00:00 Mark Sumner Mylove is reported to be liberated. For completely selfish reasons I can't tell you have nice it will be to have the front line past this point. because it's impossible to search for the...

 2022-11-10 14:41 

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Twitter unveils Musk's pay-to-play verification plan and it immediately devolves into scams, chaos...

Hours after Elon Musk's Twitter rolled out his new demanded feature allowing anyone to get "verified" status on the social network by paying $8 per month, the feature is already resulting in the fraudulent impersonation of companies and indivi...

 2022-11-10 14:00 

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Georgia Republicans shortened the runoff to help them win. Warnock needs our help ASAP...

After Democrats' stunning victories in Georgia two years ago—Joe Biden's extraordinary win in November, followed by the Senate-shaking triumphs of Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in January—Peach State Republicans reacted with a furor. ...

 2022-11-10 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Democrats win full control of Michigan government for first time since 1983...

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...

 2022-11-10 13:00 

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Cartoon: The Murdochverse of Madness...

ANNOUNCING THE BRAND NEW VOLUME IN THE COMPLETE TOM THE DANCING BUG PROGRAM: VOLUME 4! TOM THE DANCING BUG: ALL-MIGHTY COMICS! Books currently being personalized, signed, sketched in, and sent out! Let's go! Information here. "This fine collection...

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