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 2022-06-07 00:00 

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These North Carolina organizations are mobilizing frontline communities to vote in 2022 and beyond...

Since moving from North Carolina to Massachusetts five years ago, I've heard over and over again that I must be so relieved to live somewhere more progressive and accepting—somewhere that isn't as "backward" as the South. These state...

 2022-06-06 23:20 

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Proud Boys leader, 4 lieutenants face seditious conspiracy charges over insurrection involvement...

Henry "Enrique" Tarrio , along with four top lieutenants of the extremist group known as the Proud Boys face news charges of seditious conspiracy and conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties, according to a 10-count superseding...

 2022-06-06 22:40 

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Texas A&M says Rittenhouse 'has not been admitted as a student,' despite Kenosha shooter's claim...

Little Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted in the shooting deaths of two people during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year is still learning. For example, he learned the value of a careful performance during his trial, where...

 2022-06-06 22:00 

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'Empower immigrants': New York bill would guarantee legal help for people in deportation court...

The news site Documented reports that while the state of New York has in past years been a leader in aiding immigrants who need legal representation while in deportation court, this funding is not always guaranteed. This is critical: Unlike in the crimina...

 2022-06-06 21:20 

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School board candidate checks out more than 20 LGBTQ books so kids can't read them during Pride...

What better way to ring in Pride Month than by checking out some LGBTQ+ books from your local library? Well... It probably helps if you're checking those books out to actually read and enjoy them, and not to remove them from circulation in order to cr...

 2022-06-06 20:40 

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A weekend of gun rampages across the nation are a reminder that this could be prevented...

At least 12 people were killed and dozens injured between Friday and Saturday nights in the United States this weekend . Chattanooga, Tennessee, saw the second mass shooting in a week's time. South Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, New York, Michigan...

 2022-06-06 19:56 

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With Defense Production Act authorizations, Biden proves he's serious about U.S. clean energy...

President Joe Biden on Monday issued a series of actions that provide Defense Production Act authorization for building insulation , resources critical to the production and deployment of renewables like metals and fuel cells , and electric heat pumps , w...

 2022-06-06 19:05 

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Latina-led media group acquires 18 radio stations, including 'ultraconservative' Miami outlet...

While Latino advocates like Voto Latino and allies like media watchdog Media Matters for America have previously launched significant efforts monitoring Spanish-language media, it still doesn't match the effectiveness of just outright owning some of t...

 2022-06-06 18:20 

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Arizona GOP Senate hopeful claims gun violence is the fault of 'Black people, frankly'...

Just when you think Republicans can't get any more loathsome, another steps up to unleash even more racist, conspiratorial rhetoric. Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters is the latest gem. As first reported by The Daily Beast during an Ap...

 2022-06-06 17:46 

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'I can't lose him, he's going to die': Police do nothing as wife begs them to save drowning husband...

Three police officers have been placed on 'non-disciplinary paid administrative leave' after witnessing a drowning and failing to intervene, according to a news release from Tempe, Arizona, officials. The incident occurred on May 28, when officers...

 2022-06-06 17:18 

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Liz Cheney: The House Jan. 6 committee has uncovered a 'broad,' 'well-organized' conspiracy...

Of all the ways Donald John Trump has assailed my delicate sensibilities over the past seven years—including by making me associate McDonald's with something arguably worse than hog slaughterhouses and creeping insulin resistance —forcing ...

 2022-06-06 16:15 

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Thousands of Americans have applied to sponsor Ukrainian refugees under this Biden admin program...

The Biden administration said that more than 45,000 Americans have applied to sponsor a Ukrainian refugee since the sponsorship program was announced in late April. Under Uniting for Ukraine, U.S.-based individuals and groups agree to financially support ...

 2022-06-06 15:30 

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Who Killed Overtime Pay, part three: You probably aren't getting paid for overtime. Here's why...

How employers get away with denying workers income they used to earn. By Marcus Baram for Capital & Main After decades of decline in overtime pay, the Biden administration is considering action to sharply expand access in a time of high inflation. This is...

 2022-06-06 14:30 

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Senate continues intense negotiations to do very little about gun violence in America...

The Senate returns to work this week with the real possibility that agreement is secured on what would be a nod toward acknowledging this country has a gun problem, but not really doing anything concrete about it. If a package comes together there, it wil...

 2022-06-06 13:00 

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Ukraine update: 70% of Severodonetsk is back under the control of Ukraine, heavy fighting continues...

At some points in the war, it's been not only possible, but sensible, to doubt reports from either side, especially when they have sounded too rosy. Russia has repeatedly made claims or even shown videos that were absolutely at odds with the reports o...

 2022-06-06 12:30 

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Morning Digest: GOP congressman retires after drawing primary threat for backing gun safety measures...

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...

 2022-06-06 12:00 

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Cartoon: History will judge!...

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 2022-06-06 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Democracy in focus via primaries and hearings...

Sarah Jones /New York Magazine: White Christian Nationalism 'Is a Fundamental Threat to Democracy' Philip S. Gorski and Samuel L. Perry discuss their new book, The Flag and the Cross . An ideology is on the march. Traces of it are detectable in a ...

 2022-06-06 02:21 

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Ukraine Update: Dovhen'ke, the insignificant little town holding back the Russian hordes...

As Russia and Ukraine remain in a bloody fight over Severodonetsk, a town with a pre-war population of around 100,000 and roughly zero strategic value, another far more important battle is being waged 80 kilometers (50 miles) directly to the west at Dovhe...

 2022-06-06 02:00 

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News Roundup: Republicans vow to block gun laws after Uvalde; Supreme Court corruption...

Since the Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York murders, mass shootings have continued at the usual pace in America with new versions popping up nearly every day . Also as usual, the rifles used to kill children are seeing skyrocketing sales as gun fans and...

 2022-06-06 01:00 

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Voters overwhelmingly know what is to blame for inflation: Corporate greed...

The nation is growing increasingly anxious about inflation, and that's freaking Democrats out, because everyone knows it's the party in power that gets blamed for a bad economy. Except this time, maybe there's something Democrats can do about ...

 2022-06-06 00:15 

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Rep. Gohmert: 'If you're a Republican, you can't even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent'...

On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted Peter Navarro for his failure to cooperate with a congressional subpoena issued to him by the Jan. 6 committee back in February . Navarro was disgraced former President Trump's trade adviser, and while he made ...

 2022-06-05 23:30 

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Ingraham exposes the real cause of mass shootings: It's not the guns, silly liberal, it's the weed!...

On Tuesday's Ingraham Angle , host Laura Ingraham trotted out one of the Fox News audience's fave golden oldies: Reefer Madness, baby! One can imagine your typical Fox News viewer watching the segment late into the night, leering in the direction ...

 2022-06-05 22:45 

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Finally: The January 6 Committee hearings kick off this week. Details inside....

This week the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol will commence its public hearings on Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET beginning what will be a month-long presentation of evidence that congressional investigators have co...

 2022-06-05 22:18 

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Asylum-seekers call Biden's Alternatives to Detention program a 'digital prison'...

by Mara Ins Taracena This article was originally published at Prism D.F. and his family fled Honduras in 2018 after receiving death threats from a local organized crime group. D.F. and his wife, M.O., who asked to be identified only by their initials for ...

 2022-06-05 21:00 

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'We cannot trust you': 13-year-old activist delivers kind of message police should be listening to...

A 13-year-old activist gave a speech during a local city commission meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that just had to have made her parents' hearts swell with pride. Long tired of city leaders sitting on their hands following the deadly police shoot...

 2022-06-05 20:00 

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The Supreme Court is on its way to becoming a hostile work environment...

The third pillar of our esteemed federal system is entering a chaotic phase as the investigation heats up into the premature and embarrassing leak of Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion that overrules Roe v. Wade . The focus at present is on the indi...

 2022-06-05 19:41 

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Republican politicians running ads on white-nationalist platform Gab, including Herschel Walker...

As if the radicalization of the Republican Party weren't already clearly enough established, a number of GOP candidates—notably, ex-football star Herschel Walker, the nominee in the race against incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock for Georgia'...

 2022-06-05 18:00 

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Commencement speaker launches into anti-LGBTQ tirade at public high school graduation...

If there's one thing LGBTQ+ youth can count on today, it's ... hearing demonizing, regressive language about their identities from adults, especially adults in school environments. It's sad, but thanks to conservative hysteria and Republicans,...

 2022-06-05 17:00 

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Leaderless or leaderful? A look into decentralized movements...

When Michael Brown, Jr. was killed in August 2014 by former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, the national response was a rapid-growing movement that was fueled by the passion of Ferguson's residents. Groups such as The Lost Voices, Op...

 2022-06-05 16:00 

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The Gun God is not accustomed to having its sacrifices questioned...

There are a lot of opinion pieces out there in the media after Tuesday's massacre at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, just as there were nearly 10 years ago after Sandy Hook. And like then, some of them convey anguish and some, hopelessnes...

 2022-06-05 15:47 

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It's time to end the statute of limitations for sitting presidents...

Since Donald Trump came down the escalator of Trump Tower to launch his run for president, we have found ourselves asking questions we never believed we would have to ask about our leaders. The loudest of those questions concern Trump's criminal activ...

 2022-06-05 14:00 

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Who Killed Overtime Pay, part two: Can Biden sharply expand overtime pay?...

After decades of decline in overtime pay, the Biden administration is considering action to sharply expand access in a time of high inflation. To do so, he will need to learn from the failures of Obama and Carter. By Marcus Baram , for Capital & Main This...

 2022-06-05 13:00 

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Remembering Slugs' Saloon, the hippest jazz joint on New York City's Lower East Side...

When discussing the history of major jazz venues, as we've been doing for several past Black Music Sundays , often overlooked are spaces tucked away in places off the beaten path. These clubs attract not only hardcore jazz fans, but also musicians who...

 2022-06-05 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: A piping hot mess...

We start today with Jacqueline Alemany, Josh Dawsey, and Amy Gardner of The Washington Post writing about the Jan. 6 hearings investigating the attack on the Capitol, set to begin this coming Thursday. The hearings mark the culmination of an inquiry that ...

 2022-06-05 01:30 

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Ukraine update: Air strikes, intense fighting, and Ukraine is still kicking butt in Severodonetsk...

With the concentration of forces—and attention—on the Battle of Severodonetsk, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the war to expel Russian invaders continues from Kharkiv to Kherson. Nathan Ruser has prepared a pair of images to show...

 2022-06-05 01:00 

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Report: Of 233 reported attacks against Asian Americans in NYC, only 7 led to hate crime convictions...

As hate-fueled violence continues to rise, advocates are encouraging victims of hate crimes to report incidents targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. In New York City especially, where hate-based crimes have reached an all-ti...

 2022-06-05 00:00 

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Florida cop bonds out of jail same day he turns himself in for shooting, killing innocent Black man...

A Florida police officer was arrested on Wednesday and accused of manslaughter after he shot and killed a Black man falsely identified as a domestic violence suspect. Following the death of 40-year-old James Lowery, Officer Joseph Payne turned himself int...

 2022-06-04 23:00 

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Starbucks workers storm past 100 unionized stores and keep going, this week in the war on workers...

The 100th Starbucks store went union on May 27, and the momentum has not let up. On May 31, the union won votes in South Carolina , Oklahoma , and Pennsylvania —the first of those unanimously. On June 1, the union won three stores in Maryland . June...

 2022-06-04 22:00 

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LCV joins movement to fix 'the most partisan and corrupted Supreme Court in living memory'...

The movement to expand the Supreme Court keeps growing, with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) the most recent group to call out the dangerous, extremist court and demand change. "Our nation's highest court has been packed by far-right inter...

 2022-06-04 21:00 

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Amazon workers stage die-in to protest anti-trans books the company continues to sell...

On Wednesday, a group of about 30 Amazon employees participated in a die-in protest at the company's Seattle, Washington headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood. The company was holding a Pride Month event and was raising a pride flag when w...

 2022-06-04 20:00 

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After the Uvalde shooting, some Texas teachers are scared to return to the classroom...

by Alexandra Martinez This article was originally published at Prism After an armed shooter killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas , last week, mere days before the school year was over, teachers across the state known for...

 2022-06-04 19:00 

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Hitler-cosplaying insurrectionist found guilty despite claims he didn't know Congress met in Capitol...

It's hardly a secret that few MAGA mites know their history. You can add that to the hulking mass of things they're vigorously ignorant about. But one Jan. 6 insurrectionist—made infamous by his love of Hitler and all things Nazi—has r...

 2022-06-04 18:00 

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Lindsey Graham slammed over clueless idea to hire vets to protect schools from mass shootings...

Sen. Lindsey Graham took time away from stuffing his face with free food at Mar-a-Lago to parrot the NRA, GOP, and Donald Trump's position that the best way to protect schools from gun violence is to turn them into military prisons. Trump's stance...

 2022-06-04 17:00 

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As November approaches, the Republican Party focuses on hoaxes and sabotage...

After a failed coup attempt that led to deaths inside the U.S. Capitol and, at least so far, little to no repercussions for its Republican planners, we know precisely how Republican Party operatives and lawmakers intend to "contest" the outcome of...

 2022-06-04 16:00 

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Ukraine update: Battle of Severodonetsk continues, Russian forces are 'really suffering huge losses'...

Russia—and specifically forces controlled by Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov—made a video to gloat about their capture of Severodonetsk. Twice. A week apart. The only problem is that it didn't happen, either time. Chechen propagandists we...

 2022-06-04 15:00 

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Georgia's 'Jesus, Guns, Babies' candidate will not concede after receiving only 3.4% of the vote...

Kandiss Taylor was one of a slew of Republican gubernatorial candidates, most recently making the news for her "Jesus, Guns, Babies" platform that included a rally where she laid out her belief in an American theocracy where there is no separation...

 2022-06-04 14:00 

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Who Killed Overtime Pay, part one: Overworked and underpaid...

Many people work more than full time, but few earn extra money anymore. A labor-friendly president promises to change that. By Marcus Baram for Capital & Main After decades of decline in overtime pay, the Biden administration is considering action to shar...

 2022-06-04 13:00 

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Public school teacher raises $5,000 so students can read banned books this summer...

If there's anything conservatives are mobilizing around right in time for midterm elections, it's ... banning books. Yes, it's 2022 and we're fighting an ongoing global pandemic. But still: books written about and by diverse folks? Not on ...

 2022-06-04 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Peter Navarro indicted and taken into custody...

One of the worst people in (or out of) the Trump administration was indicted for contempt of Congress and detained yesterday. This is who he is: "You're pledging abuse of power," @AriMelber says to former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarr...

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