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 2022-06-04 02:30 

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News Roundup: GOP to protect children by stifling gun laws and promoting genital checking of kids...

Welcome to Friday! Another week down! President Biden took one step forward to right the wrongs of predatory loan sharks pretending to be education-supporting businesses. No movement forward on gun safety as the Republican Party and their gun lobby overlo...

 2022-06-04 02:28 

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Cartoon: Good luck, Teacher...

Arm teachers with higher salaries and more resources, not guns....

 2022-06-04 02:00 

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Ted Cruz spends big bucks protecting himself from guns while striving to make the rest of less safe...

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has a choice few other Americans ever face. He can either help make the country safer for everyone, or he can continue to make it safer for Ted Cruz. Gee, which option do you think he'll choose? Honestly, if he picks the former, I&...

 2022-06-04 01:30 

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Latino civil rights group MALDEF sues Illinois landlord who threatened tenants with deportation...

Illinois couple Maria Maltos Escutia and Gabriel Valdez Garcia entered a verbal agreement to rent a basement apartment in 2017, agreeing to pay Marco Antonio Contreras and Denise Contreras $600 a month. This verbal agreement continued on for several years...

 2022-06-04 01:05 

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Missouri congressman blames abortion for mass shootings, claims guns are not the issue...

The U.S. has seen more than 15 mass shootings since the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. But of course, despite the increasing concern of gun violence in the U.S., some lawmakers continue to claim guns are not to blame. Instead, some ha...

 2022-06-04 00:40 

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Gun fetishist Rep. Thomas Massie says gun-free zones cause mass shootings...

Rep. Thomas Massie is a classic, run-of-the-mill Republican hypocrite who begs and whines for federal relief when it affects him directly while offering up platitudes of vacuous piety against allowing other Americans the same federal relief. A gun fetishi...

 2022-06-04 00:15 

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He's still in Kyiv: On 100th day of war, Zelenskyy celebrates his people and recreates defiant video...

On Feb. 25, one day after Russia launched its invasion, Russian missiles were raining down on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Russian forces declared that they had cut Kyiv off from western Ukraine and would soon occupy Kyiv. Russian propagandists were spr...

 2022-06-04 00:00 

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Ukraine update: No shortage of action on every front...

As kos talked about this morning, after a couple of weeks in which Ukrainian troops seemed to be catching their breath, the Kharkiv counteroffensive is back in business. On Thursday, Ukrainian forces captured the town of Vesele, which had not only been a ...

 2022-06-03 23:50 

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Caribbean Matters: Leaked Windrush report highlights U.K.'s long history of anti-Black racism...

The ongoing outrage and scandal over the racist treatment in Great Britain of Black Caribbean members of the Windrush Generation and their families has just ratcheted up a notch. Leaked news of a Home Office report , written by an "unnamed historian,&...

 2022-06-03 23:30 

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Smiles all around with The Joy Collective: Clips and photos to brighten your week...

It's been a while, but rest assured The Joy Collective is still here. Bringing some good vibes and happiness this weekend, The Joy Collective is a collection of the cutest, funniest clips we can find on the internet. Social media is filled with funny ...

 2022-06-03 23:05 

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Bullied by DeSantis, Special Olympics org drops vaccine requirement to participate in games...

Republicans will do anything to further their agenda, even bully the Special Olympics. The state of Florida threatened the Special Olympics with $27.5 million worth of fines due to a COVID-19 vaccine requirement it had in place for participants of its gam...

 2022-06-03 22:40 

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Former Buffalo police officer and whistleblower pushing for a national registry for bad cops...

Cariol Horne says she's been harassed for over a decade after blowing the whistle on a fellow Buffalo police officer. When Daily Kos spoke with Horne, she was just getting her car out of impoundment. She says it was illegally towed from in front of he...

 2022-06-03 22:20 

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Earth Matters: Drought rages across the planet; bear hibernation studies show medical promise...

The Lakota say "Mn wihni"—4;water is life." Drought is certainly proving the truth of that. Since 2000, 1.5 billion people have been affected by drought, according to the United Nations, which calculates the economic loss at $124 bill...

 2022-06-03 21:58 

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Cartoon: Monuments to gun 'culture'...

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 2022-06-03 21:40 

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First lawsuits take shape as Uvalde teacher, victim's father target Daniel Defense's advertising...

Emilia "Amy" Marin is a speech pathology clerk at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. During the mass shooting that left 19 kids and two adults dead and 17 others injured, Marin survived by hiding under a counter in a classroom. She told CNN she'...

 2022-06-03 21:20 

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Alex Padilla joins California farmworkers for a day, one of just two senators to accept invitation...

Farmworkers in California sent invitations to members of the U.S. Senate last fall, asking them to work beside them for just one day as part of a "Take Our Jobs" campaign. Of those senators, just two members, California's Alex Padilla and New ...

 2022-06-03 21:00 

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Republican efforts to use Manchin to keep Democrats from succeeding intensify...

The most sought-after man in Washington, D.C., these days is likely also one of the least popular, at least with Democrats. That would be Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who has decided to make himself king by being the primary obstacle to th...

 2022-06-03 20:40 

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Police chief tried to stop border patrol agents from taking down Uvalde school shooter...

Every examination of the shooting and the police reaction in the town of Uvalde, Texas, only seems to make things worse. Not only has the story of the events been shifting since the first day, every one of those shifts seems to be toward greater levels of...

 2022-06-03 20:20 

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Report: Pence aide warned Secret Service of threat to VP before Jan. 6...

One day before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, tensions were so high inside the White House that then-Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short hauled a Secret Service agent into his office and told him explicitly: Pence may be in da...

 2022-06-03 20:00 

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Police officials say Tulsa gunman bought rifle hours before using it to kill his former doctor...

During a press conference Thursday, police officials identified the four victims of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, shooting that occurred on Wednesday. According to authorities, Dr. Preston Phillips and Dr. Stephanie Husen, receptionist Amanda Glenn, and patient Wi...

 2022-06-03 19:35 

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Fox News marks start of LGBTQ Pride Month by attacking trans people across multiple shows...

The Fox Corporation at one time not only held an LGBTQ friendly employer status from the Human Rights Campaign, it proudly boasted about it. But the company this past April lost that status due to its increasingly bigoted and intentionally inflammatory co...

 2022-06-03 19:10 

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California's largest reservoir hits critically low level ahead of dry, hot summer...

California must start thinking creatively if it wants to survive its third summer of severe drought. According to a press release from the state's Department of Water Resources (DWR), Lake Shasta—the largest reservoir in the state with a capacit...

 2022-06-03 19:05 

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Ukraine update: On day 100, Ukraine is still defying the odds—and so are Daily Kos readers...

This is Day 100 of the illegal and unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine. Or, as Euromaidan Press put it, this is day 100 of an 8-year war that has been going on for centuries. Going into this war, advisers inside the Kremlin were genuinely predicting to...

 2022-06-03 18:47 

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Surprising no one, Ron DeSantis continues to be a monster during Pride Month...

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis decided to celebrate Pride Month by having the state Health Department ask the board that regulates physicians in the state to basically ban gender-affirming health care for trans people under the age of 18. The DeSantis admin...

 2022-06-03 18:02 

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Ending the filibuster (and Manchin's and Sinema's power) is a matter of life or death...

The package of eight gun safety measures the House Judiciary Committee advanced Thursday has a glaring omission, as Meteor Blades pointed out this week : it doesn't ban assault weapons. It does raise the age limit for their purchase, but they could st...

 2022-06-03 17:20 

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Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro indicted for contempt of Congress...

A federal grand jury has indicted Peter Navarro, former President Donald Trump's onetime trade adviser, after his failure to cooperate with a subpoena issued to him by the Jan. 6 committee this February. Navarro hit the press junket hard to shill his ...

 2022-06-03 16:45 

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Republicans sneak in amendment requiring trans girls to have genital exams in order to play sports...

In the recent flurry of anti-LGBTQ+ news focusing on book bans and Don't Say Gay bills, you might be wondering if Republicans are still hellbent on keeping trans girls from participating in girls' sports teams. The sad answer is yes. A recent exam...

 2022-06-03 16:01 

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Republicans' deep radicalization turns up in SPLC poll that finds conspiracism, taste for violence...

It's been clear that the long-running radicalization of the Republican Party, both at its highest reaches and among its rank-and-file membership, has sharply intensified since the Jan. 6 insurrection —reflected in the GOP's simultaneous embr...

 2022-06-03 15:46 

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Rep. Mondaire Jones exposes Republican impotence around gun laws and protecting children...

Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York is on the emergency panel to discuss gun reform legislation Thursday. The hearing has predictably gone the way gun safety legislation hearings always go with the bought and paid for Republican Party. Democrats ca...

 2022-06-03 15:10 

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The GOP is at it again, prioritizing fossil fuel companies over all else...

The Washington Post has an incredible roundup of states seeking to punish financial firms and businesses that are rightfully moving away from the fossil fuel industry. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are on the minds of many stakeholde...

 2022-06-03 14:20 

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Small business sues after USPS' seizure of masks meant for Black Lives Matter protesters...

A screenprinter based in California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday that accuses the U.S. Postal Service of intentionally stopping shipments of Black Lives Matter masks after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Movement Ink owner Ren Quionez and the c...

 2022-06-03 13:30 

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William Barr comes back to television to prove he's still Trump's loyal, lying crook...

There was never any real doubt that then-Attorney General William Barr's appointment of John Durham as "special counsel" in charge of combing through the Robert Mueller report looking for crimes he could charge witnesses with was anything shor...

 2022-06-03 13:02 

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Ukraine Update: As Russia focuses on a single city, Ukraine makes moves near Kharkiv and Kherson...

Today is the 100th day of war. Today I'll follow up on Mark's on-the-ground update from yesterday, as all three major fronts (Kharkiv in the northeast, Donbas on the east, and Kherson in the south) have suddenly lit up. Most notably, after feignin...

 2022-06-03 12:33 

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Morning Digest: Why this Washington Republican is running ads that sound like a Democrat's...

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...

 2022-06-03 12:00 

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Cartoon: The Tragedy-Proof School...

Vimeo Video After the horrible school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 elementary school children and two adults, Fox News and gun-crazy Republicans are trotting out scores of ways to "harden" our schools. From "man traps" and "...

 2022-06-03 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The Jan. 6 insurrection headed for center stage...

Here is a pair of data journalism stories about the current state of affairs in the Democratic Party. Looped in /Substack: What Democratic Disagreements on Tactics Obscure When arguments over tactics are just covering up for ideological disagreements. In ...

 2022-06-03 02:37 

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News Roundup: Miami GOP embraces Jan. 6 seditionists; Biden wipes $5.8 billion of student debt...

As the Biden administration ponders how aggressively it should confront the student loan crisis (which more accurately might be called the grifting college crisis), at least some students will be seeing full relief. The administration announced that the f...

 2022-06-03 02:36 

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Ukraine update: Fighting continues in Severodonetsk, and things are definitely not going as expected...

A funny thing happened on the way to Russia's capture of Severodonetsk. After reports from Ukrainian officials that Russia held about 80% of the city, and a full week after Chechen forces claimed to have taken the whole city (which never happened), Uk...

 2022-06-03 01:30 

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Kooky MAGA tour starring Roger Stone and Mike Flynn inspires fierce pushback in upstate New York...

The best way to picture the ReAwaken America Tour is as a sort of flat-Earth conference for political junkies. The second-best way is to get one of those Ronco inside-the-shell egg scramblers , attach it to your skull, adjust the setting to "Don Jr.,&...

 2022-06-03 00:20 

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Republicans show they're the NRA's servants during House meeting on gun reform...

The House Judiciary Committee is meeting Thursday to discuss a package of bills that would stiffen gun laws in the nation after three separate mass shootings in the past 10 days. The Democratic-led panel is trying to get bipartisan agreement, but that, as...

 2022-06-02 23:48 

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'How much more carnage are we willing to accept?' Biden makes plea for renewed assault weapons ban...

President Biden addressed the nation on Thursday night in the wake of what feels like an endless barrage of mass shootings in the country. His remarks came just a day after a shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killed at least four people as well as a gunman, an...

 2022-06-02 23:40 

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McConnell, Cornyn driven to do absolutely nothing about guns, again...

This is untenable. And unconscionable, as Sen. Lujn says. 17 There have been 17 mass shootings since Uvalde. And Republicans are still saying America doesn't have a gun problem. It's unconscionable. — Senator Ben Ray Lujn (@SenatorLujan) Jun...

 2022-06-02 22:00 

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Two ex-cops who violated George Floyd's civil rights want state trial moved; third cop pleads guilty...

Some two weeks after one ex-Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge in the murder of George Floyd, two other former cops charged in his death appeared in court on Tuesday to have their state trial pushed back and m...

 2022-06-02 21:58 

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Cartoon: Hardening Schools...

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 2022-06-02 21:20 

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EPA issues proposed rule that would overturn Trump-era policy incentivizing pipeline projects...

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released a proposed draft rule of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act that would overturn Trump-era changes making it harder for Tribes and communities to fight back against damaging pipeline and infrastructu...

 2022-06-02 20:40 

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Most arrested for drug smuggling are U.S. citizens. Don't count on GOP to stop attacking migrants...

Republicans have been very weirdly angry about the large amount of drugs that U.S. border officials have seized from failed smuggling attempts. These outbursts are not serious, but instead part of Republicans' demonization of asylum-seekers and other ...

 2022-06-02 20:01 

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As Uvalde funerals go on, Ohio Republicans pass new bill pushing for more guns in Ohio's schools...

In the Republican competition to make every state a hellhole, Ohio lawmakers continue to hold their own and then some. The Republican-held House just passed a new Looking At Children's Genitals Act, which will allow anyone in the state of Ohio to poin...

 2022-06-02 19:20 

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Nearly 6 years after using Pulse for political gain, Marco Rubio still won't do anything about guns...

Marco Rubio despicably used the 2016 Pulse nightclub mass shooting that stole the lives of 49 people in his state as his excuse to renege on his pledge that he would not seek a second U.S. Senate term. But in the years since, Rubio has done nothing to com...

 2022-06-02 18:35 

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Who in the White House thought this was a good idea?...

Either someone on First Lady Jill Biden's staff has a sick sense of humor, is a troll, or is just really, extraordinarily obtuse. On Wednesday, the first day of June, the first day of Pride Month, they announced that there will be a White House celebr...

 2022-06-02 17:48 

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Proud Boys have Miami politics in their grip...

Something stinks in Miami and the stench, it would appear, is wafting in from members of the neofascist group known as the Proud Boys. A report by The New York Times published Thursday dives into the rapidly expanding political landscape in Dade County wh...

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