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 2022-09-01 22:00 

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Judge kills Lindsey Graham's hopes of avoiding testimony in GA election probe, but limits questions...

Last week, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham pulled every trick in the book to avoid testifying to the special grand jury in Georgia empaneled to hear evidence of former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. In a brief filed...

 2022-09-01 21:30 

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Rick Scott kicks off final push to midterms by escalating his war with Mitch McConnell...

With 64 days to go until the 2022 midterm elections, the guy the Republicans picked to take back the Senate is ... declaring war on Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. That's a strategy, I guess. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, head of the ...

 2022-09-01 21:05 

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Oz campaign attacks Fetterman's campaign for hiring brothers wrongfully jailed for 27 years...

Pennsylvania's Senate race between John Fetterman and snake oil salesman Mehmet Oz continues to be lopsided. On the one hand you have a progressive candidate who is offering up a platform of policies and ideas for making both Pennsylvania and the coun...

 2022-09-01 20:36 

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Steepest sentence yet: Ex-cop who assaulted police on Jan. 6 gets 10 years...

Former New York City Police Officer Thomas Webster, who was found guilty of violently assaulting a police officer defending the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 from a mob incited by former President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The sente...

 2022-09-01 20:10 

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Mary Peltola makes history! First Dem congresswoman in 50 years. First Alaska Native ever...

I'm currently visiting family in Anchorage, Alaska. And let me tell you, I could hear the cheers Wednesday as it was announced that former Republican Gov. Sarah Palin was trounced by her Democratic rival, Mary Peltola , in the runoff election for the ...

 2022-09-01 19:35 

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Here is a roundup of reactions to Sarah Palin's historic loss in Alaska...

If you hadn't heard, word salad spinner Sarah Palin lost her bid to become a congresswoman for Alaska in the state's special runoff election. Even more important was that she lost, in Alaska, to Democratic candidate Mary Peltola . And so the final...

 2022-09-01 19:09 

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Oath Keepers attorney Kellye SoRelle arrested in Texas, charged with obstruction...

A federal grand jury has indicted Kellye SoRelle, a former lawyer for the extremist Oath Keepers group, on four counts, including conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and obstruction of justice. SoRelle was also charged with a single misdemeanor ...

 2022-09-01 18:31 

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Trump says he knows why the FBI really searched Mar-a-Lago: They were looking for Hillary's emails...

This is a serious question for the nation: If Donald Trump were replaced on radio appearances by an impersonator parodying Trump's positions ... how would we know? That question seems especially pertinent on Thursday as Trump bounces between outlets, ...

 2022-09-01 18:28 

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Guess why the St. Louis Archdiocese told Catholic schools to give up access to free lunch programs...

As Daily Kos continues to cover, conservatives are attacking LGBTQ+ people—and especially LGBTQ+ youth—from every angle possible. Sports? Keep the trans girls on the sidelines. Bathrooms? Isolate and embarrass. Locker rooms? Same deal. Overnig...

 2022-09-01 17:40 

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Illinois welcomes migrants bused by Texas, says families must be treated with 'dignity and respect'...

Texas' political stunt using children and parents as human props has now extended to a third area across the nation after the state said that recently arrived migrants who have already been processed by federal immigration officials would now be bused...

 2022-09-01 16:46 

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Michigan Republican officials reject democracy, block abortion and voting rights initiatives...

Two ballot initiatives in Michigan have secured enough petition signatures to qualify for November's ballot, according to the state's Bureau of Elections. Nonetheless, the sponsors of both—one to establish abortion rights and one to protect ...

 2022-09-01 16:05 

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Trump may be a liar, thief, and traitor, but he's really offended that you think he's a slob...

On Wednesday evening, attorneys for Donald Trump replied to the latest motion from the Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago. That reply didn't bother to deal with the claims that Trump's legal team had pr...

 2022-09-01 15:37 

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Ukraine update: Ukraine reinforced entire front, not just Kherson...

Popasna fell on May 7. Russian forces successfully pushed north and captured Lysychansk on July 3, as Ukrainian troops exhausted from the defense of Severodonetsk across the river failed to hold the lines next door. Since then, not much has happened. Curr...

 2022-09-01 15:21 

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Families sickened by Red Hill water crisis file landmark lawsuit against federal government...

Four families filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against the U.S. government over the Red Hill water crisis that impacted thousands and sickened hundreds. The filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii truly speaks to the horrors families ...

 2022-09-01 14:51 

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John Eastman's attorneys advised him not to testify in Georgia's presidential election probe...

The Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney's office is demanding that John Eastman answer questions for the special grand jury investigating election tampering in the state in 2020. The former attorney for Donald Trump is pleading the Fifth. Accord...

 2022-09-01 14:00 

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Trump's lawyers reply to DOJ motion with a textbook definition of 'ridiculous'...

On Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) responded to Judge Aileen Cannon's notice that she was leaning toward granting Donald Trump his request for a "special master" to oversee the review of documents found at Mar-a-Lago. To say that motio...

 2022-09-01 13:04 

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The great Trump and abortion erasure continues on Republican candidate websites...

That ebbing of a predicted red wave is very real—and growing. You can see that in the frantic revision of Republican campaign websites. What was a handful of candidates scrubbing their campaign websites of reference to their fealty to Donald Trump a...

 2022-09-01 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Democrats beat Sarah Palin to regain Alaska's House seat for first time since 1972...

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...

 2022-09-01 12:06 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The social effects of COVID-19...

We begin today with Adam Serwer of The Atlantic saying that if Number 45 has committed a prosecutable federal crime, the United States cannot afford not to prosecute him. Almost as soon as news of the search broke, centrists fearful of its political impli...

 2022-09-01 12:00 

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Cartoon: Did you miss Trump's big sale at Mar-a-Lago?!?...

IT'S the brand new Tom the Dancing Bug book -> Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor! ORDER YOURS TODAY: RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "The fact that Tom the bug can keep dancing in this day and age is a testament to Ruben Bolling's skills as a cartoonist!&...

 2022-09-01 01:30 

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Cops suggest beating 12-year-old for how he rode a dirt bike was warranted—due to his height...

A Louisiana sheriff's office determined that deputies shown on dash cam video beating a 12-year-old boy allegedly over how he rode a dirt bike were justified. The child's attorney, Ryan Thompson, recently released video of the February incident on...

 2022-09-01 01:00 

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Cincinnati police officer relieved of her duties after body cam records her using N-word...

It took a few months, but on Monday, Cincinnati city officials finally fired a 14-year-veteran of the police force who was caught on her body camera using the N-word in reference to Black teenagers. WCPO-9 reports that (now former) officer Rose Valentino ...

 2022-09-01 00:29 

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Sarah Palin loses Alaska's lone House seat to Democrat Mary Peltola in a special election upset...

Alaska election officials carried out the instant-runoff process Wednesday for the Aug. 16 special election for the state's only House seat, and former Democratic state Rep. Mary Peltola has scored a dramatic pickup for her party by defeating Republic...

 2022-09-01 00:20 

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A 5-year-old berated and handcuffed by Maryland cops wins settlement money, but cops pay no price...

On Jan. 14, 2020, a 5-year-old child left East Silver Spring Elementary School in Maryland and wandered away about 1,000 feet from the school into a residential area. He was discovered wandering and brought back to his elementary school by police officers...

 2022-08-31 23:40 

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Fox contributor seems to forget Trump launched run by calling Mexicans criminals and 'rapists'...

The insurrectionist former president launched his 2016 campaign by descending some golden escalators and calling Mexicans criminals and rapists. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," he said in June 2015, claiming the...

 2022-08-31 23:05 

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Police arrest 14-year-old for attacking Jewish people with a fire extinguisher in two incidents...

Hate crimes are increasing nationwide, impacting each and every minority community. Several communities of color have reported strings of attacks based on their identity. Weeks after Muslim Americans in New Mexico expressed increased fear due to several i...

 2022-08-31 22:35 

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CNN's report on a 'nervous' Trump may be Republican wishful thinking...

There's a new CNN report that suggests failed coup planner and ongoing traitor to his country Donald Trump might be wavering on that supposedly-maybe-imminent declaration that he's running for president again, and it needs to be taken with All The...

 2022-08-31 22:05 

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Texas parent demonstrates hypocrisy in 'God We Trust' sign donation law in under three minutes...

When it comes to reporting on Texas, far too often liberals and progressives are tempted to shrug our shoulders and say, "Well, what did you expect? It's Texas." And I get it. But ultimately, it's a harmful and painful response that doesn&...

 2022-08-31 22:04 

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Cartoon: Top Guv?...

Florida Dictator Ron DeSantis released a ridiculous campaign ad aping the Top Gun movie, and everyone laughed....

 2022-08-31 21:35 

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Florida Republicans, anti-LGBTQ harassment account push smear about Crist running mate...

Florida's fascist Republican governor is pushing a lie that his Democratic opponent's newly announced running mate personally protected a sexual predator during her work as a teacher's union president, online newsletter Popular Information rep...

 2022-08-31 21:05 

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Columbus police shot and killed a Black man who was in bed, armed with nothing but a vape pen...

In another tragic incident of police negligence and brutality, a 20-year-old Black Ohio man was declared dead after being shot by Columbus police Tuesday. Like too many others before him, the man was unarmed when he was shot. According to NBC News affilia...

 2022-08-31 20:35 

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The classified documents in that DOJ photo were all found in Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago office...

A young girl on the dirt road outside the South Vietnamese town of Trng B ng. A sailor and a nurse in Times Square at the end of World War II. A man in a white shirt standing stock still in front of a line of Chinese tanks at Tiananmen Square. There are s...

 2022-08-31 20:05 

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A 2020 fake elector is a paid campaign staffer for Ron Johnson...

Pam Travis, one of the 10 Wisconsin Republicans who signed fake papers claiming to be a presidential elector in 2020, is now a full-time staffer on Sen. Ron Johnson's reelection campaign, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has discovered . Travis has rece...

 2022-08-31 19:35 

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A bronze Klu Klux Klan plaque has been displayed at West Point for decades, new federal report finds...

If not for a new report recently handed over to a congressional panel, no one would have paid any attention to a bronze plaque of a traditionally clad Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member hanging above a doorway at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York...

 2022-08-31 19:05 

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Court finds Trump-era offshore oil lease sales spanning 72 million acres in Gulf of Mexico unlawful...

Two oil leases held in the Gulf of Mexico were deemed unlawful by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, marking the second time this year that a court has ruled against oil leases in the Gulf. The two leases were originally proposed as part of the...

 2022-08-31 18:12 

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From the National Archives to the FBI, Trump was given so many chances ... and he burned them all...

Over the last month, following the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago which is now known to have turned up roughly 100 classified documents after Donald Trump's lawyer signed a statement that there were none, court filings and public statements have filled in t...

 2022-08-31 17:20 

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The party of treason...

Top Republican Party lawmakers and officials screamed to see the search warrant. They screamed again to see the "affidavit." When both of those made Donald J. Trump look guilty not just of making off with government documents but making off with c...

 2022-08-31 16:45 

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Yet another study confirms just how much the Inflation Reduction Act will lower U.S. emissions...

Study after study has touted the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) when it comes to reducing emissions and preparing the U.S. for a renewable-powered future. Researchers from the firm Energy Innovation are the latest to make the case for the I...

 2022-08-31 16:10 

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Dr. Oz: Abortion is murder from the time of conception, except for when it's not...

Mehmet Oz, the television snake oil huckster and Republican candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, has had what you might call a devolution in his thinking on abortion. He's gone from approaching the issue as a medical practitioner to a typical Republi...

 2022-08-31 15:16 

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South Carolina House approves abortion ban with limited exceptions for rape and incest...

Despite pleas to not proceed from a lawmaker who originally supported a near-total abortion ban, the South Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill, HB 5399, on Tuesday that outlaws abortion at almost every stage of pregnancy with the exception o...

 2022-08-31 14:44 

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As DOJ reveals Trump concealing national security documents, GOP response is ... pathetic...

Not every picture is worth 1,000 words, but the image included in the latest Department of Justice filing, showing highly classified documents scattered over the floor at Mar-a-Lago, should be good for for at least 10 to 20 at Leavenworth. Of course, not ...

 2022-08-31 14:30 

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'I am antifa': Veterans respond to right-wing misinformation...

Antifa has always stood for "anti-fascist." That's it. When neo-Nazis and "alt-right" ass hats and whatever the ultra-conservative movement decided to call itself that week began showing up en masse to peaceful events like a bunch of b...

 2022-08-31 13:13 

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Ukraine update: Tens of thousands of Russians cut off in Kherson, their artillery dwindling...

A best-case scenario for Ukraine's Kherson counteroffensive: NASA FIRMS data tells us what Ukraine is up to in Kherson Oblast. Take Nova Kakhovka, and Kherson city is fully isolated, while Crimea's water is shut off. It's THE play. pic.twitter...

 2022-08-31 12:54 

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Bombshell DOJ filing shows highly classified documents were found on floor, in Trump's desk...

On Tuesday evening, the Department of Justice responded to the order from a Donald Trump-appointed judge who said she was inclined to grant Donald Trump's request for a "special master" to review documents removed during the Aug. 8 FBI search ...

 2022-08-31 12:33 

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Morning Digest: Another poll gives 'conspiracy-theory extremist' lead in 2022's last Senate primary...

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. Embedded Content L...

 2022-08-31 12:05 

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This week on The Brief: Abortion as November's key issue and finally, some student debt relief...

Welcome to another recap of The Brief ! This week, hosts Markos Moulitsas and Cara Zelaya chatted about what's happening with the "red wave," surprising results from recent special elections, and the White House's long-awaited move to canc...

 2022-08-31 12:00 

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Cartoon: Threats...

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 2022-08-31 11:30 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: DOJ presents damning evidence of stolen documents...

Jamie Dupree /Regular Order: TRUMP DOCUMENTS. The Justice Department told a federal judge late Tuesday night that the feds sought a search warrant for former President Donald Trump's Florida home only after it became apparent that Trump's team had...

 2022-08-31 01:05 

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John Fetterman calls on President Biden to use his powers for good (and legal) weed...

It's nice to see John Fetterman burn something other than Dr. Mehmet Oz , his GOP opponent for one of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seats. It was starting to look like he was addicted to snark-weed. And they say burning Oz is a gateway to blazing far...

 2022-08-31 00:35 

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'New York is a sanctuary': New Yorkers welcome children and adults used as human props by Abbott...

Texas has bused thousands of migrants, the vast majority of them to the nation's capital, as political punishment against the Biden administration. CNN reports that right-wing Gov. Greg Abbott has sent more than 7,400 to Washington, D.C., while more t...

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