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 2022-01-29 02:05 

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'She is an embarrassment to the state': Georgia woman unloads on Marjorie Taylor Greene...

It is tough being a progressive who reads the news and finds themselves frequently flabbergasted not only by the things right-wing officials say and do but the mind-numbing fact that these people have received lots of votes from American citizens . The ca...

 2022-01-29 01:40 

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English professor fired off a vehemently anti-trans op-ed in a big news outlet. Let's talk about it...

As Daily Kos has continued to highlight , state-level lawmakers have really come out against trans folks over the last few years. Republicans across the nation have pushed a variation of the same anti-trans bills to see what they can get away with—t...

 2022-01-29 01:15 

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DHS medical experts again sound alarm about risky ICE detention, urge access to boosters...

Two of the physicians who last year urged vaccine access for detained immigrants are back to sounding the alarm , this time as confirmed COVID-19 cases are again skyrocketing within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities. Just a few weeks ag...

 2022-01-29 00:40 

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Key pieces of Biden's economic agenda help lift voters' trust in Democrats to deal with rising costs...

Key pieces of President Joe Biden's economic agenda continue to be widely popular with roughly two-thirds of the American public, according to the latest polling from Navigator Research , a consortium of Democratic polling firms. While pushing for the...

 2022-01-29 00:34 

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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Booster Shots FRIDAY!...

Late Night Snark: Last Weekend of January Edition "After a visit to a small business in D.C., President Biden stopped in to a local ice cream shop to get himself a treat. What kind of ice cream, you're wondering? Intrepid reporters report that it ...

 2022-01-29 00:10 

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Wife of prosecutor in Washington State declares herself a 'proud white nationalist'...

In some cases when conservatives are not setting out to destroy their careers, someone else in their family or circle is. The wife of a Washington State prosecutor has made headlines once again for using racial slurs and being proud of doing so on social ...

 2022-01-28 23:45 

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Congress looks ahead to jam-packed month of critical work...

Congress will return from a delayed week-long Martin Luther King Jr. Day next week, to confront a packed schedule. Not that much of it will be happening on the floors of either chamber, legislatively, but there's a lot of behind-the-scenes work, the m...

 2022-01-28 23:20 

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Butterfly center that fought border wall temporarily closes after staff attacked by extremists...

The National Butterfly Center near Mission, Texas, released a shocking statement this week , announcing it would be forced to shut down for the weekend due to credible threats. "We simply cannot risk the safety and lives of our staff and visitors duri...

 2022-01-28 22:55 

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Amy's Kitchen workers file labor complaint alleging they can't use bathroom or drink water at work...

If you're a vegetarian or vegan living in the United States, I'm willing to bet you're at least vaguely familiar with Amy's Kitchen. Amy's Kitchen produces tons of organic vegetarian foods, like soups and frozen meals. Amy's also h...

 2022-01-28 22:54 

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Cartoon: The extended groundhog forecast...

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 2022-01-28 22:30 

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Biden vows to fix all the bridges, and more, in Pennsylvania speech...

President Joe Biden spoke in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday to talk about infrastructure—in an unfortunately well-timed visit. Just hours before his speech was scheduled, a nearby bridge collapse heightened his message of the criticality of the...

 2022-01-28 22:05 

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Jan. 6 committee hits Trump's 'alternate electors' with raft of subpoenas...

Cutting at the core of former President Donald Trump's attempt to subvert the 2020 election, the Jan. 6 committee unleashed a tranche of subpoenas on Friday targeting 14 individuals who once submitted false slates of electors in support of the outgoin...

 2022-01-28 21:40 

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She 'didn't feel led' to vaccinate, but was totally fine with sketchy India-sourced ivermectin...

This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today's cautionary tale was a walking co-moribidity, but eh, why would she ever protect hers...

 2022-01-28 21:15 

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Georgia's 2021 elections show why voting rights legislation is an emergency...

The voter suppression law Georgia Republicans passed in early 2021 is working as planned , according to an analysis of the state's municipal elections in November. Mother Jones looked at the data on how many Georgians did not vote after their mail bal...

 2022-01-28 20:50 

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Report shows Sen. Joe Manchin's getting billionaire GOP money for being a good little doggy...

You may have heard the name Ken Langone before. He's the rags-to-riches billionaire co-owner of the Home Depot empire. He's purportedly worth more than $6 billion . He supported Donald Trump, and like the Koch brothers, helps to float most of the ...

 2022-01-28 20:25 

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Biden engaged in massive diplomatic effort to bring allies together, face Putin with a single voice...

On Thursday, President Joe Biden held a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. That phone call wasn't "perfect"—both in the sense that not everything went smoothly, and in the sense that Biden didn't use the call as...

 2022-01-28 20:00 

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To protect the kids he doesn't have, QAnon influencer Ron Watkins speaks at Arizona school meeting...

Conservatives seem to have a knack for showing up to places they don't belong. Another Republican has made headlines for attending a school board meeting to voice his concerns about the children. Not his children, mind you; infamous QAnon influencer&m...

 2022-01-28 19:30 

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World War II veteran's mail ballot application rejected twice, thanks to Texas voter suppression law...

Here's a headline Texas Republicans probably weren't looking for when they passed SB1, their voter suppression law: "'I've never missed a vote': 95-year-old World War II Veteran says his mail-in ballot application has been denied t...

 2022-01-28 18:55 

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Virginia's new Republican AG says universities cannot mandate COVID-19 vaccine...

Under Virginia law, if you wish to attend an institution of higher learning, you must be vaccinated for no fewer than 8 different diseases. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, however, the newly-minted Republican Attorney General for Virginia has decided ...

 2022-01-28 18:20 

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Biden, Democrats need to move fast on Supreme Court and ignore Republicans...

With Associate Justice Stephen Bryer's retirement now official more information about President Joe Biden's potential nominee for the vacancy is emerging, as is the strategy Republicans will employ to fight her. Biden reaffirmed his intentions for...

 2022-01-28 17:45 

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Filling the Court seat is the least of what's deserved by Black women—remember, they saved democracy...

Black women deliver for Democrats. From showing up at the polls to supporting policies and laws that improve the lives of all Americans, everyone from former President Bill Clinton to President Joe Biden and more have relied on the support of Black women ...

 2022-01-28 17:10 

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Republicans' obsession with policing teachers, schools is a losing issue...

As Republicans focus on ginning up outrage over the supposed teaching of critical race theory, the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that their local classrooms and libraries should include books by and about people of color. In fact, it's no...

 2022-01-28 16:35 

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Biden administration cancels dangerous copper mining leases near Minnesota's Boundary Waters...

The Biden administration on Wednesday canceled two leases for Twin Metals Minnesota, a mining operation hoping to open its facilities near critical bodies of water that would be directly threatened by the extraction of copper, nickel, and precious metals....

 2022-01-28 15:50 

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Josh Hawley shows how to be racist over Biden's court nominee, right wing media says 'hold my beer'...

On Thursday evening, CNN carried this commentary from Sen. Josh Hawley: "I think it sends the wrong signal to say that, 'Well if a person is of a certain ethnic background, that we don't care what their record is, we don't care what their ...

 2022-01-28 15:05 

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Georgia school drops assignment asking elementary schoolers to justify genocide against Natives...

After about a week of widespread media outcry, a public charter elementary school in Georgia has finally removed a deeply offensive assignment from its curriculum. Fourth graders were prompted to "write a letter" to Andrew Jackson from the perspec...

 2022-01-28 14:20 

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Need for improved infrastructure vividly illustrated as a bridge collapses ahead of Biden speech...

On Friday morning, President Joe Biden is heading for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for discussions on improving infrastructure and restoring American manufacturing. As if to underscore the importance of the topics, a bridge in the city collapsed just before ...

 2022-01-28 14:00 

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Biden should keep fighting for his 'signature domestic policy achievement,' Democratic senators urge...

Weeks after a massively successful policy to fight child poverty lapsed, a group of Democratic senators is making another push to restore it. The policy is the expanded child tax credit, and Sens. Michael Bennet, Sherrod Brown, Ron Wyden, Cory Booker, and...

 2022-01-28 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Former College Democrats head joins already-nasty GOP primary for Wisconsin governor...

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. Leading Off WI...

 2022-01-28 13:10 

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Daily Kos/Civiqs poll: Most Americans see right-wing militias as a threat to the U.S. government...

The best antidote for hot takes is hard data, and the latest Daily Kos/Civiqs poll is here with your cure. This survey of 1,390 registered voters was conducted online from Jan. 22-25 and reveals that 51% of Americans think right-wing militias like the Oat...

 2022-01-28 13:00 

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Cartoon: Trump gets re-platformed...

Vimeo Video Disgraced ex-president Donald Trump has his platform back, unfortunately for him it's in court filings and legal briefs instead of on Twitter or Facebook. It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Trump legal team , which faced setback...

 2022-01-28 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Congressional House Republicans are still in the Jan. 6 spotlight...

Hunter Walker /newsletter: Everything We Know About The Role Members Of Congress Played On January 6 There was an official component to what happened that day. There were eight Republican House members who were either advertised speakers in Alexander'...

 2022-01-28 03:30 

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News Roundup: Biden hints at Supreme Court shortlist; still more conservative book bans...

In the news today: Even as President Biden again asserts that he intends to nominate the first Black woman in history to the Supreme Court after the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, much of the news today continues to revolve around attacks to the na...

 2022-01-28 03:10 

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'Camp Auschwitz Guy' pleads guilty to Jan. 6 charges...

On Wednesday, 57-year-old Robert Keith Packer, known as the long-bearded prick wearing the "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt during the insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, pleaded guilty to "parading, demonstra...

 2022-01-28 02:40 

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CBP commissioner defends Border Patrol's cover-up units as 'vitally important'...

The head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is defending the department's use of secretive, shadow police units that have been under mounting criticisms from both lawmakers and human rights advocates in recent months. Commissioner Chris Magnus cal...

 2022-01-28 02:10 

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Caribbean Matters: Statue of Puerto Rico exploiter Ponce de Len toppled, even as gentrifiers invade...

Puerto Rico has recently made headlines for stories that may seem unconnected; they are related, however. The common factor? Puerto Rico's status as a colony—first under Spanish rule, and now as a "territory" of the United States. King F...

 2022-01-28 01:40 

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Sequela: Long after a pandemic is 'over,' new and terrible symptoms can appear...

"Sequela" is a word that few Americans recognize today. Unfortunately, it's a word that is much more likely to become familiar over the next few years... even decades. A sequela is a long-term pathological effect resulting from exposure to a d...

 2022-01-28 01:10 

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, modern antisemitism is omnipresent...

It is worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Day , marked as Jan. 27 to commemorate the Soviet military liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. It is unfortunately not a day of mere remembrance of one of the worst genocides mankind has ever inflicted on ...

 2022-01-28 00:40 

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Video captures student hurling racist slurs at Black basketball player, victim's mom demands action...

If you've ever lived in Southern California, you've likely have heard the term "behind the orange curtain." It refers to various neighborhoods within Orange County, or the OC, as locals call it, and despite what most people think about SoC...

 2022-01-28 00:10 

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'He shot my grandson 16 times' and then reloaded: Jason Van Dyke serves just three years of sentence...

A former Chicago police officer convicted of murder after shooting a Black teen 16 times is set to be released from prison next Thursday after serving only half of his six-year sentence. If released as planned for good behavior, Jason Van Dyke will have s...

 2022-01-27 23:40 

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Dozens of Democrats demand Biden release memo on his authority to cancel student debt...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts along with a bicameral group of dozens of Democrats are demanding that President Joe Biden release an administration memo outlining a president's legal authority to cancel...

 2022-01-27 23:10 

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81,800 of Loudoun County's 82,000 students wore masks. Guess which ones the media wants to talk to...

Here's a chance to see how the right-wing outrage factory does its thing. HuffPost's Liz Skalka traces back from a boomlet of angry tweets claiming schools in Loudoun County, Virginia, "are punishing kids who won't wear masks by putting th...

 2022-01-27 22:40 

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Earth Matters: Cal. solar proposal follows right-wing ALEC model; redwood forest returned to tribes...

The California Public Utilities Commission decided to postpone the vote scheduled for today on its hotly contested proposal that would boost the electric bills of customers with rooftop solar installations. The proposal would greatly lower the rate of com...

 2022-01-27 22:10 

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This woman went from 'it's just like the flu' to death in record time, leaving kids motherless...

This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today's cautionary tale is a Tennessee woman who remained defiant to the very end. Her body,...

 2022-01-27 21:40 

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Republicans are more terrified of their Russia-loving base than they are of actual Russia...

On Monday, Rep. Tom Malinowski warned that his office was getting calls from Fox News watchers whose reliance on Tucker Carlson had led them to argue that the United States should be supporting Russia. Not just supporting Vladimir Putin in his plans to in...

 2022-01-27 21:10 

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Police to open criminal investigation into Lauren Smith-Fields' death...

After initially ruling the death of 23-year-old Lauren Smith-Fields, a Black woman, as an accident, officials announced Tuesday they had opened a criminal investigation. The case has made headlines nationwide. Advocates are accusing police officials of be...

 2022-01-27 20:40 

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Youngkin 'having a ball' as Virginia's education system descends into chaos...

Sure, he's just two weeks in office and being sued by seven school districts and a group of Chesapeake parents , but Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin is " having a ball " despite upending the state's education system with his order to make...

 2022-01-27 20:10 

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More trouble for Matt Gaetz...

There are so many lascivious details piling up in the reporting of the Justice Department's ongoing sex trafficking investigation of Florida Republican Matt Gaetz, one could be forgiven for being unable to keep track. But ready or not, the hits keep c...

 2022-01-27 19:40 

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Fox News can no longer deny it: Joe Biden is the most successful president since St. Reagan himself...

Sean Hannity and the other Fox News hosts can no longer deny it: Joe Biden is the greatest president in recent American history. Under Biden's leadership, the U.S. economy grew by a massive 5.7% in the last 12 months, and by 6.9% in the last quarter, ...

 2022-01-27 19:10 

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Texas House members urge federal investigation of Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star scheme...

50 members of the Texas House of Representatives are urging the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security open an "immediate" investigation into Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star, citing likely violations of federal and state laws...

 2022-01-27 18:35 

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Sidney Powell's fingerprints are on false claims of election fraud and fake slates of electors...

On January 21, Politico published a draft executive order under which Donald Trump authorized a number of chilling actions, beginning with this military seizure of voting machines: "Effective immediately, the Secretary of Defense shall seize, collect,...

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