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 2022-06-29 21:59 

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Cartoon: Mark of the Beast...

Republican White House insider Cassidy Hutchinson testified about many shocking things, not least the scene inside The Beast during the January 6 Capitol Coup, where he tried to choke his Secret Service agent, and tried to commandeer the vehicle to join t...

 2022-06-29 21:30 

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Tragic migrant deaths are nothing but political fodder for despicable Greg Abbott...

The deceased migrants who were sprinkled with steak seasoning and abandoned in a sweltering hot semi-truck in San Antonio, Texas, may not be identified for possibly weeks, The Washington Post reports . Officials have "potential identities" for 34 ...

 2022-06-29 21:00 

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Missouri health system reverses halt on providing emergency contraception...

Update : The hospital system announced it is reversing its position from earlier today, and will in fact provide emergency contraception to patients who need it in Missouri. A victory! In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court dismantling reproductive health ...

 2022-06-29 20:30 

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A reminder for the D.C. media: Anonymous sources don't equal public testimony delivered under oath...

The far right pushback to the searing testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, before the Jan. 6 committee Tuesday kicked in immediately. And of course the traditional media fell for the diversion. Some ...

 2022-06-29 20:00 

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Abortion rights groups fight back in Florida in wake of Supreme Court's Dobbs decision...

With last week's Supreme Court opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization effectively overturning Roe v. Wade , abortion advocates are working to prevent the worst consequences of the decision from going into effect. In Florida, group...

 2022-06-29 19:30 

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Ginni Thomas backpedals after House committee asks her to testify (after she said she would)...

When it was discovered that she had had been communicating with the Jan. 6 coup's major plotters and with the fraudulent "electors" Donald Trump's clan intended to substitute for actual electors in his coup, Ginni Thomas quickly declared t...

 2022-06-29 19:09 

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'Unjustly excluded': Senator Alex Padilla introduces bill extending overtime to farmworkers...

While a small number of states provide some form of overtime pay to farmworkers, California is alone in providing overtime pay to all laborers in the state after 40 hours, farmworker advocates say . The state's junior senator, Alex Padilla, has introd...

 2022-06-29 18:30 

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Tina Peters gets walloped in Colorado primary, says Republicans stole election from her...

Colorado conservatives cast their votes on Tuesday and chose to say no to Big Lie proponent and indicted elections security maven Tina Peters. The former Mesa County Clerk and Reporter had previously received 60% of the delegate votes during a Republican ...

 2022-06-29 18:00 

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The Supreme Court will come for your Social Security. Count on it...

Is the radical, Trump-packed U.S. Supreme Court going to be satisfied it has owned the libs once it has done away with contraception, abortion, marriage equality, voting rights, and the federal government's ability to regulate anything to protect citi...

 2022-06-29 17:36 

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Alabama is already trying to use the loss of Roe to justify a ban on gender-affirming health care...

Attacks on reproductive health and attacks on trans folks of all ages come from the same place for Republicans: demean, control, and isolate. The right to bodily autonomy and safe, accessible health care is under attack thanks to conservatives. As progres...

 2022-06-29 17:00 

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Nebraska special election last night hints at HUGE abortion impact on 2022 midterms...

As former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was sentenced to a disgraceful two years of probation for lying to the FBI (there is a different justice system for the powerful), a special election took place yesterday in his former seat in Nebraska's first congressi...

 2022-06-29 16:30 

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The Republican Party long ago missed its chance to distance itself from Trump. Now it's far too late...

With her jaw-dropping testimony before the House select committee on Jan. 6, former assistant to the White House chief of staff Cassidy Hutchinson has given Republicans an opportunity: Get out the 17.5-foot poles and push Donald Trump as far away as they ...

 2022-06-29 16:00 

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Daily Kos is issuing a major endorsement in one of the most important Senate races this year...

Embedded Content John Fetterman hates the filibuster. Hates it. He's just as adamant about protecting—and, gutting as it is to have to say, restoring—abortion rights. And he knows the two go hand-in-hand. "The right to an abortion is n...

 2022-06-29 15:31 

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Uh oh! Sen. Ron Johnson's Jan. 6 alibi says he hasn't spoken to 'Johnson since 2011'...

Remember how Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was exposed by the Jan. 6 committee hearings as having had an intimate part in the attempted coup d'etat of the government? This came in the form of evidence that the Wisconsin Republican's aide was texting...

 2022-06-29 15:00 

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As Republicans weaponize government, Democrats must take up the mantle of personal privacy, liberty...

When 19-year-old Lisa suspected she was pregnant and wound up at a so-called "crisis pregnancy center," the anti-abortion activists did more than provide a pregnancy test: They mined her data for future use. After getting the news of a positive re...

 2022-06-29 14:59 

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Hutchinson's testimony was shocking because it showed how Trump surrounded himself with cowards...

In the public testimony that's come so far, the Jan. 6 committee has carefully laid out the evidence showing that the assault on the Capitol was not a spontaneous event, but the result of a widespread conspiracy that went on over a period of months. T...

 2022-06-29 14:30 

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More than half of states 'back down' from abortion rights fight. These have not...

Laws in at least one dozen states and Washington, D.C., have kept abortion rights protections in place, even in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and leaving the decision to allow or block abortion services to individual stat...

 2022-06-29 13:35 

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Ukraine update: Turkey relents, Finland and Sweden to join NATO...

Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine because of empire, a bizarre historical reading that erases Ukraine's nationhood in pursuit of a legacy equal to Peter the Great . Yet the tankies have latched on to the idea that the West goaded Russia to attack by expa...

 2022-06-29 13:00 

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A Supreme Court ruling on West Virginia v. EPA could upend all federal agencies...

The Supreme Court has yet to issue its opinion on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency , but it's certainly on the minds of Americans with a vested interest in the U.S. reaching its net-zero goals. According to a recent Data for Progress s...

 2022-06-29 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Three House incumbents lose renomination during a huge primary night...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Daniel Donner, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Subscribe to The Downballot, ou...

 2022-06-29 12:21 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The REDRUM hearing was lit...

The Hang Pence hearing was bad. The DOJ Insurrection hearing was bad. Yesterday's hearings were brutal if you're a former president trying to evade responsibility. The Freakout in the Beast. Feral President Tries to Take over the Car, Attacks his ...

 2022-06-29 12:21 

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This week on The Brief: Trump's looming shadow and the abortion political bomb in the midterms...

Welcome to another recap of The Brief ! This week, hosts Kerry Eleveld and Markos Moulitsas talked about how Trump will be a factor in the midterms as the January 6 hearings continue, and what's next after the Supreme Court voted to end Roe v. Wade la...

 2022-06-29 12:00 

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Cartoon: Roe overturned...

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 2022-06-29 02:30 

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News Roundup: Trump knew Jan. 6 crowd was armed, told staff Pence 'deserved it'...

In stunning testimony before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 coup, Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchison testified that Meadows and Donald Trump had both been told the crowd Trump had assembled on Jan. 6 were carrying a variety of weapon...

 2022-06-29 02:00 

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The Supreme Court has now become merely an extension of Fox News...

It's exceedingly rare that the Supreme Court simply snatches away an established constitutional right, let alone one impacting personal bodily autonomy that had stood for nearly half a century and enjoyed the support of well over half the nation's...

 2022-06-29 01:31 

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Live coverage: June 28 primaries and runoffs, including Illinois, New York, and more...

Five states are holding primaries tonight (though New York's primaries for U.S. House and state Senate won't take place until Aug. 23), while Mississippi and South Carolina are hosting runoffs for any races where no candidate took a majority in th...

 2022-06-29 01:30 

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After months of detention in Russia, Brittney Griner appears in court on cannabis charges...

Brittney Griner, a 31-year-old Black lesbian basketball player who plays in Russia during the offseason, has been held in Russia since she was arrested back in February at an airport in Moscow. Griner, a seven-time WNBA all-star and two-time Olympic gold ...

 2022-06-29 01:24 

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Texas sheriff Ed Gonzalez withdraws nomination to lead ICE, citing year-long delay...

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has not had a Senate-confirmed director in more than five years, since Sarah Saldaa served under the Obama administration. That doesn't stand to change any time soon after Ed Gonzalez, the Biden adm...

 2022-06-29 00:30 

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A new tech dystopia: Anti-abortion states can use your phone to prove you had (or aided) an abortion...

Motherboard did the legwork of asking the big-time tech companies what they intended to do about future law enforcement demands that they turn over data pertaining to Americans accused of seeking abortion care or helping somebody else seek abortion care, ...

 2022-06-29 00:00 

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Live coverage: June 28 primaries and runoffs, including Illinois, New York, and more...

Five states are holding primaries tonight (though New York's primaries for U.S. House and state Senate won't take place until Aug. 23), while Mississippi and South Carolina are hosting runoffs for any races where no candidate took a majority in th...

 2022-06-28 23:30 

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'We are prey': Expert advice for survival in a post-Roe world...

In a ruling that surprised no one who has watched the Supreme Court devolve further and further into a tool of oppression, the Supreme Court has overruled Roe v. Wade , and with it, the right to abortion at the federal level. Roughly half of all states wi...

 2022-06-28 23:00 

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Uvalde high schoolers remember Robb Elementary children and teachers during graduation ceremony...

Hundreds of young Uvalde, Texas, residents graduated from high school on June 24, exactly one month after a gunman stole the lives of 19 children and two of their teachers at Robb Elementary School. The ceremony had originally been scheduled for May 27, b...

 2022-06-28 22:30 

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Witness to Jan. 6 probe: Trump tried to take the wheel—literally—in bid to crash democracy...

On the day of the insurrection, and after then-President Donald Trump delivered a speech from the Ellipse that inspired a mob to lay siege, he desperately wanted to go to the Capitol. In his remarks that afternoon, he told the mass of his supporters he wo...

 2022-06-28 22:00 

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Kentucky Teacher of the Year leaves job thanks to anti-gay harassment and abuse...

Even in the best-case scenario, it's hard being a teacher in the United States. Educators tend to be underpaid and overworked, and once we add an ongoing global pandemic into the mix, both teachers and students really have been pushed to the limit. Of...

 2022-06-28 21:59 

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Cartoon: 'No woke 4 U'...

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 2022-06-28 21:30 

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As Jan. 6 hearings pound Trump, some supporters sour on him running in 2024...

As the select committee investigating Jan. 6 focuses like a laser on indicting Donald Trump in the court of public opinion, many Americans have understandably wondered: "Will it even matter?" For Democratic voters, it might prove motivating in Nov...

 2022-06-28 21:00 

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RNC officials are confirming 2020 election suspicions to poll watchers training in Arizona...

Issues have been found with how Republican poll watching trainings have been conducted in Arizona. According to a report by Votebeat , during trainings, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has been telling potential Arizona polling place observers tha...

 2022-06-28 20:30 

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Trump's Truth Social meltdown following Hutchinson's testimony backs up tantrum claims...

Throughout the Jan. 6 committee's hearings, former President Donald Trump has maintained his spiteful brand of slamming anyone who dares go against him. He stayed the course following Tuesday's hearing in which former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hut...

 2022-06-28 20:25 

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Privacy, mid-term elections, and the abortion thermonuclear political bomb...

David Frum : The culture war raged most hotly from the '70s to the next century's '20s. It polarized American society, dividing men from women, rural from urban, religious from secular, Anglo-Americans from more recent immigrant groups. At len...

 2022-06-28 20:00 

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Stunning Jan. 6 committee hearing ends with bonus bombshell: Evidence of witness tampering...

On Tuesday, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, provided the committee with testimony that was absolutely jaw-dropping. During her relatively brief appearance, Hutchinson recounted how: Trump tried to keep his fol...

 2022-06-28 19:30 

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Donald Trump enjoyed those 'Hang Mike Pence' chants, and he let his top aides know it at the time...

Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson delivered bombshell testimony to the Jan. 6 committee Tuesday afternoon, in particular confirming in graphic detail that Donald Trump was glad to hear his supporters chanting "Hang Mike Pence" as th...

 2022-06-28 18:52 

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Trump tried to force driver to take him to Capitol so he could join in insurrection...

In some of the most astounding testimony produced so far in the public hearings concerning Jan. 6, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified to how everyone involved—from Republican House leader Kevin Mc...

 2022-06-28 18:50 

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LIVE: Follow along with the January 6 committee for its sixth public hearing, #2...

The Jan. 6 committee hosts its sixth public hearing Tuesday, a decision that arived at the 11th hour in large part due to security threats posed to the day's chief witness: Cassidy Hutchinson. Hutchinson once served as an aide to former President Dona...

 2022-06-28 18:15 

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'Abortion decision empowers women': Erin Hawley joins Republicans in celebrating end of Roe...

Across the country, the horrific news of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade has resulted in distress, protests, and shock . However, while most Americans are mourning the loss of r...

 2022-06-28 17:40 

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Blue states stepping up to save lives along with the economy in post-Roe U.S....

The end of abortion rights for huge swaths of America is going to have an "enormous" impact on the economy, the experts say , and not in a good way. "This decision will cause immediate economic pain in 26 states where abortion bans are most li...

 2022-06-28 17:00 

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LIVE: Follow along with the January 6 committee for its sixth public hearing...

The January 6 committee will host its sixth public hearing Tuesday, a decision that appears to have arrived at the 11th hour and due in large part to reported concerns of security threats posed to the day's chief witness: Cassidy Hutchinson. Hutchinso...

 2022-06-28 16:30 

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Abortion rights advocates are geared up to grind out court battles state by state...

In the days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade , abortion providers have taken the fight to the states, where reproductive rights will now be determined. They've had early wins in Louisiana and Utah , where judges temporarily blocked state...

 2022-06-28 16:00 

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Disgraced Colorado clerk says Lauren Boebert 'encouraged' her to compromise election security...

The epic story of election fraud in Colorado continues weaving in and out of the MAGA-sphere. Tina Peters, the disgraced former Mesa County Clerk and Reporter, who is now running to take over control of the Centennial State's entire election system , ...

 2022-06-28 15:30 

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50 migrants found dead in truck and 16 others hospitalized in deadliest incident in years...

Fifty people died and more than a dozen others were hospitalized after being found in a sweltering hot semi-truck in San Antonio on Monday, The Texas Tribune reports. The dead and injured are believed to be migrants, many of them Mexican and some Central ...

 2022-06-28 15:00 

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Activists warn top Democrats: 'Conventional politics WILL NOT get us out of this mess'...

Republicans have spent decades rewriting the rules, then breaking the rules they rewrote, then declaring that those were the rules all along. Now an extremist Supreme Court put into place by that ruthless process is gutting the Constitution and the nation...

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