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 2022-01-24 21:30 

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Anyone 'aiding and abetting' Jan. 6 panel won't be eligible for legal fund aiding Trump allies...

A legal defense fund set up to help former aides of Donald Trump pay legal bills associated with the congressional inquiry into Jan. 6 is making perfectly clear who will and won't be eligible for assistance. "We are certainly not going to assist a...

 2022-01-24 21:00 

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Biden reportedly considering new troop deployments as Russia continues to threaten Ukraine...

As Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to saber-rattle on the Ukrainian border, The New York Times reports that President Joe Biden is contemplating "deploying several thousand U.S. troops, as well as warships and aircraft," to NATO allies ...

 2022-01-24 20:30 

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Newly uncovered MAGA emails show a sinister conspiracy to refute Biden's win and bestow it on Trump...

Newly released emails reveal a sinister conspiracy to overthrow President Joe Biden's win in Arizona and bestow it upon his unworthy opponent. First obtained by the watchdog group American Oversight and then provided to Rolling Stone magazine , t he e...

 2022-01-24 19:55 

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We can boot the last anti-choice (and allegedly corrupt) House Democrat on March 1...

Republican shamelessness is one thing, but coming from a putative Democrat, it's even more infuriating. Hot off the heels of having his Texas home and campaign office raided by the FBI , Rep. Henry Cuellar is defiantly continuing his campaign—an...

 2022-01-24 19:15 

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Sarah Palin ordered to take a COVID test ahead of trial in NYC and y'all know what happened next...

The last time we were hearing from Sarah Palin, she was recycling her NRA talking points to explain how she was never going to get vaccinated against COVID-19. "It'll be over my dead body that I'll have to get a shot," Palin yelled to a Ph...

 2022-01-24 18:35 

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Congress in recess, but negotiations continue on BBB, avoiding a February government shutdown...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi won a Supreme court victory early Monday, when the Supreme Court turned away Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's bid to invalidate proxy voting, the system of voting that the House adopted in 2021 as a pandemic safety ...

 2022-01-24 17:50 

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Immigrant applicants are in limbo because their paperwork is stuck in a cave. No, really...

Immigration attorney Susan Cohen tells The Wall Street Journal that she represents a married Boston couple (both have opted to keep their names private) who filed their citizenship applications in fall 2020. But even though both submitted their paperwork ...

 2022-01-24 17:10 

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Longest-serving political prisoner in U.S. history Leonard Peltier begs for help in COVID lockdowns...

Despite the fact that it's a crime that he's even in federal prison, Native American rights activist Leonard Peltier is begging for help amid a COVID-19 surge keeping prisoners on unending lockdowns and without booster shots. "I'm in hell,...

 2022-01-24 16:20 

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Robert Kennedy Jr.: Anti-vaxxers these days are worse off than Anne Frank...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. continued to tarnish his family's name with a speech at the anti-vaccine rally in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Kennedy, who is suing Daily Kos over a user post reporting on his participation in an anti-mask rally in Germany that ...

 2022-01-24 15:00 

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'Poster child for policing for profit': Alabama town saw 640% spike in fines and forfeitures...

An Alabama town of just over 1,250 people saw more people arrested and accused of misdemeanors than it had residents in 2020, according to an investigation by The Birmingham News . Brookside, which is about 15 miles northeast of Birmingham, experienced a ...

 2022-01-24 14:03 

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Gingrich channels Trump with threat to jail Jan. 6 committee members...

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich went on Fox News over the weekend and threatened members of the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Even in the language he used, not just the position he took, Gingrich made clear who r...

 2022-01-24 13:30 

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Morning Digest: GOP establishment rallies behind challenger to indicted Nebraska congressman...

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 NE...

 2022-01-24 13:00 

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Cartoon: Sensitive snowflakes...

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 2022-01-24 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The 50 pandemics (with 50 different peaks) in the U.S. roll on....

Megan Ranney /waPo: We're used to stress in the ER. But omicron has made our jobs impossible. We can't provide the right care at the right time anymore — and after two years, we're exhausted from trying As an emergency physician, I thriv...

 2022-01-24 03:00 

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News Roundup: Draft Trump order outlined plans for coup; Biden team views new abortion protections...

In the news today: A newly disclosed draft executive order provided a roadmap of how the Trump White House contemplated using military force to nullify Trump's election loss, including the seizure of voting machines, and retain power. The Biden admini...

 2022-01-24 02:00 

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International flight forced to return to U.S. 500 miles into trip, thanks to anti-masker...

News flash for the anti-maskers among us: Refusing to mask up on a crowded flight to London doesn't make you Rosa Parks. It makes you an unbelievable asshole. This is not a hill worth dying on—though, come to think of it, you may very well die. ...

 2022-01-24 01:00 

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Czech folk singer and anti-vaxxer dies after purposefully exposing herself to COVID-19...

Hana Horka was a well-regarded Czech folk singer. She was a member of one of the oldest Czech folk groups still active, Asonance. She died at the age of 57 from COVID-19. According to her son Jan Rek (23), Horka had become influenced by the anti-vaxxer mo...

 2022-01-24 00:00 

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Nuts & Bolts—Inside a Democratic campaign: When is it ok to primary a fellow party member?...

Welcome back to the weekly Nuts & Bolts Guide to small campaigns. A few years ago, one of the more controversial statements I made—whether in this series or on social media—was that there is nothing necessarily wrong with a primary campaign ag...

 2022-01-23 23:00 

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COVID-19 is killing Trump supporters by the hundreds each day...

Former New York Times journalist Donald G. McNeil Jr. wrote an article on Medium that stated what everyone with an ounce of intelligence already knows, but wouldn't dare put in print: Not only is Donald Trump losing hundreds of voters each day to COVI...

 2022-01-23 22:00 

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Trump now wants his voters to commit voter fraud in 2022 and 2024...

One of the time-honored, irrefutable laws of the political right is to accuse others of doing heinous things that you're actually doing yourself. This classic "gaslighting"; technique is now routinely employed by the likes of all prominent Repu...

 2022-01-23 21:15 

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Hey, it's Sunday pro-vaxx meme-a-palooza time!...

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. The rest of the week is so dark and depressing that Sundays are now a pro-vaxx meme fest. Enjoy!...

 2022-01-23 20:30 

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Trump once more telegraphs his plans to steal the 2024 election. The media yawns...

We no longer have to worry about a disgraced ex-president who decisively lost both the popular and electoral vote working behind the scenes to undermine our democracy, because it's happening right in front of our eyes. Indeed, the embankment of hibern...

 2022-01-23 19:45 

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White House recommits to fight for federal abortion rights law for 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade...

The White House reaffirmed its commitment to protecting reproductive rights in preparation for the 49th anniversary of the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade decision protecting abortion rights on Saturday. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made note in press...

 2022-01-23 19:00 

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Donald Trump did what the Chicago Seven were wrongly accused of doing: He incited a riot...

When The Trial of the Chicago 7 was released in fall 2020, Aaron Sorkin felt the story was relevant because of how Donald Trump had demonized legitimate protests that followed the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others. The director a...

 2022-01-23 18:15 

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DOJ attorneys blast Portland for hiding 2018 police-training slideshow with Proud Boys meme...

The friendly relations between police forces in Portland, Oregon, and the far-right extremists who have made a career over the past five years of invading the city with bused-in Proud Boys, militiamen, and other thugs has long been open knowledge among th...

 2022-01-23 17:30 

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Analyst says draft executive order Trump considered could have led to 'coup d'tat'...

Pastor John Pavlovitz wrote in December that he's lost respect for the Republicans he often finds himself surrounded by, those he considers friends. Once just considering them ignorant of the true inner-workings of the party they belong to, he said th...

 2022-01-23 17:00 

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Deported immigrants are best served by organizer networks, not a 'benevolent administration'...

by Irene Romulo This article was originally published at Prism The day before Halloween, Jesus Alberto "Beto" Lopez and his mom spent hours baking nearly 100 loaves of traditional pan de muerto for Day of the Dead altars to sell to family and frie...

 2022-01-23 16:00 

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Nigeria reaps the benefits of the United State's inability to get its high-speed rail plans together...

The Governor of Lagos, Nigeria bought two trains built by the Spanish company Talgo that were originally meant for a high-speed railway in Wisconsin initially planned to connect Milwaukee and Madison. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu was in Milwaukee on Tuesday fo...

 2022-01-23 15:00 

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COVID-19 energized worker-led organizing, but hurdles to collective action remain...

by Sydney Pereira This article was originally published at Prism Workers' newfound leverage and organizing momentum only seems to grow month by month. Kellogg's and John Deere workers went on strike late last year. Starbucks workers in Buffalo hav...

 2022-01-23 14:00 

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In memory of Paul Robeson, the man whose voice they tried to silence...

Jan. 23 is the anniversary of the death of Paul Robeson, one of the towering figures of Black and American history. Yet to this day, too many Americans do not know his history and his impact—not just here, but worldwide. Robeson's championing of...

 2022-01-23 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Uncanny...

Kurt Bardella of USA Today has had it with the acceptance of GOP obstructionism by the media. For the first year of the Biden presidency, Republicans have been able to universally oppose the Biden agenda while escaping scrutiny to offer alternatives. It&#...

 2022-01-23 03:30 

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'I just got hit by a car': Journalist goes viral for continuing to report after on-air accident...

A video of a reporter in West Virginia being hit by a car while doing a live report has gone viral on social media, with many talking about the depths reporters go to get the news out. In the video, the journalist, identified as Tori Yorgey, immediately p...

 2022-01-23 03:00 

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Real cancel culture: Organization goes after students who dare protest apartheid in Israel...

University of Michigan freshman Reem Al-Khatib was asked to appear in a video supporting the #UMDivest resolution in the student government council. The resolution called for the University's Board of Regents to create a committee to investigate three...

 2022-01-23 02:00 

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Florida Man wants to force all sports teams to play the national anthem, because 'Merica!...

The hair-on-fire emergency in the quaggy swamplands of Florida Man's brain these days isn't COVID-19—it9;s the ghastly thought that somewhere within the sea-buffeted borders of America's enormous schwanzstucker , a sports-baller might...

 2022-01-23 01:00 

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Republicans are preparing another 'Contract on America' with the aid of ... who else?...

There are few people in modern political history who have done as much damage to our democracy as Newt Gingrich. As the prototypical, ideological Republican "bomb-thrower4; who first came of age during the Reagan "revolution" in the 1990s, ...

 2022-01-23 00:00 

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Union membership dropped in 2021, this week in the war on workers...

Union membership as a percentage of all U.S. workers dropped from 10.8% to 10.3% in 2021, returning to its 2019 level. The bump in 2020 is instructive, since it came because, in the mass job loss of the pandemic, more nonunion workers lost their jobs. But...

 2022-01-22 23:00 

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Connect! Unite! Act! We can be leaders in renewable energy...

Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series that seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet regularly to socialize, get out the vote, support candidates, and engage in other local political actions that help our progress...

 2022-01-22 22:00 

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Biden nominee to fight antisemitism abroad says attacks here are forcing Jews to go 'underground'...

The latest antisemitic attack on a synagogue took place over the weekend, in Colleyville, Texas. The terrorist didn't randomly choose a synagogue. He openly stated he wanted a Jewish institution to attack because, in his false words , "America onl...

 2022-01-22 21:00 

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This cop just couldn't admit the COVID he mocked was taking him down...

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 cop who never admitted what he had. They think they made a funn...

 2022-01-22 20:00 

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Biden's first year in office left roadblocks for BIPOC progress...

This article was originally published at Prism President Joe Biden was lauded a year ago for being the first president to directly address white supremacy as one of the country's major crises during his inaugural address. He repudiated white supremacy...

 2022-01-22 19:00 

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It's time for Democrats to quit talking about Democrats and do nothing but pillory Republicans...

This week brought one of the surest signs yet that Democrats are spending too much time talking about themselves and not enough time talking about Republicans. Gallup released polling showing that Americans' political party preferences had undergone a...

 2022-01-22 18:00 

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Where's 'Tiny'? Notorious Proud Boy Toese in Washington jail awaiting charges in Portland violence...

The mystery surrounding the arrest of Tusitala "Tiny" Toese , the 26-year-old Samoan street brawler who has been a central player in far-right Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys violence in the Pacific Northwest since 2017, has been cleared up. Accordi...

 2022-01-22 17:00 

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Anti-science gathering in Washington D.C. is the legacy of Donald Trump's miracle cure promises...

Saturday marks the two year anniversary of an interview with Donald Trump at the world economic forum following the announcement of the first case of "novel coronavirus" in the United States. Asked if he was worried about a pandemic, this is how T...

 2022-01-22 16:00 

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Minnesota paraeducators are fighting for fair pay and recognition...

This story was originally published at Prism by Cirien Saadeh On a cold and windy Martin Luther King Jr. Day in downtown Minneapolis, education support professionals (ESP)—those who work in schools and classrooms supporting educators and teachers in...

 2022-01-22 15:00 

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Daily Kos Week in Action: Fighting for our freedom to vote...

Hello, Daily Kos Community, and welcome back to Daily Kos Week in Action! This weekly series from the Daily Kos Activism team shares the issues we're working on, and gets your feedback on where we might focus our future efforts. This week, with Martin...

 2022-01-22 14:00 

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Caribbean Matters: Writers and scholars of the Caribbean...

When I was teaching both an anthropology survey course on the Caribbean and one on Women of the Caribbean, I was surprised to find out how very few of my students could name a novelist, poet, or scholar from the region, or even non-Caribbean scholars whos...

 2022-01-22 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Pandemic, job performance and the fight to preserve democracy...

NY Times: Covid Hospitalizations Plateau in Some Parts of the U.S., While a Crisis Remains in Others Fewer people in the United States are being admitted to hospitals with the coronavirus than a week ago, suggesting that the record-breaking surge in hospi...

 2022-01-22 04:00 

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News Roundup: Sinema, a politician only Mitch McConnell could love; Joe Manchin remains bleh...

Hello, Friday folks! This week has been sad-face, angry-face, consternation emoji! The Democratic Party—with no help from the Republican Party, of course—is unable to protect the voting rights of Americans. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has virtually no...

 2022-01-22 03:30 

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Meat Loaf dead at 74, reportedly had a case of severe COVID...

The singer, actor, and performer Meat Loaf passed away late Thursday night, according to a post made by his family on his Facebook page. No official cause has been given. The popular performer had a tough run of health problems over the last few years, bu...

 2022-01-22 03:00 

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Newly revealed texts show Sean Hannity knew Trump's actions after Jan. 6 were impeachable...

During and after the Jan. 6 insurrection, before Fox News went all-in on greasing the skids for fascism, some of its most celebrated on-air personalities acted as though Donald Trump had been hit with a protoplasmic growth ray and was rampaging from sea t...

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