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 2023-01-12 00:50 

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Think Brazil's election was stolen? Have no fear, Pillow Man Mike Lindell is on the case!...

Pillow Man Mike Lindell is back to flapping his mustache about voter fraud—only this time he's going international! In the wake of Brazil franchising our insurrection like a touring Christian snake-handling revival and/or Taco Bell Express, the ...

 2023-01-12 00:20 

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Alabama attorney general says women can be prosecuted for taking abortion pills...

Immediately after abortion pills became more accessible by the federal government, anti-abortion supporters across the country began protests. Within a week of the action, some states even noted that they would prosecute women who take such pills. In a st...

 2023-01-11 23:50 

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Video shows Tesla autopilot going from 55 mph to 0, resulting in nine injuries including 2-year-old...

On Nov. 23, Tesla and Twitter billionaire Elon Musk tweeted: "Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen, assuming you have bought this option. Congrats to Tesla Autopilot/AI team on ac...

 2023-01-11 23:20 

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'He's trying to get a rise out of us': Watch Elaine Chao respond to Trump's racist taunts...

It's no surprise that when Donald Trump has no argument to make, he resorts to racism and xenophobia. Trump's most recent target has been former U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. He has been relentlessly attacking Chao and her husband, Se...

 2023-01-11 22:50 

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Trump continues terror campaign against Black women poll workers who testified to Jan. 6 panel...

Former President Donald Trump proves himself to be more and more despicable by the day. His latest is his disgusting and ongoing attacks and lies about Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and her daughter, Shaye Moss. Moss and Freeman were the targets o...

 2023-01-11 22:20 

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Biden can save the federal courts and stop more Supreme Court atrocities, if Senate Democrats help...

There's a blot on President Joe Biden's otherwise stellar record on appointments to the federal judiciary, and it's one that's pretty easy for a Democratic majority in the Senate to fix. Southern Republicans have been refusing to cooperate...

 2023-01-11 22:04 

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Shady firm that built crumbling private border wall is awarded massive contract by Texas...

It was just this past weekend when Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was crying to reporters that Texas needs lots more money after spending billions upon billions of state taxpayer funds on political stunts vaguely disguised as supposed border enforcemen...

 2023-01-11 21:20 

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'Have some integrity': Tennessee Republican confronted over lies about litter boxes in schools...

During a Tennessee legislative committee hearing in September 2022, State Senator Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, stated that schools were "allowing children that identify as snakes, cats, whatever, they're [schools] providing litter boxes for the ca...

 2023-01-11 20:50 

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New Republican calls for Santos' resignation a reminder of GOP's precarious four-seat majority...

The call Wednesday for freshman Rep. George Santos of New York to resign lodged by Nassau County Republicans served as a stark reminder of just how fragile the House GOP's four-seat majority is—particularly in a party with multiple lawmakers und...

 2023-01-11 20:18 

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House Republican files impeachment resolution against Mayorkas, and it's as silly as you think...

Part of Kevin McCarthy's corrupt bargaining in his 15-round bid for the House speakership included supporting ultra-right demands for impeachment proceedings against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. While McCarthy al...

 2023-01-11 19:40 

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Give it up, lawmakers: It's time to give C-SPAN better access to the House floor...

We had some heady days there as C-SPAN's viewers got to see the whole sordid process of Republican House Speaker-for-Now Kevin McCarthy selling off his every limb and organ in order to achieve his childhood dream of being a disembodied head beholden t...

 2023-01-11 19:30 

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Ukraine update: Russia replaces another failed war commander while Ukraine gets its battle tanks...

General Sergey Surovikin began Russia's invasion of Ukraine as its commander of the "South" grouping (meaning, based in southern Russia), in charge of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine. He led Russia's efforts to capture Popasna, Sever...

 2023-01-11 19:10 

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George Santos audacious amid calls from New York Republicans for his resignation...

UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 6:17:26 PM +00:00 Rebekah Sager Santos doubled down on his refusal to resign. I was elected to serve the people of #NY03 not the party & politicians, I remain committed to doing that and regret to hear that local officials ...

 2023-01-11 18:21 

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House Republicans demand to know why they couldn't see Hunter Biden dick pics...

Anti-abortion bills aren't the only thing Republicans are launching to set the tone for their time in control of the House. They're also following through on their promise to use their government oversight powers to target Hunter Biden , a man who...

 2023-01-11 17:40 

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McCarthy's bad deals coming to light, including a promised vote on the most ridiculous tax bill ever...

With Kevin McCarthy holding the gavel in the House of Representatives, it's anything goes time in that body. (Given how tenuous McCarthy's hold on that gavel is what with all the Freedom Caucus hands all over it, actually calling him "speaker&...

 2023-01-11 17:00 

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The Wisconsin GOP just won an ill-gotten supermajority, but we can shred it in this special election...

Embedded Content Power-drunk Wisconsin Republicans, relying on maps they rigged themselves, just secured another ill-gotten weapon in the November midterms—the ability to impeach and remove government officials without a single Democratic vote. And ...

 2023-01-11 16:16 

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'Woke racism': Virginia's attorney general tells Fox News he's investigating high schools...

When Republican lawmakers want to blow that racist dog whistle, all they have to do is use the word "woke." Their supporters know what they mean: It's the wink-wink, nudge-nudge of the far-right for liberal ideas, laws, and policies, and it...

 2023-01-11 15:30 

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House Republicans are telling voters what they stand for with a trio of anti-abortion bills...

Republican hopes for a 2022 red wave crashed in large part because of voters angry about the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and the state-level abortion bans that followed. In fact, voters are still acting on that anger, with Democrats just this we...

 2023-01-11 14:44 

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64% of Republicans approved of the GOP speaker meltdown. But the 36% who didn't matter more...

In many ways, it's not exactly a shock that House Republicans' epic show of incompetence over five days and 15 rounds of speaker votes played well in upside-down MAGA world. But that's exactly what happened according to a CBS News/YouGov poll ...

 2023-01-11 14:00 

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Trump executive's sentence highlights the two systems of justice in the United States...

Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, was sentenced Tuesday to five months in jail after he pleaded guilty to 15 felonies last August. That's a pretty sweet deal, especially when you factor in that he's l...

 2023-01-11 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Virginia Democrats flip key Senate seat, blowing up GOP hopes for an abortion ban...

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...

 2023-01-11 12:21 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Kevin McCarthy's 'problem causing caucus' is just getting warmed up...

WaPo : McCarthy takes speaker perch as GOP stares down new mission: governance The California Republican will now try to wrangle the disparate factions in his conference to deliver on campaign promise s An issue, however, is that the rule allows anyone, i...

 2023-01-11 02:16 

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Democrats kick off 2023 special elections with a monster red-to-blue flip in Virginia...

Virginia Democrats scored a big pickup in the first major special election of 2023 as Virginia Beach Councilman Aaron Rouse beat his Republican opponent , Navy veteran Kevin Adams, 50.4-49.6 in the contest for the state Senate seat that Republican Jen Kig...

 2023-01-11 01:35 

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ICE transfers 100 people to abusive New Mexico facility that sat nearly empty just one month ago...

There was a recent window of time when the federal contract for a privately operated immigration detention facility in New Mexico could have been more easily terminated. With capacity to detain hundreds, just 11 people were still at Core Civic's Torra...

 2023-01-11 01:30 

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Sign here to send a letter directly to Biden: Take the steps to finally fire Postmaster Louis DeJoy...

Trump holdover Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who personally helped harm the 2020 election and continues to attack the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from within for his own personal monetary gain, still holds his position for some inexplicable reason. DeJoy...

 2023-01-11 01:00 

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Madison Cawthorn is now officially a Florida Man, leaves his successor in the lurch...

Former Rep. Madison Cawthorn is now a Florida Man! The scandal-plagued one-term congressman from North Carolina has decided the fever swamps of Donald Trump's brain are more to his liking than the genteel pastoral byways of his home state, and he'...

 2023-01-11 00:30 

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Texas Republican wants to secure the border by defunding department tasked with border security...

Texas Republican Chip Roy claims the Biden administration isn't doing enough to secure the southern border, despite the administration doing exactly what he's been demanding , by continuing to enforce the debunked Title 42 order. The Biden adminis...

 2023-01-11 00:00 

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Live coverage: The big special election in Virginia that could halt the GOP's plans to ban abortions...

Voters in Virginia's 7th State Senate District, which includes much of Virginia Beach and a small slice of Norfolk, go to the polls Tuesday for the special election between Democrat Aaron Rouse and Republican Kevin Adams. The two are vying to succeed ...

 2023-01-10 23:30 

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Musk rolls out the welcome mat for insurrectionists, misinformation artists, and QAnoners ... again...

Since taking over Twitter, billionaire Elon Musk has exposed himself as being a sort of slightly more intelligent version of Donald Trump. Musk's thin skin and his predilection for promoting baseless conspiracy theories and right-wing anti-consumer po...

 2023-01-10 23:00 

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Democrats unveil major voting reform bill after regaining full control over Minnesota's government...

Democratic legislators in Minnesota have introduced a bill this month that would enact a major overhaul of the state's election laws covering voting access and campaign finance after the party won back the state Senate majority from Republicans in 202...

 2023-01-10 22:59 

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 2023-01-10 22:30 

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Florida book-banning English teacher known as 'openly racist'...

According to former and current students, the Florida high school English teacher on a crusade to ban more than a hundred books by LGTBQ and Black authors has a yearslong history of making racist, sexist, and homophobic comments in her classroom. Vicki Ba...

 2023-01-10 22:00 

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Swing voters who boosted Democrats in key races leaned progressive on both economic, social issues...

The winning Democratic coalition in both 2020 and 2022 relied on wooing at least some swing voters and even ticket splitters in critical battleground states and races. Certainly, part of that equation was that many voters believed democracy was on the bal...

 2023-01-10 21:06 

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Now, about those secret documents, Kevin ......

Exactly what Kevin McCarthy promised to whom during his quest to be elected House speaker—and whether he did it in writing—remains the big intrigue for Congress watchers, not to mention all the House Republicans seemingly cut out of the deals....

 2023-01-10 20:45 

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Discriminatory 'public charge' rule is at long last dead, after SCOTUS again turns away GOP states...

Republicans have lost another effort attempting to bring back from the dead the previous administration's discriminatory "public charge" rule. The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an effort by Texas and more than a dozen other GOP states to...

 2023-01-10 20:15 

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Far-right podcaster who livestreamed inside Pelosi's office on Jan 6 gets slap on the wrist...

Anthime "Tim" Gionet is the far-right online troll , white supremacist asshat, and U.S. Capitol building insurrectionist known as Baked Alaska." As you can see in the above image, Gionet filmed himself trespassing throughout the Capitol buildi...

 2023-01-10 19:32 

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House GOP lies to America about debt ceiling so it can rob us of Social Security...

I guarantee you that Rep. Steve Scalise, the new majority leader of the House, does not have such a tenuous grasp on how the government works that he truly believes this. He's a liar. Here, Whip Scalise describes the debt limit as a credit card limit,...

 2023-01-10 19:21 

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Ukraine update: Russia is (probably) gaining around Soledar, but to no real end...

UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 7:30:55 PM +00:00 kos This is just east of the salt mines: The assault group of PMC Wagner was destroyed at the entrance to the Soledar industrial zone. https://t.co/0RpAsQUhoE pic.twitter.com/mlXN5PWmCT — Paul Jawin (@...

 2023-01-10 18:55 

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Special counsel Jack Smith, investigating Trump's Save America PAC, subpoenas Giuliani...

The walls are closing in on former President Donald Trump's onetime attorney, Rudy Giuliani. The New York Times reports that Giuliani received a subpoena from special counsel Jack Smith's team for records related to fundraising efforts by Trump an...

 2023-01-10 18:20 

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Rep. Katie Porter is the first to launch bid for California's Senate seat. She won't be the last...

California Rep. Katie Porter announced Tuesday that she would enter the 2024 top-two primary for U.S. Senate even though her fellow Democrat, longtime incumbent Dianne Feinstein, has not yet confirmed that she'll retire. Porter, a progressive favorite...

 2023-01-10 17:41 

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There's no comparison between classified documents at former Biden office, Trump's Mar-a-Lago stash...

It's time to draw a clear distinction in a situation that is open, in today's media and political environment, to false equivalencies. As we know, that always goes well. The subject is a "small number" of classified documents found at an o...

 2023-01-10 16:48 

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McCarthy's miniscule majority marches on to fascism in Day Two of legislative work...

It's Day Two on the march to fascism in the House of Representatives under Republican rule, after their internal struggle last week to put a figurehead in the Speaker's seat. On Monday, they passed a rules package that guarantees more chaos and a ...

 2023-01-10 15:55 

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The dj vu of Brazil's insurrection isn't an accident, since key players from Jan. 6 are involved...

If it seems like there's a disturbing familiarity to the scenes of an insurrectionist mob overwhelming the Brazilian Congress and Supreme Court buildings on Sunday, trashing the interior and fueled by phony conspiracy theories about a "stolen elec...

 2023-01-10 14:55 

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'Unprecedented,' former Nixon lawyer says of planned House Republican committee...

House Republicans are about to officially set in motion their plans for a subcommittee to mess up the Biden administration and federal law enforcement as much as possible. The "Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government," s...

 2023-01-10 14:00 

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Republican Party hits highest unfavorable rating in nearly six years...

One week into the House GOP's follies in the majority , the Republican Party favorability rating plunged in Civiqs tracking Sunday to just 26% among registered voters—a two-year low point since hitting 25% in the weeks following the Jan. 6 insur...

 2023-01-10 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Louisiana Republican who wanted to court Democratic votes says no to governor's race...

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...

 2023-01-10 12:40 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: House Republicans reveal their anti-government agenda...

We begin today's roundup with Tony Romm at The Washington Post who runs down the Republican vote in the House to reverse the IRS reform package adopted by Democrats aimed at cracking down on tax cheats: Fulfilling their 2022 election pledge to take ai...

 2023-01-10 02:29 

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House GOP's first 'policy' vote is a gift to wealthy tax cheats, securing Biden's first veto threat...

The first "policy" vote of the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives continued with their theme of capitulation to the extreme right, and more pointedly the people who fund the political careers of the far right. They voted along part...

 2023-01-10 01:25 

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Freedom Caucus in disarray while GOP gives new meaning to swearing-in ceremony...

Asked about the Friday night chaos on the GOP side of the House floor, Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois recalled something his son once asked him. "My son a few years ago asked me, 'what's a swearing-in?' He said 'what s...

 2023-01-10 00:55 

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Clearly, very few people are interested in books by Mike Pence or Mike Pompeo...

Conservatives are not nearly as popular as they would like you to believe. It is the feebleness of their ideas and the emptiness of their platform policies that have led to their need to rig our system for minority rule. If you cannot get the majority of ...

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