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 2022-08-04 20:25 

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California farmworkers begin 335-mile pilgrimage urging Newsom to sign labor rights bill...

California farmworkers on Wednesday kicked off a nearly month long, 335-mile peregrinacion (pilgrimage or march) in their continued efforts to convince California Gov. Gavin Newsom to finally approve legislation that would help protect laborers from intim...

 2022-08-04 20:00 

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Dick Cheney goes hard at 'coward' and 'threat to the republic' Donald Trump in video for Liz Cheney...

Liz Cheney is fighting for her political life in Wyoming as she faces real competition from Trump-backed Harriet Hageman for her House seat in the state's August 16 primary. As the clock ticks down and polls show Hageman with a lead, Cheney pulled out...

 2022-08-04 19:35 

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New internal report shows Trump watchdog accused of misleading investigators...

Joseph Cuffari, the Trump-appointed inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security who is currently embroiled in an investigation into missing text messages at the Secret Service, has a history of ethical violations, a newly public report has re...

 2022-08-04 19:10 

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Sinema wants changes to the Inflation Reduction Act, but so far they're ... not deal-breakers?...

One of the first questions, when Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a $740 billion deal with Sen. Joe Manchin battling climate change and shoring up health care, but perturbingly called the Inflation Reduction Act, was whether Democratic Sen. ...

 2022-08-04 18:45 

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'I've waited 874 days for this': DOJ announces charges in Breonna Taylor case...

Charges are finally being filed in the case of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed Black woman who was fatally shot in her home by law enforcement officials in U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Department of Justice has filed charge...

 2022-08-04 18:20 

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Senate Republicans are squirming over marriage equality vote. Time for Democrats to force the issue...

Senate Republicans are trying to get Democrats to water down the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill codifying marriage equality to keep the Supreme Court's extremist hands off that right. This was an inevitable step in the process of Republicans tryin...

 2022-08-04 17:50 

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Inflation Reduction Act is mostly a win for climate change, though concerns persist...

There is much to celebrate about the Inflation Reduction Act , a bill introduced last month by Senate Democrats that had been agreed upon by both Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin. It was Manchin who stood in the way of prior climate deal...

 2022-08-04 17:20 

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John Eastman worried he wasn't going to get paid for his work instigating a seditious coup...

The New York Times has another mini-scoop from Trumpland , but the headline news is probably less interesting (and much less funny) than the details. The headline is that coup architect John Eastman, the lawyer who attached himself to an idea that Vice Pr...

 2022-08-04 16:50 

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'Whacked out': Alex Jones, on trial for calling Sandy Hook shooting 'fake,' badmouths judge...

Controversial conservative radio show host Alex Jones seems to enjoy digging himself deeper and deeper into a hole. Not only did he claim that a devastating school shooting was not real, but he attempted to badmouth the judge who is overseeing the defamat...

 2022-08-04 16:46 

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Kansas abortion vote should 'send a cold chill up the spines' of Republicans...

The Kansas abortion rights vote dramatically shifted how political strategists from both parties are looking at the November elections—although Republicans are eager to downplay the shift in perceptions. Top Republicans have been trying to avoid tal...

 2022-08-04 15:50 

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Brittney Griner found guilty on drug possession charges, sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison...

In an incredible blow, Russian courts have found Brittney Griner guilty of drug charges, including drug possession and drug smuggling, per Reuters and AJ+ . The two-time Olympian and WNBA player for the Phoenix Mercury team was arrested at a Moscow airpor...

 2022-08-04 15:20 

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Ron Johnson has a new proposal for killing Social Security and Medicare...

Republicans will never, ever stop trying to cut people's Social Security. They're also never going to stop saying so, at every apparent opportunity. Sen. Ron Johnson is no stranger to saying so, and is also no stranger to making every bad situatio...

 2022-08-04 14:45 

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More legal problems for ex-Trump adviser after Justice Department sues for access to his emails...

Already facing a contempt charge for his refusal to cooperate with the Jan. 6 committee, former Trump White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is now caught in another legal thicket after the Department of Justice sued him Wednesday, alleging he violated r...

 2022-08-04 14:10 

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Republicans worked for years to end abortion rights. Let them own that now that they've succeeded...

Republicans spent years working to overturn Roe v. Wade and criminalize abortion in the states they control. They own—they must be made to own—their success. When the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organiza...

 2022-08-04 13:35 

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Nancy Thompson's MAGA train—Mothers Against Greg Abbott—may just run down the Texas governor...

It's been almost exactly one year since Texas mom Nancy Thompson launched the MAGA State PAC, also known as Mothers Against Greg Abbott . Since then, the group has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in addition to supporting pro-public schoo...

 2022-08-04 13:00 

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Ukraine (and China) Update: Boss Pelosi stares down China...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan amidst all-out Chinese hysteria . While many questioned the wisdom of the trip amidst high global tensions, the post-visit reviews of her trip have been spectacular. Fox News gave her a strong review . Bloomberg...

 2022-08-04 12:00 

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Cartoon: The open carry debate, in black-and-white terms...

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 2022-08-04 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The personal and political...

We begin today with Dion Lefler of The Wichita Eagle and his review of the winning campaign in support of abortion rights in Kansas and what it may portend for the future of Kansas politics. I didn't cover the Value Them Both election watch. Like almo...

 2022-08-04 02:10 

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News Roundup: Kansas voters crush anti-abortion amendment; Alex Jones lies in court, gets caught...

Tuesday's elections resulted in one big surprise, as Kansas voters overwhelmingly crushed an attempt by state Republicans to curtail abortion rights. Even in the hard-right state, voters weren't having it, and that suggests Republicans aren't ...

 2022-08-04 01:30 

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We may not know Sen. Sinema's vote on the Democrats' new climate bill until it hits the floor...

Based on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's past behavior (her infamous thumbs-down curtsy in the weary faces of America's working poor immediately comes to mind), I've never been sold on the notion that she'll allow any substantive portion of Presiden...

 2022-08-04 01:00 

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Having trouble keeping up with Florida Power & Light's scandals? Here's their latest misdeeds...

Forgive me for being unserious at a time when companies like Florida Power & Light (FPL)—the nation's largest utility—keep racking up scandals, but it's kind of hard to keep track of the latest outrageous episode because the next one i...

 2022-08-04 00:30 

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First grain ship from Ukrainian port passes through the Bosphorus to help ease global food crisis...

Here's another piece of good news to report: The first grain ship to leave a Ukrainian port since the start of the war has passed through the Bosphorus and is on its way to Tripoli, Lebanon. Reuters reported that the delivery hopefully "will be th...

 2022-08-04 00:00 

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'Nothing innovative about cheating consumers': Opendoor hit with $62 million fine...

If a proposed federal order holds up, Opendoor, an online home buying and selling platform, will have to pay $62 million to remedy what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged were "misleading and deceptive" business practices employed by the c...

 2022-08-03 23:30 

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Michigan faces another water contamination crisis as pressure mounts to hold polluters accountable...

A crucial river that provides drinking water and recreation for many Michiganders has once again been polluted by the manufacturing company Tribar. On Monday, the company notified the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy about its r...

 2022-08-03 23:00 

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Federal judge rules for Muslim ban victims, says unjustly rejected visas must be reconsidered...

While President Joe Biden on day one of his administration rescinded the previous administration's discriminatory Muslim ban, affected individuals have still been fighting against the policy in court due to ongoing harms like family separation. They w...

 2022-08-03 22:30 

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Georgia ethics panel goes after Stacey Abrams' campaign finances following appointment of Kemp donor...

Leave it to Georgia to play dirty. Just three months before Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams is set to face off against Republican incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp again, the state's ethics commission has decided to move forward with its case against two Abr...

 2022-08-03 22:00 

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Student loan payments are set to resume Aug. 31, if Biden doesn't extend the pause...

The Biden administration's pause on federal student loan payments expires on Aug. 31, and no one knows what's going on with that as President Joe Biden continues to dither and delay on the issue of student debt. Biden campaigned on forgiving "...

 2022-08-03 21:30 

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Wisconsin school district bans teachers from wearing rainbow attire and displaying Pride flags...

There is nothing inherently political about identity, but conservatives absolutely love to make any identity that isn't their own a political statement or choice. It's a demeaning and dangerous perspective, as once something is framed as a choice,...

 2022-08-03 21:00 

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President Joe Biden signs executive order in effort to protect travel for abortion...

One day after Kansas voters protected the right to abortion despite being in a conservative state, President Joe Biden signed an executive order with the intent of making it easier for pregnant people to travel between states to seek reproductive care. Ac...

 2022-08-03 20:30 

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Report: Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone hit with Justice Department subpoena...

A federal grand jury has reportedly subpoenaed former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone as the Department of Justice conducts its probe into the events of Jan. 6, 2021. First reported by ABC News, the unnamed sources cited were unclear about what tr...

 2022-08-03 20:00 

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Idaho nears the fulfillment of Aryan Nations leader's vision for creating a white-nationalist haven...

Part one of a two-part series Back in the 1970s and '80s—a period when white supremacists and far-right nationalists had been largely relegated to the fringes of American politics—the remnants of the movement devised a strategy for making ...

 2022-08-03 19:30 

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Georgia tries to bribe residents into not getting abortions, offers tax benefits for fetuses...

In a press release Monday, the Georgia Department of Revenue confirmed that state residents may claim an unborn fetus as a dependent on their state tax forms. "The Department will recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat ... as eli...

 2022-08-03 19:00 

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Racist former sheriff Joe Arpaio can't even get elected mayor of his own town...

90-year-old racist Joe Arpaio appears to be headed for yet another electoral defeat, trailing in the race for Fountain Hills, Arizona mayor. "The former six-term sheriff of Maricopa County said late Tuesday night that the vote totals so far came from ...

 2022-08-03 18:30 

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Alex Jones sideswiped by exposure of his own texts in Sandy Hook trial...

Conspiracy theory peddler Alex Jones admitted in court Wednesday that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was real, citing his newfound belief after a day of brutal testimony offered in court by the parents of one of the children who was murdered...

 2022-08-03 18:00 

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Election hoaxers win big in Arizona primaries as state Republicans choose sedition over democracy...

Well, the results are mostly in from the hellscape of the Arizona Republican primaries and we now have our answer. Arizona Republican voters want fascism, and they want it bad. The unbelievably odious Blake Masters—a Peter Thiel-funded racist conspi...

 2022-08-03 17:41 

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Kansas Republicans bet big on being on anti-choice agenda, and the price tag will be high...

What an evening it was to be a Kansas voter! Thanks to the hard work of Kansas organizations like the Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, Kansas Voter Empowerment Project, and Kansas Democratic candidates and activists, Kansas voted down the anti-choice c...

 2022-08-03 17:00 

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Listen to Republican Senate candidates: Abortion really is on the ballot under their names...

Abortion was literally, directly on the ballot in Kansas on Tuesday, and voters overwhelmingly rejected the effort to open the door to an abortion ban. But abortion will also be on the ballot when voters go to the polls in November. Which means it's w...

 2022-08-03 16:15 

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Army, Department of Defense officials messages from Jan. 6 erased...

A government watchdog group that pursued records from the Defense Department and U.S. Army six days after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has newly revealed, according to court records, that the Pentagon "wiped" phones belonging to top Defen...

 2022-08-03 15:30 

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About that national abortion ban congressional Republicans have been planning ......

Republicans greeted the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade with talk of going still further, not just allowing states to ban abortion but passing legislation in Congress to ban abortion nationwide. Can someone ask them about that again in the ...

 2022-08-03 14:45 

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Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker are finally going to face off for a debate...

Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker is a former running back, a Heisman Trophy winner, and a man who doesn't believe in evolution. And he can't seem to run fast enough away from a debate with Sen. Raphael Warnock. I mean, can you blame him? ...

 2022-08-03 13:50 

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They said Dobbs didn't matter ... they were wrong...

A lot of pundits have some rethinking to do after the abortion rights victory in Kansas on Tuesday. Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade , they've been telling us it wasn't going to matter in November. And then Kansas voters turned ...

 2022-08-03 13:30 

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Ukraine update: Russia loses two supply trains in a day ... but only one to Ukrainian attack...

Given last night's focus on our resounding abortion rights victory in Kansas , I don't have the energy left to write the usual cogent longer-form narrative (I write these before I go to bed). So please forgive me for this "grab-bag" format...

 2022-08-03 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Abortion rights supporters win massive victory at the ballot box in Kansas...

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...

 2022-08-03 12:00 

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Cartoon: Toxic Ted...

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 2022-08-03 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Clarity (and fog) after the primaries as all eyes on Kansas...

AP : Kansas voters resoundingly protect their access to abortion While it was just one state, the heavy turnout for an August primary that typically favors Republicans was a major victory for abortion rights advocates. With most of the vote counted, they ...

 2022-08-03 04:27 

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Live coverage: Aug. 2 primaries in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington...

Five states are holding primaries tonight, while Kansas will vote on an amendment to remove the right to an abortion from the state constitution. Ohio voters will also go back to the polls for primaries for their state legislature, which were delayed beca...

 2022-08-03 03:19 

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Live coverage: Aug. 2 primaries in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington...

Five states are holding primaries tonight, while Kansas will vote on an amendment to remove the right to an abortion from the state constitution. Ohio voters will also go back to the polls for primaries for their state legislature, which were delayed beca...

 2022-08-03 03:16 

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News Roundup: Pelosi arrives in Taiwan; Republicans flip yet again on veterans' care...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan today—and the Chinese government had an absolute meltdown over the visit, responding with belligerencies that included scrambling jets and announcing new live-fire military exercises to take place partial...

 2022-08-03 02:50 

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Kansas voters send message to Republican Party: 'worry about November'...

Abortion rights are popular. We've always known that. According to Pew Research, Americans support abortion rights by a 61-37 margin. It's 58-38 in Civiqs . None of that mattered to Republicans because in reality, only conservatives voted on the i...

 2022-08-03 02:05 

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Live coverage: Aug. 2 primaries in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington...

Five states are holding primaries tonight, while Kansas will vote on an amendment to remove the right to an abortion from the state constitution. Ohio voters will also go back to the polls for primaries for their state legislature, which were delayed beca...

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