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 2021-11-19 22:59 

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 2021-11-19 22:30 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: COVID is just like eating raw cookie dough, except that maybe it isn't...

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics...

 2021-11-19 22:00 

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Donald Trump 'wrote' a 'book' for $229.99.* Here's my 'book,' and it is free...

In fairness, the $229.99 price tag for his picture book is the cost if you want a signed copy. But if you want to "read" his book without his signature, it is just $74.99, or, roughly the same price as six—count them— six of these . Th...

 2021-11-19 21:30 

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Revelation that ex-Nazi now holds key DOJ counterterrorism highlights police infiltration threat...

A man who was a leading figure in the racist skinhead scene in the late '80s—the drummer for a white-power band called Arresting Officers, and an associate of a notorious neo-Nazi terrorist group—is now a key official overseeing counterter...

 2021-11-19 21:00 

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2022 themes already taking shape as House passes Build Back Better bill...

It's been an eventful pre-Thanksgiving week bookended by blowhard Steve Bannon's surrender to the FBI and House Democrats passing the Build Back Better bill aimed at boosting American families and attacking climate change. Though President Joe Bid...

 2021-11-19 20:31 

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Far-right livestreamer faces new charges on top of charges for defacing Hanukkah exhibit...

U.S. Capitol insurrection suspect, white supremacist online presence, and all-around douchebag Anthime Gionet, also known as "Baked Alaska," is facing new charges added by authorities in Arizona. The two misdemeanor charges for criminal damage and...

 2021-11-19 20:01 

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Biden boots Bloom from Postal Service board, DeJoy's days as Postmaster are numbered...

The House Democrats finally passed Build Back Better! Can this day get better? Why yes, yes it can. Friday, President Joe Biden announced his nominees for the United States Postal Service Board of Governors, "to replace outgoing Governors Ron Bloom an...

 2021-11-19 19:35 

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Top health associations band together to support mandates, calling them 'reasonable and essential'...

Dear unvaccinated Americans: America's top health care groups are tired of your bullshit. They're tired of you coming into emergency rooms because you refused to protect yourself against a deadly pandemic. They're tired of working nonstop as w...

 2021-11-19 19:00 

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Disgraced Ferguson ex-cop 'Maserati Mike' wields sex toy outside courthouse at Rittenhouse trial...

A clown and disgraced Ferguson ex-cop who goes by the name "Maserati Mke" has been one of the loudest anti-Black protestors hanging around the Kenosha County Courthouse during the trial of vigilante and bad actor, Kyle Rittenhouse. His real name i...

 2021-11-19 18:25 

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Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all five counts in Kenosha shootings that killed 2, injured 1...

After almost three days of deliberation, the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has found the teenager not guilty on all five counts. The news came as Kenosha, Wisconsin, prepared for potential unrest, deploying 500 guardsmen from the Wisconsin Guard. The...

 2021-11-19 17:40 

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Nazis lose the plot, and will likely lose their case, in 'Unite the Right' trial closing arguments...

The Nazis on trial in Charlottesville Thursday had three and a half hours between them to make the case as to why they shouldn't be blamed for the violent "Unite the Right" rally they planned, executed, and hurt people at in 2017. Instead, man...

 2021-11-19 16:50 

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FDA clears up confusion over boosters by making Moderna and Pfizer available to all adults...

On Friday morning, the FDA announced that it was expanding the availability of booster shots to cover all adults 18 and older. This move, which many had forecast, came at the end of a week in which new cases of COVID-19 were again increasing across the Un...

 2021-11-19 16:15 

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Biden to undergo colonoscopy, will transfer powers of presidency to Harris...

The nation will have its first woman president on Friday, albeit for just a short while, when President Joe Biden visits Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday for a colonoscopy and routine physical. In a message distributed to the press corp...

 2021-11-19 15:35 

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Biden, Pelosi, and progressives get it done, pass Build Back Better...

House Republicans made this the worst week for the institution since January 6, rallying around one of their worst after he made public his homicidal fantasies against a fellow member of Congress and President Biden— twice . Then they promised payba...

 2021-11-19 15:00 

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'Furious' GOP donors pile on Republicans who voted for Biden's infrastructure bill...

Republicans aren't done clawing each others' eyes out over President Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure win yet. Now some GOP donors have reportedly chimed in, and they are livid over the 32 Republicans in Congress who voted in favor of cre...

 2021-11-19 13:25 

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McCarthy delivers 8 hrs of sound and fury signifying nothing, to tee up passage of Build Back Better...

Last night, Americans were treated to the longest lunar eclipse in 500 years. Watching it required a good deal of patience, as the orb floated slowly across the sky, apparently unchanging from moment to moment. However, eventually there was real progress ...

 2021-11-19 13:23 

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Morning Digest: Blasting GOP's new map as 'racially gerrymandered,' veteran Black congressman quits...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off NC...

 2021-11-19 13:19 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The COVID pandemic is not over, as Europe heats up and the U.S. simmers...

Greg Sargent/ WaPo: Trump's rage at Georgia Republicans should unsettle us all CNN reports that [Gov Brian] Kemp is now facing the prospect of a serious primary challenge from David Perdue, the businessman and former senator. He very well may have Tru...

 2021-11-19 13:00 

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Cartoon: Trump-branded executive privilege...

Vimeo Video (You can help support my work by joining me over on Patreon :-) Donald Trump has yet another branding operation under way. This time rather than bad cologne or suspect bottled water, he's trying to put his stamp on how executive privilege ...

 2021-11-19 04:00 

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News Roundup: Infrastructure Part 2; Republicans vow revenge; funding insurrection...

In the news today: House Democrats are on the cusp of passing the new, more dramatic modernization of American infrastructure that Joe Biden promoted as candidate. It will soon fall on one man, a Maserati-driving "blind trust" West Virginian coal ...

 2021-11-19 03:40 

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Eric Swalwell teaches Lauren Boebert that people who live in MAGA houses shouldn't throw stones...

Lauren Boebert's natural milieu is a dive bar , so it's kind of hard to decipher her dreck without at least 12 shots of Jgermeister and a Busch Light or three prepping my brain for her authentic frontier gibberish . Sadly, these days I drink only ...

 2021-11-19 03:10 

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QAnon mascot's lawyer blasts Trump: 'Take care of a lot of the jackasses that you f^%@*d up'...

On Wednesday, Jacob Chansley, the QAnon mascot, was sentenced to 41 months in jail. Chansley, sans painted face and buffalo headdress, told the courtroom that he was sorry for his actions: "I am not an insurrectionist. I am certainly not a domestic te...

 2021-11-19 02:40 

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Liz Cheney on Ted Cruz's pro-Trump mewling: 'A real man would be defending his wife'...

Standard disclaimer: Like most Republicans, Liz Cheney is simply awful. But also like most Republicans, she's not nearly as awful as Ted Cruz, whose (mostly) tongue-in-cheek association with the Zodiac Killer gives me the barest whiff of sympathy for ...

 2021-11-19 02:10 

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Matt Gaetz, who's being investigated for human trafficking, wants Kyle Rittenhouse as his intern...

When you are under investigation for multiple crimes including narcotics use, hiring escorts, and human sex trafficking minors , you can go one of two ways: You can turns the state's evidence and hope your punishment will be mitigated as a result, the...

 2021-11-19 01:40 

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Henry Montgomery, the man behind the famed Supreme Court case, is free after nearly six decades...

After spending 58 years behind bars, Louisiana man Henry Montgomery was released from prison. Montgomery's Supreme Court case ( Montgomery v. Louisiana ) was critical in extending the possibility of freedom to hundreds of people sentenced to life in p...

 2021-11-19 01:10 

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Caribbean Matters: It's Puerto Rican Heritage Month. Let's salute the Nuyorican Movement...

We learn so little about Caribbean history, culture, and politics in our schools and via mainstream media. Is it any wonder when we don't even know much about Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are Caribbean "territories"; of the Un...

 2021-11-19 00:40 

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Veteran North Carolina Democrat retiring after GOP passes new racial gerrymander...

Democratic Rep. G. K. Butterfield announced his retirement on Thursday , a decision that came about two weeks after North Carolina's Republican-dominated state legislature passed a new gerrymandered map that reduces the Black population of his distric...

 2021-11-19 00:10 

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Rep. Ruben Gallego wants to strip 'traitor' Michael Flynn of his military pension...

A new book by ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl reports that Trump allies, such as disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, tried with all his might and weight to pressure people in the Trump administration to get on b...

 2021-11-18 23:40 

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DeSantis signs new anti-vaxx bill in Brandon, Florida, because killing people is just a game to him...

Republicanism is now a movement that is actively hostile towards governing. It cannot abide it. It exists now only as a series of trolls intended to disparage Americans outside their membership, an eternal attempt to own the libs . I am sure that Florida ...

 2021-11-18 23:10 

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Texts show Kimberly Guilfoyle may have raised $3M for Jan. 6 rally...

Two days before January 6, Kimberly Guilfoyle reportedly sent a text message to White House liaison Katrina Pierson bragging about how she had raised a whopping $3 million for the rally in Washington that would eventually descend into chaos and bloodshed....

 2021-11-18 22:40 

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Earth Matters: Lying oil giants have some ads they'd like you to forget; protecting Chaco Canyon...

In a bullseye story at The Guardian, Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes remind us of the forgotten oil ads that told us climate change was nothing . The fossil fuel industry has perpetrated a multi-decade, multibillion dollar disinformation, propaganda and...

 2021-11-18 22:10 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Yes to Neosporin, no to table salt, this guy had a plan!...

'Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistic...

 2021-11-18 21:40 

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Advocates urge San Diego district attorney to probe brutal 2010 killing at hands of border agents...

It has been over a decade since the killing of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), who was "tased, stripped and beaten by a mob of border & customs officers in 2010," author and columnist Jean Guerrero wrote earlier t...

 2021-11-18 21:10 

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Guess which Republican suggested a brilliant, celebrated woman of color professor is a 'comrade'?...

If you've ever wondered whether or not Republicans will take any possible route to be racist, hateful, and discriminatory, shocking remarks made during a Senate Banking Committee nomination hearing for President Joe Biden's bank regulator pick , S...

 2021-11-18 20:40 

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As House prepares to pass Build Back Better, making the tax provisions fairer is up to the Senate...

The legal of the former guy just keep hanging over Capitol Hill like a huge cloud of toxic hot air. It's not just the lingering fear from Jan. 6 and violent threats from Republicans, it's the remnants of their punitive policies. Case in point, the...

 2021-11-18 20:10 

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Why is the GOP freezing Biden's nominee for Small Business Administration? Hint: Islamophobia...

It seems you can always count on one thing with the Republicans: racism. For the fifth time, Senate Republicans have essentially frozen the nomination of Dilawar Syed for the role of deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration from advancing...

 2021-11-18 19:40 

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GOP rallying cry for 2022: We're going to make Democrats pay for governing...

House Republicans have been previewing their midterm platform and, instead of hailing issues, it's nothing but a sea of threats aimed at their Democratic colleagues over perceived grievances. No governing, no solutions. Just promises of retribution fo...

 2021-11-18 19:10 

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QAnon Congresswoman at odds with Republican Party chair over... rainbows?...

Being lucky enough to live in a progressive city and work with (and for) fellow progressives, I sometimes trick myself into forgetting just how deeply I, as an openly queer person, am hated by some folks. Here in the United States, these people are largel...

 2021-11-18 18:45 

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'Big milestone': First U.S. base to shelter Afghans closes after families move to new communities...

In late July, Fort Lee in Virginia became the first U.S. military base to shelter refugees evacuated from Afghanistan as part of Operation Allies Rescue. In a statement , President Biden called this first group's arrival "an important milestone.&#...

 2021-11-18 18:10 

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Judge in Rittenhouse trial bans 'MSNBC News' from courtroom...

In a case filled with reactive, caustic moments, Thursday's decision by Judge Bruce Schroeder to ban "MSNBC News" from the courthouse during the rest of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial came as an almost predictable move given his clear sympathies f...

 2021-11-18 17:30 

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House on track to pass Build Back Better before the weekend...

Build Back Better is on the House floor Thursday , and might even get a final vote before the day is done. This was supposed to be the day the House recessed for the Thanksgiving week off, with a 3:00 p.m. departure pencilled in. That deadline won't b...

 2021-11-18 17:01 

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John Deere strike ends, but workers across the country continue the struggle for workplace fairness...

The month-long John Deere strike is over, with the 10,000 workers going back on the job after voting to ratify a new six-year contract on Wednesday. The workers had rejected two prior proposed contracts before accepting the third offer their union leaders...

 2021-11-18 16:20 

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Travis McMichael admits during cross-examination that Ahmaud Arbery had not even threatened him...

The trial of three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery began on Thursday with the cross-examination of defendant Travis McMichael, who testified a day earlier that he shot Arbery. Travis; his father, Gregory McMichael; and their neighbor, William...

 2021-11-18 15:35 

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Execution of Julius Jones looms large despite clemency—family, supporters pressing Oklahoma governor...

Emotions are running high today, as J ulius Jones is scheduled to be executed at 4 PM CT unless Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt grants him final clemency. Robert Dunham, executive director of the nonpartisan organization Death Penalty Information Cen...

 2021-11-18 14:46 

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During Gosar censure vote, more Republicans physically stood with him than voted against him...

When the House voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar and remove him from committees for posting an edited video showing himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden, more Republicans physically stood with Gosar than voted to ...

 2021-11-18 14:00 

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Pissy over Biden's infrastructure win, Trump injects himself into West Virginia GOP primary battle...

Donald Trump's first order of business after escaping his second impeachment conviction (with the blessing of Senate Republicans) was to get revenge on the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. His messa...

 2021-11-18 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Self-described 'Trump in heels' launches bid for Virginia swing seat"...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off VA...

 2021-11-18 13:10 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Get your COVID booster shot if you can...

John Cassidy of The New Yorker writes that even though the interrelated issues with inflation and supply-chains are not President Joe Biden's fault, Republicans will blame him anyway...just because. With some economists predicting that the inflation r...

 2021-11-18 13:00 

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Cartoon: Some light book burning in Chagrin Falls, USA...

TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books are coming out this month : Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens ; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones ! Reserve your copies by ordering today! RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "God bless Tom the Dancing Bug! Funny, succinc...

 2021-11-18 12:50 

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday...

Oh! More Things I Know... Now that the "shaman" traitor has been sentenced to over three years in prison, I'm dying to see video of the desk sergeant trying to fit his horns into one of those little plastic personal-belongings baggies. My one ...

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