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 2022-05-20 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Why did 192 Republicans vote against feeding babies?...

WaPo: The angry White populist who paved the way for Trump Fifty years ago, George Wallace was winning Democratic presidential primaries. Gunfire ended his campaign but not the political forces he unleashed. Today Americans remember Wallace as a villain o...

 2022-05-20 02:30 

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Ukraine Update: A Russian volunteer's story lays waste to the myth of the Russian "BTG"...

Hey, look at that, the Pentagon finally admits that a Russian BTG is not really a BTG. NEW: Russia did push some units into the Donbas fight that weren't at 100 percent after taking losses in the failed assault on Kyiv: senior U.S. defense official &#...

 2022-05-20 02:15 

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News Roundup: Justice asks for Jan. 6 transcripts; expanding the Supreme Court...

In the news today: More movement in the probe of the Jan. 6 insurrection, with the Justice Department now asking for copies of what the House congressional committee has pried out of witnesses. Calls to expand the Supreme Court keep growing. Oh, and a pro...

 2022-05-20 01:35 

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Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO calls a politically divided America 'very good for our business'...

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is looking forward to taking in a massive haul in TV ad spending in the run up to November's midterm elections. The conservative-slanted broadcasting company—the second-largest owner of local TV stations in the U.S...

 2022-05-20 01:06 

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CPAC travels to Hungary to fete the Trump of Europe, authoritarian leader Viktor Orban...

Remember the old days, when Democrats and Republicans argued over trivialities, like the capital gains tax and Michael Dukakis' tank helmet , not whether democracy was a good idea? Look where we are now. Democrats, as always, have been full-throated i...

 2022-05-20 00:37 

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Nearly 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Azovstal now face uncertain fate...

Nearly 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol now face an uncertain fate in Russian hands amid conflicting reports about the agreement negotiated by Ukraine, Russia, and international agencies. Russia's defense mi...

 2022-05-20 00:03 

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Caribbean Matters: On Malcolm X's birthday, remember that his mother's Caribbean roots shaped him...

Given the latest white supremacist domestic terrorist massacre here in the U.S. along with a Republican Party that is wallowing in the toxic "great replacement theory" that encouraged it, it's important to acknowledge that white supremacy is f...

 2022-05-19 23:26 

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Colorado Republican proposes plan in which Republican voters get more votes based on where they live...

Primary season is upon us and already Republicans have given the nod to a hoax-promoting insurrectionist as their aspirational Senate candidate in Pennsylvania while a notorious "tea party" crank was the party's vehicle for toppling Idaho'...

 2022-05-19 22:55 

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Former South Dakota Public Broadcast host fights back against transphobic dismissal...

When Stel Kline was dismissed from South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB), the news came shortly after were told they had nothing to improve upon. So, why did the station leave the former Morning Edition host without a job? According to Kline, higher-ups...

 2022-05-19 22:40 

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Earth Matters: Study says eliminating energy-related emissions could save 50,000 U.S. lives a year...

When the mainstream media gets around to discussing the need for transforming our energy system, which they sporadically do these days, they focus on how greenhouse gases are harmfully transforming our climate at a pace unseen since long before modern hum...

 2022-05-19 21:40 

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Republicans taking their magnificent Mastriano misfire in Pennsylvania pretty damn hard...

Republicans have been very sure of themselves this cycle: Democrats control the White House; President Joe Biden's approvals are in Trump territory; and inflation, they said, would dominate all else. Then came a draft Supreme Court decision upending 5...

 2022-05-19 21:08 

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Insurrection probe hits lawmaker who allegedly gave tours of Capitol with request for cooperation...

The Jan. 6 committee has requested cooperation from another sitting lawmaker; this time it is Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican, who investigators say gave a tour of the U.S. Capitol one day before a mob violently stormed the complex. The letter...

 2022-05-19 21:08 

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Ukraine update: Cutting through the fog to get some sense of what's happing at Staryi Saltiv...

I've written before about the danger of basing any interpretation of what's happening on the ground on the data from NASA's FIRMS instruments. A collection of orbiting spectrographs and infrared sensors are not a substitute of any sort for rep...

 2022-05-19 20:40 

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Forced birther claims fetuses are 'burned to power the lights of the city's homes and streets'...

The unpopular movement to take away reproductive rights from more than 50% of the country is driven by a belief that "life" begins at conception. Regardless of your opinions on what "life" means and in what context, and regardless of your ...

 2022-05-19 19:55 

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Pressure to expand the Supreme Court grows, with abortion advocates joining the fight...

The Supreme Court hasn't even officially ended federal protection of abortion rights for millions of Americans, but following the leak of Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion with four other justices signing on , no one is imagining that the force...

 2022-05-19 19:22 

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Republicans won't like the results of this study on gender-affirming health care for trans youth...

When it comes to gender-affirming health care, Republicans (among others) like to see themselves as experts in spite of having negligible (at best) qualifications and expertise in the field. When it comes to pushing anti-trans legislation that would preve...

 2022-05-19 18:40 

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Federal employees may need to leave red states for reproductive care. Biden needs to back them up...

A group of Department of Justice employees is asking the Biden administration to follow the lead of other large employers in granting administrative leave to Justice employees who may now have to travel long distances for abortion care, but this sentence ...

 2022-05-19 18:05 

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Jim Crow-era style signs hung above school water fountains are a 'hate crime,' says parent...

It's always important to celebrate young people who are getting it right —after all, young people are literally our future, especially when it comes to voting, organizing, and leading structural and systemic change. But in addition to the realit...

 2022-05-19 17:30 

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The only solution to student loan debt can be found in the sources of the crisis...

Many of the numbers of the student loan crisis are pretty well known: the more than 43 million people who owe money, the $1.7 trillion in overall student debt, the $10,000 of debt relief that President Joe Biden is considering for borrowers. Other numbers...

 2022-05-19 16:50 

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DOJ wants Jan. 6 probe transcripts; ex-press secretary meets with investigators...

The days are ticking down until the Jan. 6 committee launches its public hearings, but in the meantime, the Justice Department (DOJ) has reportedly asked the panel to provide it with transcripts from some of the 1,000-plus interviews investigators have co...

 2022-05-19 16:10 

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The Idaho Republican Party is merging with domestic terrorist groups, and it's not going to end well...

On Jan. 6, 2020, far-right nationalists staged a violent insurrection specifically intended to block Congress' ability to count electoral votes resulting from the November presidential elections. They attacked police officers and pushed violently thro...

 2022-05-19 15:31 

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Irony is dead in Pennsylvania, where Trump demands they stop finding votes...

In case 2020 didn't make it clear enough, the 2022 Republican primaries are proof: Any election result that doesn't go the MAGA way is fraud ! Even when all the voters are Republicans. Take Pennsylvania, where the count for the Senate nomination i...

 2022-05-19 14:43 

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Biden and House take action to ease the baby formula shortage. It's the Senate's move now...

The federal government is starting to take action on the formula shortage that has left parents fearful they won't be able to feed their babies. President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act , which will allow the use of Defense Department pl...

 2022-05-19 14:40 

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Ukraine update: At Popasna, Russia is like the dog who finally caught a car...

For two solid months, Russia pounded away at the town of Popasna. Again and again, Russian forces crossed the 2 miles from the neighboring town of Pervomaisk, which has been under Russian occupation since 2014. Again and again the forces that survived to ...

 2022-05-19 14:40 

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Prideful texts may keep Proud Boy leader jailed; plus Oath Keeper sedition trial updates...

Urging that Henry "Enrique" Tarrio remains in prison before his conspiracy trial this summer, federal prosecutors reminded a judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday that the last time the leader of the extremist network was out on bail, he helped ...

 2022-05-19 14:39 

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Senate Republicans flip out as they watch their Pennsylvania prospects take a dark turn...

In Republicans' quest to regain the Senate majority, holding Pennsylvania's open seat now held by retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is pretty damn close to a must. Failing to do so would require them to diversify their efforts rather than concentrating...

 2022-05-19 13:00 

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Chip Roy's rude questioning of abortion provider shows just how useless he is as a lawmaker...

Texas Rep. Chip Roy, who fell out of Donald Trump's favor for voting against overturning the 2020 election, can't seem to do anything right for anybody. No longer aboard the Trump train, it seems Roy has only doubled down on GOP fear-mongering whe...

 2022-05-19 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Old tea party star ousts Idaho attorney general for refusing to litigate Big Lie...

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. Subscribe to o...

 2022-05-19 12:00 

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Cartoon: The Ghost of Judge Scalia haunts Roe v. Wade...

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 2022-05-19 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: It's not just Buffalo...

We start today with Robin Givhan at The Washington Post. Over the years, every resident of this country has learned that no setting is off limits to a mass shooting. When it happens, people utter the platitude about never thinking that such violence could...

 2022-05-19 04:54 

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Ukraine Update: Russia inches along the Donbas front, but loses any broader strategic focus...

Today, Ukraine liberated another town around Kharkiv , this one just to its north. But the main show is down in the Popasna-Severonetsk-Lyman area, where Russia continues to make costly incremental gains. is attacking in multiple directions out from Popas...

 2022-05-19 02:30 

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News Roundup: Primary night sees Republican seditionists do well, Republican tattletales not so much...

Primary elections in multiple states have begun to shake out what the November elections will look like, and we now know for certain that Rep. Madison Cawthorn won't be in Congress come next January. Republican voters handed him his own primary loss a...

 2022-05-19 02:00 

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Koscars 2022: Now it's time to VOTE!...

Daily Kos was born on May 26, 2002. That makes 2022 our 20th anniversary year, and just one of the ways we're celebrating is by bringing back the Koscars! One of the things that makes Daily Kos special is our open platform, where community members can...

 2022-05-19 01:20 

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Sen. Ron Johnson says he's never heard of the great replacement theory he touts. Let's roll the tape...

When conservatives' racist dog whistles prompt certain dogs to go on killing rampages— as happened over the weekend in Buffalo —folks like Sen. Ron Johnson are only too happy to exploit their dim-bulb reputations in order to scurry away fr...

 2022-05-19 00:40 

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Landmark collective bargaining agreement brings equal pay to U.S. soccer teams...

Equal pay has come to soccer in the United States. Months after reaching a settlement in a lawsuit brought by many of the top women to play soccer for the United States, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the unions representing the women's and men's ...

 2022-05-19 00:00 

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If the Biden administration needs another reason to cancel student loans, just look at rent costs...

At this point in the novel coronavirus pandemic, some people (and elected officials) are acting as though the global health crisis is a thing of the past. As states and cities drop mask mandates, for example, as well as masks being optional while flying, ...

 2022-05-18 23:20 

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Markwayne Mullin, self-professed Jan. 6 hero, tries to codify Big Lie and expunge Trump impeachment...

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) is trying to codify the Big Lie and expunge the second impeachment of the former guy. The Hill obtained a copy of Mullin's draft legislation, which asserts that the charge against Trump for incitement of insurrection "...

 2022-05-18 22:40 

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Georgia students file federal lawsuit over public school ban on Black Lives Matter apparel...

Five brave Black students, along with their mothers, have filed a federal lawsuit against both the Floyd County School district and Coosa High School on grounds of alleged racial discrimination, as reported by the Associated Press . The students allege th...

 2022-05-18 22:00 

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Blue states rush to train, expand abortion provider networks...

Abortion providers, advocates, and organizers have been preparing for the end of Roe v. Wade for years, setting up support networks and ways to get people the abortion care they need. They've had to, even before it became clear with Justice Samuel Ali...

 2022-05-18 21:59 

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Cartoon: Baby formula...

No shortage of this baby formula, sadly....

 2022-05-18 21:20 

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Lawmakers press messaging apps on efforts to combat disinformation campaigns targeted at Latinos...

Nearly two dozen bicameral lawmakers are questioning group messaging apps on what steps they're taking to combat the worrying rising in mis/disinformation targeting Spanish-speaking users. Bob Menendez and Ben Ray Lujn in the Senate and Tony Crdenas i...

 2022-05-18 21:00 

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As Elon Musk works to sabotage Twitter, Twitter reminds him he'll be buying them out or else...

Most of us have been tuning out when it comes to Elon Musk's most recent antics, and for a pretty simple reason: When it comes to immensely powerful people throwing public tantrums because the world around them is not bending to their every petty whim...

 2022-05-18 21:00 

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Ukraine update: Sometimes NATO doesn't seem like much of an alliance...

On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered his 84th daily update to the people of Ukraine. He also spoke on the phone with the president of the United Arab Emirates in an effort to get a new source of fuel, discussed a new assistance ...

 2022-05-18 20:00 

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Pennsylvania could soon be governed by Big Lie-loving insurrectionist Doug Mastriano...

Pennsylvania seems to be a hot spot for fringe candidates that are somehow given a fighting chance to represent the swing state, with U.S. Senate hopeful Dr. Oz giving hedge fund manager David McCormick a run for his money and far-right Sen. Doug Mastrian...

 2022-05-18 19:20 

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The state killing of Vicky Hernndez is reminder we must do more to protect LGBTQ asylum-seekers...

The Honduran government has acknowledged responsibility for the killing of Vicky Hernndez, a transgender woman and activist who was murdered by police officers in 2009, the Los Angeles Blade reports . The admission follows a "landmark" ruling from...

 2022-05-18 18:41 

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With GOP rifts raging, primary night portends protracted Republican infighting...

If former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is any indication, the GOP primary wounds wrought in the last several months stand a good chance of bleeding into the general election this fall. McCrory, who lost his bid Tuesday to become the Republican nominee ...

 2022-05-18 18:41 

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Ukraine update: Russia threatens two Ukrainian cities in the east, but Russian failures continue...

For the past three weeks, the advance of Ukrainian forces out of Kharkiv to capture surrounding villages , march all the way to the Russian border , and even cross the Siverskyi Donets River to threaten Russian supply lines has given supporters of Ukraine...

 2022-05-18 18:00 

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Mitch McConnell has it backward when it comes to which Republicans are 'unelectable'...

At this moment, Mehmet Cengiz Oz has a narrow lead in the Republican primary for Senate in Pennsylvania. It's hard not to pull for him. After all, few candidates come with an entire Wikipedia page of scams they've pushed on national TV. There was ...

 2022-05-18 17:20 

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Tennessee judge strikes down law making businesses post warnings about trans-inclusive bathrooms...

When it comes to trans rights , the news cycle has been predominately bleak, largely thanks to Republicans who are all-in when it comes to taking away rights and protections from an extremely marginalized and vulnerable population. But we do have some (re...

 2022-05-18 16:42 

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Right-wing school board candidates had a bad day in New York State and Durham, North Carolina...

Right-wing attempts to take over school boards in Durham, North Carolina, and in several New York counties largely failed in elections Tuesday. The losses come amid Republican efforts to turn the existence of public education itself into a culture war usi...

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