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 2022-09-28 15:07 

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There's a reason Republicans can't stop talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare...

The major newspapers are at it again, poo-pooing Democrats' warnings about what Republicans plan to do when and if they gain the power to do it. Once upon a time, that journalistic sneering was aimed at Democrats warning that Republicans would overtur...

 2022-09-28 14:12 

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Mastriano supports charging women who get unlawful abortions with murder...

New audio uncovered of GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano reveals him plainly saying in 2019 that women who have an illegal abortion should be charged with murder. Mastriano, a Pennsylvania state senator, was discussing an abortion ban bill he had s...

 2022-09-28 13:40 

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Chuck Schumer outpaces Joe Manchin in Mountain Valley Pipeline backer NextEra campaign donations...

NextEra, the company that inundated Sen. Kyrsten Sinema with campaign donations for its own gain, has found a new politician to court with cash: Chuck Schumer. The Senate majority leader has received even more from NextEra than fossil fuel favorite Joe Ma...

 2022-09-28 12:57 

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Hurricane Ian hitting harder, faster, sooner than expected with catastrophic wind and storm surge...

Hurricane Ian is turning east sooner than earlier projections expected, and will hit the western coast of Florida this afternoon, striking near Ft. Myers and Port Charlotte, carrying winds on the borderline of a devastating Category 5. Worse, storm surge ...

 2022-09-28 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Senate GOP has a big ad spending edge, but Democrats get more 'bang for their buck'...

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...

 2022-09-28 12:00 

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Cartoon: Category 5 threat...

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 2022-09-28 11:30 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: November is fast approaching with so much at stake...

Sarah Posner/ TPM: The Key Ingredients Of Christian Nationalism Christian nationalism isn't new. But its core components are dominating Republican politics. Many on the Christian right have long rejected the term, but Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Gree...

 2022-09-28 02:07 

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Young people are registering to vote in massive numbers post-Dobbs, but we're running out of time...

We're just six weeks away from the midterm elections, and we have seen a huge influx of young people registering to vote because they're angry about the Supreme Court's destruction of abortion rights in June. As Daily Kos' Kerry Eleveld wr...

 2022-09-28 01:20 

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Jim Florio, the former New Jersey governor who was narrowly ousted in 1993 tax revolt, dies at 85...

New Jersey Democrat Jim Florio, a congressman who was elected governor on his third try in 1989, died Sunday at the age of 85 . Florio, who was the Garden State's first Italian American chief executive, overcame fierce opposition to push through a sem...

 2022-09-28 00:50 

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Putin's 'chef' recruits Russia's 'worst criminals' from prisons to fight as mercenaries in Ukraine...

Meet a new hero of Russia: Igor Kusk, a Russian mobster serving a 23-year prison sentence for murder and other crimes. Kusk was killed near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region while fighting with the Wagner Group, Vladimir Putin's shadowy mercenary army. Le...

 2022-09-28 00:20 

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Obama slams GOP's full-on embrace of anti-immigrant ugliness: 'I mean, this is not subtle'...

Former President Barack Obama, during a speech to Latino business leaders this past weekend, called out the "dangerous," anti-immigrant rhetoric of elected Republicans who have unflinchingly adopted the xenophobic vocabularies tied to multiple rac...

 2022-09-27 23:50 

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'People cheat when they're losing,' co-founder of Black Voters Matter says of voter suppression...

You may not have heard of Black Voters Matter (BVM) . Their work has brought millions of dollars to grassroots election organizations and mobilized countless Black and brown voters in the last six years. They have held bus tours with different themes, suc...

 2022-09-27 23:20 

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In win for prison profiteer, court rules against California law banning private ICE detention...

Immigrant and human rights advocates have suffered a disappointing setback in California, where an 11-judge panel on Monday ruled as unconstitutional a historic state law banning private, for-profit prisons. This includes detention facilities that impriso...

 2022-09-27 22:52 

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Herschel Walker's campaign 'captains' include Jan. 6 rioter, fake elector. Because of course...

Oh, Herschel Walker. Sweet, allegedly abusive , truth-allergic , openly murder-fantasizing Herschel. You're a candidate for major public office. Is it too much to ask that you know the most basic details about your top campaign surrogates? It's no...

 2022-09-27 22:20 

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Staff who talk about abortion at University of Idaho can be terminated, face up to 5 years in jail...

In support of the state's near-total ban on abortion, which took effect in August, the University of Idaho sent a memo to staff last week warning employees not to provide birth control pills or reproductive health services. According to the memo , sha...

 2022-09-27 22:19 

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Cartoon: Bad Apples...

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 2022-09-27 21:54 

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A gutless Ken Paxton tries to preen after bravely fleeing from a court's process server...

At this point, we have probably all heard of "indicted for seven damn years now" Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's brave efforts to dodge a process server trying to serve him with a subpoena. But hearing about it is not enough. It's impo...

 2022-09-27 21:20 

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Jury selection underway in Oath Keeper seditious conspiracy trial...

On Tuesday, as a group of prospective jurors began filing into a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C., for the seditious conspiracy trial of Oath Keeper founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes, his eye carefully scanned each juror before they took a seat. Rhodes an...

 2022-09-27 20:50 

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Kevin McCarthy's allies have spent big bucks to retaliate against Republicans who oppose him...

We've got another press dive into the world of House Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy, and once again, it manages to be darkly, unintentionally hilarious. The political press just cannot help but paint every politician's personal acts of ...

 2022-09-27 20:20 

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Roger Stone: 'F**k the voting, let's get right to the violence.' Also Stone: 'That's a deepfake'...

Roger Stone—the guy who kisses former President Donald Trump's ass at every turn, has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back, and takes his style cues from Judge Doom of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? fame—now claims documentary footage of him is...

 2022-09-27 19:55 

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Looming hurricane delays next Jan. 6 committee hearing...

The Jan. 6 committee's hotly anticipated hearing on Wednesday will now be delayed due to Hurricane Ian, a massive storm quickly bearing down on Florida. The rescheduled date will be announced in the days ahead. According to CNN, part of the reason why...

 2022-09-27 19:20 

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Among rural battleground voters, being pro-choice vastly improves support for Democratic candidates...

Even in rural America, supporting abortion rights can definitively help Democratic candidates this cycle. That's the takeaway from a new poll released by Rural Organizing/YouGov Blue. In fact, a candidate's pro-choice position was the most importa...

 2022-09-27 19:07 

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Arizona Republicans' election integrity unit was a crooked con job from the beginning...

The Washington Post has a very good rundown of the supposed "election integrity" efforts Arizona Republicans put in place as the state began to trend less Republican in recent elections. The Post 's story focuses on how Arizona efforts, led as...

 2022-09-27 18:09 

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Republicans are split over GOP-pushed stunts transporting migrants, polling reveals...

The political stunt by Florida's Republican governor using children and adults as human props has been embraced by the diehard extremist base. While he does it to bolster his own political standing as he looks at the White House with lust, he does it ...

 2022-09-27 17:57 

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In rare intervention, state chief justices warn SCOTUS away from blowing up federalism...

In a rare foray of state courts' chief justices into U.S. Supreme Court matters, the Conference of Chief Justices filed a brief - this month to weigh in against the radical, once-fringe elections law fight brought by North Carolina lawmakers, Moore v....

 2022-09-27 17:00 

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Newt Gingrich tries to attack John Fetterman's tattoos and it goes hilariously badly for Newt...

John Fetterman has been running a very solid campaign based on policy promises and remedies. The very simple idea is that Fetterman wants Pennsylvanians to consider voting for him to become their next senator. He is hoping that the ideas he puts forth and...

 2022-09-27 16:32 

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Ukraine update: A surprise move could change everything in the battle for Lyman...

On Tuesday, buses began to arrive in Crimea carrying Russian conscripts called up during the mobilization. For some of these soldiers, training is apparently going to consist of a couple of days sleeping on cots, and whatever tips they could pick up in tr...

 2022-09-27 15:53 

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Far right preparing army of 'poll watchers' eager to find proof of conspiracy theories in '22 vote...

When voters turn out to the polls this year, they may encounter something new at their polling places: poll watchers. These won't be the ordinary authorized kind, either. They will be right-wing conspiracists who believe the 2020 election was stolen f...

 2022-09-27 15:14 

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No money, no ads, flagging support—Mastriano's GOP gubernatorial candidacy is cratering...

The lifeblood of any candidacy is visibility and the ability to get your message out. That's typically done through a combination of paid and earned media, and having a strong mix of both is foundational to building a solid campaign. Then there's ...

 2022-09-27 14:35 

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Hurricane Ian heads up the Gulf Coast of Florida. Those living near Tampa face mandatory evacuation...

At this moment (9 AM ET, Tuesday) Hurricane Ian is still passing over Cuba as a Category 3 storm. As with many strikes on Cuba, we may not get a very good picture of damage there, but in the last day both the path and the power of this storm have altered....

 2022-09-27 13:51 

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Texas AG does an OJ Simpson and flees in a truck to avoid being served subpoenas...

Texas' top attorney, Ken Paxton, made a mad dash to his truck Monday with his wife at the wheel after a process server attempted to hand him two subpoenas, the Texas Tribune reports. According to court records , process server Ernesto Martin Herrera w...

 2022-09-27 13:30 

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The Oath Keeper seditious conspiracy trial begins in Washington...

The seditious conspiracy trial of Oath Keeper ringleader Elmer Stewart Rhodes, and four of his Oath Keeper brethren, begins with jury selection in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Of all the charges brought in the Justice Department's expansive criminal i...

 2022-09-27 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Arizona GOP move to limit ballot measures takes on new urgency after abortion ruling...

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...

 2022-09-27 12:07 

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Ukraine update: The noose tightens on Lyman...

Another good day on the Kharkiv front. Updates: The advance on the east bank of the Oskil has continued. In the north liberated Kup'yans'k-Vuzlovyi and reached the outskirts of Tavil'zhanka. North of Lyman have liberated Pisky-Rad'kivs&#39...

 2022-09-27 12:01 

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Cartoon: Reverse this...

GOP Governors like Greg Abbott and Ron Desantis need to stop repeating history, especially racist US history....

 2022-09-27 01:55 

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At school in central Russia, a Swastika-wearing gunman kills at least 17 before ending own life...

A gunman with a swastika on his shirt killed 17 people—including 11 children and six adults—and wounded more than 20 others before killing himself at a school in a city in central Russia that he once attended, according to Russia's nationa...

 2022-09-27 01:30 

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Trump's Truth Social takes another hit as big-money investors head for the exits...

I may be kicking myself for the rest of my life for not shorting Truth Social stock when I had the chance. For those who aren't as financially savvy as I like to pretend to be, shorting a stock is when you find a big, puffed-up, slovenly loser who sme...

 2022-09-27 01:06 

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The latest Colorado River plan makes clear the Glen Canyon Dam has outlived its usefulness...

Last week, as agency leaders were attending the Colorado River Symposium, the Interior Department announced a series of initiatives to "to improve and protect the long-term sustainability of the Colorado River System." Thanks to the Inflation Redu...

 2022-09-27 01:00 

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Groups urge Biden admin to shut down for-profit prison where deceased migrant was jailed...

Last April, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called on the Biden administration to shut down dozens of immigration detention sites, citing abusive conditions . Civil rights advocates have now singled out one privately operated facility for closur...

 2022-09-27 00:00 

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'We might have a problem': Aides scramble as Trump embraces QAnon at rallies and on Truth Social...

One of the most unnerving scenes at Donald Trump's MAGA rally in Youngstown, Ohio, Sept. 17, came when Trump closed his speech to the strains of what sounded like a QAnon song —with many in the crowd raising one finger to the sky. According to C...

 2022-09-26 23:30 

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What happens when you're not Kyle Rittenhouse and the person you kill is white: You go to jail...

A biracial college student convicted of involuntary manslaughter was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday despite his claim that he only fired the gun that killed 17-year-old Haley Hutcheson because those she rode in a pickup truck with tried to run...

 2022-09-26 23:08 

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Kansas City police officer arrested for history of corruption that could take down the entire force...

In October 2021, after years and years of very serious complaints and building momentum organized by activists, a federal grand jury began investigating r etired Kansas City, Kansas, police officer Roger Golubski . The wide range of accusations against Go...

 2022-09-26 22:30 

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Judge issues permanent order ending Arizona law that bans bystander recordings of police...

After no one stood up to defend a new law banning bystanders from recording police activities from less than eight feet away, Arizona Republicans decided to abandon it. The law, House Bill 2319 , was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey in July, but blocked...

 2022-09-26 22:00 

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EPA's newly launched environmental justice office has its work cut out for it in 'Cancer Alley'...

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Saturday it was establishing an Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights using $3 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act earmarked for climate and environmental justice. The announc...

 2022-09-26 21:30 

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Manchin has a choice: Give up his giveaway to Big Oil or shut down the government...

Joe Manchin is doing what Joe Manchin does best: Provide an obstacle. This time it's the stopgap funding bill that needs to pass by midnight Friday or the government shuts down versus his push to get Congress to intervene in a private sector project a...

 2022-09-26 21:03 

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Report: Texts unearthed between Mark Meadows and key Trump ally keen to seize voting machines...

New text messages obtained by CNN on Monday have exposed new depths to former President Donald Trump's push to overturn the 2020 election and, more specifically, the involvement of his chief of staff Mark Meadows to meet that end. The messages unearth...

 2022-09-26 21:00 

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Girls Who Code founder says book ban is about 'controlling our girls' and what they have access to...

Conservatives across the country just can't stand for other people to be happy, accept themselves, or achieve great things. In attempts to once again take us a step back in society, conservatives have added more books to their book ban list, including...

 2022-09-26 20:22 

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Texas inexplicably failed to 'eliminate all rapists' in the year following Abbott's vow...

Last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defended his state's no-exceptions six-week abortion ban by insisting the state was going to "work tirelessly to make sure we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going after and arresti...

 2022-09-26 19:30 

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Wisconsin House Speaker sues to stop subpoena from Jan. 6 committee...

The Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to Robin Vos, the Wisconsin House Speaker, seeking information from him about a discussion he had with former President Donald Trump in July 2022. The subpoena ...

 2022-09-26 19:18 

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Trump reportedly rips DeSantis as 'fat' and 'phony' and 'whiny'...

Donald Trump has finally landed in the place we all knew he would, hurling insults at his chief Republican rival as his own air of invincibility falters. "Fat." "Phony." "Whiny." All adjectives Trump is reportedly using in private ...

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