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 2022-01-20 19:00 

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Republican running for governor in Texas refuses to cut ties with his white nationalist staffer...

As if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wasn't repulsive enough, now another, even more, racist and xenophobic Republican is hoping to replace him. Don Huffines is a former Texas state senator and real estate developer running against Abbott in the primary. But,...

 2022-01-20 18:39 

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The FBI just raided this conservative House Democrat's home. Fortunately, we have a better choice...

On Wednesday night, the FBI raided both the home and campaign headquarters of conservative Rep. Henry Cuellar, the last anti-choice Democrat in the House. Agents spent hours cataloging and seizing items, including computers, with a spokesperson saying the...

 2022-01-20 18:00 

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Georgia D.A. asks to seat grand jury to hear evidence of Trump team's attempted election fraud...

It's well over a year since the 2020 elections and the subsequent Republican attempted coup, and there have still been zero consequences for even the most outrageous of attempts to satisfy Donald Trump's demands that the election's outcome be ...

 2022-01-20 17:30 

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Georgia Republicans make mockery of democracy after new voter suppression law...

An election board in a rural Georgia county held a meeting on Wednesday intended to slash the number of polling locations in the county from seven to one, in effect suppressing the vote in a county with limited transportation options. Voting rights activi...

 2022-01-20 17:00 

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'Democracy's foes have not had the last word.' The fight to save democracy won't stop...

What comes next? Republicans teamed up with two faithless Democrats, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, to deliver a body blow to President Joe Biden, democracy, and their own institution Wednesday. Republicans once again showed, unanimously, that they'v...

 2022-01-20 16:30 

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Military background among far-right extremist criminals has exploded since 2017, study finds...

One of the primary reasons that far-right groups like the Oath Keepers pose such a grave threat to American democracy is that they specifically recruit military and law enforcement service members and veterans into their organization—meaning that pe...

 2022-01-20 16:11 

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Months after releasing remaining immigrant, California jail is once again locking people up for ICE...

Immigrants and their advocates won a major victory last fall, following the release of Ricardo Vasquez Cruz from a northern California jail last October. Vasquez Cruz had been the remaining immigrant detained at Yuba County Jail. He'd been held for mo...

 2022-01-20 15:40 

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Ex-press secretary says Trump held secret meetings in White House residence...

According to a report from The Guardian published Thursday , former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham has revealed to investigators on the Jan. 6 Committee that Trump held "secret meetings" at the White House residence in the run-up to...

 2022-01-20 15:05 

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DeSantis giddy over giving people with COVID a treatment that doctors say is equivalent to a placebo...

I must admit, it confounds me that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is so openly ignorant. And it infuriates me that his ignorance is costing so many people their lives. His desire for power in the Republican Party has driven him to—knowingly or unknowingl...

 2022-01-20 14:30 

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Biden on Republicans: 'What are they for? Name me one thing'...

During a nearly two-hour press conference Wednesday, President Joe Biden posed a piercing question as he addressed reporters in the White House East Room: "What are Republicans for?" "What are they for? Name me one thing they are for?" Bid...

 2022-01-20 14:00 

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Manchin and Sinema had the chance to restore U.S. democracy. They proudly rejected it...

Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema made it official Wednesday night: Whatever they say, the reality is that they oppose voting rights. Democracy itself is something to which Manchin and Sinema give lip service, but which they will not do anything to def...

 2022-01-20 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Republican launches rematch for governor in Connecticut after close 2018 race...

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. Leading Off CT...

 2022-01-20 13:00 

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Cartoon: A Calvinesque and Hobbesian peek in at Mar-a-Lago...

TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens ; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones ! Order today, RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "This fine collection of work by Mr. Bolling provides ample evidence as to why he is unanimously co...

 2022-01-20 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Voting rights, rogue electors, and Bojo the Clown...

As the punditry from last night's failed U.S. Senate votes on voting rights and scuttling the Senate filibuster in order to pass those voting laws begins to trickle in, Russell Berman writes for The Atlantic that the Democrats never really had enough ...

 2022-01-20 04:00 

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News Roundup: Senate battle for voting protections; Supreme Court rejects latest Trump gambit...

In the news today: Tonight saw the latest Senate battle to protect voting rights even as Republican-held state legislatures pass unprecedented rollbacks targeting those rights. What's next is unclear, but Democratic leaders organized the vote tonight ...

 2022-01-20 03:40 

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Florida suspends county health officer for daring to encourage vaccination among his employees...

Republicans are really on a roll, aren't they? First, they support Donald Trump, then Vladimir Putin—and now they're using the copious political capital they've built up with the pig-ignorant half of America to go all-in for COVID-19. I ...

 2022-01-20 03:15 

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Republicans are known for dodging questions, but this Tennessee lawmaker takes it to the next level...

Tennessee Republicans are hoping to turn the "blue bastion of Nashville" red by splitting it up between two more Republican-strangled districts. Since every move the Republican Party makes seems to spit in the face of the law (at least for now, si...

 2022-01-20 02:50 

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'I've got two negatives': Utah Senate President fails to mention positive tests before session...

We are two years into the pandemic, yet some Republicans do not understand the depth of the issue. Across the country, GOP members are not only failing to comply with safety regulations put in place to stop the novel coronavirus but in some cases even lyi...

 2022-01-20 02:25 

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Harvard immigration clinic sues ICE after request for records goes ignored for more than four years...

The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program said it submitted a number of requests to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through the Freedom of Information Act back in 2017, seeking records on ...

 2022-01-20 02:00 

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar gives a lesson on the Voting Rights Act to a strangely misinformed reporter...

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats went to the press to explain why they feel it is essential that our federal government protect the voting rights of American citizens. Read that back and then ask yourself: Are we through the looking glass? Yes, yes we are. Wh...

 2022-01-20 01:35 

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'Get a job or leave': Tucker Carlson's latest rant attacks homeless people...

Our favorite Fox News idiot is at it again. This time, instead of targeting women or people of color, Carlson has come to belittle the unhoused. During his Tuesday show, Tucker Carlson suggested that social services encourage homelessness and destroy nucl...

 2022-01-20 01:20 

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Colorado MAGA elections official two steps closer to permanent ban...

Since August of 2021, the MAGA-conspiracy-theory supporting elections official in Mesa County, Colorado, Tina Peters, has been under investigation for orchestrating a "serious breach" of elections security. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswol...

 2022-01-20 00:55 

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Nearly the entire relief fund for New Jersey's excluded workers is getting reallocated to the state...

Nearly all of the $40 million emergency fund established for New Jersey immigrants and other workers excluded from federal pandemic relief is set to be reallocated to the state, WNYC/Gothamist reports . Only about $6 million in funds were distributed to a...

 2022-01-20 00:31 

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Trump loses again as Supreme Court clears the way for Jan. 6 Committee to receive records...

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected, 8-1, a request by former President Donald Trump to stop the release of presidential records pursued by the January 6 Committee, dealing a major blow to Trump's months-long campaign to keep the records about the Capitol...

 2022-01-20 00:20 

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Ron Johnson thought he could 'freep' a poll on Twitter, boy was he wrong...

As Wisconsin lawmakers argue on rules to pass voting rights legislation, Republican senator is learning the consequences of online polling. Not sure what outcome Ron Johnson expected to see, but it clearly wasn't this one. On Jan. 18 Johnson created a...

 2022-01-19 23:55 

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The fight for voting rights is heating up on the Senate floor...

On Wednesday around 6:30 PM ET, the Democratic Party's senators will attempt to break the filibuster in order pass essential voting rights legislation. So far, Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema continue to remain the only Democrats willing to join ...

 2022-01-19 23:30 

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Unlike the other senator from Arizona, Mark Kelly supports doing what it takes to protect democracy...

What will it take for Democratic Sen. Krysten Sinema to actually act like a Democrat and protect her constituents? In fact, it's not only her constituents at risk—it's voting rights for the entire nation. As Daily Kos has covered , Sinema an...

 2022-01-19 23:05 

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Biden strikes optimistic tone, but acknowledges some missteps, in press conference...

President Joe Biden marked the eve of the first anniversary of his inauguration with a press conference that developed along predictable lines. Biden opened with optimistic remarks highlighting the progress and achievements of the past year, then faced a ...

 2022-01-19 22:42 

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Former Trump officials plot to blow up his influence and political future...

A group of some three dozen former members of Donald Trump's administration held a conference call Monday to strategize about countering his assault on democracy, according to CNN . What exactly members of the group might do and whether the group migh...

 2022-01-19 22:15 

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Texas stumbles over its own voter suppression laws in new voter registration form snafu...

Owing to a paper shortage and a change in voter registration documents, it's become that much harder for some of the most marginalized Texans to register to vote this year. The Texas Secretary of State's office told NPR Austin affiliate KUT that v...

 2022-01-19 21:50 

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Ted Cruz is trying to discredit the prosecution of violent seditionists. Any guesses why?...

Sen. Ted Cruz has been beating pro-seditionist conspiracy theory drums since before the Jan. 6 insurrection ever took place. It's still a bit novel to see Cruz use his pro-sedition conspiracy theory as a campaign fundraising gimmick, though. But here ...

 2022-01-19 21:25 

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COVID is the leading cop killer the past two years, and this story hints at why...

This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today's cautionary tale is a deplorable policeman. Some background : Last year was the deadl...

 2022-01-19 21:00 

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One of the many Republican forgers of fake election documents says he has 'no regrets'...

As the mountains of documents are gathered and combed through by the House committee investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to subvert the 2020 election, mounting evidence is proving that corruption and deception were taking place aroun...

 2022-01-19 20:30 

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The Senate, along with democracy, could be saved by Democrats—if Manchin and Sinema really care...

Despite what you might be hearing from Republicans and Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, the proposal Senate Democrats will advance for reforming the filibuster to pass voting rights is carefully thought-out—even conservative. It is, in fact, restorat...

 2022-01-19 20:00 

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Florida Republicans back bill to ban making white people 'feel discomfort' about oppression...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is so toxic we could really have a DeSantis section at Daily Kos, and it still likely wouldn't be enough coverage of how he's failing taxpayers. In one of his recent legislative pushes, he is calling on lawmakers to ban s...

 2022-01-19 19:30 

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Trump lawyer lobs threats as National Archives prepares to send some documents to select committee...

If Donald Trump's lawyers don't get quick action from the Supreme Court, the first four pages of White House records relating to Jan. 6 could be turned over to the House select committee on Wednesday evening. The National Archives has identified f...

 2022-01-19 19:00 

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Seditionists had weapons, ammunition, a drone, and enough supplies to last 30 days...

Oath Keeper and alleged seditionist Edward Vallejo goes before a judge in Arizona Thursday for a detention hearing, but before he does, prosecutors laid out in sprawling new detail the extremist group's long game to subvert the 2020 election with a pl...

 2022-01-19 18:57 

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Support for Trump softening among Republicans, independents in Civiqs tracking poll...

In a recent call among former Trump administration officials, an aide to former national security adviser John Bolton reportedly shared polling from Bolton's super PAC that showed Donald Trump's favorability declining among registered Republicans ...

 2022-01-19 18:00 

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After months of protests, three officers are charged in shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility...

After six long months, the family of 8-year-old Fanta Bility has found some small piece of justice. The little girl was killed on Aug. 21 when gunfire broke out at a high school football game. On Tuesday, three officers were charged with manslaughter in B...

 2022-01-19 17:30 

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It's official: Manchin and Sinema are the lone holdouts among Democrats, refusing to save democracy...

At 6:30 PM ET Wednesday, the Senate Democrats will try to break the filibuster on voting rights and election reform. There will be 48 Democrats united behind doing this, according to Fix the Senate, with Arizona freshman Mark Kelly announcing this morning...

 2022-01-19 16:55 

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Stacey Abrams wants to finish the job she started four years ago. Here's what's different this time...

Stacey Abrams is back—and we're right there with her. Daily Kos is extremely excited to endorse Abrams' new bid for governor of Georgia, whose new entry into the select group of swing states she helped bring about. You know all about her las...

 2022-01-19 16:20 

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Omicron continues to batter schools, with staffing shortages forcing many to close...

Staffing shortages have forced more school closures around the country in recent days, and the locations of some of those schools should give pause to the flood of hot-takers wanting to blame it on teachers unions and Democratic lawmakers any time a schoo...

 2022-01-19 15:45 

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Emily's List reminds Sinema groups are happy to withhold endorsements if she doesn't do her job...

Senate Democrats are trying to get rid of the filibuster for voting rights legislation. This shouldn't be a controversial decision, and in some ways, it isn't; Democratic Sens. Krysten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Machin of West Virginia are the bigg...

 2022-01-19 15:10 

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New York attorney general releases evidence on Trump's shady business practices...

New York Attorney General Letitia James has responded to attempts by Donald Trump and the adult children of his first marriage to defy subpoenas in her investigation of the Trump Organization's financial practices, and she did not come to play. The ne...

 2022-01-19 14:35 

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DOJ appears to be working its way up Jan. 6 chain of command to include Trump's inner circle...

Last week's indictment of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes for seditionist conspiracy revealed more than simply the mountain of evidence that the Justice Department has acquired in the prosecutions of key players in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection....

 2022-01-19 14:00 

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Giuliani and other members of Trump's inner circle hit with subpoenas from Jan. 6 investigators...

Former President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, along with a handful of other Trump world figures who helped spread disinformation about the results of the 2020 election, have been subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 Committee. In addition to Giuliani, the...

 2022-01-19 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Veteran California Democrat retires, prompting colleague to switch districts...

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. Leading Off CA...

 2022-01-19 13:11 

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This week on The Brief: Joe Trippi on an optimistic vision for 2022 and the pro-democracy movement...

What lies ahead in 2022? While conventional wisdom might indicate that Democrats stand to lose big in this year's elections, many factors could play against that. On this week's episode of The Brief , hosts Markos Moulitsas and Kerry Eleveld talke...

 2022-01-19 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Is Boris Johnson facing a no confidence vote?...

The Independent : What is a no confidence motion and what could it mean for Boris Johnson? Liberal Democrats have called for Conservatives to back vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson A motion of no confidence has been laid down by the Liberal Democrats...

 2022-01-19 04:00 

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News Roundup: Free COVID-19 tests now available; Gaetz's ex-girlfriend testifies to grand jury...

In the news today: There's a new federal website for ordering COVID-19 tests. A bit of light has been shed on why one liberal Supreme Court justice has been hearing oral arguments remotely rather than in person: It's because Justice Neil Gorsuch i...

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