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 2022-08-01 13:00 

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Ukraine Update: Russia has lost 40% of its GDP as foreign firms quit the country...

Every time I see an anecdote like this, I marvel how it equally applies to MAGA: I'm in Paris today. Many Russians here enjoying shopping, cafes. Brutal, rudeness, a new condescension as they feel a "winning". It's palpable. West still has...

 2022-08-01 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Mandela Barnes wraps up huge week as all three major rivals bow out and endorse him...

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...

 2022-08-01 12:00 

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Cartoon: Existential crisis...

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 2022-08-01 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: American democracy on the line...

Charles Homans/ NY Times magazine: How 'Stop the Steal' Captured the American Right The movement to reinstate President Trump has gone far beyond him — and now threatens the future of American elections. That morning, as Joe Biden's lead...

 2022-08-01 02:03 

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News Roundup: Trump uses Ivana for one last real estate scam; an interview with Rep. Jamie Raskin...

You may, in your life, make a lot of poor choices. You may have regrets. But no matter who you are or what your circumstances, remember this advice: If you die and your ex-husband commandeers your corpse as part of a real estate tax-dodging scheme, you...

 2022-08-01 01:50 

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At age 100, TV icon Norman Lear is still out there fighting for truth, justice, and the American way...

So how did TV icon Norman Lear celebrate his 100th birthday on Wednesday? He certainly didn't do it quietly. Instead, he wrote an opinion piece published in Wednesday's New York Times that reflected on how Archie Bunker would have reacted to Donal...

 2022-08-01 00:40 

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More police isn't the answer. So why does Biden want to invest $38 billion in them?...

President Joe Biden's " Safer America Plan ," announced July 21, proposes a $38 billion investment in police and "crime prevention." This plan includes $13 billion to hire 100,000 new law enforcement officers. In the wake of announcing...

 2022-07-31 23:30 

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U.S. military activity in Hawai'i harms the environment and erodes Native sovereignty...

by Ray Levy Uyeda This story was originally published at Prism . For six weeks this summer, the U.S. military will detonate bombs, conduct live fire training, and sink ships off the coast of the Hawaiian islands in a display that activists say epitomizes ...

 2022-07-31 22:20 

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Distract yourself with this cool trending piece of digital art...

We are in a new era of digital art. Art continues to evolve with time, and digital art has quickly taken the stage. With 1.5 million likes on Twitter, this art piece by Vaskange is a great distraction from all the negative news consuming the Internet. Sin...

 2022-07-31 21:10 

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Housing on the brink: Milwaukee County's 'housing first' success and the crisis of affordability...

It is hard to ignore the United States' escalating housing crisis; the supply of non-luxury housing affordable to the average American is as arid as the American West. Finding affordable single-family housing, whether through rental or ownership, is b...

 2022-07-31 20:15 

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As gas prices drop, the GOP's hopes for a midterm wipeout may begin to fizzle...

Heading into the November midterms, Republicans appear to be counting almost entirely on continued economic tumult—particularly rampant inflation and high gas prices—to hide the refulgent stink lines pouring off the political carcass of Donald...

 2022-07-31 19:30 

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Ivana Trump was buried at her ex-husband's golf course, and he can grimly reap the tax benefits...

Until today, I thought the most absurdly crass thing Donald Trump ever did was cancel his gravely ill nephew's health insurance out of spite . Or maybe it was mocking a disabled reporter . Or calling a former Miss Universe pageant winner "Miss Pig...

 2022-07-31 18:50 

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How promise programs offer a path to college affordability and aim to reshape communities...

by Kio Herrera This story was originally published at Prism . Wednesdays were usually Justin Alamo's favorite day of the week. As a third-grader at Conte West Hills Magnet School in New Haven, Connecticut, Alamo always looked forward to swimming class...

 2022-07-31 17:40 

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Alito's opinion overturning Roe was filled with rhetoric fed to Supreme Court by the religious right...

As Americans grapple with the far-reaching and potentially disastrous ramifications to women and pregnant people resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule Roe v. Wade , the role of radical, right-wing evangelical groups and how such...

 2022-07-31 16:30 

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The enslaved man who created Jack Daniel's: Hidden Black legacy in America's spirit industry...

Ribs weren't always a delicacy. The enslaved people in the South were often given the "undesirable"; parts of a pig while the white plantation owners took the tenderloin. (Hence the phrase " high on the hog ," which refers to the costli...

 2022-07-31 16:24 

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Ukraine update: Russia reportedly pulls forces from occupied towns to rush troops to Kherson...

Right now, Ukraine seems to be involved in a combination counteroffensive giant trap in the Kherson oblast. By simultaneously attacking Russia's points of access in the bridges at Kherson and Nova Kakhovka, as well as a series of bridges over the Inhu...

 2022-07-31 15:20 

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Pulling back from the 'appalling descent': An interview with Jan. 6 investigator Jamie Raskin...

Jan. 6, 2021, was madness. Without a proper account of that day, the stain of its violence and betrayal, already indelibly etched into the national history, could continue to spread, shading and infiltrating every institution low and high until finally, t...

 2022-07-31 14:10 

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Rail companies have been cutting costs to the bone, and workers are fed up...

Supply chain problems could get much, much worse in September if 115,000 railroad workers go on strike . The workers have gone more than two years without a contract, dealing with one cut after another, including job cuts that have led to serious understa...

 2022-07-31 13:00 

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New Orleans' music is a jambalaya of jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues...

During our #BlackMusicSunday sojourn in New Orleans, we have explored the history of Congo Square , and the gumbo of early New Orleans' jazz . Part of that rich music mix also morphed into the blues and had a major impact on what would later be classi...

 2022-07-31 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Both sides...

We start today with Keith B. Richberg , writing for The Washington Post, says that functioning democracies hold their presidents accountable for their crimes. Since Gerald Ford pardoned Richard M. Nixon for his Watergate crimes 48 years ago, Americans hav...

 2022-07-31 00:30 

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If the Inflation Reduction Act passes, the U.S. will finally get a federal green bank...

Back at the beginning of the Obama administration in 2009, Democratic Congressmen Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Ed Markey of Massachusetts proposed a national green bank to spur investments in climate-friendly energy as part of the American Clean Energ...

 2022-07-31 00:00 

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Coalition calls on Biden and Schumer to ditch fossil fuel provisions in Manchin climate deal...

In a letter Friday, more than 360 environmental and community organizations asked President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to "Hold the line against fossil fuel expansion" and oppose what one signatory—the Center for Biol...

 2022-07-30 23:00 

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Massachusetts Trader Joe's store is first to unionize, this week in the war on workers...

Trader Joe's Hadley, Massachusetts, store became its first to unionize after workers voted 45 to 31 to form an independent union, Trader Joe's United. "This victory is historic, but not a surprise," the union said in a statement after the ...

 2022-07-30 22:00 

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Connect! Unite! Act! Introducing CUA Circles, a grassroots organizing effort ANYONE can do...

Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series that seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet regularly to socialize, but also to get out the vote, support candidates and engage in other local political actions that help o...

 2022-07-30 21:00 

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Start your weekend off right: Watch the cute pets and animals currently trending online...

It's a long week. It's Friday. Here's some cute trending wildlife to take us into the weekend. Kicking us off: An emu named Emmanuel Todd Lopez has gone viral in the U.S. While many are terrified of the big bird, social media followers of '...

 2022-07-30 20:00 

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While advocates applaud Arlington's new policy, they say more can be done to limit ICE's grip...

Virginia's Arlington County unanimously passed a policy last week that stands to significantly improve the daily lives of immigrant residents. The trust policy "affirms that any Arlington residents can access public services, regardless of their c...

 2022-07-30 19:00 

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The most critical races impacting democracy, reproductive rights are those no one is talking about...

One of our biggest liabilities as a national party is that we tend to focus on large races, while the Republicans invest heavily in smaller, more critical races. This year, with so much at stake, we cannot afford to ignore the many judicial races on the b...

 2022-07-30 18:00 

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The Downballot: My Big Fat August Primary Preview, with Jeff Singer (transcript)...

Whoa, mama! August has so, so many juicy primaries on tap, which is why we've brought Daily Kos Elections Editor Jeff Singer back to discuss all the best races for this week's edition of The Downballot . There's the GOP battle for Arizona'...

 2022-07-30 17:00 

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Maternal and infant mortality is highest in states that are banning abortion...

This is not what it looks like to value life. Valuing life is the official reason for abortion bans, but on measure after measure, the states banning abortion show just how little they really value life. After Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves claimed that his...

 2022-07-30 16:00 

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Daily Space: Moon...

On Tuesday, NASA reported some astounding and unexpected results from data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Peering down into pits in the lunar surface, some of them about the width of a football field, the LRO found that the temperature insi...

 2022-07-30 15:00 

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Republican strategists are frustrated that gas prices are falling so quickly...

According to our entire press corps, the price of gas is a political story. Not a story of world-bending pandemic instabilities, or one of the few sacrifices toward maintaining democracy that the vast majority of Americans will ever unwillingly make, or a...

 2022-07-30 14:45 

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Ukraine update: Atrocity...

The Russian invasion of Ukraine was both illegal and unprovoked. Every life lost in this conflict, both Ukrainian and Russian, is a murder that belongs to Russia alone, and specifically to dictator Vladimir Putin, who personally made the decision to begin...

 2022-07-30 14:00 

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West Virginia punishes financial institutes for alleged commitment to fighting climate change...

West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore announced this week that the state would be placing five financial institutions on a restricted list that bars them from securing state banking contracts over what Moore describes as "boycotts of fossil fuel i...

 2022-07-30 13:00 

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Anti-abortion extremists are trying to fool you about the effects of the laws they passed...

Abortion ban proponents really want—maybe need—for us to believe that their bans are "only" preventing abortion, not affecting care for miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies. And that their bans are not preventing abortions for people w...

 2022-07-30 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Trump's plot to overthrow the election in full focus this week...

Sarah Longwell/ Atlantic: The January 6 Hearings Are Changing Republicans' Minds GOP voters want political power. And they're no longer sure Donald Trump is the best way to get it. I conducted dozens of focus groups of Trump 2020 voters in the 17 ...

 2022-07-30 02:15 

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News roundup: Republican hostage taking, Big Oil rip-off, and an offer to work for no pay...

From Friday's news: Republicans continue taking hostages—first veterans, now marriage equality—in their ongoing temper tantrum over the Manchin deal. And because hypocrisy is their way, after screwing over the veterans, a group of Republic...

 2022-07-30 01:30 

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This really is the 'most important election in our lifetime,' and Democrats need to explain why...

The next two national elections will probably decide the fate of the American republic. And that means specifically whether our country continues to operate as a democracy dedicated to the preservation and expansion of human rights, or whether it descends...

 2022-07-30 00:25 

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Ukraine blames Russia for explosion at penal colony that killed 53 Ukrainian POWs (Update)...

Ukrainian officials say Russia is responsible for an explosion Friday morning in the Olenivka penal colony in the occupied Donetsk province that killed at least 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war. If Russia is proven responsible it would represent one of the w...

 2022-07-30 00:20 

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California-based OB-GYN plans to take abortion care off the land and out to sea in the Gulf...

Where there's a will, there's a way. One doctor is finding a way forward for safe reproductive health for folks living in Southern states. She's planning to take health care off the land and out to sea with a medical vessel anchored in the Gul...

 2022-07-29 23:45 

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Settlement ends fingerprinting delays that kept migrant kids in U.S. custody for months at a time...

Civil rights advocates and attorneys announced this week that they secured a settlement from the federal government that should help ensure that unaccompanied migrant children are not kept in U.S. custody for prolonged periods of time. The New York Civil ...

 2022-07-29 23:10 

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Alito's first public speech since overturning Roe v. Wade makes clear that he's just getting started...

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito made a big splash with his first public remarks since eviscerating abortion rights in the United States. Alito's comments—made at a legal conference in Rome—mocking the world leaders who spoke out against...

 2022-07-29 22:35 

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Biden administration's new solar initiatives finally make renewables more widely accessible...

The Biden administration announced a series of solar initiatives this week meant to incentivize more Americans who are looking to make the switch to renewables or are interested in entering the solar industry. The administration reiterated its support of ...

 2022-07-29 22:00 

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Republicans want to kill your spam filter, so every campaign email they send lands in your inbox...

Marco Rubio is incompetent. Chuck Grassley is very old. Donald Trump is incredibly greedy. Put it all together and what do you get: a call to end the email spam filter so that every single campaign email that comes your way ends up at the top of your inbo...

 2022-07-29 21:59 

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Cartoon: Foreign policy fetishes...

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 2022-07-29 21:25 

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No bull—Democrats are in range of a Manchin and Sinema-proof Senate majority...

President Joe Biden is unpopular. Really unpopular. Civiqs has him at 31-57 nationally . And in the states? Oof. He's even underwater in California. And Massachusetts. Vermont is barely hanging on. Civiqs Results In a normal midterm cycle, this would ...

 2022-07-29 20:50 

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Bye, Felicia! Entire North Carolina police force quits after town hires Black city manager...

Last month, a tiny town in North Carolina hired a Black woman to manage their city. The celebration of diversity quickly waned; after just two weeks, the police force walked off the job en mass, including all four full-time officers, two town clerks, and ...

 2022-07-29 20:23 

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Wisconsin Democrats unify behind Mandela Barnes in the battle to oust Ron Johnson...

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes all but locked up the Democratic nomination for Senate on Friday when his last remaining major rival, state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, abandoned her campaign and gave him her endorsement ahead of Wisconsin's Aug. 9 primary. The...

 2022-07-29 19:40 

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Border agents really claimed on an official form that a toddler said he came to U.S. to seek work...

U.S border agents in June lied about an asylum-seeker on an official interview form, eventually leading to the migrant's deportation back to danger in El Salvador. The Dallas Morning News reports that agents had listed that Benjamin was coming to the ...

 2022-07-29 19:05 

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'Communists and baby killers': Iowa man arrested for assaulting peaceful abortion rights activists...

Anti-abortion activists have a long history of resorting to violence, and now, with the Supreme Court's decision to end federal abortion access rights under Roe v. Wade , they're even more emboldened to attack. Abortion providers are facing higher...

 2022-07-29 18:30 

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Jan. 6 investigation reportedly stretching the Department of Justice to its limits...

For much of the last year and a half, there's been considerable frustration with the Department of Justice, and in particular with Attorney General Merrick Garland, because the only visible investigation into the Jan. 6 conspiracy appeared to be the p...

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