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 2022-09-17 14:44 

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Mark Meadows claimed boxes held at Mar-a-Lago contained only 'news clippings'...

With every new revelation out of the Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago scandal, his theft of highly classified documents becomes even more blatant. And the idea that anyone—from a judge to Republicans in Congress—is still engaged in the pretense t...

 2022-09-17 14:00 

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Right-wing smear artists baldly lie about Idaho public schools teaching 'porn literacy' to children...

The American right's entire agenda now is driven by a singular narrative: Liberals are evil. Not merely bad, but beyond-the-pale foul and unholy, demonically possessed and intent on destroying the nation. So all of their talking points and conspiracy ...

 2022-09-17 13:00 

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This is big: Senate confirms five Biden federal appeals court judges in a week...

Some people obsessively check just about every day of the week to see what the stock market's doing. Some (it seems) check their Facebook feed every damn hour of the day. I suppose those folks might consider me a weirdo with no life, since I check the...

 2022-09-17 11:30 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Fox News party's human trafficking stunt...

Greg Sargent /WaPo: Ron DeSantis's repulsive Martha's Vineyard stunt is made for Fox News When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed voting restrictions last year, he gave exclusive access to this glorious spectacle to Fox News. It was a twofer for the...

 2022-09-17 00:28 

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Ukraine Update: Putin suffers diplomatic indignities as Central Asia engulfs in flames...

The consequences of Russia's disastrous war in Ukraine has begun unleashing new conflicts around Russia's former sphere of influence, starting with two new wars in Central Asia —between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. ...

 2022-09-17 00:10 

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Until they're 'on death's door': Pregnant Americans will die because abortion bans delay their care...

THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SERIES ON Abortion. FOR PART ONE, GO here . The first part of this post detailed the horrific stories of two pregnant women, one in Ireland and one in Poland, who died because laws that restricted abortion prevented doctors ...

 2022-09-16 23:35 

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A Colorado man was shot and killed after asking 911 for help following a car accident...

A national outcry has once again begun to hold police officials responsible for fatal shootings after prosecutors in Colorado announced this week they would be reviewing a case from June. According to officials and family attorneys, the case revolves arou...

 2022-09-16 22:20 

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White House announces floating offshore wind initiatives to reach renewables goals...

The Biden administration is looking to expand its renewables portfolio with floating offshore wind and has launched an Earthshot program meant to reach the ambitious goal of deploying 15 gigawatts (GW) of floating offshore wind by 2035. The White House no...

 2022-09-16 22:19 

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 2022-09-16 21:30 

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Earth Matters: Surprise! Big Oil's words about how green they're getting aren't matched by deeds...

By now I'm certain that many readers have heard about how the oil companies are again doing what they've always done when it comes to climate change: lying. Three years ago InfluenceMap, an independent research group, produced Big Oil's Real A...

 2022-09-16 20:45 

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Federal DHS agents aided DeSantis' migrant stunt, attorneys allege...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' inhumane and depraved stunt keeps getting worse as more facts emerge. On Wednesday, DeSantis loaded 48 migrants—who are asylum-seekers mostly from Venezuela—onto planes in in San Antonio, Texas. They then flew th...

 2022-09-16 20:20 

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Hitler-loving Jan. 6 rioter should serve six years in prison, Justice Department says...

The following story contains slurs in quotations. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli Tim Hale-Cusanelli, the former U.S. Army reservist and alleged white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer found guilty of obstructing Congress on Jan. 6 as well as a host of other crimes...

 2022-09-16 19:21 

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Republicans' abortion problem keeps getting bigger, drives support for Democrats...

The advantage of intensity in the abortion debate has always been on the side of forced birthers in the United States. The zealots hammered away at it for decades, making incremental progress toward eroding the fundamental human right of bodily autonomy, ...

 2022-09-16 18:40 

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'Lying motherf***er': In private, Lindsey Graham told the truth about Trump. In public, not so much...

With few notable exceptions—Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, the drunk gremlin inside Louie Gohmert who controls his mind and wakes him up when he's about to drown in shallow bowls of SpaghettiOs—congressional Republicans all know d...

 2022-09-16 18:03 

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After serving over 20 years for a murder he says he didn't commit, Adnan Syed may get a retrial...

After decades of serving for a crime he says he did not commit. Adnan Syed, the subject of the first season of the hit podcast Serial and an HBO documentary, could be headed back to trial. Syed has been serving a life sentence after being convicted of fir...

 2022-09-16 17:10 

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Doug Mastriano was registered to vote in New Jersey his whole life until he ran in Pennsylvania...

Mehmet Oz has a new set of problems. No, it's not the crudits he was supposed to get his wife . No, it's not his many homes. No, it's not the fact that he's a clear carpetbagger who has lived and voted in New Jersey up until 2021. Wait, it...

 2022-09-16 16:20 

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Senate Democrats give embattled Republican Ron Johnson an inexplicable reprieve on marriage bill...

Embattled Sen. Ron Johnson got a big reprieve Thursday. The Wisconsin Republican has flipped and flopped and flipped again on the issue of marriage equality. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to postpone the bill Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Johnson'...

 2022-09-16 15:41 

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Ukraine update: Strange days in Kherson Oblast...

As the lines get drawn a bit more clearly up in Kharkiv Oblast , there are signs that a big eraser is about to redraw everything down at the far end of the line in Kherson. That includes the Ukrainian military announcing that some of their forces are now ...

 2022-09-16 14:50 

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Hidden adviser for Stewart Rhodes' legal team a Montana extremist with white supremacist history...

A central component of the appeal of far-right "Patriot" movement groups is the way they wrap themselves in the bunting of mainstream Americana to obscure their innate extremism, while claiming to represent the "real" national identity. Or...

 2022-09-16 13:48 

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Judge Cannon shows she's totally in the tank for Trump with latest ridiculous order...

It might seem that, having already repeatedly shocked the legal community by defying all precedent, procedure, facts, and law, Judge Aileen Cannon might decide to tread a bit more carefully in her latest ruling. Except that's what someone who doesn...

 2022-09-16 13:00 

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Extremist Republican who never served in the military wants all the generals to be purged...

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, Blake Masters, has never served in the nation's armed forces, like the former guy who brung him to this dance. Like the former guy, Masters is sure he knows how to fix what he sees as the problem with t...

 2022-09-16 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Abortion rights advocates outraise foes in battle over Kentucky amendment...

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...

 2022-09-16 12:14 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Ukrainian victories change the equation...

David Rothkopf/ Daily beast: Putin's Headed Toward Defeat in Ukraine. The Only Question Is How Bad a Loser He'll Be . U.S. officials ponder whether the Russian despot will simply scapegoat some generals or if he'll scorch the earth as he retre...

 2022-09-16 12:05 

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Highlights from The Downballot: High stakes in Michigan with 'The Blind Justice' Richard Bernstein...

On this week's podcast, cohosts David Beard and David Nir spoke with Justice Richard Bernstein of the Michigan Supreme Court, the first blind justice in the court's history. Justice Bernstein is up for reelection this November, defending the narro...

 2022-09-16 12:00 

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Cartoon: Dems funding MAGA: What could possibly go wrong?...

Vimeo Video If you've been enjoying my cartoons, join me on Patreon, where you can get prints, exclusive videos and other goodies — all while you help support my work! After President Biden called out Trump supporters and politicians for undermi...

 2022-09-16 01:40 

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More young people voted in 2020 than ever before. Let's keep that trend going in 2022...

We can defeat Republicans on Nov. 8. How? With some massive voter registration! In Kansas, a whopping 70% of new voter registrants after the Supreme Court overruled Roe in June were women—which is how the state unexpectedly defeated an extreme anti-...

 2022-09-16 01:05 

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ICE pledged review of flawed 287(g) agreements more than a year ago, but still no decision...

House lawmakers say that Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) top official has twice committed to reviewing the flawed and racist policy that allows local law enforcement to enter into agreements with the agency and act like federal deportation...

 2022-09-16 00:30 

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Caribbean Matters: Paying tribute to Jamaican American Harlem Renaissance poet Claude McKay...

We continue to confront xenophobia toward Caribbean Americans here in the U.S. and challenge the relentless, right-wing, racist pursuit of erasing education about Black people and Black history in many of our schools under the big lie hidden under the cri...

 2022-09-15 23:55 

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Until they're 'on death's door': People around the world have already died thanks to abortion bans...

This is part one of a two-part series. "How imminent must death be?" That's the question Dr. Lisa Harris, an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) and faculty member at the University of Michigan, needs answered . She wants to be able to provide ...

 2022-09-15 23:20 

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How can U.S. address the health care worker shortage? Update the immigration system, Padilla says...

The U.S. has been facing a critical health care worker shortage that was concerning way before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit. "Staffing shortages are now the nation's top patient safety concern," U.S. News World and Report said in July. D...

 2022-09-15 22:45 

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Ukraine update: New front line takes shake in Kharkiv Oblast...

For the last week, it's been nearly impossible to say just where the front line between Ukrainian forces and Russian invaders really fell. That was especially true in the days immediately following the liberation of Izyum, when Ukrainian scouts ranged...

 2022-09-15 22:45 

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'Communities of color have a right to clean air': RISE St. James wins its fight against Formosa...

Frontline community leaders are racking up wins against polluters in the heart of what's known as Cancer Alley in Louisiana. Last Week, South Louisiana Methanol's planned petrochemical facility to be built in St. James Parish was declared dead tha...

 2022-09-15 22:10 

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Fulton County DA Fani Willis now contemplating a Trump subpoena...

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been slowly and methodically investigating former President Donald Trump and his close confidants and the roles they played in 2020 election meddling. Now, the question is: After demanding testimony from Tru...

 2022-09-15 21:35 

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Most support bill putting Afghan allies on path to legalization. It's time for Congress to act...

The majority of Americans support bipartisan legislation that puts tens of thousands of Afghan allies who currently lack permanent relief onto a path to legalization, polling says . The international initiative More in Common said that while most American...

 2022-09-15 21:09 

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Privatizing education has been a 'catastrophic failure': Don't expect Betsy DeVos' mini-me to fix it...

There are 295 charter schools in Michigan. And under a Republican-controlled legislature, 81% of them have contracts with private management companies with no demonstrated interest in detailing how they spend taxpayer dollars. Those management companies a...

 2022-09-15 20:19 

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House Democrats hold Big Oil's feet to the fire with critical hearings on profits, public relations...

Consider the hearings held on Wednesday and Thursday by two House committees as a flashpoint laying bare the blatant desperation with which conservatives are clinging to Big Oil's success instead of caring about their constituents or the planet. On We...

 2022-09-15 19:51 

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Ron DeSantis' Martha's Vineyard stunt echoes ugly segregationist campaign of the 1960s...

When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lured migrants onto a plane in Texas with promises that they would find jobs and work papers in Boston, then dropped them in Martha's Vineyard , he was echoing an earlier history that shows exactly who he is. Massachuset...

 2022-09-15 19:00 

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Trump declares that Trump can't be indicted. Case closed...

On Wednesday evening, Donald Trump had a chat with right-wing radio person Hugh Hewitt. In that conversation, Trump declared that everything he took to Mar-A-Lago was declassified, and that he has done nothing wrong in connection with alternative slates o...

 2022-09-15 19:00 

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Bevy of Secret Service records turned over to Jan. 6 committee, review underway...

The Secret Service turned over a large number of documents to the select committee probing the attack on the U.S. Capitol, including expanded details from radio transmissions, emails, and other correspondence sought after by investigators for months. On M...

 2022-09-15 18:53 

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Textbook political malpractice: Schumer lets GOP off the hook on marriage equality vote...

Yanking defeat from the jaws of political victory, Senate Democrats let Sen. Susan Collins of Maine screw up their key culture war messaging yet again. The vote on marriage equality is going to be postponed until after the election because, well, there...

 2022-09-15 18:00 

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'Kill Democrats': Lasting effect of Trump presidency is white supremacists emboldened to spread hate...

Former President Donald Trump's time in office ended more than a year ago, but in many ways, our country is still reeling from the white supremacy and prejudice he not only enabled but promoted. He made it okay to not only hate but to hate openly and ...

 2022-09-15 17:25 

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Yet another poll shows how far out of step with the public Republicans are on abortion...

As Republicans press a national abortion ban, 70% of Americans don't even trust politicians to make abortion policy, according to a new poll from 19th News/SurveyMonkey. Asked to assess whether "Politicians are informed enough about abortion to cr...

 2022-09-15 17:08 

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Collins' delay game on marriage equality got her desired result: No vote before the election...

Senate Republicans are deeply confused and concerned about the idea of protecting same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law. At least, they say they are, that they can't possibly have read and understood the legislation in time to vote this we...

 2022-09-15 16:00 

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The good, bad, and good news on COVID-19 and long COVID...

Two and a half years into the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have a very good idea of where the disease first made the jump to humans. Three separate studies, summarized in Nature , indicate that the so-called "wet market" in Wuhan, China was in fact t...

 2022-09-15 15:25 

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The new West Virginia abortion ban is premised on language straight out of The Handmaid's Tale...

Republican Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia is about to sign a law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state of West Virginia. As reported by Abigail Tracy, writing for Vanity Fair : While the bill outlaws abortions in nearly all circumstances, it ...

 2022-09-15 14:30 

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Ron DeSantis grabbed migrants from Texas and dumped them on Martha's Vineyard...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis saw Texas Gov. Greg Abbott getting ahead of him in the Republican sociopathy sweepstakes, and he was not having it. Abbott has spent $14 million busing migrants to Illinois, New York, and Washington, D.C., moving people around th...

 2022-09-15 14:01 

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Under subpoena, Meadows turned over tranche of Jan. 6 records to Justice Department...

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows—who is still under investigation by the state of North Carolina for possible voter fraud—has complied with a subpoena tied to the Justice Department's sprawling probe of the Jan. 6 attack at t...

 2022-09-15 13:30 

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Early reports suggest tentative deal to avert rail strike is a win for workers...

President Joe Biden released a statement early Thursday morning announcing a tentative deal to avert a freight rail strike that could have seriously damaged the economy. The final sticking point that threatened to force tens of thousands of rail workers t...

 2022-09-15 13:00 

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Ukraine update: This war just broke Central Asia...

The consequences of European colonialism in Africa are ever apparent. Arbitrarily drawn borders have split tribes and regions of common interest, leading to decades of war, instability, and famine. For example, the Somali people in the Horn of Africa were...

 2022-09-15 12:56 

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Morning Digest: Rubio and Budd jump on board Lindsey Graham's national abortion ban...

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...

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