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 2022-05-10 14:03 

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Primary Preview: A Republican congressman will lose renomination. We'll find out which on Tuesday...

The primary season continues Tuesday in Nebraska and West Virginia, which between them are home to a trio of key contests. We know that at least one House Republican will be getting the boot, and West Virginia Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney are figh...

 2022-05-10 13:32 

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Susan Collins called the police over the world's most polite sidewalk chalk message...

How thin can one person's skin possibly be? Sen. Susan Collins tested the limits of that question with her response to a sidewalk chalk message asking her to vote for the Women's Health Protection Act, codifying the abortion rights of Roe v. Wade ...

 2022-05-10 13:00 

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Infowars host Owen Shroyer overlooked in abortion coverage while Jan. 6 plea deal may be in works...

Owen Shroyer has a history of promoting his anti-abortion stance publicly. There is a reported record of his sharing misinformation or outright false information about organizations like Planned Parenthood, including the lie that they engage in human sacr...

 2022-05-10 12:55 

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Ukraine update: Having nearly secured territory around Kharkiv, what's next for Ukraine?...

It was an eventful weekend in Ukraine, and Mark Sumner did an admirable job summing it all up here and here . In short, Ukraine is on the move around Kharkiv, pushing Russian forces to their side of the international border, while Russia is on the move in...

 2022-05-10 12:30 

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Morning Digest: A GOP congressman is about to lose his primary. We find out which one tonight...

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...

 2022-05-10 11:40 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Republicans and the fallout from the SCOTUS draft opinion...

We begin today's roundup with Mike DeBonis and Josh Dawsey 's take at The Washington Post on the Republican midterm gameplan: One week after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion , Repu...

 2022-05-10 02:34 

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News Roundup: Contraception rights may be next to go; single Ukrainian bridge now of dire importance...

As state Republican elected officials waste no time in their efforts to kill off not just abortion rights, but even the right to use contraception, attempts by strategy-minded Republicans to get their party to temper such extremism for the sake of upcomin...

 2022-05-10 01:50 

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Ex-GOP strategist fumes: Sarah Palin is a 'degenerate liar' and Meghan McCain is an 'entitled bully'...

Sarah Palin is running for a seat in the House of Representatives now that a vacancy has been left open by the late Don Young. Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, is hawking a struggling memoir to renew interest in herself, a...

 2022-05-10 01:10 

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U2's Bono and The Edge 'Stand By Ukraine' in surprise concert in Kyiv subway station shelter...

U2's frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Sunday to perform a 40-minute concert at a subway station converted into a shelter from Russian attacks. After the two members of the Irish rock band listed some of the many ci...

 2022-05-10 00:40 

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Overruling Roe will unleash an economic and social calamity. Guess who will end up paying for it?...

A lot of the commentary in the past week regarding the leaked Supreme Court opinion overruling Roe v. Wade has understandably focused on the sheer malevolence of its attack on women's and others' rights to make reproductive decisions free of gover...

 2022-05-10 00:00 

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Fauci tells U of M graduates to challenge the 'normalization of untruths'...

Across the country, several thousand university students were unable to commemorate their graduations over the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. While their graduations were severely delayed, the University of Michigan's class of 2020 st...

 2022-05-09 23:39 

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Ukraine update: This 'Victory Day' comes without much in the way of victory for Russia...

For those who gathered in Moscow for the May 9 parade, there was one big let down on the pomp-and-circumstances front: Reportedly, very few aircraft passed over the city, with none of the low altitude flyovers from fighters, bombers, and support aircraft ...

 2022-05-09 23:20 

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Qronicles: Conspiracy theorists are now calling each other pedophiles and denying QAnon allegiance...

The Qronicles is a series that will collect some of the news, videos, and general mis/disinformation roiling around the conspiracy world of QAnon. Yo u can cringe, you can laugh, but these folks are organizing and showing up at the polls! What is new in t...

 2022-05-09 22:40 

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The message to abortion rights activists is clear: 'Your body is mine'...

A viral video of a man in New York telling abortion rights activists he "owns" their bodies and that he, and others like him, will impregnate people as they wish if Roe v. Wade is overturned, pretty much sums it up for those of us interested in pr...

 2022-05-09 22:00 

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Formula shortage has 'serious consequences for babies and new parents'...

A baby formula shortage is leaving parents worried about their ability to get the nutrition their babies need and leading some retailers to limit how much formula customers can buy in one transaction. CVS and Walgreens are limiting customers to three form...

 2022-05-09 21:20 

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Beloved Black reading specialist escorted out of classroom by security after filing a grievance...

As if our teachers haven't endured enough in the last couple of years—COVID-19, remote teaching, book banning, and rhetoric about critical race theory—now, one Black reading specialist in Virginia was escorted from her classroom in front o...

 2022-05-09 20:40 

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A midterm bombshell: 50% of Roe supporters 'surprised' it might be overturned...

New polling suggests the likely Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade could prove to be explosive this fall. A CBS News/YouGov poll taken in the three days following the bombshell news (May 4-6) found that fully 50% of Roe supporters reported bei...

 2022-05-09 20:01 

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Cuellar tried to justify firing staffer who asked for maternity leave by soliciting staff complaints...

There is just one Democratic House member left who is opposed to abortion rights. Texas' Rep. Henry Cuellar remains just terrible, and he faces a primary runoff election against fellow Democrat Jessica Cisneros later in the month . Cuellar also is cli...

 2022-05-09 19:36 

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Millions of acres of U.S. cropland may be contaminated by sewage sludge packed with PFAS...

A report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit dedicated to studying pollutants in agriculture and drinking water and advocating for corporate accountability, last month found that as many as 20 million acres of U.S. croplands may be con...

 2022-05-09 18:05 

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Mississippi governor dodges questions about banning all contraception if Roe is overturned...

As shocking as it was to read the leaked U.S. Supreme Court opinion indicating that the court would overrule Roe v. Wade , now we have lawmakers refusing to say whether or not they'd rule out banning contraception. One such lawmaker is Mississippi Gov...

 2022-05-09 17:00 

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McConnell admits what's 'possible': Passing a federal abortion ban if Republicans win in November...

Ever since the demise of Roe v. Wade was telegraphed by a Supreme Court draft opinion, GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has sought to downplay the substance of the ruling. McConnell immediately instructed his caucus to focus their outrage on the...

 2022-05-09 16:00 

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Starbucks broke the law more than 200 times in effort to squash union organizing, labor board says...

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is taking Starbucks' union-busting campaign very seriously. The board's regional director in Buffalo issued a complaint late Friday accusing the company of 29 unfair labor practices involving 200 violation...

 2022-05-09 15:00 

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Thanks to strong privacy laws in the state, Georgia's Supreme Court could keep abortion legal...

Thanks to a law protecting a citizen's right to privacy, Georgia may very well be able to keep abortion legal in the state following the Supreme Court's expected reversal of Roe v. Wade . State Sen. Jen Jordan, a Democratic candidate for attorney ...

 2022-05-09 14:00 

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Senate Republicans' 2022 plan to raise taxes on 100 million working-class Americans bombs in polling...

Only 1 in 4 Americans supports the sweeping platform laid out by GOP Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, ahead of the 2022 midterms . In fact, every Scott policy tested by the progressive consortium Navigator...

 2022-05-09 13:00 

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Oath Keeper seditious conspiracy trial delayed...

The seditious conspiracy trial for Oath Keeper ringleader Elmer Rhodes—and a slew of his co-defendants—has been moved from July to September after a federal judge on Friday agreed to the delay as the extremist group argued that the Jan. 6 Comm...

 2022-05-09 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Trump's fave is leading just before first member-vs.-member showdown of 2022...

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...

 2022-05-09 12:00 

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Cartoon: Life in the stupidverse...

As always, if you enjoy this work, please consider helping me keep it sustainable by joining my weekly newsletter, Sparky's List!...

 2022-05-09 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: On Roe, Ukraine and politics...

Rebecca Traister /The Cut: The limits of privilege The new abortion regime is going to affect everyone. But as we teeter on the threshold of the post- Roe world , it's worth considering that the message that privileged women will be just fine is inacc...

 2022-05-09 04:18 

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Ukraine update: The race for the last bridge over the Siverskyi Donets...

When I first wrote about the town of Popasna on April 16 , I had absolutely no idea that this was an important military stronghold for Ukraine, or that it would become the focus of Russian attention for the following month. I stumbled across the town in a...

 2022-05-09 01:30 

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News Roundup: Supreme Court leaking like a sieve; more Russian ships leaking too...

A new Supreme Court leak appeared on Sunday, and this one is definitely from the conservative wing of the court. The Washington Post described its sources as "three conservatives close to the court" and "a person close to the court's most ...

 2022-05-08 23:30 

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Nuts & Bolts a guide to Democratic campaigns: Choice is an issue on every single ballot...

Welcome back to the Nuts & Bolts guide to campaigns. This week I want to talk about issues, and why steering away from some out of fear is just bad, bad campaigning. If you haven't guessed, I want to talk about the importance of being willing to discu...

 2022-05-08 23:00 

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Data equity is an issue that can and should unite Asian Americans...

This story was originally published at Prism . By Jenn Fang The Asian American community comprises over 19.9 million people—a statistic that masks incredible ethnic, linguistic, and sociopolitical diversity—but they are still often treated as ...

 2022-05-08 22:00 

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Georgia prosecutor in Ahmed Arbery murder logged 16 phone calls with murderer...

In November 2021, Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan were convicted of murdering 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through the Satilla Shores area of Glynn County, Georgia. In January, the three men were sen...

 2022-05-08 21:00 

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Hmong Americans are being targeted by law enforcement in California's Siskiyou County...

by Grace Deng This story was originally published at Prism . On April 15, dozens of people packed into a cramped Sacramento, California, courthouse. The group, largely consisting of Hmong American families from California's Siskiyou County, had driven...

 2022-05-08 20:00 

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Democrats can help pregnant people if Roe is overturned—it's all in the BBB act...

Back in December 2021, I published a story titled "Conservatives want to ban abortion, while Build Back Better addresses the reasons people have them." In September 2021, the House passed the Women's Health Protection Act which would have ensh...

 2022-05-08 19:45 

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Climate change is leaving its mark on Indigenous-owned food businesses...

by Ray Levy Uyeda This story was originally published at Prism . Kelsey Scott is a fourth-generation rancher raising 250 head of cattle on the banks of the Missouri River, which passes through the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation where she and her ...

 2022-05-08 18:31 

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Supreme Court in disarray: New leaks reveal Roberts' own preferred Roe reversal...

There's now another big leak from The United States Supreme Court, and this one's being unapologetically linked to the court's conservative wing. The Washington Post has a new story in which multiple sources describe how Chief Justice John Rob...

 2022-05-08 18:00 

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Here's a midterm message: Many in GOP would force teens to give birth to their rapists' babies...

Personally, I think the biggest outrage in all this is that someone tricked Susan Collins . Not sure how the universe can possibly make sense anymore in light of that tectonic shift in the bedrock of consensus reality, but here we are. So we've all be...

 2022-05-08 17:00 

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Ohio Republicans re-pass legislative maps that the top state court said were an illegal gerrymander...

Ohio's Republican-run redistricting commission has re-passed a set of legislative maps that the state Supreme Court already ruled were an illegal partisan gerrymander favoring the GOP, after a three-judge federal court announced last month that it wou...

 2022-05-08 16:00 

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Criminalizing abortion isn't just about controlling 'women's bodies'...

by Sherronda J. Brown This story was originally published at Prism . [ CW: This essay contains discussions of sexual, reproductive, and state violence, as well as miscarriage. ] The Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade . In the leaked draft maj...

 2022-05-08 15:00 

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Want to support abortion rights but have no clue where to start? Advocates have some ideas...

This story was originally published at Prism . When the news broke on Monday that the Supreme Court may vote to overturn Roe v. Wade , abortion rights activists were heartbroken but not surprised. This is the outcome they had predicted and seen coming for...

 2022-05-08 14:00 

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The Downballot: Why progressives must build state power (transcript)...

If you haven't already, please subscribe to The Downballot on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Embedded Content This week's dreadful news that the Supreme Court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade underscores more than ever why ...

 2022-05-08 13:00 

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Black Music Sunday: Celebrating our mamas, grandmas, and aunties with music...

It's that time of year again: Mother's Day, and we're here to celebrate it on #BlackMusicSunday , like we did last year . Who we dub "moms" are not always birth mothers. Many of us have been raised up with love by grandmas, aunties, st...

 2022-05-08 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Burning Down the House...

We begin this Mother's Day with Christian Esch, Suzanne Koebel, and Fritz Schaap writing for Der Spiegel about the utter failure that Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has been up to this point. Putin's troops have experienced a military an...

 2022-05-08 02:00 

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Cartoon: Roberts did this...

Chief Justice Roberts is presiding over the end of Roe v. Wade AND the legitimacy of the US Supreme Court. Thanks to right wing creatures like Mitch McConnell it's filled with lying right wing politicians instead of jurists. They have to fence in the ...

 2022-05-08 01:00 

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Former defense secretary: Trump wanted to fire missiles into Mexico and pretend someone else did it...

As bad as Donald Trump's presidency was, rest assured it could have been way, way worse. And believe me, I get how bad it was. On its best days, it was like a happy-ending massage from Edward Scissorhands. On its worst days, it was like a shiatsu mass...

 2022-05-08 00:00 

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High school association now requires youth to compete on sports teams that match birth certificate...

Thanks to Republican hate and queerphobia, trans youth are already suffering. As Daily Kos has covered, trans and nonbinary youth are uniquely ill-protected when it comes to basic rights and dignities, including everyday things like having access to bathr...

 2022-05-07 23:00 

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April jobs report shows continuing strong job creation...

The April jobs report was strong, with 428,000 new jobs and unemployment holding steady at 3.6%. Black unemployment ticked down to 5.9%, which, while it's far above white unemployment the Economic Policy Institute's Elise Gould notes is the first ...

 2022-05-07 22:26 

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Connect! Unite! Act! Abortion rights impact everyone. Full stop....

Welcome back to Connect! Unite! Act! This week will seem a bit direr than most, because to pretend otherwise denies the reality everyone currently faces. There are a huge number of Americans who do not remember life before Roe . I don't, and I'm f...

 2022-05-07 22:25 

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Ukraine update: Russia can't stop getting snake bit...

Maybe Ukraine's patron saint isn't actually St. Javelin, but St. Patrick. Whoever is running the show, they don't seem to like Russians who hang around Snake Island. #Ukraine : A birdie flew past & gave us another angle of the Ukrainian TB-2 s...

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