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 2023-01-04 21:25 

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It's a great day for America (or Dems, anyway): McCarthy squashed again, while Fox News implodes...

As the House of Representatives reconvened today , excited and hopeful that a new round of balloting would get Rep. Kevin McCarthy his gavel. But it was not to be. Another round of voting closed without meeting the threshold required to elect a speaker. T...

 2023-01-04 20:43 

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Biden visits Ohio, Kentucky, and Brent Spence Bridge after promising to 'fix that damn bridge'...

President Joe Biden, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and other bipartisan leaders gathered Wednesday in Cincinnati to tout recently passed infrastructure that will allocate $1.6 billion to help pay to replace the aging Brent Spence Bridge. The m...

 2023-01-04 19:41 

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What happens if Republicans never pick a speaker? It'd be good news, actually...

After a never-ending string of humiliating votes for speaker that have failed to yield anything other than severe embarrassment for Kevin McCarthy, it's worth asking what would happen if House Republicans never manage to settle on a leader. My answer:...

 2023-01-04 19:39 

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Live coverage: Kevin's second big day more humiliating than the first...

The House has completed five rounds of speaker votes and Republican Kevin McCarthy continues to lose. Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries has won the popular vote in every round, but that doesn't count in our system, as usual. Will there be a round six ...

 2023-01-04 19:25 

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For one time in his political life, Matt Gaetz makes some sense...

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is not backing Rep. Kevin McCarthy for speaker of the House. That much he's made apparent. And it's the one thing progressives can agree with him on. Like many of us, Gaetz is also not in favor of McCarthy staying in the of...

 2023-01-04 18:50 

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We don't know how this will end, but nobody can claim this Republican chaos was 'unexpected'...

"What was expected to be a day of triumph for House Republicans coming into the majority turned into chaos," says Wednesday's AP explainer , and it's not immediately clear whether the nation's political press was genuinely caught off g...

 2023-01-04 18:25 

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Undeniably backed by the Democratic Caucus, Hakeem Jeffries calls out Republican 'craziness'...

House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries is on his way to once again making history with the full backing of Congressional Democrats. In all three roll call votes on Tuesday, Jeffries got 212 votes, at least nine more than Republican Kevin McCarthy. Jeffri...

 2023-01-04 17:43 

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Kevin McCarthy is only proving what Josh Hawley said: The Republican Party is dead...

To understand what's happening in the House, it's first necessary to read through the Republican Party platform. There. That's done. In 2020, the Republican Party decided it didn't need a platform. Or rather, it couldn't decided on wha...

 2023-01-04 17:00 

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Live coverage: Day Two and McCarthy loses the fourth round of balloting...

The House of Representatives reconvenes at noon, ready to repeat Tuesday's debacle of failing to elect a speaker with a fourth round of balloting. Kevin McCarthy is willingly resuming his lead role playing the dupe. Follow along with us to see what su...

 2023-01-04 16:30 

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Progressive groundswell keeps building against Kathy Hochul's pick for New York's top judge...

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul nominated Hector LaSalle , an appeals court judge, to fill the vacant post of chief judge on New York's highest court just before the holidays, but her decision was immediately met with fierce resistance by state senators ...

 2023-01-04 16:26 

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Republicans in revolt, leaving Congress and the country in chaos...

The GOP majority in the House of Representatives made some really embarrassing history Tuesday, being the first Congress in 100 years to fail to elect a Speaker and humiliating Republican leader Kevin McCarthy in the process. Totally humiliating Kevin McC...

 2023-01-04 16:15 

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Ukraine update: Russia is losing, it knows it's losing, and it plans to keep losing. Forever...

On Tuesday, the Kremlin announced that all Russian schools would now teach students how to interpret "international military-political and domestic events and facts from the position of a patriot of the Fatherland." And when they are not being dos...

 2023-01-04 14:53 

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It is happening again: Trump attacks election workers with election disinformation...

Warning: The following article contains quotes from a witness who repeated a racial slur used against her. It is happening again: Former President Donald Trump is attacking innocent Americans and smearing them with dangerous lies. The Jan. 6 committee rec...

 2023-01-04 14:00 

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When lying liar George Santos finally gets the heave-ho, here's what'll happen next...

At this point in the George Santos saga, his entirely fictional life story is almost beside the point: When he's called on any of his lies, he just lies some more—it's pathological. But that same reckless behavior is also why the new Republi...

 2023-01-04 13:31 

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Morning Digest: Democrats and Republicans unite to elect an independent as speaker ... in Pennsylvania...

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...

 2023-01-04 12:16 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Kevin McCarthy's weakness is the Republican Party's weakness...

Jamie Dupree/ Substack: GOP rebellion leaves House without a Speaker McCarthy falls short on three straight ballots Remember this: Kevin McCarthy's weakness is why Marjorie Taylor Greene and George Santos will be seated in this Congress. Want to make ...

 2023-01-04 01:30 

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Heartless QAnon conspirators show they don't care about the truth or Damar Hamlin's family...

If you've watched sports for years, you've unfortunately seen some truly tough moments where everyone in the stadium paused, held hands, and hoped for the best for an injured player. The player could be from the home or away team, but in the end, ...

 2023-01-04 00:45 

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Immigration roundup: SCOTUS blocks Title 42 end, migrants dumped on Christmas, Yemen TPS extension...

The biggest news today is undoubtedly whether Kevin "Corrupt Bargain" McCarthy will be able to secure enough votes from the feral pack of politicians known as the Republican House caucus to fulfill his years-long quest for the House speakership. B...

 2023-01-04 00:10 

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Watch prolific liar George Santos slink into the Capitol as reporters pepper him with questions...

So far New York Rep.-elect George Santos, who may be a bona fide member of the House of Representatives by the time you read this, has made a series of outlandish claims: He was the original Gerber baby. He invented hummus. He spent several weeks in Valde...

 2023-01-03 23:15 

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It's going to cost Arizonans $76 million to take down Ducey's $100 million shipping container 'wall'...

The taxpayer-funded costs of Arizona Republican Doug Ducey's $100 million illegal shipping container "wall" are now close to nearly doubling as the state is preparing to dismantle the ugly eyesore following a federal lawsuit, Arizona Daily Sta...

 2023-01-03 22:30 

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'It wasn't my fault,' Trump says about midterm losses, blames the anti-abortion GOP, MAGA supporters...

Former President Donald Trump has been kissing up to the conservative anti-abortionists since getting into office despite the fact that his own opinions on abortion have been shady at best. Now, after his monumental loss via Republican candidates he endor...

 2023-01-03 21:38 

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Parting gifts: Witness transcripts, archival footage from the Jan. 6 committee...

The Jan. 6 committee released yet more witness transcripts on Tuesday, and accompanying them were a massive wealth of evidentiary exhibits and other records like video footage, text, and cell phone records, and many other vital documents relevant to the 1...

 2023-01-03 20:34 

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'He does not traffic in extremism,' Aguilar says of Jeffries as he drags Trump and McCarthy...

As the House began voting Tuesday on who will be the next speaker, California Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar offered a rousing nomination speech for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. "Today, House Democrats are UNITED!" Aguilar began, and the Democrats burst in...

 2023-01-03 20:32 

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Kevin's big day: Live coverage of the ongoing total humiliation...

The vote for House Speaker continues, moving to round three in with Kevin McCarthy's hapless bid to lead the tiny minority in the new Congress. This is the first time in 100 years that the Speaker was not elected on the first ballot, something that...

 2023-01-03 20:31 

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Republicans continue ripping each other apart as McCarthy loses second round of voting for Speaker...

As Republicans went into round two of what we can only hope will be many, many rounds of voting for a new Speaker of the House, the former king of the extremist right and noted locker room observer Jim Jordan, demonstrated what was undoubtedly meant to be...

 2023-01-03 19:13 

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Goodbye, Madam Speaker. Your nation is grateful and your legacy will be lasting....

On Tuesday, the biggest show in Washington, D.C., is the Kevin McCarthy roast. It may not have a cavalcade of D-list comedy stars wearing rental tuxes, but it absolutely contains a lot of jokes—most of them preceded by the words "Representative&...

 2023-01-03 18:32 

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The good, the bad, and the downright ugly start to Republican leadership in Congress...

It is Day One of a new Congress, one narrowly controlled by Republicans and right out of the gate they started delivering to the American people. Republicans floated one policy idea after another: climate change, health care, inflation, crime ... just kid...

 2023-01-03 17:05 

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Kevin's big day: Live coverage...

Buckle up for what could be a long day on the House floor—or maybe not. At noon, the House will start voting on who will be the next Speaker. That could be decided today—or not, depending on how deep and how serious the opposition to Rep. Kevi...

 2023-01-03 16:30 

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DeSantis' anti-CRT 'Red Scare' is forcing professors to hide curriculum on race, drop courses...

In the same way the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy's "Red Scare" rose like a tsunami to overtake the nation in the 1950s and muzzle voices of contradiction, so have Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' anti-critical race theory (CRT) laws. CRT is a colle...

 2023-01-03 15:23 

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Ukraine update: Once again, Ukraine demonstrates that intelligence is the most important weapon...

UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 4:26:20 PM +00:00 Mark Sumner Local sources report that in Veluki Kopani and Kostohryzove in occupied Kherson region two more Russian warehouses were destroyed. pic.twitter.com/ehnGH49cJP — NOL (@NOELreports) January 3, ...

 2023-01-03 14:30 

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The Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial is underway...

The seditious conspiracy trial of Proud Boys leader Henry "Enrique" Tarrio and four members of the extremist group at the center of an alleged violent plot to stop Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election is underway. Opening stat...

 2023-01-03 13:05 

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It's Kevin McCarthy's big, potentially disastrous, day...

The 118th Congress of the United States opens Tuesday, with the House and Senate both convening to swear in new members, adopt a new set of rules for governing the session another housekeeping. That should go well in the Senate, where Majority Leader Chuc...

 2023-01-03 13:00 

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Cartoon: Debate to nowhere...

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 2023-01-03 12:28 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: New session of Congress begins with Republican chaos...

We begin today's roundup with analysis of the new session in Congress. Olivia Beavers and Jordain Carney at Politico summarize the Republican turmoil: As Kevin McCarthy begins the final descent of his turbulent bid for the speaker's gavel, Republi...

 2023-01-03 01:00 

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Women detained at Baker County Detention Center cite a systemic pattern of unlawful voyeurism in PR...

After an investigation into the inhumane conditions at the facility, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida activists demand that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cancel its contract with the Baker County Sheriff's Office. This arti...

 2023-01-03 00:00 

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Support for farmworkers is an essential part of climate change policy...

Farmworkers in California are losing income due to drought and extreme weather but have little support from the state. by Ray Levy Uyeda This article was originally published at Prism . Since the mid-20th century, the Central Valley, a 450-mile swath of f...

 2023-01-02 23:00 

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A Pandemic Guide to Anime: Ascendance of a Bookworm...

One of the most all-consuming trends in current anime, manga, and the Japanese pulp fiction markets are isekai , or "another world," stories. The tropes of the genre consist of the following: depressed and overworked student or office worker dies ...

 2023-01-02 22:00 

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Union health plan provides much-needed safety net...

Part six of the six-part series Ill Harvest: California Farmworkers and the Struggle for Health Care. You can find part one here , part two here , part three here , part four here , and part five here . The Robert F. Kennedy farmworkers plan is limited, b...

 2023-01-02 21:00 

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Women detained at site set to lose ICE contract next month should be released, not transferred...

The immigrant rights movement had a major victory earlier this month when federal officials confirmed that a Pennsylvania facility long targeted by demonstrators for abuses against children and adults would be losing its contract. The Berks County Residen...

 2023-01-02 20:00 

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Dr. Sami Schalk on what we all need to know about disability, race, and privilege during COVID-19...

Dr. Sami Schalk is a national treasure you might not have heard of if you're not in certain academic circles. But no worries, because Schalk is an expert at making complex high-level theory feel accessible and engaging. Schalk, who was generous to sit...

 2023-01-02 19:00 

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Farmworkers' working and living conditions take a mental health toll...

Advocates seek to counter cultural stigma and the harsh effects of COVID-19 with innovative approaches to reaching a vulnerable population. Part five of the six-part series Ill Harvest: California Farmworkers and the Struggle for Health Care. You can find...

 2023-01-02 18:00 

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The human race has gotten its layoff notice, and now we're only training our replacements...

Hey there, I hope you got every present you wanted, that all your friends and family are well, and that you have a warm cup of something laced with pumpkin pie spice close at hand. Because this may be the gloomiest, soot-stained story to come down your ch...

 2023-01-02 17:00 

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The CROWN Act: Black hair isn't just a political issue—it's also about saving lives...

Like so many Black women, the topic of hair has always loomed large in my life. I'm a Black biracial woman; my mother was Jewish, and my father (who raised me) was Black. And I can confidently say that neither of my parents had a clue about what to do...

 2023-01-02 16:07 

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Ken Balcomb's considerable scientific legacy outweighed by movement to save SRKWs he created...

Everyone who knew Ken Balcomb—the great whale scientist who died this week at age 82 after a long struggle with cancer—has stories to tell about him, often many of them. My favorite is one that he liked to tell sometimes, but that other people...

 2023-01-02 15:00 

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Pine Ridge Indian Reservation faces water restrictions after winter storm leaves thousands trapped...

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is now facing a water shortage in the wake of a winter storm that left thousands trapped. Bismarck, North Dakota NBC affiliate KFYR reports that the Oglala Sioux Tribe issued water restrictions on Monday and that officials fr...

 2023-01-02 14:00 

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Ukraine update: These are my top 12 moments of the war. What are yours?...

Over 10 months, the Russo-Ukraine War has killed over 200,000 on both sides and leveled entire cities to the ground, with consequences reaching far beyond Ukraine's border. Yet it has reinvigorated global democratic movements, arresting what was an al...

 2023-01-02 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: 2022 is now in the rear view mirror....

David Rothkopf /Daily Beast: Here Are the Top U.S. National Security Flashpoints in 2023 For this reason, as we look ahead to 2023, humility is in order. Indeed, the true sign of foreign policy expertise is knowing how much you do not know. But that shoul...

 2023-01-02 02:00 

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Memoirist Davon Loeb on teaching during COVID-19, book bans, and if youth will save the future...

Memoirs can be a notoriously hard sell to readers if the writer isn't famous. Who is this person and why do I care about their life? Fair questions, but shallow ones. Memoirs—meaning, true stories written by the people who lived them—can o...

 2023-01-02 01:00 

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I see dead people. Not really. But I do see them in my dreams...

The most striking dream I had about my mother after her death was when she opened the covers and asked me to come under with her while she cuddled me to sleep. It wasn't scary or sad, it was just something she would have done when I was a little girl ...

 2023-01-02 00:00 

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Watch and listen: Humpback whales sing in the background on snorkeling visit with green turtles...

I have an odd hobby: collecting whale sounds with a hydrophone. It began when I bought one of the devices in 2004 so I could listen in on killer whales. Since then, I've gathered a nice collection of both Northern and Southern Resident orcas, as well ...

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