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 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...

 2022-09-15 12:56 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Winter in America?...

We begin today with Leonard Pitts, Jr. of the Miami Herald writing about President Joe Biden's "Cancer Moonshot" speech at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston this past Monday, the 60th anniversary of JFK's "m...

 2022-09-15 12:48 

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Cartoon: Spy Stories for Dummies—Stealing Secrets...

IT'S the new Tom the Dancing Bug book -> Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor! CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE TOM THE DANCING BUG PROGRAM: RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "This fine collection of work by Mr. Bolling provides ample evidence as to why he is unanimously co...

 2022-09-15 02:27 

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FBI's seizure of Mike Lindell's cell phone inspires an apocalyptic meltdown in MAGA world...

Donald Trump's MAGA followers were in full meltdown mode this week after the news broke Tuesday that the FBI had seized the cell phone of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of the leading figures and financiers of the Trumpist election-denialism movement....

 2022-09-15 02:10 

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Don't throw away your shot with this special Hamilton GOTV event on Sept. 15...

Do you want to be in the room where it happens? The room where the Blue Wave happens, that is! You're invited to join members of the cast of Hamilton for a virtual Vote Forward letter-writing party this Thursday, Sept. 15! Together with the cast, spec...

 2022-09-15 01:40 

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First federal conviction in 15 years of civilian retail gun owner connected to police corruption...

In March of 2021, former San Diego County Sheriff's Captain Marco Garmo was sentenced to two years in prison for his part in an illegal gun trafficking ring. Garmo used his position and connections to get no fewer than 150 guns into the hands of peopl...

 2022-09-15 01:10 

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Lauren Boebert reading the Bible is quite a wild ride...

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was speaking at the Truth & Liberty Conference in Woodland Park a few days ago. It's a conference of Christian nationalists who want their version of Christianity to rule the United States. During her remarks...

 2022-09-15 00:40 

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'Thanks for stopping by': Biden fires back after Rick Scott flaunts toxic 'Plan to Rescue America'...

Our Illustrious Overlord Dark Brandon of House Biden— Vanquisher of Jabronis , Doter of Grandchildren , and Dread Scourge of Dandelions —has been a right saucy rogue lately. Whereas in the past he's appeared content to seek common ground w...

 2022-09-15 00:10 

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The fight against mass shootings just got a win ... from credit card companies...

The effort to reduce mass shootings got a win over the weekend, as American Express, Mastercard, and Visa all said they would adopt a new code to categorize sales at gun shops . That in turn could help flag suspicious purchases that could be the prelude t...

 2022-09-14 23:58 

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Representation matters: Watch ecstatic Black girls react to the new Little Mermaid trailer...

As ridiculous as it seems to most rational people, a small group of vocal racists turned to social media recently to express their outrage over the casting of R&B singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in a new live-action version of The Little Mermaid , complete w...

 2022-09-14 23:40 

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Settlement approved in suit challenging ICE's reprehensible detention of minors when they turn 18...

A court settlement years in the making should put an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) reprehensible—and illegal—practice of swooping in to detain unaccompanied minors who turn 18 while in U.S. custody. Under federal law, ...

 2022-09-14 22:40 

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The terrifying reality of what the Republican 'national abortion ban' would actually look like...

The extent of the sheer malice and intense disdain of the Republican party toward women and anyone who might become pregnant has finally been clarified in stark terms for all Americans, thanks to proposed legislation that would impose a nationwide ban on ...

 2022-09-14 22:10 

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Woman whose rape kit DNA was used to arrest her in separate crime sues city of San Francisco...

A woman is suing the city of San Francisco after her rape kit was used to arrest her for an unrelated crime. Identified as Jane Doe, the sexual assault victim filed a lawsuit Monday, hoping to hold the city accountable for using her rape kit five years af...

 2022-09-14 22:09 

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Cartoon: Busing politicians...

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 2022-09-14 21:40 

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More than 50,000 Ukrainians have arrived to U.S. through Biden admin's private sponsorship program...

In late July, government data showed that nearly 100,000 Americans had applied to sponsor a Ukrainian refugee through a private program implemented by the Biden administration. The was double the amount reported just a month prior. CBS News now reports th...

 2022-09-14 21:35 

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Ukraine update: Russia attacks dam at Kryvyi Rih in attempt to flood Kherson Oblast...

Russia has hit the dam at Kryvyi Rih with what is reported to be at least six ballistic missiles. The impact created sizable damage to a dam over the Inhulets River, resulting in a flood that for some time was raging downstream. Reportedly, several bridge...

 2022-09-14 21:16 

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Republican strategist replies to Graham: 'Why why why why why'...

Republicans who have spent the past few weeks desperately trying to erase their abortion stances from their campaign websites had all that hard work go up in smoke Tuesday, when a freelancing Lindsey Graham decided to force the issue on them. Some of them...

 2022-09-14 20:40 

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Ex-cop who fired 10 shots at Breonna Taylor home handed get-out-of-jail-free card for nearly a year...

The trial for a former Kentucky police officer charged with federal civil rights offenses for firing 10 times into Breonna Taylor's home was pushed back nearly a year during a hearing on Wednesday, CBS-affiliated station WLKY reported . Taylor, a 26-y...

 2022-09-14 20:10 

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Herschel Walker doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut—especially when being quiet could help him...

Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker has proven himself to be absolutely clueless on most issues. But this time he really hasn't read the room correctly, and likely to his own detriment. Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a national ...

 2022-09-14 19:36 

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Texas Republicans won't allow lawmakers, public know how many people the abortion ban is killing...

Texas's ban on abortions after six weeks has been in effect for about a year now, since the U.S. Supreme Court decided, from the shadow docket, to let it happen. Since then, the Court has overturned federal abortion protections, and Texas's near-t...

 2022-09-14 19:00 

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Assault convictions abound for those who attacked police in tunnel at Capitol on Jan. 6...

The violence that exploded inside of the tunnel at the lower terrace of the U.S. Capitol is a scene that is forever seared into the public record of Jan. 6. The graphic pinning of an officer in a doorway as he screamed for his life. The grueling slog and ...

 2022-09-14 18:35 

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House Republicans introduce their own national abortion ban, with a key Senate candidate on board...

Sen. Marco Rubio is—so far—the only Republican senator up for reelection who has signed on to Sen. Lindsey Graham's national abortion ban. But there's a House version of the bill, too, and Rep. Ted Budd, currently running for Senate in...

 2022-09-14 18:35 

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Durham investigation ends after three years of searching, $40 million spent, and nothing found...

On May 13, 2019 , then-Attorney General Bill Barr let it be known that at Donald Trump's "request," he was conducting an investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation. To conduct this investigation, Barr appointed his very own spe...

 2022-09-14 17:41 

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Cuban-American refugees slam DeSantis' and Jeanette Nuez's plan to bus migrants out of Florida...

Fascistic Florida governor Ron DeSantis is once again being condemned by Cuban-Americans who arrived to the U.S. as children through Operation Pedro Pan . The program brought thousands of unaccompanied minors to the U.S. from Cuba in the early 1960s. Cuba...

 2022-09-14 17:17 

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The media is outraged that President Biden ... voted?...

Tuesday marked the final day of primaries for 2022. The next stop for our democracy is November elections. The three final primaries were held in Delaware, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island . The results for Republican leadership were not particularly good....

 2022-09-14 16:50 

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Marco Rubio jumps on the national abortion ban train...

Sen. Lindsey Graham's national abortion ban bill has picked up its first two cosponsors , and one of them is in a competitive reelection campaign. Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Steve Daines did not hesitate in hopping on board with Graham's bill. But ...

 2022-09-14 16:25 

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All white men are not 'insufferable,' but white supremacy always is...

Someone asked in the comments of yesterday's story —describing how comedian Jimmy Kimmel stole the spotlight from Abbott Elementary writer Quinta Brunson—about my intent in quoting another writer's critique that "white men really a...

 2022-09-14 15:55 

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McConnell packed the Supreme Court for Trump. Now's a good time for payback from Democrats...

What's the first thing any self-respecting, savvy Democrat should do when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is having a bad week? Make. It. Worse. McConnell has lost control of his conference. South Carolina's Lindsey Graham threw the Republi...

 2022-09-14 15:55 

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Viral tweet about MyPillow man's subpoena is a window into the career of a far-right influencer...

On Tuesday, the FBI served MyPillow Man Mike Lindell with a search warrant and seized his cellphone at a Hardee's in Minnesota . That move came as the FBI investigates Tina Peters, the Mesa, Colorado, county clerk under indictment for tampering with v...

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