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 2022-01-17 02:00 

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As employers expand pool of workers, formerly incarcerated people see opportunities and risks...

by Ray Levy Uyeda This article was originally published at Prism . "Help Wanted" signs have gone up and stayed up in storefront windows around the country as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread loss of life and fueled the Great Resignation...

 2022-01-17 01:00 

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Abortion care mutual aid funds see spike in calls as omicron surges...

This article was originally published at Prism At a time when abortion care providers are already overburdened, clinics across the country are struggling to operate amid staffing shortages caused by COVID-19 outbreaks among staff. Simultaneously, abortion...

 2022-01-17 00:00 

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Kevin McCarthy promises to keep his district's undocumented farmworkers vulnerable to deportation...

Kevin McCarthy is campaigning for speaker on a pro-mass deportation platform, vowing to refuse to take up any immigration legislation putting undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship should Republicans take the House and install him as leader. McC...

 2022-01-16 23:00 

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Early reports say Florida Republican shot and killed during road rage incident...

John Kuczwanski, the 53-year-old Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration , died on Jan. 6, 2022 after a road rage shooting incident. The other person involved in the incident was taken into custody but subsequently released. Sou...

 2022-01-16 22:00 

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No Democrat who supports the filibuster should ever be elected to the Senate again...

Now that Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have apparently torpedoed the Biden administration's hopes for achieving anything substantive legislatively for the remainder of 2022 (at minimum), a new consensus has emerged among the Democratic rank and...

 2022-01-16 21:00 

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Let's have a holiday weekend pro-vaxx meme-a-palooza!...

This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. I posted pro-vaxx memes last Sunday , and it seemed to be well received. It's a nice break, ...

 2022-01-16 20:00 

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Pillow Man Mike Lindell's bank drops him to avoid 'reputational damage'...

So there's good news and bad news for Pillow Man Mike Lindell on this lovely January day. The good? He's not dead. Not yet anyway. While he's been away from his daily "news" show with "laryngitis" for several days—prompti...

 2022-01-16 19:00 

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis may have best case to hold Trump criminally liable...

Donald Trump is feeling the heat from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who may have the strongest case against him. The Atlanta district attorney is conducting a criminal investigation of alleged attempts by Trump and others to pressure Georgi...

 2022-01-16 18:00 

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Texas salon owner who gave Ted Cruz horrible haircut targets Chinese students in racist tweets...

The Texas hair salon owner who made national headlines in May 2020 for refusing to close her business amid COVID-19 lockdowns has made the spotlight again. This time it's not for the awful haircut she gave Ted Cruz, but for her racist commentary. "...

 2022-01-16 17:00 

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Indigenous advocates in Florida say oil drilling in Big Cypress will destroy sacred sites...

This story was originally published at Prism . On an early April morning last year, Betty Osceola, a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, led a group of 50 people through the marshy swamp of South Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve for six ...

 2022-01-16 16:00 

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Fascists aren't funny, and Fox News' Greg Gutfeld is no exception...

Right-wing "humor" has always been a bit of an oxymoron. Some have attributed the phenomenal success of talk radio hosts such as the late Rush Limbaugh to the fact that they were "funny," but Limbaugh's humor (such as it was) was bette...

 2022-01-16 15:00 

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Majority of voters want Biden admin to stop pursuing new private immigration detention contracts...

New polling finds that an overwhelming number of voters oppose the Biden administration's expansion of private immigration detention contracts. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and YouGov-commissioned polling found 68% of voters said that the...

 2022-01-16 14:00 

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Let us rejoice today with music honoring and celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

The words, works, and activism of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., born on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, have lived on despite his assassination on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Though he is now honored with a federal holiday on the third...

 2022-01-16 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Choices...

Let's dive right in! John Blake of CNN writes that Jan. 6, the day of the Capitol insurrection, and Jan. 15, the birthday of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. offer "two radically different visions" of what the United States of America stan...

 2022-01-16 03:00 

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You want something positive to listen to? Here's a compilation of Daily Kos' The Brief podcast...

This past year, Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas and Kerry Eleveld began hosting a podcast called The Brief . With loads of help from Daily Kos' Cara Zelaya , Carolyn Fiddler , and Dorothy He , and myself, we have rolled out a year's worth of episo...

 2022-01-16 02:00 

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Cops destroy lives by lying about evidence, but are rarely held accountable...

The phrase "police brutality" has often been associated with officers beating or killing innocent people, most often people of color. For over a year now, what often comes to mind is the Facebook video of George Floyd gasping for breath under the ...

 2022-01-16 01:00 

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Fake COVID-19 testing sites are scamming vulnerable communities across the country...

by Sravya Tadepalli This article was originally published at Prism When Houston resident Paul Middendorf woke up congested one early morning this month, he decided to get tested for COVID-19. He found a COVID-testing pop-up site in the East Montrose neigh...

 2022-01-16 00:00 

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COVID-19 protocols are a bad joke at many businesses, this week in the war on workers...

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, essential workers were widely dubbed "heroes." That didn't mean they were treated well or protected with adequate safety measures, but people were talking about their contributions. Since then, com...

 2022-01-15 23:00 

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No big shocker to learn that Herschel Walker hawked 'dry mist' spray to 'clean' you of COVID-19...

If the fact that he lied about graduating from college , almost appeared at a fundraiser thrown by a woman with a Nazi insignia on her Twitter profile , or his long history of domestic violence doesn't sway you, maybe pro football star-turned-Georgia ...

 2022-01-15 22:00 

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Teachers and students fight for remote learning and better safety precautions at school...

This article was originally published at Prism When Nora Flanagan tried logging on to Google Classroom on Jan. 5 to teach her high school English students remotely, she found that she was locked out of the system like hundreds of other Chicago Public Scho...

 2022-01-15 21:30 

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Carl Nassib makes history as the first openly gay player to take the field in an NFL playoff game...

The NFL met a big milestone in Saturday's wildcard game, thanks to Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib. Nassib is the first openly gay player to appear in an NFL playoff game. Until Nassib, no openly gay player had ever played a down in an N...

 2022-01-15 21:00 

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This guy believed all the memes, including one that claimed chicken soup and saltines cured COVID-19...

This Anti-vaxx Chronicles series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID-19 mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today's cautionary tale loved his memes. Don't they love to tell...

 2022-01-15 20:20 

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Jan. 6 rioters who'd misplaced items called Capitol to see if they could get them back...

Today in Insurrection News: Some of the would-be Pence-hangers actually thought the Capitol might have a lost and found for failed coups. How do we ever lose elections when these are the people on the other side? Seriously. Why don't we just put out g...

 2022-01-15 19:40 

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Tech companies need to do more to protect LGBT youth from harmful conversion therapy lies...

The Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE) says in reports released this week that despite pledges from major tech companies to combat anti-LGBT disinformation, extremist organizations have continued to disseminate harmful "conversion thera...

 2022-01-15 19:00 

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Democrats' case against GOP extremism gains steam...

President Joe Biden has come out swinging in the first couple weeks of 2022. His fiery speeches blasting Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection and condemning the GOP's nationwide assault on the fundamental right to vote were a historic piv...

 2022-01-15 18:00 

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Electing judges is a terrible system, as this sexual assault sentence reminds us yet again...

One Kentucky judge has found a special way to make his mark on the military's sexual assault problem: He's trying to force a man convicted of sexual assault to join the military. "One in 16 women and one in 143 men are estimated to experience ...

 2022-01-15 17:00 

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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haapai volcano in Tonga generates huge eruption, visible from space...

On Friday, the United States logged over 800,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 2,300 more COVID-19-related deaths. It capped off a week in which the nation recorded an incredible 4 million new cases over a seven-day span, and in which some sources have indica...

 2022-01-15 16:00 

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Police aren't the best option for handling mental health crises. Here's what we can try instead...

Though the phrasing of "defund the police" has proven to be more than a little divisive among Democrats and progressives, many of us do agree with core sentiments in the movement. Even simply reforming police departments could make a huge differen...

 2022-01-15 15:00 

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Child tax credit checks didn't just pay for food. They brought millions of families peace of mind...

For six months, around 36 million families with kids got a lifeline: expanded child tax credit checks of $250 a month for kids aged six to 17, and $300 for younger kids, amounting to an average of $444 per month . Those payments would have been going out ...

 2022-01-15 14:00 

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While FBI offers up flimsy reasons for being unprepared on Jan. 6, its record tells the real story...

The details of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection are gradually emerging into view, thanks to evidence released in the indictments against key players such as Stewart Rhodes and his Oath Keepers. But there are still a number of lingering mysteries still to b...

 2022-01-15 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Sedition ... I think it does mean what you think it means...

Marshall Cohen/ CNN: Takeaways from the landmark sedition indictment against the Oath Keepers and why DOJ acted now Federal prosecutors have been slammed -- by legal experts, Democratic lawmakers, Donald Trump critics, and media pundits -- for going easy ...

 2022-01-15 04:00 

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News Roundup: Voting rights must wait a weekend; Rep. McCarthy has Jan. 6 memory loss...

It is Friday. It will be a long three-day weekend for the do-nothing Senate, as the corruptions of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have left voting rights to hang in the balance. The Supreme Court handed down a decision slamming the rights of workers acros...

 2022-01-15 03:30 

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Wisconsin lawmaker says mitigating COVID-19 is impossible—for the most ridiculous reason yet...

You know, I'm starting to agree with the MAGA crowd about masks. I don't really need one, because I've been face-palming pretty much nonstop since 2017. That's gotta filter out most coronavirus, right? As for the vaccine—I got all my...

 2022-01-15 03:00 

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Spanish homework assignment for middle schoolers calls Americans 'pretty' and Mexicans 'ugly'...

Students have a lot to deal with in today's day and age: surviving a global pandemic, going to school among anti-mask protests, and big-picture polarization among political parties they mostly can't participate in yet. Structural and latent racism...

 2022-01-15 02:30 

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New York Rep. John Katko, one of only nine Republicans in a Biden district, announces retirement...

New York Rep. John Katko, one of just nine House Republicans to represent a constituency that also voted for Joe Biden, announced Friday that he would not seek a fifth term in the Syracuse-based 24th Congressional District. Katko last year was also one of...

 2022-01-15 02:00 

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Caribbean Matters: Untenable political situation in Haiti worsens amid new assassination revelations...

As we mark the anniversary of the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010—a natural disaster from which the island nation has never recovered—Haitians are now confronting more issues that will continue to d...

 2022-01-15 01:30 

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem releases national ad targeting transgender student athletes...

With the start of the new year, at least seven states across the U.S. have threatened to pass legislation that would limit the rights of transgender and nonbinary youths in sports and other everyday activities, including using the bathroom. Of those seven...

 2022-01-15 01:00 

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GOP officials use white supremacist rhetoric in pushing Arizona governor to attack asylum-seekers...

The anti-immigrant loudmouth who unlawfully served in the previous administration is among the right-wing extremists behind a racist scheme urging Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to use war powers against asylum-seeking families at the southern border. Ken Cuccin...

 2022-01-15 00:30 

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South Georgia town has several toxic plants; its mostly Black, brown residents are dying of cancer...

A small nonprofit in Georgia has uncovered a shocking injustice facing a tiny town in the south of the state. Not only is pollution from several industrial facilities destroying the environment, but the mostly Black and brown community members are being d...

 2022-01-15 00:25 

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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Booster Shots FRIDAY!...

Late Night Snark: "Got 'em!" Edition "The January 6th stormtrumpers are finally getting rounded up. The Justice Department charged eleven people with seditious conspiracy for their roles in planning the attack on the Capitol. The definitio...

 2022-01-15 00:00 

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Environmental justice cannot be achieved without eliminating the filibuster, advancing voting rights...

This week, the White House announced that seven federal agencies would adopt clean energy initiatives to further the U.S.' progress as it looks to achieve net-zero by 2050. The plans build on offshore wind energy projects like the Block Island Wind Fa...

 2022-01-14 23:30 

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First court appearances for alleged seditionists unfurl...

Just a day after their arrests, two Oath Keepers who prosecutors say coordinated a seditious conspiracy on Jan. 6 aimed at stopping the lawful transfer of power made their first appearances in court on Friday. Elmer Stewart Rhodes, the former leader of th...

 2022-01-14 23:00 

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Ron DeSantis wants to make Florida into the capital of everyone suing everyone for everything...

It's a year when foolish ideas for new laws are being proposed—or worse yet, passed—by Republicans everywhere. This includes the GOP in Idaho fighting back against teaching kids math , a Republican lawmaker in Virginia insisting that kids ...

 2022-01-14 22:59 

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Cartoon: Threats all go to the movies!...

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 2022-01-14 22:30 

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Rep. Gallego slams Sinema's bogus 'principles' and calls Kevin McCarthy a 'moral coward'...

On Thursday, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema set fire to what may or may not have been left of her integrity in a speech on the Senate floor where, in her trademark inarticulate and narcissistic way, she pontificated on how the Democratic Party was not properly reach...

 2022-01-14 22:00 

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Biden announces $27 billion in bridge building, repair now headed to states...

The Department of Transportation is rolling out the "historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program)." That's more than $27 billion in funding to states and tribal govern...

 2022-01-14 21:30 

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Oh no! In a world of COVID horror stories, I wouldn't wish this one on my worst enemy...

This Anti-vaxx Chronicles series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today's cautionary tale, Buck, is an asshole, but what his family puts ...

 2022-01-14 21:00 

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Racist Rep. Paul Gosar shares white nationalist ideology (again) in email sent to congressional list...

Day by day, many Republicans are increasingly comfortable saying the quiet parts out loud. In a recent incident, one Republican representative has come under fire for forwarding a message to his congressional email list that contained commentary from a ri...

 2022-01-14 20:30 

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Frederick Douglass? Stephen Douglas? Virginia Republicans don't know the difference...

Newly empowered Virginia Republicans are ready to roll with a bill banning the teaching of anything that risks making any white student feel bad about things white people have done. Or, as it's likely to be described in many accounts, an anti-critical...

 2022-01-14 20:00 

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Ohio court nukes GOP House map: 'When the dealer stacks the deck in advance, the house usually wins'...

Ohio's Supreme Court struck down the state's new congressional map as an illegal partisan gerrymander designed to excessively favor Republicans on Friday and ordered legislators to draw new districts in compliance with the state constitution. The ...

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