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 2022-07-26 14:10 

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Republican leaders know Doug Mastriano is awful. If they think he can win, that won't matter...

Republicans were unhappy when extremist Doug Mastriano won the Pennsylvania gubernatorial primary, with some describing his nomination as a "disaster" or "suicide mission." But, being Republicans, they're falling right in line behind M...

 2022-07-26 13:30 

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Trump returning to D.C. for first time since Jan. 6 to deliver forward-looking keynote address...

Donald Trump is returning to Washington, D.C. Tuesday for the first time since he fled town following his failed Jan. 6 coup attempt, according to Politico . Trump will be delivering the keynote address at a policy summit for the pro-Trump "think tank...

 2022-07-26 13:00 

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Ukraine Update: The Tankies don't have a monopoly on idiotic war takes...

Oh boy. A bold idea: NATO offers to withdraw nukes from Europe (militarily useless, ineffective deterrents as we've just seen, & recklessly dangerous) in return for ending the invasion. Putin gets a "win" which costs us nothing worth having. h...

 2022-07-26 12:30 

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Morning Digest: House GOP spends $1 mil to prop up top recruit ahead of primary for key Arizona seat...

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...

 2022-07-26 12:00 

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Cartoon: Fragrant future...

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 2022-07-26 01:50 

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News Roundup: Trump's Jan. 6 speech edits released; grand jury hears coup evidence...

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 coup attempt has released yet more evidence of Trump's intent on that day, this time with Trump's own edits to the statement he begrudgingly released after the violence. There's also apparent...

 2022-07-26 01:20 

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Melania claims she was unaware of raging Jan. 6 coup because she was photographing a rug...

If there's any advantage to being married to Donald Trump, it would have to be developing the ability to at least occasionally tune him out. It's quite a skill because, even at his most genteel, Trump sounds like a herd of shaved emus drowning in ...

 2022-07-26 00:40 

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Gun manufacturers livid after California governor signs 'bounty' bill curbing illegal firearms' sale...

In almost any mass shooting involving an assault-style weapon in this country, there are varying levels of moral culpability. The first and most obvious is the culpability of the shooter himself (they are almost always men), who consciously chooses to mak...

 2022-07-26 00:00 

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'Go back to your country': Immigrants allege physical and racist abuse at Florida detention facility...

The federal government has been slapped with another civil rights complaint alleging abuses against immigrants in U.S. custody, this time at a facility in Florida. More than a dozen people either currently or formerly detained by Immigration and Customs E...

 2022-07-25 23:20 

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2020 Colonial Pipeline spill revealed to be largest gasoline spill in U.S. history...

New estimates of the damage caused by a crack 5 feet long in a section of Colonial Pipeline Co.'s 5,500-mile pipeline shows its 2020 spill was the worst in U.S. history, sending nearly 2 million gallons of gas into the Oehlet Nature Preserve near Hunt...

 2022-07-25 22:40 

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Watch J.D. Vance imply marriages in the past were 'maybe even violent' but worth continuing...

J.D. Vance, the Republican Senate nominee in Ohio backed by former President Donald Trump, accidentally let his truth slip out during a moderated talk at Pacifica Christian High School in Santa Monica, California, last September. In a video reported on by...

 2022-07-25 22:00 

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Following SCOTUS ruling, groups urge Biden admin to prevent further harm under Remain in Mexico...

More than 110 organizations are asking the Biden administration to take urgent steps to ensure that no further migrants are harmed under the Remain in Mexico policy. While the Supreme Court last month ruled that officials had acted lawfully in terminating...

 2022-07-25 21:20 

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Pence's former chief of staff appeared before a federal grand jury investigating Jan. 6...

Just when you thought the House Select committee investigating Jan. 6 wasn't getting testimony from the A++ players in the White House... think again. ABC News reports that Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, was caught ...

 2022-07-25 20:40 

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Jan. 6 committee shares new evidence of Trump's refusal to condemn actions of the mob he assembled...

New testimony from Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Eric Herschmann, and others reveal they had to practically beg former President Donald Trump to give a speech on Jan. 7 denouncing the insurrection on Jan. 6. According to Cassidy Hutchinson, talk of invokin...

 2022-07-25 20:17 

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Extremist Supreme Court majority succeeds in unifying most Americans against it in one term...

In case the Supreme Court's right-wing majority was sitting around wondering whether it has jolted awake a sleeping giant, a new AP-NORC poll released Monday should put that quandary to rest. Here are the basics from the poll: Most Americans don't...

 2022-07-25 19:20 

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'Americans kneel to God: Trump advocates for Christian nationalism, hints at presidential run...

Donald Trump will go to any end in a pathetic attempt to win support. While speaking at an event held by Turning Point USA in Florida on Saturday, Trump attempted to gain the support of conservative Christians by claiming "Americans kneel to God, and ...

 2022-07-25 18:40 

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The 'constitutional sheriff' movement used to be about guns. Now it's about election hoaxes...

One of the many, many, many reasons to fear for the safety of democracy in the United States is that there is something called a "constitutional sheriffs" movement, which continues not to be laughed out of existence despite all practitioners of th...

 2022-07-25 18:12 

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Rubio tries to hit back after a Pete Buttigieg zinger lands, but he's outclassed and out of touch...

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on the defensive over marriage equality—just as Senate Republicans more generally are fretting about what to do on that issue. On Sunday, Buttigieg, who is the first openly gay ...

 2022-07-25 17:30 

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Senate to confirm Marines' first Black four-star general while GOP ignores white supremacy...

The Senate is expected to confirm U.S. Marine Corps, Lt. Gen. Michael Langley as the Marines' first Black four-star general. Lt. Gen. Michael Langley has been a commander at every level in the Marines and been deployed to various countries including J...

 2022-07-25 16:50 

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Medication abortion will be a lifeline, but it tees up new legal battles...

Medication abortions already represent more than half of all legal abortions in the U.S., and could become a lifeline to people in states that have banned abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade . It's a lot harder to prevent...

 2022-07-25 16:05 

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As voices urge relief for smuggling tragedy survivors, federal jury indicts two main suspects...

Four people were arrested late last month following the horrific deaths of 53 migrants , and hospitalization of at least 16 others, in a mass casualty smuggling incident. Officials said that Homero Zamorano Jr. was charged with "alien smuggling result...

 2022-07-25 15:20 

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Ashli Babbitt's mother believes her daughter would've been treated differently if she were Black...

Micki Withoeft is the mother of Ashli Babbitt, the 35-year-old Air Force veteran who joined a mob of thousands of insurrectionists on Jan. 6 to storm the U.S. Capitol. On Sunday, Withoeft s poke on Rudy Giuliani's podcast about her daughter and the da...

 2022-07-25 14:20 

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Does Merrick Garland understand that there was an attempted coup?...

Attorney General Merrick Garland has the appearance of a man who is not only failing the moment, but doesn't even realize what the moment is. While the Jan. 6 committee and the Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney are carrying out aggressive inve...

 2022-07-25 13:40 

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GOP in disarray on LGBTQ rights: State Republicans double down on bigotry as national lawmakers flee...

When House Democrats put a bill on the floor last week protecting same-sex marriage rights, something astonishing happened—nearly 50 House Republicans voted with Democrats to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, 267-157. Sure, more than three times th...

 2022-07-25 13:00 

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Ukraine Update: To protect its southern 'land bridge,' Russia might have to give up on Izyum...

Over the weekend, Mark wrote about Ukraine's more aggressive posture in the Kherson region, and the panic it is supposedly generating with Russian troops in the line of advance. Last week, I speculated that Ukraine's big counteroffensive might act...

 2022-07-25 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Everyone in Iowa is sharing polls they like. Which should you believe?...

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. Embedded Content L...

 2022-07-25 12:00 

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Cartoon: The time traveler from 1977...

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 2022-07-25 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Secret Service scandal is not going away (nor are Ginni Thomas texts)...

Will Bunch /Philadelphia Inquirer: Break up the Secret Service and send its people to jail for the Jan. 6 cover-up The Secret Service's missing Jan. 6 texts must be really bad, because agency higher-ups look to have committed a criminal cover-up to hi...

 2022-07-25 02:00 

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News Roundup: Republican attacks on schools continue; sex trafficker Gaetz preens for fascists...

In the news this weekend: Far-right extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene jumps farther right, yet again, while fellow stain on the Republican and unindicted sex trafficker Rep. Matt Gaetz vamps for a fascist convention. But Republican extremism is having...

 2022-07-25 01:00 

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'Smart enough to do it': Police chief fired after audio leaked of him bragging about killing spree...

A Mississippi police chief was fired on Wednesday when his former subordinate, a Black man, recorded him in a racist and homophobic rant bragging about the toxic and violent police culture the chief upheld. Ex-Lexington Police Chief Sam Dobbins can be hea...

 2022-07-25 00:20 

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Remember the donor who paid for the Uvalde victims' funerals? It was MLB and NFL star Bo Jackson...

Even if you're not a sportsball fan, you've probably heard of Bo Jackson. An elite two-sport star for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders and MLB's Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, and California Angels, he may have captured your heart dur...

 2022-07-24 23:00 

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'You're a Black man in America': Judge asked to resign over warning to stay away from cops...

A Black judge with jurisdiction over Clark County, and notably its Las Vegas strip, is being targeted by a local police union for advising a Black suspect before her for a probation hearing to use caution with police. "You're a Black man in Americ...

 2022-07-24 22:00 

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Nuts & Bolts—Inside a Democratic campaign: Please don't do this...

Welcome to Nuts & Bolts , a guide to Democratic campaigns. When you think about Democratic campaigns, we think of successful campaigns, big and small, the efforts that went into them, and the work put in by the campaign staff and volunteers. We want to re...

 2022-07-24 21:37 

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Trump begs for 2 newspapers to be stripped of Pulitzers. Not gonna happen, says Prize Board...

Donald Trump has convinced millions that the lengthy Mueller investigation produced no evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, or of obstruction into the investigation by Trump himself. He accomplished this deft sleight-of-hand b...

 2022-07-24 20:00 

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New York man who beat woman more than 125 times indicted on hate crime charges...

While there have been virtually no convictions for perpetrators of anti-Asian American hate, more arrests have been made and charges continue to be filed against those who target the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The hope that those co...

 2022-07-24 19:00 

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School board candidate says physicians who provide gender-affirming health care should be hanged...

Daily Kos has continued to call out the ongoing Republican agenda to ostracize, isolate, and eradicate trans folks, including both youth and adults. As we approach the 2022 midterm elections, we've seen a gradual uptick in discriminatory, exclusionary...

 2022-07-24 18:15 

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Public university professor suggests we find a 'cure' for homosexuality amid monkeypox outbreaks...

Though conservatives love to accuse academia at large—and especially professors—of using college as an opportunity to push "woke" agendas onto students, the sad reality is that there are plenty of people in higher education who actuall...

 2022-07-24 16:30 

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Cheryl Rainfield knows young readers have stolen her books from libraries—and she understands why...

Any reader is likely to agree that books can be a lifeline for those who feel lost, lonely, or isolated. We often contextualize this point in terms of identities like sexual orientation, gender, and race, all of which are, of course, valid and make sense....

 2022-07-24 15:45 

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'Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb': Matt Gaetz condemns pro-choice activists...

Rep. Matt Gaetz is misogyny personified and he proved as much on Saturday at the right-wing nonprofit Turning Point USA's Student Action Summit. "Have you watched these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies," the Florida Congressman asked at the co...

 2022-07-24 15:00 

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'Animalistic assault': Video shows Tennessee police beating DoorDash delivery driver...

Traffic violations—specifically an allegation that he failed to stop at a stop sign and refused to stop for officers—ended with 25-year-old Brandon Calloway in the hospital and needing stitches. Calloway's attorney, Andre Wharton, told rep...

 2022-07-24 14:00 

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History 101: Parallels between Putin's Russia and Hitler's Germany, plus U.S. reaction then and now...

Battlefield developments regarding the brutal, unprovoked, imperialistic Russian invasion of Ukraine appear multiple times on this site's front page every day—with good reason. For starters, Moscow has the world's second largest military, an...

 2022-07-24 13:30 

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Ukraine update: 'A picture of every growing chaos and fear among Russian troops'...

One year, when I was in college, it snowed. At lot. And no, that's not because it was during the Ice Age. In any case, this was Kentucky, where snowplows were considered exotic beasts and 30" of white stuff was enough to literally call out the Nat...

 2022-07-24 13:00 

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Black Music Sunday: A taste of the rich creole gumbo that is New Orleans jazz...

In the last edition of Black Music Sunday , we explored the city of New Orleans before the birth of jazz . New Orleans, which is known worldwide as the birthplace of not just jazz, but many of the most famous musicians in jazz history, remains home to an ...

 2022-07-24 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Defending democracy...

We begin today with the Editorial Board of the Boston Globe saying that the nation's lawmakers don't have to wait for history (or the Justice Department) to do something about the jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. The intended audiences for the ...

 2022-07-24 01:09 

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Alan Dershowitz whines that he's now a pariah on Martha's Vineyard just because he enabled Trump...

You defend one wannabe fascist dictator by saying his boundless lust for power means he should be able to do anything he wants, and all of a sudden progressives don't like you anymore. It's brutally unfair, and we shouldn't stand for it. Every...

 2022-07-24 00:00 

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Ukraine, Russia agree to UN-backed deal to restart grain exports; global food crisis may be averted...

A catastrophic global food crisis may just have been averted, even though Russia continues to wage war throughout Ukraine. Ukraine and Russia separately signed a U.N.-backed treaty in Istanbul on Friday that would allow Ukraine to export millions of tons ...

 2022-07-23 23:00 

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Starbucks union hits major milestone despite ongoing union-busting, this week in the war on workers...

Get your expressions of stunned awe ready here, because the Starbucks union has reached a truly amazing milestone: 200 unionized Starbucks stores . Of those, 52 voted unanimously to unionize, labor reporter Steve Greenhouse notes, with the union winning a...

 2022-07-23 22:00 

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Connect! Unite! Act! Finding liberation, hope, and togetherness...

Welcome back! When I started writing Connect! Unite! Act! this week, I want to talk about the Daily Kos Liberation League. Elections are a very important way of influencing the way our nation functions. They help us protect rights, look after members of o...

 2022-07-23 21:00 

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Dallas students will be required to carry clear or mesh backpacks to school...

As school shootings and violence increase nationwide, parents and advocates are calling for better safety protocols to be put in place. As a result, some Texas officials have decided to require the use of clear or mesh backpacks in schools instead of focu...

 2022-07-23 20:00 

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Daily Space: Bode's Galaxy...

So far, Daily Space has been looking at nebulas and clusters of stars within our own celestial neighborhood, but today we're going away—twelve million light years away—to Bode's Galaxy, also known as M81. This is what is known as a ...

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