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 2022-01-14 19:25 

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This ruling could begin to dismantle Greg Abbott's attacks on asylum-seekers, legal advocates say...

Despite condemnation from human right organizations , a civil rights complaint , and a string of tragic military deaths , Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star border scheme has continued unabated since early last year. However, a state distric...

 2022-01-14 18:50 

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Can Kevin McCarthy be any more gutless? Yes, he can 'forget' what he said to Trump on Jan. 6...

In the days following the deadly terrorist insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had no issue going around publicly telling whomever was listening that former President Donald Trump was the man behind the curtain...

 2022-01-14 18:15 

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Charges of 'seditious conspiracy' undercut the claims Fox News has been pushing about Jan. 6...

There's bad timing. There's awful timing. And then there's Brit Hume from Fox News. As The Washington Post reports, Hume went on the Twitter Thursday morning to continue Fox's ongoing sneer at the seriousness of events on Jan. 6. "Here...

 2022-01-14 17:40 

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Senate out until Tuesday, when Schumer vows to force Manchin, Sinema on the record on voting rights...

It was the perfect storm for the Senate on Thursday, resulting in disaster for Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's plan to have a showdown over the filibuster and voting rights and elections reforms by next Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But COVID-19...

 2022-01-14 17:10 

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In an open letter from hundreds of doctors, Spotify is splayed over COVID remarks from Joe Rogan...

Even he admits he's "a fucking moron," but that doesn't stop Joe Rogan's daily double-down on actually being an ignorant asshole. In addition to the worthless trash that comes out of his mouth about " woke culture " and the sil...

 2022-01-14 16:30 

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Federal courts backtrack after accidentally giving their workers a chance to report misconduct...

Officials at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts recently made a mistake : They provided an opening for staffers in federal judges' offices to report that they had "witnessed wrongful conduct in the workplace." The question was quickl...

 2022-01-14 15:40 

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Tech giants formally subpoenaed after lackluster cooperation with Jan. 6 probe...

A slew of the world's most powerful tech and social media companies failed to give the Jan. 6 Committee adequate information in response to an inquiry for records tied to the attack of the U.S. Capitol, prompting the panel on Thursday to issue a new t...

 2022-01-14 14:50 

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Michigan AG refers Republicans behind fake electoral certificates to federal prosecutors...

The group of Michigan Republicans who created a false electoral college certificate, claiming that Donald Trump had won the state and they were the duly appointed electors, have been referred to federal prosecutors by State Attorney General Dana Nessel. T...

 2022-01-14 14:00 

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Electoral Count reform could fade away; now McConnell doesn't need it to lure Manchin, Sinema...

During recent weeks, while President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have been building the case for the Freedom to Vote and the John Lewis Voting Rights bills, there's also been increasing chatter about Republicans finding one elec...

 2022-01-14 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Hedge funder launches Senate bid with backing from Trumpworld's greatest villains...

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. Leading Off PA...

 2022-01-14 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Omicron probably is peaking in the Northeast but not yet elsewhere...

David Leonhardt /NY Times: Is Omicron Peaking? In parts of the Northeast, it seems to be. Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, told the The Associated Press that he believed the true number of U.S....

 2022-01-14 04:00 

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News Roundup: Supreme Court COVID decision upends workplace safety; McCarthy hides Jan. 6 evidence...

In the news today: The Supreme Court handed down a stunning ruling that overturned OSHA rules requiring COVID-19 vaccination or testing for the nation's largest employers. The most stunning part was the bizarre theory invented by the court's conse...

 2022-01-14 03:45 

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Tributes pour in for late American Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt...

Throughout his 85 years of life, Clyde Bellecourt lived up to his Ojibwe name of Neegawnwaywidung. Its translation, "the thunder before the storm," became the title of his brilliant autobiography released in 2016—nearly five decades after he...

 2022-01-14 03:20 

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Guess which group of people is about to get free access to national parks—for life?...

Since the novel coronavirus pandemic became part of daily life, many people are (understandably) interested in getting outside, whether that's in their own neighborhood or at a state or national park . Access to the outdoors is a complex issue when we...

 2022-01-14 02:55 

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Former Gov. LePage says he's 'against mandates in all respects,' except maybe for poor people...

Mandates are anti-freedom. Vaccine mandates for military members are anti-freedom . Mask requirements are anti-freedom. All kinds of public health measures are anti-freedom, according to the Republican Party. Unless, of course, we are talking about people...

 2022-01-14 02:37 

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This Week in Statehouse Action: What Pandemic? edition...

Different week, same old GOP statehouse garbage. Seriously, the sense of deja vu with these cats is real. Especially because they seem oblivious to the fact that WE'RE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF A FREAKING PANDEMIC But Republican lawmakers object to the m...

 2022-01-14 02:05 

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Texas deputy calls seizure of immigrants' cash by sheriff's office 'standard operating procedure'...

A Texas sheriff is under investigation for allegedly stealing cash from undocumented immigrants pulled over by his office. Immigrants have then been turned over to border officials. The Texas Tribune reports that Real County Sheriff Nathan Johnson has cla...

 2022-01-14 01:40 

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Either Mo Brooks broke House ethics rules or Mo Brooks just lied to a federal judge (or both)...

Rep. Mo Brooks was in virtual court this week to defend himself (yes, as his own lawyer) in a case that will test whether Brooks, Donald Trump, and others can be held liable for the Jan. 6 insurrection violence that unfolded immediately after they (1) hel...

 2022-01-14 01:15 

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Scientists and medical professionals have Dr. Fauci's back amid attacks from Republicans...

As Daily Kos covered on Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves as a top medical adviser for the White House and heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had to defend himself against yet another attack from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul....

 2022-01-14 00:50 

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Graham sides with Trump, won't support McConnell for GOP leader if he's at odds with Trump...

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is very nearly in a league of his own when it comes to obsequious wet-noodle survival maneuvers, with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy running a close second. So when it came time this week to pick sides in ...

 2022-01-14 00:25 

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Trump hated the debates—so the Republican Party is now barring their candidates from appearing...

Donald Trump and his far-right, anti-democracy allies have long since purged the Republican National Committee of anyone not willing to jump to attention no matter how ridiculous Dear Leader's demands might get, so this is hardly a surprise: The commi...

 2022-01-14 00:00 

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Twitter-banned racist Georgia Rep. urges the use of 'Second Amendment' against Democrats...

Wasn't Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stripped of her committee assignments last year amid her support of racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and advocating for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama...

 2022-01-13 23:35 

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Kamala Harris faces predictable but rage-inducing bashing from the media...

It appears that the media has declared this "Bash Kamala Harris Week," a recurring feature of the past year as surely as Infrastructure Week was a recurring feature of the Trump years. One key difference is that Donald Trump kept trying to do Infr...

 2022-01-13 23:10 

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Here's 2005 Mitch McConnell arguing why the Senate must change filibuster rules...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced his plans to force a reckoning on legislation to protect voting rights in the United States . What happens over the next few hours and days may dictate whether or not we can snatch back our democracy from...

 2022-01-13 22:45 

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Earth Matters: Climate activists must get bolder; 46% of new electricity plants will be solar in '22...

Even if some version of the much-diluted Build Back Better bill somehow manages to squeak by in the Senate come March or later, it is obvious its 10-year-long government investment in climate defense—even though it is accurately described as "un...

 2022-01-13 22:20 

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Republicans didn't just sit down to a how-to-coup PowerPoint, they put their sedition in writing...

On Tuesday, another aspect of Donald Trump's attempted coup emerged with the news that Republicans in multiple states forged election documents in an attempt to replace legitimate electors with a slate of Trump supporters. Those documents, first obtai...

 2022-01-13 21:55 

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Michigan woman arrested with a truck full of guns outside of U.S. Capitol Police Building...

A woman was arrested Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol headquarters after multiple firearms including a loaded shotgun were found in her truck. But the woman was allegedly not there to cause any violence, she just "wanted to talk" police said, ac...

 2022-01-13 21:30 

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Joe Biden begged people to vaccinate. Guess who she blames when COVID hits her hard...

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. Today's cautionary tale thought she knew better than anyone else. There is a definite trend ...

 2022-01-13 21:05 

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The Supreme Court's ruling against vaccine mandates is much, much worse than it seems...

On Thursday afternoon, the Supreme Court ruled against COVID-19 mandates in a 6-3 vote, with all three Trump-appointed judges—who landed their roles thanks to a filibuster carve-out—voting that OSHA doesn't have the authority to regulate v...

 2022-01-13 20:40 

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'Anarchy cannot exist': Judge zeroes in on 'outside influences' in cases of Derek Chauvin's peers...

Court proceedings are already off to a problematic start for three former Minneapolis police officers shown in viral video doing nothing to save George Floyd's life as their peer kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes. Former officers Thomas L...

 2022-01-13 20:39 

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Sinema surrenders to McConnell, betraying President Biden, Democrats, democracy...

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema gave a floor speech in the Senate Thursday that has been unequaled in cringeworthiness since Sen. Susan Collins stood there and told the nation that she was going to vote for Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court beca...

 2022-01-13 20:10 

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Jan. 6 siege comes home to roost for Oath Keepers' Rhodes with 'seditious conspiracy' charge...

Federal prosecutors have been circling around Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes for the better part of the year since the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and today—one week after the anniversary—they finally pounced: Rhodes was arrested by the ...

 2022-01-13 19:10 

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Jan. 6 committee radar: Who could receive a subpoena next?...

Over 300 interviews have been conducted by the Jan. 6 committee, and thousands upon thousands of pages of documents have been submitted to investigators as the probe on the Capitol attack rolls on. Here's a look at who could likely receive a subpoena ...

 2022-01-13 18:40 

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Biden admin doesn't have to repeat past mistakes. It should release immigrants amid omicron surge...

The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 while in unnecessary federal immigration detention continues to skyrocket. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported 900 confirmed cases last week. Officials now report 1,581 confirmed ca...

 2022-01-13 18:10 

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Equity meeting goes left when white school board member makes racist remarks about Black teachers...

A first-year Houston-area school board member is backpedaling bigly after comments he made at a meeting Monday insinuating that the more Black teachers a school district has, the worse student outcomes and dropout rates are. Way to support Black educators...

 2022-01-13 17:40 

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The companies that spoke out for voting rights are silent as the Senate battles to protect them...

After the Republican Party used provably false propaganda to both incite a violent insurrection and, when it failed, pass a flurry of state laws making voting more difficult and giving Republican officials more power to decide which votes would count and ...

 2022-01-13 17:10 

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Democrats can't lose focus in Virginia as Youngkin prepares to take office...

Despite the campaign rhetoric from Virginia's Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin about returning traditional conservatism to Republican politics in the commonwealth after two years of Democratic control, a look at the GOP's legislative agenda for 2022 tell...

 2022-01-13 16:40 

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Infamous Proud Boys leaders Chapman, Toese behind bars for assault cases in Idaho, Washington...

Two of the nation's most notorious Proud Boys figures—Kyle "Based Stickman" Chapman and Tusitala "Tiny" Toese—are currently under arrest, facing felony assault charges in two separate incidents in Idaho and Washington, wher...

 2022-01-13 16:10 

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Obama warns of 'slow unraveling of basic democratic institutions,' calls on Democrats to act...

"America's long-standing grand experiment in democracy is being sorely tested," former President Barack Obama writes in his first opinion piece since leaving the White House, making the urgent case for Democrats to pass voting rights legislati...

 2022-01-13 15:40 

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GOP lawmaker bolts after confrontation with reporter about signing fake docs claiming Trump win...

As the tidal wave of documents piles up and is combed through by the House committee investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to subvert the 2020 election, evidence continues to reveal that the corruption and deception took place on local...

 2022-01-13 15:10 

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Kevin McCarthy refuses to tell the House select committee what he said to Trump on Jan. 6...

Reinforcing the degree to which Republicans do not want the truth about events on Jan. 6 to reach the public, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has announced he will not cooperate with a request to voluntarily testify before the select committee invest...

 2022-01-13 14:35 

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McConnell's tirade against Biden's defense of voting rights was exactly what Democrats needed...

If you ever wondered what Sen. Mitch McConnell having a cow on the Senate floor might look like, your wait is over. After President Joe Biden delivered a searing indictment of Republicans' anti-democratic maneuvering and endorsed nuking the filibuster...

 2022-01-13 14:00 

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Schumer ups pressure on Manchin and Sinema, has a plan to force debate on voting rights...

Congressional Democrats have determined how to get the Freedom to Vote and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement acts to the Senate floor for actual debate , something the Republicans have been blocking for months. It will allow the Democrats to skip the f...

 2022-01-13 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Ohio Supreme Court strikes down GOP's legislative gerrymander...

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. Leading Off OH...

 2022-01-13 13:00 

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Cartoon: Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. The Gibbon the Ocelot Show, and more!...

TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens ; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones ! Order today, RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "God bless Tom the Dancing Bug! Funny, succinct, and highly original, Ruben Bolling is able to make...

 2022-01-13 12:50 

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday...

Lest We Forget (which Republicans would love) One year ago today, the 45th president—a Republican—made history by becoming the first to be impeached twice . The first time for trying to extort favors from Ukraine—via his "perfect pho...

 2022-01-13 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Meeting the test...

The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama , writes an editorial for USA Today, urging for the Senate passage of voting rights bills and for all of us to act to prevent the "unraveling" of our democratic institutions. Protecting our dem...

 2022-01-13 04:00 

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News Roundup: Senate voting rights fight gears up; Trump team gets another round of subpoenas...

In the news today: The battle to protect voting rights is coming to a head in the Senate, where Democrats appear to be going forward with a plan to put filibuster proponents on record with their claims that a Senate rule that is, in current form, younger ...

 2022-01-13 03:50 

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Bad doctors, big problems, Part II: A path forward...

Editor's note: This is Part II of a two-part story. Read Part I , which was originally published on January 10, here . In 2004, Florida voters passed a three-strikes medical malpractice law . The law as passed would have revoked the medical license of...

 2022-01-13 03:20 

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Fox News promotes racist as Symone Sanders, former spokeswoman for VP Harris, takes job at MSNBC...

People of color are making strides not only in politics but in fields all round. At least two Black women have made media moves this week including Symone Sanders, who formerly served as chief spokesperson and senior adviser for Vice President Kamala Harr...

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