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 2021-07-23 15:00 

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Gaetz and Greene's joint fundraising efforts are hemorrhaging money...

Neither Matt Gaetz nor Marjorie Taylor Greene should be in Congress. Gaetz is still attempting to scurry out from under a likely federal indictment for sex trafficking due to his involvement with a now-indicted Republican ally's Florida crime spree. G...

 2021-07-23 14:01 

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Republicans are discovering that they've done too good a job in separating their base from reality...

The idea that the right can be motivated by driving a wedge between them and scientific or medical experts isn't new. See George Wallace sneering about "pointy-head college professors" or Richard Nixon calling Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Tr...

 2021-07-23 13:00 

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Republicans continue dragging out infrastructure talks, while calling Democrats 'unreasonable'...

The Senate has left for the week, or at least has recessed, another week in which the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations once again produced nothing. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had some luck in kickstarting the group by holding a procedural vote th...

 2021-07-23 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Democrats land notable Senate candidate in Iowa, but the odds remain tough...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. L...

 2021-07-23 12:00 

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Cartoon: Freedumb Isn't Free...

Vimeo Video As the delta variant sweeps across the United States and increases hospitalizations and deaths, far too many right-wingers are falling for anti-vaccine nonsense . Influential pundits and politicians on the right are undermining the push to vac...

 2021-07-23 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Bothsidesing the insurrection is a media failing...

Greg Sargent/ WaPo : The huge, gaping hole in our media discussion of the GOP and Jan. 6 The bare-bones chronology is that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) nixed two of McCarthy's choices — Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) &...

 2021-07-23 02:30 

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News Roundup: COVID-19 surge; Abbott's anti-migrant purge; FBI (literally) phoned in Kavanaugh probe...

In the news today: A new pandemic surge among unvaccinated Americans is again threatening to overwhelm regional health systems. A new report suggests that after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of a pattern of sexual assaults, the resulti...

 2021-07-23 01:45 

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Delaware lawmaker apologizes for using slur against Asian women in email about sex work...

Local GOP officials aren't the only ones who seem to openly use racial slurs—some Democratic officials need to be held accountable too. A state lawmaker in Delaware apologized Tuesday after sending an email that used a racist, sexist slur agains...

 2021-07-23 01:07 

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This Week in Statehouse Action: Life's A Beach edition...

We all deserve a little R&R this summer, and frankly we'd better get it while we can, what with the Delta variant driving COVID-19 cases back up and August (i.e. the last full month of summer) just around the corner. Here's hoping you can find you...

 2021-07-23 00:15 

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House passes bill by 407-16 vote authorizing thousands more special visas for Afghan allies...

The U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming vote of 407-16 passed bipartisan legislation that authorizes thousands more special visas for Afghan allies, and speeds up the application process. The ALLIES Act, introduced by the Honoring Our Promise...

 2021-07-22 23:30 

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U.S. is seeing a new wave of COVID-19 cases, but it won't be like the last wave. Thanks, vaccine!...

At the moment, there are two stories in the news when it comes to COVID-19. One is the well-deserved concern over the rising tide of cases. Over the last three weeks, the nation has seen cases rise steadily, erasing months of progress and putting the nati...

 2021-07-22 22:45 

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Frito-Lay had workers move the dead body of a coworker and keep working, claims striking employee...

When I first met with the workers striking at the Frito-Lay Topeka, Kansas production facility, I was told that it was hard for them to even explain how bad the situation was for employees. They had gone without any real increase in pay, and the work shif...

 2021-07-22 22:00 

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The FBI apparently lied about investigating Kavanaugh. What are Democrats going to do about it?...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now admitted that it failed to investigate even the most "relevant" of the 4,500 tips it received during an investigation into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, then a Supreme Court n...

 2021-07-22 21:30 

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'This is our moment' to pass legalization, farmworkers and advocates say following Senate hearing...

California Sen. Alex Padilla during a Senate hearing on the vital role of immigrant farmworkers called it "fundamentally wrong" for the federal government to deem undocumented immigrant laborers essential, "yet deny them legal protections and ...

 2021-07-22 21:00 

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'Tone it down b---h': Cori Bush is threatened and called the N-word for doing her job...

Activist-turned-congresswoman Cori Bush revealed in a thread on Twitter Thursday just how dangerous working in politics can be when you have Black skin. The freshman legislator who has been an outspoken advocate for Black people discriminated against and ...

 2021-07-22 20:30 

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Pelosi likely to appoint Republicans to insurrection probe regardless of McCarthy's obstruction...

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the Republican nominations of Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan to the House select committee tasked with probing the Trump insurrection, minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy immediately pulled all five Republican com...

 2021-07-22 19:45 

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Senate Democrats say FBI ignored tips in Brett Kavanaugh investigation...

Here at Daily Kos, we all suffered through Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, recalling his indignant behavior while questioned, especially as juxtaposed with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's grace and clarity . We, too, ...

 2021-07-22 19:00 

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Maria Taylor leaves ESPN, making her second Black woman to do so after white host sparks controversy...

Maria Taylor, a Black ESPN host, announced on Wednesday she is parting ways with the sports network after she and ESPN failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension. "As a result, Maria's last assignment for ESPN was last night's NBA Fi...

 2021-07-22 18:00 

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Biden swings and totally misses on filibuster, voting rights...

President Joe Biden's clear intent to try to unify the nation is laudable. It's a message a very large chunk of America loves to hear: that the people they elected will come together to rebuild the nation and recover from the pandemic. "I come...

 2021-07-22 17:00 

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Texas begins arresting migrants under 'emergency' declaration rejected by Rio Grande Valley counties...

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has begun his plan to arrest migrants who have recently crossed the U.S./Mexico border into the state, jailing three individuals at the Briscoe Unit in Dilley on Wednesday, Texas Tribune reports . "The number of detai...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

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To no one's surprise, Matt Heimbach's 'renunciation' of fascism turns out to have been short-lived...

If there's any lesson to be drawn from the saga of Matthew Heimbach , it's this: You can never take a neo-Nazi at his word. Heimbach, the erstwhile leader of the extremist Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) and one of the co-organizers of the deadl...

 2021-07-22 15:00 

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Biden's answers at town hall are entirely reasonable, but refuse to acknowledge political threat...

On Wednesday evening, President Joe Biden took part in a town hall. This wasn't a screaming rally where T-shirts were sold urging supporters to jail or hang opponents. There were no warmup acts calling for defense of Anglo Saxon culture. There was no ...

 2021-07-22 14:00 

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The nation's parents are rejoicing, thanks to Democrats and Democrats alone...

The monthly payments for child tax credits started hitting bank accounts on July 15. Most families with children younger than 18 have started getting monthly payments of $250 for older children, $300 for kids under six, per child. The payments were author...

 2021-07-22 13:00 

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Republican state legislature fails to overturn veto on ban to keep trans youth out of sports...

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the Louisiana House failed to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of anti-trans legislation that would have banned openly trans athletes from participating in school sports teams in the state. The Senate did agre...

 2021-07-22 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Michigan GOP candidate forms exploratory committee—which state law doesn't recognize...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Matt Booker, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. L...

 2021-07-22 12:10 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The death of bipartisanship?...

Good morning, everyone! (Not sure I am doing the right thing here ... but here it goes!) Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post takes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's efforts to get to the bottom of what happened on Jan. 6 seriously ... and House Minority ...

 2021-07-22 12:00 

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Cartoon: Crowny the Coronavirus faces the deadly threat of a new variant!...

TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books are coming out this November : Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens ; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones ! You can reserve your copies by pre-ordering (at a lower price) today! RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "God bless T...

 2021-07-22 11:50 

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday...

The More You Know... I'm told this is official: A message from the U.S. government regarding vaccine hesitancy and microchips pic.twitter.com/aFDvTuEp4e — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 21, 2021 But what about how vaccines turn us into huma...

 2021-07-22 02:30 

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News Roundup: Pandemic surge; Pelosi blocks GOP move to sabotage Jan. 6 probe; plea bargains mount...

In the news today: Not only is the pandemic not over, the nation is in the middle of a new pandemic surge. Wear your masks, and get vaccinated as soon as possible. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today rejected the appointment of two Republicans to a House com...

 2021-07-22 02:10 

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Cartoon: Space, the final F.U....

Space billionaires are on a mission to entertain themselves, without regard for the pressing problems on Planet Earth....

 2021-07-22 01:20 

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The pandemic made it even harder than usual for this marginalized group to get affirming care...

Safe, age-appropriate, and affordable gender-affirming medical care is crucial for transgender and nonbinary folks. Affirming care can be a number of things, ranging from a medical professional supporting the use of pronouns to prescribing hormonal treatm...

 2021-07-22 00:20 

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Mask requirements can't exempt the vaccinated, because the unvaccinated will simply cheat...

On July 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) issued recommendations that surprised many Americans. In looking ahead to the upcoming school year, the agency recommended that "masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 a...

 2021-07-21 23:20 

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Facebook is getting Americans killed. Biden saying so isn't likely an accident...

I had somehow missed that some in the press have been trying to relight the pilot light on the whole "Biden gaffe" narrative after Biden theoretically accidentally noted that Facebook, in becoming a fountain of anti-vaccine, anti-safety conspiracy...

 2021-07-21 22:20 

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How a simple paperwork error means this Afghan translator won't be evacuated to safety...

Mirza Sayeed Nayab was a translator for U.S. military forces in Afghanistan for four years. But military news outlet Task & Purpose reports that a simple paperwork error on his application—his former supervisor omitted a date and time—has not ...

 2021-07-21 21:20 

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'I'm sorry, but it's too late': Doctor describes young COVID-19 patients begging for vaccine...

An Alabama doctor gave the kind of account of her job during the COVID-19 pandemic that nearly brought me to tears in one paragraph. "I'm admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections," Dr. Brytney Cobia wro...

 2021-07-21 20:20 

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The delta variant doesn't give a flying #@$% if you're tired of hearing about COVID-19...

You're tired. I get that. Believe me, more than 600 articles (yes, really) into this pandemic, the last thing I want to talk about is COVID-19. I don't want to talk about shots. I don't want to talk about masks. The only variants I want to hea...

 2021-07-21 19:20 

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'End this terror and release all detainees': Advocates shut down New Jersey 'ICE black site'...

Dozens of pro-immigrant activists blocked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office in New Jersey on Tuesday in protest of the agency's inhumane practice of transferring detained immigrants without notice to attorneys or family. Rather...

 2021-07-21 18:20 

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Republicans threaten they're united in filibustering even talking about their infrastructure plan...

The Senate is going to vote on Wednesday afternoon on infrastructure procedure. To be absolutely clear, the Senate is going to vote on "a motion to proceed," i.e., whether they should begin consideration of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. This...

 2021-07-21 17:20 

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Pelosi vetoes Republican appointments of Banks, Jordan to House insurrection probe...

After House Republican leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy chose Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan as two of his five selections for the congressional committee being created to investigate the events of the Jan. 6 insurrection that rocked the nation, Banks himself...

 2021-07-21 16:25 

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Missouri GOP hosts invite-only legislative hearing on race in schools without single Black speaker...

A legislative committee in the Republican-led Missouri General Assembly actually went about holding an invite-only hearing on how race is taught in schools without including a single Black parent or educator, according to NBC-affiliated KSHB-TV . The hear...

 2021-07-21 15:35 

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No wonder the GOP is freaking out—look at the great stuff Democrats have planned...

The machinations of Senate Republicans have taken up a huge chunk of the oxygen on the infrastructure debate, largely because they are in a position to derail the whole damn thing if they can manage to finagle just one Democratic senator into helping them...

 2021-07-21 14:45 

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As another Oath Keeper turns state's evidence in Jan. 6 insurrection, conspiracy case mounts...

The conspiracy case that federal prosecutors appear to be building around the behavior of two key groups involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection—namely, the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys—ratcheted another notch tighter this week when one of ...

 2021-07-21 14:03 

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Trump insurgents came within seconds of capturing 'nuclear football' on Jan. 6...

During Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, video footage of events on Jan. 6 revealed just how close Mike Pence came to falling into the hands of the people who were chanting for his execution. Fourteen minutes after the mob of Trump supporters f...

 2021-07-21 13:00 

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Biden builds up team capable of taking on Big Tech and Wall Street...

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order with broad anti-trust and equity aims. He's been hampered in seeing that order implemented, however, by not having many of the key personnel to carry it out in place. In the las...

 2021-07-21 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Wisconsin's first Black lieutenant governor hopes to repeat feat with Senate bid...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. L...

 2021-07-21 12:05 

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This week on The Brief: J.D. Scholten and John Ray on challenges Democrats face among rural voters...

On the latest episode of The Brief , hosts Markos Moulitsas and Kerry Eleveld were joined by guests J.D. Scholten , executive director of Rural Objective PAC and Democratic nominee for Iowa's 4th congressional district in the 2018 and 2020 elections, ...

 2021-07-21 12:00 

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Cartoon: Owning the libs...

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 2021-07-21 11:55 

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Cartoon: Life's Little Victories 7/20...

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 2021-07-21 11:50 

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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday...

The Big "Con" Climbing into my home-built starship (thanks again for the blueprints, Popular Mechanics ) and using the sun as a slingshot to achieve speeds that allowed me to merge with a wormhole, yesterday I made my annual trip back in time to f...

 2021-07-21 11:34 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: New COVID wave unevenly sweeps the U.S....

Ed Yong/ Atlantic: Delta Is Driving a Wedge Through Missouri For America as a whole, the pandemic might be fading. For some communities, this year will be worse than last. The hospital is now busier than at any previous point during the pandemic. In just ...

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