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 2018-08-16 13:35 

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Where are Republicans now that Trump's yanked security clearances from former top officials?...

Hello there, very serious media people! You may have noticed that yesterday the White House announced that Donald Trump had decided to revoke the security clearances of former top government officials who had dared to criticize him. This is the very same ...

 2018-08-16 13:00 

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Trump admits that he acted against Brennan because he was involved in the Russia investigation...

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement from Donald Trump that he was revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan for what Trump described as "making unfounded and outrageous accusations." A...

 2018-08-16 12:30 

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Morning Digest: GOP congressman in Trump district runs ad trying to distance himself from Trump...

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

 2018-08-16 12:00 

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Cartoon: Trump's new Space Force: Pigs in Space!...

FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE, AND THEIR SUMMER READING: Get Ruben Bolling's hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. "The funniest book about unbelievable kid mystery exploring I've ever read. The only real mystery is why you aren't...

 2018-08-16 11:50 

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday...

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... The Hell That Trump Has Made My Life He and his cabal of congressional traitors have brought this country to the brink of becoming so horrible that this how I hear conversations now: "Hi, November 6th!" "Hi! Ho...

 2018-08-16 11:30 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup. WaPo editor: Press 'not at war with the administration, we're at work'...

The Editorial Board of The Guardian presents The Guardian view on the press and Donald Trump: at work, not at war : Press freedom was not invented in the United States, but there are few nations in which the importance of an independent press has been so ...

 2018-08-16 11:00 

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!...

Heeeeeyyy... uh... it's Thursday! Sooo, yeah. How about that dotard president, huh? Yeah, we're back on that. We'll slice it up a couple different ways, but that's what it comes down to. Sorry! Listen right here at 9:00 AM ET! PODCAST LIST...

 2018-08-16 02:30 

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The limits of shame and outrage...

Last Friday, NPR's Noel King gave "Unite the Right" rally organizer Jason Kessler a platform to spread white supremacy , leading to Kessler ranking races on the basis of intelligence. NPR then implied a comparison to Black Lives Matter protest...

 2018-08-16 02:00 

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Stormy Daniels isn't the only sex worker who matters...

Listen, everyone should care about Stormy Daniels. She is a witty and charming adult industry performer, who has long been embroiled in a serious legal scandal with a sitting president whom we'd all like to oust. However, we also need to care about he...

 2018-08-16 01:30 

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Disgraced sheriff David Clarke's handpicked candidate loses sheriff's race in Milwaukee...

One name that didn't get enough media recognition during the primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 14, was Terrill Thomas. If you don't remember that name, here's a refresher: Terrill Thomas was the man who died after having his no access to wate...

 2018-08-16 01:00 

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Appeals board ruling hands Kansas dad who faced deportation a ray of hope...

More than six months after a heart-wrenching saga that saw him arrested by immigration agents on his own front lawn and nearly deported until a judge ordered him off a plane, there is hope on the horizon for Kansas dad Syed Ahmed Jamal. Jamal, who was fin...

 2018-08-16 00:30 

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Manafort trial closing arguments: 'The star witness in this case is the documents'...

In the final hours of the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, the prosecution's closing argument boiled down to one key point. "Ladies and gentlemen, the star witness in this case is the documents," Assistant...

 2018-08-16 00:00 

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Illinois manufacturer says it will close its doors and move to Mexico because of Trump tariffs...

Donald Trump's "big stick" the past few months has been the trade tariffs on China. Those "economically anxious" Trump supporters are getting the full con man treatment, as they serve to bear the brunt of the tariffs and their conseque...

 2018-08-15 23:30 

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Violence Against Women Act will expire soon, unless Congress acts...

The last time the Violence Against Women Act was up for reauthorization, Republicans held it up for nearly a year—and that was when President Barack Obama was in the White House and Democrats controlled the Senate. So you can imagine the threat the ...

 2018-08-15 23:00 

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This isn't how judicial nominations are supposed to work...

Keeping Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court is priority number one. But saving the appellate courts is nearly as important. Donald Trump's managed to get 24 of his picks on the federal appellate bench. Another two are a sure thing, and he's got ...

 2018-08-15 22:30 

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Trump's immigration chief strikes 'nation of immigrants' from immigration agency's mission statement...

While the mission statement for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) used to be focused on ensuring "America's promise as a nation of immigrants," it has now replaced that pledge with the lofty goal of administering "the natio...

 2018-08-15 22:10 

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Cartoon: Crook!...

Trump is so bad at Twitter that he just keeps tweeting and incriminating himself, and his accomplices in his torrent of crimes....

 2018-08-15 21:40 

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Hackers have already weighed in help 'Putin's favorite Congressman' Dana Rohrabacher...

A Democratic challenger to Dana Rohrabacher, the Republican congressman so obviously in the pocket of Vladimir Putin that other Republican congressmen joke about how he's in the pocket of Vladimir Putin, is going public over hacking attempts that plag...

 2018-08-15 21:10 

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US agencies collaborated to 'trap' immigrants who showed up for legal status interviews, ACLU says...

Instead of being put on a path to citizenship, immigrants just trying to follow the rules by going to their legal status interviews are being put on a path to deportation. Documents from an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit allege that United ...

 2018-08-15 20:40 

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Democrats have nothing to fear but fear itself...

The results of an Ohio special election last week that many viewed as a harbinger for November—and that should have been a gimme for Republicans— aren't even final yet . And yet even as the GOP candidate in Ohio's 12th congressional di...

 2018-08-15 20:10 

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Six years later, DACA has been a resounding success—now its future remains unknown...

Campaign Action Wednesday marks six years since undocumented immigrant youth were first able to submit their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications, and results from a new survey show that after enrolling, young people have been able t...

 2018-08-15 19:35 

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Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, with nine others under review...

At Wednesday's White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Donald Trump was revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. In addition, Sanders announced that Trump was reviewing the clearanc...

 2018-08-15 18:25 

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New documents spell even more legal trouble for Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross...

Legal troubles continue to mount for Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: A new report from the Campaign Legal Center suggests Ross at the least owned stock in companies while formulating government policies affecting those companies, an ethical breach o...

 2018-08-15 17:45 

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Treasury department making it difficult for Senate investigators to 'follow the money'...

"Follow the money" was the key piece of advice provided by the source known as Deep Throat to reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward as they worked to unravel the actions behind Watergate. For more than a year now, the Senate Intelligence Commi...

 2018-08-15 17:05 

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What matters more to Trump? Hiding juicy gossip or 'a government that is not accountable'?...

The Trump White House nondisclosure agreements that are back in the news thanks to Omarosa Manigault Newman open up big questions about the Trump administration's obsession with secrecy and obsessive avoidance of accountability. That goes beyond quest...

 2018-08-15 16:30 

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Trump admin claims ICE is targeting so-called 'bad hombres,' but the numbers say otherwise...

Campaign Action Multiple times this past spring and summer, Donald Trump claimed that he watched Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents "liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13," saying in May that "the people are dancing and they'...

 2018-08-15 15:55 

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A year after Charlottesville, activists ramp up the fight against white supremacy...

August 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. This event represented our reality under a Donald Trump presidency—one in which white supremacists not only incite violence and death in cities acro...

 2018-08-15 15:20 

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America's most notorious voter suppression crusader narrowly wins GOP primary for Kansas governor...

Late on Tuesday, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded last week's Republican primary , officially making Secretary of State Kris Kobach the GOP nominee for 2018's gubernatorial election. As a hardline conservative, Kobach could endanger the GOP's ...

 2018-08-15 14:45 

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No, Omarosa's tapes are not 'just like' a concerted foreign attack on the United States...

Politico reports that the residents of the Trump White House are quivering in fear. Fear that another tape recorded by Omarosa Manigault Newman will be released, and they will be displayed in an unpleasant light. Such as making them look like they associa...

 2018-08-15 14:10 

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Daily Kos announces release of nominee funds to Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington Democrats...

On Tuesday night, Daily Kos announced the latest disbursement of Democratic Nominee Funds raised through ActBlue after recent primary elections in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington. The Democratic nominees in Kansas's 3rd Congressional Distr...

 2018-08-15 13:35 

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Democrats are set to make a lot of history this November...

Tuesday's primaries once again showcased a Democratic Party that's starting to look like America . No one can say the party is leaving white men behind, with the Democratic nominees for governor in Minnesota and Wisconsin falling into that demogra...

 2018-08-15 13:00 

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Sarah Sanders is sorry, not-sorry for lying about President Obama...

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dialed her smarminess up to eleven to deliver some Trump-bragging economics. Sanders: This President since he took office, in the year and a half that he's been here, has created 700,000 n...

 2018-08-15 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid for Minnesota governor fizzles in GOP primary...

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

 2018-08-15 12:00 

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Cartoon: The best people, the best words...

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 2018-08-15 11:49 

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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday...

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... The Wit of Will Today marks the anniversary of Will Rogers' death in a plane crash in Alaska. In 1935 Roosevelt (whom he supported) had only been in office for two years and my parents were still in diapers. Huge Holly...

 2018-08-15 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: November coming into focus...

Bradley P. Moss /Lawfare: Why the White House Can't Stop Omarosa Manigault-Newman From Talking This is not the first time reports have surfaced about the administration's use of agreements. In March 2018, Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post wrote t...

 2018-08-15 11:00 

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!...

It's Wednesday, which for now means it's the day after another round of primaries. Which means it's a good thing we have Greg Dworkin with us to help us absorb what happened and why. So, let's do that, shall we? Before we melt your brain a...

 2018-08-15 02:30 

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House Democrats want to have a word with notorious racist troll Chuck Johnson...

Vicious right-wing troll Chuck Johnson doesn't have to comply with an interview request by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee now—but the request is a signal that if Democrats retake the House in November's elections, Johnson migh...

 2018-08-15 02:00 

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Asylum seeker returned to U.S. by judge says she 'spent the entire ride to my home country worried'...

The migrant family thrown onto a plane for deportation but then immediately returned back to the U.S. after a judge threatened to hold Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in contempt of court said they were left in the dark about what was happening to them....

 2018-08-15 01:30 

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Disneyland's non-union workers are getting a big raise ... thanks to unions...

Disneyland recently negotiated a $15 minimum wage for thousands of its unionized workers, and now it's announced that a $15.75 minimum wage is coming for its non-union workers . Yay for workers getting raises, but there's a lot going on here! Firs...

 2018-08-15 01:00 

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Teaching the Holocaust in the South after Charlottesville...

Until a year ago, I could enter my Holocaust Studies class trusting that at least on one point my students and I unanimously and indisputably agreed: Genocides are bad. Then came Donald Trump, and then came the Neo-Nazis. On August 11, 2017, just before t...

 2018-08-15 00:30 

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Omarosa claims Betsy DeVos said black students who booed her 'don't have the capacity to understand'...

Omarosa Manigault Newman keeps making news as various sections of her version of events from inside the Trump White House filter out into the public sphere. Omarosa continues to do what she's always done best: promote herself as she burns down anythin...

 2018-08-15 00:00 

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Daily Kos Elections Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin primary liveblog thread #1...

We have another big election night as voters go to the polls for their party primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin. We also have runoffs in South Dakota in races where no one took at least 35 percent of the vote in the June primary. ...

 2018-08-14 23:30 

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Roger Stone promises to always support Trump ... and has a great example of his support...

Michael Flynn flipped. George Papadopoulos flipped. Rick Gates flipped. Michael Cohen is dying to flip. Please. So far the personal loyalty that Trump demands of anyone and everyone seems to be about as solid as ice cream on a warm day. But there is one e...

 2018-08-14 23:00 

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Is a federal agency encouraging discrimination against employees who support gay rights?...

The Trump administration is never idle when it comes to attacking civil rights—from the smallest regulation to the most pivotal court case. A new directive from the Department of Labor proves it. x NEW: We have learned of a new Department of Labor d...

 2018-08-14 22:30 

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Tuesday primary preview: Minnesota Democrats fight through a three-way primary for governor...

We have another big primary night Tuesday, as voters go to the polls in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin. We also have runoffs in South Dakota in races where no one took at least 35 percent of the vote in the June primary. The first polls cl...

 2018-08-14 22:15 

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Cartoon: Massachusetts' voter registration...

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 2018-08-14 21:45 

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It should be no surprise that the Trump regime has zero interest in fighting voter suppression...

The U.S. has a long history of suppressing the votes of people of color. In the Deep South until the 1960s, Jim Crow laws were designed to keep all but a handful of African Americans from voting. West of the Mississippi, even after all American Indians go...

 2018-08-14 21:15 

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Lawyers, guns, and money: Maria Butina prosecution team adds a new member...

How do you handle a spy like Maria? With someone who has broad experience in dealing with the complex laws involving arms deals ... and some not-so-coincidental experience dealing with alt-right nationalists. Including members of the Trump team. As the De...

 2018-08-14 20:45 

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Most voters want to know what Mueller knows before they vote in November...

More than two-thirds of Americans want Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish his Russia inquiry before Election Day, according to a new CNN/SSRS poll . 66% say they think he should try to complete his investigation before this November's congressio...

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