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 2018-01-16 03:30 

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Tom Cotton, racist Arkansas senator, threatens government shutdown over immigration...

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has made it his current mission in life to derail any hopes of an immigration compromise that allows Dreamers to stay in the only country they've ever know. Now he's trying to put all the blame for that on Democrats. x So De...

 2018-01-16 03:00 

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Romney reportedly running to become next 'never-Trump' senator to give in to Trump's will...

According to Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert, he has confirmation third-hand that Mitt Romney is indeed going to run for the Senate seat Orrin Hatch is finally vacating. Now all of Republican-land is wondering what kind of race Romney will run: Trump or anti...

 2018-01-16 02:30 

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Convicted criminal Joe Arpaio found out on live TV that he admitted guilt by taking Trump's pardon...

Did noted racist, convicted criminal, U.S. Senate candidate, and disgraced former sheriff Joe Arpaio really find out on live television that by accepting Donald Trump's presidential pardon after being found guilty of criminal contempt of court, he was...

 2018-01-16 02:00 

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Hospital, physician groups sound urgent alarm over CHIP defunding...

It's been 107 days since the Republican Congress allowed funding to expire for the Children's Health Insurance Program and community health centers. Here's today's headline about the havoc that is wreaking: " Hospitals, Doctors Brace F...

 2018-01-16 01:30 

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Trump's unqualified choice to be NASA chief runs into turbulence...

The signature requirement of any Trump staff member is that they be unqualified—or better yet, ironically unqualified, like Scott Pruitt at the Environmental Protection Agency, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Betsy DeVos at Education. These aren...

 2018-01-16 01:00 

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Aziz Ansari and the perils of implied consent...

On Saturday, a web publication by the name babe published a woman's account of the worst night of her life, as she calls it. "Grace" was excited to go on a date with Aziz Ansari, an actor, comedian and author she greatly admired. The evening e...

 2018-01-16 00:30 

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VP Pence became 'visibly red-faced' at a Sunday service when the pastor denounced Trump's racism...

Vice President Mike Pence visited a historical black church over the weekend and probably got more than he bargained for when Pastor Dr. Maurice Watson of the Metropolitan Baptist Church directly denounced Donald Trump's hateful words toward Haiti and...

 2018-01-16 00:00 

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Caregiver of 6-year-old paraplegic boy wins temporary stay of deportation...

Yancarlos Mendez Perez, t he caregiver and father figure of a six-year-old paraplegic boy, has won a stay of deportation from a federal appeals court. While only temporary, it could buy some precious time for Mendez Perez, who remains in federal immigrati...

 2018-01-15 23:30 

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Republicans plan on salvaging the midterms with their ace in the hole—Trump!...

Woo boy—Donald Trump spent two weekends ago declaring himself a " stable genius " in response to snowballing questions about his mental fitness and he followed up last weekend with denials that he's a stone cold racist . After nipping th...

 2018-01-15 23:00 

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Paul Ryan shows his true colors, refuses to shut extremists out of immigration debate...

So House Speaker Paul Ryan started this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with this: x Today we remember a great man and his work. We read his sermons. We recall his sacrifices. We give back. In doing these things, we raise our gaze and renew the spirit in ...

 2018-01-15 22:30 

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Mitch McConnell wants you to forget that time he banned Coretta Scott King's words in the Senate...

Mitch McConnell is not going out of his way in public to recognize the significance of this day, when the nation honors Martin Luther King, Jr. He did, however, put up a Facebook post which reads in part: As we celebrate Dr. King's birthday today, we ...

 2018-01-15 22:00 

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Republicans keep lying about Trump's 'shithole' remarks, showing total contempt for voters...

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, visibly shaken on Friday , went on the record to confirm Donald Trump's repeated use of the term "shithole" to refer to African countries during an immigration meeting Thursday in the Oval Office. After Durbin&mdas...

 2018-01-15 21:30 

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Republicans declare it's all Dick Durbin's fault for squealing on da boss...

Republicans have settled on the real problem with Donald Trump's white nationalist statements that America needs more Aryan immigrants rather than immigrants from those "shitholes" that actually want to come here. After careful thought, none o...

 2018-01-15 21:00 

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Trump administration quietly resumes accepting DACA renewal applications...

Campaign Action Without so much as an official press release, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) quietly began accepting Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) renewals this past weekend after a federal judge ruled that Donald Tr...

 2018-01-15 20:30 

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Republicans hurtle toward government shutdown in support of their racist president...

This says it all . President Donald Trump—with the quiet, but strong support of congressional Republican leaders— has rejected the lone bipartisan proposal on the table to address the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . R...

 2018-01-15 19:20 

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Using candy and picture books, House Majority Leader McCarthy is becoming Trump's new best buddy...

The Washington Post is out with a new look at Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's lavish attempts to cater to President Idiot Manchild's every whim. Including, of course, sorting through Starburst candies to present the Moron in Chie...

 2018-01-15 18:40 

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Racist congressman who said 'diversity is not our strength' decides to quote MLK, Jr....

Oh look, Iowa's most notorious pendejo has managed to out-pendejo himself, just days after defending Donald Trump's racist "shithole" remarks, and a little more than a month after he said that "diversity is not our strength": x Mar...

 2018-01-15 18:00 

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Donald Trump says 'I am not a racist' over and over ... because he's a racist...

In support of Donald Trump's latest utterance of "I am not a racist," Republicans have gone from feigning deafness to declaring that Democrats are hearing things. As with every other incident showing that Trump holds positions that are overtly...

 2018-01-15 17:20 

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Donald Trump honors Martin Luther King Jr. with civic work and community service—oh, wait—by golfing...

On Friday, Trump said: I will now sign the proclamation making January 15, 2018 the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday and encourage all Americans to observe this day with acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King's extraordi...

 2018-01-15 16:40 

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Trump blames Democrats for killing the DACA program he killed...

A couple of things regarding one of Donald Trump's tweets over the weekend: x DACA is probably dead because the Democrats dont really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military. " Donald J. Trump (@rea...

 2018-01-15 15:50 

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Donald Trump: Racist. Republicans: Enablers...

Welcome to 2018. One of the nation's newspapers of record, The Washington Post, is committed to documenting day-by-day the lies of the current occupier of the Oval Office. We're well over 2,000 for his first year in office as of today. The other m...

 2018-01-15 14:55 

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D-gate: Trump declares Wall Street Journal interview fake news because it's missing a single letter...

The Trump White House has issued multiple attacks on the Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, declaring their transcript of a interview with Donald Trump "fake news." And the point of contention, in an 8,500 word interview is a single letter....

 2018-01-15 14:00 

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Racist-in-Chief declares 'I'm not a racist'...

On this day, set aside to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a word from the racist currently occupying the Oval Office: "No, I'm not a racist," he told reporters. "I'm the least racist person you have ever inte...

 2018-01-15 13:30 

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Morning Digest: Rep. Martha McSally joins Arizona Senate race as the savior of GOP establishment...

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 AZ...

 2018-01-15 13:00 

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Cartoon: Have you heard......

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 2018-01-15 12:49 

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Cheers and Jeers: Monday...

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Today is the civil rights titan's 89th birthday, and also his official holiday. Once again we're thankful, and rather awestruck, by what he accomplished for black America---and, si...

 2018-01-15 12:26 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump continues to slowly unite America... against Republicans....

Donald Trump? He's a uniter, not a divider. Just in ways he never imagined. Sally Jenkins /WaPo, sports columnist and co-author of Pat Summit books: The Bible teaches that there are no real "shitholes," of course, that the only things that def...

 2018-01-15 12:25 

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Happy Monday! It's a milestone/millstone: Week 52 of The Presidential Apprentice. And it being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, what a time to have the least racist person ever as president! On this auspicious day, "I'd" probably say Donald Tr...

 2018-01-15 02:30 

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No, Oprah should not run for president...

Oprah gave a fantastic speech at the Golden Globes. That being said—she should not throw her hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. As a matter of fact, many of the folks currently being thought of for that same nominat...

 2018-01-15 01:15 

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DNC to take up 2020 presidential nomination rules, must reject voter suppression by caucuses...

(First in a series.) On Jan. 19-20, 2018, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Rules and Bylaws Committee will take up the Unity and Reform Commission's (URC) proposed recommendations for reform of the 2020 Presidential Nomination Rules. You can re...

 2018-01-15 00:00 

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Let's keep our eye on the ball: Oprah is just another distraction...

One thing we all must admit: Donald Trump continues to drive the news cycle, day in and day out, like no other. It can be exhausting at times. News outlets, bloggers, and vloggers must decide what to cover, and they tend to follow the same stories. Unfort...

 2018-01-14 23:30 

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Trump spends his weekend tweeting conspiracy theorists, 'FAKE NEWS' attacks, and Fox & Friends...

As we do every weekend, we now turn to, heavy sigh, what Donald Trump is tweeting this weekend. The Great Gilded Garbage Fire spent the weekend playing golf again, because of course he did. When a government bungle broadcast emergency messages to Hawaiian...

 2018-01-14 22:45 

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Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh make clear to Trump who's the right-wing boss on immigration...

Donald Trump this past Tuesday held a bipartisan meeting in the White House to discuss immigration reform. To clarify, this was before he wondered out loud on Thursday, at another White House meeting, why America had to take people from "shithole coun...

 2018-01-14 21:30 

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Republicans' lesson for Democrats: Next president must 'look backwards' at GOP crimes...

If nothing else, Republicans over the past few weeks have delivered an important civics lesson to the American people in general—and Democrats in particular. Facing a growing mountain of irrefutable evidence that the incompetent, out-of-his-depth GO...

 2018-01-14 20:15 

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The most vulnerable House members of 2018, in two charts...

It's not too presumptuous to start talking about a "wave election" for this November's midterm. For one thing, wave elections aren't even that unusual in midterm elections; going back to the Civil War, the average loss for the party th...

 2018-01-14 19:45 

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Republican lawmakers take to the Sunday shows to defend Trump's racist remarks...

Campaign Action Republican lawmakers once again took to the Sunday shows to defend Donald Trump, this morning. This time it was over a Trump tantrum behind closed doors in which he complained to lawmakers that too many immigrants were coming from "shi...

 2018-01-14 19:00 

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Oprah, the Alabama Crimson Tide, and how to adjust to change...

This year's NCAA national football championship was won in dramatic fashion by the University of Alabama. Most remarkable was that the game was actually a tale of two halfs. The first half was dominated by the Georgia Bulldogs, and the second by the A...

 2018-01-14 17:45 

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Putting it all on the line: Black women's activism and the death of Erica Garner...

"God is in control ... She's black." "What if we just let black women run everything?" "Let me be clear: We won in Alabama because #BlackWomen led us to victory. Black women are the backbone of the Democratic Party, and we can'...

 2018-01-14 16:30 

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Republicans are why we can't have anything nice. Not even Oprah....

Republicans seem to specialize in ruining everything they touch, from bipartisanship to the norms of governance and impeachment. They have also managed to ruin the prospects for any responsible Democratic celebrity who wishes to run for the presidency. It...

 2018-01-14 15:15 

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Trump's 'fake news' awards put him in dictator territory...

The undisputed king of fake news has been tweet-bragging about holding his own "awards" show: Giving out "THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR." Too bad a real group beat him to it. Now Donald Trump has been given a new ti...

 2018-01-14 14:00 

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Water is life: Puerto Rico, potable water, and El Yunque...

In January 1903 , United States President Theodore Roosevelt created the Luquillo Forest Reserve in Puerto Rico, the only tropical rain forest in the National Forest System, which is now known as El Yunque National Forest . At nearly 29,000 acres, it is o...

 2018-01-14 12:00 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump is a racist, Trump is a racist, and Trump is a racist...

It seems clear that Donald Trump's goal is to degrade the discourse of America until the average Sunday morning political talk hour sounds like one of those cut-rate Sopranos imitators that believes the best way to 'realistic' dialog is simply...

 2018-01-14 03:00 

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Cartoon: They have put down roots...

Anti-immigrant xenophobe White House resident Donald Trump happily allowed the Temporary Protected Status of 200, 000 Salvadorans to expire in 18 months. These people fled their earthquake ravaged country, and were legally allowed to stay for 17 years. No...

 2018-01-14 02:00 

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Nuts & Bolts: A guide to Democratic campaigns—Data Security...

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y'ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you've missed prior diaries, please visit our group or fo...

 2018-01-14 01:00 

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This week in science: Winter wonderlands...

Thanks to spectroscopy, the science of studying wavelengths, we now have a much better idea about what's causing the weird dips in Tabby's Star. Signs point to space dust! Now, how that dust was generated is a whole 'nother mystery : Some sort...

 2018-01-14 00:00 

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This week in the war on workers: New York fast food workers innovate and win...

How about some good news for a change? Workers have their first win under New York City's groundbreaking law requiring fast food restaurants to let workers sign up for payroll deductions to non-profit, non-union workers' organizations. The law req...

 2018-01-13 23:00 

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Fired transphobic editor blames the 'speech police' and becomes the newest Fox News hero...

Tucker Carlson believes that corporate America is an agent of the left, and he's found his latest poster boy in Denis Finley, the newly-fired former executive editor of Vermont's Burlington Free Press.It all started last week, when news broke that...

 2018-01-13 22:00 

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More than 20 years later, Supreme Court clerks continue to be mostly white men...

Guess what hasn't happened at the Supreme Court in the past 20 years? The plum positions as clerks, career-making jobs, have not gone to more women and to more people of color. USA Today columnist Tony Mauro revisits a study they first completed two d...

 2018-01-13 21:00 

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Feel-good news: How Justice Sotomayor schooled Trump's solicitor general...

It turns out that President Trump's judicial nominees aren't the only ones who can't answer basic legal questions. Solicitor General Noel Francisco had a rough day at the Supreme Court on Wednesday after he couldn't tell Justice Sonia Soto...

 2018-01-13 20:30 

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This week at progressive state blogs: Dark money in Ohio; progressivism doesn't hurt Calif. economy...

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the Jan. 6 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—o...

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