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 2019-07-21 06:18 

Slate Magazine

Here Are All the Marvel Phase Four Projects Announced at Comic-Con...

From Black Widow to Blade, here are your next two years of Marvel content....

 2019-07-21 03:20 

The Daily Beast

Judge Tosses Russian Trolls' Free Speech Lawsuit Against Facebook...

The judge found that the Federal Agency of News' argument for First Amendment protections "fails" and "lacks merit," but she provided a 30-day window to offer new arguments....

 2019-07-21 03:01 

Crooks and Liars

C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater: 'A Trip To The Moon,' 1902...

Le Voyage Dans la Lune (1902) It was filmed 117 years ago. It runs less than 15 minutes. It's silent and in black and white. It's one of the great treasures of world cinema. And I can think of no more appropriate day to bring it to you than on the...

 2019-07-21 02:36 

Vox

Marvel announces 10 Phase 4 projects for 2020 and 2021...

Thor 4! Black Widow! Doctor Strange 2! And so, so much more....

 2019-07-21 02:22 

Slate Magazine

Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, and Patrick Stewart Return in the Trailer for Star Trek: Picard...

Data! Seven of Nine! A rational political system!...

 2019-07-21 02:00 

Daily Kos

Daily Kos Elections 2Q 2019 Senate fundraising reports roundup...

Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from April 1 to June 30, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on July 15 at midnight Eastern Time. Below is our chart of fundraising numbers for every senator seeking re-ele...

 2019-07-21 01:31 

The Daily Beast

Schiff: CIA Learned of Russian Hackers Targeting Senate Candidates From Conference...

The House Intelligence chairman says he realized "something is broken here" after learning CIA officials were among the last to learn of a Kremlin-linked phishing effort....

 2019-07-21 01:00 

Daily Kos

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—The rule of threes...

It's another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you've missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide . Every week I try to tackl...

 2019-07-21 00:00 

Daily Kos

Alabama GOP Senate hopeful blames 'homosexual activities' for lack of 'good TV shows'...

John Merrill, the current Secretary of State of Alabama, recently asserted, among other bizarre and archaic ideas, that people are "too interested in homosexual activities" and that's why he can't find any good television. As reported by Y...

 2019-07-20 23:56 

Crooks and Liars

Racist Verbally Abuses Pregnant Georgia Lawmaker In Grocery Store...

Erica Thomas is a state representative in Georgia. On Friday, while she was in line with her nine-year-old daughter at a Publix grocery store, she said a complete stranger attacked her with racist slurs and profanity. Rep. Thomas is a Black woman, whose h...

 2019-07-20 23:00 

Daily Kos

Trump nominates mini-Scalia as labor secretary, this week in the war on workers...

It's important to uphold the principle that someone who lets a sexual predator—who preys on children, no less—off easy because he's rich and connected and has good lawyers should not be in charge of a large chunk of the federal governm...

 2019-07-20 22:54 

Slate Magazine

The Trailer for HBO's Watchmen Takes Rorschach Too Seriously...

"And I'll look down and whisper, 'Fortunately, neither superhero comics nor prestige television have historically had a problem with bad fans.' "...

 2019-07-20 22:00 

Daily Kos

Spotlight on green news & views: Doomed coal miners; perilous heatwaves; trillion tree solution...

This is the 607th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the July 6 edition . Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTAN...

 2019-07-20 21:59 

Vox

Donald Trump has joined the campaign to free A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail...

Trump has even offered to pay the rapper's nonexistent bail....

 2019-07-20 21:37 

CBS News

Mike Pence interview: Vice President says U.S. will first return to the moon, then go to Mars...
 2019-07-20 21:37 

Splinter

JFC It's Hot...

Some 34 states faced recordtemperatures on Saturday as a relentless heat wave stretched from the TexasPanhandle to northern Maine....

 2019-07-20 21:30 

Daily Kos

Trump and his fans and defenders are wallowing in the language of hate crimes...

Many observers, with good cause, have decried Donald Trump's vicious attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and her fellow progressive congresswomen of color and the frightening chants—"Send her home!"—his fanatical followers in North Carolina...

 2019-07-20 21:25 

NBC

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GOP vote on Trump's 'go back' comments was an effort to absolve him — and themselves — on racism...

Analysis: Analysts across the political spectrum typically cite raw fear as why GOP leaders don't challenge Trump over behavior that outrages most Americans....

 2019-07-20 21:04 

Mother Jones

AOC Tells Trump "We're Not Going Anywhere"...

After a week of racist taunts from the president of the United States, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back on Saturday, telling a town hall in her Queens district that Donald Trump's policies were rooted in "ethnicity and racism,"...

 2019-07-20 21:00 

Daily Kos

Senate committee passes modest election security bill that might make it past Mitch McConnell...

Campaign Action The Senate Judiciary Committee, quietly and at the very last moment Wednesday, passed what should be an unnecessary bill by voice vote. The bill would make hacking an election system a federal crime. You would think that was already a law,...

 2019-07-20 20:51 

Slate Magazine

Trump Campaign Selling 10 Plastic Straws for $15: "Liberal Paper Straws Don't Work"...

The commander in chief said he doesn't understand why there is so much focus on the straws and not other items....

 2019-07-20 20:46 

MSNBC

Apollo 11 moon landing commemorated 50 years later...

The Apollo 11 moon landing is commemorated 50 years later by Joy Reid and Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer and planetarium director of The Franklin Institute....

 2019-07-20 20:45 

Washington Post

Do protections for people with disabilities apply online? Domino's asks high court....

The pizza chain and other businesses want to know how the ADA relates to the Internet....

 2019-07-20 20:30 

Daily Kos

7 in 10 Republicans say Trump's comments make them feel 'excited' or 'proud,' Pew survey reports...

More than eight in ten adults in the United States feel that the nature and tone of political debate has grown more negative in the last few years, as reported by the Pew Research Center . While these initial survey results aren't too shocking, they&#...

 2019-07-20 20:29 

Talking Points Memo

Black GA Rep. Says Man Screamed At Her To 'Go Back Where You Came From'...

Erica Thomas, a black Democratic state representative from Georgia, says she was grocery shopping with her nine-year-old daughter when a......

 2019-07-20 20:18 

MSNBC

Omar reported to be in 'imminent danger' after Trump rally chants...

Donald Trump's rhetoric could impact the safety of members of Congress according to experts. Joy Reid and her panel discuss POLITICO reporting that Rep. Ilhan Omar could be in 'imminent danger' after recent Trump rally chanting....

 2019-07-20 20:16 

Washington Post

Two senators want antifa activists to be labeled 'domestic terrorists.' Here's what that means....

Antifa, short for anti-fascists, is a militant leftist movement that is comprised of more than one group....

 2019-07-20 20:15 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Trump's immigration policies are about 'ethnicity and racism'...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump's policies on immigration in her latest argument against the President's handling of the situation at the southern border, saying that his signature agenda is really about...

 2019-07-20 20:11 

Talking Points Memo

Dershowitz Doubles Down In Fight With Boies, Insinuates Marital Infidelity...

Alan Dershowitz, former lawyer for accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, implicitly accused David Bois, an attorney for an Epstein accuser,......

 2019-07-20 20:03 

MSNBC

Republicans defend Trump's inflammatory comments. Why?...

Donald Trump has reshaped much of the Republican party in his image, many experts say. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how GOP leaders such as Lindsey Graham have changed their tune and remained loyal to the president, despite his growing list of...

 2019-07-20 20:02 

Vox

Puerto Rico's week of massive protests, explained...

Two scandals have led to more than a week of protests calling for Gov. Ricardo Rossell's resignation....

 2019-07-20 20:00 

Daily Kos

2020 Democrats shine: Warren takes on Wall Street, Bernie keeps pressing for Medicare for All...

There are 20+ Democratic presidential candidates right now, and one of them will be our nominee. That means that even some of the more prominent candidates will be saying or doing great things that are slipping through the cracks of traditional media and ...

 2019-07-20 19:54 

The Daily Beast

At Aspen Security Forum, National Security Leaders Admit, 'We Have Been Lazy On Hate'...

A former national security official admitted never talking about white supremacist terrorism while in government: "I feel a little bit sheepish and almost embarrassed about that."...

 2019-07-20 19:44 

ThinkProgress

Miss Michigan dethroned over racist, Islamaphobic tweets...

Kathy Zhu was stripped of her title as Miss Michigan on Thursday after the organization found Twitter posts that were racist and Islamaphobic. "It has been brought to the attention of Miss World America (MWA) that your social media accounts contain of...

 2019-07-20 19:38 

Splinter

Democratic Senators Blame Trump for Abysmal Border Facility Conditions After Tour...

A dozen Democratic senators led by Senate Minority LeaderChuck Schumer called for an end on Friday to the Trump administration'sinhumane policies toward migrants held in substandard and overcrowded conditionsat detention facilities along the border....

 2019-07-20 19:29 

Washington Post

Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia discharged from hospital after fracturing four ribs...

Isakson, 74, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on July 16 after he fell in his apartment in the District....

 2019-07-20 19:26 

MSNBC

2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Puerto Rico, Trump rally chant & Iran...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a 2020 presidential candidate, joins Alex Witt from Puerto Rico, where the congresswoman is supporting protestors calling for the governor's resignation. Gabbard shares her thoughts on the "send her back" chants that...

 2019-07-20 19:06 

MSNBC

Rep. Al Green: I know what 'send them back' means. It's been said to me....

Despite attempting to disavow chants of "send her back" that broke out at his North Carolina rally, President Donald Trump is doubling down on his attacks on a group of progressive Congresswomen. Rep. Al Green (D-TX) joins Alex Witt and recounts t...

 2019-07-20 19:04 

Washington Post

Democrats hope Mueller gives credence to their claim of an unlawful Trump...

Feeling the pressure, lawmakers on the panels have been practicing for Wednesday's hearings....

 2019-07-20 19:03 

Mother Jones

Here's the Speech Richard Nixon Would Have Given if Neil Armstrong Died...

Fifty years ago today, Americans huddled around televisions to watch Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon. It's hard to watch it even now and not get chills: But what if Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had gotten stuck there? A...

 2019-07-20 18:59 

Crooks and Liars

Rev. William Barber Tells Democrats: Don't Get Caught Up In Trump's 'Lies And Hate'...

Donald Trump had an almost all white crowd at his Nazi MAGA Rally in North Carolina last week, but Reverand William Barber wants to make it clear that North Carolina is a diverse state. He stresses that Democrats needs to focus on what is important - not ...

 2019-07-20 18:53 

The Daily Beast

NJ Principal Accused of Raping Autistic 9-Year-Old Sued Again for Child Sexual Abuse...

Frank Vanalesti has once again been sued by the family of a child who said she was abused; in the new case, the girl says she was 8 when Vanalesti asked her to expose herself....

 2019-07-20 18:43 

Washington Post

'He always doubles down': Inside the political crisis caused by Trump's racist tweets...

The president followed his gut to the dark side of American politics, and now the country would have to pick up the pieces....

 2019-07-20 18:41 

MSNBC

Growing calls for Puerto Rico governor to resign over scandal...

Thousands of Puerto Rican protesters have demanded their governor resign amid corruption allegations and a leaked group chat. Now, elected U.S. officials including 2020 Democratic candidates -- are asking for the same. The Washington Post's Arelis...

 2019-07-20 18:25 

Washington Post

Democratic presidential hopefuls call for Puerto Rico's governor to resign...

Former housing secretary Julin Castro became the first candidate to say Gov. Ricardo Rossell should resign, a position later joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren....

 2019-07-20 18:14 

CBS News

New Democratic challenger joins primary race against Mitch McConnell...

Former congressional candidate Amy McGrath joined the race earlier this month...

 2019-07-20 18:11 

Crooks and Liars

What School Segregation Looks Like In The US Today, In 4 Charts...

Many kids in the U.S. today attend public schools composed mostly of students of the same race. Aksinia Abiagam/Shutterstock.com Erica Frankenberg , Pennsylvania State University Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, a senator from California, ...

 2019-07-20 18:11 

Crooks and Liars

Choice Of The 2020 Election: Either Stand With Trump's Racism Or Stand For America...

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon...

 2019-07-20 18:05 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Megan Rapinoe calls Trump's racist tweets 'disgusting'...

US Women's National Soccer Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe has once again criticized President Donald Trump, calling his racist tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color...

 2019-07-20 18:01 

Mother Jones

Donald Trump Should Listen to Michelle Obama and Think Long and Hard About His Life...

On Saturday, President Donald Trump expressed his admiration for the "patriotic" supporters who chanted "send her back" at a recent North Carolina campaign rally, in reference to Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (who came to the United...

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