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 2017-08-21 12:01 

Daily Kos

Morning Digest: Facing difficult 2018 map, Nevada GOP resorts to recalls to win back state Senate... +

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, and David Beard. Leading off ● NV State Senat...

 2017-08-21 12:00 

Washington Examiner

Secret Service agents hit pay limits due to Trump's frequent travel... +

Each trip to Mar-a-Lago costs at least $3 million, and the Secret Service has already spent $60,000 on golf cart rentals so far this year at......

 2017-08-21 12:00 

ThinkProgress

An eclipse is the end of the world, plus euphoria... +

This year feels like the end of the world and, on Monday, it will look like it: The moon will come between the Earth and the sun, and the United States will experience its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years. Is there any event more tonally per...

 2017-08-21 12:00 

The Atlantic

The King of Totality... +

A veteran astronomer describes more than 60 years worth of memories from inside the moons shadow....

 2017-08-21 12:00 

ThinkProgress

The long, dark history of the ideology fueling Trumps most ardent religious supporters... +

This is the second in a series on Christian nationalism and the religious groups supporting Donald Trump. You can read the first one here, and stay tuned for further entries in the coming weeks. When President Donald Trump defended white nationalists last...

 2017-08-21 12:00 

MSNBC

As others flee, Trump's top evangelical...... +

Republicans are reluctant to defend Donald Trump's racially inflammatory rhetoric, but the president still has Jerry Falwell Jr., who's eager to help....

 2017-08-21 12:00 

The Hill

Employee Freedom Week honors labor reform... +

Mondaymarks the beginning of National Employee Freedom Week, an annual celebration of employee rightsand the enduring need to fight for them.Unfortunately, with the celebration comes a harsh reminder of union leaderships continued stranglehold on the work...

 2017-08-21 12:00 

Pamela Geller

Anti-Israel Academics Launch Campus Antifa Group for Faculty... +

A couple of professors at Purdue and Stanford with a background of campaigning against Israel have now launced a faculty-based Antifa group....

 2017-08-21 12:00 

The Hill

South Korea at a crossroads in more ways than one... +

South Korea is at a crossroads both economically and in terms of security. The United States, its close ally for 70 years, has a great interest in whether Koreas leaders can sustain the countrys decades-old and highly successful economic model and securit...

 2017-08-21 12:00 

Crooks and Liars

Extraordinary Democrats Like Derrick Crowe Are Crucial To Taking Back The House... +

Blue America has been busily vetting new congressional candidates since spring. Sometimes it takes a while since we don't base our endorsements on questionnaires but, rather, on "getting to know" the candidates and what they stand for and what their capab...

 2017-08-21 11:58 

Washington Post

The Latest: Kaine says US must be invested in Afghanistan... +

The Latest on President Donald Trump and US policy in Afghanistan (all times local):...

 2017-08-21 11:58 

Roll Call

Tim Ryan: Well See About White House Run... +

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan did not rule out a White House run when asked over the weekend in New Hampshire if he would pursue the presidencyin 2020. Ryan was invited to speak at New Hampshires Young Democratscookout last week, the latest in a roundof speeches a...

 2017-08-21 11:56 

Washington Examiner

Trump's North Korea rhetoric finds vindication... +

Lamenting joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises that began Monday, North Korea warned that the U.S. was throwing 'fuel onto the fire' a......

 2017-08-21 11:53 

The Federalist

Nazi-Hunting Fantasies Have Unhinged The Left... +

After Charlottesville, the Left's tendency to smear anyone who disagrees with them as a Nazi is spiraling to the point of paranoid insanity....

 2017-08-21 11:52 

The Federalist

If We Topple Every Statue Of An Imperfect Person They Must All Come Down... +

We are approaching levels of secular iconoclasm previously unknown in the West. All humans are flawed. Eventually, all of us will be disowned by our grandchildren....

 2017-08-21 11:52 

The Federalist

75 Years Ago, U.S. Soldiers Sealed Japans Doom At This Pivotal WWII Battle... +

At Guadalcanal, the Empire of Japan lost two-thirds of their 31,000-plus army troops committed to the fight. Approximately 1,600 Americans were killed....

 2017-08-21 11:51 

The Federalist

With Sagrada Familia Basilica Revealed As Target, Barcelona Attack Reverberates... +

Although some celebrate ISIS territorial losses in Iraq and Syria as proof it is on the run, the attacks in Spain demonstrate the groups adaptability and prove it is far from defeated....

 2017-08-21 11:50 

The Federalist

Lessons From Historys Iconoclasts On How To Handle Controversial Public Monuments Without Vandalism... +

State and local political leaders, over many years, have failed to create a positive public consensus for reasonable action. That has led to our current explosive situation....

 2017-08-21 11:50 

The Federalist

Nazis Support Abortion, Gun Control, And Speech Codes. That Describes The Left... +

At every level, the beliefs and goals of the white supremacist, alt-right, Nazi movement directly oppose conservatism....

 2017-08-21 11:50 

The Federalist

Why We Need A Good Dose Of Ken Burns Civil War Documentary Right Now... +

James Lundbergs complaints in Slate against Ken Burns 1990 Civil War documentary, like many currently raised against Confederate statues, strike me as misleading and reductive....

 2017-08-21 11:48 

The Federalist

CNN Calls Boston Rally Mostly Peaceful As Leftist Protesters Beat Bystanders, Attack Police... +

Saturday in Boston, two rallies occurred: One that rejected racism and promoted free speech, and another that rejected free speech and promoted violence. See if you Read More...

 2017-08-21 11:48 

The Federalist

Why You Should Take Those Cheesy Back-To-School Pictures Of Your Kids... +

We arent still angry teens, for Pete's sake. We can grow into adults and do adult things, such as being excited about our kids....

 2017-08-21 11:48 

The Federalist

U.S. Policy Towards Turkey Should Focus On Our Strategic Interests, Not Human Rights... +

Ultimately, it is in Washingtons interest to have Ankara on its side if a major crisis ever breaks out in Europe or the Middle East. Thats why the U.S. media needs to quit fearmongering....

 2017-08-21 11:47 

The Hill

University of Texas removing three Confederate statues ... +

Three statues honoring top Confederate figures will be removed from their prominent positions on the University of Texas - Austin campus, according to a local TV station....

 2017-08-21 11:47 

The Hill

Missouri state senator says she made a 'mistake' with Trump assassination comment... +

A Missouri state senator says she made a "mistake" witha Facebook post that saidthat she "hoped" President Trump would be assassinated....

 2017-08-21 11:45 

Pamela Geller

Albanian Financing For Another Kosovo This Time In Macedonia... +

Has the West stopped caring about itself? Is this the ultimate expression of the liberal culture of suicide?...

 2017-08-21 11:45 

MSNBC

What Afghan strategy may signal to Afghan...... +

Former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill discusses the president's strategy in Afghanistan, which is likely to include troop deployments as well as the WH strategy with North Korea....

 2017-08-21 11:45 

Infowars.com

Petition to Declare Antifa a Terrorist Organisation Nears 150,000 Signatures... +

Stunning rebuke of the MSM's effort to embrace violent, alt-left group....

 2017-08-21 11:44 

Mediaite

Scarborough Daydreams About Bannon-Led Conservative Populist Network That Competes With Fox... +

As a keen media observer, Joe Scarborough couldn't help speculating that Bannon might take the helm of a new "Conservative populist network" that could rival Fox News....

 2017-08-21 11:35 

The Hill

Trump plans to ask for trust of Americans on Afghanistan: report... +

President Trump reportedly plans Monday to ask Americans to trust him when he addresses the nation Monday evening on his plans for Afghanistan and South Asia....

 2017-08-21 11:34 

Talking Points Memo

Christie Drops Out Of Running For Job On Local Sports Talk Radio Show... +

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is no longer in the running for a job on a local sports talk......

 2017-08-21 11:32 

Media Matters

Fox guest and former Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson: The Civil War and slavery were part of America's "good history"... +

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST):Do you think that [House]Speaker[Paul] Ryan [(R-WI)]should join in with [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi [(D-CA)] and take down thoseconfederate monuments that are in the halls of Congress? KATRINA PIERSON: Absolutely not, A...

 2017-08-21 11:32 

Media Matters

On Al Jazeera'sThe Listening Post,Media Matters' Angelo Carusone: "The U.S. media is in denial when it comes to the threat of right-wing extremism"... +

ANGELO CARUSONE(MEDIA MATTERSPRESIDENT): If you're a corporation like GoDaddy, what you're doing is responding to market forces. They get to do that. One of the things that Daily Stormer, in particular, did is that it's not just that they're saying mean t...

 2017-08-21 11:31 

USA Today

Exclusive: Secret Service out of money to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family... +

Agents must protect Trump who travels almost every weekend to properties in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia and his on-the-move adult children....

 2017-08-21 11:29 

MSNBC

Tim Kaine offers ideas on statues worth...... +

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., discusses the president's Afghan strategy, which will likely lead to troop increases in the region. Sen. Kaine also discusses Charlottesville and the aftermath....

 2017-08-21 11:26 

The Hill

US embassy in Russia to scale back visa services amid tensions... +

The U.S. embassy in Moscowreportedly plans tostopissuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days beginningWednesday amid heightened diplomatic tensions with Russia....

 2017-08-21 11:20 

Daily Kos

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Statues and statutes in the spotlight... +

NY Times on race, statues and the VA gubernatorial race: Charlottesville and Trump’s Response Reshape Virginia Gubernatorial Race Many in the political middle here fault Mr. Trump for effectively weaponizing the conversation. “We need a rational debat...

 2017-08-21 11:20 

The Hill

Minority communities can be Trump allies if he makes the first move... +

By nearly any measure, last week was a rough one for the Trump Administration. For many communities, the Presidents posturing in the wake of violent neo-Nazi and white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville was, plainly, unacceptable. As a former Jewish c...

 2017-08-21 11:13 

Infowars.com

Ron Paul: 50% stock market plunge conceivable, but its not President Trumps fault... +

Ron Paul's sell-off prediction just got more severe....

 2017-08-21 11:09 

MSNBC

Why Dems are still struggling to raise...... +

Axios' Jonathan Swan and NYT reporter Yamiche Alcindor discuss the Democrats' effort to regain footing following 2016, fundraising totals for the RNC and DNC and Democratic messaging....

 2017-08-21 11:07 

The Daily Beast

Citadel Dropouts Episode 6: Wight Fragility... +

As intimidating as Wight Power can be, it can be burned to the icy ground...

 2017-08-21 11:00 

Economic Policy Journal

It's the Goldman Sachs-Generals Alliance... +

The Trump administration has decided to push hard for tax reform and dial down a controversial national security investigation into steel imports, reports the Financial Times in its lead story.It should be noted that ousted Donald Trump senior adviser Ste...

 2017-08-21 11:00 

Economic Policy Journal

Yellen Heads to Jackson Hole as Part of On-Going Saga of Central Bank Propaganda Efforts... +

Yellen and Drgahiheaded to Jackson Hole.Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her sidekick junior moneyprintingpartner, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, will be among the officials addressing this years installment of the annual money printi...

 2017-08-21 10:59 

Infowars.com

The Eclipse Is Racist Because It Fails To Affect Enough Black People, The Atlantic Suggests... +

Still, an eclipse chaser is always tempted to believe that the skies are relaying a message....

 2017-08-21 10:59 

Washington Examiner

Trump expected to boost US troop levels in Afghanistan... +

AFGHANISTAN STRATEGY DECIDED: President Trump plans to spell out his decision on how to break the stalemate in Afghanis......

 2017-08-21 10:57 

Talking Points Memo

Trump Says His Prayers Are With Navy Sailors After Initial Bungled Response... +

President Donald Trump on Sunday night published a tweet saying that his thoughts and prayers are with U.S. Navy sailorsafter......

 2017-08-21 10:56 

NewsBusters

Liberals Demand CNN Grant Equal Time for Democrat Opponent at Paul Ryan Town Hall... +

Bill McMorris at the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest in liberal hypocrisy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was granted a CNN town hall without any Republican opponents on stage, but now they insist Speaker Paul Ryan is gaining an unfair ad...

 2017-08-21 10:52 

Infowars.com

NASA Unveils Plan To Stop Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption, Theres Just One Catch... +

A NASA plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting, could actually cause it to blow... triggering a nuclear winter that would wipe out humanity....

 2017-08-21 10:51 

Herman Cain

Breitbart: 'Get ready for Bannon the Barbarian'... +

Terrific. Is this why it took so long to fire him? Because this was inevitable? It seems likely that Steve Bannon is headed back to Breitbart now that he's out at the White House, and his ho...

 2017-08-21 10:50 

Talking Points Memo

10 Sailors Missing After USS John S. McCain Vessel Collides With Oil Tanker... +

SINGAPORE (AP) The USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer docked Monday at Singapores naval base with significant damage......

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