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 2018-09-22 00:00 

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Guns aren't getting in the way of Beto O'Rourke's strong run for Texas Senate...

Rep. Beto O'Rourke is putting on a surprisingly strong run against Sen. Ted Cruz—despite O'Rourke supporting stronger gun laws , supposedly an absolute no-go zone in the state. But it turns out that, even in Texas, some Republicans are with ...

 2018-09-21 23:32 

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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!...

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... Late Night Snark: The Dotard Went Down to Dixie Edition "President Trump met with the victims of Hurricane Florence. The victims said, 'This is the worst thing that's ever happened to us.' Then they talked ...

 2018-09-21 23:00 

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Family of woman who escaped Border Patrol serial killer speaks out: 'She can't sleep. She screams'...

Relatives of Erika Pea, the woman who fought off and escaped from the Border Patrol supervisor who later confessed to killing four women in Texas, say "it's a miracle that she's alive," but say that she is deeply traumatized from her ordea...

 2018-09-21 22:35 

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Who's afraid of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford? Republicans...

A little-noticed interview took place Friday afternoon that illustrates exactly why Republicans are doing everything possible to discourage Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser from testifying next week. The clearly camera-shy sister-in-law...

 2018-09-21 22:10 

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'Why I Didn't Report' tweets floods Twitter after Trump's attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford...

Donald Trump thinks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford couldn't have been sexually assaulted because she didn't report Brett Kavanaugh for allegedly assaulting her when it happened. x I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, ...

 2018-09-21 22:00 

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Cartoon: Brett Kavanaugh's character witnesses...

This cartoon almost has fewer men in it than the "Women for Kavanaugh" bus. Follow me on Twitter , Facebook, or Patreon ....

 2018-09-21 21:30 

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The presumption behind Republican plots to protect Kavanaugh: He's lying because he did it...

Campaign Action There's an inescapable conclusion behind all of the efforts by Republicans to exonerate Brett Kavanaugh from the charge that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both in high school: he did it. The crackpot doppel...

 2018-09-21 21:00 

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Keeping Kavanaugh off court more important to Maine, Alaska than re-electing Collins and Murkowski...

Campaign Action The nation as a whole really doesn't want Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court . In three national polls released this week, he was underwater, the most unpopular nominee since nominee popularity has been polled. NBC finds 38 percent o...

 2018-09-21 20:30 

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Republicans suddenly worried about the optics of their all-male Judiciary Committee members...

Senate Republicans reportedly want an outside counsel (read: Republican lawyer) or possibly Senate aides to question Christine Blasey Ford about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because they're worried about...

 2018-09-21 20:00 

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Republicans are freaked Kavanaugh is tanking: Here's all the signs...

After a couple days of showing uncharacteristic restraint about the sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump did on Friday morning what we all knew he would eventually do: Start acting gross. He issued twe...

 2018-09-21 19:30 

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Rod Rosenstein reportedly proposed recording Trump, with an eye to invoking the 25th Amendment...

The New York Times is reporting that in the weeks following the firing of James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein became so concerned about Donald Trump's erratic behavior that he proposed an investigation that could lead to Trump being re...

 2018-09-21 18:50 

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Collins, 'appalled' by Trump's smearing of Kavanaugh accuser, but not saying she'll vote 'no'...

Here we go again. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) says she's "appalled" by "completely inappropriate" tweets from the unindicted co-conspirator in the Oval Office. Trump attacked Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has come forward with ass...

 2018-09-21 18:20 

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The GOP jury is in: They don't give a damn about sexual assault, time to confirm Kavanaugh...

Campaign Action Show's over, folks. Donald Trump—once showing an incomprehensible amount of moderation over the sexual assault allegations dogging his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh—has blown his stack. "Let her testify, or not,...

 2018-09-21 17:50 

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Blasey Ford takes death threats to the FBI, refuses to bow to Grassley's attempts to intimidate her...

Campaign Action Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is talking to the FBI today , not about her allegations against Supreme Court nominee, but about the death threats she's been receiving since going public with her accusation on Sunday. Democrats on the Judici...

 2018-09-21 17:20 

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In 'new outrageous low,' ICE arrests immigrants who tried to sponsor migrant kids...

A top Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official has confirmed the agency is arresting undocumented immigrants, including family members, who have stepped forward to sponsor migrant children under U.S. custody, CNN reports , a unprecedented baitin...

 2018-09-21 16:50 

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Nearly 70% of rapes aren't reported. Republicans are showing you why...

Donald Trump says that if Brett Kavanaugh really assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when she was 15 years old, surely she would have told her parents and they would have reported it to the police. Aside from being victim-blaming viciousness, this goes agains...

 2018-09-21 16:20 

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McConnell's gambit to save Kavanaugh's confirmation: Convince accuser to not show up at hearing...

Campaign Action It's Values Voters Summit time, that gathering of far-right extremists now known as the Republican Party and Mitch McConnell is there, making big promises . "You've watched the fight. You've watched the tactics. But here...

 2018-09-21 15:50 

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182 kidnapped migrant children still in U.S. custody, nearly two months after court deadline...

Campaign Action There are 182 migrant children who continue to remain separated from their parents, including six kids age five and under, nearly two months after a federal judge's reunification deadline. Having torn families apart with no plan set in...

 2018-09-21 15:20 

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BlameGate: Scheme to excuse Kavanaugh by blaming someone else involved more than just one person...

Ed Whelan—long-time associate and friend of Brett Kavanaugh, former law clerk for Antonin Scalia, and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center—cooked up a scheme to extract Kavanaugh from his little sexual assault issue through the hig...

 2018-09-21 14:50 

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The 'mistaken identity' assault story hatched by . . . Hatch?...

Campaign Action A middle-school teacher and old friend of Brett Kavanaugh woke up this morning to find that he had been falsely accused of a sexual assault from his high school days, thrown to the wolves in the desperate efforts by Kavanaugh's new fri...

 2018-09-21 14:20 

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Kavanaugh, hemorrhaging support, pulls off an underwater hat trick on polling for the week...

A third poll this week released Thursday showed opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has spiked since the accusation arose last weekend that he sexually assaulted a woman when the two were in high school. Opposition to Kava...

 2018-09-21 13:50 

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Donald Trump goes on the victim-blaming attack against Kavanaugh accuser...

Republicans keep telling us they want a fair and open-minded hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, and it's just so terrible that Ford won't subject herself to doing it completely on their terms...

 2018-09-21 13:25 

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Was Brett Kavanaugh in on the plan to publicly accuse another man of being Ford's assailant?...

In a showcase of Republican class, responsibility, and ethical behavior a former clerk for Antonin Scalia has produced an alternate theory of the sexual assault on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford; one that suggests she mistook someone else for Supreme Court nom...

 2018-09-21 13:02 

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Republicans leap to Kavanaugh's defense, but drag their feet on Violence Against Women Act...

While Senate Republicans are working overtime to move Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward despite sexual assault allegations, the Violence Against Women Act is due to expire in nine days if Congress doesn't act. Hmmm, what do those ...

 2018-09-21 12:30 

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Morning Digest: New York Republican sparks backlash over anti-Italian-American slurs...

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 NY...

 2018-09-21 12:00 

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Bart O'Kavanaugh reads: 'Justice is blind drunk'...

x Vimeo Video Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court is hanging in the balance after Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexual assault when they were teenagers. The only other person Ford says was present when the alleged assault took p...

 2018-09-21 11:37 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Opposition to Kavanaugh grows...

SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's support is at a historic low. Maria Caspani writes up the Reuters/Ipsos poll: A growing number of Americans said they opposed President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as the candidate's ...

 2018-09-21 11:00 

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OK, they're really out there saying that maybe it wasn't Brett Kavanaugh all those years ago, but a guy who looks just like him. Because Zillow floorplan, somehow. That's the actual plan, it sounds like. For real. For, like, a serious, importa...

 2018-09-21 02:40 

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Astronomers have found the planet Vulcan 16 light years away from Earth...

Well ... kinda. A new study from University of Florida astronomer Jian Ge, along with a team including Tennessee State University astronomers Matthew Muterspaugh and Gregory Henry, have discovered a planet orbiting the star 40 Eridani A as part of the Dha...

 2018-09-21 02:15 

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Holding their kids, activists walk out on Senate hearing in protest of migrant child detention...

Immigrant rights advocates, some holding their children's hands and others carrying babies in their arms, walked out of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday in protest of the Trump administration's effort t...

 2018-09-21 01:50 

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Trump's judges double down, making it easier for prosecutors to convict innocent people...

Donald J. Trump's put five judges on the Fifth Circuit; George W. Bush placed four there. Two Reagan appointees are still active. Just three Obama and two Clinton judges sit on that court, which hears appeals from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Th...

 2018-09-21 01:25 

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In response to the resistance, governments high and low depict and treat protesters as terrorists...

Anybody with a personal history of protesting or a good resistance library knows that the police often are not friends of Americans' right of dissent and assembly. And this is especially so when the dissenters are people of color and their allies. Alt...

 2018-09-21 01:00 

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Court erases victory for Native American parents separated from their children...

In March 2013, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and three Indian parents filed a first-of-its-kind suit in federal court under the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Fourteenth Amendment. Judges and state attorneys were blowing through the i...

 2018-09-21 00:35 

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Don Jr. tweets a slut-shaming attack on Christine Blasey Ford's entire high school...

Donald Trump Jr., Dinesh D'Souza, and a right-wing blog's slut-shaming take on Christine Blasey Ford's high school make for quite the nauseating mash-up , and sadly, it's not the answer to some hypothetical "what's the worst Republ...

 2018-09-21 00:10 

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Legislators demand Trump apologize for 'grossly inaccurate, callous' remarks on Puerto Rico deaths...

Campaign Action Over 130 legislators, including the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the House of Representatives, are calling on Donald Trump to apologize for his refusal to accept the hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico, calling his remarks "gros...

 2018-09-20 23:45 

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Trump claims interview with NBC was 'fudged' but not even attorneys can explain what he means...

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said that the NBC interview of Donald Trump that came just after the firing of FBI director James Comey was edited and that a "full transcript" would show that Trump didn't act to obstruct justice by firing the man w...

 2018-09-20 23:20 

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Republicans plan an 'October Surprise' in the form of a document dump and conspiracy theories...

At the request of Fox News , Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to declassify both a series of documents related to the FISA warrant against Trump adviser Carter Page, and a raft of tweets from current and former employees of both the FBI ...

 2018-09-20 22:55 

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ICE continues to pad numbers by sweeping up immigrants with no criminal record...

Campaign Action The rhetoric is like a broken record, and it's tired: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is "doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements. So brave," Donald Trump tweeted in June. &...

 2018-09-20 22:30 

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Opposition to Kavanaugh builds in Alaska, increasing pressure on Murkowski...

Campaign Action Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) continues to be characteristically quite on her thinking on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. What we know is that there is mounting opposition to it among Alaska stakeholders, particularly ...

 2018-09-20 22:05 

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Coverage of Christine Blasey Ford reveals bias isn't just in Senate...

Donald Trump won't even say her name. To him, Christine Blasey Ford, who says his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her, is " that woman ." That's not surprising. What is mildly surprising is just how many media outlets a...

 2018-09-20 21:40 

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Reminder: Brett Kavanaugh has a history of lying about stuff. A lot. Under oath...

Campaign Action With a sexual assault allegation building against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Republican Senate leadership refusing to allow an independent investigation of the claim, it's worth remembering that this is far from the only...

 2018-09-20 21:15 

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As Trump repels women, Democrats trend positive with them for first time since 2016...

Donald Trump's problem with women started long before his latest brush with putting full support behind a man with credible sexual assault allegations against him. But Trump's latest go 'round with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is exac...

 2018-09-20 20:50 

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Michael Cohen has held hours of talks with Mueller's team, and the primary focus is Russia...

Russia. Russia. Russia. While the news that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen decided to plead guilty on multiple counts and extend an offer of cooperation to the special counsel's office might have led to expectations that Robert Mueller would be g...

 2018-09-20 20:25 

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Sessions continues to undermine justice for immigrants by tightening his grip on immigration courts...

Campaign Action Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III continues to mold immigration courts, of which he has vast authority over as attorney general, to reflect his racist, anti-immigrant worldview. "In one decision," CNN reports, "Sessions further...

 2018-09-20 19:55 

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Republican staff put to rest any doubt that Kavanaugh 'investigation' is a farce...

Campaign Action Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has some very good questions for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley about the sham of a hearing he is intent on having Monday into the allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Supre...

 2018-09-20 19:30 

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Ford offers to speak to Judiciary Committee next week under 'terms that are fair, ensure her safety'...

Campaign Action Lawyers for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has gone public with her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attacked her when they were in high school, have contacted the Judiciary Committee to say she is willing t...

 2018-09-20 18:50 

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Congressional Republicans eye Kavanaugh's low-30s approval rating with envy...

When a Reuters-Ipsos poll this week put the approval rating for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh five points underwater at 31-36 percent approval/disapproval, congressional Republicans must have thought to themselves, Hey, not bad! After all, the app...

 2018-09-20 18:25 

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Have the FBI investigate Kavanaugh allegations, law enforcement Democrats urge Trump...

A group of Democratic senators who have all served as prosecutors or state attorneys general has written a letter to Donald Trump calling on him to have the FBI investigate sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Kasie Hunt reports. "We ha...

 2018-09-20 18:00 

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Attempted rape is just a 'hiccup' to this Republican senator...

Nevada's Dean Heller is one of the most endangered Republicans in the Senate, and he cannot have made his situation any better by calling sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee a "hiccup." Yes, a hiccup. "I'm really g...

 2018-09-20 17:35 

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Break out your tiny violins for Susan Collins...

Campaign Action So much for that promise from Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that she was going to stop commenting on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. Since she said she was going to shut up, she's been spewing Mitch McConnell's talking points about Kav...

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