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 2018-12-11 01:30 

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House Democrats may investigate Jared Kushner and his oddly close relationship to Saudi crown prince...

While campaigning for president, Donald Trump openly talked about his relationship with wealthy Saudis, bragging to crowds about the huge amounts the Saudis had paid for condos at Trump properties. At a 2015 campaign rally in Alabama, Trump said : "Sa...

 2018-12-11 01:00 

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A message from President Obama: You have 5 days to get covered!...

Former President Barack Obama wants you to have health insurance. x No jump shots. No ferns. No memes. Not this time. Im going to give it to you straight: If you need health insurance for 2019, the deadline to get covered is December 15. Go to https://t.c...

 2018-12-11 00:30 

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Jerome Corsi, caught up in Russia probe, sues Mueller and four federal agencies for $350 million...

The big challenge for conspiracy theorists is when their quack scenarios run up against a truth serum known as "the law." Chief birther and swiftboater Jerome Corsi is about to figure that out, but in the meantime he's making the most of his b...

 2018-12-11 00:00 

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Undocumented Trump worker stands by decision to share to her story: 'I had enough with suffering'...

Campaign Action Victorina Morales, the brave undocumented immigrant who stepped forward to reveal that she had been working at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club for five years, is standing by her decision to take on the president of the United State...

 2018-12-10 23:30 

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James Comey confirms ordering a 2016 investigation into Rudy Giuliani and Clinton-related FBI leaks...

During the 2016 election cycle, miniature former mayoral dictator Rudolph Giuliani, like failed person Chris Christie, decided to attach his old-corrupt New York wagon to Donald Trump. It made sense to anyone who grew up in the tri-state area in the 1970s...

 2018-12-10 23:00 

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Cartoon: The best people...

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 2018-12-10 22:30 

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Kevin McCarthy of all people is sneering at Democratic investigations of Trump? Hilarious...

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, soon to be the House minority leader, has some sage advice for Democrats as they take the majority, if by "sage advice" you mean laughably hypocritical concern trolling : "It looks like what they're go...

 2018-12-10 22:00 

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North Carolina Democrat says he's ready for do-over on election marred by fraud...

The Democrat who trails by 900 votes in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District is getting ready for a do-over on the election , if that's where the Republican election fraud being uncovered there leads: "We're gearing up right now in ...

 2018-12-10 21:30 

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With funding still unresolved for 2019, Trump looks to blow up the whole 2020 budget on defense...

While Congress and Individual 1 still haven't figured out what they're going to do to fully fund government for 2019, Trump is already sabotaging funding for 2020. Reversing his calls for a decrease in defense spending, he's now telling the Pe...

 2018-12-10 21:00 

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Trump worker's attorney says 'false documents were provided by someone in the Trump Organization'...

Trump employees not only knew the immigrants they hired to work at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club were undocumented, an attorney for one of the women told MSNBC's Alex Witt this past weekend, but that "at least two of them have said that ...

 2018-12-10 20:30 

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Manafort's court date set for Tuesday...

A federal judge in Washington has set Tuesday afternoon as the court date for former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, though it's unclear if he will actually appear at the hearing. In September, Manafort had pleaded guilty to two counts of conspira...

 2018-12-10 19:30 

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Today's the last day to oppose Trump's 'public charge' proposal—submit your public comment here...

Today is the final day t o submit a public comment opposing the Trump administration's "public charge" revision, a discriminatory proposal that punishes working immigrant families for legally accessing vital programs like SNAP. While the admin...

 2018-12-10 19:00 

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While Congress contemplates last-minute legislating, Trump demands shutdown...

With the funeral of George H.W. Bush, and any semblance of acting with decorum and dignity behind them, the lame-duck Republican leadership have to figure out how to keep Individual 1 from shutting down the government. So far, they seem to have landed on ...

 2018-12-10 18:30 

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Trump and Pelosi set for their first meeting after the blue wave...

Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are set to meet on Tuesday, kicking off a new phase in their relationship. What's interesting is that Pelosi, the target of so many Republican attack ads, may be the only prominent Democratic woman T...

 2018-12-10 18:00 

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Supreme Court's conservatives split on Planned Parenthood case, hinting at potential for moderation...

The Supreme Court's conservatives just split on whether to hear a Planned Parenthood-related case. Four votes are required to grant a case, but just three of the conservative justices favored hearing it. They were peeved enough to dissent from their c...

 2018-12-10 17:30 

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NRA-connected Russian spy set to plead 'guilty' in mystery deal with federal prosecutors...

Decorated dummy David Clarke visiting a Russian rifle manufacturer with Russian spy Maria Butina. Russian Maria Butina was living the life in the United States. The Putin-connected gun advocate was tasked with embedding herself in American conservative ci...

 2018-12-10 17:00 

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Requiem for a California Dream...

Once upon a time, there was a tropical paradise where all were welcome to claim their slice of the American Dream. They settled into their ranch houses with perpetually green lawns ; palm trees lined the wide boulevards; the people frolicked year-round on...

 2018-12-10 16:30 

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137 days past judge's reunification deadline, children kidnapped from parents are still in custody...

At this point 173 children kidnapped from the arms of asylum seekers at the southern border continue to remain in U.S. custody, according to a recent court filing, with more than 100 of them the children of parents who have already been deported and have ...

 2018-12-10 16:00 

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Five Questions for Sunrise co-founder Varshini Prakash about climate activism and a Green New Deal...

The concept of the Sunrise Movement arose out of discussions begun in 2015 by organizers who had been working in various parts of the climate movement, from fossil fuel divestment to building political power for climate policy in the purple and red states...

 2018-12-10 15:20 

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Trump's first choice for his third chief of staff says no...

Donald Trump isn't getting his first choice to replace John Kelly in the impossible, ugly job of Trump chief of staff. Nick Ayers, Mike Pence's chief of staff, won't be taking the job, leaving Trump scrambling not just to find a replacement ca...

 2018-12-10 14:40 

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NBC's Chuck Todd needs to show receipts or apologize for both-sidesing Wisconsin GOP power grab...

The traditional media's need to say both sides did a thing when only one side did it is well known, but this is one for legend. Reporting on the Republican power grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan, with Republicans stripping the governor's and attorn...

 2018-12-10 14:00 

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The 'Smocking Gun' — Trump retreats behind the tiniest, whiniest claims yet...

Nothing screams innocence like retreating behind claims that no one has rock solid proof of guilt. Following last week's triple-play of court filings centered around Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn, Trump attorney Mic...

 2018-12-10 13:30 

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Morning Digest: While Steve King only scraped by, his seat gave GOP the win in governor's race...

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 Go...

 2018-12-10 13:00 

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Cartoon: Taking them for a ride...

It's that time of year again! For all ... some ... a specific subset of your holiday shopping needs, visit the TMW online store ! And don't forget the massive, 15 pound career-to-date retrospective , which can provide hours of entertainment and/or...

 2018-12-10 12:49 

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Cheers and Jeers: Monday...

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... C&J: The First Decade and a Half Fifteen years ago today, on December 10, 2003---7:33pm ET, to be exact, right smack in the middle of the run-up to the 2004 primary season---I posted the first edition of Cheers and Jeers ,...

 2018-12-10 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump has trouble dealing with the reality of the Mueller investigation...

WaPo: 'Siege warfare': Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils But anxiety is spiking among Republican allies, who complain that Trump and the White House have no real plan for dealing with the Russia crisis whi...

 2018-12-10 12:00 

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

So, anything happen this weekend? Ha ha, just kidding. I know things happened! Not that I actually know what those things are. But Greg Dworkin knows, and he's going to tell us. So, hey, this is the 99th week of The Presidential Apprentice, and things...

 2018-12-10 02:00 

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'Panama Papers' and Colombian government demonstrate how to decrease tax evasion by the wealthy...

The Panama Papers are back in the news, as the U.S. brought its first indictments against four men connected to Mossack Fonseca , an offshore account used to launder money and avoid taxes. This week, while researching the papers, I came across an interest...

 2018-12-10 00:30 

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Yes, Virginia, there are progressives in rural America...

Election Day 2018 was a significant success for Democratic Party efforts nationwide, capturing the U.S. House and several governorships, along with other statewide offices around the country. You'd think with this result, we'd be praising success,...

 2018-12-09 23:45 

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Ilhan Omar tells pastor 'you're gonna have to just deal' with her hijab on the House floor...

E.W. Jackson, a conservative pastor who claims he is not Islamaphobic, expressed his horror that Democratic legislators are hoping to reverse a ban prohibiting headwear from being worn on the House floor in his radio show. For people who wear headwear for...

 2018-12-09 23:00 

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I see George H.W. Bush through my Panamanian eyes, and the deaths he caused were unforgivable...

I remember it like it was yesterday. I received a call from a friend. He was born in Panama of Panamanian parents like I was. We went to school together, and both came to America. He joined the military. I went to the University of Texas at Austin. We bot...

 2018-12-09 22:15 

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Top Trump choice to replace John Kelly says thanks but no thanks...

Yesterday, Donald Trump casually mentioned that current chief of staff John Kelly was oh-by-the-way leaving the White House in the next few weeks ; Trump and Kelly have had a falling-out of late over Donald Trump being an idiot and John Kelly not being fu...

 2018-12-09 21:30 

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Something must be broken deep in our hearts when it comes to police violence...

In the last few weeks we've had news a sad, tragic series of murders by police. There was veteran EJ Bradford, who was wrongfully mistaken as a "suspect" and shot three times in the back by officers in an Alabama mall. Emantic Bradford Jr, the...

 2018-12-09 20:45 

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GOP lawmakers continue to defend Trump after prosecutors assert his involvement in criminal acts...

After a sitting United States president was accused in filings on Friday of being involved in a criminal conspiracy, one might imagine that the next round of Sunday shows would be well stocked with Republicans looking to distance themselves from an overt ...

 2018-12-09 20:00 

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North Carolina election fraud case evokes a history of U.S. election scandals...

What looks more and more like blatant election fraud in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District is being seen as a case of how to steal an election. But that wouldn't be the first time in American history that such outright election fraud had ...

 2018-12-09 19:15 

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After Trump implicated in criminal acts, White House plans to weather charges by rallying his base...

The Republican President of the United States is now directly implicated in federal crimes pertaining to his own election. In response to these revelations, the Republican administration is developing, or more accurately stumbling into, a political respon...

 2018-12-09 18:30 

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Process crimes, perjury traps, and the criminalization of politics: The legacy of George H.W. Bush...

The passing of President George H.W. Bush this week presented Americans with an opportunity to reflect on a life lived in service to the United States. A child of privilege, at age 18 Bush nevertheless volunteered for the military after Pearl Harbor. A bo...

 2018-12-09 17:00 

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Climate change is real, man-made, and no amount of disbelief will change that...

As I write this, I am dumbfounded by how someone I respected in my youth, a West Point educated career U.S. Army officer and current civil engineer, could fall for a conspiracy theory. Here is someone who is well educated, and one of the smartest people I...

 2018-12-09 15:30 

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Lame duck power theft shows Republicans don't believe in democracy, only their own power...

Why have democracy? It's a straightforward question, one that any American, let alone any American politician, should be able to answer. We have democracy in this country because our most basic political principles demand that we, the people, choose t...

 2018-12-09 14:00 

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Hey Republicans—Elijah Cummings and crew are coming to investigate you...

The holiday season is upon us, and I'm looking forward to a gift under my tree that will be unwrapped in the New Year— Democrats controlling the House and unleashing investigations of a raft of Trump-Republican wrongdoings. Given the stark failu...

 2018-12-09 12:00 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Mueller-nalysis, Epstein injustice, seeking something better...

I lied to you. Not about Donald Trump, or the Russia investigation, but about something more important. Back in the mystical land of 2016, I wrote an essay to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Utopia, by Sir Thomas More. That work, about a land where eve...

 2018-12-09 03:30 

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Mueller's filing on Manafort's plea agreement breaches is truly damning...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "submission in support of [the government's] breach determination" condemning former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is brutal in its banality. In essence, Manafort lied about at least five major things,...

 2018-12-09 03:00 

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Fox News legal analyst says he expects Donald Trump Jr. will soon be indicted...

Fox News' somewhat sane legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano has been a fountain of bummer news for the channel that has been trying to run a third-rate ministry of propaganda media outlet. He has had to sadly explain to the Sean Hannitys and Tucker ...

 2018-12-09 02:30 

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Alt-right 'Western chauvinist' Proud Boys apparently is not an extremist group, according to the FBI...

The Proud Boys, an alt-right group that describes itself as for "Western chauvinists," apparently does not fit the bill to be a deemed a hate group , says an FBI agent in Oregon. This is a significant shift from what was reported earlier this mont...

 2018-12-09 02:00 

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Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—best ideas of 2018...

It's another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a Saturday diary of 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 . As I noted a few weeks ago, ...

 2018-12-09 01:30 

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This Week in Space: Insight's insights, hello Bennu, SpaceX's unexpected slashdown, winds of Mars...

Even if you dialed the time machine back to the middle of the '60s, it would be hard to find a week with more space-related action that this one. SpaceX had a launch. Russia had a launch. SpaceX had another launch. ArianSpace had a launch. China had a...

 2018-12-09 01:00 

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If you can't spell 'conservatism,' you might find love on this new dating app for MAGA singles...

Just in time for the War on Christmas, yet another dating app just for lonely Trump supporters is (supposedly) about to hit the market, and it's just as awful as one would expect. Righter, according to its placeholder website, promises that it's w...

 2018-12-09 00:30 

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New DOJ hire has Jerry Falwell-signed law degree, defended Kavanaugh, and worked for a hate group...

A top job in the Department of Justice may seem out of reach for a graduate of a bottom-tier law school, but if that bottom-tier law school is Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, Donald Trump is president, and said graduate embraces a future of hatemo...

 2018-12-09 00:00 

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Michigan Republicans add attacking unions to the lame-duck schedule this week in the war on workers...

Gutting a minimum wage increase and paid sick leave law isn't all the anti-worker evil Michigan Republicans are getting up to in their lame duck session before Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer takes office. They're also attacking unions , Da...

 2018-12-08 23:30 

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Facebook donated funds to politicians who voted against bans on dangerous LGBTQ 'conversion therapy'...

Conversion therapy—the deeply harmful "therapy" designed to change one's sexual orientation or gender identity, aimed often, but not exclusively, at adolescents and teens—is still legal in most of the United States. Only six states...

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