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 2021-09-24 02:30 

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News Roundup: Haiti envoy resigns in protest; Conservatism rapidly collapsing into fascist extremism...

In the news today: The U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned, citing the administration's "inhumane" deportations of Haitian refugees. Rep. Lauren Boebert does another crime, not that anybody will do anything about it. But the real story of...

 2021-09-24 02:00 

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Who's the 'stupidest' Trump of them all? According to Mary Trump, it's Junior...

We all have that one relative whose brain is nothing but spackle, expired haggis, and unnecessarily circuitous termite tunnels, and presidents are no different. Jimmy Carter had his brother Billy . Bill Clinton had his half-brother Roger . And George W. B...

 2021-09-24 01:30 

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Republican representative sued after deadly hit-and-run, called high-powered buddy instead of cops...

As someone who cycles in Georgia regularly, my biggest fear is that I'll be hit by a car while out biking. My next fear is that the culprit will drive away as I lay dying in a ditch. This was exactly the scene that played out in 2019 when Eric Keais, ...

 2021-09-24 01:00 

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In honor of Bi Visibility Day, one Young Adult writer talks queer media, food, and intersectionality...

When it comes to adult readers, the Young Adult section of a bookstore can sometimes hold a bad reputation. YA books, however, are far from easy breezes or superficial fluff. In fact, YA writers are doing some seriously important work when it comes to get...

 2021-09-24 00:30 

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'Guilty for all three defendants': Former prosecutor shares hoped-for verdict after Arbery's death...

Former Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes was one of several prosecutors tasked with seeking justice in the death of Ahmaud Arbery after months-long delays in charging his alleged killers. The case against Travis McMichael, the man who shot Arbe...

 2021-09-24 00:00 

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EPA to announce phaseout of climate-killing HFCs...

It's tempting to call President Joe Biden's climate agenda "ambitious," but it's only "ambitious" in the sense that no previous administration has even come close to meeting the existential crisis of manmade climate change with...

 2021-09-23 23:30 

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Board votes not to renew contract of Black principal initially targeted for photos with white wife...

A Texas school board voted unanimously on Monday not to extend the contract of a Black principal once targeted for posting on Facebook photos of him kissing his wife, a white woman, and again targeted with accusations he taught critical race theory. Colle...

 2021-09-23 23:00 

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More than 1,000 students and staff protest after racist graffiti was found all over school bathroom...

On Thursday morning, more than 1,000 people, including students, staff, and teachers, participated in a walkout protest at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri, after racist slurs and hate speech were found written all over the walls, sta...

 2021-09-23 22:30 

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Judge calls 'Sheriff' patch man donned for Capitol insurrection 'outrageous'...

Being a sheriff's deputy while storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6 wasn't good enough for Ronald Colton McAbee. He needed to look official. So, he went online (Amazon) and bought himself a little sheriff's costume, complete with a "Sher...

 2021-09-23 22:00 

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U.S. child care system is heading for catastrophe, and the economic damage could be widespread...

The child care crisis looks ready to turn into a child care catastrophe as workers head for higher-paying jobs—like Walmart—and daycare centers struggle to find enough staff to create spaces for parents to enroll their kids, day care centers c...

 2021-09-23 21:30 

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Centrist Democrats still have no idea what they want to cut from the $3.5 trillion budget bill...

Searching for a way forward on his legacy bills, President Joe Biden held a meeting Wednesday at the White House with centrist and progressive Democrats from both chambers. It included progressive leaders such as Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington State a...

 2021-09-23 21:00 

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Black lawmakers meet with White House over Haitian abuses, urge halt to deportations and Title 42...

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members including Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty were among the legislators meeting with White House officials on Wednesday, when they voiced concern and outrage over the abusive mistreatment of H...

 2021-09-23 20:30 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Smuggling ivermectin into a hospital full of 'crisis actors'...

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics...

 2021-09-23 20:00 

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Tucker completes Fox's descent into white-nationalist propaganda with 'great replacement' rant...

Tucker Carlson put the finishing touches on Fox News' descent into right-wing extremism Wednesday night with an undisguised embrace of white-nationalist conspiracism in his latest rant attacking President Biden's immigration policies. It's now...

 2021-09-23 19:25 

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This one quote shows how out of touch Mitch McConnell is with the GOP base...

At some point during the reporting of the newly released book Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky seemed to believe Trumpism was just a passing fancy. In the book, McConnell called Donald Trump "a fading brand. Ret...

 2021-09-23 18:50 

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Lauren Boebert reportedly used campaign funds to cover more than $6,000 of rent and utilities...

Depending on the day, it often feels like there are countless topics to discuss when it comes to Rep. Lauren Boebert, our very own gun-toting , QAnon-loving, Donald Trump-lackey freshman representative of Colorado. As Daily Kos previously covered , eyes w...

 2021-09-23 18:15 

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Biden White House prepares to turn over Trump documents to House Select Committee on Jan. 6...

On August 25, the House Select Committee investigating events related to the January 6 insurgency issued a long list of document requests , including documents from Trump officials along with social media and phone records from Republican members of Congr...

 2021-09-23 17:40 

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Special envoy for Haiti resigns, says cannot support 'inhumane' decision to deport Haitian refugees...

Ambassador Daniel Foote, a special envoy for Haiti, has announced his resignation amid numerous calls for the Biden administration to immediately end mass deportations for Haitian migrants. According to Daily Kos , the Biden administration's sudden es...

 2021-09-23 17:00 

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Democrats walk away from negotiating police reform bill after Republicans reject stripped-down offer...

Here's entirely unsurprising news: Efforts to come up with a bipartisan police reform bill have failed. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Karen Bass negotiated with Republican Sen. Tim Scott to produce a bill that Scott could get some Republicans o...

 2021-09-23 16:20 

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Federal judge rules against DeSantis ban on so-called sanctuary cities, noting hate group ties...

A federal judge this week struck down key portions of Florida's ban on so-called sanctuary cities, "declaring portions of a law unconstitutional and tinged with 'discriminatory motives,'" Miami Herald reports . The court's ruling c...

 2021-09-23 15:40 

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Conservatism is dead, fascism lives, and outlining the end of democracy is real resume builder...

On Tuesday, a two-page memo was revealed in which attorney John Eastman detailed a plan for overthrowing the election and handing the nation to Donald Trump in an authoritarian coup. This week, the American Political Science Society is giving Eastman a pa...

 2021-09-23 15:00 

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After passing mask mandate, school board threatened by angry parents: 'We're coming to your house!'...

Stories of anti-mask violence at school board meetings are taking over the internet. Every day it seems that another school district is encountering violence at the hands of anti-maskers who would rather resort to violence than simply put on a mask to sto...

 2021-09-23 14:20 

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Trump's slate of election fraud pushers could spell disaster for the GOP in 2022...

Midterm elections almost always favor the party out of power, giving Republicans an immediate edge heading into next year's races. By dint of historical trends alone, Republicans could have done almost nothing other than complain about President Joe B...

 2021-09-23 13:44 

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Clock is ticking on both a government shutdown and a debt default, just as Republicans planned...

Congress has one week to prevent a government shutdown, and Republicans are basically sitting back and saying, "Bring on the shutdown." The House passed a bill on Tuesday to extend federal funding into December and suspend the debt limit until Dec...

 2021-09-23 13:00 

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Violence emanating from far-right anti-vaccine/anti-mask contingent keeps ratcheting higher...

In Michigan , an anti-vaccination fanatic tries to run a county health official off the road at 70 mph. In Germany , a service station attendant enforcing a mask mandate is shot and killed by a customer who objects to the rule. In Japan , an angry anti-va...

 2021-09-23 12:35 

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Morning Digest: Why the mayor's race in this small city always attracts big-name attention...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. L...

 2021-09-23 12:29 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Will Republicans pay this time?...

Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post says that the Republican Party, obviously, has no interest in governing at any level and must pay the price of not doing their jobs. No one can seriously pass this off as the impulsive actions of one unhinged egomania...

 2021-09-23 12:00 

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Cartoon: Great Scientists of the 21st Century...

TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books are coming out this November : Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens ; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones ! Reserve your copies by pre-ordering (at a lower price) today! RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "Behold the wondrous...

 2021-09-23 11:49 

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday...

Netroots Nation 2021 Update If you haven't heard yet, this year's big Netroots convention, which sprang out of this humble blog in 2006, has been moved from Washington D.C. to your house. It's a three-day virtual "at-home-aganza" (than...

 2021-09-23 02:30 

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News Roundup: Mitch's next federal shutdown; Giuliani's deadly hoax; Abbott's weirdest stunt yet...

In the news today: Senate Republicans remain unified in their promise to cause another government shutdown while daring Democrats to do something about it. An internal Trump campaign document shows that top Trump "lawyers" knew full well that thei...

 2021-09-23 02:00 

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Mike Flynn warns the world of dark forces putting vaccines in your salad dressing...

For a brief period, Michael Flynn was the actual national security adviser to an actual U.S. presidential administration. He left in disgrace (i.e., was fired) after lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russian Ambassador to the...

 2021-09-23 01:30 

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After protests, Catholic high school backtracks and again offers job to coach in same-sex marriage...

The nation has its eyes on teachers, staff, and parents of school-aged children as many classrooms reopen to in-person learning amid the pandemic. We know teachers have had a world of stress to deal with, ranging from parents infuriated over mask requirem...

 2021-09-23 00:55 

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Oh great, another stupid border stunt from Greg Abbott...

Desperate to both get through a Republican primary and not talk about his disastrous COVID-19 response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed earlier this past summer that he would finish the previous president's stupid border wall. This week, he claimed he ...

 2021-09-23 00:20 

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One of the most reliable predictors of the pandemic shows decline in coming weeks...

From early on in the pandemic, there have been two sites that have competed to offer a view of the future, offering predictions of where COVID-19 cases and deaths go over coming months. One of these, the IHME projection from the Institute for Health Metri...

 2021-09-22 23:45 

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Michigan father sues school after teacher cuts biracial daughter's hair without permission...

A father in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against his daughter's school district after she came home with an unapproved haircut given to her by a teacher. The lawsuit , filed in federal court Sept. 14 for $1 million, alleges the 7-year-old biracial gir...

 2021-09-22 23:10 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: This one wishes vaccinated people would stop shedding...

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics...

 2021-09-22 22:35 

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'Defies common decency': Schumer calls on Biden admin to halt Haitian deportations, end Title 42...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forcefully condemned the Biden administration's mass deportation of Haitian asylum-seekers and migrants, as well as its continued use of the previous administration's scientifically unsound and unlawful anti-as...

 2021-09-22 22:00 

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Political terrorist Mitch McConnell is trying to blow up the global economy...

Mitch McConnell has a gift for destroying things. He's destroyed the Senate as a political institution that was once functional . He's destroyed the Supreme Court as a relatively apolitical institution in which Americans once had some level of tru...

 2021-09-22 21:20 

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After spending wedding on ventilator, unvaccinated bride-to-be dies of COVID-19...

On Sept. 10, 29-year-old Samantha Wendell passed away after suffering from COVID-19 bilateral pneumonia. The Kentucky woman was admitted into a hospital on Aug. 9 and never left. Wendell was set to be married on Aug. 21 to Austin Eskew. Instead, Wendell s...

 2021-09-22 20:40 

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Republican senators push bill banning dishonorable discharges for military vaccine refusers...

The COVID-19 pandemic has been running strong for about a year and a half now, and there hasn't been a single week during any of it when Republican elected officials weren't more invested in mocking the pandemic than fighting it. The rapid inventi...

 2021-09-22 20:00 

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Professor charged with hate crime after spitting on Black woman in front of her 7-year-old daughter...

In yet another example of how difficult it is to be a Black person in America just trying to sit in your car and wait for your mother, a Chicago-based professor has been charged with a felony hate crime after an alleged assault on a Black woman in front o...

 2021-09-22 19:20 

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LGBTQ+ allies worried for safety of youth after conservative group posted faces in now-viral tweet...

Nothing maddens a certain kind of person like seeing openly LGBTQ+ people happy. For some of the most nefarious conservatives, frankly, seeing an LGBTQ+ person out and about, even—if they're not happy, but simply existing— can be enough to...

 2021-09-22 18:40 

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Florida remains screwed as DeSantis picks hydroxychloroquine-supporting quack as new surgeon general...

Florida has a new state surgeon general today, and I'm sure everybody is itching to know who Gov. Ron DeSantis—the man who devoted himself to attacking pandemic safety measures as a means of furthering his political ambitions in the party of Tru...

 2021-09-22 18:00 

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'They have all the power': Thousands rally to demand Democrats deliver on pathway to citizenship...

Thousands of immigrants and allies on Tuesday marched to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters before gathering in front of the U.S. Capitol for a rally that also featured top Democratic Congressional leaders to demand a pathway to citize...

 2021-09-22 17:10 

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'Every node of this supply chain is maxed out,' and the consequences could hit you at home...

Bare toilet paper shelves in supermarkets were a big story early in the coronavirus pandemic but they may not remain a thing of the past, and consumers are being warned to do their holiday shopping early—like, now—thanks to supply chain proble...

 2021-09-22 16:25 

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Donald Trump sues his niece for releasing documents that show 'he is a f**king loser'...

It's easy to forget that Donald Trump has siblings. That's because they don't appear at their brother's side. Instead, they toss him the occasional cheerful remark through the media while apparently making sure their 10-foot pole collectio...

 2021-09-22 15:45 

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Mitch McConnell packed the Supreme Court with right-wingers. The American public no longer trusts it...

Despite the protestations of the Supreme Court's conservative justices, the American public gets it—the court's center of gravity is now too far outside the mainstream to be trusted. On Wednesday, yet another poll found the high court's ...

 2021-09-22 15:02 

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Deportations continue as WH calls footage of Border Patrol attacking migrants with whips 'horrific'...

A White House press conference was held Monday after disturbing images and video surfaced online in regards to the massive Haitian deportations in Texas over the weekend. The footage appeared to show Border Patrol agents using whips against Haitian migran...

 2021-09-22 14:00 

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Giuliani and Powell knew their election claims were false before they shared them with the world...

A memo obtained by The New York Times makes clear that the Trump campaign not only spread propaganda and misinformation about the results of the 2020 election, they did so with full knowledge that what they were telling the American people was simply a li...

 2021-09-22 13:15 

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House votes to avert government shutdown and default. Senate Republicans are united in opposition...

Here they go again: A government shutdown is coming after funding expires on September 30, unless Congress extends funding. House Democrats passed a bill Tuesday to do just that, and to suspend the debt limit until December 16, 2022. As a bonus, the House...

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