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 2021-05-09 03:39 

The Daily Beast

Ransomware Attackers Strike the 'Jugular' of U.S. Gas With Shut Down of Major Pipeline...

The brazen attack against Colonial Pipeline, which could cripple gas supplies on the East Coast, came after the Biden administration declared war on ransomware groups....

 2021-05-09 03:00 

Crooks and Liars

LNMC With Merle Haggard...

My Mama sure tried... What's your favorite song about mothers?...

 2021-05-09 02:32 

MSNBC

Finding perseverance in the pandemic...

This week, Will Smith revealed his 'dad bod' saying he's 'in the worst shape of his entire life' after a year of pandemic lockdown. He's now on a mission to trim down for summer. NBC's Joshua Johnson discusses the many changes ...

 2021-05-09 02:30 

Daily Kos

Community Spotlight on KosAbility: Where the only rule is to be kind...

KosAbility is a Daily Kos Group organized by and for people who live with disabilities, who love someone who has a disability, or who want to learn more about the issues they face. Part education, part support group, part open thread, and all people-cente...

 2021-05-09 02:29 

MSNBC

Studying past disasters to predict the future...

The politics of pandemic restrictions and re-opening has been anything but smooth, and a new book out this week might shed some light on why the pandemic has been so rough. NBC's Joshua Johnson spoke to author Niall Ferguson about his new book "Do...

 2021-05-09 02:28 

MSNBC

As India Covid crisis continues, calls grow to waive vaccine patents...

For a third consecutive day, the number of new coronavirus cases in India has topped 400,000. India, South Africa and the World Health Organization are now calling on the World Trade Organization to waive the patents to vaccines to allow wider access to p...

 2021-05-09 02:25 

MSNBC

Rep. Charlie Crist says new Florida voting law "doesn't make any sense whatsoever"...

Florida's Ron DeSantis is the latest Republican Governor to sign a restrictive new voting law into effect. Making it harder to vote has been a priority for Republicans in state legislatures around the country. Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) says the...

 2021-05-09 01:30 

Crooks and Liars

Rep. Mo Brooks Ducks Swalwell Summons For Role On January 6th...

On Jan. 6, in the hours just before insurgents overran the Capitol, Republican Rep. Mo Brooks stood on the "Stop the Steal" stage and delivered a message designed to set the stakes for the already riled-up crowd. "I've got a message that I...

 2021-05-09 01:29 

Talking Points Memo

Democrats Should Worry about British Labour's Collapse...

In December 2019, the British Labour Party suffered its worst defeat since 1935. Last Thursday, with a spate of local......

 2021-05-09 01:20 

Daily Kos

The Trump-Cheney schism is scary for the country, but it should be even more frightening for the GOP...

Whenever I feel compelled to freak myself out about the GOP's seemingly ineluctable march toward cult-of-personality authoritarianism, I have to remind myself that Republicans might not be Hitler boof stormtroopers so much as they're just lemmings...

 2021-05-09 01:08 

The Daily Beast

The Ridiculously Racist History of Menthol Cigarettes...

Cigarette companies were blunt in their internal memos about pushing menthols on young, Black smokers and prospective smokers....

 2021-05-09 01:03 

MSNBC

'I feel like I've been revived': A mother separated from her children at the border is reunited...

In an exclusive interview with MSNBC's Alicia Menendez, Keldy Mabel Gonzles Brebe de Zniga shares her emotional journey, fleeing violence in Honduras only to be separated from her sons at the border, to finally being reunited with her family in the Un...

 2021-05-09 00:56 

MSNBC

'Donald Trump is a reflection of what the Republican party became. He didn't cause the Republican party to become this.'...

As Republican state legislatures seek to pass a wave of bills restricting voting rights and the right to protest, there's one key wedge issue that continues to drive conservative voters to keep these lawmakers in office. Meghan Milloy, Founder & Execu...

 2021-05-09 00:44 

MSNBC

Actor Brian Stokes Mitchell on Broadway's comeback...

New York City's famed theater district reopens at full capacity this fall. Tony Award-winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell joins American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss his concerts for essential workers, how the theater community su...

 2021-05-09 00:33 

MSNBC

As Biden administration works to reunite separated families, there are policies still separating them...

NBC's Jacob Soboroff, author of "Separated", joins American Voices with Alicia Menendez to dig deeper into his exclusive interview with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Michelle Bran, Executive Director of the B...

 2021-05-09 00:28 

MSNBC

How does Biden get anything done with the party of no?...

As the Republican Party continues its descent into authoritarianism, it's vowing to fight Biden at every turn. Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to pass one of the most ambitious agendas laid out by any President. Time Magazine, Senior Correspondent Cha...

 2021-05-09 00:10 

Daily Kos

Teachers shouldn't have to be superheroes, this week in the war on workers...

Care work was already work before the pandemic, and there was already a crisis. But the coronavirus pandemic made the crisis exponentially worse. Sarah Jaffe takes on the policy and personal roots of that crisis in a searing, rage-filled piece that you re...

 2021-05-09 00:00 

Crooks and Liars

Insurrectionist's Lawyer Flouts Unique Excuse: He Suffered From 'Foxitis'...

While I'd be inclined to be sympathetic, as I think watching Fox News causes permanent brain damage, I somehow doubt a judge will take this into consideration. Joy Reid rattled off a series of them last night, rioters and their ridiculous excuses for ...

 2021-05-08 23:01 

Talking Points Memo

We Can't Look Away...

There's so much crap happening with electoral shenanigans in purple states right now that it can all become a blur.......

 2021-05-08 23:00 

Daily Kos

Studies show meeting current agreements won't be enough to stop melting of Antarctic ice sheets...

For more than a year, the world has—quite understandably—been caught up in looking at a crisis that threatened to ( and did ) kill millions of people more or less immediately. With that in mind, it's easy to see how the genuinely existenti...

 2021-05-08 22:48 

Slate Magazine

Obama Family Dog Bo Dies After Battle With Cancer...

The former president and first lady posted tributes to their 12-year-old Portuguese water dog on social media....

 2021-05-08 22:26 

Talking Points Memo

Top Pipeline System Shuts Down Amid Ransomware Attack...

A top fuel pipeline operator that carries refined gasoline and jet fuel from Texas up the East Coast to New......

 2021-05-08 22:15 

Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Uses Unverified Vaccine Reporting System To Scare Viewers...

Tucker Carlson once again proves he's one of the most irresponsible people polluting our airwaves. As John noted here, Carlson hasn't revealed his own vaccination status, but he sure is doing everything he can to make sure his viewers are scared t...

 2021-05-08 22:00 

Daily Kos

Puerto Rican feminists and transactivists continue the fight against the gender violence epidemic...

The Junta, (the islanders' name for the unelected Fiscal Control Board that governs the island's finances) has finally decided to authorize $7 million dollars requested by newly elected Gov. Pedro Pierluisi to combat what has been declared a state...

 2021-05-08 21:43 

Slate Magazine

Chinese Rocket Debris Hurtling Toward Earth, Point of Impact Unknown...

Portions of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket are expected to fall back to Earth in an "uncontrolled reentry" sometime this weekend....

 2021-05-08 20:49 

The Daily Beast

He Legally Changed His Name to a Bond Villain. Then He Plotted Dad's Death, Cops Say....

Jean-Joseph Danger Le Chiffre, who was born Patrick Joseph Sandoval, allegedly hatched the plan with his mom, police testified in court on Friday....

 2021-05-08 20:46 

Mother Jones

RIP Bo Obama...
 2021-05-08 20:00 

Daily Kos

FBI investigates Georgia doctor accused of sterilizing detained women...

This story was originally published at Prism . Last fall, the FBI opened an investigation into Dr. Mahendra Amin , the Georgia OB-GYN accused of performing unnecessary gynecological procedures on detained women, and has now expanded its probe to include t...

 2021-05-08 19:57 

Slate Magazine

Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Top U.S. Gasoline Pipeline...

The outage brought to center stage how some of the country's critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattacks....

 2021-05-08 19:27 

Talking Points Memo

Arizona Audit Will 'Indefinitely Defer' Voter Interview Plans Over Intimidation Concerns Raised By DOJ...

The Arizona Senate has said it will hold off on a controversial plan to knock on voters' doors as part......

 2021-05-08 19:17 

Washington Post

As Biden faces a struggle to hold the Senate, Democrats' divisions resurface...

In crucial Senate races in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere, the Democratic coalition that came together to elect Biden is fracturing again — with big implications for his presidency....

 2021-05-08 19:10 

MSNBC

How are moms coping during the pandemic? Our panel of mothers discusses...

Mother's Day is Sunday. How are moms coping during the pandemic? Tiffany Cross and her panel of mothers discuss the unique challenges moms have been facing during the pandemic, and how to support them during this challenging time....

 2021-05-08 18:39 

The Daily Beast

Philly DA Candidate Forced to Address Paralegal Found Dead in His Mansion...

It's just the latest twist in an eventful, bitter race for Philadelphia's District Attorney....

 2021-05-08 18:36 

NBC

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Threats against members of Congress have more than doubled this year, Capitol Police say...

Threats against members of Congress have more than doubled, the Capitol Police said in response a review conducted following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol....

 2021-05-08 18:36 

MSNBC

Politics experts analyze latest news from George Floyd case, to future for Atlanta's mayor...

The new federal charges against the ex-officers involved in George Floyd's death are analyzed by experts. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms deciding not to run for re-election is also discussed by Tiffany Cross and her panel....

 2021-05-08 18:30 

NY Times

Immigration Courts Aren't Real Courts. Time to Change That....

As long as these judges are subject to political pressures, there can be no true judicial process....

 2021-05-08 18:17 

Slate Magazine

CDC Admits Coronavirus is Airborne, Can Be Transmitted More Than 6 Feet Away...

Some experts say that while it's a step in the right direction, the CDC still isn't going far enough in warning about the risks indoors....

 2021-05-08 18:07 

Crooks and Liars

Cartoon: The Dye Is Cast...

Midday open thread below.......

 2021-05-08 18:00 

Daily Kos

Republicans purge their ranks of any lingering truth in preparation for their 2020 do-over in 2022...

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is an unabashed conservative, with a fervor for torture and anti-Muslim xenophobia and almost unmatched GOP pedigree. Not so long ago, her rise through the Republican ranks would have been unstoppable, but none of that matters now....

 2021-05-08 17:59 

Mother Jones

Dr. Simone Gold, Capitol Defendant, Goes on Tour...
 2021-05-08 17:50 

MSNBC

Brother of George Floyd says officers' indictment 'put a smile on our faces'...

During a press conference, George Floyd's brother said that the news of the indictment "put a smile on our faces," and praised the attorney general, who called the family, for...

 2021-05-08 17:44 

MSNBC

Trump-touting U.S. representatives on 'America First' tour raise alarm for America's future experts say...

Trump supporters Reps. Gaetz and Greene's 'America First' tour is slammed by politics experts who discuss the peril America likely faces, if much of the GOP continues to be the party of Trump....

 2021-05-08 17:40 

Washington Post

Jonathan Bush, younger brother of President George H.W. Bush, dies at 89...

He was the last surviving sibling of the late president....

 2021-05-08 17:32 

MSNBC

Why are Dems negotiating with GOP on Jan. 6 commission? Tiffany Cross answers viewer question...

Democrats are negotiating with Republicans on whether there should be a commission into the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Why, when Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress? Tiffany Cross answers this week's viewer question in the ...

 2021-05-08 17:29 

Talking Points Memo

Trump DOJ Secretly Seized Post Reporters' Phone Records...

The Justice Department under President Donald Trump secretly obtained the phone records of three Washington Post reporters over reporting they......

 2021-05-08 17:21 

MSNBC

Politics expert on why shifting racial demographics alone won't weaken GOP strongholds...

The phenomenon of voters of color increasing in Republican strongholds is analyzed by politics expert Fernand Amandi, who tells Tiffany Cross that shifting racial demographics alone will not increase Democrats' influence nationwide....

 2021-05-08 17:08 

MSNBC

Tiffany Cross lambastes Mitch McConnell's vow to block President Biden's economic...

Mitch McConnell has vowed to block President Biden's economic agenda as millions continue to suffer during the pandemic. Tiffany Cross claps back to the Senate Majority Leader: Mitch better have my money....

 2021-05-08 17:00 

Daily Kos

Small-town bar owner faces big-time consequences after selling fake vaccine cards to undercover cops...

Americans nationwide are being vaccinated in record numbers. To date, over 100 million Americans are considered fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. As these individuals post pictures of their vaccination cards , experts are urging them to edit out...

 2021-05-08 16:30 

Crooks and Liars

Matt Gaetz And Marjorie Taylor Greene Declare War On America...

So what do you get when you join an accused pedophile who also sits in Congress with another one who recently had her committee assignments revoked for her violent social media posts for a tour around the country? Well, according to reports , you heard a ...

 2021-05-08 16:00 

Daily Kos

Republican governors scoffed at COVID-19, but treat cutting unemployment insurance as an emergency...

On Friday, the monthly jobs report showed an unexpectedly weak rate of job growth for the month of April. For economists, it was a something of a puzzle, but for Republicans on the hunt for a narrative, it was the answer to a prayer. Across the nation, Re...

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