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 2021-09-19 09:40 

Slate Magazine

You Can Have Black "Friends" and Still Be Racist...

Hollywood has peddled the "Black friend" fantasy of racial progress forever....

 2021-09-19 08:30 

MSNBC

Durham's Sussman indictment is a bizarre coda for DOJ's Russia investigation...

The Mueller Report spells out all the ways in which the Russia investigation was not a hoax. The only hoax is the charge contained in this indictment....

 2021-09-19 08:30 

NBC

[ Politics ]

'A true believer': Why Mandela Barnes thinks his progressive ideas can win in purple Wisconsin...

Mandela Barnes leads the pack in Wisconsin's crowded Democratic Senate primary. But will his progressive vision work in this purple state?...

 2021-09-19 08:00 

The Daily Beast

The Texas Abortion Ban Is Also an Attack on Men...

Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah tells Molly Jong-Fast what's going on in Texas and shares her thoughts on her late colleague Jamal Khashoggi....

 2021-09-19 03:00 

Crooks and Liars

LNMC With Nick Flannery And Susan O'Neill...

Americana Music Fest rolls into Nashville this week and I picked up a gig with Irish duo Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill. These guys have a new record out and it's chock full of good songs. What you got tonight?...

 2021-09-19 02:55 

The Daily Beast

The Mastermind Behind Bin Laden's Escape Is Back—With His Own Taliban Army...

Anwar al Haq Mujahid, one of bin Laden's top 'Black Guards,' is back in Jalalabad. The Taliban is making sure he's as comfortable as ever....

 2021-09-19 02:30 

Daily Kos

Community Spotlight: Pie fights and strong opinions are part of our Daily Kos special recipe...

This week's story is about pie. It was inspired by snazzybird's comment in my last rescue roundup: "My 16-year anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks. This place has been a haven for me, from the first day I found my way here. ... If no...

 2021-09-19 02:03 

MSNBC

AOC's "tax the rich" dress at Met Gala stirs controversy...

This week, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stole the show at the Met Gala among a who's who of A-list actors, musicians, models and influencers, by wearing a designer gown emblazoned with the words...

 2021-09-19 02:00 

Daily Kos

Watch: Southern Resident orcas make up for lost time with September visit to the Salish Sea...

FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington—The summer of 2021 continued a trend of decreasing presence by Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea , one that began in 2016 and has seemingly deepened every year since. Other than a handful of brief visits—inclu...

 2021-09-19 01:30 

MSNBC

Global vaccine equity under pressure as FDA panel limits booster shots...

The Food and Drug Administration announced approval for Pfizer booster shots for those aged 65+ and those at risk of severe complications from Covid-19. It falls short of the large-scale roll out the White House was hoping for, but it'll be welcome ne...

 2021-09-19 01:05 

MSNBC

Rep. Ro Khanna on passing voting rights legislation: "This is an obligation, a duty"...

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats unveiled a new voting rights compromise bill, The Freedom to Vote Act, but with no Republican support, it's almost certain to fail. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) joined MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin to discuss the future o...

 2021-09-19 01:03 

MSNBC

Rep. Raskin: Republicans have "embraced the insurrection"...

With so many Republicans silent on the rally held in D.C. to support the January 6 rioters, Congressman Jamie Raskin tells MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin that Trump's hold on the Republican party is "like an authoritarian religious cult."...

 2021-09-19 01:00 

Daily Kos

Florida landlord requires new and current tenants, plus employees, to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine...

When it comes to Florida making headlines in recent months, it's more often than not because Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and fellow GOP lackeys in the state are leading residents into disarray because of poor pandemic management . COVID-19 cases and ...

 2021-09-19 00:56 

MSNBC

Congress prepares to battle back against TX abortion law...

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence joined American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss reproductive health as the House prepares to take up the Women's Health Protection Act. The Michigan Democrat tells Republicans, "You do not have the right to sit...

 2021-09-19 00:49 

MSNBC

'Sending people to Haiti right now is human rights abuse'...

Over the next three days, the Department of Homeland Security says it is ramping up deportation flights for some of the thousands of Haitian migrants who have gathered under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. But activists like Guerline Jozef, the founder and ex...

 2021-09-19 00:31 

MSNBC

How we'll get rid of GOP extremists...

The September 18th rally for the Capitol rioters was a dud. But the long-term threat following the failed insurrection remains. MSNBC's Alicia Menendez is joined by a panel of top law enforcement experts and journalists to discuss what happens next in...

 2021-09-19 00:18 

The Daily Beast

SpaceX's Inspiration4 Mission Just Upended Space History...

The mission was Silicon Valley utopianism—role models for a nicer, fairer, more inclusive version of American life that we can all look up to....

 2021-09-19 00:00 

Daily Kos

'Build Back Better' would bring 4 million jobs. It's up to Congress, this week in the war on workers...

Sen. Joe Manchin and just about every Republican—probably every single one, once the counting is done—are opposed to investing $3.5 trillion over a decade in revitalizing U.S. infrastructure. But let's be clear: with that, they're oppo...

 2021-09-18 23:23 

The Atlantic

Elon Musk Must Be Pretty Relieved...

SpaceX's first private astronauts have returned to Earth from a three-day stay in orbit....

 2021-09-18 23:18 

MSNBC

Watch: All-civilian SpaceX flight splashes down off Florida after three days in orbit...

After three days in orbit, Dragon spacecraft and the Inspiration4 crew returned to Earth by splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida....

 2021-09-18 23:14 

The Atlantic

The 'Justice for J6' Rally Did Not Resemble January 6...

The right-wing rally at the Capitol turned out to be a forum for random grievances, and an opportunity to dress like Batman....

 2021-09-18 23:12 

MSNBC

Sharpton gave Manchin 'the benefit of the doubt'. Manchin has to show he cares about voting rights....

In his final thoughts Rev. Al Sharpton addresses Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Sharpton says the senator holds...

 2021-09-18 23:00 

Daily Kos

So your religion doesn't allow the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are some other medications you can't take...

It's well understood that Facebook and other social media sites have transformed millions of ordinary Americans into newly minted internet virologists and microbiologists, furiously digging through memes and videos—most of highly dubious origin&...

 2021-09-18 22:52 

MSNBC

'We don't need name-calling, we need solutions', Sharpton defends MSNBC's Joy Reid...
 2021-09-18 22:50 

Slate Magazine

Rally to Support Jan. 6 Rioters Marked by Tiny Crowds, Lots of Security...

There was lots of concern that the "Justice for J6" rally would be marked by violence but very few people actually showed up....

 2021-09-18 22:00 

Daily Kos

'Be an old progressive': The inspirational workout video I didn't even know I needed...

After years of rage commentary during the Trump administration followed by a global pandemic reshaping our lives, I admit my diet and exercise routine isn't where I'd like it to be. I never got around to getting a Peloton bike. I did go in on home...

 2021-09-18 21:58 

Slate Magazine

Biden Administration Speeds Up Efforts to Deport Haitian Migrants at Southern Border...

The White House wants to deter more Haitians from trying to come to the United States, sparking criticism from human rights groups and some Democrats....

 2021-09-18 21:52 

Vox

Nuclear subs and a diplomatic blowup: The US-France clash, explained...

France recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia over a new defense deal....

 2021-09-18 21:33 

Mother Jones

Conservative Baptist Pastor Sees "No Credible Religious Argument" Against Vaccines...
 2021-09-18 21:26 

Washington Post

GOP Rep. Zeldin announces leukemia diagnosis, remission...

Zeldin, a four-term congressman and vocal supporter of former president Donald Trump, is also running for governor of New York....

 2021-09-18 21:00 

Daily Kos

Canada election preview: Trudeau looks to hold off the Conservatives and win a third term...

Last month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an early election for Sept. 20 in an attempt to win back a majority for his centrist Liberal Party in Parliament, which for the last two years has depended on the support of the left-wing New Democ...

 2021-09-18 20:13 

MSNBC

Tennessee covid cases surge amid low vaccination rate...

Hospitals struggle to keep up with another rise in covid cases. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports from Knoxville, Tennessee....

 2021-09-18 20:03 

Crooks and Liars

Joy Ann Reid Eviscerates Elise Stefanik For Her Racist Ways...

The Republican party has searched far and wide for a new fear mongering tactic to fire up their base. It used to be caravans . Now it is the Replacement Theory which is a "racist theory that immigrants were filtering out white Americans" and will ...

 2021-09-18 20:00 

Daily Kos

Anti-vaxx chronicles: 'It's just the flu, so get over yourself'...

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...

 2021-09-18 19:39 

Crooks and Liars

Call The WAAAHMBULANCE: Sean Spicer Cries Like A Baby Over Jen Psaki...

The New York Times has an article featuring President Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki which infuriated admitted liar Sean Spicer. The article was focused on Jen Psaki, who "has tamped down the vitriol that colored news briefings during the Trump...

 2021-09-18 19:30 

Daily Kos

Low expectations for Sept. 18 rally turn out to be not low enough, but meanwhile ......

Since Jan. 6 demonstrated decisively that Trump supporters are a bunch of violent, authoritarian white supremacists more than willing to smear excrement on the halls of Congress and search the Capitol for government officials suitable for hanging, no one ...

 2021-09-18 19:26 

Crooks and Liars

CARTOON: Roe V. Woe...

Midday open thread......

 2021-09-18 19:22 

MSNBC

Police, FBI conduct search of 25,000 acre Florida park for missing woman's fianc...

Police and FBI agents are fanned out across an expansive 25,000 acre park in Florida searching for Brian Laundrie, fianc of the missing New York woman, Gabby Petito. Laundrie was previously identified as a person of interest and critical figure in solving...

 2021-09-18 19:17 

MSNBC

When America will tire of Trump...

Columnist George Will weighs in on Mike Pence, Saturday's far-right rally and when the country will get bored with Donald Trump....

 2021-09-18 19:08 

MSNBC

Man arrested on weapons violation at D.C. rally for Jan. 6 defendants...

Capitol police arrested a man for a weapons violation after bringing a large knife to the rally for the Jan. 6 defendants. NBC's Ellison Barber breaks down the few incidents that occurred at the expected 700-person event that only 200 showed for....

 2021-09-18 19:02 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Maricopa County, Arizona Senate reach deal to end fight over election equipment...

Maricopa County, Arizona, supervisors reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review....

 2021-09-18 19:00 

Daily Kos

Connect! Unite! Act! The best activism connection you can make TODAY (and every day)...

Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series that seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet regularly to socialize, but also to get out the vote, support candidates, and engage in other local political actions that help ...

 2021-09-18 18:21 

NY Times

Biden Administration to Deport Haitians in South Texas...

More than 14,000 Haitians are camping out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, awaiting processing by the United States Border Patrol....

 2021-09-18 18:00 

Daily Kos

Vaccinated Americans are the true patriots fighting for this country—Democrats are fighting for them...

Unvaccinated Americans are literally killing people in this country. The people fighting for this country are the vaccinated—the roughly three-quarters of Americans who have gotten at least one shot. As for those who have refused shots, their "r...

 2021-09-18 17:55 

The Daily Beast

'I Was Set Up': Alex Murdaugh's Alleged Shooter Says He's Just the Fall Guy in Suicide Plot...

"It was the craziest situation I ever been involved with. I was set up to be the fall guy. And those damn pictures of me in the newspaper!"...

 2021-09-18 17:53 

Mother Jones

Exhausted Restaurant Workers Now Face the Risk of Vicious Anti-Vaxxers...
 2021-09-18 17:46 

MSNBC

Police launch hunt for fianc of Gabby Petito after identified as person of interest...

A hunt is underway for Brian Laundrie, fianc of missing New York woman Gabby Petito, who went missing after the two traveled across the country together. The news of his disappearance comes after investigators named him a person of interest, NBC's Das...

 2021-09-18 17:31 

MSNBC

Resisting the GOP's rollback of civil liberties...

Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent at The Nation, joins Tiffany Cross to discuss how ideological extremism is creeping into and overwhelming some of the highest levels of leadership in American society - and what can be done about it....

 2021-09-18 17:23 

The Daily Beast

Capitol Riot Supporter Compares Insurrectionists to Jews Under Nazi Rule...

A gathering in support of jailed Capitol Rioters was thick with self-pity and absurd comparisons....

 2021-09-18 17:22 

MSNBC

Political extremists find a home online...

April Glaser and Daryle Lamont Jenkins speak with host Tiffany Cross about how social media is increasingly a breeding ground for domestic terrorism and white supremacy....

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