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 2020-01-27 01:30 

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On the Sunday shows, Trump's Senate bootlickers show how low they can go...

Before this evening's blockbuster John Bolton news , we'd already seen that the level to which Republicans will sink to defend Donald Trump on anything and, literally, everything has no bottom. There seems no cutoff point beyond which now thorough...

 2020-01-27 01:00 

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House impeachment managers: Bolton 'directly contradicts the heart' of Trump's defense...

The team of House managers presenting the case for impeachment in the Senate trial of Donald Trump have released their first statement responding to the news that John Bolton asserts Trump personally told him he was freezing congressionally-approved milit...

 2020-01-27 00:25 

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Bolton bombshell ramps up the pressure on Senate Republicans to call impeachment witnesses...

The report that former national security adviser John Bolton's book says Donald Trump told him that nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine was held up to pressure the country to interfere in the 2020 elections is a direct challenge to every Re...

 2020-01-27 00:01 

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John Bolton: Trump explicitly said Ukraine aid freeze was tied to investigations into Democrats...

Former national security adviser John Bolton has refused House demands that he testify on the events surrounding the freezing of military aid to Ukraine and the efforts by Donald Trump's allies and administration officials to pressure the Ukrainian go...

 2020-01-26 23:30 

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Police investigate alleged attack on transgender journalist as possible hate crime...

In a heartbreaking post and video, Serena Daniari alleges she was attacked by two strangers in a New York City subway train on the evening of Friday, Jan. 24. In the now-viral tweet, Daniari, a journalist, alleges she was hit, spit on, and called transpho...

 2020-01-26 23:00 

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UN top court orders Myanmar to immediately stop genocide against the Rohingya with 'all measures'...

The United Nations (UN) top court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), finally took its first step in stopping ongoing injustices and violence Rohingya people are facing in Myanmar. In a landmark case at The Hauge, the court made a unanimous ruling ...

 2020-01-26 21:20 

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Republicans make clear they won't be modifying their aversion to facts in defending Trump...

On Saturday, Donald Trump's lawyers lifted the corner a bit on what will be the Republican strategy for fighting impeachment come Monday. First the Republicans will introduce the same five lies they've been spouting all along at the impeachment tr...

 2020-01-26 20:40 

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Unproven, made-up 'science' and dangerous experiments fuel the right's war on choice...

Traditionally, attacks on women's reproductive rights were largely frontal in nature. Opponents argued that abortion was wrong on religious or moral grounds, and thus should be made illegal. While they continue to make those arguments, in recent years...

 2020-01-26 20:00 

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Sunday snippets: Court nixes case seeking TN voting security; did Iran prez threaten to resign?...

Sunday snippets is a regular weekend feature at Daily Kos. Sixth Circuit Court says tough beans to voter rights plaintiffs in Tennessee: A unanimous three-judge panel upheld a lower court ruling that found a voting rights group had no standing to sue over...

 2020-01-26 02:00 

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'Home Now': Somali refugees forge new lives and transform a dying Maine town...

When I moved from Chicago to San Francisco in 1973, I was struck by how many of my new friends were also migrants from other states. A native-born Californian was a rarity in those days. Many years later, after spending a quarter century in a military tow...

 2020-01-26 01:00 

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Evangelical scammers praise Trump for hastening the end of the world. Well, they're not wrong......

Mother Jones reporter Stephanie Mencimer has produced a good read on the "End Times" evangelicals who support Donald Trump because they believe, truly and sincerely, that Donald Trump will bring about the end of the world and they are extremely lo...

 2020-01-26 00:30 

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Full video of Trump calling for Yovanovitch firing—seconds after Parnas smears her with lies...

In an 83-minute video published by PBS Newshour on Saturday, Donald Trump appears to chat with Lev Parnas—a man Trump has repeatedly insisted he does not know—and then immediately demand that then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch be fir...

 2020-01-26 00:00 

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Unions face another year of eroding membership as the war on workers continues...

The share of U.S. workers represented by a union ticked down slightly from 2018 to 2019, dropping from 11.7% to 11.6%; the share of U.S. workers who are union members also dropped from 10.5% to 10.3%. The overall number of workers represented by a union s...

 2020-01-25 23:30 

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Anything but impeachment: This week's picks from the Daily Kos Community...

Hey, Daily Kos Community! I don't know about y'all, but it feels so good to not be watching the Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump this afternoon. I can't be alone in that mood. I won't waste any more of your time talking about that whic...

 2020-01-25 23:00 

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Spotlight on green news & views: Saying goodbye to the platypus? Davos hears from Trump...

This is the 628th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the January 18 edition . Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTA...

 2020-01-25 21:30 

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Analysis shows unarmed young black men are 13 times more likely to be victims of police shootings...

A statistical review published by psychologists from Michigan State University made headlines in 2019 when it claimed to find that "no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across [police] shootings, and White officers are not more likel...

 2020-01-25 21:00 

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'Right matters and the truth matters': Read Adam Schiff's history-making impeachment trial speech...

Thursday evening marked the end of a second long day on the Senate floor in Donald Trump's impeachment trial . Democratic officials presented the evidence to America, detailing how and why Donald Trump must be removed from office. The highlight was le...

 2020-01-25 20:00 

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Saturday snippets: Prosecutor objects to calling torture 'torture'; Trump delights Marchers for Life...

Saturday snippets is a regular feature of Daily Kos. Trump regime used California wildfires to push more logging : Emails show that political appointees in the Interior Department sought to estimate carbon emissions from the state's wildfires in 2018 ...

 2020-01-25 16:54 

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Trump's defense begins opening arguments in impeachment trial: Live coverage #3...

Donald Trump's defense team previewed a very Donald Trump strategy during Tuesday's procedural debate in the impeachment trial: lie, attack, ignore the facts. Now it's time for a concentrated blast of that as they begin their opening arguments...

 2020-01-25 16:03 

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Trump's defense begins opening arguments in impeachment trial: Live coverage #2...

Donald Trump's defense team previewed a very Donald Trump strategy during Tuesday's procedural debate in the impeachment trial: lie, attack, ignore the facts. Now it's time for a concentrated blast of that as they begin their opening arguments...

 2020-01-25 15:00 

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Trump's defense begins opening arguments in impeachment trial: Live coverage #1...

Donald Trump's defense team previewed a very Donald Trump strategy during Tuesday's procedural debate in the impeachment trial: lie, attack, ignore the facts. Now it's time for a concentrated blast of that as they begin their opening arguments...

 2020-01-25 03:30 

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Trump's 'best people' in HHS forgot to renew public health emergency declaration on opioids...

For the past two years, the nation's opioid crisis has been deemed a national public health emergency. That ended last week, temporarily, because no one in Health and Human Services bothered to renew it when it lapsed. They're calling it a "cl...

 2020-01-25 03:00 

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Trump administration takes aim at California abortion-coverage requirement...

Pandering to anti-abortion zealots with a side of California bashing? For Donald Trump and his lackeys, the answer is an eager "Yes, please!" Trump's Health and Human Services Department is planning to go after California's requirement for...

 2020-01-25 02:00 

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ACLU files complaint with DHS watchdog documenting abuse of pregnant people in CBP custody...

The ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties and the ACLU Border Rights Center have filed a complaint with the Homeland Security inspector general documenting the inhumane treatment of pregnant people in Customs and Border Protection custody. &#...

 2020-01-25 01:00 

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Acting ICE director confirms DACA recipients will be targeted if Supreme Court ends program...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is set on deporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the Trump administration this year and end the program, the agency's acting director, Matthew Albence, ...

 2020-01-25 00:35 

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House managers wrap up their opening argument for impeachment: Live coverage #5...

It's the final day of the House managers' opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff delivered a closing argument for the ages on Thursday night, and now we get to find out what he le...

 2020-01-25 00:00 

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Is Moscow Mitch the messenger of the 'heads on pikes' threat from Trump to Republicans?...

Moscow Mitch McConnell has a team working overtime to work the refs, and getting the traditional press to spin out stories about his masterful control of the Senate. Like this one quoting people from his inner sphere, in which he is credited with "edu...

 2020-01-24 23:30 

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Pentagon: 34 suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran airstrike. Trump: They're 'headaches'...

The Pentagon has disclosed that 34 U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries due to the Iranian missile strike on U.S. forces in Iraq in early January. That's more than triple the number acknowledged earlier this week . On...

 2020-01-24 22:17 

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House managers wrap up their opening argument for impeachment: Live coverage #4...

It's the final day of the House managers' opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff delivered a closing argument for the ages on Thursday night, and now we get to find out what he le...

 2020-01-24 21:50 

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Adam Schiff's perfect shutdown of Trump's 'executive privilege' claims is mandatory viewing...

Rep. Adam Schiff took time away from wiping the floor of the U.S. Senate with Donald Trump's weak-sauce arguments, to go in front of cameras outside of the Senate to ... wipe the floor with the president's weak-sauce arguments. Speaking alongside ...

 2020-01-24 21:39 

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House managers wrap up their opening argument for impeachment: Live coverage #3...

It's the final day of the House managers' opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff delivered a closing argument for the ages on Thursday night, and now we get to find out what he le...

 2020-01-24 21:15 

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Mike Pompeo got backed into a corner about Marie Yovanovitch during NPR interview...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was backed into a rather uncomfortable corner during an interview with Mary Louise Kelly on NPR's Morning Edition. Although Pompeo wanted to stick to the topic of Iran, Kelly pivoted to the Ukraine scandal and specifical...

 2020-01-24 20:45 

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Republican senators sure are selective in what they find offensive in Trump's impeachment trial...

The third day of Donald Trump's impeachment trial once again featured Republican senators competing with each other to see who could show the most disdain for the idea of their constitutional duty and the oath they took to provide impartial justice. S...

 2020-01-24 19:40 

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House Oversight Committee calls for information regarding ongoing family separation at border...

Two leading House Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to hand over information regarding the separation of nearly 1,000 migrant children from their families at the southern border in the year since a federal judge's ruling ordered a halt...

 2020-01-24 19:20 

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House managers wrap up their opening argument for impeachment: Live coverage #2...

It's the final day of the House managers' opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff delivered a closing argument for the ages on Thursday night, and now we get to find out what he le...

 2020-01-24 19:00 

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House attorneys are using arguments Trump's legal team made in Senate to fight Trump's own DOJ...

Yes, you can. No, you can't. Yes, you can! Those are not just the lyrics to an old show tune ; they're also the refrain in a disconnect between the case Donald Trump's attorneys are pressing in Trump's Senate impeachment trial and position...

 2020-01-24 18:25 

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Mr. 'Grab 'em by the pussy' spouts off about 'the majesty of God's creation' at anti-abortion rally...

Donald Trump's speechwriters really pulled out all the rhetorical flourishes for his remarks at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Mr. "Grab 'em by the pussy" was spouting line after line about "the majesty of God's...

 2020-01-24 18:06 

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House managers wrap up their opening argument for impeachment: Live coverage #1...

It's the final day of the House managers' opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff delivered a closing argument for the ages on Thursday night, and now we get to find out what he le...

 2020-01-24 17:45 

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Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language Democratic response to State of the Union...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have announced that Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language Democratic response to Donald Trump's State of the Union speech next month. "In the House of R...

 2020-01-24 17:11 

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Recording shows Trump threatening Marie Yovanovitch: 'Get rid of her! ... Take her out. Okay? Do it.'...

A recording made at Donald Trump's Washington hotel on April 30, 2019, shows Trump ranting to a small group—a group that includes Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman—about the need to immediately get U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch out of the way...

 2020-01-24 15:50 

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Senate Republicans' latest cover-up excuse: Trump will obstruct witnesses, so why bother?...

Senate Republicans are using Donald Trump's obstruction of Congress as an excuse for letting him get away with obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Trump would assert executive privilege to prevent former national security adviser John Bolton f...

 2020-01-24 14:40 

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Second day of Trump impeachment trial ends with Adam Schiff delivering closing argument for the ages...

On Thursday, House managers of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump shifted gears from the chronology of events as laid out on Wednesday to the corrupt intent behind Trump's actions. The entire day was focused on just the issue of abuse of power and ...

 2020-01-24 14:00 

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Today in impeachment: Obstruction of Congress to take center stage as House Democrats wrap up...

After a powerful closing Thursday night, Rep. Adam Schiff and the rest of the House impeachment managers return Friday for their final day of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The question remains whether any Republican senators ...

 2020-01-24 13:00 

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Cartoon: Join the Trump legal defense team!...

x Vimeo Video We have now seen — in ranting "legal" briefs — how President Trump's team is planning on defending him in the Senate impeachment trial. In short, they're going to rant and rave, blame everyone else and wrap the wh...

 2020-01-24 02:10 

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New clip of young Lindsey Graham talking about impeachment confirms his hypocrisy knows no bounds...

Republican hypocrisy knows no bounds. It is hard to write this in new ways every few minutes, but it is the job of any honest person to acknowledge it. With Donald Trump's impeachment trial playing out in the Senate and a Republican Party now actively...

 2020-01-24 01:40 

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House managers continue to build devastating impeachment case against Trump: Live coverage #6...

Donald Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—and in case there was any doubt he's guilty, he's bragging about obstruction . But that's not enough for Senate Republicans determined to protect him at all c...

 2020-01-24 00:35 

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries destroys Donald Trump's claims of 'no pressure' in critical presentation...

Stopped in a hallway outside the Senate chamber, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was asked what she'd seen that was "new." Her immediate response — the presentation that had just finished from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. Warren is right. The facts that ...

 2020-01-24 00:15 

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House managers continue to build devastating impeachment case against Trump: Live coverage #5...

Donald Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—and in case there was any doubt he's guilty, he's bragging about obstruction . But that's not enough for Senate Republicans determined to protect him at all c...

 2020-01-23 23:15 

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Susan Collins finds a principle to stand behind: Tattling on 'both sides' in the name of civility...

Just when you thought Maine Sen. Susan Collins couldn't get any worse, you find out she's a tattle-tale . Yes, the one thing that woke Chief Justice John Roberts out of his stupor during the ongoing impeachment trial was a note from Collins tattli...

 2020-01-23 22:40 

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DOJ fails to release notes from Jared Kushner's FBI interview, despite court deadline...

A federal judge in October ordered the Justice Department to turn over notes from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, in response to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by CNN and BuzzFe...

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