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Look, it says 'Conservative' right there. LOVE ME. What you missed at the conservative gathering known as CPAC today, almost certainly because you had better things to do. Sen. Marco Rubio botched foreign policy knowledge 101 during his speech, predictably...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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I saw white and gold. Still willing to listen to the show? Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click this Link to Listen on your iTunes, Winamp or Windows Media Player Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. (HOW...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Waldman | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Slaves plant sweet potatoes on James Hopkinson's plantation c. 1862-3. At The Baffler, Stuart Whatley writes Dangerous Designs on (AP) American History: Any city upon a hill invariably rests on a mound of bullshit, and the extent to which one knows it...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The 'church' is perhaps best known for its strong opinions on parking. Fred Phelps' FBI files have been released: Fred Phelps, founder of he staunchly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, had a long and contentious relationship with the FBI, according to...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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In October of 2011, the National Journal ran this headline about the Keystone XL pipeline debate: "Insiders: Obama Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline This Year." The article's lede noted that "virtually all" or "70 percent" of the publication's energy...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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In a turnabout is fair play move, House democrats have launched an investigation into the funding sources of several key climate change skeptics likely based on concerns over the recent revelations about Willie Soon. But a number of leading climate scientists...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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First Lady Michelle Obama tours the Brown v. Board of Ed. NHS in Topeka, KS Headline #1—"Oklahoma Republicans may have outlawed Advanced Placement courses": Oklahoma Republican legislators are debating whether Advanced Placement courses should be taught...
From: Daily Kos | By: Steve Singiser | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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But right now, there are no rules of the road. Many financial advisers put their clients’ interest first – but some financial advisers get backdoor payments and hidden fees in exchange for steering people into bad investments. All told, bad advice...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Gardner | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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We lost the man who played the first "cool" science nerd yesterday. Maybe that's why his death is having a bigger impact on many of us than we would have thought, until now. We are rapidly growing obsolete as the singularity approaches: Researchers unveiled...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Today Health: Leonard Nimoy became famous for a character who was out of this world, but he succumbed to an illness all too common in real life. The respected and revered "Star Trek" actor spent his final year urging people to learn from his mistakes...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Nimoy and other Star Trek cast members celebrate the unveiling of the NASA space shuttle 'Enterprise', 1976 NASA: NASA is mourning the passing today, Feb. 27, 2015, of actor Leonard Nimoy, most famous for his role as Star Trek's Vulcan science officer...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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The one-week Homeland Security funding bill the Senate quickly passed to bail out House Speaker John Boehner and keep the doors to DHS open for another week has passed in the House, with a vote of 357-60. Leadership needed to avert another hijacking...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Here we go again. Another deadline, another looming shutdown, and another government contingency plan put into action until House Republicans can muster the will to keep basic government functions running. The Obama administration is circulating procedures...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Once again, Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to bail out House Speaker John Boehner. McConnell and Minority Leader Reid have just agreed to—and passed by voice vote—a one-week funding extension. Since Boehner decided to skip the funding option that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Because hats. There's one contingent of people who are happy that House Republicans are apparently willing to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, and as it happens, they're all meeting nearby. At CPAC! [M]any conservatives here in the grand...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, February 27, 2015
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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… A Monumental Achievement You may have heard that President Obama designated three new four new National Monuments last week that are designated "to protect objects of historic or scientific interest." They are: Honouliuli...
From: Daily Kos | By: Bill in Portland Maine | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Click to enlarge. It was another dumb week in dumbness. Everyone was arguing over the semantics of “radical this, extremist that” instead of what can be done about ISIS. The options are terrible and nobody in elite circles wants to admit there’s...
From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Still practicing. House Speaker John Boehner's caucus is in chaos, and the House has been told to stick around for more votes tonight and potentially over the weekend. Boehner has several options: 1) Finally, just put the Senate's "clean" bill on the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 27, 2015
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After a long afternoon of wrangling Republicans, House leadership brought a short-term Homeland Security funding bill to the floor. It failed spectacularly. In a what was supposed to be a 15 minute vote, Boehner held it open as his deputies desperately...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Richard Mack Ah, life. Former Arizona county sheriff Richard Mack, a fierce opponent of Obamacare and a leader in the "constitutional sheriff" movement, is struggling to pay his medical bills after he and his wife each faced serious illnesses. The former...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Ever since the GOP's failure to capture the popular vote for five of the last six presidential elections, many Republicans framed their issue as a messaging problem: If only they explained their antiquated anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, anti-LGBT...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Today's comic by Mark Fiore is America the Rudyful: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Wisconsin Gov. Walker compares protesters to ISIS, by Mark E Andersen Maybe O'Reilly actually believes his own false stories, by Laurence Lewis All-American terrorists,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Friday, February 27, 2015
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What's that? You mean Scott Walker's comparison of Wisconsin protesters to ISIS terrorists isn't just a case of crossed neurons at CPAC, but is an actual argument he's used before? [I]t’s gone largely overlooked, but yesterday wasn’t even the first...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, February 27, 2015
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GOP Sen. Roy Blunt voted against funding Homeland Security Friday because employees will just "show up" whether they get paid or not. If Congress fails to fund the Department of Homeland Security by the end of Friday, former DHS officials say the impacts...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 27, 2015
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As usual, House Speaker John Boehner has a problem with his conference. And, as usual, it's over a shutdown fight. And, as usual, he has an easy out if he just cuts loose the crazies. The Senate has passed—overwhelmingly and in a bipartisan vote—a...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Democrats still aren't on board with House Speaker John Boehner's ploy to pass a bill that only extends Homeland Security funding for three weeks. So he'll have to find the votes himself. Here's a statement from a Democratic leadership aide issued Thursday....
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Senate Democrats and Republicans voted 68-31 to pass a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of September. The anti-immigrant riders were stripped out of the bill. The bill will now head to the House, where Speaker...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Harry Reid, still pretty much a badass. The new Republican majority in the Senate is whining about Harry Reid being a bully as much as they did when they were in the minority. He just makes them so darned mad! The new Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 27, 2015
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I know he’s just crying out for attention, but Rudy Giuliani saying “I do not believe that the president loves America,” highlights some deeper issues in the Republican party and our democracy in general. For one, the failed presidential candidate...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Republicans are vowing to fight the FCC's party-line vote in favor of net neutrality, but they will have an uphill battle. Consumers want an open and fair internet. We begin today's roundup with Craig Aaron, President & CEO of Free Press, who looks...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Last year researchers were at a loss to explain several large craters found deep in the rugged Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. Now satellite imagery has found several more and geologists feel they may be the tip of the iceberg: "I am sure that there...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Three weeks. That's how long House Republicans want to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Scott Wong explains: The measure is meant to buy time for Republicans to figure out how to fight President Obama’s immigration policies, GOP leaders told...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The Suncor tar-sands processing plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta, in September. In 1967, Suncor helped pioneer the commercial development of Canada's oil sands, one of the largest petroleum resource basins in the world. You wouldn't have guessed it...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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From: Daily Kos | By: MattWuerker | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The right's ever favorite Conservative Political Action Conference, affectionately known as CPAC, got under way Thursday in National Harbor, Maryland. It's a time for every 2016 hopeful to woo the conservative base by touting their right-wing bonafides....
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Bill O'Reilly in the truth-tellers' corner with Donald Trump. If you hear someone say "I was in El Salvador and I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head" or "I've seen guys gun down nuns in El Salvador," what do you think he's saying? Does it seem...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is The first scientist: The Daily Show provides us 50 Fox lies in 60 seconds. Weed is now legal in D.C., kinda, sorta: So, for now, here’s a list of what we presume are frequently asked questions about pot legalization...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Pew Research: This isn't self-IDd ideology. Pew "used a scale based on 10 political values questions about the role of government, the environment, homosexuality and other issues to measure ideological consistency." The results are clear: on the issues,...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch as attorney general on Thursday, in a vote of 12 to 8. Republicans Orrin Hatch (UT), Jeff Flake (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) joined all Democrats in advancing the nomination. And...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler with Democratic commissioners Mignon Clyburn (L) and Jessica Rosenworcel at the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. The Federal Communications Commission has just voted to save the internet in two party-line...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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GOP Rep. Peter King of New York It's not just Senate Republicans anymore. Some GOP House members are warning that shutting down Homeland Security over Obama's 2014 immigration actions is not the work of sane people. From the New York Times: “We can’t...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The biggest accomplishment of RNC chair Reince Priebus has come to light and—surprise!—it's not outreach to new demographics like minorities, single women, and young people. Drumroll please … He told radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday night that his...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Winning one of the richest neighborhoods—barely!—doesn't make him a progressive. Under fire for his record of kow-towing to the richest while hurting the poor and the brown in Chicago, embattled Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign is defending him against...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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How long will John Boehner keep Homeland Security hanging to protect his own hide? Funding for the Department of Homeland Security needs to be passed by Friday, and despite movement in the Senate, shutdown remains very much on the table. The Senate is...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, not a UN stooge. The Federal Communications Commission meets Thursday morning to vote on net neutrality, and will almost certainly vote to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, giving the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Newly-minted Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland Leading Off: • OH-Sen: It's really happening. On Wednesday, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Rob Portman in a race Democrats badly want to win....
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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NY Times:   Susan E. Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Tuesday over his plans to address a joint meeting of Congress next week, saying his actions had hurt his nation’s...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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No, the title to this post was not written by Sean Penn (#SeanPenndejo), it's just a joke alluding to the fact despite the extreme lack of diversity in the Oscars, Mexican directors have won the Academy Award for Best Director two years in a row. Now...
From: Daily Kos | By: laloalcaraz | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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See witsendnj's post about the video he made. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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