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Former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort quit Trump’s campaign in August under a cloud of suspicion, but it now appears that more than potential investigations may have been behind his departure. Manafort was also being strong-armed by...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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It takes a special kind of deplorable to be Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), the odious leader of last year's House "investigation" into Planned Parenthood. You know, the one that endangered the lives of a Planned Parenthood staffer and medical researchers...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Democratic lawmakers want to find out the truth about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia, and how his policies are being distorted by business interests.  Democrats have blasted Trump for failing to make a clean break from his real estate empire,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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In The D.C. Think Tank Behind Donald Trump, Alex Shephard at The New Republic reminds us that while chaos now is the chief product of the Trump regime, the agenda is mostly being set behind the scenes by a hoary organization that emerged in the conservative...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog writes—Wretched Access: Just a note on the CPAC massacre of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Guardian, Politico, CNN, and whoever else was barred from Sean Spicer's press gaggle, presumably because...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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No, conservatives really are just dumb, part the whatevereth, CPAC edition. Donald Ely, 83, a Pennsylvania Republican Party official, had heard the stories of Trump’s travel expenses. But he wasn’t sure he could trust them. “I resented Obama going...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Time and time again, popular vote loser Donald Trump told his rally crowds that he would protect Social Security and Medicare. "You made a deal," he said,  "a long time ago, a long time ago." And everyone knows how Trump feels about deals. Everyone,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Those seven countries included in popular vote loser Donald Trump's Muslim ban (rejected by numerous federal courts) do not pose a security threat to the United States, contra Trump's rationale for the ban. That's according to a draft report from the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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This isn't how you create jobs in the airlines, in the hospitality industry, in the recreation industry, for restaurants, for national parks—the list goes on and on. Though they may differ as to the wisdom of the move, the travel press and most travel...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Sweden attacks! What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Why a terrorist attack is more likely with a weak President, by David Akadjian Trump crowds evoke for me our ugly legacy of racial terrorism and lynching, by Denise...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Politico has obtained a draft bill from House Republicans for Obamacare repeal. The draft closely follows proposals put forward by House Speaker Paul Ryan and the proposal Tom Price introduced last year. He's now popular vote loser Donald Trump's Secretary...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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The White House, led by Donald Trump himself and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, is pressuring the FBI to deny that there’s anything going on involving Trump’s ties to Russia. The story has gotten more and more difficult to bury, but Republicans...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Hours after Donald Trump called the media “the enemy of the people” Friday at the CPAC conference, the White House was picking and choosing which news outlets would be allowed in on the Friday gaggle (meaning no cameras) with press secretary Sean...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 24, 2017
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As White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended the administration of popular vote loser Donald Trump's decision to declare open season on transgender student rights, he declared Thursday, "We're a states' rights party.” In other words, however...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Nearly 1 in 4 Americans has a pre-existing health condition—that's 52 million people under the age of 65. It's 52 million people who for the past three years had the peace of mind of knowing that they could not be denied health insurance. Among them...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Popular vote loser Donald Trump used the main stage at CPAC Friday morning to once again foam at the mouth about the "fake media," declaring it the "enemy of the people." As incoherent as ever, Trump claimed the First Amendment as his personal "right...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Hey, apparently elected Democrats have noticed all the people protesting in the streets and airports and calling their offices to say “vote no on Trump’s appointees and agenda.”  “Part of what I think the Bernie campaign taught us, even the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, February 24, 2017
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x Vimeo Video Of course you’ve heard about President Trump’s rally in Florida where he mentioned, “last night in Sweden,” as a way to bolster support for his anti-immigrant stance. Must’ve been an underreported terror attack, right? Or at least...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, February 24, 2017
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On Thursday, the Trump regime violated the separation between the the White House and the law enforcement sphere of the FBI. The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Leading Off ● DE State Senate: It's been a while, but we have an old fashioned Biden Alert! Former Vice President Joe Biden is campaigning hard in this Saturday's special election, where control of the Delaware state Senate is at stake. If the Republicans...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Friday, February 24, 2017
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We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and its editorial on the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama’s order on transgender students: During his first week in office, Mr. Sessions halted the Justice Department’s efforts to defend...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Friday, February 24, 2017
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A Calendar of Resistance Events & Resistance in Your Backyard More great news for the private sector.  xReminder— Obama DOJ last year: Private prisons are more dangerous than government prisons, for inmates and guards https://t.co/xWQ7yvK4bb—...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, February 24, 2017
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House Republicans want states to be free to deny unemployment benefits to people who test positive for drugs. Last week, they approved legislation that would scrap an Obama administration rule limiting exactly which recipients of unemployment benefits...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Is the Trump White House now attempting to use the Federal Bureau of Investigations as their own political prop? Why yes. Yes they are. The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Matt O'Rouke witnessed something unusual Wednesday night while he was getting off his domestic flight from San Francisco to John F. Kennedy Airport: Customs and Border Protection agents checking the IDs of every single passenger who exited the plane....
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Donald Trump declared during a White House meeting that there was a "military operation" underway to deport undocumented American immigrants. He said it quite plainly, though he appears from the actual arrests reported to be lying about just who was...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Inspector Trump's most perplexing case: The Mystery of the Real Leak and the Fake News: • Ruben Bolling, pen name for Ken Fisher, has been named the winner of the 2017 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning: ...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Former Rep. Gabby Giffords is not going to put up with a cowardly Republican using her shooting to justify hiding from his constituents. The Republican in question is Rep. Louie Gohmert, of Texas, who tried to play tough by explaining that while he...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Just when you thought Trump’s immigration enforcement and deportation plans couldn’t get any worse or be any less humane—they actually do. Yesterday in Texas, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed an undocumented woman with a brain...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kelly Macias | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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A bill attempting to criminalize protest has passed the Arizona Senate—supported entirely by Republicans, of course—and is headed to the state House. The bill claims to be aimed at “rioting,” but rioting is already illegal. This bill says that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Donald Trump will release Muslim ban 2.0 … sometime soon. It’s totally coming, you guys. Absolutely. One of these days. A White House official told reporters on Wednesday that the new order would come out ‘sometime next week’ – twice already...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Leading Off ● WI-Sen: The GOP pollster Magellan Strategies, on behalf of a group called "Committee to Defend the President" (wonder what their political leanings are?) is out with the first poll of next year's Wisconsin Senate race, and they give Democratic...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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At The Nation, David Dayen writes—How Banks Want To Make It Easier To Launder Money. An excerpt: The persistent whistling you’re hearing around financial centers in Manhattan is coming from contented bank executives. Since the election of Donald...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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No one is an island unto themselves. We all live our lives together within a society that's held together by tenuous threads which interconnect us. One of the most cherished and claimed values of western societies is freedom of thought, and a belief...
From: Daily Kos | By: Doctor RJ | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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You have to marvel at just how dedicated Republicans are to making every individual American life more miserable. You know what Americans need less of, says Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake? Americans need less internet privacy. Stupid internet privacy rules,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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This is the 484th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the Feb. 18 Green Spotlight. More than 26,480 environmentally...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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If there's one thing you can count on, it's the Trump administration's ability to put its best two left feet forward in the realm of diplomatic dances with America’s closest allies. This week, Donald "Winning" Trump has done it again! Because he hadn't...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Here's a good basic summation from the New York Times of the Department of Homeland Security’s new deportation guidelines: Documents released on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security revealed the broad scope of the president’s ambitions:...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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The party of Donald Trump thinks it has a real winning strategy for 2018: try to make it about Elizabeth Warren. Democrats will be playing major defense in the Senate, with just two potentially competitive Republican-held seats, so any Republican strategy...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Today’s comic by Matt Bors is President baby boy: •  xVia @peterwsinger: Trump spends twice as long tweetingas he has in intelligence briefingspic.twitter.com/TX3UBMyWPZ via @velvetart— Zane Safrit (@ZaneSafrit) February 22, 2017 • A cogent...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Progressive groups continue to unite around Jon Ossoff as he runs for Congress in the special election to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Daily Kos is closing in on $1 million raised for Ossoff in the April special election for...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Education secretary Betsy DeVos is learning two quick lessons about her new position courtesy of a fight over the rights of transgender students: 1) It's really difficult to be more repugnant than Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to civil...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Republican members of Congress are being swarmed at town hall meetings in their districts—when they dare take questions from the public—and the First Read crew offers one reason Republicans are struggling to answer tough questions: You take the boisterous...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Last month, Rep. Dave Brat from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District loudly complained to attendees at a tea party meeting that “The women are in my grill no matter where I go. They come up, and say, ‘When’s your next town hall?’” His...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Hayden | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Most Condescending Man in Congress is a tough competition, but Mitch McConnell made a strong play for the title at a speech in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, on Tuesday. This would be the tiny event he went past a big crowd of protesters to get into, where...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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From: Daily Kos | By: Matt Bors | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Getting rid of federal jobs is a top Republican priority, and it’s one of Donald Trump’s big early achievements. Federal jobs like providing preschool for the children of military families stationed in Germany: xAs taxpayers paid $10m for 3 #Trump...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Leading Off ● AL-Gov: On Tuesday, CBS Sports reported that Tommy Tuberville, who served as head coach of the Auburn University football team from 1998 to 2008, was considering seeking the GOP nomination to replace termed-out and scandal-tarred Alabama...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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NY Times: Michael Eisen, an evolutionary biologist, is among the elite of American scientists, with a tenured position at the University of California, Berkeley, and generous funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his research on fruit...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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