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Rhea Suh writes—Our Climate Progress Will Not Be Stayed: The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked President Obama's plan to fight global climate change by cleaning up our dirty power plants, pending the outcome of a court challenge led by the coal...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Here's a fun new wrinkle in South Carolina: One of the many shadow organizations that gets the bulk of its funding from the Kochs is trying to destroy Ted Cruz in the Palmetto State. They're going in with $1.5 million in attack ads against him. The spot...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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John Kasich has positioned himself in the Republican presidential primary as the … maybe not quite moderate guy, but the establishment guy with a heart. The not-so-far-out-there candidate in a field of way-far-out-there candidates. Thing is, when...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The best stories of yesterday’s NH numbers are yet to be written (more Thursday, but as of now, there’s only 89% of the vote in and the R side is tight). On the D side, it means a lot that Bernie did as well as he did. And if you’re like me,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The March edition of Harper’s Index has been published. Here are some excerpts: Number of refugees arrested in the United States on terrorism-related charges since 2001: 10 Number of natural-born U.S. citizens: 320 Number of people killed by political...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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The 2017 budget released by the White House puts forward a reform to Obamacare’s so-called "Cadillac tax," a surcharge on high-value insurance plans that has been postponed until 2020 under widespread, bipartisan opposition. Given that by 2020 it's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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No one knows diplomacy like Donald Trump. He’s the best! He threatens to sue everyone! No one escapes his clutches. Ted Cruz: His latest threat—a little Friday pre-Valentine. x If @TedCruz doesn’t clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The primaries have just begun, and the party in-fighting will get even more heated for another month or so, making social media a veritable wasteland of outrage and insufferability. When the dust settles and the nominee is known, they’ll have to...
From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Someone has been conducting some shady push polls in South Carolina aimed at Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, but Ted Cruz was quick to deny Thursday that he had any knowledge of the smear tactics, reports Politico. "I have no idea. We had nothing to do...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, February 12, 2016
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I'm actually going to defend MSNBC host Joe Scarborough here, because I fail to see how this is any worse than everything else about him. In background discussions, NBC News and MSNBC journalists, reporters and staffers said there was widespread discomfort...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Join us here Saturday evening at 6 PM PT for the Republican debate Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Millennial Squad: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Should we ban parents from kids sporting events, by Mark E Andersen He holds my heart. Frederick...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Marco Rubio needs to take some of his Republican primary competitors down a peg, so he’s diversified his talking points beyond “Obama knows what he’s doing” to take aim at both Donald Trump and Jeb Bush going into the South Carolina primary. ...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Cliven Bundy, the deadbeat rancher who has refused to pay the taxpayer-subsidized grazing fees and still owes $1 million in back fees, is trying to stick it to the taxpayers again: Assistant federal public defender Ruben Iniguez was appointed to represent...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Hayden | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A Virginia school district has abandoned its usage of a short video on race and affirmative action for a high school Black History Month event after parents and students complained about its content. The AP reports: A school district in Virginia...
From: Daily Kos | By: Vann R Newkirk II | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Ben Carson’s “no, really, I’m staying in the race” tour continues. After his distant fourth-place finish in Iowa, his eighth-place finish in New Hampshire, and with polls putting him in fifth in South Carolina, Carson is finding himself having...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Look, Joe Scarborough is a hectoring blowhard. That has to be factored into any reading of anything he says. But even so, it's a little much to have him essentially lecturing Marc Morial, president of the Urban League, on how the Urban League’s endorsement...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, February 12, 2016
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x Vimeo Video I just couldn’t resist going after Hillary Clinton’s feminist attack crew, who may have cost her some votes in the New Hampshire primary. The comments by Madeleine Albright, Gloria Steinem and Bill Clinton are notable for their tone-deafness. I’m...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Leading Off: ● FL-Sen: This is some story. We've known for quite some time that the House Ethics Committee is investigating Rep. Alan Grayson for possibly violating House rules by operating a hedge fund, but the New York Times offers some stunning...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took to the debate stage again yesterday in a largely substance-filled debate focused on income inequality, institutional racism and foreign policy. We begin with David A. Fahrenthold’s take at The Washington Post:...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have soldiered through another debate, in Sanders’ case fighting what sounds like a bad cold. What was your favorite moment from your preferred candidate and from your less-favored candidate? What was your least favorite...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Unhappy Valentines Day! There’s no romance in the Democratic primaries between Hillary Clinton supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters. Come on guys,  let’s have a lover’s spat, but don’t make Cupid cry!...
From: Daily Kos | By: laloalcaraz | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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If you were a sitting president and wanted to help put a nail in the coffin of a GOP presidential hopeful, which issue would you pick to saddle them with? Immigration, perhaps? Here's President Obama speaking Wednesday to L.A. Times White House correspondent Christi...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is How Gavin Smythe broke science: Join us here tonight at 9 PM ET for coverage of the Democratic debate between 2016 hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Did anyone ever think this was okay? The Secret Service...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Well, that was quick. Looks like the Department of Justice really wasn’t playin’. The DOJ announced Wednesday, February 10, that it is suing the City of Ferguson, Missouri, for what the DOJ is calling a rejection of a consent decree that had been...
From: Daily Kos | By: Thandisizwe Chimurenga | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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This may or may not be why we don't hear from Ted Cruz's wife Heidi on the campaign trail very often. Heidi Cruz says her husband's campaign, and, if elected, presidency, exist "to show this country the face of the God that we serve." That sounds sincerely...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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An all-male legislative panel in Utah's legislature sees no problem with women having to pay extra in taxes to go along with having to bleed every month. More important to them is making the tax system "predictable," which makes sense, since there's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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After finishing a very distant fourth in Iowa and eighth in New Hampshire, is Ben Carson feeling any pressure to drop out of the Republican presidential primary? Quite the opposite! “I’m getting a lot of pressure to stay in the race,” the retired...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like getting your very own marriage licenses—ya know, just a little different from the ones other people get. It's like customized marriage licenses for same-sex couples. That must be the spirit behind Kentucky lawmakers'...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Panic has set in after golden boy Marco Rubio betrayed the Republican establishment’s hopes and dreams by coming in a weak fifth in the New Hampshire primary after a humiliating debate performance Saturday night. Rubio’s campaign is not exactly sending...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. Please join Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and more. And/or buy Ruben Bolling’s new book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. Book One here. Book...
From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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House Speaker Paul Ryan had a brief respite from kissing up to the maniacs that drove out his predecessor, John Boehner, in the form of a budget agreement negotiated by Boehner last fall and a couple of long holiday breaks. But that's all over now as Ryan...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Last night, the FBI rounded up the head of the Bundy family as he arrived at the Portland airport: x FBI arrested Cliven Bundy, 74, at PDX airport @ 10:45 pm, booked him into downtown Portland jail at 10:54pm on US Marshalhold#oregonstandoff— Maxine...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Hayden | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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And you thought Chicago cops had a lotta of nerve. And they do. But the City of Cleveland may have them beat. The City of Cleveland filed a creditor’s claim against the estate of Tamir Rice, the black 12-year old who was fatally shot by police in 2014,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Thandisizwe Chimurenga | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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I knew the GOP contest was Shakespearean drama, but really… Nate Cohn: Donald Trump won New Hampshire on Tuesday night, and not just because he finished with the most votes. The results extend his biggest advantage: a deeply divided opposition. They...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Exactly five years after Phil Angelides’ Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission filed their report on financial sector wrongdoing in the global financial crisis, he continues to ask the Justice Department why none of the executives who oversaw that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The final open enrollment numbers for Obamacare this year are "so-so" in the words of Charles Gaba, but about what the administration had predicted last fall: 12.7 million. But within those respectable but not amazing numbers are some significant gains...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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If we still had any pretense of enforcing election laws in this country, this could end up being a problem for Trump. On Friday, Liberty House executive director Keith Howard received a call from a Trump campaign staffer, who conveyed that Trump would...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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You have probably seen the photos of the Marco Rubio "robot" protesters that met Rubio at one of his New Hampshire events. You have probably also seen the photos of Rubio campaign staff knocking one down and manhandling another. “I just felt his hands...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Perhaps if climate change looked like this, there would be fewer deniers and delayers. See Lenny Flank’s photo diary on the Cocohatchee Preserve under Critters and the Great Outdoors. Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can add an ethics investigation to the growing list of potential ways he has violated the law (including three felony charges, of course). The State Bar of Texas had originally declined to explore a complaint from “hundreds”...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Carly Fiorina has won … the race to be the first candidate to drop out after the New Hampshire presidential primary. While Chris Christie is reportedly still home thinking things over, Fiorina got out of the clown car: This campaign was always about...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Fox News is used to playing the kingmaker in Republican politics. The network’s hosts explain daily that government is full of losers, and tell you which politicians to trust and which are demon-possessed. The metric is simple: Politicians that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Today’s comic by Matt Bors is Bern in Hell: Another old Nazi to be tried as accessory to 170,000 murders: 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning is going on trial this week for his role as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death factory. He has been charged on 170,000...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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If nothing else, Jeb! Bush has dogged determination (and a massive Super PAC!) that's going to keep him in the Republican nomination race for at least another round or two. He's not going anywhere, at least not yet. "This campaign is not dead," he said...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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New Hampshire sure left its mark on the GOP race by decisively reshaping it from a three-man race into a five-man race: Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump. Essentially, none of the "mainstream" (an I use that word loosely)...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Marco Rubio may have declared victory after a third-place finish in Iowa, but there’s no sugar-coating what happened to him in New Hampshire. Polling in second place there in the days leading up to the primary, Rubio came in fifth in actual voting after...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Multiple sources are reporting that Chris Christie, the arrogant blowhard from New Jersey—not to be confused with the arrogant blowhards from New York, Texas and Florida—will suspend his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination for president,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Donald Trump didn’t only send angry tweets the morning after winning the New Hampshire Republican primary. He also made the media rounds offering up foreign policy wisdom that would make even Dick Cheney cringe. On North Korean leader Kim Jong...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Leading Off: ● NV State Senate: The GOP flipped both chambers of the Nevada legislature in 2014, a year where Democratic voters disproportionately stayed home. While presidential turnout should allow Team Blue to retake the Assembly, where Obama carried...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The New York Daily News marked Donald Trump’s New Hampshire Republican primary win with another of its string of social media friendly covers: Trump as evil clown, with the headline “Dawn of the brain dead: Clown comes back to life with N.H....
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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