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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 Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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One of the tens of thousands of foreclosed houses in Detroit that you can read about here. At The Atlantic, Rose Hackman writes One-Fifth of Detroit's Population Could Lose Their Homes—Many families could stay put for just a few hundred dollars, if...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is Breast cancer awareness czar: Please chip in $3 to help us get out the vote for Daily Kos-endorsed candidates. Ben Bradlee, Washington Post icon, dead at 93: From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Sen. Mark Udall atop a Siemens test turbine near the National Wind Technology Center just south  of Boulder, Colorado, at Rocky Flats where the U.S. used to build plutonium triggers for nuclear warheads. You don't have to go back too many years to find...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee believes Kentucky is in play: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee plans to go back on the air in Kentucky after the party has been encouraged by new polls suggesting the race against Senate Minority...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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This has been brewing up in the Great White North: A federal investigation into rape and fraud allegations in the Alaska National Guard has found shocking abuses. Two state officials have now resigned and the governor is on the defensive about what he...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In the United States, the Ebola survival rate is 80%: http://t.co/... — @Forbes Nancy Snyderman's troubles not over for her breaking Ebola quarantine, says TPM. Nature: Just as air travel brought the Ebola virus to Dallas from Liberia, where the pandemic...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In the view of certain Texans today, these guys (from Company C of the Eighth Texas Cavalry), had the right idea about voting by African Americans. Despite the scathing 143-page evisceration of Texas' strict new voter ID law by District Judge Nelva Gonzales...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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We begin today's roundup with Ari Berman at The Nation, whose latest piece chronicles the distributing progress Republicans have made in curtailing the right to vote: Since the 2010 election, the Republican Party has waged a long and aggressive war on...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Click here to be transported to the interactive version of this map. Anastasia Pantsios at Eco-Watch takes a look at the latest energy-efficiency ranking of U.S. states and cities: How does your state stack up when it comes to energy efficiency? The...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: MattWuerker | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Charlie Crist, working the GOTV in Miami. I've been saying this is a 50-50 election, with base intensity the tie-breaker. These non-presidential-years are brutal for Democrats, as our core base demographics—single women, people of color, young voters—are...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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GOP Rep. Don Young of Alaska isn't just standing by his assertion to Wasilla High School students that friends and family of suicide victims are to blame because they failed to provide enough support, he's also now adding "government largesse" to the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Joni Ernst It seems Joni Ernst really doesn't want to do serious interviews on the issues with the editorial boards and news stations of Iowa. Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu blew the whistle: Is Joni Ernst afraid of newspaper editorial boards?...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Did you know fun facts about Boston?: Please chip in $3 to help get out the vote for our Daily Kos-endorsed candidates. Initial unemployment compensations still under 300,000: For the week ending Oct. 18, seasonally...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The latest ad from GOP Rep. Tom Cotton in his bid to replace Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has a simple message—Arkansans should be very, very afraid of ISIS. But even though that's a pretty simple message, packaging it into a visually compelling 30-second...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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It looks like our national respite from Rep. Steve King and his mouth was to be short lived. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, suggests gays won’t make it to heaven. What’s more, in an interview, King intimated that the divorced or cohabitators could...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Why would you fight so hard to prevent others' joy? Republican officials in Kansas, Montana, and South Carolina are basically sticking their fingers in their ears and squalling "la la la, I can't hear you" at the federal courts that have ruled in favor...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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There's not enough pink in the world to cover up Southerland's sexism. Rep. Steve Southerland, the Florida Republican who gained infamy with his men-only fundraising ("tell the misses not to wait up") and lame defense of his men-only fundraising ("Listen:...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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West Virginia's WVNS TV, whose broadcast market extends into Eastern Kentucky, catches up with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and asks him about his campaign's tactic of reimbursing supporters to show up and generate enthusiasm at events: McCONNELL:...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Speaking at an NRA event in 2012, Joni Ernst sounded less like someone who'd be a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate two years later than like someone about to move to a militia compound in the hills: “I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.   And, DID YOU KNOW that you can join the prestigious INNER HIVE club and get the weekly Tom the Dancing Bug comic strip emailed directly to you, at least a day before there rest of these rubes get it?  Follow...
From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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It's hard to believe that there were some complaints this weekend about how few polls there were. Once the work week started, the steady downpour of polls began in earnest, with just two weeks left until the election; there were 33 polls on Wednesday...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Jarman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Mike Rounds (right) Leading Off: • SD-Sen: In a damning and shocking admission, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds acknowledged Tuesday that he did in fact know that a top former cabinet official, Richard Benda, was going to work for investors running...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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given trajectory of Ebola-in-US, appears govt/public health authorities may have handled somewhat more effectively than advertised — @JohnJHarwood Either Ron Klain is a super genius or we didn't really need an "ebola czar" and people were freaking...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Republicans campaign on the idea that government can't work, so why is anyone surprised when they can't make government work? But today's biggest question, really, is why the hell did South Dakota Republican Mike Rounds just admit he knowingly helped...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Republicans say control of the Senate will allow them to accomplish what Darrell Issa could not. For the past 18 months, hardly a day has gone by without a Republican on Capitol Hill making some wild allegation about the Obama administration conspiring...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Jason Chaffetz (R-Psychovia) Auuuugh. What the fuck is wrong with these fucking lunatics? GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, already berating Obama's new "Ebola czar," Ron Klain: "He's on the job as of today — why not come talk to the American people in the...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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All that attack ad money, pissed away. Karl Rove is raking in the commissions, with new ad buys like this one: With the Senate race in Colorado tightening, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads groups have pummeled Senator Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent,...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Mike Rounds, giving out loans like candy In a huge admission, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, who is running for Senate, acknowledged Tuesday that he did in fact know that a top former cabinet official, Richard Benda, was going to work for investors...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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What a difference a tight poll in a general election makes. Case in point, Thom Tillis, the tea party Republican and state Speaker of the House in North Carolina, now running against Sen. Kay Hagan for the U.S. Senate. Back in April, during the primary,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Rep. Don Young of Alaska reminding us once again just how classy Alaska Republicans can be during a question and answer session at—where else?—Wasilla High School: ... teacher Carla Swick posed a question about Alaska’s high suicide and domestic...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Glenn Grothman, so loony even Republicans are shunning him We've already made a pretty compelling case that Glenn Grothman is the craziest Republican running for Congress this year, but here's another strong piece of evidence for our argument: Retiring...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) Florida Gov. Rick Scott really had a bang-up debate Tuesday. In addition to energetically dodging the question of whether he knew that he delayed an execution so that Attorney General Pam Bondi could attend a political fundraiser,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott may have had a death row inmate's execution delayed to accommodate a fundraiser for Attorney General Pam Bondi, but he'd really rather not talk about that right now, mmkay? Scott's in the middle of a close re-election campaign...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: Matt Bors | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Leading Off: • Polltopia: Third-party candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races do not seem to be fading away as Election Day approaches. In individual races, there are some races where it appears a third-party candidate is gaining, and some where...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Here are the latest updates from the get-out-the-vote South Dakota Rez Tour so many of you have contributed to. I do believe we need to PAY THAT PARKING TICKET! Our intrepid War Pony minibus is going everywhere on and off the Indian reservations in the...
From: Daily Kos | By: navajo | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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If Donald Trump and Rep. Steve King had not planned a press conference together, we probably would have had to launch a Kickstarter campaign supporting the idea. As it is we might have to have another one because it sounds like Steve King has got more...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: keefknight | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The Globola crisis: If we turn out, we win. Chip in $3 to help Get Out The Vote for Daily Kos’ endorsed candidates. UK's intelligence chief says its spies would rather quit than engage in mass surveillance: But Professor...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Add another notch to David Perdue's plutocrat belt. The Georgia Republican Senate candidate who spent most of his career outsourcing jobs to Asia is also keeping some of his tens of millions of dollars in an interesting place. Perdue has between $500,000...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Politico says NC GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis finally has "it figured out" in his campaign against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan Breaking news from Politico: Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis is finally starting to fire on all cylinders in his...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act opens on November 15, and the Obama administration has been field-testing Healthcare.gov to avoid the kind of problems they had last year. What the administration is not doing, however, is predicting how many...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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We agree. This wasn't a smart choice. Early voting has begun in Wisconsin, and Mary Burke, Democratic challenger for the governor's seat, was at UW-Madison, rallying voters. She told supporters that she was starting her days at 4:30 in the morning and...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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It was one of the great unanswered questions of the 2014 campaign: How in the world would the uninspiring Mitch McConnell build "enthusiastic" crowds to bring his campaign across the finish line? Now we know the answer—with a checkbook. McConnell will...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Marilinda Garcia (R-NH) has led in two of 13 polls. Which makes her the favorite, according to one pollster. On Friday evening, I was in line at Costco purchasing a pizza for a little family dinner (because, when you're married with two kids, that qualifies...
From: Daily Kos | By: Steve Singiser | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Sorensen | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Democrat Pat Hays (right) Leading Off: • AR-02: Arkansas has been a painful place for Democrats of late, but Team Blue got some genuinely good polling news out of the Razorback State on Monday from Talk Business and Hendrix College. In the open 2nd...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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