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Hillary Clinton was in Iowa Monday laying out her renewable energy vision for the nation. The Democratic presidential contender is proposing that every home in the United States be powered by renewable sources by 2027. Her plan calls for installation...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Dan Balz: Dissatisfaction and protest are roiling the politics of summer 2015. They are evident in the response to the angry rhetoric from Donald Trump, in the crowds that come to hear Bernie Sanders bash Wall Street and in the rallies demanding racial...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Sea Shepherd's 'Bob Barker'. The controversial group is most known for their aggressive at-sea actions against Japanese whale hunters. The New York Times' Ian Urbina recounts the April sinking of one of the world's most notorious illegal fishing vessels....
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Oops? Another potential scandal in Chris Christie-land keeps trundling forward, this one related to the allegation that Christie improperly (and potentially criminally) squashed a grand jury indictment of a Christie-connected county sheriff. Not in dispute:...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Some personal information of Planned Parenthood employees has been leaked following a cyber attack Sunday night, reports Nick Shively. Hundreds of names and email addresses of Planned Parenthood Federation of America employees across the nation were...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Bring back the act or art patronage! Support this cartoonist via Patreon!...
From: Daily Kos | By: keefknight | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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They just did something kind of right. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently capable of learning from his mistakes. He's decided to give in to House Speaker John Boehner in their game of chicken over the highway funding bill. Boehner has...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Half the debates, double the candidates. Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer valiantly takes to the Wall Street Journal to defend the upcoming car wreck that is the 2016 Republican primary debates, as well as the car wreck's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Advice conservatives never give themselves: Uhhhh ... what? Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his work leading world soccer's governing body, according to Russian leader Vladimir Putin....
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The race to become the Republican presidential race's top sociopath continues apace, this time with ex-governor and radio shock jock Mike Huckabee declaring that by negotiating a non-proliferation agreement with Iran instead of just [something something...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) He's put down the actual chainsaw for now, but Rand Paul has found his latest way to try to regain the attention and affection from Republican primary voters that has slipped away from him of late. He's attempting to take a metaphorical...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is on the bubble. Will he make it? In one week, on August 4, we will know the story: which Republicans will be in the first debate and which will be out, stuck in the JV debate earlier in the day. On August 4, the polls will...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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(Click to enlarge) Some people blame Sandra Bland for escalating the situation during her traffic stop, suggesting she should have been more respectful to the barking, button-pushing officer. Funny how all this finger-wagging about manners when dealing...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Sorensen | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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New Hampshire GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte Leading Off: • NH-Sen: The first worthwhile independent poll of New Hampshire's Senate race in many months comes from Marist, which finds GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte leading Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan by a 50-42 margin....
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Dana Milbank at The Washington Post looks back that the ADA and points out that such a compromise bill would be impossible to pass with today's Republican party: There are several reasons for the decline in Washington’s functionality, including the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Adult Swim's 'Rick and Morty' Not too long ago, the common perception was one of animation being a medium for children that lacked seriousness and depth. A cartoon was something with bright colors and moving figures for Saturday mornings or Tom and Jerry...
From: Daily Kos | By: Doctor RJ | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Workers in Alor Setar bury some of the 106 unidentified bodies found in a traffickers' camp in May, 2015 On Friday, Malaysia was considered one of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. The nation is also one of twelve currently in negotiation...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Five of 41 guns forgotten by passengers and found by TSA agents at airports across the country last week. Hey there, GunFAIL fans. Long time, no see. Well, no point in trying to explain what happened. The real point is that people haven't stopped shooting...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Waldman | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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On Monday, Republican presidential aspirant Mike Huckabee went on Fox News and spoke about comments he made over the weekend comparing President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran to the Holocaust. Huckabee had said that Obama "will take the Israelis...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Never mind that gigantic pothole you're about to drive us all into. The Senate has spent the last week, and part of the weekend, on a highway funding bill that needs to pass by Friday or funding for transportation project—including ones happening right...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker has no notable foreign policy experience. This continues to be a problem, even as Walker mews his strange theories on how Ronald Reagan showed the only foreign policy experience a person really needs is...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Obligatory Donald Trump cartoon: What you missed on Sunday Kos ... Reaction by some Liberals at Netroots Nation to Black Lives Matter disappointing, by Egberto Willies Sanders, Clinton, and the Democratic Party should...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Who cares what I said in 2008? Just wow. Mike Huckabee has been on the war path about President Obama's Iran nuclear deal, calling it "idiotic" and worse yet: "This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Don't worry—one day we'll all be able to laugh about this. RNC chair Reince Priebus is desperately trying to rein in Donald Trump on the notion of running independently in 2016 if he doesn't like how he's "being treated by Republicans." Nick Gass has...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Twice in the last few months, a hot, breaking New York Times story on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email address while secretary of state has gone from "wow, that looks terrible for Hillary Clinton" to "wow, that looks terrible for the New York...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) got some payback Sunday for his antics on the Senate floor last week, in which he went where no senator ever goes: he called his majority leader a liar. That tantrum earned him a nearly unanimous rebuke Sunday. Republican leaders,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, July 27, 2015
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There's "a general pattern that we've seen," President Obama said in response to Mike Huckabee's attempts to whip up outrage against the Iran deal, "that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad." Huckabee, angling for attention as the race...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Only eight days left on my Kickstarter for 25 YEARS OF TOMORROW—a two volume, hardcover compilation of EVERY TMW CARTOON EVER! If you want a copy, act soon—there won't be a second printing!...
From: Daily Kos | By: Tom Tomorrow | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Barack Obama with then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, pre-photoshop Leading Off: • WI-Sen: Yeah, whoops. A new Republican super PAC called Restoration PAC just started airing a minute-long TV ad that tries to push some incredibly hardcore fear-mongering...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Oppressed. The National Rifle Association's ultra-hep Noir program says that banning assault rifles would be "Jim Crow-style segregation." Of guns. During the show's July 22 season debut, Noir warned about the prospect of a future assault weapons ban...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The Netroots Nation conference is a yearly gathering of liberal bloggers, writers, organizations, and politicians. It is a place for learning, sharing failures and successes, networking and much much more. Most importantly, it is the place where the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Egberto Willies | Monday, July 27, 2015
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This graph shows the genus extinction intensity, i.e. the fraction of genera that are present in each interval of time but do not exist in the following interval, over the last 542 million years. A few weeks ago we reviewed the truth about ice ages and...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Sunday, July 26, 2015
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There is a lot of press and attention right now over the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland.  She was young, she was pretty, it's easy to splash her photo onto a story or a Facebook post, pleasant and inviting before the violent arrest that led to her...
From: Daily Kos | By: Frank Vyan Walton | Sunday, July 26, 2015
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They'll both learn the lesson and be better candidates for it. This has been a very good week for the Democratic Party and for its two leading presidential candidates. And no, I’m not kidding. Right now, the consensus is that—for Bernie Sanders at...
From: Daily Kos | By: Ian Reifowitz | Sunday, July 26, 2015
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I am sick to death of the daily stories of another person being shot, maimed, or killed while in police custody. I am tired of a policing society whose morals stem from the belief that some military opponents are enemy combatants entitled to no protection...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Grigsby | Sunday, July 26, 2015
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My son and I are in the process of planning a trip to Germany next year. I want to take him so I can show him where I was stationed, where I pulled border duty at OP Alpha, now a museum. In the planning process, two questions came up. The first was whether...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark E Andersen | Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Members of the Cuban military remain at attention after raising the flag at the Cuban Embassy in Washington July 20, 2015 The news of the re-opening of Cuba's embassy in the U.S., and America's embassy in Cuba, was covered worldwide this past week, garnering...
From: Daily Kos | By: Denise Oliver Velez | Sunday, July 26, 2015
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