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Leatherback turtles hatching on a Puerto Rico beach. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs on these posts, Spotlight on Green News & Views  (previously...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Here's another nail in the coffin of the case for repealing Obamacare. Two of the major players in the healthcare industry—hospitals and insurance companies—are getting a much bigger stake in the law as they foresee profits under it. HCA Holdings...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. AND apply to join the highly selective INNER HIVE! AND a "Chagrin Falls" t-shirt?  Yes....
From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Harold Meyerson at The Washington Post declares Market Basket isn’t just a company, it’s a community: Who is a company? If we speak of the men and women of Boeing, say, or Wal-Mart or Market Basket, a supermarket chain in New England, where this...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Karl Rove, still recovering from the excitement of covering President Obama's razor thin 4-point victory in Ohio, appears on Fox to chastise the president for suggesting his own impeachment, of all things: "[Obama] wants nothing more than Republican...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Steve King blames the unholy trinity of rape, refugee kids, and birth control pills on President Obama. Rep. Steve King of Iowa pulls off a perfect trifecta on CNN this morning: This is a man-caused disaster, and the man that caused it is Barack Obama...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Here's what is coming up on Sunday Kos... Busting the seven great myths of poverty, by Mark E Andersen Obama is 100% right to throw red meat of lawsuit and impeachment talk right back at Republicans, by Ian Reifowitz The law President Obama did not faithfully...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, August 1, 2014
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With the House of Representatives on the verge of passing its "Deport As Many Children As Possible As Quickly As Possible Act of 2014" before heading off for their August recess, President Obama is scheduled to deliver a statement from the White House...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Saving us from totalitarian FEMA camps and Census takers one "papers please" clause at a time Well, here's a clue why Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann are sounding enthusiastic about the House GOP's new legislation on deporting refugee children—it...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Friday, August 1, 2014
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When House Republican leadership withdrew the first draft of their Quickly Deport Refugee Children Act of 2014 on Thursday and promised to deliver a new bill that would deport refugee children (plus others) even more quickly, Republican fingers were...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Friday, August 1, 2014
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John Brennan with Dianne Feinstein in January 2013 before he was confirmed as CIA chief. The report of Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General David Buckley that 10 employees of the agency monitored investigators of the Senate Select Committee...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Not to be outdone by the meltdown of House Republicans Thursday, Senate Republicans did their best to muck up the final day of legislative work before Congress's five-week recess. And muck it up they did, filibustering the Senate alternative to the border...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Winning? House Republicans have apparently reached some kind of consensus on a border crisis bill, even though it won't accomplish anything other than having a vote. Multiple sources say that the leadership will propose language authored by Reps. John...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, August 1, 2014
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. economy created 198,000 seasonally adjusted new private non-farm jobs in July and 11,000 public-sector jobs for a total of 209,000. Officially, the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent. The...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Elizabeth Rosenthal: In all, it took nine months after the first case was detected in March 2013 before Princeton students could be immunized and nearly a year before they had completed the two-shot course, and that happened only after extraordinary...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Naveena Sadasivam at ProPublica writes Report Criticizes EPA Oversight of Injection Wells: Federal environment officials have failed to adequately oversee hundreds of thousands of wells used to inject toxic oil and gas drilling waste deep underground,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Welcome to leadership, Rep. Scalise. The newly minted House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise had a really, really bad first effort today, so bad that his vote counting on the big border crisis response bill had to be pulled from the floor, and then...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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After House Republicans pulled their attempt at a border bill in a conspicuous display of party incompetence, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his office rubbed some salt in those wounds: "Senator Reid agrees with House Republican leaders’ statement...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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House Republicans are just having a bang-up day in spending a lot of time and taxpayer money in hanging around on the House floor and making sure that no governing actually happen before they leave for five weeks for recess. While leadership was first...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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He might as well just hand that gavel over to Cruz. That one critical thing House Republicans wanted to do before taking off for August recess? #BREAKING House GOP border bill appears to be dead. House to leave without passing border bill. — @ChadPergram...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Chagrin Falls: Corporate Sky-Deity Bless America: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook July 30: Alaska Fisheries In Midst Of An Economic Collapse., by CanisMaximus While Americans Work To...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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John Brennan A CIA admission Thursday that its agents had sneaked into computers set up for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to compile a report on the agency's torture program has brought calls for an investigation by an independent counsel...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Like Romney before him, Christie faces a weak GOP primary field According to a report from Politico's Maggie Haberman, supporters of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say he's still a top tier 2016 hopeful—and their argument for why they believe that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • NY State Senate: Last month, the renegade Democrats who've conspired to hand control of New York's state Senate to the...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know >> It's another day ending in y, and that means it's another day that the federal government-hating state's rights states down south will be happily accepting a disproportionately large share...
From: Daily Kos | By: Bill in Portland Maine | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Last night, Jon Stewart introduced us to the concept of corporate inversion, the latest way American corporations are acting wholly un-American. Wait a minute, when was the Citizens United decision? That was 2010, right? That explains it. Corporations...
From: Daily Kos | By: BruinKid | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Amitabh Pal at The Progressive writes FBI Using Dubious Entrapment to Arrest Terrorism Suspects: A new report by Human Rights Watch and the Columbia Law School focuses on the dubiousness of federal terrorism sting tactics. The 214-page study, Illusion...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Yeah, we all think this is a masterful move, Joe. Via Think Progress: The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Gardner | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is Surgeon General's Warning: NYPD: Personal privacy loss is just one of the costs of NSA surveillance: There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Even the most pessimistic analysts had predicted that second-quarter growth in gross domestic product would show a strong rebound over the dismal results of the first quarter. All but the most optimistic missed just how strong it would be. According...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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So now we know what it takes to unite House Democrats, former Canadian citizen Sen. Ted "Calgary" Cruz, and the right-wing Heritage Foundation: House Speaker John Boehner's plan to accelerate the deportation of refugee children. Of course, the reasons...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: Matt Bors | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Last night, Stephen Colbert took aim at the Sarah Palin Channel. I have always been a huge fan of Sarah Palin. She's a strong leader with a proven history of selflessness. I mean, in the midst of her 2008 campaign, she took the time to help out a struggling...
From: Daily Kos | By: BruinKid | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • AR-Sen, -Gov: Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has just released a new internal poll from Harstad Research that places him up...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Urban Institute Health Reform Monitoring Survey Julia Ioffe: Today is not a good day to be Vladimir Putin. A game that the Russian president was winning so deftly in the spring has turned on him in summer: The Ukrainian military is bearing down on the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The damage that can be done by 1,000 children: Speaking to an anti-immigrant rally at the Massachusetts state house this weekend, Boston radio host Jeffrey Kuhner warned that the state’s plan to take in about 1,000 children fleeing violence in Central...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Via TPM, John McCain says that Republicans won't remove President Obama from office "even if we believed that it was warranted" because they don't have enough votes: The fact is that we're not going to impeach the president because we don't have 67 votes...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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