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Ben Adler at Grist writes What can a president do to boost renewable energy? A lot: When Hillary Clinton was asked in July whether she would ban fossil fuel extraction on public lands, she said, “not until we’ve got the alternatives in place.”...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, September 4, 2015
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We knew this was coming—Ted Cruz grandstanding, claiming that end times are upon America because a public official is being asked to do her job. “Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. [...]...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Kim Davis is going to jail. Federal District Judge David Bunning held Kim Davis, the county clerk who has become a national symbol of anti-gay animus for her resistance to marriage equality, in contempt of court on Thursday. According to Dan Griffin,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, denied. A former State Department staffer who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private server has declined to appear before congressional committees investigating whatever the hell it is they're currently investigating about Clinton....
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Retiring Minnesota GOP Rep. John Kline On Thursday, GOP Rep. John Kline announced that he would not seek re-election to his swingy suburban Twin Cities seat. Obama narrowly won Minnesota's 2nd District 49.1 to 49.0, but Kline has always pulled off decisive...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A judge in Tennessee has decided that a local couple cannot get divorced. Because gay marriage. You read that right. According to the Times Free Press: [Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton] said the Supreme Court must clarify "when a marriage...
From: Daily Kos | By: Josie Duffy | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Clear explanations of the details of the Iran nuclear agreement by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz helped persuade members of the Senate and House to favor it. Success in getting enough Democratic votes favoring the Iran nuclear agreement to keep Republicans...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Could low-key neurosurgeon Ben Carson become the GOP's sleeper candidate turned 2016 nominee? Or is his second-place status in the polls just a blip, much like that of many GOP front-runners in 2012 before their stars plummeted? Two polls this week show...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Kim Davis Five of Kim Davis's deputy clerks apparently do not want to join her in the pokey, where she is currently residing in contempt of court for refusing to do her job and issue marriage licenses. So the good people—all the good people—of Rowan...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Nikki Haley is confused. On Wednesday, the Republican governor of South Carolina stated that the Black Lives Matter movement was actually harming black lives. According to the New York Times: "Most of the people who now live in terror because local police...
From: Daily Kos | By: Josie Duffy | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is The miracle of consciousness: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook July 1: Sen. Lindsey Graham to County Clerk Kim Davis: "Comply with the Law or Resign", by Antitheist South Carolina Police...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Poor Jeb! After swinging and missing on his previous attempts to respond forcefully to Donald Trump's attacks against him—which have clearly gotten under his skin—he took to the airways on Thursday morning for another at-bat. And what did he accomplish?...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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It's looking like the Republican National Committee might have secured Donald Trump's promise not to make an independent run for president if he's denied the Republican nomination. He's got a Thursday afternoon press conference scheduled, as well as...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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FOLLOW @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. And FURTHER, please join Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE for advance access to comics and more stuff. And OF COURSE PLEASE READ Ruben Bolling's new book, Alien Invasion in My Backyard:...
From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Washington GOP Rep. Dave Reichert Leading Off: • WA-Gov: Republican Rep. Dave Reichert almost always gets the Great Mentioner treatment as a potential gubernatorial or Senate candidate every two years and then does nothing about it, but this time seems...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Matthew Duss: During the 2008 campaign, Obama started—and won—a hugely significant debate about the proper uses of U.S. power. His declaration that he would not be afraid to talk to America’s enemies brought accusations of naiveté from both his...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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U.S. Army troops sent by President Cleveland to break Pullman strike, 1894. Jim Hightower: Occasionally, I see something that is so bizarre, so out of place, so wrong that I have to assume I’m hallucinating. For example, I could have sworn I was delusional...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Hard-right Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon took a press-friendly visit to an Arizona elementary school to explain to a group of second and third grade students how a bill becomes a law. This may literally be the easiest public event a sitting congressman...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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He's all heart. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will not be out-wingnutted in this race to the 19th century that we're calling the Republican presidential campaign. Of course he's not going to support modern things like parental leave laws. "I think maternity leave...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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See Allen Insight's post. Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Spotlight can be seen here. More than 23,420 environmentally oriented diaries...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Donald Trump professes he can't quite figure out why white supremacists, neo-Confederates and others in America's rich tapestry of overt and non-overt racist bastards are flocking to Donald Trump. He just happens to be saying the things modern Republicans...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Remember clear back to Sunday when Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) said that having a big border wall between us and Canada is a "legitimate issue" and should get real consideration? On TV? With people watching? Never happened says Walker now. This is just...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is The stock market, explained: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook September 1: You ain't seen nothing yet! Northeast’s Next Winter Is Going to Be Freakishly Cold, by Pakalolo Missouri Resident...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Oh right, he's running too. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of the current Republican go-to names among party leaders who correctly worry that all of the presidential candidates preferred by actual Republican voters are, well, nuts, has some choice words...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Apparently, Jeb! Bush drew the short straw among the so-called establishment Republican candidates, and has been tasked with being the guy to take down Donald Trump. He's trying valiantly, sort of, but, well Trump isn't exactly shaking in his boots....
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) of course jumped on the persecute Planned Parenthood bandwagon after the anti-choice extremist group Center for Medical Progress released its first faked "sting" video against the organization. He ordered an investigation by the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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At Roll Call, Niels Lesniewski reports: Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Wednesday she’s supporting the international agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear capabilities. In doing so, the Maryland Democrat gives the Obama administration a veto...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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From: Daily Kos | By: Matt Bors | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Louisiana GOP Sen. David Vitter Leading Off: • LA-Gov: A few weeks ago, Market Research Insight raised plenty of eyebrows when they unveiled a survey showing presumptive gubernatorial frontrunner Sen. David Vitter tied for second place with fellow...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Ariel Edwards-Levy has a terrific look at what happens when you list the idea and obscure the source: Figuring out what the public really thinks isn't always an exact science, as anyone who's seen two polls touting completely contradictory results can...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Deidre Fulton at Common Dreams writes New 'Divest for Paris' Challenge Amplifies Global Pressure Before COP21:   Channeling the momentum of an ever-growing movement, climate leaders launched the "Divest for Paris" challenge on Tuesday, calling on institutions,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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This travesty will not sta—ooh, pretty. I don't know if Republican operative Karl Rove is getting dumber or we're just noticing it more. Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush who is working on a book about President McKinley,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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What does what I said then have to do with what I am saying now? David Corn at Mother Jones does an excellent job of vivisecting Donald Trump for blaming President Obama for the bloody mess in Iraq. As we've all seen since what seems like forever, Donald...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Dear Ted Cruz, You're a racist. Don't believe me? I didn't think you would. You're the kind of racist that doesn't want to be a racist (that's the worst kind, by the way) and you've probably already tuned me out. You and the people around you (let me...
From: Daily Kos | By: Josie Duffy | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The post-Hobby Lobby legal world is getting strange, with the one of the latest challenge to Obamacare's contraception mandate being upheld on moral—not religious—grounds. The case concerned a group called March for Life, which was formed after the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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We should have known (via PPP): Our new poll finds that Trump is benefiting from a GOP electorate that thinks Barack Obama is a Muslim and was born in another country, and that immigrant children should be deported. 66% of Trump's supporters believe...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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As the Republicans haltingly, painfully come to grips with the phenomenon of Donald Trump, one of the last reassuring facts is that while Trump's rabid core of supporters might be propelling him to first place, he's still only earning the backing of...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Bosom baddies: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook August 31: John Oliver Cited by United States Court of Appeals, by Bethesda 1971 Much of China Is Now An Unrepairable Ecological Disaster,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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You know what I miss? That conservative squirrel. He should have gotten a Fox show. Prepare to recoil in horror at the results of the latest conservative video "sting," as crack scandal-maker James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas films his undercover...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Jeb!'s finally hitting back at Trump in a way that theoretically could be effective—if the GOP were a fact-based party. The new Jeb! video unleashes a string of liberal slurs, spoken by the The Donald himself against The Donald himself. Here's the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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I bequeath to you the Eternal Republican Talking Point, my child. Use it well, or at least often. We're doing this again, I see. We do it every single election, and now we're doing it again because no matter how powerful our military is or how many nations...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Donald Trump, of course, has a position on the one issue that has overshadowed President Obama's trip to the the Glacier Summit in Anchorage to talk global warming. And that position is, of course, in direct opposition to Obama. What's that critical...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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(Click to enlarge) If you haven't heard about the Times Square flap, you can catch up here. And you can read a report by a journalist who went undercover as a desnuda (the term for the painted performers) here. Personally, I'm scratching my head over...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Sorensen | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I learned from Republicans in August Conservative Land's most brilliant minds were workin' overtime last month: It's possible that The Bible has legal authority over the Supreme Court. (Ben Carson) It's okay to...
From: Daily Kos | By: Bill in Portland Maine | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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