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This notion of the disease-riddled immigrant will apparently always be with us, or will at least be with us so long as there's a Republican running for something. In an interview with NH1, [New Hampshire carpetbagger running for something Scott Brown]...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Republican solutions: Sue Obama, for something, maybe From the moment that House Speaker John Boehner announced his lawsuit against President Obama, it was obvious that it was a principled stand against an imperial presidency on verge of becoming a dictatorship...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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GOP 2016 game plan? The election is next Tuesday, but conservative House and Senate Republicans have already established an agenda for the upcoming Congress if their party manages to reclaim control of the Senate and you won't be surprised by the first...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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An Iowa news show has called Joni Ernst out for snubbing them—and a bunch of newspapers—while making time for Fox News. KWWL reports: Earlier today, congressman Braley sat down with us for a taping of this weekend's Steele Report, that airs Sunday...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Gov. Paul LePage Kaci Hickox, the nurse who made the bullying Gov. Chris Christie back down when he imposed an involuntary quarantine on her, has now forced Gov. Paul LePage to back down on his insane quarantine demands. Originally, LePage insisted on...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Republican Lee Terry Leading Off: • NE-02: We've written extensively about how politicians who run ads trying to tie their opponents to heinous crimes often wind up bitten in the ass, but no one's gotten their buttocks chomped as hard as Lee Terry...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has seen her prospects for re-election take a slight, but potentially pivotal, dip. For anyone with kids, that has done hard time in a Chuck E. Cheese or some similarly kid-themed restaurant burdened with a money-sinking arcade,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Steve Singiser | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Do you ever get the feeling that news stories are extensions of high school spats? First Sarah Palin’s family was brawling at a party, now a boyfriend-gone-bitter sparked an online flamewar unlike any other. The Gamergate story would be very silly...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Another day, another incident where Republican governor Chris Christie shows off his personality, this time by telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up" at a campaign event. David Axelrod gives his take: “This has always been the fatal flaw of Chris...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Friday, October 31, 2014
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At Mother Jones, Hannah Levintova writes 7 Big Gun Fights to Watch on Election Day. Here's an excerpt, focusing on the first of the seven: No election cycle in recent memory has seen the guns issue heat up the way this year's has. The National Rifle...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, October 31, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: MattWuerker | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This isn't what Ted talks were supposed to be In an appearance Thursday morning on CNBC, noted 2016 clown car aspirant, recently former Canadian citizen, and current U.S. Sen. Ted "Calgary" Cruz of Texas took a question about whether he believes former...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Ernest Hemingway's new typewriter: Please take 30 seconds to bookmark this for election night: the Daily Kos Elections map of poll closing times for the entire country. That way, you can know when to start checking returns...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Five times, Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed Medicaid expansion. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker didn't have to veto the expansion since he's got a Republican legislature, so he not only refused to champion taking the expansion, he also refused $37...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This public records request from American Bridge PAC to the office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in response to his "sit down and shut up" bluster during an event in New Jersey on Wednesday is pretty funny: To Whom It May Concern, The following request...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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David Perdue's stint as CEO of Dollar General was probably the line on his resume that made him a viable candidate for Senate in Georgia, where the discount chain has dozens of stores. Being CEO of Dollar General is also what Perdue hangs his job creation...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Mark Grisanti By now you probably know that even though Democrats have a majority of seats in New York's state Senate, the chamber is actually controlled by the minority Republicans, along with a band of renegade Democrats known as the Independent Democratic...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Gov. Paul LePage, terrified. Kaci Hickox, the nurse who volunteered to treat Ebola patients in Africa with Doctors Without Borders, and returned last week, not to grateful thanks for fighting the epidemic there to keep it from coming here, but to involuntary...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Democrat Mark Begich Leading Off: • AK-Sen: If it worked for Jon Tester, it may just work for Mark Begich. Nathaniel Herz at the Alaska Dispatch News details how the Democratic senator has been boosting the campaign of Libertarian Mark Fish, "tossing...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. And "prove your virtue"* by joining the Tom the Dancing Bug subscription service, the INNER HIVE!  "You'll feel good!"* ---- *Disclosure: these quotes actually apply to NPR pledges....
From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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As we discussed on Monday, the overall odds are somewhat against the Democrats being able to retain control of the Senate, but there are a number of credible pathways for them to get there. The most frequently-occurring pathways (when we run thousands...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Jarman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Freedom! Liberty! Unless I'm scared, in which case: armed, individual quarantine enforcement! #Gimmetarianism — @KagroX USA Today: Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday that Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox was "unwilling" to follow state health guidelines and that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Michael Mitchell and Michael Leachman at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities have authored a new report, Changing Priorities: State Criminal Justice Reforms and Investments in Education: Most states’ prison populations are at historic highs...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Atlantic Stingray. See more in this post. 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...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Mark Schauer, working hard to rid us of the plague that is Rick Snyder. New poll out of Michigan, one of millions of polls, but this one is particularly noteworthy. Why? Because it gives us insight into what happens when "likely voter" models run into...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Hillary Clinton Campaigning for Bruce Braley's Senate run in Iowa, Hillary Clinton called out Joni Ernst's refusal to sit down with the Iowa press for endorsement interviews, a refusal the Republican candidate has said was because she figured they'd...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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McConnell is so naturally likable his campaign had to copy and paste a dog to demonstrate his warmth It turns out buying "volunteer" enthusiasm is nothing new for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign: Even before reports surfaced...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is Gamergate Contagion Spreads: Please take 30 seconds to bookmark this for election night: the Daily Kos Elections map of poll closing times for the entire country. That way, you can know when to start checking returns in...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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GOTV'ing in Louisiana. What are YOU doing to win? Senate Democrats decided to do things a little differently this time. Under the leadership of Guy Cecil, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee committed to spending over $60 million in building...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last Thursday, boasting about having worked with George W. Bush in a failed effort to create private Social Security accounts—and complaining that Democrats refused to help: “After Bush was re-elected in 2004...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Mitch McConnell: A man of two positions who takes them frequently Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, endorsing a travel ban for people who have been in West African nations experiencing Ebola outbreaks: During a Tuesday interview with...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Eliot Cutler (at right) Eliot Cutler, the independent candidate who finished second in 2010 as Paul LePage was elected governor of Maine with just 38 percent of the vote, held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce that he was not dropping...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Joni Ernst, talking to people who already agree with her. Iowa Republican Joni Ernst has finally offered an explanation for why she refused to do an endorsement meeting with the Des Moines Register: She didn't think it would endorse her, so why bother?...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Nurse Kaci Hickox, whose forced quarantine in New Jersey created a massive headache for a bumbling Gov. Chris Christie, is taking her fight for science to Maine. Republican Gov. Paul LePage is apparently catering to the worst fears exhibited by some...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Greg Sargent on relatively quiet, last-minute effort by Alison Lundergan Grimes her campaign allies to make Social Security an issue in the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign: When reporter Joe Sonka asked whether a GOP Senate...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: Matt Bors | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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OK, fine, so you're actually surrounded by high quality written commentary and insightful opinions on all the latest, breaking news. Big deal! We have jokes, and even some sound effects! And also, Greg Dworkin, who is apparently some sort of medical...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Waldman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Josh Voorhees: Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo, and other American governors are the last people who should be making rules about Ebola. TPM: If anything is clear from the reporting of the nurse who was quarantined in a New Jersey hospital over Ebola fears,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Some folks in the "sharing economy," would like a bit more of the sharing to travel in their direction. At In These Times, Amanda Armstrong writes The Sharing Economy: 21st Century Technology, 19th Century Worker Protections: This summer, the California...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he's totally fired up for 2016 because Hillary Clinton tries too hard and isn't a good politician: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says Hillary Clinton is “becoming sort...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Support this cartoonist's work for a little as a latte a month via PATREON!!...
From: Daily Kos | By: keefknight | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and founder of the civic advocacy organization, New Georgia Project. In a Tuesday decision called "outrageous" by one leading voter advocate, Superior Court Judge Christopher Brasher of Fulton County denied...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Trust goes bust: Here's a collection of elected Republicans or GOP candidates denying climate change on camera in 2014: Senate candidate Joni Ernst of Iowa says she has not seen "proven proof." If we turn out, we win....
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Here's the ad that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will run in Kentucky in the wake of their decision last week to commit $650,000 in television ads against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of Kentucky Secretary of State...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Mitch McConnell wants voters in Kentucky to know something important: That he's likable. Really, really likable. So, to demonstrate just how authentically likable he is, his political team decided to surround him with cute, lovable dogs in his campaign's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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You usually don't find much agreement between two rival political campaigns, but both Democrats and Republicans acknowledge two things about the Maine gubernatorial race: The contest is tight, and the supporters of left-leaning independent Eliot Cutler...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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