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Political analysts were gifted with a number of mysteries Monday after the release of Donald Trump’s Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure report. But perhaps the strangest was that Donald Trump had hired a fictional ad firm to do “field...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Friday, June 24, 2016
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KQED-San Francisco is reporting that efforts to increase transparency and accountability in California’s police departments may be heading to the voting booth. All it took was a little bit of sex between an underage teen and a bunch of police officers...
From: Daily Kos | By: Thandisizwe Chimurenga | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The American Bar Association has given Merrick Garland a perfect score, its highest possible rating as a prospective Supreme Court Justice. The superlatives coming from the group are unbelievable. To describe the ABA's endorsement as glowing would be...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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And now here's Donald Trump, human NASCAR crash, promising in a hastily-scribbled fundraising letter to do for America what Brexit is doing for the United Kingdom. C'mon, everybody, won't you chip in a little to crater the world economy? These voters...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Paul Ryan’s publicity stunt What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … 'Lift ev'ry voice and sing'— Honoring an anthem and its author, by Denise Oliver Velez Two weeks after Orlando, Trump’s reaction looks even crazier,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The White House announced Friday that President Obama has designated the first national monument honoring LGBT rights at the site of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. Below is a partial excerpt of the White House press release: The new Stonewall...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Or Neverland. Through the looking glass. Down the rabbit hole. Just …. out of the way. The Senate voted on Thursday to keep a proposal to block gun sales to terrorism suspects alive … Sounds like the start of a promising paragraph. But this is the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson just handed opponent Russ Feingold the keys to the election in November. It's the perfect storm of stupid on Johnson's part. He trashed Social Security in front of a Koch group, Americans for Prosperity, and called...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, June 24, 2016
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While Donald Trump contemplated its impact on his golf courses, Hillary Clinton responded to the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union by talking about the economy and international relationships: "We respect the choice the people of...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, its government is in chaos, the pound is dropping like a stone … but never mind all that. What impact will it have on Donald Trump’s business interests? “If the pound goes down, more people...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, June 24, 2016
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x Vimeo Video With Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, calling the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in a “publicity stunt,” let’s take a look at what Representative Ryan has been doing lately to get attention of his own. I actually feel kind of sorry for the guy. (Okay,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, June 24, 2016
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On Thursday, the people of the United Kingdom voted 52 percent to 48 percent to end their status as a member of the European Union. The nation will trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, starting a two year, irreversible process at the end...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Friday, June 24, 2016
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We begin today’s roundup with Joseph Schatz and Ben White at POLITICO on the shock vote in favor of a Brexit: British voters didn’t just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: They also ignored...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Sam Fulwood III at the Center for American Progress (CAP) writes—Race and Beyond: Continuing Inequalities Blur the American Dream: As far back as 2013, CAP’s Progress 2050 project released All-In Nation: An America that Works for All, a book that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Reporting the story as straight as an arrow because it’s too tiring to come up with cute phrasing:  The Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles Police Department has been “ordered”—as in from the top, by the chief—to “show compassion...
From: Daily Kos | By: Thandisizwe Chimurenga | Friday, June 24, 2016
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This is just pathetic. When C-SPAN's TV cameras in the U.S. House chamber went out on Wednesday, producers did what resourceful, 21st century newspeople at any other station would have done: They turned to streaming Internet video—Facebook Live and...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, clearly exhausted from lack of sleep, was unsparing Thursday in her assessment of the Republican majority's response to the Democratic sit-in for gun safety.  "Republicans turned off the microphones, we raised our...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Seeing this picture earlier today kinda shocked me: What a Don Trump looks like. Now, under usual conditions, I wouldn’t compare Donnie Trump’s physique to Barack Obama’s. Why would I? Except that Trump himself couldn’t stop bragging about himself...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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It was reported by Daily Kos and others that Thomas Mair, suspected of assassinating British member of Parliament Jo Cox on June 16, was an avowed white supremacist known to have ties with a neo-Nazi group called the National Alliance. In a letter...
From: Daily Kos | By: Thandisizwe Chimurenga | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Finding Dory: The Republican story: • We haven’t come close to fully exploring the oceans, but we’re done a good job of polluting them to the deepest depths: University of Aberdeen scientists have found pollutants in...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The Supreme Court's indecisive split on United States v. Texas, a case challenging President Obama's executive authority to grant deportation relief to more than four million undocumented immigrants, decided nothing about the legality of the programs...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Campaign Action The House Democrats' sit-in for gun safety legislation ended Thursday, after 26 hours. It ended as it began, with Georgia Rep. John Lewis being introduced by his colleague, South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, who said, "We started together...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Officer Caesar Goodson was found not guilty on all charges Thursday morning. Goodson was accused of causing the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015.  Goodson faced the most serious charges among the six officers charged, and was the third to stand...
From: Daily Kos | By: Josie Duffy Rice | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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x YouTube Video President Obama reacts to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision to block his immigration orders. Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 · 3:53:51 PM +00:00 · Joan McCarter He says he’s pleased that the SCOTUS affirmed the value of diversity in our society...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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As conventional wisdom has it, Donald Trump needs to be raising money, hiring campaign staff, and trying to sound presidential enough to begin to undo the damage his big mouth has recently wrought. Never call Trump conventional, though: instead, he’s...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Donald Trump’s big speech Monday ended up dramatically overshadowed by the House Democrats’ sit-in. Which is glorious, because it’s always fun to watch Trump lose something, even just a news cycle, but also sad, because the fact-checkers put in so...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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A surprising win from the Supreme Court this morning in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, or Fisher II. The court held that “The race-conscious admissions program in use at the time of petitioner’s application is lawful under the Equal...
From: Daily Kos | By: Josie Duffy Rice | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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House Democrats began a historic sit-in on the floor of Congress Wednesday, with the stated aim of forcing Republican Speaker Paul Ryan to bring two measures to curb gun violence up for a vote: one bill to expand background checks for gun buyers, and...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. All friends of Tom the Dancing Bug join its subscription club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and more.  Buy Ruben Bolling’s new book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. Book One...
From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Nearly 24 hours after it began, the Democrats’ sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives, to demand votes on common sense gun reform, continues. And the Republicans? They adjourned and fled in the dead of the night to begin their Fourth...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Leading Off: ● FL-Sen: Just a month ago, Marco Rubio tweeted, "I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January." And yet, on Wednesday, Rubio announced that he would reverse his longstanding promise not to seek re-election...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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This remarkable thing happened in the House yesterday and last night, led by John Lewis. A sit-in, parallel to the Chris Murphy filibuster, to force a vote on gun violence. More from the pundits in days to come.  xThis video is an absolute must-watch....
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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In case you missed it—Republicans decided it was urgent to overturn a new Labor Department rule that essentially says, if you have a financial adviser, they have to act in your best interest. So over the shouts of Democrats—“No Bill, No Break!”—Paul...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Martin Longman at The Washington Monthly writes—Cantaloupe King Loses Bid to Block Tubman Twenties: Based on what I know about Rep. Steve King of Iowa, it would be inexplicable if he didn’t introduce an amendment to block the Treasury Department...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The big fight over a modest Medicare pilot program to rein in the soaring cost of some prescription drugs is dragging on, and becoming a campaign issue. The program is a test to see how much could be saved by encouraging doctors to use cheaper drugs...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Paul Ryan is in the big chair now, attempting to reconvene the House and end the sit-in. Whatever he's saying can't be heard, however, as Democrats and the House gallery chant loudly over him. Democrats are holding up signs with the names of gun victims....
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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House Democrats and their Senate allies are continuing their sit-in to demand action be taken on America's gun violence epidemic. There's word that Republicans will attempt to take back the floor tonight to vote on a veto override of the administration's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Our political media figures continue to be stymied by the creature that is Donald Trump. On the one hand Trump's speech today was deeply dishonest, and ignorant, and "slanderous"—but he was on message! CNN HOST JON BERMAN: This was a speech with broad...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight. More than 25,360 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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North Carolina House Republican Mark Walker does not approve of the Democratic sit-in to force House action on gun violence, so he took to Twitter to chastise civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis for doing it wrong. xCalling this a sit-in is a disgrace...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Campaign Action The House Democrats' sit-in for gun safety legislation continues, and it's getting massive support from their colleagues on the other side of Capitol Hill. They’re also telling Paul Ryan how much they don’t care about his rules disallowing...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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When 60-some Democrats sat down in the well of the House floor to protest the Republican leadership’s failure to vote on gun safety measures, it was "unprecedented" by many counts. But when Senate Democrats began streaming into the House to join...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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The House Democrats' sit-in for gun safety legislation continues, but you have to follow it on Twitter with the hashtag #NoBillNoBreak—because Speaker Paul Ryan shut the cameras down. C-SPAN has made it clear that it has no control over the cameras...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Today’s comic by Matt Bors is  Gun control that doesn't fly: • Deadly record-breaking heat in Southwest could become “typical”: Michael Mann, a leading climate scientist and professor of meteorology at Penn State University, was in Phoenix on...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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I get emails: Hillary Clinton to Campaign with Elizabeth Warren in Ohio Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio on Monday, June 27, to campaign with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. At a public event in Cincinnati, Clinton and Warren will discuss their shared...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Georgia Rep. Rep. John Lewis, the heart, the soul of congressional Democrats, is leading his colleagues in a sit-in for a vote on gun safety legislation. You won't see it televised, because the Republicans controlling the House also control the cameras....
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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House Democrats, frustrated by the lack of action on gun safety legislation after yet another mass shooting, are reviving an old protest tactic: the sit-in.  xHouse Dems are staging a sit-in on the floor to push for gun control votes. Lawmakers are...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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And it looks like they’re getting a bump. The "dump Trump" movement is gaining followers among delegates to next month's Republican National Convention, an effort that could tarnish Donald Trump's coronation even if it ultimately fails. Several hundred...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Donald Trump is giving his major speech about how awful Hillary Clinton is today in New York. He will focus on her "failed policies and bad judgment," according to the campaign. Given the very, very bad week the Trump campaign is having, this should...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has decided that the prospect of going back to the Senate is less odious to him than unemployment. So he's reneging on his pledge not to run again. Rubio is set to announce the decision later Wednesday, according to two people...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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