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The Supreme Court on Monday took a pass on hearing challenges to a lower court ruling that struck down Texas's voter ID law, providing a temporary victory to voting rights advocates. Richard Wolf writes: Chief Justice John Roberts warned that the case...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated Sunday that Democrats will not accept an extremist on the Supreme Court. “If the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream, we absolutely will keep the seat open,” Schumer told CNN’s “State...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, January 23, 2017
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It’s possible that Saturday was the single largest day of protest ever in the United States, with march after march across the country exceeding all expectations. The fact that the marches were so organic, with organizers scrambling to keep up with...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Popular vote loser Donald Trump will propose restructuring Medicaid into a block grant program, says his staff, ending the guarantee of the program to low-income people. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s White House counselor, said Sunday that this change...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, January 23, 2017
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During a Q&A with Oprah Winfrey, Van Jones, and Ava DuVernay, director of the new Netflix documentary 13th which documents the links between the clear flaws in the abolition of slavery and the ongoing criminalization of African-American men, Jones...
From: Daily Kos | By: Frank Vyan Walton | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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This might be news to cabinet appointees who were promised they would have ultimate control over their respective agencies. Remember all those small business owners Donald Trump promised to pay for their work? Josh Dawsey writes: The White House is...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Georgia Rep. Tom Price, popular vote loser Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Health and Human Services, faced a second panel of senators Tuesday in the Finance Committee and another round of questions about his stock purchases as a member of Congress,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Trump's appointees are stickin' it to the elites! • Take a look inside the Trump chatrooms being used to manipulate French voters: The users in “The Great Liberation Of France” want to create as much chaos on...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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In brief, matter-of-fact statements, the White House's press secretary just confirmed that Donald Trump, and therefore the White House, "believes" millions of illegal votes were cast against him in the last election. xSpicer on millions of illegal voters:...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Trump regime's "alternative facts" machine is already up and running, as pointed out Sunday in a panel on Joy-Ann Reid's MSNBC show. “People are being hurt by their coverage being diminished, by their opportunities to get insurance being diminished,”...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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With Republicans holding a numeric advantage on every committee, Democrats can’t kill any nomination on their own. But they can act to delay the vote. Senate Democrats are delaying a key vote on Sen. Jeff Sessions's nomination to be President Trump's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The evidence that the pipelines aren’t needed is overwhelming. The idea that they would create significant numbers of jobs is laughable. The threat they represent to the environment—both directly, and indirectly—is sizable. But the money Trump...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Follow Jen on Twitter at @JenSorensen...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Sorensen | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Leading Off ● VA State House: While most state legislatures aren't up for election until 2018, all 100 members of Virginia's House of Delegates will go before voters this November. Here at Daily Kos Elections, we've been hard at work calculating the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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These aren’t headlines Donald Trump wants to wake up to this morning. Some outlets are finally doing their job — using the word “lie” to describe Trump’s deliberate rejection of reality. First up, Margaret Hartmann at New York Magazine:...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Last week, NPR had a story about rural voters in Yadkin County, North Carolina, and their expectations of the new Trump administration. The voters profiled in the report were largely the white, working-class demographic which has been the source of...
From: Daily Kos | By: Doctor RJ | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Tonight you can watch Democracy in Color's DNC chair candidate forum at 7:25 PM ET/4:25 PM PT at this link. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley, South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Can you get enough of these march pictures? I sure can’t. From San Francisco to Washington, D.C. to tiny Mentone, Alabama, here are a few more....
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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When it comes to metro rides, only did the popular vote loser lag far behind both of real President Barack Obama’s inaugurations and Saturday’s Women’s March, but also behind an average weekday.  And given that his inauguration was actually...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Popular vote loser Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer held the first official press conference of the Trump regime Monday. Apparently Saturday's temper tantrum about whether or not Trump had the biggest crowd ever at his inauguration didn't count. ...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, January 23, 2017
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At his first official press conference Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed the Women's March on Washington that drew millions of protesters around the world over the weekend wasn't necessarily directed at Donald Trump. In particular,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Breaking news: What you missed on Sunday Kos ... Do we think we are morally and intellectually superior, by Susan Grigsby Evangelical Christian quits over Obamacare; I discovered I could no longer believe any of...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Monday, January 23, 2017
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A series of corporations have felt the lash of Donald Trump’s angry tweet, and Monday their CEOs trotted over to the White House to suck up to him. In return, they got some big promises. His message to them and other CEOs on Monday: Keep your production...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Donald Trump wasted no time Monday resurrecting the "global gag rule," which cuts off federal funds to international organizations offering family planning information that includes abortion. Amanda Terkel writes: The Mexico City policy, also known...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, January 23, 2017
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From: Daily Kos | By: Tom Tomorrow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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The United States fell three states short of having an Equal Rights Amendment back in 1982, and, as Women’s Marches across the country drew millions of people, Senate Democrats came back for another try at it: On Saturday, [Sen. Ben] Cardin joined...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, January 23, 2017
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We’re barely three days into the Trump regime and the popular vote loser is exceeding every low expectation people had for him … and then some. And in case you missed it, here are just a few of the eye-roll inducing moments from Sunday: Shortly...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Donald Trump is a chaos agent, not a change agent. Read on. Catch up with you later. x“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration -- period,” Trump White House press secretary falsely claims. Patently false. pic.twitter.com/QL971jmyMt—...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Remember when a conservative Supreme Court ruled that political contributions were speech, and therefore protected under the First Amendment?  Apparently what they meant was that contributions to Republicans were protected by the First Amendment—because...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Akadjian | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Michael Flynn was sworn in as Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Sunday. Soon after, the Wall Street Journal reported: Michael Flynn is the first person inside the White House under Mr. Trump whose communications are known to have faced...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Donald Trump’s unexpected Electoral College win has focused attention on the white working-class voters that, it is claimed, the elitist Democratic Party no longer appears to represent. Of course, the Democratic Party has never stopped representing...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Grigsby | Monday, January 23, 2017
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The first of what’s likely to be a slew of lawsuits over Donald Trump’s massive conflicts of interest between his job as president and his lifelong first priority of personal profit will be filed on Monday: The suit, which will not seek any monetary...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Donald Trump is now president of the United States. He has vowed to repeal Obamacare. Repeal will hurt millions of people on Obamacare, directly and indirectly. But there is much that we can do. While perusing the many feeds I follow, a RawStory piece grabbed...
From: Daily Kos | By: Egberto Willies | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Thank the ones that brought you, I guess: xTrump just literally blew a kiss to James Comey at a WH reception for law enforcement pic.twitter.com/HwVq9DNdZd— Richard Hine (@richardhine) January 22, 2017...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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When I’m not vacillating between intense anger and denial about a Trump presidency, I find myself in constant reflection about the legacy of our nation’s first black president. I realize that when I think of him, I also make the connection to my...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kelly Macias | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Finally, some progress. Over two years ago I called for the federal government to bring criminal charges against the executives at auto parts manufacturer Takata. What had those executives done? They destroyed evidence that showed their products weren’t...
From: Daily Kos | By: Ian Reifowitz | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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As American presidents enter their final months in the White House, they invariably focus on their legacies. That effort to shape history’s judgment invariably leads to comparisons to the greatest of them all: Abraham Lincoln. George W. Bush and his...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jon Perr | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Remember all those times Donald Trump claimed he’d release his tax returns when he was done being audited? Prepare yourself for a shock: He lied. Senior adviser Kellyanne Conway confirmed that on ABC’s This Week: [Stephanopoulos:] You mentioned...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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When my son started his education, he went to a private Catholic school. This was not my choice—it was my ex-wife’s choice. I wanted to send him to the public school down the street from me. That being said, it was the school that she and her...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark E Andersen | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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After a bad first full day, the Trump regime decided to make it a bad second full day, too, sticking with the lies about crowd size that made day one so bad. On Saturday, Donald Trump himself lied about the size of his inauguration crowd, then sent...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Uh oh. Someone let Donald back into his Twitter account.  xWatched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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No question: The media love to write about the media. And the incoming administration of Donald Trump offers an opportunity for fresh fodder from journalists to give advice to other journalists on how best to do their work. There’s no shortage of “how-to”...
From: Daily Kos | By: Sher Watts Spooner | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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There are voices we all need to hear. At a time when the United States is once again faced with our chilling legacy of racism and other ills including sexism, homophobia, and economic inequality, one of the most powerful voices from our recent past...
From: Daily Kos | By: Denise Oliver Velez | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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They came. The call went out and … they came. In Washington, yes. In Los Angeles. Boston. Chicago. In Denver, and in Austin. But also in Bethel, Alaska where the high temperature for the day was -21. They came in conservative strongholds like Lubbock,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Do we think we are morally and intellectually superior, by Susan Grigsby Evangelical Christian quits over Obamacare: I discovered I could no longer believe any of it, by Egberto Willies Kentucky passes bill telling...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our group...
From: Daily Kos | By: Chris Reeves | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Teachers, students, and parents in 200 school districts nationwide protested on Thursday against Donald Trump’s pick of Betsy DeVos for education secretary. In Chicago: Hundreds of Daniel Boone Elementary teachers, students and parents held hands...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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There have been large protest events in the past, such as a 1982 anti nuclear protest in Central Park that drew a crowd of a million. There have also been protests spread across multiple cities, for example, protests over the War in Iraq that put 10...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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First, they’re coming for the Affordable Care Act, then they’re coming for Medicare, and they’re even coming for the VA. But regardless of how much progress they make on those fronts, or how long it takes, or how much death and suffering they...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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This is actually rather awesome. Awesome in the “huge and terrifying” sense. Despite the fact the entire nation watched Donald Trump speak in front of an audience a fraction of those we’ve seen come out for Barack Obama. Despite every network watching...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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