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Lucy Flores is the two-term Democratic Assemblywoman from Las Vegas who is fighting for the Lt. Governorship of Nevada this November. Her opponent is a well-heeled Republican who was the chief counsel in Gov. Sandoval's attempt to overturn the Affordable...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Grigsby | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Afghanistan and Iraq War vet Jim Mowrer Could it be happening? Could Iowans be tiring of the antics of official House ranter-against-the-immigrants Steve King? And if the election was held today for U.S. House, for whom would you vote, Jim Mowrer the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Judge Ronald A. White, an Oklahoma federal judge appointed to the bench by George W. Bush has just ruled that the subsidies cannot go to residents of states that are using the federal insurance exchanges. The case, Pruitt v. Burwell, mirrors Halbig v....
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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That's President Obama applauding the Affordable Care Act's passage in March, 2010. He's got even more to applaud now. Jonathon Cohn at New Republic assesses Obamacare's first year, rounding up the various reports and surveys of the law to determine...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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These guys again: Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy. The usual suspects on the Supreme Court have blocked the beginning of early voting in Ohio, putting a hold on a district judge's ruling protecting early voting. Crucially at issue are the "Golden...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that  is designed to reduce access to guns by the mentally unstable. Yes, you can defeat the gun lobby if you have the will and apparently the right governor. Gov. Jerry Brown took mixed action on several gun control...
From: Daily Kos | By: Frank Vyan Walton | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Police in the photo above are taking a break from guarding the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, 1936. While Goodyear and other tire companies prospered, even during the Great Depression, their workers toiled under poor conditions, low wages...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Fresh snow on Mount Rainier 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 Rescue) appears...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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With the House GOP poised to move even further to the right in the next Congress, we need to make sure the House doesn't go completely insane. That's why we're adding Staci Appel and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter to our list of congressional endorsements. Appel...
From: Daily Kos | By: Michael Langenmayr | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Appeals court has given same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting a chance of resurrection in North Carolina. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked provisions of a North Carolina voting law that would have ended...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Now you've got "Tom Corbett" and "car date" in your head forever. You're welcome. In his defense, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett just said they they were jobs. He didn't say they were good jobs. A state job portal includes job openings for exotic dancers...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Iraq War vet Jim Mowrer, competitive in his race against execrable Iowa Rep. Steve King. Should he be people powered or Wall Street powered? Answer is obvious. We are in the stretch run for the 2014 elections, thus it's prime fundraising time. I've got...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is A few good rebels: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook September 30: Ave Maria University's Strangle-Hold on Women Goes Way Beyond Suing Obamacare, by TeamSarah4Choice Unsportmanlike to pray...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Democratic nominee A.J. Balukoff This is certainly unexpected. The Republican Governors Association is spending what they describe as "six-figures" in a race that hasn't been on many people's radars until now. The RGA describes Democratic Boise School...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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"Oh, WalMart is a virtuous family owned business? I change my mind! De ahora en adelante votaré republicano!" Assholes. How have Latino audiences received [the Koch brothers'] message? “There’s a lot of questions. It’s not always an easy subject...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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This clip of Rep. Cory Gardner from from Denver's KDVR TV is nothing short of amazing because he spends nearly two minutes trying to claim that legislation that he co-sponsored—the federal personhood bill—does not exist: In the video, Gardner repeatedly...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has a powerful new ad highlighting his Republican opponent's vote against the Violence Against Women Act. The ad hits Rep. Tom Cotton hard—deservedly so—but the tone, coming from domestic violence shelter director Paulette...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Boston Herald continues its tradition of being kinda very racist: There was never going to be a shred of plausibility that watermelon was a completely random choice of fruit with no racial overtones. But just in case anyone was going to try to claim...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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If you want Mary Burke to beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin, you've gotta help. Burke is just one of our many great endorsed candidates. This is a good thing: Democratic candidates for Congress are crushing their Republican counterparts in small-dollar...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Last night, Stephen reported on the Values Voter Summit and took a look at the great GOP candidates ready to run in 2016 ... and Sarah Palin. Full video after the jump....
From: Daily Kos | By: Michael Langenmayr | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A few weeks ago, Georgia's Republican nominee for U.S. Senate David Perdue appeared before his state's Chamber of Commerce to tout what he described as his views on the fundamental "precepts of economic development." As Amanda Terkel writes, it was nearly...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Oklahoma Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Dorman Leading Off: • OK-Gov: Polling out of Oklahoma this year has been spotty but nevertheless quite alluring. Over the summer, a trio of polls found GOP Gov. Mary Fallin under 50 percent—including...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Carter's 2002 Nobel Peace Prize photo. Happy #90 to #39! If you don’t count George Washington's fake choppers, Jimmy Carter owns the most famous set of presidential teeth in history. That Jimmy grin was what the country...
From: Daily Kos | By: Bill in Portland Maine | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Reuters: A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. The...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The above is the right-hand section of the 1934 mural "City Life" at Coit Tower in San Francisco. It was painted by Russian-American painter Victor Arnautoff as part of the Public Works of Art Project, the first such program of the New Deal, which ran...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Keith Knight is coming to San Francisco!  Thursday, Oct. 9th, 5pm-7pm @ the Cartoon Art Museum! Support the artist at www.patreon.com/keefknight!...
From: Daily Kos | By: keefknight | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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House Speaker John Boehner on Sep. 30, 2013, ruling out a clean bill to prevent a shutdown Exactly one year ago, House Republicans did what should have been unthinkable: They shut down the federal government when John Boehner refused to hold a simple...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Nevada Lt. Governor candidate Lucy Flores, just one of our great endorsed candidates. Pick one, or two, or three, and donate! Two key mantras for this November's elections: 1) There are more of us than there are of them. Objectively. If we turn out,...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is March of Doom: The Secret Service's image is taking a serious hit, and rightly so: The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Can't get enough of Cruz 2016? Well how about Mitt 2016? As we spoke, Romney compared the barrage of 2016-related questions to a scene in the film “Dumb and Dumber.” After Jim Carrey’s character is flatly rejected by Lauren Holly, she tells him...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Jennifer Odum with the fake registration form AFP sent to her deceased toddler. When the North Carolina arm of the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity group tried to register a cat to vote it was amusing. But with more of the story unfolding now,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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They love him for his charisma Even as Sen. Ted Cruz was denying a report that he had all but made up his mind to launch a 2016 presidential campaign, The Washington Post profiled his appearance at last weekend's so-called Values Voters Summit and found...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Could a superior ground game help tip November's elections toward Democrats? Once again, Democrats are investing more heavily in voter registration and turnout efforts, while Republicans spend a much greater share of their money on television advertising...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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No surprise here: With the November elections just five weeks away, Congressman Doug Lamborn is trying to claim he didn't mean what he said when he claimed that he and his colleagues were urging generals to resign in a "blaze of glory" rather than follow...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A new poll, by a GOP-leaning pollster, has Gov. Scott Walker (WI) trailing in his re-election bid. It is not hard, for followers of electoral politics, to find some talking head, or some online article, forecasting a forthcoming Republican "wave." Indeed,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Steve Singiser | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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(Click to enlarge) Seeing the People's Climate March reminded me of the global protests against the Iraq War in 2003. People protested on every continent, including Antarctica, in an effort to stop the invasion. It was a rare feat of organization and...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Sorensen | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"Yeah, about that serving my whole term thing...ya see it is like this..." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was recently campaigning in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at a national trucking firm and was asked by a reporter if he would serve his full term if re-elected....
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark E Andersen | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Republican Joni Ernst Leading Off: • IA-Sen: What a difference a few weeks makes. It wasn't that long ago that Republicans were privately conceding that Joni Ernst was a few points behind Democrat Bruce Braley in the Iowa U.S. Senate contest. However,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Kossack Brain is a Fearsome Throbbing Beast The third quarter of 2014 has officially been vanquished by the evil time troopers and their leader, Sir Ticksalot. That means it's C&J number-crunching time. Every...
From: Daily Kos | By: Bill in Portland Maine | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Eugene Robinson at The Washington Post writes about the fight against the Islamic State: President Obama should call Congress back to Washington for a special session to vote on authorizing war against the Islamic State. If he does not, Congress should...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A 1911 photo of "breaker boys." Starting around 1866 in the United States, impurities were removed from coal by breakers, most of them between the ages of 8 and 12. They worked 10 hours a day, six days a week, perched on wooden seats above  conveyor...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick adaption of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange The poet John Godfrey Saxe is attributed with first saying Otto von Bismarck’s famous maxim: laws are like sausages, it's better not to see how they're...
From: Daily Kos | By: Doctor RJ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Leading Off: • LA-Sen: Republican Bill Cassidy's new spot is backed up by a $400,000 buy. The ad starts out fine, with three women saying they voted for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the past but are pissed at her over Obamacare. The ad gets a little...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Monday, September 29, 2014
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It's not that Iowa Rep. Steve King (R-MelonCalvedImmigrants) is a racist or a xenophobe. He just happens to have a career-long obsession with immigrants and how they will destroy America. He remembers the moment, down to the exact date. During an October...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Video of the exchange here. Last week, in the midst of various news stories on what the American military was bombing in the Middle East and why, we learned that Rep. Doug Lamborn has been among a group of Republican congressmen "talking to the generals...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Detroit water shutoffs can continue, thanks to the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes was asked to block the shutoffs for six months, but refused. He not only refused, he took the opportunity to embrace the logic...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Climate of terror: Here's what you missed on Sunday Kos ... Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (home stretch edition), Steve Singiser Defense contractors already are reaping the bounty of the all new unwinnable...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Politico's Clinton obsession reached peak vapidity Monday morning, at 6:11 am, EDT. Leading astrologers say that Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is destined for a future working on social justice and will enjoy a strong relationship with her proud grandparents,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Democrat Bruce Braley What a difference a few weeks makes. It wasn't that long ago that Republicans were privately conceding that Joni Ernst was a few points behind Democrat Bruce Braley in the Iowa U.S. Senate contest. However, more recent polls have...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Monday, September 29, 2014
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