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 Joe Romm at ThinkProgress pokes holes in Bill Gates’ energy take in Bill Gates And Exxon Now Share The Same Climate Policy. They’re Wrong:  There was some bad news for billionaire Bill Gates at Exxon’s shareholder meeting Wednesday. Exxon...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is In line at the ladies' room: • Daily Kos is 14 years old today:  “Remember when in the darkest hours following 9-11, Bush hid in the cornfields of Nebraska? Well, as our fearless leader now admits, "I was trying...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas gave a commencement speech to the College of Communications graduates of California State University, Fullerton. Some of her remarks did not sit well with the audience. She then began speaking in Spanish … This...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Yowser! Republican Senator Orrin Hatch has apparently worked the kinks out in the flux capacitor and traveled to the future to meet and reject President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, because even though Hatch has yet to sit down with Judge...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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John McCain’s difficult re-election bid is getting a boost from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in the form of an ad attacking his Democratic challenger, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick: The national business organization is launching a new TV ad hitting Kirkpatrick,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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 Paul Waldman: After all, they know, with every fiber of their beings, that Obama is deeply corrupt. He hates America, he's a racial avenger out to destroy white people, he's the embodiment of everything and everyone they despise. Yet somehow they can...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who is insane, is so virulently opposed to Medicaid expansion in his state that he's vetoed the legislature’s attempts to do it six times. So does it count as a bit awkward when it comes to light that he doesn't actually know...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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As Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina inches down in the polls—from a five-point lead in March to a three-point lead now—he's finally turning on HB2, the law dictating which bathrooms transgender individuals can use, reports Jennifer Bendery....
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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There are levels of hypocrisy that threaten to drag a scream from anyone paying the least bit of attention. Then there are levels of hypocrisy that threaten lives. Four months after President Obama requested funding to fight the looming threat of...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Nominated for an Eisner Award: Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib, 300 pages of political cartoons, comics journalism and essays. Follow me on Twitter at @MattBors....
From: Daily Kos | By: Matt Bors | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has dispatched with his Republican rivals and now must pivot to general election mode. In California, this means promising to single-handedly end the statewide drought. “If I win, we’re going...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Uber and Lyft threw a tantrum and pulled out of Austin, Texas after voters upheld city regulations requiring background checks and fingerprinting for their drivers. A huge reason for the growth in Silicon Valley is reclassifying labor as “free stuff.”...
From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Two decades after her brother committed suicide, Vince Foster's sister Sheila Foster Anthony takes to the Washington Post to excoriate Donald Trump for "cynically, crassly and recklessly" spreading old lies about him. This is scurrilous enough coming...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is  Future Scope: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … In search of the truth, Sojourner Truth, by Denise Oliver Velez Zika: This summer’s blockbuster, by Susan Grigsby ‘Reverse racism?’ New research on police thuggery...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Hillary Clinton has won the nomination (and yes, she has) on the strength of strong support among Democrats, Latinos, older women and African Americans.  Bernie Sanders’ base is independents, young voters (including significant numbers of young...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Friday, May 27, 2016
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If you had any illusions about what type of people are animated by North Carolina's transphobic HB2 law, you can put them to rest. The Loyal White Knights of the KKK in Roxboro, North Carolina, is using the GOP-inspired law to recruit new members, reports...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Fueled by young voters, Asian-Americans are embracing Democrats in record numbers according to a new poll commissioned by several Asian-American organizations, reports Asma Khalid:  In fact, since 2012, there's been a 12 point increase in the percent...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Pennsylvania Democrat Katie McGinty is about to face $3 million of Koch money as she tries to unseat Republican Sen. Pat Toomey. That’s how much the Koch-backed Super PAC Freedom Partners Action Fund is spending on an ad now: The ad, titled "Whose...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Remember when Marco Rubio was out on the campaign trail taunting Donald Trump about his penis size and saying he couldn’t be trusted with the nuclear codes? Well. At this point, Paul Ryan should take lessons from Rubio in how to handle the inevitable...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, May 27, 2016
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x Vimeo Video You may have missed it among the flood of presidential campaign news, but NASA recently announced the discovery of over twelve-hundred new planets. (1,284!) That, and other new discoveries, inventions and research projects seem to be...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Whee! Friday! While I’m sure we’ll be distracted by something outrageous, I try to make it a point to throw you at least one curveball for your weekend conversation. And this is going to be a long weekend! So… something! What will that thing or...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Waldman | Friday, May 27, 2016
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When President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, one of the primary reasons cited was his commitment to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons. On Friday, Obama once again spoke to that cause during a visit to the first site at which a nuclear...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Friday, May 27, 2016
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We begin today’s roundup with Paul Krugman’s analysis at The New York Times: Mr. Trump is a clear case of someone born on third base who imagines that he hit a triple: He inherited a fortune, and it’s far from clear that he has expanded that fortune...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Black drivers tooling along the scenic roads of Vermont were more likely to be stopped by the state police and more likely to be searched, according to the Associated Press. But black drivers were less likely to have contraband found on them. The percentage...
From: Daily Kos | By: Thandisizwe Chimurenga | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Now that cinched-it-as-of-today Republican presidential nominee and notable novelty sock model Donald Trump has dispatched with his Republican rivals, he must pivot to a kinder, gentler persona that might convince people who are not entirely insane...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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It seems that even Marco Rubio’s humiliating presidential campaign, which culminated in his 46-27 loss to Donald Trump in the Florida GOP primary, couldn’t destroy the myth of Marco Rubio. On Thursday, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn publicly called...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Every once in a while, a story comes along that I feel completely unqualified to make fun of. A story whose inherent stupidity would seem to require a response above my pay grade; one that could only be properly addressed by digging up Mark Twain or...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Republican National Committee official Ben Key tried to reassure business leaders Tuesday that Donald Trump's offensive policies wouldn't dictate the GOP platform, reports Jonathan Swan: “Ben said that as the presumptive nominee, Trump would have some...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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With everyone trying to move on to the Big Show in November, the Bernie Sanders campaign is desperate for any gimmick that will earn them attention. And if they get free airtime out of it, so much the better! (And it’s working, look, I’m writing...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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It’s official: Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Ladies and gentlemen, the strategic mind behind the Trump campaign: Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman and chief strategist. (At least for now. Anyone want to put money on Manafort lasting until November?) Howard Fineman has an interview with...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Leading Off: ● NC-Sen: PPP takes another look at North Carolina and once again finds Republican Sen. Richard Burr in surprisingly bad shape. They give Burr just a 39-36 edge over Democratic nominee Deborah Ross, with Libertarian Sean Haugh gobbling...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Don't let the door hitcha on the way out, and so on. Voters in rural Harney County, Oregon, overwhelmingly rejected the ideology of right-wing militia members who made the local wildlife refuge famous with their ill-fated occupation earlier this year....
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee and wig mannequin come to life Donald Trump has unceremoniously bulldozed over all his fellow Republican opponents. Now he must turn his attention to the general election. Can he pivot from his hard-right bluster...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Labor groups have released an ad reminding voters of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's long history of working to privatize Social Security—a claim his spokesperson, Michwan Rich, is adamantly denying: She also stated that Portman has "never voted to privatize...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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That the Donald Trump campaign is planning to attack presumed Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton over the so-called "Whitewater" scandal is not news. The exquisite Three Stooges-style execution of their plan, however, is worth our attention. Trump campaign...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Today’s comic by Matt Bors is The mysterious Donald Trump: Feds to seek death penalty against Dylann Roof: Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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It's Wednesday, May 25 and Day 102 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 70 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren continued making the case against Donald Trump in classic Warren fashion in a Tuesday speech (video below): "Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of a housing meltdown because it meant he could buy up more property on the cheap....
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Boy, how about that Republican unity Donald Trump is promoting? Here he is, talking about New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: “We have got to get your governor to get going,” Trump said to a cheering audience. “She’s got to do a better job. Okay?...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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An audit by the State Department’s inspector general is critical of Hillary Clinton and her predecessors for their handling of email: The inspector general, in a long awaited review obtained Wednesday by The Washington Post in advance of its publication,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Leading Off: ● CA-24: Not long ago, both the DCCC and House Majority PAC began airing ads in support of Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, even though a fellow Democrat, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, is also in the race. But Team...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Looks like 54-46 Clinton in yesterday’s non binding WA primary (not all votes counted, 650K votes in). But no delegates won, those were decided by the WA caucus on March 26, which Bernie won handily (73-27 with 230K voting).   That’s an observation,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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