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Jeb Bush apparently thinks the "compassionate conservative" idea that his brother so cynically ran on will work for him, too. He's using his Medicaid experience in Florida as evidence that he really cared about the poors, that he was reforming Medicaid...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?): Initial unemployment compensation claims rise, but still historically low: For the week ending May 16, seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment compensation...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor do the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Hillary Clinton, at a small-business roundtable in Iowa, loses nothing by bypassing the traditional political press corps. Chris Cillizza, the poster-child of everything that is wrong about political journalism, whines about lack of access to the Clinton...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Matt Bevin has apparently won the Kentucky GOP nod for governor by 83 votes. We were expecting a tight GOP gubernatorial primary in Kentucky, but not this tight! With all precincts reporting, tea partying businessman Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Matt Bevin holds an 83-vote lead with all precincts reporting Leading Off: • KY-Gov: We were expecting a tight GOP primary, but not this tight! With all precincts reporting, tea partying businessman Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture Commissioner James...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Click to enlarge. A Pew survey came out last week showing that the ranks of Christians are declining in America, while the unaffiliated and other faiths are growing. Of course Christianity will remain a super-majority in the U.S. for decades to come,...
From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Not satisfied. According to a new Pew poll, the Republican base isn't too happy with their leaders. Today, just 41% of Republicans approve of the job their party’s leaders in Congress are doing. [...] And just 37% of Republicans say their party’s...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Heavens! Is that Hillary with some "everyday Americans"? BLASPHEMY! The same day I lauded Hillary Clinton for (mostly) ignoring the Beltway Media, we get this tweet, from the supposedly "liberal" New York Times: In Iowa, Queen Hillary and the Everyday...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce, by Susan Grigsby Memorial Day and Flanders Fields, by Mark E Andersen How did you begin to unlearn racism, by...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The announcement that Fox News will be limiting the first Republican primary debates to the ten candidates with the highest polling average at the time is not sitting well with candidates who are pretty sure they won't be making even that generous cut....
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The official Republican talking point on Iraq and the extremist group known as ISIS is that everything would be peachy if only President Obama had continued the policies of George W. Bush. Except not the policy where Bush negotiated a withdrawal timeline...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs, he’s reminded the world of the baggage he willingly carries. I’m not tarring him with the same brush as George W. Bush just because they are brothers. Jeb has voluntarily...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, May 22, 2015
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We begin today's roundup with The Des Moines Register's take on the military equipment use by American police forces: Documents obtained by CNN in April found the Missouri National Guard referred to Ferguson protestors as "enemy forces" during demonstrations...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS—which pleaded guilty to rigging the price of foreign currencies and interest...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced that a grand jury has returned indictments for six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. The officers are Lt. Brian W. Rice, Officer Edward M. Nero, Officer Garrett E. Miller, Sgt....
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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No kidding. In the much-needed pile-on lambasting the most recent round of Iraq War whitewashing, Ex-CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell appeared on the TV to say that yes, the Bush administration lied to the public about the intelligence presented to...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) As the Republican presidential primary gets into gear, the candidates are having to get themselves in line with what Republican primary voters want to hear—even if it means saying things that will hurt them in a general election....
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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A section of Refugio State Beach tainted by oil from burst pipe. Since 2006, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has logged more than 175 maintenance and safety violations by the company whose pipeline burst in Santa Barbara...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The Senate voted 62-38 Thursday morning to advance the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, cutting off a Democratic filibuster. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE)...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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READ Ruben Bolling's brand new book for kids, Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure! FOLLOW @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. AND BECOME a member of Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE!...
From: Daily Kos | By: RubenBolling | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee Leading Off: • WA-Gov, Sen: Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee only won a narrow victory when he was first elected in 2012. However, Public Policy Polling suggests he'll have an easier time when he runs for...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Jarman | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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LA Times: Fox News and CNN plan to use an average of recent polls to pick the candidates for the first two Republican presidential debates, with the top 10 making the cut for the main event... Later in the day, CNN, which is scheduled to host a debate...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Simon Maloy: New York Times columnist David Brooks was once an enthusiastic backer of George W. Bush’s disastrous invasion of Iraq. He’d write columns for the Weekly Standard – the official journal of bankrupt neoconservative thought – glorifying...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Check out the saga of the green heron hunting for lunch 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...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Terrible Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has had a very hard time distancing himself from his brother George Jr., the worst President in US history. Okay, maybe he is showing some of them Republican Family Values they're always going on about, but man,...
From: Daily Kos | By: laloalcaraz | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The House did something productive this week. Well, semi-productive. They managed to pass a short-term highway funding bill. So that they can come back again in two months and do it all over again. The U.S. House voted to keep federal money flowing for...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert: “Everybody else wants to ask that question of, ‘Gee, would you have gone into Iraq if you’d known what you know now?’” Gohmert complained to Virginia talk radio host John Fredericks. “If President Bush...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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I don't know how these people remember to keep breathing. Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, responded to a BuzzFeed News report Wednesday with a statement saying he did not trust Supreme Leader of Iran Ali...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is Biker Lives Matter: 250+ tech companies sign letter of opposition to TPP: More than 250 tech companies have signed a letter demanding greater transparency from Congress and decrying the broad regulatory language in leaked...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to end debate on Trade Promotion Authority—fast-track trade legislation—late Tuesday. That cloture vote is planned for Thursday...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Nebraska's legislature has voted to repeal the state's death penalty by what should be a veto-proof margin. The vote was 32 to 15, and 30 votes are needed to overcome the expected veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts. The Nebraska legislature is unicameral and...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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"Sometimes, my own stances just slip right through my hands like a fish." Old "Shifty" Walker is at it again on immigration—seemingly employing a strategy of shifting so readily on the topic that no one can actually pin him down on a position. On Tuesday,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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This is one of the best arguments for Medicaid expansion you probably never heard before. Police Chief John King on Tuesday called for the Utah Legislature to accept federal funds to extend health insurance for thousands more state residents to prevent...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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In yet another sign of how seriously Hillary Clinton is competing for the Latino vote, the campaign announced Wednesday that it had hired a prominent DREAM activist, Lorella Praeli, as its Latino outreach director. Praeli came to the United States from...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) As promised, the House Benghazi Committee is calling in longtime Clinton friend and aide Sidney Blumenthal to tell them about memos on Libya he sent, as a private citizen, to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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From: Daily Kos | By: Matt Bors | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Howard Fineman: Is Hillary Clinton actually moving left, and if so, why? The answer is yes, though not on every topic. And the reason is to push young voters' turnout and grassroots organizing enthusiasm as close as possible to the levels that President...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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John Nichols at The Nation writes Bernie Sanders Has a Plan: Tax Wall Street and Make College Free:  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keeps bending the rules of Senate service and presidential campaigning by offering up proposals that imagine America...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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