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One of the more despicable senators in the US Senate now acknowledges that climate change is real after four years of kissing Trump’s ass as the know-nothing did all he could do to derail the fight against climate change and kill life on the planet. Better late than never, but words...

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  • April 19, 2021

Prosecuting hate crime is another thing some prosecutors might not want especially when a Bible Belt jury might want to condone violence against the victimless(sic) crime industry. “Let those pesky feds do it”. As the alleged suspect said, “he was at the end of his rope” because irony runs deep...

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  • March 17, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: In the United States, Black women are at least three times more likely than white women to die as a result of pregnancy. Here in Illinois, that number is even higher. That is a tragedy and simply not acceptable in...

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  • February 24, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

The Georgia Senator runoff elections are critical to the country’s ability to move forward, and to move out from under the heavy thumb of Moscow Mitch. But they are critical to the GOP’s return as a legitimate force in American politics — which can only happen if they lose in...

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  • December 5, 2020

“Sometimes you own the libs; sometimes the libs own you.” says a new Olivia Nuzzi piece. Nuzzi does get the inside WH dope probably better than Maggie Haberman because Trump does like talking to her rather than leak information. Trump worrying about assassination is not something related to being IMPOTUS,...

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  • November 13, 2020

Van Jones made Rick Santorum look like the little man he is as he tried to appease Donald Trump’s caustic behavior. He was successful. Van Jones is right See full episodes here. Rick Santorum made a mistake to claim that only elites care about Donald Trump’s obnoxious and less than...

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  • November 9, 2020

As usual GOP/Trumpian evidence makes no sense and given the Impeachment, will not make a difference. Some of us have held out hope for Tara Reade to make an appearance. x Trump aides have been telling people that the big surprise in store for tonight's debate is he's bringing Tony...

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  • October 22, 2020

Nothingburger: but the latest attempt to vilify Hunter Biden does remind us that bad things could happen when you bring your computer in for repair. Ever desperate for a horse race, Comcast gives Trump free air for his own town hall in Miami. x No one should link to or share...

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  • October 14, 2020

Tim Scott worries about Democrats turning the US into a socialist utopia (like that’s a bad thing?) Lines apparently got snorted, because it’s all on them. x This will haunt my dreams. pic.twitter.com/615fgtP6tj— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 25, 2020 x Given what I've heard about Don Jr's college years,...

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  • August 25, 2020

Like the Trump administration, four years of missed appointments and scheduling problems. Also there’s a film Trump has blocked for four years. Trump needs to rearm or he won’t win. You shouldn’t worry about the alligator that eats your limbs, worry about the one that eats the boat. x The...

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  • August 2, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • July 18, 2020

So U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) is facing a tough re-election bid against Cal Cunningham (D. NC) so he’s trying to re-introduce himself to the voters: Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is out with a new six-figure television ad buy highlighting his working-class background as he ramps up spending ahead of his...

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  • June 14, 2020

Sen. Cory Booker used his recent appearance on Meet The Press to discuss too much reliance on policing. But when one reads between the lines, it's much deeper. It is about taking back the government to fulfill our needs and wants. Cory Booker's passionate admonition is spot on. x x...

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  • June 9, 2020
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Good: In a meeting with black Wilmington leaders Monday, Joe Biden said he will create a police oversight board in the first 100 days of his presidency.   The former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee met with about a dozen community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington,...

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  • June 1, 2020

There were those who warned us about Dr. Robert Redfield when Trump appointed him to the be director of the CDC, and the coronavirus pandemic and the American governments abysmal response to it are proving Redfield’s critics right.  However, Redfield has been able to keep his head down and not...

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  • March 8, 2020

Oath of offices for republicans, disregarded by a sham Senate impeachment trial, apathy and unconcern and downright distraction from half of the voting public  and denial plus addiction is what 2020 looks like so far.  We have loyal followers of the so called King.   It is no longer All the president’s men...

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  • January 23, 2020

Another day, another Kentucky criminal’s family pays to have them pardoned from prison.   GOP prosecutor took donations from sex offender's family, then pressed Bevin for a pardon The elected Republican commonwealth’s attorney in Christian County wrote to Gov. Matt Bevin last month seeking a pardon on behalf of a prominent...

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  • January 10, 2020

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team Tell Congress to Stop Trump Now, Before He Launches An Illegal, Destructive War! As we explained yesterday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and our partners have long opposed Neoconservatives’...

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  • January 4, 2020

The tagline on my profile says, as it has for years: “It is not the business of the state to help its citizens get into heaven nor save them from hell.” Apparently our esteemed Attorney General never read that. Nor has he read the First Amendment. As an op-ed in...

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  • December 30, 2019

Trump truly believes that as POTUS* he is doing 13,000 times over, shtick like Tommy Flanagan, the Jon Lovitz character on SNL That addiction to falsehood is evident in each campaign rally, and has leaked into nearly every public appearance as Trump’s desperation features even into the nonverbal choice of wearing a...

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  • November 28, 2019

Republished from Apollo Corner, aside from a non-scientific poll that has been added to the DailyKos version below. To be clear, Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is, to the best of my knowledge, not actually a meth addict. However, the South Dakota state government recently unveiled one of the most poorly-designed...

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  • November 18, 2019

Melania Trump traveled to the Boston Medical Center yesterday to seek a warm and fuzzy photo-op with children in its care who were born addicted to drugs, a worthy enough project where one might expected to be greeted warmly, if one is oblivious to the fact that just a couple...

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  • November 7, 2019

Kentucky’s motto of “Unbridled Spirit” has taken on a whole new meaning under the tutelage of Moscow Mitch, Rand Paul, and now Republican Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6th).  Seems that Congressman Barr received $2,400 dollars in campaign contributions from Igor Misha Fruman, one of Rudy Giuliani’s Ukrainian associates. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr,...

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  • October 12, 2019
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Here’s the latest news out of Massachusetts: Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, the last member of the Democratic dynasty serving in Washington, plans to formally announce Saturday that he is launching a primary challenge to Senator Edward J. Markey, an audacious political move that could open fissures within the Democratic...

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  • September 18, 2019

Received this e-mail from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) Across the country, we're facing a public health crisis. Thousands of Americans — including many in Iowa — are battling opioid addiction, with estimates of over 60,000 people dying from drug overdoses last year alone....

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  • September 18, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s (D. PA) re-election campaign: Pennsylvania has the fifth largest incarceration population in the nation — and the highest in the Northeast. These numbers are staggering and unacceptable — and mass incarceration has a disproportionate and shameful impact on poor communities of color. As...

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  • April 26, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D. PA): Last November, Pennsylvania voters put progressive leaders in office at all levels of government — leaders who fight every day for Pennsylvania’s working families. We’re making great strides in Pennsylvania, but we’ve got to keep up the momentum and...

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  • March 28, 2019
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For your consideration. This was a damn fine speech. (close captioned — she begins @ 1:06:30) “I’m running for president because I love my country. I’m running to be a president by the people. Of the people. For all the people,” “We are here at this moment in this because...

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  • January 27, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D. IL): Sen. Dick Durbin (D. IL)   The Senate has a chance in the lame duck session to push through much-needed criminal justice reform. But we’ll need your help to do it. The First Step Act has deep...

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  • November 29, 2018

… because the white man in question is friends with the guy who could very well destroy Obamacare, which ensures that all insured Americans have coverage for addiction, depression, and cancer — all of which this particular white man has. (Full disclosure: I’m also a white man, but please don’t hold that...

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  • September 30, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Richard Cordray’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: Richard Cordray (D. OH)   Almost eight years ago, Mike DeWine became the Ohio Attorney General. His job was to keep Ohioans safe from crime. The result? On his watch, opioid deaths have more than tripled—now killing 14 Ohioans...

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  • September 24, 2018

Photos: The United States Supreme Court Building, by Joe Ravi • CC BY-SA 3.0 and Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing in 2004, CSPAN • Public domain By  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, Donna, Judy, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team Contact Both Of...

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  • September 22, 2018

The New York Times has a great must-read piece out about the West Virginia U.S. Senate race between the incumbent U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D. WV) and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R. WV). Manchin was considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats up for re-election because of the conservative...

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  • September 10, 2018

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets in support of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s (D. WI) re-election campaign: The Koch-connected Concerned Veterans for America have spent obscene amounts of money smearing Senator Tammy Baldwin’s record on veterans’ health care. And the truth is we’ve had enough of it. We aren’t going...

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  • September 5, 2018

As the nation marks the end of the four-year term of Barack Obama’s ascendance to the presidency, (or the beginning of a new term), we will once again be subjected to endless discussion about the significance of the nation’s first non-white president. For many African-Americans, this may be a time...

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