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Medicare Advantage is a corporate scam and Thom Hartmann makes that clear. Democrats in Congress school Republicans on Afghanistan. Lt. Governor admonished Red State Governors. Thom Hartmann on Medicare Advantage x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • September 14, 2021

The US and the world continue with efforts to contain Covid. While the rate of vaccinations in the US has been slowing, the CDC reports that 60.2% of US adults have received at least one dose as of yesterday. About 47.9% of all Americans have taken at least one shot...

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  • May 20, 2021

President Joe Biden set a new goal of having 70% of adult American vaccinated for Covid (with at least one dose) by the Fourth of July. About 56.4% of adults in the US were vaccinated with a dose as of yesterday. The pace of vaccinations has slowed dramatically with only...

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  • May 4, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

Saturday was the first day that CO2 measured in the atmosphere was above 420 ppm since measurements began in the 1950s. This moment in time has sapiens in a perilous position of our own making where CO2 in the atmosphere is almost 50% higher than it was since the industrial revolution. Just a wisp...

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  • April 5, 2021

It’s been a long and very busy week for me, hence why I haven’t been posting a lot of diaries. But I just wanted to pass this along: 'No idea what he's doing': Manchin perplexes with Covid aid power play In the end, it took a direct call from President...

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  • March 6, 2021

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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  • December 19, 2020

But there are 40-odd cinder cones of once-active volcanos clustered near the bucolic town of Boring, just east of Portland Oregon.  These, and the related lava flows, are part of the Boring formation. I live off this map to the left (west of Beaverton).  I am intensely interested in this Boring...

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  • December 12, 2020
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Since today is a heavy Lindsey Graham (R. SC) news day on Daily Kos, I figured it was important to highlight this from The Huffington Post: Democrat Matt Lieberman hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2013, a tough look as he tries to win over Democratic voters...

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  • October 4, 2020

From The Bangor Daily News: A Hawaii defense contractor who has donated to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and whose business operates in Maine faces federal charges alleging he defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program, the small business loan program championed by the senator. Martin Kao, the CEO of Martin Defense Group,...

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  • October 1, 2020

Big news today: x I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and preexisting conditions protections. Support these candidates––and vote early if you can. pic.twitter.com/KETni3uwBt— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September...

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  • September 26, 2020

“Work, work, work, work, work, work, work. (turns to the bosom of a female staffer) Hello boys! Have a good night's rest? I missed you! Gentlemen, affairs of state must take precedent over… affairs of state.” Trump is truly Le Petomane. Trump’s America must remedy the horrible ills of . . . Trump’s America. x “Trump is attempting to win...

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  • August 30, 2020

Trump has franked all of us. 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...

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  • August 15, 2020

Politico has a very interesting article on how Trump’s campaign to cast doubt on the legitimacy of voting by mail may end up destroying any chance Republicans could win. http://www.politico.com/… New private polling shared first with POLITICO showed that Republicans have become overwhelmingly concerned about mail balloting, which Trump has...

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  • August 3, 2020

Gabrielle Gurley has a great piece on Maine House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate, Sara Gideon (D. ME), in The American Prospect that is worth the read: Sara Gideon had to be on point. When the Speaker of the Maine House took the plunge by running against Sen. Susan Collins,...

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  • July 19, 2020

Trump got stuck dealing with his approval of Uighar concentration camps while also signing their condemnation in the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act. Another screw up like Bunker Boy’s street-clearing stunt, and Trump as usual attacks to divert attention. An angry Trump has spent a number of tweets attacking John Bolton. x...

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  • June 18, 2020

There’s juicy stuff in the Bolton book even if his mercenary lust for money came before putting Trump in the vise during the Impeachment. It seems less revelatory as it might simply confirm how incompetent and dangerous Trump remains. “He then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election,...

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  • June 17, 2020

Pew pew pew and the operation warp speed…. x President Trump compared the accelerated effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine by January 2021 to the Manhattan Project. Experts have noted that a timeline of even 12 to 18 months is optimistic.https://t.co/Bb1ibQwfcs — All Things Considered (@npratc) May 15, 2020 x...

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  • May 15, 2020

Some big news today: California Gov. Gavin Newsom formally endorsed Joe Biden for president on Friday, praising the former vice president for his “deep compassion and empathy” during a virtual high-dollar fundraiser in partnership with the Democratic National Committee. “I just couldn’t be more proud of you and the prospects...

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  • May 9, 2020

California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newson is having a ballot mailed to every voter in the state for this fall’s election and strongly urging every voter to vote by mail or adhere to strict new rules for voting in person to preserve public health in the pandemic. http://www.latimes.com/… California currently has...

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  • May 8, 2020

A survey of nearly 23,000 Americans across every state shows Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic gets a lower rating than every governor in their own state.  While this is not too surprising considering none of the governors (to my knowledge) has mused about people being injected with cleaning fluids, it...

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  • April 30, 2020

A NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll shows that two thirds of American voters want vote by mail this fall and 58% want the same option in all elections. http://www.nbcnews.com/… NEW: 58% of voters favor nationwide reform of election rules that would allow all eligible voters to cast their ballots by mail,...

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  • April 21, 2020

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to the door and slammed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a corporate stimulus Republican bill and partisan screech. x x YouTube Video Politico reports the following. AsSenate Democrats went to the floor Sunday night to vote — the first time they’dbeen there in days —...

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  • March 23, 2020

Seriously, what a fucking moron: x Be smart; don’t panic. We will get us through this #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/SyvOAWXItK— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) March 14, 2020 Texas Senator John Cornyn was in a bar enjoying a cold Corona over the weekend as the spread of CORVID-19 intensified and the country began shutting...

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  • March 17, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI) on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: x We simply must reconvene the Senate. No excuses. The virus is not waiting until Monday at 530 pm, and neither should we. pic.twitter.com/55XCUb5oRW— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) March 14, 2020 This is...

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  • March 15, 2020

If you need a break from the current American confusion, fear and loathing surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, let me suggest as an antidote reading President Roosevelt’s December 9, 1941 “fireside chat” radio broadcast to the nation. At a time of far greater peril than we face today, FDR delivered a message...

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  • March 15, 2020

Who pays $20,000 for a plane ticket, or a Final Four ticket, or an Inaugural ticket, and should you blame some other country for your own incompetence. And Pence and Trump will still have rallies in Wisconsin next week. x Trump misstated his own policy in an Oval Office address...

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  • March 12, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… The US Federal Reserve cut the prime interest rate this morning by 0.5% in an attempt to ward off a recession and market crash due to coronavirus disruptions of the world economy. The Fed lowered its key federal fund rates by half a percentage point to a range of 1%...

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  • March 3, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… The US Federal Reserve cut the prime interest rate this morning by 0.5% in an attempt to ward off a recession and market crash due to coronavirus disruptions of the world economy. The Fed lowered its key federal fund rates by half a percentage point to a range of 1%...

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  • March 3, 2020

en.wikipedia.org/… California has about 40 million people and Wyoming has 577,000. It takes nearly 70 Wyomings to equal one California, though both are represented by two Senators as the constitution requires. Add one congressperson to the Senators and Wyoming has three electoral votes. California gets 55 electoral votes which is...

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  • February 2, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard’s pathetic non-vote over impeachment increased her unfavorability rating by 7% in just a week in a Morning Consult survey. This means she has now surpassed conservative Mike Bloomberg as the most disliked Democratic primary candidate with a disapproval rating of 30%. Congratulations, Tulsi. At least you are winning...

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  • December 27, 2019

Oh, hey, Rudy Giuliani is about to break the wackadoodle Ukraine conspiracy story wide open! This intel comes from none other than Donald Trump — the guy who thinks exercise is bad for you, vaccines cause autism, climate change is a Chinese hoax, Ted Cruz’s dad may have been involved in...

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  • December 8, 2019

It’s no secret that Pete Buttigieg has a white privilege problem. But, to paraphrase a certain former FBI director, Lordy, there is now a tape: x So Buttigieg made the racist birther joke more than once – as flagged by @ZerlinaMaxwell – “you can tell if I fill a pothole or...

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  • December 4, 2019

We already know that Donald Trump cheats at golf. (He cheats at life. Why wouldn’t he cheat at a game?) So it’s clearly no shocker that Trump cheats at golf resorts, too. As in, getting them added to the list of potential G7 venues at the 11th hour in order...

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  • November 16, 2019

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and presidential hopeful announced Thursday that she will no longer seek re-election to the House in 2020. That’s the good news. The bad news is likely to be found in the reasons why she did it. After all that rage-tweeting Gabbard aimed at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for daring to suggest that she...

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  • October 25, 2019

We’ve all seen this annoying line of argument from people opposed to us cleaning up our act with respect to the environment: Oh, you FLEW over here, now didn’t you? You’re such a hypocrite – that airplane emits tons of CO2. But you did it because there’s NO OTHER REASONABLE OPTION,...

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  • October 20, 2019

Actions speak volumes over words, and the punches thrown by the Democratic presidential candidates at Elizabeth Warren tonight scream, “She’s the frontrunner!”  I don’t give a shit how often they say, “Polls don’t matter!  I meet all kinds of people out on the campaign trail…blah, blah, blah.”  The rest of the...

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  • October 16, 2019

The count rose steadily since 5pm yesterday and here’s where support for the impeachment inquiry is at this moment. There are 235 Democrats in the House, and as of Tuesday night, 202 of them are backing the inquiry, including 22 members of the Judiciary Committee, The New York Times reports. They are joined...

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  • October 12, 2019

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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  • October 12, 2019

x Yes! Trump’s threats to those who expose his perfidy are themselves impeachable. But we need triage. I’m leaning toward narrowing the focus on #Ukrainegate and the coverup it triggered. @RepAdamSchiff must take the lead. https://t.co/TyUX7cwdCj — Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 26, 2019 So many questions as we begin the...

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  • October 12, 2019

And you only get one guess:  Tulsi Gabbard. Literally, I laughed out loud when saw this on TV. “Up to this point, I have been opposed to pursuing impeachment because it will further divide our already badly divided country,” Gabbard said Friday in a press release from her campaign. “However,...

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  • September 27, 2019

Yes, I know that progressives should not be acting like accountants and worrying about money and fundraising, but we live in a corrupt campaign finance system.  In order to compete, Democrats of all stripes have to raise campaign cash, if only to fund a GOTV and ground game.  And it...

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  • July 17, 2019

Help PDA Elect A Progressive Majority To Congress For a true-blue progressive tsunami in 2020,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Are You in a Red State, a Purple State, or a Blue State?Whatever State You’re in,...

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  • June 2, 2019

The other day Donald Trump risibly claimed that he doesn't do coverups and is, in fact, the most transparent president, like, ever.  And boy did we all larf to beat the band … like these people in this random deli somewhere: x I was at a deli when Trump’s Rose Garden press...

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  • May 25, 2019

photo: PDA National Board Chair, Conor Boylan Listens To Rep. Jim McGovern For a true-blue progressive tsunami in 2020,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Are you in a red state? A purple state? Or a blue...

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  • May 5, 2019

Of all the democratic candidates who are lining up to win the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020 and challenge the sitting Republican President Donald Trump, only one candidate truly stands out: U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district Tulsi Gabbard. She announced her candidacy on...

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  • April 25, 2019

Generally, I stay away from bashing Democratic presidential candidates. Yet there’s one exception I’ll gladly make, because I don’t know what the hell Tulsi Gabbard is, but she’s no Democrat. I soured on her long ago, after she went on Fox News to parrot GOP talking points to bash Obama.  Later,...

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  • March 31, 2019

Earlier today, President Donald Trump said that year-round daylight savings time (DST) in the United States “is O.K. with me!”: x Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2019 Year-round DST is NOT O.K. with me! In many parts of the country,...

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  • March 12, 2019

I don’t really have a horse in this race yet. I’m leaning Team Kamala, but it’s so early I’m naturally curious to see what other candidates have to offer. Cory Booker looks like a strong candidate (and not just because he’s a vegan, like me). But Kellyanne Conway wonders why he’s...

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  • February 1, 2019

Hey, how about another diary detailing why Tulsi Gabbard should not be our 2020 presidential nominee? So glad you asked! She may be dead in the water already, but then Donald Trump looked like his white supremacist Gans was cooked after he said Mexico was sending us its most notorious...

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  • January 31, 2019
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