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Voter rights legislation is winding its way through Congress with the foregone conclusion that Senate Republicans will scuttle it. Equitable voting rights legislation for blacks in America has been a 400-year exercise in hypocrisy. One man, one vote has been turned on its head so often, Ringling Bros. should have...

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  • May 19, 2021

“The universe has been to them.” (Resident Alien) 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...

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  • March 13, 2021

Because not wanting to be accountable for perhaps something more felonious like manslaughter is so on brand for Republicans. The detectives confront him with what they know, starting around 1:10 and building through 1:15 https://t.co/JSVjUYabLB — Helen Kennedy 🌻 (@HelenKennedy) February 24, 2021 This video clip of the SD AG...

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  • February 25, 2021

GOP AGs have been busy supporting the Trumpian delusion and sedition. The 1/6 Commission will have plenty of narrative content. Not unlike the mania for appointing Trump judges, the GQP AGs are a cabal that for some evangelicals, theocratically leads to a dominionist (fascist) state. Not unlike the QAnons who believe...

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  • February 19, 2021

Native to the Amazon river basin, the Arapaima is likely the earth's largest freshwater predatory fish at 10 feet and 400 pounds, where they have lived for over five million years. In south-central Florida, far from Amazonia, one individual washed up dead on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River on Florida's west...

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  • February 17, 2021

Wow: Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) was caught on tape making cracks about physical violence against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), who last year was the target of a kidnapping plot by right-wing militia extremists. He was also recorded spreading lies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....

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  • February 10, 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...

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  • January 30, 2021

In all the talk about the Republican Insurrection and Trump’s impeachment, one very large story has not gotten nearly the degree of high attention that it deserves.  It appears that we now have a President (or Republican voters generally) that effectively have death squads or, as crucially, the effective threat of...

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  • January 15, 2021

After President Donald Trump ignited his riotous group of seditionists with the words “fight like hell” and ‘take our country back,’ the return shouts and whoops from the crowd were foreboding. In the subsequent hours, Trump's followers proved that walls do not work when they scaled the stone porticos of...

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  • January 8, 2021

Yes, where are David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler? Why aren’t they supporting Trump’s righteous crusade to STOP THE STEAL?!?!? x Why are my own #GA Senators ⁦@KLoeffler⁩ & ⁦@Perduesenate⁩ not supporting this effort? ⁦@SenatorLoeffler⁩ ⁦@sendavidperdue⁩ #DoNotCertify #StoptheSteal #MillionMagaMarch #JAN6 #GAsen #gagop https://t.co/ZJ8ZSZsZiN— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) January 2, 2021 < p...

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  • January 4, 2021

Nothing but baboons: x “Baboons do not go far from the place of their birth.” Maasai proverb https://t.co/6pedtij0BT— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 3, 2021 x Fun Fact: In 1861, 11 U.S. Senators were expelled from the Senate for refusing to recognize the election of Abraham Lincoln. — Alex Cole (@acnewsitics)...

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  • January 3, 2021

Received two e-mails today from two members from The Squad in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA)  and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns. The first one is from Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.  MI-13): Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Tonight at 6pm ET...

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  • December 17, 2020

Unlike one of her predecessors, who had numerous connections to the Trump impeachment and its hinky relations with the Russian oligarchs, Jennifer Granholm will combine clean energy policy and economic recovery. Even without explicit support for the GND, this is a direction 180 degrees from the prior administration's kowtowing to...

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  • December 16, 2020

Received a few e-mails for upcoming GOTV event to help Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) win their runoff elections. Received this e-mail last night  from Senate Circle: Thank You Going into the holiday season, we give thanks for you: for joining this team and bringing...

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  • December 10, 2020

I’ve been of two minds about whether it’s better for the country to put Trump on trial for his crimes, or to leave it to history to call him to account. I’m not going to rehash all the arguments for and against, but after watching today’s events and listening to...

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  • December 8, 2020

It’s not rivulets of dung cascading down the ruddy cheeks of Narnia’s mayor, but it’s pretty effing embarrassing nonetheless. Sidney Powell, the super lawyer who was too insane even for Trump, is ratcheting up the kookaburra cray-cray a notch, now that she’s no longer restrained by the bounteous gravitas of Rudy...

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  • December 1, 2020

Fresh off his re-election win, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D. MI) is now helping  Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Raphael Warnock (D. GA) get ready to win their runoff elections. Received this e-mail today from Peters: Raphel Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) This grassroots team is responsible...

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  • December 1, 2020

Counting coup involves winning prestige against an enemy rather than doing serious damage. We’re now way past that point. But the latest gesture in search of a coup is today’s Trump meeting with MI GOP legislative leadership. It’s a sedition stunt close to horseshoes and hand grenades. They have just issued...

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  • November 20, 2020

Two days ago, Donald Trump had the long knives out for Fox News. He retweeted numerous supporters who were vowing to ditch Fox for Newsmax and OANN. And he also tweeted this: x .@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE. Very sad to watch this happen, but...

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  • November 14, 2020

Lemmings, with the Secret Service locked and loaded. Was this also a protest of DC gyms’ occupancy limits? x This loser parade must’ve left their self respect at home. https://t.co/ztC8SLOMUC— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 14, 2020 x MOMENTS AGO: Trump supporters rush to see the president's motorcade driving by. pic.twitter.com/h0brs4gfC0...

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  • November 14, 2020

“Most importantly, Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life. That’s why we’re taking action now, and why I will continue to hold accountable anyone who threatens our Great...

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  • November 14, 2020

Andrew McCabe references a suspicion from the first days of the Mueller investigation that Trump simply needs his comeuppance and a further push into a post-political life.  Cuomo: You think there's more bad stuff about him that we don't know? McCabe: There was a lot more in the intelligence community assessment...

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  • November 14, 2020

Discovery and disinformation are ahead as RWNJs are looking for reasons to overturn the election, but are perhaps more about grifting. The reality remains that Trump tried to manipulate processing of ballots by installing a crony in USPS, among other things yet to be determined. Attempts to manipulate the system...

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  • November 9, 2020

Jo Biden had offered 20 billion to preserve the Amazon. It was ridiculed denied by the Trump of the Tropics, Jair Bolsonaro. Perhaps a similar offer to the nations involved in Africa would be a rational response and likely considered. It’s worth a try. I highly suspect this diary will...

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  • November 3, 2020

Don’t make funeral plans for you or your family because of Trump’s lies and incompetence. I appreciate the POC vote.  I appreciate the seniors who are flipping to Biden.   I appreciate Veterans and Act Blue.  I do not speak Spanish but I have a Puerto Rican friend and activist helping get...

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  • November 2, 2020

There’s a whole bunch of polling out of Michigan today and over the weekend. First, from Research Co.: Trump ended a streak of six consecutive presidential elections where the Great Lakes State was won by Democrats, defeating Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes in 2016 (47.5% to 47.3%) Biden heads to...

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  • November 2, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Minnesota courtesy of Research Co.’s latest poll: The last Republican nominee to carry the North Star State was Richard Nixon in 1972. Clinton defeated Trump by 44,593 votes to secure Minnesota for the Democrats in 2016 (46.4% to 44.9%). Biden is ahead of...

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  • November 2, 2020

As in 2016 there are key counties that will lead to victories. The NY Times identifies 20 of them, even if there could be surprises in the final counting. The weird calculations include the multiple visits in 2016 and 2020 to Macomb county, Michigan by Trump and the insistence on thinking...

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  • November 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: We’ve seen HUGE and GROWING energy in our weekly PCCC phone banks with the Biden campaign. Last week, we had over 500 volunteers calling voters!! Tonight we are thrilled to be joined by two top progressive rising stars — the...

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  • October 29, 2020

because I am seeing more and more evidence that political professionals who have access to internal polls are seeing it. There is chatter that Trump is worried about suffering a loss worse than Carter. You look at where key people are being deployed  — compare Mike Pence going to SC...

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  • October 29, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Michigan: Michigan Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters has increased his lead over Republican challenger John James heading into the final stretch of the 2020 election, a new WDIV/Detroit News poll shows. The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan has been a...

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  • October 28, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: The election experts at The Cook Political Report just UPGRADED ratings for Democrats chances to win control over 8 state legislative chambers in states such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Michigan. This was their second major upgrade since this summer. Can you donate...

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  • October 26, 2020

Gravis Marketing leads off with a 13 point lead for Joe Biden in Michigan. That would be a fantastic number if it is accurate.  It would mean Democrats would likely roll up good numbers in Minnesota and Wisconsin as well. Even Ohio, which was 8% more Republican than Michigan in 2016, would...

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  • October 25, 2020

From The Washington Post: x Trump privately told donors it would be ‘very tough’ for GOP to hold Senate, saying: ‘I don't want to help some of them’ https://t.co/3aR8MAZx6D— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 24, 2020 President Trump privately told donors this past week that it will be “very tough”...

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  • October 24, 2020

The day after Johnny Virus-seed’s superspreader events in Florida — hey, they’re not going to die before November 3; that’s all he cares about — a billboard in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is taunting POTUS over his 2020 COVID Road Show. (Will he have T-shirts made up with all the tour stops...

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  • October 24, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Meredith College’s latest poll: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 48% (+4)Trump 44%Jorgensen 1%Hawkins 1%Blankenship 0%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 43% (+5)Tillis (R-inc) 38%Bray (L) 4%Hayes (C) 1%.#NCgovCooper (D-inc) 52% (+18)Forest (R) 34%DiFiore (L) 2%Pisano (C) 1% Meredith College, LV, 10/16-19— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October...

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  • October 23, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Morning Consult is waking us up this morning  with a number of great state polls, with the Arizona poll being about the only one that’s not great. The polls were taken October 11-20 of likely voters. This pollster is rated B/C by 538. State Presidential Polls 10/22 from Morning Consult State...

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  • October 22, 2020

In a day full of polls, Fox News adds to the stack of largely favorable surveys for Joe Biden. These polls of likely voters were taken October 17-20; 538 rates Fox News Poll as A-. Presidential Polls published 10/21 (after 4 p.m.) ST. Pollster/Rating Biden Trump Others Trump 16 MI Fox...

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  • October 21, 2020

The Huffington Post has a good piece out about how U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), is repeating the same thing he did last time he ran for the Senate; campaign on empty rhetoric on health care: “My son has a preexisting condition … I will always fight to...

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  • October 15, 2020

Nice: x YouTube Video The anti-Trump GOP group the Lincoln Project launched an ad Tuesday targeting Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as her battle to keep her Senate seat ramps up. The group framed Ernst as a “yes woman” for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the ad and a press release, which come...

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  • October 14, 2020

Trump is in the swing states, repeating his tactic of 2016, drawing attention away from whatever other mischief is happening. The GOP herd immunity message is failing even as Trump attempts to normalize its death toll. Millions of Americans would die and immunity would still not be achieved, making “‘Donald Trump… the most...

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  • October 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: President Barack Obama is hosting a virtual grassroots fundraiser this Friday to help us take back the Senate — and we want you to be there! Taking back the Senate has never been more important, and these Democratic candidates in Iowa, Texas,...

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  • October 13, 2020
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Some very encouraging news today courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: x #NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+6)Tillis (R-inc) 41%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 49% (+8)McSally (R-inc) 41%.#MIsen:Peters (D-inc) 49% (+9)James (R) 40%.#COsen:Hickenlooper (D) 50% (+10)Gardner (R-inc) 40%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/2-11https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 13, 2020 And in the presidential election: x COLORADOBiden 54%Trump 40%...

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  • October 13, 2020

Donna Provencher at The American Independent has a great piece about how U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), has been cozening up right-wing extremists like Ted Nugent (pictured above) and some other awful groups: He has been photographed with and is alleged to have received campaign contributions from Ryan...

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  • October 12, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020

Sorry I missed this. Received this e-mail yesterday from Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D. MI): Leadership matters. Since the beginning, I’ve had to make tough decisions that took us from the state with the 3rd highest cases of COVID-19 per million to the 33rd highest now. We’ve had one of the...

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  • October 10, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Michigan courtesy of Emerson University’s latest poll. First, the presidential election: A new Emerson College/NewsNation poll of the Great Lakes state shows former Vice President Joe Biden holding a ten-point lead over President Donald Trump. Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters plan to support Biden,...

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  • October 9, 2020
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So this bull shit just happened: The Michigan Supreme Court issued a split decision late Friday that ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a battle over her power to extend emergency declarations used to mandate COVID-19 restrictions. The court's decision throws in to question orders issued by Whitmer related to...

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  • October 3, 2020

So this has been one of the best backstories for a candidate: x .@SenDanSullivan works for #MitchMcConnell – he votes Mitch’s way 97% of the time. I’m a different kind of candidate – one who will always put #Alaska first. Watch our first TV ad and chip in to help...

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  • September 28, 2020

What a week ahead. Chris Wallace’s questions for Tuesday night’s debate might get a little tweaking, after the NY Times story about Trump’s alleged tax fraud. And there’s the mounting distractions including a Rick Gates book and Brad Parscale’s mental breakdown. x There’s a Tweet for everything. #TrumpTaxReturns #TrumpIsBroke #TrumpIsNotABillionaire pic.twitter.com/LifppIw1FI...

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  • September 28, 2020
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