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Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Lou Barletta, the Republican Party’s Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta, 65, becomes the most prominent figure to enter a 2022 governor’s race that Republicans have won every time in the past half-century...

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  • May 17, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

Like ALEC writing legislation for a lazy GOP, Heritage Action is providing the same “song sheets” for state legislatures trying to suppress voting rights. Heritage Action says it wrote “8 key provisions” in Georgia voter suppression law, “19 provisions” in Texas House bill & “3 provisions” of Iowa law. Dark...

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  • May 13, 2021

How Trumpian… x The event, which featured a cheering crowd behind DeSantis as he spoke on Fox & Friends, was billed as a rally “for the best governor in the USA.” It's unclear if it was an official governor's event or campaign rally. https://t.co/tW320OIEwE — Axios (@axios) May 6, 2021...

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  • May 6, 2021

Can’t say that I’m surprised by this: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for governor in California, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls' sports at school. Jenner, a 1976 decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told...

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  • May 6, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021

Like Chicago gangsters a century ago prosecuted for tax evasion, the Chicago way may catch up to Trump. As Elliot Ness is purported to have said, “no deals”. Cy Vance and Leticia James continue an untouchable investigation into only one aspect of Biglygate. Except, as Mother Jones confirmed, the loan wasn’t sold to Trump,...

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  • March 9, 2021

Trump has released this statement to CNN: “Mayor Giuliani is not currently representing President Trump in any legal matters.” Is this because of today’s lawsuit charging that in concert with the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, they were conspiring to incite a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January...

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  • February 17, 2021

The impeachment managers drew a straight line from Trump to the insurrection and harm’s way for Mike Pence.  The march to the Capitol seemed spontaneous but had incitement and planning in a variety of forms. Surveillance recordings showed how close the potential assassinations were. Senator Mike Lee said “Everyone makes mistakes; everyone is...

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  • February 11, 2021

Riot declared at 1:49pm. Pence evacuated at 2:26pm. The count is now $3.5 million supporting the 6 January demonstration, up from the $2.7 previously reported. The approach by the House impeachment managers is to not hold the GOP jury members accountable, rather showing how Mitt Romney and VP Pence nearly...

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  • February 10, 2021

“Lies of a feather flock together” “I think there is a very fair question here whether moderators of The Donald destroyed evidence that would aid law enforcement investigation." https://t.co/bLXNZ8fXvt — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 29, 2021 In the days ahead of the January 6 Capitol riot, there were warnings, but...

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  • January 30, 2021

It still floors me that the federal government and law enforcement authorities weren’t ready for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. I mean, anyone hanging out at Parler for five minutes could have told you that some real, potentially fatal trouble was brewing. They weren’t exactly hiding their intentions. They might as well...

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  • January 30, 2021

Almost immediately after the siege on the Capitol ended, people started both-sidesing the event. You know, liberals didn’t care about the violence and property destruction that arose in the wake of the racial justice protests over the summer (erm, false), so why do we care about this? In other words, the...

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  • January 9, 2021

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020

From The Huffington Post: For weeks, the couple had done almost nothing but sell. Loeffler was one of several senators who faced public outrage for unloading millions of dollars in stock before most Americans understood the towering threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Then shortly before the CARES Act, a...

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  • December 8, 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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  • November 21, 2020

Up late, LOTUS is still cranking out the propaganda in his ever spiraling isolation with 62 days left. x this graph is fake! someone pointed out that the tallest blue line isnt aligned with the red and that “blue” is misspelled on the left! 🤦🏼‍♀️ — S (@sgz1993) November 19,...

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  • November 19, 2020

CISA director Chris Krebs learned he was fired by reading Trump’s tweet. Trump and the bunker path of scorched earth could end in Trump fleeing Berlin and driving a scooter into a lake. “Like a drowning man, he grabs on to whatever false accusation he can as a lifeline.” x...

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  • November 18, 2020

Even with the election of two avowed QAnon cult followers to Congress, the rump Trumpists will not go away soon enough. They will run out of contradictory predictions soon when confronted with the finality of the Trump loss. Even if Trump keeps lying. x QAnon is supposed to be all about...

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  • November 11, 2020

Biden-Obama speech scheduled at 530pm ET. A Stanford study shows Trump rallies have killed 700 people so far. x YouTube Video Trump remains 10% behind Biden nationally but folks still need to go to the polls. GTFO and VOTE x Former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are...

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  • October 31, 2020
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Apparently, with four days left, time has run out for the 2016-style October Surprise. Only a major terror attack(s) could make a shift in what looks to be a trending Biden victory. There’s plenty of spookery in how Giuliani and Bannon developed the pre-impeachment attempts to sway the 2020 election. Lots...

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  • October 30, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Georgia: x GEORGIABiden 49% (+4)Trump 45%.#GAsen:Ossoff (D) 44%Perdue (R-inc) 44% Opinion Insight/@AAF (R), LV, 10/12-15https://t.co/aYPXpogmS8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 23, 2020 x #GAsenWarnock (D) 31%Loeffler (R-inc) 19%Collins (R) 18%Lieberman (D) 3%Johnson (R) 2%Johnson-Shealey (D) 2%Bartell (I) 2%Winfield (D) 1%Tarver (D) 1% Opinion Insight/@AAF (R),...

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  • October 23, 2020

Mother Jones has a great piece about the Alaska U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R. AK) and Dr. Al Gross (I. AK). But there’s a really good part of this piece that explains why Gross is making this race competitive and how his campaign strategy might...

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  • October 23, 2020

Typhoid Trump has shown that negligence has consequences. Will Pence be a disease vector. Meanwhile, Tupac Shakur will be there in spirit, for someone. Against this backdrop, it should be clear taking team Trump’s word on the timing or presence of any infection in their ranks is unsafe. And yet, it...

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  • October 7, 2020

The New York Times has a piece out about the U.S. Senate race about how Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME) is running a strong campaign to unseat the incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME): Her challenger is a smooth campaigner, fluent and assured about issues like Medicaid...

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  • September 28, 2020

Trump is rushing SCOTUS vote to contest the election results, but GOP senators up for re-election may pay for this. Then again IMPOTUS* is sending seniors $200 “Trump cards” for their votes. x And here I thought this was hyperbole or trolling https://t.co/mgO2kSIOsV pic.twitter.com/nOHjQ7AMnk— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 25, 2020 x...

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  • September 25, 2020

I’ve never been a motorcycle guy. As a supercilious, navel-gazing, elfin twerp of a snowflake liberal (to borrow liberally from the written feedback on my Match.com profile*), I don’t like to risk my life unless it’s by climbing the deck stairs after an especially ebullient bong session. Bicycles are more...

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  • September 8, 2020

Joe Anderson at Slate Magazine has a great piece where he trashes Republicans like Kevin McCarthy, Brian Kemp and the Cato Institute for praising Rep. John Lewis (D. GA) as a hero while constantly blocking his legacy on voting rights. But Anderson really singles out the biggest obstructionist to Lewis’...

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  • July 19, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

Completely agree: Former Vice President Joe Biden has renewed his criticism of e-commerce giant Amazon, once again turning the company into a political football that has been kicked around by presidential candidates on various issues, including taxes and delivery charges. On Friday, Biden was asked in a CNBC interview on...

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  • May 23, 2020

WaPo made an adjustment and Trump has now lied 18,000 times. The comparison is staggering on Trump’s economic claims. APR 03 2020 “Again, we had the strongest economy in the world. We had our best ever. We had probably the best economy in the history of the world, bigger than...

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  • May 13, 2020

Kudos to Tommy Christopher at Mediaite for highlighting this: President Donald Trump has taken to attacking Joe Biden and the World Health Organization over the coronavirus and China, but a thorough review of Trump’s very recent record of public comments is very damning for him — especially when compared with Biden’s. In the space...

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  • April 19, 2020

More stories of mask-wearing and not mask-wearing. Detroit bus driver dies of Covid-19 weeks after complaining of passenger's cough. x Heartbreaking.Jason Hargrove was behind the wheel of a bus in Detroit when he said a passenger began to cough. The woman let loose four or five times without covering her...

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  • April 3, 2020

We are not so much in uncharted territory as much as the Twilight Zone. Death Cab for Cutie-pie x So let me get this straight: the Trump administration is willing to hand out $500B to corporations to save executives, but isn't willing to spend $1 billion on more ventilators to save...

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  • March 28, 2020

Today Trump tried to avoid being contradicted while still on stage, and fled before experts spoke. 5pm ET — Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing at www.whitehouse.gov/… Live Blog below,  these things are only supposed to last 30 minutes, depending on Trump’s mood. They often start as late as...

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  • March 25, 2020

With so much COVID-19 opportunism going on, the gun stores are getting a slight uptick even if the best social distance is your sight picture. In the US COVID-19 has become a prepper’s holiday that made people hoard toilet paper and water needlessly because coronavirus is not going to take down...

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  • March 17, 2020

17% of cases tested in my state revealed themselves COVID-19 positive. Georgia, home of the CDC is presently 100% positive for COVID-19 How’s the testing in your state? The United States’ ability to detect COVID-19 is crucial to understanding how the coronavirus — now confirmed in nearly every state and territory —...

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  • March 17, 2020

Which is the real “shithole” country. airfare to Senegal $700, COVID-19 tests in 4 hours x Washington Post’s West Africa bureau chief 👇🏼 Senegal is testing people and giving results within 4 hours. Senegal’s per capita income is less than $3,000. https://t.co/s0BGBEVyoH— Eric Umansky (@ericuman) March 12, 2020 The CDC initially chose to develop its...

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  • March 13, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee just now in support of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign: Polls show Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden competing neck and neck for delegates in key Super Tuesday states like California. Watch our new video compilation showing the many times Joe Biden called for cutting...

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  • March 3, 2020

x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex: Five women have been protesting outside the White House for over a year – The Washington Post https://t.co/NhHHZV420V — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) August 17, 2019 “Hasta la victoria, siempre!”  x A LAYPERSON’S GUIDE TO TRUMP-RUSSIA: It’s komprocated. So many...

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  • February 28, 2020

Still early days, even as there will be a pie-fight at the debate tonight. Clarity will arrive on super-Tuesday. The real question will occur when we see whether there are limits to various facts such as who are the real ‘base’ for each primary candidate. One example would be whether Sanders...

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  • February 19, 2020

Latest tweet from IMPOTUS: California and New York must do something about their TREMENDOUS Homeless problems. They are setting records! If their Governors can’t handle the situation, which they should be able to do very easily, they must call and “politely” ask for help. Would be so easy with competence!...

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  • December 28, 2019

Constitutional law expert Michael Gerhardt, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was blunt in his assessment of the current impeachment proceedings during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this morning. And he’s, quite clearly, rightly terrified of what might happen to our country if...

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  • December 4, 2019

Once the tax documents become available, the entirety of the Trump financial empire could unravel with Chicago Unit Acquisition LLC. No different than the LLC that Trump directed Michael Cohen to use in covering the Trump hush-money payoff for Stormy Daniels, this type of entity has many connections and entanglements....

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  • November 18, 2019

It truly is that simple, The whistleblower is irrelevant, Lindsey won’t even consider the case when it comes before the Senate, and more deposition transcripts are coming. Step-by-step, Gordon Sondland won’t be left holding that bag. David Corn and Dan Friedman in Mother Jones identify that “Trump designated Giuliani as the...

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  • November 6, 2019

Mother Jones “Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) released evidence on Tuesday that the Justice Department buried the whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president by failing to refer the matter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Klobuchar suggested the Justice Department violated a longstanding agreement between the...

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  • October 22, 2019

Yeah, this seems significant: 🚨Fiona Hill describes this scene: In a White House meeting, Sondland tells Ukrainians they will get a Trump meeting if they open the investigations Trump wants. Then, Sondland follows the Ukrainians out of the meeting to privately make clear he's talking about Hunter Biden. — Chris...

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  • October 15, 2019

Apparently John Solomon is Individual-1’s Pat Buchanan and William Safire. John Solomon, now at Fox News, seems to be the nutter whose shaky ideas about Democrats in Ukraine diffused to Trump. Even Ken Vogel points the finger at Solomon. A Lot Of Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Come From One Right-Wing Columnist...

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  • October 13, 2019
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