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When former President Obama introduced the Affordable Care Act, he made the recurring mistake Democrats often commit; negotiating with Republicans in good faith. Mr. Obama took it a step further and negotiated against himself. Although there were varying views within his panel of healthcare experts on how far the legislation...

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  • May 24, 2021

Republicans desperately want you to forget the events of Jan. 6 and their aftermath. Unfortunately, the guy who caused the riot (at least according to Mitch McConnell) is still the face of their party, and so they have to do an awkward little dance where they pretend he’s actually not a...

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  • April 25, 2021

Indiana Republican Senator Rob Portman in a short clip illustrates the selfish and unempathetic pathology endemic to GOP politicians. Senator further exposes Republican pathology See full episodes here. This short clip, while for many, is just GOP noise, is the perfect encapsulation of the current Republican orthodoxy. Rob Portman is...

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  • March 1, 2021

As much as I would like to think that the two-party system is essential to the fabric of America, one party seems intent on ripping it to shreds. One of the weakest denials of what one believes is when one says, ‘this is not who we are’ despite the evidence....

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  • February 12, 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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  • January 16, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

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  • January 15, 2021

Add Trump’s insurrectionists to the huuuuge™  list of people who have found themselves staring in shock at the tread marks on their backs, as once again Trump throws them under the bus in order to save himself. ‘Coward’: MAGA internet turns on Trump The president acknowledged his defeat and urged...

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  • January 8, 2021

If Marco Rubio really wants to upbraid people who have lied and been disingenuous about COVID-19, he doesn’t have to look far. For instance, there’s Donald Trump, who told Bob Woodward how he downplayed the virus early on and, indeed, always intended to downplay it. You also have Donald Trump, who...

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  • December 27, 2020

Trump’s hope continues to be that he can somehow negate legal votes and substitute electors in at least three states. Trump’s “investigators” seem to be the same ones who went to Hawai’i to discover it wasn’t PBO’s birthplace. Loser Trump has not taken any questions since he lost the election...

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  • November 22, 2020
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From The Houston Chronicle: Texas has once again shattered vote registration records, adding more than 1.5 million voters since the last presidential election. Texas now surpassed 16.6 million voters, according to the latest numbers announced Tuesday by Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs. And there are still almost two...

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  • September 22, 2020

Nice: x YouTube Video Today, investigative journalist and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee in Georgia Jon Ossoff launched a new ad for statewide African-American radio that informs voters of Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.)’s repeated lies downplaying the risks and human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a disproportionate impact on...

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  • September 18, 2020

It seems Putin didn’t keep Alexei Navalny in Russia quite long enough for the poison to get flushed out of his system: Prominent Russian opposition activist Navalny was poisoned, German doctors say BERLIN — Alexei Navalny, the prominent Russian opposition figure and Kremlin critic, was poisoned, Berlin’s Charité Hospital said...

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  • August 24, 2020

Russian ICU ventilators in the news is not the important aspect of a story about Alexei Navalny perhaps being poisoned before a flight. It is that one of Putin’s more public critics reminds us how it still goes to the strange connection to US sanctions and the Trump administration to Russian...

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  • August 21, 2020

Here’s some good news today out of Arizona: #AZPOP #POLL: #Presidential race in #Arizona (Change Since July)@JoeBiden (D): 49% (+/- 0) @realDonaldTrump (R): 45% (+1) N=603, MoE +/- 4.0%, Survey Conducted 8/3/20 – 8/4/20 — OHPI (@OHPredictive) August 10, 2020 #AZPOP #POLL: @realDonaldTrump Favorability Rating in #Arizona Total Favorable: 47%...

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  • August 10, 2020

I am so sick of stupid.  I am sick of parents putting their kids in danger right down to being canaries in a coal mine.  The people who believe the orange headed nutcase who spreads as much poison to ignorance as possible are dying from his poison kool aid. Magically...

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  • August 10, 2020

One of the best and honest speeches given at Congressman John Lewis' funeral was by James Lawson, an activist of activists from the early days. The words of James Lawson are ones every activist must listen to now. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. While President Obama...

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  • August 2, 2020

in an op ed piece at NBC titled My father, George Soros, is white supremacists' favorite target. But they won't stop us with the subtitle of “The surge in online smears of my father and me amid the Black Lives Matter movement is simply one more installment in a long,...

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  • August 1, 2020

Ali Velshi recently articulated the state of our current democracy that seems to be transitioning to a form of fascism. It is an important piece to watch. Ali Velshi lays out the path to fascism. x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. “Take a moment. Process this,” Ali Velshi...

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  • July 25, 2020

Some more big news today out of Georgia: x Honored to be endorsed by @NARAL. I look forward to fighting with you for reproductive justice for all. https://t.co/x1iruEHb4B— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) July 9, 2020 Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won the endorsement Thursday of NARAL Pro-Choice,...

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  • July 10, 2020

Third-ranking SecDef nominee General Tata, a Fox News regular, apparently believes that PBO was a Manchurian Candidate and Trump not a Kremlin puppet (CNN) Several Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Monday that they would oppose the nomination of retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata to oversee the...

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  • June 16, 2020

It is important to remember that public acts of prayer do not absolve the application of selective violence especially against journalists. x Police Target Journalists as Trump Blames ‘Lamestream Media’ for Protests https://t.co/bd5DEgZMYU— Anita Kumar (@anitakumar01) June 3, 2020 A senior White House official said Trump wanted to an aggressive...

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  • June 3, 2020

 Updated   Friday, May 29, 2020 · 4:36:46 AM +00:00 · Dan K Political Wire, where I found the story this morning, has modified it slightly, saying that “An earlier version of this post linked to a source that may not be credible, although the reporting is similar.” That is...

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  • May 28, 2020

Much of this narrative still has to play out, but birding, animal cruelty, privilege, Central Park, class, culture, all are part of this bit of meme. COVID-19 has wound everyone up in the hotspots. Which Fox News pundit will take the lead on this. Imagine the counternarrative (he was trying...

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  • May 26, 2020

The next time I hear another of my fellow Democrats tell me they are not excited by Joe Biden; I have a bleach cocktail to offer them. One of the oldest maxims that pollute our politics is that “Republicans fall in line and Democrats fall in love.” This is not...

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  • April 27, 2020

We are getting a pretty good look at what a rapid transition to green energy would look like if we ever act to slow down the looming apocalypse. Of course, we are in one now because of the trifecta of coronavirus, climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and predictions of...

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  • April 22, 2020

The GOP will make 1933 Fireside Chat claims for Trump’s Easter economy claims, but the reality was the bounce came from word of the Congressional stimulus package moving toward agreement.  x Pelosi on call w/Dem caucus: “We're in the red zone” and hopes House can pass coronavirus package by quick...

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  • March 24, 2020

Grifters have always been with us, spreading self-serving lies to improve their stature, politically, athletically, financially and for entertainment. Examples like Benedict Arnold angry over being passed over for promotions betrayed his country; Bernie Madoff currently cooling his heels in prison grifted massive amounts of money; Pete Rose and the...

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  • March 23, 2020

Yup. https://twitter.com/JRehling/status/1226294936351363073?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Honestly, this pervasive, lingering myth that Republicans are great for the economy and Democrats are poison never ceases to baffle me. The opposite is true. On every important measure — GDP growth, job creation, deficit spending, business investment growth — Democrats beat Republicans’ brains out, and they have for...

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  • February 9, 2020

Andrew Yang must be admired for making the connection between hyper-corporate capitalism and the opioid epidemic in ABC's Democratic Debate in New Hampshire. He acknowledges that the blood-money must be recovered from these corporations responsible for infecting and addicting Americans with their poison. Andrew Yang on hyper-corporate capitalism & opioids x...

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  • February 8, 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

“Shall the man who has practised corruption, and by that means procured his appointment in the first instance, be suffered to escape punishment by repeating his guilt?”– George Mason According to the current United States Senate Majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY.), the most ‘deliberative body’ in the world is...

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  • December 18, 2019

It turns out the media's obsession with the superrich isn't confined to the world of celebrity and entertainment. In politics, the press also seems utterly fascinated with how the 0.1% live, and especially what their political leanings are. For the 2020 campaign, that means a barrage of coverage about what...

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  • November 27, 2019

OK.  My mood took a nose dive when I saw this last public poll in Kentucky on the upcoming governor’s race: Mason-Dixon poll: Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear tied in race for Kentucky's governor A new survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear deadlocked in...

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  • October 20, 2019

Can we get #GretaGlare trending? This girl is fierce, yo. x This is like a clip from a special episode of The Office where everyone dies from climate change pic.twitter.com/Q0aAxXmrDn — James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 23, 2019 Best GIF evah! Truth to power, Greta. You inspire us all. Is Trump still...

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  • September 23, 2019

This guy. What a fucking asshole. Crowd at tonight’s Trump rally in North Carolina breaks out into chants of “Send her back!” as the president attacks Rep. Ilhan Omar pic.twitter.com/0q5L39W61h — Jon Passantino (@passantino) July 17, 2019 This is about as clever as these budding Voltaires are ever going to...

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  • July 18, 2019

Crickets?  Do I hear crickets?   Or is that just chatter?   Leadership needs a little backing, like about half of the country, every single day.   I am as bad as anyone else on here griping about Pelosi and Shumer and all those elected to represent, We the People.  We are the...

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  • May 7, 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

Received this e-mail today from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee in support of Bridget Kosierowski’s (D. PA) State Rep campaign for the upcoming Special Election in Pennsylvania: We've got 5 days left to keep one of the most extreme right-wing candidates we've ever seen from winning a critical special election in a key swing...

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  • March 8, 2019

Welp, Bernie announced so I suppose a lot of energy around here today will be dead-icated to re-fighting the 2016 Primary War. Pro tip: We don’t nominate a candidate for 18 months. In other news someone hung a huge, and I mean huge, Russian flag on Salisbury Cathedral early Sunday morning, on...

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  • February 19, 2019

This isn’t whimsical, there actually is an almost insanely easy solution to the government shutdown, and one that gives every side the ability to claim a “win” on the issue. And funnily enough, the basic mechanics are already in place. There is no doubt that the Republicans are feeling the heat. Poll...

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  • January 23, 2019

As the details come in, it appears that neither Trump’s “compromise” with all of its poison pills nor a clean CR will pass a Senate cloture vote.  Democrats will not cave and vote for Trump’s wall and other white supremacists wish list items.  Republicans are going to vote as a...

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  • January 23, 2019

I have a radical ides. I know, like this is a news flash, right? Just do me one favor. Read the whole damn thing, don’t just read the next paragraph, say “What an idiot!”, and then steam off to the comments section. Read it, look at what I say in...

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  • January 20, 2019

x A big meme today on the pro-Trump internet claims that the Democratic response to Trump was filled with Satanic symbols. pic.twitter.com/uOzD7C31fL — Will Sommer (@willsommer) January 10, 2019 x They’ve gone off and become Dale Gribble. pic.twitter.com/RTogtby4J9 — Josh Powers (@powersj_tx) January 10, 2019 x Doesn't wunderkind Kushner have...

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  • January 11, 2019

(Bill Mitchell is a conservative radio talk show host and super genius.) x pic.twitter.com/mOrrji2MQM — Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) January 6, 2019 x A zero friction roller would be filled with sand in about 36 hrs. These people have no clue what it’s like at the border — Tellito (@TellStevens) January...

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  • January 7, 2019

You know, it’s one thing for a politician to lack common sense, Lord knows that happens occasionally, but when they lack political sense, that’s like feasting on grapes at a Borgia family banquet in your honor. But these days, the House GOP seems to be having a wee problem closing with...

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  • November 23, 2018

Looks like Donald Trump’s bestest friend in the wide world may be at it again. From The LA Times: Russian news reports say that a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. Ekho Moskvy radio and...

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  • September 14, 2018

It’s hard to imagine how one could find a way to embarrass Rudy Giuliani that’s more cruel and underhanded than simply putting him on TV, but his estranged wife, Judith Nathan Guiliani, is apparently going to try. According to Page Six, she’s currently talking to several publishing companies about writing a...

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  • September 5, 2018

You know, it's just too damn bad that Rush Limbaugh cornered the market on the word “dittoheads” for his listeners, because Trump has now officially put El Rushbo to shame. Every time that you think that Trump has gone too stupid time to be believed, the cranial black holes that...

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  • August 7, 2018

Thousands of American children have been poisoned. Thankfully, the US wasted no time in responding and….oh no–wait, they did. My bad.  Cuz it’s just Flint: All of Flint’s 8,657 children under the age of six should be considered exposed, according to a recent citywide public health directive. It wasn’t Bashar...

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  • April 15, 2018
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