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Short-term price gouging and shortages prompt panic gas buying and hoarding as a result of the Russian gang ransomware attack on one pipeline. Gas stations in several states are out of fuel and AAA reports the nationwide average price breached $3-per-gallon for the first time in six years as the...

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  • May 12, 2021

Generally, Martha Raddatz and other hosts allow Republicans to appear on their shows and lie without challenge. Sen. Barrasso failed this time. Raddatz stop the lie-in-progress See full episodes here. Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso is one of the GOP’s more competent liars. Recently, a few hosts have been calling him out....

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  • May 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered by People: Did you see the news this week? Texas gained the most residents in the past decade of any state according to the 2020 census – and as a result,...

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  • May 1, 2021

Received this e-mail from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: x We don't need some hedge fund millionaire like @JDVance1 claiming to speak for working families who are struggling to get by. In Dayton, we passed universal pre-k and the results have been incredible both for kids and...

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  • April 29, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Finance Committee Chairman, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s (D. OR) re-election campaign: x It’s past time to end the federal prohibition of cannabis. @SenBooker @SenSchumer and I are working hard to get it done this year.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 21, 2021 I've been asked a...

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  • April 22, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

The sponsors of campus speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos, Young America’s Foundation took on Pete Buttigieg, thinking that they were delivering trenchant criticism. Instead, they’ve revived the critical history of urban planning and design, now articulated by the Trump-jungend. Anyone who’s encountered urban elevated highways has experienced the social divisions...

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  • April 11, 2021
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OK, Moscow Mitch may have lost a bit of his edge lately, pulling lame stunts like biting the corporate hand that feeds him and then having to hunt for a bandaid. And without question he is a son of a bitch (insert obligatory apology here to female dogs and their...

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  • April 11, 2021
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Sometimes the New York Times gets it right: How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations During the 2020 campaign, Trump kept running short of cash. (Anything less than “all of it” is short of cash in his eyes.) So he died what unscrupulous advertisers often do: He rigged his donation...

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  • April 3, 2021

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg slammed Texas. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee supports Supreme Court Expansion. GOP ignores the M4A vote. It is time to tax the rich. Pete Buttigieg slams Texas Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • April 1, 2021

After Stephanie Ruhle pointed out that the Texas Electric Grid collapse was a deregulation event and not a weather event, Pete Buttigieg had choice words. Pete Buttigieg insults Texas tactfully See full episodes here. President Joe Biden has released his infrastructure plan. He titled it the American Jobs Plan. Are Democrats starting to...

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  • April 1, 2021

Many times during his reign, Trump could have saved his presidency by taking moderate positions and co-opting the Democrats. He felt, however that he should obey his benefactors like a beta, whether it was the evangelicals and Russia, or Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort, and Mike Flynn. Even in the pandemic,...

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  • April 1, 2021
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As with emissions controls, California leads the nation. This is another BFD, just like federal fleets, etc. And can’t come soon enough, if only to eliminate the continuing snafu of gig workers in Uber/Lyft. Gonna need an infrastructure year rather than a week, because that is more important than more vehicles....

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  • March 5, 2021

Elaine Chao holds the (dubious) distinction of being one of the few Trump cabinet picks to hang onto office for his entire term. (OK, she resigned two weeks before the term ended, but still.) One reason for her longevity was undoubtedly her husband, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (a/k/a Moscow...

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  • March 3, 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

One month into the Biden Administration and we are almost half way to getting the 100 million vaccinations the President promised for his first 100 days. Vaccinations have slowed considerable in the last week due to extreme winter weather, but 42.8 million Americans have received at least one dose, 13%...

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  • February 20, 2021

A Boeing 777 passenger jet leaving Denver lost power in one engine. There were reports of an explosion with an immense debris field in Broomfield, CO. No one on the ground was injured from falling parts. Police nearly ran out of crime scene tape. The plane UAL 328 landed safely at...

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  • February 20, 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

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

Trump is at the end of the path to the bunker. The argument for the resignation of Trump and Pence’s pardon of Trump like Gerald Ford’s of Nixon remains still viable. Invoking the 25th Amendment seems more difficult if only because the GOP still wants to avoid the Watergate comparisons,...

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  • January 7, 2021

Stephanie Grisham, Melania’s chief of staff, resigned this afternoon, just after the assault on the capitol. She didn’t mention the riot, but the timing says it all. She may only the first of many. Resigned: White House social secretary Rickie Niceta. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews. Thinking of...

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  • January 7, 2021

M-i-c-k-e-y, Why because we like it. M-M-MMT. “We collectively decide just what counts as a resource, economic base, or productive work.” OTOH, it could all be trippin’ on bong hits. The superlative science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, The Ministry For The Future, is essentially about using MMT to...

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  • January 2, 2021

We are in that strange place where a respected rival gets to lead infrastructure change in a critical area of the US economy and a nutter in VA wants fascism. Darn Constitutional freedoms juxtaposed on the same day. Perhaps trains will run on time. President-elect Joe Biden has tapped former South Bend, Ind.,...

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  • December 15, 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

Soon, you will no longer be able to bring your emotional-support peacock on an airplane.  U.S. tightens definition of service animals to only dogs. The masks are always a pain in the ass anyway. The ban on pot-bellied pigs won’t stop Trump from going to his rally in Valdosta GA on...

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  • December 3, 2020

“It would only take 22 tank cars to hold the equivalent energy of the Hiroshima bomb,” Jordan Luebkemann, a lawyer for Earth Justice. Florida Bulldog is an investigative news site. In September, they wrote on how a private equity firm forgave an enormous debt of Donald Trump in exchange for federal...

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  • October 30, 2020

The Other 98% shared this commentary about Sue Republican. Sue hates the libtards. Sue hates the government. Sue is a Republican, and she loves Donald Trump. Sue gets up at 6 a.m. and fills her coffeepot with water to prepare her morning coffee. The water is clean and good because...

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  • October 28, 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

From The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board: “I work with people on a daily basis to pass legislation who I know get up in the morning trying to figure out how they can defeat me in my next election,” he told the editorial board in an hour-long interview last week. “…...

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  • October 9, 2020

If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze — Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden’s climate plan has received rave reviews across the planet. Many have hope that the United States carrot and...

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  • October 9, 2020

by Andi Pringle Voter suppression used to be largely structural, with efforts cloaked in fake laws and rules made up to justify the closure of polling places, the purging of voters from the rolls, and the spread of voter ID requirements. But this year, the Republican party is relying on psychological...

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  • October 6, 2020

More Florida men-a-tee, standing their ground even as it moves beneath them at 101 mph, hot brass flying around the cabin of the pickup truck. Shooter appears to have shot through a partially opened driver side window, and then there’s that jump-cut to the front-facing image of presumably the target vehicle; OTOH he...

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  • September 29, 2020

Other than delusions of victory, Trump is trailing and needs to win the debates. Yet Trump, as with his original 2016 plan, remains focused on surviving past inauguration day short of an indictment.  Trump is desperate for a post-election deal that will cover his massive billion-dollar debts which he may cover...

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  • September 29, 2020

Hell yeah: Gov. Steve Bullock filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls Tuesday against the United States Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for what he calls “unlawful actions that have directly harmed Montanans by impeding the flow of mail.” It appears Bullock is the first...

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  • September 9, 2020

Like the fantasy airline flights filled with numerous thugs, the delusional election stunts continue. The riff here is on “autonomous zones”. x This is the latest attempt to distract from the fact that COVID-19 has infected over 6 million Americans, killed 185,000 people, and destroyed the American economy. The only anarchy...

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  • September 3, 2020

So this happened earlier today: Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who is fighting to keep her Senate seat in one of the country’s most notable races, said Tuesday she’s focusing on her own race, again offering no indication of whether she is supporting President Donald Trump. Collins was in Bangor Tuesday...

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  • August 26, 2020

Breaking, with updates to follow: Postmaster general announces he is “suspending” policies that were blamed for causing mail delays Breaking: Amid intense scrutiny, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said that he is expanding a task force on election mail and he expects the Postal Service to deliver “election mail on time...

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  • August 18, 2020

is my reaction to what Trump and his enablers are attempting to do to with the Post Office in order to steal the election. 1) it pisses people off 2) it hurts rural folks a lot, and they are Trump voters 3) it hurts veterans bc they cannot get their...

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  • August 15, 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

Here’s the latest news today out of Massachusetts: Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) leads primary challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) by double digits, according to a UMass/Amherst poll released Wednesday. Markey leads Kennedy among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters 51 percent to 36 percent in the poll, with 12 percent undecided. When Democratic-leaning voters are removed...

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  • August 13, 2020

So this happened last week: Erin Martinez, who survived an explosion in Firestone that killed her husband and brother, has called on a Republican group to take down an ad about the explosion. “I woke up this morning to hear about a horrifying political ad using images from the explosion...

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  • July 25, 2020
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Trump went to another COVID “hotspot” and gave an infrastructure speech because it's that week again. CNN and MSNBC had the good taste not to broadcast it. Trump wore no mask, in violation of Atlanta policy. Strange how only GOP governors void local mask mandates, not coincidentally they have higher...

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  • July 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Gov. Jay Inslee (D. WA), on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support former Vice President and Democratic Nominee, Joe Biden’s climate plan: Joe Biden Every day under Donald Trump feels like the world is falling apart. Sadly, when it...

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  • July 15, 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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She can’t stop getting caught lying: Sen. Martha McSally released a TV ad for her campaign in which she says, “Of course I will always protect those with preexisting conditions. Always.” Well … It boils down to this: McSally has been a proponent of abolishing the Affordable Care Act, which...

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  • June 29, 2020

From Ashley Reese at Jezebel: Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler—who rose to national prominence after being implicated in an alleged covid-19 insider trading clusterfuck—has a fast and loose definition of who the second amendment applies to, despite presenting herself as a gun rights champion. And she made this loud and clear during a hilariously racist Fox...

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  • June 26, 2020

A career employee at the Department of Justice was subpoenaed to testify by the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary chaired by Chairman Nadler of NY today June 24, 2020. John Elias, a career prosecutor, will testify that Attorney General William Barr ordered 10 ‘politically motivated’ investigations of ten Cannabis industry...

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  • June 24, 2020

Giveaways and disinfecting you if you’re one of the lucky 3,000 who will experience the Trump megachuch remarks. This happens after visiting the 3 new miles of wall and the 197 miles of replacement wall at the southern border. Likely more Leni Riefenstahl clips as the last time he visited the...

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  • June 23, 2020
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