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Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021

I’m not sure if I liked Republicans better when they were secretly racist or if it’s better now that they’ve decided to wear their racism on their sleeves. Seriously, the way Tucker Carlson is going lately, I expect him to show up on the air in a Waffen SS uniform any...

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  • April 17, 2021
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Likely there will be Daniel Dale or Aaron Rupar to tweet about the Trump blather. As for the insurrection, it was as if it had never happened. It will shock you how much the it never happened. Tom Cotton inveighed against anti-cop mobs—but only in the context of Portland and without seeming to...

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  • February 28, 2021

The “Arctic is already under such threat from so many angles, and while production there is expensive, it is also very, very high risk. It requires absolutely the strongest levels of global oversight.” Phoebe Barnard, Professor at Washington’s Conservation Biology Institute Putin’s Russia made history today when the Christophe de Margerie, the enormous...

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  • February 16, 2021

Good God, man. This is what you guys are going with? Really? Everyone deserves a mulligan? First of all, this is Trump’s second impeachment, so he’s already received one mulligan courtesy of the Cowards of the Congress. Secondly, he’s already taken a lifetime of mulligans, both on the links and,...

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  • February 9, 2021

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett corrected the host mischaracterization of the insurrection. Americans must not forget this was sedition. We cannot water down the insurrection. See full episodes here. I was very impressed with Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, who made sure that she corrected MSNBC Host Ayman Mohyeldin’s mischaracterization of the insurrection as...

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  • January 23, 2021

When we say to defund the police, many people struggle to understand what that means. Here’s an example of how redistributing Police budget to organizations who spealizes in specific crisis moments could save lives. Unfortunately this young man won’t have that opportunity. (CNN) The parents of a 16-year-old with severe...

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  • January 15, 2021

Montana Senator Jon Tester has made it clear that he will not hesitate to expel Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley from the Senate for insurrection. Senator Jon Tester serious about Ted Cruz & Josh Hawley expulsion x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jon Tester wrote an op-ed in...

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  • January 12, 2021

As Admiral Akbar sez: “It’s a Trap”. This stunt will fail but the Trumpian GOP base will want to give them thirty coins at least. Disingenuity writ as largess in order to grift for donors. A growing number of Republican senators — led by Ted Cruz — announced today they...

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  • January 2, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on behalf of his  organization, All On The Line: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) The 2021 redistricting process will be the first-ever with a nationwide grassroots movement to hold map manipulators accountable. But the truth is,...

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  • December 21, 2020

Some context: Donald Trump did not win reelection. Okay, onto the fucknuttery: x While presenting the Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable, Trump brags about Gable's record but then lies and says, “in politics, I won two. So I'm 2-0. And that's pretty good too.” (Trump lost the election...

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  • December 7, 2020

#PoliceThePolice Civil asset forfeiture is manifestly unfair, loaded with perverse incentives, based on a legal fallacy and opposed by an overwhelming majority of the public (once they know what it actually is). It’s also typically carried out with little transparency or oversight, and it’s a policy that, when we do have data,...

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  • December 6, 2020

Is Rep. Anthony Sabatini the biggest asshole in America or the biggest asshole in the universe (not counting all those named “Trump,” of course)? Just a couple of weeks ago, Sabatini thought it would be a great idea to endorse a multiple (alleged) murderer for Congress. You know, as a...

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  • December 4, 2020

Trumpists keep repeating wrong numbers, hoping that the reiteration will magically transform them into the official count. Wrong-O, but they’re continuing the legal maneuvering. This time a GOP legislator’s suit tries to invalidate a GOP-passed law in order to throw out Democratic votes and fails in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. x 🚨BREAKING: We...

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  • November 28, 2020

Make no mistake, Amy Coney Barrett is not ashamed to make her positions clear, if not explicitly, implicitly, and she is a danger to most. The meek-looking Amy Coney Barrett is dangerous x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Senator Dick Durbin made the direction of his questioning clear....

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  • October 14, 2020

Lee is ridiculous and the only people talking about religion and the late Ginsburg are the republicans.  Not the democrats.  Hypocrisy runs deep in this hearing and people have to realize their views never reflected the marvelous Justice Gingsburg.    She is evasive and trying to dazzle them with bullshit...

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  • October 13, 2020

Trump probably created more “diers” today with a crowd who wanted to celebrate something probably not miraculous, but the product of magical thinking. x WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump makes 1st public appearance since hospital release; White House won't say if he's still contagious with virus.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 10,...

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  • October 10, 2020

Of course he does: U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has “grave concerns” about North Carolina’s absentee by-mail system, less than two days after he said he had so much faith in the system that he challenged his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, to vote by mail. Tillis’ about-face comes...

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  • September 26, 2020

which given that polling is showing people in Wisconsin seem to trust Biden more than Trump on public safety issues might make this very pertinent: x It was only a matter of time until @JoeBiden turned @KellyannePolls’ words into an attack ad: pic.twitter.com/3lE6m8nmPv— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) September 2, 2020 <...

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  • September 3, 2020

The police said their policy dictated that they put these innocent women and little girls in handcuffs and on the ground because of policy. BS. Do you think if that were a white family they'd do that? Hell no. Why I have zero, trust in cops. Punto final! x x...

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  • August 5, 2020

I appreciate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14) doing this for U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: x YouTube Video Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed Markey in his reelection fight against Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III in September, narrates the entire 30-second spot, describing the 74-year-old Markey as the progressive “champion”...

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  • July 30, 2020

One of the strongest arguments for including a public option to the Affordable Care Act would not only provide millions of Americans health care, it’s also a huge step from having to rely on your employer to provide health care. U.S. Senate candidate, Dr. Al Gross (I. AK), sat down...

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  • July 27, 2020

It’s official: x In our @AspenInstitute conversation this afternoon, @GeorgeWill (never a fan of President Trump) told me he'll vote for @JoeBiden in November–the first time he's voted for a Democrat for any office. (His first presidential vote: Barry Goldwater.) https://t.co/rQ3xZVobrvâ€Â&#x94; Susan Page (@SusanPage) July 20, 2020 The longtime conservative...

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  • July 21, 2020

Americans are losing and have lost their jobs by the millions. All those lucky to have had employer-sponsored health insurance will lose it. Health care should not be a function of who employs you. It must be a right. MSNBC Host Katy Tur: No to health insurance sponsored by employer...

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  • July 16, 2020

Rutherfraud B. Trump’s second term will doom any third Reconstruction, but before then, military ceremonies prop up his uses of the armed forces in political campaign stunts. Bringing cadets back to campus was only designed for another IMPOTUS* photo-op, and some self-congratulations: For the first time in 70 years, we established...

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  • June 13, 2020

81,000 people are still dead and Trump defaulted to his usual bigotry and disinformation blather today in yet another presser-trainwreck. “‘The numbers are fucking terrible,’ another former West Wing official said. ‘There’s massive anxiety in the GOP that he’s gonna take them all down with him.’” https://t.co/bCtKHGlQNH — Daniel W....

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  • May 12, 2020

This is what the new slavery looks like, antiseptic slavery. When one reads between the lines of every Donald Trump press conference, it is clear he is all about making corporations whole; people damn. Hell, he is even willing to risk the lives of Americans by having them go back...

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  • April 11, 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

Nicholas Fandos writes in the New York Times impeachment liveblog that “There might be a strategic reason the trial is slowing down,” pointing out that the Trump defense has slowed its delivery, and that the question period (16 hours total) may be stretched out over two days. This will push...

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  • January 28, 2020

The mess we’re in didn’t start with IMPOTUS. The GOP and the 1% have been working for years to turn our democracy into an oligarchy where the rule of law is at best a platitude that they pay lip service to. Their plan has always been to keep the Republican...

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  • January 21, 2020

Sigh. x It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great! —...

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  • January 21, 2020

I’m sure you’ve read the news today … oh boy.  If not, here’s a rundown from Daily Kos’ own Kerry Eleveld. According to a new trove of documents supplied by Rudy Giuliani pal Lev Parnas and released today by the House Intelligence Committee, Trump donor Robert Hyde tracked former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s...

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  • January 15, 2020

I’m liking this: The former campaign manager for Gov. Andy Beshear is forming a political action committee to raise money for former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath, signaling support for McGrath from the Kentucky Democratic establishment as she attempts to unseat U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Eric Hyers, who...

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  • January 7, 2020

An evangelical friend on Facebook shocked me. I posted a message about Trump’s latest disaster, Iran. Ultimately she said it was God’s will for him to be president and implied that it is in the Bible’s word. I woke up with that on my mind and recalled an interview I...

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  • January 4, 2020

Beginning in the 1970s, the city of Lewiston, Maine, suffered a massive population drain from all the closed mills. Thousands of Somali war refugees settled in the state’s second-largest city since the turn of the century and call it home. The refugees are actually credited with completely turning the city around since the first Somali family arrived in...

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  • November 21, 2019

Fortunately, the key points got into the record and the GOP members of the Intel committee recycled the same points including multiple attempts to out the whistleblower. x Devin Nunes has two eyewitnesses to the Ukraine call testifying publicly right in front of him, but all he apparently cares about...

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  • November 19, 2019

[democracy id=”22″] Trump makes unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center for ‘quick exam and labs,’ says White House President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon to complete “portions” of his annual physical exam, according to the White House....

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  • November 18, 2019

More images and videos out of Greenland. A lot of damage has been done to the ice and snow. x Into the Ice @LarsOstenfeld @lundbeckfonden https://t.co/rOLfmiunnG— Caspar Haarløv (@haarloev) August 3, 2019 x Remember: 1. The Arctic is burning.2. Greenland is melting.3. The Amazon is being destroyed.4. Marine food chains...

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  • August 4, 2019

So, yeah, Oregon. Where there’s an increasing chance of an armed standoff between the government and… the government. First, a little background. As of the last election, the Democrats enjoy full control of the Oregon government, including a supermajority in both the House and Senate. But not, as we’ll see, a...

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  • June 21, 2019

Look, I am not a Joe Biden fan. There are many reasons for this. He is allowed to get away with things that many other politicians would not get away with (white male privilege or political insider or both?)  But I also realize he may be our nominee and I...

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  • June 5, 2019

OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a dumbass. But, be that as it may, I just don’t get it. Don’t get me wrong, There’s nothing I love more than hearing Trump on tape, sounding like an even bigger dumbass than I am when he asks “What payment?” to Michael Cohen, forcing...

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  • July 27, 2018

Cross-posted from Eclectablog.com For weeks and weeks now the Indivisible group in Dexter, Michigan (“Indivisible Dexter”) and other residents of Michigan's 7th Congressional District have been asking Republican Congressman Tim Walberg to meet with them to answer questions and clarify his positions on repealing the Affordable Care Act, climate change,...

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  • March 10, 2017
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