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Francisco Franco is still in Madrid waiting for his COVID shot, but previous guy seems full of the usual disinformation. He’s drawing attention away from his failure in Georgia and trying the same scam in Arizona, only this time, it’s “a group of conspiracy theorists running a sham audit.” Apparently election audits can be...

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  • April 25, 2021

Upon listening to @AliVelshi's interview with this young black man's take on the National Guard protecting Minneapolis pre-verdict is more telling than most think. The use of the National Guard tells a bigger story x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Ali Velshi asked the young black artist a prescient...

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  • April 21, 2021

I wanted to make sure you all saw this: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday called on the Senate to act in the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket in his state, asserting in an impassioned speech from the chamber floor that his colleagues have a moral obligation to a generation...

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  • March 25, 2021

Letting a cabal like Council for National Policies choose the tropes: “Buy Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head because it’s the end of an era. It is the end of freedom in America”. Because of course you learn gender roles from potatoes, your ideology from conservative lobbying groups, and then there’s...

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  • March 9, 2021

I’d like to think I’m as patriotic as the next guy—so long as the next guy isn’t a Republican. I mean, given their ongoing deification of an insurrectionist who was reportedly “delighted” about the trashing of the U.S. Capitol and the near extrajudicial killing of his own vice president, Republicans...

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  • February 26, 2021

We point out the lack of leadership in Texas, run by Republicans. Evette Avery updates us on her labor work even as Delta firing sustained. Republicans in leadership decimated Texas Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Dana...

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  • February 22, 2021

This is how the mainstream media should cover politicians. It is not taking sides or creating a false balance. Republicans did lie and flee. Republicans lied & fled See full episodes here. One must commend MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez report on Texas Republicans and Texas Democrats and the contrasts in what they...

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  • February 22, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s (D. OR) re-election campaign: The lies and violence of the last few months have made it clear: If we're going to carry forward as a democracy, we need to protect the integrity of every vote. That starts with secure, reliable election processes....

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  • February 1, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s (D. PA) potential U.S. Senate campaign: All work has dignity. All paychecks must, too. That’s why, as a U.S. Senator, I’d fight to raise the national minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.  The minimum wage wage in Pennsylvania hasn’t...

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  • January 26, 2021

More evidence is emerging that the Trump administration planned the insurrection. The DC National Guard is unique in that it is directly under the authority of the president, rather than a governor. The Pentagon normally allows the guard commander to take military action on his own in an emergency in...

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  • January 26, 2021

Oh, this is beyond delicious. Like a giant tub of Red Vines cascading down my Twizzlers-hole like a … this simile has gotten away from me. Never mind. Anyway. Delicious. The National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson. Witless Ape Rides Helicopter Well, that sucked. Memo to MAGA and all its myriad fellow-travelers: Maybe Death...

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  • January 22, 2021

Donald Trump is no longer president. Next stop, perdition … x x YouTube Video And now … forward! x x YouTube Video x x YouTube Video x x YouTube Video THANK YOU, President Biden and Vice President Harris! So how are you all feeling? Let’s celebrate! This guy is a natural....

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  • January 20, 2021

http://www.cnbc.com/… President-elect Joe Biden plans to begin treating the pandemic as a national emergency according to details in report released today, reports CNBC. President-elect Joe Biden plans to use FEMA and the National Guard to build coronavirus vaccine clinics across the United States, according to new details of his Covid-19...

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  • January 15, 2021

Further investigation coming as the reality emerges. The Capitol police officer was killed because he was beaten to death, not a heart attack as originally reported. Foreign money supported at least one figure involved in the 1/6 insurrection, suggesting that a 1/6 Commission be created. x The Jan 6 siege at...

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  • January 14, 2021

It’s not so much “when you’ve lost the National Review…”, but the attempt to ensure that there might be an autonomous, conservative GOP rather than a Trumpist party. Aside from fanciful premises about “process” repeated during the House floor debate, the National Review still supports impeachment. He urged a crowd to...

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  • January 13, 2021

It’s not fair and it’s especially not fair to VP Elect Harris who historically is the first woman and black woman  to become Vice President.   We are in the middle of a pandemic and attempted coup.   No walk down Pa. avenue.  No party unless televised and who feels like partying...

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  • January 9, 2021

So did anything newsworthy happen last night? I was screaming at absinthe fairies until 4 a.m. Wasn’t there some election in one of those deep-red states or something? Oh, I remember now. Donald Trump set fire to the Republican Party and then exiled himself to Florida to stare at gimpy...

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  • January 6, 2021

Hope can see that there is light despite all of the darkness. -Desmond Tutu Trump can hold a grudge for a few months before exploding in a tearful rage and firing anyone who had dared to tell the truth about Trump’s reckless disregard of the Covid disaster. This time around, Dr....

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  • January 3, 2021

It is a new year.  Trump’s days are specifically numbered.  Hope of effective Covid vaccines remain in the air.  And, yet . . . CNN reports that “At least 140 House Republicans to vote against counting electoral votes” for President-elect Joe Biden.   Let that sink in for some time — because it really isn't...

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  • January 1, 2021

The Jewish Action group Twitter account, shared an image of  Senator Kelly Loeffler with a former leader of the KKK. Chester Doles, a fourth-generation Klansman, now leads the National Alliance and Hammerskins. He introduced the nation to the American Patriots USA in 2019. International Business Times writes: Kelly Loeffler claims she had...

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  • December 14, 2020

Trump’s doing nothing about the continuing rise in Covid cases, and is spending his time at golf and continuing to sow chaos on the path to the bunker. Meanwhile the derangement spreads to Newt Gingrich. x The more data comes out on vote anomalies that clearly are not legitimate the...

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  • November 28, 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 7, 2020

news.yahoo.com/… The Yahoo News/YouGov poll, rated “B” by 538, shows Joe Biden taking his biggest lead yet at 51% to 40% among likely voters surveyed October 16-18. The president has struggled to rebound over the past three weeks from a widely panned first debate performance and a COVID-19 outbreak that sent...

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  • October 19, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… National Polls released today by Quinnipiac University (rated B+), Marquette University (rated A/B), and USC Dornsife (rated  B/C), and Politico (B/C) each give Joe Biden a lead of 10% against Trump.   poll.qu.edu/… “Voters think Biden is smarter, more honest, more level headed, and cares more about Americans than the...

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  • September 23, 2020

Some good news today courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: In the race for the White House, former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 52 – 42percent among likely voters in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. Those numbers are unchanged from a September 2nd national...

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  • September 23, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… While website 538 shows a small improvement in Joe Biden’s national polling average over the last few days from 6.6% on September 17 to 7.1% today, an ABC News/Washington Post Poll (rated A+) shows Trump taking slight leads in AZ and FL among likely voters. The ABC Poll has Trump leading...

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  • September 23, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Almost everybody has gotten into the act today, bringing out a national presidential poll. Biden leads them all, but some readers might want to see how they compare. National Presidential Polls released 9/2/2020 Pollster 538 rating Biden Trump Margin Seltzer & Co. A+ 49 41 8 Suffolk A 50...

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  • September 2, 2020

Some good news today courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: On the heels of back-to-back political party conventions and a climate of growing unrest in the country,likely voters support former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump 52 – 42 percent in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released...

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  • September 2, 2020

The Republican National Convention alternate state of reality continued with over increasing lies, misinformation, and dangerous indoctrinating narratives. Republican National Convention, the art of lying continues x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Joy-Ann Reid...

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  • August 26, 2020

It was difficult watching the Republican National Convention as it presented an alternate state of reality to its viewers. Republican National Convention, the art of lying x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Nancy Pelosi...

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  • August 25, 2020

“I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos.” Trump at the Council for National Policy Recalling that Mark Burnett wanted once to have Trump arrive at an event like Hitler at the Nuremburg rallies, next week’s GOP convention should have bombast to compensate...

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  • August 21, 2020

Stop by and comment if you’re watching. There’s a diary on the DK front page. x YouTube Video x August 20: Last wk we got several national polls that suggested tightening & state polls that suggested stability. Today we got the opposite! Biden up 13 natly from Echelon and tied,...

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  • August 21, 2020

as you can read here They have served in Republican administrations from Reagan through Trump. They have issued a joint statement that gives their very strong reasons for their actions. They begin with this stark statement: We are profoundly concerned about our nation’s security and standing in the world under...

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  • August 20, 2020

One of the better parts of the DNC day-3 coverage was watching a happy and exuberant Joy-Ann Reid as she stated that the DNC is showing what America could become. Joy-Ann Reid Could not hold back her exuberance. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Joy-Ann Reid, Rachel Maddow,...

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  • August 20, 2020

Putting another one up in case folks want to comment as we watch history together, I will include liveblog comments below as we proceed. #KHive who’s ready for a speech tonight? #DemConvention2020 pic.twitter.com/DFKJrQy9Ag — Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) August 19, 2020 PBO excerpt The DNC's 3 core messages have been: 1)...

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  • August 20, 2020

Putting this up for the second day in case folks want to share comments in real time. I will update as necessary. x YouTube Video x YouTube Video x Gov. Whitmer (D-MI) jokes before going live: “It's not just Shark Week … it's Shark Week *mouths expletive*” pic.twitter.com/KSndbTvLZi— The Recount (@therecount)...

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  • August 19, 2020

Thom Hartmann visited to discuss his new book on monopolies as we discuss other issues. The Democratic National Convention display a unity seldom seen, Thom Hartmann does not disappoint. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • August 18, 2020

Running a live blog for entire convention just in case. I will interject occasional things below as the evening proceeds x YouTube Video x YouTube Video x Using @FiveThirtyEight's terrific estimates of polling averages for historic contests, looked at where Biden stands coming into the convention. Upshot: in better shape...

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  • August 17, 2020

An ABC News/Washington Post Poll shows Joe Biden leading Trump nationally by 10% or better. Biden leads Trump by 54% to 44% among likely voters and leads by 53% to 41% among registered voters. The ABC News Poll is one of only six pollsters rated “A+” by website 538. http://www.langerresearch.com/… Trump’s...

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  • August 17, 2020

The Marist Poll shows Joe Biden has a 53% to 42% national lead over Trump, the largest lead ever for this poll. Marist is rated as an A+ poll by 538. In the Marist late June poll Biden’s lead was 52% to 44%. In February it was 50% to 44%....

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  • August 14, 2020

From Westword: During recent interviews, Gardner has said positive things about the way Colorado has conducted mail-in voting, and he did so again, more or less, during a forum not meant for public consumption: an August 5 telephone fundraiser. But in a transcript from the event obtained by Westword, he also sought to...

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  • August 13, 2020

There’s a presser from the Trump golf club, because optics matter: “Congress needs to stay in Washington and work this out. Now watch this tee shot.” Undoubtedly pimpage of executive orders as a GOP stunt to criticize the Congressional impasse and circumvent legislation. CNN is covering it, as is MSNBC and...

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  • August 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: This election year is different. Our country is different. We’ve seen a wave of grassroots supporters from across the country coming together — online — to find community and do something good during these tough times. It has been incredible....

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  • August 7, 2020

From Newsweek: Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler publicized her disapproval of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) openly supporting Black Lives Matter again on Saturday. The Republican lawmaker's latest criticism came after New York Liberty and Seattle Storm players staged a national anthem walkout during an earlier game. Loeffler described the...

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  • July 26, 2020

Before Donald Trump made the U.S. presidency less dignified than workaday gigs like assistant bovine inseminator, I posited that voting for him would be like willfully electing Caligula. Or maybe Michael Scott. Either way, I knew it would be fucking bad. But clearly I underestimated how gobsmackingly bad it would...

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  • July 15, 2020

Ooooh, Grampa Rage Diapers is not gonna like this one bit. Earlier today, Moscow Mitch — and, yes, he is still and forever Moscow Mitch — was asked whether he’s planning on attending the Republican National Convention in Florida next month in light of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the...

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  • July 9, 2020

It is a surprise to some who haven’t spent time in African-American cultural institutions that Lift Every Voice and Sing is a standard for many events. It never substitutes for the US national anthem. It is equally surprising not to know the lyrics of a song that is much more...

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  • July 3, 2020

Trump’s phone calls with world leaders has probably been a source of much entertainment for the SIGINT community, considering how leaky his channels of communication have been. The current revelations about the frequency and timing of calls with Putin probably has been interesting as probably have been the ability of...

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  • June 29, 2020

New reporting from CNN: From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in...

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  • June 29, 2020
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