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  • House presses Jeff Sessions on Trump campaign's Russia ties, Clinton special counsel
  • What you need to know about newly revealed Trump campaign-Russia ties
  • Explaining the Virginia election results: The White House curse
  • The facts on mass shootings in the United States
  • Donald Trump and the fish food dump: How early reports got it wrong

fact check

  • The Facts on Human-Animal Chimeras
  • The Democrats’ Inaccurate Talking Point
  • Video: Trump’s Fanciful Plane Tale
  • FactChecking Trump’s Business Boasts
  • Tax Cut Ad Lacks Context
  • Trump Didn’t Cut Canine Program

fact checker

  • The GOP claim that half of the people paying the Obamacare penalty make less than $25,000
  • Schumer’s claim that the GOP is ‘kicking 13 million people off health insurance’
  • Trump’s bizarre claim that Obama ‘never got to land’ in the Philippines
  • President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days
  • All the known times the Trump campaign met with Russians
  • Paul Ryan’s repeated claim that ‘everyone’ will get a tax cut


  • Roy Moore’s lawyer makes racist comments about MSNBC’s Ali Velshi
  • The yearbook signature “is” Roy Moore’s
  • McConnell: I believe the women, Moore should step down
  • Alabama GOP now openly defending pedophilia in defense of Roy Moore
  • BREAKING: Roy Moore sexually assaulted 14 y.o. girl, woman alleges
  • The latest on Trump-Russia

glenn greenwald

  • Obama's NSA 'reforms' are little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public | Glenn Greenwald
  • On leaving the Guardian | Glenn Greenwald
  • As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media | Glenn Greenwald
  • The perfect epitaph for establishment journalism | Glenn Greenwald
  • Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration | Glenn Greenwald
  • NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users


  • Beyond Prisons — Episode 16: Racial Violence Syllabus feat. Dr. Walter Greason
  • FCC Gives Sinclair Broadcast Group A Gift By Eliminating Key Media Ownership Rule
  • Woman Held At Private Immigrant Detention Center Alleges Sexual Assault By Guard
  • Chicago’s Attack On The Homeless: After Tent City Evictions, People Are In Hiding
  • Protest Song Of The Week: ‘What We’re Up Against’ By Worriers
  • CIA Narrative On WikiLeaks Dominates Coverage Of Trump Jr. Correspondence

media matters

  • On MSNBC, Ex-GOP Staffer Details How The Purpose Of Voter ID Laws Is To "Take People's Constitutional Rights Away"
  • Trump Adviser To MSNBC's Chris Hayes: "I Admire The Passion" In Stone's Threat To Disclose Delegate's Hotel Rooms
  • Bill O'Reilly Says Ted Cruz Is Right About New York City Values
  • How The Wash. Post Kicked Off The "Qualified" Argument Between Clinton And Sanders
  • Fox's Bolling Criticizes Paid Family Leave: "Socialism Is Spreading Across America"
  • Latest CMP Video Deceptively Attacks Planned Parenthood's Patient Consent Process

the raw story

think progress

  • Fox News praises Eric Trump for welcoming higher taxes under dad’s plan. (He gets a huge tax cut.)
  • Trump says he now regrets not leaving three college basketball players in a Chinese prison
  • White House officials just called losing your health insurance a tax break
  • Asked multiple times, White House spokesman refuses to clarify if Trump has unendorsed Roy Moore
  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe fired as party chief, as threats of impeachment mount
  • Ivanka’s signature real estate deals were disasters linked to drug cartels and money laundering

crooks and liars

  • OMB Director Mulvaney Lies About GOP Tax Bill Raising Taxes On Middle Class Americans
  • Mulvaney: Moore Accusers 'Credible' But I Still 'Don't Know Who To Believe'
  • Steve Mnuchin Thinks It's A Compliment To Be Compared To A Bond Villain
  • Top Alabama Papers Shun Moore For Alleged Child Sexual Abuse And A 'Pathological Fixation On Sex'
  • Trump Regrets Not Leaving Ungrateful UCLA Players In Chinese Prison
  • Fox Host Stuns 'Fox & Friends' By Saying Roy Moore Should 'Never Be Seated'



huffington post

kevin drum

  • Repealing the Individual Mandate Would Hurt the Poor, Help the Rich
  • Mulvaney OK With Keeping Individual Mandate, Provides No Guidance on How to Pay For It
  • Six Months Ago Donald Trump Fired the Director of the FBI
  • The Republican Tax Bill Might Help the Economy (By a Smidgen)
  • When Women Fail, They Pay a Much Bigger Price Than Men
  • Republicans Suddenly Discover That Private Jets Don’t Deserve a Tax Break

political animal

  • Technical Foul: Trump Goes There Again
  • Jerry Brown is Not the Enemy of Climate Hawks
  • The Melting of Republican Snowflakes
  • Wingnuttery Loses, Equality Wins
  • Moore’s the Pity: The Moral Horror of Alabama’s GOP Senate Nominee
  • Quick Takes: Is Trump Planning to Go After Social Security and Medicare?

talking points memo

  • Many AL Christian Conservatives Are Backing Moore, Despite Accusations
  • WH Aide: Trump Would Campaign For Moore If Allegations Weren't 'Credible'
  • Trump: I 'Should Have Left' UCLA Players In Jail Over Father's Comments
  • Nebraska To Announce Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline
  • Spokesperson: Despite Allegations Against Him, Franken Won't Resign
  • Mnuchin: I 'Didn't Realize' Photos Of Me Holding Dollar Bills Would Be Public

paul krugman

liberal oasis

open left

  • Open Thread
  • Lasting impressions...
  • Thank you and a sort of goodbye...
  • Goodbye isn't a very good title because I hope it won't be.
  • Farewell thought: Conservatism is still the enemy
  • I'm not very good at goodbyes, so...


  • The President Is A Horrible Person
  • Sunday Evening
  • Sunday, Sunday
  • Everybody Gets a Veto
  • Saturday Night
  • Saturday Evening

talk left

  • Sen. Al Franken Gets A Groping Allegation of His Own
  • Execution Inmate Poked for 30 Minutes, No Usable Veins
  • Tuesday Night Open Thread
  • AG Sessions Testifies, Denies Lying About Russia
  • Don Jr. in the Soup Again
  • Monday Open Thread

the nation


  • A Tern for the Worse
  • There’s a gun in your hand and it’s pointed at your head
  • SNL Speaks for All of Us
  • Sunday Morning Garden Chat: Moulding the Future (Veggie)
  • Late Night Russiagate Open Thread: Sometimes It’s What Doesn’t Get Said…
  • A Brief Interlude


  • Update on Church Shooter: No Charges, Keeps Gun and Carry Permit
  • Bannon made him do it
  • So Nobly Advanced ....
  • QOTD: Dr Nobody
  • Inside the dossier
  • More greatness to come by @BloggersRUs

the brad blog

  • Sunday 'It's Not Funny' Toons
  • Pelosi's Misguided Anti-Impeachment Calculus
  • Of Pipelines, Tax Cuts, and Corrupt Trump Appointments: 'BradCast' 11/17/2017
  • Recall Effort Underway for GA Sec. of State Brian Kemp After Election Disasters, 'Server Wipe': 'BradCast' 11/16/2017
  • 'Green News Report' - November 16, 2017
  • US Senate Holds Chilling Hearing on Presidential Use of Nukes: 'BradCast' 11/15/2017

informed comment


  • Cable News Attention Deficit Disorder Is Harming America and Preventing Progressive Change
  • Hard to Believe: Pennsylvania Cops Abuse Senior Couple Because They Think Hibiscus Is Marijuana
  • Robert Reich: The Revolt Against Trump Is a Backlash Against All Forms of Bullying
  • Joy Reid Destroys Fox Commentators for Defending Accused Sex Abusers Roy Moore and Trump
  • Alabama's Largest Newspapers Call Out Roy Moore for Sexual Abuse of Children and a 'Pathological Fixation' on Sex
  • What Are the Real Chances of Suffering a Heart Attack During Sex?

mother jones mojo

  • 2014 Donald Trump Landed a Sick Burn on 2017 Donald Trump
  • President Obama Just Surprised Joe Biden With the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Donald Trump Will Make His Son-In-Law A Senior White House Advisor, Which May Be Illegal
  • White Nationalist Leader Doubles Down on Support for Donald Trump
  • Michelle Obama Just Gave A Speech In Virginia and Hit Donald Trump Hard
  • One Perfect Tweet That Shows How Ridiculous Fox News' Latest Scandal Is

ezra klein

  • Al Franken should be investigated, and he should be held accountable
  • Was the Democratic primary rigged?
  • The Roy Moore allegations and the media’s crisis of trust
  • “Trump country” stories help explain our politics, not the next election
  • For elites, politics is driven by ideology. For voters, it’s not.
  • Ed Gillespie’s loss shows Donald Trump has made Trumpism toxic


  • Google intensifies move to bring down extremist YouTube videos
  • ESPN launches SportsCenter show to Snapchat in a bid to attract younger viewers.
  • The mistrust of Theresa May put the pounds under pressure
  • SoftBank to invest billions of dollars in Uber
  • Amazon seeks staff to increase the reach of Amazon Protect
  • Alibaba Singles’ Day Beats Expectation to Record 168 Billion Yuan in Sales

drudge retort

  • Trump Lifts Elephant Hunting Trophy Ban
  • Bill Gates Building a 'Smart City' in Arizona
  • Aides Feed Trump Fake Poll Numbers to Pacify Him
  • What's Making the 1% So Much Richer in U.S.
  • America's Brand Tanks Under Trump
  • Ohio Supreme Court Justice: I Banged 50 Women


  • The Virtual Pub Is Open
  • The Friday Blogaround
  • Just to Be Clear
  • Daily Dose of Cute
  • We Resist: Day 302
  • Fat Fashion

the blue voice

  • Looking forward to holiday political chit-chat (Arrgg-ggh!)
  • The NRA's solution to gun violence: more guns, more fear
  • If only ...
  • Financial recovery and recovery in the "real" economuy
  • The theology of distraction and the Newtown mass gun murders
  • Obama to seniors: Merry Christmas! I'm cutting your Social Security benefits!

news hounds

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