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  • PolitiFact's guide to the Republican health care bill
  • A timeline of Donald Trump’s false wiretapping charge
  • Donald Trump's St. Patrick's Day 'Irish proverb' was probably not Irish
  • Trump’s stalled campaign promises on health care
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's Nashville rally
  • Fact-checking Trump White House health care claims

fact check

  • Physician Numbers Up Under Obamacare
  • Trump’s Hollow Keystone Threat
  • Spinning the Intel Hearing
  • Introducing Ask SciCheck
  • Land Loss in Louisiana
  • Video: Price on Health Care Finances

fact checker

  • President Trump’s biggest Obamacare bloopers
  • Are 80 percent or 0.1 percent of the 9th Circuit Court’s decisions overturned?
  • President Trump’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Twitter day
  • Recidivism Watch: Pelosi’s claim that 24 million would be ‘kicked off’ health insurance under GOP bill
  • Are firearms with a silencer ‘quiet’?
  • For the Record: White House budget director did not say Meals on Wheels did not show results

daily kos

  • You want a death spiral? Trumpcare would create a death spiral
  • Trump's America: Two coal plants announce closures in Ohio, layoffs at Carrier factories in Indiana
  • At Rutgers, attendance for a program helping women run for office has surged nearly 300 percent
  • Ex-House intel counsel says Rep. Nunes tipping off Trump is 'breakdown in entire oversight process'
  • Spotlight on green news & views: 1000s of gas bubbles in Siberia; GOP lawmaker says God pollutes
  • Trump's labor nominee cut a deal with billionaire sex criminal, and it's drawing attention


  • Trump Jr. attacks mayor of London after terror attack
  • GOP House chair creates outrageous farce to save Trump, attack Obama
  • WSJ op-ed blasts Trump while Manafort/Russia scandal worsens
  • Spicer: You may not be able to keep your doctor under TrumpCare
  • The terrifying, tolerance-promoting “Beauty and the Beast” (fun video)
  • No Supreme Court nominations until the Russia investigation is complete

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


  • Israel’s Apartheid Status Puts United States In Tenuous Position
  • At This Rate, We’ll All Be Dead Before Our Country Truly Fixes Health Care
  • Protest Song Of The Week: ‘You Are My Enemy’ By ANOHNI
  • Culture Of Violence Intensifies In Colorado Youth Detention Facilities Despite Reforms
  • Russia Conspiracy Mongering Hits Wall At Congressional Hearing
  • Multiple Alleged Suicide Attempts At Plymouth County Correctional Facility In Massachusetts

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

  • Rep. Adam Schiff slams House Intelligence chair for acting as a ‘surrogate of the White House’
  • 52 percent of men say they haven’t benefited from women having affordable birth control
  • House Intelligence chair discloses classified intel in clumsy effort to validate Trump
  • Spicer dodges question about whether foreign spies are working for Trump administration
  • Coal giant to receive award for bankruptcy deal that screwed over its workers
  • Supreme conundrum

crooks and liars

  • Schiff: 'More Than Circumstantial Evidence' In Trump-Russia Investigation
  • Wall Street Journal Rips Into Trump - Is The Honeymoon Over?
  • Fox News' John Roberts: Rep. Nunes Put On A 'Dog And Pony Show'
  • Joe Biden: ACHA Is Just A Giant Tax Cut For The Rich
  • Devin Nunes Must Resign Or Be Removed From Office After Colluding With Trump
  • Sean Spicer Spits Over Press Refusal To Jump At Nunes' Silly Surveillance Spin


huffington post

  • Thrillist Staff Votes To Unionize
  • Trump's Transportation Secretary Swears She Doesn't Want To 'Sue His Very Soul'
  • London Police Officer Fatally Stabbed In Terror Attack Identified As 15-Year Veteran
  • White House’s New Tactic On Former Campaign Chief: Manafort Who?
  • This Is Why Repealing Obamacare Looks So Much Uglier Than Passing It Did
  • Adam Schiff Says There's 'More Than Circumstantial Evidence' Of Trump Ties To Russia

kevin drum

  • Devin Nunes Is Playing a Familiar Republican Game Today
  • Lunchtime Photo
  • Is Another Nominee For Labor Secretary About to Spontaneously Combust?
  • James Mattis Is Caught Between a Rock, a Hard Place, and a Wrecking Ball
  • AHCA Is the Legislative Broccoli That No One Wants to Eat
  • It's Time to Meet Rex Tillerson

political animal

talking points memo

  • Gorsuch Declines To Comment On Scalia's Remarks On Voting Rights Act
  • Here's The Latest On Obamacare Repeal
  • Schiff: Nunes Can’t Conduct Russia Probe While Acting As ‘Surrogate' Of WH
  • NATO Says It Will Reschedule Meeting So Tillerson Can Attend
  • GOP Leaders Promise Dissenters That Senate Will Gut Essential Health Benefits
  • Schiff: I Have 'Grave Concerns' About Nunes Briefing Trump On Intel Collection

paul krugman

truth dig

  • Children Detained 500 Days and Counting in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers
  • Activists Dress in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes to Protest Texas Abortion Legislation
  • The Dirty Secrets of the Global Hair Trade
  • Five Dead, 40 Injured in London Attack
  • The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America
  • Mexico’s Zapatistas to Use Organic Coffee to Give Trump the Middle Finger

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...


  • Wednesday Evening
  • Happy Hour Thread
  • How About If One Pair Of Children From Each Of The Districts Is Chosen To Battle To The Death
  • Afternoon Thread
  • KetchupSteak
  • Heckuva Job

talk left

  • Wednesday Open Thread
  • Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings
  • Ivanka Trump to Get West Wing Office Space
  • ICE Releases "Declined Detainer" Report
  • Trump Kids Visit Aspen, 100 Secret Service Agents In Tow
  • Congress Should Reject Trump's $33 Billion Supplemental Budget Request

the nation


  • Livin on Phat Pockets on Flat With the Gat
  • Call Congress
  • Open Thread: An Unprecedented Drain on the National Coffers
  • Boizhe Moi…
  • Mid-Morning Open Thread – Mars Video and Parliament Shooting
  • Health Policy notes


  • To the victor belongs the spoils system
  • All rise for the ice road trucker chucker
  • QOTD: Trumpers
  • They wanted a mad dog and all they got was a general
  • If the great dealmaker can't even get the House Republicans to agree ...
  • Manafort's destiny

the brad blog

  • (Not) Normalizing a Stolen U.S. Supreme Court: 'BradCast' 3/21/2017
  • 'Green News Report' - March 21, 2017
  • Comey Confirms FBI's Russia Probe, Rejects Trump Wiretap Claims: 'BradCast' 3/20/2017
  • Sunday Toons of the 'Air Quotes' Moment
  • 'We're Opposed to It, Because it's Wrong': Veterans Group Slams Trump's Cruelest Cuts: 'BradCast' 3/17/2017
  • Travel Ban Blocked Again; Trump's Draconian Budget Cuts; Good News for Voters in GA, TX: 'BradCast' 3/16/2017

informed comment


  • GOP's Planned Cuts to Medicaid Will Impoverish and Imperil Millions of Aging Baby Boomers and Seniors
  • Elizabeth Warren Exposes Trump's Dodgy New Labor Pick In Brutal Confirmation Hearing
  • Children as Young as Three Detained 500 Days and Counting in Disgraceful Immigrant Prisons
  • Robert Reich: Our President Is an 'Unhinged Narcissistic Child Who Tweets Absurd Lies and Holds Rallies to Prop up His Fragile Ego'
  • Stephen Colbert Totally Dismantles the Trump Administration's In-House Conspiracy Theories
  • Editorial: How We Can Fight Donald Trump and Authoritarianism

mother jones mojo

  • 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
  • Senate Democrats Just Began A Filibuster To Demand New Gun Laws

war is a crime

  • Ryancare wreckage: Don the Con's Health Care Pushes Serious Problems Aside
  • Five Localities Pass Resolutions Against Trump Budget: Three of Them Done Well
  • Successfully Urging a City to Oppose Trump Budget
  • There Won't Be Another Jimmy Breslin, But We Need More Like Him in the Mainstream Media
  • Talk Nation Radio: William Geimer on Why Canada Should Stay Out of Other People's Wars
  • Russia Conspiracists Claim to Possess Reality

ezra klein

  • Trump’s weak closing argument on health care — and why it matters
  • The new Republican health care bill doesn't fix the old bill's problems
  • The health care debate we’re not having, but should be
  • Does Donald Trump know what the GOP health bill does?
  • Trump tax returns on The Rachel Maddow Show: time, live stream, and how to watch
  • Denis McDonough was Obama’s chief of staff from 2013 to 2017. Here’s what he learned.

oliver willis

  • Quote of the Day: Trumpcare is "Doomed No Matter What"
  • Trump's Health Care Pledge Was The Greatest Scam in Modern History
  • Pentagon Emails Reveal Draft Dodging Trump Wanted Military Parade On Inauguration Day
  • Idiot Quote of the Day: Trump Speaks "Americanese"
  • Trump Administration Too Lazy to Hide Racism With Border Wall "Requirements"
  • Glenn Beck To Pro-Choice Tomi Lahren: Sit Down And Shut Up


  • Evasion Doubts Recur Over Singapore’s Alarming Liability Wall
  • EU Demands Greece to Fix Concerns As New Debt Catastrophe Emerges
  • Apple’s Moving on The Snapchat Train With It’s Next Big Thing
  • Battle Between Google and Uber Over Self-Driving Cars
  • Carl Icahn Sways For Rule Transformation That Profits Carl Icahn
  • Vista to Acquire DH Corp for $2.03 Billion

drudge retort

  • 27 House Repubs Oppose Trumpcare -- Enough to Defeat
  • Canada: Cut Out the Justin Trudeau Cutouts
  • Nice Superweapon -- Too Bad You Can't Afford to Fire It
  • Gerson: The American Presidency is Shrinking
  • Tillerson: 'I Didn't Want This Job'
  • Leonhardt: All the President's Lies


  • Question of the Day
  • The Wednesday Blogaround
  • Rep. Devin Nunes Is Why We Need an Independent Investigation of the Trump Administration
  • The More Information About Manafort We Get, the More Questions I Have About the 2016 Election
  • Attack at UK Houses of Parliament
  • Daily Dose of Cute

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

  • Fox’s John Roberts: ‘Connect Some Of The Dots Here’ Between Devin Nunes And The White House
  • Fox Fave Sheriff David Clarke Threatens Mayor Of Milwaukee
  • Fox Helps Validate Donald Trump’s Sick Lies About Immigrant Rape
  • Here Come The Fox News Attacks On FBI Director Comey
  • Outrageous Fox Quote Of The Week Poll - 3/13-3/19/17
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano Taken Off Fox Indefinitely After British Wiretap Falsehoods

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