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  • Why economists are skeptical that U.S. can grow by 3 percent
  • Fact-checking Montana politician Greg Gianforte's account of clash with Guardian reporter
  • PolitiFact Live for May 25: Orb edition
  • Is Iowa Obamacare’s canary in the coal mine? Not really.
  • Russia, Trump, Turkey: Detailing Michael Flynn's fall
  • Donald Trump and Islam: Then and now

fact check

  • NASA Won’t Pay You to Smoke Weed
  • Pence Misleads on Premiums
  • Double-Counting Growth
  • Hollywood Strike Hoax
  • Gingrich Spreads Conspiracy Theory
  • May 20: Obesity, Opioids, Russia Probe

fact checker

  • President Trump’s claim that he’s already saved ‘millions of jobs’ on his foreign trip
  • Explaining the CBO’s vision of health-care catastrophe in the GOP plan
  • Does an HHS appointee believe abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer?
  • Video: Health-care premiums will increase under the GOP health plan
  • Fact-checking a rosy portrait of the American Health Care Act
  • President Trump vs. James B. Comey: A timeline

daily kos

  • This week in science: the hot and the cold vs. the quick and the dead
  • This week in the war on workers: The Fight for $15 goes to Congress
  • Republicans claim that spamming your voicemail is their First Amendment right
  • Spotlight on green news & views: Greenland ice slip-sliding away; Cal Dems say no to oil money
  • Budget committee approves Scott Walker's plan to drug test Medicaid recipients in Wisconsin
  • Trump broke his promise on Medicaid. Will media hold him to the standard they held Obama? Doubtful.


  • Trump White House excludes gay spouse of Luxembourg prez from photo caption
  • Fire Jared Kushner and take away his security clearance
  • New French president Macron shakes Trump’s hand last at NATO
  • Hillary compares Trump to Nixon in Wellesley commencent
  • Sheriff Clarke ordered 6 deputies to harass plane passenger and verbal exchange
  • GOP US House candidate Gianforte still hasn’t apologized 24 hours after assaulting reporter

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


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

  • While running Trump’s business, Trump’s sons talk political strategy with GOP leaders
  • On climate, it’s G7 minus 1 as Trump punts on Paris accord
  • Police arrest Portland man alleged to have fatally stabbed two men after yelling anti-Muslim slurs
  • Here’s how Jared Kushner could lose his security clearance
  • Assault wins you elections
  • Top Trump economic adviser: ‘Coal doesn’t even make that much sense anymore’

crooks and liars

  • The Sick And Twisted Reason Republicans Stick With Trump
  • GOP Wife: Assaulted Reporter 'Got A Little Bit Of Montana Justice'
  • Expect Increased Transmission Activity From The Right's Parallel Universe
  • NPR On Budget Cuts: The Sneaky Messaging That Is Great For Trump
  • TRUMP'd: HYPOCRISY Never Looked This Bad!
  • Former Bush Ethics Lawyer: 'This Is Treason'



huffington post

  • New York’s Renegade Democrats Face Growing Calls To Rejoin Party Fold
  • Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal
  • New Orleans Principal Fired After Video Captures Him Wearing Nazi-Associated Rings
  • GOP Congressman Declines To Say Whether Every American Is Entitled To Eat
  • Texas Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill May Force A Special Session
  • Trump Staff Shakeup

kevin drum

  • Kushnergate Update: Was It Really All About Syria?
  • The Kushner Backchannel Story Is Hard to Make Sense Of
  • Yet More Quotes of the Day
  • Quote of the Day #2: Tax Plans
  • Quote of the Day: Pink Donut Boxes
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 26 May 2017

political animal

talking points memo

  • The Privilege of History
  • What's Up With Raqqa in Trumpland?
  • G-7 Summit Ends Without US Joining Consensus On Climate Change
  • Report: Kushner To Be Part Of 'War Room' Pushing Back On Russia Scandal
  • (A Bit More) About Last Night
  • McMaster ‘Not Concerned’ By Reports On Kushner-Moscow Backchannel

truth dig

  • Texas Movie Theater Chain Shrugs Off Criticism for Women-Only Screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’
  • Lion’s Share
  • G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Stalls on Climate Accord
  • Washington Post Keeps Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients’ Weapons
  • Analyzing the Hypocrisy of U.S. Media Coverage (Video)
  • Five Questions About Jared Kushner’s Alleged ‘Back Channel’ Request to Moscow

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...


  • 3
  • The Beat So Sweet
  • 4
  • Life Without Javanka
  • Young
  • Related

talk left

  • Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace
  • Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding
  • Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again
  • Trump's Latest Whoppers
  • Sunday Open Thread
  • Sunday TV: Series "El Chapo" Premiere

the nation

  • Top 10 Memorial Day Songs
  • Hillary Clinton Roasts Toxic Trump Administration in a Remarkable Speech
  • Burning Man in Venezuela
  • Conservatives Complain That Republicans Have a Liberal Bias
  • How to Join the Fight Against Texas’s Racist Immigration Law
  • While Democrats Bicker, Another Bully Wins an Election


  • Schadenfreude Open Thread: The Bucket Brigade Arrives!
  • Buddy Update: He’s Home!
  • Saturday Afternoon Open Thread
  • Call the Senate
  • Peak Dude Bro
  • Saturday Morning #PopCulture Open Thread


  • SIFF-ting through cinema, Pt. 2 By Dennis Hartley: 7 new film reviews! #SIFF @denofcinema5
  • He's unbelievable
  • Nevertheless Benghazi persisted
  • Alt-right crater
  • The Borgias take over the RNC
  • Dispatch from the spooks

the brad blog

  • Gianforte Wins in MT Despite Assault Charge; Longtime Voting Rights Group Forced to Close: 'BradCast' 5/26/2017
  • Gianforte's Monumental Montana Meltdown (And Ryan's Cowardly Constitutional Dodge): 'BradCast' 5/25/2017
  • 'Green News Report' - May 25, 2017
  • Big Dem Wins in Special Elections; CBO Finds GOP 'Healthcare' Bill Still Deadly: 'BradCast' 5/24/2017
  • Trump's $2 TRILLION 'Bernie Madoff-Level Budget Fraud': 'BradCast' 5/23/2017
  • 'Green News Report' - May 23, 2017

informed comment


  • 20 Fantastic International Resistance Signs from Trump's First Foreign Trip as President
  • Two People Stabbed to Death in Portland While Standing Up to White Supremacist's Hate Speech
  • How Trump's Thuggish Style Incites and Rationalizes Violence
  • Der Spiegel: 'It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump'
  • 'We Have an Obligation to Speak About Donald Trump's Mental Health Issues... Our Survival as a Species May Be at Stake'
  • ‘He Played Me for a Fool’: Kentucky Trump Supporter Laments He Should Have Voted for Hillary

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

war is a crime

  • U.S. Increases Nuclear Energy Spending as It Fights Global Weapons Ban
  • We’re Dealing With a New Type of War Lie
  • Beware the supporter scorned: Upstate New York Trump Voters Hit Hard in President’s Proposed 2018 Budget
  • U.S. Human Rights Groups Recommend Bombing Victims Move Underground, Develop Militias
  • Talk Nation Radio: Francis Boyle on How to Impeach Trump
  • Never Mind the Real Russia; It's All about Trump

ezra klein

  • Trump promised to protect the sick and the poor. He lied.
  • Bryan Stevenson explains how it feels to grow up black amid Confederate monuments
  • Donald Trump is destroying his own presidency
  • Health care hot potato
  • Donald Trump’s absurd 100th day week was his presidency in miniature
  • Elizabeth Warren: Obama was wrong. The system is more rigged than you know.


  • Apple Takes on Microsoft With Laptop Upgrades
  • Samsung Pay’s Finally Initiated in the UK To Battle Apple and Google
  • Hedge Funds Are Clearing Gold Bets at Miraculous Pace
  • Uber Engineer Instructed to Settle Off Any Lidar Labor
  • Online Cyber Attacks Continue
  • European Stocks Continue To Maintain Growth As Oil Shares Increase

drudge retort

  • New Front Page Link: Michelle Goldberg
  • G7 Leaders Walk, Low-Energy Trump Rides Cart
  • Trump's View of EU Shaped by Golf Course Delays
  • Racist Yelling at Muslim Kills 2 Rescuers in Portland
  • Ex-CIA Director: Kushner Actions 'Espionage'
  • Solar Power Prices Hit Record Low in India


  • The Virtual Pub Is Open (+ Programming Note)
  • The Friday Blogaround
  • Comey's Devastating Unprofessionalism
  • Hillary Clinton Is a Builder of Villages
  • Daily Dose of Cute
  • We Resist: Day 127

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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