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  • A short history of the national anthem, protests and the NFL
  • What is a 'dotard'?
  • Estimating costs of refugee resettlement in the United States, assistance in home region
  • PolitiFact Live: Parsing the Kimmel-Cassidy health care feud
  • Fact-checking Jimmy Kimmel's reaction to the Graham-Cassidy bill
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's United Nations speech

fact check

  • No Nationwide Sharia Ban
  • What ‘China’ Ads in Virginia Race Omit
  • Sept. 23: Employment, Defense, Air Quality
  • Revisiting Trump’s Wiretap Tweets
  • The Preexisting Conditions Debate, Again
  • Natural Born Bunk

fact checker

  • Kris Kobach’s claim that there is now ‘proof’ of voter fraud in New Hampshire
  • Sen. Cassidy’s misleading claim that preexisting-conditions ‘protection is absolutely the same’
  • President Trump’s claim that 10 refugees overseas cost as much as one in the U.S.
  • Is President Trump vindicated on his claim of ‘wires tapped’ by Obama?
  • Sen. Cassidy’s rebuttal to Jimmy Kimmel: ‘More people will have coverage’
  • President Trump’s claim that ‘we’ve had bigger storms’ than Harvey and Irma

daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: 10 things teachers shouldn't and should do when teaching Native youth
  • 'Star Trek: Discovery' tries to boldly go where others have been before
  • Why I stand for the national anthem, and why I will never force anyone else to stand
  • Two jet-setting cabinet secretaries, two different tones from Trump
  • Kaepernick pledges $25,000 to assist undocumented immigrant youth attacked by Trump
  • Steve Bannon tried to insert an agent at Facebook so he could shape the direction of their news


  • Did McCain just save Obamacare?
  • Obamacare repeal update — all about pre-existing conditions and more
  • What religious right leader had an affinity for gay sex art?
  • Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal to get 2 minutes of debate
  • Trump tweets video physically attacking Hillary Clinton
  • Fox Sports analyst Clay Travis tells female CNN anchor about his love of “boobs”

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

  • Trump spent dinner with conservatives bashing AG Sessions for Russia recusal: ‘You could feel it dripping with venom’
  • Why Democrats can win in 2018 — Even in blood-red Alabama
  • The resurgence of the right in Germany
  • Independent counsel to review evidence in St. Louis police shooting lawsuit
  • Roger Stone flatly rejects allegations of Russia collusion
  • Health plan would cut US deficit– but leave millions without insurance: CBO

think progress

  • Graham and Cassidy were asked why they’re defunding Planned Parenthood. Their answers were ridiculous
  • Trump blasted Iran on Twitter for a missile test. It was fake news.
  • The lone Steelers player to come out for the national anthem says it was a ‘mistake’
  • Republicans revolt again, seemingly doom Trump’s latest effort to repeal Obamacare
  • Anonymous donor will pay DACA reauthorization fees in Washington State
  • Climate deniers cheer study that shows Trump’s policies will destroy America

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread: Happy Banned Books Week!
  • Trump's Fight With NFL Is Distracting From Tax Cuts For Billionaires
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Rhythim Is Rhythim
  • Trump Fell For Fake News About Iran Launching A Ballistic Missile
  • Jimmy Kimmel Responds To Susan Collins 'No' Vote On Graham Cassidy
  • Trump Callously Uses Pat Tillman's Death To Further His Attack On Patriotism Of NFL Players



huffington post

kevin drum

  • S&P: Graham-Cassidy Will Cost Half a Million Jobs
  • Passing a Tax Bill Should Be Easy. Here’s Why It Isn’t.
  • Lunchtime Photo
  • Quote of the Day: Taxes Are Going Way, Way Down!
  • Trump Issues Travel Ban 3.0, Which Is Totally Not Aimed At Muslims
  • Workers Have Finally Caught Up to 1974

political animal

talking points memo

  • Just 99 To Go
  • TIMELINE: How Republicans Broke Their Promise On Preexisting Conditions
  • McCain: State-Specific Buy-Offs In Obamacare Repeal 'Unsavory'
  • Susan Collins Becomes Third No Vote To Kill Graham-Cassidy O'Care Repeal Bill
  • Collins Is A NO
  • CBO: 'Millions' Fewer With Health Coverage Under Graham-Cassidy Bill

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...


  • When The Tunnels Go
  • Grassidy
  • Where We Are
  • Gotta Know Someone
  • Nobody Knows In America
  • Weiner

talk left

  • CAGE Director Convicted of Terror Offense for Refusing to Provide Pin
  • Trump Revises Travel Ban, Sup. Ct Cancels Arguments
  • Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months
  • D.C. Appeals Court Rules Sting-Ray Devices Unconstitutional
  • Insurers Balk at Republican Health Care Plan
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah and Open Thread

the nation


  • Late Night Open Thread: Trump’s Reverse-Midas Touch
  • According to The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe the USNS Comfort Will Not Be Deployed
  • These Are, Indeed, Strange Days: All the Cowboys Take a Knee
  • ATTN: Wingnuts! We Have a Problem!
  • Monday Afternoon Open Thread


  • If you think he's deplorable
  • "You don't lurch into authoritarianism, you slide into it"
  • Class acts
  • QOTD: Jackie Robinson
  • Trump just had to rip off the scab and poured salt into the wound
  • There used to be this thing called "principles"

the brad blog

  • Addicted to Chaos: Trump's War on the People of North Korea, the NFL, and the U.S.: 'BradCast' 9/25/2017
  • Will 'Medicare-for-All' Prove a Pathway to Democratic Congressional Majorities?
  • Sunday Toons of the 'One Minute to Midnight' Moment
  • The 'Madman' v. the 'Mentally Deranged': Where Does This End?: 'BradCast' 9/22/2017
  • Why Would Any Nation Make a Deal With Trump? And the GOP's Dishonest O'Care Repeal Pitch: 'BradCast' 9/21/2017
  • 'Green News Report' - September 21, 2017

informed comment


  • Another Famous Activist Also Took a Knee, 50 Years Before Kaepernick—and He Too Was Called ‘Disruptive’ and an ‘Agitator’
  • 5 Pointed Responses from Players and Coaches to Trump's Racist Jeremiad Against Black Athletes
  • Paul Krugman: Republicans Are Choking on Decades of Lies
  • Robert Reich: There's Only One Cure for America's Economic Ills
  • Trump Is Trying to Run the Government Like His Businesses: This Is Really Bad News for America and the Globe
  • Important Lessons From George Orwell and Winston Churchill for Resisting Authoritarian Rule in Trump's America

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

  • There is no Trump pivot, and there never will be
  • Graham-Cassidy could’ve been the GOP’s best Obamacare replacement
  • Yes, Bernie Sanders’s plan moves America closer to single-payer
  • What Hillary Clinton really thinks
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton explains What Happened
  • The co-founder of the DLC wants to take back red districts, not the Democratic Party

drudge retort

  • Joe Biden's Latest Gig: Curating the News
  • Puerto Rico Without Power, Low on Supplies
  • Ivanka Used Private Email for White House Business
  • Reid: Puerto Rico is Trump's Katrina
  • Tom Brady: Trump's Comments Were 'Divisive'
  • Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Months in Prison


  • The Virtual Pub Is Open (+ Programming Note)
  • The Friday Blogaround
  • Quote of the Day
  • Shaker Gourmet
  • Daily Dose of Cute
  • We Resist: Day 246

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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