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  • Medicare in 5 charts: A 2018 midterm report
  • Fact-checking Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings
  • PolitiFact adding coverage of pivotal U.S. House races
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally for Mike Braun in Evansville, Indiana
  • Sen. John McCain fought to clean up money in politics. Are we better off today?
  • Fact-checking Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman

fact check

  • Video: Trump’s Efforts to Stop Election Interference
  • Meme Misidentifies Stock Image as Kavanaugh Accuser
  • False Claims About Kavanaugh’s Mom and Foreclosure
  • Trump’s Fuzzy Medicare Math
  • Clinton Goes Too Far in Criticizing Trump
  • Bogus Jennifer Lawrence Quote on 9/11, Trump

fact checker


  • Rosie O’Donnell on Trump, Kavanaugh, the Apprentice tapes, Mueller, leaving The View, growing up gay, and the elections
  • Beto O’Rourke 2 points ahead of Ted Cruz in new poll — first time Beto leads
  • The FBI must investigate the Kavanaugh rape allegations
  • MarioKart trends on Twitter as Stormy compares Toad to Trump’s privates
  • Kavanaugh in flames
  • The Rude Pundit on Manafort, Kavanaugh, the hurricane, and Trump

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


  • How Bail Reform Trapped Marijuana Activist NJ Weedman In Jail
  • Death Of Jon Burge: Commander Set Standard For Police Terror In Chicago
  • At Trial, Officers Undermine Notion Jason Van Dyke Feared For His Life When Killed Laquan McDonald
  • Beyond Prisons — Episode 28: Prison Strike 2018
  • What The U.S. Could Do If So Much Money Wasn’t Wasted On Health Care
  • Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Prayer Song’ By Noname Featuring Adam Ness

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

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Trickle Down
  • C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater: D.O.A. (1949)
  • Passage Of Time Doesn't Erase Youthful Mistakes In The Criminal Justice System, Especially For People Of Color
  • Grandpa Grassley Tweets Nonsense About Kavanaugh Accuser
  • Jason Johnson: If You Grab A Woman And Turn Up The Music, 'That Is A Problem'
  • BREAKING: GOP Judiciary Spokesman Resigns As Past Sexual Harassment Firing Revealed


huffington post

kevin drum

  • The Whole World Thinks Donald Trump Is a Flake
  • It’s Time to Start Ignoring Social Media
  • Friday Cat Blogging – 21 September 2018
  • Morning Roundup
  • Lousy Patent Examiners Prefer Working in the Private Sector
  • Schrödinger’s Cat Is Alive! (One-Twelfth of the Time)

political animal

talking points memo

truth dig

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...


  • Who Talks Like This
  • Guys I Have Some Bad News
  • Saturday Afternoon
  • What A Time To Be Alive
  • Saturday Morning Thread

talk left

  • Running Out the Kavenaugh Clock
  • Manafort's D.C. Guilty Plea
  • Sen. Leahy Won't Vote for Kavenaugh
  • Hurricane Florence Rips the N.C. Banks
  • Poll: Trump Approval Falls Below 40%
  • S.C. Prepares for Florence

the nation

  • For Red-State Democrats, There Is Only One Choice: Vote ‘No’ on Kavanaugh
  • Michael Moore: How Democrats Paved the Way to Trump
  • Grassley Knows Exactly What He Was Doing 35 Years Ago—Scheming to Ban Abortion
  • How Conspiracy Theories Unite the International Far Right
  • The Brazilian Elite’s Plan to Destroy the Workers’ Party Has Failed
  • Am I Next?


  • Saturday Late Night Open Thread
  • PSA: Debunking Social Media Rumors About Christine Blasey Ford – Open Thread
  • You Did It! Now Let’s Go For More!
  • College Football Open Thread
  • Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify
  • Local Races Open Thread: Beto vs. Cruz, #TrueToForm


  • Through the looking glass – Fahrenheit 11/9 (***½) By Dennis Hartley @denofcinema5
  • The Imperialist Whine
  • A searing indictment
  • Money moving around that Trump Tower meeting
  • By any means necessary by @BloggersRUs
  • Friday Night Soother

the brad blog

  • Federal Judge Rules GA Voting Systems Insecure, Unverifiable. Allows Them in November Anyway: 'BradCast' 9/21/2018
  • Defining 'Disaster' One Year After Maria and One Week After Florence: 'BradCast' 9/20/2018
  • 'Green News Report' - September 20, 2018
  • The GOP Panic to Confirm Kavanaugh 'ASAP': 'BradCast' 9/19/2018
  • Kavanaugh Nomination Falling Apart After Sexual Assault Allegation: 'BradCast' 9/18/2018
  • 'Green News Report' - September 18, 2018

informed comment


  • Lessons from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9: Establishment Democrats Sold Out the Voters
  • Kavanaugh Ally Did Online Searches for Christine Ford Before She Was Revealed As Accuser: Report
  • The Only Sure Thing In Ford v. Kavanaugh May Be That One Side Is Panicking
  • Watch: Beto O'Rourke Slams Ted Cruz for His Unquestioning Loyalty to Donald Trump
  • They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper: Billionaires Buying Up Media Is Another Step Toward Oligarchy
  • Sex Columnist Dan Savage Calls BS On the Bad Fantasies That Make Relationships Even Harder

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

drudge retort

  • Ted Cruz: 'In Beto O'Rourke's Own Words ...'
  • Kavanaugh's Accuser Will Speak to Judiciary Committee
  • Trump Vows to Rid Justice Dept of Lingering Stench
  • Hannity Urges Trump Not to Fire 'Anybody' After Rosenstein Report
  • Why Big Oil's Climate Club Grew
  • Women at All Levels of Kavanaugh Scandal Receiving Threats


  • Open Thread
  • Programming Note
  • What I'm Watching
  • Daily Dose of Cute
  • We Resist: Day 608
  • Shaker Gourmet

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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