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  • Fact-checking President Trump’s NATO summit news conference in Brussels
  • The latest on reunification of families separated at the border, Trump immigration policy
  • A look at White House turnover under Trump, Obama following Scott Pruitt's exit
  • President Trump's Supreme Court Pick: Brett Kavanaugh
  • Mailbag: 'Ya gotta do better'
  • Fact-checking an immigration meme that's been circulating for more than a decade

fact check

  • Trump Inflates GDP Growth
  • Home Explosion Spawns Clinton Conspiracy Theory
  • Sen. Harris Didn’t ‘Lie’ About Integration
  • Trump’s False Claims at NATO
  • Trump’s Defense Spending Exaggerations
  • Facebook Didn’t Hire George Soros

fact checker


  • JordanScandal.com: New site tackles Jim Jordan Ohio State sexual abuse scandal
  • Lauren Duca on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, youth engagement, media bias, the Supreme Court & Trump’s gaslighting
  • 9th Accuser: I told GOP Rep Jordan about sexual abuse, Jordan laughed & refused to help
  • Jim Jordan sexual abuse scandal timeline; a record of the accusers to date
  • Lead Jim Jordan defender contradicts self on tape
  • Potential Trump Supreme Court nominee Kethledge attends anti-gay activist church

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


  • Members-Only Newsletter Preview: Roger Waters And Boundaries Of Permissible Thought
  • A Pastor Charged With Murder He Did Not Commit: Alabama Targets Reverend Glasgow In Political Prosecution
  • It Is Time To Abolish The Government Position Of District Attorney Spokesperson
  • Journalists Need More Opportunities For Reporting In This Terrible Media Economy
  • MSNBC Guests Attacking Glenn Greenwald As ‘Kremlin Agent’ Prove His Argument About MSNBC
  • Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Run To The Hills’ By Tanya Tagaq and Damian Abraham

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

  • Jake Tapper Wants Mark Warner To Explain Why Obama Didn't Do More On The Russian Hacking
  • Donald Trump's Clueless Response To Twelve Russian Indictments: 'I Hadn't Thought About' Asking Putin To Extradite Them To US
  • Trump Congratulates Putin On World Cup After France Wins Event
  • Fox Trump Apologists Attack CNN's Smerconish For Calling Russian Election Meddling 'Terrorism'
  • Donald Trump: 'I Think The European Union Is A Foe'
  • Gowdy Says Hearings Should Be Private After Peter Strzok Nukes Him On Live TV: 'Public Hearings Are A Circus'


huffington post

kevin drum

  • Should Theresa May Hold a Second Brexit Vote?
  • There’s a Disturbing Element to Europe’s Long Postwar Peace
  • Republicans Have Degraded Cost-Benefit Analysis Into a Parody of Itself
  • Do Social Democrats Believe In Free Lunches?
  • India’s Coal Bubble Has Burst
  • How to Betray Your Country in Ten Short Steps

political animal

  • On the Eve of His Meeting with Putin, Trump Attacks the Press Again
  • A Nobel-Winning Economist is Aiding a Major Climate Lawsuit. Whatever.
  • Vengeance is Mine, Sayeth Joseph Crowley
  • The Abuse of 911 by Trump Supporters Must Stop
  • Abortion is a Normal Part of Everyday Life
  • Trump Supporters Really Don’t Care About the Russian Indictments. Do You?

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...


  • Sunday, Sunday
  • A Rudimentary Knowledge of Mortars
  • Daddy
  • Saturday Night
  • Saturday Afternoon
  • My Expert Diet Advice

talk left

  • Saturday Open Thread
  • Wednesday Open Thread: All Over the Place
  • NZ Appeals Court Rules Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited
  • Trump Wanted to Invade Venezuela
  • Mexico's AMLO is no Donald Trump
  • Weekend Open Thread

the nation


  • Trump’s European Adventure Open Thread: More Travel Pics
  • World Cup: The Grand Finale
  • The Shitlord or Mastermind Question Is Irrelevant Now
  • Sunday Morning Garden Chat: Blooming in the Northwest
  • GOP Stupidity Open Thread: Ministry of (Un)Truth
  • Open Thread: Today’s GOP, the ‘Treason in Defence of Its Perquisites’ Party


  • They lied about what was hacked
  • "I would say that, you know, Brexit is Brexit"
  • Prison camp for kids
  • What in the hell is John Bolton up to?
  • Yes, it is insane
  • Fight for the future by @BloggersRUs

the brad blog

  • Sunday SuperCallousFragileRacistSexistNaziPotus Toons
  • New 2016 Russian Cyberattack Indictments, New Lawsuit Against SC's Unverifiable Voting System: 'BradCast' 7/13/2018
  • Trump's 'Fine-Tuned Machine' Wreaks Havoc at NATO, in Congress and for U.S. Workers: 'BradCast' 7/12/2018
  • 'Green News Report' - July 12, 2018
  • Schumer's Tepid SCOTUS Plan, Trump's Continuing Trail of Destruction: 'BradCast' 7/11/2018
  • Trump's SCOTUS Pick Little More Than a Loyal 'Republican Foot Soldier': 'BradCast' 7/10/2018

informed comment

  • Gaza: Israel Unleashes Heaviest Airstrikes Since 2014 Assault
  • Top Three Ways London’s Sadiq Khan is a better Leader than Donald Trump
  • Ireland To Become First Country to Divest From Fossil Fuels
  • Pakistanis Mourn as Extremists attack Democratic Elections, killing 128
  • An Offer they Can’t Refuse: Trump’s “Mob Boss Style” on Display in London
  • With 5 Powers fighting in Syria, who will come out on top? Netanyahu, Putin, or Trump?


  • ‘He Doesn’t Read’: Ex-US Ambassador to Russia Details Putin’s Strategic Advantage over Trump Ahead of ‘Dangerous’ Helsinki Summit
  • Is Donald Trump Ushering In a New World War?
  • Yes, Trump Is a Narcissist — But It's Literally A Million Times Worse Than That
  • 'Fake News': European Council President Hits Back After Trump Calls the E.U. America's 'Foe'
  • Forget Impeachment — Here Are 7 Other Ways Donald Trump’s Presidency Might Go Down in Flames
  • Jimmy Carter Reflects on a Lifetime: 'Under Trump, the Government is Worse Than It Has Been Before'

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


  • A consumer advocacy group asks Tesla to fix flaws in its Autopilot system
  • Wall Street higher ahead of the G7 summit
  • Carbon Black reports narrower-than-expected loss in its first quarterly report as a public company
  • Broadcom warns of slow growth in its wireless business in the third quarter, shares down
  • Stitch Fix reports strong first-quarter results on higher subscriptions
  • Facebook acknowledges data-sharing tie-ups with Chinese phone makers

drudge retort

  • Trump Calls EU a 'Foe' of the U.S.
  • Royal Rejection
  • China: Trump Has Made U.S. an 'Enemy to All'
  • Elon Musk Contributed $38,900 to House Republican PAC
  • The Day Trump Asked Russian Hackers to Attack, They Did
  • California Prosecutor on Leave After Social Media Posts


  • The Virtual Pub Is Open
  • Friday Links!
  • Cassandra's Lament
  • Bernie Sanders, What Are You Even Doing Now?
  • Daily Dose of Cute
  • We Resist: Day 540

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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