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  • Anatomy of a statistic: Do 80 percent of Americans oppose sanctuary cities?
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump at CPAC
  • Trump moves on promises on immigration, deportations in first month
  • Promises kept, promises stalled: Rating Donald Trump's first month in office
  • The possible ties between Trump and Russia, explained
  • What the statistics say about Sweden, immigration and crime

fact check

  • Feb. 26: Polling, Swedish Crime, Terrorism
  • FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech
  • Terrorism and Trump’s Travel Ban
  • Border Adjustment Baloney
  • Trump Official’s Misplaced Gitmo Blame
  • Bogus Visa Waiver Stories

fact checker

  • Did President Trump save 77,000 coal mining jobs?
  • Fact-checking President Trump’s CPAC speech
  • Keith Ellison’s comments on the Second Amendment: For the record
  • For all of the motion, Trump is falling behind on his ‘100-day’ promise list
  • Spicer’s claim there are ‘12, 14, 15 million’ people in the U.S. illegally
  • Democrats persist with the slippery claim of a ’60-vote standard’ for Supreme Court nominees

daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Trump's anti-immigrant fervor continues to generate airport chaos
  • Tom Hayden's final 'Hell No!'
  • Trump's Navy secretary pick withdraws, citing an inability to separate himself from his businesses
  • While Kansas tries to dump job-killing, budget-busting GOP tax policy, Democratic California booms
  • Why a terrorist attack is more likely with a weak president
  • Has there ever been a bigger coward than so-called 'President' Donald Trump?


  • Wall Street Journal editor endorses boycott of Trump White House over media censorship
  • Trump refusing to attend Correspondents Dinner because media “egged the White House”
  • House Intel chair calls Russia investigation “witch hunt” and “McCarthyism”
  • White House aide says Politico “threatened” them by simply asking about press ban
  • GOP Cong. Darrell Issa calls for special counsel investigation of Trump/Russia
  • Demand DOJ appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump’s Russia ties

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

  • ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ erased the sexuality of James Baldwin. What if it wins an Oscar?
  • Dozens of headstones damaged and overturned at Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia
  • Egyptian-born, French Holocaust scholar detained and threatened with deportation
  • Misleading NY Times Oscars ad mashes up real and fake news with climate denial
  • Chris Christie dismisses the need for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia
  • Trump won’t attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a celebration of the role of media in…

crooks and liars

  • Iranian Director Is No Show, Wins Oscar, Blasts Trump's Travel Ban
  • Open Thread - NOT In Memoriam
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Mummies
  • Gov. Christie Says No 'Special Prosecutor' Required To Investigate Trump's Russian Ties
  • Nancy Pelosi: Trump Has Nothing But Fear To Show For First Month In Office
  • NY Times Reveals Trump Attacks Backfire: 'Every Time He Tweets It Drives Subscriptions Wildly'


huffington post

  • John Oliver Issues Warning To Republicans On Obamacare: 'Tick Tock Motherf***ers!'
  • New York Times' Subscriptions Zoom Each Time Trump Attacks, Says Editor
  • An Iranian Won An Oscar And Right-Wingers Had A Twitter Meltdown
  • Twitter Made The Oscars A Whole Hell Of A Lot Funnier
  • As Expected, The Oscars Became A Night Of Protest Against Donald Trump
  • Just 28 Perfect Tweets From Women About The 2017 Oscars

kevin drum

  • The President Is Determined to Be Presidential
  • The Dead Pool - 26 February 2017
  • Computers Have Revolutionized Gerrymandering. The Supreme Court Should Take Notice.
  • Here's What an "Empowered" Border Agency Looks Like
  • Donald Trump Obliterates the Deficit!
  • Tom Perez Wins Race for DNC Chair

political animal

  • The Trump White House Tears Itself Apart Over Internal Leaks
  • The Trump Administration Still Has No Idea What It’s Doing
  • Delaware Special Election Win Shows Energized Democratic Turnout
  • Make the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Great Again
  • Bannon’s Desperate Apartheid Conservatism
  • Is the Trump Administration Set to Crack Down on Cannabis Sales?

talking points memo

  • It's All So Confusing (The Michael Cohen File)
  • Marco Rubio Complains That People 'Heckle And Scream' At Town Halls
  • DWI Suspected In Crash That Hurt 28 At New Orleans Parade
  • Joseph Wapner, Who Presided Over 'The People's Court' On TV, Dies
  • The Great Disinhibition Continues
  • Dozens Of Headstones Broken, Overturned At Jewish Cemetery In PA

truth dig

  • That Final Twist Was More Surprising Than the Politics at the 2017 Oscars
  • #NoDAPL Live Blog: Standing Rock Activists Take Their Cause to Hollywood
  • The Return of American Race Laws
  • White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire
  • Religious Leaders in Southern California Creating Network to Help the Undocumented
  • Solar Jobs Double Coal’s Job Total, a Survey by the Nonprofit Solar Foundation Finds

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...


  • Morning Thread
  • 47
  • It Occurs To Me
  • Sunday Evening
  • Spice Spice Baby
  • We Won!!!!

talk left

  • Oscars Time: "This is Not a Joke"
  • Friday Open Thread
  • Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Orders
  • Haiti Holds Mass Funerals for Inmates Who Died From Prison Conditions
  • Tuesday Open Thread
  • "Not My President's Day" Protests

the nation


  • Monday Morning Open Thread: Old Notes, New Jokes
  • On The Road
  • Late-Night Post-Oscar Open Thread: Well, That Was Awkward…
  • Oscar’s Open Thread II
  • Oscar’s Open Thread
  • Open Thread: Donald Trump, FAKE! President; Real Traitor?


  • Policy anarchy with people's lives in the balance
  • A fine tuned machine
  • Commander in Tweet
  • Traister and The Handmaid's Tale
  • Anonymous fake news
  • "This is my ballot." by @BloggersRUs

the brad blog

  • Sunday Toons of the Academy Award-Winning Moment
  • Now Journos Can't Hear the Lies in Person: 'BradCast' 2/24/2017
  • Alt-Right is Left, Women Hate Women - Alt-Reality at CPAC: 'BradCast' 2/23/2017
  • Appeals Court Upholds MD Ban on 'Weapons of War' and Other Encouraging News for a Change: 'BradCast' 2/22/2017
  • 'Our Worst Fears Realized': Trump Issues Radical Deportation Policies, Anti-Semitic Crimes Rising: 'BradCast' 2/21/2017
  • 'Green News Report' - February 21, 2017

informed comment


  • The Other Right-Wing Tidal Wave Sweeping America: Federal and State Preemption of Local Progressive Laws
  • Activism: Undocumented Communities Organized and Ready to Fight Trump's Mass Expulsion Orders
  • Could There Be an American Reichstag Fire? Don't Underestimate Trump
  • 5 Best Anti-Trump Statements at the Oscars
  • Can the US Remain a Super Power Under Trump?
  • Will Americans Submit to Despotism in an Urge to 'Escape from Freedom'? Erich Fromm Saw It Coming

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

  • Can Canada Get Out of the War Business?
  • Open Guantanamo!
  • Why Should Trump--or Anyone--Be Able to Launch a Nuclear War?
  • Resume inflation at the NSC: Lt. General McMaster’s Silver Star Was Essentially Earned for Target Practice
  • Focus: The House GOP Border Tax Plan (Part 4) - Feb 13, 2017
  • Uh-Oh! Violets in late February?: Signs of an Unusually Early Spring in Southeastern Pennsylvania are No Cause for Celebration

ezra klein

  • Elizabeth Drew covered Watergate. Here's what she thinks of Trump.
  • John Boehner told Republicans some inconvenient truths on Obamacare
  • Donald Trump is dangerous when he’s losing
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of human history
  • Evelyn Farkas was the Pentagon’s top Russia expert. Now she wants Trump independently investigated.
  • 53% of Republicans don’t know repealing Obamacare repeals the Medicaid expansion

oliver willis

  • In Memory of Chez Pazienza, The Writer I Always Wished I Could Be
  • Trump's Refusal To Attend The White House Correspondents' Dinner Is A Sign Of Utter Cowardice
  • In Loving Memory of Chez Pazienza: Dec 11, 1969 - Feb, 25 2017
  • Bernie Sanders Just Humiliated Trump on Twitter
  • Expectations for Trump Are So Ridiculously Low, He Can Get Away with Just About Anything
  • Trump and Sessions Are About To Walk Into A Sh*t Storm Over Marijuana


  • Wal-Mart’s Proposal to Contest Amazon Achieved by Online Rush Movement
  • Mexico and Canada Claim Nafta Must Adapt To Involving Three Countries
  • Venezuela’s Vice President Ignores U.S. Declaring Him With Trafficking
  • Goldman Advises of China Market Dangers
  • U.S. Consumer Prices Declare Biggest Rise
  • Reports Claim That Surging Iron Ore Won’t Tumble

drudge retort

  • J.C. Penney to Close 140 Stores
  • Churches Prepare to Hide Immigrants from Deportation
  • Gretchen Carlson May Join MSNBC
  • DHS: Citizenship 'Unlikely Indicator' of Terror Risk
  • Kurt Busch Wins Daytona 500
  • U.S. Billionaire Secretly Helped Back Brexit


  • The Virtual Pub Is Open
  • The Friday Blogaround
  • "Many of our social justice problems like racism and sexism are often overlapping, creating multiple levels of social injustice."
  • White House Confirms Apparent Violation of Justice Department Rules
  • Breaking: WH Excludes CNN, NYT, BBC, and Others from Presser
  • 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

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