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daily kos

  • Idaho's Otter tries to shore up base with vow to fight Supreme Court on marriage equality
  • Yes, tea party membership is fueled by 'racial resentment'
  • Top Walker supporter funded website now smearing Mary Burke
  • McConnell's Kentucky GOP threatens Grimes voters with fraud charges—just for listening to Grimes
  • Democrats are a big American majority, but don't show it at the polls
  • Midday open thread: No harassment on Fifth Avenue? GOP schedules presidential debate


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


  • Judge Rejects Government’s Effort to Have No Fly List Lawsuit Dismissed by Invoking ‘State Secrets’
  • Firedoglake Joins Coalition Letter Demanding Congress Restore Whistleblower Rights for Intelligence Contractors
  • Oregon Marijuana Legalization Measure Winning in Latest Poll
  • Top Ten Govt Things to Be Afraid of for Halloween
  • Amazon-CIA Partnership Critics Launch Ad Campaign, Includes Billboard In Front Of Amazon HQ
  • Analysis: Estimating the Size of D.C. Marijuana Market

media matters

  • Computer Security Experts: Attkisson Video Of Purported "Hacking" Likely Just A Stuck Backspace Key
  • Fox News Carries Scott Brown Across The Finish Line
  • Limbaugh Calls Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu "Cute Little Baby Fat"
  • Rush Limbaugh Applauds Joni Ernst For Refusing Mainstream Media Interviews
  • What Conservative Media Miss In Coverage Of Controversial Time Teacher Story
  • Fox's Mike Gallagher: Only "Unhappy Women" Complain About Street Harassment

the raw story

think progress

crooks and liars

  • Santorum Profits With His Imagined Christian Persecution
  • C&L's Top 26-50 Horror Movies For Halloween
  • How An Ayn Rand-Loving CEO Tanked Sears
  • New Mexico Tells Navajo-speaking 'Illiterates' To Learn English If They Want A Voter ID
  • Millennials Have Landlines? Sure They Do.
  • Oklahoma Christian Tries To Cut Off Friend's Head For Practicing Witchcraft


  • George Takei Was On The Colbert Report. Shut Up And Watch It (Video)
  • Not Content With His Face On TV, Mitch McConnell Also Trying To Scare Voters Through The Mail
  • Maine Judge Frees Kaci Hickox To Continue Not Spreading Ebola
  • Bill Cosby Runs And Hides After Renewed Public Interest In All Those Rape Allegations
  • Peggy Noonan’s Dead Aunt Is Smarter Than You
  • Arizona School Board Aborts Pages From Biology Textbook


huffington post

  • Silence in the Court! Why the Supreme Court Often Says Nothing
  • Choice Between Voters and Rioters?
  • It's Time for a Constitutional Right to Vote, and a Truce in the Voting Wars
  • Millions Of Early Votes Already Cast
  • The Case For Bringing Meditation To Congress
  • HUFFPOST HILL - Remember: Unwrapped Candy Spreads Ebola

kevin drum

  • Friday Cat Blogging - 31 October 2014
  • Left and Right Agree: Cat-Calling Is Menacing and Disgusting
  • Republicans Attack Democrats For Supporting Republican Demands
  • Democrats Like It When Forecasts Show Democrats Winning
  • PATRIOT Act Warrants Used More For Drugs Than For Terrorism
  • CNN Is Now Just Like the National Enquirer

political animal

  • Blue Slips and the Iowa Farmer
  • What? Racism in Louisiana? No! Apologize!
  • New Troubles For Even a Triumphant Mitch
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Keeping Up With the Wizards
  • Everybody Should Vote!

talking points memo

  • WaPo: Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely In Michael Brown Shooting
  • McConnell Mailers Imply Ky. Voters Are Involved In 'Election Violation' (PHOTOS)
  • WATCH LIVE: Officials Discuss Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Explosion
  • Is The Site Faster?
  • Oh Dear. How Could That Happen?
  • Highest Ranking Black New York Police Officer Abruptly Quits

democratic underground

  • Russia's Vladimir Putin says his marriage is over
  • Christie expected to name Lautenberg successor
  • George Zimmerman wants ‘inflammatory terms’ banned from trial
  • Swimming Champion, Movie Star Esther Williams Dies
  • Syria Hails Qusair Capture as Foreshadowing Rebel Defeat
  • Lindsey Graham ‘glad’ NSA collecting phone records

liberal oasis

  • MSNBC's Up: Debating Snowden's Lawyer
  • The DMZ: Yes All Women Edition
  • MSNBC's Up: Obama's Bet On Climate
  • The DMZ: GOP Civil War Update
  • The DMZ: When Rove Attacks
  • The DMZ: Immigration Lives

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...


  • Games People Play
  • Oh Wow
  • Afternoon Thread
  • Either The Food Is Safe Or It Isn't
  • Um What
  • So Much Stupid

talk left

  • Halloween Open Thread
  • Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture
  • A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy
  • Thursday Open Thread
  • Flak Over FBI and DEA Impersonations
  • Tuesday Open Thread

the nation

  • Did Ferguson Police Violate Human Rights During the Protests?
  • The Senator Defending Your Privacy Is Fighting for His Political Life
  • If These Videos Don't Convince You to Vote, Nothing Will
  • Barack Obama’s Smart Political Play: Go for the Governorships
  • New Voting Restrictions Could Swing the 2014 Election
  • No Quid Pro Quo, No Cuomo: Vote Howie Hawkins on November 4


  • Ebolanoia and Its Opposite
  • Why It’s Important Apple CEO Tim Cook Declared His Sexuality
  • Choose Wisely
  • No, It Really Isn’t Heartbreaking
  • Monty Python Was A Documentary
  • Dakota News, None of it Good


  • Working us into an early grave
  • A Cupp full of nonsense
  • The *other* endless war to destroy the planet
  • Rolling in the Deep State
  • The politics of misdirection by @BloggersRUs
  • Kings of Spy Prom

the brad blog

  • Court Rebukes LePage, Christie Over Fear-Based, Science-Free Restrictions on Medical Aid Worker
  • ES&S iVotronic Touch-Screen Votes Reportedly Flipping in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • Quick Hits: GOP Versus Registration Nation
  • 'Green News Report' - October 30, 2014
  • Why GA's Pre-Election Polls May Be Meaningless
  • KPFK 'BradCast': SCOTUS Voter Suppression and the Touch-Screen Vote-Flipping Time Warp

informed comment


  • How Conservative Christianity Can Warp the Mind
  • You Probably Haven't Heard of These Serial Killer Victims -- It's Probably Because They Are Not White
  • 10 Most Gruesome Creatures in Nature to Spook You This Halloween
  • WATCH: Jon Stewart Sings the Blues to Texas Democrats—'You Poor Bastards'
  • Why the GOP Is Going to Be in Deep Trouble If Their Crazy Tea Party Candidates Get into the Senate
  • Meet the People Who Watch Beheading and Animal Abuse Videos All Day So You Don’t Have To

mother jones mojo

  • Happy Halloween From Mitch McConnell and Friends
  • Meet Another GOP Candidate Who's Pretending He's Pro-Choice
  • We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 30, 2014
  • Attack Ad Accuses Democratic Governor of Wanting to Set a Mass Murderer Free
  • We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 29, 2014
  • Elizabeth Warren Challenges Chris Christie for the Science Behind His Ebola Quarantine

war is a crime

  • Vietnam Was About Liberation! Thomas Friedman Comes In From the Cold War
  • Ukraine News - Oct 31, 2014
  • Violence Against Children: UN Gets it Wrong
  • Peace Work Because of You
  • Crisis in the Middle East: Alternatives to War
  • Two Marches in DC This Saturday

ezra klein

  • Democrats only have themselves to blame for upcoming losses
  • One health insurer just took the feds’ offer to end transgender discrimination. Who else will follow?
  • Gas is about to fall below $3 a gallon for first time since 2010
  • Opera is dead, in one chart
  • Why turning our clocks back Sunday makes no sense
  • These five charts show the progress made in fighting homelessness

oliver willis

  • No, Obama Didn’t Sound Like Bush At The United Nations
  • Hillary Clinton’s Secret Letters To Santa Exposed
  • Green Lantern Liberalism
  • NFL Fans Defending Beating A Child’s Scrotum Are Scum
  • Obama Repeats The Strategy That Killed Bin Laden In Address To Nation About ISIS
  • How “It’s Just Politics” Lets Conservatives Win


  • What is a startup?
  • Backing Ukraine’s territorial integrity, UN Assembly declares Crimea referendum invalid
  • People and sanctions: who and why included in the US list
  • TOP 10: Interesting facts
  • BIG DATA: no more privacy
  • Ukraine – Russia deploys its troops to Crimea

drudge retort

  • Maine Judge Rejects Attempt to Quarantine Nurse
  • Born and Raised in Texas, But Not Allowed to Vote
  • SpaceShipTwo Crashes on Test Flight
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'm Proud to Be Gay
  • College Students Fight Removal of Their Polling Place
  • GDP Up 3.5%, Best 6-Month Span in 10 Years


  • Today in Amazing Things
  • Quote of the Day
  • The Friday Blogaround
  • Why I Vote
  • Daily Dose of Cute
  • Update on Jian Ghomeshi Allegations

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

  • Fox's Cavuto Uses Lower Gas Prices To Attack Democrats
  • O’Reilly Again Race Baits Obama’s Ebola Policy
  • Megyn Kelly Whitewashes 'Patriot' Parent Threatening S**t Storm Over Daughter's History Assignment
  • Fox’s Stuart Varney Involved In A Very Smarmy Divorce Case
  • Fox’s Nauert Gushes Over Chris Christie’s Bullying
  • On Outnumbered: No War On Women Cuz Who Cares About Silly Pills!

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