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  • PolitiFact's video rewind for Sept. 30
  • Was NAFTA 'worst trade deal ever'? Few agree
  • Who is Alicia Machado?
  • Los hechos detrás del primer debate presidencial entre Clinton y Trump
  • Trump, Clinton debate fact-checks (a running collection)
  • The first presidential debate annotated

fact check

  • Is Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional?
  • Trump on the Stump
  • Video: FactChecking the First Debate
  • FactChecking the First Debate
  • Follow the Debate with FactCheck.org
  • Pre-Debate Patterns of Deception

fact checker

  • Clinton’s claim that the Bush tax cuts played ‘a large part’ in sparking 2008 recession
  • Trump’s method for the big fib: Defend, defend, then grasp at straws
  • Trump’s false claim that stop and frisk in NYC wasn’t ruled unconstitutional
  • Trump’s claim that a racial discrimination suit was ‘brought against many real estate firms’
  • Fact-checking the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate
  • Trump’s claim that Obama is trying to ‘delay’ Obamacare enrollment until after the election

daily kos

  • Cartoon: Debating the debate
  • Morning Digest: Even Republican Eric Greitens' own poll shows him down in Missouri
  • USA Today issues its first-ever un-endorsement for 'dangerous demagogue' Donald Trump
  • Donald Trump sneaks out of bed to attack Alicia Machado and tell America to watch a sex tape
  • Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!
  • Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump's terrible week


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


  • Resistance Continues As Historic Prison Strike Enters Fourth Week
  • Interview: John Kiriakou On Supporting Jeffrey Sterling So He Doesn’t Die In Prison
  • Obama Scapegoats Third Party Voters To Distract From Clinton’s Enthusiasm Problem
  • Establishment Media Caught Promoting Fake Russian Story On #TrumpWon Hashtag
  • Why Women Joined—And Didn’t Join—One Of The Largest Prison Strikes In US History
  • TPP And Trade Take Center Stage At First Presidential Debate

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

  • The Charlotte ‘compromise’ to repeal HB2 was a sham. A state leader just admitted it.
  • Trump starts his day with some slut-shaming
  • HB2 inspired this out Navy veteran to run against one of its architects
  • The harmful legacy of the Hyde Amendment
  • The growing indigenous spiritual movement that could save the planet
  • Trump official says he doesn’t talk about Bill Clinton’s affairs, changes his mind 10 seconds later

crooks and liars

  • Trump Did Bring Up Monica At The Debate, Knowing Media Would Talk About Her
  • Donald Trump Attacks Miss Universe In Overnight Tweetstorm Urging Followers To 'Check Out Sex Tape'
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • In Radio Interview, Trump's Uncle Ruckus Parrots Racist Talking Points
  • Open Thread - Trump At The Nixon-Kennedy Debate
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Jerry Lee Lewis



huffington post

  • The Return of Eastern Europe's Princes
  • 'Star Trek' Universe Sets Phasers To Stun 'Amateur' Donald Trump
  • The Undeniable Rape Culture Of Donald Trump
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: Hillary Clinton Could Benefit From Motivating Unlikely Voters
  • Clinton Sees Post-Debate Bounce In State Polls
  • A Bernie Supporter's Enthusiastic Case for Hillary

kevin drum

  • Obama Now Not Tyrannical Enough
  • Hillary Clinton Is Finally Feeling the Bern
  • New Study Says Rising Inequality Is Killing the Economy
  • Online Polls: Dumb Clickbait or Stupid Timewasters? You Decide.
  • New Poll Shows Lots of People Having Second Thoughts After Monday's Debate
  • Robots Are Coming to Steal Your Children Away

political animal

talking points memo

  • Trump Foundation Solicited Outside Money Without Proper Registration
  • Jeb Bush Thinks It Would Be 'Powerful' Statement If Nobody Voted This Year
  • California Governor Approves Gender-Neutral Restrooms
  • Trump Hits Clinton For 'Nasty' Attack Ads, But They Are Mostly Clips Of His Own Words
  • Trump Says He Has 'Very Good' Marital History, Phoenix Demands Trump Pull Cop Ad, And Paul Ryan's Precarious Future
  • Penn. Mayor Under Fire For Posting Lynching, Monkey Memes About Obama

paul krugman

truth dig

  • Almighty
  • Propaganda Hides Climate Change From the Public
  • Striking Prisoners Are Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe Closer to Justice
  • Undermining Democracy, Corporations Pour Millions Into Local Ballot Fights
  • President Obama: ‘Patron’ of the Israeli Occupation
  • Tensions Over Dakota Access Pipeline Intensify in Wake of Police Raid

liberal oasis

  • Politico Magazine: Think You’ve Got It Locked, Hillary? Meet Jill Stein.
  • Politico Magazine: Can Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Save The Establishment?
  • Politico Magazine: What If Bernie Wins California?
  • Politico Magazine: Why Does The Left Hate Hillary?
  • Politico Magazine: Bernie Loses His Halo
  • Politico Magazine: Is Sanders 2016 Becoming Nader 2000?

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...


  • They Know Even Less Than what They Say
  • Morning Thread
  • America's Stupidest Humans
  • Happy Hour Thread
  • Lunch Thread

talk left

  • USA Today: Trump Unfit to Be President
  • Happy Birthday and Open Thread
  • Rudy and Donald Sitting in A Tree: The Former "Comb-over Twins"
  • Trump Debate Performance: Fat-Shaming, Sniffling, and Outright False Statements
  • Tecate Beer Wall Ad Debuts on Debate Night
  • The Candidates Debate - Live Thread

the nation


  • Trump on a Wee-Hours Twitter Tear
  • Moving target Open Thread
  • Friday Morning Open Thread: Not THIS Guy
  • Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: “This was not a bad performance”
  • Open Thread: Some of Us Don’t Deserve Nice Things
  • The Trials of Snack Team 6: The Embezzling!


  • The left itself is on the ballot by @BloggersRUs
  • Trump's crude attempt at strategery
  • This is no joke kids #Hitler
  • The difficulty of standing still
  • You sir, are no Bernie Sanders
  • Buncha white guys sittin' around talkin' about wimminn gettin' fat

the brad blog

  • Trump's Law, Order, Denial: 'BradCast' 9/29/2016
  • 'Green News Report' - September 29, 2016
  • Fallout from the 'Trumpwreck' Debate: 'BradCast' 9/28/2016
  • Trumpwreck: The First Clinton/Trump Presidential Debate: 'BradCast' 9/27/2016
  • 'The Most Audacious Political Heist of Our Time': 'BradCast' 9/26/2016
  • Sunday Toons of the First Debate Moment

informed comment


  • The End of White Christian America and Trump's Desperate Promises to Save It
  • Paul Krugman Reveals the Real Culprit for the Tightening of the Presidential Race
  • Colbert Destroys Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson After Second 'Aleppo Moment'
  • How to Hack 3 Sexist Things Every Woman Has Heard in the Office
  • How Trump Would Loot the Country
  • Robert Reich Has Startlingly Brilliant Solution to Poverty

mother jones mojo

  • 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
  • Elizabeth Warren Just Endorsed Hillary Clinton
  • Donald Trump Selected a White Nationalist as a Delegate in California. Here's His Campaign's Reponse.
  • We Thought We Could Not Be Shocked by Donald Trump. Then He Tweeted This.

war is a crime

  • How to stop weapons of mass destruction aimed at Africa
  • Syria News - Sept 29, 2016
  • US Propaganda Campaign to Demonize Russia in Full Gear over One-Sided Dutch/Aussie Report on Flight 17 Downing
  • Tomgram: Nomi Prins, Trump's Future Piggy Bank, Our Country?
  • Focus: FBI Director James Comey's Congressional Testimony on Clinton Emails - Sept 28, 2016
  • Syria News - Sept 27, 2016

ezra klein

  • The press thought Trump’s first 30 minutes were his best. They were his worst.
  • The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman
  • A plea for sanity — and seriousness — in judging the debate
  • Imagine if Mitt Romney were president amid this economic news
  • Clinton’s doctor: candidate has pneumonia, “is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely”
  • Last night, Clinton got 6 questions on her emails. Trump got zero on his Iraq lies.

oliver willis

  • The Official Daily Banter Guide To Having a Socially Just and Cultural Appropriation-Free Halloween
  • This Says It All: David Duke Calls Trump "Our Candidate, He's All We Have for the Presidency"
  • Here Are Two More Reminders That Barack Obama is a Great President
  • MEMBERS ONLY: The Unbreakable Hillary Clinton
  • Watch Gary Johnson Have Not One, But TWO MORE "Aleppo Moments"
  • Gary Johnson's Town Hall Performance Should Disqualify Him From This Election


  • Order From German Regulators : Facebook Please delete WhatsApp user data!
  • Wall St. Sustained By Tech Stocks
  • Bob Iger Satisfied With Disney Deal for Twitter
  • Amazon Set up to Increase Consumers: Music Via Echo
  • Europe Getting Paid To Borrow Money for Nine Years
  • Deutsche Bank Forges Itself Into A Collapse

drudge retort

  • Obama Tells Kaepernick to Think of Military Families
  • Trump Slams Beauty Queen in 3 a.m. Rage Tweets
  • Trump Foundation Not Certified to Take Donations
  • Court Upholds Right to Take Ballot Selfie
  • Trump Violated U.S. Trade Embargo with Cuba
  • Wisconsin Requires Photo IDs, Won't Issue Them


  • USA Today Makes First Ever Endorsement
  • Hillary Shimmy
  • Open Thread
  • Question of the Day
  • Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime
  • Photo of the Day

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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