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daily kos

  • Sunday Talk: Grifters gonna grift
  • Open thread: Health care, black history, and Scott Walker's poor priorities
  • Scott Walker as presidential contender? The jury's still out.
  • Cartoon: Animal Nuz #236 - Super Bowl XLIX Edition
  • This week at progressive state blogs: OH pays for empty charter schools, oil owns ND regulators
  • This week in the war on workers: McDonald's in turmoil

political wire

  • Walker Leads Tight Pack in Iowa
  • The Battle for Romney’s Donors Is On
  • Rauner Jacks Up Pay for Top Staffers
  • GOP Presidential Race Wide Open Again
  • Big GOP Donors Move Towards Bush and Christie
  • A New Look for Political Job Hunt

the corner

  • Romney's Exit
  • Let the Scott Walker Boomlet Continue
  • Jumping on the Popemobile
  • Oh Yes, There's This
  • Playing Tough
  • Bruce Rauner Is Trying Kentucky's Approach to Right-to-Work: Do It Locally


new republic

drudge report


  • 40 years of groundhog forecasts, mapped
  • The biggest challenge facing the government’s new plan for better health care
  • Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens
  • Quiz: Can you name a food just by looking at where it comes from?
  • U.S. economy grew at 2.6 percent pace in fourth quarter of 2014
  • Why college isn’t always worth it

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking the 2015 Super Bowl
  • PunditFact checks in on the cable news channels
  • Mailbag: Bread bag edition
  • Sign up for the PolitiFact email newsletter
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Jan. 25 news shows
  • Joni Ernst's bread bags: Iowans give us their take


  • Late Night FDL: Good One Comin’ On
  • Ukraine Tipping
  • Inspector General Report: DEA Doesn’t Keep Data on Racial Profiling in ‘Cold Consent Encounters’
  • Readin’ Writin’ and ‘Rithmatic with Edward and Miss Iola
  • Of Twits, and the Brilliance of Romney’s Withdrawal Announcement
  • The Roundup for January 31

abc politics

  • Sunday on ‘This Week’: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
  • Mitt Romney’s Game Of Phones
  • Mitt Romney Isn’t Thinking About Speaking Fees, Jokes ‘I’m Already Rich’
  • Mitt, We Meet Again
  • Scott Walker Steps Out
  • The $889 Million Dollar Men

paul krugman

the hill

  • Hagel: WH wanted faster Gitmo releases
  • First lady defends 'American Sniper'
  • White House urges vaccinations amid measles threat
  • WH plays down threat from released Taliban
  • White House to Romney: Help the middle class
  • Obama energizes House Dems: 'We've got a lot more work to do'

weekly standard

  • What’s So Super About It?
  • Obama Has Alfalfa Lunch With Vernon Jordan
  • Hagel: Fight Against Islamic State 'May Require' Ground Troops
  • B&A Podcast: A Bigger Bang, Fear Itself, and The Lives of Otters
  • The Currency Conundrum
  • Making Miss Navajo

huffington post

  • Jeb Bush Has Become The GOP Front-runner For 2016 -- So Now What? -
  • Sunday Roundup
  • Obama Said To Seek 19% Global Minimum Tax In Bid For Road Money
  • 10 Worst States To Grow Old In
  • Scott Walker Takes Lead In Iowa Poll
  • We Asked 25 Psychics Across The Country To Predict Who Will Win The Super Bowl

the fix

  • America’s first family, and Barack Obama
  • Sarah Palin does Hillary Clinton a solid, helps raise $25,000 for her run
  • 6 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
  • One number that explains why Mitt Romney didn’t run for president again
  • In football, America loves a winner — and a runner-up
  • The new Air Force One is, well, slightly different than the first presidential airplane


  • Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism
  • President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014
  • ABC News: North Korea Govt Behind Sony Hack
  • MN State Rep Wants $329,000 Refund from Jonathan Gruber for Work With 'Beyond Laughable' Error Rates
  • Can Obama Act Alone On Cuba
  • Juan Williams: Cuba Deal 'Pig in a Poke,' 'Nothing There'

media matters

  • O'Reilly Pushes Misleading Study Claiming All Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Immigrants
  • O'Reilly: Romney Lost In 2012 Partly Because He Did Not Exploit Benghazi
  • Fox News Brands Obama's Budget Proposal As "A Tax And Spending Spree"
  • National Review Ignores What Lynch Said About Immigration To Call For Her Rejection
  • CBS Whitewashes Big Oil And Food Companies' Profit Motive For Opposing Renewable Fuel Standard
  • ESPN's Herm Edwards: Talk About Domestic Violence After Super Bowl And "When The Season's Over With"

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Blogging Isn't Dead. But Old-School Blogging Is Definitely Dying.
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 30 January 2015
  • Housekeeping Note
  • Here's What's at the Heart of the Crisis in Greece
  • Why are Scam PACs So Much More Common on the Right Than the Left?
  • Murder In Los Angeles Is Way Down Among Teenagers

hotline on call

power line

  • Phil Hanlon’s sensible proposals for Dartmouth
  • Jeb Bush, Pot-Smoking Bully!
  • Romney’s non-entry and the shape of the race
  • Charles Blows Again
  • Another Reason to Home School Your Kids


  • In Pentagon’s Special Vietnam History, Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt
  • Wonkette Week In Review: Everything You Need To Be Well-Informed, Mostly
  • The Fartknocker Report: Sarah Palin Might Have Driven Us Nuts
  • Idaho State Rep Learns To Love The Gays, Tearfully Votes To Deny Them Rights
  • Giant Baby Cop Can’t Use His Big Boy Words, Uses Handcuffs Instead
  • Attention Beta Males: Chuck C. Johnson Answering Your Questions About How To Date Hot Asian Ladies

washington post

  • Chris Christie heads to London to polish up foreign policy credentials ahead of 2016
  • Jeb Bush has become the GOP front-runner for 2016 — so now what?
  • Two million vehicles recalled for air bag fix
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership job creation is zero, not 650,000 as John F. Kerry claims
  • In the Loop: Obama’s pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws
  • The Fix: America’s first family, and Barack Obama

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Super Bowl Prep?
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Gorillaz
  • Fox Host Tells Caller Her Bipolar Disorder Is Imaginary
  • Scott Walker Wants To Drug-Test Welfare Recipients
  • Take A Minute To Watch A Masterpiece In Process
  • Video: Police Appear To Draw Guns On Black Kids Throwing Snowballs

the moderate voice

  • U.S. Army pulls tweet for using the word “chinks”
  • Islamic State posts video of Japanese journalist’s execution
  • Republicans Plan To Impose Huge Tax Increase On Middle Class In Opposing Obamacare Fix
  • Super Vigilance XLIX
  • “Horrific” pre-historic shark makes a rare appearance in Australia
  • Cartoon: The Superbowl Brady Bunch


talking points memo

  • Rand Paul Hits Jeb Bush For 'Hypocrisy' On Prep School Pot Use
  • Video: Islamic State Beheads Second Japanese Hostage
  • Bill de Blasio Says He's Moved Past Spat With NYPD
  • White House: Science Says Parents Should Vaccinate Their Kids
  • Powerful NY Assembly Speaker Resigns Post As He Faces Corruption Charges
  • Anti-Charlie Hebdo Protest In Kabul Turns Violent

congress blog

  • The US needs Turkey in the war against ISIS
  • A company’s perspective on why wind energy matters
  • Upending EPA’s science on pollution and asthma
  • The invisible hand of real bankruptcy reform
  • Latin America’s lessons for improving credit for the American middle class
  • Iran’s disingenuous condemnation of terror


  • The White House is Preparing for the Obamacare Tax
  • Let me FIFY, National Journal: “Why Don’t White DEMOCRATS Elect Minority Reps to Congress?”
  • Spain’s Radical Left is on the Rise, too.
  • Tech at Saturday Afternoon: FCC redefines broadband, making the distinction pointless
  • The Democrats have apparently decided to spot us NY-11.
  • Obama’s Government Takeover of WiFi

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


  • ‘Left, Right & Center’: Matt Miller & Mitt Romney Say Goodbye
  • Masses ‘March for Change’ With Spain’s Left to Voice Discontent Over Corrupt Politics (Video)
  • Arctic Glacier’s Galloping Melt Baffles Scientists
  • These Are the Real Reasons Romney Ought to Have Withdrawn
  • What’s Really Happening With China’s Great Firewall
  • Verizon Will Now Let Users Kill Previously Indestructible Tracking Cookies

michelle malkin

  • Koch-a-geddon watch: Salon picks up slack for Harry Reid while he recovers
  • Choose to refuse: Say NO to PARCC/SBAC testing
  • Drunk gov’t worker exposes White House security flaw
  • Mayor of Bridgeport thanks Al Sharpton for ‘fighting the good fight’ against snow in January (I mean ‘climate change’)
  • NBC News: Bergdahl to be charged with desertion; Obama admin scurries to protect narrative
  • Flashback: The story you haven’t yet heard about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion

news hounds


riehl world view

  • Hm: Rolling Stone begins fully reporting botched rape story
  • CBS This Morning has also spoken with Jackie’s 3 friends
  • Discrepancies: U-Va. Rolling Stone alleged sexual assault
  • Charles C. Johnson’s Dumb, Despicable New Low In Attacking Jackie
  • Jann Wenner Declines Resignation from Rolling Stone Deputy Ed. Sean Woods
  • UVA: Jackie’s Father Claims Daughter WAS raped

political animal

  • Odds & Ends
  • How Do We Change Our Minds?
  • Heading Towards a GOP Train Wreck
  • The Dangers of Hysteria
  • About Those Speech Rules
  • Obama and Clinton: Strategies for Change

andrew sullivan

  • A Story About Building Something
  • Solo But Not Single
  • A Poem For Saturday
  • Mental Health Break
  • A Short Story For Saturday
  • Face Of The Day


  • Your 2014 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator
  • The 2014 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In
  • May the Cinco be With You
  • The 2013 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator
  • The 2013 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In
  • That Was the Week That Was

war is a crime

  • Call for Your Support for Petition Collection, A-bomb Exhibition and Peace March
  • Why Do We Fear Love?
  • Sen. John McCain is ‘low-life scum’: And NPR Is Not Reporting the News on Cuba Much Differently than the Corporate Media
  • Pentagon Silent on Current Use of DU in Iraq
  • CIA Tried to Give Iraq Nuclear Plans, Just Like Iran

connecting the dots

  • Robert Stein: March 1924 - July 2014
  • Undergraduate Upsets Wall Street
  • Fear of Flying
  • The Putin/Tea Party Axis
  • The Far End of Obamacare
  • The Fire This Time

flopping aces

  • This could blow the Obama regime apart
  • Barack Obama’s denialism puts us in greater jeopardy
  • The moochers won in Greece (Guest Post)
  • Tsunami strikes the US this morning
  • It’s official: Obama traded five terrorists for a deserter
  • Andrew Cuomo is in trouble

drudge retort

  • Virginia Cop Shot Unarmed Man with Hands Up
  • Oscar Robertson Backs Legalized Marijuana in Ohio
  • Homicide Rate Lower in Muslim Countries
  • Colorado Citizens May Get Cut of Pot Tax Revenue
  • CIA Helped Mossad Kill Hezbollah Leader in 2008
  • London Mayor: ISIS Jihadists Are 'Wankers'

little green footballs

  • Death and The Anti-Vaxxer
  • Saturday Jam: Keith Jarrett Trio, 'Solar and Extension'
  • Dallas Morning News Editorial: Anti-Muslim Yokels Brought Shame on Texas
  • A Gritty, Powerful NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Black Dub (Trixie Whitley and Daniel Lanois)
  • Wingnuts Convinced They've "Debunked" Charles Blow's Story About His Son & Campus Cop
  • Mitt Romney Not Running

vox populi

  • Greco-German chicken
  • RIP Colleen McCullough
  • Sad Puppies, working as designed
  • Republicans have clever new plan for failure
  • Does this actually count as news?
  • Mailvox: thought of the day

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Super Bowl Prep?
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Gorillaz
  • Fox Host Tells Caller Her Bipolar Disorder Is Imaginary
  • Scott Walker Wants To Drug-Test Welfare Recipients
  • Take A Minute To Watch A Masterpiece In Process
  • Video: Police Appear To Draw Guns On Black Kids Throwing Snowballs

john avlon

ace of spades hq

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