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daily kos

  • Eric Trump says you wouldn't understand his daddy's taxes
  • Trump now wants black votes, but his racist campaign may be a problem
  • Big Romney donor money isn't going to Trump, but it's being spent in this election
  • Cartoon: The cannibal frat boy
  • Morning Digest: A new poll finds a wide gulf between Missouri's Senate and gubernatorial contests
  • What the Clinton Foundation does—and why Hillary Clinton should point to it with pride

wonk wire

  • The Current State of Obamacare
  • The “Tech Industry” Doesn’t Exist
  • How Community Networks Stem Childhood Traumas
  • Obamacare Is Splitting in Two
  • Business Economists Overwhelmingly Support Clinton
  • Four in Five Americans Support Voter ID Laws, Early Voting

the corner

  • Re: Amnesty Is Not the ‘Core Dilemma’ in Immigration Policy
  • When Those Health Industry Villains Are Just Part of the Family
  • Can Christianity Save America?
  • Wednesday links
  • A Muddled McMullin on Marriage
  • Trump's Immigration Mess


fact check

  • Twisting Clinton’s Immigration Plan
  • Clinton Campaign’s ‘Kremlin’ Deception
  • Unpacking Pot’s Impact in Colorado
  • ‘Record’ College Enrollment Rates?
  • Groundhog Friday
  • Video: Clinton’s Partisan Game

drudge report

talking points memo

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Happy 9th birthday, PolitiFact!
  • What we know about the health of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
  • The post-truth election? Comparing 2016 to past elections on the Truth-O-Meter
  • Donald Trump's speech about fighting 'radical Islamic terrorism,' fact-checked
  • In context: Donald Trump's 'Second Amendment people' comment
  • Fact-checking Tim Kaine, Rick Scott's super PAC on 'Meet the Press'

hot air

paul krugman

the hill

  • 2M people off food stamp benefits in last year
  • Obama: Louisiana flooding 'not a photo op issue’
  • Bolton would consider serving as Trump's secretary of State
  • US to provide $138M in aid to South Sudan amid humanitarian crisis
  • Federal judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom policy
  • Obama to visit Louisiana flooding next week

huffington post

  • Mylan Executives Got Pay Increases As Price Of EpiPen Soared
  • Donald Trump Campaign Manager Goes Into Full Poll-Truther Mode
  • Gunmen Attack American University Of Afghanistan In Kabul
  • Trump And The White Working-Class: Are The Media Telling The Whole Story?
  • Why Stop The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
  • A Century Of Conservation At The National Park Service

the fix


  • Letter from a Black American: Barack Obama’s Lousiana Photo-Op Hides the Real Devastation
  • Watch: Clinton Campaign Manager Mook Defends Lack of Press Conferences
  • TWIN FALLS: Parents of Refugee Rape Victim Flip Politician’s Insult Into Help For Other Victims
  • WATCH: Major Quake Devastates Italian Mountain Towns, 73 Dead And Thousands Left Homeless
  • New York Times Defends Obama’s Iran ‘Ransom’ Payment
  • Trump ‘Calm, Focused, Determined’ as Protesters Try to Disrupt Texas Rally

media matters

  • As One Murdoch Company Struggles With Sexual Harassment Allegations, Another Murdoch Publication Debates Marital Rape
  • The New York Times And Trump’s Loopy Note From His Doctor
  • Fox's Ralph Peters Compares Black Lives Matter To "Mass Movements" Inspired By "The Power Of Jihad"
  • Stephen Colbert Mocks Right-Wing Hillary Clinton Health Conspiracy Theories
  • NY Times Columnist Asks "Who Is Being Suckered" By Trump's So-Called Appeal To Black Voters
  • After John McCain Told A Few Jokes, Politico Declared The Return Of The “Straight Talk Express”

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Bernie Sells Out, According to Bernie Fans
  • Twitter Makes Total Sense If You Understand It Properly
  • Please: Donald Trump Is Not "Courting the Black Vote"
  • Economic Anxiety Is All About Progress, Not Income
  • Hillary Clinton Ran a Very Tight Ship As Secretary of State
  • My Social Security Reform Plan: One-Third-One-Third-One-Third

little green footballs

  • Tuesday Night Jam: Green Day, "BangBang"
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Rants Again in Austin, TX
  • Clinton Will Target Trump's Embrace of the Racist 'Alt-Right' in Thursday Speech
  • The Bob & Chez Show: Very Very Tremendous Pants
  • Monday Jam: David Crosby, "Things We Do for Love"
  • Watch Live: Trump Rants Again in Akron

power line

  • Return to sender
  • Why not the worst? [with comment by Paul]
  • Annals of Clinton corruption
  • A terrorist attack in Roanoke
  • Back From the North Country


new republic

  • Welcome to Planet Havana
  • Will America Finally Stop Privatizing Everything?
  • Donald Trump Can’t Hack His Way Out of This Mess
  • Grierson and Leitch Episode 30: War Dogs, Lo and Behold, and Breaking Away
  • Election Demons
  • Donald Trump’s Pathetic Pitch to Minority Groups

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Jonathan H. Adler] How can ‘on the basis of sex’ be ambiguous?
  • [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] New Heterodox Academy initiative
  • [Orin Kerr] Does the Fourth Amendment allow arrest warrants for civil offenses?
  • [Eugene Volokh] Judge rejects claim that allowing guns on campus violates the Constitution
  • [Orin Kerr] How law students should address professors
  • [Ilya Somin] The perils of condemning parents for exposing kids to supposed dangers that aren’t real

crooks and liars

  • Irony Is Dead Because Of Bill O'Reilly, Again
  • White Nationalist Media Empire Or The Presidency? Trump Thinks He Doesn't Have To Choose
  • Ben Carson Calls On 'Elderly' Presidential Candidates To Release Their Medical Records
  • Eric Bolling: Blacks Being Treated More Fairly Than Whites By Police
  • VP Candidate Mike Pence Got The Most Awkward Haircut And CNN Was All Over It
  • Mike's Blog Round Up

the moderate voice

  • Open Letter To Donald Trump from a Black Voter: No I Didn’t Grow Up in Poverty
  • Escort-Gate: Tarnishing Melania Trump’s Reputation
  • The AP as Big Brother
  • The 2016 Olympic Games Are Over, Now Get Ready for the Paralympics.
  • Sarah Palin: Too crazy for Donald Trump
  • Sean Hannity, Trump’s ‘spin doctor’


  • Gary Johnson Pulls No Punches, Calls Trump a Fascist
  • Kellyanne Conway: People are Embarrassed to Admit in Public that they Support Trump, but He’s Totally Winning
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Doesn’t Mind that Trump Stabbed Him in the Back on Immigration (VIDEO)
  • Democrats Now Want to Preemptively Punish Climate Change Pre-Crimes
  • Did Trump Violate The Law When Using Campaign Funds To Buy His Own Book?
  • Holy Wow: South Carolina in Tightest Presidential Contest in Nearly FORTY YEARS


  • How satellite images are helping find the world’s hidden poor
  • The ‘mostly false’ argument that could derail legal weed in California
  • Report: Flexible schedules reward dads, not moms
  • How emergency rooms treat poorer kids differently
  • The problem with Trump’s question to black voters, ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’
  • How free preschool may help poor kids when they become parents

congress blog

  • Two-faced hypocrisy of Republican religious freedom
  • What to do about Syria?
  • Celebrating the contributions of the National Park Service at its centennial
  • To help solve the student debt crisis, let’s enlist an army of financial educators on college campuses
  • We can’t afford to give terrorists a one-way ticket back to the battlefield
  • What I witnessed in Berlin last week

michelle malkin

  • Of course: Louisiana floods give Bill Nye opportunity to extend predictability streak
  • James Carville: The Clintons’ pay-to-play schemes save lives so their critics better prepare to go to hell
  • America’s pickled in Clinton corruption as Hillary performs feat of strength on Kimmel show
  • WH: Iran payment a ‘tough diplomatic strategy’ — State Dept: Hey, if you go to Iran, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get taken hostage
  • Candidate promising to battle ‘urgent threat’ of climate change uses private jet for 20-mile trip (Open thread)
  • Federal judge gives Hillary Clinton 30 days to come up with lies in response to lawsuit questions

oliver willis

  • Watch Donald Trump and His Campaign Manager Defend The Clinton Foundation
  • See Ya Never, Gawker
  • You'll Never Guess Whose Immigration Policy Donald Trump Just Pledged to Continue
  • Watch MSNBC Anchor Completely Destroy Newest Hillary Clinton Email 'Scandal' in 33 Seconds Flat
  • Fox Anchor Invited 'Interested' Viewers to Racist "White Lives Matter" Rally at NAACP Headquarters
  • Quote of the Day: A Somber Goodbye To Gawker, a News Outlet Killed by an A**hole Billionaire

washington monthly

atlas shrugs

  • Muslim migrants armed with BASEBALL BATS attack truck drivers in France
  • Fake passports for Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis ‘found in Greek refugee camps’
  • WikiLeaks’ #Saudi Cables reveal the Kingdom’s foreign media manipulation strategies
  • Germany Cracks Down on Muslim Sex Attacks By Giving Girls ‘No’ Tattoos
  • French Muslim shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ in fatal STABBING of British woman at Australian hotel
  • Pamela Geller on The Daily Ledger OAN Discussing the Muslim Invasion of Europe


  • What does Hillary have to do for it to be 'corruption'?
  • Trump's offensive, insulting play for black voters
  • When climate change becomes the new terrorism
  • As Milwaukee burns, America fails to listen
  • When a right-wing radio host reveals the truth
  • Is final nail in Trump's political coffin made of Olympic gold?

flopping aces

  • Sen. Dick Durbin: Destroyer of Affordable Debit Cards (Guest Post)
  • Thoughts on Trump – When Life Gives You Lemons…
  • Sunday Funnies
  • How the press treated a white Republican vs how it treats a black democrat
  • Hillary campaign indicates fascism will have a large role in her Presidency
  • Obama Stays On Vacation As Louisiana Begs For Help.

political animal

gruntled center

  • Which Entangle You - People, or Things?
  • Westboro Baptist Church is Like the Joker - They Just Want to Watch It Burn
  • My "Thank You, Lord, I Don't Have to ..." List Begins with "Drink"
  • Good News: Federal Court Invalidates NC Voter Suppression Law
  • Strongmen Want a Conflagration
  • Super Delegates are a Good Idea. The Republicans Wish They Had Had Some This Time.

the blaze

drudge retort

  • Strong Earthquake Strikes Central Italy
  • Trump Used Campaign Donations to Buy His Own Book
  • NYT: Don't Bet on a Landslide
  • Should Second Graders Get Homework?
  • EpiPens: An Example of Health Care Cost Insanity
  • Law and Order DA Steven Hill Dies


  • "He doesn't mean we're going to make America great again. He means: We're going to make America straight and and and white."
  • Facebook thinks I'm a liberal.
  • Shy crushed pulled-in Hillary, working for you every moment of every day and why don't see how fun and warm she really is?
  • Mocking the sexual desire of a 100-year-old tortoise.
  • "E' un dramma. Il paese non c'è più."
  • At the Goldenrod Café...

vox populi

  • Korean fire drill
  • What the Alt Right is
  • The tokens whine
  • The rise of the #AltRight
  • Mass Racist: Andromeda
  • The Narrative shifts

crooks and liars

  • Irony Is Dead Because Of Bill O'Reilly, Again
  • White Nationalist Media Empire Or The Presidency? Trump Thinks He Doesn't Have To Choose
  • Ben Carson Calls On 'Elderly' Presidential Candidates To Release Their Medical Records
  • Eric Bolling: Blacks Being Treated More Fairly Than Whites By Police
  • VP Candidate Mike Pence Got The Most Awkward Haircut And CNN Was All Over It
  • Mike's Blog Round Up

war is a crime

  • Tomgram: Todd Miller, The Great Mexican Wall Deception
  • Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 22, 2016
  • Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Making Sense of Trump and His National Security State Critics
  • American Umpire: Throw The Bum Out
  • Belted by Trump: Gotcha!
  • A Lawless Plan for More Carnage and Wider War in Syria

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