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daily kos

  • GOP food fight!!!
  • View from the left—the insurgent candidacies of Trump and Bernie
  • Fetal tissue research has been with us a long time—and it's saved lives
  • Even when Mike Huckabee went to Auschwitz, he only did it so he could compare things to Auschwitz
  • The criminal background check system is still riddled with holes. No, they won't be getting fixed.
  • Obama praises Medicare and Medicaid as programs mark 50th anniversary

political wire

  • Who Is Leading the Money Race?
  • Biden Still Mulling a White House Bid
  • Iran Hearings Show GOP Not Fit to Lead
  • Clinton Makes Financial and Health Disclosures
  • Trump Has Sought Visas for 1,100 Foreign Workers
  • Trump Holds Commanding Lead in Iowa

the corner

  • The End of the Tour
  • Koch World Convenes
  • Where Have All the Vetoes Gone?
  • Reality and Illusion in the City of Angels
  • National Review Wine Club Special Offer: Get 4 Exceptional Wines for Just $30 Plus 1¢ Shipping - Save $93!
  • Wounds and Healing and a Power Greater than Ours to Guide Us Out of Our Current Darkness


new republic

drudge report


  • Excited about an upcoming raise? Don’t be.
  • What the GOP debate and baseball’s trade deadline have in common
  • Why China’s Olympic win might not be a cause for celebration
  • Have an IUD? Thank Warren Buffett
  • The White House is trying to introduce Wall Street to rural America
  • There are only 180 Florida panthers left, and drivers are killing dozens of them each year

politifact truth-o-meter

  • A closer look at an anti-Hillary Clinton meme
  • Four pressing questions about Hillary Clinton’s State Department email
  • President Obama on Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show'
  • Rand Paul attacks Hillary Clinton's use of personal email on Fox News Sunday
  • A closer look at an old Bernie Sanders talking point
  • Are illegal immigrants bringing ‘tremendous’ disease across the border, as Trump says? Unlikely


  • Media ……. my last entry at FDL
  • An Appreciation of FDL Contributors
  • Camera Work: Some FDL Final Thoughts
  • The Roundup for August 1st, 2015
  • Saturday Art and Archaeology: Avebury stone circle
  • Late Night FDL: It’s All Going to Pot

paul krugman

the hill

  • White House threatens to veto bill blocking Planned Parenthood's funding
  • Obama to sell Iran deal in campus speech
  • Obama scolds Congress at highway bill signing
  • Sherrod Brown, Obama talked it out after Warren gender spat
  • Obama tells liberals: I can't carry Iran deal on my own
  • Obama taps former congressman for Labor post

weekly standard

  • 2,417 Days and Counting...
  • ISIS Is Thinking Big
  • Why Isn't GOP Congress Doing its Job?
  • Bill Clinton Working to Get Rid of STD
  • Planned Parenthood Had Hillary's Private Email Address
  • 'Fighters' in the Presidential Field

huffington post

  • Fool Me Once
  • Amy Schumer Hints She Will Push To Reduce Gun Violence
  • Nearing Death, Beau Biden Told His Dad To Run For President: Report
  • Education Department Opens Investigation Of Grinnell College, But Not Because It Asked For It
  • Cincinnati Shooting Begs The Question: What Kind Of Limits Should Campus Police Have?
  • Syrian Kurds Accuse Turkey Of Attacks, Ask U.S. For Explanation

the fix

  • Why running for president makes you fat
  • Democrats are heavily dependent on the black vote. That’s an opportunity for the GOP.
  • Disagree with Jeb Bush? So does his largest donor.
  • This is what Donald Trump should say to win next week’s debate
  • What Hillary Clinton’s letter to the New York Times tells us about politics and media
  • How we rank the 10 men most likely to win the Republican nomination — now with (much) more Trump!


  • 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

  • Media Disclosure Guide: Here Are The Industry-Funded Groups Attacking The EPA's Climate Plan
  • At Least Six Times The Media Shouldn't Have Trusted Selective Leaks From Congressional Sources
  • On Fox, Judith Miller Calls For More Coverage Of Hillary Clinton's Emails "Whether Or Not The Times Got Certain Facts About The Story Wrong"
  • The Fox News Figures Shifting Blame Onto Samuel DuBose For His Death At A Traffic Stop
  • Indiana Clears Planned Parenthood Of Wrongdoing In Investigation Sparked By Deceptively-Edited Videos
  • The Two Very Different Faces Of Conservative Radio Host Steve Deace

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Our Anti-ISIS Program in Syria Is a Bad Joke
  • The Clinton Rules, Tax Record Edition
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 31 July 2015
  • It's Republicans, Not Obama, Who Want to Bust the Sequestration Deal
  • California Really Doesn't Need to Worry About Losing Jobs to Texas
  • The New York Times Needs to do a Better Job of Explaining Its Epic Hillary Clinton Screw-Up

hotline on call

power line

  • Suburban Black Flight?
  • Clinton aide and confidante was overpaid at State Dept.
  • To Honor Cecil the Lion, a $36,000 Smart Phone
  • The Power Line Show, Episode 23: From Cecil to Planned Parenthood
  • To Biden or not to Biden?


  • None To Beam Up Just Yet: Your Saturday Nerdout
  • The Snake Oil Bulletin: This Week Full Of Actual Snakes!
  • The Long And Fartknocking Road: A Sarah Palin Channel Retrospectacular
  • Liberal Trolls Helpfully Improve Southern Pride Facebook Page, With Old Gay Dicks
  • Here Are 9 More Things For Steve King To Gay-Marry After He Divorces His Lawnmower
  • Donald Trump Will Repeal Obamacare, Replace It With Terrific Fence

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Walker Appoints Political Crony To Appellate Court Seat
  • UC College Republican Hates New Gender Classification System
  • Watch White House Spokesman Take A Swipe At Fox News Over Its Biased Planned Parenthood Coverage
  • No, This Is Not The Nice, Normal Huckabee Trying To Seem Nasty For Effect
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Open Thread - It's ...Complex.

the moderate voice

  • Unable And Unfit To Govern
  • Is Iran N- deal pulling U.S. Jews away from Israel? (Guest Voice)
  • ‘Everybody Wants A Lion On Their Wall’
  • Cartoon: Planned Parenthood
  • The War Against Planned Parenthood (Guest Voice)
  • Bush not a candidate? Super PAC’s big spending reveals rtherwise


talking points memo

  • Report: Trump's Companies Hire More Than 1,000 Foreign Workers
  • Subway Jared Reportedly Texted About Paying A 16-Year-Old For Sex
  • Hillary, Bill Clinton Earn More Than $139M Between 2007-14
  • Trump Campaign Investigates Adviser's Racially Charged Facebook Posts
  • Pacific Trade Ministers Wrap Up Talks Without A TPP Deal
  • Sandra Bland's Arresting Officer Was Warned About 'Unprofessional Conduct'

congress blog

  • The cost of freedom
  • New Basin and Range National Monument ensures hunting tradition endures
  • Investment in the Tongass is an investment in southeast Alaska
  • Iran continues policy of death after nuclear deal
  • Sen. Schumer: Now’s the time to be a true guardian of Israel…and America
  • With or without deal, US must uphold commitments to Iranian dissidents


  • The Cringing, Servile Search for Head Pats from Liberals
  • Would you believe it? The judge who blocked the @PPact videos is an Obama guy!
  • Don’t Fear The Shutdown… well, it *kind* of scans.
  • From the Mailbag: Dear John
  • Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood
  • Are Wall Street’s Expectations for Twitter Too High?

oliver willis

  • GatewayPundit (Jim Hoft) Says Lara Logan Deserved To Be Assaulted
  • John Boehner On Job Losses: "So Be It"
  • Apple's App Subscription Service
  • Good Old Boy Haley Barbour Won't Denounce The KKK
  • The Weak GOP Field – Now With Math
  • Bush Administration's "Curveball" Source Admits Lying About WMD


  • Progressives Need to Be More Radical Than Bernie Sanders—Here’s Why
  • AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Republican Media Stunts, NSA Data Dump and Cecil the Lion
  • Israeli Troops Kill 2 Palestinian Teens Protesting Arson Death of Infant
  • Banks Rejected Three in Four Requests for Loan Modifications Under Vaunted Obama Program
  • Is Racial Inequality ‘Merely a Symptom of Economic Inequality’?
  • A Third of Hillary Clinton’s Backers Have Ties With Financial Industry

michelle malkin

  • House Dems find perfect committee replacement for indicted Rep. Fattah
  • Place your bets: How will Hillary’s campaign ‘offset’ private jet emissions?
  • Obama cronyism + your personal data = trouble
  • Planned Parenthood video, round 3: ‘We can see how much we can get out of it’
  • Just plane hypocritical: Hillary Clinton proves she’s ready to be Obama’s climate change successor
  • Hey AP, you spelled ‘Democrats’ wrong in this story about foundering O-care state exchanges

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

  • Republican Projection
  • What Do Iranian Dissidents Think of the Nuclear Deal?
  • Chamber of Commerce Will Go After Incumbent Republicans
  • Daylight Video
  • Day's End and Weekend Watch
  • Even Trump Must Bow To Iowa Traditions

andrew sullivan

  • It Is Accomplished
  • The Years Of Writing Dangerously
  • The Miracle Of Francis
  • A Note To Our Readers, Ctd
  • As The World Turns
  • How To Read The Entire Internet


  • 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

  • Saudis continue Qatif, Yemen killings, Crimes Against Humanity in Bahrain
  • A Campaign to Save Egypt
  • Imagine there’s no army
  • Syria/Turkey News - July 31, 2015
  • War is Illegal. We want Peace in the World. – Alpha Blondy
  • David Hartsough, co-founder of World Beyond War in Berlin

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

  • GOP debates: Common Sense Changes to Limit Self-inflicted Wounds (Guest Post)
  • Baby Parts Farms: How far away from this are we really?
  • Shouldn’t Allowing our Troops to Carry Guns on Base be Championed by The Left?
  • Islamic Jihad – 11 Days That Shame America And The West (Guest Post)
  • The Corruption and Fundamental Transformation of America by the GOP
  • Two months of Hillary emails just before Benghazi are missing

drudge retort

  • Bin Laden Relatives Killed in Plane Crash in England
  • Salter: Donald Trump is P.T. Barnum with Bad Hair
  • Texan Shoots Armadillo, Armadillo Returns Fire
  • New York Awards 5 Medical Marijuana Licenses
  • Donald Trump Sought Trademark on 'Trumpublican'
  • Maine Man Steals Kindergarten Class Hamster

little green footballs

  • Friday Night Jam: The Weepies as Action Heroes: "No Trouble"
  • Anti-Choice Fanatics Used Fake California IDs to Film Planned Parenthood - Now We Have Proof
  • White House Confirms: Will Veto Any Budget Bill That Defunds Planned Parenthood
  • GOHMERT! In Which Louie Is "Astounded" Americans Aren't "Demanding Impeachment" of Obama
  • Thursday Night Jam: Jacob Banks, "The Unknown"
  • Planned Parenthood Website Hacked, Conservative Sites Call It a "PR Stunt"

vox populi

  • Post-Christian morality
  • Blame the Royal Navy
  • Xanatos unveiled
  • If they're upset now....
  • Communicating with Cucky
  • The woman who didn't exist

crooks and liars

  • Walker Appoints Political Crony To Appellate Court Seat
  • UC College Republican Hates New Gender Classification System
  • Watch White House Spokesman Take A Swipe At Fox News Over Its Biased Planned Parenthood Coverage
  • No, This Is Not The Nice, Normal Huckabee Trying To Seem Nasty For Effect
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Open Thread - It's ...Complex.

john avlon

ace of spades hq

  • Hillary! Goes Full Otter [OregonMuse]
  • A Few Weekend Links [CBD]
  • Saturday Politics Thread: Carly Fiorina [Y-not]
  • Driver Download Websites
  • Early Morning Thread 08/01/15 [krakatoa]
  • Overnight Open Thread (31 Jul 2015)

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