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daily kos

  • Sunday Talk: Gaming the system
  • Open thread: Abortion, drones and high speed trains
  • Video from 2013 shows biking man shot four times in the back by Florida police
  • Democratic member of budget conference vows to protect the safety net
  • Cartoon: Animal Nuz #248 - Bullets & Bracelets Edition
  • This week at progressive state blogs: Has the NRA won? Fake Iowan? Term limits in MS? Fracking in TX

political wire

  • Snyder Set to Enter Presidential Race
  • Scott Walker Running on Faith
  • The Case for Picking a Political Party
  • Bonus Quote of the Day
  • Quote of the Day
  • Jenner Says He’s a Transgender Republican

the corner

  • Bobby Jindal Wows Iowa Evangelicals
  • Rubio, Walker Trade Shots on Foreign Policy in Iowa
  • Christians, Muslims, Jews
  • Birther
  • No Comment
  • Economists and Ordinary Americans Agree: Trade Is a Good Thing


new republic

  • All Black Lives Matter
  • Starbucks Offers More Proof That Obamacare Is Helping the Economy
  • How to Change a Climate Denier's Mind: Feed Them More Bad Science
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Crimes Were Terrible, But Morality Has Nothing to Do With It


  • How the gluten-free movement is ruining our relationship with food
  • Who actually makes the minimum wage in America today
  • Congratulations, America. You’ve finally worked long enough to pay your taxes for the year
  • Why pregnant women in Mississippi keep dying
  • The geography of heavy drinking, mapped
  • There’s a raging debate over whether these types of lettuce and tomato are really organic

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Iranian missiles and the eastern U.S.: How big a threat?
  • New research on politics fact-checking shows growth and influence
  • A presidential shout-out for the Obameter
  • PunditFact fact-checks the April 19 news shows
  • Marco Rubio's views on gay marriage and the Constitution
  • PolitiFact wants your feedback


  • Late Night FDL: Never On Sunday
  • Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade
  • Defense Asks Court to Sentence Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling as Leaker, Not a Spy or Communist
  • How did Freddie Gray end up with a severed spinal cord and a crushed larynx
  • KC Bishop Resigns Under Fire, and SF Archbishop is Nervous
  • The Roundup

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama tries to hold spotlight as 2016 race crowds the stage
  • White House mulls 'fusion cell' group for hostage families
  • Obama: Liberal trade critics ‘don't know what they're talking about’
  • Michelle Obama: My brother is better than POTUS at basketball
  • Obama turns up the heat on trade
  • Obama: Iranian arms shipments to Yemen would be a problem

weekly standard

  • Q & A With Andrew Ferguson
  • In Praise of Christie's Social Security Proposal
  • Kristol Podcast: How Much Less Inevitable Is Clinton?
  • Why a Houthi Leader Is Buried in Hezbollah Cemetery
  • Seth Meyers Knocks Anti-Clinton Book for Bias
  • August 4, 1961: In The Year 1 AO

huffington post

  • Sunday Roundup
  • Obama Rips CNN, Speaks On Detained Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian
  • Watch A Video Of Obama's Speech From The 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner
  • Obama Jokes That There Could Be Another 'Pot Smoking Socialist' In The White House
  • Cecily Strong Jabs Obama On Charlie Hebdo, Mom Jeans At White House Correspondents' Dinner
  • Obama Brings Out Luther, His Anger Translator, During White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech

the fix

  • QUIZ: Who was this White House Correspondents’ Dinner joke about?
  • Here’s the trailer for ‘Nerd Prom,’ a movie about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
  • ‘Nerd Prom’ is a gross, self-congratulatory name for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Stop.
  • The 5 most devastating jokes from White House Correspondents’ Dinners
  • This year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, explained
  • This is the most controversial Correspondents’ Dinner speech ever. But nobody knew it at the time.


  • 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

  • Fox Clinton Cash Special Promotes Schweizer's Evidence-Free Conspiracies
  • On Fox, Franklin Graham Warns: "We Have To Be Careful Of The Muslims In This Country"
  • FLASHBACK: When Peter Schweizer Attacked Disney For Its "Endorsement Of The Homosexual Lifestyle"
  • Will The Media Report On The NRA's Second Consecutive High-Profile Nomination Defeat?
  • MSNBC's The Rundown Sheds Light On Unique Barriers The Latino Community Faces In Reporting Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence
  • Schweizer's Publisher: There Is No Forthcoming "Book" On Jeb Bush

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Tales From City of Hope #7: Weekend Update
  • Friday Cat Blogging - April 24 2015
  • Bonus Friday Cat Blogging - 24 April 2015
  • If You Read One Post About Labor Force Participation This Decade, Let It Be This One
  • Tales From City of Hope #6: What Does Kevin Smell Like?
  • The Feds Say One Schmuck Trading From His Parents' House Caused a Market Crash. Here's the Problem.

hotline on call

power line

  • “Ferguson” actors can’t handle the truth
  • Global Warming More Moderate Than Worst-Case Models
  • Gallipoli, 100 Years On
  • The Power Line Show, Episode 15: We Interview Scott Walker
  • The gospel according to Ms. Hillary


  • The Fartknocker Report: Sarah Palin So Mad Obama Won’t Stop Murdering The African Christians
  • Wingnut Columnist: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is A Bad Scientist, Could Someone Please Kill Him?
  • Gay Boy Gets To Go To Prom With Hella Cute Straight Boy Of His Dreams!
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter Not Crazy Enough For Fox News, Sadface!
  • Chemtrail Loons Yell At Arizona Congressman For Not Being Total Dipsh*t
  • New York Times Very Concerned Jeb Bush Isn’t A Gross Enough Fatty To Be President

washington post

  • Jeb Bush to dine with Zeus (Rodriguez)
  • GOP 2016 contenders denounce Iranian nuclear framework deal
  • As S.C. Democrats wait on Hillary Clinton, likely foes plant seeds
  • Five lawyers take on history in Supreme Court gay marriage case
  • Is anyone afraid of Jeb Bush?
  • The Fix: Here’s the trailer for ‘Nerd Prom,’ a movie about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Eugene Volokh] State restrictions on concealed carry by noncitizens are unconstitutional
  • [Eugene Volokh] Now there’s a court filing that’s unlikely to get granted
  • [Eugene Volokh] Youngstown State University student government removes ‘Straight Pride’ posters
  • [Ilya Somin] Montana legislature passes asset forfeiture reform law
  • [David Post] “Killing Jews is Worship” poster can’t be denied space on NYC buses
  • [Dale Carpenter] Texas legislature advances a pre-emptive strike against the Supreme Court on marriage

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - More Than A Card Trick
  • President Obama's Anger Translator Makes An Appearance At The White House Correspondents' Dinner
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Winter
  • Live Stream: Violence Breaks Out During Freddie Gray Protests
  • Mr. President: The More You Attack Us, The More We'll Fight Back
  • Obama Says Warren On Trade Sounds Like Palin Touting Death Panels

the moderate voice

  • Huckbee Claims Gay Marriage Leads To “Criminalization Of Christianity”
  • The Chargers’ Future in San Diego: Interview with Chargers’ Special Counsel Mark Fabiani (Guest Voice)
  • Inside the Mind of the Founding Fathers: The 2nd Amendment and Open Carry (Guest Voice)
  • PoltiFact: Bill Maher Right About The Estate Tax
  • Bruce Jenner to ABC News: “I’m a Woman”
  • George Packer on Political Paralysis


talking points memo

  • US Sending Disaster Response Team, $1 Million Aid To Nepal
  • Warren Slams Obama For 'Untrue' Statements About Trade Deal
  • Interim City Manager Of Ferguson Resigns
  • Ex-Minn. Sen.: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder To Run For President In 2016
  • NYT: NBC Reviewing New Instance In Which Brian Williams May Have Lied
  • Dem Rep. Introduces Bill To Keep GOP Rep. Steve King From Legislating

congress blog

  • Malaria is on its way out – but the fight isn’t finished
  • Guess who’s coming to (mobile’s) dinner?
  • The danger of Steve King’s immigration hyperbole
  • Kids, gay marriage and the Supreme Court
  • ACA is necessary, but not always easy
  • FAA rules need to look toward future of unmanned aircraft


  • Columbia Univ. sued for supporting fake rape allegation
  • Johns Hopkins student government votes to ban Chick-Fil-A
  • Remember that Time Hillary Hit Obama on Backroom Nuclear Donor Deals?
  • Gaystapo Takes No Prisoners: GoFundMe Torpedoes Sweet Cakes
  • Offense-Bullying, Making You Care and Burning the Witches
  • More on Ted Cruz and the Activist Left’s ‘SHUT UP!’ principle in action.

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


  • Strikes Against Morality
  • ‘Left, Right & Center’: Drone Strikes, David Petraeus, Clinton Trouble
  • Comcast Merger With Time Warner Is Scrapped
  • Cities and States Pay Massive Secret Fees to Wall Street
  • An 80-Proof Solution to Multiple Sclerosis?
  • Bill Intended to Rein In NSA Spying Retains Significant Powers

michelle malkin

  • Fixed: Here’s how Newsweek’s Clinton Foundation scandal story should have opened
  • Good Will Revising: PBS helps Oscar-winning liberal actor/director edit family history
  • MSM: There’s no pro-Hillary media bias — Reality: Hahahaha!
  • Proof positive: A lot of thought went into Hillary’s visit to Chipotle!
  • There is no ‘H’ in ‘spontaneity': Hillary Clinton kaffeeklatsch was more staged than The Phantom of the Opera
  • Media chasing Hillary

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
  • Obama on Racism circa 1995
  • It's Not Sexist, Just Irrelevant
  • "Sticking With the Issue After the Media Lost Interest"
  • What Makes Us Exceptional
  • Do the Personal Qualities of a President Matter?

andrew sullivan

  • 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 Moments Of Dishness


  • 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

  • Understanding the Suffering War Brings
  • Keeping the Pentagon honest: 40 Years After the Liberation of Vietnam, Washington is Saying it was a US Victory and a Good War
  • Legacy of War
  • Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Apr 25, 2015
  • Eight Climate Activists Arrested at Pentagon on Earth Day
  • How a Protest Against Money in Politics was Spun as a Story on Terrorism

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

  • Keeping up with Bruce
  • Selling out the country is a long standing Clinton family tradition
  • Obama kills another American. And an ally. They were good guys.
  • You’ll Never Guess Who’s Blasting Conservative Media Now… (Guest Post)
  • Net Neutrality – the GOP’s latest Wasted Opportunity (Guest Post)
  • The Schutzstaffel lives on. It’s known as the Wisconsin Democrat Party

drudge retort

  • Violence Erupts at Baltimore Police Death Protest
  • Florida Deputy Ignores Dying Woman to Finish Pizza
  • New York Post Writer: I Snort Cocoa as Pick-Me-Up
  • Florida Frat Members Spat on Wounded Vets
  • How the Stock Market Destroyed the Middle Class
  • Jeb Dodges Questions on Brother's Policy Failures

little green footballs

  • LIVE VIDEO: White House Correspondents' Dinner
  • A Killer Live Performance by Joe Bonamassa & John Hiatt: "Down Around My Place"
  • Stupidest Man on the Internet Does the Birther Boogaloo
  • Daredevil Volume 1, Issue 18: "There Shall Come a Gladiator!"
  • American Thinker Comes Up With the Craziest Obama-Iran Conspiracy Theory Yet
  • New Fave YouTube Comedy Series: Cooking for Vegans and Other Horrible People: "Macrobiotic Milkshake"

vox populi

  • The virus spreads
  • Why Sun Tzu remains relevant today
  • A special kind of cowardice
  • Pakman Show interview
  • Literary journalism
  • A statement by the Literally Wus

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - More Than A Card Trick
  • President Obama's Anger Translator Makes An Appearance At The White House Correspondents' Dinner
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Winter
  • Live Stream: Violence Breaks Out During Freddie Gray Protests
  • Mr. President: The More You Attack Us, The More We'll Fight Back
  • Obama Says Warren On Trade Sounds Like Palin Touting Death Panels

john avlon

ace of spades hq

  • Overnight Open Thread (25 Apr 2015)
  • Who Will Stand? [OregonMuse]
  • Saturday Gardening Thread - Working Without a Net Edition [Y-not, KT, and Weirddave]
  • REUNION OF GIANTS: The Only Two Avro Lancasters [CBD]
  • Fundamental Concepts – Slavery [Weirddave]
  • Open Thread.....[CBD]

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