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daily kos

  • When the going gets tough, the tough go to the initiative process
  • The price of justice: The less you have, the more it costs
  • Pssst. Might I have a word with you, Sen. Inhofe...?
  • GOP says Obama pushes popular immigration policies to win votes. Er, that's called democracy.
  • The coming GOP meltdown on defunding
  • 'Let them eat cake': The GOP and its attacks on the middle class

political wire

  • No Republican Next In Line This Time
  • ‘I’m Just an Executive Order’
  • Graham Says White House Bid Possible
  • Democrats Have Given Up on Landrieu
  • Obama Kicks Off Long Fight
  • Bonus Quote of the Day

the corner

  • Populism and the EU's ‘Ever Closer Union’
  • Graham: House Intel Committee Is ‘Full of Crap’ About Benghazi
  • Giuliani: Black Violence Is 'The Reason For The Heavy Police Presence in Black Community'
  • Ted Cruz Proposes ‘Detailed, Systematic Plan’ to Stop Obama’s Amnesty
  • A Hell, Not Fresh: Economic Output Relative to Expectations
  • Rep. Labrador: ‘We Should Censure the President’


new republic

  • Marion Barry Was the Greatest Show on Earth
  • Marion Barry Was a Historic Figure Who Couldn't Admit He Was History
  • I Wish Someone Had Told Me This Before I Became a Politician
  • Five Charts That Show Why a Post-White America Is Already Here
  • Did Obama Literally Shred the Constitution? A TNR Investigation.
  • Get Ready for a Government Shutdown Over Obama's Immigration Order

drudge report


  • What happens when your pregnant sister-in-law is paralyzed in an accident — and has no insurance.
  • SNL skit suggests Obama’s immigration executive action is unconstitutional
  • Why Univision is so important to Obama
  • Why Obama’s immigration plan will mean more money for non-immigrants, too
  • The weird, disturbing and hilarious things for sale on the Internet’s largest black market
  • Flow chart: Who qualifies for Obama’s immigration offer?

politifact truth-o-meter

  • PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 23 shows
  • 12 key fact-checks on immigration and executive action
  • Fact-checkers worldwide check the G20 summit for a #G20factcheckathon
  • Jeb Bush on the Truth-O-Meter
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 16 Sunday shows
  • What is net neutrality?


  • FDL Book Salon Welcomes Gus Speth, Angels By The River: A Memoir
  • Cleveland Police Kill 12 Year Old Boy “Armed” With Replica BB Gun.
  • No Bribery Equals No Corruption
  • “Barbaric Beyond Measure,” NY Times Editorial on Albert Woodfox’s Four Decades in Solitary Confinement
  • Food Sunday: Guacamole
  • Book Salon Preview: Angels By The River, A Memoir

abc politics

  • President Obama Defends Use of Executive Action on Immigration
  • Full Interview Transcript: President Obama on ‘This Week’
  • Top Hillary Clinton Supporters Gather to Plot, Strategize
  • President Obama: Don’t Use Ferguson as ‘An Excuse for Violence’
  • What Happens Next On Immigration?
  • Obama Charts His Own Course On Immigration

paul krugman

the hill

  • Seven times Obama has invoked his daughters in public statements
  • Obama presses ahead on immigration
  • Obama fires back at Boehner
  • White House: GOP threats are childish
  • Armed woman arrested near White House
  • Obama's actions lawful, top legal scholars say

weekly standard

  • Marion Barry, Human Being
  • B&A Podcast: Clearing the Air, Polishing the Brass, In the Comfort Zone
  • Obama: Americans Will Want 'New Car Smell' in Next President
  • Marion Barry, 1936-2014
  • A Very Merry Shopping Season Indeed
  • 'Golf Partners, Statement on Nairobi Attack'

huffington post

  • North Carolina Could Be The Newest Legal Battleground For Uber and Lyft
  • On A Night Of Peaceful Protests In Ferguson, One Reporter's Arrest Breaks The Calm
  • What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything
  • News Anchors Quietly Met With Darren Wilson: Report
  • Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Are Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other
  • Obama: Marion Barry 'Helped Advance The Cause Of Civil Rights For All'

the fix

  • How a bill *really* becomes a law, courtesy of “Saturday Night Live”
  • Where people who got green cards in 2013 came from
  • 7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
  • QUIZ: Which election does this Hillary Clinton speculation belong to?
  • 7 charts that explain the undocumented immigrant population
  • How America’s immigrants came to be “huddled masses yearning to breathe free”


  • Obama: 2016 Voters Will Want 'That New Car Smell'
  • Michael Eric Dyson Attacks Rudy Giuliani for 'White Supremacy' Mindset
  • Fournier Criticizes Obama for Dealing with Iranians But Not GOP
  • Benjamin Crump: 99% of Time Police Not Charged When They Kill Young Black People
  • Morici: Whites Face a Government Working Against Their Interests and Their Children's
  • IG Report Not Good For Kasich

media matters

  • Fox News Sunday Ignored Congressional Report Debunking Benghazi Myths
  • Network Sunday Shows Largely Ignore House Report Debunking Prominent Benghazi Myths
  • CNN Media Critic: Fox News Kept Its Audience "Largely In The Dark" About New Report That Undermines Benghazi Hoax
  • GOP Led Report Debunks Right-Wing Media's Benghazi Hoax
  • Right-Wing Media Use Economic Myths To Attack Obama's Immigration Action
  • Fox Dumps Obama Speech For Interview With Anti-Immigration Sheriff Joe Arpaio

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • One Man Should Not Dictate Immigration Policy
  • Chart of the Day: Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States
  • Benghazi Is Over, But the Mainstream Media Just Yawns
  • Republicans Finally Admit There Is No Benghazi Scandal
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 21 November 2014
  • Republicans Finally Sue Over Obamacare -- And There's Even a Surprise Included

hotline on call

power line

  • Miss World 2014: A Preview
  • Obama Disses Another Ally
  • The protracted conflict
  • When you’re strange, cont’d
  • The House Intelligence Committee’s Benghazi Report — more than fair


  • Sundays With The Christianists: Nathaniel Hawthorne Had A Co-Author. Was It Satan?
  • The Sarah Palin Fartknocker Report: Some Votes Are More Equal Than Others
  • Derp Roundup: Rand Paul Explains How Not Deporting People Is Just Like WW II Internment Camps
  • How Irresponsible Is Putin? Let’s Ask This Russian Guy Who Embezzled a Billion Dollars
  • Y’all Are Eatin’ Collard Greens Up In Here; Or, Vegetables Are Better With Bacon
  • House Benghazi Report Finds No Conspiracies, Gets No Love From Fox

washington post

  • Obama ramps up defense of immigration action; conservatives urge tough response
  • Obama: America wants ‘that new car smell’
  • Greater St. Mark Family Church among those offering ‘safe place’ in Ferguson
  • McCaul: GOP won’t shut down government over Obama’s immigration actions
  • Giuliani: ‘White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.’
  • Obama on immigration: I ‘can’t solve the entire problem’

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Katrina Vanden Heuvel: GOP 'Driven By Know-nothing Nativism' And Was Never Going To Reform Immigration
  • Rudy Giuliani Pulls The 'Black On Black Crime' Card While Discussing Ferguson Protests
  • This Week In 'Both Sides Do It' Matthew Dowd Edition
  • SNL Trolls President Obama For Acting Like Reagan And Bush
  • Ted Cruz Hates Immigrants So Much That His New Govt. Shutdown Would Even Keep Eric Holder In Place
  • Fox News Hosts: Immigrants Kids Are Getting School Lunches So 'Your Kids Are Getting Shafted'

the moderate voice

  • Bill Cosby’s Scandal-Filled Week: One Allegation After Another
  • SNL Cold Open Takes On Executive Orders
  • Uppity
  • Obama Immigration Orders Could Drive Latino Vote
  • Seventh Investigation Debunks Republican Benghazi Conspiracy Theories
  • Remember Benghazi?


talking points memo

  • This is a Real Wow
  • Giuliani: 'White Police Officers Won't Be There' If Blacks 'Weren't Killing Each Other' (VIDEO)
  • Nevada GOPer Resigns As Speaker Over Controversial Columns On Race
  • Flake To GOP: 'We Ought To Move Beyond' Benghazi
  • New Jersey Legislature Considering 'Yes Means Yes' Policy For Colleges
  • Letter That Inspired Jack Kerouac's 'On The Road' Discovered

congress blog

  • Federal action needed to tame airline’s high-flying climate pollution
  • Living nightmare for detained immigrants in Georgia
  • How the Web will transform big finance
  • Fund the emergency response for Ebola
  • The moral compass of the moment
  • Obama’s executive action is a first step to protecting families


  • Don’t miss tonight’s RedState Weekly Briefing!!
  • Stop US funded abortions. Reinstate the Mexico City policy
  • The ‘You won’t believe what SNL did in this skit about Executive Orders!’ Sunday Open Thread.
  • This Means War
  • Agribusiness hits the jackpot, taxpayers not so much
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury fails to reach a decision

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


  • Truthdigger of the Week: Leslie Feinberg
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Jr. Dies at 78
  • Crime Time
  • Campaign Seeks to Dry Out the National Security Agency
  • Cosby
  • Viggo Mortensen Marks 10 Years of Zinn’s ‘Voices of a People’s History’

michelle malkin

  • Obama’s executive amnesty helps draw thousands of Lois Lerner’s emails out of the shadows
  • The truth about Obama’s “temporary” Ebola amnesty
  • With a rebuttal to President Obama’s amnesty announcement, here’s President Obama
  • Refresher course: When White House promises immigration “background checks,” they lie
  • Berkeley City Council votes to put ‘climate change’ warning labels on gas pumps
  • Good luck with that: St. Louis mayor agrees to protest group’s demands

news hounds

  • Fox News Sunday Talks Immigration With Two Republican Extremists And One Democrat
  • Tucker Carlson, Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Want More Heterosexual Marriage!
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Shut Down The Government Over Immigration Even If It Keeps Eric Holder In Office
  • Fox Uses Buffalo Blizzard To Deny Global Warming And Attack Obama
  • Fox Interrupts Obama’s Immigration Speech For Extremist Sheriff Arpaio
  • Fox Nation Readers Want To Kill Ferguson Protesters “These People …Want a Lynching”


riehl world view

  • Obama May Visit Ferguson Over “Systematic Issues”
  • NY Schools Brace For Thousands of New Illegals, With “Large Numbers” Still To Come
  • Cafe Press selling XXX “baby” clothing: “F*ck me like a porn star,” … “No Gag Reflex”
  • Shit Just Got Real, Yo: Bill Cosby paid off women says ex-NBC employee Frank Scotti
  • Four words that could deep-six Obamacare
  • Marion Barry dead at 78

political animal

  • Nothing is Sacred
  • Odds & Ends
  • Are Americans "Stupid" or Uninformed?
  • The Electoral College Is Not Set in Amber
  • Saying Goodbye to Marion Barry
  • Daylight Video

andrew sullivan

  • Jesus Amidst The Ruins
  • Racial Justice In The Real World
  • Mental Health Break
  • The Mid-Life Rebound
  • An Evangelical Changes His Mind On Gays
  • Famous At Eighty


  • 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

  • Split the CIA in Two
  • Ransom Payment for Beau Bergdahl
  • Obama Extends War in Afghanistan
  • Audio of Katherine Gun on What People Can Do About War
  • Are there 100 people on Planet Earth who believe all of these 10 truths?
  • Mark Udall and the Unspeakable

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

  • The tab for king obama’s amnesty decree? It could be $6 TRILLION
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Hey Brian Williams! This is what an honest newsman looks like
  • Boehner: ‘The House Will, In Fact, Act’
  • The People, Polls & A State of Denial (Guest Post)
  • What Lena Dunham Taught Us About… Minimum Wage Chickenhawks (Guest Post)

drudge retort

  • Jeb Bush's Reverse Midas Touch
  • Obama to GOP Critics on Immigration: 'Pass a Bill'
  • Israeli Cabinet Moves to Define Israel as Jewish
  • NBC Employee: I Helped Cosby Pay Off 8 Women
  • GOP Senator: 'Shame On Us' for No Immigration Reform
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

little green footballs

  • Nevada Speaker-Elect Ira Hansen Steps Down After His Extremism Is Exposed
  • Rudy Giuliani: "White Police Officers Wouldn't Be There if You [Blacks] Weren't Killing Each Other"
  • Most Evangelicals Believe Natural Disasters Are the Apocalypse, Not Climate Change
  • Mark Ronson w/ Bruno Mars: 'Uptown Funk'
  • A New Sound for Punch Brothers: "I Blew It Off'
  • House Intel Panel Benghazi Report: No There There

vox populi

  • VPFL Week 11
  • In which Mr. Wright addresses a Gossip
  • The paradox of international aid
  • I need to see if I am still a member
  • SF/F before the coup
  • Kissinger on the EU and Islam

crooks and liars

  • Katrina Vanden Heuvel: GOP 'Driven By Know-nothing Nativism' And Was Never Going To Reform Immigration
  • Rudy Giuliani Pulls The 'Black On Black Crime' Card While Discussing Ferguson Protests
  • This Week In 'Both Sides Do It' Matthew Dowd Edition
  • SNL Trolls President Obama For Acting Like Reagan And Bush
  • Ted Cruz Hates Immigrants So Much That His New Govt. Shutdown Would Even Keep Eric Holder In Place
  • Fox News Hosts: Immigrants Kids Are Getting School Lunches So 'Your Kids Are Getting Shafted'

john avlon

  • John Avlon Gets ‘Real’ with Bill Maher – Real Time
  • George Clooney: A 21st-Century Statesman – Newsweek
  • The Resilient City – from Empire City: New York Through the Centuries
  • Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes – The Daily Beast
  • The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop – The Daily Beast
  • Border Kids Crisis—Impotent Congress – The Daily Beast

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