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daily kos

  • And the geeks shall inherit the Earth
  • CBO: Obamacare subsidies apply to both state and federal exchanges
  • Republican mayor in North Carolina warns GOP over Medicaid fallout
  • If you have cable or satellite service, you are paying for Fox News
  • Medicare's finances keep on improving
  • Rep. Curt Clawson mistakes U.S. government officials for foreigners

political wire

  • The McDonnell Trial Activity Book
  • Bonus Quote of the Day
  • Campaigns May Soon Be Run Entirely By Super PACs
  • Appeals Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans
  • No Signs of a GOP Wave Forming
  • Leaked Document Sheds Light on Nunn Campaign

the corner

  • What About a Private Alternative to the FDA?
  • Kissing Cousins
  • Krauthammer's Take: John Kerry's Peace Plan 'Would Have Given Hamas All of Its Demands'
  • A Century Later . . .
  • What About That Points of Light Grant to 'Terrorists'?
  • Brava


new republic

  • Who Killed This Woman?
  • Dr. Strangelove Explains Why the Obamacare Lawsuits Make No Sense
  • Europe's Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown
  • Here's One Reason We Need Immigrants

drudge report

  • Boehner Goes Silent on Executive 'Amnesty'...
  • Sessions: 'Americans will not accept nullification of their laws'...
  • Hamas Leader's House 'Hit By Missile'...
  • Israel Escalating Gaza War...


  • A Boston program aiding foreclosed homeowners could be a national model for fighting blight
  • Medicare isn’t going broke, but don’t celebrate just yet
  • Here’s why Obama should get credit for reducing income inequality
  • Zillow wants to make online real estate listings more like online dating
  • The Fed’s five (not so) easy steps back to normal
  • We asked you to Name That Data and you kind of didn’t

politifact truth-o-meter

  • PolitiFact and PunditFact fact-check the debate over immigration
  • PunditFact fact-checks the July 27 news shows
  • Facebook Mailbag: 'PolitiFact is no longer a reliable source'
  • Fact-checking DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims on health care
  • Fact-checking claims about Russia, Ukraine and MH 17
  • Fact-checking Georgia's U.S. Senate primary
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  • Monday Science and Fukushima Update
  • FDL Movie Night: “Matthew O’Hanlon: A Creative Journey” and Jose Ho-Guanipa
  • The Poor Door: Building Has Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor
  • Congressman Grayson Requests Answers on NSA’s Weakening of Encryption Standards
  • BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found
  • Would Middle Aged White People Think Marijuana Reform Was “Rushed” If Their Kids Were Being Arrested?

abc politics

  • Palestinian-American Teen Held in Israeli Custody for 3 Weeks
  • Gay Marriage: One Step Closer to the Supreme Court? Here’s Why Virginia Matters
  • Why a Frustrated Democrat Wants a Swimming Pool in Darrell Issa’s Committee Room
  • What Happened When 3 Politicians Tried a Minimum Wage Budget
  • Sarah Palin’s New TV Channel Spawns Twitter Mockery
  • Capitol Hill’s Unfinished Business

power line

  • Michelle Nunn’s charity and Hamas
  • Hamas hits Shifa Hospital (with playground update)
  • Inversion Therapy for Liberals
  • Report: At least 160 children died digging Hamas’ tunnels
  • Republicans are maintaining, and maybe expanding, their edge in battle for Senate

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama seeks border fix with Central American heads of state
  • WH doubles down on impeachment
  • GOP 'not living up to rhetoric' on border, says White House
  • Issa panel rebukes WH for ignoring subpoena
  • Obama: Downed jet may ‘stiffen’ Europe’s spine
  • US: Russia firing artillery at Ukrainian troops

weekly standard

  • To TWS Readers in the Vicinity of Rome
  • Amid Border Crisis, DHS Secretary To Participate in 'Let's Read! Let's Move!' Event
  • Kristol Podcast: Obama vs. the Rule of Law
  • Sobering Numbers
  • A Conversation Between the President and Susan Rice
  • Is Lamar in Trouble?

huffington post

the fix

  • President Obama’s competence problem is worse than it looks
  • Grover Norquist is going to Burning Man!
  • What our cats and dogs say about our politics
  • How to read the leaked Michelle Nunn campaign plan
  • Coming soon: A campaign run entirely by super PACs
  • The nine lives of Sarah Palin


  • US Chamber to Back Democrat Landrieu
  • Details of Boehner Border Bill Emerge
  • Texas Lt. Gov.: 'I’m Convinced' Mexican Gov't Helping Illegals
  • Texas Lt. Gov.: Obama 'Doesn’t Really Want' to Secure Border
  • TSA Offers Prizes for Suggestions to Improve Waiting Lines
  • Ryan: 'Only Focus Should Be' Securing the Border

media matters

  • O'Reilly Responds To George Will: "There's Plenty Of Downside" To Letting Undocumented Youths Stay In U.S.
  • Fox News Is Disappointed That U.S. Deportation Policy Is Focused On Felons
  • O'Reilly: "In Certain Ghetto Neighborhoods It's Part Of The Culture" For Children To Smoke Marijuana
  • WSJ Attacks Efforts To Fix Conservative Case Law That Allows Discrimination Against Pregnant Women
  • Limbaugh Revises Obama's Remarks To Cast Him As Apathetic On Female Genital Mutilation
  • Conservatives Blame Democrats For Conservative Impeachment Threats

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Medicare Actuaries Are Big Fans of Obamacare's Cost Reduction Programs
  • Chart of the Day: The Great Medicare Spending Mystery
  • House Republicans Pass Bill to Lower Taxes on the Rich and Raise Taxes on the Poor
  • Why on Earth Are Argentine Bonds So Hot Right Now?
  • Congress Might Actually Pass a Bill to Address VA Problems
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 25 July 2014

hotline on call


  • Secessionist Maryland GOP Candidate Remembers The Good Old ‘Dixie’ Days
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson Being Super Mean To Idiots Again
  • Michele Bachmann Said One Stupid Thing, Didn’t Say Other Stupid Thing
  • Here Is A Picture Of Mitt Romney’s Grandchildren Inside A Giant Vagina
  • Men With Guns All Freaked Out By Topless Counter-Protesters’ Dirtypillows
  • At The Times, A Call To Legalize Marijuana (Except At The Times)

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Dale Carpenter] Fourth Circuit strikes down Virginia ban on same-sex marriage
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] The case for (and against) congressional standing to sue the president
  • [Charles E. Cobb Jr. (guest-blogging)] This nonviolent stuff’ll get you killed
  • [David Kopel] Licensed handgun carry now legal in District of Columbia: Palmer v. DC
  • [Eugene Volokh] Charles E. Cobb Jr. guest-blogging about “This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed”
  • [David Bernstein] White House wants to resurrect the failed 2012 Hamas-Israel cease-fire agreement: Why?

crooks and liars

  • Satanist Temple Demands 'Hobby Lobby' Style Religious Exemptions From Restrictions To Abortions
  • GOPer Asks Secessionists To Rise For 'National Anthem,' And Then Sings 'Dixie' Instead
  • Michelle Obama Urges Dems To Be ‘Even More’ Hungry And Passionate In 2014
  • Ammosexuals Furious Over Topless Women Disrupting Their Machismo March
  • Presidential Politics And Predictions: Be Ready To Be Wrong
  • Media Mogul Murdoch Is Buying A Conservative Alternate Universe

the moderate voice

  • Impeachment threat fundraising bonanza for b-o-t-h parties
  • A Dangerous Game
  • Obama’s crackdown on leakers damages constitutional protections, activists say
  • We are what we eat
  • Life Changing Events III
  • The New Urbs


talking points memo

  • Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, Approves Sale Of LA Clippers
  • States Rush To Get Ahead Of SCOTUS Ruling Against Obamacare Subsidies
  • An Akin in Our Midst?
  • Giving Up
  • GOPer Ernst: Congress Shouldn't Be Passing Laws States Would Nullify (VIDEO)
  • North Carolina AG: It's Time To Stop Fighting Gay Marriage In Court

congress blog

  • Path forward for equity market structure
  • Solitary confinement at 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'
  • Ridding the world of Assad’s chemical weapons
  • Where does McCarthy stand on voting rights?
  • Need for ENDA in 2014
  • The Washington, D.C. common sense test


  • 50 Shades of Derp – Voxsplaining* Sure Beats Having To Think
  • In which we revisit Rathergate, and the bad movie about to be made of it.
  • Federal Highway Trust Fund Pays for Bike Paths in Wis.
  • US Chamber of Commerce is not winning
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Perversion of Piety: A Page Out of the Proof-texting Playbook
  • Michelle Nunn (D-GASen Candidate) Wants Jewish Donors, Gives to Hamas
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oliver willis

  • Watch: Darrell Issa & The Washington Examiner Team Up To Lie About A Democrat
  • Conservatives Think Private Charity Can Fill In For The Government, That’s Stupid
  • Ronald Reagan Is Dead, Let Him Be
  • The Catastrophic Success Of Fox News Channel
  • Carly Fiorina Leads GOP Women’s Outreach Campaign After Failing Everywhere Else
  • Department Of False Equivalence: Judiciary Branch Edition


  • Republican Lawmakers on Strike
  • Trapped in Qatar: Workers Say They Haven’t Been Paid in a Year (Video)
  • A Pollster Strategy Sheet Is Helping Israelis Hide Facts, Writer Argues
  • Goliath
  • Paul Ryan’s New Clothes
  • ‘My Party Has Lost Its Soul’

michelle malkin

  • Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city!
  • Sen. Patty Murray authors ‘Not My Boss’s Business Act’ to exempt O-care from law she voted for in ’93
  • Obama’s Immigration Lawyers’ Enrichment Act
  • ‘Sobby Lobby’ rides again: Forget ‘it’s the law,’ Harry Reid pledges action against Hobby Lobby ruling
  • Uh huh: Costco says decision to pull Dinesh D’Souza’s book from shelves not political; Update: Costco caves
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Romney’s the man in 2016

news hounds

  • Fox & Friends Cheerlead U.S. Companies Moving Overseas, Blame Obama For It
  • Will Fox News Call Out Ann Coulter For Being Anti-Catholic?
  • Sarah Palin Launching An Online News Channel
  • Does Jesse Watters Think Fox Single Ladies Are Beyoncé Voters?
  • Howard Kurtz Is Very Concerned About Jon Stewart’s Fairness To Republicans
  • Fox News Outrageous Quote Poll (7/13/14-7/26/14)


riehl world view

  • Did the EPA Abuse It’s Authority to Influence the 2012 presidential election?
  • Wacko Bird Express: McCain to campaign for Thad Cochran
  • Democrat Political Operative Running Thad Cochran’s GOTV effort
  • MailOnline hires ex-BuzzFeed boss Jon Steinberg as new North America CEO
  • Bob Schieffer Thinks All Hispanics Are Illegal
  • ISIS leader ‘I’ll see you guys in New York’

political animal

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • Republicans Looking For Plan B With Latinos
  • The Lie That Won't Die
  • Blue Moon Over V.A.
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Something About Mary

andrew sullivan

  • The Best Of The Dish Today
  • Dish Shirts Are Here!
  • Book Club: Your Near-Death Experiences
  • Small Arms, Big Problem
  • Face Of The Day
  • Anti-Zionism And Anti-Semitism, Ctd


  • 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

  • On Gaza, Israel, and Hamas: an Open Letter To Bill Maher
  • Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal
  • Israeli Genocide will Ultimately Fail
  • Video: War in Our Collective Imagination
  • If We Dislike War Like We Dislike Cancer
  • War in Our Collective Imagination

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

  • Obama will have illegals voting by November
  • President Obama is WRight White: On acting “American”
  • Reaching Critical Mass
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Obamacare architect seals the deal to kill it
  • Is the Press Responsible for the Bergdahl Scandal? (Guest Post)
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drudge retort

  • Target of John Walsh Show Killed in Police Shootout
  • Cole: Israel's Strategy is Causing War, Not Ending It
  • 'I Can No Longer Live in This Open-Air Prison'
  • Florida Woman Totally Not a Racist
  • Law Prof Was On Phone When Shot
  • Sarah Palin Launches Sarah Palin Channel

little green footballs

  • Glenn Beck: Obama Invites Impeachment Threats Because "The Black Thing Is Over"
  • Don't Expect Much From 'First Look Media' for Several Years
  • Michelle Obama Announces 1MillionVotesFor2014.com
  • Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Court
  • Violence Resumes in Gaza After Short Informal Lull
  • Sunday Night Jam: Los Lobos, "Short Side of Nothing"

vox populi

  • There is NO PLACE for anti-palestinianism....
  • The bad science of food
  • Hugo recommendations: Best Novella
  • Mailvox: contra suffrage
  • Mailvox: maintain the frame
  • How to win a debate every time

crooks and liars

  • Satanist Temple Demands 'Hobby Lobby' Style Religious Exemptions From Restrictions To Abortions
  • GOPer Asks Secessionists To Rise For 'National Anthem,' And Then Sings 'Dixie' Instead
  • Michelle Obama Urges Dems To Be ‘Even More’ Hungry And Passionate In 2014
  • Ammosexuals Furious Over Topless Women Disrupting Their Machismo March
  • Presidential Politics And Predictions: Be Ready To Be Wrong
  • Media Mogul Murdoch Is Buying A Conservative Alternate Universe

john avlon

  • Why America’s poisonous politics makes ‘Market Leninism’ an Attractive Alternative
  • Obama has Given Up Seeking a Solution to America’s Financial Woes
  • Hating Kennedy – The Daily Beast
  • The Gonzo Life of Mayor McCrack – The Daily Beast
  • Christie’s Reelection Triumph Is a Revenge of the RINOs – The Daily Beast
  • What GOP Can Learn from Cuccinelli’s Tanking Bid in Virginia – CNN

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