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daily kos

  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The Trump meltdown continues, and at the worst possible time
  • Open thread for night owls: In Florida, NASA battles climate change
  • Trump-like Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte invokes Hitler and urges genocide against drug addicts
  • Another in a line of studies that says complaints about police drop when body cams are used
  • For a Republican in a red state, Montana's Ryan Zinke sure sounds defensive in his new ad
  • Trump raised $18 million in 24 hours after the debate. Or did he?

wonk wire

  • Escaping the New Normal of Weak Growth
  • Support for Death Penalty Lowest in More Than Four Decades
  • The Markets Are Afraid of Donald Trump
  • The Worker Shortage Facing America’s Farmers
  • Excess Management Is Costing the U.S. $3 Trillion Per Year
  • The United Nations Will Launch Its First Space Mission in 2021

the corner

  • Fox Poll: The Debate Mattered
  • Trump's Real Weakness
  • New York City's Homeless Population Continues to Grow on de Blasio's Watch
  • Caring Less
  • California Governor Signs Bill to Criminalize Whistleblowing
  • Safe, Legal, and Free Abortion Push


fact check

  • Is Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional?
  • Trump on the Stump
  • Video: FactChecking the First Debate
  • FactChecking the First Debate
  • Follow the Debate with FactCheck.org
  • Pre-Debate Patterns of Deception

drudge report

  • UN: 'END TRUMP'...
  • Dead people register to vote in Virginia...
  • Stock Market Performance Predicts Trump Win, Barring October Rally...

talking points memo

  • Caught in Trump's Cycle of Rage and Abuse
  • Rudy Stumbles Outside the Race War Bubble
  • Warren Corners Trump: ‘You Never Tweet At 3am With Ways To Create New Jobs'!
  • WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump Holds A Rally In Michigan At 5 PM ET
  • Heck Holds Three-Point Lead Over Dem Opponent In Nevada Senate Poll
  • My Podcast: Episode 4 - How Do Polls Work Edition!

politifact truth-o-meter

  • PolitiFact's video rewind for Sept. 30
  • Was NAFTA 'worst trade deal ever'? Few agree
  • Who is Alicia Machado?
  • Los hechos detrás del primer debate presidencial entre Clinton y Trump
  • Trump, Clinton debate fact-checks (a running collection)
  • The first presidential debate annotated

hot air

paul krugman

the hill

  • White House strikes 'Israel' from transcript of Jerusalem speech
  • WATCH: Impatient Obama waits for Bill Clinton to board Air Force One
  • How the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill
  • Obama signs stopgap funding bill
  • White House: Congress has 'buyer's remorse' on 9/11 bill
  • Obama: 'Mistake' to override 9/11 bill veto

huffington post

  • The Great American Spin Machine
  • You Don't Have To Agree With Donald Trump To Be Upset About Trade Policy
  • The Vice Presidential Debate May Not Move The Dial, But It Is Worth Your Time
  • Daniel Radcliffe Received Some Not-So-Magical Advice From Donald Trump
  • Samantha Bee Can't Wait For The Election To Be Over
  • Here's What Clinton And Trump Were Really Thinking About During The Debate

the fix

  • Donald Trump actually loves anonymous sources — unless they’re talking about him
  • It turns out Donald Trump was right about his defective microphone. Vindication?
  • Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore just essentially lost his job over gay marriage
  • Watch Donald Trump answer questions about his campaign and hotel in a video deposition
  • We’re getting our first glimpses of how the debate shifted the presidential race
  • This latest Trump tweetstorm is far more than petty


media matters

  • Watch A CNN Donald Trump Supporter Struggle To Defend His 3AM Twitter Meltdown
  • Sean Hannity Unhinged: "America Lives Or Dies In 39 Days"
  • Media Take Note: Trump Is The Worst Possible Messenger On The Clintons’ Marriage
  • Spanish-Language News Shows Give Trump A Pass On Violation Of US Embargo Against Cuba
  • Watch A Trump Surrogate Flounder When Confronted With Wash. Post's Trump Foundation Reporting
  • Trump Ally Roger Stone’s Teleconference Was Full Of Lies And Smears

new york times

fox news

  • California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man
  • Mob informant trades witness protection for $100M
  • Stripper segregation: Feds say club mistreats black dancers
  • 7 Things to Do During Your Lunch Break (Infographic)
  • Mormons gather in Utah to hear guidance from leaders
  • Armed man dies after struggle with California police

kevin drum

  • Friday Cat, Squirrel, and Fundraising Blogging - 30 September 2016
  • Should Hillary Clinton Endorse Legalized Pot?
  • Media Forecast: Trump Wins 2nd Debate, Clinton Delivers Brave Comeback in 3rd
  • New Trump Video Set For Early Release
  • Gennifer Flowers Gets Another 15 Minutes of Fame
  • Obama Now Not Tyrannical Enough

little green footballs

  • Friday Night Blues: Joe Bonamassa, "Never Make Your Move Too Soon"
  • Thin-Skinned GOP Nominee Continues Misogynist Attacks on Alicia Machado at 3 AM
  • Samantha Bee's Hilarious Debate Recap: Fear and Loathing at Hofstra University
  • Trump's Mountain of Bullshit Now Too Big for Chuck Todd to Ignore
  • New Video From Keith Olbermann: About That Other Wall Donald Trump Might Build
  • The Bob & Chez Show: Unbreakable

power line

  • Witnessing the Final Demise of “Mainstream” Media
  • Elect This Kid Class President King
  • Jerusalem? Where’s That?
  • Does Trump Really Want to Win?
  • Detroit newspaper endorses Gary Johnson


new republic

  • The Loud Rise and Quiet Fall of Roy Moore
  • The GOP’s Next Target: Get-Out-the Vote Operations?
  • The Problem With the Effort to De-Radicalize Jihadis
  • Gary Johnson? Millennials, You Can’t Be Serious.
  • What Are White Writers For?
  • Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Eugene Volokh] ‘Patents constricting the essential channels of online communication run afoul of the First Amendment’
  • [Randy Barnett] Why law prof Glenn Reynolds is leaving Twitter
  • [Randy Barnett] Why don’t we restore the Constitution so every election is not “make or break”?
  • [Randy Barnett] Why you shouldn’t talk to the police
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] Did a federal judge accuse his colleagues of letting their ‘racist attitude’ control the outcome of a case?
  • [Orin Kerr] District court overturns magistrate decision rejecting ‘seize first, search second’ procedure for email warrants

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - GOTV Video With A Twist!
  • Bill Maher: Wait Until Trump's 'Basket Of Inexplicables' Becomes The Establishment
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Nots
  • Fox Pundit Labels Trump's Inappropriate Twitter Storm Just 'Off Message'
  • Walker Might Still Face Charges From John Doe Investigation
  • About Those 'Sex Videos'? The Donald Has His Own Cameo In One

the moderate voice

  • Trump’s 3 a.m Tweet Storm: Will voters see lack of impulse control? (Roundup)
  • The sorry spectacle of abandoned values
  • Ruckus About Voter Registration
  • Trump Misses His 3 AM Phone Call
  • Cartoon: Pitching to Millennials
  • Politix Update: Trump Is Not Hitler, But Woe To Those Who Don’t See Similarities


  • Making It All Too Easy for Hillary to Play the ‘Woman Card’
  • Shedding Light on Years of Terrible Blindness Among Conservatives
  • Gary Johnson’s Worst Surrogate: Bill Weld
  • Federal Judge Rules That Obama’s Handover of Internet Control Can Go Through
  • New Fox News Poll Shows Hillary Dominating Trump After Debate
  • Marco Rubio and Rep. Joe Heck Help Rescue Victims From Crash That Happened Right In Front of Them


  • ‘It’s about helping people': Inside the new group trying to boost the working class, sans Trump
  • DEA defies senators’ appeal to reconsider ‘unprecedented’ kratom ban
  • Trump’s unusual conflict: Millions in debts to German bank now facing federal fines
  • Congress could let China write the rules on global trade, White House says
  • ‘Public slut-shaming’ and Donald Trump’s attack on a former Miss Universe’s alleged sex history
  • One surefire way for Hillary Clinton to shore up support among young voters

congress blog

  • ICANN is already under foreign government influence: the proof is in the pudding
  • Even in death, Karimov’s iron fist squeezes Uzbekistan
  • Retailers have jumped the shark
  • The missed opportunity of JASTA
  • Three facts about midnight regulations
  • ATC privatization: a solution in search of a problem?

michelle malkin

  • Transparency! IG report: Judicial Watch lost media status, paid higher FOIA fees at request of Jen Psaki’s husband
  • Like mother like daughter: This month’s Al Gore Eco-Crusading Junior Mega-Hypocrite award goes to…
  • FBI Director James Comey continues to make Inspector Clouseau look like Sherlock Holmes
  • Obama at UN last week: US too sovereign — Obama after landslide override of his 9/11 bill veto: It’ll make US less sovereign
  • Hillary, Interrupted
  • Secret code name of Clinton cover-up operation revealed: ‘Clinton cover-up operation’

oliver willis

washington monthly

atlas shrugs

  • UN News Agency Sends Out, Then Deletes Anti-Trump Tweet
  • You’ve Got to Have Freedom on an Open Thread
  • Orlando Muslim mass murderer Omar Mateen: “Call me mujahideen”
  • Pakistan threatens to DESTROY India with NUCLEAR bomb
  • World’s Top Female Chess Players Forced To Wear Hijab at Championship In Iran
  • Clinton names Merkel as her favorite world leader

news hounds


flopping aces

  • Obama and Your FREEDOM: Obama Capitulates, Gives Away America’s Control Of The Internet’s Core
  • Don’t be nice, Donald.
  • Dominant Obama/Clinton Memes – You Are Racists and Sexists
  • Evil Twins – Why Multiculturalism Is As Wicked As Nazism (Guest Post)
  • Debate open thread
  • Identity Politics – Barack Obama Fails Black America With Liberalism

political animal

gruntled center

  • Sovereign Immunity Protects the United States the Most
  • The Irony of Suburban "Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions" Is That Private Government Is More Intrusive Than Real Government
  • A Revealing Dialogue About What Trump Supporters Think is Not Great About America
  • America's Mottoes Unite Liberal and Conservative Views of Hierarchy
  • Math is Not Racist, But Big Data Cannot Predict Individuals
  • Is "Alt Right" the Same as "Fascist"?

the blaze

drudge retort

  • Auto Shop in Poland Still Using Commodore 64
  • Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended
  • Trump: I Have a Very Good Marital History
  • Why Is NFL Viewership Down?
  • Cookie Box with Arabic Writing Causes Scare
  • Philippines President Compares Himself to Hitler


  • Machado About Nothing.
  • NYT election buzzword: "subtle."
  • Goodbye to Mr. Tucker.
  • "Not looking so great anymore, Ann."
  • "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?"
  • How the New York Times portrays Hillary's failing in Ohio.

vox populi

  • Why I no longer link to Steve Sailer
  • Brainstorm: Alt-White and Alt-West
  • The Age of the Orc
  • Why Trump passed up the kill shots
  • WWIII by proxy
  • FEAST OF THE ELFS by John C. Wright

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - GOTV Video With A Twist!
  • Bill Maher: Wait Until Trump's 'Basket Of Inexplicables' Becomes The Establishment
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Nots
  • Fox Pundit Labels Trump's Inappropriate Twitter Storm Just 'Off Message'
  • Walker Might Still Face Charges From John Doe Investigation
  • About Those 'Sex Videos'? The Donald Has His Own Cameo In One

war is a crime

  • Do We REALLY Want to Provoke Russia? Why?
  • Sioux Activists and Backers Prepare for Cold Winter of Resistance at Standing Rock ND
  • Trump Economic Adviser "Pushing" for Climate Denier, Fracking Promoter to Head EPA
  • Before Presidential Debate, Obama Admin Weakened Endangered Species Act Under Oil Industry Pressure
  • How to stop weapons of mass destruction aimed at Africa
  • Syria News - Sept 29, 2016

ace of spades hq

  • EMT 10/01/16 [krakatoa]
  • Overnight Open Thread (30 Sep 2016)
  • Open Thread
  • Trump and All His Crazy Conspiracy Theories!!!!
  • What Is The Goal? [CBD]
  • MeAgain Kelly, Fox's Feminist Water Carrier for Hillary Dissembles on Her Alicia Machado Interview

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