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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
  • U.S.-trained commander of elite Tajik force joins the Islamic State
  • Lawyers for the officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray want their trial moved out of Baltimore
  • FCC wants to expand internet fight with Republicans with broadband subsidies for the poor
  • You're not going to believe what the Cleveland Police Union says is going to get officers killed
  • Obama's immigration plans are on hold as court battle continues

political wire

  • Hastert Charged With Federal Crimes
  • What If Republicans Can’t Decide?
  • Trump Looks Likely to Join Race
  • Former Schock Aide Talking to the FBI
  • Lindsey Graham Gets a Super PAC
  • Another Way Clinton Could Make History

the corner

  • 'Hunger Games-style Show to Find Britain's Hardest Grafter'
  • Dennis Hastert Indicted
  • Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 28, 2015)
  • The Campaign Call of Cthulhu
  • NR Seeks Assistant to the Editor
  • Let's Not Crucify Bernie Sanders for His Sexual-Fantasies Essay


new republic

  • Hillary Clinton is Finally Showing Her Hand on Climate Change
  • The Many Rebrandings of Rick Santorum
  • Hillary Clinton Should Declare Her Own "War on Coal"
  • What Are They Thinking?
  • The Nutrition Gap

drudge report

  • 7-Year-Old Boy, Mother Fatally Shot In Head...
  • Police Say Mobs Gather Around Officers When Responding to Calls...
  • Sheriff: Cops 'have been eviscerated, disemboweled'...


  • Hollywood just had its worst Memorial Day weekend in 17 years
  • Why this Fed official believes the central bank should rethink everything
  • Scott Walker, discussing abortion, says ultrasounds are “just a cool thing out there”
  • The bizarre thing that happens when people take diet drugs
  • Redlining: Still a thing
  • Nike becomes suspected player in alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal

politifact truth-o-meter

  • 'Teabagger' group makes splash with fake-quote memes
  • Rick Santorum on the Truth-O-Meter
  • Mailbag: 'This seems like an "Onion" spoof'
  • Mailbag: 'Jebio' edition
  • Mailbag: Hillary Clinton edition
  • Fact-checking claims about Amtrak

hot air


  • Boston Bombing News: Friends & Acquaintances
  • Late Night FDL: Heartbreaker/ Ring of Fire
  • Team Clinton Worried Sanders Will Make Hillary ‘Look Like A Corporatist’
  • Federal Appeals Court Affirms Persons Threatening Suicide Have Right to Not Be ‘Shot on Sight’ By Police
  • The Roundup for May 27th, 2015
  • Over Easy: Around the World

paul krugman

the hill

weekly standard

  • Lynch to Meet with Obama in Oval Office
  • Dennis Hastert Indicted
  • 'A Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends'
  • Carly on Offense on ISIS
  • Florida Press Knocks Hillary for Hiding: 'You Won't Have A Chance To See Her'
  • Hayes Podcast: As First Hillary Emails Released, A Friendly Media Complies

huffington post

  • In Search of the Democratic Soul
  • Scholarship Started by Donald Graham Sends Donor Money To Graham's For-Profit College
  • Hillary Clinton Gets Ready For First Campaign Rally
  • Patriot Act That Dennis Hastert Passed Led To His Indictment
  • The Scandal That Ended Dennis Hastert's Control Of The House
  • California Legislature Moves Forward With Assisted Suicide Bill

the fix

  • Why Dennis Hastert got indicted by the feds
  • Ted Cruz requests a correction from the liberal media: He is actually on level 357 of Candy Crush
  • Your online guide to George Pataki
  • Isiah Thomas demonstrates how not to respond to a sexual harassment controversy
  • Who will make it into the first GOP presidential debate? This tool will tell you.
  • We watched President Obama’s Twitter Q&A so you didn’t have to


  • 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's Andrea Tantaros: Hillary Clinton Has Gotten Ahead By "Play[ing] The Victim"
  • Ann Coulter Falsely Asserts One Quarter Of Mexico's Population Has Been "Taken In" By U.S.
  • Watch How A Fox Host Shuts Down A Discussion About The Importance Of Including Diverse Candidates On Fox's Debate Stage
  • "Obama Republican": Right-Wing Media Denounce Rand Paul For Criticizing Republicans On ISIS
  • Media Give Carly Fiorina A Free-Pass On Opposition To Equal Pay Legislation
  • BBC's Katty Kay Laughs Off Guest's Denial On Climate Change And Texas Floods

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Health Update
  • Americans Now Approve of Suicide, But Only With a Doctor's Note
  • Cubans Really Don't Like Marco Rubio
  • Health Update
  • Note to Politicians: Stop Being So Self-Centered About Medical Research Funding
  • Republicans Find Yet Another Ingenious Way to Suppress Democratic Votes

hotline on call

power line

  • Megyn Kelly takes down Rand Paul on the Patriot Act
  • The FIFA Scandal: As Usual, The Simpsons Was There First
  • Breaking: Hastert Indicted
  • Behind Science Fraud, Chapter 5
  • The Washington Post and Rand Paul: Who Is More Wrong About ISIS?


  • Someone Thought A Rap Song About Ted Cruz Was A Good Idea
  • Surprise! GOP Plan To ‘Fix’ Obamacare Will Just Make It Worse
  • Texas ‘Open Carry’ Loon Ready To Start Executing Lawmakers, Because Freedom Is Why
  • Alaska Judge In Big Trouble, Just For Saying Rapey Words To Everybody
  • Ted Cruz Still Wants To Murder Federal Government, But After It Cleans Up Texas
  • Colorado Public High School Basically A Church, Saving Kids With Jesus Pizza

washington post

  • Cruz: Universities that boycott Israel should lose federal funding
  • The Iowa straw poll, once a kingmaker, fades into irrelevance for 2016
  • GovBeat: Chris Christie finalizes his slow-motion flip-flop on Common Core
  • Seeking to expand GOP appeal, Marco Rubio takes campaign to Nevada
  • Clinton campaign still doesn’t have supporter e-mail lists from Obama or booster group
  • Federal Eye: USPS contract talks stall; federal unions have little to say on pot policy

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Boring Pet Of The Week
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Aliens
  • Mark Fuhrman Endorses Baltimore Police Slowdown, Suggests African American Community Is Full Of ‘Animals’
  • Slavery? Really?
  • Impeached Judge Wants Justices Kagan And Ginsburg Impeached
  • Former GOP Speaker Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges

the moderate voice

  • Decreased U.S. Border Crossings, Increased Migration in Europe
  • Combined Tackle: The Fan-Driven Effort To Keep the Chargers in San Diego (Video)
  • Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?
  • The hydra that is radical Islam (Guest Voice)
  • Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted: Prosecutors Say He Lied to FBI
  • Cartoon: Corruption World Cup


talking points memo

  • Shock: Blacks Hold Cops to Higher Standard Than Criminals
  • Hastert Indictment Over Payoff to Cover Up "Prior Misconduct"
  • Hastert Indicted
  • Ex-Speaker Hastert Indicted Over Secret Payments For ‘Past Misconduct’
  • DC Metro Nixes All 'Issue' Ads After Pam Geller Tried To Run Anti-Muslim Ad
  • Jindal: I've Got The Only Detailed Plan To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

congress blog

  • Morocco: What a simulated battle tells us about a true ally
  • Why we need a Medical Innovation Impact Index
  • Omissions that distort the truth
  • Big Oil plowing up native prairie lands for profit
  • Will plant-based dietary recommendation spur meaningful change?
  • TSA, China and fake IDs


  • The Circle of Jerks Turns From Scott Walker to Ted Cruz
  • WATCH: Gov. Scott Walker Addresses Now Infamous Politico/TPM/Jezebel/NPR/Kos/Etc Ultrasound Misquote
  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: The 2016 POTUS Field, Civil Unrest in Baltimore, & Ghosts of Scandals Past
  • [Video] AFL-CIO Boss to Hillary: Support Us On Trade or Else.
  • Nicholas Kristof tries the Otter Defense on behalf of the Clintons.
  • George Pataki runs for president as the WTF?? candidate

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


  • Emoti-Conned: Facebook’s Messenger App Tracks Users’ Very Specific Coordinates
  • Black People in Minneapolis Are 9 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Minor Offenses
  • The Pre-Charge Punishment of Julian Assange
  • Texas Protester
  • US Left Behind
  • Soccer Hooligans

michelle malkin

  • George Stephanopoulos removes ‘Hillary 2016′ button long enough to call out ‘Clinton Cash’ author’s bias
  • Baltimore mayor provided destruction ‘space’ for rioters, and they’re running with it
  • Open thread: Obama era perfectly encapsulated in one sentence; Krauthammer nukes Hillary apologists
  • Hillary: Killing unborn babies will never be copacetic until you clingers let go of your religious hangups
  • Team Hillary’s first emailed bumper sticker pitch is an in-your-face reminder that she has 9 lives
  • Chairman of uber-populist Dem candidate’s campaign wants you to trust word of corporate billionaire just this once

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

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • The Obamacare "Fix" That Would Makes Things Worse
  • Rubio's Slippery Slope To Incoherence
  • Thunder From Trumka
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Even George Pataki Doesn't Want Those Damn Moderates

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

  • Revealed: Energy Transfer Partners’ 'Pipeline-for-Prostitute' Landman
  • Urging a 'Surge' Against Insurgents -- Again
  • Nuclear Realism
  • Michael Klare: Superpower in Distress
  • Catch 22 at the German Embassy
  • Memorial Day 2015: Antiwar Veterans Join the Conversation at the Vietnam Wall

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

  • Do You Believe in the Truth, Fairey?
  • How are Hillary’s emails not classified while on her server but are classified when they’re supposed to be released?
  • Marie Harf – Seriously (Guest Post)
  • America took a bite of the poisonous fruit of liberalism and now people are dying for it
  • Look What The JayVee Team Is Up To Now: Is Obama’s Real ISIS Strategy On Display? (Guest Post)
  • Obama’s three year plan for ISIS, Iran, Iraq and about everything else

drudge retort

  • Younge: U.S. Telling New Lies About Iraq War
  • Obama Announces New Rule Limiting Water Pollution
  • British Firms to Be Taxed for Hiring Foreign Workers
  • Former Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted
  • Scher: Fox Hosts Might Be Tough in GOP Debates
  • Assange: NSA Has Secret Authority to Spy Unabated

little green footballs

  • Overnight Jam: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, NPR Tiny Desk Concert
  • New Evidence Chuck Johnson May Have Been Behind the "Pretty Little Liar - Rape Hoax" Posters at Columbia
  • Armed Biker Gang Plans Open-Carry "Draw Mohammed" Contest Outside Phoenix Mosque
  • Scott Walker Tells Dana Loesch Mandatory Ultrasounds Are 'Just a Cool Thing'
  • NSFW: Amy Schumer and Bill Nye Explain the Universe
  • And Now, Santorum Enters the Clown Car

vox populi

  • Neocons attack Paul, the sequel
  • Registration required
  • George Martin really really likes rape
  • There is no solution
  • SCIENCE is not science
  • America's Ethnic Achilles Heel

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Boring Pet Of The Week
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Aliens
  • Mark Fuhrman Endorses Baltimore Police Slowdown, Suggests African American Community Is Full Of ‘Animals’
  • Slavery? Really?
  • Impeached Judge Wants Justices Kagan And Ginsburg Impeached
  • Former GOP Speaker Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges

john avlon

ace of spades hq

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