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daily kos

  • Donald Trump: Pope Francis is 'a very political person'
  • The Department of Veterans affairs has a lot of catching up to do for women vets
  • If you know how high CEO pay is, you're in the minority
  • Obama pitches 'politics of hope,' voting rights in weekly address
  • This week in the war on voting: White New Hampshirites discover what it's like to be shut out
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Democratic candidates find cause for concern, no cause for complacency

the corner

  • The Third Stooge
  • Two "Brothers": Pope Francis and the Chekist
  • New Jeb Bush Ad Touts Conservatism and Gun Record
  • Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 12, 2016)
  • Felon Voting in Maryland Just in Time for the Election – and Plenty of Hypocrisy
  • Syria: The Obama Administration's Great Strategic and Moral Failure


new republic

  • Everything You Need to Know about Saturday’s GOP Debate
  • Can South Carolina Live Down To Its Reputation?
  • Deadpool: A Superhero Who Makes Fun of Himself
  • The Iconic Images Behind Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Video
  • Are Dating Apps Killing Long-Term Relationships?
  • Ad Wars 2016: Hillary Clinton Woos Black Voters in South Carolina

drudge report


  • Why Elizabeth Warren thinks legalizing marijuana could help end America’s opioid addiction crisis
  • One huge reason why the next Supreme Court appointments will matter for workers
  • We just learned a lot about what kind of Democrat Hillary Clinton really is
  • Disabled people are allowed to work for pennies per hour — but maybe not for much longer
  • What Clinton and Sanders are leaving out of the health care debate
  • The crippling thing about growing up poor that stays with you forever

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking the PBS Democratic presidential debate
  • What did Hillary Clinton tell the families of people who lost their lives in Benghazi?
  • Launching PolitiFact Global News Service
  • Candidates fan out ahead of New Hampshire vote
  • Live fact-checking the Republican New Hampshire presidential debate
  • Fact-checking the New Hampshire Democratic debate


  • Customwriting Org
  • ‘Religious liberty’ argument reignites interest in anti-gay propaganda
  • Writing Services In Dubai
  • How-to Publish an Observation Dissertation – Observation Paper Ideas with Private Example Composition
  • Top Reasons for College Dropout
  • What Is An Investigation Paper Outline

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama calls for increased civility in politics
  • Obama dines with Hollywood donors
  • Obama hits golf course in California
  • US, Cuba to resume commercial flights
  • Obama formally names Education secretary nominee
  • Obama to 2016 media: Calm down

huffington post

  • No One Has A Clue Who'll Win Next Week's Nevada Democratic Caucuses
  • Those Photographs Of Bernie Sanders Are Real Despite What You've Heard
  • GOP Mega-Donors Frozen In Frustration
  • Trump's Latest Ad Features Father Of Teen Killed By An Illegal Immigrant
  • Bernie Sanders Struggles To Defend Reparations Stance To Black Voters
  • The Power of Populism? Not Really!

the fix

  • Jim Gilmore and the presidential campaign that, quite literally, never was
  • How to argue about automatic voter registration, as Oregon gets the ball rolling
  • The South Carolina primary is Donald Trump’s to lose
  • Just how big is government? It depends on how you measure it.
  • Why this man says Democrats should stop worrying about white swing voters
  • Remembering the greatest 45 minutes of Jim Gilmore’s political life


  • 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

  • MSNBC's Rachel Maddow: "The Ted Cruz Campaign Has A New Test" Following Ted Nugent's Anti-Semitic Facebook Post
  • CNN's Jake Tapper Repeatedly Challenges Trump Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's Evidence-Free Clinton Email Accusations
  • Fox's Gutfeld: Trump Has "Played The Media Like A Violin"
  • Fox's Gasparino: Bernie Sanders Is "A Freak To Look At"
  • Conservative Media Attack Cosmopolitan For Highlighting The Issue Of Women And Gun Violence
  • Rush Limbaugh Defends The Koch Brothers: They "Haven't Done Diddly Squat"

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • I'm Now a Certified and Legally Responsible Non-Harasser of Women
  • Hooray! A Brand New Site For Creating Lots of Charts About Democracy.
  • Why Do Foreign Singers Sound So American?
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 12 February 2016
  • Raw Data: Income Gains By Age Since 1974
  • Senator Sanders, Why Do You Hate President Obama?

power line

  • Fallon’s fallacies, cont’d
  • Mark Toner concedes
  • The Week in Pictures: Feminist Meltdown Edition
  • Sports post of the day: Isaianity revisited
  • The Case of the Spotted Cow


  • The Snake Oil Bulletin: Bet You Didn’t Know Cashews Had To Be ‘Activated’
  • Oregon Standoff Ends In Arrests, Disappointment At Failure To Spark Revolution
  • Bundys, Beyoncé And Rick Snyder’s Wife’s Birthday Cake. Your Weekly Top Ten.
  • Let’s Watch Barack And Michelle Obama Make Goo Goo Sexes At Each Other In Public
  • For His Next Trick, Ted Cruz Will Ruin ‘Office Space’ And Geto Boys Forever
  • Jeb Bush So Proud Of How His Florida Boys Did Abu Ghraib

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Eugene Volokh] Unconstitutional Utah anti-doxxing bill withdrawn by sponsor
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] Is there a libertarian case for Bernie Sanders?
  • [Orin Kerr] The case for patent law and criminal law exceptionalism in the administrative state
  • [David Post] Defectum humoris non curat lex (‘the law does not reward humorlessness’)
  • [Orin Kerr] Final version: ‘Executing Warrants for Digital Evidence: The Case for Use Restrictions on Nonresponsive Data’
  • [David Kopel] The Virginia Compromise: Wins for gun rights and gun regulation

crooks and liars

  • 'Tampon Tax' Shows How Misogyny Is Legislated In America
  • Bill Maher On Pot, And Then, On Pot.
  • Our Own John Amato On 'Everything All The Time' With Pat O'Brien
  • ESPN Quickly Cuts Off Arcade Fire's Win Butler When He Mentions Single-Payer Health Care
  • Crystal Wright Compared Blacks Voting For Bernie Or Hillary Like Voting For The KKK
  • Mike's Blog Round Up

the moderate voice

  • The Moderates’ Vigilance List for 2016
  • CBS Republican Debate: Here’s What to Expect
  • Are Iowa and New Hampshire Really That Important?
  • Analysis: Clinton adjusts pitch: I can be a Sanders, just better
  • Military Weekend: Those Magnificent Paratroopers


talking points memo

  • Palin Accuses Cruz Of Lying About Not Seeking Campaign Cash From Lobbyists
  • US, Cuba To Sign Agreement On Restarting Commercial Flights
  • Sharron Angle Floats Another U.S. Senate Bid
  • READ: Suit Filed Challenging Move to Require Voter Proof Of Citizenship In 3 States
  • Madeleine Albright Pens Mea Culpa For 'Special Place In Hell' Line About Women Voters
  • Ex-NY Senate Candidate Arrested With Assault Rifle, Ski Mask In Niagara Falls

congress blog

  • After NH Trump is holding all the cards
  • Where does US foreign aid money go?
  • How to get those annoying political ads to go away
  • Strengthening border security: Look no further than the Jones Act
  • Divided we’ll fall
  • Negotiation is not weakness


  • Machete Wielding Muslim Terrorist In Ohio Was Known To FBI
  • Two New South Carolina Polls have a Surprising Result for Ben Carson
  • Cruz and Carson Talk Faith and Religious Liberty at Winter Jam
  • The Reason Why Donald Trump Is Acting Like A P*ssy
  • Chuck Todd Whines About Ted Cruz’s Office Space/Hillary Ad (VIDEO)
  • Dear Cruz and Rubio: Don’t Make Me Turn This Car Around

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


  • North Atlantic Carbon Intake Doubles
  • Top 10 ‘Luxury Items’ to Tax in Addition to Tampons
  • AUDIO: Robert Scheer Speaks With Nomi Prins About the Connection Between Washington and Wall Street
  • The Story of Autism
  • The U.S. Military Suffers from Affluenza
  • Liveblog: The Sixth Democratic Debate:  ‘Let Us Level With the American People’

michelle malkin

  • Damn it feels good to be a Clinton: Ted Cruz ad offers a glimpse behind the Office Space at Hillary HQ
  • Shades of Grayson: How big of a hypocritical weasel do you have to be for Harry Reid to call you ‘disgraceful’?
  • ‘Careful what you ask for,’ socialist-style: NH delegate count gives Bernie Sanders his dream of ‘fairness’
  • Smart Power™ update: Obama admin expresses ‘disgust’ at latest move by Iranian partners in peace
  • While the focus was on New Hampshire, SCOTUS knocked the teeth out of Obama’s Clean Power Plan
  • TSA: Total Security Abyss

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

  • Sanders and Trump Prove that Authenticity Works, and That Big Money and Corporate Media Aren't As Powerful As Some Think
  • Quick Takes
  • President Obama's Expanding Legacy
  • Sanders Telegraphs His Pitches
  • Trumpism at Malheur
  • Feminism is About Choice

andrew sullivan

  • It Is Accomplished
  • 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 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

  • Focus: Hillary Clinton - Feb 13, 2016
  • Bernie Sanders: The 2016 Peace Candidate
  • Conversation with activist Alfredo Lopez: The Left Needs to ‘Own’ Bernie Sanders to Ensure He Delivers on Campaign Promises
  • Is This An Uprising?
  • Syria News - Feb 12, 2016
  • What Obama Did While You Were Watching Elections

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

  • Religious Extremists Are Our Biggest Threat, and They’re Not Who You Think (5 of 5)
  • Hillary’s Mixed Marxist Accoutrement
  • For Marco Rubio being right on Barack Obama was a Pyrrhic victory
  • The Left’s Dirty Secret – They Hate You. Yes, YOU. (Part 4 of 5)
  • Libya- Hillary’s gift to ISIS. Now the JV team has chemical weapons
  • Canned lines, ready to serve “message discipline”

drudge retort

  • Chinese Lose Confidence in Their Currency
  • Warren Asks CDC to Study Pot as Fix to Opioid Epidemic
  • 5,000 Pregnant Women in Colombia Have Zika
  • Cliven Bundy Seeks Court-Appointed Lawyer
  • Trump Backers File Birther Suit Against Cruz
  • Police Destroy Records of Complaints, Discipline

little green footballs

  • Flint Water Switch Approved Despite Health Warnings a Year Earlier
  • Friday Jam: FORQ, "Burr"
  • Ted Cruz Lies Again: Supreme Court Might 'Strike Down the 2nd Amendment' if Democrats Win
  • Thursday Jam: Snarky Puppy With David Crosby, "Somebody Home"
  • PBS Democratic Debate Thread the First
  • Hilarious Satire: The Ballad of the Malheur Patriots

vox populi

  • Free trade's fundamental flaw
  • Psychologist, heal thyself
  • Literally Who admits defeat
  • The decline of the West
  • Mailvox: they boldly ran away
  • Rabid Puppies 2016: Best Graphic Story

crooks and liars

  • 'Tampon Tax' Shows How Misogyny Is Legislated In America
  • Bill Maher On Pot, And Then, On Pot.
  • Our Own John Amato On 'Everything All The Time' With Pat O'Brien
  • ESPN Quickly Cuts Off Arcade Fire's Win Butler When He Mentions Single-Payer Health Care
  • Crystal Wright Compared Blacks Voting For Bernie Or Hillary Like Voting For The KKK
  • Mike's Blog Round Up

john avlon

ace of spades hq

  • The Inaugural Ace of Spades Pet Thread [L, Elle & Misanthropic Humanitarian]
  • How to Argue with People Who Reject The Right To Keep And Bear Arms [CBD]
  • Open Thread
  • EMT 2/13/16 [krakatoa]
  • Overnight Open Thread (12 Feb 2016)
  • Damn It Feels Good to be a Clinton

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