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daily kos

  • Detroit makes a statement: Eminem gets huge ovation while Kid Rock gets booed at Pistons game
  • The New York Times' Maggie Haberman has been a consistent embarrassment. Now, she is despicable.
  • George W. Bush takes thinly veiled shots at Trump over 'bullying and prejudice' and Russia
  • Lawyer who defended North Carolina's voter suppression laws could end up on the federal bench
  • Federal lawsuit challenges Betsy DeVos' campus rapist-protection guidelines
  • Trump interviewed US attorney candidates who would have jurisdiction in investigations of him

wonk wire

  • Supply-Side Economics, But for Liberals
  • It’s Too Late to Compensate Free Trade’s Losers
  • The Handbook That Can Help Americans Rig the Government
  • How Left and Right Media Models Perpetuate Partisan Politics
  • AI and the Robot Uprising: With So Many Jobs at Risk, Why Isn’t the World More Prepared?
  • You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic?

the corner

  • Helen DeVos, RIP
  • Special-Interest Politics: Real-Estate Lobby Edition
  • Wanted: An Intern
  • The Out that Trump Never Permits Himself
  • On Representative Wilson's Cynical Slander of General Kelly
  • Fighting to Retake Higher Ed in Wisconsin


  • What really happened in Niger?
  • Anderson Cooper blasts Trump for using Gen. Kelly’s dead son as political fodder
  • Sean Hannity, useful idiot.
  • The Case for Impeachment
  • World War III
  • Neither Weinstein nor Trump

fact check

  • Video Backs Wilson, Not Kelly
  • Trump Misleads on Insurer Profits
  • Groundhog Friday: Trump Edition
  • Ralph Northam’s ‘Sell Out’ Stretch
  • No Arrests for California Wildfire
  • Trump Misleads on High U.S. Drug Costs

drudge report

talking points memo

  • Of Course
  • Graham Responds To Sanders: 'In America' Debating Generals Appropriate
  • Trump Admin Tells Court Only Congress Can Pay Health Insurers What They're Owed
  • Here's Why One Black Activist Thinks Russian Trolls Sought Him Out
  • New Podcast
  • White House: ‘Unfortunate’ If Widow Of Fallen Soldier ‘Misunderstood’ Trump

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking Trump and his team on taxes
  • The media's definition of fake news vs. Donald Trump's
  • Donald Trump's misleading comments on Obama's calls to fallen soldiers' families
  • Counting up how much the NRA spends on campaigns and lobbying
  • Sinclair is targeting PolitiFact. But you need to know the facts
  • Fact-checking the NRA's response to proposed gun laws after Las Vegas

hot air

the hill

huffington post

the fix

  • The White House’s ‘highly inappropriate’ response to a fact-check reveals an authoritarian mindset
  • Trump’s war on the media has a new general: John Kelly
  • Republicans are celebrating tax cuts that are still a long way from becoming reality
  • ‘I’m a rock star now’: Frederica Wilson helped Trump by making a Trump-like comment
  • Accusations of racism and grandstanding fly between Wilson and Kelly, overtaking big questions about Niger attack
  • Paul Ryan’s got jokes about President Trump


  • Bannon on Fire in CA: Three Standing Ovations at GOP Convention Keynote
  • Carville: Trump ‘Has No Empathy’ or Sentence Structure – ‘Somebody Has to Look’ At His Mental State
  • Maher: Trump Still ‘The Worst Fat, Gross Creep,’ Despite Weinstein Revelations
  • Roy Moore Campaign Calls on Washington Post to Retract Tax Story, Fire Reporters ‘Who Cooked Up’ ‘Fake News’
  • Sarah Sanders to Senators on John Cornyn’s Obstruction: Do Your Jobs, Confirm Nominees
  • Ken Burns: Many Confederate Monuments Are ‘All About the Reimposition of White Supremacy’

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Friday Super Cat Blogging – 20 October 2017
  • The Economy Sure Looks Headed for a Fall
  • E-Commerce Is Partying Like It’s 1999
  • Wisconsin Shows How To Do Voter Suppression Right
  • Lunchtime Photo
  • Artificial Intelligence Continues to Barrel Ahead

little green footballs

  • And Now, Richie Rude - the Silent Shredder
  • Simply Beautiful: Neil Finn, "Terrorise Me"
  • Video Emerges Showing WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Lied About Rep. Wilson - But He Refuses to Back Down
  • The Bob Cesca Show: Breakfast and Sex
  • George W. Bush Didn't Mention Trump by Name in This Speech, but It's Obvious
  • Congressman Ted Lieu Rocks the Jim Jefferies Show: "Trolling the President"

power line

  • A Liberal Visits South Dakota and Freaks Out at the Sight of Guns [Updated]
  • Frederica Wilson plays the race card
  • Listen to Donald Trump speak to gold star widow
  • Hillary Clinton, uranium, and a Russian spy ring
  • Meltdown at Middlebury


the volokh conspiracy

  • [Orin Kerr] The Fourth Amendment and querying the 702 database for evidence of crimes
  • [Eugene Volokh] Interesting obituary related to the Carswell Supreme Court nomination
  • [Eugene Volokh] Hold music
  • [Robert Natelson] Dickinson and the Fabius letters
  • [David Post] Ragtime!
  • [David Post] Is the Supreme Court allergic to math?

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Don't Blow Up Pumpkins At Home
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Neil Young
  • Advice For Dubya: Vague Shots Across The Bow Aren't Going To Hit Trump Hard Enough
  • 'Nothing Will Make Them Feel Better:' Brian Kilmeade Shrugs Off Trump's Insensitivity
  • 'Inappropriate To Question 4-Star General:' Sarah Sanders Doubles Down On Kelly's Lie
  • Video Of Rep. Wilson's FBI Building Dedication Proves Gen. Kelly Lied

the moderate voice

  • Sadly, the carnage will continue
  • Shooting: The Obligatory Job is Sacrificed to PeeCee
  • Las Vegas Shooting and Gun Control
  • Why Gun Control Laws Work Elsewhere But Inevitably Are DOA In The USA
  • Las Vegas Shooting: 50 Dead, Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. history.



  • What Americans are afraid of in the age of Trump
  • Trump considers big shift at Federal Reserve as he faces pressure to appoint a Republican
  • Customs took his truck without charging him with a crime. Two years later, he’s finally getting it back.
  • ‘It’s cool again to invest’: Americans are giddy about stocks as Dow tops 23,000
  • 3 million Americans carry loaded handguns with them every single day, study finds
  • After Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood assistants urged to break culture of silence

congress blog

  • The IRS scandal has not disappeared – it’s gotten worse
  • A very unhappy 100th birthday for the charitable deduction
  • Pot, meet kettle. Many lawmakers are letting Big Marijuana follow in the footsteps of Big Pharma
  • Instead of ‘Fail First,’ put patients first
  • We must fix the tribal lands gap in our AMBER Alert system
  • Puerto Rico needs an urgent economic aid package

michelle malkin

  • Heh: Obama warns decimated Dem Party that divisive politics is a dead-end street
  • Nauseating: Dem Rep. thrilled by how she just became a ‘rock star’
  • Bernie Sanders: You should WANT to pay higher taxes (For the ‘free’ stuff!)
  • Beware the rape allegation bandwagon
  • NY Times: Economy’s getting better, and here’s how that might kill you
  • Dare to dream: ‘Constitutional law expert’ lays out Hillary’s path to the WH

washington monthly

atlas shrugs

news hounds


flopping aces

  • Russiagate- democrat bribery goes nuclear
  • The Russian collusion case explodes
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Trump is getting the job done where obama failed: defeating ISIS
  • The Week in Radical Leftism, 10/14/2017
  • Hillary: Trump is an “Admitted Sexual Assaulter,” But Sexual Assault Allegation Against Bill “Clearly in the Past

political animal

gruntled center

  • Trying to Empathize with My Enemies
  • The project of the happy society
  • Breaking Up Spain is Part of Putin's Plan to Destroy the West
  • Three Percent Gay, Half a Percent Trans
  • Hooking Up is a Dominance Game

the blaze

drudge retort

  • Trumpers FEMA Helped Oppose Aid for Puerto Rico
  • 3,000 Secret JFK Documents Set for Release
  • More Than 75% Decline in Insect Biomass
  • Win for Transgender People in North Carolina
  • John Kelly Lied About Congresswoman
  • 3 Nazis Arrested in Gainesville After Shot Fired


  • Afternoon walk.
  • "It’s highly inappropriate for the president to write a check to the father of a slain service member."
  • How bad are things going on that new Megyn Kelly show?
  • What would it mean for Harvey Weinstein to take "sex addiction rehab" seriously?
  • At the Red Leaf Café...
  • 50 years ago today: Bigfoot!

vox populi

  • Everyone knew
  • Liberalism: the dying faith
  • Alt★Hero FREESTARTR is back in business
  • Another bite of the apple
  • There is no black extremism
  • Cucktriotika

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Don't Blow Up Pumpkins At Home
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Neil Young
  • Advice For Dubya: Vague Shots Across The Bow Aren't Going To Hit Trump Hard Enough
  • 'Nothing Will Make Them Feel Better:' Brian Kilmeade Shrugs Off Trump's Insensitivity
  • 'Inappropriate To Question 4-Star General:' Sarah Sanders Doubles Down On Kelly's Lie
  • Video Of Rep. Wilson's FBI Building Dedication Proves Gen. Kelly Lied

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