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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Harper's Index excerpts for October
  • Economics Daily Digest: Violence against women is still a threat, abroad and at home
  • Election Diary Rescue #36: Talk Like a Pirate Edition
  • The fall TV season: New shows and returning series
  • Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Republicans try to tie David Ige to the governor he unseated
  • New Daily Kos Elections interactive legislative maps for Connecticut and&nbspMontana

political wire

  • Diversity Gap in the House Widens
  • Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
  • GOP Lawmaker Claims ISIS is on the Border
  • Bonus Quote of the Day
  • Bevin Likely to Run for Kentucky Governor
  • Iowa is a True Toss Up

the corner

  • Ron Johnson: Obama's ISIS Strategy Is Basically Like Poking a Hornet's Nest With a Stick
  • Al-Qaeda Even Has Nicer Fire Trucks than the Moderates
  • Obama Admin: No Way We'll Work with Syria Against ISIS. Iran, on the Other Hand . . .
  • Krauthammer's Take: Other Nations 'Unwilling' to Fight ISIS 'Because Obama Is Unwilling'
  • Voter ID Wins Big in Wisconsin
  • Poll: 7 in 10 Lack Confidence in Obama's ISIS Strategy


new republic

  • The NFL Owes Domestic Violence Victims a Big, Fat Check
  • What They Wore to the Grave: The Last Outfits of El Salvador's "Disappeared"
  • This Might be Obama's Last Chance to Do Something Major About Climate Change
  • The Dissolution of the U.K. Would Be a Bad Omen for the Rest of the World
  • Women Pay More Attention to Politics When Their Senator Is a Woman
  • 'Energy Independence' Will Destroy the Planet

drudge report

  • Obama sending 3,000 troops into Ebola danger zone...
  • NFL HELL: Peterson injured another son while disciplining...
  • UPDATE: Condoleezza Rice pushed to lead scandal hit NFL...
  • Football Ratings Fall Again...
  • League announces 4 women will help shape new policy...


  • How fighting climate change could save the planet AND rebuild the economy
  • Study: Bad fracking techniques let methane flow into drinking water
  • Should we ban states and cities from offering big tax breaks for jobs?
  • Name That Data answers, week 8
  • Nearly one in every three beers in the world could soon be sold by the same company
  • What to watch when the Fed meets this week

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Welcome to a new look for PolitiFact
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 14 news shows
  • Zombie claims about Medicare just won't die
  • Fact-checking the latest claims about the Islamic State
  • The Colorado U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far
  • Mailbag: 'What a silly bit of analysis you've offered'
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  • Take it with a grain of salt…and Americans love taking salt by the pound!
  • Late, Late Night FDL: Miles From Nowhere
  • Late Night: Independence Yea or Nay?
  • Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home
  • The Justice Department’s Scandalous Decision to Invoke ‘State Secrets’ & Protect an Anti-Iran Group
  • FDL Movie Night: Don’t Know Yet

abc politics

  • Bill Clinton Unplugged: Former President Goes Off-The-Cuff In Iowa
  • Minnesota Congressman Targeted by Bill Maher Goes on the Attack
  • Is Iowa Ready For Hillary?
  • Bill Clinton Is a Big Fan of Ready for Hillary
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Roger Goodell ‘Should Go’ If He Lied
  • WH Chief of Staff Expresses Confidence Iraqi Army Can Take on ISIS

power line

  • Islamist sympathizing advisor finally gets the boot from DHS
  • Democratic Party Media Run Interference for Hillary
  • Is Pelosi a GOP Plant?
  • Report: “Queen” Clinton’s “henchmen” scrubbed Benghazi documents

paul krugman

the hill

  • White House favors cops wearing cameras
  • 4 finalists named for Obama library
  • White House steps up pressure on Congress to arm Syria rebels
  • Justice asks local leaders to help identify US ISIS recruits
  • President Obama clings to air power
  • White House revives congressional picnic

weekly standard

  • Liz Warren: 'Fair' to Compare Israel’s Actions in Gaza to Holocaust
  • NFL: Bad Games & Bad News
  • Wasting Time
  • National Mall to Get a Facelift
  • WaPo Against Legalization of Marijuana in D.C.
  • ISIS: Self-Funding Terrorism

huffington post

the fix

  • 7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
  • That time Martin O’Malley dressed up like a general from the War of 1812
  • Every TV show is about — and has always been about — Hillary Clinton
  • Imagine a world where Hillary Clinton didn’t run for president in 2016
  • Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen are tied in a new poll. Here’s why that’s weird.
  • Do newly registered voters actually vote? In California: Yes.


  • Whatever Happens on Thursday, an English Parliament Is Now Inevitable
  • Interview: SB Champion Clint Didier on His Run for Congress, Sarah Palin, & Redskins Nickname Flap
  • Radisson Suspends Vikings Partnership
  • Previous Abuse Allegation against Adrian Peterson Involving Another 4-Year-Old
  • Pelosi: Cruz Wrong on SNL Claim About Anti-Free Speech Bill
  • Obama to Send 3,000 U.S. Soldiers to Fight Ebola

media matters

  • Special Report Promotes Benghazi Conspiracy Theory Accusing Clinton State Department Of Hiding Documents
  • Four Examples Of Fox News Serving As Scott Brown's Campaign Megaphone
  • "Scrubbed" Benghazi Docs "Bombshell" Is Based On Evidence-Free Report By Discredited Benghazi Hoax Architect
  • Right-Wing Media Cherry-Pick Labor Dept. Emails To Create "Bombshell" White House "Cover-Up"
  • Limbaugh: "How Many Of You Guys ... Have Learned That No Means Yes If You Know How To Spot It?"
  • Fox News' Anti-Scientific Attack On Meatless Monday "Propaganda"

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Americans Are Refreshingly Realistic About the ISIS Threat
  • Madam Secretary? Seriously?
  • Obama Has Indeed Learned Some Foreign Policy Lessons, Just Not the Ones the Establishment Likes
  • Here's the Defense of Unsalted Pasta Water That Darden Won't Make Itself
  • Maybe Obama Can Change the Way We Think About War
  • There's an Easier Way to Get Rid of Plastic Bags

hotline on call


  • Crazy Fox & Friends Sheriff Will Make ISIS Pee Themselves, Ayup!
  • Rush Limbaugh Can’t Believe Sportsball Players Aren’t Even Allowed To Beat Their Wives, Unfair!
  • Pennsylvania 14-Year-Old Could Get Two Years In Prison For Desecrating Jesus Statue’s Mouth With His Wanger
  • Portland, Oregon, Come Get Your Sloe Gin Fizz, At Your Wonkette Drinky Thing
  • Vital Sportsball Update: Admitted Baby-Beater Adrian Peterson Can Play Next Week Because ‘Due Process’
  • Urban Outfitters Will Definitely Not Be Selling Newtown-Themed Rompers

washington post

  • Monkey Cage: Understanding rainy seasons, malnutrition, & community health in Sierra Leone
  • DSCC raises $7.7 million in August, outpacing NRSC
  • In a preemptive push, House Democrats unveil new Benghazi site
  • Biden staff reunion postponed due to heavy interest, says an organizer
  • Obama looking for Congress in the fight against the Islamic State
  • In Congress, path clearing for Obama plan to aid Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Orin Kerr] Justices weigh in on legislation, constitutional amendments
  • [Eugene Kontorovich] The International Criminal Court’s big miss
  • [Eugene Kontorovich] Executive Branch formally locates Jerusalem in “Israel”; says it is unconstitutional for Congress to agree
  • [Eugene Volokh] ‘Freedom from Speech,’ by Greg Lukianoff (FIRE)
  • [Eugene Volokh] Best interests of the dog
  • [Eugene Volokh] Flotsam, jetsam, and ___

crooks and liars

  • Jon Stewart Completely Emasculates Lindsey Graham For His Fearmongering Over ISIS
  • Open Thread - Happy National Make A Hat Day!
  • Who Would Jesus Knee In The Nuts?
  • Fox Wastes No Time Flogging Sharyl Attkisson's Latest Benghazi! Claims
  • Limbaugh Slams Sex Consent Policies: ‘No Means Yes If You Know How To Spot It’
  • Teacher Who's A Responsible Gun Owner Accidentally Shoots The Toilet In School Restroom

the moderate voice

  • Clinton’s bubble separates her from voters
  • Can Congress be responsible?
  • Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Obama and the Middle East
  • We Jews also have our fanatics (Guest Voice)
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture System Leads to Abuse
  • Hubris Is Alive and Well


talking points memo

  • Senate Republicans Filibuster Equal Pay For Women Bill
  • Resigned GOPer: 'Operation Wetback' Wasn't 'Derogatory'
  • Lawyer: Black Man Shot Dead By Police In Utah Was Running Away
  • ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution In Schools
  • Indicted NFL Star: I Am Not A Child Abuser
  • CNN Poll: Scott Brown Closes The Gap In New Hampshire Senate Race

congress blog

  • Don’t take away my access to life-saving diabetes technologies
  • Protect giving: A chance for real bipartisanship
  • FDA shouldn’t fall for latest ruse to derail biosimilars competition
  • Shall Congress make a law abridging speech?
  • What about rape?
  • Bombing ISIS is hardly enough


  • Tech at Night: Why ISPs should be wary of Tor
  • Clinton Is As Clinton Does
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D, New York) still profanely covering up for her male colleague’s sexism.
  • Saudi Arabia cracks down on Christians. Will the United States speak up?
  • Natural law and the War on Wives
  • The Vine
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oliver willis

  • NFL Fans Defending Beating A Child’s Scrotum Are Scum
  • Obama Repeats The Strategy That Killed Bin Laden In Address To Nation About ISIS
  • How “It’s Just Politics” Lets Conservatives Win
  • No Drama Obama And The Death Of ISIS
  • Terrorism And American Responsibility
  • How Four Minutes Of Network TV Could Save The World


  • No Thanks From an Ungrateful Nation: The Surge of Female Vets Living on the Streets
  • Why Does Hillary Clinton Want to Run For President?
  • Wages of Millions Seized to Pay Past Debts
  • Urban Outfitters Pulls Bloody Kent State Sweatshirt
  • Can Congress Be Responsible?
  • Iraq Benosing

michelle malkin

  • Hillary Clinton’s big Iowa motorcade must be part of her ‘mass movement’ on climate change
  • Obama earns Nobel Peace Prize in role play as ISIS adviser
  • Standing atop rubble of failed Dem policies, Nancy Pelosi warns about GOP’s threat to civilization
  • The deadly jihad attack on Camp Bastion: Two years later
  • Obama admin has their bases covered on ‘war’ or ‘no war’ with ISIS
  • Post-9/11: Protect the freedom to warn

news hounds

  • Fox Reports 160 Airstrikes Against ISIS Even As It Accuses Obama Of Not Taking Action Against ISIS
  • Palin Family Takes No Personal Responsibility For Drunken Brawl
  • Megyn Kelly’s Patsy In Her War On Academia: Ward Churchill
  • Fox & Friends Sees Conspiracy In School Meatless Monday Meal
  • Mike Huckabee Wants Us To Fight 'Ungodly' Court Decisions
  • Fr. Jonathan Morris Promotes Bill Donohue Claim That St. Patrick's Day Parade 'Stiffed' Pro-Life Catholics


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
  • Cameron Begs Scotland To Stay
  • Ralph Nader is Upbeat
  • Rand Paul: No Longer a Still Point of the Turning World
  • No, Tom Frank, NAFTA Did Not Create the Christian Right
  • Lunch Buffet

andrew sullivan

  • Getting Intimate With The Roosevelts
  • The Art Of The Personal Essay
  • Fear And Loathing In Lebanon
  • Can America “Destroy” ISIS?
  • Face Of The Day
  • Paternity Pays, 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

  • Iraq/Syria News - Sep 16, 2014
  • Lawless Law Enforcers: In America the 'Terrorists' All Too Often Are the Police
  • Lawless Law Enforcers: In America the 'Terrorists' All Too Often Are the Police
  • Statement from Ann Wright for the September 13, 2014 Conference in Washington, DC on the 16th Anniversary of the Imprisonment of the Cuban Five
  • Human Rights Week in DC
  • Nationalist Illusions

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

  • Domestic Violence Is Not always What it Seems
  • Obama & Holder: At War With Corporate America
  • Obama’s actions lost Iraq and gave rise to ISIS
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Obama: The Message Is The Strategy
  • It depends on the meaning of the word Is………………….lamic
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drudge retort

  • Landing Site on Comet Selected
  • British Muslims: 'Islamic State' is a Slur to Our Faith
  • Grimes Ad: 'Mitch, That's Not How You Hold a Gun'
  • Utah Police Kill Black Man Holding Toy Sword
  • Magic Mushrooms Help Smokers Quit
  • Mardini: The ISIS Threat is Overstated

little green footballs

vox populi

  • National spirit in Sweden
  • In-freaking-sane
  • Into the blast furnace
  • Spinning the "bestseller" narrative
  • Anti-distributionist racism
  • VPFL Week 1

crooks and liars

  • Jon Stewart Completely Emasculates Lindsey Graham For His Fearmongering Over ISIS
  • Open Thread - Happy National Make A Hat Day!
  • Who Would Jesus Knee In The Nuts?
  • Fox Wastes No Time Flogging Sharyl Attkisson's Latest Benghazi! Claims
  • Limbaugh Slams Sex Consent Policies: ‘No Means Yes If You Know How To Spot It’
  • Teacher Who's A Responsible Gun Owner Accidentally Shoots The Toilet In School Restroom

john avlon

  • George Clooney: A 21st-Century Statesman – Newsweek
  • The Resilient City – from Empire City: New York Through the Centuries
  • Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes – The Daily Beast
  • The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop – The Daily Beast
  • Border Kids Crisis—Impotent Congress – The Daily Beast
  • Scaife v. Clinton and the Dangers of Demonization – The Daily Beast

ace of spades hq

  • Tropical Storm Odile (tmi3rd)
  • Overnight Open Thread (9-15-2014)
  • Hardy Perennial: Some Prog Sissy Whines that the Star Spangled Banner is Too Militaristic
  • An Important Question I've Never Seen Asked, And Would Like the Answer To
  • How the Left Got Religion, and The Rest of Us Got Obama
  • Generic Ballot 2000-2014

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