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daily kos

  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: 2014 and beyond
  • Open thread for nightowls: 'Post-legal' America
  • Economics Daily Digest: Repealing health care reform gets harder every day
  • New Daily Kos Elections interactive legislative maps of Washington, New Mexico, and New Jersey
  • Federal judge rules Minnesota cannot bar purchases of coal-fired electricity from North Dakota
  • How evil will a Republican be to deny a poor person health care? This evil.

political wire

  • Thune Won't Make White House Bid
  • Networks Fight For Clinton Interview
  • Conversation with Rob Christensen
  • How to Use the Internet to Win in 2014
  • Georgia Now Allows Guns Almost Anywhere
  • Intoxicated Girl Rushed from Prime Minister's Home

the corner

  • Give Me Liberty Island
  • The Future of Ukraine
  • Greetings from the Eternal City
  • Krauthammer's Take: Obama's Foreign Policy Is 'Minimal' And 'Laughable'
  • To Incite the Naïve?
  • Good Old IRS Helps People In Tax Trouble


new republic

  • Republicans Have a Good Map. That Doesn't Mean Obamacare's a Winning Issue.
  • Is Russia Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
  • These Newsreels Tell the History of the 20th Century
  • The Obama Administration Just Got Busted Over Excessive Secrecy—Again

drudge report


  • White, older and self-employed people want to keep their health plans
  • A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it
  • Why we can’t figure out how to regulate Airbnb
  • They signed up for Obamacare. Now, how to keep them enrolled?
  • 1.6 million Americans don’t have indoor plumbing. Here’s where they live
  • An unemployed aid program could help millions. Why aren’t more states using it?

politifact truth-o-meter

  • In air wars with Koch brothers, are Dems fighting Falses with Falses?
  • Rubio calls Snowden scandal 'most damaging' espionage case in U.S. history. Is it?
  • Did the Koch brothers run an Alaskan oil refinery into the ground?
  • PunditFact looks at the IRS scandal and Watergate
  • Mailbag: 'Everyone fails this fact-check'
  • Chat with us about health care, Fla. governor’s race
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  • The Creeping National Security State…getting even creepier
  • Late Late Night FDL: Miss Chatelaine
  • Late Night: Ted Cruz Celebrates Earth Day Cruz-Style
  • RIGHT NOW: 5 Bucks and an Internet Connection Gets You Joss Whedon’s Latest Movie
  • Changes in Census Survey Generate Misguided Criticism
  • Film Review: Through Intimate Details, ‘Silenced’ Shows the Emotional Toll of Becoming a Whistleblower

abc politics

  • Scenes From A Foreign Trip
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Advice on How to Deal With Getting Fired
  • Hillary Clinton’s Problem With the Media: Too Much Entertainment, Not Enough Facts
  • Humanoid Robot Challenges Obama in Soccer
  • Obama Greets Japan’s Emperor, but No Bow This Time
  • Caroline Kennedy on Life As Ambassador: Palace Runs, Twitter Controversy

power line

  • Hillary’s greatest hits
  • The Constitution Is Still Constitutional, For Now
  • South Carolina moves to rein in its universities
  • About that New York Times Arkansas Senate poll
  • Don’t Look Now But . . .
  • The Dems Are In Trouble In Oregon

paul krugman

the hill

  • Easter Egg Roll 2014
  • Diplomatic deal struck on Ukraine
  • Podesta seeks points for Obama's scoreboard before it's too late
  • Dems label foes ‘un-American’
  • Agenda out from under O-Care rock
  • Obama: 7.1M enrolled in O-Care

weekly standard

  • Obama: Japanese 'Robots Were a Little Scary, They Were Too Lifelike'
  • The Administration Has Missed 25 Statutory Deadlines Under Obamacare
  • Special Report Panel on Clemency for Criminals and Executive Power
  • Japanese Emperor Consoles Gray-Haired Obama: 'You Have a Very Hard Job'
  • Happy Hour Links: Divisions
  • ‘Go to Hell, Anti-Semites!’

huffington post

  • Southern California City Sees Spike In Whooping Cough Cases
  • When Is The Right Time To Move In Together? Survey Says...
  • Families Of Aurora Shooting Victims Call Out Koch-Backed Group For Insensitive Ad
  • Watch These Grooving 'Grannies' Get Down Before Running Marathons For A Good Cause
  • On The Front Lines Of Climate Change, Antarctica's Scientists And Penguins Fight For World's Attention (PHOTOS)
  • Meet The 10-Year-Old Boy With Cancer Whose Lemonade Stands Have Raised $150,000 For Charity

the fix

  • Are you ‘thinking about’ running for president? Join the club.
  • So, what did Hillary Clinton accomplish at the State Department?
  • Abe poured the sake. Then President Obama drank it.
  • Bob Dole says the GOP is way more conservative than it was even 20 years ago. He’s right.
  • Is 2014 the year self-funders strike back? Maybe.
  • The 4 big takeaways from the NYT/Kaiser Senate polls


  • UKIP: not just racist fruitcakes but elephant murderers too!
  • The Candidates Agree: Debra Bowen Isn't Doing Her Job
  • California Just Lost Its Right to Mock Kansas
  • UK Lawyers, Human Rights Activists Launch 'Sharia Watch' Org to Monitor UK Islamism
  • FBI Gun Recovered from Bakersfield Gang
  • Conservatives Pledge to End Onshore Wind Subsidies

media matters

  • Fox's Brian Kilmeade Mocks His Own Prom Photo, Says It's "A Little Gay"
  • Fox's O'Reilly: As Secretary Of State, Hillary Clinton Was A "Figurehead, Pretty Much Gallivanting Around The World"
  • Fox's Shannon Bream Calls Clemency Initiative For Nonviolent Drug Offenders "Get Out Of Jail Free Cards"
  • Fox's Varney: Enrolling Schoolchildren Onto Food Stamps Is "A Trap" To Keep Them From Moving Up In Life
  • Celebrating Affirmative Action Ban Decision, Right-Wing Media Ride The Reverse Racism Unicorn
  • Fringe Radio Host Praises Sharyl Attkisson For Taking "The Underground Railroad Off The Plantation"

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Not Everyone Needs to Learn Programming, But Every School Should Offer It
  • Net Neutrality Finally Dies at Ripe Old Age of 45
  • The Fourth Amendment Takes Yet Another Body Blow
  • Rand Paul Apparently Thinks Republicans Controlled Congress in 1978
  • Medicaid Expansion Now an Even Better Deal For States
  • Running Away From Obamacare Is a Fool's Errand

hotline on call


  • Oprah’s Ex-Stepmom Is Kind Of A Bitch, And Many Other Happy Nice Time Links!
  • New Docs: IRS Targeted Liberal Groups The Most. Darrell Issa To Apologize Any Day Now, We Are Sure
  • Georgia Says Screw It, Allows Guns In Airports, School Zones, Other Awesome Places To Have Guns
  • Deleted Comments Of The Day: Here’s Why We Need Guns, Because Of The Blacks
  • Sean Hannity Does Not Care For Jon Stewart’s Unseemly Criticism Of Sean Hannity
  • This Week In Hilarious Adorable Funtime Rape (Trigger Warning)

washington post

  • Cliven Bundy on blacks: ‘Are they better off as slaves?’
  • READ IN: Thursday, April 24, 2014: Ex-DHS IG in hot water, Boozman recovering, Shannon takes lead from Lankford, and 20 (!) groups spending in Arkansas
  • The Fix: Are you ‘thinking about’ running for president? Join the club.
  • Fact Checker: Four new Americans for Prosperity ads take on Obamacare
  • Federal Eye: Top 5 USDA discoveries of 2013, including weight-loss flour
  • Beyer’s first ad in race for Jim Moran’s seat is aimed at women voters

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Paul Cassell] The Supreme Court promises child pornography victims full restitution “someday.” How long is that?
  • [Paul Cassell] The crime victim’s reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision
  • [Ilya Somin] On freedom of speech, social tolerance, and opposition to gay marriage
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] Another 5-4 decision, but not another left-right split
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] The Supreme Court reverses the Sixth Circuit in yet another habeas case
  • [Eugene Volokh] D.C. council v. D.C. mayor: A very interesting local constitutional crisis

crooks and liars

  • Wall Street's Newest Scam To Skim Profits
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Charles Krauthammer Thinks Free Speech Is For Big Donors
  • Backlash Against Privatization Is Growing In States And Cities Across The US
  • Asshole Of The Day: Mitch McConnell
  • Bill O'Reilly Blames Income Inequality On Taxes Being Too Low

the moderate voice


talking points memo

  • Jon Stewart Escalates Feud With Hannity: 'This Sh*t Is Out There' (VIDEO)
  • Cliven Bundy Wonders If Blacks Are 'Better Off As Slaves' Than On Gov't Assistance
  • Can Democracy Be A Luxury Good?
  • The Bureau Of Land Management Is The New Federal Agency Conservatives Love To Hate
  • The Supreme Court's Unprecedented Public Clash Over Race
  • Perry On Bundy Standoff: Feds Creating 'Opportunity For Misfortune' (VIDEO)

congress blog

  • Feeling blue in Puerto Rico
  • The real-life meningitis scandal
  • Ex-Im, exemplar of crony capitalism
  • Ted Cruz's big show
  • Rebuilding democracy at home with lessons from abroad
  • Maliki’s plan to manipulate Iraq’s election


  • Bruce Braley pushed IRS to crack down on Tea Party groups.
  • Karen Handel for Senate
  • Thomas Piketty, Wealth Inequality and Cargo Cult Economics
  • This is a sockdolager of a campaign ad from Dr. Monica Wehby (R CAND, Oregon[*]-SEN).
  • Taxpayers Paying Planned Parenthood to Promote Pro-Abortion ObamaCare
  • The Simple Truth of Tax Policy
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oliver willis

  • Media Research Center Would Really Like To Talk Smack About Chelsea Clinton
  • The Almighty Liberal Media, The Most Powerful Force Known To Man
  • Yes, But What Does The Klan Guy Think?
  • This Website Tricked Dumb People With Fake News, And Is Making Money Doing It
  • Kochs Should Stand By Their Words Or Get Out Of Politics
  • Charles Koch & The New Conservative Wimp Culture


  • Israel, U.S. Complain About Not Being Able to Divide and Rule the Palestinians
  • Google’s Apparently Trying to Make Encrypted Email Easier
  • Kiev Claims Rebel Defeats In East Ukraine as Obama Warns Russia
  • The Key to 2014
  • Race Matters: Resegregation and the Rollback of Affirmative Action
  • Georgia Approves Guns in Schools, Churches, Courthouses—Pretty Much Everywhere

michelle malkin

  • ‘Nation of laws, not men’: Cliven Bundy makes Harry Reid do pitiful impression of John Adams
  • Diagnosing David Gregory: Meet the Jerk
  • Follow the money: This might help explain why Kathleen Sebelius is still hanging around HHS
  • EPA chief spends Earth Week crop dusting country with carbon emissions in desperate attempt to stave off climate change
  • Somehow fitting: Taxpayers could be on the hook for $100 million worth of Obama presidential library construction
  • Dear Mike Pence: Don’t pull a Huckabee on Common Core

news hounds

  • Fox's BFF Rancher Bundy Thinks Blacks Had More Freedom As Slaves
  • Hannity ‘Celebrates’ Earth Day By Attacking Climate Science With His Know-Nothing Pal, Mark Steyn
  • Bill O'Reilly Fund Raises For Right Wing Filmmaker's Gosnell Movie?
  • On Fox & Friends: No Academic Freedom For Liberal Professors!
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 'As A Mom,' Doesn't Get Problem With 'Under God' In Pledge Of Allegiance!
  • Hannity’s Bizarre Response To Jon Stewart Over Bundy Ranch Conflict


riehl world view

  • Several Influential Conservatives Favor Comcast Merger
  • Why Did Dylan Byers Discreetly Change His Mike Rogers Cumulus Story?
  • Cue the Outrage Mongers: AmSpec – Michelle Malkin Is Wrong
  • Why Romney’s Attack On Obama Is Misguided
  • Dateline 4/11/2007: Why Chris Hayes was “quietly crying” into his sweater
  • Ukraine Calls Up 40,000 Reservists

political animal

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • Unraising Cain
  • Medicaid Expansion and the "Socialized Medicine" Underground
  • Show Me Some Posturing
  • Richly Earned Awards
  • Lunch Buffet

andrew sullivan

  • What Is Your Cat Thinking?
  • Where The Males Have (Little) Vaginas And The Females Have (Big) Penises, Ctd
  • The Best Of The Dish Today
  • A Two-Way Sleep
  • Seeing Blue, Ctd
  • Happy Bard Day


  • 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
  • I'm Ba-ack

war is a crime

  • Saying ‘Hell No’ To Obamacare
  • Ukraine News - Apr 24, 2014
  • Taking the low road to war: Washington and the Corporate Media are in Full Propaganda Mode on Ukraine
  • Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip
  • Robert Musil's "Rachel Carson and Her Sisters"
  • Talk Nation Radio: Charles Komanoff: We Need a Carbon Tax

connecting the dots

  • Undergraduate Upsets Wall Street
  • Fear of Flying
  • The Putin/Tea Party Axis
  • The Far End of Obamacare
  • The Fire This Time
  • The View from 90

flopping aces

  • Obama, The Imperial President (Guest Post)
  • Michelle Obama: ‘splurging is the key to life’
  • Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson misses the target and gets lost in the race space…
  • Our Concord Bridge
  • Obama: I won, so stop talking about Obamacare
  • Sunday Funnies
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drudge retort

  • Georgia Allows Guns in Bars, Churches
  • Why Are Toys So Gender-Divided?
  • Pareene: Blow Up the NYT Op-Ed Page
  • Twitter Users Brutalize NYPD
  • Texas Produces More Oil Than 11 OPEC Nations
  • 'Game of Thrones' T-Shirt Gets Prof Suspended

little green footballs

  • Cliven Bundy: "I Want to Tell You About the Negro"
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Pamela Geller: Hate Crimes Reporting Bill is "Creeping Sharia"
  • Right Wing Heads Explode as Video of Rand Paul Bashing Ronald Reagan Surfaces
  • Tuesday Night Acoustic: Antoine Dufour in Berlin, Full Set
  • Ron Paul Denounces US Government in Bundy Ranch Moronic Convergence

vox populi

  • Mailvox: irritated by atheists
  • A vile taste in her mouth
  • I blame the anti-vaxxers
  • Sterilizing tomorrow's mothers
  • More fun with fake reviews
  • A few of my favorite tweets

crooks and liars

  • Wall Street's Newest Scam To Skim Profits
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Charles Krauthammer Thinks Free Speech Is For Big Donors
  • Backlash Against Privatization Is Growing In States And Cities Across The US
  • Asshole Of The Day: Mitch McConnell
  • Bill O'Reilly Blames Income Inequality On Taxes Being Too Low

john avlon

  • Hating Kennedy – The Daily Beast
  • The Gonzo Life of Mayor McCrack – The Daily Beast
  • Christie’s Reelection Triumph Is a Revenge of the RINOs – The Daily Beast
  • What GOP Can Learn from Cuccinelli’s Tanking Bid in Virginia – CNN
  • Paralyzed by Polarization – The Daily Beast
  • Shutdown Crisis: We Need a Hostage Negotiator – The Daily Beast

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