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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls. Naomi Klein: Climate change's bad timing requires new thinking
  • Economics Daily Digest: Tax reform can close the gulf between CEOs and workers
  • Mad Men: A Day's Work (7.2)
  • Dr. Greg Brannon says democracy is 'socialism,' possibly because he is really, really dumb
  • Being poor means a shorter life
  • The fresh Rep. of Bel-Air: A guide to the 2014 congressional elections in California

political wire

  • Cuomo Holds Landslide Lead
  • Self-Funder Wins Primary to Replace Radel
  • On Wonk Wire
  • Quote of the Day
  • Unnamed Lawmaker Under Investigation
  • GOP Voters Overwhelmingly Opposed to Gay Marriage

the corner

  • Krauthammer's Take: SCOTUS Right To Let States Decide on Affirmative Action
  • GOP Congressman: If You Like Your Job, Keep Your Job—No Matter What Your Immigration Status
  • Goldberg: Polls Show Voters' 'Intensity on the Anti-Obamacare Side'
  • A New Scalia Biography
  • Some State Legislators Think They Can Spend the 'Savings' from Medicaid Expansion (That Don't Exist)
  • 'Taking in Each Other's Washing'


new republic

  • Liberals Should Be Happy About the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision
  • Putin Is Using WWII for Propaganda Because It's the Best Memory That Russia Has
  • Thomas Piketty Is Right
  • If That Crazy Nevada Rancher Had Cried Religious Liberty, the GOP Would Have His Back
  • Roberts Court: States Can Ban Affirmative Action

drudge report


  • How Medicaid forces the disabled to be poor (but some bipartisan help is on the way).
  • What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom
  • Here’s an unlikely bestseller: A 700-page book on 21st century economics
  • The Volkswagen case shows why American labor law is broken
  • Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about the latest round of Supreme Court cases
  • Medicare wants to better coordinate care. Here’s why that could be difficult.

politifact truth-o-meter

  • 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
  • PunditFact's guide to the RAND health insurance report
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  • Hey, the trick is to do this…without knowing you’ve done so
  • Late, Late Night FDL: Big Yellow Taxi
  • Late Night: Earth Day
  • It’s Not Just About Ukraine
  • Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event
  • Paradise Lost: Fred Hiatt and Bowles-Simpson

abc politics

  • The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Obama Surveys Mudslide Damage, Praises Community of Oso, Wash.
  • Cowboys and Indians Ride Through DC to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline
  • Rick Perry Wants New York Jobs — And Debate With Andrew Cuomo
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Affirmative Action ‘Opened Doors in My Life’
  • Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Race Conscious College Admissions

power line

  • Why Are Extreme Weather Events Becoming Less Common?
  • Media Alert
  • The Cotton Bowl, or Pryor Analytics Epic Fail
  • Low-Information Environmentalists
  • “The debate is over” — a core progressive tenet
  • Voters can bar racial discrimination by their government, for now

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

  • Graham, Ayotte, McCain: Don't Repeat 'Fatal Mistakes' in Afghanistan
  • Charles Murray Event 'Postponed' at Azusa Pacific University
  • Will of the People
  • Bad Faith Meets Bad Science
  • Fear Itself
  • Is Bundy's Protest Tarnishing the Tea Party?

huffington post

  • New Study Proves That Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine
  • Andrew Cuomo Has Big Problems With Liberals
  • 5-Year-Old Talia Williams's Cause Of Death At Issue In Hawaii Murder Trial
  • Christie's Ties To U.S. Attorneys Office Delayed Hoboken Mayor's Claims: Letter
  • Sideshow Artist 'Morgue' Has Steel Ball Trick That's Tough To Stomach
  • Michel Escoto Guilty Of Killing Newlywed Wife For Money

the fix


  • Frank Gaffney: Putin Using Same Playbook in Eastern Ukraine as Crimea, Georgia
  • Justices Skeptical of Ohio’s 'Ministry of Truth'
  • George Will Takes on Stephen Colbert
  • Colbert Makes First Letterman Appearance 'Out of Character' Since Announcement
  • Steyn: Hitler, Stalin and Mao Are in Hell Laughing at 'Big Government' Global Warming Efforts
  • Palace Intrigue: Right Searches For Cantor Alternative

media matters

  • Hannity Responds To Jon Stewart's Bundy Ranch Takedown: "He's Kind Of Obsessed With This Program"
  • Hannity Continues Move Toward The Fringe As Guest Accuses Liberals Of Contributing To A "Modern Day Holocaust"
  • Fox Interview Of GOP Senate Candidate Features Campaign Ad & Obamacare Lies
  • Right-Wing Media Continue Their Misinformation On Schuette , The Supreme Court's Latest Awful Affirmative Action Decision
  • Fox's Tantaros: Supreme Court Rolling Back Civil Rights Laws Is What "Martin Luther King Wished For"
  • 10 Ways "Conservatives" Celebrate Earth Day

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Most Independent Voters Aren't, Really
  • Male Doctors Bill Medicare for More Services Than Female Doctors
  • Chart of the Day: Wind Turbines Don't Kill Very Many Birds
  • America's Middle Class is Losing Out
  • Quote of the Day: Here's How the GOP Shows Its Enviro Cred
  • In America, Spending Cuts Are Driven by the Rich

hotline on call


  • The NRA Is Scared Of Girls
  • Nazis, Google, And Jesus Walk Into A Bar
  • Time Warner Cable Doesn’t Have To Keep Records Of Your Complaints So Shut Up You Big Baby
  • Dumb Pennsylvania Democrat Doesn’t Even Know She Is Supposed To Run Screaming From Obamacare
  • Happy Wonker Book Club: Uncle Sam’s First Nazis
  • Hero Rancher’s Family Has Been On Nevada Land Since Forever Or At Least 1948

washington post

  • White House remains fuzzy on the name of person who wore Easter bunny costume
  • President Obama visits town devastated by mudslide
  • Supreme Court suspicious of Ohio law that criminalizes false speech about candidates
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on racial preferences in university admissions
  • Federal courthouse violence is rare, but it’s not unfamiliar, authorities say
  • Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • New York Police Twitter Campaign Backfires Badly
  • Obama Heads On Asia Tour, Visits US Disaster Site
  • Republican Party Immigration Fight Highlights White Nationalism In Conservative Movement
  • Jon Stewart Rips The Media For Sexist Treatment Of Hillary Clinton And Female Politicians
  • Sean Hannity Pulls The Bill Ayers And Cat Stevens Cards To Attack Jon Stewart
  • Open Thread - Jimmy Carter Raps For Earth Day!

the moderate voice


talking points memo

  • Entire North Carolina GOP Senate Field: Climate Change Is Not Fact
  • Rand Paul-Backed Millionaire Wins GOP Primary For Coke Congressman's Seat
  • N.C. Republican Posts Open Letter Bashing GOP Senate Candidate Tillis
  • NYPD Social Media Campaign Backfires (PHOTOS)
  • Politifact To Hagan: 'Mostly False' That Opponent Said Obamacare Is A'Great Idea'
  • Today in A La Carte Secession

congress blog

  • Who will protect consumers from the CFPB
  • Music industry stifled by old law
  • Investing in addiction treatment is good policy
  • Protect our planet, farmworkers and families
  • Is the Supreme Court disconnected from the real world?
  • Ambassadorships should not be political payoffs


  • Hillary Clinton Will Be Old By 2016
  • Thomas Piketty, Jedediah Purdy And The Leftist Ethic of Resentfulness
  • The Obama Administration’s War on Beer
  • So why DID Rep Lois Capps (D, California-24) hire a drunken embezzler?
  • Reports from the front line in the War on Wives
  • Michigan Civil Rights Initiative Upheld By Supreme Court
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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


  • Unsurprising Affirmative Action Decision Is Bad News For Gay Marriage
  • Not Time to Turn Virtual War Into a Real One
  • Flush Forward: Harvesting Renewable Energy From Toilets (Video)
  • Bill Aims to Keep California Prisons From Sterilizing Women Without State Approval
  • Discovery Plans Documentary About Mount Everest Avalanche
  • Anti-Gay Churches Chap ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s Ass

michelle malkin

  • 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
  • For those longing for the days of Solyndra, DOE spending $4 billion to make it happen again
  • Jay Carney reveals President Obama’s most challenging interviewer of the 2012 campaign

news hounds

  • Hannity’s Bizarre Response To Jon Stewart Over Bundy Ranch Conflict
  • O’Reilly ‘Celebrates’ Boston Marathon ‘Victory Over Terrorism’ By Accusing Liberals Of Not Caring If There’s Another Attack
  • Jesse Watters' Fox Nation Ginning Up Even More Hostility Toward The U.S.
  • Fox's Bob Beckel Finally Acts Like A Real Democratic Advocate
  • Cliven Bundy Lied About His Family’s ‘Ancestral Rights’ – And Fox News Let Him
  • On Fox & Friends: Bundy Defender Allen West Warns Of Islamic 'Jihad From Within'


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
  • Aereo Case Too Close To Call
  • Southern Comfort for Democratic Senators?
  • Landrieu Running On the "Jindal Gap"
  • Another Lesson in Paying Attention to Median Rather Than Average Income Data
  • Lunch Buffet

andrew sullivan

  • The Best Of The Dish Today
  • Trying To Close Up Shop
  • Becker On Fresh Air
  • Face Of The Day
  • Rescuing Kafka From “Kafkaesque”
  • Sherpas On Strike


  • 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

  • Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event
  • War Cost World $9.46 Trillion in 2012
  • Obama Endorses a Forgery
  • War Destroys Environment
  • Appeals Court Rules Government Can't Have It Both Ways on Targeted Killing
  • Did Israel steal bomb-grade uranium from the United States?

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

  • 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
  • Don’t Ban Bossy, Ban Beyonce (Guest Post)
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drudge retort

  • Albert Pujols Hits 500th Homer
  • Southern Baptist Pastor: 'Stop Spreading Falsehoods'
  • Obama to Pardon Non-Violent Drug Offenders
  • NFL Player Suffered Stroke During Game
  • Scholar: What My 'Oligarchy' Study Means
  • Repubs Oppose Funding CDC Gun Research

little green footballs

  • Tuesday Night Acoustic: Antoine Dufour in Berlin, Full Set
  • Ron Paul Denounces US Government in Bundy Ranch Moronic Convergence
  • Jon Stewart: "Apocalypse Cow" - On the Bundy Ranch Loons' Biggest Backer, Sean Hannity
  • Monday Night Jam: The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) - Milwaukee
  • New LGF Pages Feature: Attach a 'Meta Image' to Your Post
  • Life With Gohmert: Eric Holder Should Be in a Cell

vox populi

  • Sterilizing tomorrow's mothers
  • More fun with fake reviews
  • A few of my favorite tweets
  • The inevitability of segregation
  • The darkness comprehendeth it not
  • Castalia House Goes Live!

crooks and liars

  • New York Police Twitter Campaign Backfires Badly
  • Obama Heads On Asia Tour, Visits US Disaster Site
  • Republican Party Immigration Fight Highlights White Nationalism In Conservative Movement
  • Jon Stewart Rips The Media For Sexist Treatment Of Hillary Clinton And Female Politicians
  • Sean Hannity Pulls The Bill Ayers And Cat Stevens Cards To Attack Jon Stewart
  • Open Thread - Jimmy Carter Raps For Earth Day!

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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