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daily kos

  • Fight back in the War on Voting: Daily Kos endorses Nina Turner
  • Midday open thread: 4th coal terminal nixed, is the internet making airline flights longer?
  • Officer to protesters: 'I will f--king kill you'
  • Don't lecture people on 'due process' when you're pointing guns at their heads
  • Paul Ryan thinks it's the police's job to shoot unarmed teens
  • McConnell unveils governing agenda: Another shutdown

political wire

  • BuyPartisan
  • Six Races Will Decide Control of the Senate
  • Pryor Touts Obamacare in New Ad
  • Is Georgia Slipping Away for Democrats?
  • Hagan Holds Narrow Lead in North Carolina
  • Missouri GOP Official Denounces Voter Registration Efforts

the corner

  • The Horror! The Horror!
  • GlobalPost CEO: U.S. Must Respond to James Foley's Murder, 'Cannot Go Unanswered'
  • Uber's Next Challenge: Avoid Its Own Regulatory Capture
  • James Foley's Letter to Marquette
  • Rhetoric vs. Reality
  • I Have a Feeling This Officer Is About to Become Very Famous


new republic

drudge report

  • Clashes erupt in sealed-off Ebola area...
  • Security forces blockade slum...
  • Scale of outbreak still unknown...
  • More than 100 die in two days...
  • Up to 30,000 in need of drugs...
  • Fear at Hospital in Sacramento...


  • The Fed’s July Minutes show it, predictably, inching towards the exit
  • How the ‘shadow price’ of housing makes some cities more expensive than you’d expect
  • How David Plouffe makes the politics of Uber even more interesting
  • Visa wants to make it even harder for thieves to buy gas with your credit card
  • How decades of criminal records hold back towns like Ferguson
  • Wonkbook: What you need to know about the intensifying legal battles in Ferguson

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking the Ferguson shooting
  • NextGen Climate’s attack ads on Florida Gov. Rick Scott
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 17 news shows
  • Fact-checking Obama's rules on carbon and coal plants
  • Fact-checking women's issues in the Kentucky Senate race
  • Fact-checking around the world: an update
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  • Activists In Oakland Block Israeli Ship From Docking
  • Four Ways to Make Law Enforcement Less Adversarial
  • McConnell Plans for 2015 to Be Even More Confrontational
  • Police Made Several Arrests in Ferguson and Fired Pepper Spray After Water Bottle Was Thrown
  • ISIS Executes American Journalist For US Airstrikes In Iraq, Holds Another
  • Ferguson Crackdown Loses US Credibility On Human Rights Around The World

abc politics

  • Supreme Court Blocks Virginia Gay Marriage, For Now
  • Rick Perry’s Mugshot vs. Official Governor’s Portrait, Which Is Better?
  • Rick Perry Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges
  • Bush’s Birthday Gift to Clinton a Bucket of Cold Water?
  • Grappling With A Gruesome Video
  • White House Knew of Recent ISIS Threat to Kill US Journalist

power line

  • Appalling
  • Risk? Did You Say Risk?
  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska Senate primary
  • Rick Perry’s Real Mugshot
  • Bret Stephens: The meltdown

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama returns to golf course after condemning ISIS
  • Obama: Entire world 'appalled' at ISIS execution of US journalist
  • White House: Foley video is authentic
  • Public turns on Obama’s education policies
  • Biden headed to Connecticut for fundraisers
  • Holder pens open letter to Ferguson

weekly standard

  • Core Concerns
  • Kristol Podcast: On the War on Terror, Obama Still in Denial
  • Appalling
  • Obama Fundraises Before Speech on ISIS Beheading
  • Annihilate ISIS
  • Paul Ryan: More Important to Cut Top Tax Rate Than Expand Child Tax Credit

huffington post

the fix

  • How to take a good political mugshot, should you need to
  • Don’t include Sarah Palin on a list of people who thought Tina Fey’s impression of her was a big deal
  • VIDEO: This is what happens when you challenge Chris Christie on Bruce Springsteen
  • Majority of Americans support Iraq airstrikes
  • President Eisenhower had a pretty sick plane
  • Planes, trains and campaign finance reports — the bane of every Senate candidate


  • Ebola Death Count Surpasses 1,200
  • Fortenberry to Central America: 'Don't Send More Children'
  • North Korea: Secretary of State Kerry Is a 'Wolf with a Hideous Lantern Jaw'
  • Lt. Gov: Missouri Governor Stonewalling State, Local Officials
  • Islamic State Celebrates James Foley's Death on Social Media
  • Time Magazine's Totally Juvenile Attack on Chris Christie

media matters

  • Geraldo Rivera And The Victim-Blaming Of Black Teenagers
  • Experts: Pro-Smog Pollution Report Is "Unmoored From Reality"
  • Media Carry Water For NRA's False Attack Ad That Claims Michael Bloomberg Wants To Ban Guns
  • What The Media Should Know About GOP Surrogate And Fox News Contributor Allen West
  • Fox News Falsely Portrays Federal Investigation In Ferguson As Unusual
  • Fox Host Suggests All Muslims Are Like ISIS, Says Problem Should Be Solved "With A Bullet To The Head"

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Housekeeping Note
  • Do Liberals Rely Too Much on Guilt?
  • Let Us Now Psychoanalyze Famous Men (And Their Photographs)
  • Barack Obama Loathes Congress as Much as You Do
  • What's in a Word: Trophy vs. Ribbon Edition
  • Don't Like the War in Iraq? Blame Congress.

hotline on call


  • Sarah Palin: Tina Fey Would Be Nothing Without Me
  • St. Louis Police Not All That Interested In How People End Up Shot, Apparently
  • Very Sane Reactions To The Murder Of James Foley By The Coward Barack Obama
  • Missouri Governor, A.G. Perform Elegant ‘Avoiding Responsibility’ Pas De Deux
  • Chris Christie Will Fight Some Dumb Lady About Bruce Springsteen, Boss Of You
  • Louisiana Tea Party Pretty Sure Common Core Makes Kids Gay, Since Fake News Site Said So

washington post

  • GovBeat: The Indiana lottery didn’t meet its revenue goals, but it still set a record
  • The Fix: Gun sales are up near Ferguson
  • Obama and Cameron: A tale of two vacations
  • Monkey Cage: Who needs Congress?
  • Supreme Court puts Virginia same-sex marriage ruling on hold
  • GovBeat: Despite New Jersey’s dwindling casino revenue, there’s a proposal to build another one, this time outside New York

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Obama On ISIL: 'Their Ideology Is Bankrupt'
  • Crunch Night In Williamsport -- Will Mo'Ne Pitch Dragons To Victory?
  • Another Responsible Gun Owner Kills Nearby Woman With Stray Bullet
  • Chris Christie Berates Woman Over Bruce Springsteen At Townhall
  • Fox And Michael Hayden Try To Hold Obama Accountable For ISIS Brutality
  • Are American Corporations Really Less Competitive Because Of Taxes?

the moderate voice

  • The President and John Kerry on Foley’s Murder
  • Obama’s hard choices: Islamic State or just terrorists?
  • Racing in the ‘Baja 1000’ to Heal Young Hearts
  • The Letdown: Why I Feel Bad at the End of Good Days
  • The White House Confirms: Journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIS
  • Book Review – A History Of The Future


talking points memo

  • Bob McDonnell Takes Stand In Corruption Trial
  • Marine Killed In Crash Was On His Way Home To Surprise His Brother
  • ACLU Demands Removal Of Officer Who Told Protestor: 'I Will Kill You'
  • Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage In Virginia
  • Former NFL Referee Says He Deliberately Avoided Redskins Games To Protest Name
  • Witness Suggested McDonnell Move 'Possibly' Depressed Wife Out Of Mansion

congress blog

  • Armenia threatens Azerbaijan with missiles
  • What the CIA is trying to hide
  • Sanctions cause Iranian airplane crashes
  • Lincoln, Douglass, Obama
  • For the children, bring back 'the talk'
  • Push to end predatory payday lending gathers steam


  • Perry Grand Juror Is Democratic Party Activist. Sought Out a Grand Jury Witness While Serving.
  • Why Place Matters
  • Alaska: Dan Sullivan wins! …And Dan Sullivan wins!
  • A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Fascist
  • Another Species Has Gone Extinct
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oliver willis

  • The Right’s Perverse Prime Directive
  • The Police In Ferguson, Missouri Have Gone Too Far
  • Robin Williams Was The Genie, And It Was A Gift To Us
  • Lindsey Graham Wants America To Re-Invade Iraq So He Can Look Like A Tough Guy
  • Righties Now Say We Won The Iraq War They Lost
  • Iraq Air Strikes And Back To Normal


  • Freedom of the Press Endangered in Ferguson
  • Premiering in Ferguson
  • ISIS to U.S.: We’ll Drown You in Blood; Beheads U.S. Journalist, Holds Tikrit
  • ISIS Beheads an American, Threatens Another if Airstrikes Continue
  • The Best Reporting on Federal Push to Militarize Local Police
  • Can Al-Abadi Win Over Iraq’s Moderate Sunnis?

michelle malkin

  • World leader cuts short vacation after murder of American journalist
  • The Ferguson feeding frenzy
  • Rick Perry ad knocks out indictment with roundhouse kick to the head
  • According to her speaking contract, Hillary Clinton’s come a long way since her ‘dead broke’ days
  • AP headline perfectly sums up 44th presidency
  • Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fair share of Big Oil cash so he can keep saving the planet from Big Oil greed

news hounds

  • Megyn Kelly Uses Ferguson Protests To Re-Launch Race Attacks On Eric Holder
  • Todd Starnes Gives Foreign Policy Advice!
  • Kirsten Powers Smacks Down Eric Bolling's Racial Attack On Eric Holder And Reverse Racism Rant
  • The Kelly File Makes Ferguson About Gov. Jay Nixon's Remarks
  • Racist Mark Fuhrman Calls Ferguson A ‘Hostage Negotiation Situation’ For Police Officer
  • Hannity Guest Blames Obama For Ferguson Protests


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

  • Ribbon Cutting
  • Lunch Buffet
  • More Government Shutdowns!
  • Prosecutors Giveth and Prosecutors Taketh Away
  • State of the Cycle
  • Hanabusa Throws in the Towel

andrew sullivan

  • Fark Self-Censorship
  • The View From Your Window
  • The Slums Of The Future
  • What’s The Matter With St. Louis?
  • Perfectionist Parenting
  • Public Assistance Isn’t “Free Money”


  • 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

  • Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fend Off Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency
  • Talk Nation Radio: Fred Ptucha Found Evidence That Gulf of Tonkin Was a Lie
  • Ukraine News - Aug 20, 2014
  • U.S. argues Nuremberg "irrelevant" to immunity of Bush officials
  • Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water

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

  • George Dubbya Bush Waterboarded!
  • What the left believes about the Michael Brown shooting (updated)
  • Rest In Peace ILoveBeesWarzone
  • Man Bites Dog, Ferguson Riots & Privileged White Kids Who Can’t Get Jobs…
  • The story of the Michael Brown shooting evolves
  • Obama’s nationalism: Corporations are the new Jews
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drudge retort

  • Cop: Don't Want to Get Hurt? Don't Challenge Me
  • Did Michael Brown Pay for His Cigars?
  • Funky UFO Seen Over Houston
  • St. Louis Police Kill Knife-Wielding Man
  • Rick Perry Booked, Gets Mug Shot
  • Cops Shot Journalists in Ferguson with Rubber Bullets

little green footballs

  • Law Enforcement Officials Admit Officer Wilson Fired at Michael Brown as He Ran Away
  • Jim Hoft Calls #Ferguson Protesters "Roaches"
  • Jim Hoft's Unsourced Claim That Officer Darren Wilson Had an "Orbital Blowout Fracture of the Eye Socket"
  • The Impressive Professionalism of Breitbart "News"
  • One of the Outside Groups Inciting Violence in Ferguson: The Revolutionary Communist Party
  • The Troubling Treatment of Journalists During Ferguson Coverage

vox populi

  • Another purge?
  • A Jew speaks out for Christians
  • When do we bomb Britain?
  • Six of Five
  • Fight them over here
  • The evils of togetherheid

crooks and liars

  • Obama On ISIL: 'Their Ideology Is Bankrupt'
  • Crunch Night In Williamsport -- Will Mo'Ne Pitch Dragons To Victory?
  • Another Responsible Gun Owner Kills Nearby Woman With Stray Bullet
  • Chris Christie Berates Woman Over Bruce Springsteen At Townhall
  • Fox And Michael Hayden Try To Hold Obama Accountable For ISIS Brutality
  • Are American Corporations Really Less Competitive Because Of Taxes?

john avlon

  • A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock – 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
  • Tea Party Cannibalizes Cantor – The Daily Beast
  • Hatriot Politics Created the Las Vegas Killers – The Daily Beast

ace of spades hq

  • The Sheldon Cooper Presidency
  • Of Course
  • Governor Jay Nixon: Both the State AG and Eric Holder Must "Vigorously Prosecute" Darren Wilson
  • Obama Now Speaking About Foley Murder
  • Wednesday Morning News Dump
  • Top Headline Comments 8-20-14

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