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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: 1,000 children
  • Economics Daily Digest: Companies look to turn off the tap on free water
  • Global confidence in President Obama much higher than Bush
  • George Zimmerman has a new job. Working as a security guard. For an ammunition store. For real.
  • Rep. Mike Kelly compares EPA regulations to terrorism
  • McCain calls Obama most lawless president ever, but says Senate wouldn't convict him if impeached

political wire

  • Visits to Iowa are a Show
  • Top Democrat Says GOP Impeachment Talk Helping
  • Most Wouldn't Want Obama Campaigning for Them
  • Can Democrats Flip Texas, Arizona and Georgia?
  • Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
  • Fiorina Inches Back Into Politics

the corner

  • Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a 'Surrender to a Lawless President
  • Burn the Witch! Roger Pielke Jr. Out at FiveThirtyEight
  • NR Seeks Assistant to the Editor
  • John Boehner: Harry Reid's 'Deceitful and Cynical' Ploy to Kill House Bill
  • The Obama Approach Metastasizes
  • ‘So Yes, the Talk of Impeachment Is in Part a Plot by the White House.’


new republic

drudge report

  • Gingrich: Obama Might Grant To Provoke Impeachment...
  • Dem: Legalizing Will 'Reduce Deficit'...
  • Make $7,000 Per Month for 'Fostering' Adult Illegals...
  • Residents Revolt: 'What we see is invasion, deliberate invasion'...


  • Fast food workers score a big win against McDonald’s
  • More guns, less crime? Not exactly.
  • Nearly three quarters of Americans think the U.S. should shelter (not rush to deport) unaccompanied minors
  • Democrats want to ban government contracts for companies that leave the U.S. to avoid taxes
  • Medical marijuana opponents’ most powerful argument is at odds with a mountain of research
  • The U.S. spends $15B a year to train doctors, but we don’t know what we get in return

politifact truth-o-meter

  • PolitiFact and PunditFact fact-check the debate over immigration
  • PunditFact fact-checks the July 27 news shows
  • Facebook Mailbag: 'PolitiFact is no longer a reliable source'
  • Fact-checking DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims on health care
  • Fact-checking claims about Russia, Ukraine and MH 17
  • Fact-checking Georgia's U.S. Senate primary
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  • Late, Late Night FDL: When Will I Be Loved
  • FDL Late Night: Cameron, Wormwood Star
  • Gaza Solidarity Grows as Israel Continues Massacre
  • Tomgram: Chip Ward: Leave It to Beaver(s)
  • Support Just Say Now’s Marijuana Policy Coverage and Activism
  • In No-Fly List Lawsuit by American Muslims, DOJ Argues ‘No Constitutional Right Not to Become an Informant’

abc politics

  • Ten Sexy Things President Warren Harding Told His Mistress
  • Five Things to Know About the New VA Secretary
  • Rand Paul, Cory Booker Tease Each Other on Making DC ‘Hot’ List
  • The Mystery of the Presidential Golf Ball
  • Summer of Sanctions
  • The Romneys Took a Summer Vacation And It Was Amazing

power line

  • The Great War and Modern Memory
  • To Finish Off the Evening, the World’s Best Three-Year-Old Drummer
  • Pelosi parrots Qatar’s description of Hamas as “humanitarian”
  • Media Alert [Updated][Updated Again: How to Listen Online]
  • American Sniper on trial: The verdict

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama seeks border fix with Central American heads of state
  • WH doubles down on impeachment
  • GOP 'not living up to rhetoric' on border, says White House
  • Issa panel rebukes WH for ignoring subpoena
  • Obama: Downed jet may ‘stiffen’ Europe’s spine
  • US: Russia firing artillery at Ukrainian troops

weekly standard

  • NYT Poll: Signs Point to GOP Majority in Senate
  • D.C. Gun Ruling Could Open Door To Universal Carry Laws (Updated)
  • Feel the Burn
  • Dissident Iranian Ayatollah Again Denounces Tehran from Prison
  • Two Long Views
  • Biden: 'Why Would a Business Go' to Delaware?

huffington post

the fix

  • Charlie Crist’s most important campaign accessory? A fan.
  • This is why Democrats really need to turn out women in November
  • Everything you need to know to be beautiful, according to The Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful” list
  • Impeachment talk is back. Here’s a timeline of how we got here. Again.
  • VIDEO: Koch-backed anti-Obama “Care”nival comes to town
  • Five things you need to know about President Warren G. Harding’s steamy love letters


  • UFC Fighter Accidentally Shoots Self
  • Hamas Co-Founder's Son: Israel 'Fighting on Behalf of the Free World'
  • The Senate HELP Bill Limited Exchange Subsidies to Compliant States (but No One Mentioned It)
  • Jerry Brown Mocks Governor Rick Perry’s National Guard Solution on Border
  • Water Main Erupts, Flooding UCLA Campus with 5m Gallons of Water in Severe Drought
  • PulsePoint: New California CPR App Could Save Thousands of Lives

media matters

  • O'Reilly On Racial Profiling Of Drug Offenders: It's Not About "Let's Hunt Down The Black People Today"
  • Right-Wing Media Distort Hillary Clinton's Comments To Falsely Claim She Endorsed Hamas
  • Fox's Bob Beckel On ABC's The Bachelorette Star: "She's A Slut"
  • Fox Guest Stokes Ebola Fears Due To "Uninspected" Immigrants
  • Limbaugh On Ray Rice's Alleged Spousal Abuse: "How Bad Could It Have Been If She Said Yes To The Proposal"
  • Fox's Ablow: Obama "Wants America To Dissolve"

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Republicans Still Holding Up Virtually All Obama Appointments
  • My Ten-Dollar Offer to the Halbig Truthers
  • The Forgotten Murder Trial of the NRA's Top Lawyer
  • Guns and Doctors: A Follow-Up
  • Quote of the Day: "The Press Loves to Cover Her Hard"
  • Should Doctors Ask You About Your Guns?

hotline on call


  • Wonkette After Dark: Watch Out For Smooth Viagra Thieves, Chicago
  • Virginia Group’s Anti-Gay Marriage Fast Allows People To Eat. Say, What’s Their Policy On Celibacy?
  • Gun Fun: Our Responsible Gun Owners Have Been Busy Bees!
  • Stupidest Men On The Internet: Obama Bringing Africans, Ebola, And Polygamy To America!
  • Republicans To Obama: Stop Impeaching Yourself! Stop Impeaching Yourself!
  • A Children’s Treasury Of Perfectly Sane Responses To Obama’s Lost Golf Ball

washington post

  • She The People: Gender equity revolution no longer stalled
  • Senate moves to patch transportation funding
  • White House says delays in curbing greenhouse-gas emissions may cost billions
  • House Republicans propose plan to deal with border crisis
  • Competing visions of cataclysm at an EPA hearing
  • Stowaway’s body found on Air Force cargo jet

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Stephen Colbert Announces He Owns 'TheSarahPalinChannel.com'
  • Open Thread - World Record Reject?
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Maki Asakawa
  • Huge Water Main Break Floods UCLA's Pauley Pavilion
  • Glenn Beck Accuses Obama Of Impeachment Scam
  • Goober Gohmert Ready To Embrace Sandy Hook Trutherism

the moderate voice

  • Americans Are Still In Debt
  • Children Seeking Asylum and Finding Antipathy
  • Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?
  • Paul Ryan’s new clothes
  • No Signs Of A Wave Election So Far
  • Gaza and Israel: new disasters but no end in sight


talking points memo

  • Photo of the Day
  • Seems Like a Strong Case
  • Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss Penis Amputation Suit
  • George Zimmerman Missing the Shooting Life?
  • Farewell, Skype
  • ESPN Suspends Panelist For 1 Week Over Domestic Violence Comments

congress blog

  • Perry, Paul and foreign policy
  • Administration split on Venezuela
  • Immigration crisis or refugee calamity?
  • Don’t punish American workers
  • My experience with Medicaid
  • Why has Obama rejected a more humane response to the hunger strike at Gitmo?


  • Planned Parenthood – They Kill Your Baby And Then Overcharge You For The Service
  • Greg Sargent Inadvertently Proves the Halbig Plaintiffs’ Case
  • Obama Administration Energy Policies Destroying Middle Class
  • Hungary limps toward fascism
  • Mailbag: Who Will Speak for the SATANISTS?!
  • 2006 and the GOP’s attempt to flog impeachment as a base-motivation issue.
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oliver willis

  • Watch: Darrell Issa & The Washington Examiner Team Up To Lie About A Democrat
  • Conservatives Think Private Charity Can Fill In For The Government, That’s Stupid
  • Ronald Reagan Is Dead, Let Him Be
  • The Catastrophic Success Of Fox News Channel
  • Carly Fiorina Leads GOP Women’s Outreach Campaign After Failing Everywhere Else
  • Department Of False Equivalence: Judiciary Branch Edition


  • A War Crimes Investigation Could Benefit Both Sides in Gaza
  • Can’t Knock Woody Allen’s Hustle
  • European Nations Funding Al-Qaida Through Ransom Payments
  • Jennifer Hudson: Faith, Tragedy and New Music
  • Anti-Semites Exploit Israel’s Gaza Incursion
  • David Frum Accuses New York Times of Staging Photos of Palestinian Victims

michelle malkin

  • Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city!
  • Sen. Patty Murray authors ‘Not My Boss’s Business Act’ to exempt O-care from law she voted for in ’93
  • Obama’s Immigration Lawyers’ Enrichment Act
  • ‘Sobby Lobby’ rides again: Forget ‘it’s the law,’ Harry Reid pledges action against Hobby Lobby ruling
  • Uh huh: Costco says decision to pull Dinesh D’Souza’s book from shelves not political; Update: Costco caves
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Romney’s the man in 2016

news hounds

  • Peter Johnson Jr. Distorts State Department's Religious Freedom Report To Smear Obama
  • Is Sarah Palin High As A Kite In This Video Or What?
  • After Repeatedly Promoting Impeachment, Fox Accuses Obama Of ‘Trolling’ For Impeachment
  • ‘Democrat’ Dov Hikind Teams Up With Fox News To Bash Obama Administration Over Israel
  • Hannity Salivates For Executions By Firing Squad... Again
  • Geraldo Rivera’s Sexist View Of Marriage


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
  • Paul Joins the Presidential Campaign Book Parade
  • No, Rich Coastal Liberals Aren't Trying to "Exile" Poor Californians
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Where Could They Have Gotten That Idea?
  • The Coming Red State Ghetto of the Uninsured

andrew sullivan

  • The Best Of The Dish Today
  • Toward A Conservatism Of Joy
  • The Ruins Of Gaza
  • The Lie Behind The War, Ctd
  • Medicare Gets Its Annual Check-Up
  • Face Of The Day


  • 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

  • Israel News - July 30, 2014
  • Gaza Solidarity Grows as Israel Continues Massacre
  • Intelligence Veterans Challenge Obama & Kerry on Ukraine
  • John Oliver: Nuclear Weapons
  • US + Israel Collusion = DEATH in Gaza
  • Join Our Contingent at the People's Climate March! 9/21/2014

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

  • Call his bluff
  • Why I’m beginning to disagree with Sarah Palin about the impeachment of Barack Obama
  • Obama will have illegals voting by November
  • President Obama is WRight White: On acting “American”
  • Reaching Critical Mass
  • Sunday Funnies
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drudge retort

  • States Rush to Beat SCOTUS Over ACA Subsidies
  • Karzai Cousin Killed by Bomber in Afghanistan
  • Americans Under 30 Blame Israel More Than Hamas
  • IDF Shrinks Gaza 40% by Creating 'No Man's Land'
  • Open Carry Dork Arrested at Phoenix Airport
  • Boehner Says He Won't Impeach Obama

little green footballs

vox populi

  • A close call
  • Gamma spin in action
  • Why home buyers aren't buying
  • Who is the real problem?
  • There is NO PLACE for anti-palestinianism....
  • The bad science of food

crooks and liars

  • Stephen Colbert Announces He Owns 'TheSarahPalinChannel.com'
  • Open Thread - World Record Reject?
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Maki Asakawa
  • Huge Water Main Break Floods UCLA's Pauley Pavilion
  • Glenn Beck Accuses Obama Of Impeachment Scam
  • Goober Gohmert Ready To Embrace Sandy Hook Trutherism

john avlon

  • Why America’s poisonous politics makes ‘Market Leninism’ an Attractive Alternative
  • Obama has Given Up Seeking a Solution to America’s Financial Woes
  • 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

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