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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Trump's anti-immigrant fervor continues to generate airport chaos
  • Tom Hayden's final 'Hell No!'
  • Trump's Navy secretary pick withdraws, citing an inability to separate himself from his businesses
  • While Kansas tries to dump job-killing, budget-busting GOP tax policy, Democratic California booms
  • Why a terrorist attack is more likely with a weak president
  • Has there ever been a bigger coward than so-called 'President' Donald Trump?

wonk wire

  • Most Americans Continue to Oppose U.S. Border Wall
  • A History of What Works with Iran
  • Don’t Blame Trade: Low-Skilled Job Losses Will Not Be Solved by Protectionism
  • America’s Utterly Predictable Tsunami of Pension Problems
  • Trade Grows—Without the U.S.
  • How States Can Fight Climate Change Without Washington

the corner

  • Prebutting the New York Times on Immigration
  • Remembering Trump's Anti-Elitist Brand
  • Get In
  • The Monica Monicker
  • Enlightenment Fail : A Dane is Charged with Blasphemy
  • The Nationalism That Dare Not Speak Its Name


  • Wall Street Journal editor endorses boycott of Trump White House over media censorship
  • Trump refusing to attend Correspondents Dinner because media “egged the White House”
  • House Intel chair calls Russia investigation “witch hunt” and “McCarthyism”
  • White House aide says Politico “threatened” them by simply asking about press ban
  • GOP Cong. Darrell Issa calls for special counsel investigation of Trump/Russia
  • Demand DOJ appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump’s Russia ties

fact check

  • Feb. 26: Polling, Swedish Crime, Terrorism
  • FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech
  • Terrorism and Trump’s Travel Ban
  • Border Adjustment Baloney
  • Trump Official’s Misplaced Gitmo Blame
  • Bogus Visa Waiver Stories

drudge report


talking points memo

  • It's All So Confusing (The Michael Cohen File)
  • Marco Rubio Complains That People 'Heckle And Scream' At Town Halls
  • DWI Suspected In Crash That Hurt 28 At New Orleans Parade
  • Joseph Wapner, Who Presided Over 'The People's Court' On TV, Dies
  • The Great Disinhibition Continues
  • Dozens Of Headstones Broken, Overturned At Jewish Cemetery In PA

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Anatomy of a statistic: Do 80 percent of Americans oppose sanctuary cities?
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump at CPAC
  • Trump moves on promises on immigration, deportations in first month
  • Promises kept, promises stalled: Rating Donald Trump's first month in office
  • The possible ties between Trump and Russia, explained
  • What the statistics say about Sweden, immigration and crime

hot air

the hill

  • Trump hosts governors at White House
  • THE MEMO: Trump takes the fight to Congress
  • Navy secretary nominee withdraws
  • DHS may relax hiring requirements to meet border agent goal: report
  • Trumps preview Governors Ball
  • Trump: 'Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media'

huffington post

  • John Oliver Issues Warning To Republicans On Obamacare: 'Tick Tock Motherf***ers!'
  • New York Times' Subscriptions Zoom Each Time Trump Attacks, Says Editor
  • An Iranian Won An Oscar And Right-Wingers Had A Twitter Meltdown
  • Twitter Made The Oscars A Whole Hell Of A Lot Funnier
  • As Expected, The Oscars Became A Night Of Protest Against Donald Trump
  • Just 28 Perfect Tweets From Women About The 2017 Oscars

the fix

  • John Thompson III’s Worst Week in Washington
  • The White House’s big ‘fake news’ cop-out
  • Nixon’s former attorney sees ‘echoes of Watergate’ in President Trump’s first month
  • Winners and losers from the Democratic National Committee chairman’s race
  • Top Republican says special prosecutor should investigate Russian meddling in Trump’s election
  • Ivanka Trump doesn’t have an official White House job — but she sure has an unofficial one


  • 89th Annual Academy Awards Complete Livewire: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture
  • Oscars Disaster: Beatty and Dunaway Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
  • Oscars: Mexican Actor Gael Garcia Bernal Bashes Trump’s Border Wall (Video)
  • Navy Secretary Nominee Withdraws Name from Consideration
  • Kudlow: Trump a ‘Breath of Fresh Air,’ He’s Ending War Against Business and Success
  • Ben Stein: Media ‘Looking for a Scandal’ Every Day with Trump to Do to Him What They Did to Nixon

media matters

  • On CNN, Journalists Provide Historical Context For Criticism Of Trump's Attacks On The Media
  • Fox’s Carlson: Trump “Is Probably Right To Be Mad” About Media Coverage Of His Presidency
  • NBC's Chuck Todd: "Whenever A Story Breaks" On Trump's Ties To Russia, "Press Bashing ... Seems To Escalate"
  • On AM Joy, Eric Boehlert: Press Should Not "Have Laughs And Drinks" With Trump At Correspondents' Dinner As He's "Trying To Destroy The Free Press"
  • Fox's Lisa Boothe Defends Trump's Attacks On The Press: "What Is He Supposed To Do?"
  • Faced With Trump's Media Blacklist, Broadcast Evening News Shows Roll Over

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • The President Is Determined to Be Presidential
  • The Dead Pool - 26 February 2017
  • Computers Have Revolutionized Gerrymandering. The Supreme Court Should Take Notice.
  • Here's What an "Empowered" Border Agency Looks Like
  • Donald Trump Obliterates the Deficit!
  • Tom Perez Wins Race for DNC Chair

little green footballs

  • Sunday Evening Acoustic Excellence: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, "Bone Collector"
  • An Awesome Duet: Julian Lage & Chris Thile, "Gardens"
  • Mind-Bending Video: How Small Are We in the Scale of the Universe?
  • An Awesome Live Performance by Andra Day on Austin City Limits: "Rear View/Red Flags"
  • Fox News Uses Fake "Swedish Security Adviser" With Criminal Record to Hype Trump's Fake Swedish Terror Attack
  • A Moving New Song and Video From Becca Stevens: "Queen Mab"

power line

  • “The administrative state,” what’s that?
  • It’s a Trappist!
  • A three-way conservative split?
  • A Fight In a Museum, Reported With Bias [with comment by Paul]
  • Fake News From the Associated Press On Muhammad Ali, Jr.?

new republic

  • The Crisis of Conservative Convictions
  • Hate in the Age of Trump
  • In Defense of Cultural Criticism in Trump’s America
  • The Scientific Community Is Facing an Existential Crisis
  • Establishment Democrats Just Won a Needless Proxy War
  • “We Are So Hated”: What It’s Like to Be a Ted Cruz Fan (and NeverTrumper) at CPAC

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Randy Barnett] Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism”
  • [Randy Barnett] Our letter to the Association of American Law Schools
  • [David Post] You don’t miss your water till the well runs dry
  • [Ilya Somin] Why cities are increasingly reluctant to host the Olympics
  • [Eugene Volokh] Blasphemy prosecution in Denmark for alleged Koran-burning
  • [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhones

crooks and liars

  • Iranian Director Is No Show, Wins Oscar, Blasts Trump's Travel Ban
  • Open Thread - NOT In Memoriam
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Mummies
  • Gov. Christie Says No 'Special Prosecutor' Required To Investigate Trump's Russian Ties
  • Nancy Pelosi: Trump Has Nothing But Fear To Show For First Month In Office
  • NY Times Reveals Trump Attacks Backfire: 'Every Time He Tweets It Drives Subscriptions Wildly'

the moderate voice

  • Is TRUMP/ GOP poised to decimate poor families?
  • Democracy: Over and Under (Guest Voice)
  • Trump and Bannon are the ‘corporatists’
  • Trump’s takeover of conservatism is complete
  • Frum: Risks of Working for Trump
  • Is My Teen Using Drugs? Can I Know For Sure?


  • Americans Like the Trump Agenda More than Trump
  • Chris Christie to Priebus: Let White House Counsel Handle The FBI From Now On
  • Doth John Brennan Protest Too Much About the Leaking of Classified Information in this Interview?
  • Fake News King Gateway Pundit Proves He’s Not Just a Bad Reporter, He’s a Bad Person
  • SEIU Protesters are Given a Lesson in Class by a Congressman’s Wife
  • Hollywood Agency Cancels Oscar Party, Stages Immigration Rally


  • Warren Buffett praises ‘talented and ambitious immigrants’ in shareholder letter
  • Trump is upset the media is not reporting a meaningless statistic about the national debt
  • ‘None of these big quagmire deals’: Trump spells out historic shift in approach to trade
  • Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states
  • How racial bias could be hurting Silicon Valley’s bottom line
  • White House hints at ‘greater enforcement’ of federal marijuana ban in states where it’s legal

congress blog

michelle malkin

  • Good news! Hillary assures DNC she’s going to continue to be there ‘every step of the way’ (Sunday open thread)
  • 2017 hits full stride early: Media slams White House & vice versa as witches cast spell on Trump admin
  • LA Times: Trump’s so emotionally traumatizing that even therapists are in need of therapy, or something
  • New York Times, Washington Post in heated battle over which paper woke up fastest from 8-year hibernation
  • Mother Earth DOA from smoke inhalation after environmentalists leave DAPL protest site a smoldering mess
  • Shock poll: Vast majority of Americans think local politicians should have to comply with the law

oliver willis

  • In Memory of Chez Pazienza, The Writer I Always Wished I Could Be
  • Trump's Refusal To Attend The White House Correspondents' Dinner Is A Sign Of Utter Cowardice
  • In Loving Memory of Chez Pazienza: Dec 11, 1969 - Feb, 25 2017
  • Bernie Sanders Just Humiliated Trump on Twitter
  • Expectations for Trump Are So Ridiculously Low, He Can Get Away with Just About Anything
  • Trump and Sessions Are About To Walk Into A Sh*t Storm Over Marijuana

washington monthly

atlas shrugs

news hounds


flopping aces

  • Seen any good movies, lately?
  • The Winning that Was CPAC 2017
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Off-duty officer discharges weapon in a crowd of juveniles crossing his lawn
  • Pedophilia isn’t always bad. It just depends on who endorses it

political animal

  • The Trump White House Tears Itself Apart Over Internal Leaks
  • The Trump Administration Still Has No Idea What It’s Doing
  • Delaware Special Election Win Shows Energized Democratic Turnout
  • Make the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Great Again
  • Bannon’s Desperate Apartheid Conservatism
  • Is the Trump Administration Set to Crack Down on Cannabis Sales?

gruntled center

  • The Racists Even Hated Obama's Dog
  • Why It Matters That the First Lady Recited the Lord's Prayer at a Presidential Event
  • Why We Should All Think Like Scientists
  • Feelings Toward Muslims Are Warming
  • Valentine's Day Is a Useful - and Much Used - Ritual for Expressing Happiness in Love
  • In Studying the Virtues, Start With Courage

the blaze

drudge retort

  • J.C. Penney to Close 140 Stores
  • Churches Prepare to Hide Immigrants from Deportation
  • Gretchen Carlson May Join MSNBC
  • DHS: Citizenship 'Unlikely Indicator' of Terror Risk
  • Kurt Busch Wins Daytona 500
  • U.S. Billionaire Secretly Helped Back Brexit


  • "When I was a kid, my dad said he hated green, and I was like, 'Yeah, me, too!'"
  • At the Hot Tea Café...
  • "I had been disregarded, overlooked and ignored because of my size for so long that I didn’t even realise it until people started being nice to me – until, in other words, I was 'normal sized.'"
  • "If you’re writing thousands of words a day, then don’t check your phone, don’t clean up your office, don’t spend inordinate amounts of time on food, and sleep only when you must."
  • "I just learn the Buddha’s advice and keep the holiness within myself for my own sake."
  • "People seem to be very touched. They come and talk into the crack, read poetry to me, or tell me about their nightmares or their dreams."

vox populi

  • Racist homophobia at the Oscars
  • Mailvox: WAR
  • Breaking the circle of lies
  • The first million is always the hardest
  • The God-Emperor's war

crooks and liars

  • Iranian Director Is No Show, Wins Oscar, Blasts Trump's Travel Ban
  • Open Thread - NOT In Memoriam
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Mummies
  • Gov. Christie Says No 'Special Prosecutor' Required To Investigate Trump's Russian Ties
  • Nancy Pelosi: Trump Has Nothing But Fear To Show For First Month In Office
  • NY Times Reveals Trump Attacks Backfire: 'Every Time He Tweets It Drives Subscriptions Wildly'

war is a crime

  • Can Canada Get Out of the War Business?
  • Open Guantanamo!
  • Why Should Trump--or Anyone--Be Able to Launch a Nuclear War?
  • Resume inflation at the NSC: Lt. General McMaster’s Silver Star Was Essentially Earned for Target Practice
  • Focus: The House GOP Border Tax Plan (Part 4) - Feb 13, 2017
  • Uh-Oh! Violets in late February?: Signs of an Unusually Early Spring in Southeastern Pennsylvania are No Cause for Celebration

ace of spades hq

  • Sunday Overnight Open Thread (2/26/17) Academy Award Free Edition
  • Oscars Thread
  • Livecam of Expectant Giraffe, Awaiting Birth of Baby Giraffe
  • Food Thread: [Insert Clever Title]
  • Bill Paxton, RIP at Age 61 Due to Complications During Surgery
  • Three Terrorists Die From Spicy Hummus And Toxic Gas, But Mostly Toxic Gas

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