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daily kos

  • Occupy Oak Flat asks Obama to declare site a national monument
  • T.J. Maxx and Marshalls follow Walmart on $9 pay, but Target says no
  • This week in the war on workers: Warren blasts Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • View from the left—building a climate movement around Keystone XL
  • House democrats to probe funding for climate contrarians
  • How the white imagination of a black threat continues to make justice elusive

political wire

  • Walker Says Busting Union Key Foreign Policy Action
  • Will John Boehner Be Ousted as Speaker?
  • Senate Republicans Fuming at House
  • Several GOP-Led States Revisiting Obamacare
  • Did Boehner Cut a Deal with Democrats?
  • Quote of the Day

the corner

  • Three-peat: Rand Paul Wins 3rd Consecutive CPAC Straw Poll, But Scott Walker Is Hot on His Heels
  • The Two Scott Walkers
  • Not Getting the Message
  • Cruz Recycles All of His Lines, and the Crowd Loves It
  • At CPAC's Headline Dinner, Mike Pence Won't Back Down
  • Jim Geraghty Wins Conservative Journalist of the Year at CPAC, Demands a Recount


  • Scott Walker is making the wrong kind of sense
  • Credit Suisse buys article in The New Republic to court LGBT community
  • Rep. Aaron Schock (R – Downton Abbey) lawyers up after new spending revealed
  • About Aaron Schock
  • John Kasich’s greatest hits
  • Obama’s faith should be a non-issue. Here’s why it keeps coming up.

new republic

drudge report


  • If you thought the llama and dress memes were silly, this will make you feel worse
  • 8 things millennials want—and don’t want—show how different they are from their parents
  • Why dessert is disappearing from America’s dinner tables
  • RIP Leonard Nimoy, economist
  • The one thing that could cut the economic recovery short
  • Why Wal-Mart decided to finally pay its workers more

politifact truth-o-meter

  • The fact-checks behind 'The Daily Show's' 50 Fox news 'lies'
  • Does new research say Ebola is airborne?
  • What John Legend said about slavery at the Oscars
  • PunditFact: Why Obama won't label ISIS 'Islamic extremists'
  • Barack Obama urges audience to “do a fact-check.” We oblige
  • Mailbag: 'You gotta play fair'


  • MI-5’s Jihadi John: How British Intelligence Primed Both Sides Of The Terror War
  • Saturday History: The Hicklin Place
  • The UnReal World of House Republicans, and Jon Stewart’s Departure from The Daily Show
  • The Roundup
  • Saturday Art: George Bellows
  • Late Night FDL: Shoot For Thrills

abc politics

  • What You Missed and What’s Coming Up At CPAC
  • 3 Reasons Why CPAC Is ‘American Idol’ For Political Nerds
  • Shutdown Countdown at DHS
  • Three Things To Watch Today
  • Scott Walker: That Was Then, This Is Now
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Gut Will Guide His 2016 Decision

paul krugman

the hill

weekly standard

  • TWS Poll Results: Walker in a Walk
  • Pence for Defense
  • DNC: 'Stop Scott Walker'
  • Jeb Bush: Repealing Obamacare Not a Top Five Agenda Item
  • Ad: Does Hillary Stand With the Boycotters or Supporters of Israel?
  • The Clinton Conundrum

huffington post

  • A Deadly Assault on Academic Freedom
  • Rand Paul Wins 2015 CPAC Straw Poll
  • Netanyahu Takes Campaign Against Iran Deal To Jerusalem Holy Site
  • John Boehner Allies Fret Coup Attempt
  • The Supreme Court & Obamacare Round II
  • Boehner's and Bibi's Blunders 'Liberate' U.S. Foreign Policy from NeoCons

the fix

  • Young Republicans are remarkably liberal on pot
  • The history of every governor’s seat in every state, in 1 chart
  • Congressional Republicans are their own worst enemies, by a lot
  • Phil Robertson’s warning about sexually transmitted diseases was more politically loaded than it seemed
  • GQ made a list of ‘craziest politicians.’ Republicans revolted.
  • President Obama on Leonard Nimoy: ‘I loved Spock’


  • Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism
  • President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014
  • ABC News: North Korea Govt Behind Sony Hack
  • MN State Rep Wants $329,000 Refund from Jonathan Gruber for Work With 'Beyond Laughable' Error Rates
  • Can Obama Act Alone On Cuba
  • Juan Williams: Cuba Deal 'Pig in a Poke,' 'Nothing There'

media matters

  • Mother Jones ' David Corn On Media Matters Radio : O'Reilly's Excuses "Don't Make Sense" But Fox News Defends Him Anyhow
  • Former O'Reilly Producer Tells The Associated Press: Hyperbole And Exaggeration Are "Baked Into" O'Reilly's Persona
  • Poll: If O'Reilly Lied, He Or His Network Must Respond
  • Hannity's CPAC Pledge: I'll Give "Every Single, Solitary" Presidential Candidate Access To Fox Show
  • Fox's John Bolton Tells CPAC: "Let's Not Ever Forget Benghazi"
  • USA Today : Fox News Should "Distance Itself" From O'Reilly But It Won't

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Scott Walker Is Making Shit Up, Just Like His Hero Ronald Reagan
  • Kagan: Netanyahu Speech Is a Blunder
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 27 February 2015
  • Marco Rubio Has a Peculiar Idea of How to Defeat ISIS
  • Republicans Shoot Selves in Foot, Schedule Second Shooting for March
  • Why Did the Pentagon Announce Its Battle Plan for Mosul Months Ahead of Time?

hotline on call

power line

  • Goodbye to Eric Holder, With One Question
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer. . .
  • Netanyahu’s moment
  • The Week in Pictures: #FreeTheGrijalva7 Edition
  • Are Washington Republicans Incompetent?


  • Ladies, Sean Hannity Can See Into Your Baby Caves
  • Cleveland Police Union Blames 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice For Being Some Kind Of Monster
  • Greetings From The Freest* State In The Land, Suckers: Your Florida Roundup
  • House GOP Officially Gives Zero F*cks About National Security
  • The Professor Schoolmarm Elizabeth Warren Primer On How Republicans Ruined Our Whole Day
  • Rick Santorum Makes Wonkette To Laugh With Hilarious CPAC Joke!

washington post

  • Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown with one-week extension
  • Jindal blasts congressional Republicans for ‘post-election stress syndrome’
  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, with Scott Walker a close second
  • O’Malley serves notice to Wall Street ahead of possible presidential bid
  • Balz: For 2016, candidates count, but don’t ignore fundamentals
  • The Fix: Young Republicans are remarkably liberal on pot

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Dana Loesch Tells CPAC It's Time To Make Christians A Protected Class
  • CPAC Speaker Calls Warren And Clinton 'Old, White, Rich Males'
  • Geraldo Rivera Inadvertently Admits Fox News Is Gun Crazy
  • Bill O'Reilly's Next Book: Killing Truth
  • Sheriff Who Fought To Nullify The ACA Raising Money Online For Medical Bills
  • Marco Rubio Tells CPAC Crowd He's Learned His Lesson On Immigration

the moderate voice

  • Inhabitants Of A Class M Planet Say Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy
  • Buchanan on GOP Hawks
  • Head transplants less than three years away, surgeon says
  • Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Leonard Nimoy Leaves Us
  • Russian opposition leader and Putin critic Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
  • (Breaking Updates) Republican Groundhog Day, Again and Again and…


talking points memo

  • Rand Paul Wins CPAC Presidential Straw Poll Again
  • Thousands Of Wisc. Union Workers Protest Walker's 'Right-To-Work' Bill
  • Investigators: Nemtsov Possibly A 'Sacrificial Victim' To Create Unrest
  • Warren Hits Walker Over His Response On ISIL And Unions
  • Court Rules Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Will Stay In Boston
  • German Police Warn Of Potential Terrorist Threat In Bremen

congress blog

  • Memo to GOP on climate change: Listen to your voters – and the free market
  • Privacy fears slaying serious conversation
  • It must be remembered where and when it all began
  • No climate deal could make up for Keystone XL
  • Effort to stymie wind is long on rhetoric but short on facts
  • Climate-fixing stimulus for the middle class


  • The Church of Public Opinion
  • Boehner joins McConnell in fetal position
  • Jihadi John Puts The Lie To The Progressive Theory of Terrorism
  • Jeb Bush’s CPAC Debacle Wasn’t Saved By Bussing In Supporters
  • Tech at Night: Obama administration votes for socialized Internet
  • Boehner repudiated by GOP

oliver willis

  • No, Obama Didn’t Sound Like Bush At The United Nations
  • Hillary Clinton’s Secret Letters To Santa Exposed
  • Green Lantern Liberalism
  • NFL Fans Defending Beating A Child’s Scrotum Are Scum
  • Obama Repeats The Strategy That Killed Bin Laden In Address To Nation About ISIS
  • How “It’s Just Politics” Lets Conservatives Win


  • What Color Is This Dress?
  • This Interactive Map Will Show You Just How Hard It Is to Get an Abortion in Your State
  • O’Reilly’s Lies
  • ‘Left, Right & Center’: CPAC, Bibi, Pot in D.C.
  • Robert Scheer: On Civil Liberties, Obama’s ‘Probably the Worst President We’ve Had’
  • Fancy a New Body? Humans May Soon Be Able to Get Head Transplants

michelle malkin

  • Earnest and Psaki back up Obama: Not just Jews shop at ‘randomly’ attacked kosher stores, so stop with the profiling!
  • Bill Nye shares climate change proof: The Wyoming hills are alive with ‘science’!
  • “Success story” update! Cut-and-run Obama shuts down Yemen embassy
  • Another ‘general policy’ bites the dust': Kerry and Biden meet with Netanyahu election rival
  • Man-made climate change alarmists continue to be busted revising history
  • Strategic patience: Obama admin unveils global security policy that will carry lots of ‘wait’

news hounds


riehl world view

  • Hm: Rolling Stone begins fully reporting botched rape story
  • CBS This Morning has also spoken with Jackie’s 3 friends
  • Discrepancies: U-Va. Rolling Stone alleged sexual assault
  • Charles C. Johnson’s Dumb, Despicable New Low In Attacking Jackie
  • Jann Wenner Declines Resignation from Rolling Stone Deputy Ed. Sean Woods
  • UVA: Jackie’s Father Claims Daughter WAS raped

political animal

  • Liberia Says "Thank You"
  • One Young Man's Story of Being an ISIS Recruit
  • Department of Education Fires Repo Man Contractors for College Loans
  • The Scott Walker Antidote: Minnesota
  • A House Divided
  • Daylight Video

andrew sullivan

  • The Years Of Writing Dangerously
  • The Miracle Of Francis
  • A Note To Our Readers, Ctd
  • As The World Turns
  • How To Read The Entire Internet
  • Your Moments Of Dishness


  • 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

  • Spring Rising: March 18-21, 2015
  • Skipping The Speech for All the Wrong Reasons
  • The True Nobel Candidates for the true Nobel Peace Prize 2015
  • Focus: Hillary Clinton - Feb 27, 2015
  • Did Berkeley Just Save Us From Drones or Target Us With Drones?
  • Republicans and Many Democrats are on the attack: If We’re Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand It

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

  • If only they’d had jobs
  • Walker got it exactly right- unions are like terrorists
  • I sure hope you liberal dumbasses remember you voted for this
  • The biggest red flag yet
  • Are the Oscars a Sign of Much Bigger Problems for the Radical Left? (Guest Post)
  • Qualities to Admire

drudge retort

  • The Scott Walker Antidote: Minnesota
  • Top Theologian Befriends Death Row Inmate in Georgia
  • High School Players: Root for Our Opponent
  • Congress Funds Homeland Security for 1 Week
  • Teen Arrested for Encouraging Friend to Commit Suicide
  • Does Hillary Clinton Have Anything to Say?

little green footballs

  • A Contest of Loons: CPAC Straw Poll Results
  • Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow
  • Ken Silverstein's Tell-All Piece on First Look Media: Where Journalism Goes to Die
  • RIP, Leonard Nimoy
  • CPAC, Festival of Lunacy, Day 2
  • FCC Classifies Internet Service as a Public Utility

vox populi

  • #GamerGate: the last redoubt
  • Truth in Anti-GamerGate
  • Shots across the bow
  • Of deceit and discourse
  • He lived long and prospered
  • Why we fight

crooks and liars

  • Dana Loesch Tells CPAC It's Time To Make Christians A Protected Class
  • CPAC Speaker Calls Warren And Clinton 'Old, White, Rich Males'
  • Geraldo Rivera Inadvertently Admits Fox News Is Gun Crazy
  • Bill O'Reilly's Next Book: Killing Truth
  • Sheriff Who Fought To Nullify The ACA Raising Money Online For Medical Bills
  • Marco Rubio Tells CPAC Crowd He's Learned His Lesson On Immigration

john avlon

ace of spades hq

  • WTF, Missouri? [Y-not]
  • A Little of This...A Little of That [CBD]
  • Saturday Gardening Thread: This Winter Is For The Birds [Y-not, KT, & Weirddave]
  • So? And What Does THAT Have To Do With Anything? - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]
  • Fundamental Concepts - Molon Labe [Weirddave]
  • Saturday Politics Thread: Labor Policies, part II [Y-not]

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