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daily kos

  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up
  • Sunday Talk: Through the looking glass
  • Open thread: A Republican's guide, Thurgood Marshall and physics
  • Alaska Republicans ready to spend upward of $1 million in taxpayer money to stop Medicaid expansion
  • Cliff Notes from Donald Trump's Campaign Speech In South Carolina
  • Cartoon: Animal Nuz: Faster pussycat edition

political wire

  • Trump Takes Lead in Iowa
  • Sanders Closing In On Clinton In Iowa
  • Trump Quote of the Day
  • Christie Says FedEx Should Track Immigrants
  • Church Says Trump Not an Active Member
  • Palin Interviews Trump

the corner

  • Fact versus Tact: Why Curt Schilling Got Penalized for Preferring the Former
  • Lovable Rogues All
  • The Best, Most Amazing Podcast!
  • Bioethics Needs Disinfectant of Public Scrutiny
  • National Review Wine Club Special Offer: Get 4 Exceptional Wines for Just $30 Plus 1¢ Shipping - Save $93!
  • FBI Looking At Whether Hillary Violated Section 793 of the Espionage Act


new republic

  • Why Is Donald Trump Winning Over Evangelical Voters?
  • The Flooding of America
  • Gun Control Advocates Make Slow Progress—Just Not in Washington
  • Why William Kristol Keeps Returning to Donald Trump

drudge report


  • Top Fed official: ‘Good reason to believe’ inflation will rise
  • Fed vice chair on rates: No decision made on September
  • How Joe Biden could run a different kind of middle-class campaign
  • America’s growing love affair with the most wasteful thing to drink there is
  • What working black women everywhere have in common with Serena Williams
  • What the Ashley Madison hack says about how many women cheat

politifact truth-o-meter

  • 10 wrong statements about immigration
  • Bernie Sanders — socialist or democratic socialist?
  • The week in fact-checks Aug. 27 (video)
  • Happy birthday, PolitiFact! PolitiFact turns 8
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 23 shows
  • 10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises


  • ‘Religious liberty’ argument reignites interest in anti-gay propaganda
  • The Last Late Late Night FDL: When The Music’s Over
  • Arizona Apache Mobilize Against Bill Which Hands Sacred Native American Land To Mining Company
  • Media ……. my last entry at FDL
  • An Appreciation of FDL Contributors
  • Camera Work: Some FDL Final Thoughts

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama defends rhetoric in Iran fight
  • Recalling Katrina, Obama tells New Orleans: 'You inspire me'
  • DNC to honor Beau Biden
  • Saudi king to meet with Obama on Iran
  • Obama to celebrate New Orleans's 'extraordinary' Katrina recovery
  • Obama: Shooting ‘breaks my heart’

weekly standard

  • Iowa Poll: Clinton 37, Sanders 30, Biden 14
  • Will Biden Be Bluffed?
  • The Fading Chinese Model
  • Walker Hits Hillary Clinton in Foreign Policy Speech
  • The Most Important Meal of the Day!
  • Hillary Is In the Zone of Maximum Danger

huffington post

  • Gay Dad Sounds Off On Kentucky Clerk's Refusal To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses
  • Sunday Roundup
  • A Special Letter to the President from members of the Democratic National Committee
  • A Special Letter to the President From Members of the Democratic National Committee
  • Iowa Poll: Bernie Sanders Is Closing In On Hillary Clinton
  • With Jeb and Torture, It's Déjà Vu All Over Again

the fix

  • Four things I learned by traveling 7,040 miles with Rand Paul
  • The art — and controversy — of Hurricane Katrina ‘X-codes’
  • When politics gets awkward [Video]
  • Hillary Clinton’s new approach to her e-mail controversy? It’s complicated.
  • Donald Trump’s polling no longer looks like a bubble set to burst
  • The 6 big things I think I know about the 2016 Democratic primary


  • 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

  • On MSNBC Live , Angelo Carusone Discusses The GOP's Inability To Stand Up To Donald Trump
  • Fox Cites One-Sided Study To Claim Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunch Program Costs School District Jobs
  • Limbaugh Conspiracy: Hillary Clinton Blackmailing Obama To Avoid Indictment Over Emails
  • Father Of Slain Journalist Alison Parker: "We Need To Keep The Pressure On The Politicians To Not Be Afraid Of The NRA"
  • Fox Guest Uses Statutory Rape Conviction To Hype Myth That False Sexual Assault Allegations Are An "Epidemic"
  • Media Debunk Misinformation Surrounding Clinton's Use Of Private Email

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Health Update
  • Inflation Is Low? Let's Tighten Monetary Policy Anyway.
  • Question of the Day: With Friends Like This....
  • GOP Hauling Out Tired Old Weapons to Sink Iran Deal
  • Palin Ponders the Infinite: Does the Lamestream Media Ever Ask Hillary About Her Favorite Bible Verse?
  • Quote of the Day: "Love, Fidelity, Devotion, Sacrifice and Family"

hotline on call

power line

  • Walters & Murray: The New Jim Crow revisited
  • Iowa poll: Trump 23, Carson 18; Clinton 37, Sanders 30
  • Black Lives Matter Comes to the State Fair
  • Saturday’s Obligatory Trump Post [with note by Paul]
  • Here ze comes


  • Why Do You Weep? Blingee Lives! Your Saturday Nerdout
  • Sarah Palin Knows Donald Trump’s Favorite Bible Verse Is ALL OF THEM KATIE
  • Walmart Pries Guns From Cold Dead Hands, And Other News From Corporate America
  • Congress Planning New, Exciting Ways To Screw You In The Bottom This Fall
  • A Thoughtful Soliloquy On Miley Cyrus, Her Nipples, And Also Donald Trump’s Nipples
  • Oh Great, Now Even The Southerns Are Gender Fluid

washington post

crooks and liars

  • Fox Gets The Vapors Over Hillary Clinton’s ‘Boxcar,’ But Trump's Rhetoric Gets A Pass
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread
  • Open Thread - He's A Brooklyn Diva!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Who: 'Quadrophenia'
  • Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later

the moderate voice

  • Gov. Christie: Stamp Them, Track Them, Catch Them, Ship ‘Em Out
  • “Cops’ lives matter, too, so why don’t we drop the qualifier and say lives matter?”
  • Satellite Confirms Syrian Temple’s Destruction: UN
  • Clinton, Sanders and Iowa: ‘This Feels Like 2008 All Over Again’
  • Sanders Closing In On Clinton In Iowa And Other Weekend Political News
  • Cartoon: Trump


talking points memo

congress blog

  • Breaking our hunger for extreme oil
  • Regulatory obsession means war on oil and gas
  • Reject the Deal with Iran
  • Conservatism hijacked for war on renewables
  • FTC Forcing Accountability for Cyber Security? High Time
  • Biotech foods can save people and the environment


  • DNC trying to insulate itself from Iran disaster. Or maybe just Debbie Wasserman Schultz is.
  • Enough With the Roanoke Shooting Coverage, Already
  • Social Media As a Tool to Promote Life
  • Hillary’s New Campaign Strategy: Trolling
  • Obama is about to Get his Iran Deal
  • New HotAir/Townhall Poll: Trump in the Lead, Hillary in Trouble

oliver willis

  • GatewayPundit (Jim Hoft) Says Lara Logan Deserved To Be Assaulted
  • John Boehner On Job Losses: "So Be It"
  • Apple's App Subscription Service
  • Good Old Boy Haley Barbour Won't Denounce The KKK
  • The Weak GOP Field – Now With Math
  • Bush Administration's "Curveball" Source Admits Lying About WMD


  • Resisting Neoliberalism in Post-Katrina New Orleans
  • West Point Professor Says U.S. Military Should Target Legal Critics of War on Terror
  • US Gun Deaths
  • Hillary Emails
  • VIDEO: Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison in Egypt
  • U.S. Reportedly Considered Using Nuclear Weapons Against Afghanistan After 9/11

michelle malkin

  • Lincoln Chafee dooms candidacy after reminding DNC crowd he’s been scandal-free for 30 years
  • Denver corruptocrats’ Chick-Fil-A smokescreen
  • Is this really the best idea?
  • Thursday open thread: Hillary talks gun control in wake of Va. shootings; Pentagon conforms ISIS threat to match WH narrative
  • What is Obama’s top population control freak hiding?
  • EO signed by Obama in 2009 could doom Hillary’s ‘classified email’ excuses, but at least Biden is smiling

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

  • One Good Word
  • Our Democracy is Only Rigged if We Let it Be
  • Speaking to Our Aspirations Rather Than Our Fears
  • Something is Happening in Baghdad
  • Papers Please
  • Remembering New Orleans Before and After Katrina

andrew sullivan

  • It Is Accomplished
  • 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 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

  • We need peace officers, not pinkertons: What’s Wrong with Police in America
  • Let us recommit to peace
  • A call for peace: City activities honor 85-year old treaty outlawing war
  • The Weak Tough Sell of the Iran Deal
  • Our quadrennial reality TV show: Sorting Through the Bullshit in America
  • Focus: Clinton, Biden - Aug 28, 2015

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

  • IDF soldier vs. Palestinian Boy with Broken Arm
  • Why is ISIS and anything going on in the Middle East our concern?
  • This is a perfect example of what makes Obama such an ass
  • Crazy isn’t disagreeing with Obama. Crazy is believing ANYTHING he says
  • New Report: Hillary’s Emails Contained Classified Data About Embassy Security Issues & Relations With Russia
  • Hillary’s email caper: She had inside help

drudge retort

  • Fan Dies After Fall from Upper Deck at Braves Game
  • Drunken Bro Fight in Philly Has Surprise at the End
  • What Would You Tell Your 22-Year-Old Self?
  • GOP: Guns Everywhere (But Not Near Us)
  • U.S. GDP Up 3.7%, Faster Than Expected
  • The Nation: Can Hillary Win Over the Left?

little green footballs

  • Former SC GOP Head Todd Kincannon's Law License Suspended by Supreme Court After "Major Meltdown"
  • Comedy Video: Caribou Barbie Meets the Donald
  • Saturday Jam: Son Lux: NPR Tiny Desk Concert
  • An Amazing Classical Guitar Performance: Declan Zapala, "Koyunbaba: IV. Presto" (By Carlo Domeniconi)
  • Podcast o' the Day: The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 8/27/15
  • Yet Another Deluge of Racial Slurs and Hate Speech at Breitbart "News," Directed at Jorge Ramos

vox populi

  • The media wanted a race war
  • Adventures in rhetoric
  • SJWs and parody
  • Allan Davis reviews SJWAL
  • Breaking the duck
  • The adjective modifies the noun

crooks and liars

  • Fox Gets The Vapors Over Hillary Clinton’s ‘Boxcar,’ But Trump's Rhetoric Gets A Pass
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread
  • Open Thread - He's A Brooklyn Diva!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Who: 'Quadrophenia'
  • Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later

john avlon

ace of spades hq

  • Early Morning Thread 08/30/15 [krakatoa]
  • Overnight Open Thread (29 Aug 2015)
  • Robert Bork On The Martini [CBD]
  • No Longer Tropical Storm Erika, now Invest 90
  • The Cost Of Capitalism vs. Socialism [CBD]
  • Fresh Open Thread - [Niedermeyers Dead Horse]

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