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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Feds help Shell move toward another attempt at Arctic drilling
  • Top country music artist becomes target of criticism due to usual mix of homophobia and pure idiocy
  • Bill O'Reilly's CBS cameraman: Bill didn't 'rescue' me, and I didn't need rescuing
  • National Parks have $11 billion worth of delayed maintenance
  • Gov. Pence press conference: How many times did he lie about Indiana's license-to-discriminate law?
  • President Obama has reshaped the federal judiciary, but only because of Harry Reid

political wire

  • Mike Pence, Then and Now
  • Staffer Killed Himself Over Unemployment
  • Menendez Expects Indictment Tomorrow
  • The GOP’s Warning Signal?
  • Fellow Governor Calls Pence a ‘Bigot’
  • Jeb Bush, Then and Now

the corner

  • Mandatory Voting? No Thanks.
  • Will's Take: Welcome to Indiana's 'Indignation Sweepstakes'
  • 'Cut his mic off'
  • The Latest Bastion for Discrimination...
  • Well, He's Got Us There
  • Auto-Deleting Hillary’s Inactive Account


new republic

  • Democrats Are Losing Their Top Environmentalists. Who Will Replace Them?
  • Jay Z's Streaming Music Service Makes No Economic Sense
  • Obama to the World: I Can Cut Pollution Without Congress
  • Why Feminists Aren't Obligated to Support Right-Wing Women
  • Harry Reid Is a Brawler, But He's No Lyndon Johnson
  • The Real Consequences of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law

drudge report

  • APRIL FOOLS: Iran nuclear talks miss deadline; Russia says 'key aspects' agreed...
  • Tehran refuses to give up enriched material...
  • Iranian plane buzzes Navy copter...
  • PAPER: Even Chamberlain would not make deal Obama eager to conclude...
  • Saudis Make Own Moves...
  • Yemen nears 'total collapse' as Mideast powers trade blame...


  • Gap is finding out whether boosting the minimum wage really boosts business
  • Why you can’t solve income inequality by sending people to college
  • The list your college does not want to be on
  • How to dramatically improve public transit without building more of it
  • Watch shipping lanes carry carbon dioxide around the globe
  • A map tracks the northward migration of hummingbirds

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking a deal with Iran
  • PunditFact fact-checks the March 29 Sunday shows
  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president? (Updated)
  • The scorecards so far
  • PunditFact fact-checks the March 22 news shows
  • The federal health care law: What came true and what didn’t


  • Late Night FDL: Runnin’ With the Devil
  • US Climate Plan ‘Treats the Wound But Does Not Stop the Bleeding’
  • Excerpts From A 1970s Senate Report On Oil And The American State
  • Federal Judge Says U.S. Must Release Abu Ghraib Photos
  • New Solitary Confinement Unit Plagued by Old Problems on Rikers Island
  • US Military Will Train Neo-Nazis In Ukraine

paul krugman

the hill

  • White House blasts Indiana law
  • Iran talks slip by deadline
  • Obama faces enormous stakes as Iran talks go down to wire
  • Rabbi warns Obama against appeasing Iran
  • 72 hours to Iran deadline
  • WH: Congress shouldn't interfere in DC gun laws

weekly standard

  • O'Malley: Easy for Clinton to Answer Questions If She Has Nothing to Hide
  • Kristol Defends Religious Liberty on CNN
  • Podcast: Iran Negotiations Right On Track....For Iran and Obama
  • The Economy: Up? Down? Who Knows?
  • Harry Being Harry
  • Likely GOP Candidates Support Indiana Religious Liberty Law

huffington post

  • Oakland Joins Boycott Of Indiana Over Religious Freedom Law
  • 'Corinthian 100' Ask Education Department: What About Us?
  • Iran Nuclear Talks Miss Deadline, Extended Another Day
  • Chuck Schumer And Dick Durbin Spar Over Whip Position
  • U.S. House Committee Subpoenas Two Secret Service Agents Over Security Incident
  • Governor Mike Pence Is an Abomination

the fix

  • How Arkansas’ religious freedom bill differs — and doesn’t — from the controversial one in Indiana
  • Band-ghazi: The (not) real reason Harry Reid injured his face and retired
  • Marco Rubio’s Jeb Bush problem, explained in 1 cartoon
  • Every Obama pardon and commutation, mapped
  • 144,000 Californians who voted in the 1974 election are still registered to vote today
  • YouTube 3, Mainstream Media 0. Welcome to Obama’s new media reality.


  • 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

  • MSNBC's Benen Points Out Rubio/Clinton Double Standard In Coverage Of Deleted Emails
  • Megyn Kelly Hosts Leader Of Anti-Gay Hate Group For Second Straight Night To Defend Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law
  • On CNN, Media Matters' Karen Finney Explains That Indiana RFRA "Does Codify Discrimination" Against LGBT Citizens
  • Fox's Tucker Carlson: Indiana "Religious Freedom" Law Opponents "Are Jihadis"
  • Media Misleadingly Compare Anti-LGBT Indiana Law With Federal And State Religious Freedom Laws
  • Right-Wing Media Downplay Legal Dangers Of Indiana's Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Law

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Quote of the Day: Republicans Hate Obamacare Except for the Parts They Don't
  • If Hillary Clinton Testifies About Her Emails, She Should Do It In Public
  • Ditch the Keyboard, Take Notes By Hand
  • Yemen "On the Verge of Total Collapse"
  • Yes, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Are Different Kinds of Conservatives
  • I Have a Pseudo-Flu

hotline on call

power line

  • Did the Virginia State Bar tell its members the truth?
  • “If You Like Your Peace In Our Time…”
  • The Germanwings Crash and Gun Control
  • How Long Can Noah Tread Water?


  • Oh Hey, The White House To Do Something On Climate Change! Tyranny, Etc., Impeach!
  • What Really Happened To Harry Reid? The Wingnut Theories Might Not Surprise You!
  • Kentucky Says Gay Marriage Ban Is Fair And Equal Because Straights Can’t Do Gay Marriage Either
  • Wonkette Buys Human Again, A Queer Gay Homosexual One For A Change
  • Alabama Senator-Doctor Will Finally Get Revenge On New Mom Who Died Under His ‘Care’
  • Private Prison Company Forced Inmates To Eat Delicious Garbage Buffet

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Eugene Volokh] When may jury no-death-penalty decisions be trumped by the judge?
  • [Eugene Volokh] Many thanks to those who helped with Chan v. Ellis
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] The Supreme Court’s next Obamacare case(s)
  • [Eugene Volokh] Harsh public speech about a person isn’t ‘stalking,’ says Georgia Supreme Court
  • [Orin Kerr] The physics of drying your hands
  • [Stewart Baker] Why the House information-sharing bill could actually deter information sharing

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - ICYMI - Lip Sync Battle Extraordinaire!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Wilco
  • Iran Talks Extend Past Deadline
  • The Bundy Bunch Settles For No Action On Crazy Anti-Federal Bill
  • CO Rep Who Claimed Horrific Crime Was Divine Retribution Yanked From Committee
  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo Grills Anti-LGBT Indiana Law Defender

the moderate voice

  • Iran’s winning hand in talks with US
  • Update: The ‘Battle’ for Equal Rights in Indiana
  • IN Gov. Mike Pence Blames Media for Fallout Over Religious Freedom Law
  • Martin O’Malley So Far The Only Liberal In Democratic Race For 2016
  • Who Gets Credit?
  • Indiana: Discrimination Hiding Behind Religious Faith


talking points memo

  • A Bigger Deal Than You Think
  • Former Military Dictator Muhammadu Buhari Wins Nigerian Presidential Election
  • Governors, Mayors Order Bans Against Taxpayer-Funded Travel to IN
  • Not A Good Reference
  • An Anti-Gay Bill Similar To Indiana's Was Just Sent To Arkansas' Governor
  • Ex-Boss Of California's 'Kill All Gays' Lawyer Speaks Out: 'Go After Him With A Knife And Fork'

congress blog

  • CMS: It cuts deep
  • Patient quality: Minding the P’s and Q’s of healthcare
  • Shining the light on solar subsidies
  • Window to debate surveillance policy is closing
  • Candidates should keep millennials’ opinions in mind
  • Illinois can set example for low-carbon future


  • Ed Schultz cuts guest’s microphone because he won’t let him interrupt.
  • Christians Side With Mammon. Mammon Sided with Barabbas.
  • Harry Reid Unapologetic over Lying about Romney, Because Obama Won
  • They Don’t Want Your Cake
  • Iran Nuclear Talks: Farce followed by tragedy
  • RedState Review/Interview: Werewolf Cop, by Andrew Klavan.

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


  • Arkansas Defies Widespread Outrage by Passing ‘Religious Freedom’ Act
  • The Romanticization of Elizabeth Warren
  • April Fools’ Day Will Be No Joke at the International Criminal Court
  • Ted Cruz Inaugural
  • Rep. Schock Moves Out of Downton Abbey Office
  • Mandatory Church Attendance

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

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • More Attention for Laura Ingraham!
  • A Helluva 1% Inaccuracy
  • Selling Out for 30 Krona
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Common Core and Race

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

  • Ending War: Spring Rising
  • Houston: Peace or Wars Without End? US Foreign Policy: A Conference to Explore Our Choices
  • Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility Annual Event
  • Annual Conference of Pax Christi Michigan
  • Help Chagossians Return Home in 2015!
  • Talk Nation Radio: Brian Terrell: Anti-Drone-War-Movement Is Growing

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

  • New Daily Show Host Has Quite The History On Twitter
  • After conquering the United States, Barack Obama now seeks to become King of the World
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Hillary’s 18 1/2 minutes
  • Obama administration: Saving a deserter was “absolutely” worth the lives of six good American soldiers
  • Obama Administration Declassified Top-Secret Document About Israel’s Nuclear Program

drudge retort

  • 1,000-Year-Old Medieval Potion Kills MRSA Superbug
  • Former CFO on Food Stamps After Infamous Viral Video
  • Pence: Law Not Broken, But We'll Fix It Anyway
  • DEA Agents Charged with Stealing Fortune in Bitcoin
  • McCain Pushes Israel to Bomb Iran Before Peace Breaks Out
  • World May Run Out of Gold to Mine in 20 Years

little green footballs

  • Tuesday Evening Jam: Bob Schneider, "The Fools"
  • Stephen King: Indiana's RFRA Is "A Dog Turd"
  • Indianapolis Star Front Page Editorial: "FIX THIS NOW"
  • Indiana Anti-Gay Activist Opposes Mike Pence's Plan to "Clarify" the RFRA
  • Indiana GOP Shocked - SHOCKED - People Think 'Religious Freedom' Law Is Anti-Gay
  • Tim Cook: 'Religious Freedom' Laws Are Discriminatory and Dangerous

vox populi

  • Prepare to be disappointed
  • John C. Wright contemplates the meltdown
  • That's not funny!
  • The Toad tries to walk one back
  • Why Western troops can't win
  • Engagement is impossible

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - ICYMI - Lip Sync Battle Extraordinaire!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Wilco
  • Iran Talks Extend Past Deadline
  • The Bundy Bunch Settles For No Action On Crazy Anti-Federal Bill
  • CO Rep Who Claimed Horrific Crime Was Divine Retribution Yanked From Committee
  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo Grills Anti-LGBT Indiana Law Defender

john avlon

ace of spades hq

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