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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Paris climate talks may make as much progress as all 20 past conferences
  • Obama used Scott Walker to prove middle-class economics trump trickle-down
  • In which Southerners share their Confederate heritage
  • Trey Gowdy's committee "leaks" yet another lie about Clinton
  • Conservatives set ridiculous filibuster reform litmus test for Obamacare repeal
  • The battle over Scott Walker's records rages on—and gets stranger

political wire

  • Pataki Challenges Trump to Debate on Immigration
  • The Scott Walker Call That Never Happened
  • Trump Says Diseased Mexicans Crossing Border
  • Heck Will Run for Senate in Nevada
  • Democrats Have Narrow Path to Senate Control
  • Fiorina Off to a Slow Start

the corner

  • Tragedies (Greek and American)
  • Olympic Fun
  • Greece, Inching Toward Sanity?
  • ThinkProgress Encounters Economic Reality, Becomes Confused and Upset
  • The Euro Debacle
  • Not Getting Retention


new republic

  • Clarence Thomas Deserves Criticism. Just Leave His Race Out of It.
  • Hillary Clinton—She’s Just Like Us!
  • What the New $10 Bill Should Really Look Like
  • This Is What Your Hot Dog and Burger Are Doing to the Planet

drudge report


  • Why hardly anyone sponsored the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history
  • More competition is supposed to help consumers. That might not be true with health insurance.
  • The 3 big questions about what happens next in Greece’s debt crisis
  • Obama almost never commutes the sentences of inmates, but that could change
  • Thomas Piketty accuses Germany of forgetting history as it lectures Greece
  • There’s good news for well-off homeowners in the GOP presidential campaign

politifact truth-o-meter

  • International fact-checkers focus on fake photos
  • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter
  • Mailbag: 'What complete and utter nonsense'
  • Were the Founding Fathers 'ordinary people'?
  • Is health insurance through work $1,800 less because of the Affordable Care Act?
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage


  • A Month in Palestine
  • Loss of democracy is real cost of membership in Eurozone
  • Hillary Clinton Pledges to Defend Israeli Apartheid & Fight BDS Movement in Letter to Mega-Donor
  • Joe Wilson: What He Didn’t Find in Africa
  • Senate Measure Would Expand FBI’s Power to Target Internet Thought Crimes Under Guise of Fighting Terrorism
  • The Roundup for July 5-6th, 2015

paul krugman

the hill

  • US won’t play deal-maker in Greek drama
  • White House defends immigration policies after killing of San Francisco woman
  • White House presses for deal keeping Greece in eurozone
  • Obama defies second-term slump
  • Obama’s second term: A timeline
  • Obama blasts GOP on economy: 'Their ideas are bad'

weekly standard

  • Paul Ryan in Conversation with Bill Kristol
  • Chamber Boosts Toomey in PA, Knocks Strickland in Ohio
  • Hillary Humiliates the Press...
  • Profiles In Courage—Or Lack Thereof
  • CNN Reporter to Interview Hillary Just Attended Aide's Wedding
  • Coolidge 2016?

huffington post

  • Si Robertson, 'Duck Dynasty' Star, Says Atheists Don't Exist
  • The Next Big Liberal Cause: Universal Child Care
  • Forget What I Said. That Scott Walker Call? Never Happened
  • The Wrong Message to Vietnam
  • Iowa Kayakers For Hillary: It's Totally A Thing
  • Like a Good Referee, the Next U.S. President Should Be Measured, Courageous, and Decidedly Not the Story

the fix

  • Donald Trump’s lengthy and curious defense of his immigrant comments, annotated
  • If Facebook’s tech staff were a county, it would be a remote island in Alaska
  • Greece just voted ‘no’ on its bailout deal. But in America, we usually vote ‘yes.’
  • The Clinton campaign is roping off reporters. But who will cry for us?
  • 6 key moments from the South Carolina Senate’s strikingly blunt Confederate flag debate
  • Why people say ‘I want a woman president’ more than they said ‘I want a black president’


  • 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

  • O'Reilly Justifies Trump's Anti-Immigration Rhetoric By Citing Death Of San Francisco Woman
  • O'Reilly Suggests Mayor Of San Francisco Could Be Arrested Over Death Of Woman Allegedly Shot By Undocumented Immigrant
  • Conservative Media Complain That Seattle Teens Have Access To Long-Term Contraceptive Options
  • Fox's Cavuto Lets Bobby Jindal Dishonestly Compare U.S. To Greece While Pushing Entitlement Cuts
  • Right-Wing Media Invents "Gag Order" For Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers
  • Right-Wing Media Use Murder Of San Francisco Woman To Defend Trump's Immigrant Smear

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Today's Proposal In Legislative Transparency: You Amend It, You Own It
  • There Are Things That Erode Public Trust in Science. Primordial Gravity Waves Aren't One of Them.
  • A Reporter Reveals How the Press Treats Hillary Clinton
  • Food Irradiation: Great Technology, Lousy Name.
  • California Should Allow Physician-Aided Suicide
  • Greece's Big Fat No

hotline on call

power line

  • Cruz Control?
  • Perry Sense
  • Gelernter on fire
  • Goodnight Vienna (5)
  • Dems loves Sanchez


  • Bill Cosby: I Put The Rape Drugs In The Women
  • Look Upon This Comment Of The Day And Weep, Ye Mighty
  • Happy Birthday, George W. Bush, Come Get Yr Bowl Of Salted Rat Dicks!
  • Champion USA-America Soccer Lady Wins Match, Gets Lesbianism All Over TV Screen, USA!
  • Lawsuit Against Trump’s Scammy ‘University’ May Reveal What The Bastard’s Really Worth
  • Media That Writes About Hillary Clinton’s Shoes Demands She Show Them More Respect

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • The Most Pathetic Anti-Hillary RopeGate Rant So Far
  • Open Thread - Love Librarians!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Josh Homme
  • Bill O'Reilly Uses San Francisco Murder To Defend Trump's Anti-Immigration Rhetoric
  • This Right-Wing Nonprofit Is Scaring The Bejesus Out Of Ministers
  • Who's Behind Those Scary Iran Deal Ads?

the moderate voice

  • Obama to Meet With Vietnam Communist Party Chief
  • Obama Plans Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders
  • Global Warming
  • South Carolina Likely To Remove Flag (Updated)
  • Silly Comments for a Silly Presidential Election Season
  • Three Commandments for Every State Capitol


talking points memo

  • Tossed Over the Color Line
  • To Live And Die In Dixie
  • Trump Will Be Trump
  • AP: Bill Cosby Testified He Got Drugs To Give Young Women For Sex
  • Trump Lashes Out At Critics, Makes Incendiary New Claims About Mexico
  • S.C. Senator's Crazy Floor Speech Defending The Confederate Flag

congress blog

  • All kids matter
  • Senate education bill gives no tangible support for students who need it most
  • Reproductive justice helped deliver Supreme Court’s historic marriage decision
  • Turning away foreign talent — a costly practice for US competitiveness
  • Seizing the mantle of leadership on sugar policy reform
  • The umbrellas of Sousse


  • Tech at Night: The Return of the Revenge
  • Paging Ted Cruz. Paging All the Candidates. Take on the Vichy Republicans.
  • So. Who DOES get the African-American vote in the primaries this cycle?
  • Trump Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum
  • Desperate Times in Greece After No Vote on Bailout Terms
  • Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

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


  • Is Bernie Sanders Our Eugene McCarthy 2.0?
  • Pope Francis Begins South American Visit With Mass Attended by a Million Followers
  • Piketty on Germany’s Hypocrisy: It ‘Has No Standing to Lecture Other Nations’
  • Opposing Hillary’s Corporate Campaign: A Response to Joe Conason
  • How Will the Church Shooting and Fires Affect African-American Faith?
  • VIDEO: Robert Scheer: Foreign Entanglements Derailed the American Experiment

michelle malkin

  • Proof-positive that Hillary Clinton has the press on the ropes (a post-4th open thread)
  • Vigilance is patriotic
  • Obama admin: Honor the spirit of Independence Day by convincing your family this gov’t mandate is awesome; Updated
  • Activist worlds collide: Anti-cop demonstrator protected by police
  • Feel the Bern, Hillary! Packed house in Madison, WI cheers Bernie Sanders’ plan to turn US into Greece
  • Fanning the flames of another black church arson hoax

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
  • Why Universal Pre-K Will Be a Galvanizing Issue
  • The "Super-PAC Tax"
  • No, Polarization Is Not an Elite Phenomenon Forced Onto Voters
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Our Not-So-Brave Saudi and IS Allies in Yemen

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

  • How Can This Still Be Happening in Our World?
  • Killing Crabs and Arabs
  • Is this taking democracy too far?: The Greek People Have Said ‘No!’ to Austerity and Economic Blackmail
  • Enbridge Stuffs Provision into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of "Keystone XL Clone"
  • Mapping Military Madness: 2015 Update
  • Greece News - July 6, 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

  • Ideas and Visions Will Beat ISIS. . . . . No, really!
  • Fact checking Trump
  • Open Letter To Yanis Varoufakis
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Reasons for Hope this Independence Day (2/2) (Guest Post)
  • First, The Bad News on Independence Day, as told through an Inspirational Star Trek Speech (1/2) (Guest Post)

drudge retort

  • Trump: Jeb Likes 'Mexican Illegals' Because of Wife
  • F-35 Stealth Loses Dogfight with 40-Year-Old F-16
  • Smoking Brisket Goes to the Robots
  • Breakthrough in Vienna on Iran Nuclear Talks
  • Back to the Future Turns 30? I'm Freaking Old!
  • 20-Cyclist Crash at Tour de France Takes Out Leader

little green footballs

  • Right Wingers Circulate Photoshop Fake of Young Hillary Clinton With a Confederate Flag
  • A Meeting of the Minds: Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck Agree America Is Facing Imminent Destruction
  • North Carolina Pastors Raise "Christian Flag" Above US Flag
  • Gateway Pundit: Obama Leaves Out GOD From July 4th Speech (Spoiler: Nope, He Didn't)
  • Donald Trump Whines About Being Called a Racist Because of His Racist Remarks
  • Video: When Chris Squire of Yes Met Jimi Hendrix

vox populi

  • There Will Be War Vols III and IV
  • An expert on overhyped failure
  • Omniscience
  • A man of honor
  • Being the First Part of A Tale of The Unwithering Realm
  • The Eurofascists lost

crooks and liars

  • The Most Pathetic Anti-Hillary RopeGate Rant So Far
  • Open Thread - Love Librarians!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Josh Homme
  • Bill O'Reilly Uses San Francisco Murder To Defend Trump's Anti-Immigration Rhetoric
  • This Right-Wing Nonprofit Is Scaring The Bejesus Out Of Ministers
  • Who's Behind Those Scary Iran Deal Ads?

john avlon

ace of spades hq

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