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daily kos

  • NY governor pardons 9/11 recovery worker facing deportation after 30 years in U.S.
  • Here's the simplest takedown of the Republican scheme to take away health care from millions
  • Obama rips the 'fundamental meanness' of the GOP's healthcare repeal bill
  • Shhh—White House quietly urging Republicans to weaken Russian sanctions bill
  • Arrests outside Mitch McConnell's office: he won't meet with the Americans his bill might kill
  • The supposed Senate GOP 'no' votes already caving

wonk wire

  • Supply-Side Economics, But for Liberals
  • It’s Too Late to Compensate Free Trade’s Losers
  • The Handbook That Can Help Americans Rig the Government
  • How Left and Right Media Models Perpetuate Partisan Politics
  • AI and the Robot Uprising: With So Many Jobs at Risk, Why Isn’t the World More Prepared?
  • You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic?

the corner

  • The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn
  • How Badly Do Democrats Really Want to Defeat Trump?
  • Harper's Bazaar Author Peddles Debunked Stat to Promote Overseas Abortion
  • The Perverse Incentives in University Science Funding
  • Summer Reading
  • Netherlander Euthanasia Guru Bemoans His Handiwork


  • 66% premium increase for age 50+ under Senate GOP health care bill
  • Trump calls Russia’s interference in our election “a hoax”
  • Omarosa is now demanding people call her “Honorable”
  • Next week, the Republicans will gut your work health insurance
  • Trump to break lower-drug-price promise
  • Georgia GOP says mass shooting of congressmen is actually a good thing

fact check

  • Pelosi’s Partisan Pick on Jobs Analysis
  • Trump Official Wrong About Warming, Again
  • A Bogus Kellyanne Conway Quote
  • False Maxine Waters ‘Meetings’ Statistic
  • Trump’s Lawyer Spins Russia Facts
  • Trump Didn’t Bill the Obamas

drudge report

talking points memo

  • It Didn't Work Out
  • Now Just 324!
  • Portman Has 'Real Concerns' About Medicaid Cuts, May Still Vote For Bill
  • Don't Assume Conservative Defections Will Sink Senate TrumpCare Bill
  • Is Immigration Undermining Social Democracy in the UK?
  • Virginia Man Charged With Giving Secret Documents To China

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking 9 things Trump overstated, got wrong in his Cedar Rapids speech
  • The Senate health care bill: What’s in it
  • Senate health care bill's two-front war: Policy and process
  • Read the Senate GOP health care bill 'discussion draft'
  • Five things to watch in the Senate health care bill
  • 7 questions about the Senate health care bill and transparency

hot air

the hill

  • State Department officials honor Otto Warmbier at Ohio funeral
  • Trump: I didn’t record Comey conversations
  • Trump doesn't have Comey tapes: report
  • Trump says Senate health bill will be 'negotiated'
  • White House pressuring House GOP to weaken Russia sanctions bill: report
  • Trump: If Russia interfered in election, why didn't Obama stop it?

huffington post

  • Despite More Losses, Democrats Say They Can Win The House In 2018
  • This Couple Is Having A Republican Health Care Bill Reveal Party!
  • Donald Trump's Comey 'Tapes' Flop Is Just His Latest Self-Inflicted Controversy
  • What The Senate GOP Health Bill Will Mean For Opioid Treatment
  • White House Admits Trump’s ‘Tapes’ Tweet Aimed To Impugn Comey
  • Woman Convicted After Laughing At Jeff Sessions Asks Judge To Toss Jury Verdict

the fix

  • Obama blasts the ‘fundamental meanness’ of Senate health care legislation
  • No cameras, no live audio and no Sean Spicer: The latest White House press briefing, annotated
  • On a big news day, Trump’s White House turns off the cameras again
  • Lordy, James Comey is gonna be disappointed about those tapes
  • Trump’s bluff on White House tapes wasn’t just dishonest — it was also a failure
  • 44 percent of Americans know someone shot by a gun, and they’re just as divided about guns as the rest of us


media matters

  • Fox News host: Health insurance should only cover when "something catastrophic happens"
  • Alex Jones: "Sean Hannity is currently the main leader of the resistance against the globalists"
  • Sean Hannity invokes Seth Rich in discussing his "suspicions" that DNC staffers were responsible for email hack
  • Alex Jones says his “greatest achievement” was briefing Trump about the "globalists" before he got elected
  • Donald Trump loves the safe space of Fox & Friends
  • Laura Ingraham exploits the murder of a young Muslim woman to argue American Muslims "should be with Trump"

new york times

fox news

  • Official: Girl found at church likely to be missing baby
  • Prosecutors: Prison supervisor ordered juveniles hog-tied
  • Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales
  • Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely
  • The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial
  • Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

kevin drum

  • Lunchtime Photo
  • Five Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Raises the Cost of Insurance
  • CNN: Trump Asked Intel Chiefs to Publicly Exonerate His Campaign
  • New Study Suggests Police Stop Minorities at Moderately Higher Rates Than Whites
  • Senate Health Bill Would Wreck the Individual Insurance Market
  • Senate Health Bill Finally Drops, and It’s a Huge Giveaway for the Rich

little green footballs

  • The Day Before House Intelligence Demanded an Answer From Trump, He Admits He Didn't Record James Comey
  • Senate Finally Unveils Their Vicious, Heartless Trumpcare Plan
  • Seth Meyers: Republicans Don't Know What's in Their Own Health Care Bill
  • A Beautiful Harp Guitar Piece From Alex Anderson: "Tree of Life"
  • Stephen Colbert: Sean Spicer Is Irreplaceable (Because No One Wants His Job)
  • New From Olbermann: So, Does Trump Have Tapes of Comey?

power line

  • The GOP Senate’s alternative to Obamacare — a first look
  • Harvard’s “black only” commencement
  • Come See the Museum of Cluelessness
  • Cotton does the Times in 10 tweets [with comment by Paul]
  • An acquittal in Milwaukee


the volokh conspiracy

  • [David Kopel] Bad police training may have killed Philando Castile
  • [Sasha Volokh] Can you delegate to the American Medical Association?
  • :@profnqr: Commentary symposium regarding threats to free speech
  • [Ilya Somin] Expanding housing and job opportunities by cutting back on zoning
  • [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decisions
  • [David Kopel] The Hearing Protection Act and ‘silencers’

crooks and liars

  • President Obama Speaks Out On Trumpcare's 'Fundamental Meanness'
  • Sen. Warren Warns 'American Women Are Here To Fight Back' On 'Mean Healthcare Bill'
  • Watch Out! Trump Runs Over Putting Green With Golf Cart
  • Meghan McCain Paints Massive Medicaid Cuts As 'A Phase Down'
  • Twitter Reacts To The Senate's Trumpcare Unveiling
  • Andrea Mitchell: 'A Brutal Image For Republicans And Supporters Of This Bill, Frankly'

the moderate voice

  • Republican Health Care Plan Revealed
  • Pelosi Was Handel’s Messiah in Georgia Election – And Her Presence Will Only Thwart Democrats In Future
  • Analysis: After bitter Georgia loss, Democrats struggle to chart a course
  • Cartoon: Health Care Detained
  • 10-Year-old Boy Invents Device That Will Save Children From Hot Cars
  • Cartoon: Trump and Russia probe


  • Elizabeth Warren Irresponsibly Tweets The Senate Healthcare Bill Is “Blood Money”
  • Dear Lefty Media: Democrats are Still Unpopular in the Suburbs
  • Iowa GOP Chairman Goes On Bizarre, Unprovoked Rant Against Ben Sasse
  • Trump and Bush Ordered Russia to Interfere With Georgia 6th Election
  • Pro-Life Talk at Google HQ Outperforms Cecile Richards
  • Trump Flip-Flopping on Prescription Drugs Like a Fish out of Water


  • Trump’s victory changed the way Americans see reality
  • How the GOP would cut billions more from Medicaid with a single letter
  • How the GOP health-care bill would address one of Obamacare’s big problems — but could cause an even bigger one
  • 6 things the NRA will hate in Pew’s new gun survey — and 6 things it will love
  • The Republicans’ Obamacare repeal is one big lie
  • Americans don’t like the media, but they’re cool with reporters getting high

congress blog

michelle malkin

  • Trey Gowdy helps former DHS director pop Dem 2016 narratives
  • Call this bluff: UN threatens to boot US if Trump doesn’t play ball
  • MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow blows lid off ‘partisan implications’ of rain
  • The double murder of Otto Warmbier
  • Go figure: Lib celebs’ election-swaying power takes another hit in Georgia
  • It’s unanimous: Obama, Pelosi & Reid’s First Amendment flop

washington monthly

atlas shrugs

news hounds


flopping aces

  • The left learns nothing…and the losing continues
  • The worst politically biased hack in the news today
  • Sunday Funnies
  • The Week in Radical Leftism – 6/16/2017
  • Democrats perpetrating and excusing violence…When does it end?
  • The GOPe is Ruining America (Guest Post)

political animal

gruntled center

  • Helpful Neighborhoods Tend to Stay Helpful
  • Centrist Principle: Social Movements Come from the Failure of Meliorism
  • I Condemn Left-Wing Terrorism and Right-Wing Terrorism
  • Celebrate Loving: Interracial Marriage on the 50th Anniversary of Loving v Virginia
  • E Pluribus Unum America will ultimately triumph over In [White] God We Trust America
  • Are Strangers a Benefit or a Cost?

the blaze

drudge retort

  • U.S. 'Second Tier' Country in Well-Being
  • CIA Finally Releases Details of 1953 Iranian Coup
  • Cuomo Pardons Ground Zero Worker Facing Deportation
  • Trump: I Lied About Taping Comey
  • ISIS Topples 850-Year-Old Minaret in Mosul
  • Intel Chiefs: Trump Wanted Russia Collusion Denied


  • At the Arugula Café...
  • "Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping. But it’s a tricky balancing act. We don’t want to dilute the magic."
  • "Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, recently tweeted that he and Queen Elizabeth II were 'friends with mutual benefits.'"
  • Cosby jurors "initially voted overwhelmingly, in a non-binding poll, to find the entertainer not guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault."
  • "Man sent home from work for wearing shorts in over 30°C heat comes back in a dress."
  • The NYT acknowledges that Trump's rally speeches are "mesmerizing"  — "even for his detractors."

vox populi

  • Five years? Make it permanent
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Mailvox: nationalism and the Church
  • Destroying mosques over there
  • CITY OF CORPSES by John C. Wright
  • Steve Keen on Brainstorm

crooks and liars

  • President Obama Speaks Out On Trumpcare's 'Fundamental Meanness'
  • Sen. Warren Warns 'American Women Are Here To Fight Back' On 'Mean Healthcare Bill'
  • Watch Out! Trump Runs Over Putting Green With Golf Cart
  • Meghan McCain Paints Massive Medicaid Cuts As 'A Phase Down'
  • Twitter Reacts To The Senate's Trumpcare Unveiling
  • Andrea Mitchell: 'A Brutal Image For Republicans And Supporters Of This Bill, Frankly'

war is a crime

  • Focus: Syria - June 21, 2017
  • An anti-war vet in Trumpland: Guns and Religion in a Small Town on Memorial Day
  • Talk Nation Radio: Ray McGovern on Russia and Syria
  • Focus: Syria - June 19, 2017
  • Untrump the World — It Won’t Self-Impeach
  • Focus: Syria - June 14, 2017

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