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daily kos

  • Lindsey Graham, seeking aid for home state, says he can't remember why he voted against Sandy relief
  • Morning Digest: Democrats land another top-shelf recruit as Hassan will run in New Hampshire
  • Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
  • Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
  • Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump, gun control and more
  • Open thread for night owls: Central States Pension Fund cuts could be harbinger of same elsewhere

political wire

  • O’Malley Barely Registers Even In His Home State
  • Ayotte Holds Slim Lead in New Hampshire
  • Clinton Gets More Aggressive
  • Trump Hasn’t Spent Much Money
  • Time Isn’t Kevin McCarthy’s Friend
  • Clinton Searches for a Theme

the corner

  • Rubio and the Minimum Wage
  • We’re Living in Post-Deliberative Democracy America
  • Rep. Jim Jordan to Fellow Republicans: Get in the Game
  • A Mountain in Alaska
  • What Is Conservatism?
  • National Review Wine Club Special Offer: Get 4 Exceptional Wines for Just $30 Plus 1¢ Shipping - Save $93!


new republic

drudge report


  • IMF: The global economy is once again slowing down
  • Find out which beer is made closest to you with this crazy map
  • Jail video footage showed an inmate dying in agony. Now there’s a lawsuit.
  • The one number that’s eerily good at predicting your success in love
  • The staggering cost of day care when you make only the minimum wage
  • There is no such thing as a city that has run out of room

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Checking in on Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 4 Sunday shows
  • PolitiFact's top 5 most-read articles in September 2015
  • Ben Carson's first 10 fact-checks
  • Fact-checking the Sept. 27 Sunday shows
  • The Obama Muslim Myth: The Clinton connection


  • ‘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 orders flags at half-staff after Oregon shooting
  • Obama: Biden has 'his own decisions to make' on 2016
  • Obama: Gun politics ‘has to change’
  • Ed Secretary Arne Duncan to step down
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan to step down
  • Biden to speak to gay rights group as he ponders WH bid

weekly standard

  • Ending Obamacare’s Insurer Bailout Is Paying Dividends
  • DNC Vice Chair Calls for More Dem Debates
  • Hillary Hits Obama for Being Too Strict on Illegal Immigrants
  • What You Have to Do to Get Fired in Washington
  • All Hail the 'Death Spiral'
  • What Putin and Obama Have in Common

huffington post

  • Latinos' Political Future Depends on Self-Empowerment
  • Putin's Syrian Adventure Will Cost Russians Dearly
  • Jeb's Take On George W.: Conservative Lite
  • Hillary Clinton: Obama's Deportation Strategy Didn't Work
  • 18 Real Things Republicans Have Said About Abortion And Planned Parenthood
  • Many School Shooters, One Common Factor: A Warped View Of Masculinity

the fix

  • How the right to die just became the next big social issue, explained
  • The wisdom of Grace Lee Boggs
  • Do Bernie Sanders’s massive crowds actually matter? A Fix debate.
  • As some in GOP toy with mass deportation, California teaches kids about the time we tried it
  • Stephen Colbert and John McCain reminisce about what could have been [Video]
  • Why Hillary Clinton’s gun-control push puts Bernie Sanders in a bind


  • 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

  • Politico Magazine Contributor Debunks Right-Wing Media's "Good Guy With A Gun" Myth
  • Conservative Media's Spurious Thomas Jefferson Gun Quote Becomes Ben Carson Talking Point
  • Bill O'Reilly: "Mass Murder Is Very Small, I Mean It Doesn't Happen That Much"
  • Bolling Criticizes Background Checks: "Poor People ... Will Have To Make The Choice Between" Buying Guns Or Food
  • MSNBC Contributor Dorian Warren Explains How Alabama's Decision To Close 31 Driver's License Centers Could Result In Minority Voter Disenfranchisement
  • Washington Post Fact Checker Moves The Goalposts To Claim Obama "Exaggerated" By Including Gun Suicides In "Gun Death" Total

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Coming Soon: Quantum Computing on Your Desktop PC?
  • Do You Spend an Hour Waiting For Your Doctor?
  • The World Has Gone Crazy Over Ad Blocking
  • California Legalizes Assisted Suicide For Terminal Patients
  • House Dems Fight Back on Benghazi
  • Can Donald Trump Sink the TPP?

power line

  • The meaning of “Australia”
  • The Washington Nationals’ horribly disappointing season, what went wrong?
  • Modest Proposals On Gun Violence
  • The Klobuchar kludge, cont’d
  • Best Academic Abstract Ever [With Comment By John]


  • 11-Year-Old Shoots 8-Year-Old Over Puppy, America Remains Free Of Tyranny
  • Time To Add ‘Deadbeat Loser’ To Carly Fiorina’s List Of Accomplishments
  • Kirk Cameron’s Gay-Hatin’ Sister Hopes You Feel Real Bad About Having HIV
  • Erick Erickson Quitting RedState To Spend More Time F*cking Goats
  • President Hillary Clinton Will Grab Your Guns, Do Benghazi To Them
  • Cops Add ‘In God We Trust’ To Patrol Cars, Mostly To Piss Off Atheists

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Eugene Volokh] Rothman’s Roadmap to the Right of Publicity
  • [Eugene Volokh] Religion, Alcoholics Anonymous and occupational licensing
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] Bad arguments over standing in the House Obamacare lawsuit
  • [Ilya Somin] My “USA Today” op ed on Donald Trump and political ignorance
  • [Eugene Volokh] Do civilians with guns ever stop mass shootings?
  • [Ilya Somin] The ongoing debate over mandatory voting

crooks and liars

  • Arguing With Gun Nuts On Twitter
  • Do Fox News Viewers Actually Take This Crap Seriously?
  • Joe Scarborough Just Doesn't Know What To Do About Bernie Sanders
  • When The Inmates Take Over Public Schools: A Nevada Tale
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Larry Wilmore Takes On America's Conversation About Not Talking About Guns

the moderate voice

  • Obama is right to be cautious on Syria
  • Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Makes Science Fiction Fun Again
  • Murder isn’t “stuff”
  • California Gov. Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Doctor Assisted Suicide
  • The Benefit Of Having Different Political Parties
  • Time for Israel to abolish the Chief Rabbinate


talking points memo

congress blog

  • The Cadillac tax
  • Don’t deputize tech companies in war on terror
  • Congressional action on cybersecurity would send strong message to China
  • With Shell pulling out, time to end Arctic drilling
  • Silicon Valley: The last old boys club?
  • Mr. President, what about my voice?


  • Conservatives Should Focus on the Majority Leader Race
  • Joe Biden: The Three Dollar Bill of American Politics
  • Neutering Men Is A Poor Evolutionary Strategy
  • Let Them All Debate
  • The Latest Complaint About Voter ID Laws
  • New Hampshire Governor Maggie “I took illegal PAC contributions!” Hassan (D) to run for Senate.

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


  • Facing Islamic State Propaganda, Russia Denies Its Syria Campaign Is a ‘Holy War’ (Video)
  • Flush With Cash, Right-Wing Extremists Train the Future Zealots of Pro-Israel Campus Activism
  • The Prominence and Plight Of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Is There a Russian-Iranian Dispute Over the Fate of Syria’s Bashar Assad? (Video)
  • The Many Ways Women Are Beaten Down in America
  • VIDEO: Jorge Ramos on Why More Immigrants = Less Crime

michelle malkin

  • Live from New York, it’s a 6-minute campaign ad for Hillary Clinton! (a Sunday open thread)
  • Joe Biden schools people who think the 2nd Amendment mentions bazookas and F-15s
  • The baby butchers and their media butchers
  • Hey look, Obama was right… the 1980’s ARE calling
  • Welcome to Wealthy Middle Eastern Thug Privilege
  • Having solved all other problems, EPA warns about threat from sunny days

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

  • BloggingsheadsTV: Hillary and Guns and McCarthy(s) and Cruz
  • MARS Voters vs Goldwater Republicans
  • Starr Tells Democrats to Keep Their Donkey Eyes On the Donkey Prize
  • Daylight Video
  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • Maybe Jindal Should Literally Move to Iowa

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

  • Living in a Conflict Zone
  • Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Oct 6, 2015
  • Can Corporatized Universities Allow Criticism of Israel?
  • 22 People Killed by US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means
  • Talk Nation Radio: Maria Santelli on Conscience and War

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

  • “Black liberal kills nine white people.” That should have been the original headline
  • “How to expose CNN’s dimwitted, by turning on your own” . . . by John McCain
  • How “Immigrants” in Europe show their gratitude
  • Congratulations Carly – You’ve Hit a Major Milestone!
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Is Black Lives Matter Indirectly a Pro-Second Amendment Movement?

drudge retort

  • 11-Year-Old Shoots 8-Year-Old Over Puppies
  • House Democrats Revolt Over 'Inaccurate' Benghazi Leaks
  • Robert Reich-WaPo Attack on Bernie Sanders Is Bunk
  • 4 Hurt as Amtrak Train Derails in Vermont
  • What Hillary's Emails Reveal About Personality
  • Kremlin: Russian 'Volunteers' Will Fight in Syria

little green footballs

  • Monday Night Acoustic Excellence: Tommy Emmanuel, "Hope Street"
  • Breitbart Hack Milo Yiannopoulos: "Feminized Culture" Causes Mass Murder
  • Trump: Mass Killers Are "Geniuses," We Can't Do Anything to Stop Them
  • Jim Hoft's Bogus Story About CNN "Lightening" Oregon Shooter's Photo Goes Viral
  • Sunday Jam: Battles, "The Yabba"
  • Podcast o' the Day: The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 10/1/15

vox populi

  • Fair play for FATCA
  • Battle under the sea
  • They should have started with him
  • NFL open thread
  • Not slutty enough
  • Stepping up the war on ISIS

crooks and liars

  • Arguing With Gun Nuts On Twitter
  • Do Fox News Viewers Actually Take This Crap Seriously?
  • Joe Scarborough Just Doesn't Know What To Do About Bernie Sanders
  • When The Inmates Take Over Public Schools: A Nevada Tale
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Larry Wilmore Takes On America's Conversation About Not Talking About Guns

john avlon

ace of spades hq

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