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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Five fat corporadoes want to abandon United States to avoid taxes
  • In a surprise, David Perdue upsets Jack Kingston in Georgia runoff
  • Economics Daily Digest: Why net neutrality is all or nothing
  • The issue of honesty in Masters of Sex
  • Rev. William Barber's electrifying speech at Netroots Nation 2014
  • Ryan budget depends on Obamacare subsidies GOP wants courts to strike down

political wire

  • Perdue Wins Georgia Runoff
  • Quote of the Day
  • Crist Retakes Lead in Florida
  • Perry Comes Roaring Back Into Presidential Politics
  • Astorino Slams Christie Over Remarks
  • Warner Holds Big Lead in Virginia

the corner

  • Clarification re Mississippi Mud
  • Lib Dem MP Tweets: 'If I Lived in Gaza,' I'd Probably Fire a Rocket
  • David Perdue Wins Georgia GOP Senate Nomination
  • Summarized Proust: We Have a Winner
  • Geraghty: Obama Is the 'Michael Jordan of Fundraising'
  • Cummings Objects


new republic

drudge report

  • Court rules subsidies illegal...
  • UPDATE: Appeals court rejects...
  • 'Potentially crippling blow'...
  • 'Massive setback'...
  • Premiums poised to spike for millions...
  • Obama appointed judges to review...


  • Detroit’s record bankruptcy is likely to hit investors much harder than pensioners
  • Here’s what Obamacare’s authors said they actually meant
  • Today was one of Obamacare’s craziest days ever. What now?
  • The companies with the stingiest 401(k) plans
  • Janet Yellen thinks social media is overvalued
  • The 9-to-5 workday is practically an invitation to ethical lapses. Here’s why.

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking claims about Russia, Ukraine and MH 17
  • Fact-checking Georgia's U.S. Senate primary
  • PunditFact fact-checks the July 20 news shows
  • Did Hillary Clinton ask to be 'relieved' from representing an accused rapist in 1970s?
  • Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?
  • Fact-checking claims on immigration
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  • Golly, hard to believe
  • Late, Late Night FDL: Mission Statement
  • Late Night: Grammatical Goofing
  • Tomgram: Jonathan Schell: A Niagara Falls of Post-9/11 Violence
  • Midnight Raids Rock Turkish Police Force
  • John Kerry Accidentally Sanctions Self

abc politics

  • Intelligence Officials Present Evidence for How Malaysian Plane Was Shot Down
  • ‘NSA in da House’: State Dept. Doesn’t Object
  • The Terminator and Chuck Schumer Have Found Something to Agree on
  • Joe Biden’s DJ Nephew Is Taking the Music Industry by Storm
  • Apollo 11 Astronauts at the White House: Then and Now
  • Pre-Teens Account for Sharpest Spike in Unaccompanied Child Migrants

power line

  • Is Hillary Clinton washed up?
  • Drafting error vs. poor draftsmanship
  • HBO, Beyond the Pale
  • What’s next after Obamacare’s defeat in Halbig v. Burwell? [updated]
  • Dueling Appellate Court Opinions on Obamacare: Where Do We Go From Here?

paul krugman

the hill

  • White House, Germany try to rebuild trust
  • US: New intelligence underscores Russian responsibility for downed plane
  • Homeland Security chief: Don't delay border funding
  • US to release more intel on downed jet
  • Multiple crises dog ‘No Drama’ Obama
  • White House says number of children crossing the border is dropping

weekly standard

  • Mike Bloomberg to Fly to Tel Aviv
  • It’s How They Rule
  • Podcast: The Obamacare Subsidy Court Battle
  • On North Carolina and the State of the Midterm Battle
  • Federal Court Rules Obamacare Subsidies Are Legal
  • A Really Hard Choice

huffington post

the fix

  • The Democrats’ Obama problem, in perspective
  • A viewer’s guide for tonight’s Senate runoff in Georgia
  • Even Obama wouldn’t ruin a great weekend with house-hunting
  • Bob Dole turns 91 today. He’s had a remarkable life.
  • Think the Obamacare subsidies rulings will change the politics of the law? Think again.
  • The impact of today’s Obamacare ruling — in four maps


  • Tories Refuse To Hand Back £160k Russian Donation
  • The Kurds Are Our Best Shot Against ISIS: We Should Stop Messing Them Around
  • An Independent Scotland Won't Be Economically Viable
  • #No Class: Haters Attack Tony Dungy's Late Son
  • 'Kill the Jews': European Ministers Denounce Anti-Semitic Demonstrations and Attacks
  • Meet the Climate Alarmists' Latest Fluffy White Poster Child...

media matters

  • Fox's Ralph Peters: John Kerry's Trip To Middle East To Forge Cease-Fire Is An Attempt To "Rescue Hamas"
  • Univision's Jorge Ramos Tells O'Reilly That Putting National Guard On The Border Is "Absurd" And "Useless"
  • Fox News Celebrates Anti-ACA Decision Immediately Cast Into Doubt By Another Appellate Court
  • New Study Contradicts Conservative Media's Attacks On Healthy School Lunches
  • Right-Wing Media Pretend Religious Liberty Protects Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination
  • Idaho American Indian Tribe That Cancelled Nugent Concert Will Miss Out On His Vile Commentary

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Will Republicans Finally Find a Tax Cut They Hate?
  • Seven Hours of Sleep Is Just About Optimal
  • What Happens If Obama Loses the Halbig Case?
  • The (Possibly) Frightening Implications of the Halbig Case
  • Europe Agrees to Levy Moderate New Sanctions Against Russia
  • DC Circuit Court Kills Federal Subsidies for Obamacare. Next Stop Is Probably the Supreme Court.

hotline on call


  • New Age Lady Forsakes Ramtha, Channels Jesse Helms And George Wallace Instead
  • Fun-Loving Anti-Abortion Pals Making New Friends! (Invading Unitarian Church, Calling Them Satan)
  • Meet The Ladies Men’s Rights Auxiliary!
  • Fourth Circuit Court Removes Judicial Dick From Obamacare’s Ear
  • DC Appeals Court F*cks Obamacare, Right In The Ear
  • We May Not Have Donald Sterling to Kick Around Anymore

washington post

  • The Fix: The Democrats’ Obama problem, in perspective
  • She The People: South Carolina mom goes to jail, loses job, for taking daughter to park while at work
  • GovBeat: California tackles full-contact football in schools
  • Federal Eye: Wait, Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails may still be available?
  • Fact Checker: Exemptions for congressional staff in ‘Obamacare,’ or hyprocisy?
  • Perdue wins Republican Senate runoff in Georgia

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Orin Kerr] Guess the Date
  • [Orin Kerr] Supreme Court reverses Ninth Circuit in lethal injection case
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] District court dismisses Senator Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] Fourth Circuit upholds IRS tax credit rule
  • [Kenneth Anderson] The science of style and fashion
  • [Eugene Volokh] When tort defendants die, should any punitive damages claim die with them?

crooks and liars

  • Jon Stewart Challenges John McCain To 'Wrong Off' Contest To See Who's Wrong More Often
  • Tony Dungy Is The Clarence Thomas Of Football
  • Univision Anchor Tells O'Reilly Putting National Guard Along Border Is 'Absurd And Useless'
  • Open Thread - No Biggie...
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Frank Zappa
  • Meddling Moms Cause McDonald's Worker's Arrest And Firing For Letting Her Daughter Play In The Park

the moderate voice

  • The downside of giving weapons
  • Will Flight 17 sober us up?
  • Ana Veciana-Suarez: Updated comic Archie’s death a cultural barometer
  • The GOP’s Biggest Weakness…
  • Downing of Flight 17 – Continuing Updates
  • MH17: Europe Must ‘Slam its Fists’ on the Table (de Volkskrant, The Netherlands)


talking points memo

  • US: Russia 'Created The Conditions' For Shoot-Down
  • Bodies Of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine
  • Perdue Locked Up Georgia's Runoff By Winning Ugly — But Was It Worth It?
  • Kerry Cites Progress In Gaza Cease-Fire Talks
  • UN Rights Chief Warns Of Israel-Gaza War Crimes
  • No, Obama Isn't Our New Chamberlain

congress blog

  • Double reverse with a twist: Iraq and Vietnam
  • People with disabilities still find job market a challenge
  • Short-sighted to oppose Ex-Im reauthorization
  • Is it news, or is it propaganda?
  • Plastic industry’s faulty lobbying agenda
  • Deportations, border security will worsen child crisis


  • The Chamber’s Immigration Stance Hurts Their Georgia Pick
  • The Great Society’s 4th Decade – An American Tragedy
  • LiveBlog – #WeWillNotConform
  • Bad Roger Simon calls National Guardsmen child-killers. …Does Politico agree? @politico
  • Does God Love Women Who’ve Had Abortions?
  • The Watercooler ~ Obama home shopping and campaigning while world crumbles around him
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oliver willis

  • Ronald Reagan Is Dead, Let Him Be
  • The Catastrophic Success Of Fox News Channel
  • Carly Fiorina Leads GOP Women’s Outreach Campaign After Failing Everywhere Else
  • Department Of False Equivalence: Judiciary Branch Edition
  • The Conservative Boys Who Cried Wolf: The Fake “Scandal” Obsession Of The Right Marches On
  • Attention Reality-Based Community: The Delusional Madness of Bushworld Continues


  • Gaza War Devastates Israeli Tourism Revenue, Points to Fragile Apartheid Future
  • Gridlock on Capitol Hill Over Immigration Plan Surprises Precisely No One
  • Protect Your Browsing Privacy With EFF’s Handy ‘Badger’
  • Elizabeth Warren on Running for President: ‘No Means No’
  • Contradictory Rulings Proffer More Obamacare Headaches
  • Thomas Frank: ‘An Ineffective and Gutless Presidency’s Legacy Is Failure’

michelle malkin

  • Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city!
  • Sen. Patty Murray authors ‘Not My Boss’s Business Act’ to exempt O-care from law she voted for in ’93
  • Obama’s Immigration Lawyers’ Enrichment Act
  • ‘Sobby Lobby’ rides again: Forget ‘it’s the law,’ Harry Reid pledges action against Hobby Lobby ruling
  • Uh huh: Costco says decision to pull Dinesh D’Souza’s book from shelves not political; Update: Costco caves
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Romney’s the man in 2016

news hounds

  • Hannity And Mark Levin Attack Jon Stewart And His ‘Clapping-Seal’ Audience Over Israel And Gaza
  • On The Kelly File: Tony Perkins Says Obama More Concerned About Muslims Than Persecuted Iraqi Christians
  • Cavuto Trots Out Republican Historian To Use Ronald Reagan’s KAL Reaction Against Obama’s MH17 Crash Reaction
  • Hannity Suggests To Ambassador Israel Should Attack Syria And/Or Iran
  • On Fox & Friends: Bo Dietl Foments Fear Of Diseased, Terrorist 'Illegals' On Airplanes!
  • O’Reilly Psychoanalyzes Obama: He Lives In A Fantasy World He Learned At Harvard


riehl world view

  • Wacko Bird Express: McCain to campaign for Thad Cochran
  • Democrat Political Operative Running Thad Cochran’s GOTV effort
  • MailOnline hires ex-BuzzFeed boss Jon Steinberg as new North America CEO
  • Bob Schieffer Thinks All Hispanics Are Illegal
  • ISIS leader ‘I’ll see you guys in New York’
  • ISIS militants still on offense in Iraq

political animal

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • The Senate Candidate To Beat
  • Fourth Circuit Contradicts DC Circuit on Obamacare Subsidies
  • Christian Identity Politics in Tennessee
  • Lunch Buffet
  • What Split on the Left About Hobby Lobby?

andrew sullivan

  • The Best Of The Dish Today
  • “Telegenically Dead” Ctd
  • Keeping Secrets From Ourselves
  • Libya’s Sorta-Kinda Civil War
  • Face Of The Day
  • Dating With Mental Illness


  • 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

  • Ukraine News - July 23, 2014
  • Barbecuing the Palestinians: Once it was Nazis Leveling the Warsaw Ghetto, Now it’s Israel’s IDF Leveling Gaza
  • These Are the People Our Money Is Murdering in Gaza
  • Talk Nation Radio: A Year in Prison for Protesting Drone Murders
  • Independent Irish TDs (MP's) arrested and released after highlighting Irish Government's complicity in wars and torture
  • Harassing the Drones

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

  • The a**holes of “True Blood” fail in effort to embarass Sarah Palin
  • Hobby Lobby Chickenhawks (Guest Post)
  • Friends in Iraq (Thoughts and Comments) [Guest Post]
  • Defending Liberty (Guest Post)
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Obama is not right in the head.
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drudge retort

  • RNCer Used Robocalls to Paint McDaniel as Racist
  • 40-Inch Fossilized Loo Canoe
  • Creationist: E.T. is Going to Hell
  • Electric Life Form Lives on Pure Energy
  • HRW: Most Domestic Terror Plots Are FBI Stings
  • Appeals Courts Divided on Obamacare Subsidies

little green footballs

vox populi

  • Next year in Jerusalem
  • Running the literary Internet
  • Last call for charity
  • A negative indicator
  • The Facets of False Rhetoric
  • What was he waiting for?

crooks and liars

  • Jon Stewart Challenges John McCain To 'Wrong Off' Contest To See Who's Wrong More Often
  • Tony Dungy Is The Clarence Thomas Of Football
  • Univision Anchor Tells O'Reilly Putting National Guard Along Border Is 'Absurd And Useless'
  • Open Thread - No Biggie...
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Frank Zappa
  • Meddling Moms Cause McDonald's Worker's Arrest And Firing For Letting Her Daughter Play In The Park

john avlon

  • Why America’s poisonous politics makes ‘Market Leninism’ an Attractive Alternative
  • Obama has Given Up Seeking a Solution to America’s Financial Woes
  • Hating Kennedy – The Daily Beast
  • The Gonzo Life of Mayor McCrack – The Daily Beast
  • Christie’s Reelection Triumph Is a Revenge of the RINOs – The Daily Beast
  • What GOP Can Learn from Cuccinelli’s Tanking Bid in Virginia – CNN

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