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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls. Donovan: Scions of inherited wealth are endangering our democracy
  • Economics Daily Digest: All the performance pay, none of the performance
  • German politicians question whether Russia should be allowed to host 2018 World Cup
  • Can you hear us now? President Obama greeted by net neutrality activists at fundraisers
  • Poll: Put manufacturing jobs before trade agreements
  • NRA commentary: Let's have mandatory gun classes in schools

political wire

  • What Does Hillary Clinton Stand For?
  • Army War College to Investigate Plagiarism Charge
  • Brownback's Re-Election Bid in Trouble
  • Shaheen Maintains Lead in New Hampshire
  • Deadlocked in New Mexico
  • Quote of the Day

the corner

  • Obamacare's Architect Agreed That Only State Exchanges Could Offer Subsidies
  • Goldberg: Putin Wants Ukraine Crisis to Seem Murky
  • Krauthammer's Take: Obama Has Done 'Nothing of Substance' about Ukraine
  • Gender Theory 207
  • Senate Republicans Huddle over Border Crisis
  • Ted Cruz: Obama and Harry Reid Have 'Callous Indifference' to Suffering Border Kids


new republic

  • The Hidden, Horrifying Impacts of Climate Change
  • Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand Just Got a Divorce
  • Huddling With Ukrainian Rebels in a Bunker on the Front Lines
  • Slumlord Millionaires
  • The MH17 Disaster Is All America's Fault?

drudge report

  • Feds consider letting Hondurans into USA without making trek through Mexico...
  • 'Refugee Status'...
  • Sessions, Cruz sound alarm...
  • Video...
  • TX official warns of 'immigrant tsunami'...


  • The drug that’s forcing America’s most important – and uncomfortable – health-care debate
  • 3 ideas from Paul Ryan’s poverty plan that liberals can love
  • Two-hour long executions might not affect public opinion on the death penalty
  • We are one step closer to a new generation of cheaper drugs
  • What Paul Ryan still misses in his new, more serious poverty plan
  • These two charts explain why it’s unusually tough right now to find a newly built home

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims on health care
  • 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?
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  • Will sociopath for Votes
  • Late Late Night FDL: People Get Ready
  • Late Night: An Eye for an Eye
  • Domino Effect: Pension Cutters Gamble on a California Ballot Measure
  • Tomgram: Peter Van Buren: Undue Process in Washington
  • Remembering A People’s Uprising: 1 Year After HB2

abc politics

  • World War II Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals
  • Christie, Haley Challenge White House Handling of Migrant Children
  • Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala: US Partly to Blame for Border Flood
  • US Says Russian Military Has Fired Artillery Into Ukraine
  • Obama Admits His Basketball Shot Is ‘Broke’
  • The Koch Brothers Want To Scare The Obamacare Out Of You

power line

  • Earth to House Republicans: Don’t Blow It Now!
  • Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare
  • Time to Pull the Plug on Planned Parenthood
  • Bruce Braley couldn’t be bothered with VA oversight hearings
  • Drafting error vs. drafting miscalculation

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama: Downed jet may ‘stiffen’ Europe’s spine
  • US: Russia firing artillery at Ukrainian troops
  • Boehner: Obama flipped on trafficking law
  • White House, Germany try to rebuild trust
  • US: New intelligence underscores Russian responsibility for downed plane
  • Homeland Security chief: Don't delay border funding

weekly standard

  • Ranking Democrat Attacks Ryan's Anti-Poverty Reform
  • Russian Military Shelling Ukraine
  • Correction: Nunn Does Not Botch Georgia State Motto
  • Ron Paul: American Conservatives to Blame for Islamist Terrorism
  • Paul Ryan Unveils Anti-Poverty Reforms
  • Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Die for Her Religion Is Finally Safe

huffington post

the fix

  • Sen. John Walsh, and how not to respond to a political scandal
  • The eternal and irresistible appeal of Obama campaign experience
  • Third-party candidates are getting noticed in some key Senate races. History shows they’ll fade at the end.
  • No, this isn’t the most transparent Administration ever. And the next one will be even worse.
  • Republicans and Democrats agree: Their own member of Congress isn’t part of the problem
  • Barely half of Americans know the political party of their representative


  • CT Gov. Dannel Malloy Open to Housing Young Illegals Amid Pro-Amnesty Pressure
  • Boston Top Cop: City Residents Do Not 'Need' to Own Shotguns, Rifles
  • Nick Diaz Returns to UFC
  • British Muslims Ask for Support in Banning Burka
  • Obamacare Architect: States Without Exchanges Get No Subsidies
  • Armed Psychiatrist Shoots, Stops Gunman in PA Hospital

media matters

  • Fox's Rosen: Obama Didn't Strike ISIS Because He Has A "Revulsion Toward The Projection Of American Military Power"
  • Fox Host Bill O'Reilly: "I Asked The Fox News Polling People" To Poll On Impeaching Obama
  • Food Stamp Program Hits Historic Low For Waste, Fox Attacks It Anyway
  • Conservative Site: Homosexuality, Game Of Thrones Are Creating A "Slippery Slope" To Incest
  • The Worst Part Of Paul Ryan's Poverty Plan Is Based On A Media Myth
  • How Rupert Murdoch Pushed Australia Into A Climate Change Retreat

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Did Congress Actually Intend to Withhold Subsidies From Federal Exchanges?
  • Power Outage Blogging
  • Help Us Solve the Rotisserie Chicken Mystery
  • A Question About Botched Executions
  • Quote of the Day: John Boehner Invites Obama to Ignore Congress on Immigration
  • A Quick First Look at Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

hotline on call


washington post

  • Monkey Cage: Obama’s uphill struggle against economic inequality
  • Central American leaders want Washington’s help with immigration crisis
  • Plagiarism scandal overshadows Sen. John Walsh’s moment to shine
  • After execution gone awry, unclear if any changes could follow
  • Federal Diary: Readers speak out about IRS, VA and senior executives
  • In the Loop: In the Loop: Sen. Chambliss proves that lame ducks can still fly

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Colbert Mocks Conservative Freakout Over True Blood Episode At Ted Cruz Fundraiser
  • Open Thread - Mary Poppins Quits!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Karnivool
  • O'Reilly's 'Just Asking' If President Obama Should Be Impeached
  • NFL Embarrassed Itself Again By Suspending Girlfriend Beater Ray Rice Only 2 Games
  • Robertson Misses The 'Old' Days When Parents Could Kick Out A Pregnant 'Stained Woman'

the moderate voice

  • A Late King’s Words to Netanyahu Still Resonate Today
  • Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Putin’s Notches
  • Balch Creek Canyon – Another Picture
  • Moving Left
  • Near Miss
  • Going to China? You May Want to Skip the Fast Food


talking points memo

  • War College To Probe Allegations That Sen. Walsh Plagiarized Thesis
  • Obama: FAA Took 'Prudent Action' On Israel Flights
  • McCain Calls Botched Arizona Execution 'Torture'
  • Burkina Faso Official: Plane Wreckage From Air Algerie Flight Found In Mali
  • Michigan GOP Mayor Compares Atheists To Nazis, KKK
  • McDaniel Spox Flips Out At Reporter: 'When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife?'

congress blog

  • Fed proposal to end bailouts falls short
  • School Nutrition Association dismisses new studies that find kids like healthier food
  • Border crisis exposes GOP nativism, Dem indifference
  • Will Harry Reid undermine Obama’s climate legacy?
  • Keystone XL and the war on drugs
  • Congress must put the interest of the American people first


  • Salon Attempts to Paint Avowed Communist Lee Harvey Oswald as a “Right-Winger”
  • UN official: ISIS planning widespread female genital mutilation in Mosul, Iraq.
  • What is Obama Hiding at His Wealthy Donor Fundraisers?
  • Outrage: the FEC tramples Paul Ryan’s First Amendment rights
  • The Monstrously Incompetent TSA
  • E.J. Dionne’s Unseemly Whinging About the Judiciary Continues Apace
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oliver willis

  • Conservatives Think Private Charity Can Fill In For The Government, That’s Stupid
  • 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


  • Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution
  • Blind Ideological Justice
  • The Politics of Parenting: How Our Society Criminalizes Poor Mothers of Color
  • Air Algerie: Flight AH5017 Apparently Went Down in Mali
  • U.S. Government Doesn’t Need Evidence to Call You a Terrorist
  • Clintonians Join Vulture Flock Over Argentina

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

  • Van Susteren Really, Really Wants Time Reporter To Blame Obama For Putin’s Strength
  • Mark Hannah Calls Out Fox News Republicans Undermining U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Bill O'Reilly Hosts Lila Rose To Discuss Kink Allegedly Promoted By Planned Parenthood
  • Ted Cruz Wants To Obstruct The U.S. In Favor Of Israel – And ‘Great American’ Hannity Loves It
  • Fox News Uses Persecuted Iraq Christians To Bash Obama, Muslims
  • Fox’s Earhardt Hopes To Get Embarrassing Obama Vacation Photos For Hannity Viewers


riehl world view

  • Did the EPA Abuse It’s Authority to Influence the 2012 presidential election?
  • 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’

political animal

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • Ryan and Cranmer
  • Sticking to the Big Antichoice Lie
  • The Two Paul Ryans
  • Lunch Buffet
  • More, Always More, on the "Enthusiasm Gap"

andrew sullivan

  • The Best Of The Dish Today
  • Best Cover Song Ever?
  • Face Of The Day
  • Nostalgic For Nietzsche, Ctd
  • All Publicity’s Good Publicity?
  • Procrastination: A Time-Honored Tradition


  • 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 Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Guantanamo Prison
  • Ukraine News - July 25, 2014
  • Elite Insanity on Display in Ukraine
  • The Palestinian Right and the American Left
  • Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling
  • This is the Israeli Military Calling: Civilizing War Has Failed

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

  • Why Does Anyone Defend Hamas And The Palestinian Culture Of Death? (Guest Post)
  • The prophetic words of John Roberts
  • Obama hides Sherrod emails in Breitbart lawsuit
  • 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]
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drudge retort

  • Municipal Gas Station Opens in Kentucky
  • Judge: Executions Should Be by Firing Squad
  • ISIS Jihadists Order Genital Mutilation of Women
  • Thomas E. Ricks: Why Am I Moving Left?
  • Homeowner Fatally Shoots Pregnant Burgler
  • 1 Child an Hour Dying in Gaza

little green footballs

vox populi

  • Of Apple and NSA
  • Smells like Lusitanian spirit
  • Out of the frying pan
  • Wishful thinking
  • All you can read
  • Sabotaging marriage

crooks and liars

  • Colbert Mocks Conservative Freakout Over True Blood Episode At Ted Cruz Fundraiser
  • Open Thread - Mary Poppins Quits!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Karnivool
  • O'Reilly's 'Just Asking' If President Obama Should Be Impeached
  • NFL Embarrassed Itself Again By Suspending Girlfriend Beater Ray Rice Only 2 Games
  • Robertson Misses The 'Old' Days When Parents Could Kick Out A Pregnant 'Stained Woman'

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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