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daily kos

  • Justice Ginsburg in hospital recovering from heart surgery
  • Judges rule for marriage equality in Mississippi and Arkansas, but no weddings yet
  • Video: Driver runs into crowd of protestors in Minneapolis
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Key Republican retirement puts Virginia state Senate in play
  • Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
  • Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

political wire

  • Do Democrats Only Have a Message Problem?
  • Fiorina Sees Opening in GOP Presidential Field
  • Quote of the Day
  • Obama Upends GOP Political Strategy
  • Obama to Unveil Sweeping Controls on Ozone Emissions
  • President Obama, Then and Now

the corner

  • Last Call for Applications for NRI’s 2015 Regional Fellows Programs in D.C. and NYC
  • Will No-one Think of the Children (1981 Edition)?
  • Why Obama Is Finding It Hard to Get a New Defense Secretary
  • Thanksgiving links
  • Hostile Protests Continue in Ferguson
  • Overturning Conventional Wisdom


new republic

drudge report

  • Ferguson protesters overturn barricades, swarm courthouse...
  • Throw urine-filled bottles at police...
  • Molotov cocktail...
  • Block traffic on Interstate...
  • VIDEO: Black protester punches white bystander...


  • What happened to the millions of immigrants granted legal status under Ronald Reagan?
  • Why it’s not okay to have a second refrigerator
  • Thousands of people can now buy back the homes they lost to foreclosure
  • How segregation led to speed traps, traffic tickets and distrust outside St. Louis
  • Seven global trends to be really, really thankful for
  • The racial bias embedded in Darren Wilson’s testimony

politifact truth-o-meter

  • PunditFact's top fact-checks about Ferguson
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 23 shows
  • 12 key fact-checks on immigration and executive action
  • Fact-checkers worldwide check the G20 summit for a #G20factcheckathon
  • Jeb Bush on the Truth-O-Meter
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 16 Sunday shows


  • Michael Brown Protests Go Coast To Coast, Officer Wilson Speaks To Press
  • The Roundup
  • If there’s one thing that is true
  • Late, Late Night FDL: Miracles Out Of Nowhere
  • Late Night: Have Fun
  • The Womb Lottery

abc politics

  • The Note: Ferguson Under Fire
  • Deadline Day, What’s Going On in Vienna?
  • President Obama Defends Use of Executive Action on Immigration
  • Full Interview Transcript: President Obama on ‘This Week’
  • Top Hillary Clinton Supporters Gather to Plot, Strategize
  • President Obama: Don’t Use Ferguson as ‘An Excuse for Violence’

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama: Immigration action will boost wages, increase tax revenue
  • Obama calls for peace in Ferguson
  • How Obama and Chuck Hagel reached the end of the line
  • Obama: Decision 'does not come easily'
  • Poll finds support for Obama's executive action on immigration
  • Obama spurns lame-duck label

weekly standard

  • Hayes Responds to House Intel Benghazi Report
  • College Football Playoff Selection Committee Underrates the SEC, Pac-12
  • Fmr Obama Aides Lash Out at Schumer
  • A Thanksgiving Prayer
  • Obama Admits: 'I Just Took an Action to Change the Law'
  • Shirtgate!

huffington post

  • Obamacare Enrollments Near A Half-Million After First Week
  • Asia Is on the Brink of a Golden Era. Here's Why.
  • Prosecute Now: The Justice Department Can Still Act Against Bad Bankers
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Resting Comfortably' After Heart Surgery
  • Deandre Joshua Identified As Man Fatally Shot During Ferguson Protests
  • Rebranding 'Flexibility'

the fix

  • What John Boehner’s brine recipe really needs is more dirt pudding
  • How to explain who all these politicians are to the people who’ve never heard of them
  • How Facebook plans to become one of the most powerful tools in politics
  • 7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
  • The 27 worst headline puns made about presidential turkey pardons
  • Why speaking on Ferguson was a lose-lose proposition for President Obama


  • 44 People Arrested During Another Night of Protests in Ferguson
  • Nigel Farage: If Owen Paterson Wants to Leave the EU He Should Join UKIP
  • Church of England 'May Split' Over Gay Marriage, Warns Archbishop
  • Reporter Allegedly Mugged and Carjacked at Site of Michael Brown Shooting
  • Minnesota Man Arrested Near Texas Border With Child Porn And Religious Items
  • Federal Court Stands Up for Religious Liberty in Small Texas Town

media matters

  • Politico Helps Right-Wing Echo Chamber Use Bill Cosby Allegations To Attack Hillary Clinton
  • Mark Levin: Officer Darren Wilson "Is Owed An Apology" After Grand Jury Decision In Michael Brown Case
  • Fox Panel Lashes Out At GOP-Led Benghazi Report
  • Memo To The Media: GOP Intel Committee Report Is Just The Latest To Debunk Right-Wing Benghazi Myths
  • Right-Wing Media Defend Maine's EBT Photo ID Requirement To Hype SNAP Fraud Myths
  • Fox Guest Accuses Obama Of Encouraging Violence In Ferguson

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Under Pressure From Obama, France Delays Warship Sale to Russia
  • Obama Has Really Gotten Inside the GOP's Head
  • GOP Takes Revenge Over Immigration Order in Tax Bill. Obama Tells Them to Pound Sand.
  • A Nuclear Deal With Iran Probably Won't Happen
  • Is Obama Trolling Republicans Over Immigration?
  • Economic Growth Starting to Show Real Signs of Life

hotline on call

power line

  • The Telos of the Liberal Mind?
  • Those damn Minnesotans
  • The IRS Scandal Rears Its Head
  • Did Obama pressure Gov. Nixon to keep the National Guard out?
  • Trayvon and Mike


  • Officer Darren Wilson Feels Fine About Killing Michael Brown Like He Was Trained To Do
  • Where Is Nixon Now That Bill Kristol Needs Him?
  • Forget GoKickStartMe, Here Is All Millennials Need To Make Dreams Come True
  • Don’t Let Obama Give State Of The Union Speech, For The Constitution
  • Let’s Put Some Food On People
  • Judicial Nice Time: Man Wrongly Convicted Of 1978 Murder Exonerated, Finally

washington post

  • A half million signups during HealthCare.gov’s first week
  • Monkey Cage: What have we learned in the year since Ukraine’s EuroMaidan?
  • The Fix: What John Boehner’s brine recipe really needs is more dirt pudding
  • The Fix: How to explain who all these politicians are to the people who’ve never heard of them
  • Ferguson’s ‘better night:’ Dozens of arrests, National Guard watch over riot zone
  • GovBeat: New Jersey bill would ban stores from opening before 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Will Baude] The Endgame in King v. Burwell
  • [Orin Kerr] Ferguson and cultural cognition (and a reader poll)
  • [Eugene Volokh] Sharia-compliant wills — English bar association withdraws advice on how to draft them
  • [Paul Cassell] The Michael Brown grand jury process was fair
  • [David Bernstein] Funny Saturday Night Live parody of Obama’s immigration order
  • [Paul Cassell] The Michael Brown grand jury materials will be made public … if no charges are filed

crooks and liars

  • Just So You Know
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff: Obama's Call For Calm In Ferguson Done With 'Wink And A Nod'
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Explains History Of Civil Rights Movement To Don Lemon
  • It's A Damn Good Thing Chuck Schumer Isn't President
  • WI Republican State Representative Gets Slap On The Wrist For Sexual Assualt
  • Mike's Blog Round Up

the moderate voice

  • Jurassic World trailer shows us life inside the new theme park, hints at hybrid dino experiment gone awry
  • Hagel: Foreign Policy Failure Symptom
  • Schumer: Dems taking up ObamaCare early was strategical error
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Think About It
  • Thanksgiving 2034: Your Sneak Peek
  • Will Global Warming skeptics ever get the apologies they deserve?


talking points memo

congress blog

  • One the president's action does not help
  • American oligarch: How a billionaire uses the government to game the market
  • Off-the-shelf fix for veteran hospital waiting lines
  • TTIP tipping point
  • Diversity: A bridge for the D.C.—Silicon Valley 'disconnect?'
  • Congressional priorities: The future of our nation’s foster care system


  • Brave Sir Robin And The Riots In Ferguson, MO
  • Sola Civitas: The Left Favors the State Over the People in Ferguson
  • Ezra Klein’s House of White Privilege Explains the News
  • Chuck Schumer quietly starts distancing Democrats from Obama for 2016.
  • The farce of the UCFW’s anti-Walmart Black Friday protest
  • Liberals Want Toy Gun Control Now

oliver willis

  • No, Obama Didn’t Sound Like Bush At The United Nations
  • Hillary Clinton’s Secret Letters To Santa Exposed
  • Green Lantern Liberalism
  • NFL Fans Defending Beating A Child’s Scrotum Are Scum
  • Obama Repeats The Strategy That Killed Bin Laden In Address To Nation About ISIS
  • How “It’s Just Politics” Lets Conservatives Win


  • The Overlooked Dangers of Crude-Oil Train Transport
  • Ferguson Isn’t the Only Place Where Police Are Protected by a Broken System
  • Ferguson: Baffling Decisions Continue to Provoke a Traumatized Community
  • Race Inequality Between U.S. Whites and African-Americans by the Numbers
  • Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Does Post-Grand Jury Press
  • Not Every Ferguson Protest Is Violent

michelle malkin

  • What Obama’s Ferguson sermon left out
  • Eric Holder: Remember, there’s still a federal investigation open about the Ferguson shooting
  • Satire collides with satire: WaPo ‘fact checks’ SNL’s Obama/immigration bit
  • Hillary
  • Obama’s executive amnesty helps draw thousands of Lois Lerner’s emails out of the shadows
  • The truth about Obama’s “temporary” Ebola amnesty

news hounds

  • How Fox Attacks President Obama When He Calls For Calm In Ferguson
  • Fox Guest Attacks Obama For Calling For Calm In Ferguson
  • Ferguson Is Really About Obama On Fox News' Outnumbered
  • Fox Distorts Obama’s Comments To Pre-Blame Him (Again) For Any Violence In Ferguson
  • Fox News Loves Looting (When Done By Blacks, That Is)
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck Provides Fox Rehab For Darren Wilson?


riehl world view

  • Police Still Investigating Michael Brown Family Brawl
  • Officer Darren Wilson about to become a father
  • Attn GOP: Obama Amnesty Gives Firms $3,000 to Hire Illegals Over Native-Born Workers
  • Hahahahaha: Obama Cabinet Member in Brooklyn to Promote Dining Out On Small Business Saturday
  • Port Authority pulls knives from JFK eateries inside security checkpoint
  • U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

political animal

  • White House and Harry Reid at Odds
  • Daylight Video
  • Getting the News Out of Yemen
  • Odds & Ends
  • "The Most Intense, Aggressive Face I've Ever Seen" (i.e., Black)
  • Chuck Schumer is Wrong About Health Care

andrew sullivan

  • Marijuana On Trial
  • Making Up For Lost Time
  • Beard Of The Week
  • An Object Lesson In Knowing Your Audience
  • The Democrats’ Infighting Over Obamacare
  • Being A Cop Has Never Been Safer


  • 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

  • "I Hate That Oil's Dropping": Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking
  • Oh no! The American jihadis are coming!: Stoking Fear as the US Prepares for the Nest War in the Middle East
  • Not again, on ‘a more expansive mission’ in Afghanistan!
  • DC Response to Ferguson
  • Talk Nation Radio: Mike Gravel Advises Mark Udall on How to Make Torture Report Public
  • It’s not about justice, it’s winning convictions: Prosecutors Falsely Push Prison Term for Innocent Teen

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 real reason Michael Brown is dead
  • Will the Constitution Survive King Barack the Transformer?
  • Gruber’s Bluster and The Assault On Hubris
  • There May Be Hope for our Government After All (Guest Post)
  • Hillary 2016: Cash for a clunker
  • The tab for king obama’s amnesty decree? It could be $6 TRILLION

drudge retort

  • Ted Cruz: I'm Not 'All That Conservative'
  • U.S. Drone Strikes: 41 Targets, 1,147 Killed
  • Rand Paul Calls for Declaration of War
  • Darren Wilson vs. the Big Black Supermonster
  • GOP Leaders Uniting Around Plan to Avoid Shutdown
  • U.S. Economy Has Strong Momentum

little green footballs

  • Right Wing Crackpot Chuck C. Johnson "Permanently" Suspended From Twitter
  • Rep. Peter King Suggests Obama Invite Darren Wilson to the White House
  • Officer Darren Wilson Says He Has a Clean Conscience and Wouldn't Do Anything Differently
  • His Fraudulent Story Exposed, Jim Hoft Tries to Edit History
  • Racism, Discrimination and Privilege
  • The Final Word on Jim Hoft's "Fractured Eye Socket" Hoax

vox populi

  • So much for the reinvention of the position
  • More collateral than damage
  • Ferguson Night 2
  • Fashion is the new science
  • You can run, white man
  • The yellow art of pygmies

crooks and liars

  • Just So You Know
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff: Obama's Call For Calm In Ferguson Done With 'Wink And A Nod'
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Explains History Of Civil Rights Movement To Don Lemon
  • It's A Damn Good Thing Chuck Schumer Isn't President
  • WI Republican State Representative Gets Slap On The Wrist For Sexual Assualt
  • Mike's Blog Round Up

john avlon

  • John Avlon Gets ‘Real’ with Bill Maher – Real Time
  • George Clooney: A 21st-Century Statesman – Newsweek
  • The Resilient City – from Empire City: New York Through the Centuries
  • Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes – The Daily Beast
  • The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop – The Daily Beast
  • Border Kids Crisis—Impotent Congress – The Daily Beast

ace of spades hq

  • Open Thread
  • Wednesday Morning News Dump
  • Morning Thread (11-26-2014)
  • Overnight Open Thread (11-25-2014)
  • Media's New Theory: White Officials Deliberately Stoked Riots In Order to Distract from Wilson Verdict
  • New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson's Home Address

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