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daily kos

  • Lindsey Graham had a curiously easy career in the Air Force Reserve
  • Planned Parenthood defunding bill fails first test vote in Senate
  • GOP candidates from Bush to Walker, but not Trump, will appear at Monday night forum
  • Is Trump a godsend to Jeb!?
  • Koch brothers declare themselves the new civil rights leaders and whitewashing has jumped the shark
  • How Donald Trump has fared since his McCain comments, in one chart

political wire

  • Scott Walker Is a Fiscal Conservative?
  • Trump Leads Christie in New Jersey
  • The Polls That Will Decide the GOP Debaters
  • What a Biden Bid Would Mean for Clinton
  • Trump Expands Lead Over GOP Rivals
  • Texas Attorney General Surrenders on Fraud Indictment

the corner

  • Planned Parenthood Defund Falls Five Votes Short (Basically)
  • Re: The Utilitarian Defense of Planned Parenthood
  • A Report Card on How Candidates Responded to Supreme Court on Gay Marriage
  • A Teensy Victory in Virginia
  • ‘Black Silent Majority’
  • Here We Go Again


new republic

  • "I Am Cait" Divides Audiences Along Political Lines
  • The Last Defining Court Battle of Obama's Presidency
  • The Campaign Against Planned Parenthood Is Causing a Headache for Republicans
  • The Jihadist of Copenhagen

drudge report

  • 2-to-1 over closest contender...
  • Favorability hits 52%...
  • Gets nearly 10X TV coverage...


  • There’s a surprisingly simple way to convince vaccine skeptics to reconsider
  • Cristiano Ronaldo bought his agent a Greek Island as a wedding gift
  • What raising the minimum wage to $15 would actually mean in every state
  • Why this Austin cafe owner is helping food trucks sell to his customers
  • What’s across the ocean from you when you’re at the beach, in 7 fascinating maps
  • How America fell in love with crazy amounts of air conditioning

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Anatomy of a talking point: the smallest Navy since 1917
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump, Rick Perry ahead of the first GOP debate
  • A closer look at an anti-Hillary Clinton meme
  • Four pressing questions about Hillary Clinton’s State Department email
  • President Obama on Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show'
  • Rand Paul attacks Hillary Clinton's use of personal email on Fox News Sunday


  • 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
  • The Roundup for August 1st, 2015

the hill

  • White House confident Dems will back Iran deal
  • Obama to meet with Jewish leaders on Iran deal
  • Obama turns to climate change
  • Obama golfs with old friends on pre-birthday weekend
  • White House threatens to veto bill blocking Planned Parenthood's funding
  • Obama to sell Iran deal in campus speech

weekly standard

  • Christie: Hillary Defense of Planned Parenthood 'Garbage'
  • General: The Army Is Breaking Down
  • It Depends On What the Meaning of Charity Is
  • Hillary Clinton, Like You've Never Seen Her
  • GOP Should Own Iran Deal Opposition In Thursday's Debate
  • New York Times Uses Debunked Reporting to Defend Hillary Clinton

huffington post

  • Can Biden Raise Enough Money To Be A Contender?
  • Women And Minorities More Likely Than Ever To Be Your Boss
  • Obama Political Staff Overruled Human Rights Experts On Slavery Report
  • These Are The Best Military Photos From July
  • Mike Huckabee, You Want Abortion to Go Away? Then Let's Work Together -- Here's How
  • Science and the Republicans' Annulment of the Enlightenment

the fix

  • Why won’t Scott Walker say that President Obama is a Christian?
  • Why Donald Trump doesn’t have a 212 area code on his cell phone
  • Understanding President Obama’s new climate rules, in 4 graphs
  • The idea of Joe Biden running for president doesn’t make a ton of sense
  • Why that Trump staffer’s racially offensive Facebook timeline shouldn’t surprise you
  • Donald Trump plows ahead in a new poll — but the best news belongs to John Kasich


  • 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

  • Eric Boehlert On MSNBC: "The Press Is Really Going All In On" Favorability Ratings "To Find A Hook" Against Clinton
  • See The Media's Disconnect On Climate Change And Extreme Weather Illustrated On The Front Page
  • Hannity Instructs Congress To Risk A Government Shutdown
  • Limbaugh: It's "Incumbent" Upon Trump To "Somehow Control" The GOP Primary Debate
  • Veteran Campaign Reporters Criticize Fox News' Control Over Republican Debate: "This Whole Thing Is A Sham"
  • Fox's Tantaros Instructs GOP Presidential Candidates To "Follow Donald Trump's Lead"

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Abortion Is Not Murder
  • Malaysia Announces Biggest "Donor Contribution" In History
  • Obama's New Power Plant Regulations Are Modest, But Still a Big Deal
  • Jeb Bush Takes on Lazy Bum Members of Congress
  • One Pollster Has Stopped Polling the Republican Primary. Will Others Follow?
  • As Federal Aid Goes Up, College Costs Rise Enough to Gobble It All Up

hotline on call

power line

  • Obama Announces Global Warming Plan: We’re Saved!
  • Media Alert
  • Minimum Wage, Maximum Folly
  • Question of the Day
  • Lindsey Graham’s charmed military career


  • Which Parts Of Kraft Singles Are We Supposed To Eat? A Wonksplainer
  • Mean ACLU Sues Teacher For Trying To Shame Atheist Child Into Heaven
  • Ted Cruz Would Like You To Think About His Penis Wrapped In Bacon
  • Mike Huckabee Will Send Very Tiny Army Men Right Into Your Cooch
  • Mormon Dad Forgot To Teach Son To Hate Gays, Will Never Get His Own Planet Now
  • Watch Erick Erickson Shove This Coat Hanger Up GOP’s Vagina!

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

crooks and liars

  • Anything To Declare, Mr. Aldrin?
  • The Bitter Old Bigot Caucus Still Going Strong
  • Introducing Ted' Machine Gun Bacon' Cruz
  • Mugshot! Texas Attorney General Surrenders After Indictment
  • PBS Ombudsman Admits Drone Series Would Have Been 'Better Off' Without Lockheed Martin Funding
  • Kevin Jackson Praises Racist Comments By Donald Trump

the moderate voice

  • Keystone Pipeline Irrelevant
  • People v. Obama: “No” to the Iran Deal
  • The California Wildfires
  • How Can Republican Voters Really Trust their Presidential Candidates?
  • ‘Love & Mercy’ Is Far From Just A Rock Picture
  • Quote of the Day: The Republican Party is the Talk Radio Party


talking points memo

  • Times Has a Problem
  • Senate Dems Block GOP Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood
  • Fired Trump Aide To Sharpton: I Don't Remember Writing That, But I'm Sorry
  • Hackers Hit Trump Website To Post Tribute To Jon Stewart
  • Poll Shows Majority Of GOP Now Sees Trump Favorably
  • 'No Racial Slurs' Rule Went Right Out The Window At Confederate Flag Rally

congress blog

  • Minimum understanding of the minimum wage
  • Office of Personnel Management and CFPB violating American’s privacy
  • The REINS Act: A constituent's question receives a vote in Congress
  • Public lands should be off limits for fracking
  • Worse than war: El Salvador’s youth caught in web of violence
  • U.S. and Iran must shift Israel-Palestine and Syria policies


  • Commence Act 3 of the GOP’s Planned Parenthood Failure Theater
  • Coming to a market near you: increased food costs, thanks to California bureaucrats
  • Feckless Liberals Discover a Use for Amy Schumer
  • The Future of Warfare: Killer Robots?
  • Ted Cruz Has Earned a Second Look From Us All
  • Government Slowly Kills the Private Sector – And Blames the Victim for Its Sputtering Demise

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


  • Truthdigger of the Week: Breaking the Silence
  • If You Think Obama’s New Climate Change Plan Is Bold, Think Again
  • Greece Debt Crisis: Massive Stock Plunge After Five-Week Shutdown
  • VIDEO: Amy Schumer Joins Gun-Control Fight in Wake of ‘Trainwreck’ Shootings
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • VIDEO: John Oliver and a Group of Children Explain in Song How Congress Constantly Screws D.C.

michelle malkin

  • House Dems find perfect committee replacement for indicted Rep. Fattah
  • Place your bets: How will Hillary’s campaign ‘offset’ private jet emissions?
  • Obama cronyism + your personal data = trouble
  • Planned Parenthood video, round 3: ‘We can see how much we can get out of it’
  • Just plane hypocritical: Hillary Clinton proves she’s ready to be Obama’s climate change successor
  • Hey AP, you spelled ‘Democrats’ wrong in this story about foundering O-care state exchanges

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

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • Clean Air Regs Now Out: Back to the Legal Barricades!
  • Rand Paul and the Scarlet "I'
  • Tomorrow's Winnowing
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Apocalyptic Rhetoric

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

  • Resisting U.S. Military Communications Base in Sicily
  • Tomgram: Karen J. Greenberg, The Mass Killer and the National Security State
  • Recovering from the Darkness of PTSD and Moral Injury
  • Phone in Tonight
  • Final Declaration from the Kyoto International Conference on Space and Peace (August 2, 2015)
  • Chicago's unknown hero of peace

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

  • Of Cute Babies and Stuffed Lions… Why Cecil Gets All The Attention
  • Ayatollah Khamenei Annihilates Claims by Obama, Jarrett and Johnson
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Where Are the Animal Rights Activists on the Planned Parenthood Videos?
  • In the Interests of Science
  • GOP debates: Common Sense Changes to Limit Self-inflicted Wounds (Guest Post)

drudge retort

  • 8 of 10 GOP Debate Invitations Set, 2 Up for Grabs
  • Senators Introduce CECIL Act After Outcry
  • Staten Island Cops Accused of Calling Gay Man Slurs
  • Daredevil Surfs Big Waves on a Motorcycle
  • Sirota: How Scott Walker Destroyed His State
  • Tracking Down a Killer Superbug at UCLA Hospital

little green footballs

  • Joan Walsh on the Rise of the Disgusting "Cuckservative" Slur
  • Journalists Attend Secret Koch Brothers Meeting and Agree Not to Name Donors
  • No, Conservatives - the US Navy Has NOT Filed Charges Against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White
  • Bruce Hornsby With Shawn Colvin: "Lost Soul"
  • Donald Trump's Campaign Fires Staffer Over Racist Facebook Posts
  • Podcast o' the Day: The Latest Edition of the Bubble Genius Bob and Chez Show, 7/30/15

vox populi

  • The metric
  • An overabundance of diversity
  • In defense of Ricardo
  • Post-Christian morality
  • Blame the Royal Navy
  • Xanatos unveiled

crooks and liars

  • Anything To Declare, Mr. Aldrin?
  • The Bitter Old Bigot Caucus Still Going Strong
  • Introducing Ted' Machine Gun Bacon' Cruz
  • Mugshot! Texas Attorney General Surrenders After Indictment
  • PBS Ombudsman Admits Drone Series Would Have Been 'Better Off' Without Lockheed Martin Funding
  • Kevin Jackson Praises Racist Comments By Donald Trump

john avlon

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