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daily kos

  • Sunday Talk
  • Thirty-six Senate and House Democrats join Obama in calling for true net neutrality
  • U.S. has a record wealth gap between middle- and high-income families
  • Wall Street firm where Chris Christie's wife works is pulling in New Jersey pension fees
  • Cartoon: Animal Nuz #230 - Nuzes Buenas Edition
  • New England Journal of Medicine finds less racial disparity in hospital care

political wire

  • Ohio Tries to Make Elections More Competitive
  • North Korea Warns U.S. Not to Retaliate
  • Vitter Wants White House Screening of ‘The Interview’
  • Bailouts Actually Yielded $15 Billion in Profits
  • Rand Paul Slams Marco Rubio as ‘Isolationist’
  • Gay Marriage Moves Forward in Florida

the corner

  • 'Blood on His Hands': Phalanx of NYPD Officers Turn Backs on de Blasio at Press Conference
  • 2 NYPD Cops Shot Dead -- Execution Style -- in Brooklyn
  • Is Christmas Possible?
  • Well, Whaddya Know
  • Krauthammer: Liberalization Hasn't Worked in Vietnam or China, Won't Work in Cuba
  • The NRLB Gave Unions a Huge Boost Today . . . But It's Not Likely to Last


new republic

  • Can Potential Terrorists Be "Rehabilitated"?
  • The World Is Experiencing the Worst Refugee Crisis Since World War II
  • EPA Is Finally Regulating Coal Ash Disposal—But Letting the Industry Police Itself
  • British Conservatives Have Been at War With the BBC for Decades—and This Time They Might Win
  • Obama's Right: Belgium Really Does Need a Politico

drudge report

  • DE BLAMEIO: For Mayor, Attack Comes Amid Tension Over Police...
  • NYPD members SHUN...
  • Killer's INSTAGRAM threat: 'I'm putting wings on pigs today'...
  • 'They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs'...
  • Sharpton scrambles...


  • The days of the year when Americans are most drunk, visualized
  • 2014: The year we finally learned how to talk seriously about dying
  • Investors who can’t bet on Uber are betting instead on the death of taxi medallions
  • The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger
  • Name That Data!
  • The troubling reason why whites in some states may show more hidden racial bias

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Immigration: the year in fact-checking
  • The Readers' Choice poll: Comments from readers
  • Climate change: the Readers' Choice winner
  • 2014 Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola
  • 2014 Readers' Poll results
  • A look back at PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year

hot air


  • Late Night FDL: Blue Hawai’i
  • Saturday History: “Remember the Sabbath…”
  • A Proportional Response
  • You Can Play the Home Torture Game
  • Saturday Art: Kinetic Sculpture by Alice Aycock
  • Late Night: The Roundup

abc politics

  • U.S. Seeks Help from China with Korean Hackers
  • Sunday on ‘This Week’: Sen. Marco Rubio
  • Obama’s Year To Remember — And To Forget
  • 2016 Presidential Race: Where Things Stand
  • Excerpt: ‘The Professor and the President’ by Stephen Hess
  • A New Day For Cuba

paul krugman

the hill

  • WH rejects North Korea offer of Sony probe
  • Obama gives pay raise to federal workers
  • US hits Crimea with new sanctions
  • Obama enters the 'fourth quarter'
  • Obama's all-women press conference
  • Obama: Cuba trip not in the cards

weekly standard

  • NYPD Chief: 'Some People Get Caught Up' in 'Anti-Police' Movement
  • Obama: 'Reject Violence and Words that Harm'
  • New York City Police Officers Turn Their Backs on Mayor After Shooting
  • Rand Just Doesn't Understand
  • Casual Podcast: Plato's Diner
  • The North Korean Menace

huffington post

  • NYC Police Union Chief Blames Mayor, Protesters For Police Killings
  • Sunday Roundup
  • Pre-Holiday Jerry Brown Preps for Term 4
  • NYPD Cop Killer Reportedly Affiliated With Black Guerilla Family Prison Gang
  • A New Normal: US-Cuba Relations and the Path Forward
  • U.S. Consulting UK, Australia, New Zealand On North Korea Hack Response

the fix

  • Obama as culture warrior
  • 8 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
  • Fact-checking Obama’s press conference jobs claims
  • President Obama’s last press conference of the year was his best press conference of the year
  • That time Obama called on only women at a press conference
  • President Obama likes James Flacco a lot, whoever that is.


  • 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

  • Fox's Stacey Dash: Government Assistance Is "The Democratic Party's New Version Of Slavery"
  • Pew Admits Flaw In Poll Being Used To Attack Stronger Gun Laws
  • Media Erroneously Claim Obama Overstepped His Authority By Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
  • Right-Wing Media Lash Out At Obamas For Talking About Personal Experiences With Racial Bias
  • Limbaugh Manages To Connect Sony Hack And Movie Cancellation To Benghazi Hoax
  • Why Media Shouldn't Glorify PA's Fracking Industry

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Here's How the Sony Hack Is Like 9/11
  • Personal Health Update
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 19 December 2014
  • More Good News For Obamacare: Employer Health Coverage Hasn't Crashed
  • Are Republicans Really Ready to Embrace Net Neutrality?
  • We Should Respond to North Korea. But What If We Can't?

hotline on call

power line

  • Rand Paul proves Marco Rubio’s point
  • President Obama Weighs In On Murders of NY Policemen
  • I Miss W
  • As Anti-Police Demonstration Rages at Mall of America, Two Cops Are Murdered in Brooklyn [Updated]
  • Last call: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)


  • Derp Roundup: Fans Of Killer Cops Can Breathe Just Fine, Why Do You Ask?
  • Ferguson Prosecutor: Sure, I Sent Liars To Grand Jury. That’s A Problem Now?
  • Wonkette Week In Review: Yule Want To See The Week’s Best Stories
  • The Colbert Report Is No More. Long Live Stephen Colbert’s Best Moment Ever
  • Women In Tech: When Will They Shut Up And Be Men?
  • Drop It Like It’s Hot: Your Friday Cocktail Hour Gin And Juice

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Jonathan H. Adler] (Mis)Measuring executive overreach revisited
  • [Eugene Volokh] A defense of the Nebraska & Oklahoma v. Colorado marijuana lawsuit
  • [Orin Kerr] Cameras at the Supreme Court — and the confirmation process link
  • [Eugene Volokh] ‘The law is an ass — an idiot … a __.’
  • [David Bernstein] Pigs into farmers: the case of Sen. Bernie Sanders and the foregone traffic ticket
  • [Eugene Volokh] Ferris Bueller’s day in the Texas Supreme Court

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Star Wars Christmas Lights!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Neutral Milk Hotel
  • 2 NYPD Police Officers 'Assassinated' By Wanted Fugitive
  • Hillary Clinton Announces! W/ Mariah Carey (parody Video)
  • You Can Now Shoot Automatic Weapons Near Disneyworld, Hooray!
  • Ben Carson Says Obamacare Violates Constitution's General Welfare Clause

the moderate voice

  • Two NYPD Officers Murdered in Brooklyn
  • Ferguson Prosecutor Admits To Allowing Testimony From People Who Were Clearly Lying
  • Islamic terrorism strikes not only in Israel (Guest Voice)
  • Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: North Korea and the Movies
  • 2016 Presidential Campaign Already Boring
  • Sony hacking may cast pall over Oscars (Guest Voice)


talking points memo

congress blog

  • Missing link in measuring healthcare: Quality of life
  • Regulated to death: The burdensome assault on manufacturers
  • Improving the Affordable Care Act to help the chronically ill
  • Let’s stop our hypocrisy
  • Ceremonial end to war in Afghanistan is a farce
  • Chip-and-PIN will cut fraud


  • Obama sends 1,000 paratroopers to Iraq to provide advice
  • BREAKING: 2 Cops Shot Dead in Brooklyn. UPDATE: Was it connected to Garner or Brown Killings?
  • Tech at Night: This is why we need the NSA
  • Buried lead: Barack Obama comes out in favor of Citizens United!
  • Michelle Obama’s lie about racism at Target
  • Collectivism and the presumption of guilt

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


  • Unmasked: The CIA’s ‘Unidentified Queen of Torture’
  • Prisoner Exchange
  • Paris’ Radical Plan to Keep the Rich From Completely Gentrifying Central Neighborhoods
  • ‘Left, Right & Center’: The Sony Hack and Cuba
  • Loss of Rainforests Is Double Whammy Threat to Climate
  • Gun Violence

michelle malkin

  • Priorities: Obama admin tasks healthcare facilities with focusing more on … climate change
  • Now how about a report about how many Dems already knew about the CIA’s interrogation techniques?
  • If you like your Slurpee, you can keep your Slurpee: Obamacare ads coming to 7-Eleven receipts
  • The cop-hating cult of Larry Davis
  • Elizabeth Warren was against government shutdowns before she was for them
  • Sebelius: Obamacare is working so well it should probably be renamed

news hounds

  • FoxNews.com Readers React To NYC Cop Killings: 'It's Lynching Time'
  • Fox Guest Wants The U.S. To Assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un For Real
  • Fox's Stacey Dash Again Likens Democrats To Slaveowners
  • Fox’s ‘All-American Christmas’ Includes Right-Wing Extremists And The Heck With Most Everyone Else
  • Steve Doocy Takes Side Of 'Banned' Marquette Prof Who 'Defended' Anti-Gay Student
  • Fox Theorizes Obama Snubbed Networks As ‘Payback’ For Not Airing Immigration Reform Address


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

  • Odds & Ends
  • Pope Francis, Catholics and the Republican Party
  • Why Republicans Admire Putin
  • President Obama Plays the Long Game
  • Latin America, Torture and the Cold War
  • If Everyone Does a Little, No One Has to Do a Lot

andrew sullivan

  • Waters’ World, Ctd
  • A Poem For Saturday
  • Down And Dirty On Broadway
  • The View From Your Window
  • Rose Petals
  • Mental Health Break


  • 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

  • Obama Tortured by Fear
  • Russia/Ukraine News - Dec 20, 2014
  • Obama’s Trojan Horse: US Recognition of Cuba after 54 Years of Hostility and War Does't Mean an End to US Subversion
  • Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles
  • No More Khirbet Khizehs
  • The Senate Drone Report of 2019: Looking Back on Washington’s War on Terror

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

  • A tale of three movies
  • A CIA Official of the “Torture” Program Identified
  • Obama Lies to Cubans, and Exposes His Real Purpose
  • (Mis)Perceptions, Assumptions, and Perpetuations: How We Keep Racism Alive
  • Gruber The Most Recent Person To Lie About ObamaCare (Guest Post)
  • The Stupid Continues to Burn

drudge retort

  • Obama, RNC Urge Showings of 'The Interview'
  • Gunman Kills 2 Cops After Threat to 'Put Wings on Pigs'
  • Cop Fired for Stopping a Cop from Beating Suspect
  • Sony Changes Mind About Releasing 'Interview'
  • Slate: The Year of Outrage 2014
  • U.S. Ends TARP with $15.3 Billion Profit

little green footballs

vox populi

  • 4GW in Brooklyn
  • Pity the poor troll 2
  • She won't ride with her
  • Female intelligence
  • The hope for world order
  • Art by Andrew's friends

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Star Wars Christmas Lights!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Neutral Milk Hotel
  • 2 NYPD Police Officers 'Assassinated' By Wanted Fugitive
  • Hillary Clinton Announces! W/ Mariah Carey (parody Video)
  • You Can Now Shoot Automatic Weapons Near Disneyworld, Hooray!
  • Ben Carson Says Obamacare Violates Constitution's General Welfare Clause

john avlon

ace of spades hq

  • Overnight Open Thread (20 Dec 2014)
  • Fundamental Concepts - Quick Hits [Weirddave]
  • NFL Sunday Saturday. whatever
  • Just Awful [Y-not]
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Saturday Gardening Thread: Elfin Edition [Y-not, Weirddave, and KT]

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