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|Cartoon: X-Race Specs||Matt Bors||05/06/2015||7|
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It's Wednesday! That's Joan McCarter day! What more could you ask for? Don't answer that, because I don't have anything else to offer. Let's just say that's plenty, and leave it at that! Though ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
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|Bill in Portland Maine||05/06/2015||59|
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|Anchorage AK voters trounce Koch-backed homophobe, elect Democratic mayor
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So earlier today I posted a bit of a tragicomic poll , meant to bring people to grips with some dark thoughts. So to bring things full circle, I thought I would try one more thought experiment. ...
|Overnight News Digest: "Miami 2017" Edition
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest (OND) for Tuesday, May 05, 2015. OND is a regular community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around ...
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The interactive map above shows which party was leading just after 11 PM EST and ...
|Kaua'i official to Syngenta: Don't spray our schools with pesticides banned in your country
||Karen from Maui||05/05/2015||14|
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Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich writes Trans-Pacific Trickle-Down Economics : Now comes the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s being sold as a way to boost the U.S. economy, expand exports, ...
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Everyone talks about this problem of Money in Politics . Some Candidates have been talking about it long before "it was kool." Bernie Sanders on What Money Does to Politics (with Video) on ...
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Oh, I just love this. And the fact that it's a ...
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|Bernie Sanders Town Hall Live on Periscope NOW Update:3
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|Daily Kos Labor digest: John Oliver takes on standardized testing
And more: Sen. Patty Murray: Community members and civic leaders in cities and states across the country should absolutely keep fighting for living wages that work for their communities, but I ...
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|DEA agents left student in cell for 5 days without food or water, barely punished
Daniel Chong left for 5 days, handcuffed, without food or water or toilet—in a holding cell The LA Times is reporting on Daniel Chong, a 23-year-old UC San Diego engineering student who was ...
|Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 1st Tuesday--Absorbing a Loss
My mother and our friend at my husband's and my wedding. As is often the case, I've composed a poem about what has been uppermost in my mind lately, having attended the memorial service for a ...
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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
|What Really Happened in Garland, Texas?
Texas police now say SWAT team officers were involved in the shooting that left two gunmen dead outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas. Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said ...
|Karen Hedwig Backman||05/05/2015||60|
|Black Kos, Tuesday Chile
(Some) white folks haven't changed in over 40 years.* (Image courtesy of The Center of the Study of Political Graphics. Cartoonist is possibly Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black ...
|Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
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|Why Tamir Rice has not yet been buried six months after being shot and killed by Cleveland police
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The Labor Department ...
|Head of Kansas GOP Calls Waitress Who Returned Brownback's Tip "Arrogantly Stupid" and "Ignorant"
|Rand Paul really 'gets' the problems faced by minority groups
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Texas takeover :
|GOP leadership cedes fight on Obama's immigration actions after bungling DHS funding showdown
Republicans took a licking last time they tried to defund President Obama's ...
|A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
|Ben Carson gets a passing grade because the audience seemed to like him
And here's your trophy for showing up.
|Abuse allegations roil Republican gubernatorial primary in Kentucky just two weeks before election
Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer The May 19 Kentucky GOP gubernatorial primary may be one for the books. Last week, we learned that a blogger named Michael Adams was accusing state ...
|Blessed By Christian Terrorism Advocate, Huckabee Joked About Indoctrinating Americans "At Gunpoint"
I'll make this brief, because newly announced presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is not regarded as having much of a shot at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. For one thing, Huckabee carries a ...
|Reid pledges to block trade deal vote until highway funding and surveillance reforms are addressed
Minority Leader Harry Reid is promising to give ol' ...
|A new poll finds John McCain in real trouble, both in the primary and the general
Republican Sen. John McCain PPP surveys both the GOP primary and general elections in Arizona, and let's just say ...
|Just a Poll: This May Be Too Macabre A Question, But...
I don't want to traumatize anyone here by the grotesque imaginings this question is about to unleash. But, if you feel you have the fortitude, proceed to the poll question.
|'Clinton Cash' author agrees he could be killed for writing about Hillary (aka be 'Vince Fostered')
Very dangerous woman ...
|Michael Gould-Wartofsky: The New Age of Counterinsurgency Policing
In the part of Baltimore hardest hit by the recent riots and arson, more than a third of families live in poverty, median income is $24,000, the unemployment rate is over 50% , some areas burnt out ...
|Klobuchar, Tester reintroduce bill to require states to allow voter registration on Election Day
Allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day is a smart idea that boosts turnout and makes things easier for the most mobile Americans. It has been tested for problems for decades in the ...
|First big debate test for GOP: Fitting all the clowns on the stage
Here's a 2012 Republican debate. Now double ...
|Mike Huckabee is (officially) running for president
And then there were ... [counts on fingers] ... six ...
|Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... State Action!
tmservo433 joins us on the Last Half of the Show to talk about the States and their Connect! Unite! Act! activities. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo.
|Poll: Clinton still strong despite attacks
Political junkies, even relatively casual ones, have long ...
|A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
|Do House Republicans want to investigate Benghazi or just go after Hillary Clinton?
Remember when she already testified to committees in both the House and Senate about Benghazi?
|Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
In case you can't see the video here, try ...
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