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AYHSMB - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News -
I really must protest your allegation of "fudging numbers". What is being fudged is how red or blue is determined, and who in fact runs the particular state. Here is another link;
eaglebeaky - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News -
Thanks for the explanation, CoolEdge. I'm not sure how any primary voter's intent (regarding who they might plan on voting for in the general election) could be verified... but your points are well taken. Especially as it relates to the pork-barrel spending.
eaglebeaky - REBEL MEDIA: "Stay out!" - Quincy, IL News -
Thanks, BG. I figured from the video that the security guy was probably completely full of it, from his ridiculous "I'm not dealin with it today!" remark. I would be interested to see if he is disciplined (or charged with anything) for his behavior.... but that will never happen.
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News -
the fliers said the tea party guy was trying to keep black people from voting. The other problem is they showed 1000's had already voted in the other primary so were no eligible. And the law says they have to intend to vote for that candidate in the general, not just cross over to elect the weaker candidate. Cochran is a big porker, bringing back like three times what MS pays in. Certainly…
1950Brutus - REBEL MEDIA: "Stay out!" - Quincy, IL News -
I bet Quinn learned this from Dick Durbin - another INTIMIDATOR.

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Grimes hits McConnell's 'Not my job' remark in new ad

38 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

In a new ad similar in style to her previous ad on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's support for Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare budget, Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Alison Lundergan Grimes is taking aim at McConnell's statement earlier this year that creating jobs…
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They're keeping kids in kennels

5 hours, 56 minutes ago by (kos)

Two refugee girls sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Fucking animals—the border enforcement people, literally putting kids in kennels,…
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Midday open thread: Georgia primary run-offs tonight, Schumer wants to end partisan primaries

1 hour, 53 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is 1-800-GOON-SQUAD: We return to Georgia for primary runoffs tonight. Businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston are locked in a nasty Republican race for Senate, and the winner will need to quickly get ready to take on Democrat Michelle Nunn. We also have Republican…
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Fox News anchor breaks the news: Supreme Court rules against Obamacare

2 hours, 33 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

Not even the Fox Chyron writers got the story as wrong as Jon Scott Things you can only learn on Fox News, this time courtesy of anchor Jon Scott: Obamacare has taken two consecutive hits now from the Supreme Court. First the Hobby Lobby decision, now this. Not only that, said Scott, but White House…
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Not a surprise: Predictions of Obamacare premium spikes were wrong

4 hours, 25 minutes ago by (Hunter)

Do Republican "experts" on these things ever tire of being wrong? No, Obamacare has not led to massive premium spikes. Nearly 20 states have released preliminary information about premiums for insurance policies sold on their insurance exchanges, and the nightmare scenarios have not come to pass. In…
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North Carolina voters are extremely unexcited about Thom Tillis

3 hours, 55 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

One of the Republican Party's paths to Senate control was supposed to go straight through North Carolina, where Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan was supposed to be mortally wounded by Obamacare. But Hagan not only holds onto a lead in a new Public Policy Polling poll—her margin is growing. Hagan leads…
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Second Obamacare ruling of day upholds subsidies in federal exchanges

4 hours, 25 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

Well, that didn't last long—roughly two hours after a D.C. circuit court panel ruled that Obamacare does not allow subsidies in federally-run exchanges, a panel in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, located in Virginia, has unanimously ruled that Obamacare does allow such subsidies. If you're keeping…
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Perry 'militarizing our border' in response to migrant children

5 hours, 37 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry What to do about unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S. border continues to be a fight in the U.S. Senate and in Texas. In the Senate, Democrats are trying to pass emergency funding requested by President Obama before the August recess, but Republicans are opposed…
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Federal court panel votes to defund Obamacare, but ruling isn't the last word

5 hours, 51 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

As expected, a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has voted by a two-to-one margin to defund Obamacare in states which did not set up their own health insurance exchanges. At issue is whether Obamacare allows subsidies in federally-established exchanges. According to the plaintiffs…
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Marco Rubio compares himself to Hillary ... Hillary wins

6 hours, 56 minutes ago by (Barbara Morrill)

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio—still pretending that he's not sure if he's running for president in 2016—had this to say during a recent interview: Rubio, who is 43, said his continuing career in public service is motivated by the nation being at a "generational, transformational crossroads." He dismissed…
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Cartoon: 1-800-GOON-SQUAD

7 hours, 13 minutes ago by (Jen Sorensen)

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Daily Kos Elections Georgia runoff preview

1 day, 7 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

Former Rep. and 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr looks like the underdog in his Republican primary on Tuesday. On Tuesday, voters in Georgia go back to the polls to decide their parties' nominees in several primaries across the state. This time all the primary action to watch is on the…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Two new polls show John Walsh down but still in the fight

9 hours, 3 minutes ago by (Jeff Singer)

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • MT-Sen: Two new polls survey Montana and its criminally under-polled Senate race. PPP gives Republican Rep. Steve Daines a 46-39 lead over appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh.…
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Jon Stewart exposes GOP lies about Reagan's response to downed airliner

9 hours, 3 minutes ago by (BruinKid)

Last night, Jon Stewart ripped into how the GOP is attacking Obama for his response to Russia over the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 by invoking a mythical version of Ronald Reagan. Yes, Reagan was in deep mourning for losing the final 12% of his vacation. In fact, in 1988, when the U.S. accidentally…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

8 hours, 33 minutes ago by (David Waldman)

Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. We're getting back into the old routine, slowly but surely. Greg Dworkin will be on hand to remind me that I'm American, and that we typically talk about American politics. And to that end, I've got some fun tax stories…
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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

8 hours, 47 minutes ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I Have Nothing to Say About Netroots Nation Detroit. Except… "Gracias Gracias Gracias!" to the management and staff at Vicente's Cuban Cuisine for the incredible job they did hosting the DKos/C&J dinner, which was attended by over 100 of us America-killing moonbats. Special…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Immigration, health care, the law and more

9 hours, 33 minutes ago by (Greg Dworkin)

Public Policy Polling for Americans United for Change Roll Call: A federal judge based in Green Bay has tossed a Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit targeting the health benefits for members of Congress and their staff. The court dismissed the lawsuit, which contended the Obama administration decision…
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Open thread for night owls. Susan Faludi at The Baffler on 'Facebook feminism'

18 hours, 3 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

After a quarter-century, The Baffler has rolled out its new digital self for the silver jubilee issue, with a fully retrievable, erudite archive dating back to 1988. But it's not shackled to its countercultural past; it has a countercultural present and speaks of a countercultural future. The issue begins…
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Economics Daily Digest: What young women voters want

1 day, 8 hours ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Not Your Father's Electorate (Richard Heffner's Open Mind) Roosevelt Institute Vice President of Networks Taylor Jo Isenberg discusses the issues…
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Election Diary Rescue: Week 28

21 hours, 33 minutes ago by (Election Diary Rescue)

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 47 diaries. (NH-Sen) SHHHH Scott Brown, the trick is NOT to remind them you're a carpet bagger by Clytemnestra - After being spurned by Massachusetts voters, Scott Brown packed up and moved to…
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Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech to Netroots Nation 2014 attendees

3 days, 16 hours ago by (Egberto Willies)

Elizabeth Warren gave a compelling middle class-centric speech at Netroots Nation 2014. She was treated like a rock star as she entered to give her speech. She kindly told folks to sit down so she could get to her message. Her message was not unlike the accumulation of all the subjects she speaks about.…
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Rick Scott to hold fundraiser at home of GEO Group founder

3 days, 23 hours ago by (Hunter)

The company Rick Scott keeps: The GEO Group also operates the Adelanto Detention Center that, with 1,300 beds for men, is the largest immigrant detention center in southern California. In 2012, a detainee there died from pneumonia. The US Department of Homeland Security's Office of Detention Oversight…
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Food stamp numbers are finally dropping from recession highs

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

All the Republican wailing about the high number of people on food assistance in recent years has obscured—intentionally—something important about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: When the economy is bad and unemployment is high, it should grow. But when the economy improves, SNAP participation…
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The Reagan-Bush T-shirt, for the depressed Republican hipster in your life

1 day, 2 hours ago by (Hunter)

The good ol' days. That's the Republican Party for you, always hep to the kids these days. Get your official Reagan-Bush ’84 Vintage Tee today by contributing $27 or more to the RNC. It's no George W. Bush T-shirt, that's for sure, though I'd pay good money to see a Republican candidate wearing either…
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Despite foot-draggers in Congress, wind turbine company adding 800 jobs to Colorado manufacturing

1 day, 1 hour ago by (Meteor Blades)

Sen. Mark Udall tours the Siemens Test Wind Turbine at the National Wind Technology Center just south of Boulder, Colorado, in 2013. The United States had a tremendous opportunity in the early 1980s to become the world's premier manufacturer and innovator of wind turbines. Thanks to the Reagan administration's…
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When a poll showing the GOP up two in the generic ballot is actually decent news for the Democrats

22 hours, 48 minutes ago by (Steve Singiser)

We are now less than four months away from determining who runs the show in the U.S. Capitol. For someone just blindly looking at the big numbers, the release of Politico's new poll late last week (when many of you were presumably in Detroit) might give pause to the Democrats, and a bit of buoyant glee…
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Ronald Reagan foils Darrell Issa

23 hours, 33 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

Poor Darrell Issa. He was having such a good day. He was having a hearing, and the topic was the IRS and how the Obama administration was covering up a Huge Enormous Scandal there by refusing to prosecute former IRS official Lois Lerner who everybody (in Fox Nation) knows stole the election from Mitt…
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Kentucky tea partiers angry at McConnell for supporting Cochran

1 day ago by (Jed Lewison)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won his primary campaign against tea partier Matt Bevin in May, but even though there wasn't any drama on election day about who would win, Bevin still did manage to pull about one-third of the vote—a substantial, if inadequate, showing. Despite McConnell's calls…
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Obama: 'America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination'

1 day, 3 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

"America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people," President Obama said Monday morning as he signed an executive order prohibiting gender identity discrimination in the federal government and prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis…
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Midday open thread: Perry sending 1,000 NG soldiers to border, June temperatures hit global record

1 day, 1 hour ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Breaking news: What you missed in Sunday Kos... Detroit owns a piece of my soul, by Denise Oliver Velez An interview that puts the plight of Detroit, Netroots Nation 2014’s host, into perspective, by Egberto Willies Big city living costs more, but still gives you more…
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Republican civil war in Mississippi goes national

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Hunter)

Did someone call for more wingnut? Mississippi Republicans continue to be the gift that keeps on giving. Virginia ex-Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has entered the fray (any similarity here to a Republican Super Smash Brothers is, I assure you, intentional), targeting Senate Republicans who backed…
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Russia-backed separatists agree to give black boxes to Malaysian government

1 day, 3 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

Facing widespread international pressure, Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to be backing away from their efforts to obstruct the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17: After days of obstruction, Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine permitted Dutch forensics…
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GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner has multiple personhood position disorder

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

2010: Rep. Cory Gardner embraces Colorado's personhood measure. 2013: He cosponsors federal personhood legislation. 2014: As a Senate candidate, he tries to flip-flop. The Wall Street Journal's Beth Reinhard takes a look at Colorado GOP Senate nominee Rep. Cory Gardner's election-year conversion on…
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Detroit water shutoffs suspended for 15 days

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Detroit's notorious water shutoffs are being suspended for 15 days: “In case we have missed someone who has legitimate affordability problems this will allow them to come to us to see if they can work out payments,” department spokesman Bill Johnson said. “We’ve always maintained that what we were doing…
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House highway funding measure dims hope for jobless aid

1 day, 5 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

John Boehner didn't think pension smoothing was an acceptable pay-for for jobless aid. Highway funding was another story. If there was any hope that House Republicans would ever allow a vote on extending the emergency unemployment aid that lapsed at the end of 2013, it faded even further when the House…
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President Obama statement on Ukraine

1 day, 5 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

President Obama has scheduled a 10:50 AM ET statement from the White House on the situation in Ukraine and last week's downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 near the country's border with Russia. You can watch live here and we will provide updates throughout his remarks, plus an embedded live stream…
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Obama not looking for another Hobby Lobby with executive order to protect LGBT workers

1 day, 7 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Workers in 29 states can be fired for being gay, and for being transgender in more than 30 states, a state of affairs House Republicans are in no hurry to change. President Obama is sidestepping Congress on Monday to do what he can, signing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating…
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Cartoon: Breaking news

1 day, 7 hours ago by (Tom Tomorrow)

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Jon Stewart exposes fake bluster behind impeachment push (and why there will not be one)

1 day, 7 hours ago by (BruinKid)

Last Thursday, Jon Stewart looked at Sarah Palin's call for impeachment, and the lawsuit ploy John Boehner is using instead. Don't tell me you can't squeeze one little tyrant impeachment in your busy schedule of not passing laws. What's really going on here? DICK CHENEY (7/15/2014): I think that gets…
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President Obama to issue executive orders to protect gay rights

1 day, 8 hours ago by (Barbara Morrill)

On Monday morning, President Barack Obama will: ... sign two executive orders Monday to prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender government workers. [...] White House officials said the orders Monday will impact 24,000 companies that employ 28 million workers, or about one-fifth of the the…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

1 day, 8 hours ago by (David Waldman)

Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. Are you back from Netroots Nation? I'm back from Iceland. So we can talk about airport experiences. And ice, I guess. Great trip, though. Radio fodder for days! But also, some things happened in the world since we…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: On phony debt concerns

1 day, 9 hours ago by (Greg Dworkin)

James Garner (1928-2014) with Diahann Carroll at 1963 March on Washington:   #Eliofson — @BeschlossDC James Garner (1928-2014), activist Paul Krugman: For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits and rising debt were the…
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Open thread for night owls. FAIR: The whitest, malest cable news show may surprise you

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Peter Hart at Fairness and Accuracy in Media writes Who Gets to Speak on Cable News? The identity of the whitest, malest show we found may surprise you. An excerpt: A survey of major cable news discussion programs shows a stunning lack of diversity among the guests. FAIR surveyed five weeks of broadcasts…
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Detroit: We need to renew the American dream

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Mark E Andersen)

Abandoned building in downtown Detroit. My late father was a World War II veteran, and as a child I remember him talking about the promise of America. "If you work hard enough, you can be anything you want to be," he would say. My dad was a Teamster who drove a milk truck for a living. While not the…
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The pro-tax evasion, pro-deficits party strikes again

1 day, 22 hours ago by (Jon Perr)

After months of their much-hyped but still unproven charges of partisan skullduggery at the Internal Revenue Service, House Republicans this week took an axe to the IRS budget. The cost of the GOP vendetta is massive. Cutting the agency’s funding for the fifth consecutive year, the House in a 228-to-195…
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Born of corruption, why would anyone expect this SCOTUS majority to be anything but corrupt?

2 days ago by (Laurence Lewis)

Not even bothering to pretend anymore The Supreme Court has always been a political institution. It has a history of making horrendous decisions. But this Supreme Court majority has a record of overreach and politicization that is so transparent and so unethical and so intellectually dishonest that…
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Liberal nationalism is not only possible, it's essential

2 days, 2 hours ago by (Ian Reifowitz)

Out of many, one. As important today as ever. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. — Albert Einstein This is a popular sentiment in certain circles, including among some people for whom I have a great deal of respect. And, without question, nationalism has inspired many…
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Big city living costs more, but still gives you more bang for the buck

2 days, 4 hours ago by (David Jarman)

One thing you'll notice, if you stare hard enough at demographic data (or if you just travel around the country with eyes open), is the circular relationship between place, income, education, and housing costs. Whether that's a vicious circle, or a virtuous one, depends largely on whether you've been…
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An interview that puts the plight of Detroit, Netroots Nation 2014’s host, into perspective

2 days, 6 hours ago by (Egberto Willies)

Netroots Nation 2014 is in Detroit this year. It is fitting that on my way back to the hotel immediately after registering for the conference, I ran into Michael Doc Holbrook. After stopping at the waterfront at Hart Plaza to take in the view, Holbrook rode up on his bike and we had a pleasant conversation.…
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Detroit owns a piece of my soul

2 days, 8 hours ago by (Denise Oliver Velez)

As I prepare to leave Detroit, Michigan, today and head back to New York after attending the Netroots Nation 2014 gathering of bloggers, I'm thinking about the multi-faceted meanings Detroit has for me, not as simply a visitor, but as a political activist, ethno-historian and a person raised in black…
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