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Establishment Republicans watch their best hopes circle the drain

Daily Kos - ‎5 hours ago‎
They're also heading into South Carolina and a bunch of southern states where Ted Cruz, who seems to have successfully positioned himself as the evangelical candidate despite his rather un-Christian behavior, is likely to run strong and to benefit from ...

Spotlight on green news & views: Sup. Ct. holds up Clean Power Plan; charges filed over methane

Daily Kos - ‎2 hours ago‎
While this might sound drastic, it had already been done several dozen times before in the US and was a rather routine task.

Marco Rubio walks away after New Hampshire man reminds him marriage equality is the law

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
But if Rubio was trying to suggest that marriage equality is illegitimate because it was decided by the Supreme Court rather than the Congress, he struck out there, too, because New Hampshire's legislature did pass the law, way back in 2009 (it went ...

GOP shatters its turnout record; Democrats lag behind

Washington Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Illinois1234. Wow! Daily Kos, Salon and other far left sites to back up your narrative? Good try though! ... said they'd do.
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Essential reading: Jane Mayer's 'Dark Money'

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
DeMint, on the other hand, argued that rather than expanding, the party needed to purify itself and become more committed to conservative principles.

Chief Justice Roberts complains that the public perceives his court to be politicized

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said late Wednesday that partisan extremism is damaging the public's perception of the role of the Supreme Court, recasting the justices as players in the political process rather than its referees. [...] “It's usually ...

Morning Digest: Arizona Republican Paul Babeu slammed for abuse of students at school he ran

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Democrats aren't in any danger of losing this Senate seat that Barbara Boxer left open with her retirement; rather, with a penniless GOP field, the only question is which Democrat will win.

Trump says he'll probably sue over Cruz 'voter fraud' in Iowa

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Trump's expressed outrage continues to center on Cruz's campaign having told caucus-goers that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race rather than going home to do laundry before resuming his grifting. Of course, Trump is really just mad he lost, but ...
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Hillary Backers Dissing 'Obama Boys' and 'Bernie Bros' Hurts Feminism

Observer - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In 2008, Kaili Joy Gray—the current Executive Editor of Wonkette, a self-proclaimed “feminist” publication—wrote for Daily Kos, “I am sad that I will not get to vote for Hillary in November. And, at the risk of opening myself up to accusations of ...

Arizona Republican Paul Babeu slammed for abusive treatment of students at school he ran

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
I think it's rather appalling to think that he is overseeing people with badges and guns, and that he thinks he is fit to run for Congress.

Obama challenges Republicans in weekly address to double clean energy investment

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
As I said in my State of the Union address, rather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future. That's why the budget I will send to Congress this Tuesday will double funding for clean energy research and development by 2020.

The Clinton campaign's pathetic fundraising emails

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
But alas, that would be the primary system we'd love, rather than the one we're still inexplicably stuck with. But in any case, he's been blessed with an incompetent Clinton campaign that doesn't realize that the Democratic base is hungry to be ...

Morning Digest: Total non-carpetbagger Liz Cheney posts Wyoming House bid announcement from Virginia

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Elijah Cummings—who literally kept us waiting on his decision for a full year—told Politico that he would seek re-election to the House rather than run for the Senate. Cummings' decision seems to have been made very recently, since his spokesman also ...
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Republicans Abandon All Pretense of Respecting President Obama, Refuse to Hear His Budget Proposal

AlterNet - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
"Rather than spend time on a proposal that, if anything like this administration's previous budgets, will double down on the same failed policies that have led to the worst economic recovery in modern times, Congress should continue our work on ...
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Democratic National Committee caves, agrees to added debates

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
All very well, but we didn't need more debates so much as we needed the planned debates to be on weeknights rather than on holiday or holiday-adjacent weekends.
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Low-paid Senate workers' boss quietly rolls back their hard-fought raise

Daily Kos - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Rather than getting the big raise Olotara expected as a cook - which would have upped his pay to $17.45 - he was entitled to just $13.80 as a “food service worker.

Morning Digest: How a local vs. national split between Dems could affect two California House races

Daily Kos - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
It looks like Rohrabacher is telling the truth and Baugh is only getting ready to run to succeed him rather than unseat him, though we'll know for sure next month when candidate filing ends.
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Why Anita Alvarez Is Still a Frontrunner

Chicagomag.com - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
“I've done nothing wrong,” Alvarez told Chicago's Carol Felsenthal in early January, sounding rather Nixonian. ... Last year, the left-wing blog Daily Kos ran a post titled “The Horrifying Behavior of Anita Alvarez,” outlining a litany of her perceived ...

Spotlight on green news & views: Poisoned Flint; bankrupt coal companies; robot farm

Daily Kos - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
... that LEOs now have far too much experience in paramilitary pacification from our endless wars for oil, since some remaining members of the Bundystani insurgency have chosen to 'stay and fight' rather than take advantage of a path to unprosecuted exit.
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Are anti-poverty programs really substitutes for reparations?

Daily Kos - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The rising tide lifted all ships, but it still managed to promote rather than heal racial inequalities. That's the thing: A policy can't solve an inequality if it doesn't put the people on both sides of the equation on equal footing.
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