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  • Open thread for night owls: FAIR TV criticizes Time magazine, new tactic of climate change deniers

    31 October 2014, 11:00 pm

    Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting posts a mini-critique of a few items the media have covered during the week. Here is the latest edition:…
  • Cheers and Jeers: Cauldron of Rum and Eye of Newt Gingrich FRIDAY!

    31 October 2014, 7:30 pm

  • Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Why you can't procrastinate when it comes to buying ad time

    31 October 2014, 6:10 pm

    To Republican Gov. Sean Parnell's frustration, few voters will ever see this ad…
  • Doctors without Borders already seeing 'chilling' effect of U.S. quarantines

    31 October 2014, 4:14 pm

    Volunteers for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, receive training on how to handle personal protective equipment.…
  • The complete guide to every public eyewitness interview in the shooting death of Mike Brown

    31 October 2014, 4:01 pm

    Mike Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in broad daylight on a hot Saturday afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri. Consequently, eyewitnesses were standing at virtually every angle to observe exactly what happened that day. Seven have come forward…
  • McConnell's Kentucky GOP threatens Grimes voters with fraud charges—just for listening to Grimes

    31 October 2014, 4:00 pm

    The mailer looks official. It has big letters marked WARNING and "ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE," seemingly designed to make you think you're the one violating something, and warns of a "possible fraud being perpetrated."  But when you open it, it turns out to be…
  • Midday open thread: No harassment on Fifth Avenue? GOP schedules presidential debate

    31 October 2014, 3:00 pm

    Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Gamergate wants you!:…
  • Nope. Skyrocketing Obamacare premiums just not happening in 2015.

    31 October 2014, 2:51 pm

    Dead wrong on Obamacare.…
  • Democrats are a big American majority, but don't show it at the polls

    31 October 2014, 2:39 pm

    Check out these numbers from a newly released Elon Poll of North Carolina:* Among likely voters, it’s close: Hagan, 44.7 percent – Tillis, 40.7 percent.…
  • Want Walker out in Wisconsin? Get out the vote in this tight, tight race

    31 October 2014, 2:10 pm

    Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)…
  • Yes, tea party membership is fueled by 'racial resentment'

    31 October 2014, 1:55 pm

    Did the tea party come about because a bunch of old white conservatives suddenly got it into their heads that their taxes were too high, or was it a more simplistic—read, racist—reaction to the election of America's first black president? Let's find out,…
  • After conservative freakout, McConnell confirms that he will fast-track Obamacare repeal

    31 October 2014, 1:36 pm

    Mitch McConnell, showing the number of positions he's willing to take on any given issue…
  • 'Not voting is a vote for Mitch McConnell'—How to make phone calls

    31 October 2014, 1:03 pm

    Not voting in Kentucky Senate race is a vote for McConnell…
  • 'I am not a scientist' is shorthand for 'David Koch doesn't want me to answer that'

    31 October 2014, 12:42 pm

    A good New York Times read on what Republicans get from their curious new climate-denier talking point "I am not a scientist." Short answer, they get to run away from the question.Jon A. Krosnick, who conducts polls on public attitudes on climate change at…
  • Idaho's Otter tries to shore up base with vow to fight Supreme Court on marriage equality

    31 October 2014, 11:54 am

    Gov. Butch Otter, sporting a belt buckle bigger than his IQ.…
  • Iowa TV station calls out Joni Ernst for talking to Fox News but not them

    31 October 2014, 11:04 am

    An Iowa news show has called Joni Ernst out for snubbing them—and a bunch of newspapers—while making time for Fox News. KWWL reports:Earlier today, congressman Braley sat down with us for a taping of this weekend's Steele Report, that airs Sunday morning…
  • NOM supports Democrat over gay Republican. Democrat tells them to stuff their support

    31 October 2014, 10:37 am

    Seth Moulton…
  • LePage backs down in fight with nurse, but still issues stupid threats

    31 October 2014, 10:29 am

    Gov. Paul LePage…
  • Scott Brown fumbles New Hampshire geography and economy in debate

    31 October 2014, 10:10 am

    How well does Scott Brown know the ten counties of New Hampshire? The former Massachusetts senator is defending his knowledge after appearing not to know what the hell he was talking about when asked about Sullivan County, at the western edge of the state, in…
  • Cartoon: Gamergate wants you!

    31 October 2014, 9:50 am

    Do you ever get the feeling that news stories are extensions of high school spats? First Sarah Palin’s family was brawling at a party, now a boyfriend-gone-bitter sparked an online flamewar unlike any other. The Gamergate story would be very silly if it…
  • Economics Daily Digest: Telecoms slowing your Internet, inequality, and the politicized Fed

    31 October 2014, 8:32 am

    By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal…
  • Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: 'Whack-a-Mole' and the constantly changing path to 50

    31 October 2014, 8:30 am

    Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has seen her prospects for re-election take a slight, but potentially pivotal, dip.…
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Lee Terry just earned the worst endorsement you can think of

    31 October 2014, 8:00 am

    Republican Lee Terry…
  • Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

    31 October 2014, 7:55 am

    Well, yesterday certainly did turn out to be a collector's item of a show. But not for the reasons I was anticipating.…
  • Abbreviated pundit roundup: Chris Christie, Republican's lack of vision and more

    31 October 2014, 7:30 am

    Another day, another incident where Republican governor Chris Christie shows off his personality, this time by telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up" at a campaign event. David Axelrod gives his take:“This has always been the fatal flaw of Chris…
  • Open thread for night owls: Seven gun fights on the ballot

    30 October 2014, 11:00 pm

    At Mother Jones, Hannah Levintova writes 7 Big Gun Fights to Watch on Election Day. Here's an excerpt, focusing on the first of the seven:…
  • The peculiar and ever-growing considerations of parents on the safety of our black children

    30 October 2014, 7:04 pm

    Parenting is hard.…
  • Cartoon: Spooking the vote

    30 October 2014, 5:50 pm

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  • GOP Texas county judge candidate wants blacks to do 'this' and not vote

    30 October 2014, 5:43 pm

    How many times have you heard Republicans accuse Democrats, specifically blacks and Latinos, of using the race card. Many times they get away with the accusations because they have mastered Lee Atwater's techniques. Lee Atwater was an adviser to U.S.…
  • Ted Cruz slaps the dreaded 'Dole-McCain-Romney' label on Jeb Bush

    30 October 2014, 5:00 pm

    This isn't what Ted talks were supposed to be…

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