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Monster defeat for Trump and GOP: Budget deal funds Planned Parenthood but has nothing for wall

Late on Sunday evening, details emerged about a new spending agreement that congressional leaders had reached to keep the federal government open past this week, when current funding runs out, and through the end of September. The deal...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Fox & Friends is still the lead paint of news

It is well known around these parts that Fox and Friends is the lead paint of news. It is where the network talking points of the day are first introduced, and where they are dumbed down to their most simplistic, guttural forms. It is...Show More Summary

Let's stop being played by our puppeteers: the corporate state

Ever since Donald Trump was elected, I’ve been on a virtual listening tour. It was evident rather quickly that we were all conned in subtle ways that are disturbing. I've spoken to left-wing progressives, center-left progressives, moderates,...Show More Summary

Are we regressing toward being a developing nation?

It’s always advisable to ignore hyperbole and avoid clickbait headlines, but this one from The Independent was eye-catching, to say the least: "US has regressed to developing nation status, MIT economist warns.” The key point of the article is that without a robust middle class, the United States... ... Show More Summary

Priebus says Trump administration has 'looked at' First Amendment changes to protect Trump

Via Josh Marshall, here's White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus casually acknowledging during a Sunday Show interview that the current administration has been considering constitutional changes to restrict the First Amendment. KARL: I want to ask you about two things the President has said on related issues. Show More Summary

Trump's tax plan is a Laffer

Long before it mastered the mass production of “fake news,” the Republican Party propagated its Ur-lie that “tax cuts pay for themselves.” Almost from the moment that Arthur Laffer first sketched his now-famous curve on a napkin in 1974,...Show More Summary

A free press: Part one

Once upon a time in America, there was a leader considered by many historians to be: "spiteful," "greedy," "jealous," "quick-tempered," "dull," "unlettered," and "haughty" That man was William S. Cosby, the royal governor of the colony of New York from 1731 until his death in 1736. Show More Summary

Trump, on television, yet again displays ignorance and incoherence. And no, that's not normal.

It is Sunday, the day devoted to hosting administration officials on the teevee so that they may lie repeatedly to you. Today the task was performed by Donald Trump himself. Do you remember listening to other past presidents—Bill Clinton...Show More Summary

National monuments are public lands, not profit centers

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Going back on yet another campaign statement, Donald Trump has signed an executive order seeking a review of the lands designated as national monuments in the last 20 years. Let’s be clear: This isn’t about public lands, or listening to a majority of Western voters. Show More Summary

Turkey, Trump's friend, bombs people fighting ISIS, our enemy. Making foreign policy great again?

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS, a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians and men, and women and children of all faiths and all beliefs. We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet. Show More Summary

100 days of a very terrible, not good, really bad president

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Presidenting isn’t easy. Yes, apparently the one thing the Donald Trump camp has learned over the past three months is that “this sht is hard.” As reported by Politico: “I think he’s much more aware how complicated the world is,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the administration, told the website. Show More Summary

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: the civil rights activist you may not know about

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In March, I traveled to Lehigh University to participate in a panel and dialogue called a “Revolutionary Sister Tea” along with co-panelists and activists Ericka Huggins, Sonya Sanchez and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. The panel also included...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: 100 days, 100 nights

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

With Donald Trump coming off his latest mini-Nuremberg rally, this seems like a good morning to take a look at that other Nazi in the White House. No, not Bannon. And no, not Sessions. He’s just a racist. I’m talking about Dr. Sebastian Gorka. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'The Arctic is unravelling'

A new study finds that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the Earth—and that as a result, past predictions of sea level rise during this century may need to be revised substantially upwards. The findings come from the...Show More Summary

The president of the United States is an open racist.

x Trump looks to 2020, suggesting Warren could be Democratic nominee: "it may be Pocahontas and she is not big for the NRA." � Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) April 28, 2017 x Well, that's bound relieve some economic anxiety... More Summary

Nuts & Bolts: a guide to Democratic campaigns—what can I expect from the party?

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our...Show More Summary

This week in science: Trash in space

We’ve never had a decent microphone on Mars to hear what sounds might actually sound like in the planet’s ultra-thin atmosphere. That may change in a few years with the Mars Rover 2020 mission. But a recently trapped pebble on Curiosity...Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Death on the job

In 2015, 4,836 workers were killed on the job and another 50,000 to 60,000 workers died from work-related illnesses, according to the AFL-CIO’s Death on the Job report, released this week in observance of Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28. Show More Summary

Trump's EPA destroys vital climate data web site on eve of Climate March

When scientists began frantically copying climate data against the possibility that an EPA website would no longer provide access, it seemed a bit ridiculous. Even for a regime stocked with climate change deniers, removing the site seemed just too blatant, too mustache-twirling stock villainous, to be real. Show More Summary

Trump wants to kill the Energy Star program. Guess what his motive might be?

Another day, another grift. The EPA's Energy Star program has been, for consumers, a raging success. A label, right there on each of the displayed home appliances in a store, tells you flat-out how much electricity your latest purchase...Show More Summary

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