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Congresswoman Watson Coleman on Pipelines and Boehner

Today, at the top of pristine Baldpate Mountain in Hopewell Township, a group of about 50 residents and environmentalists attended a press conference to raise awareness of a proposed 110-mile pipeline that at best would permanently scar the natural beauty of Mercer and Hunterdon counties, and at worst could be a life-threating environmental disaster. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Wildfires still burning; tourists snap selfies with wild bears; five-second rule

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Big-bucks trucks: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook September 14: A worthwhile use of 22 minutes of your time., by Bob Johnson Where to Invade Next: a new Michael MooreShow More Summary

Midday open thread: Pluto, vampire squirrels and Glenn Beck

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Tragic numbers: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Fake news is a plague on social media, by Mark E Andersen The refugee crisis is a portent, by Laurence Lewis The civil rights movement hasn't ended. WeShow More Summary

IA Radio Host Who Suggested Enslaving Immigrants Hosted GOP Presidential Candidates More Than 40 Times

Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson, who recently pushed an immigration plan that would force undocumented immigrants to become enslaved workers if they refuse to leave, has hosted Republican presidential candidates 43 times in 2015. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) leads all candidates with 11 appearances; former Gov. Show More Summary

Podcast: In Cleveland, Organizers Gather to Strengthen & Grow Movement for Black Lives

Following months of numerous actions across the United States, a gathering was held by the Movement for Black Lives from July 24-26 in Cleveland. The goal was to bring black organizers together to create a “collective mission that matches the intensity, scale, urgency, and promise of the moment.” It was also geared toward reflection on the history...

Southern Lawmaker Says Removing Confederate Monuments Is ‘The Kind Of Things ISIS Does’

If we take down monuments celebrating a slave-holding regime, State Rep. John Blust (R-NC) thinks that makes us like terrorists. The post Southern Lawmaker Says Removing Confederate Monuments Is ‘The Kind Of Things ISIS Does’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Podcast: Right Wing Attacks on Outspoken Muslims & Anti-Muslim Racism in the UK

Telegraph writer Andrew Gilligan has a history of right-wing attacks against radical Muslims in the United Kingdom and smear them in his reporting. Gilligan’s latest attack was against Abdullah al-Andalusi, an Islamic lecturer and writer. Al-Andalusi was the target of Gilligan’s slimy attack because he has worked for the public sector in the UK. Gilligan questioned whether...

Podcast: The Threat of Unspecified Terrorism Attacks by People Who Shall Not Be Named is Very Real

There were no Islamic State-inspired terrorism attacks on or around the Fourth of July in the United States, but CNN and other major US media organizations expended much energy spreading fear far and wide so Americans would be on edge throughout the holiday weekend. And, when nothing happened, FBI Director James Comey fabricated claims that...

Clowns Who Run for President Vs. Comedians Who Do

By Spocko I was in downtown Chicago this week by the river. A woman next to me was taking a photo, of Trump Tower. I asked her, “So are you voting for him?” She burst out laughing, “No!” Donald Trump running for President is a massive gift to the media, almost as big as his...

The Roundup for July 5-6th, 2015

Special Message Hello folks, thought of doing something a little different in terms of the song by using a favorite from a live album I have. As a side note, the Roundup will be on hiatus from July 7-22 as I’ll be out of the country. In the meantime, I sent three posts to Kevin...

Chief Justice Roberts Rejected Marriage Equality In The Best Possible Way For Liberals

Obergefell v. Hodges, is a double defeat for conservatives. At the same moment that a majority of the Court declared the United States to be a marriage equality nation, Chief Justice Roberts announced to his fellow conservatives that...Show More Summary

Podcast: Recent FBI Sting, White Terrorism Threat, Transgender Activist Interrupts Obama & Marriage Equality

This week on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast: Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the major Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States; an undocumented transgender activist who interrupted President Barack Obama’s remarks at the LGBT Pride Reception at the White House and was booed; the threat of white terrorism, which the...

Podcast: The Dominican Republic’s Plans to Racially Cleanse the Country of Black Haitians

The Dominican Republic is set to purge its country of hundreds of thousands of black Haitian migrants or black Dominicans of Haitian descent. The government has stripped anyone born in Haiti after 1929 of their citizenship and rendered this entire population stateless. Numerous Haitians have fled or are hiding as they wait to see what...

Podcast: The US Surveillance State Now That USA Freedom Act is Law

The USA Freedom Act was signed into law this past week. It was viewed as both a victory for those concerned with privacy and restricting the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance and also as a law that did not do go far enough in restricting spy agencies. In fact, the USA Freedom Act further codified...

Socialist Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant, Up for Re-Election, Visits New York for Fundraiser

Kshama Sawant, the first socialist to be elected to the Seattle City Council since 1877, attended a fundraiser for her re-election campaign at the All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City on May 31. Sawant, who represents District 3, is in her first term and won against Democrat Richard Conlin in 2013. She is best...

To Win In Iowa, GOP Candidates Must Win Over This Extreme Right Wing Talk Radio Host

Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson's regular interviews with White House hopefuls each presidential election season have turned him into something of a kingmaker, despite his record of pushing conservative misinformation, Islamophobia, and anti-gay views. Show More Summary

Podcast: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling & the Government’s Campaign to Silence Him

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking to a journalist. It was the longest sentenced issued under President Barack Obama’s administration by a federal court as punishment for a leak. During a trial in January, he was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and...

Podcast: Omar Khadr’s Newfound Freedom Amidst ‘Sea of Demonization’ in Canada

Omar Khadr, who was once one of the youngest prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail in Canada on Thursday. He said of his newfound freedom that what he was experiencing was “much better” than he had thought it would be. On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode, Janice Williamson, editor of the book, Omar...

Will Durst: Tab A Into Slot B

In which our intrepid correspondent tramples down more cherished assumptions.   Now read this:Will Durst: Oversharing (Apr 26, 2015) Will Durst: Bolting Colts (Apr 17, 2015) Will Durst: Hoosier Daddy? (Apr 3, 2015) Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II (Mar 20, 2015) Will Durst: E Is For Evidence (Mar 15, 2015) Will Durst: Up Is [...]

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