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Maine attraction: Northeastern state's closely divided statehouse a key 2018 battleground

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Daily Kos Elections' project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation comes to Maine, where the GOP holds a one-seat majority in the state Senate, and Democrats have a small edge in the state House. Show More Summary

Nuts & Bolts: inside a Democratic campaign. Meetings and more meetings

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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: both siderism

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It’s weeks like this that I’m glad my bailiwick focuses on science and technology. There’s plenty of both-siderism in science, or poly-siderism for that matter that’s a big part of science; it’s arguably the whole point. To offer up ideas for debate and experiment, regroup, reformulate, and repeat. Show More Summary

Eclipse 2017 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for grifters

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Eclipses are such rare and spectacular sights that it’s no wonder ancient people might have thought the world was ending. You didn’t have to be a neolithic shaman to appreciate that the sun was the source of life and light and if it it appeared that something big in the sky was taking a big bite out of it, the end of the world might be at hand. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Global warming spurs Canada fires; WSJ claims coal is returning

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This is the  519th  edition   of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the Aug. 5 Green Spotlight. More than 27,520 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Show More Summary

July 2017 sets global temperature record

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

July is a hot month in the northern hemisphere. It can be beaten sometimes by August, but hopefully that won’t happen this year. Because July 2017 wasn’t a warm July, it was the hottest month ever measured in the modern global temperature record. Show More Summary

Is anybody surprised the Kochs are up to their eyebrows in the Trump regime?

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Come on now, Los Angeles Times—really with this headline? "They snubbed Trump. But the Koch network has still exerted a surprising influence over the White House." Is anybody actually surprised that the Koch brothers are using this Republican...Show More Summary

There are now 4 magazine covers that show who Trump is. Choose which you like most, and answer poll

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

[Promoted by Meteor Blades] There are now 4 magazine covers, that show who Trump is, you are invited to choose the cover that you like most, with Poll Here is the first cover  The true face of Donald Trump ! x German magazine cover shows...Show More Summary

White supremacist rally fizzles, overtaken by massive anti-racism march

Organizers of a self-described “free speech” rally in Boston Saturday were expecting to see a big turnout, with attendees from the same white supremacist groups that marched on Charlottesville last weekend. Massachusetts members of the Ku Klux Klan had announced their plans to participate. But turnout on the white supremacist side was incredibly small. They […]

Bannon Returns to Breitbart News

Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as executive chairman on Friday following his ouster from the White House, the far-right website announced in a press release. Bannon chaired the outlet's evening editorial meeting, the press release added. Show More Summary

Some U.S. Allies Trust Putin More Than Trump

The Pew Research Center published a new report this week on international attitudes towards Vladimir Putin, and not surprisingly, the Russian president is not a popular global figure. The report explained, "Around the world, few people trust Russian President Vladimir Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. Show More Summary

Trump: I Didn't Say What I Said About Nazis

Ben Cohen, Daily Banter: [President] Trump has explicitly stated that "both sides" were at fault for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and claimed there were some "very fine people" marching in the Unite the Right rally. Now he claims he never said this. Show More Summary

Wal-Mart Patents Floating Blimp Warehouse

Wal-Mart Stores has opened a new front in its battle with Amazon.com. The world's largest retailer has applied for a U.S. patent for a floating warehouse that could make deliveries via drones, which would bring products from the aircraft down to shoppers' homes. Show More Summary

Grocer Releases Grapes That Taste Like Candy

Asda has reintroduced its range of green grapes that it says taste like "candy floss." The supermarket has been experimenting in recent years with varieties of fruit known for sweet flavors. These ones come from Spain, and are the result of years of meticulous farming. Show More Summary

State Pol Hopes for Trump's Assassination

After Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said that she hoped President Trump was assassinated, many Missouri politicians, including Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, are calling for her removal from the legislature.In a Facebook...Show More Summary

Why Are There No Monuments to Slave Liberation?

Samuel Sinyangwe, Vox: This July, I traveled to Barbados to unwind and get away. I didn't know I'd encounter a monument that would help me understand how America processes our history. Heading into town from the airport, we circled a statue situated in one of the most prominent intersections in town. Show More Summary

Heather Heyer's Mom Won't Speak with Trump

The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend said she is not interested in hearing from the president because she believes he equated her daughter to white supremacists. "I'm not talking to the president now," Susan Bro said Friday on ABC's Good Morning America. Show More Summary

Trump's Arts Committee Resigns

Members of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities have had enough after Trump's controversial response to the violence in Charlottesville last weekend. Sixteen members of the group sent a letter to Trump Friday morning announcing their resignation. Show More Summary

40,000 in Boston Protest Alt-Right Rally

Thousands of demonstrators, emboldened and unnerved by the fatal eruption of violence in Virginia last weekend, surged into the nation's streets and parks on Saturday to denounce white supremacy and Nazism. The demonstrations were loud...Show More Summary

8 Charities Pull Out of Mar-a-Lago Events

Five more philanthropic organizations said Friday they have pulled their fundraising events from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club following an intense social media push calling on people to boycott charities that use the venue. Show More Summary

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