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Judge declares mistrial for cop captured on video shooting unarmed black man in the back

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A mistrial has been declared in the case against Michael Slager, the former police officer that shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in South Carolina in April 2015. A circuit judge confirmed the mistrial after the jury was unable to come to a unanimous decision. Show More Summary

Monday Open Thread

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

The news reads like a joke: Al Gore meets with Ivanka Trump (and then her father) on climate change. Is anyone surprised Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are house-hunting in Washington? A federal judge has ordered the vote recount in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Seven Times The Media Lied About Trump’s New HUD Pick, Ben Carson, By Quoting Him

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

The media's always misunderstood poor Ben Carson. Thanks to Donald Trump, he can keep on making no sense at all.

Hey, Senate Dems, More Of This, Please!

Many in the Democratic establishment have been calling for a halt to "identity politics," the bogus term created by conservatives to smear President Obama's presidential terms and protect them from their racist proclivities. That's why...Show More Summary

Arizona Rep. Gallego takes up fight for civilian control of military: 'I cannot support a waiver'

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego on Monday joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in opposing Donald Trump's Secretary of Defense nominee, former Marine Gen. James Mattis, who only resigned from the military two years ago. Gallego, an Iraq War veteran, said he respected Mattis's service but added, “I cannot support a waiver. Show More Summary

Senate Democrats Have One Shot At Saving SCOTUS - Will They?

It is now time for Senate Democrats to take their shot at saving this country from fascists assuming the reins of power in January. It can be done, but it will require them to be courageous and aggressive. David Waldman (KagroX on Twitter)...Show More Summary

Chris Cuomo, Darryl Issa Fight Over Trump's 'Illegals' Lie

It's clear that the entire Republican establishment will now circle the wagons anytime Donald Trump tweets something, stupid, false, or blatantly dishonest. This morning on CNN's Good Day, it was Congressman Darryl Issa's turn. It's not a "lie" when a Republican President-elect says 'millions of illegals' voted against him.. Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel Will Host Oscars

The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. Kimmel has been a regular awards host, having twice previously hosted the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led ESPN's ESPY Awards.

As Republicans flail on Obamacare, Democrats' job becomes clear: Throw them an anchor

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Mitch McConnell is having to explain that "You can't just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where we're headed," on Obamacare repeal to justify why he is going to be trying out a "repeal and delay" tactic. That newShow More Summary

Oakland: It Justs Keeps Getting Sadder

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

The death toll in the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire has now reached at least 36. The Daily Mail has photos and stories about some of those who lost their lives. A criminal investigation is underway. All of SFist's coverage is here.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Midday open thread: Beyond civility, laughing at Chris Christie, and working-class environmentalism

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is The mysterious stranger: What you might have missed on Sunday Kos … Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County, Ohio’s new Democratic Clerk of Courts, and how he won, by David Akadjian Racism is a battle that we’ve...Show More Summary

Gen. Flynn’s Alt-Right-conspiracy peddling son now has a Trump transition email

Trump National Security Adviser's conspiracy-embracing son may be working for the Trump transition.

Online Nazi Propagandists Turn Up Volume On Pizzagate Lies

After Edgar Maddison Welch strode into Comet Ping Pong yesterday with his assault-style weapon and fired one shot into the floor, reality struck journalists like thunder, causing reports like the one above to be filed explaining that...Show More Summary

Trump's tariff plan hits a hurdle: Congressional Republicans

McCarthy's comments came in response to Trump's threat, made in a series of tweets over the weekend, that he would level taxes on companies that relocate overseas and then try to sell their products back into the U.S. "There will beShow More Summary

Gore has ‘extremely interesting’ meeting with Trump

Al Gore was planning to meet with Ivanka Trump, but spent more time with the president-elect. “I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect,” Gore told reporters. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground.” Gore has made climate his top priority since losing the 2000 presidential election… Ivanka Trump [...]

Counter Protests Swamp KKK Celebration in North Carolina

Barry Yeoman Anti-KKK protesters march in Raleigh.  I n the end, Saturday’s “Victory Klavalkade”—a celebration of Donald Trump’s presidency by the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan—turned out to be a fleeting sideshow. Show More Summary

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