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Hillary Clinton decides to raise Kaine

Tim Kaine's selection for the Democratic sets up a clash of serious vs. unserious choices.

Slate: Trump Acceptance Speech Un-American

Franklin Foer, Slate: There was a strangely foreign quality to [Donald] Trump's address, despite its overt nationalism. He didn't ground his narrative in American history; he didn't invoke any leaders or episodes from the national past. Show More Summary

For Clinton, concern lingers over enthusiasm for candidacy

Too many voters say they're supporting her for a reason you'd never want printed on a campaign T-shirt: "I'm voting for the lesser of two evils." National preference polls may give Clinton an edge over Trump and the electoral map may favor her. [...]Show More Summary

Obama joined by Elizabeth Warren in weekly address focusing on continued Wall Street reform

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

x YouTube Video WARREN: The financial crisis wasn’t an unstoppable act of nature.The whole thing could have been avoided, but we didn’t have the rules in place to stop Wall Street from taking enormous risks that threatened the economy. We...Show More Summary

The Latest: Clinton-Kaine ticket set to make debut in Miami

Hillary Clinton has made her pick and now it's time to team up with running mate Tim Kaine for the Democratic ticket's first public event. The bilingual Kaine may prove to be a valuable asset in Spanish-language media as the campaign appeals to Hispanic-Americans turned off by Republican Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric about immigrants.

This week in science: the climate inaction superheroes

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

How do you drive home the ridiculousness of climate change deniers? The good folks at Climate Inaction came up with some figurines, each with their own superpowers of willful denial: To highlight the absurdity of doing nothing in the...Show More Summary

Sean Duffy: Donald Trump Speaks For White Men

Trump surrogates are either unabashed liars, or they're complete simpletons who often tell unpleasant truths. In Wisconsin's Sean Duffy they have both. Source: Think Progress During a CNN interview this morning, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)...Show More Summary

Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

Tougher to clean up and shine, however, is the state's political image, tarnished by recent political corruption cases that have implicated many Democrats across the state. —In June, a longtime Philadelphia congressman, Chaka Fattah,...Show More Summary

Praising Kaine: How Clinton's choice of a widely respected senator drives a deep wedge into the GOP

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Hillary Clinton announced her selection of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate late on Friday evening, and something incredible has already happened: Major Republican figures are speaking up to offer their praise. Here, for instance, is Arizona Sen. Show More Summary

Texas Woman Arrested, Told Blacks Have 'Violent Tendencies'

Breaion King, an Austin, Texas school teacher was driving, according to police, 15 miles above the speed limit. This is not exactly a remarkable event, unless it's completely mishandled. This is a time that turned out worse than youShow More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Sadly, No!: While it seemed like there was meth to the madness of RNC delegates in Cleveland, some conservative pundits were obviously dropping acid. Talk Left: Its recent losses in Iraq and Syria don’t mean ISIS and its appendages aren’t still capable of wreaking havoc. Eschaton: #ThanksBrexit. Show More Summary

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