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17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump supporters are stupid. Very stupid. The stupidest ever! If you haven’t seen Triumph’s focus group of Trump supporters, watch it!  So the question here is, is the bullshit memo incompetent right-wing propaganda, or the most...Show More Summary

Before debates, Clinton aims to keep Trump expectations high

WASHINGTON (AP) — By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president. [...]...Show More Summary

Missouri, Delete Your Legislature

Back in 2002, the Missouri legislature accidentally forgot to make stealing a felony. And now, it's a huge, huge mess. TPM is first on the story. Read the whole thing here.

Robert Reich: Single-payer healthcare inevitable

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains why it’s just a matter of time before we have single-payer healthcare. The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans. Aetna’s decision follows similar [...]

Mayor Steve Fulop: The baseball card

From Steven Fulop‘s Facebook: Topps did a baseball card set this year of 35 mayors across the country – why they would decide to do this is an entirely different conversation but nevertheless my official card trades on eBay now...Read more

Papa’s Not a Rolling Stone: Low-Income Men and Their Children

Dina Uretski/Shutterstock This story appears in our Summer 2016 issue. Subscribe here.  Papa was a rolling stone, Wherever he laid his hat was his home And when he died, all he left us was alone. —The Temptations T here is a widespread...Show More Summary

Trump: Perry will 'do well' if he challenges Cruz for Senate

Cruz, who unsuccessfully fought Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, notably declined to endorse him at last month's GOP national convention and faces re-election in 2018. Cruz sparked an outcry at the GOP convention inShow More Summary

Clinton Calendar, AP's NothingBurger: Deja Vu All Over Again

As Yogi Berra would say, "It's like Déjà vu all over again!" The current fooflah over the AP story on Clinton's Secretary of State calendar entries rang a bell. Of course they did. I wrote about it back in June. What I said then still applies now. Show More Summary

The media has the Clinton Foundation story upside down

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

What’s the real story of the Clinton Foundation? How does the philanthropic world see the Clinton Foundation? They're rock stars.  It’s one of the top-rated charities, with a an "A" grade from Charity Watch and a "Platinum" rating from...Show More Summary

‘Alt-Right’ Cover Of ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ Will Make You Yearn For Victoria Jackson’s Melodious Yowls

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Those whimsical playful race-baiters of the 'alt-right' have made their own version of the already terrible 'We Didn't Start the Fire.' It has no beat and you can't dance to it.

Trump asked Florida Gov. Scott to appoint attorney to bench

(AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, urged Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration,...Show More Summary

Paul Begala Slams Double Standard Of Clinton Foundation Critics

Paul Begala has had it with those who say Hillary Clinton somehow engaged in "Pay to Play" with the Clinton Foundation. The AP story is so full of holes, and the attacks so partisan, that the whole argument reeks of desperation bothShow More Summary

Wednesday Open Thread:

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

Busy work day. Turkey has taken over Jarabulus in Syria. The U.S. aided the effort with airstrikes. According to Twitter analysts, ISIS had already gone, so there wasn't much of a fight. More like they turned the town over. Still, it's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Chicago police: Trump never even talked to our 'very top police'

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Beautiful. Remember Donald Trump’s claim that he’d talked to an unnamed but “very top” and “rough, tough” Chicago police official, and said rough, tough man had assured Trump that he could put a stop to violence in a week if were just...Show More Summary

The Garden Nebula

They are back, the miniature explosion of florets, cut away just days before by the mower. Their viscous yellow is pure revenge against me, the late spring and the grass. Green intransigence. Embers in the umbrella’s shade, mildly bereaved of the sun or a god, who rides upon a white horse hrough azure clouds. Show More Summary

WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

With Senate Republicans refusing to confirm President Barack Obama's choice to succeed Scalia, the outcome of the presidential election will determine whether the ninth, tie-breaking justice moves the court right or left. In key decisions...Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway: We're Winning And All The Polls Are Wrong

It's one thing to read what she said in print, as I did yesterday, and quite another to actually see Trump's campaign manager say out loud such foolishness, as she did for an interview for a British news program recently. Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC and two republican strategists had themselves a good chuckle last night when he played this. Show More Summary

Chuck Grassley won't talk to Iowa voters in person, but will spend a cool million on TV ads

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Iowa Democrat Patty Judge has her first television ads up in Iowa against Sen. Chuck Grassley. She's got about $55,000 behind them for broadcast television, and about the same amount for cable. They're good, funny ads, and they're about...Show More Summary

We Are Beginning To Think Texas Really Hates Transgender People

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Look, a lawsuit to give religious wingnut doctors freedom to deny medical care to transgender folk, hooray!

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