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Now Is When I Remind You That The 'IRS Scandal' Is Pure Political Theater

On Tuesday, while Puerto Rico languishes and a pile of work faces our do-nothing House of Representatives, a hearing commenced to smear John Koskinen, current head of the IRS. The clip above is a very serious Steve King very seriously...Show More Summary

Anaheim police: Anti-Trump protesters will not be tolerated

(AP) — Police in Anaheim, California are warning protesters that violence will not be tolerated ahead of Donald Trump's scheduled rally. Police Chief Raul Quezada said in a statement Wednesday that they will respect the right to protest peacefully, but "we will not tolerate violence or disobedience of the law."

A Federal Judge Just Reacquainted Anti-Abortion Lawmakers With The First Amendment

Judge Michael Barrett is not the sort of person you would expect to be overflowing with sympathy for abortion clinics. The post A Federal Judge Just Reacquainted Anti-Abortion Lawmakers With The First Amendment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Senate votes to scrap catfish inspection program

The law took safety oversight of catfish and other ray-finned fish away from the Food and Drug Administration and gave that authority to the Agriculture Department, which does more frequent inspections. Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...Show More Summary

Latino Families Say They Were Kicked Out Of A Trailer Park Because They’re Undocumented

"A policy of this nature is bound to have a discriminatory impact on Latinos." The post Latino Families Say They Were Kicked Out Of A Trailer Park Because They’re Undocumented appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrats aim at Trump's tax returns

[...] with Democrats looking for every opportunity to focus negative attention on the billionaire candidate, Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden introduced the measure Wednesday. If they don't, the Treasury Department — which oversees the...Show More Summary

The Latest: No plans for Japan PM to visit Pearl Harbor

Abe says that trip included a speech to a joint meeting of Congress and a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, where he laid a wreath. The White House says Obama won't apologize for the decision to drop the bomb, but will...Show More Summary

Sen. Warren: Trump is a 'small, insecure moneygrubber'

The Massachusetts Democrat called the Republican presidential candidate a "small, insecure moneygrubber" who doesn't care whom he hurts, as long as he can make money. "Pocahontas is at it again," Trump said in an email to The Associated...Show More Summary

Trump Protesters Picked The Wrong Police Department To Clash With

If Trump protestors have a culture of violence, the Albuquerque Police Department has a culture of sheer brutality. The post Trump Protesters Picked The Wrong Police Department To Clash With appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why We Must Stand Against The Death Penalty, Even In The Case Of Racist Murderer Dylann Roof

The death penalty is arbitrary. It discriminates on the basis of race and income. It kills the innocent. It is unconstitutional. And it may even deepen the wounds of families already grieving from the most terrible tragedy imaginable. Show More Summary

Trump in 1998: 'Paula Jones is a Loser'

Donald Trump is trying to make Bill Clinton's treatment of women a campaign issue with blistering attacks, but in the past he attacked Clinton's accusers. Trump declared in 1998 that "Paula Jones is a loser" and said a year later that Clinton's mistake was that Monica Lewinsky wasn't better looking. Show More Summary

Trump Attacks New Mexico's GOP Governor

Donald Trump used a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attack the state's GOP Gov. Susana Martinez, who did not attend the rally. "Since 2000, the number of people on food stamps in New Mexico has tripled. We have to get your governor to get going. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Republicans try to lock Democrats out of the general in blue Santa Barbara seat

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Leading Off: ? CA-24: Not long ago, both the DCCC and House Majority PAC began airing ads in support of Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, even though a fellow Democrat, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, is also in the race. Show More Summary

Cartoon: The mysterious Donald Trump

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Nominated for an Eisner Award:  Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib, 300 pages of political cartoons, comics journalism and essays. Follow me on Twitter at  @MattBors.

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It’s Wednesday, but it doesn’t feel like a Wednesday, because Joan McCarter won’t be here. So now I don’t even know what to say. What’s the point of anything, any more? Whoa, wait! Squirrel! Listen LIVE right here at 9:00 AM ET! WhoShow More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Assorted Words of Wisdom for 2016 Grads “In a year when politicians traffic in anti-immigrant rhetoric, there is also a Broadway musical reminding us that a broke, orphan immigrant from the West Indies built our financial system. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton on Beyonce's 'Lemonade': 'It's Great'

Hillary Clinton visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview that airs Wednesday, with the Democratic candidate discussing a variety of topics from potential vice president picks to her admiration for Beyoncé's Lemonade. "I have seen parts of it, and I do like it. It's great," Clinton said, taking a question from...

Maine's LePage fails to defend the indefensible

The more Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) tries to defend his approach to addiction issues, the worse his arguments appear.

Caught fibbing, Trump scrambles to address veterans controversy

In a normal year, in a normal party, with a normal candidate, it would be the kind of controversy that effectively kills a candidate's chances of success.

Republicans' response to the Zika threat takes an offensive turn

In developments that are almost hard to believe, the House Republicans' response to the Zika threat yesterday made the transition from reckless to offensive.

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