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Gun Groups Find Common Cause With Protesters After Black Man Is Shot For Carrying A BB Gun

Ohio Open Carry became unlikely allies of the racial justice movement this weekend when they rallied against the police killing of John Crawford in a Wal-Mart. The post Gun Groups Find Common Cause With Protesters After Black Man Is Shot For Carrying A BB Gun appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: PPP brings some good news for Connecticut's Democratic governor

Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy with the Big Dog himself Leading Off: • CT-Gov: Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy has not had an easy few years. In 2010 he narrowly beat Republican Tom Foley 50-49, and Foley is back for a rematch. The economic crisis has forced Malloy to make some tough decisions, and he's never been particularly popular even in this blue state. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: EMILY's List spends big hitting Scott Walker on abortion

Leading Off: • WI-Gov: EMILY's List recently reserved $1.2 million to support Democrat Mary Burke, and the group has begun its new ad campaign. EMILY's spot features a doctor calling for Republican Gov. Scott Walker to get out of her patients' private lives and stop trying to outlaw abortion. Walker wasted no time airing a response ad. Show More Summary

PPP brings some welcome good news for Connecticut's Democratic governor

Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy campaigns with Bill Clinton Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy has not had an easy few years. In 2010 he narrowly beat Republican Tom Foley 50-49, and Foley is back for a rematch. The economic crisis has forced Malloy to make some tough decisions, and he's never been particularly popular even in this blue state. Show More Summary

Fox's Bolling Calls Liberalism "A Dangerous Virus" Like Ebola

Fox News host Eric Bolling warned America that "liberalism is a dangerous virus," echoing the kind of dangerous rhetoric that right-wing media figures like Glenn Beck have spread for years. In an October 6 FoxNews.com opinion piece,Show More Summary

New York Times Apologizes For Cartoon Slammed As ‘Blatantly Racist’

“We're still teaching a thing or two to the ‘elite space club', who judging by this [cartoon], appear to be a bunch of stodgy, xenophobic fogeys.” The post New York Times Apologizes For Cartoon Slammed As ‘Blatantly Racist’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Yo soy Lucy Flores/ I am Lucy Flores

Lucy Flores (D), is running for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, and when she wins she will be the first Latina to hold that position. Her bid for election is bringing out new voters and winning over older ones. The cornerstone of her platform is education. Show More Summary

Emily's List goes in big for Mary Burke in Wisconsin

A nurse practitioner appearing in Emily's List ad against Gov. Scott Walker and his anti-abortion record. Emily's List has engaged in the Wisconsin governor's race on behalf of Democrat Mary Burke with this ad featuring a nurse practitioner talking about Gov. Show More Summary

‘Better Call Saul’ Gets A Theme Song

Another teaser! Not sure if we will ever see a full episode, tbh. The post ‘Better Call Saul’ Gets A Theme Song appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Terminally Ill Woman Launches Campaign To Expand Access To Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Brittany Maynard is using the last weeks of her life to advocate for giving Americans more options over how they want to die. The post Terminally Ill Woman Launches Campaign To Expand Access To Doctor-Assisted Suicide appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: David Perdue's outsourcing past is back with a vengeance

Republican David Perdue Leading Off: • GA-Sen: If you're planning to run for office ten years from now, be very, very, very careful about what you say in your next deposition, because it'll probably come back to haunt you. Learning that the hard way is Republican David Perdue. Show More Summary

Thank George Bush for exempting political email from spam laws

We can shake our fists in the general direction of Crawford, Texas, and at a village whose idiot protected spam.

Late Late Night FDL: Be My Ghost

Snagglepuss -- Be My Ghost. This Hanna-Barbera cartoon first aired December 23, 1961.

Ben Affleck Slams Bill Maher’s Anti-Muslim Sentiment As ‘Gross’ And ‘Racist’

Hollywood actor Ben Affleck's response to anti-Muslim sentiment? "What is your solution? To condemn Islam? To do what? We’ve killed more Muslims than they’ve killed us by an awful lot." The post Ben Affleck Slams Bill Maher’s Anti-Muslim Sentiment As ‘Gross’ And ‘Racist’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Georgia Senate Candidate Accuses Opponent Of Associating With Terrorists

David Perdue is using a page out of Sexby Chambliss' 2002 playbook. The post Georgia Senate Candidate Accuses Opponent Of Associating With Terrorists appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Late Late Night FDL: America

Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem -- America, from episode 317 of The Muppet Show.

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Gene Harris: 'Jive Samba'

I was driving in my car and listening to Kjazz as I often do when I heard this electrifying version of Cannonball Adderley's great tune, Jive Samba. I immediately checked their playlist and found out that it was a live concert led by the wonderful Gene Harris. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Republican Paul LePage's craziest moments make it to the air

Leading Off: • ME-Gov: The DGA-backed Maine Forward calls Republican Gov. Paul LePage an embarrassment. It's a pretty good greatest hits collection for LePage: It reminds viewers that the governor twice compared the IRS to the Nazis, called legislators idiots, and told the NAACP to kiss his butt. Show More Summary

‘I’m Not A Scientist’: A Complete Guide To Politicians Who Plead Ignorance On Climate Change

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday joined the growing ranks of politicians and political figures who actively oppose any policy to fight climate change, but also claim to not know the science of climate change. The post ‘I’m Not A Scientist’: A Complete Guide To Politicians Who Plead Ignorance On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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