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The Roundup for August 1st, 2015

Special Announcement This is my last Roundup for Firedoglake, something I did not expect to write a few months ago. Even the song for today is something I always knew would be good to place for the end, but never expected it so soon. I feel, perhaps as you, somber. I carried a rich tradition here...

The Roundup for July 31st, 2015

Enjoy your day folks. International Politics Overall – Journalist Patrick Cockburn joins The Real News to talk about Turkey’s role in the West’s fight against the Islamic State and the potential of it to jeopardize the situation – The Pentagon denied allegations that U.S.-trained rebels were captured in Syria – Private military contractors are the ones in charge...

How to Get the Foo Fighters to Play in Your Town

Yesterday, a YouTube video was released in which 1,000 singers, guitarists and drummers made their pitch to get the Foo Fighters to play a concert in the city of Cesena, Italy (population 97,000). Organizer Fabio Zaffagnini said, One thousand rockers that came from all over the nation at their own expense, and they just did one song -- your song. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

It's Friday! And the title of this post is a lie! It's not a live show, but it's a new show, and that's what counts. An all-new but pre-recorded episode is waiting for you. Listen in and join in the hilarity of me pretending it's today!...Show More Summary

Why Immigration Is The Hole In Bernie Sanders’ Progressive Agenda

Sanders says allowing immigrants into the U.S. hurts wages and the economy. The post Why Immigration Is The Hole In Bernie Sanders’ Progressive Agenda appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Fourth Video Attacking Planned Parenthood Is Also Full Of Doctored Footage

The Center for Medical Progress' fourth attempt to smear Planned Parenthood -- by using deceptively-edited videos to falsely claim clinics are "negotiating a fetal body parts deal" -- once again falls flat, providing no evidence that any laws were broken. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: A humorous hack, polluted water and a violated bush

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is I sacrifice thee in the name of the Second Amendment: In case you missed it: A judge ordered Ray Tensing, the fired University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot unarmed motorist Sam DuBose after a routine traffic stop, to be held on a $1 million bond on Thursday. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Weaponizes Humanitarian Aid In Yemen

Originally published at MintPress News. SANAA, Yemen — Five months have passed since Saudi Arabia declared war on Yemen, and for all its might, political resolve and military arsenal, the kingdom has yet to bring the poorest nation on the Arabian Peninsula to heel. Its institutions in tatters, its military apparatus reduced to rubbles, and...

The Roundup for July 30th, 2015

Some smooth Latin sounds for the morning. International Politics Overall – Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, joins The Real News to question U.S. intentions when partnering with Turkey against the Islamic State...Show More Summary

An accurate history of North Carolina's Confederate monuments

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The North Carolina General Assembly passed and Deputy Assistant Governor P. McCrory signed legislation aimed at preserving Confederate monuments from corrective action. They offered ahistorical rationalizations for their actions, which Duke University professor Timothy Tyson concisely corrected.

Sarah Palin In A Trump Administration? Apparently So.

Just typing the words "Trump Administration" is enough to make me want to turn off the computer and hide under the bed until December, 2016. We would be the laughingstock of the world, and that's before President Trump chose his cabinet...Show More Summary

The Roundup for July 29th, 2015

Been a while since punk was on the Roundup. International Politics Overall – Secretary of State John Kerry said, if Congress stopped the agreement with Iran, Iran would seek nuclear weapons; FOR THE LAST TIME THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY INTENTIONS – Of course, Kerry said it would be “the easiest decision in the world”...

7 Things Media Should Know About The Third Undercover Attempt To Smear Planned Parenthood

A third video deceptively attacking Planned Parenthood has been released, and, like the previous two, the highly-edited video shows no evidence that Planned Parenthood clinics have broken any laws by allowing women to voluntarily and safely donate fetal tissue from abortions. Show More Summary

The Roundup for July 28th, 2015

Almost the end of the month. Keep those suggestions coming, folks. International Politics Overall – Israel hopes to use the Syrian Civil War to bolster its energy independence – Russian President Vladimir Putin: I think Sepp Blatter should get the Nobel Peace Prize; Spits out drink – The United Nations suspended its health programs in Iraq...

'Amy' Winehouse Documentary Is Riveting

I must admit that when Amy Winehouse broke out onto the music scene in 2007, I was going through my own shtstorm so to speak, healthwise. I was blogging up a storm, but my nerve damage/abdomen tear never seemed to give me a minute of peace. Show More Summary

The Roundup for July 26-27th, 2015

Folks, any criticisms of the Roundup or suggestions to improve it? It’s been a while since I asked that so I’m open to hearing your input. International Politics Overall – President Barack Obama told leaders of African countries to treat gay people and women as equals – Turkey called for a special meeting with NATO...

Morning Digest: GOP group busted for running photoshopped ad of Obama greeting Iranian president

Barack Obama with then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, pre-photoshop Leading Off: • WI-Sen: Yeah, whoops. A new Republican super PAC called Restoration PAC just started airing a minute-long TV ad that tries to push some incredibly hardcore fear-mongering about Iran while taking a moment to praise GOP Sen. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Monday Morning Shot of Rhetorical Red Bull The 2004 Democratic National Convention was held in Boston eleven(!!!) years ago this week. Howard Dean, who ignited the lefty blogosphere (he's the reason I stumbled on to Daily Kos), wasn't our nominee. Show More Summary

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