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Democrats hit Terri Lynn Land on Medicare

Screenshot of DSCC video. The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is running this hard-hitting Medicare ad against Michigan Republican Terri Lynn Land, part of a statewide multi-million dollar ad buy, according to TPM. "Terri Lynn Land...Show More Summary

Conservative Christians Challenge Pope Francis To Solve ‘Marriage Crisis’

The effort exposes a growing sense of uncertainty among many Christian conservatives regarding Francis’ views on family issues. The post Conservative Christians Challenge Pope Francis To Solve ‘Marriage Crisis’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… It's Ex-Gay Awareness Month! Break out the sensibly-straight party hats and business-casual attire! October is Ex-Gay Awareness Month, and the converters are staging their annual hootenanny in DC this weekend to "pray away the homosexualitay." Joe Jervis at the Joe My God blog reminds us what happened last year: Yup. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Pat Roberts continues to paint Greg Orman as a secret Obama minion

Leading Off: • KS-Sen: One of the big downsides to running a serious campaign as an independent is you need to keep to accommodate voters from both parties even when they hold contradictory views on major issues. Republican Sen. PatShow More Summary

Anti-Gay Activists Justify HRC’s “Export of Hate” Report

Last week, the Human Rights Campaign published an explosive report, The Export of Hate, which pointed out how various anti-gay figures were peddling lies and propaganda to foreign countries in an attempt to spread anti-gay hate abro...

First TV Ad Released for Marijuana Legalization in Oregon

The ad "It's About Time" features retired police veteran Pete Tutmark talking about how much time and money is wasted on marijuana arrests. Time that could be spent on serious crimes. It is obviously targeted at those undecideds whoShow More Summary

Voting is like wedding dress shopping? So say GOP young voter outreach ads

The newest entry in the Republican campaign to insult women voters comes from the College Republican National Committee, and boy is this one ever successful. If the goal is insulting women, specifically young women in this case. Where...Show More Summary

Republicans spending six-figures to hold onto the governorship in ... Idaho?!

Democratic nominee A.J. Balukoff This is certainly unexpected. The Republican Governors Association is spending what they describe as "six-figures" in a race that hasn't been on many people's radars until now. The RGA describes Democratic Boise School Board President A.J. Show More Summary

Sex, death and what banning books teaches our kids

A school district in California actually has a "Book Reconsideration Committee" that decides which books to ban.

Hollywood Makes Brave, Groundbreaking Decision To Produce A Tetris Movie

No director, no cast, no script, not yet. But that’s not what movies are about. Everyone knows that a movie is born when an ’80s game and a studio love each other very much. The post Hollywood Makes Brave, Groundbreaking Decision To Produce A Tetris Movie appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Tragedy, Privation and Hope: Joy Boothe's Inspiring Journey to Moral Monday

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  ©Jenny Warburg Joy Boothe (in black pants) at a sit-in outside the office North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger in June 2014, protesting Republican education cuts. W hen Joy Boothe showed up at last week’s Moral Monday rally in her hometown of Burnsville, North Carolina, she was fighting both sleep- and sun-deprivation. Show More Summary

Amazing drone footage of massive Hong Kong protests

Residents of Hong Kong are coming out en masse, demanding democracy: The mass sit-in — and for hardier participants, sleep-in — in several of Hong Kong’s key commercial districts has presented the Chinese leadership with one of its biggest and most unexpected challenges in years. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: In Kansas, the GOP plays the strip club card against Paul Davis

Leading Off: • KS-Gov: It was only a matter of time before Republicans hit Democrat Paul Davis over this embarrassing story from his past that recently came to light. About a week ago, the Coffeyville Journal reported that Davis was at a strip club in 1998 when police were raiding it. Show More Summary

Reza Aslan: Bill Maher's Thinking On Islam 'Not Very Sophisticated'

Historian Reza Aslan hits the nail on the head with his dismissal of Bill Maher's opinions on Islam. Maher is someone who seems to fancy himself an intellectual, but it appears he'd rather pick up a spliff and blow smoke out his ass than do the actual work of forming nuanced opinion. Show More Summary

Inside the Koch Brothers’ Multi-Million Dollar Campaign to Win Over Latinos

The Koch Brothers make their small government pitch to Latino voters: "It's not always an easy subject for some of the first generation to comprehend." The post Inside the Koch Brothers’ Multi-Million Dollar Campaign to Win Over Latinos appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How modern politics killed compromise

The opportunities for cross-partisan policymaking have all but disappeared.

Authors who hated adaptions of their works

Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick adaption of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange The poet John Godfrey Saxe is attributed with first saying Otto von Bismarck’s famous maxim: laws are like sausages, it's better not to see how their made. Show More Summary

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