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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: DSCC puts an awesome spin on Terri Lynn Land's awful ad

Leading Off: • MI-Sen: The DSCC hits Republican Terri Lynn Land, and it's a pretty great ad. The spot has a clip of Land's now-legendary "Really?" ad, with Land declaring at the end, "Because as a woman, I may know more about women than...Show More Summary

Jindal 'Thinking About' Running in 2016, 'Wouldn’t Stay Out' Because Friends Are In

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said that he was “thinking about” running for president in 2016, and that he would not stay out of the race simply because he had friends who were already running. “We’re thinking about it, we’re praying about it. Show More Summary

NC Healthcare Provider Blames 'Big Cuts' on ObamaCare

WNCT, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, N.C., reports that healthcare provider Vidant will undergo “big cuts” that they blame on the Affordable Care Act. According to the WNCT, Vidant says the “operational margin [on Medicare and Medicaid...Show More Summary

ESPN ‘Regrets’ Report About Michael Sam’s Locker Room Showering Habits

After criticism from players and LGBT advocates, ESPN says the segment "failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports." The post ESPN ‘Regrets’ Report About Michael Sam’s Locker Room Showering Habits appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Evolution. It's a thing. The annual Beloit College Mindset List from the Wisconsin school (Go, Fightin' Buccnaeers!) is out and generating the usual gasps and titters. The annual list reflects on how the...Show More Summary

New PPP survey finds Iowa's Senate race deadlocked

Democratic Senate nominee Bruce Braley Several recent polls have shown a close race in the U.S. Senate contest in the Hawkeye State, and Public Policy Polling adds another one. They find Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley leads Republican state Sen. Show More Summary

While The NRA Tries To Recruit Women, NRA Media Insults Them

Routine sexist attacks from the National Rifle Association's media outlets are undermining the organization's political effort to reach out to women as a growing demographic. On August 25, NRA magazine America's 1st Freedom attacked prominent gun safety advocate and Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts. Show More Summary

Close, But No Cigars

Gee: if a "strongarm" robbery took place and the store that was supposedly robbed do not believe they were robbed, what conclusion should we come to?

Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them

The Home School Legal Defense Association has spent tens of thousands of dollars in opposition to Common Core, including federal lobbying, a microsite, and even a fully produced 39-minute documentary. The post Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Shifty Scott Brown reverses his 2012 stance on whether climate change is real

"Hi, I'm Scott Brown, and I'll say whatever will give me the most votes when it comes to climate change." Former Sen. Scott Brown has two opinions about whether scientists are right or wrong about anthropogenic global warming. In Brown's...Show More Summary

Earthquake Storm Warns Big Quake May Soon Hit

Northern California suffered an “Earthquake Storm” on Sunday, as 60 smaller aftershocks rolled through Northern California following the magnitude 6.0 on the Richter Scale earthquake that struck Sunday at 3:20 a.m. Sunday’s earthquake is the 4th serious quake this year after a period of low activity. Show More Summary

Same-Sex Couples In Ecuador To Receive National Benefits

Activists celebrate "huge step forward" but caution that discrimination still persists. The post Same-Sex Couples In Ecuador To Receive National Benefits appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Paul Ryan Won’t Answer Questions From DREAMers He Voted To Deport

One DREAMer asked, "Why do you want to deport me and my sister?" The post Paul Ryan Won’t Answer Questions From DREAMers He Voted To Deport appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Everything Important That Happened At The MTV VMAs, Ranked

A comprehensive list from best to worst. Or, in VMA-speak, from Beyoncé's performance to Ariana Grande's ponytail. The post Everything Important That Happened At The MTV VMAs, Ranked appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Connie Bruck Whitewashes Schakowsky--and J Street--on Israel

The New Yorker's Connie Bruck tackles the question of whether the powerful pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is losing influence among American Jews. She frames the issue as if AIPAC is siding "with...Show More Summary

Lee Rigby Killer Mosque Tries to Distance Itself from Latest Jihadi

One London mosque that seems to be fast acquiring a reputation for producing Britain’s most ‘famous’ terrorists has taken steps to distance itself from a recent alumnus, who has demanded equal rights for Jihadists and said she wants to be the first female to execute a UK or US ‘terrorist’. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin’s Ice Bucket Challenge Is Funnier Than You Think

For the first time ever, a video of Sarah Palin is funny for the right reasons. Normally, we find ourselves laughing at a Sarah Palin video because she either hilariously bungles a softball question; or because she can’t describe the duties of the office for which she’s running; or because she totally botches a major [...]

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