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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Maine's gubernatorial race looks as tight as ever

Democrat Mike Michaud Leading Off: • ME-Gov: On behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, PPP takes another look at the Pine Tree State's gubernatorial contest and finds what most recent polls have found: A close and unpredictable contest between Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Backlash After Australian Climate Change Group Compares Coal Mining to Paedophilia

An Australian climate change lobby group has faced a backlash after creating a billboard advert comparing coal miners to paedophiles. The ad was one of a number of possible images posted onto the Facebook page of the Australian Youth...Show More Summary

Amanda v Goliath$

American history is a story of profound conflict. There are those who believe that corporations and the wealthy few should control the rest of us. And there are those of us focused on the wellbeing of real people. Conflict is inevitable. The...Show More Summary

Channeling Her Inner Martha Coakley: Liberals Boo Jeanne Shaheen for Interrupting Scott Brown Again

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Liberals booed incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) for interrupting closing remarks by former Sen. Scott Brown at a forum Sunday morning, calling her actions “rude,” video from the event shows....Show More Summary

Dallas Ebola Survivor’s Dog Still in Quarantine – No Dog Reunion Scheduled (Video)

Ebola survivor Nina Pham told the nation she wanted to see her dog Bentley when she got back to Texas. Authorities are hopeful Bentley will not show signs of the disease and be released in 21 days. But Bentley is … Continue reading ...

Hillary’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Moment: If It Happened, Why Are Only Conservatives Reporting It?

  Can’t find a word about it on MSNBC or, nothing on or There’s nothing on Daily Kos, or Talking Points Memo, or or anywhere else that I can find in the non-wingnut media. But I’ve seen the video. Here’s what UPI reports. Hillary Clinton was in Boston on Friday showing [...]

Tankman, the GOP and Voting Rights

One of the most evocative images of the 20th century was the image of a single man standing in front of a column of tanks as part of the pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The picture resonates because, as Thomas Jefferson...Show More Summary

Fables Of The Reconstruction: Cue The World’s Tiniest Violin Edition — Plus: Bonus For A Good Time On The Cape!

Attention conservation notice (term stolen from Cosma): What follows is mostly purely Levenson-domicile maundering.  The good stuff is at the end; great art by someone I love.  Now you know. I’ve gone silent on our kitchen renovation farrago, for the obvious and very good reason:  it’s the eternal return of the same, and thus boring. [Read more...]

Charlie Crist Refuses to Return Strip Club Money

Charlie Crist, the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida, refused to give about $90,000 he received from strip club owners during a preview of an interview on CBS Miami’s “Facing South Florida” set to air Sunday. When Crist was...Show More Summary

Late Late Night FDL: Ghost Hunt

Muppet Labs -- Ghost Hunt. It is not just Muppet Labs that are looking for ghosts. We all are. The ghost of our democracy. The ghost of our Constitution and its protections. The ghost of an independent press. The ghosts of elected officials enacting the will of the people. Show More Summary

Three New Ads Hit Michelle Nunn in Georgia Senate Race

The Ending Spending Action Fund has upped the ante in Georgia with a new $1.3 million ad buy, hitting Democrat Michelle Nunn across three fronts: her deference to an ever more unpopular Obama; Nunn's ultimately embarrassing attempt to use former President George H.W. Show More Summary

A preview of the forthcoming Steven Wilson album

By Michael J.W. Stickings As you may have seen, we haven't been posting much lately. Suffice it to say, we've been busy, and preoccupied with other things. But we'll try to keep up the blogging now and then, so stay tuned -- and, you never know, we may turn our collective attention back to this blog before too long. Show More Summary

President 'Not Interested In Photo Ops' Overheard Telling Nurse Pham, 'Let's Hug For The Cameras'

Dallas nurse Nina Pham, was happily declared Ebola-free and released from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Friday. Just a few hours after she was released from the hospital, Pham, her mother, and her sister got to visit the Oval Office and meet the president. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Bob Beauprez's pro-secession past returns to haunt him

Leading Off: • CO-Gov: The DGA has two spots (here and here). The first attacks Republican Bob Beauprez over secession, which is not something you see every day. The narrator reads a Beauprez quote, where the candidate supports several...Show More Summary

“Shocked” – David Brock’s American Bridge posts misleading video of David Perdue

David Brock is the founder of Media Matters for America, who’s goal was to destroy Fox News and Rush Limbaugh by any means necessary. Brock also is the person behind American Bridge, the entity formed to hire trackers to follow

Canadian Muslim Group Lays Wreath at National War Memorial, Condemns Jihadist Attack

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has loudly condemned the killing of Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa by a suspected jihadist this week, laying a wreath at the National War Memorial where he was killed and expressing anger at the use of Islam to promote violence. Show More Summary

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