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Sunday, Oct 4, 2015

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Republicans and Democrats unite in the civil rights battle for health care in North Carolina

1 hour, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Denise Oliver Velez)

Republican Mayor of Belhaven N.C. Adam O'Neal of Belhaven, North Carolina speaks at rural healthcare rally, June 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

3 hours, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Mark Sumner)

Another neat infographic from Compound Interest. Click to see the full version. When Isaac Asimov invented the Three Laws of Robotics, he did so primarily to support some logical puzzles within his own fiction. Still, there's something reasonable enough in this invention that it seems a fair litmus…
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Sunday Talk: Girl you know it's true

10 hours, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Silly Rabbit)

Last week, shortly after Pope Francis "blessed" Washington, John Boehner held a tear-soaked press conference during which he announced that he'll be resigning his seat at the end of the month. This news sent shockwaves around the halls of Congress, and set in motion a series of events—unfortunate events—that…
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Open thread: Mars, domestic violence and corporate criminals

11 hours, 42 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... The evolution of Mars, by DarkSyde Forty years of increased productivity = lower wages, by Mark E Andersen The 50-state strategy revisited: Was it the key to Obama's victory in 2008, by Steve Singiser The other victims of domestic violence, by Susan Grigsby Republicans…
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Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn cries for black lives, but not Black Lives Matter

6 days, 21 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Frank Vyan Walton)

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn nearly teared up when confronted with the accusation that he was inattentive during a Police Commission meeting discussing the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton. Flynn said he was on his phone receiving a call about the drive-by shooting of a 5-year-old girl, who was…
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Rachel Maddow exposes Kevin McCarthy, speaker-in-waiting, channeling Sarah Palin

3 days, 4 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Egberto Willies)

Rachel Maddow took a closer look at Speaker of the House-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy. It was difficult to discern any major differences between McCarthy and Sarah Palin. They share the same proclivity for gaffes and misspeaking. Most importantly, their actual political accomplishments are negligible. Just…
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Video shows negligence by Indianapolis police as handcuffed teenager has a heart attack

2 days ago by rss@dailykos.com (Shaun King)

Terrell Day, dying of a heart attack, neglected on the ground as officers stand by On September 26, high school senior Terrell Day had a heart attack and died in police custody. A disturbing new video of his arrest has emerged and it calls into question everything we were told about the arrest by police…
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Daily Beast claims 'Black Lives Matter Is Living in the Past'

3 days, 20 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Frank Vyan Walton)

By "the past," they mean 1965, when black people had a larger problem with racism and segregation than they did with—wait for it—"black-on-black crime." And to make it even worse, the author of this Daily Beast article—where he decided to channel his inner Geraldo—is, you guessed it, a black guy. John…
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Cartoon: Animal Nuz - Kevin Don't So Smart Edition

23 hours, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (ericlewis0)

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This week in the war on workers: UAW workers reject contract with Chrysler

15 hours, 48 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Laura Clawson)

After years of concessions, auto workers at Fiat Chrysler have had enough. They've voted to reject a contract recommended by UAW leadership that would have offered raises, but left in place the tier system in which some workers make significantly more than others. The Detroit Free Press reports that…
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What's in a name? In one Lousiana race, fodder for two attack ads

1 day, 18 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Elton Lagasse attack ad against Mike Yenni Just when it feels like Louisiana politics is becoming a little too normal, the race to run Jefferson Parish, the second-largest in the state, comes along. Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse faces Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, a fellow Republican, in the October 24…
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Fifteen years later, conservatives still bottling up the abortion pill

16 hours, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Kerry Eleveld)

It was 15 years ago this month that the Food and Drug Administration first approved the abortion pill. Ever since, conservatives have devoted themselves to killing one of the safest and most effective methods of abortion, reports Molly Redden. Since 2000, more than 2 million women have used the drug…
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Is this a potential break in the St. Louis police murder of VonDerrit Myers?

1 day, 17 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Shaun King)

Vonderrit, without a gun, buying a sandwich moments before being killed by St. Louis Police On October 8, 2014, VonDerrit Myers, who was beloved by his family and community, was shot and killed by off-duty St. Louis Police Officer Jason Flanery, who was working as a paid private patrolman. For the past…
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Money buys access to the candidates, or at least to their mobile apps

17 hours, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Hunter)

The headline is "Big Donors Seek Larger Roles in Presidential Campaigns." The takeaway is that the very rich people funding our current crop of presidential contenders expect damn well for those candidates to not just take their checks, but also their strategy advice, policy positions, and give all the…
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What if Daily Kos Elections had written about the first campaign of Lyndon Johnson?

1 day, 18 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer)

Ex-Texas National Youth Administration head and newly minted congressional candidate Lyndon Johnson • TX-10: Here's a major surprise: Emma Nicholson Buchanan, the widow of deceased Rep. James Buchanan, has announced that she will not run in the upcoming special election to succeed her husband. Buchanan…
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How Republican obstruction is destroying the third branch of government

18 hours, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter)

Republicans really have this war on government down pat. They have made the current Congress the most dysfunctional, least productive ever. They've starved government agencies to make them as inefficient as possible. Their obstruction of judges is wrecking that branch, too, and the individual judges. For…
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Republican extremists allow most successful parks program to die

1 day, 18 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter)

Punchbowl Falls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. One of the most successful conservation programs in modern history—the Land and Water Conservation Fund—died Thursday when the Republican House refused to extend it, giving the Koch brothers a win. Despite broad bipartisan support, and…
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Carly Fiorina: The torture candidate

3 days, 21 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Laurence Lewis)

Not only is Carly Fiorina a perpetual failure, she is a dangerous ideologue: Positioning herself as a steely advocate of aggressive counterterrorism programs, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina offered a vigorous defense of CIA waterboarding as a tactic that helped “keep our nation safe”…
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View from the left—How progressive change happens and doesn’t

20 hours, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Kerry Eleveld)

The climate change community had two big weeks in a row starting with Hillary Clinton finally coming out against the Keystone XL pipeline and then Shell Oil announcing that it would cease and desist drilling in the Arctic. They were both hard-fought wins. One proved that the pounding paddles of hundreds…
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Esquire's Charlie Pierce on Oregon massacre: 'One of our political parties is completely insane'

2 days, 4 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Egberto Willies)

Esquire political blogger Charlie Pierce appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the shooting massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Earlier President Obama was visibly exasperated as he discussed America's collective failure to effect better gun control. "We collectively…
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Charlotte police have proposed a new way to fight crime—and it's insane

2 days, 16 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Josie Duffy)

Charlotte's police department and city council are considering a new policy that would prohibit people who have been arrested from entering certain areas of the city. From the Charlotte Observer: Under the controversial proposal, Chief Kerr Putney could designate a high-crime area as a safety zone in…
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The FBI and the NYPD are collecting policing data—but only one of them is doing it right

1 day, 23 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Josie Duffy)

Much of poor and black America has suffered for years from an epidemic of police brutality. There is an overwhelming number of stories, victims, and incidents. Yet, not a single person in America right now can really talk numbers.   Government data on policing in America is notoriously inadequate. For…
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GOP mantra: Tax cuts for everyone, consequences be damned!

22 hours, 43 minutes ago by rss@dailykos.com (Kerry Eleveld)

You can add tax cuts to the GOP's issue amnesia from the 2012 election, reports Nicholas Riccardi: Republicans came into this presidential campaign with painful memories of how, in the last one, Democrats blasted Mitt Romney’s tax plan as a giveaway to the rich. Yet Donald Trump’s tax plan adds to the…
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If the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lawn darts after 3 deaths, why not regulate guns?

1 day, 16 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Kerry Eleveld)

Remember all those lawn dart tragedies back in the '80s? Via the New York Times: At least three victims have died. That's right, three deaths and the Consumer Product Safety Commission took action, banning lawn darts from sale just in time for the holiday season that year. ''The commission today finally…
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The troublesome increase of girls in the juvenile justice system

2 days, 16 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Josie Duffy)

A new report says that while juvenile arrests overall have dropped over the past 20 years, the opposite is true for young girls. In fact, over the same 20-year period, a steadily increasing percentage of juveniles arrested and detained have been female. It's a troubling reality that is partially caused…
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Obama to Congress: Do your job and pass a budget

1 day ago by rss@dailykos.com (Susan Gardner)

Now, on Wednesday, more than half of Republicans in Congress voted to shut down the government for the second time in two years. Fortunately, there were enough votes in both parties to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government open for another ten weeks. Unfortunately, that gimmick only sets up…
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This week in science: we've got your supermoons!

1 day, 1 hour ago by rss@dailykos.com (DarkSyde)

NASA's New Horizons captured this high-resolution enhanced-color view of Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red, and infrared images taken by the spacecraft’s Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC). Click image for more on Charon at Astronomy Magazine. The…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: More primary chaos

1 day, 3 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Greg Dworkin)

From HuffPost pollster, less smoothing (July-Oct 2015 here) Top 6 contenders from HuffPost pollster, less smoothing, July-Oct 2015 for clarity I looked at the GOP chart over a smaller time interval than the D chart to tease out the chaotic lines. The link for apples-to-apples dates on the D side (shorter…
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Open thread for night owls: Here's a documentary about juvenile injustice that you should watch

1 day, 11 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades)

An inmate at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fusion has produced the documentary"Prison Kids: A crime against America's children," which you can view here. This particular subject has a special resonance for me because I spent 23 months in "reform school," aged 10-12.…
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In show of diplomatic skill, Trump cancels appearance at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

1 day, 19 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Kerry Eleveld)

This is just sheer cowardice. After all that talk about "the Hispanics" loving him, Donald Trump is running for cover because he might have to answer a few questions about branding Latino immigrants as rapists and drug dealers and murderers. So he's cancelled an appearance at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber…
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Chicago police and prosecutors caught lying as they cover up their murder of Darius Pinex

1 day, 23 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Shaun King)

Darius Pinex, alive and well, before being murdered by the Chicago Police Department The Chicago Police Department is the most corrupt police department in America. With every day that passes, this conviction only grows deeper. We've now learned that police and prosecutors told blatant lies to cover…
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Another day, another headache for likely Speaker-to-be Kevin McCarthy

1 day, 21 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter)

"Tag, you're it!" Between Kevin McCarthy's disastrous loose lips and the numerous looming crises facing him in the House, his would-be speakership is off to a really bad start. Now the less crazy Republicans are piling on to the fun, threatening to create what could be a major Republican-on-Republican…
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House Republican rabble-rouser Jason Chaffetz might run for Speaker job

1 day, 20 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter)

The fun just doesn't stop in the House Republican food fight for leadership. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is preparing to launch a campaign for House speaker, multiple sources told POLITICO. The expected bid by the four-term lawmaker comes after…
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Supreme Court starts term under record public disapproval numbers

1 day, 23 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter)

The Supreme Court begins a new session on Monday, having reached a new level of disapproval, according to a new Gallup survey. It is now underwater with the American public. Those numbers are driven primarily by self-identified Republicans, and it's mostly about Obamacare. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Half of…
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Top Miami cop running police youth program arrested for child pornography and misconduct with minors

4 days, 3 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Shaun King)

Miami Police Officer Joseph "Joe" Mendez South Miami Police Department Officer Joe Mendez was an award-winning cop. Twice named Officer of the Month in his department, Mendez was also a finalist for his community policing efforts as the coordinator of the Miami Police Explorers Program. Except Mendez…
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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

1 day, 15 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Hello, October Edition "Jeb Bush said last week that Democrats often win the black vote because they tell people 'we’ll take care of you with free stuff.' Whereas Democrats actually win the black vote because Republicans keep saying stuff like that." ---Seth…
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Rand Paul insists he's in it for the long haul

1 day, 20 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Kerry Eleveld)

It's hard not to notice the complete irrelevance of a guy once named "The most interesting man in politics" by TIME magazine. Rand Paul is polling so low, he may be relegated to the GOP Jr. debate in the next round. And his fundraising isn't so great either reports Caitlin Huey-Burns: Rand Paul raised…
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Five Miami jail officers fired for bribing incarcerated teens to brutally assault each other

2 days, 23 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Shaun King)

Elord Revolte, alive, before he was beaten to death in police custody Four days after being arrested this past August, teenager Elord Revolte left the Miami lockup on a stretcher, beaten to a bloody pulp by as many as 20 other incarcerated teens. He died with too many injuries to name here. Now, we've…
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Cartoon: Free market pharmacy

1 day, 16 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (BrianMcFadden)

Click to enlarge. Everyone had a good week hating on Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund bro who became a pharmaceutical patent troll. His loathsome and tone-deaf response to the outrage makes him very easy to hate. But he's just a symptom of the entire pharmaceutical industry, which holds people's…
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The sneaky new voter suppression tool in North Carolina, uncovered by one of our own

2 days, 16 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter)

Daily Kos's own DocDawg, aka Bill Busa, isn't new to finding and breaking voter suppression news from his state of North Carolina here. Earlier this year, he broke the story of voter registration irregularities under the new regime of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. That research has been included in litigation…
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McCarthy promises Sean Hannity he'll shut down the government. Four times, apparently.

1 day, 17 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Hunter)

Oh, Kevin McCarthy. Not even elected speaker yet and already promising the radio rubes that he'll shutdown the government over pretty much any issue Sean Hannity can name. Boehner, to his great credit, didn’t feed the media beast that sought to destroy him. McCarthy, before serving a single day in the…
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Jeb Bush on Oregon mass murder: 'Stuff happens'

1 day, 18 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (David Nir)

Just now: In Greenville, South Carolina, Jeb Bush, arguing against calls for gun control after major tragedy, says, "stuff happens." — Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) October 2, 2015 And he's standing behind it: Jeb in press gaggle "It wasn't a mistake, I said what I said." #stuffhappens — evale72 (@evale72)…
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The Vatican publicly announces that Kim Davis meeting should not be considered 'support'

1 day, 18 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Hunter)

I can't recall the last time the Vatican so publicly distanced itself from an individual visitor to the Pope. Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis “should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects,” Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi said…
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You probably don't know how easy it is for law enforcement to take your stuff

2 days, 17 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Josie Duffy)

Civil asset forfeiture is one of our country's most outrageous law enforcement practices. It gives police the right to take any property—including money, cars, or even homes—that they think may be related to a crime. A person need not be arrested, charged, or convicted for law enforcement to legally…
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Midday open thread: Pelosi schools an idiot, Diaper Dave Vitter and an awesome bear

1 day, 19 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill)

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Speaker Rock replaces John Boehner: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... The evolution of Mars, by DarkSyde Forty years of increased productivity = lower wages, by Mark E Andersen The 50-state strategy revisited: Was it the key to Obama's victory in 2008, by Steve Singiser The…
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As Carson and Trump stoke Islamophobia, GOP elders worry about getting a bad rap

1 day, 22 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Kerry Eleveld)

Ben Carson started it when he suggested a Muslim wasn't fit to be president and now The Donald wants in on the action by promising to deport all Syrian refugees because, "They could be ISIS." First it was Mexican immigrants, then all immigrants, then Muslims, and now even Syrian refugees. But the Republican…
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Tesla introduces new supercar, right wing goes nuts

1 day, 22 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (kos)

This past Tuesday, Tesla introduced its third vehicle, the SUV/CUV Model X. Priced between $85,000 and $145,000, depending on features, this isn't a car for the masses. Like the also-expensive Model S, Tesla is using revenue generated by these supercars in order to fund development of its upcoming mass-market…
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Democrats not boycotting Benghazi committee, yet

1 day, 21 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter)

After the stunning admission—stunning only for it the fact that it is a Republican telling the truth—from would-be House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that the Benghazi select committee is all about destroying Hillary Clinton, Democrats are calling for the committee to disband. But that doesn't mean…
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Trump targets Syrian refugees: 'They could be ISIS'

1 day, 22 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Kerry Eleveld)

Everyone's reporting that Donald Trump has promised to send all Syrian refugees home if he's elected president: "If I win, they're going back!" In actuality, what he said about this desperate migration of hundreds of thousands of people was much more twisted and shameless than that: "They could be ISIS,…
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Alabama officials claim there are no voting problems with driver's license office closures

1 day, 23 hours ago by rss@dailykos.com (Laura Clawson)

Alabama officials are defending the closure of 31 driver's license offices in this state that requires voters to present a picture ID. Those 31 offices to be closed include eight out of 10 of the counties with the greatest percentage of non-white voters, on top of the disparate racial impact voter ID…
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