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      At President Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night he walked on stage to Anna Kendrick [...]

    Open thread: Cancer survivors, going to prom and a cultural revolution

    What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Cancer survivors are headed to Capitol Hill this week, by DarkSyde Thank you for your concern, by Susan Grigsby Let’s hear it for voter enthusiasm! Or not, by Sher Watts Spooner Our children shouldn’t be afraid of getting shot when they go to prom, by  [...]

    Obama teases Clinton: She's like 'your relative who just signed up for Facebook'

    President Obama kicked off his final monologue at the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday, joking about who would be taking his spot next year.”Next year at this time someone else will be standing here in this very spot, and it’s anyone’s… Go to Source : Ob [...]

    This week in science: books by pixel would read just as sweet

    All drains in Finding Nemo led to the ocean, and all heat sinks in the real world do the same. We discussed one consequence last week, coral bleaching. There are others: The oceans are getting warmer — they are, after all, where 90 percent of global warming actually ends up. And when the [...]

    Spotlight on green news & views: Chernobyl at 30; burning ivory; clean energy transformation

    Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight. More than 25,075 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. In [...]

    Senate Democrats join House in trying to slow down Obama administration effort to reduce drug prices

    Seems that members of Congress—in both parties and in both chambers have chosen to take sides with Big Pharma over the administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce drug costs in Medicare. House Democrats sent a letter this week to the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services [...]

    BURLINGAME, Calif. — Sen. Ted Cruz picked up an endorsement from former California governor Pete Wilson during the state Republic [...]

    The Long and Whining Road

    What happens if he gets up there and starts complaining? The much-maligned “Democratic establishment” is not wrong to be concerned about the potential ramifications of a tone-deaf, high-profile speech by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia [...]

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) isn’t taking anything for granted in her run for the Senate against the most vulnerable of the Republi [...]

    A couple of days ago I wrote a post criticizing Bernie Sanders for basing his campaign on a promised revolution that never had the slightes [...]

    View from the left: North Carolina GOP lawmakers only concerned with one job—their own

    If you thought North Carolina GOP lawmakers might balk at the economic calamity known as HB2 that is slowly draining their state dry, you were sadly optimistic.  The NCAA Board of Governors may threaten to pull 20-some scheduled championship events (not to mention all future ones) from th [...]

    The Shills Have Eyes

    Perhaps the most painful aspect of the Democratic primary has been the transformation of certain progressive online news channels from responsible information outlets to cheerleading sections for Sen. Bernie Sanders–cheerleading sections that spew off-the-charts hatred for the alleg [...]

    Pro-Cruz PAC hits Trump over support for Mike Tyson

    Trusted Leadership PAC, one of the many groups backing Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign for president, has announced a $375,000 online ad buy that exploits an issue Donald Trump actually introduced to the race. In 30 seconds, the spot compared the backing of Cruz (R-Tex.) by Gov. Mike Pence [...]

    Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign. Let’s keep it PG, shall we?

    It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a Saturday Diary of Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns, and once a month we look into “Horrible mistakes you should avoid” (last Saturday of a month). If y [...]

    Trump turns fire on Obama

    Donald Trump is turning his fire to President Obama as he looks ahead to the general election campaign. Trump’s foreign policy speech in Washington this week speech offered a preview of how he plans to attack Obama and the president’s former… Go to Source : Trump turns fire on Obama

    Cartoon: Animal Nuz – The 300 Edition

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    Shia Mob in Iraq Demands More Technocrats

    Protesters stormed the Iraqi parliament today: Baghdad Operations Command declared a state of emergency and said all roads into the capital had been closed….Iraq is in the grip of a political crisis, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi attempting to reshuffle his cabinet and meet t [...]

    Obama expresses exasperation with Senate Republicans over Garland nomination in weekly address

    x YouTube Video It’s now been 45 days since I nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Judge Garland is a man of experience, integrity, and unimpeachable qualifications. Judge Garland is someone who Senate Republicans are on record saying is “a man of accomplishment and ke [...]

    A Picture of American Policy: Waking From the Fever Dream

    Go to Source : A Picture of American Policy: Waking From the Fever Dream