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Large Boise, Idaho crowd rallies to welcome refugees

Hundreds of Idahoans gathered on a bright, cold Saturday to reiterate to the state’s leaders that Idaho is a place for everyone, including Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Speakers included state Rep. Hy Kloc, “who was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany and came to the U.S. with  [...]

Trump blasted by New York Times after mocking reporter with disability

Businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump is under fire for mocking a New York Times reporter with a congenital joint condition during a campaign rally in South Carolina this week, drawing a scornful rebuke from the reporter and others who called Trump’s actions “despicable.” The i [...]

‘Reckless eyeballing’ really is a thing for Megyn Kelly

With all that has happened over the past 48 hours in the U.S. (never mind the rest of the world), Fox News once again sinks to the occasion with indignation at another so-called injustice. Amidst angry protests over Chicago’s release of the Laquan McDonald execution video, Fox News’s Megy [...]

Most Republicans fail on climate change report card

This year is shaping up to be the warmest on record and some scientists are already predicting next year will be worse. But you probably wouldn’t know that if all you listened to were the views of each and every Republican running for their party’s 2016 nomination. That sad fact was well  [...]

First family visits D.C. shelter, highlights homeless veterans’ plight

President Obama, joined by his wife and daughters, served Thanksgiving dinner in a D.C. shelter Wednesday to highlight the administration’s efforts to end homelessness among U.S veterans. The first family visited Friendship Place, which is located in the basement of St. Luke’s C [...]

Rep. Steve King: Muslim immigrants are ‘incompatible’ with Americanism

If you want to know what all the respectable racists will be saying tomorrow, look to Rep. Steve King. He milked a demand for English-Only laws into a career in the House. He was certain brown-skinned immigrants were all drug-runners long before Donald Trump piped up with it. Now he’ [...]

Obamacare linked to increase in early detection of cervical cancer

Here’s some good news on the healthcare front—there’s been a substantial increase in early detection of cervical cancer among young women under 26 in recent years, likely because in 2010 the Affordable Care Act began allowing them to stay on their parents’ insurance. Between 2 [...]

Marco Rubio, saying ‘God’s rules always win,’ stirs confusion on same-sex marriage rights

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has left voters confused after saying citizens must obey civil authorities but that “God’s rules always win,” leaving some Christian conservatives unsure whether he believes laws concerning issues such as same-sex marriag [...]

How the pro-Cruz super PACs are directing their millions

The four main super PACs backing the presidential bid of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) were sitting on nearly $38 million at the end of June — second only in the GOP field to the super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. That money, mostly courtesy of four rich donors, could buy a lot  [...]

Obama signs defense bill but blasts Gitmo restrictions

President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion annual defense policy bill, even though it includes language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison.As a presidential candidate Obama pledged to close the… Go to Source : Obama signs defense bill but blasts G [...]

Pre-Thanksgiving Open Thread

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A Post-Truth Party

I once defined Palinism as Bushism stripped of all its redeeming features. I think that’s still true, but now it’s the entire Republican Party that is Bushism stripped of its redeeming features. It’s interesting to look back at how this unfolded. As I wrote back in 201 [...]

Trump asks his supporters to report on their neighbors. ‘Most likely you’ll be wrong, but that’s OK’

There is no bad historical idea that Donald Trump will not embrace. Or pat on the back, or lick roughly across the face, from left ear to right eyeball, in front of the gathering crowds. GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said late Tuesday that everyday Americans should monitor th [...]

The Pentagon has completed its investigation of the US attack on a hospital in Afghanistan operated by Doctors Without Borders, and it pain [...]

Midday open thread: 2015 will be hottest year ever, until 2016; Woodrow Wilson’s racist impact

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is America’s drunk uncle: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Another barrier to Democratic downballot majorities: Are Democratic voters more ‘bipartisan’? by Steve Singiser This is fascism, and we should say it clearly … while we can, [...]

Q: Did Donald Trump tell People magazine in 1998 that if he ever ran for president, he’d do it as a Republican because “they’re the d [...]

Rubio says gay marriage ruling isn’t ‘settled law’ cuz it conflicts with ‘God’s rules’

Marco Rubio continued his charm offensive with social conservative homophobes Wednesday when he told David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and abortion are “not settled law” and that we are “called” to [...]

Pentagon: Attack on Afghan hospital ‘tragic mistake.’ MSF repeats call for independent investigation

Gen. John F. Campbell announced Wednesday that the October 3 U.S. bombing of a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) was a “tragic mistake.” That, in fact, reiterates what he’s been saying since the attack occurred. “This was a tragic but avoidable accident c [...]

Shots fired 2nd night in a row during Minneapolis protest

Protesters at Minneapolis’ 4th Precinct police station experienced gunfire for a second night in a row late Tuesday. No injuries were reported this time. x Gunshots were fired. Everyone is safe–but the cops stayed inside. Didn’t even open the doors. #4thPrecinctShutDown #Jus [...]

Can You Be a Good Person and Use Uber?

Are companies like Uber and Airbnb “taking major parts of our economy backwards to pre-New Deal conditions” as Steven Hill contends in his new book, Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers? That’s the question Was [...]