Bernie is the best general election candidate. 42 recs : By Admiral Loinpresser
Newly Released Emails Reveal The Hillary You (Still) Don’t Know 21 recs : By babylonsister
It Turns Out White Support For Confederate Flag Really IS About Racism, Not Heritage 18 recs : By KamaAina
Do you think Hillary was copying Bernie everytime 17 recs : By boston bean
Letter from Bernie re last night in Madison, WI. 15 recs : By Divernan
Dear DU 7-1-15 190 recs : By Omaha Steve
When It Comes to Hillary Clinton Versus Bernie Sanders, One Image Says It All 122 recs : By votesparks
The Bernie Sanders smear campaign has begun 98 recs : By NorthCarolina
The Left Column
(CNN) "Well if you look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country it's mind-boggling!" he told Lemon, in a clip previewed on CNN's "Situation Room."
"Well, somebody's doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody's doing it! Who's doing the raping? Who's doing the raping?" he asked
(Slate) There’s no world in which Donald Trump is a serious candidate for president. Republican elites don’t want him, Republican donors don’t want him, and if—through some cosmic fluke—he managed to win a major primary, every strategist and activist in the Republican Party would turn their aim toward him and his candidacy.
But just because Trump is an unqualified vanity candidate doesn’t mean he’s unimportant in the story of the 2016 GOP presidential primary. Unlike Chris Christie or Mike Huckabee—two vastly more legitimate candidates—Trump is popular with Republican voters. A new CNN national poll puts him in second place in the GOP field at 12 percent support—seven points behind the leader, Jeb Bush—while recent polls from Iowa and New Hampshire also show him with a second place spot in those crucial early contests.
(NBC News) A majority of Americans approve of the Supreme Court decision to continue allowing Affordable Care Act health insurance subsidies in all states, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll.
The poll found that 62 percent of Americans support the King v. Burwell decision, while 32 percent disapprove.
(Washington Post) Efforts to lure the Washington Redskins back to the District have come up against a potentially insurmountable challenge: the Obama Administration’s objections to the team’s name.
Ted Cruz defends Donald Trump over controversial immigration comments about drug dealers and rapists
(SFGate) Major corporations are dumping partnerships with Donald Trump over his allegation that Mexico is sending drug dealers and rapists to the United States—but Texas' Ted Cruz is standing up for the controversial real estate tycoon.
(IBTimes) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his U.S. presidential run Tuesday, taking the message not only to the stage at his old high school but also to digital media with his campaign hashtag #TellingItLikeItIs. However, it was the governor's critics who flooded Twitter, using the hashtag to express their opposition to his candidacy and their disdain for his record.
More than 3,000 tweets with the hashtag #TellingItLikeItIs were sent via Twitter in the first few hours after Christie made his announcement, according to data compiled by the social-analytics firm Topsy. The sentiment score, measuring the mood of the tweets, was listed as 17 and therefore skewed toward negativity and away from positivity.
The prominent African American church was burned down by the KKK in 1995. The cause of this latest fire is unknown.
There have been a string of fires at African American churches throughout the south since 9 people were gunned down at Emanuel A.ME. Church in Charleston, allegedly by a 21-year-old tied to white supremicists. At least three of the incidents have been determined to be the result of arson.
(Mashable) The African-American ballerina has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. She is the first black female principal dancer in the company's 75-year history.
(Vox) The site I worked at most frequently had more than 100 enslaved workers associated with it— 27 people serving the household alone, outnumbering the home's three white residents by a factor of nine. Yet many guests who visited the house and took the tour reacted with hostility to hearing a presentation that focused more on the slaves than on the owners.
Photographer's assistant. Pets : By progressoid
13 Inter-Species Animal Hugs That Prove Love Is Blind Someone forgot to tell these guys they're su The DU Lounge : By niyad
The origin of leap seconds, and why they should be abolished Science : By n2doc
photo shoot with a spider Photography : By fizzgig
spider up close and personal Photography : By alfredo
- Hunger Games
- KKK Summer Camp — Bring Your Kids, Learn to be White Supremacists
- Maine Governor LePage Says Slime on Body Impossible to Remove
- Pastor Tells God to Punish America Just as he did Sodom and Gomorrah
- National Plutocrat Radio
- GREEK MP: In Greece, People Are The Measure (unlike here)
- What A Gay Day For Christians
- Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows (Newsweek)
- If you really want to know about legal aspects of the Iran deal,
- 1959 crash nuclear secret for decades
- People are so amazed about the speed of the gay marriage issue. You know what I think?
- A lesson from the campaign trail
- Pretty good crowd out for Martin O'Malley w/ fireworks going on downtown Iowa
- NBC Nightly News (western edition) showed Senator Sander's Wisconsin rally
- For twenty years people have been saying that Hillary Clinton is too polarizing.....
- Can someone please define "negative", as in "going negative",
- I Love You, Bernie Sanders!
- Do you think Hillary was copying Bernie everytime
- An open letter to all our Democratic candidates for president
- Bernie is the best general election candidate.
- All the news summed up in one image.
- --- July 4, 1776 ---
- Repukes KNOW what they like
- Damn Obama's good
- Their field has outgrown the clown car. It is now a clown zoo.
- $18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill (isn't that just grand??)
- Republiclowns eating their own- Trump Blames Jeb for Roberts' Appointment To SCOTUS.
- National Portrait Gallery Honors Dolores Huerta
- Greg Palast's tweet on the Confederate flag
- Mandatory Thursday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! All About the Base! & a new Kitteh & Horse gif
- Women's Rights & Issues: In The Past 5 Years, States Have Enacted Nearly 300 Abortion Restrictions
- Bernie Sanders: "That's extremism"
- Israel/Palestine: Oren’s memoir reveals Israel’s elite is hyper-sensitive to U.S. criticism
- Comic Books: Entertainment Weekly drops some new Bats v Superman pics
- Environment & Energy: Oceans face 'acidification crisis'
- Sports: Mike Francesca nails Fox's golf coverage
- Religion: Sex offenders sue, cite Indiana's religious objections law
- Gun Control Reform Activism: krispos42's solution to the gun nuts calling me names and acting rude? Block me from GC&RKBA.
- Foreign Affairs: Afghanistan targets U.S. defense contractors in row over back taxes
- LGBT: How do we feel now that polygamy battles have begun?
- Canada: Cute Molson Canadian ad.
- Texas: Follow-up: Ex-Galveston judge arrested, charged with online harassment
- New Mexico: Carjacking suspect escapes during Wayland Baptist University-Albuquerque search
- Pennsylvania: Corbett's fracking ghost haunts Harrisburg
- New Jersey: Garden State says Christie should resign; would make a bad president
- Latin America: 7 police officers accused of torturing women
- Iowa: A JOBS AGENDA FOR IOWA'S RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE. Martin O'Malley
- California: Mayor Johnson (Sacramento) seeks to stop city from releasing his emails
Latest Breaking News
7 min ago - ...Cancer cells produce huge amounts of a molecule that effectively camouflages them from the immune system...<snip> In this study, researchers modified salmonella bacteria to carry a piece of DNA that creates molecules that specifically block ... (SCPR)
1 hr ago - Two of the five barges that broke loose on the Mississippi River on Thursday afternoon in St. James Parish have sunk and contain hazardous caustic soda, the St. James Parish sheriff said. Sheriff Willy Martin Jr. said deputies have told municipaliti ... (Baton Rouge Advocate)
1 hr ago - MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius. Blount County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood s ... (TimesDaily.com)
2 hrs ago - Holy cow, something must be happening up there on the moon. For the first time since August 2012, we're having two full moons in the same month. The first is tonight, July 1, then it happens again on July 31. We'll have to wait until September for t ... (Oregonian)
3 hrs ago - When the labor-force participation rate was last this low, Han Solo and Chewy were on an intergalatic quest for jobs. The last time there was such a small percentage of Americans in the work force, “Star Wars” was in the theaters and Reggie Jackson ... (Market Watch)
3 hrs ago - Bill Cosby will not be charged in connection with actress Lili Bernard’s allegations that the comedian sexually assaulted her in Atlantic City in the early 1990s. “The office of the Atlantic County Prosecutor has terminated its investigation, closed ... (Philly.com)
4 hrs ago - A woman in Clallam County, Washington has died of measles. It is the first U.S. death since 2003 to be attributed to the highly infectious disease. State health officials say the woman’s case “illustrates the importance of immunizing as many people a ... (Gizmodo)
4 hrs ago - By Beth Healy Two top officers of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, who serve on the MBTA pension fund board, issued a statement Thursday calling for “an immediate, open and complete audit” of the retirement system for transit workers. Accordin ... (Boston Globe)
5 hrs ago - Whole Foods execs are admitting the chain has been overcharging customers in New York City stores, but promised that if that ever happens again they'll give the food to customers for free. ... (CNN.com)
5 hrs ago - 7 police officers accused of torturing women July 03, 2015 MEXICO CITY: Authorities in Mexico on Wednesday formally accused seven state police officers of torturing three women who survived a confrontation a year ago in which soldiers allegedly kil ... (Associated Press)
5 hrs ago - Top Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cuba By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press | July 2, 2015 | Updated: July 2, 2015 3:40pm WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve ... (Associated Press)
5 hrs ago - Church shooting suspect's sister raises money for wedding By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press | July 2, 2015 | Updated: July 2, 2015 2:16pm COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The sister of the man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church has taken dow ... (Associated Press)
6 hrs ago - Judge rejects ex-Goldman board member's bid for exoneration | July 2, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member has been told he can't use a court's ruling in another case to nullify his insider-trading conviction ... (Associated Press)
6 hrs ago - Bernie Sanders has more than halved the gap with Hillary Clinton in the early-voting state of Iowa, according to a new poll which shows the leftwing insurgent building on his recent record-breaking public appearances with growing support among key De ... (The Guardian)
6 hrs ago - The International Monetary Fund has electrified the referendum debate in Greece after it conceded that the crisis-ridden country needs up to €60bn (£42bn) of extra funds over the next three years and large-scale debt relief to create “a breathing spa ... (The Guardian)
6 hrs ago - Canada’s first-ever attempt to convince the public to agree to a sales tax for transit financing has ended in defeat. Lower Mainland people who voted No outnumbered Yes voters, with a margin of 62 per cent to 38, in a vote that turned into a referen ... (Globe and Mail)
7 hrs ago - Greece is sliding into a full-blown national crisis as the final cash reserves of the banking system evaporate by the hour and swathes of industry start to shut down, precipitating the near disintegration of the ruling coalition. Business leaders h ... (The Telegraph)
7 hrs ago - Washington (CNN)Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his campaign for president Thursday. Webb would become the fifth Democrat to join the primary contest, though in his announcement he did not say specifically that he was seeking the Democratic ... (CNN)
7 hrs ago - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said he would wait for a third and final federal court ruling declaring bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional before recognizing gay marriages in the state, and Thursday morning a district judge gave him just that ... (TPM)
8 hrs ago - Thursday 2 July 2015 19.03 BST Police and firefighters are disputing an anonymous report claiming that the most recent of seven fires at predominantly black churches in the south was caused by lightning. A spate of fires has followed the racially m ... (The Guardian)
8 hrs ago - A new Monmouth University Poll in New Jersey, taken after Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential announcement, found that “a large majority feels that Christie has abandoned his commitment to the state and few say he is a good fit for the Oval Office.” ... (Political Wire)
8 hrs ago - Washington (CNN)American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far ... (CNN)
8 hrs ago - Three independent groups supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised more than $24 million in the second quarter, backed by megadonors George Soros, Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, and longtime Clinton donor Haim Saban, ... (Wall Street Journal)
8 hrs ago - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whose bid for the Democratic nomination for president has drawn the largest crowds on the campaign trail, is raking in major money as well. His campaign reported on Thursday that it had raised $15 million over the last t ... (Huffington Post)
9 hrs ago - At least 40 people are reported to have been killed by Islamist militants in the north-east Nigeria town of Monguno. A local official told a BBC reporter in Abuja that they had been slaughtered; another resident said they were shot. The killings ar ... (BBC)
10 hrs ago - Business | Thu Jul 2, 2015 7:08am EDT TAIPEI/SINGAPORE | By Faith Hung and Siva Govindasamy The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways (6702.TW) ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, kill ... (Reuters)
10 hrs ago - NEW YORK, NY The editorial staff at Salon Media, Inc., the pioneering digital media outlet founded in 1995, today issued the following letter announcing plans to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE): WHY WE’RE ORGANIZING ... (WG East)
11 hrs ago - BY JIM KUHNHENN WASHINGTON (AP) -- After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission. Within hours of business leaders joining h ... (AP)
11 hrs ago - Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles. The Palo Alto, California, electric car maker surpassed 10,000 vehicles for the first time in the first three months of the year and on Thursday s ... (AP)
12 hrs ago - An Afghan appeals court has quashed death sentences imposed on four men for their part in the mob killing of a young woman in Kabul in March. Farkhunda Malikzada was attacked at an Islamic shrine after being falsely accused of burning a copy of the ... (BBC)
- My Subscriptions
- AFL-CIO Now
- All Spin Zone
- All Things Democrat
- American Street
- Atlantic Free Press
- Big Head DC
- Blogging of the Pres
- Bluegrass Report
- Bluegrass Roots
- Blue Indiana
- Blue Mass. Group
- Bob Geiger
- BRAD Blog
- Brendan Calling
- Buckeye State Blog
- Burnt Orange Report
- Capitol Annex
- Carpetbagger Report
- Chris Floyd
- Clay Cane
- Cliff Schecter
- Comments from Left Field
- Confined Space
- Cotton Mouth
- Crooks and Liars
- culture kitchen
- Daily Gotham
- Daily Kos
- David Corn
- Dem Bloggers
- Deride and Conquer
- Drudge Retort
- Ed Cone
- ePluribus Media
- Ezra Klein
- Fired Up
- First Draft
- Green Mountain Daily
- Greg Palast
- Horse's Ass
- Hughes for America
- In Search of Utopia
- Is That Legal?
- Jesus' General
- Jon Swift
- Juan Cole
- Keystone Politics
- Las Vegas Gleaner
- Latino Pundit
- Lawyers, Guns and Money
- Left Coaster
- Left in the West
- Liberal Avenger
- Liberal Oasis
- Loaded Orygun
- Make Them Accountable
- Matthew Yglesias
- Media Girl
- Michigan Liberal
- Minnesota Campaign Report
- Minnesota Monitor
- My Left Nutmeg
- My Left Wing
- My Two Sense
- Nathan Newman
- Nevada Today
- News Corpse
- News Dissector
- News Hounds
- Oliver Willis
- Pam's House Blend
- People's Rep. of Seabrook
- Political Animal
- Political Wire
- Poor Man Institute
- Prairie State Blue
- Progressive Historians
- Raising Kaine
- Raw Story
- Reno Discontent
- Republic of T
- Rhode Island's Future
- Rochester Turning
- Rocky Mountain Report
- Rod 2.0
- Rox Populi
- Rude Pundit
- Sadly, No!
- Satirical Political Report
- Seeing The Forest
- Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
- Smirking Chimp
- Suburban Guerrilla
- Swing State Project
- Talking Points Memo
- Talk Left
- Taylor Marsh
- Tattered Coat
- Texas Kaos
- The Albany Project
- The Blue State
- The Democratic Daily
- The Hollywood Liberal
- The Reaction
- The Talent Show
- This Modern World
- Town Called Dobson
- Turn Maine Blue
- Uppity Wisconsin
- War and Piece
- Watching the Watchers
- West Virginia Blue
- Young Philly Politics
- Young Turks