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Carper Caves – Accedes to Harris Debate Demand

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When: Monday, August 27th

Where: Cab Calloway

Sponsored by the News Journal. I wonder if they’ll exhume Celia Cohen to lob some softballs at Senator Dreamy?

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Aug. 9 Open Thread: Even ‘Fox & Friends’ Viewers Support Medicare for All

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If there’s one thing centrists love to tell us, it’s that America isn’t ready for “radical” progressive ideas like Medicare for All. Somebody forgot to send that memo to Fox News viewers. “Fox & Friends” ran a scare segment about how expensive that would be, using that Koch brothers study that found it would cost […]

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Joe Scarborough is the worst

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Joe Scarborough is the worst

I’ve been watching MSNBC in the morning, and while he hates Trump I’ve concluded – Joe Scarborough is the worst.

Dems in danger of “overplaying thier hand”. Such absolute bullshit

The DJIA is the economy, and the economy is doing GREAT! Absolute nonsense.

Ronald Reagan was a God among men. Simple minded idiocy.

Trump isn’t a Republican. Yes he is, you dick.

I’m cool because I like Phish. Puke. I’m agnostic on Phish. People like what they like, but middle aged white guys who will not shut up about how cool they are, and who stake thier coolness on what jam bands they like are a-holes.

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FBI Once Again Reveals Bias Against Criminals

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FBI Once Again Reveals Bias Against Criminals

Rep. Christopher Collins, a Republican congressman from New York, was arrested Wednesday by the FBI merely for participating in a criminal insider-trading scheme to sell the shares of an Australian biotechnology company before the public disclosure of a failed drug trial. Meanwhile Hillary Clinton has still not been arrested for anything in spite of a […]

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Aug. 8 Open Thread: Crony Government

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Kudos to Pro Publica, where investigative journalists used FOIA laws to find emails showing that the Veterans Administration is in effect being run by three rich guys who belong to Mar-a-Lago. They have no qualifications for this role, but then, neither does Trump. This is the sort of thing political satirists used to make up […]

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OH-12 Results Bottom Line

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Lots of spin going on. If Dems do as well as O’Conner they pick up 80 House seats in November.

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Aug. 7 Open Thread: For Midterm Voters, Any Democrat Will Do

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on August 7, 2018 6 Comments

Many liberals are too accustomed to the malfeasance of the Democratic Party to appreciate that midterm voters don’t care whether Democrats are neo-liberals or progressives. Viewed in horse-race terms, all signs point to a wave that will swamp Republicans in the House. Remember the lesson of the current Congress: A party’s internal conflicts are easy […]

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How much would you pay for all of this DL awesomeness? $1,000 per year?…$10,000?

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How much would you pay for all of this DL awesomeness?  $1,000 per year?…$10,000?

Don’t cut us a check. We deserve it, but we have a better use for your hard earned scratch.

On behalf of all that DL has given you on a daily basis, we are asking you to give to the upcoming online fundraiser we will be running for very worthy progressive candidates.

We know you’ve already given to many of the candidates we’ll highlight, but we are going to ask you to support people you may not have.

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Q: How worried is Tom Carper? A: Worried enough to put out this crazy lit piece

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Q: How worried is Tom Carper?   A: Worried enough to put out this crazy lit piece

It actually reminds me of Mike Castle’s last ditch attempt to re-brand as a handgun brandishing tough guy.

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President Demented 4th Grader

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It is increasingly clear that Trump has lost his marbles. …Trump likes to watch replays of his debate and rally performances. But instead of looking for weaknesses in technique or for places to improve, Trump luxuriates in the moments he believes are evidence of his brilliance. Behind the scenes: Trump commentates as he watches, according […]

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Voters continue hating Republicans with a white hot hatred

Filed in National by on August 6, 2018 1 Comment
Voters continue hating Republicans with a white hot hatred

Breaking: Trump’s idiotic minority is a minority.

Shelby County Democrats trounced Republicans last night.

Of the 26 county offices up for grabs, Democrats won all but five — and those were previously Republican commission seats. Before the election, Republicans held nine of the 10 most high-profile county offices, including mayor and sheriff. Now, they hold zero.

How to describe the devastation of last night’s win for Republicans? It was a rout. A sweep. A wave that overwhelmed Republicans who had largely controlled the county — not counting the commission, which had a scant Democratic majority — since 2008.

Of course, all eyes were on the mayor’s race, where Democrat Lee Harris easily won by more than 10 percentage points:

With 153,583 ballots counted as of 11:03 p.m., Harris had 84,956 votes, or 55.3 percent, to Republican David Lenoir’s 68,491 votes, or 44.6 percent, according to unofficial results from the Shelby County Election Commission.

Memphis is in Shelby county.

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Bravo TPM headine writer!

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Bravo TPM headine writer!

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That Closing-In Wall Just Fell Down

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I think the chances are about 25% that Republicans try to talk Donald Trump into resigning office before the new Congress is sworn in next January. No, I’m not engaged in wishful thinking, and I’m not saying it’s especially likely, since those are the same odds I give Republicans of finding their ass with both […]

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