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Many families were saved from homelessness and hunger amid pandemic thanks to this group's program

Hundreds of Latino-based non-profit organizations in dozens of states were able to better assist already-vulnerable communities amid the novel coronavirus, thanks to a grant system from a leading non-governmental organization that also wor

Alec Baldwin denies pulling trigger of gun that killed Halyna Hutchins, says his career may be over

In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that aired Thursday, actor Alec Baldwin said he’s speaking out to clear up what he calls “misconceptions” around the tragic and accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hut

Connect! Unite! Act! Are you giving some holiday time to a charity? Tell us about it!

Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series that seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet regularly to socialize, get out the vote, support candidates, and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive

House investigator indicates WH helped Clark draft incriminating letter to Georgia officials

The chief investigative counsel for the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack wants to ask Jeffrey Clark about White House involvement in the drafting of an incriminating letter that the former Trump DOJ official wanted to send to Geo

After making millions, author Alice Sebold apologizes to Black man wrongly convicted of her rape

Best-selling author Alice Sebold, known for her memoir Lucky as well as novels The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon, apologized Tuesday to the man she wrongly accused of raping her in 1981 while she was a freshman at Syracuse Uni

Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Painful long-haul COVID wasn't going to change her mind

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, an

The consequences of overruling Roe v. Wade go well beyond the issue of abortion rights

In remarkably swift fashion—within a few short years—Americans have been given a front-row seat into the wholesale corruption of each of the three branches of our republic, all courtesy of the Republican Party. We had a presidency that transformed th

Tucker Carlson asked Hunter Biden to help him get his son into college

During the run-up to the November election between President Joe Biden and the former guy, Fox News and other conservative propaganda machines went back to the only playbook the Republican party has used for decades—scandal mud-slinging. Having not spent th

Omicron may have incorporated RNA from a 'common cold virus,' but that doesn't make it a common cold

The idea that viruses have a tendency to become weaker over time is simply not true. Smith’s “law of declining virulence” was a 19th century construct that has been thoroughly debunked again and again. Without going into the details again, just take it

Asian Woman beaten on train; hundreds march as violence on Philadelphia SEPTA train continues

Following an attack on an Asian American teen on Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train on Nov. 16, hundreds have rallied together to show their support and condemn acts of violence against Asian Americans. Students

Horse paste enthusiasts are threatening hospital workers. Maybe don't go to the hospital then?

Here's an NBC story about the new trend of people getting mad when they show up at hospitals with severe COVID-19 symptoms and the doctors refuse to give them horse dewormer to fix it. Well, it's mostly a story about the families of COVID-19 patients getting

Voting Rights Roundup: New York City may soon grant local voting rights to permanent legal residents

Leading Off ● New York City, NY: With a supermajority of members sponsoring the legislation, New York's heavily Democratic City Council could adopt a bill this month that would grant voting rights in local elections to roughly 800,000 noncitizens who are p

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Omicron comes into better focus, but more needs to be known

Bloomberg: Omicron Up Close: South Africa’s Experts Tell Their Stories “While people are freaking out, the other thing to stress is that if you look across the variants, the vaccines have protected against severe disease, hospitalization and death. A

Rep. Madison Cawthorn calls women 'earthen vessels' in weird anti-choice rant

Wow. This guy. Seriously. I know that the potentially seismic Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Supreme Court case could vaporize Roe v. Wade and its precedents once and for all, so this is the anti-choice crowd’s Empire Strikes Back mo

Right-wing so-called 'journalists' exploit Waukesha tragedy, drawing neo-Nazis there to protest

It was predictable that, given their histories of using dubious pretenses to whip up public animus against leftist protesters—particularly against Black Lives Matter and antifascists—right-wing propagandists would seize upon the Nov. 21 tragedy in Waukesh

Judge says former Border Patrol chief's horrific tweet to survivor was ‘classic' rape threat

Jenn Budd, a former Border Patrol agent turned whistleblower who was raped while training at its academy in the 1990s, has been a fierce critic of abuses committed by the agency and its officers. That outspokenness has continued to make her a target

Honolulu demands answers after Navy finds petroleum in Red Hill drinking water

On Thursday, the Navy confirmed what residents had feared about the Red Hill drinking water well that serves the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam area: Petroleum has been found in the water. “We have pretty conclusive indications that there ar

Trump's personal COVID-19 negligence set the tone for millions, and we're still suffering for it

A fashionable take among conservatives these days is to say President Joe Biden deserves the blame for not stopping the COVID-19 pandemic in its tracks. To my mind, that’s a little like squatting on the hood of your neighbor’s car, taking

Black parents see a problem with how race is taught in schools, but it's not CRT

The whole “critical race theory” uproar is really about stripping schools of any teaching about racism or the contributions of Black people and other people of color to U.S. history, rolling back any tenuous progress made at teaching those important

Earth Matters: Manchin helped kill reform of 1872 mining law that harms people and costs billions

Manchin wreckEd latest move to reform 150-YEAR-OLD MINING LAW  Sen. Joe Manchin III has got a lot of reasons for that smile. In the last year of his first term as president, Ulysses S. Grant signed the 1872 Mining Law that set mod

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Omicron is popping up everywhere, but the big problem in the U.S. remains the delta variant

Over the last few days, the COVID-19 news has been dominated by concern over the omicron variant. Scientists are worried by the number of changes to the virus, including changes to the critical spike protein. Health officials around the world are nervous beca

'Severe violations of due process': ICE facility faces civil rights complaint over Haitian abuses

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) inhumane treatment of dozens of Haitian asylum-seekers detained at a New Mexico facility is now at the center of a civil rights complaint. Leading immigrant and civil rights groups allege “severe violation

Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Joe Biden is dead and played by actor and nurses are actually deadly witches

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, an

'Ethan, don't do it': County prosecutor announces charges against parents of Michigan shooter

 Across the country, Americans are once again grieving the loss of young lives due to gun violence after a 15-year-old brought a gun to his Michigan high school and opened fire and killed at least four people. The teenager identified as Ethan Crumbley ha

Dear traditional media: Do better by all of us on Build Back Better

A large group of advocacy organizations has penned an open letter to “Reporters, Editors, Producers, and Anchors” pleading with them to actually try to inform the public about the Build Back Better plan. They are very polite about it, acknowledging t

'Constitutional scholar' John Eastman will plead the Fifth before Jan. 6 Select Committee

Coup-plotter John Eastman will join fellow Trump attorney Jeffrey Clark as the second witness called by the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 to seek the protection of the Fifth Amendment. In a letter to committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, Eastman’s attor

Biden touts 'the sharpest one-year decline in unemployment ever'

The November jobs report can best be described as confusing, bringing the different methods used to track different economic indicators into focus. The topline numbers are that the economy added 210,000 jobs—short of expectations—and the unemployment rat

Asylum officers union slams Remain in Mexico's return, says policy 'inconsistent with federal law'

The union representing thousands of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum officers is denouncing the Biden administration’s court-ordered return of the inhumane Remain in Mexico policy, saying that its reimplementation makes off

Of course, a former KKK member, ex-con believes he can win a seat in Georgia—he’s a Republican

If you had any doubts about the direction of the Republican Party—and if you’re reading this it’s likely you don’t—look no further than Chester Doles, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan and leader of neo-Nazi National Alliance, who filed

Government shutdown averted through stupid Senate games, highlighting need for filibuster reform

The threat of having to spend a weekend together was enough to get the Senate to reach an agreement on on government funding, and it won’t be shutting down Friday at midnight. The Senate passed the continuing resolution to fund government through Feb.&

Man who claims to be ex-KKK, neo-Nazi running for a seat on Georgia county board of commissioners

If you had any doubts about the direction of the Republican Party—and if you’re reading this it’s likely you don’t—look no further than Chester Doles, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan and leader of neo-Nazi National Alliance, who filed

Instead of nuking the filibuster, Senate plays ridiculous games to keep government functioning

The threat of having to spend a weekend together was enough to get the Senate to reach an agreement on on government funding, and it won’t be shutting down Friday at midnight. The Senate passed the continuing resolution to fund government through Feb.&

Cheney promises that 2022 will bring 'weeks of public hearings' on events leading to Jan. 6

In recent weeks, the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 has issued flurries of subpoenas, targeting both well-known names directly connected to Donald Trump and more publicly obscure figures involved in organizing pro-Trump rallies. One of these subpoenas

Biden's new public health strategy includes reimbursements for at-home rapid COVID-19 tests

We know that when it comes to slowing and preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, there are actions we can all take to keep ourselves and those around us safe. Masking up, social distancing, and getting the vaccine (and, if available to you, the boost

Study turns up amazing evidence of how mask mandates save lives and is immediately covered up

At the request of Gov. Mike Parson, the Missouri Department of Health conducted an analysis of COVID-19 infections and deaths in those cities and counties that implemented mask mandates compared to the rest of the state. As The Missouri Independent repor

Stacey Abrams 'bullish' about passage of voting rights legislation like the John Lewis Act

Voting rights is at the top of lawmakers’ minds for the 2022 midterms, where new redistricting maps will take effect across the country. Already, some of those maps have faced pushback because lawmakers seemingly can’t even be bothered to be subtle about

Republicans are already running scared on abortion and they should be

Sen. Rick Scott of Florida wanted to talk about anything but abortion when he was asked whether the issue would motivate GOP voters in next year's midterms. “They’re talking about inflation. They’re talking about the border. They’re talking about th

Morning Digest: Trump demands allies take down ads attacking candidates for attacking Trump

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ●

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: More information on omicron, but not enough to draw solid conclusions

Guardian: Omicron seems to carry higher Covid reinfection risk, says South Africa Scientists warn of higher rate of repeat infections but say vaccines appear to protect against serious illness As the EU’s public health agency warned that Omicro
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