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 2020-06-05 15:40 

Washington Post

Does Trump understand why the protests are happening?...

He seemed to in his early remarks on George Floyd. But he's opted to talk about other things since then....

 2020-06-05 15:36 

Washington Post

UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal...

The United Nations' atomic watchdog agency says Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers...

 2020-06-05 15:33 

Washington Post

The murkiness of claiming a popular mandate for a military crackdown on protests...

Polling is scarce. The situation is blurry and evolving....

 2020-06-05 15:32 

Washington Post

The U.N.'s atomic watchdog says Iran's stockpiles of enriched uranium are increasing in violation of a key nuclear deal...

The U.N.'s atomic watchdog says Iran's stockpiles of enriched uranium are increasing in violation of a key nuclear deal...

 2020-06-05 15:30 

Daily Kos

D.C. Public Works painted a massive Black Lives Matter street mural near the White House...

With the approval of Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Public Works crews got to work early Friday morning on a massive Black Lives Matter on 16th Street near Lafayette Square, which happens to be just down the street from the White House. Justin Finc...

 2020-06-05 15:27 

MSNBC

U.S. economy added 2.5M jobs in May...

The U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent. Steve Rattner and Chris Liu discuss....

 2020-06-05 15:23 

The Daily Beast

Trump: George Floyd Is 'Looking Down' and Celebrating 'This Great Day'...

After touting new jobs numbers and briefly alluding to equal rights, the president on Friday suggested George Floyd is "looking down" and celebrating "a great day for everybody."...

 2020-06-05 15:00 

Daily Kos

Feds arrest trio of 'Boogaloo Bois' planning to lob Molotov cocktails at Vegas protest crowd...

Three "Boogaloo Bois" had big plans for Saturday in Las Vegas. They stopped off at a gas station en route to an anti-police protest over the death of George Floyd, and filled up a gas can. They had begun making the Molotov cocktails they intended ...

 2020-06-05 14:57 

NBC

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D.C. Mayor Bowser has 'Black Lives Matter' painted on street leading to White House...

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered city workers Friday to paint the words Black Lives Matter on the street that leads to the White House where protesters have been demonstrating following George Floyd's death in police custody....

 2020-06-05 14:48 

Washington Post

How Mattis reached his breaking point — and decided to speak out against Trump...

The former defense secretary feared top military leaders were being used as a prop for the president, according to people familiar with his thinking....

 2020-06-05 14:46 

MSNBC

Minnesota AG: We believe Chauvin intentionally assaulted Floyd...

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison discusses the second-degree murder charge added to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and charges for three other former officers for their involvement in the death of George Floyd....

 2020-06-05 14:45 

Vox

New "call a senior" programs are sparking unexpected friendships during quarantine...

Older people at risk of social isolation are finding new connections through their phones....

 2020-06-05 14:39 

Talking Points Memo

Testimony: Shooter Used Racist Slur As Ahmaud Arbery Lay Dying...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator testified Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as......

 2020-06-05 14:27 

Talking Points Memo

Mayor Asks Trump To Withdraw Federal Officers And Troops From DC's Streets...

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser asked President Trump Thursday to withdraw the federal law enforcement and military who in recent days......

 2020-06-05 14:25 

Crooks and Liars

Texas Republicans Share On Facebook: Floyd's Murder Was 'Staged To Make Trump Look Bad'...

Calls for the resignation of Jim Kaelin in Nueces County and Cynthia Brehm in Bexar County were immediate, of course, but neither has stepped down yet. Source: Texas Tribune Republican leaders in four Texas counties shared racist Facebook posts, some of w...

 2020-06-05 14:22 

The Daily Beast

Are We All Trapped in Tom Cotton's Authoritarian Wet Dream?...

In Ep. 14 of The New Abnormal, Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson talk Tom Cotton's statist masturbation, the NYPD's show of force and more....

 2020-06-05 14:20 

Daily Kos

Rioting cops attack on 75-year-old white man, revealing what Black and brown people live with daily...

In city after city police are rampaging, rioting , and brutalizing the people they are sworn to serve and protect. They are unleashed and on attack and they don't care who gets in their way. You can thank the Buffalo, New York police for making that a...

 2020-06-05 14:14 

Talking Points Memo

Buffalo Police Shove 75-Year-Old Protester To Ground, Prompting Outrage...

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest night of protests in New York City sparked by the death of George Floyd......

 2020-06-05 14:08 

Talking Points Memo

Community Goes Full Feral With Anti-Antifa Hysteria...

We should have more on this shortly. But it seems we have another case where anti-Antifa hysteria led members of......

 2020-06-05 14:00 

The Daily Beast

Care About What You're Drinking Out of With These Tumblers...

From shatterproof tumblers to sixteen piece sets, these are the tumblers you need for whatever you're drinking....

 2020-06-05 14:00 

Vox

The 7 best movies you can now watch at home...

A creepy drama, a zombie fever dream, and other films worth seeing....

 2020-06-05 13:58 

Crooks and Liars

Rep. Eliot Engel Caught On Hot Mic: 'If I Didn't Have A Primary, I Wouldn't Care'...

You'd think an old white guy representing a majority-minority district in NY-16 (the Bronx) would have more sense than to admit the only reason he came to an event was for his upcoming primary. We all remember what happened to Joe Crowley when Alexand...

 2020-06-05 13:56 

Talking Points Memo

New Trump Appointee to Foreign Aid Agency Has Denounced Liberal Democracy and 'Our Homo-Empire'...

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter......

 2020-06-05 13:47 

Crooks and Liars

Reality Check: Retired Military Are Warning Us Trump Is A Danger To Democracy...

New Day's John Avlon with another really good Reality Check segment: "General James Mattis dropped a bombshell this week saying, 'Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people, doesn't eve...

 2020-06-05 13:40 

Daily Kos

Surprising every analyst, gov't reports big job gains, reducing unemployment rate to 13.3%...

NOTE: Before reading further, it's important to keep in mind that while today's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is sobering, the data in it are three weeks out of date. That's because the bureau uses the Current Employment Surv...

 2020-06-05 13:30 

Vox

The great writer of dread, Shirley Jackson, finally gets a movie that befits her legacy...

Elisabeth Moss stars in the eerie Shirley as a fictionalized version of one of the 20th century's greatest writers — and it feels like a story Jackson would have written....

 2020-06-05 13:20 

Talking Points Memo

NYT Declares Cotton's Warlike Op-Ed Against Protests 'Did Not Meet Our Standards'...

The New York Times denounced on Thursday Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-AR) "Send In the Troops" op-ed that called on the......

 2020-06-05 13:13 

Vox

The US economy added 2.5 million jobs in May...

A surprisingly quick bounce back from pandemic lows....

 2020-06-05 13:12 

CBS News

Trump to head to rural Maine as protests continue nationwide...

Maine Governor Janet Mills asked the president to "check his inflammatory rhetoric at the door" during his visit....

 2020-06-05 13:12 

Washington Post

The Technology 202: Here's what app downloads reveal about technology's role in the protests...

Citizen is the breakout app....

 2020-06-05 13:06 

NBC

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Jobs report delivers surprising good news, but how long will it last?...

The latest jobs report was surprisingly good news and President Trump is taking a victory lap — for now at least....

 2020-06-05 13:05 

Washington Post

Who do you think Joe Biden should choose for VP?...

Biden committed to choosing a woman as his running mate. The potential picks include Stacey Abrams, Tammy Baldwin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Val Demings, Tammy Duckworth, Kamala D. Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Susan E. Rice, Elizabeth Warren...

 2020-06-05 13:00 

Daily Kos

There was one group behind the violence on Thursday night, and it sure as hell was not antifa...

There were moments on Thursday evening worth celebrating. On the day that memorial services for George Floyd began, protesters in Washington D.C. withstood a pounding thunderstorm to stand vigil in the rain. Across the nation, thousands again came out for...

 2020-06-05 13:00 

Vox

Rep. Anthony Brown on how Trump could heal America, and why he won't...
 2020-06-05 13:00 

Slate Magazine

The Lessons of Larry Kramer's Loud, Confrontational Activism...

Kramer wasn't afraid to scare people in power and alienate his own allies—and he changed the world....

 2020-06-05 12:51 

MSNBC

Sen. Booker: I am hopeful in this moment...

Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, discusses building bridges between communities and police, where does the country go after this moment and why he says Americans have grown comfortable with savage injustices against lower income and minority communities....

 2020-06-05 12:44 

Talking Points Memo

2.5 Million Jobs Added In May, Unemployment Drops Down To 13.3 Percent...

2.5 million jobs were gained in May while unemployment dropped down to 13.3 percent, the Labor Department stated in its......

 2020-06-05 12:40 

Vox

Stripped of its cultural rites, New Orleans is at a loss for how to mourn Covid-19 deaths...

Smaller funerals, no second-lining, no traditional sendoff:...

 2020-06-05 12:37 

Talking Points Memo

Big Jobs News...

Very unexpected jobs news this morning. According to the BLS report out this morning, the economy added 2.5 million jobs......

 2020-06-05 12:35 

Washington Post

Unemployment dips to 13.3% as US added 2.5 million jobs in May as impact from virus eases...

Unemployment dips to 13.3% as US added 2.5 million jobs in May as impact from virus eases...

 2020-06-05 12:31 

Crooks and Liars

GRAPHIC: Unprovoked Buffalo Cops Knock Elderly Protester To The Ground...

Two Buffalo police officers were suspended without pay last night after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester, who suffered a head injury. Via The New York Times: The video taken by WBFO, a local radio station, shows the man approaching a gr...

 2020-06-05 12:30 

Daily Kos

Morning Digest: Arizona Senate race moves toward Mark Kelly after string of polls finds him favored...

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

 2020-06-05 12:16 

NBC

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Twitter disables Trump campaign's George Floyd video tribute...

Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president, one of its most widely followed users....

 2020-06-05 12:09 

The Atlantic

One Week to Save Democracy...

Lessons from Frederick Douglass on the tortured relationship between protest and change...

 2020-06-05 12:01 

Washington Post

The Energy 202: How carbon levels hit a record high even as emissions fell during coronavirus pandemic...

It's evidence of how hard it is to tackle climate change....

 2020-06-05 12:00 

Daily Kos

Operation Photo Op...

Vimeo Video And here I thought we wouldn't have troops on the street until closer to the election. The George Floyd protests have laid bare the underlying horriffic racism that has marred the United States throughout our history. Of course, Donald Tru...

 2020-06-05 12:00 

Washington Post

The 11 most logical picks for Joe Biden's vice president, ranked...

Our latest look at the most logical picks for Joe Biden's running mate....

 2020-06-05 12:00 

Vox

Black bodies are still treated as expendable...

Ahmaud Arbery's death and the black Covid-19 morbidity crisis show how much African American lives are treated as expendable capital....

 2020-06-05 12:00 

Slate Magazine

Angel Wings Will Not Be Enough to Carry Victoria's Secret Into the Future...

The lingerie brand sold fantasy. Reality destroyed it....

 2020-06-05 11:56 

MSNBC

Clearing of peaceful protesters not morally right, says Adm. McRaven...

Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven weighs in on military leaders becoming increasingly vocal against the president and the president's clearing of Lafayette Square for a photo op, which Adm. McRaven says was not morally right....

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