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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:21 PM

What is your favorite website for political news and commentary?

Aside from DU, that is.

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Reply What is your favorite website for political news and commentary? (Original post)
Poiuyt Jun 2019 OP
True Dough Jun 2019 #1
Blue_true Jun 2019 #2
SCantiGOP Jun 2019 #3
lunatica Jun 2019 #4
bobbieinok Jun 2019 #5
Quixote1818 Jun 2019 #6
cwydro Jun 2019 #8
Quixote1818 Jun 2019 #9
keithbvadu2 Jun 2019 #11
redstateblues Jun 2019 #7
mahina Jun 2019 #10
salin Jun 2019 #12

Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:27 PM

1. The Onion




This one was really funny:


Panicking Trump Trying To Recall Recent Affairs He’s Had After Spotting Baby Balloon In London Protest Crowd




LONDON—Racking his brain upon noticing the massive infant’s “uncanny resemblance” to himself, a visibly panicked President Trump tried to recall all his recent sexual liaisons after spotting an enormous baby balloon in a crowd of London protesters, sources confirmed Monday. “Oh God, this kid looks, what, maybe five or six months old—so how long ago are we talking?” said Trump, who reportedly struggled to put names with faces as he visualized all the women he had sex with during his 2018 trip to London and his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. “I’ll deny everything, of course, but the baby looks exactly like me. The tabloids are going to have a field day. Jesus. Well, I’ve fucked a lot of British women, so I guess I better start having someone track them down and pay them off.” At press time, reports indicated the president had shifted tactics and was attempting to convince first lady Melania Trump to announce that she had given birth to the 20-foot baby balloon in secret last year to maintain the couple’s privacy.

https://politics.theonion.com/panicking-trump-trying-to-recall-recent-affairs-he-s-ha-1835208402

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:29 PM

2. This is the only site that I come to for politics. nt

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:34 PM

3. DU and the news feed on my iPhone

That and NBC Nightly News, and usually Chris Hedges and maybe Brian Williams at 11 and I’m up to date and thoroughly depressed.

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:34 PM

4. Well first DU and then follow the links posted in DU.

So it’s pretty wide ranging.

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:02 PM

5. Balloon-juice.com

Cheryl Rofer posts on nuclear technology, policy, and history of same. She's started a step-by-step analysis lof the Mueller report. Readers are free to comment on all posts.

Adam Silverman, with extensive training and work in strategic planning for the military, posts on foreign and domestic events with insight on background and possible consequences.

These and posts on politics are balanced with posts on pets--with a recent series about a poster's 3 ducks--gardening, and blog host's ongoing history of house purchase, remodeling, and maintenance.

The comments often go off into long discussions of movies, comics, craft showe, restaurants around the country.

One commenter from the UK has written some very informative reports on the Brexit battle and the politicians.

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:05 PM

6. DU because a lot of stuff breaks here first before it hits the regular news. nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:12 PM

8. Yeah, I learned here that Kaepernick was signed by

Seattle!

Among other news items...

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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:50 PM

9. However, a lot of times DU posts get a lot of stuff wrong

Getting my hopes up and then nothing happens. It's still worth it for the occasional breaking news that breaks here first.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:11 AM

11. A lot of 'breaking' news has several variations and it can take 2 or 3 days to get an accurate story

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:08 PM

7. Washington Post

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:59 PM

10. NYT, Wapo, Reddit.com/world, Dailykos.com, welt.de/english-news/, bbc.com/news/world

And local news wherever.

Sometimes Fark.com/politics ftw

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:34 AM

12. Talking Points Memo - and its news' articles discussion boards.

I have read TPM since between the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, but only started engaging in the discussion boards since the 2016 elections. TPM has a more limited scope so not all stories are covered (it isn't my comprehensive news fix), but I think they are very good at what they do. And the discussion area on the news is very thoughtful and links t a much broader array of contemporary (and historical) news items.

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