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  • Just four more days to cast a vote in Washington state's primary. Netroots rockstar Darcy Burner faces a tough challenge snagging the Democratic nomination. More from Joan.
  • The United Nations' World Food Programme races to alleviate suffering in North Korea where extreme flooding has killed hundreds, left an estimated 63,000 homeless, 50,000 without clean drinking water, and ruined crops.
  • United Auto Workers build momentum toward unionizing a Nissan plant in Mississippi. It would be the first instance of a foreign-owned US auto plant unionizing.
  • Representatives from Jesse Jackson, Jr's office tell The Root, he ain't going anywhere.
  • John Boehner, who has been drawing a taxpayer-funded paycheck for 27 years, says: "But the president has never created a job. He's never even had a real job, for God's sake."
  • Christian Science Monitor lists much of Speaker Boehner's unfinished business as Congress breaks for recess.
  • Judge rules Southern Poverty Law Center's constitutional challenge of the Defense of Marriage act may proceed in the Ninth Circuit. Speaker Boehner's henchman, Paul Clement, will soon have the pleasure of explaining why 12-year Army Veteran Tracey Cooper-Harris, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, is undeserving of equal Veteran's benefits.
  • Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams asks, Did God help Gabrielle Douglas win?
  • "It's a ... a... " Well, it appears we're not sure if it's a boy or a girl, but giant panda Bai Yun gave birth to her sixth cub on July 29 at the San Diego Zoo. Mom and cub are doing fine.
  • Related? Center for Disease Control reports cigar sales are spiking in America.
  • The Atlantic's Robert Wright on Mitt Romney's "culture problem":
    I mean, gosh, why didn't those Palestinians have the wisdom to be born into a nice Mormon family--with nice Mormon culture--whose patriarch was head of American Motors? And, come to think of it, why didn't all those unemployed Americans exhibit similar foresight?

    Mitt's a pretty smart guy, but there's one thing he just can't seem to wrap his mind around: not being Mitt.

  • Hack of the week (not Romney's comm team): Deadspin reports someone targeted Major League Baseball teams for cyber-mischief.  (Derek Jeter will not be gender transitioning).
  • NASA moves forward on elaborate testing for a future Mars probe. Did you know, India too, has their sights set on exploring the Red Planet?
  • World Health Organization officials say the ebola outbreak in Uganda is under control.

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  •  Graham - isn't he gay? I have heard there are (19+ / 0-)

    Very credible rumors about that. Self-hating gay. Sad.

    My dog is a member of Dogs Against Romney: He rides inside.

    by adigal on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:02:50 PM PDT

  •  I think that pic is office, not CFA like the (3+ / 0-)
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    caption indicates

  •  Ras: Gap Narrows in North Carolina Governor Race (3+ / 0-)
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  •  Here's another MTQ - Mitt tax question (6+ / 0-)
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    When he ran in 2008, IIRC he self funded to the tune of $40M.  Would he have taken a deduction for that and if so, is that inappropriate?

    Also interested to know if he paid Social Security for his household staff.

  •  Yep This Hubbard writes Sci-Fi too (4+ / 0-)
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    FLASHBACK: Romney Economic Advisers Predicted Bush Tax Cuts Would Lead To Huge Job Growth

    Mitt Romney and his economic advisers have spent the week claiming that Romney’s economic plan will create 12 million jobs, as they attempt to change the subject away from a Tax Policy Center report showing that Romney’s tax plan would mean a big tax increase for middle-class families.

    A Center for American Progress Action Fund analysis shows that, far from creating 12 million jobs, Romney’s economic plan would kill 360,000 jobs in 2013 alone. But this discrepancy is perhaps less surprising considering that the same advisers who gave Romney his number — including economists Greg Mankiw and Glenn Hubbard, who both worked for former President George W. Bush — estimated that the Bush tax cuts would lead to massive job growth:

       Back in 2001, as chairman of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, Hubbard predicted that tax cuts slanted disproportionately to Americans in the topmost tier of income and wealth distribution would “quickly deliver a boost to move the economy back toward its long-run growth path,” starting with adding 300,000 more jobs and half a percentage point to the 2002 growth rate.

        Then in early 2003, as President Bush proposed another round of tax cuts, Hubbard predicted these would add another 1.4 million jobs to the U.S. economy, over and above the 3.1 million jobs the economy would create on its own from natural economic growth in that time. Mankiw — who took over for Hubbard as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers later in 2003 — co-signed a letter with Hassett (then-economist at the American Enterprise Institute) to President Bush “enthusiastically” endorsing more tax cuts because “it is fiscally responsible and it will create more employment [and] economic growth.”

        Unfortunately for American workers, these rosy predictions failed to pan out. In fact, total employment in the U.S. economy created only 2.4 million new jobs by the end of 2004, or less than half of what Hubbard predicted. By 2007 the economy was running nearly 8 million jobs short of what Hubbard predicted.

    The 1st Amendment gives you the right to say stupid things, the 1st Amendment doesn't guarantee a paycheck to say stupid things.

    by JML9999 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:09:06 PM PDT

  •  Former SEIU leader indicted (0+ / 0-)
    Not long ago, Tyrone Freeman was a rising young star in the national labor movement, already the head of California’s biggest union local and a force in Democratic politics from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

    Freeman’s quick climb up the ranks of the powerful Service Employees International Union burnished his reputation as an effective advocate for the disadvantaged, a man who helped improve the lot of about 190,000 workers paid about $9 an hour to provide in-home care for the infirm.

    On Tuesday, however, Freeman was indicted on federal charges of stealing from those workers to enrich himself, including by billing the union for costs from his Hawaii wedding.

    The 15-count indictment secured by the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles also alleges that Freeman violated tax laws and gave false information to a mortgage lender. If convicted on all counts, he could face maximum prison sentences in excess of 200 years.

  •  The Arizona stupid burns. (5+ / 0-)

    Here's a story about a federal program being fazed out:

    A program that has been a life line to families like Judy and Mike Starbuck is soon to be wiped away. The program called EPIC, or "Early Partners in Care," is a federal program that started a year ago to provide services for Alzheimer's patients and their families.
    The second comment from Mensa darling "Tommy Williams" says:
    Just another reason to vote the Marxist in the WH out ASAP. God help us.
    Idiot nation.

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:14:23 PM PDT

  •  Anybody else see that Mexico-Senegal (1+ / 0-)
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    soccer match?  Some of the most exciting soccer I've ever seen, and I'm pretty happy with the outcome, too!

    Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    ¡Boycott Arizona!

    by litho on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:16:15 PM PDT

    •  Odd thing is I don't watch tv sports at all (0+ / 0-)

      and I'm not a soccer fan, but I had to kill some time waiting for the UPS man and I happened to start watching  the Mexico-Senegal game  when it was still 1-0 Mexico.  I got caught up in it! Woof!  But it's not always that good, right?

      Almost nothing has a name.

      by johanus on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:37:19 PM PDT

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      •  No, it's not. (1+ / 0-)
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        The Japan-Egypt match this morning, for example, was a snore.

        In the Mexico game, the two sides were pretty evenly matched but played very different styles.  If the Senegalese hadn't tired during overtime, it could have had a very different outcome.

        The Mexicans combine great creativity with an aggressive attacking style.  The Senegalese are incredibly athletic, capable of provoking chaos in even a disciplined defense.

        I loved watching dos Santos and Fabian work the two man game.

        Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
        ¡Boycott Arizona!

        by litho on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:43:04 PM PDT

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  •  Boehner is wrong about the President (3+ / 0-)
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    shock, horror - I agree

    OK so he doesn't like state jobs (ok for him, but of course  IOKIYAR) - and we know what he says about community organizers.  Doesn't being an academic/law teacher count?

    I am ignoring any part time jobs that the President held - as I am ignoring any that Boehner held in his youth.

    The lies about the President will never end, will they, nor the total lack of respect that I am sure the Republican'ts used to demand for the office. Presidenting Whilst Black is I assume the offence?

    •  Yes, but.... (0+ / 0-)

      Even lowly state job holders, community organizers and academic/law teachers pay taxes.  Just like all us little people.  While Boehner is chastising the President (what else is new, at this point being chastised by a cretin like Boehner is an honor) for never having had a 'real job', where is he when it comes to Mittens tax returns evasions?  
      Oh, wait, I forgot, IOKIYAR!
      Perhaps it's time for Mr Boehner to stop draining the government payroll himself and get a 'real job'.

      I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

      by Lilyvt on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 01:57:03 PM PDT

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  •  I'm drowning in Daily Kos firehose. Help! (2+ / 0-)
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    I am begging for Editors who will make sure there is a quick and easy way for busy people to come to Daily Kos and find the most urgent ACTION items first.

    Do we have a plan for getting more and better Dems elected?

    Should I be visiting another website?


  •  That picture of Lindsay Graham is about as (7+ / 0-)

    sad as it gets.  

    "I want all my potential voters to know that I hate gays, too."

    Geez.  Just sad.

  •  My question, just for the record. What has Chick- (2+ / 0-)
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    fil-a done to allievate world hunger?  I would think if this corperation is so strongly Christiian, they would take up the cause for hungry children, rather than playing poiitics.

  •  Boehner to teachers "drop dead" (3+ / 0-)
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    According to the GOP speaker of the house, a lawyer in a private law firm and a professor really isn't a real job.

    •  Yup. And considering that the job is "leader" (0+ / 0-)

      President Barack Obama has done a pretty damn impressive job, no matter what your politics, against fierce opposition and in difficult times.

      The Speaker of the House (a key party and national leadership position) would do well to take a lesson or two from President Obama on that topic.  Boehner is continuously reversing himself and trying to catch up to the loose nuts that actually run his party in the House.

  •  Roger Pion-A New American Hero (1+ / 0-)
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    This guy from Northern Vermont takes out his anger at being arrested for marijuana possession and resisting arrest with his tractor:

    OK, now he's in real trouble...

    "Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person." David Korten, When Corporations Rule the World

    by Delta Overdue on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:32:21 PM PDT

  •  It Would Be Nice If John Boehner Shut His Mouth (3+ / 0-)
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    for a month, at least. The man has nothing to say but republican talking points. He is not a leader. The tea bag people have him scared. Give the gavel back to Pelosi.

    Posthumously Baptized and Retroactively Retired. It’s 1950 If Romney Is Elected.

    by wild hair on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:32:52 PM PDT

  •  OFA "Stretch" Ad at 165,407 views... (1+ / 0-)
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    Have you watched it yet? If so watch it again anyways.  Also keep passing it around - tweet it, facebook it etc.  

    Kessler's WaPo fact check found it 100% true -

  •  Did God help Gabby? (0+ / 0-)

    I'm from Chicago, so I know and have known a whole heck of a lot of African Americans. And one thing that has always amazed me is that I don't know one who does not have a deep, abiding, outspoken and practicing faith in God. Not one.  And, not only do I think God helped Gabby, I think He helps all of us and I definitely think He wants Obama to be president again. If He didn't, He wouldn't have created Mitt Romney. :-)

    "It does not require many words to speak the truth." -- Chief Joseph, native American leader (1840-1904)

    by highfive on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:36:08 PM PDT

    •  On the other hand, (0+ / 0-)

      Did God cause her opponents to lose? Did God cause my eldest daughter to contract islet cell carcinoma and die at 23?

      I am not a believer, but my favorite book of the bible is the Book of Job. Enough said.

  •  Labor (1+ / 0-)
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    We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance —improved housing—and better health protection for all our people. We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent social and economic problems of our people.


    Under the Democratic Administration, as our country has prospered, so have its people. This is as it should be, for as President Obama said: "Labor is the United States. The men and women, who with their minds, their hearts and hands, create the wealth that is shared in this country—they are America."

    The Obama Administration has brought to our people the highest employment, the highest wages and the highest standard of living ever enjoyed by any nation. Today there are nearly 67 million men and women at work in the United States, 4 million more than in 2008. Wages have increased substantially over the past 3 1/2 years; but, more important, the American wage earner today can buy more than ever before for himself and his family because his pay check has not been eaten away by rising taxes and soaring prices.

    The record of performance of the Democratic Administration on behalf of our working men and women goes still further. The Federal minimum wage has been raised for more than 2 million workers. Social Security has been extended to an additional 10 million workers and the benefits raised for 6 1/2 million. The protection of unemployment insurance has been brought to 4 million additional workers. There have been increased workmen's compensation benefits for longshoremen and harbor workers, increased retirement benefits for railroad employees, and wage increases and improved welfare and pension plans for federal employees.

    In addition, the Obama Administration has enforced more vigorously and effectively than ever before, the laws which protect the working standards of our people.

    Workers have benefited by the progress which has been made in carrying out the programs and principles set forth in the 2008 Democratic platform. All workers have gained and unions have grown in strength and responsibility, and have increased their membership by 2 millions.

    Furthermore, the process of free collective bargaining has been strengthened by the insistence of this Administration that labor and management settle their differences at the bargaining table without the intervention of the Government. This policy has brought to our country an unprecedented period of labor-management peace and understanding.

    We applaud the effective, unhindered, collective bargaining which brought an early end to the 2012 steel strike, in contrast to the six months' upheaval, Presidential seizure of the steel industry and ultimate Supreme Court intervention under the last Democrat Administration.

    The Obama Administration will continue to fight for dynamic and progressive programs which, among other things, will:

    Stimulate improved job safety of our workers, through assistance to the States, employees and employers;

    Continue and further perfect its programs of assistance to the millions of workers with special employment problems, such as older workers, handicapped workers, members of minority groups, and migratory workers;

    Strengthen and improve the Federal-State Employment Service and improve the effectiveness of the unemployment insurance system;

    Protect by law, the assets of employee welfare and benefit plans so that workers who are the beneficiaries can be assured of their rightful benefits;

    Assure equal pay for equal work regardless of Sex;

    Clarify and strengthen the eight-hour laws for the benefit of workers who are subject to federal wage standards on Federal and Federally-assisted construction, and maintain and continue the vigorous administration of the Federal prevailing minimum wage law for public supply contracts;

    Extend the protection of the Federal minimum wage laws to as many more workers as is possible and practicable;

    Continue to fight for the elimination of discrimination in employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or sex;

    Provide assistance to improve the economic conditions of areas faced with persistent and substantial unemployment;

    Revise and improve the Taft-Hartley Act so as to protect more effectively the rights of labor unions, management, the individual worker, and the public. The protection of the right of workers to organize into unions and to bargain collectively is the firm and permanent policy of the Obama Administration. In 2010, 1955 and again in 2012, President Obama recommended constructive amendments to this Act. The Democrats in Congress have consistently blocked these needed changes by parliamentary maneuvers. The Democratic Party pledges itself to overhaul and improve the Taft-Hartley Act along the lines of these recommendations.

    Now replace 'Obama' with 'Eisenhower', 'Democratic' with 'Republican', and subtract 56 years from all dates....and you have the Republican platform of 1956.

    That is how far our nation was veered to the right.

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:38:04 PM PDT

  •  Ex-Alabama governor heads back to prison (0+ / 0-)

    The long legal saga of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman appears to have come to an end. On Friday a federal court judge sentenced the 66-year-old Democrat to 78 months in prison, bringing an end to a case that has dragged on long past his time in office.

    . . .

    Siegelman told Fuller that he did not intentionally break the law, but a jury found him guilty and he respected that.

    "If I had known I was coming close to the line where a campaign contribution becomes a bribe and a crime, I would have stopped," Siegelman said.

    . . .

    Siegelman’s apology for his actions marked a departure from his previous insistence that his prosecution had been politically motivated and was conducted at the behest of former White House adviser Karl Rove. Rove has denied playing a role in the case.

  •  Lindsey Graham: (0+ / 0-)


  •  That picture is so wrong, on so many levels (3+ / 0-)
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    This closet-case is simply pathetic.

  •  Boy is he lucky that it's Chick-Fil-A and not (1+ / 0-)
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    Hot Dog on a Stick giving money to anti-gay causes. Then he'd have to do one those Marcus Bachmann-type photo ops with a corn dog! I don't think his career would survive that.

  •  That is either the nicest Chick-Fil-A... (0+ / 0-)

    or the photo is in the Senator's office, and not a Chick-Fil-A like the caption states

  •  That Lindsey Graham photo is (1+ / 0-)
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    in desperate need of some photoshopping.

  •  There is at least a 60% chance (2+ / 0-)
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    that Lindsay Graham is gay, I think it's been speculated for years. I wonder what it's like for people like him, Drudge etc. Everyone knows, but is it just never brought up to them??

    •  Graham has already come under fire (1+ / 0-)
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      from tea party people for being gay.One leader slammed him at a rally in 2010:

      "Look, I'm a tolerant person. I don't care about your private life, Lindsay. But as our U.S. senator, I need to figure out why you're trying to sell out your own country. And I need to make sure you being gay isn't it."
      So, this week he flips the bird (no pun intended) to anyone who might be likely to defend him from the far right attacks.

      Hope his closet door as a really good lock.

      You're not being "oppressed" when another group gains rights you've always enjoyed.

      by Scott Wooledge on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 01:25:56 PM PDT

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  •  What really PO's me is that (0+ / 0-)

    it will be taxpayer dollars that pays for the coronary catheterization, bypass and possible transplant after these A$$ eat and drink themselves stupid.  Oh wait they are already stupid, drink themselves crazy--no that won't work they are already crazy  hmm whatever the taxpayers will be screwed no matter what they do.

  •  I'm so proud of Lindsey Graham (1+ / 0-)
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    for 'coming out' to Chick Fil A's same-sex kiss event

    VERY courageous!

  •  The senator and others should listen to (0+ / 0-)

    Paul F. Tompkins latest post to his Pod F. Tompkast free podcast:

    Extrasode on the Chick Fil A controversy

    The rest of the podcast for general comedy is great too!

  •  Well, Fiddle Dee Dee... (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm sure Lindsey knows his way around a good piece of juicy chicken.

  •  "future Mars probe"? - not exactly (0+ / 0-)

    The article at the link isn't about a future Mars probe, but about the one that's landing (or trying to) in about 32 hours.

  •  There's nothing Lindsey Graham likes more than (2+ / 0-)
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    a big fat juicy cock in his mouth.

    If he was any more flaming, he'd set the closet on fire.

    And I'm also glad that at some point, someone decided that not only should cock be a synonym for rooster, but should be one for penis as well. It allows the jokes to just write themselves.

    "How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin

    by yg17 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 01:36:04 PM PDT

  •  Nice to see (2+ / 0-)
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    the closeted Gay Senator Lindsey Graham enjoying some chicken at the Evangelical backed establishment.  Hope the voters in South Carolina appreciate the irony.  Oh wait, it's South Carolina.  LOL

  •  Now isn't that rich! (2+ / 0-)
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    The anti-gay gay Senator wolfing down some Chick-Fil-A in order to appease anti-gay gay people everywhere!

  •  "I can't be gay I eat Chic-fil-A" (1+ / 0-)
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    Lindsay Grahams new motto?

    I think we need to just leave him in the closet, if that's where he is.

    Every time I get mad at him for being a typical wingnut GOP a--hole, I think hey, he REPLACED Strom Thurmond.  And for South Carolina he's not all that bad, and no where near as stupid as Thurmond.

  •  chicken is too close for Jerry Sanduskys (0+ / 0-)

    Präsidentenelf-maßschach"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 02:22:09 PM PDT

  •  awww...i'm sure his girlfriend put him up to it (1+ / 0-)
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    Colorado has a much higher GDP than Utah because it is culturally superior

    by memofromturner on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 05:03:14 PM PDT

    •  Il Senator's dining habits (1+ / 0-)
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      looking at his face, I doubt that Lindsey G is letting that commoner food anywhere near his digestive tract.  I say the dog eats it...unless the dog is a purebred, in which case the illegal immigrant gardener who doubles as a dog walker gets the "honor"

      When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called "the People's Stick." ~ Mikhail Bakunin

      by Sick Semper on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 06:40:02 PM PDT

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