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  • What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
    • Latinos/Hispanics checking the 'white box' on the Census won't make them Republicans, by Denise Oliver Velez
    • The Walmart heirs should save Detroit, by Jon Perr
    • Ukraine and Europe: A historical perspective, by Ian Reifowitz
    • In response to President Obama's greenhouse gas regulations, Republicans roll out their usual lies, by Laurence Lewis
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    • The new Obama? ‘I make absolutely no apologies’ is what we need now, by Egberto Willies
  • View the original coverage by The New York Times of D-Day, June 6, 1944.
  • HRC wanted to arm Syrian rebels, but Obama said no. This difference of opinion in the early days of the revolt against the al-Assad regime is found in Hillary Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, which is slated for release June 10. CBS News says it managed to find a copy ahead of time at a bookstore, but CBS owns Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Clinton's book.
    But the Syria episode illustrates a key break between Clinton, who is considering launching a new presidential bid after losing the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008, and a president whose popularity has fallen.

    "From the beginning of our partnership, he had promised me that I would always get a fair hearing. And I always did. In this case, my position didn't prevail," she wrote.

  • Guns used in U.S. mass shootings since 1984. The Washington Post took data collected by Mother Jones magazine and turned them into an interactive graphic depiction of the weapons used—22 shotguns, 29 rifles, 23 revolvers and 77 semi-automatic handguns. Click on a firearm in the graphic for details of of the slayings it was connected with.
  • Rep. Alan Nunnelee to undergo brain surgery. The Mississippi Republican from state's First District announced that surgeons will remove a small, isolated mass from the right side of his brain. Nunnelee underwent successful surgery to replace a heart valve in December 2012.
  • Dear America: Here are the FOX NEWS reporters. Notice anything? http://t.co/...
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  • Duck Dynasty-theme Bible coming: And the Lord saith, "Lock 'n Load."
  • The "temporary" Texas GOP 2014 platform says to ignore climate change:
    While we all strive to be good stewards of the earth, “climate change” is a political agenda which attempts to control every aspect of our lives. We urge government at all levels to ignore any plea for money to fund global climate change or “climate justice” initiatives.
    The platform also calls for repeal of the 17th Amendment (returning choice of senators to the state legislatures), repeal of the Patriot Act and a whole lot else, 95 percent of which either induces guffaws or chills.
  • Here is some archival footage about gay rights in the 1970s: It’s a sometimes stunning (70-minute-long) series of news clips.
    It’s so weird to hear gay people on TV use the word “homosexuals.” We don’t. Not anymore. It’s a point I’ve raised in a number of articles I’ve written. Listen to the beginning of the video, where the one activists says “For the past year, homosexuals have been coming out in public.” No gay person would say that phrase using the word “homosexual.” Or the next guy, who says “the organization of homosexuals coming together on the spur of the moment.” Again, we’d say “gay” nowadays.
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show: flip-flopping Bergdahl tweets. Heartbleed redux! Are your selfies helping the NSA? Baseless speculation about "driverless cars!" Armando joins in to discuss emptywheel's synthesis of the O'Hehir and Moglen surveillance articles from last week.

     

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