Laurie Penny at the DNC: "Dissent will not be tolerated. Protest will not be permitted."

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After penning the best article on the RNC, Laurie Penny has taken her Red Pen of Justice to the DNC, where she reports on the state of American progressivism in the balance, where the best we can hope for is "a future slightly less terrifying than Trump nation." Read the rest

Watch Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Tim Kaine, Mike Bloomberg speeches at 2016 DNC (Video)

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It was a busy night at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as the party's leading lights made their case for Hillary Clinton. In this post: Video of the speeches given at the DNC Wednesday night by U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Clinton’s running mate Senator Tim Kaine, and former New York mayor and one-time presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Read the rest

Russia and other states could hack the US election by attacking voting machines

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It's been more than 16 years since faulty voting machine technology called into question a US presidential election, and in the ensuing 1.6 decades, the voting machine industry has used bafflegab, intimidation and salesmanship to continue selling faulty goods, whose flaws surface with despressing regularity. Read the rest

Roundup of newspapers that illustrated Hillary Clinton's nomination with pictures of her husband

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The excuses for this come prepackaged: it's what was on the photo wires, his was the great speech of the night, it illustrates a moment of transition in politics, etc. Read the rest

Bernie Sanders overcome with emotion as his brother Larry casts delegate vote at DNC

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In Philadelphia today at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an emotionally overwhelming moment for Bernie Sanders as Democrats Abroad cast their votes for the party's 2016 presidential nominee.

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A reminder from President Clinton

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Hillary Clinton, 45th president of the United States, would like to remind you of a few important things.

I can fix this fucking country for you. And all you little bitches need to do is get off your asses one goddamn day in November.

“Oh but what about your eeeemaaaaillls???” Shut the fuck up. Seriously, shut the fuck up and listen for one fucking second.

Here’s all you need to know about me:

- In 1992, I said I was proud to have followed my career instead of baking cookies. - The GOP fucking dragged me for it. They made me bake cookies. They’re scared of me. - Every time I have a job, y’all love me. Every time I run for anything, the GOP breaks out the big guns again and fucks me up good. And apparently it fucking works.

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Bernie Sanders' Democratic National Convention speech

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A sustained and rousing standing ovation for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, tonight.

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Vic Berger Election Special with Tim Heidecker: The Conventions

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Vic Berger and Tim Heidecker’s epic RNC special is terrifying and hilarious.

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FBI: Russia hacked DNC. US officials: Electing Trump, crushing Clinton was Putin's goal.

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Did Vladimir Putin order the Russian government to hack the Democratic National Committee, obtaining emails that Wikileaks has since released, to take down Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential elections?

That’s the theory that emerged rapidly inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies since the 20,000 leaked internal DNC emails spread throughout the internet, just before the beginning of the party's convention in Philadelphia.

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Jon Stewart and Colbert team up for one more Daily Show special on the RNC

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I don't think Stewart's ever been in finer form, and his "I've been living in a cave"/Transmet schtick plays well with Colbert's own persona. Read the rest

Clay Shirky to white liberals: Trump could win, so here's what you have to do

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In an epic Twitter tear, Clay Shirky addresses white liberals who are horrified by the rise of Trump and reminds them that "Trump IS the voice of angry whites. He wasn't on stage because he has unusual views. He was on stage because he has the usual ones, loudly." Read the rest

The #Veep is out: Hillary Clinton chooses Tim Kaine as Vice President

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Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced on Friday afternoon that her running mate will be Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.

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Laurie Penny on hanging out with Milo Yiannopoulos and the gay trolls of the RNC

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Laurie Penny, "a radical queer feminist leftist writer burdened with actual principles," has a weird frenemy relationship with trolling, racist, alt-right opportunist Milo Yiannopoulos, who was just permanently banned from Twitter for orchestrating a racist harassment campaign against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. Read the rest

Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigns after sexual harassment claims, Murdoch takes over

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Content warning: sexual assault. 20th Century Fox put out a brief today that Roger Ailes has resigned as CEO of Fox News Channel. Ailes departs the conservative television news empire after multiple women accused him of sexual assault.

Twenty-First Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch will take over as chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network until a suitably demonic, bulldog-jowled, elderly white male replacement with testicles that look like hamburger meat can be found.

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Dumptrump: your poop emoji/Trump mashup

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Available as tees and diecut stickers at Bumperactive. Read the rest

Donald Trump and his family watch grimly as Ted Cruz refuses to endorse him

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Last night, Ted Cruz refused to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump at the party's national convention in Ohio. This photo's doing the rounds and supposedly shows the moment when it became clear he would not do so. It's sweet revenge for Cruz, to whom Trump was nasty during the primaries. On the one hand, teleprompter shots suggest the endorsement was expected, contrary to some claims. On the other hand, video of the key moment—Cruz telling the audience to vote their conscience—shows Trump not giving much of a damn at all by that point. The photo was from earlier in the speech.

The image above is a low-res close up of this Getty Images photo by Win McNamee. Embed from Getty Images

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Someone built a wall around Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star

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