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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The establishment rallies behind Murphy, who waits on Grayson
Florida Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy Leading Off : • FL-Sen : On Monday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign ...
David Nir 05/05/2015 7 5 - -
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
We'll get back on track with the news after yesterday's "free form" special. Greg will get us started with a grounding in reality, and I'll derail it all with wild tangents into our recurring ...
David Waldman 05/05/2015 - 3 - -
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I'm Feeling Haikuish Carly, Huck and Ben So many hats in one ring Jeb revs Steamroller ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/05/2015 32 18 - -
Abbreviated pundit roundup: The GOP's circus
We begin today's roundup with Michael Brendan Dougherty at The Week who analyzes the GOP's circus of candidates: A brain surgeon with no particular feel for politics. A business executive who ...
Georgia Logothetis 05/05/2015 37 22 - -
Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
In case you can't see the video here, try ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 42 50 - -
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a fun ride and a bloated mess
In a weekend with a lot of entertainment distractions, including a boring "fight of the century," thoroughbred ...
Doctor RJ 05/04/2015 47 19 - -
D.L. Hughley embarrasses GOP neocon on Real Time with Bill Maher
Egberto Willies 05/04/2015 81 187 3 -
What county sheriff might spend $10 million to get re-elected? You guessed it: Arpaio
The $10 million man Maricopa ...
Mother Mags 05/04/2015 32 55 - -
We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 23 38 1 -
Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 6 17 - -
SC refuses to release 'horrible and offensive' dashcam video of officer killing unarmed black man
Officer Justin Craven after being charged with misconduct in the shooting death of Ernest Satterwhite On April 7, two white police officers in South Carolina were arrested for shooting and ...
Shaun King 05/04/2015 118 214 10 -
Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 34 36 - -
Baltimore Police Union has the gall to start a 'My Life Matters' campaign after 6 officers arrested
New hashtag promoted by the Baltimore Police Union What in the world? After six Baltimore police officers were arrested on felony charges in ...
Shaun King 05/04/2015 123 124 2 -
Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 27 85 1 -
Sen. Gillibrand's report finds military sexual assault still 'vastly underreported'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Monday that sexual assaults committed by members of the military continue to be "vastly underreported" even as the military claims to be making progress ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/04/2015 23 23 - -
Immigration activists lay down markers for Hillary's first immigration policy talk
Hillary Clinton will be making her biggest policy ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/04/2015 27 18 - -
The reason Ben Carson can't win? Ben Carson
It has been clear for some time now that would-be ...
Hunter 05/04/2015 105 51 - -
Fox reports police shooting in Baltimore, then retracts: 'Nobody has been shot'
Fox News made a major oops on Monday afternoon, and not of the usual Fox News kind. This wasn't a partisan lie about Obamacare or anything like that. No, a Fox ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 42 23 - -
Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
kos 05/04/2015 58 122 1 -
Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
I have seen many attempts at political self-promotion over the years, but this may be the first time a presidential candidate's ...
Hunter 05/04/2015 104 64 - -
Midday open thread: Minimum wage boost hits bullseye, executions don't hit worst of the worst
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Responses to Baltimore :
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 28 17 - -
Mitt Romney denies the reality of mass incarceration
Wow, Mitt Romney. Just wow. At a time when even many Republicans are pretending to care about ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 74 65 2 -
The conservative answer on Baltimore: Blame the teachers
Kimberley Strassel What's responsible for Baltimore's problems? Republicans need answers other than "massive economic inequality, racism, and police violence," and when Republicans need answers but ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 48 41 1 -
Iran nuclear review act: Is it lose-lose for Republicans?
Whoops. Even though the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act most likely will pass the Senate by a large majority, the superhawks, pushed by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and president-wannabe Marco Rubio (R-
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 36 38 1 -
John Boehner's 'heart breaks' for 9/11 families, but 9/11 first responders can go to hell
House Speaker John Boehner visited the National September ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 37 44 3 -
Media's Hillary obsession doesn't extend to what the Clinton Foundation actually does
Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the attacks on the Clinton Foundation's ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 115 69 3 -
John Boehner lies about Obamacare, Chuck Todd lets him
House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 79 57 3 -
Republican clown car gets a little more crowded as Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina enter the race
Carly Fiorina The vast Republican presidential field is quickly shifting from one composed mostly of likely candidates to one of candidates who are all in. These days that's a largely technical ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 164 37 1 -
Cartoon: Responses to Baltimore
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Tom Tomorrow 05/04/2015 27 95 2 -
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What's going on with Beau Biden?
Jeff Singer 05/04/2015 17 10 - -
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
We're pleased to announce that we're the only show embedded with the troops for the federal invasion of Texas! Remember the à la mode! Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click this Link to Listen ...
David Waldman 05/04/2015 - 5 - -
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Why Baltimore's past matters; Is ISIS really on the run?
Molly Redden at Mother Jones writes Want an Abortion This Year? Get Ready to Wait : For women seeking an abortion, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the long wait. Since the beginning of the year,
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 79 53 - -
Open thread for night owls. Do progressives need to make better emotional ties when organizing?
Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
Meteor Blades 05/03/2015 96 59 4 -
Hillary Clinton on foreign policy: Critical perspectives from the Left
Still Life with Deciders and ...
koNko 05/03/2015 250 56 6 -
Do we all live in a giant hologram?
The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
DarkSyde 05/03/2015 115 91 2 -
Happy Birthday, Customer
Happy Birthday [Insert Name] from your corporate overlords My birthday was last Sunday and I received hundreds of birthday greetings from friends, family, and corporate America. The screen capture ...
Mark E Andersen 05/03/2015 64 57 2 -
The most racist areas in the United States
Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...
Susan Grigsby 05/03/2015 271 142 8 -
A constitutional amendment is the only solution to our fraudulent politics
Does ‘we the people’ matter anymore? Will it always be pay to play for the foreseeable future? Will we ever get our country back? Not the tea party type ‘get our country back’ but actually ...
Egberto Willies 05/03/2015 144 74 1 -
The White House Correspondents' Dinner: America's political saturnalia
Dante Atkins 05/03/2015 71 91 1 -
'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'F*ck your breath.' Only one kind of approach provokes riots
No snarky comment here. Not for this image. 'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/03/2015 121 150 4 -
Reclaiming secularism is the key to protecting religious liberty
Over the past few years, two topics have come to dominate the discourse about religion in America. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and especially the rapid acceptance of marriage ...
Jon Perr 05/03/2015 120 87 6 -
On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/03/2015 188 167 6 -
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Fall into the Income Gap Edition
Nicholas Kristof reminds us that the structure of our economy is not an inevitable outcome. It's a choice. The eruptions in Baltimore have been tied, in complex ways, to frustrations ...
Mark Sumner 05/03/2015 116 79 1 -
Sunday Talk: Scorching #HotTakes
Given that the Apocalypse is ...
Silly Rabbit 05/02/2015 87 71 - -
Open thread: Riots, roots and racists
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... 'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'f*ck your breath'. Only one kind of approach provokes riots, by Ian Reifowitz Reclaiming secularism is the key to ...
Barbara Morrill 05/02/2015 35 8 - -
Is it a UK parliamentary constituency or a Game of Thrones location?
Messrs. Sturgeon, Miliband, Cameron, Clegg, Lannister, and Lannister Two important things are currently going on, for fans of complex, impenetrable stories about people with impressively highbrow-...
David Jarman 05/02/2015 38 32 - -
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #249 - Bending Towards Justice Edition
ericlewis0 05/02/2015 89 186 - -
This week at progressive state blogs: Lynch and the power of black women, SD polygamists seek water
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
Meteor Blades 05/02/2015 10 43 1 -
This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
Laura Clawson 05/02/2015 9 35 - -
House seeking to slash spending on Earth science
Hard to believe there were times when either political party regularly distinguished itself and alternately embarrassed the entire nation when it came to science. Or that for a few brief shining ...
DarkSyde 05/02/2015 45 70 - -
Baltimore Orioles team executive explained the Freddie Gray protests as few have
The Baltimore Orioles baseball team has been ...
Laurence Lewis 05/02/2015 95 124 8 -
Spotlight on green news & views: Super El Niño forms, oil & gas drilling damage, wind power soars
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, one of the strongest storms ever in the region.
Meteor Blades 05/02/2015 12 43 2 -
View from the left—the scourge of inequality persists
While I scrambled to assemble posts this week about the ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/02/2015 5 12 1 -
How Apple single-handedly lays waste to conservative ideology
kos 05/02/2015 364 396 5 -
Had you ever even heard of police doing rough rides before Freddie Gray? They're everywhere.
Freddie Gray being loaded into a van by Baltimore Police On April 12th, six Baltimore police officers assaulted Freddie Gray and took him on something I'll admit I've never heard of ...
Shaun King 05/02/2015 240 337 1 -
Tissue alert: Lesbian moms learn sign language for their newly adopted daughter
This is apparently a first —an American bank featuring an LGBT couple in a national ad. Wells Fargo follows the couple as they learn sign language for their newly adopted daughter, who is deaf. "
Kerry Eleveld 05/02/2015 27 63 - -
Tony Perkins claims churches will lose federal tax exemptions over marriage equality ruling
Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a deeply conservative institution catering to fundamentalist Christians. The laundry list of rules students must abide by are ...
Steven Payne 05/02/2015 78 71 1 -
Obama touts education programs in weekly address
In a global economy, we’ve got to help ensure that everyone, of every age, in every zip code—urban and rural—has the chance to learn the skills that lead directly to a good job. President ...
Laura Clawson 05/02/2015 35 13 - -
This week in science: stardrive?
There is great excitement in some corners of the space exploration community this week, as several NASA people opened up a discussion with engineers and others outside the agency over a mysterious,
DarkSyde 05/02/2015 91 46 - -
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Chris Christie's end will be bitter and messy
.@mikiebarb all but declares Christie over http://t.co/...
Greg Dworkin 05/02/2015 338 65 - -
Open thread for night owls: FAIR takes on economist pundit who disappeared economist critics of TPP
At Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Jim Naureckaswrites NYT Lets Economic Pundit Disappear TPP’s Economist Critics : The New York Times (4/24/15) handed its readers an exploding cigar this ...
Meteor Blades 05/01/2015 45 58 - -
Daily Kos and coalition partners deliver 160,000+ signatures to Nancy Pelosi against Fast Track
Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco chief of staff Dan Bernal meets with Daily Kos, CREDO Action, Sum of Us, Electronic Frontier Foundation & Corporate Accountability ...
Paul Hogarth 05/01/2015 14 60 2 -
Pat Robertson: Lesbian this, lesbian that, she doesn't know what kind of sex she's supposed to be
Asshole for Jesus, Pat Robertson, had some choice words for the distraught mother of a lesbian teenager: put your kid in a Christian "re-education" camp. Terry Meeuwsen : "I've been having issues ...
Steven Payne 05/01/2015 84 82 - -
Roberts Court upholds judicial fundraising restrictions
In a move which stunned many Court observers—certainly including me—the ...
Adam B 05/01/2015 58 62 - -
DOT issues oil-train rules. Industry objects. Other critics say rules too weak and deadline too slow
Oil train derailment Feb. 15 near Mount Carbon, West Virginia. The Obama ...
Meteor Blades 05/01/2015 32 47 - -
Chances of ending federal executions diminished with Eric Holder's departure
Eric Holder was conducting a review of the death penalty, but it ...
Meteor Blades 05/01/2015 35 32 - -
Baltimore's curfew hits service workers and small businesses hard
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 6 29 - -
Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: May Flowers Edition "Violent thugs run amok in the streets of Baltimore. But enough about the police department." ---Larry Wilmore Chief ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/01/2015 94 56 - -
White Detroit prosecutor states that Baltimore Police should literally shoot Freddie Gray protestors
The actual Facebook post by a prosecutor in Detroit American ugliness is a real thing and it's dangerous. The Assistant Prosecutor of Detroit, Teana Walsh,
Shaun King 05/01/2015 70 69 1 -
Colorado Republicans vote to defund award-winning program that reduced teen births by 40 percent
Republican state Sen. Ray Scott congratulated public health officials on the award before voting to defund the program. Colorado ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/01/2015 156 244 4 -
Cartoon: Trans-Pacific speculation
Click to enlarge. The portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that have ...
BrianMcFadden 05/01/2015 16 34 2 -
House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 20 28 - -
Jeb Bush's tricky gay tightrope walk
When it comes to same-sex marriage and LGBT issues, Jeb Bush has been walking the ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/01/2015 19 20 - -
House Republicans nearly prove they love Wall Street more than the troops
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, veteran, saves the day. House Republicans were all set ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 23 48 2 -
Who's the more 'serious' presidential candidate: Rand Paul or Bernie Sanders?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (R-VT)
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 119 85 2 -
House Benghazi czar details his conditions for not looking through Hillary Clinton's email server
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Hmm. Hmmmm. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chair of the House Benghazi Committee, ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 83 28 1 -
Midday open thread: Tesla home battery unveiled, 1 in 6 species at risk, where's Aaron Schock?
On Saturday at 8 AM PT, the tech team will be moving Daily Kos from its current web host to Amazon's Web Services. We'll be taking the site down for an estimated one to three hours while we move our ...
Meteor Blades 05/01/2015 48 30 - -
Jeb Bush: 'I'm a total nerd' for racism with a scientific veneer
Jeb Bush ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 136 154 4 -
Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 83 63 1 -
Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 52 31 1 -
Where are the New York Times and Washington Post reports on 'Clinton Cash' errors?
What do you know. The New York Times ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 70 48 - -
Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 66 33 - -
Baltimore State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's death was a homicide and criminal charges will be pursued
On Friday morning, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide and that criminal charges will be pursued.
Barbara Morrill 05/01/2015 663 343 6 -
Clinton campaign knocks Republican effort to block D.C. anti-discrimination law
House Republicans voted Thursday to block a Washington, D....
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 34 29 1 -
Cartoon: Commander-in-Drone
Remember a couple years ago, when Obama said we’d shape up his drone program and achieve “ near certainty ” that civilians wouldn’t be killed and ...
Mark Fiore 05/01/2015 25 15 - -
She's overseeing Freddie Gray case; both parents, grandfather, 2 aunts, 3 uncles are police officers
Marilyn Mosby 5/1 UPDATE: Marilyn Mosby just charged all six officers with crimes ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. I seriously doubted that someone with such deep ties ...
Shaun King 05/01/2015 398 209 5 -
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The man who almost beat Mike Pence is back for round two
Democrat John Gregg, who lost to Mike Pence 50-47 in 2012, is back for a rematch Leading Off : • IN-Gov : On Thursday, former state House Speaker and 2012 Democratic nominee John ...
Jeff Singer 05/01/2015 13 7 - -
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
Lots more follow-up to yesterday's extended discussion that started in Baltimore, went on to Fourth Amendment theory, and ended up on the zombie "secret hold" in the Senate. All as part of one ...
David Waldman 05/01/2015 - 4 - -
Abbreviated pundit roundup: Income inequality edition
We begin today's roundup with The New York Times calling for higher wages in its editorial today: It is hard to overstate the extent to which work no longer results in a decent paycheck and a ...
Georgia Logothetis 05/01/2015 98 44 - -
Open thread for night owls: A condensed look at what Bernie Sanders thinks on some issues
What Bernie Sanders thinks , as compiled by Andrew Prokip at Vox. I've included paragraphs on five subjects, with only subheads for the rest: Move to a single-payer health care system The ...
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 152 92 2 -
Thawing permafrost could boost global warming in more ways than one
Rapidly thawing Arctic permafrost and coastal erosion on the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, near Point Lonely, AK. Photo Taken in August, 2013 Power plants and automobiles burning fossil fuels and ...
DarkSyde 04/30/2015 29 28 - -
Rand Paul wants to repeal net neutrality
Rand Paul, doing his "bro" thing. It's not really clear who besides the "hate Obama for everything" crowd Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is trying to court with his latest grandstand, which ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 42 37 1 -
Marco Rubio sought 'leniency' for Corinthian Colleges last year
For more than a decade, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. has been the target of lawsuits and state and federal investigations for its deceptive marketing, falsification of employment placement rates and ...
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 38 88 1 -
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, suddenly (and unexpectedly) vulnerable, gets his first Democratic opponent
Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence On Thursday, former state House Speaker and 2012 Democratic nominee John Gregg announced that he would seek a rematch with Republican Gov. Mike ...
Jeff Singer 04/30/2015 24 34 - -
Hey, Florida! Medicaid expansion reaps huge rewards for states
Gov. Rick Scott still playing to his base. While Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues his insane legal ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 16 31 - -
Look at all those new Obamacare insurance policies!
Nice graph, huh? That's what ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 39 33 - -
In case you had any doubts, media is rolling with Washington Post's stenography for Baltimore PD
Late Wednesday night, The Washington Post reported played stenographer for the Baltimore Police Department, publishing a leaked document ...
Barbara Morrill 04/30/2015 115 110 2 -
Ted Cruz and the House Freedom Caucus look to block D.C. abortion law
Opponent of democracy Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Congressional oversight of the District of Columbia gives ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 23 21 - -
Wind energy association's first-quarter report offers reasons for optimism
The American Wind Energy Association has released its report for the first quarter of 2015, and it's quite encouraging. Indeed, for those of ...
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 59 75 2 -
Cartoon: Freedom of speech is absolute, but...
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MattWuerker 04/30/2015 92 38 1 -
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