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  • Kagro in the Morning - October 24, 2014

    24 October 2014, 1:35 pm by: David Waldman

    Updates from Ottawa. Greg Dworkin was called away, presumably for a NYC-area Ebola-related emergency. Ted Cruz staffer demonstrates how hard it is to know when a kook is joking. Chuck Todd says his "disqualified herself" language was "sloppy." In a related…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 23, 2014

    23 October 2014, 2:29 pm by: David Waldman

    Emerging details from yesterday's attack in Ottawa. At least some air-dropped US weapons fell into ISIS hands. Neighbors battle over concealed carry on the way to school. And Armando can't stand it that no one seems to properly understand the nature of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 22, 2014

    22 October 2014, 1:58 pm by: David Waldman

    Chris Christie's tired of something, so everyone stop. Thanks! HuffPo is on the hunt for candidates' with financial issues: Joni Ernst and David Perdue. Stop the presses (if you have any)! Drunken, trombone-playing clown #GunFAIL! Suppose they gave a…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 21, 2014

    21 October 2014, 1:40 pm by: David Waldman

    James O'Keefe has attempted to do another thing. Greg Dworkin discusses the saga of Nancy Snyderman, the NBC chief medical editor who broke her then-voluntary Ebola quarantine, travel bans, and other Ebolamania news. Also back in the news: The Hot Zone. Media…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 20, 2014

    20 October 2014, 1:38 pm by: David Waldman

    No news is good news, unless Ebola. But at least we're still freaked out about Middle Eastern beheadings, unless Saud-ish. Greg Dworkin, however, keeps his head (as always) with his Ebola news round-up, including a bit of ultra-derp from George Will. Also,…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 17, 2014

    17 October 2014, 12:48 pm by: David Waldman

    With help from Armando, no one beats a dead fan like KITM! Gideon asks about a Meteor Blades' take on non-violent drug offenders and voting rights, which leads to expansive consideration (surprise!) of sentencing, prison privatization, libertarians, torture,…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 16, 2014

    16 October 2014, 12:54 pm by: David Waldman

    Twitter's abuzz over Florida's "Fangate." Appearance matters in debates, of course. Greg Dworkin points us to key pieces on last night's fireworks, and updates us on the latest from the world of polling, and Ebola. Armando shared some interesting insights on…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 15, 2014

    15 October 2014, 2:28 pm by: David Waldman

    Ebolamania! A second nurse at TX hospital is diagnosed. The decrepit, depleted chemical weapons which most people thought Iraq did have (as opposed to the massive, active program, which they didn't) were, as we'd already learned, been found. RWNJs feel sure…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 14, 2014

    14 October 2014, 12:31 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's morning buzz is a rehash of the collective gasp and pearl-clutching over a Senate candidate not wanting to talk about who she voted for, and no small amount of astonishment that no journalists seem interested in calling Mitch McConnell's astounding…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 13, 2014

    13 October 2014, 2:56 pm by: David Waldman

    Washington football team owner Dan Snyder hosts the outgoing Navajo Nation president at a game (on "Columbus Day" weekend). So that problem's solved forever! Greg Dworkin checks in with our daily Ebola update, including claims that budget cuts impeded the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 10, 2014

    10 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: David Waldman

    Nobel Prizes awarded, and other Twitter buzz. In Chicago, a man with an assault rifle shoots up a subway train, but so far has failed to be Muslim. The police report on The Palin Brawl is out, and it's a doozy. Rosalyn MacGregor's report includes a review of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 9, 2014

    9 October 2014, 1:05 pm by: David Waldman

    The Twitter chatter this morning: another fatal police shooting in St. Louis. The deficit has Ebola. Greg Dworkin has actual Ebola news and the not-actual solutions the news tends to drive. Joan McCarter joined us for a make-up appearance, and we segue into…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 8, 2014

    8 October 2014, 1:59 pm by: David Waldman

    This morning's Twitter chatter: Grisham, OR open carrier robbed of his brand new gun... at gunpoint. Greg Dworkin updates us on the polls, notes the fretting that Joe Biden told the truth about some Middle Eastern allies, and the lack of fretting that Tom…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 7, 2014

    7 October 2014, 2:54 pm by: David Waldman

    Who gives the most to charity? And BTW, what's charity? Greg Dworkin brings us updates on polling & Ebola-ing, and intra-state GOP fights. Further examination on the nature of our "war on terror." More on Dems getting nothing for toeing the NRA line. BuzzFeed…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 6, 2014

    6 October 2014, 1:05 pm by: David Waldman

    A third teacher has accidentally fired a gun in school. Greg Dworkin notes that Republicans not responsible for actually running anything are sowing panic over Ebola, but not Rick Perry. The Senate outlook remains mostly stable. Why the growing economy just…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 3, 2014

    3 October 2014, 12:13 pm by: David Waldman

    Technical difficulties spoiled the live show today, but we taped all the action for you for today's podcast. Greg Dworkin shared the news of the strong jobs report, an interesting take on economic inequality from an unlikely source, and the upcoming traffic…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 2, 2014

    2 October 2014, 12:27 pm by: David Waldman

    Arkansas AG candidate may be disqualified, for multiple voter registrations! Greg Dworkin rounds up the latest on ebola. Secret Service director Julia Pierson has resigned. Can that really make a difference? Gideon solicits comment on the Daily Kos community…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 1, 2014

    1 October 2014, 12:49 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's Twitter chatter: ebola freakouts, and WV plans to frack beneath a river that supplies their drinking water. Luckily they have no history of problems in that area. Greg Dworkin recapped the APR low-down on the Texas ebola story. Also: a Tea Party…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 30, 2014

    30 September 2014, 2:13 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's Twitter chatter: the White House intruder, and the House hearing on the subject. Greg Dworkin jumps the fence with some Mike Pence hype, positive hits for enterovirus-68 in CT and "linked to" paralysis cases in CO, polling on ISIS response and general…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 29, 2014

    29 September 2014, 12:55 pm by: David Waldman

    Noted this morning: We've reached that point at which corporations can have a religion and are entitled to unlimited political speech, but employees can be fired for running for public office. Greg Dworkin handled the domestic news part of our show today. In…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 26, 2014

    26 September 2014, 12:32 pm by: David Waldman

    Welcome to our "trendy" podcast! Greg Dworkin rounds up top headlines, starting with reactions to the Eric Holder resignation. Everything you need to know about reading the polls. The ESPN/Bill Simmons/NFL imbroglio prompts Armando to call in, though he…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 24, 2014

    24 September 2014, 2:23 pm by: David Waldman

    Still curious about Saudi Arabia, but too lazy to go beyond Wikipedia, "we" have another extended "conversation" by "ourselves" about the nature of our "great ally" in the Middle East. Do the apparent contradictions of our "War on Terror" make more sense if we…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 23, 2014

    23 September 2014, 1:53 pm by: David Waldman

    It's bombs away, again. So that had to be the focus of today's show, and Greg Dworkin rounded up some representative samples of the coverage and analysis, to get the discussion rolling. We concluded the reading of Matt Stoller's piece, "The Solution to ISIS is…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 22, 2014

    22 September 2014, 12:56 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin was back with us for his morning round-up, starting with Gideon's question about the CBS/NYT/YouGov poll of ME-SEN, and moving on to CO-SEN and the latest overall Senate modeling, before shifting to the latest in the Bridgegate story and the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 19, 2014

    19 September 2014, 1:21 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's ostensibly non-political story that's nonetheless political to us: plastic microbeads are in everything. Even toothpaste. So now they're in your water. Open carry moves to... in front of schools. And how do you tell an open carry protester from a…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 18, 2014

    18 September 2014, 12:53 pm by: David Waldman

    Still more technical difficulties kept us off the live stream, but the podcast goes on. Australian officials claim to have busted an ISIS terror plot in that country. But don't worry, Dick Morris will save you. Greg Dworkin sends us word on what he's been up…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 17, 2014

    17 September 2014, 12:16 pm by: David Waldman

    Technical issues kept us off the live stream for the first few minutes of the show, but not to worry, it's all here on the podcast. Twitter and social media users help crack the case on a hate crime attack in Philadelphia. A former MA police chief is arrested…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 16, 2014

    16 September 2014, 1:10 pm by: David Waldman

    No, "tort reform" isn't a serious cost-control measure in health care. Greg Dworkin wasn't with us this morning, but notes the official numbers showing a significant decrease in the numbers of uninsured. Charlie Cook lists the things that could still go wrong…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 15, 2014

    15 September 2014, 1:29 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin sent us a couple worthy links today, in lieu of his usual appearance, inlcuiding Nate Cohn's "Democrats Are Seeing More Daylight in Path to Senate Control," which we pored over for a while. The article's mention of KS independent Greg Orman leads…
  • Kagro in the Morning - September 10, 2014

    10 September 2014, 12:36 pm by: David Waldman

    This morning's Twitter chatter: yet another "Uber, but for..." gets funded. This time, for making the house cleaning market "more efficient" by re-inserting the cash-skimming middleman. (But it might not be working out all that well.) Greg Dworkin reminds us…

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