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  • Kagro in the Morning - March 27, 2015

    27 March 2015, 1:50 pm by: David Waldman

    A veritable parade of guest voices today! First, the big news of Harry Reid's retirement. Greg Dworkin discusses that, and rounds up headlines on the Senate budget vote-a-rama (and the impact of the race for the White House on it), House passage of the "doc…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 26, 2015

    26 March 2015, 12:30 pm by: David Waldman

    Three main topics of conversation today: the German plane crash; the situation in Yemen, and; the budget vote-o-rama and the continuing fight over filibuster reform. And that's really about it! Of course, we fill in the blanks with some homework reading…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 25, 2015

    25 March 2015, 1:42 pm by: David Waldman

    The Duck Dynasty guy figures atheists can be converted under the threat of unspeakable brutality. Greg Dworkin notes the push for automatic voter registration in California, and reminds us why conservatives think this is so terrible. Jeb's obstacles to the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 24, 2015

    24 March 2015, 2:34 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin rounds up all the Ted Cruz Nuz. What it might mean that Cruz is officially in while others are not. Steve King is puzzled by Jews. The new line of attack on Jeb: he's not anti-Obamacare enough. Monte Frank of Team 26 tells us about the 3rd Sandy…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 20

    20 March 2015, 12:46 pm by: David Waldman

    Caught up in the basketball mania, which is terrible, we get the backstory on one of the NCAA's craziest team mascots, the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, from contributor Arliss Bunny. Next, Armando points to the latest on eGhazi from Politico, which suggests…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 19, 2015

    19 March 2015, 2:47 pm by: David Waldman

    It's the first day of the basketball tournament that trademark law says you can't name without permission! But Greg Dworkin distracts us from that with some news stuff, like the Israeli elections, Scott Walker's staffing problem, continued monitoring of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 18, 2015

    18 March 2015, 1:02 pm by: David Waldman

    Aaron Schock's resignation creates a looming shortage of radio material. But as the press narratives begin to take shape, this story will still need some sorting out. Greg Dworkin brings us the latest on the Israeli election results, and notes that another…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 17, 2015

    17 March 2015, 12:56 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin takes a peek at the Israeli elections, and notes that 16.4 million have gained insurance under the ACA. NH might let its Medicaid expansion expire, while political hardball may move other states to finally give in to expansion. Begun, this year's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 16, 2015

    16 March 2015, 12:45 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin brings a great lesson from the medical world; rounds up some of the top Israeli election stories; "the stupidest paragraph" he's read "in, like, three months"; Teabaggers = Birchers; another slice of the Wall St. bonus problem; Michigan losers…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 13, 2015

    13 March 2015, 2:44 pm by: David Waldman

    Trey Gowdy's a bit of an oddball. Is he playing a little too loose with sensitive info? Aaron Schock can't stop. Wall St. bonuses now 3x larger than avg. household income. Tell me the Founders anticipated that. How to write a political story when there's no…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 12, 2015

    12 March 2015, 1:39 pm by: David Waldman

    McCain blames Obama for the Cotton letter. And snow. Greg Dworkin's headlines have the Gop both in disarray and united. Israeli elections loom. CRS explains treaties vs. executive agreements. Making a case for Rubio. Not sure Lindsay Graham is flirting with…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 11, 2015

    11 March 2015, 1:51 pm by: David Waldman

    Stunningly, the Hillary Clinton email story continues to fascinate the media. Republicans try out the old "it was just a joke" line about Tom Cotton's letter. OU Pres. David Boren expels two SAE students, but listener @sponson is is not impressed. One of the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 10, 2015

    10 March 2015, 1:49 pm by: David Waldman

    Backlash against Tom Cotton's glorified Facebook post dominates the day. The guy who said ISIS was infiltrating Arkansas now runs Republican foreign policy. Greg Dworkin notes the lack of eGhazi impact, Cotton doesn't know what he's talking about, and his…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 9, 2015

    9 March 2015, 2:14 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin puts Daylight Savings Time on track with an eclectic roundup, including Western water wars, Florida's ban on use of the term "climate change," Issa's bid to get back in the news, the latest 2016 polling, the Gop in disarray, and Senate Republicans…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 6, 2015

    6 March 2015, 1:24 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin returns to the show this morning, rounding up monthly jobs numbers news. The RNC actually opts to up the crazy at 2016 debates. A new Q-Poll. BREAKING: President Obama is black. The horrifying story and backstory of Arkansas state rep. Justin…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 5, 2015

    5 March 2015, 1:07 pm by: David Waldman

    Minor GunFAIL update: woman who forgot her loaded gun in a church bathroom wants the charges against her dropped. Except it's a problem that runs in the family. There was no avoiding the Hillary Clinton e-mail story today, so Armando joined us as we read…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 4, 2015

    4 March 2015, 1:03 pm by: David Waldman

    We just couldn't escape the King v. Burwell orbit today. So, we once again dive into the weeds of the case, starting with an attempt to give some sensible form to the plaintiffs' case, though it just doesn't hold together all that well, and Armando couldn't…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 3, 2015

    3 March 2015, 1:07 pm by: David Waldman

    Morning chatter today about the Netanyahu speech & the rash of TX GunFAIL. Greg Dworkin had our first Ebola update in some time, including nurse Nina Pham's lawsuit against her hospital. Plus a brief wrap-up of political reporting on the DHS debacle. A Greg…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 2, 2015

    2 March 2015, 1:27 pm by: David Waldman

    Texas weighs heavy in weekend GunFAIL. Greg Dworkin rounds up the Republican DHS collapse and the obscure rule that could possibly provide a way out, Chris Christie's engineering of a major environmental settlement from ExxonMobil to close his budget gap, and…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 27, 2015

    27 February 2015, 12:38 pm by: David Waldman

    A lot of the major themes of the show have been reaffirmed over the past 24 hours or so. The NYT channels Greg Dworkin in declaring that Chris Christie is toast. Byron York channels Armando in saying that if the King plaintiffs succeed, Republicans will be…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 26, 2015

    26 February 2015, 2:34 pm by: David Waldman

    CPAC is "in town," by which we mean not in town. They're at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, which is not made up and is not in Washington, DC. But they are up to all their old tricks, like accusing reporters of Photoshopping anything that…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 25, 2015

    25 February 2015, 2:34 pm by: David Waldman

    Morning chatter: 69% of Republicans don't think Obama loves America. GunFAIL on Fruit of the Loom Drive. Greg Dworkin rounds up the polling news on flavor-of-the-month Scott Walker. Bob Ehrlich has started showing up in New Hampshire. Hey, we're "just asking"…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 24, 2015

    24 February 2015, 1:53 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin notes how Bill O'Reilly has made his situation worse. And other conservatives do the same. Even as some take the denialism road. Jeb crowds out Marco. Christie: still toast. Wingnut debate to be "moderated" by... a wingnut. Why Walker might look…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 23, 2015

    23 February 2015, 12:49 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin says Giuliani is still in the news, so we might as well have a look at what he's up to. John McCain doesn't love America. Chris Christie, still toast. Political bias of workers by profession, and a look at doctors' political leanings by specialty.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 20, 2015

    20 February 2015, 1:49 pm by: David Waldman

    A PA school cop accidentally discharges his gun in school. Again. It's the 5th time since Sandy Hook that armed primary or secondary school personnel have accidentally shot themselves or discharged their weapons on school property. Versus zero active shooters…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 19. 2015

    19 February 2015, 2:38 pm by: David Waldman

    The morning's Twitter chatter was all about the repugnant Rudolph "Noun, Verb, Dog Whistle" Giuliani, the Walmart wage hike. And yesterday: the MI woman who accidentally killed herself adjusting her bra holster. Greg Dworkin has plenty to add on Giuliani, then…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 18, 2015

    18 February 2015, 2:38 pm by: David Waldman

    We sandwiched regular guests Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter in between some particularly astonishing GunFAIL follow-ups today. Why won't Obama lead? Oh, he's leading? Well, why won't he lead someone else? A 2016 polling roundup. Oklahoma lawmakers love teh…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 17, 2015

    17 February 2015, 1:23 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin has the serious scientific and medical news of the day: GMO spider venom may be the next Viagra, and; is it OK for docs to Google patients? In politics: 2016 frontrunners & what the Gop base can do about it. Armando briefly considers the standing…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 16, 2015

    16 February 2015, 1:02 pm by: David Waldman

    A cold start to Presidents' Day! Greg Dworkin rounds up news on the "constitutional carry" campaign in TX, early state polling updates, the Bush-Schiavo story catching fire, Kansas continues to go to hell but must cut its handbasket budget, What ISIS Really…
  • Kagro in the Morning - February 13, 2015

    13 February 2015, 1:43 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's morning chatter: RBG becomes even more notorious. TX considers loosening gun laws while Texans play loose with their guns. Armando joined in for a wide-ranging discussion, including: RBG's marriage equality comments; the ongoing travesty of King v.…

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