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  • Kagro in the Morning - November 24, 2014

    24 November 2014, 1:21 pm by: David Waldman

    An active and spectacular GunFAIL weekend drove much of the show's agenda today. Greg Dworkin plays along, sharing stories on a Connecticut state report suggesting that race & affluence might have impacted the willingness of agencies to intervene in Adam…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 21, 2014

    21 November 2014, 2:53 pm by: David Waldman

    We broadcast the show from the underground bunker, safe from the Chaos in the Streets! Sen. Tom Coburn was the first to offer a wink at the idea of violence, but KS Sec. of State Kris Kobach wasn't going to be out-crazied. Greg Dworkin brought us a few…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 20, 2014

    20 November 2014, 12:43 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin joined us for the morning news round-up, including the push by MI Republicans to apportion their electoral votes, tonight's immigration announcement, the latest post-election polls, and some data on who's helped by the ACA, plus thoughts on why…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 19, 2014

    19 November 2014, 2:14 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin spends about 12 seconds on Gruber, then moves on to the nearly inexplicable KXL pipeline vote, immigration reform issues, and the Republican Love Boat sees starbursts for Scott Walker. Explaining the "painless filibuster" procedure used for the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 18, 2014

    18 November 2014, 2:32 pm by: David Waldman

    The most-buzzified stories of the day: Uber & Gruber. Greg Dworkin enters the fray with his roundup of Gruber backgrounders & explainers, Ron Fournier's latest flop & the many crushing responses offered, and a note on the immigration fight. Armando joined in…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 17, 2014

    17 November 2014, 2:04 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin helped get us up to speed with his roundup of one of the latest election postmortems, the role of tax policy in our growing inequality, Obama's departure from the demanded humility narrative, and David Jarman's reminder that, "You win elections to…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 14, 2014

    14 November 2014, 1:10 pm by: David Waldman

    Political Twitter was abuzz this morning with criticism of the "Mook Mafia" story and the indictment of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Armando joins us for extended discussion of last night's buzz: yet more revelations of mass cell phone data…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 13, 2014

    13 November 2014, 2:02 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin helps us get a handle on a muddled news day: the politics of the new US-China climate deal, McConnell's prospects in the new Senate, and drilling down into Connecticut's results. WV elects an actual used car salesman. The president chews some gum,…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 12, 2014

    12 November 2014, 2:14 pm by: David Waldman

    Rounding up morning news with Greg Dworkin, we discussed the US-China deal, the lame duck KXL vote proposal, the lack of compromise genes among Republicans, and more post-election thoughts about What Went Wrong. Vote trading at SCOTUS? Huckabee joining the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 11, 2014

    11 November 2014, 2:07 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin set the tone for the show today with a collection of articles examining the policy vs. politics & ideology vs. pragmatism questions at the center of... well, everything. Why do we vote on Tuesdays? More about The Great Wage Slowdown. Colorado…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 10, 2014

    10 November 2014, 2:45 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin starts with a brief roundup of international affairs, including Russia & Ukraine, ISIS and Ebola in Africa. Public trust in physicians is dropping. SCOTUS to take on the ACA again. Are public beliefs about guns accurate? And does that matter? More…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 7, 2014

    7 November 2014, 2:42 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin brought us his morning roundup. Libertarian types finally show up on Day 18 of 21 to say Ebola quarantines have been politically motivated. The election really wasn't about Obamacare. Did Mark Warner "woo the wrong voters?" The unnoticed…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 6, 2014

    6 November 2014, 12:57 pm by: David Waldman

    Election post-mortems continue, and the big question appears to be whether voters are confused, cognitively dissonant, or just Gimmetarians. Do the election results give us any hint how Republicans will proceed on health care? Let's speculate! And have Armando…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 5, 2014

    5 November 2014, 12:30 pm by: David Waldman

    Internet connectivity kept us off the live stream today, and the spotty backup mic made modulation control a challenge as well. But hey, substance rules here! (And no, the whole show is not as loud as the start.) Greg Dworkin helped us round up the results and…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 31, 2014

    31 October 2014, 12:39 pm by: David Waldman

    Another show held together with duct tape & chicken wire! Follow-up on EFF's claims that "sneak & peek" warrants were being abused. Further consideration of the privatized surveillance dodge. Today in "What Could Go Wrong?": The CIA hires Amazon to handle its…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 30, 2014

    30 October 2014, 12:50 pm by: David Waldman

    Technical difficulties knocked out the microphone this morning, but I rigged something up on the fly and got the better part of a show together. Rosalyn MacGregor filled us in on the Michigan electoral horse races, newspaper endorsements, etc. House Gop's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 29, 2014

    29 October 2014, 1:54 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin's morning update partly concerns something called "Ebola," and the importance of a "big picture" response, both nationally and internationally. Local Connecticut color on gun issues in the election. Breaking news: the election is pretty close.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 28, 2014

    28 October 2014, 2:09 pm by: David Waldman

    Ebola is surely in its "last throes" at this point, no? Strict constructionist restaurant turns Alito away. Michele Bachmann looks forward to the grifting life. Greg Dworkin reviews the quarantine policy stories, and reminds us not to forget our history.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - October 27, 2014

    27 October 2014, 1:55 pm by: David Waldman

    Ebolamania leads to Chris Christie socking a returning American aid worker away in a tent, insisting he had no "second thoughts" about it, and then having second thoughts about not having second thoughts. Greg Dworkin (who it turns out is a doctor) joined the…
  • 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…

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