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  • Kagro in the Morning - April 16, 2014

    16 April 2014, 1:45 pm by: David Waldman

    We just had to talk about the wacko Bundy Ranch situation, as well as the wacko weather situation. Bundy supporters advance the theory that county sheriffs have the right to disarm federal law enforcement, a theory mostly invented by... a former county…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 11, 2014

    11 April 2014, 1:53 pm by: David Waldman

    Rounding up the recent rash of shootings on military bases, and more nutty gun legislation from Florida. A quick layman's read of an actual expert's read on Heartbleed. The (latest) tragic mistaken police shooting in LA. A little-noticed passage in the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 10, 2014

    10 April 2014, 1:35 pm by: David Waldman

    Sen. Angus King (I-ME) suggests he may caucus with Republicans if they win control of the Senate. No word on whether he understands what that means any better now than he did when he said it in 2012. Greg Dworkin joins us to discuss that, House Gop rumblings…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 9, 2014

    9 April 2014, 2:35 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin walks us through the RAND Corp. insurance rate data, points to the blurred lines dividing the Tea Party and the "mainstream" Gop, and brings us some conservative yargle bargle that reminds us that it's Jeb Bush's "reasonableness" act that makes…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 8, 2014

    8 April 2014, 2:26 pm by: David Waldman

    Rep. Vance McAllister celebrates Equal Pay Day by firing his girlfriend/staffer. Greg Dworkin samples the headlines on retail medical clinics, "How politics makes us stupid," and the Gop civil war & 2016 primary jockeying. Glum turnout picture for 2014.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 7, 2014

    7 April 2014, 12:42 pm by: David Waldman

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  • Kagro in the Morning - April 4, 2014

    4 April 2014, 12:58 pm by: David Waldman

    Jobs report day gives us an opportunity to note record corporate profits & CEO pay alongside a drop in average hourly compensation for everyone else. Greg Dworkin joins us for a look at the report landscape, the daily ACA news roundup, and to check in on the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 3, 2014

    3 April 2014, 1:33 pm by: David Waldman

    We've had to reset the mass shooting clock, again. And along with the tragedy itself comes the tragedy of watching people "score points" by being among the first to remind people not to try to "score points." Greg Dworkin asks questions about McCutcheon,…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 2, 2014

    2 April 2014, 1:37 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin is hot on the trail of this new health care law you might have heard about. A growing number of conservatives urge moving on to the acceptance stage. "Poll Shows Republicans Really Have No Idea What They Want Obama To Do With Russia." Is Obama…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 1, 2014

    1 April 2014, 2:03 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's flash news via Twitter: Hobby Lobby's retirement plan invests in contraception manufacturers. Greg Dworkin rounds up Day One of BenghaziCare. More plaudits for Charles Gaba! Douthat is pleased with himself for facing reality. The Senate intelligence…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 31, 2014

    31 March 2014, 2:39 pm by: David Waldman

    Sheldon Adelson holds his own personal auditions for Republican presidential candidates, where John Nichols notes Chris Christie had to apologize for referring to Israel's "occupied territories," but not for berating teachers. Greg Dworkin joined us for a Last…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 28, 2014

    28 March 2014, 1:23 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's morning Twitter buzz: #CancelColbert; Cheney joins the parade of self-exoneration, the retirement of House intelligence committee chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). Also out of Michigan, a story of corruption charges by Dems against Gov. Rick Snyder (R).…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 27, 2014

    27 March 2014, 1:48 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin tells us why getting the metrics wonks (and reporters) want on ACA signups isn't so easy. Seems Krugman and Silver are fighting. Here's "what you need to know." Christie exonerates himself as the 2016 Republican field jockeys for position and 2014…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 26, 2014

    26 March 2014, 2:40 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin caught us up on Charles Gaba's latest sign-up numbers, ACA "fatigue," and Mitch McConnell's Duke gaffe. Joan McCarter joins in, noting the latest tweak to ACA deadlines, and moving on to the DC Circuit's hearing of the Halbig ACA challenge, which…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 25, 2014

    25 March 2014, 1:34 pm by: David Waldman

    Hobby Lobby is on everyone's mind today, as the Court hears oral argument. Armando joins us for a discussion of what's at stake in the case. Breaking news this morning of a shooting at the naval base in Norfolk, VA. Apparently the suspect arrived unarmed and…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 24, 2014

    24 March 2014, 12:59 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin joins us for the morning chatter about Hobby Lobby, Nate Silver, Chris Christie, etc., before turning to Radley Balko's latest on his "warrior cop" theme, E.J. Dionne, Mike Konczal and even Greg himself on the persistent Republican fantasy of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 21, 2014

    21 March 2014, 12:55 pm by: David Waldman

    We begin by exploring the topic of how to stop talking about basketball brackets. Ten minutes later, we have come to no conclusion, and move on to McKay Coppins' look at the conservative book publishing racket, a favorite and long-running topic on the show.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 20, 2014

    20 March 2014, 1:48 pm by: David Waldman

    Join us for the last hours for filling in your brackets! Greg Dworkin tries to put us back on track with a segue into Nate Silver's bracketology, and from there into the various critiques of his new launch. Charles Gaba gets his day in the WaPo. Jen Sorensen's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 19, 2014

    19 March 2014, 1:29 pm by: David Waldman

    Uh-oh. Republicans are doing "outreach" again, and this time it's supposedly millennials they're after. After yet another technical glitch, Greg Dworkin brought us stories of Chris Christie banning Tesla sales in NJ, conservative love for Putin, the Tea Party…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 18, 2014

    18 March 2014, 1:55 pm by: David Waldman

    Another plutocrat lines up to claim that his enormous privilege is just like Nazi persecution. So, lots of economic inequality talk today. Freedom Industries CEO wants to be paid for "work" in bankruptcy. Greg Dworkin takes the reins and explores nothing less…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 17, 2014

    17 March 2014, 1:41 pm by: David Waldman

    Yet. Another. Snow day. Greg Dworkin joins us in coming back from a weekend of Crimean voting and Malaysian plane searching to discuss the 2014 Senate outlook, perceptions of the economy and the healthcare system, and the Republican 2016 field. Forbes column…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 14, 2014

    14 March 2014, 2:16 pm by: David Waldman

    Trigger warning: A good deal of morning chit-chat today! Medicare pays $172 million for penis pumps, which John Tyler never needed, and someone's trying to beat Amazon to the punch on drone deliveries. Armando joined in the chit-chat, adding to the mix some…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 13, 2014

    13 March 2014, 1:26 pm by: David Waldman

    The morning's chit-chat topic: Amazon Prime is raising its membership price, though the service has pretty much been a total bust for me, personally. Oh wells! Greg Dworkin poses the "Snowden Effect" question for the Pulitzers, and notes the growing Malaysian…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 12, 2014

    12 March 2014, 1:10 pm by: David Waldman

    We've got to go back to the ongoing CIA/Senate war today, especially with Joan McCarter joining us. Greg Dworkin dropped by first, and we started with that subject, as well as FL-13, the latest WSJ/NBC and Bloomberg polls, Obama's move on overtime pay, and…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 11, 2014

    11 March 2014, 2:20 pm by: David Waldman

    Top Twitter talk of the day: President Obama on Zach Galifiniakis' "Between Two Ferns." Greg Dworkin discusses, and rounds up the New Yorker's profile of Peter Lanza, a big drop in the health care price index, the latest centrism/whatever tract, Boonstra…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 10, 2014

    10 March 2014, 1:22 pm by: David Waldman

    It's Daylight Savings Time, which of course means we wake up in the dark again, because the daylight industry is passing all the savings on to the Cayman Islands. Greg Dworkin is back, and he shines some of that saved daylight on "4 Myths About Daylight Saving…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 7, 2014

    7 March 2014, 1:43 pm by: David Waldman

    Developments in the Oscar Pistorius trial are interesting, in what the reveal about "gun culture" without borders. FAT (Frequently Asserted Trolling) on GunFAIL, including the accidents versus negligence controversy, and what to say to the swimming pool trope.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 6, 2014

    6 March 2014, 1:31 pm by: David Waldman

    CPAC 2014 is underway. Big day for volcanoes, giant sodas, incandescent light bulbs, 7 foot tall doctors, etc. Monte Frank of Team 26 joined us to announce this weekend's Sandy Hook Ride On Washington. Lots more discussion of the battle royal shaping up…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 5, 2014

    5 March 2014, 1:14 pm by: David Waldman

    We start with a peek at what's happening on the House floor today, including the latest stupidly-named Republican attempt at repealing Obamacare. Michele Bachmann is very sad that American Jews aren't doing her Christian bidding. The CIA apparently thought it…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 4, 2014

    4 March 2014, 1:51 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin's update includes bits on Ukraine; new WaPo polling showing Dem advantages on most issues, but don't expect that to change much for November; another shows the majority of the minority thinks it's the majority; and a little more Bridgegate…

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