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  • Kagro in the Morning - January 30, 2015

    30 January 2015, 12:48 pm by: David Waldman

    TX bill would let teachers kill to stop property damage. Meanwhile Texans insist on disrupting Muslim Capitol Day. Dan Froomkin laughs at Sharyl Attkinson. Jeb Bush loves to abuse executive power. Arrested for resisting the very same arrest. Worse, it's a…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 29, 2015

    29 January 2015, 12:43 pm by: David Waldman

    Cliven Bundy's son arrested again. Armed felon TX Walmart gunshot wound something, something. Greg Dworkin recaps the APR, and notes Huckabee catching flak over Fox's "trashy women," Fox pundits getting Obamacare wrong, how Scott Walker is uniquely positioned…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 28, 2015

    28 January 2015, 1:16 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin re-enacts his Abbreviated Pundit Roundup for radio. Charlie Cook's 2016 brackets. AL's first openly gay legislator says she'll expose marriage equality opponents who've had affairs. And AL's Chief Justice Roy Moore doesn't believe in courts. Reid…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 27, 2015

    27 January 2015, 2:44 pm by: David Waldman

    It's the day after a blizzard that wasn't everything it was cracked up to be. Greg Dworkin checked in with a polling update. Also: the rent really was too damn high; Scam PACs; accumulating evidence that King v. Burwell is crap; the Obama popularity game;…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 26, 2015

    26 January 2015, 2:22 pm by: David Waldman

    With the great blizzard on its way, Greg Dworkin dashed in briefly to share headlines of Charles Blow's son's encounter with police, Everybody Hates Chris Christie, Steve King's Iowa clown show. Is Markos running for Congress? Better question: why would I read…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 23, 2015

    23 January 2015, 2:32 pm by: David Waldman

    The owner of most of the Arabian peninsula, Mr. Saud, has died. Since he was a king, that's important. Mrs. Windsor, though, knows how to deal with these fellows. (And good on her for keeping her name, by the way.) Armando joins in to discuss Marco Rubio's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 22, 2015

    22 January 2015, 2:21 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin rounds up top stories of the day. Mike Huckabee & cultural resentment. NY State Assembly Speaker arrested. Good economic news in housing. Way-too-early polling says Hillary's got a huge lead. House anti-abortion bill briefly derailed. More on the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 21, 2015

    21 January 2015, 1:54 pm by: David Waldman

    It's all about the State of the Union today, plus the fifty-seven responses. Greg Dworkin rounds up SOTU news, reactions and analysis. Christie may be toast, but he keeps his social media team busy. And their distribution list secret. Disney workers coming…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 20, 2015

    20 January 2015, 1:25 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin rounds up a long weekend's worth of stories. Dinesh D'Souza thinks he's MLK. A look back at the real man's work, his contemporary opposition, and today's tributes. SOTU previews from critics and others. Why the Gop still has no health care policy.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 16, 2015

    16 January 2015, 12:57 pm by: David Waldman

    We didn't have Greg with us this morning, but we did have his list of headlines. "Soft power" plans at the Republican retreat. Sarah Palin re-re-launches TV show. And it's spelled wrong. MI Gov. Snyder vetoes a Republican gun bill. Updating CT's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 15, 2015

    15 January 2015, 2:33 pm by: David Waldman

    Wake up, Idaho! TSA caught someone trying to board a flight with a circular saw in Pocatello the other day. TX gun enthusiasts run a Charlie Hebdo shooting simulation with an armed civilian in the office. Everyone still died. Pretty much what ABC's 20/20 found…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 14, 2015

    14 January 2015, 2:50 pm by: David Waldman

    Geez, Ted Cruz had a thin resume when he first became Texas Solicitor General. Oh, and he had some booze in his car when he was a teenager. Greg Dworkin says nobody's buying Mitt 3.0. Republicans in disarray! And rounds up the Charlie Hebdo (and Dieudonn√©)…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 13, 2015

    13 January 2015, 1:57 pm by: David Waldman

    First order of business today: Denounce the stupidity of lingering over the "issue" of President Obama not going to Paris. Second order of business: Explain this stance for over an hour. Third: Invite Armando to join in doing so. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 12, 2015

    12 January 2015, 1:12 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin leads discussion (in which Armando joins) of Charlie Hebdo reactions, and the many & varying issues swirling around them, around the world & right here at home on Daily Kos. Also discussed: the attempt to make a political issue of President…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 9, 2015

    9 January 2015, 3:02 pm by: David Waldman

    We take a look back at the Republican House's kick-off failure with their initial attempt at passing Dodd-Frank rollbacks. Uber's latest venue for its scofflaw schemes business expansions plans: Boise, ID. "Confessions of a former TSA officer." Joan McCarter…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 8, 2015

    8 January 2015, 1:06 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin collects the day's headlines, esoterica, and his picks for best & worst of reactions from the right. The House wastes no time in failing to govern (but we're OK with it, and explain how it happened). Weird news: obit for a forger. Pollsters find…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 7, 2015

    7 January 2015, 1:51 pm by: David Waldman

    Top of the headlines this morning: terrorist attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and also at the Colorado Springs offices of the NAACP. Greg Dworkin rounds up a wide range of stories. Sleds, not open carry guns, banned. Fallout & follow-up…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 6, 2015

    6 January 2015, 2:30 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin's roundup: Americans not feeling the change; Gop abandoning its "40 hour" bait & switch; McConnell takes over in the Senate; dropping oil prices; closing GTMO; Huckabee-mentum; Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard. We discuss some of the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - January 5, 2015

    5 January 2015, 2:22 pm by: David Waldman

    New Year's Eve is always a big night for "celebratory gunfire," so there's a lot of GunFAIL to catch up on. And of course, there's the drinking, which doesn't help things. Greg Dworkin rounds up headlines on gun access and mentally ill teens, and the second…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 31, 2014

    31 December 2014, 4:08 pm by: David Waldman

    Last live show of the year! Why "traditional media" instead of "mainstream media?" Explainer journalism time! Events have forced us to do yet another GunFAIL-focused show, as yet another toddler shoots and kills yet another mother with her own self-defense…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 30, 2014

    30 December 2014, 3:01 pm by: David Waldman

    The GOP's Steve Scalise problem dominates the political news. Greg Dworkin picks up the subject, brings us the fascinating "Tragedy of the American Military," and draws police parallels, via TPM's "The Other Blue Nation." Dictator Obama claims power to reject…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 29, 2014

    29 December 2014, 1:20 pm by: David Waldman

    We're back from a short break, and we've got some catching up to do with the NYPD's Pat Lynch-triggered PR debacle, as well as holiday GunFAIL. Greg Dworkin brought us a far-flung roundup, including the story of how "MTV has done more for the US teen birthrate…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 19, 2014

    19 December 2014, 2:50 pm by: David Waldman

    A rare joint appearance by Greg Dworkin and Armando this morning, featuring discussion of the Colbert Report finale, Cuba, Obama's exceptional week, Rubio's less-exceptional one, the mess surrounding The Interview (on which even George Clooney weighs in). Why…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 18, 2014

    18 December 2014, 2:01 pm by: David Waldman

    We somehow allow ourselves to get caught up in the weird Sony/North Korea/The Interview story, even though we don't have any real idea what's going on. Even though there are more important stories, like cop push-back on the nationwide protests. Greg Dworkin…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 17, 2014

    17 December 2014, 1:53 pm by: David Waldman

    We're still talking about torture. You'd think it was important, or something. Does it make sense for Sen. Ron Wyden to introduce legislation on it? For Hillary Clinton to endorse the idea? Greg Dworkin rounded up judicial nomination news & commentary, the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 16, 2014

    16 December 2014, 1:44 pm by: David Waldman

    Peshwar demands our attention, right out of the box. We have our own shooting problems, as usual. Speaking of which, Greg Dworkin notes that Newtown families file suit against the maker of Bushmaster rifles, and the amazing Australian response to the Sydney…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 15, 2014

    15 December 2014, 1:12 pm by: David Waldman

    We start the week with an eye on the Sydney hostage situation, plus the weird bent that the Uber surge pricing story put on it. Greg Dworkin rounds up weekend news, including the procedural wrangling in the Senate, Obama's immigration move, the Lima climate…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 12, 2014

    12 December 2014, 12:38 pm by: David Waldman

    Unraveling the procedural issues surrounding the passage of the CRapnibus. What was up with that super-close vote on the rule? What if it hadn't passed? Why would anyone vote no on the rule and yes on the bill? Why would the White House want it to pass? Is…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 11, 2014

    11 December 2014, 1:29 pm by: David Waldman

    Outgoing Rep. Paul Broun, after years of telling people to just take whatever McJobs they can find, says he's now accepting offers for fat cat corporate compensation. Greg Dworkin explains how Broun might actually have become dumber, then rounds up morning…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 10, 2014

    10 December 2014, 1:46 pm by: David Waldman

    The torture report continues to dominate the news today, and Greg Dworkin helps round up headlines and more on the subject. The cromnibus bogs down under the weight of extraneous riders. Time's Person of the Year: Ebola fighters. The "disastrous flaw" in the…

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