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  • Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - May 30, 2014 airing May 28, 2015

    Thu 3:03pm By David Waldman
    Greg Dworkin sampled the morning's headlines. The House actually passed a gun background check funding amendment. Further UCSB fallout and gun safety roundup. Honest conservative snipe hunt. McConnell called out for ACA buffoonery. No, the VA is not an…
  • Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - May 29, 2014 airing May 27, 2015

    Wed 12:41pm By David Waldman
    Greg Dworkin gets us back on track with his roundup. More from Kinsley. Why he's wrong. EPA to regulate emissions by executive authority, and the likely fallout. Terry Lynn Land is terrible. McConnell fares no better. And could Andrew Cuomo be a test case for…
  • Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - May 28, 2014 airing May 26, 2015

    Tue 8:59pm By David Waldman
    We started the morning with a little national security state chatter, just as a placeholder for future discussion. Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter joined the show today and served us up a full plate of great stories. Reviewing the Kinsley review of Greenwald's…
  • Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - May 27, 2014 airing May 25, 2015

    Tue 8:14pm By David Waldman
    A rebroadcast of our May 27, 2014 episode, airing May 25, 2015. Greg Dworkin joined us to discuss the #YesAllWomen global phenomenon, open carry blowback in Texas, the VA issue narrative versus reality, and how Sen. Burr stepped in it. Even as the tide turns…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 22, 2015

    May 22, 2015, 2:19 pm By David Waldman
    The Josh Duggar shocker takes up a considerable amount of time today. The Boy Scouts of America are finally coming around to reality, it seems. Irish abroad are heading home to vote in today's historic referendum on marriage equality. Greg Dworkin agrees to…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 21, 2015

    May 21, 2015, 2:12 pm By David Waldman
    Greg Dworkin rounds up stories about Rand Paul's non-filibuster, Huckabee passing on the IA straw poll, Fox setting the rules on who'll debate, media still mad at Hillary, and how Luis Lang was short-changed by the media, and could end up getting screwed…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 20, 2015

    May 20, 2015, 1:41 pm By David Waldman
    We kicked off with a recap of the Pinterest fiasco. Greg Dworkin walked us through his always-excellent Abbreviated Pundit Roundup, including Hillary news, the 2016 field, David Brooks being terrible in his dead-ender defense of the tired "mistake" trope, Luis…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 19, 2015

    May 19, 2015, 12:40 pm By David Waldman
    Bristol Palin calls off her wedding! Also, some other stuff happened. A 15-year-old Montana boy shot & killed by a friend. Ted Nugent, though, figures he must be a punk, thug or street rat. We revisit the story of Luis Lang, Obamacare protester who blames…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 18, 2015

    May 18, 2015, 1:40 pm By David Waldman
    Three gangs face off in a shootout that leaves 9 dead, 18 wounded. But the police response seems... a little different than you might have expected. Greg Dworkin rounds up morning news with the aid of NBC's First Read: Congress stalls on ISIS war…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 15, 2015

    May 15, 2015, 2:25 pm By David Waldman
    White-on-white crime shocker leads off the broadcast. Greg Dworkin updates us on a GunFAIL story from way back, and notes the passing of B.B. King and “the father of evidence based medicine,” David Sackett. Banking on the Gordie Howe bridge. Another cycle…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 14, 2015

    May 14, 2015, 2:26 pm By David Waldman
    School GunFAIL: 5th grader snatches school security guard's gun; armed teacher has "medical issue," accidentally fires gun twice. Greg Dworkin rounds up Jeb's Iraq implosion headlines, Scott Walker's Jamestown gaffe & more. Bin Laden story raises questions of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 13, 2015

    May 13, 2015, 4:58 pm By David Waldman
    We're still pondering the bin Laden bombshell. Greg Dworkin follows up with an ancient history alert: Philip of Macedon's remains IDed? Gop 2016 field stumped by one weird trick! Jeb flubs Iraq question. Hillary Clinton moves toward everyone else on…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 12, 2015

    May 12, 2015, 1:44 pm By David Waldman
    Allen West exposes the Sharia takeover of Walmart! Fox host wonders where all the defenders of white men are. (Hint: you can't see them because they're all wearing camo.) Some further consideration of the big bin Laden bombshell. George Zimmerman just has the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 11, 2015

    May 11, 2015, 12:34 pm By David Waldman
    Greg Dworkin starts with a data round-up: Americans' preferences on ideal family size has changed; measles outbreak did little to change resistance to vaccination; trends in health insurance enrollment; and the latest from New Hampshire. In politics:…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 8, 2015

    May 8, 2015, 2:43 pm By David Waldman
    Jobs numbers are out, and exactly as predicted, Obamacare has destroyed all the jobs. Also, we all died of Ebola. In local news, VA-10's Barbara Comstock hopes she'll get credit for the Metro expansion she opposed. Rosalyn MacGregor updates us on the results…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 7, 2015

    May 7, 2015, 2:27 pm By David Waldman
    Greg Dworkin rounds up top horse race headlines, then notes a very interesting clash of competing theories of "political machines," before moving on to today's much-discussed and masterful trashing of terrible Baltimore takes from both the "left" and right.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 6, 2015

    May 6, 2015, 1:25 pm By David Waldman
    Another awful GunFAIL story leads off. Dad checking himself out in the mirror with his gun accidentally shoots & kills his 6yo daughter. Greg Dworkin's top stories: Hillary's bold position on immigration, and; Jeb's disastrous polling in Iowa. Gop's reliance…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 5, 2015

    May 5, 2015, 1:34 pm By David Waldman
    Bill in Portland Maine tweets the word "wienerschnitzel," and that takes up about an hour of the show. Greg Dworkin discusses Fiorina's substantive entry into the race, but also her web FAIL. On race: we've never been more united about how divided we are.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 4, 2015

    May 4, 2015, 1:36 pm By David Waldman
    Fiorina and Carson formally join the 2016 race. Noted crazy person goads with a "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest, curiously herding her flock into a "gun-free zone," though they all miraculously survive. Guns Everywhere Georgia GunFAIL roundup: The Gwinnett Co.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - May 1, 2015

    May 1, 2015, 2:34 pm By David Waldman
    Capitol GunFAIL! Greg Dworkin rounds up Bridgegate, Sanders, Republican demands for work requirements for Medicaid expansion, Rick Scott's continuing contortions, and Jeb's Charles Murray fandom. The invasion of Texas is underway, where conservatives prepare…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 30, 2015

    Apr 30, 2015, 2:01 pm By David Waldman
    Greg Dworkin joins us, with Baltimore still dominating the headlines, and Baltimore mom still being debated. Sanders is in, facing long odds as expected, but along with O'Malley, adding to the bigger picture. Back to the subject of mass protest, a cop…
  • Kagro in the Morning - APril 29, 2015

    2:40pm By David Waldman
    Apparently, Bill Kristol invokes Hitler a lot. And he's terrible on Baltimore. Cable news coverage once again found wanting. Crazy Texans get crazy governor to do crazy thing. SCOTUS hears death penalty cases with issues in play as broad as they are deep.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 28, 2015

    Tue 1:45pm By David Waldman
    Baltimore dominates the morning headlines, so Greg Dworkin points us first to Ta-Nehisi Coates. Shifting gears, three views on guns, from scientists, the public, and the government. And there's always the view that just rejects reality, as with the ACA & the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 27, 2015

    Apr 27, 2015, 1:53 pm By David Waldman
    Turns out there's some minor interest in Jeb's SuperPAC after all, though Greg Dworkin notes Nate Silver's comment on what Jeb's money hasn't done for him so far. Marco Rubio becomes flavor of the month. Jeb stumbles into a pro-"death panel" stance. Polling on…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 24, 2015

    Apr 24, 2015, 12:07 pm By David Waldman
    Greg Dworkin rounds up the traditional media's "smoke/fire" takes on Clinton, not to mention the weird deals feeding those smoky/hot takes. Oh, plus also some more Benghazi. Even the Gop's "fresh faces" are stuck pretending to be old faces. Analyzing the 2016…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 23, 2015

    Apr 23, 2015, 1:08 pm By David Waldman
    Interesting mix we put together today! NC warns people near Duke Energy plants not to drink their water, though they're still not allowed to "stand their ground" against Duke, I guess. Armando brings us back to electoral politics, with questions about why the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 22, 2015

    Apr 22, 2015, 1:24 pm By David Waldman
    Greg Dworkin notes Obama's trip to the Everglades to talk about climate change, which you're not allowed to say in Florida; Rick Scott's anti-Obamacare "tantrum," and Scott Walker squanders his first opening. Ted Cruz as college debate dick. Will [X] make more…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 21, 2015

    Apr 21, 2015, 12:34 pm By David Waldman
    Today's gun conversation: certain people are pretty sure they are super-awesome at convincing their kids not to touch guns. So that problem's solved! Greg Dworkin rounds up polling news, where Clinton dominates all comers. The Village is unsurprised. Warren's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 20, 2015

    Apr 20, 2015, 12:02 pm By David Waldman
    Guy who flew his gyrocopter into DC to protest big money in politics is baffled as to how people have become distracted from his message. Lazy, shiftless workers skip out on their jobs. Oh, I mean, patriotic first responders express "safety concerns." Big…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 17, 2015

    Apr 17, 2015, 12:33 pm By David Waldman
    We took a time-traveling, patchwork approach to today's show. If you only heard the show live, check out the extended podcast version & see what we mean! First, some discussion of the exploding scandal of the Tulsa County, OK "reserve deputy" program. Then,…

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