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  • Kagro in the Morning - July 30, 2014

    30 July 2014, 2:08 pm by: David Waldman

    Bad news, everybody: there's good news. GDP numbers are strong, and that's bad because our fiscal conservatives who love America know that GDP growth is communist and America is a hellhole. Greg Dworkin, sporting a brand new headset, pointed us to yesterday's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 29, 2014

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

    Another look back at Halbig today, this time in search of The One Analysis To Rule Them All. In gun news: open carry at the airport goes poorly; naked boobs are ruining Texas gun boners; a concealed carry ninja intervenes & nearly lets the bad guy get away;…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 28, 2014

    28 July 2014, 1:41 pm by: David Waldman

    Sarah Palin stole our idea of starting our own channel! And Florida continues to go gun crazy. Greg Dworkin brought us great show fodder, as usual, starting with the 11th Circuit upholding Florida's incredibly stupid "Docs vs. Glocks" law. Other tidbits: fist…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 25, 2014

    25 July 2014, 11:30 am by: David Waldman

    Don't say I never did anything special for you! Although I couldn't put together a genuine live show today, I stayed up late and recorded you an ALL NEW KITM, so I wouldn't leave you hanging on a Friday! Lots included in the show, like Spedwybabs' simple &…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 24, 2014

    24 July 2014, 2:31 pm by: David Waldman

    Have you heard about this #PoorDoor story? An upscale Manhattan apartment building with a separate entrance for lower-income residents? Greg Dworkin rounds up some weird news, the Cuomo ethics commission flap, Jeb Bush sticking with immigration reform, Gop…
  • Kagro in the Morning "classic" - July 18, 2014

    24 July 2014, 12:25 pm by: David Waldman

    On today's Kagro in the Morning "classic episode," Greg Dworkin joined us for his regular morning roundup, including the much-discussed "The Loud Truth About Abortion Protesters," the McDonnell indictment, the continuing Chris Christie saga, and the rather…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 23, 2014

    23 July 2014, 11:37 am by: David Waldman

    Lots of Halbig and King discussion today, with Greg Dworkin bringing us a sampling of today's most interesting writing on the topic. Also: GA-Sen, and; the charter schools sales guide, revealed. Discussion of yesterday's cases dominate the rest of the show.…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 22, 2014

    22 July 2014, 1:58 pm by: David Waldman

    Following historical precedent, Republicans who predicted doom in the passage of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the Clinton budget and stimulus program, and the Obama stimulus plan, and were wrong on each count, are now also wrong on predictions of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 21, 2014

    21 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin's news round-up was essential in getting the show somewhat grounded after a long weekend out of the country, plus the distraction of Netroots Nation for many of my other online news and issues lifelines. "Goodbye to the Republican Wave?" Elizabeth…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 16, 2014

    16 July 2014, 2:54 pm by: David Waldman

    Even as Netroots Nation 2014 draws near, Greg Dworkin continues manning his post! The continued TradMed insistence on a Clinton/Warren schism, CBO numbers on health care get better and better. Why don't they just Moneyball government like they do with…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 15, 2014

    15 July 2014, 1:33 pm by: David Waldman

    After leading off with Daily Kos Kitchen Nightmares, Greg Dworkin returned to the show to bring us some sanity. The "radioactive" Common Core controversy. Santorum seeks to walk the tightrope on populism. The latest polls and the political zeitgeist say "it's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 14, 2014

    14 July 2014, 12:47 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg wasn't with us for the big return to the live show today, but he set the agenda for the day with his collection of today's headlines. Mike Huckabee's discovered the perpetual candidate lifestyle, and has developed a pricey private plane habit. Singapore's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 3, 2014

    3 July 2014, 1:38 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin rounds up top news, including new jobs numbers, the fully insane hijacking of a Thad Cochran press call, Republicans increasingly in sync with Rand Paul on foreign policy, another new Q-Poll tells much the same story, and Carly Fiorina is…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 2, 2014

    2 July 2014, 2:41 pm by: David Waldman

    Belgium sucks. Greg Dworkin says that's an anecdote, not data. We didn't overlook either of the top two "most overlooked races." And nobody's quite ready to look past Hobby Lobby. SCOTUSBlog isn't the SCOTUS, but SCOTUS is its biggest reader. Republicans begin…
  • Kagro in the Morning - July 1, 2014

    1 July 2014, 2:08 pm by: David Waldman

    Like most of the country, we're still reeling from yesterday's terrible Supreme Court gimmetarian decisions. Greg Dworkin brought us some highlights from the commentary: states may have more to say about birth control coverage, an attempt to walk the middle…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 30, 2014

    30 June 2014, 1:37 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin sets the mood with The Onion's contribution on Hobby Lobby. Justice Stevens' City of Boerne v. Flores concurrence saw the RFRA itself as an impermissible violation of the First Amendment. James Risen's Blackwater blockbuster. The robots are taking…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 27, 2014

    27 June 2014, 11:47 am by: David Waldman

    Yesterday's Supreme Court decisions dominate the discussions today. Greg Dworkin brings us good fodder in the form of insightful writing on the subjects of buffer zones and recess appointments. Also in courts news, "Does the ACA violate the Origination…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 26, 2014

    26 June 2014, 12:29 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin's morning roundup focuses on the MS run-off. Vox = "the left," apparently. Todd Akin's back. Plan B on the IRS "scandal": missing e-mails they hope you won't notice don't actually bear on the first "scandal." Never mind that lost e-mails didn't…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 25, 2014

    25 June 2014, 1:50 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter join us to round up the stories of the day. North Carolina's Outer Banks are largely doomed, but the real estate industry would like to pretend that's not so. Primary elections sorted themselves out yesterday in Mississippi, New…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 24, 2014

    24 June 2014, 12:54 pm by: David Waldman

    Today's the Mississippi Republican Senate primary election run-off, and it turns out the McDaniel/Tea Party camp will be turning out "poll watchers"... in the predominantly black precincts. So will they be open carriers, as we saw in Alabama? It's primary day…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 23, 2014

    23 June 2014, 1:03 pm by: David Waldman

    It's Monday, but you probably didn't notice, because of this one chart that tells you everything you need to know. Greg Dworkin starts off the roundup with gubernatorial news: McAuliffe fights to expand Medicaid, while Walker & Christie fight off investigators…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 20, 2014

    20 June 2014, 1:43 pm by: David Waldman

    Our Friday grab-bag had a little bit of everything in it. The mugshot that got 30,000+ likes on Facebook & why it matters. (It doesn't.) Sean Hannity proves the Heritage hatefest wasn't berating Muslims by berating the same Muslim. A collection of wrongness on…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 19, 2014

    19 June 2014, 1:24 pm by: David Waldman

    We started out by taking a look at one of the underreported details from last weekend's high school reunion shooting in East Peoria, IL. Yes, an off-duty FBI agent shot down the shooter. But apparently he shot just as another person was about to tackle the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 18, 2014

    18 June 2014, 1:58 pm by: David Waldman

    Catching up with the kitchen sink spin on Benghazi. Greg Dworkin's Abbreviated Pundit Roundup collects the worst of the worst. Turns out the Affordable Care Act has acted to make care affordable. The latest NBC/WSJ polling. Joan McCarter talks a little net…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 17, 2014

    17 June 2014, 1:18 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin rounds up news of the marine sanctuary proposal, Dana Milbank's coverage of the whackadoodle Heritage Foundation Benghazi panel, and several interesting angles on the emerging ISIS crisis in Iraq. "Gun-Control Advocate: Snowden, Obamacare Hurt Our…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 16, 2014

    16 June 2014, 1:00 pm by: David Waldman

    Monday, interrupted! Another gun story has popped up, thankfully not involving any actual shooting this time, and dominates today's discussion. With open carry protests so much in the news, another one comes to our attention that brings into focus a lot of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 13

    13 June 2014, 12:27 pm by: David Waldman

    Once again, it's all too easy to do a Friday show full of particularly galling GunFAIL events: A Waffle House employee has shot & killed a customer. A grandfather in Janesville, WI drops & forgets his loaded gun in the outfield of a 12-year-old girls' softball…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 12, 2014

    12 June 2014, 2:36 pm by: David Waldman

    Eric Cantor is out as Majority Leader, setting off multiple leadership races. Greg Dworkin's segment went into double overtime. Christie's still toast, for new and different reasons. How Obamacare met its enrollment goal. Fascinating stuff out of the latest…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 11, 2014

    11 June 2014, 2:01 pm by: David Waldman

    Much chatter about Eric Cantor's primary defeat! Both Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter have much worth saying on that subject and more. An extraordinary achievement in gun trolling. The guy who beat Cantor's an economist, but has no position on the minimum wage…
  • Kagro in the Morning - June 10, 2014

    10 June 2014, 2:29 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin's roundup: small biz confidence surges; can Dems make a compelling (and winning) issue of the new carbon regs? Medicaid expansion as a long-term fight. The guy you can blame if it doesn't happen in VA. Vegas shooters paraded their arms down the…

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