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  • Open thread for night owls. Ben Adler: President Obama ignores himself on climate change

    30 January 2015, 11:00 pm

    Scene from Brooks Range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge…
  • Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

    30 January 2015, 7:30 pm

    From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE……
  • Cartoon: Deflation nation

    30 January 2015, 5:50 pm

    Click to inflate.
  • Midday open thread: Driver tracking plans went further than thought, 4Q GDP growth slowed to 2.6%

    30 January 2015, 3:00 pm

    Today's comic by Mark Fiore is King Abdullah: Royal Pain:…
  • PBS Newshour takes top spot for serious reporting on climate change

    30 January 2015, 2:23 pm

    We haven't been hearing as many calls to shut down PBS as we used to. Maybe this will change things: PBS NewsHour takes the 2014 prize for talking the most, and the most seriously, about climate change.PBS NewsHour, which runs for 60 minutes, aired 45 reports…
  • Republicans are really serious about that Obamacare replacement plan now

    30 January 2015, 2:03 pm

    Yeah, he'll fix it for sure.…
  • Washington consultant class frets that Obama's move left will hurt Hillary in 2016

    30 January 2015, 1:24 pm

    Uh-oh. Some analysts are concerned that President Obama’s getting too off-the-rails liberal for mainstream America. They’re fretting about his forthcoming budget proposal leading to Democratic disaster in 2016, reports Ben White of Politico.“There are…
  • Republican Congress to potentially uninsured constituents: Screw you

    30 January 2015, 1:21 pm

    Dear Indiana, your Sen. Dan Coats doesn't care if you have insurance.…
  • Former Gov. Ted Strickland, Ohio's most formidable Democrat, will reportedly run for Senate

    30 January 2015, 1:08 pm

    Former Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland will reportedly challenge Republican Sen. Rob Portman in this critical Senate race…
  • Net Neutral-i-kitty takes on cable boss. Hilarious video and pics.

    30 January 2015, 1:05 pm

    On Jan. 26 the FCC held an open commission meeting—this is when they vote on rules once a month. While the FCC voted to legally re-define broadband as 25 Mbps down/3 Mbps instead of the pitiful 4 Mbps down and 1 Mbps we’ve been receiving (expect faster…
  • Rand Paul releases 'secret tape' between Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton

    30 January 2015, 12:56 pm

    The latest contribution to the discourse from Sen. Rand Paul is, somewhat appropriately for the movement he represents, a faked tape.Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the 2016 field’s most prolific adopter of social media, has posted what aides wryly call a “secret…
  • Romney's out!

    30 January 2015, 11:21 am

    Mitt Romney is sparing us a third try, which means the 2016 field will be slightly less gaffe-alicious but still plenty lively with more than a dozen Republican candidates eyeing a run. Here's the basics:Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, shared…
  • Jeb Bush, 'unabashed, capitalist conservative,' coming soon to a state near you

    30 January 2015, 11:10 am

    Jeb Bush’s staunchly conservative record as Florida governor has been overshadowed by conservative controversies surrounding his support for national education standards called Common Core and actually finding a workable solution on immigration reform…
  • The Daily Kos Great Mentioner asks: Will the Biden dynasty continue in Delaware?

    30 January 2015, 10:00 am

    Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was long seen as the governor-in-waiting, but there are new questions about his plans.…
  • King Abdullah: Royal Pain

    30 January 2015, 9:30 am

    I was curious how you could be king of a country that beheads people, doesn’t let women drive and regularly flogs people and be remembered as a “reformer” when you die. Could it have something to do with all that oil and the regional stability thing,…
  • Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

    30 January 2015, 8:30 am

    Friday at last!…
  • Economics Daily Digest: Wal-Mart and manufacturing, infrastructure spending, the sharing economy

    30 January 2015, 8:16 am

    By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal…
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Another poll finds Rahm Emanuel up but still lacking a majority

    30 January 2015, 8:00 am

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel…
  • Coordination between marriage equality lawyers more harmonious than previously reported

    30 January 2015, 1:07 am

    On Wednesday I posted a piece which was based on an article written by Steve Friess for Bloomberg News. The gist was that one of the legal teams that will be arguing a marriage case at the Supreme Court was having trouble amassing the funds to properly prepare…
  • Open thread for night owls: Taking apart the corporate case for fast-track trade authority

    29 January 2015, 11:00 pm

    Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America's Future writes Let’s Take Apart The Corporate Case For Fast Track Trade Authority. An excerpt:…
  • Cartoon: Occupied Territory

    29 January 2015, 5:50 pm

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  • Nine Democrats join 53 Republicans in approving Keystone XL. President Obama's veto certain

    29 January 2015, 5:22 pm

    Pipeline segments for the Keystone XL wait in a field.…
  • The unintended consequences of Boehner's invitation to Bibi—Democrats unite behind Obama

    29 January 2015, 4:20 pm

    Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress from the very same lectern that President Obama spoke from just last week during the State of the Union may be coming back to haunt Boehner.…
  • Meet the reinvented Mitt Romney, who sounds exactly like the old Mitt Romney

    29 January 2015, 3:55 pm

    If you've been curious to hear how a newly reinvented Mitt Romney would bring his new anti-poverty, pro-middle class message to the Republican campaign trail, your wait is over. Meet the new Mitt Romney, and the new Mitt Romney has a lot of fresh new takes…
  • Midday open thread: Jobless claims plunge to 265,000, do social media undermine political movements?

    29 January 2015, 3:00 pm

    Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Chagrin Falls: A patriotic debate:…
  • Sen. Whitehouse on Lynch hearings: 'A sound bite factory for Fox News and conspiracy theorists'

    29 January 2015, 2:52 pm

    Thursday was stupid Loretta Lynch nomination hearing day, when Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley brought in a cast of tea party characters who have real and imagined beefs with current Attorney General Eric Holder. The total absurdity of the hearing was…
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham may run for president, and by 'may' I mean dream on, fella

    29 January 2015, 2:37 pm

    Sen. Lindsey Graham wants to run for president. Why? I don't know and neither do you, but it would be irresponsible not to speculate that it is perhaps because Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham secretly swapped brains as part of a surreptitious attempt…
  • Video of teenager Kristiana Coignard shows her police shooting death was completely avoidable

    29 January 2015, 2:24 pm

    On Friday, January 23, police in Longview, Texas, tragically shot and killed 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard. In the newly released video, it's clear that her shooting death was completely and totally avoidable.…
  • Texas bill will allow teachers to kill students to protect school 'property'

    29 January 2015, 1:48 pm

    Texas, where you may need to shoot someone at any moment.…
  • The tea party lives on, promising primary challenges across the country

    29 January 2015, 1:40 pm

    That didn't take long. Turns out this kangaroo Congress isn't crazy enough for the tea party, which already has candidates chomping at the bit to take on Republicans at home. Here's the details from Alex Isenstadt.Since the new Congress kicked off Jan. 6, more…

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