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  • Here's just how low the Kochs will go

    23 April 2014, 4:25 pm

    They really are despicable. That picture up there? President Obama and Sen. Mark Udall looking dismayed and upset, ostensibly about Obamacare? That's a screenshot from an ad from the Kochs' Americans for Prosperity. Here's where they took that picture from:The…
  • Midday open thread: 'Digby' wins Hillman prize, Erickson sinks lower yet, who invented that word?

    23 April 2014, 3:00 pm

    Today's comic by Matt Bors is Indefinite internment:…
  • Justice Dept. lays out criteria for clemency release of thousands of federal drug offenders

    23 April 2014, 2:50 pm

    James M. Cole…
  • With Obamacare attacks losing juice, Senate Republicans officially flailing

    23 April 2014, 2:10 pm

    GOP's electoral Plan B, since Obamacare repeal is losing steam.…
  • Republican senate candidate Bill Cassidy imagines Vladimir Putin is very worried about him

    23 April 2014, 1:33 pm

    "Veer"…
  • Priebus all atwitter about @SenatorReid

    23 April 2014, 1:30 pm

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is mad at Senate Majority Harry Reid—so mad that he's asking the Senate Ethics Committee to open an investigation into Reid's use of Twitter. Seriously:…
  • Hannity takes break from defending domestic terrorist to defend his defense of domestic terrorist

    23 April 2014, 1:16 pm

    Thin-skinned, much? Sean Hannity, chief Cliven Bundy booster and armed rebellion instigator, doesn't like it when people point out that his champion is pretty much just a crook. Like Jon Stewart did.So the law isn’t on Bundy’s side, the court isn’t on…
  • Birth control mandate still hugely popular

    23 April 2014, 12:09 pm

    Back in 2012, when Romney was making Obamacare's employer mandate to cover birth control in health insurance policies a thing, polling showed that he was barking up the wrong tree. Even with Catholics. That Public Religion Research Institute showed 55 percent…
  • Nixon faces impeachment

    23 April 2014, 11:24 am

    Gov. Jay Nixon…
  • New York Times poll shows close Senate races in four southern states

    23 April 2014, 11:15 am

    The Republican dream of a Red Senate is in peril…
  • Cartoon: Indefinite internment

    23 April 2014, 9:50 am

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  • Mitch McConnell wants to take away insurance from 400,000 constituents

    23 April 2014, 9:30 am

    The crimp in Mitch McConnell's reelection plans.…
  • Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

    23 April 2014, 8:30 am

    Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes.…
  • Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

    23 April 2014, 8:18 am

    From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE……
  • Jon Stewart skewers how the right-wing reacts to male vs. female politicians

    23 April 2014, 8:15 am

    Last night, Jon Stewart looked into how the media treats male vs. female politicians differently.…
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Working Families Party candidate would take a bite out of Cuomo

    23 April 2014, 8:00 am

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  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Here's the Upshot: A good day for punditry

    23 April 2014, 7:30 am

    Yes, the rumors are true! We confirm: @digby56 has won the 2014 Hillman for Opinion & Analysis Journalism. Details tomorrow! #DigbysHillman— @SidneyHillman…
  • Open thread for night owls. Naomi Klein: Climate change's bad timing requires new thinking

    22 April 2014, 11:30 pm

    At Common Dreams, Naomi Klein writes The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking:One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call…
  • Mad Men: A Day's Work (7.2)

    22 April 2014, 10:30 pm

    Sola Bamis as Shirley and Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson…
  • Being poor means a shorter life

    22 April 2014, 9:30 pm

    For now, cutting Social Security and doing serious mischief to Medicare seem to have lost their luster for policymakers. But as long as the likes of Alan Simpson are still kicking, schemes to "save" these programs won't end. The perennial favorite is always…
  • Will Christie testify in bridge probe?

    22 April 2014, 7:00 pm

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not personally been issued a subpoena by federal prosecutors in the bridgegate probe...Asked during his monthly radio show if he has been subpoenaed by Paul Fishman, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, the Republican…
  • Cartoon: Smart Guns

    22 April 2014, 5:50 pm

    "If folks keep on joining the Round Table cartoon subscription service, the NRA would be all but doomed."       -Wayne La Pierre* *never said this
  • Religious right says poll limited to Republicans shows 'American people' oppose marriage equality

    22 April 2014, 5:00 pm

    One hundred percent of the people in this photo are against marriage equality, so according to the logic of the religious right, the American people are urgently against marriage equality.…
  • Christie pats himself on the back for doing a great job with Port Authority

    22 April 2014, 4:00 pm

    Hahaha:GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE (R-NJ): Believe me, the place [The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey] was in much worse shape when I got there.…
  • Landrieu on Obamacare: 'The benefits that people have received are worth fighting for'

    22 April 2014, 3:45 pm

    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is another Democrat running for re-election who is not running away from Obamacare. How she's running on it is really smart, too, couching it in terms of economic populism. Here she is explaining to Greg Sargent how she's going to put…
  • Nebraska governor asks state supreme court to overturn lower court ruling on Keystone XL route

    22 April 2014, 3:34 pm

    Gov. Dave Heineman…
  • Midday open thread: 2°C rise may be a pipe dream, subsidizing grazers, replacing Radel in Florida

    22 April 2014, 3:00 pm

    Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Let's talk about checks:…
  • Pot, Pebble and pay: How Republicans helped Democrats hold Alaska Senate seat

    22 April 2014, 2:56 pm

    Male sockeye salmon makes his way upstream in Bristol Bay. Republicans want to mine them out of existence.…
  • CBO: Medicaid even better deal for states than originally predicted

    22 April 2014, 2:26 pm

    Last week's report from the Congressional Budget Office was a barnburner for the Affordable Care Act, predicting that Obamacare was set to deliver insurance to more people, with lower premiums and more savings for the government than all of their previous…
  • Louisiana lawmaker withdraws bill to make the Bible the official state book

    22 April 2014, 12:43 pm

    After proposing a bill that would designate the Holy Bible as the official state book of Louisiana, the news story quickly went viral and sparked a lot of well-deserved objections.…

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