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  • Sen. Marco Rubio, other Republicans condemn Obama's Cuba policy shift

    17 December 2014, 1:45 pm

    Sen. Marco Rubio is making a play at heading the Republican response to Obama's Cuba moves. He's the son of Cuban immigrants, after all, though he was caught severely fudging the history on even that. He based much of his angry statements condemning Cuba for…
  • Only crusty, bitter, old, out-of-touch Cuban-Americans still support embargo

    17 December 2014, 12:15 pm

    Aid worker Alan Gross arrives in Maryland after being released from Cuban imprisonment as part of a deal loosening trade and diplomatic between Cuba and the United States.…
  • The White House says Pope Francis played huge role in Cuba deal

    17 December 2014, 11:57 am

    Pope Francis meeting with President Obama in March 2014.…
  • Obama-appointed federal judges make the courts a lot less pale and male

    17 December 2014, 11:40 am

    President Obama has not only had 305 district and circuit court judges confirmed over the past six years, he has added significant diversity to the courts through his choices:…
  • President Obama to announce major US-Cuba deal

    17 December 2014, 11:04 am

    On Wednesday, shortly after 12 ET, President Obama will announce major changes in U.S. policy towards Cuba. From a White House release, some of the details:…
  • Senate confirms 12 judges on its way out of town, thanks to Ted Cruz

    17 December 2014, 10:06 am

    Filibuster reform did its work Tuesday night (with an assist from Sen. Ted Cruz), leading to the Senate confirming 12 of President Obama's judicial nominees to district courts. Obama has now had 305 district court and circuit court judges confirmed, with this…
  • U.S. and Cuba swap prisoners; Obama to announce shift in Cuba policy

    17 December 2014, 9:34 am

    Judy Gross, wife of U.S. aid contractor Alan Gross who was released from a jail in Cuba, shows their family picture.…
  • Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

    17 December 2014, 8:30 am

    When is a Wednesday not a Joan McCarter day?…
  • Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

    17 December 2014, 8:16 am

    From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE……
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Bipartisan-sounding redistricting advances in Ohio

    17 December 2014, 8:00 am

    Ohio State Senate by current membership (map by Stephen Wolf)…
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The ruble. I do not think it means what you think it means

    17 December 2014, 7:30 am

    WaPo:…
  • Open thread for night owls: John Lewis discusses the 'other America'

    16 December 2014, 11:00 pm

    That's John Lewis getting the billy-club treatment in Selma, Alabama, March 1965.…
  • Could GOP leaders be undercutting the legal argument against Obamacare?

    16 December 2014, 7:08 pm

    There's few things incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants more next year than for the Supreme Court to do the GOP's bidding on Obamacare in King v. Burwell. That's the case that will decide whether the statute actually affords tax credits to…
  • Cartoon: Bush reflux

    16 December 2014, 5:50 pm

    The 2015 Little Vics/MegaMix Keef Comic Calendar is now available! Check out a 7 minute mini-doc of Keef right here! Join the esteemed Round Table Cartoon subscription service: http://www.kchronicles.com/...
  • American Energy Alliance compares carbon regulations with, yes, torture

    16 December 2014, 5:30 pm

    God bless America and all her various gasses…
  • Cruz apologizes for making senators work on Saturday, but not for helping Harry Reid

    16 December 2014, 4:43 pm

    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT)…
  • Republican judge rules Obama's immigration actions unconstitutional

    16 December 2014, 4:30 pm

    A George W. Bush-appointed federal district judge in Pennsylvania has turned a routine sentencing issue into an opportunity to declare all of President Obama's executive actions on immigration unconstitutional. From ThinkProgress:Because the policy “may”…
  • Midday open thread: What to do when mom calls you on nat'l TV, hater unsure about executing gays

    16 December 2014, 3:00 pm

    Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is When is torture torture? A thought experiment:…
  • Farewell to the 113th; there's nowhere to go but up

    16 December 2014, 2:50 pm

    So long, Congress—we won't miss you and neither will anyone else for that matter, as MSNBC points out.Congress' approval rating this year averaged just 15 percent, one point above last year's record-low average.…
  • Dick Cheney is a liar, torture edition

    16 December 2014, 1:53 pm

    He's lying.Chuck Todd: “When you say waterboarding is not torture then why did we prosecute Japanese soldiers?”…
  • Elizabeth Warren was right about Citigroup

    16 December 2014, 1:38 pm

    When Elizabeth Warren started drawing connections between Citigroup alums and the government in startling detail last week, she was right, says the Washington Post.Washington's version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is much less exciting than everybody else's.…
  • A majority of Americans support CIA torture program

    16 December 2014, 1:17 pm

    Fifty-two percent say it was wrong for the Senate to release the torture report.…
  • Stellar job growth numbers send Democrats running for cover

    16 December 2014, 12:42 pm

    Democrats have a problem on their hands: The economic numbers are so good that they aren't sure what to say about them. After creating 321,000 new jobs in November—the 50th straight month of growth and the highest job creation rate since the '90s—Rep.…
  • Democrats push to get judicial vacancies down to Bush-era levels

    16 December 2014, 12:23 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)…
  • Run, Jeb, run!

    16 December 2014, 11:48 am

    It must be tough being Jeb Bush. Well, as tough as it can be for the scion of a multi-generation one-percenter dynasty, anyway. But he was the good son. The one who worked hard, got good grades, kept his nose to the grindstone. He was the natural heir to the…
  • Cruz: GOP governors are 'not standing up and leading on the great challenges of the day'

    16 December 2014, 11:10 am

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) leads the only way he knows how: by yelling to far-right activists.…
  • Angry Kansas voters blast Wall Street's spending bill buddy

    16 December 2014, 10:41 am

    Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) gets the American Conservative Union seal of approval.…
  • Jeb Bush pre-pre-pre-announces that he might run for president

    16 December 2014, 10:25 am

    Just do it already!…
  • Priorities for the new Republican Congress? Rolling back consumer protection for air travelers

    16 December 2014, 9:57 am

    Deceptive advertising, you are cleared for take-off.…
  • San Jose police officer on leave after posting death threats to protestors on Twitter

    16 December 2014, 9:55 am

    San Jose police officer Phillip White has been put on leave after posting a series of death threats to protestors on his personal Twitter account.…

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