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  • Open thread for night owls: Can new populist agenda harness passions, create movement from below?

    17 April 2015, 11:00 pm

    Switching to sustainable green architecture and infrastructure means good jobs and a better future.…
  • The plot thickens on 'Orphan Black'

    17 April 2015, 10:30 pm

    Maria Doyle Kennedy in BBC America's 'Orphan Black'…
  • Congress nearing agreement on Patriot Act reauthorization legislation

    17 April 2015, 9:45 pm

    Some provisions of the Patriot Act, including Section 215 which the FISA court has interpreted to allow the government to collect the phone records of virtually every person in the United States, are up for renewal this spring with a June deadline. Sen.…
  • Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

    17 April 2015, 7:30 pm

  • Cartoon: Overdue police reforms

    17 April 2015, 5:50 pm

    Click to enlarge.…
  • GOP question of the week: Are you too bigoted to attend a same-sex wedding?

    17 April 2015, 3:29 pm

    The media has fixated this week on a simple question for Republican presidential candidates regarding same-sex marriage: Would they attend a gay wedding?…
  • Midday open thread: Partisan gap widens on death penalty, O'Malley goes to Clinton's left

    17 April 2015, 3:00 pm

    Today's comic by is Mark Fiore Candidate Kit:…
  • Mike Huckabee Friday night news-dumps news of his own presidential campaign?

    17 April 2015, 2:30 pm

    That was six months ago.…
  • President Obama blasts Senate Republicans for 'embarrassing' delay on Loretta Lynch vote

    17 April 2015, 2:00 pm

    President Obama is clearly fed up with Senate Republicans breaking their own obstruction records by refusing a confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch to be attorney general.President Obama on Friday vented his frustration over the delay in confirming his attorney…
  • Top lawmakers agree on fast-track authority for trade deal, but opposition is deep and broad

    17 April 2015, 1:35 pm

    Teamsters pose last year with other foes of fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty…
  • Sen. Ron Johnson thinks Wisconsinites who have Obamacare insurance are moochers

    17 April 2015, 1:22 pm

    Dumb as a box of rocks or a bag of hammers?…
  • Jeb Bush: no regrets on his handling of the tragic case of Terri Schiavo

    17 April 2015, 12:59 pm

    Jeb Bush, making a requisite visit to New Hampshire, told a small group of voters Friday that he had no regrets about injecting the government into a family dispute over whether to keep Florida resident Terri Schiavo alive through a feeding tube when he was…
  • Arizona government to recently insured Arizonans: F**k you.

    17 April 2015, 12:35 pm

    There's a new law in Arizona designed to tell the world just how much the state's lawmakers hate Obamacare. Any hate to individual Arizonans who will be hurt by this law is merely implied.Arizona has passed a bizarre new law in which the state effectively…
  • Jeb Bush to Republican Senate: Confirm Loretta Lynch already

    17 April 2015, 11:37 am

    Outside of the Republican Senate caucus, there's uniform agreement: Mitch McConnell's treatment of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch is a disgrace. That even extends to Jeb Bush."I think that Presidents have the right to pick their team," Bush told a…
  • Jeb Bush's long history of dicey business practices

    17 April 2015, 11:00 am

    The New York Times has an investigative look into Jeb Bush's sordid business dealings that reads a little like a white-collar thriller. The article details a number of instances where he appeared to trade on his name as a young business man (something he…
  • CNN: National Guard called Ferguson protestors 'enemy forces' and 'adversaries'

    17 April 2015, 10:28 am

    After analyzing thousands of pages of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, CNN's Barbara Starr and Wes Bruer released a very disturbing report on Friday morning. In it, they reveal that the National Guard saw protestors as the enemy:As…
  • Rubiocare: Covering tens of Floridians since 2008

    17 April 2015, 10:16 am

    Back when a presidential campaign was most definitely twinkling in Marco Rubio's eye, when he was speaker of the Florida House, he thought he had the solution to healthcare reform—a no-mandate, market-based exchange. Introduced and passed in 2008, and after…
  • Tulsa Deputy Bob Bates begins media offensive by lying on the Today Show

    17 April 2015, 10:02 am

    Bob Bates lying on The Today Show…
  • Cartoon: Candidate Kit

    17 April 2015, 9:50 am

    It’s that time again, when people delve into a presidential candidate’s eating habits, transportation habitsand hair styles. Never mind the policies, now is the time to talk about the nothingness of the very early stages of the campaign.…
  • Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

    17 April 2015, 8:30 am

    I think we've got it together to put another live show back on the air before the weekend, though things are still chaotic at KITM World HQ. But we'll make every effort, given the stories we have to catch up with.…
  • Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: How is Russ Feingold like Han Solo? We're stoked to see him back

    17 April 2015, 8:00 am

    I have a good feeling about this…
  • Abbreviated pundit roundup: Rewarding the richest Americans

    17 April 2015, 7:37 am

    The editors at USA Today take on the estate tax repeal, pointing out that it rewards the nation's wealthy elite:Despite all the rhetoric about the "death tax," dead people don't pay taxes. They are dead. Repealing the tax would be a huge windfall for their…
  • Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the latest Harper's Index

    16 April 2015, 11:00 pm

    For Earth Day 2015, which is Saturday, it's encouraging to know…
  • Cartoon: Reince's Women Issues

    16 April 2015, 5:50 pm

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  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz says Americans need guns in case they need to shoot the government

    16 April 2015, 4:24 pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz goes full LaPierre:"The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution isn't for just protecting hunting rights, and it's not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a Constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our…
  • Unjust police killing of Tulsa man, Eric Harris, reveals a deep and dangerous scandal in Oklahoma

    16 April 2015, 4:04 pm

    Eric Harris just moments before he was shot and killed by Bob Bates…
  • Chuck Grassley's 'astounding display of duplicity' on Loretta Lynch nomination

    16 April 2015, 3:50 pm

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) just made himself Exhibit A for why you can never trust a Republican. When Eric Holder announced his resignation prior to last year's election, the White House and Senate Democrats considered pushing through his replacement in the…
  • Fast-track bill on trade deals could be introduced in the Senate as early as today. Six Dems unhappy

    16 April 2015, 3:40 pm

    Sen. Ron Wyden backs fast-tracking of trade deal as long as bill providing…
  • GOP Sen. Mark Kirk, confronted with huge gaffe, has the solution: He won't talk about race anymore

    16 April 2015, 3:20 pm

    Sen. Mark Kirk…
  • George W. Bush thinks his brother Jeb would be 'a damn good president'

    16 April 2015, 3:07 pm

    Team Rocket…

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