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Republicans explain their Graham-Cassidy support: 'It has a tremendous impact on the 2018 elections'

Senate Republicans are rushing to pass the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill, and the plan is to do it without a Congressional Budget Office analysis or real hearings or debate. What do they like about this bill, other than the fact...Show More Summary

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Jimmy Kimmel slams Republican healthcare bill: 'This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied right to my face'

Jimmy Kimmel is not happy that Sen. Bill Cassidy’s healthcare bill fails the “Jimmy Kimmel” test Cassidy set up for himself and promised to honor. And the thing about Jimmy Kimmel is, he has a late-night talk show, so when someone—say,...Show More Summary

HHS Secretary Tom Price constantly flying by charter jet is a 'misuse of taxpayer funding'

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was known to be corrupt before ever being named to the post. And now that he’s in the job, he’s enjoying the perks. In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: As two polls show a close race in Virginia, another has Democrat Ralph Northam up 10

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. LeadingShow More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Coming Soon to the Flickers It was looking like a better-than-average year for movies. Then August came along and the celluloid offerings shriveled up and died. Fortunately, it looks like things are poised to pick up this fall. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

It’s Wednesday, and everyone knows that the first Wednesday after Talk Like A Pirate Day is Take A Vacation Like Ivanka Day, which is why we’ll be without Joan McCarter today. But Greg and I are rule-breakers by nature, so we’re here, defying Trump’s vacation order. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The erosion of norms... and decency

EJ Dionne, Norm Orenstein, Thomas Mann/Atlantic with excerpts from a new book: How the GOP Prompted the Decay of Political Norms The Republican Party laid the groundwork for dysfunction long before Donald Trump was elected president. Norms...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Social programs suffer as $80 billion more is added to Pentagon budget

At CommonDreams, Jake Johnson writes—U.S. Says No Money for Social Programs, But '$700 Billion to Kill People? Yeah That We Have': Where were the pundits and elected lawmakers who complain about the cost of providing healthcare to all...Show More Summary

Hurricane Maria approaches St. Croix as a Category 5 storm, will hit Puerto Rico tomorrow

Hurricane Maria About 40 miles SSE of St. Croix About 135 miles SE of San Juan, Puerto Rico Sustained Wind Speed 175 mph Moving west north west at 10 mph Central Pressure 909 mb At 10PM AST, Maria is 60 miles southeast of St. Croix with sustained winds at 175 mph. Show More Summary

'mother!' imagines the creative process through a lens of narcissism and abuse

A hunger to know and create is a common theme in literature and mythology, but it's been balanced over thousands of years with messages which posit the pursuit of knowledge and the power of change as the destroyer of paradise. In a lot of stories, curiosity is treated as a "sin," since the discovery of truth usually signifies the loss of innocence. Show More Summary

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt continues to be terrible at his job

New Trump EPA administrator Scott Pruitt had two choices after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. He could rise to the challenges of his office, or he could tool around the country pooh-poohing people who asked about climate change, givingShow More Summary

House Democrats are raising big money aimed at winning in 2018

There are a lot of barriers to Democrats retaking the House in 2018—with Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression at the top of the list—but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is putting up some very good fundraising...Show More Summary

It's happening: Trump is gaining cash based on his policies as president

This is crooked. In Florida this year, the president’s politics attracted a new client for one of his businesses. Steven M. Alembik, a conservative activist, is planning a $600-per-seat gala at the Mar-a-Lago Club. His logic: Trump helped Israel. Show More Summary

ICE allegedly went to the home of an undocumented mom in sanctuary in order to harass her children

Facing imminent deportation despite having no criminal record and following ICE’s rules to check in,  Leonor Garcia went into sanctuary in a Cleveland Heights, Ohio, church one week ago. It wasn’t an easy choice for Garcia to make: after her husband was deported in 2011, she became a single mom to four U.S. Show More Summary

Trump picks lawyer who works to restrict minority votes as head of civil rights at Homeland Security

In what is sure to be another devastating blow to minority rights under the Trump administration, Donald Trump has chosen a woman named Cameron Quinn to head civil rights at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Since we know that...Show More Summary

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to return national monuments to 'traditional' mining and logging

The Washington Post has obtained a copy of a report from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke suggesting that millions of acres of public land be given away while millions more should be open to mining and logging. Interior Secretary...Show More Summary

Manafort issues his own shock-and-awe response to wiretapping reports

The spokesman for Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, issued a jazzy but meaningless statement Tuesday responding to reports that the FBI obtained two separate warrants to wiretap Manafort before, during, and after...Show More Summary

Why exactly was Trump talking to Manafort as recently as earlier this year?

Remember back in March when then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to sell us on the notion that Paul Manafort "played a very limited role" in the Trump campaign, for which Manafort served as chairman? Yet in CNN's Monday...Show More Summary

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