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Midday open thread: Boy Scouts, a hot mike, and Obama v. Scaramucci

< 1 minute agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

?   Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Table the label: ?   Do you know how to stay safe in the great outdoors? The New York Times has a quiz for your basic bear attack, shark attack, snake bite situations.  ?   As he tried to turn the...Show More Summary

After landing his dream job, AG Jeff Sessions is determined not to let Trump break up with him

27 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Is anyone else out there wondering why Jeff Sessions is so desperately clinging to a job that his boss clearly doesn’t think he’s good at? After all, the current bully-in-chief is going the extra mile to let the whole world know he thinks Jeff stinks at his job and should be replaced. Show More Summary

Whiny Republicans whine about McConnell forcing them to vote yes to end health care for millions

56 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action Here's where some Republicans need to put on their big girl and boy pants and just toughen up. If they don't like the Trumpcare process, then they can end it today. Otherwise, they need to just shut the fuck up. Key senators...Show More Summary

House Republicans are using a sneaky tactic to grab $1.6 billion for border wall funding

Nearly everything about Donald Trump and his racist agenda is unpopular, including the popular vote loser himself. It’s a main reason why House Republicans are planning to use “a  deceptive legislative gimmick” to sneak nearly $2 billion in border funding into the “minibus” spending package House Republicans are considering this week. Show More Summary

McConnell leaning toward 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare, another kiss-off to so-called moderates

Campaign Action Most reports indicate that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to settle for a "skinny repeal" of Obamacare and convince his caucus that the House will fix it. You might remember House Speaker Paul Ryan convincing his wavering caucus to vote for his Zombie Trumpcare bill because the Senate would fix it. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan is ready to drive the bus over Jefferson Sessions—and Robert Mueller

Donald Trump complains that Republicans in Congress are ungrateful for all he has done for their party. But that’s not true of every Republican, and no one is faster to salute than Paul Ryan. Reporter: The President appears to be laying...Show More Summary

Trump campaign manager Manafort subpoenaed to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee

While former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort reached an agreement to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, he would not agree to the terms provided by the Judiciary Committee. That committee has now responded...Show More Summary

Democrats have a chance to oust one of the nation's most bigoted lawmakers AND make LGBT history

Democrats are running in a record-setting 88 seats in Virginia’s 100-member House of Delegates this fall, and one of the most compelling contests is taking place in the 13th District, where Daily Kos has endorsed Democrat Danica Roem in her race against GOP Del. Show More Summary

Senate prepares to enter the Trumpcare abyss with first vote today

Here's what to expect this week on Trumpcare: the completely unexpected. The vote will happen either soon after 12 PM ET today, or after 2:15 ET when the weekly caucus lunches are over. That timing likely depends on negotiations that will be taking place right up until vote time. Axios has a good run-down of the mechanics of this. 1. Show More Summary

Donald Trump mistakes Boy Scout Jamboree for Trump Youth rally

Donald Trump spoke before 40,000 scouts yesterday at the Boy Scout Jamboree, an annual meeting of scouts from across the country that includes contests, games, eating around the campfire, and “inspirational” speakers. In the case ofShow More Summary

McCain interrupts taxpayer-sponsored cancer treatment to vote to take care away from millions

Dragging Sen. John McCain out of the hospital to fly 2,000 miles and cast a vote to remove healthcare from 22 million people is an amazingly apt metaphor for the whole Republican ethic. That McCain is a yes vote on Trumpcare—in whatever...Show More Summary

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RED ALERT: McConnell might not have the votes, it is critical to call these senators this morning

x Everyone w/ a phone must call key senators this AM. Hearing McConnell isn't sure he has votes for MTP this AM. Let's make sure he doesn't 1/ � igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) July 25, 2017 Folks, this is it. The Senate is going to vote...Show More Summary

Donald Trump continues to try and make Attorney General Jeff Sessions quit

Once again, Donald Trump is using his morning Twitter fit as a way to attack, not just Hillary Clinton, but the attorney general he put in office. x Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers! — Donald J. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Independent poll has Virginia governor's race all tied up

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: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Energize an Ally Tuesday I think I speak for most of us here when I say that, among the political careers we'd most like to see go Splat! into a brick wall next year, House Speaker Paul Ryan's would be near the top of the list. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

OK, let’s roll the dice! Sure, it’s the kickoff of Round 5 or maybe even 6 for Zombie Treasoncare today, as Mitch McConnell is still promising to make his motion to proceed on the bill today, even though no one knows what they’ll beShow More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Senate GOP poised to vote on taking away health insurance from millions

We begin today’s roundup with Margaret Hartmann’s analysis at New York Magazine on today’s vote on the GOP’s tax cuts for the wealthy/health insurance plan, and specifically, the return of Senator John McCain to the floor for the crucial...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: EPA delay of chemical plant rule shows willingness to pile up the bodies

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Andreas Germanos at CommonDreams writes that 11 states filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Monday over the agency's decision to postpone implementation of a rule aimed at lessening the risk of chemical...Show More Summary

By taking on Rep. Schiff, Trump again reveals he's panicking

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

California Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff has been one of the smartest and most outspoken analysts of Donald Trump’s corruption. As ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Schiff clearly knows more than he can reveal about the Trump-Russia collusion scandal, but what he has revealed has gotten under Trump’s skin. Show More Summary

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