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Paul Ryan really hopes Senate Republicans give him one more shot at destroying health care

If Republicans can ram their latest assault on health care through the Senate, the House will face a take-it-or-leave-it situation, since the Senate’s ability to pass a bill with just 51 votes ends on September 30. But even though the...Show More Summary

Republicans rush to destroy healthcare with 'cruel' bill that smashes both ACA and Medicaid

Donald Trump and the Republicans are so fixated on blowing up everything that Barack Obama touched, that they don’t give any thought to how many people are caught in the explosion. While it may have seemed that their efforts to annihilate...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Trump to campaign with Luther Strange in Alabama, but new poll has Roy Moore ahead

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. Leading Off ? AL-Sen : Appointed Sen. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Avast…or something. It's me...Captain Billybeard, swarthy fear-instiller of the deep blue kiddie pool. Today is the most blow-me-downest day of the year: International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  And arrrway...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

Big day on the Trump-Russia front. What a perfect time to try to throw everybody off of their health care! And also gather the world together at the UN and insult time, singly and as a whole! At least it’s Friday. Listen right here at...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Republicans try again to take health care away from millions

We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and its take on the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act: It is hard to overstate the cruelty of the Graham-Cassidy bill.   … [T]he formula for determining state grants would penalize the 31 states that expanded Medicaid under the A.C.A. Show More Summary

Hurricane Maria intensifies into 'catastrophic' Category 5 storm as it takes aim at Puerto Rico

Defying earlier predictions, Hurricane Maria intensified into a Category 5 storm on Monday evening and made landfall at Dominca with sustained winds of 165 mph. Dominca is a fairly large island, and Maria’s path will put it over some...Show More Summary

Crazy person riles Trump up; crazy person blocked from riling Trump; Trump steams. Repeat.

It seems there are only two stories that ever come out of the White House. There are stories about Donald Trump surrounding himself with horrible people, and stories about Donald Trump chafing and pouting when slightly less horribleShow More Summary

Michael Flynn's family sets up a legal defense fund for Flynn, but not his son

Defending Michael Flynn is apparently burning through the legally dubious payments he received from Russia and Turkey, requiring a new source to keep his legal team fighting. The family of former White House national security adviser...Show More Summary

More of that 'Trump effect': Student gives non-apology for gross sign targeting Latinos

A school superintendent in Alabama says his office is investigating an incident in a now-viral photo showing a white high school student holding a gross  “Put the ‘Panic’ Back in Hispanic” sign next to a Donald Trump banner. The girl’s...Show More Summary

White House staff desperately tries to put training wheels on America so Trump doesn't wreck country

The tutoring team at the Trump White House is attempting to teach Donald Trump the value of the rest of the world. Trump's national security team had become alarmed by the president's frequent questioning about the value of a robust American presence around the world. Show More Summary

From health insurance to driver's licenses, DACA's end could be devastating for immigrant youth

For hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients who went out to purchase their own health insurance or are insured through an employer, the prospect of losing their social security number and permission to work legally also means the prospect...Show More Summary

Scare tactics, Lindsey Graham-style: Repeal Obamacare or else 'Bernie-Care' is coming

Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to make a name for himself as a bit of a debate comedian during the Republican presidential primary, but he doesn’t seem to be joking with this effort to arm-twist Senate Republicans into voting for Graham-Cassidy, his last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare: "This is not about repealing and replacing Obamacare. Show More Summary

CNN: Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort wiretapped by US investigators during, after election

Here we go. US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the...Show More Summary

AARP and doctors' groups oppose latest Republican health care plan, but it's not dead yet

Doctors’ groups are against the latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare and gut health care, writing that “The proposal fails to protect the health care coverage and consumer protections available under current law.” Public hospitals are against it. Show More Summary

The Senate Trumpcare bill could leave many veterans with no health care

This is a timely new study for all those patriotic, veteran-loving Republican senators who might be tempted to support another vote on Obamacare repeal: it would leave many veterans uninsured and put additional strain on the VA medical...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans fret that Alabama's runoff results could upend GOP incumbents in 2018

Although interim Alabama Sen. Luther Strange has the backing of both Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell, his candidacy to claim Jeff Sessions' old seat is flagging against fire-breathing conservative Roy Moore. Moore, who's been removed...Show More Summary

Rhode Island to pay for the renewal fee of every DACA recipient in the state

Wow indeed. Saying that $495 shouldn’t “stand in the way of our neighbors’ dreams,” Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joined a coalition of individuals and organizations to announce that every Rhode Island DACA recipient eligible for a...Show More Summary

Trump's lawyers don't fall far from the tree—they're perfectly incompetent

If you marveled over Donald Trump's attorneys Ty Cobb and John Dowd—two supposed Washington veterans—discussing internal legal rifts in the West Wing within ear shot of a New York Times reporter, it's a good time to recap just how incompetent Trump's bunch of misfits have repeatedly proven to be. Show More Summary

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