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Donald Trump took $107 million promised to charities ... and kept it

Occupying the White House has proven lucrative for Donald Trump. He’s been able to charge the Secret Service hundreds of thousands for rental space and golf carts. He’s been able to turn his Washington Hotel into a place where the emoluments clause is put to constant test. Show More Summary

Republicans go to ludicrous lengths to pass a 'healthcare' bill that deliberately harms blue states

The drafting of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill has Republicans throwing away more than a century of Senate protocol. Don Ritchie, historian emeritus of the Senate, said not since the years before World War I has the Senate taken such a partisan, closed-door approach to major legislation. But it’s going to get worse. Show More Summary

Democrats demand full CBO score on latest Republican healthcare repeal bill

As Senate Republicans push their latest Obamacare repeal bill toward a quick vote, congressional Democrats are asking the Congressional Budget Office to offer the public “a full understanding of the impact this legislation would have...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Building codes, Rolling Stone and Stanislav Petrov

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is, Meanwhile, on Parallel Earth: What you missed on Sunday Kos: It's the Obama boom. Don't let Trump forget it, by   Ian Reifowitz How to change the system we have (given the system we have), by   David...Show More Summary

Six Dreamers latest to sue Trump over his decision to end DACA

Campaign Action A group of six DACA recipients have joined in taking legal action against Donald Trump over his cowardly decision to end the program, arguing that he  “was motivated by unconstitutional bias against Mexicans and Latinos” in his move to upend the lives of 800,000 immigrant youth and their families. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood, Medicaid on the chopping block again with the Republicans' latest Trumpcare push

There isn't a Congressional Budget Office score that tells us how much the latest Trumpcare bill the Senate is flirting with will cut from Medicaid, but earlier estimates peg the cuts at $180 billion over ten years, increasing rapidly...Show More Summary

St. Louis police abuse protesters after white ex-cop is acquitted for killing a black man

Protesters took to the streets in St. Louis over the weekend after a judge acquitted ex-police officer Jason Stockley of the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. In December 2011, Stockley shot Smith five times after a car chase, which began over a suspected drug deal. Show More Summary

Trump's election fraud panel a 'calamitous failure' that's already suppressing the vote

Donald Trump's sham election commission is doing exactly as well as you might expect or, actually, even worse. Former election officials and civil rights advocates say the panel is a disaster that far from improving voter confidence in our elections is already harming the system and even suppressing the vote. Show More Summary

McCain may support bill to gut health care (but he'll still have coverage for his cancer treatment)

In July, Republican Sen. John McCain did the right thing for the first time in a long, long time, when he cast the decisive vote to kill Republican efforts to gut health care for millions of Americans. Apparently he’s rethinking that moment of statesmanship and conscience: x McCain tells @GarrettHaake he wants bipartisan bill with wks of hearings. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans are scrambling for the 50th vote to gut health care

They’re not there yet, but Senate Republicans are working hard to get from 49 to 50 votes to pass Graham-Cassidy, their latest plan to strip health coverage from tens of millions of people and rob still-insured people of important protections. Show More Summary

Trump's legal team splits in two over the issue of obstruction

According to the New York Times, there’s an internal schism within Trump’s team of Robert Mueller-fighting legal representatives.  The debate in Mr. Trump’s West Wing has pitted Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, against Ty Cobb, a lawyer brought in to manage the response to the investigation. Show More Summary

Wave good-bye to your pre-existing condition protections under new Trumpcare bill

Remember when Republicans were going to keep all of the protections in the Affordable Care Act for people with pre-existing health conditions, even while they were going to repeal it? Slowly, surely, that promise faded away through every iteration of Trumpcare and Zombie Trumpcare that emerged. Show More Summary

Sean Spicer is a dangerous liar and should be a pariah. Period.

Sean Spicer kicked off his time as White House press secretary by becoming a national laughingstock over his outrageously false claim that Donald Trump had “ the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period.” Now that he’s noShow More Summary

Cartoon: Meanwhile, on Parallel Earth

If you missed out on the big Kickstarter compilation last year, IDW has just published an expanded second edition of   25 Years of Tomorrow, featuring every TMW cartoon from the strip’s earliest days through the election of Donald Trump.

Republican senators are trying to gut your health care. Yes, again.

Senate Republicans are trying to mount one final push to repeal Obamacare before their magical ability to do so with 51 votes disappears at the end of September. The Graham-Cassidy bill is a classic Republican one: it targets poor people, old people, children, people with disabilities, and blue states for major cuts. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Perpetual rising star, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan won't seek re-election

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: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … The Week Ahead Monday The Senate votes to invoke cloture and pave the way for a final vote on the National Defense Authorization Act, which will funnel $700 billion to the military-industrial complex.Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

The Emmys were on last night, but I missed it. I did see via Twitter that Sean Spicer was on, but it looks like he became the new sheetcake, as the comedians thought everything was hilarious, and the home viewers thought someone should...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: ACA repeal back on the table. Maybe. Perhaps. If it gets 50 votes.

x Good morning âÂ?Â?️ Trump retweeted a video from an anti-semitic account showing him hitting Hillary with a golf ball — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 17, 2017 Politico: Senate...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'It's time to move away from the coasts.'

Elizabeth Rush writes that as sea levels rise and flooding becomes more commonplace in coastal communities, our rebuilding efforts should more often become relocation plans. That two storms of Harvey and Irma’s caliber would make landfall...Show More Summary

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