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Republican leaders think they have a plan to avoid government shutdown. Good luck with that.

Can combining Planned Parenthood defunding with yet another Obamacare repeal convince enough of Speaker John Boehner's problem children in the House—and Ted Cruz!—to not shutdown government? Leadership seems to think so. Here's the big...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump teaming up against Iran deal

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) loves him some Trump Ted Cruz really, really wants those Donald Trump voters to turn to him if and when they ever turn away from Trump. Or who knows, maybe he's gunning for a VP nod. He's sucking up to Trump, is the point. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Smokey the climate scientist

It always amazes me that climate deniers can still call global warming a hoax when looking at hotter temperatures, dying forests and increasing wildfires. Millions of burning acres are a little more obvious to most than calving glaciers or seas rising by centimeters. I was a little distracted while creating this cartoon. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Business owners remove all voters from business district, but forget one college kid

Map of the new Community Improvement District in Columbia, Missouri Leading Off: • Gerrymandering: Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn't even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Wow. The end of another week of five days that all felt like Friday! Pretty much every day this week brought news that demanded near-exclusive attention. What else did we miss? That's what Fridays are for. Unless, of course, Donald Trump...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump continues to dominate the GOP primary

There's just no oxygen for other GOP candidates. Eugene Robinson analyzes the situation: The Republican establishment seems to be slowly going through Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief, with many politicians and pundits unable...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: The Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, 10 years years after Katrina

Elements of a prefabricated house being put into place in the Lower Ninth Ward. Shelby Hartman at Vice writes The Lower Ninth Ward, Ten Years After Katrina: As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, news outlets from around the country are descending upon New Orleans to find out how it is faring. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Trumpacabra

There is a frightening creature roaming around your animal pen... It's the legendary bloody goatsucker Donald Trump! He attacks Latino voters constantly, but his diet includes women, immigrants, newscasters and prisoners of war. And he takes no prisoners! Beware, because the Trumpacabra is coming for YOU next!

Am I wrong to yearn for a presidential candidate who doesn't need to be taught how to handle racism?

Assumed in all of the Black Lives Matter confrontations and interruptions that you've seen of Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, and Hillary Clinton is the reality that many African Americans believe that those candidates have the capacity...Show More Summary

Two Seattle police officers fired after body camera worn by bus driver catches them in a huge lie

Maybe we all need to be wearing body cameras On November 14, 2014, Kelvin Kirkpatrick, an African-American Metro bus driver with over 20 years of experience in Seattle, requested that sheriff's officers remove sleeping homeless men from his bus, per company policy. Show More Summary

Ben Carson thinks #BlackLivesMatter should blame Straight Outta Compton

Y'know by now we all should be pretty used to Republicans saying crazy fracked-up crap. Really fracked up. I mean, that's what Trump's entire campaign is about. Saying fracked- up crap, then attacking anyone who stops and says "Hey,Show More Summary

Target owes $2.8 million to rejected job applicants over hiring discrimination

Target is going to pay $2.8 million to be divided among more than 3,000 rejected job applicants under a discrimination settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The settlement goes to upper-level applicants who were...Show More Summary

How Bobby Jindal could take health care away from 5,200 people in a week

Funding for Planned Parenthood's Gulf Coast affiliate in Lousiana could be cut off on September 2 if the organization does not prevail in the suit it filed earlier this week. The lawsuit spells out what is at stake for the women, men,...Show More Summary

Business owners try to remove all voters from business district, but they forgot one college student

Map of the new Community Improvement District in Columbia, Missouri Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn't even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore. Show More Summary

The only thing worse for the GOP than nominating Trump... not nominating Trump

We found this little nugget buried in a PPP survey released Wednesday of the New Hampshire Senate contest between Republican Kelly Ayotte and Democrat Maggie Hassan. New Hampshire provides more evidence of what a disaster not nominating Trump could potentially be for the GOP. Show More Summary

Exposing a new type of payday predator targeting inner cities

Freddie Gray...alive. Terrence McCoy of the Washington Post has written one of the most important investigative journalism pieces of 2015. While I'd love to give you Cliff's Notes version of it, this is one of those times where you actually need to go read it, then come back and see my thoughts, or vice versa. Show More Summary

Clinton PAC's first ad targets Latino voters, because Trump

Hillary Clinton's super PAC just released its first ad and it's little wonder that it's bilingual and clearly aimed at Latino voters. In case they have missed any of the hate-filled rhetoric Republicans are spewing about immigrants,Show More Summary

Ten years after Katrina, black residents see significantly less improvement than whites

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, flooding streets and houses, destroying lives, and killing almost 2,000 people. The aftermath exposed the massive racial inequality that existed in New Orleans—black communities were hit the hardest by the storm and waited in vain for the same government assistance white neighborhoods were receiving. Show More Summary

White House quietly working to get enough Senate votes to filibuster rejection of Iran nuclear pact

Sen. Dick Durbin is pressing for enough votes for a filibuster in the Senate so President Obama can avoid having to veto a rejection of the Iran nuclear agreement. Ever since last May when Congress authorized itself to review the Iran...Show More Summary

Jorge Ramos: 'This is the first time in my life I have ever been ejected for asking a question'

The Washington Post interviewed Univision anchor Jorge Ramos about his Tuesday run-in with Donald Trump and Ramos filled in a bit of the back story. Univision has a goal of talking to every presidential candidate. They've conducted 10...Show More Summary

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