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Donald Trump's reckless impulsiveness makes what's happening in Syria all the more distressing

In what ought to win the understatement of the week award, Steve Benen at the Rachel Maddow Blog writes about the situation in Syria Tuesday: “ The crisis, in other words, is intensifying in ways the American president may not fullyShow More Summary

Key Republican attack on Ossoff is—surprise!—fake

One of the Republicans’ favorite attacks on Jon Ossoff is that he has raised lots of money from outside Georgia, and therefore does not represent Georgia. About that: x Funds raised from within Georgia: Jon Ossoff: $578,000 Karen Handel:...Show More Summary

‘Moderate' Republicans whine about Trumpcare's Medicaid cuts, but refuse to say they'll vote 'no'

Campaign Action When it comes to Trumpcare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly including much deeper cuts to Medicaid than were in the House version of the bill—cuts that were already unsustainable. So instead of $834 billion out of the program, the Senate bill would make it closer to $1 trillion, hastening the end of the program. Show More Summary

Trump blames Obama for Otto Warmbeir's death,forgets Americans taken hostage since Trump took office

In brief comments following a joint appearance with the president of Ukraine, Donald Trump expressed his outrage at the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier, an Ohio college student who was held hostage in North Korea for nearly 18 months before being returned to the United States while in a coma.  "It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto. Show More Summary

In Ohio, undocumented dad of four faces deportation after 16 years in U.S.

The New York Times highlights the story of Jesus Lara, an undocumented dad of four U.S. citizens who stands to get ripped away from his family and the small Ohio town he’s called home for nearly two decades. Because farming towns like...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans gripe about being kept in the dark on Trumpcare, follow their leader into abyss

This. Is. Not. Normal. x Cassidy says he thinks he will see bill this week from "rumor mill." Has not heard that from McConnell — Peter Sullivan (@PeterSullivan4) June 20, 2017 That would be Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) commenting on the latest “news” on Trumpcare, that bill text will be seen this week and a vote next week. Show More Summary

Without identification, poor people stay in the shadows—and Republicans want it that way

Imagine trying to navigate life in the United States without having some kind of identification. Without an ID, it’s near impossible to obtain lawful employment, register your children for school, and apply for housing, health care, or other forms of government assistance. Show More Summary

Democrats hold the Senate floor overnight to talk Trumpcare in defiance of McConnell

Campaign Action Inspired by the news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the schedule for Trumpcare with a vote next week, Senate Democrats took to the floor for an extended talk-a-thon Monday night. They hammered again and...Show More Summary

Wow! Paul Ryan's 2018 opponent is out with a must-see video that has Wisconsin and D.C. buzzing

Randy Bryce is a  U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker in southeast Wisconsin who’s ready to mount a serious challenge to House Speaker Paul Ryan for WI-01. Yesterday Bryce released a video announcing his candidacy...Show More Summary

Trump's nominee for FBI director scrubbed Russia connection from his law firm bio

Christopher Wray, Donald Trump's nominee to replace James Comey at the FBI, used to include this information in his law firm bio. Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, represented an American energyShow More Summary

Poll: Donald Trump's approval rating is in the toilet, along with his credibility on Russia

Hoo boy. A new CBS News poll is a litany of bad news for Donald Trump, starting with the big-ticket item: Trump’s approval rating has sunk to 36 percent, its lowest level since he became president. And Russia—a problem that’s likely to...Show More Summary

Today's the day: Voters are deciding the nail-biter between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel

The day has finally arrived. It’s June 20, and voters are going to the polls in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to decide whether to send Democrat Jon Ossoff or Republican Karen Handel to Congress. The historically expensive race is seen as a toss-up: Democratic enthusiasm fed by an unpopular president vs. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Lunch shaming is a shame

Taking a break from headline news this week to talk about the lesser-known topic of lunch shaming. If you aren’t aware of this phenomenon, this provides a quick rundown. Follow Jen on Twitter at   @JenSorensen

Will Trey Gowdy Benghazi Trump with inquiries? Don't hold your breath

GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy just acquired the gavel for the powerful House Oversight Committee given that Rep. Jason Chaffetz is officially due to exit the House next week. But while Chaffetz appeared to be dipping his little toe in the seaShow More Summary

Supreme Court announces broad protections for Internet-surfing rights. Even for sex offenders.

Lester Gerard Packingham was forced to register as a sex offender following a guilty plea involving charges relating to a 13-year-old girl. As part of that conviction, he became subject to a North Carolina law which forbade him fromShow More Summary

Unanimous Supreme Court upholding right to racist trademarks is good news for Washington NFL team

(Warning: this diary, of necessity, contains language which may offend.) As Simon Shiao Tam explained it to the Supreme Court, when he formed a rock band in 2006, his “purpose was not just to play music. He also intended the band to be a vehicle for expressing his views on discrimination against Asian-Americans. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Despite GOP gerrymanders, 2014 shows how Michigan Democrats could make gains in 2018

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

Spicer fades into background, as Steve Bannon delivers the perfect parting gift: 'Sean got fatter'

Sean Spicer is about to enjoy a privilege that so many American workers know well. He gets to train his replacement. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will step back from giving reporters the daily press briefing and is searching...Show More Summary

Democrats in hour five of Trumpcare talk-a-thon with message to GOP: 'You're breaking the Senate'

Senate Democrats are moving into hour five of their talk-a-thon against Trumpcare and against the deeply undemocratic process Mitch McConnell is following to ram it through. From the Senate floor, on Facebook, and on Twitter with the...Show More Summary

Senate Democrats hold the floor to oppose Trumpcare, McConnell wants vote next week

Campaign Action As Senate Democrats took to the floor Monday evening to talk about how Republicans are attempting to jam through massive legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act and "replacing" it with a bill that would take health...Show More Summary

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