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If no deal emerges from latest extension of nuclear talks with Iran, then what?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been personally engaged in the nuclear talks along with Secretary of State John Kerry and their counterparts from five other nations. Iran and the six nations trying to come to termsShow More Summary

Is Missouri breaking the law by concealing the names of officers involved in shootings?

Since August 9, 2014, three officer-involved shootings in the St. Louis area have threatened to tear apart the state at its seams as concerned citizens clamor for any hint of justice. Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9. Kajieme Powell, a mentally ill young man was shot and killed in St. Show More Summary

Latino voters overwhelmingly support Obama's immigration actions

It would be something of an understatement to say that Latino voters support President Obama's executive action on immigration: The poll found that 89 percent of Latino voters support Obama’s decision to give temporary legal status to nearly five million undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: 17 Medals of Freedom awarded, Americans love the U.S. Postal Service

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The future: it's UBER-IFFIC!: What you may have missed on Sunday Kos... Roofies and Rape, by Denise Oliver Velez L.A. city attorney issues retaliatory charges against interracial couple over alleged lewd...Show More Summary

Reports: Grand jury decision in Ferguson case to be announced today

The grand jury has reportedly reached a decision on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. According to Wesley Lowery: Sources said that press conferences are being prepared by the county prosecutors’ office and the Missouri governor. Show More Summary

Rudy Giuliani dismisses Ferguson, says the real danger to black Americans is 'another black'

Nothing to see here. Former Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani went on Meet the Press yesterday to explain that a black teen being gunned down in the middle of a Ferguson street by a white police officer in an area of America...Show More Summary

FCC expects lawsuits over net neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is previewing the aftermath of whatever eventual net neutrality decision the FCC ends up making: law suits. "Let's make sure that we understand what is going on here. The big dogs...Show More Summary

House Republicans' Benghazi report divides Republicans

Lindsey Graham, whose Benghazi hissy fit will not end. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has some harsh words for fellow Republican Hal Rogers, and his committee's report confirming the other five reports on Benghazi completed thus far that the administration hasn't covered up anything about the attack. Show More Summary

Nevada Republicans reverse course on maniac racist House speaker, but he won't go quietly

Ira Hansen Man. This one is definitely going in the "we hardly knew ye" file. Late last week, Nevada Republicans did something awesome—and by awesome, I mean, awesomely self-destructive—in tapping Rep. Ira Hansen as speaker of the state House, which they just reclaimed a few weeks ago. Show More Summary

BENGHAZI!!! report by House Republicans debunks House Republicans

Rep. Trey Gowdy with select Benghazi committee that will never go away. The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee had a news dump Friday afternoon, releasing a long-awaited report on Benghazi that confirms the administration's statements about the attacks. Show More Summary

Cartoon: The future: it's UBER-IFFIC!

Skip Black Friday -- visit Tom Tomorrow's Emporium of Shopping Fun from the comfort of your own home instead!

Hagel reported to be stepping down from Pentagon

Chuck Hagel will be stepping down as secretary of defense, The New York Times reports, saying the threat from and response to ISIS demands a different set of skills than Hagel demonstrates. President Obama is expected to make an announcement Monday. A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Here's to the losers!

Republican Lee Zeldin lost by 16 points when he first ran in 2008, but won by 10 this year Leading Off: • House: It's no secret that the DCCC is trying to convince several unseated incumbents and other unsuccessful candidates to run again in 2016. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Welcome to Thanksgiving week, during which we ask the question, "Is it Wednesday yet?" But zOMG, teh GunFAIL! What a weekend. Well, at least there's still Benghazi! Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click this Link to Listen on your iTunes,...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Warning Labels: Right-Wing Edition Hey, if cigarette makers have to do it... Warning: Benghazi scandal implosion area. Watch for falling conspiracy theories. Warning: The Republican governor in this state...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: immigrants left out, local elections not covered, money politics soars

E.J. Dionne at The Washington Post writes With immigration action, Obama calls his opponents’ bluff: Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama’s time in office have come to a head. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: How teachers defeated a draconian threat to them in Massachusetts

At Jacobin, Dan Clawson writes No More Backroom Deals. Clawson is a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and is co-chair of the MTA’s education policy committee. An excerpt: To the casual observer, Massachusetts may seem like an unlikely place to open up a new front in the assault on teachers. Show More Summary

L.A. city attorney issues retaliatory charges against interracial couple over alleged lewd conduct

Actor Daniele Watts and chef Brian James Lucas were scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 13 on charges of lewd conduct brought by the Los Angeles city attorney following their Sept. 11 encounter with LAPD Police Sgt. Jim Parker. During the...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan's triple scam on tax reform

This week, House Republicans selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the next chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. That lofty perch, the AP was quick to proclaim, gives Ryan "a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond." But that's not the only perk for Mitt Romney's 2012 running mate. Show More Summary

When the going gets tough, the tough go to the initiative process

You've probably seen it mentioned before, but it bears repeating: There wasn't much good news for Democratic candidates in the election several weeks ago, but there were a number of victories for Democratic action items, via ballot measures. Show More Summary

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