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Economics Daily Digest: Yellen speaks, financial reform, McDonald's and its workers

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Markets Bounce After Yellen Announcement (Melissa Harris-Perry) As guest host,...Show More Summary

When politicians screw up

The "Democratic Donkey" was originally a political attack twisting President Andrew Jackson's name to "Jackass," but Democrats embraced the symbolism of an animal associated with hard work. I've covered this topic in the past, but IShow More Summary

Jon Stewart: You can have great regard for law enforcement and still want them held to high standard

Bravo, Mr. Stewart: He got it exactly right. Jon Stewart offered the perfect rebuttal to the vicious, disgusting, and inflammatory comments made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and by other conservatives looking for attention...Show More Summary

Industry and Republicans plot legislation to stave off strong net neutrality rules

Comcast and other industry leaders see an opening with a new Republican Congress to avoid strict net neutrality rules, and the Republican Congress is happy to oblige them, ready to introduce legislation to pre-empt the FCC's likely action...Show More Summary

JFK explained why ending the Cuban embargo is long overdue

After President Obama's decision to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba, the response from the usual suspects on the right has been (pun intended) fast and furious. At the forefront is Florida GOP Senator and 2016 presidential wannabe Marco Rubio. Show More Summary

McDonald's charged with illegally threatening worker activists

McDonald's and some of its franchise operators face 78 charges of labor law violations from the National Labor Relations Board. The charges, contained in 13 legal complaints issued on Friday, involve illegal retaliation against workers...Show More Summary

Ben Carson's presidential ambitions are making his party sad

This story about GOP party wags getting nervous that tea party hero Ben Carson may insist on running for the presidency is both very sad and very hilarious. With former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida moving closer to declaring his candidacy,...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: 8 things, 10 things, year's end listicles wrapping it all up

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Year in review, part one: The Midday Open Thread will be on holiday until January 5, 2015. What you may have missed in Sunday Kos... Ignoring torture here at home, by Denise Oliver Velez We are no better...Show More Summary

Congratulations to Staten Island, New York, for electing a felon!

Grimm's April perp walk... Hey, Republican Rep. Michael Grimm didn't mention this before the election: Rep. Michael Grimm will plead guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge of cheating on his taxes at a Manhattan restuarant he co-ownedShow More Summary

The Year in Crazy: 12 Signs of the Upcoming Apocalypse

ex-Rep. Trey Radel It is the end of the year, and I have once again been tasked with compiling a list of all the most ridiculous (politically minded) things that happened in the last twelve months. To be honest, my heart isn't in it....Show More Summary

A special prosecutor for the torturers should have been appointed six years ago. It's not too late

The New York Times has spent the last decade slowly getting around to publishing stories and editorials that would have been good to read earlier instead of the cheerleading that helped the administration's fabricated case for invading Iraq. Show More Summary

2016: The establishment strikes back

Sen. Mike Lee might not want to continue these photo ops with Ted Cruz. The crazy tea party Senate class of 2010 is already looking over their shoulders as the Republican "establishment" readies for potential primary challenges. At the top of the list is Sen. Show More Summary

Republicans play politics with the murder of two New York City policemen

Rudy Giuliani (R-Irrelevance) Apparently the notion that one can think it's bad when police officers shoot and kill unarmed civilians and also think it's bad when police officers are shot and killed is a little too difficult for the likes of Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, and other members of the right-wing outrage machine. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Year in review, part one

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Abbreviated pundit round-up: NYT calls for torture prosecutions, disgrace of American Indian schools

The Editorial Board at The New York Times belatedly says the Obama administration should Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses: Mr. Obama has said multiple times that “we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards,” as though the two were incompatible. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is TIME TRAVELING at 9 am ET!

It's a hell of a time to put the show on hiatus for the week, but maybe it's for the best. There wouldn't likely be anything we could do from where we sit to settle tensions down, and while there's plenty to talk about outside of events...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… For the Win Mallory Ortberg imagines Ayn Rand reviews of children's movies in The New Yorker: “The Little Mermaid” A young woman achieves all of her goals. She finds an object of value—in this case, a broad-chested...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Zornick: How bad can Rubio and Congress muck up the Cuba shift?

The guy who said his family fled the Castro regime three years before there was a Castro regime says the U.S. should continue the half-century embargo against the island nation. At The Nation, George Zornick writes How Bad Can Marco Rubio and Congress Muck Up the Cuba Shift?. Show More Summary

Happy days are here again

Democrats still have a lot to learn from FDR about politics. In 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for a second term and, just like four years earlier, the campaign featured the song, "Happy Days Are Here Again." In 1936, the unemployment rate in this country was 16.9 percent. Show More Summary

2014 candidates versus the expectations game

Final Senate Race Ratings The 2014 election is, thankfully, in the books and fading in the rearview mirror. For the truly devoted elections nerds, though, the work's just beginning, slicing and dicing the results to see what happened, and where our strengths and weaknesses are. Show More Summary

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