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Obamacare repeal just got more complicated for Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell ran for re-election partly on the promise to repeal Obamacare "root and branch," with vague promises on what came next. That whole "replace" promise as been elusive to Republicans for five years, but now it's the first...Show More Summary

Netanyahu refuses to meet with Democrats because he doesn't want to appear 'partisan'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still moving forward with his and Republican House Speaker John Boehner's war against the Obama White House, with his upcoming speech before a joint session of Congress that a growing list of Democrats have announced they will skip. Show More Summary

Republicans in disarray as Homeland Security shutdown nears

Congressional Republicans have a problem. They're on the brink of shutting down the Department of Homeland Security. They're going to be blamed for it. And they're going to be fighting with each other all the way over the cliff. House...Show More Summary

Ted Strickland will run for Senate, handing Ohio Democrats a top-tier contender

Former Gov. Ted Strickland will run against Republican Sen. Rob Portman It's really happening. On Wednesday, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Rob Portman in a race Democrats badly want to win. As we've noted previously, Strickland is a big get for Team Blue. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Our new interactive state legislature maps are unlike any others

Leading Off: • President-by-LD: Daily Kos Elections is pleased to begin the 2014 round of our president-by-LD project. This time around, we'll be calculating the 2014 statewide results according to legislative (and congressional) districts for all 50 states. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

It's Wednesday, and thank God it is, because that means it's Joan McCarter day, which is a thing that speaks for itself, so I don't have to say anything else about it. Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click this Link to Listen on your iTunes,...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Shortest Shark Tank Product Pitch Ever [Shark Tank intro music: Bom bom bombombombombom…BOM BOM! BOM BOM!] Pitchman enters: Hello, sharks. I'm Idaho State Representative Vito Barbieri, and I'm seeking your support for my amazing new invention, the VaginaCam. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Measles, vaccines and Bill-O

Reuters Reuters: Big U.S. majority favors mandatory vaccinations: Reuters/Ipsos poll Howard Markel: According to some accounts, several schools in Orange County, where Disneyland is located, reported that 50 percent to 60 percent ofShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Shackling kids is inhumane and, no surprise, counterproductive

A few states have banned the practice of indiscriminately shackling juveniles. But that's not true for the majority. Bryan Schatz reports A Court Put a 9-Year-Old in Shackles for Stealing Chewing Gum—an Outrage That Happens Every Single...Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Bringing back the middle class, wage growth not tax cuts, pension cuts

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Free the Middle Class (USA Today) Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative...Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates on 'This Week' shows why author Shelby Steele is but a house slave

As I write this blog post I am so upset that I am shaking. I normally do not write when I am upset but in this case I want the carnality of my anger to be present to aid in the development of my thoughts not from a compromising point of view, but from one that excoriates someone who should know better. Show More Summary

Idaho Republican to doctor: Can a woman swallow a camera for a pregnancy exam?

Vincent Barbieri Idaho state Rep. Vincent Barbieri managed to make himself internet famous on Monday, asking a truly incredible question at a legislative hearing on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication after conducting a remote exam with a patient via webcam. Show More Summary

How and why the Supreme Court should read Obamacare in context

Another key staff member who was there for the long, long process during which the Affordable Care Act was worked on by the House, by the Senate, by the White House with the Senate, and by the White House with the House and Senate as the two versions were combined and passed adds his voice to the many who have refuted the central claim in King v. Show More Summary

HHS: There is no administrative fix if Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare subsidies

President Obama and Sylvia Burwell The onus is on a Republican Congress and mostly Republican states to come up with a solution for the millions of people who could lose their health insurance subsidies in a case the Supreme Court hears next week. Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch: What I said in 2010 about Obamacare wasn't what I mean to say now

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has really been twisting himself in knots over the King v. Burwell challenge to Obamacare. He's been arguing with himself for weeks over this, since a Wall Street Journal op-ed he wrote in 2010 was resurrected. Show More Summary

Shocking catalogue of racist incidents on college campuses across the United States from 2011-2015

In isolation, incidents of racism often appear to be outliers from the norm, anomalies, a deviation from the way people really think and believe. First off, the local or national news doesn't cover issues of racism around the country...Show More Summary

Chris Christie can't keep breaking pension law, judge says

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) A New Jersey judge is saying "enough" to Gov. Chris Christie's pension theft. Christie made big headlines in 2011 for "pension reform" that would require New Jersey's public workers to pay more toward their pensions, but would supposedly involve the state paying its share after years of underfunding the pensions. Show More Summary

Scott Walker surges to the top of the GOP pack. Why? Because he's played conservatives brilliantly

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) PPP's newest poll of the Republican Party's nascent presidential primary shows thrice-elected Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker breaking away from the peloton and shooting into the lead. Here's where WalkerShow More Summary

A national clusterfuk on all things related to police body cams, dash cams, etc.

The United States has a police brutality problem. Beyond the reality that the United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world, our police officers shoot and kill more people in any given year than Germany and...Show More Summary

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