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As talks over release of torture report falter, Mark Udall pressed to release it

On Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggested that there was just one more issue of contention between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the White House, one last redaction that they were working out, before releasing the Senate report on CIA torture. Show More Summary

Republican senator: 'You could see violence' if Obama takes executive action on immigration

Well, this is responsible and statesman-like from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). "The country's going to go nuts, because they're going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it's going to be a very serious situation," Coburn said on Capital Download. Show More Summary

How many times has the Republicans' dang well been poisoned already?

Criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget is just one of the ways President Obama has poisoned the well. The media keeps dutifully quoting Republicans saying that if President Obama takes executive action on immigration reform, it will "poison...Show More Summary

Oops! GOP's plan for shutting down Obama's immigration action is 'impossible'

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) GOP leaders say they're going to block President Obama's executive action on immigration not through impeachment or a government shutdown, but by very specifically defunding the agencies that would carry out Obama's executive order. Show More Summary

Jim Webb is running-ish for president, because bipartisanship and Democratic handouts are bad

Jim Webb, back in 2006, in an actually winnable race. Hey, do you think that President Barack Obama didn't spend enough time trying to bring all sides together in a Ron Fournier-style bipartisan lovefest? You're in luck! Former one-term Sen. Show More Summary

Top Republicans don't want anyone saying 'the I word,' but will their members listen?

Who this is all really about. The Republican leadership doth protest too much, methinks. They keep insisting that no matter what President Obama does on immigration and no matter how rightful their outrage, they will definitely not think about impeaching him. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz: 'Obama is not a monarch.' Smart take, fella.

He then leapt on his horse and galloped away to warn another town about Executive Orders being a thing that exists. The difference between ex-Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz is that Palin pens her screeds for Breitbart, and Ted Cruz does it in Politico. Show More Summary

Cartoon: The adventures of Bob

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The battle begins to succeed Julian Castro in San Antonio

2014 Democratic lieutenant governor nominee and San Antonio mayoral candidate Leticia Van de Putte Leading Off: • San Antonio Mayor: Plenty of big cities will hold mayoral elections next year, and it looks like we'll have an exciting race to look forward to in the nation's seventh largest city. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

We hardly ever know exactly what will come our way, news-wise, each morning. But this morning there are so many pots boiling, it seems even more confusing than normal. The Uber story continues to roil. Republicans are already issuing their outraged statements in response to a speech President Obama hasn't given yet. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Cheers & Jeers Fundraiser: Day 4 One time contribution: click here. $5 monthly contribution: click here $10 monthly contribution: click here $20 monthly contribution: click here Snail mail, the address is: Bill Harnsberger, 16 Pitt Street,...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Where you stand depends on where you sit

Politico: Rand Paul says he wants surveillance reform. Instead, he helped sink it. And now he’s under fire from the civil liberties groups who have been his strongest allies in his war on the NSA’s domestic spying program. I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Some lessons on mobilizing the 'rising American electorate'

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) GOTV canvassing team in Miami-Dade. If our base turns out, we win. You've probably heard that line quite a few times if you read this blog. After all, the guy who founded the place says it often. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Overtime, a government non-shutdown, and governors who don't like unions

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Whatever Happened to Overtime? (Politico Magazine) Nick Hanauer says that raising...Show More Summary

Tiny home village for homeless opens in Wisconsin

A row of tiny homes in Madison, Wisconsin Out of the Occupy Madison protests a cool idea was hatched: Building 98-square-foot homes for those without. The homes have a bed, kitchen, bathroom, storage and propane heat. Future residents take part in building the homes. The homes cost just $3,000 to construct, most of it funded by community donations. Show More Summary

CNN's Don Lemon to rape accuser: There are ways you could've stopped it

Don Lemon asking rape accuser why she didn't stop it. CNN's Don Lemon has lost his ever-loving mind. During an interview with Joan Tarshis, one of several woman who've come forward with rape accusations against Bill Cosby, Lemon asked her why she didn't just simply use her teeth when Bill Cosby was forcing oral sex on her. Show More Summary

Texas hospitals desperate to secure Medicaid expansion funds

Public hospitals in every state that refused Obamacare's Medicaid expansion have suffered, and more than a few have been forced to close. In the state with the highest uninsured rate in the country—Texas—hospitals are sounding an alarm,...Show More Summary

Net neutrality emails show cozy relationship between FCC and industry

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler The revolving door in D.C. between industry and the agencies that regulate has always been a huge problem, and right now it could be killing net neutrality. Emails provided to VICE News through a Freedom of Information Act request show just how tight Federal Communications Commission officials and staff are with Big Telecom. Show More Summary

Kmart to workers: Don't even ask for time off on Thanksgiving

Kmart isn't just part of the trend of retail chains moving Black Friday shopping up to Thanksgiving day. It's straight up telling workers they can't ask for time off on the holiday—but, like every other day, it's also not giving many...Show More Summary

How to shoot and kill a Latino college student and only pay a $500 fine

In January, 2013, Rodrigo Diaz, a Gwinnett Tech student from Colombia, was going skating in suburban Atlanta with his girlfriend and three of their friends. They had one last person to pick up, and as they pulled into the driveway of...Show More Summary

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