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In scathing ruling, 7th Circuit Court reams Wisconsin abortion law on 'admitting privileges'

In a 2-1 ruling Monday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court ruling and shot down as unconstitutional a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Wisconsin...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's racist rhetoric stokes pattern of violence at his rallies ... go figure

What do you get when you put a self-interested egomaniac who doesn't really need politics on the presidential campaign trail? A completely unaccountable candidate who doesn't care what people think of him, how he's being received, or what role he's playing in creating the culture that surrounds him. Show More Summary

Obama says ISIS 'must be destroyed' but still opposes sending U.S. ground troops

President Obama met with French President Francois Hollande Tuesday at the White House as Hollande tries to assemble an international coalition to defeat ISIS. In the press conference following their hour-long meeting, Obama pledged more support for the French effort but did not endorse deploying U.S. Show More Summary

Two arrested in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters; third suspect remains at large

Two arrests have been made in last night's shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis: The Minneapolis Police Department took a 23-year-old white man into custody around 11:20 a.m. in nearby Bloomington, Minnesota,  according to a news release. Show More Summary

Billy Frank, Jr., indigenous fighter for sovereign rights, to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Billy Frank, Jr., a Nisqually Indian who died last year, is one of two recipients being honored Tuesday with a Presidential Medal of Freedom because they were resisters. The other is Minoru Yasui (who you can read about here).  Frank is best known for his successful fight over Indian fishing rights in Washington state in the 1960s and ‘70s. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: WTO ruling on tuna labeling shows how trade deals can hurt environment

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Thanksgiving through the years: WTO ruling on dolphin-safe tuna labeling shows the supremacy of trade pacts: International trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) need to be carefully examined...Show More Summary

Republicans maneuver to block Obama's climate initiatives with shutdown threats

Congressional Republicans are seizing their last opportunity to absolutely ruin everything President Obama has tried to accomplish. That includes derailing the Paris climate pact in a shutdown fight. On Dec. 11, Obama administrationShow More Summary

Texas stalling on court filings in hopes of killing Obama's immigration actions

Now that the Obama administration has appealed a ruling blocking the president's immigration actions to the Supreme Court, the Republicans who brought the suit are trying to game the clock in an effort to delay the court's review ofShow More Summary

Donald Trump says he probably wouldn't nuke anyone as president

Good to know. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump suggests in a new interview that it is extremely unlikely he would use nukes should he make it into the Oval Office. [...] "It is highly, highly, highly, highly unlikely that I would ever be using them," Trump said. That's a four-highly promise, people. That's pretty solid.

Jailed and interned in World War II, Minoru Yasui receives a Presidential Medal of Freedom today

Today at the White House, President Obama will present a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 17 individuals or their families. The list comprises Shirley Chisholm, Itzhak Perlman, Stephen Sondheim,Show More Summary

Officer who killed Laquan McDonald becomes the first Chicago officer charged with murder in decades

In a long-expected development, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been officially charged with first-degree murder in the death of Laquan McDonald, according to a Tweet from local ABC news reporters. x @Chicago_Police officer #JasonVanDyke is officially charged with first-degree murder. Show More Summary

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear restores voting rights to nonviolent former felons

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear waited until the final weeks of his administration to issue an executive order restoring voting rights to nonviolent former felons. Beshear didn't want the issue to become politicized in the governor's race,...Show More Summary

New York Court of Appeals rules to keep grand jury records for Eric Garner's killer sealed

Efforts have failed to release the transcripts for the secretive grand jury that declined to indict  Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, after the New York Court of Appeals denied the motion yesterday. According...Show More Summary

Net neutrality could be one of 'several hundred' poison pills in budget fight

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sounded the alarm late last week over the very real likelihood that Republican zeal to confront President Obama with a government shutdown threat will lead to very ugly stuff. Speaker Paul Ryan...Show More Summary

Disturbing video of police killing and criminal charges expected any day now

Last week a Cook County judge ruled that the City of Chicago has until Wednesday to release to the public dash cam footage of Black teenager Laquan McDonald being shot and killed by a police officer in October of last year. On Tuesday, ...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: After burst of advertising, Van Hollen moves into the lead in Maryland Senate race

Leading Off: ? MD-Sen: A new poll from OpinionWorks for the University of Baltimore and the Baltimore Sun finds Rep. Chris Van Hollen beating fellow Rep. Donna Edwards 45-31 in the Democratic primary for Senate, making this the first survey to show Van Hollen with a lead. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Hey, does anybody really know how to use this DK5 editor yet? It’s been like two weeks, and I still find things randomly centered the next day when I finally publish the post that were flush left when I saved them the night before. OK, so maybe that’s a little meta, considering the big and important stories we could be discussing. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Today is starting out too ridiculously shitty to be all ha ha ho ho above the fold. Great country we got here, ain’t it. Just spectacularly exceptional. Cheers and Jeers is below the fold. We got weather and stuff.

Black Lives Matter protestors shot near Minneapolis police station

Three masked men opened fire on Black Lives Matter activists late Monday night not far from Minneapolis’ 4 th Precinct police station.  Approximately 200 protesters have maintained a presence at the police station since November 15 th, after the police shooting death last week of 24-year old Jamar Clark. Show More Summary

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