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Support for marriage equality hits a new high, but some are left behind

As the Supreme Court prepares to consider whether state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, public support for marriage equality keeps growing. It hits a record level in a new Washington Post/ABC poll: The Post-ABC poll finds 61 percent of Americans support allowing gays to marry and 35 percent are opposed. Show More Summary

Finally: Loretta Lynch to get Senate vote on nomination as attorney general

After five months of delay, a clown show of nomination hearings, a derailment into anti-abortion politics and general Republican slow-walking obnoxiousness, the Senate will hold a confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Show More Summary

Steve King is trying to block the Supreme Court from deciding marriage equality

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down same-sex marriage bans in the states where they remain, and Rep. Steve King is Very Unhappy about that. Even though marriage equality has been the law in his home state...Show More Summary

White House: Two hostages accidentally killed in drone strike in January

President Barack Obama briefly spoke Thursday morning, expressing condolences to the families of two western hostages accidentally killed in drone strikes against suspected terrorists in January. Obama said he took full responsibility for the operation and apologized to the families of the hostages. Show More Summary

Cartoon: The Great Meritocracy Race

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Steve Knight might be the one who gets 'dropped on his ass'

Republican Rep. Steve Knight Leading Off: • CA-25: Republicans have held California's 25th Congressional District in northern Los Angeles County for ages, but presidential turnout might give Democrats a shot at pulling off an upset next year. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

More news from Tulsa, though I told you last week we were going to hear this angle, eventually. We'll catch up with the latest details, more of the most interesting writing about them, and a cache of the strangest stories I've collected...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Bravo The Family Research Council hate group has a new video out that issues a warning. The gays, you see, are on the cusp of destroying everything: cakes, flowers, cameras, society and, most alarming, the ability of the Family Research Council to grift their way into their gullible followers' bank accounts. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Republicans can't avoid being on the wrong side of public opinion

Richard Hasen: In February, the Campaign Legal Center, a group which works on campaign finance reform issues, released a “white paper” contending that many of the leading potential presidential candidates were likely breaking federal...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'The true cost of wind power'

Eric Wemple catches Newsweek misleading readers about the ties of a writer who presented an op-ed condemning subsidies for wind power. The story’s italicized tagline identified Simmons this way: “Randy Simmons is professor of political...Show More Summary

US ground to orbit launch capability is dependent on former enemies

So close! SpaceX almost landed a Falcon 9 lower stage vertically on an autonomous barge and they'll probably succeed soon If it was written into a Cold War movie plot 40 years ago no one would buy it: for now, our ground to orbit launch...Show More Summary

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

A federal judge has approved a settlement for NFL concussion lawsuits after years of wrangling: The settlement is designed to provide payments of up to $5 million to players who have one of a handful of severe neurological disorders,...Show More Summary

Happy Earth Day from the Heartland Institute

Heartland Institute Top Voodoo Science Advisor The ever reliable voodoo economists and psuedoscientists of the Heartland Institute want to extend to you their thoughts on Earth Day. Because, Earth. We hates it, we do. Earth Day is all...Show More Summary

Six activists awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize—the Green Nobel

The 2015 Goldman prize winners at the San Francisco Opera House ceremonies April 20. Every year since 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to six grassroots activists from different geographic regions. The prize now comes with a no-strings-attached award of $175,000. Show More Summary

Workers say Walmart closed stores to retaliate against activists

Workers strike at the Pico Rivera Walmart, October 2012. Walmart workers in Pico Rivera, California, are asking the National Labor Relations Board for an injunction against the company's decision to close its store there for six months. Show More Summary

The Daily Kos Great Mentioner investigates two competitive races in the Show Me State

Likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster Potential candidates are constantly getting "mentioned" for higher office, but who's doing all that work? Why, the Great Mentioner, of course. In this new ongoing series, Daily Kos...Show More Summary

40 percent of conservative Republicans think global warming will never happen. And they're in charge

As can be seen in the answers to the Gallup Poll question above, majorities of political party/ideology groups think global warming will happen in their lifetimes, according to a new Gallup Poll published just in time for Earth Day.Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell maneuvers to extend Patriot Act, NSA powers outside of legislative process

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to reauthorize the Patriot Act, and specifically Section 215 of it (which the FISA court has interpreted to say that the NSA can collect all of our phone records), without allowing committee hearings or amendments. Show More Summary

Florida Republicans' Medicaid fight: Lawmaking or theater of the absurd?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's insane lawsuit to get federal healthcare money that isn't Obamacare money is just the tip of the iceberg of the craziness happening within Florida's Republican party. The Republican Senate wants to take the Medicaid expansion. Show More Summary

Rubio's staff meets with gays but won't confirm it

This is just pathetic. The staff of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio—the candidate of tomorrow—has reportedly met regularly with the gay group the Log Cabin Republicans in order to reach out to them, but his staff won't confirm it. Here's Luciana...Show More Summary

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