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U.S. has a record wealth gap between middle- and high-income families

Income inequality in the United States is sky-high, but it's not just income inequality. Wealth inequality—the difference between the assets (after debts are excluded) that people have—is also at record levels: The Pew Research Center...Show More Summary

Wall Street firm where Chris Christie's wife works is pulling in New Jersey pension fees

Mary Pat and Chris Christie Under Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Wall Street firms as management fees on the state's pension funds. Just a few hundred thousand dollars of that has gone...Show More Summary

New England Journal of Medicine finds less racial disparity in hospital care

As of November, some four million poor adults were included in the national "coverage gap," a consequence of state decisions not to expand Medicaid. As the chart shows, Latinos and blacks make up a highly disproportionate share of these...Show More Summary

Open thread: Cuba, torture and zombies

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Ignoring torture here at home, by Denise Oliver Velez We are no better than our enemies, by Mark E Andersen You won't believe what happens in a manual recount, by Dante Atkins It's time to end America's...Show More Summary

Texas police officer violently Tasers 78-year-old man

It is definitely evident that there is a real problem with policing in America. Although police find themselves under scrutiny by cameras from the citizens, businesses, and their own, some continue undeterred with their brutality. Officer Nathanial Robinson stopped Pete Vasquez purportedly for an expired inspection sticker. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: No fracking around in NY, Lima talks, chemical spill execs indicted

Mount Baker. See OceanDiver's post. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

Apparently zombie TV shows need 'Do Not Try This At Home' warning labels: GunFAIL LXXXII

Seven of the 56 guns discovered by TSA agents on the person of passengers boarding flights at airports around the country during the week ending Dec. 12. It's been a few months since I started publishing the GunFAIL stories in lots of...Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: $100 million in grants for the 'other four-year degree'

Too often "job training" is used by Republicans as an excuse to take government assistance away from people who need it rather than as an investment in good jobs. But there is a right way to do it, as you can see in the video above and in a Department of Labor announcement of $100 million in grants for registered apprenticeship programs. Show More Summary

Transgender public employees to get discrimination protections

Attorney General Eric Holder The Obama administration once again moves America forward on protections for transgender workers. Months after President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating...Show More Summary

Time for some Made in America holiday shopping

Buying American-made products is a great way to support the American economy and jobs. According to the Alliance for American Manufacturing: Americans will spend $720 on average for holiday gifts this year. But if each of us spent just...Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Part-time PA cops amount to 'militia,' Rick Scott barometer

Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. Show More Summary

Upbeat Obama in weekly address: 'America's resurgence is real'

The six years since the financial crisis have demanded hard work and sacrifice on everyone’s part. But as a country, we have every right to be proud of what we’ve got to show for it. More jobs. More insured. A growing economy. Shrinking deficits. Show More Summary

This week in science: possible Martian gift still under wraps

This image illustrates possible ways methane might be added to Mars’ atmosphere (sources) and removed from the atmosphere (sinks). NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has detected fluctuations in methane concentration in the atmosphere, implying both types of activity occur on modern Mars. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: A feisty Obama takes on the press

(Reminder via @armandodkos): no one should ever forget this awful Richard Cohen column about @StephenAtHome in 2006. — @DemFromCT Politico: This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Stingy on the clemency and pardons again

At The Atlantic, Matt Ford writes The Limits of Obama's Clemency. An excerpt: Few presidential powers are as unconstrained as the pardon. Neither Congress nor the courts need be consulted, and neither branch can override its application. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Interest rates, tax inversions, the Scandinavian safety net

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Uncharted Interest Rate Territory (U.S. News & World Report) Jason Gold points...Show More Summary

Why won't McCulloch charge Witness #40 with perjury? Time for a special prosecutor, new grand jury

Under increasing pressure and scrutiny as the public learns that St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch knowingly called a witness to testify on behalf of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson who was actually never even at the scene ofShow More Summary

Stephen Colbert wraps up on a high note with an unbelievable line-up of guests

Fare thee well, Colbert. Thanks for all the truthiness. The Colbert Report finale is in the books. Stephen Colbert wrapped up his nine-year run as the host of The Colbert Report on a high note with star-studded musical finale. Guests...Show More Summary

Conservative journalism rides again, blows tire, faceplants. No survivors.

Journalist Charles C. Johnson (center), seen here signing the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution We generally ignore the exploits of conservative "journalists" here, but when last we saw Charles C. Johnson I believe he was being arrested forShow More Summary

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