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Remember ISIS? I've got some stories about ISIS. Is Ebola the ISIS of viruses? Is GunFAIL the Ebola of ISISes? Is economic inequality the GunFAIL of Ebola's Katrina? The Kagro in the Morning show! It's like Uber, but for overwroughtShow More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Deed is Done Yesterday, at exactly 1:25pm, I performed a dazzlingly-choreographed one-man Bollywood dance number up the 322 steps to Portland City Hall. Then, with the assistance of three helpful octogenarians (Gladys, Penny and Pearl. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Overreacting to Ebola in America

We begin today's roundup with a series of editorials analyzing the quarantines of health care workers. First up, The New York Times: Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York — fed panic by imposing a new policy of mandatory...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: How our 'tough on crime' ethos created an elderly prison population

Growing numbers of elderly inmates are putting financial and social pressure on the U.S. prison system. At The Nation, Kate Cox writes By 2030, American Prisons Will Be Filled With Grandmas and Grandpas: More than thirty years ago, Mohaman G. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Demanding transparency from Wall Street; the new railroad barons

By Tim Price, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Pensions and Private Equity (NYT) In a letter to the editor, Roosevelt Institute Fellow...Show More Summary

Election Diary Rescue: Week 42

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 151 diaries. (CO, IA-Sen) Udall & Braley Go Thelma & Louise by We Shall Overcome - In a very real sense Democratic control of the Senate is a matter of Iowa & Colorado or bust. Show More Summary

Scary movies and spooky stories

Can't sleep, clown will eat me. Can't sleep, clown will eat me. For most people, Halloween is a holiday where little kids put on costumes and go trick-or-treating around neighborhoods. And it's also a day where grown ups get to playShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: The GOP airs a desperate spot against Charlie Crist

Leading Off: • FL-Gov: Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are close in most polls, but you wouldn't know it from this Republican Party of Florida ad. The spot features Crist being asked about donations he received from strip club owners, with Crist saying he won't return it. Show More Summary

The definitive discography of police protest songs with videos and lyrics

Below you will find a definitive list of police protest songs from 1964 until today. As unlisted songs are identified or produced, we will add to this list. Detailed annotations are forthcoming. Many brilliant and painful songs, which...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Democrats are hurting—and for reasons that have nothing to do with Martha Coakley

Democrat Martha Coakley This is not encouraging. Democrat Martha Coakley just released a poll from Kiley & Company showing her behind Republican Charlie Baker 44-42 in the Massachusetts gubernatorial contest. It's not a good sign atShow More Summary

IRS 2, Voter Fraud Vigilantes 0

"Voter fraud vigilantes" True the Vote, the Republican voter suppression movement, lost a round in its battle against the IRS yesterday when U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton dismissed its lawsuit against the IRS. True the Vote...Show More Summary

Chuck Todd says Ernst's support of 'personhood' is about protecting 'unborn human beings'

Qualified When Kentucky Democratic Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to answer a local newspaper board's irrelevant gotcha question about whether or not she voted for President Obama, Meet the Press hairpiece Chuck Todd declared it has "disqualified" Grimes from becoming senator. Show More Summary

New York Times' Obamacare year one report card misses some key questions

The next enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act starts in just three weeks, on November 15, so it's assessment time for year one in the traditional media. Here's a pretty good effort by The New York Times that uses seven criteria to come to the conclusion that it's pretty much too soon to tell what the real impact of the law will be. Show More Summary

Voters could raise the minimum wage in four heavily GOP states next week

A large majority of minimum wage workers are adults, and around one in four have children. Some of the fastest-growing industries in the country, like home health care and fast food, pay the minimum wage or just above. That means some...Show More Summary

Scott Brown locks up key dead New Hampshire Republican endorsement

He'll take whatever endorsement he can get. Monday morning, Foster's Daily Democrat in New Hampshire published a blistering attack on Sen. Jeanne Shaheen by former House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh. Cobleigh wrote that she "is a big part of the problem" in high gas prices. Show More Summary

Christie, Cuomo cover Ebola backtracking by being jackasses

Their own two biggest fans. Ebola landing in New York has created two dictatorial monsters, Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo. Here's Cuomo: "I disagree with the CDC. And at the end of the day I'm the governor of the state of New York."...Show More Summary

The RNC is out with a new ad designed to make America wet its pants

The Republican National Committee has a VERY SCARY new ad up attempting to "nationalize" the election, which is shorthand for making you forget that the Republican candidate running in your state or district has been making an ass of...Show More Summary

Scott Walker starts pointing fingers

How bad are things going for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's re-election campaign? So bad that he's already pointing fingers at fellow Republicans for not giving him the money he says he needs to win re-election: Asked if he was satisfied...Show More Summary

David Perdue is proud that 'less than 2,000' women sued his company for pay discrimination

David Perdue is really a piece of work. In the same Senate debate at which he insisted that he somehow was a career outsourcer without outsourcing jobs, Perdue was pushed to address the class action suit against Dollar General over gender discrimination during his time as CEO. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Colorado senate candidates stop using doctored photo, Reagan astrologer dies

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Other dangerous epidemics: Here's something you'll definitely want to bookmark for election night: the Daily Kos Elections map of poll closing times for the entire country. That way, you can know when to start checking returns in each state as results roll in on Nov. Show More Summary

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