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Sen. Roy Blunt gets a lesson in why he should 'think before you tweet'

Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt thought that cherry-picking some mass killings and saying “radical Islam” would be enough to undo any argument in favor of stronger gun laws and devastate his Democratic challenger, Jason Kander. Not so much. Show More Summary

'ISIS has decided that the assault weapon is the new airplane'

One guy, 15 years ago, in England, sticks something in his shoes—something that fails to explode when he tries to set it off—and since then 960 million airline passengers in America have gone shoeless. Three guys, ten years ago, in England, planned to put something in liquids. Show More Summary

Trump's campaign is broke as the joke it should have been

Donald Trump’s campaign is broke. B-R-O-K-E. Okay, if you or I had the amount of money Trump’s campaign had on hand at the end of May, we would probably feel pretty good about it. But for a presidential campaign, Trump’s financial situation is more like a second-tier primary candidate than a major party nominee. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Nativist Republican hatemongers still cluelessly bellowing 'America first!'

Leading Off: ? FL-02: Attorney and Club for Growth favorite Mary Thomas is out with yet another ad ahead of the August primary for this safely red seat. Thomas seizes on a favorite conservative trope and tells the audience, "Obama won't...Show More Summary

Trump considers speaking every night of his convention because he has no friends

Damn this is pathetic: "I think when it comes to the program a lot of us feel that we could juice up the format just a little," Bennett told Masters in Politics. "More entertaining, more interesting. I don't know why the candidate only...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

So they threw me out of the hotel, just because I hadn’t “reserved” any more nights there, and wouldn’t agree to continue “paying them” to stay! What nerve. Anyway, I didn’t really look at the news much while I was gone, but by the time...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… More Headlines You Won’t Read Today Trump Surges in Polls, Rakes in Cash Hillary Clinton Campaigns on Platform of Fear, Paranoia Scandal Explodes in Obama Administration And a real one. Cleveland Shrugs...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump's campaign cash problem, Senate's inaction on guns and more

We begin today’s roundup with Jackie Kucinich and Nico Hines at The Daily Beast on Donald Trump’s cash flow problem: Donald Trump loves to talk about how rich he is. But according to the latest campaign-finance report, his presidential...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Over the weekend, the 'People's Summit' delved into what comes next

This past weekend, a few thousand activists gathered in Chicago for the People’s Summit, a three-day event designed to  "bring together activists committed to a different kind of agenda: a People's Agenda that can enhance and expandShow More Summary

Where is the line between inspiration and infringement?

A somewhat controversial idea is the contention that all of literature, theatre, and film can be broken down into seven basic plots—overcoming the monster, rags to riches, the quest, voyage and return, comedy, tragedy, and rebirth—with Shakespeare hitting ‘em all. Show More Summary

Happy Summer 2016!

Happy Summer 2016—and where did the time go? The official start of summer was today at 22:34 Universal Time, or 5:34 PM CT in the U.S. That’s the moment of the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice, the instant where the sun moves as...Show More Summary

Wait—is the Trump presidential campaign just an over-elaborate bank heist?

This look back at Donald Trump's one attempt at managing a publicly traded company raises yet another question about the presumptive Republican nominee's sudden political ambitions: Could it be that Donald Trump's presidential campaign...Show More Summary

Game of Thrones 6.9 'Battle of the Bastards'

And now, something not completely different.  In the spirit of not putting spoilers above the line, let me start by recommending something else for you to watch: Dragonslayer. The movie came out in 1981, which happens to be the sameShow More Summary

The consequences of an election in Louisiana: 200,000-plus people now have Medicaid

New Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is justifiably taking a victory lap after 204,000 people have signed up for the expanded Medicaid he enacted, since June 1—yes, just this month. He sees an upcoming trend. BATON ROUGE, La.—If...Show More Summary

Gay Congress member blasts GOP colleagues for continuing to block pro-LGBT measure after Orlando

And people wonder where someone gets the idea that it's okay to open fire on a room full of LGBT people. Perhaps it's got something to do with the actions of people like Rep. Rick Allen of Georgia who, prior to a House vote on an LGBT nondiscrimination measure, read the Bible verse Romans 1:18-32 to his colleagues. Show More Summary

Donald Trump 'hates' racial profiling—but wants more

In what may be the least shocking news of the year, Donald Trump promises more racial profiling. Donald Trump said Sunday that although he hates the idea of racial profiling, it might just be time to start implementing it anyway. We hates it. Show More Summary

Analysis finds a President Trump economy would be a disaster

What would installing a serial business loser as chief executive of the nation mean for our economy? Nothing good, finds a new analysis by Moody Analytics released Monday. While cautioning that Trump's glaring lack of policy specifics make...Show More Summary

In wake of Orlando mass murder, Senate rejects all four proposed gun control amendments

As expected, the United States Senate today rejected all four amendments seeking to stem the tide of American gun violence. The two Democratic-backed amendments would have required background checks for all gun sales and prohibited individuals...Show More Summary

Sen. Markey and seven other Democrats introduce bill to set up Climate Change Education Program

Together with seven other Democrats, Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, one of the Senate’s leading environmental champions, introduced a bill? Friday to create a national program to educate the public on climate change. The introduction...Show More Summary

Trump dysfunction lets Clinton dominate the battleground state airwaves

Wow: Every single 2016 presidential TV ad currently airing in a battleground state is either from Hillary Clinton's campaign or the Democratic outside groups supporting her. That’s a powerful statement about how much more organized the Clinton campaign and its supporters are than the Trump campaign and its supporters. Show More Summary

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