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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues president, claiming reforms are 'amnesty'

Grr. Argh. And America's Worst Sheriff is first out of the gate: [Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio] sued Barack Obama on Thursday soon after the U.S. president imposed sweeping immigration reforms, saying the changes were unconstitutional. [...]Show More Summary

Daily Kos endorses Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia for mayor of Chicago

Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia, Rahm slayer. Ah, Chicago, my birth town, home of my favorite sports teams (and those of my son, because I'm a perfect dad) and one of the coolest places on earth when it's not winter. Also, it's the latest place that Rahm Emanuel is stinking up. You guys don't need a rundown on Rahm's escapades. Show More Summary

Republicans' motives for their frivolous suit against Obama become clear

So the point of the lawsuit against President Obama is becoming a little more clear. Remember, the suit isn't asking for any relief, an injunction on the law, a change in the law, or anything. They're just suing because it's something to do. Show More Summary

House Republicans introduce bill to defund immigration reform even though there's nothing to defund

At least they're not poisoning the well. House Republicans aren't giving up on their notion of "defunding" Obama's executive-branch immigration reforms. Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Ohio extremists push 6-week abortion ban, tea party a mindset, not a movement?

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Sustainable Keystone XL: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Roofies and Rape, by Denise Oliver Velez L.A. city attorney issues retaliatory charges against interracial couple over alleged lewd conduct, by...Show More Summary

Video: Police lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV

For 104 days, the police have lied and said Mike Brown was killed 35 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV. It was actually 148 feet. This distance is essential to the defense and how Darren Wilson must demonstrate that he "reasonably feared...Show More Summary

Nevada Republican tapped for speaker's chair issues blanket apology for everything he ever said

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, who Republicans have chosen to be their new speaker, is very sorry for that very long and detailed history of every single thing he ever said. "I am deeply sorry that comments I have made in the past have offended many Nevadans. Show More Summary

Fox News' Megyn Kelly admits that the right uses 'amnesty' to 'sort of get people upset'

Fox News' Megyn Kelly While many congressional Republicans seem not to know what they mean when they say "amnesty" in relation to immigration policy, two rather different sources offered succinct explanations of the fuss over it in recent days. Show More Summary

GOP leaders fret, but their problem with Latino voters goes deeper than just Steve King

Why ever would people be alienated by attempts to separate their families? New York Times headline: Some in G.O.P. Fear That Their Hard-Liners Will Alienate Latino Voters Gee, you think? One major quibble with the headline—and the worry itself—is that it's not so much a thing that might happen as a thing that has happened. Show More Summary

Four months later, House Republicans finally file suit against Obama

Looks like the third lawyer might actually be the charm for House Republicans. If you've been keeping track of their big lawsuit against President Obama for his executive action delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare (something Republicans actually wanted to have happen), you know that two previous attorneys dropped the bogus law suit. Show More Summary

Republicans scream 'AMNESTY.' Now trying to decide what it means.

Amnesty supporter. Republicans don't want to talk much about immigration policy or the substance of what President Obama announced Thursday night. But every now and then, they have to say a little something to describe the reason for their most recent claims that Obama is acting as a dictator. Show More Summary

John Boehner vows that Congress will stop Obama ... as soon as they get back from vacation

At a Friday morning press conference, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner denounced President Obama's executive orders on immigration and vowed to do... something. Said Boehner: We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country and places lives at risk... Show More Summary

Cartoon: Sustainable Keystone XL

Who says Keystone XL isn’t a sustainable, renewable project? Just ask Tar Sands Timmy... and Senator (for now) Mary Landrieu. Now that “jobs” claims have been debunked and US domestic oil production is booming, the Keystone XL pipeline...Show More Summary

Another Benghazi? Administration padded Obamacare enrollments with dental plan numbers

Issa's at it again. Hold the presses! We've got another breaking massive scandal about Obamacare, uncovered by, who else, Rep. Darrell Issa. The Obama administration included as many as 400,000 dental plans in a number it reported for...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Kansas GOP may be in for some more intra-party hellfire

Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp is looking at primarying Sen. Jerry Moran Leading Off: • KS-Sen: Well, this would be funny at least. Rep. Tim Huelskamp isn't ruling out the possibility that he'll challenge Sen. Jerry Moran in the Republican...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

There's simply no telling what subjects we might cover during a Friday episode of the Kagro in the Morning show, because lawlessness! Which, of course, could lead to ethnic cleansing. But, duh! You knew that! Want me to tell you something...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reactions to Obama's big immigration speech

Jonathan Capehart: Through a powerful and emotional address that was a forceful reminder of who we are as a nation and our values, President Obama declared his plan to bring an estimated five million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. [...]Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: TransCanada plans PR blitz on disputed eastern tar sands pipeline

Tar sands dragline Zahra Hirji at InsideClimate News writes Why Is TransCanada Playing Hardball With Environmentalists? Some excerpts: After TransCanada proposed its Energy East tar sands pipeline, the energy giant tapped the world's...Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Finance's conflicts of interest, financial whistleblowers, mortgage "glitch"

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. New Scrutiny of Goldman’s Ties to the New York Fed After a Leak (NYT) The leak...Show More Summary

Florida Medicaid expansion unlikely in 2015

Gov. Rick Scott The uninsured working poor of Florida are now officially abandoned by their Republican leaders. One Republican, state Sen. Joe Negron, had championed some form of Medicaid expansion for the state, and even got Gov. Rick Scott to halfheartedly endorse the idea. Show More Summary

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