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Marriage equality opponents show what desperation looks like

Gen X? Millennial? Whatever. This is great: In its daily email blast, the Family Research Council (FRC) claimed Wednesday that there is “growing opposition” among middle-aged adults. “The gap is widening between Millennials and their...Show More Summary

GOP balks at $353 billion price tag to repeal Obamacare

Republicans have been licking their chops to repeal Obamacare ever since it was enacted in 2010. Now the moment may finally be within reach—depending on how the Supreme Court rules in King v. Burwell—and GOP lawmakers have fallen into a trap of their own making. Show More Summary

Obamacare makes significant reductions in number of poor uninsured Americans

Data from the National Health Interview Survey confirmed what many independent polling firms have also found: the number of poor uninsured Americans has dropped significantly since the implementation of Obamacare. Sabrina Tavernise reports: In 2014, the federal poverty threshold was $23,850 for a family of four and $11,670 for a single person. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Keystone species; EPA says climate action will save money and lives

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

Scott Walker's big fat lie to Wisconsin voters on abortion

A New York Times piece reported Tuesday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker actually asked GOP lawmakers to send him the very abortion bill that he had declined to take a position on while campaigning for re-election last fall. Tim Gabriel has the details: Mr. Show More Summary

Just for kicks, this is what Clinton's hilarious landslide over Trump would look like

Hillary vs. The Donald Kentucky is about as far from swing-state status as you can get. It was Barack Obama's seventh-worst state in 2012: He lost to Mitt Romney by a punishing 23 points. No one in their right mind expects Democrats to carry it next year. However... Show More Summary

Cartoon: Take Down The Flag

Republican politicians finally found their spines and joined a growing chorus of responsible people who are pointing out the obvious: The Confederate Battle flag is a known symbol of hate against black people and should be removed from the South Carolina State Capitol after the slaughter of 9 black parishioners by a white racist. #TakeDownTheFlag

Military has no plans to rename bases named after enemy generals

Here's another remnant of Confederate history written onto American government today: military bases named after Confederate generals. That's bases of the military of the United States of America named after generals from an army that fought against the United States. Show More Summary

Fox News's Todd Starnes: This is a 'cultural cleansing' of the South

Nooooooooooooo. Leave it to Fox News to be the prime dispenser of the exact sort of nonsensical liberals 'n black folks are a-stealin' our heritages that got South Carolina heritage-protector Dylann Roof so worked up in the first place. Show More Summary

Multinational corporations win big as fast-track legislation passes the Senate in 60-38 vote

Chalk one up for the plutocrats. Fast-track legislation, known formally as Trade Promotion Authority, passed the Senate Wednesday afternoon, as expected. The vote was 60-38. Democrats voted for it. The bill is expected to be sent toShow More Summary

The FBI clarifies that the Charleston shooting may still be treated as an act of terrorism

Dylann Roof A week after FBI Director James Comey stated that he didn't believe the Charleston murder of nine African Americans inside of Emanuel AME Church was a form of domestic terrorism, the spokesperson for the FBI has officially...Show More Summary

Coulter thinks loser Confederate army was greatest in history

Conservatives are sure going to crazy lengths to defend this symbol of hate. Remember when Ann Coulter was the crazy one? Poor thing is now just middle-of-the-pack in the GOP clown car, not that she's not trying to reclaim her throne. Sure, she's claiming that US-born South Carolina Gov. Show More Summary

SC Republican lawmaker admits killer, not victims, was responsible for church shooting

What do you know. Not responsible for his own murder after all. South Carolina state Rep. William Chumley is upset that people think he suggested that the nine victims of the mass murder at Emanuel AME Church might still be alive if they'd thought to go to Bible study armed: “I deeply regret using those words and giving that impression,” he said. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Climate change ruling at The Hague; still paying Civil War veteran benefits

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Say it with me: terrorism: Still paying for the Civil War: Each month, Irene Triplett collects $73.13 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a pension payment for her father's military service—in the Civil War. More than 3 million men fought and 530,000 men died in the conflict between North and South. Show More Summary

Jeb presses the mute button on God in New Hampshire, but nowhere else

Jeb may be telling many of his audiences that "religious freedom is now under attack" in America, but in New Hampshire he's doing nothing of the sort. When a Granite State voter asked him about the Pope's recent encyclical on climate...Show More Summary

An ugly moment as Rev. Clementa Pinckney's casket passes the Confederate flag in South Carolina

The casket of slain pastor and State Senator Clementa Pinckney passing the Confederate Flag in Columbia South Carolina Today, a real leadership moment was missed in South Carolina. It can never be regained and will forever live in infamy. Shot and killed by a racist, Confederate flag-loving terrorist, state senator and pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Show More Summary

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announces presidential bid with hidden camera footage of his family

Louisiana Governor and adult person who does not understand why we monitor volcanoes Bobby Jindal is running for the presidency. We know this because of what may be the oddest campaign announcement video ever released, hidden cameraShow More Summary

Scott Walker finds time for Wisconsin when it will help him in Iowa—by easing restrictions on guns

Scott Walker hones his cultural pandering skills. Scott Walker may be suffering in the polls and struggling to pass a budget in his home state of Wisconsin, but by gum he can still use his position as governor to appeal to presidential primary voters in other states: Wisconsin Gov. Show More Summary

Lewis and Leahy have authored a tough repair of damage Supreme Court did to Voting Rights Act

It's called the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015. Backed by civil rights groups, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont are introducing it today to strengthen the Voting Rights Act. That 50-year-old law's most serious voter protection was eviscerated in 2013 when the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Show More Summary

GOP candidates have a primary to win, and this Confederate flag business is not helping

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Over the last week we've watched Republican presidential candidates evade the question of whether South Carolina's Confederate flag should be taken down, then, once Gov. Nikki Haley laid down footsteps for them to...Show More Summary

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