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Former prosecutors shouldn't be judges. Here's why

You don't want to be a defendant in Orange County, California. For decades, prosecutors have skirted the law to rack up convictions— paying unreliable informants, intimidating witnesses, lying, and refusing to turn over evidence to the defense. Show More Summary

Mary Pat Christie (yes, that Christie) gives Trump's sexism the eye roll of the campaign

Daily Kos writer Mark Sumner has already covered the remark itself, but the impact of the words continues to reverberate. As a reminder, here’s Trump on Hillary during his victory speech Tuesday evening: "If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5 percent of the vote. Show More Summary

Yet another San Francisco police officer sends dozens of racist and homophobic texts

A San Francisco police officer exchanged racist and homophobic texts with other law enforcement officers. From CNN: "I hate that beaner," one text reads, "but I think the nig is worse." "Indian ppl are disgusting," proclaims another. "Burn...Show More Summary

Kansas suspended two out of three new voter registrations due to absurdly strict registration rules

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach came into office promising to end voter fraud. He asked Gov. Sam Brownback for prosecutorial powers and his wish was granted. The worst governor in the nation empowered the worst secretary of state...Show More Summary

Democrats get tired of Republicans obstructing funds to fight Zika

For weeks now, Congress has either been ignoring requests for funding on Zika, or dragging their feet while the risk keeps growing. Republicans have been using stalling tactics, always claiming to need more information no matter how many reports stack up. Show More Summary

Graphing the delegates: A big Tuesday night for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Tuesday’s primary elections in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland gave Donald Trump five massive wins together with an even more massive delegate haul, propelling his lead over Ted Cruz to more than 400 delegates, as shown above. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Get back, Jack... ass

Slave owning genocidal maniac President Andrew Jackson has been taken off the front of the twenty dollar currency, or at least moved to the back of the bill. Replacing the infamous Indian killer will be American super hero Harriet Tubman, conductor of the Underground Railroad, which did the opposite of what Jackson did. Show More Summary

House GOP lawmakers secretly trying to roll back protections for employees of federal contractors

Buoyed by the success of North Carolina’s broadly discriminatory HB2 effort, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives also hope to enhance the ability to discriminate against any American who works for a federal contractor. Old...Show More Summary

The anti-Trump movement isn't over, but GOP path to thwarting him is now vanishingly small

It's not over, for Republicans. But you can see over from here. Trump's sweep in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware means he needs just about half of remaining delegates to win the nomination. Before Tuesday's...Show More Summary

Harvard Youth Poll shows biggest ever presidential Democratic advantage

Harvard’s Institute of Politics released their Spring 2016 Youth Survey yesterday, and it has some eye-popping numbers indeed. In the presidential contest, testing Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump, Clinton has a massive 61-25 lead with likely voters age 18-29. Show More Summary

Missouri’s hard-fought ‘religious freedom’ bill suffers near-fatal blow in House committee

The Missouri Senate Democrats who staged an epic nearly 40-hour filibuster of a proposed “religious freedom” (i.e. license to discriminate) bill might ultimately prevail after a House committee Wednesday failed to advance Senate Joint Resolution 39 (SJ39). Show More Summary

Paul Ryan promises an Obamacare replacement plan, because of course he does

Another Morning Joe appearance, another promise of an Obamacare replacement plan from House Speaker Paul Ryan. And more assertions that he's a different kind of House speaker. His is a "communications speakership," he says, which isShow More Summary

Dr. No says yes to moving on Garland Supreme Court nomination

Well, this is a little embarrassing for Senate Republicans. Former Sen. Tom Coburn, known as "Dr. No" because of his legendary propensity to gum up the Senate works in order to further his far-right agenda, says his former colleagues...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz, who will not be president, picks Carly Fiorina to be America's next not-vice president

It's official: The man who will not be the Republican presidential nominee, Ted Cruz, has announced that he has chosen as running mate perhaps the only onetime 2016 contender more dislikable than he is. He passed up Huckabee and Santorum. Show More Summary

South Carolina teen suspended after teacher went all special agent and tracked his bathroom use

Let’s just start with this: If you’re a teacher and you think it’s an appropriate use of your time to trail students heading to the bathroom to make certain they use “the right one,” quit your day job. Immediately. Following that Public...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Latino voter registration soars; we have a new national animal; the Beatles

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Donald Trump ain't so bad. Two-thirds of new voter registrations in Kansas are on hold, says the ACLU. The voter rolls are "in chaos" because of the the state's proof-of-citizenship requirements, which has garnered multiple legal challenges. Show More Summary

House Republicans turn to Romney, Jeb! guy to help them keep the House

If there's one thing the Romney and Jeb! Bush campaigns could do, it was raise money. So who else would a congressional Republican Super PAC turn to in order to make sure they're flush for the 2016 campaign? Not that they're really panicking yet,...Show More Summary

President Obama is going to Flint, but Gov. Snyder will be too busy

President Obama is coming to personally look at conditions and talk with the people of Flint, Michigan, a city dealing with the devastating effects of lead poisoning in its water supply. With everything else that’s going on, he might not be making this trip were it not for a special invitation. Mr. Show More Summary

Mayors worry that their town could be the next Flint, and that it could be their fault

Being a public servant at any level means making trade-offs. No country, state, county, or town has unlimited funds, and managers of those funds are always sensitive to the idea that they’ve been wasteful—especially when that waste can...Show More Summary

Warning: Trump does foreign policy

It’s shocking, but Donald Trump apparently has policies. I know! So he’s giving a speech. On foreign policy. Donald Trump's highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner...Show More Summary

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