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Is Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping worth it, for shoppers or stores?

Doorbuster savings! Huge markdowns! Giant profits! This is the hype of Black Friday and, increasingly, Thanksgiving shopping. It's not the reality, though, however much the retail industry buys its own hype. For stores, Thanksgiving may be a real waste: A tiny camera hidden at the front door of over 1,000 retailers to count who comes and goes agrees. Show More Summary

GOP senator who wants the Postal Service to go bankrupt about to have oversight over it

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Well, this is confidence-inspiring: In January, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is slated to take over as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which oversees the federal workforce and the entire Postal Service. Show More Summary

Senate fails to get needed 60 votes to bypass presidential authority on Keystone XL approval

TransCanada pipeline After six hours of debate Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 59 to 41 for authorizing what Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer called the "Keystone Extra-Lethal" pipeline and Sen Ed Markey called the "Keystone Export Line."...Show More Summary

Mississippi tea partiers seek to recognize Christianity as the state's 'principal' religion

We turn our eyes now to Mississippi, a state that has never really gotten very comfortable with this Western democracy nonsense and wonders aloud at whether the caliphate idea is a pretty good one, with a few adjustments to suit the local tastes. Show More Summary

Republican Gov. Mike Pence says not giving food to the unemployed will 'ennoble' them

He's really embiggened his state with his bombulant performance. I'm not sure lower-income Americans are going to be able to survive all the "ennobling" things Republicans are doing for them. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker already explained...Show More Summary

Gov. Jay Nixon has his Miss South Carolina moment, refuses to say he's in charge of #Ferguson

Having yesterday declared a state of emergency in Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon, held a press conference last night on how the state is preparing for an upcoming grand jury decision in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Show More Summary

About these pundits and their fetish for bipartisanship: Can't they just find a toe to suck instead?

You don't support the political process by supporting people like Sen. Ted Cruz who are intentionally vandalizing it. Is the Washington Post outsourcing its editorials to Ron Fournier? A Tuesday editorial explains that while the Post's...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Charles Manson to marry, 12% of animals on Red List because of climate change

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Life in the billionaire bubble: Charles Manson, 80, is marrying Afton Burton, 26: He is, you may recall serving a forever term for his role in the slaying of seven people. He has a swastika carved on his forehead. Show More Summary

McConnell, Boehner struggle to find a way around another government shutdown

Fun times ahead. Welcome to House Speaker John Boehner's hell, Mitch McConnell. Now that you have to actually lead the Senate, with a Republican conference chock-full of extremists with presidential ambitions, you get to figure out how...Show More Summary

Steve King announces new stop on GOP candidate tour: Pandering to Steve King

What the GOP needs is more Steve King, says nobody but Steve King. The problem all Republican presidential candidates will have to navigate before their runs in 2016 is that they will all be having to run their campaigns by the likes of people like rabidly anti-immigrant Iowa Rep. Show More Summary

House Republicans finally find a lawyer for their bogus lawsuit against Obama, a Fox News guest

Maybe the third lawyer's the charm. House Republicans have hired legal scholar and tv personality Jonathan Turley to represent them in their flagging lawsuit against President Obama over "executive overreach" for doing something they wanted to do—delay the employer mandate in Obamacare. Show More Summary

Why is Obama sabotaging the GOP's super-duper-secret immigration plan?

Must be one of the GOP's secret negotiators of the secret plan to fix immigration via secret "private discussions" that never see the light of day, because they're secret. Careful you don't roll your eyes so hard when reading this from...Show More Summary

Senate to vote today on dreadful Keystone XL pipeline bill that House has already passed

The tar sands of Alberta. The Senate today is debating the same bill expediting the building of the 36-inch Keystone XL pipeline that the House of Representatives approved Friday 252-161, with 31 mostly conservative Democrats backing it. Show More Summary

Beyond the Gruber distraction, Obamacare is succeeding

At New Republic, Jon Cohn has a detailed exploration on the whole Jonathan Gruber Obamacare mess and what Gruber's comments tell us about American politics. It's worth a read if you want to delve back into the painful intricacies of the debate and slow forward motion of the legislation we were all glued to for so many months. Show More Summary

It's the House GOP vs. the Koch brothers on duck hunting costs

Republicans are very serious about the duck hunting constituency these days. Hoo boy. Even today's House Republicans are not far enough to the right for the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity. The House had to hold a voice vote onShow More Summary

Pelosi unanimously re-elected House minority leader

In the wake of a loss like the one Democrats on Election Day, there's always going to be some finger-pointing. Since we're talking about Democrats, some of that finger-pointing will inevitably involve competing claims that if the party had just moved right or moved left, things would have been better. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Life in the billionaire bubble

(Click to enlarge) The billionaire in question is one Paul Singer, who wrote an epic screed to his investors about the "fake" economic numbers coming out of Washington. Singer issued the following caveat: check out London, Manhattan,...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What went wrong for Sean Parnell?

Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell Leading Off: • AK-Gov: On Friday, multiple media outlets called Alaska's gubernatorial race for independent Bill Walker. More ballots still need to be counted but Walker currently holds a 48-46 percent lead over Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Journo Twitter exploded last night with the story of an executive at Uber threatening to do something terrible. Let's talk about that! Also, everything else is awful, too. Details to follow. Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click this Link...Show More Summary

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