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Scott Walker not so transparent about his attempt to gut open records law

This is shocking. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) aides may have had a bigger role in a failed attempt to gut the state's government transparency laws than his office previously admitted, The Wisconsin State Journal reported on Thursday. Emails...Show More Summary

Did U.S. intelligence seriously not know Mullah Omar, Taliban's leader on 9/11, was dead until now?

He really seems to be dead this time. Afghan officials have announced that Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. And has been for two years. Two years. What did our government know about that? Good question. A White House spokesman, Eric...Show More Summary

Enjoy the August break, because Republicans are going to make the rest of the year awful

It's just gonna be all kumbaya this fall. You think having Republicans in charge of both the House and Senate has been bad up until now, just waiting until this fall. It will be, as Politico says, the "fall from hell." [L]awmakers have...Show More Summary

Republicans hellbent on defunding Planned Parenthood, pushing their war on women into 2016

God, I love myself. Congressional and presidential politics are on a collision course as GOP social conservatives and 2016 hopefuls promise to defund Planned Parenthood or else... shut down the government! Of course! The charge is being led by none other than Sen. Show More Summary

In the dark of night, Confederate flags placed around Atlanta's Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

If this is your heritage, your heritage is hateful. Early Thursday morning, at least four Confederate flags were placed around Atlanta's Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, home of Dr. Martin Luther King and one of the most important monuments to the civil rights movement in the nation. Show More Summary

Trump! leads in yet another poll, but gets trounced by Hillary Clinton

Jeb! Bush is going to have to relinquish that exclamation point, because it's still all about the Donald. Trump leads in the CNN/ORC released earlier this week, and now leads again in a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday. At 20 percent,...Show More Summary

Cartoon: I sacrifice thee in the name of the Second Amendment

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… And The Likely Republican Nominee Wants To Kill It Today marks the 50th anniversary of a milestone that reminds us what a Democratic president and solid Democratic majorities in Congress can accomplish....Show More Summary

Morning Digest: As bad polls roll in for Mark Kirk, a top GOP fundraiser wants him to quit the race

Illinois GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Leading Off: • IL-Sen: PPP's first Illinois poll of the cycle finds GOP Sen. Mark Kirk in a dire position. He currently trails his top Democratic challenger, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, by a 42-38 margin and sporting a plug-ugly 25-42 job approval rating. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Welcome to the only show (that we know of) hosted by someone who has worked on the campaigns of two indicted sitting Members of Congress! Listen LIVE, right here at 9:00 AM ET! Or click this link to listen through your own media player. Kagro...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: More 'Christie is toast' stories

New York Times: Despite Chris Christie’s intense focus on winning New Hampshire, many local Republicans are not exactly enamored with the New Jersey governor. Interviews over the last month with dozens of current and former New Hampshire...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'The new American slavery'

Working as crayfish peelers, the two women claimed pay was as little as $4 an hour. Jessica Garrison: The police brought the women, who were both in their twenties, to the station house. McGee told them they couldn’t leave West’s farm without permission, warning that they could wind up dead. Show More Summary

Federal judge rules Obama administration's detention centers illegal, what's next?

A federal judge issued a strong rebuke late last Friday of the Obama administration's handling of several refugee detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania where the government has been holding some 1,700 to 2,000 parents and children, most of whom fled to the U.S. Show More Summary

Trump threatens America with potential administration post for Sarah Palin

That rodent atop Donald Trump's head must be gnawing into his brain tissue. The Donald made an appearance on the Sarah Palin cult radio station MamaGrizzRadio and threatened to bring America to smouldering ruin by perhaps awarding ol' moose-for-brains a post in his administration once he becomes POTUS. Show More Summary

HPV vaccine shown to be safe and effective, again

The Human Papillomavirus, one of the few cancer vectors we can eliminate from the planet. Image courtesy of Laboratory of Tumor Biology and Bad Astronomy. When it comes to vaccines, Gardasil gets more hype and misinformation than most. Show More Summary

American Indian mother of two dies in police custody after her repeated pleas for help ignored

24-year-old Sarah Lee Circle Bear... alive The ugly American secret has been exposed. All across the country, women and men are dying in police custody and have been by the thousands every year. Four days before Sandra Bland was arrested...Show More Summary

Kansas City hotel manager hangs black doll from doorway in office to mock Sandra Bland

Infuriating. This, ladies and gentlemen, is your America. A white hotel manager of the Adams Mark Hotel in Kansas City hung a black slave doll from the doorway of the office with a garbage bag in an apparent mocking of the death of Sandra...Show More Summary

Post-Obamacare employment stats

I had Yet Another Republican (presumably) go off on how Obamacare destroyed jobs—or at least full-time jobs. So the obvious thing for me to do was to grab the stats and generate some graphs. They're below the rolled-up pink slips.

Ted Cruz setting himself up for a very lonely political future

In the competition between Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to see who could be a bigger asshole firebrand, Cruz has won. His reward for that achievement is the abandonment of his few allies and a fickle base that has left him for Donald Trump. Show More Summary

July on pace to be the deadliest month of 2015 for people killed by American police

As of this writing, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 29th, 2015, we know of 111 people who have been killed in fatal encounters with police across the United States. The previous high for 2015 was this past March when 115 people were killed. Show More Summary

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