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Sean Spicer: Trump respects the press, and is unifying the country, and his cabinet is diverse ...

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer began his tenure by lying outright about crowd sizes. From there he's settled into a now-familiar routine: every day(-ish), he walks out from the burning garbage fire that is the Donald Trump White...Show More Summary

Watch Sen. McConnell speed past 1,000 Kentucky constituents to attend private meeting with 50 people

This was the scene inside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s constituent meeting today, where he met with around 50 people.  x The contrasting scene inside the American Legion Hall where @SenateMajLdr is about to speak. Protesters outside outnumber folks in here. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Many axed oil jobs not coming back; resistance not slowing down

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Orwellian reversals for 2017: A Calendar of Resistance Events & Resistance in Your Backyard • Study shows marriage equality laws reduced teen suicide:  States that legalized   same-sex marriage   before...Show More Summary

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley confronted by immigrant who risked his life for the U.S. in Afghanistan

You’ve got to hand it to Sen. Chuck Grassley: he’s one of the few Republicans who decided to meet with constituents in a series of town halls in his home state of Iowa. In Iowa City, he faced an overflow crowd. Among the people who wanted to speak with Sen. Show More Summary

Trump voters are still feeling sad and attacked, and we really don't give a damn

Another day, another entry into the seemingly unending list of stories about Trump supporters being delicate little flowers who demand America's respect but are too damn stupid to earn it. But less than one month into Trump’s term, many...Show More Summary

He can't make it there—Trump avoids going home and seeing the huge, angry crowds of NYC

You Can’t Go Home Again is a 1940 novel that tells the story of a man who pens a successful novel about his hometown. The residents are so unhappy with how they are portrayed, he’s greeted with anger and outrage, eventually driving him out of town. Donald Trump finds himself in a similar situation. Show More Summary

New Homeland Security rules outline plan for Trump's 'deportation force'

The Department of Homeland Security released new memos Tuesday outlining how popular vote loser Donald Trump’s administration plans to significantly ramp up deportation of undocumented immigrants, many of whom pose no actual threat to the nation's safety. Show More Summary

Muslim ban 2.0 is coming ... if the Trump team can get its act together

Donald Trump insists that his Muslim ban is perfect in every way and just the victim of a bad court decision … but he’ll be issuing a new version of the ban, anyway, rather than trying to defend the fabulous original. A key challenge...Show More Summary

Trump nominees want quick confirmation because they're too contemptible for public scrutiny

If you didn’t catch this piece earlier today, go check it out. It’s a remarkable admission by Republicans that their unqualified, rich fuck nominees can’t stand public scrutiny. The key line: Very few people at that level don’t haveShow More Summary

Donald Trump is too busy showboating to do the hard work of creating jobs and rebuilding America

Donald Trump isn’t getting stuff done because Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing—or even what he would need to do to get stuff done. Take infrastructure. Jonathan Cohn lays out the differences between how Barack Obama put together...Show More Summary

Trump's nominees worry his 'fine-tuned machine' is letting them get hung out to dry

Senate Democrats are working hard to slow down the confirmation process for Donald Trump’s nominees, subjecting them to some of the extreme vetting the popular vote loser is so fond of. But Democrats are also getting a valuable assist from none other than the Trump White House. Show More Summary

Donald Trump says 'nyet,' but Russian officials say 'dah dah'!

Donald Trump keeps using those words ... “I have nothing to do with Russia,” he told reporters on Thursday. “To the best of my knowledge, no person that I deal with does.” But it’s clear that they do not mean what most people think they...Show More Summary

Anti-Trump anger has prompted a surge in resistance to New York's GOP-enabling IDC 'Democrats'

How do you know that the IDC—the eight-member junta composed of turncoat Democrats who ensure GOP control of New York's state Senate—is finally feeling the heat? Because they're now engaged in rebranding so comically desperate, it's worthy of Arrested Development. Show More Summary

Donald Trump finds it insulting to talk about anti-Semitism, while vandalism and threats go on

Anti-Semitic acts have been on the increase ever since Nazism and white supremacism rebranded themselves the “alt-right” and quickly became the ugly heart of the Republican Party. With Donald Trump acting as the movement’s living, snarling...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Don't wait around until 2018—there are tons of elections on the ballot this year

Leading Off ? 2017: Regularly scheduled federal elections only take place in even-numbered years, but roughly three-fourths of American cities elect local offices in odd-numbered years. Daily Kos Elections has compiled a 2017 election...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Energize An Ally Tuesday With GOP Rep. Tom Price's confirmation as Destroyer of Health and Human Services, Georgia's 6 th District needs a new congressman. It's a promising opportunity to replace that "R" with a "D" in the House, and Daily Kos is endorsing a strong contender: Democrat Jon Ossoff. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

We’re back! How was your Presidents Day, everyone? Did you strut around, acting all smart because as a KITM listener, you already knew about Felix Sater? Because you already knew the alt-right was a wacko sex cult? Because you already...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump's first month filled with chaos and controversy

We begin today’s roundup with Benjy Sarlin at NBC News:  One month in, Donald Trump's presidency looks much like his campaign: a continual series of crises. Trump's formula worked in the campaign and led to his surprise victory. So far,...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Study: SIX men have as much wealth as half the world's population

Paul Buchelt’s latest book is,   Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income. At Common Dreams, he writes—Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population: In early 2016 Oxfam reported that just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity. Show More Summary

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