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President Obama designates first national LGBT monument at the site of Stonewall

The White House announced Friday that President Obama has designated the first national monument honoring LGBT rights at the site of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. Below is a partial excerpt of the White House press release: The...Show More Summary

Clinton goes big with first Spanish-language ad

Donald Trump may be doing most of the work necessary to boost Latino voting for Hillary Clinton, but that doesn’t mean Clinton is taking the Latino vote for granted. She’ll be airing her first Spanish-language campaign ad, timed forShow More Summary

Ron Johnson, genius, tells Koch crowd Social Security is a 'legal Ponzi scheme'

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson just handed opponent Russ Feingold the keys to the election in November. It's the perfect storm of stupid on Johnson's part. He trashed Social Security in front of a Koch group, Americans for Prosperity,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump puts what's important first—and it's not running for president

On Friday morning, Donald Trump stepped in front of the cameras—in the midst of his presidential campaign, at the heart of a moment when world events are shifting the structure of relationships in a way that will alter vital United States...Show More Summary

Clinton's response to Brexit is sorely lacking in golf course economics

While Donald Trump contemplated its impact on his golf courses, Hillary Clinton responded to the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union by talking about the economy and international relationships: "We respect the choice the...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Paul Ryan’s publicity stunt

x Vimeo Video With Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, calling the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in a “publicity stunt,” let’s take a look at what Representative Ryan has been doing lately to get attention of his own. I actually feel kind of sorry...Show More Summary

Trump: Enough about the British economy, how will my golf course be affected by Brexit?

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, its government is in chaos, the pound is dropping like a stone … but never mind all that. What impact will it have on Donald Trump’s business interests? “If the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly,” he said, referring to the location of his resort. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Pat Toomey courts danger with his hostility to Planned Parenthood

Leading Off: ? PA-Sen: EMILY's List and Planned Parenthood are teaming up to slam Republican Sen. Pat Toomey with a joint television and digital buy. The TV spot (backed by $1.1 million from EMILY) features a breast cancer survivor who...Show More Summary

The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union

On Thursday, the people of the United Kingdom voted 52 percent to 48 percent to end their status as a member of the European Union. The nation will trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, starting a two year, irreversible process...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

It’s Friday, and you know I’m going to say you know what that means! So, I hope you do. Because that’ll make one of us. If you figure out what we’re going to talk about, put it right here: ____________________________. Well, whatever...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Brexit, Trump visits golf course in Scotland, and more

We begin today’s roundup with Joseph Schatz and Ben White at POLITICO on the shock vote in favor of a Brexit: British voters didn’t just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: TheyShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: How racial and gender gaps in income blur the American Dream

Sam Fulwood III at the Center for American Progress (CAP) writes—Race and Beyond: Continuing Inequalities Blur the American Dream: As far back as 2013, CAP’s Progress 2050 project released All-In Nation: An America that Works for All, a book that estimated that racial gaps in income cost the U.S. Show More Summary

L.A. cops are ordered to be nicer to the homeless. No, seriously. For real.

Reporting the story as straight as an arrow because it’s too tiring to come up with cute phrasing:  The Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles Police Department has been “ordered”—as in from the top, by the chief—to “show compassion...Show More Summary

Did Mad Men sell Trump a cure for small hands?

Political analysts were gifted with a number of mysteries  Monday after the release of Donald Trump’s  Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure report. But perhaps the strangest was that Donald Trump had hired a fictional ad firm...Show More Summary

Hey, Paul Ryan, how about these great Obamacare numbers?

Campaign Action Hey Paul Ryan and team, top this with your long-awaited, not-really-a-plan Obamacare replacement plan. Oh, that's right. You can't, can you? WASHINGTON — Twenty million or so more people have health insurance now than...Show More Summary

'New data' on school-to-prison pipeline is old news

ThinkProgress and a few other media sites reported this month that there was “new data” showing that the school-to-prison pipeline, which targets African-American children in particular, begins as early as preschool. This data showed...Show More Summary

$15 minimum wage passes in D.C., takes steps toward reality in Baltimore and Montgomery County

The Washington, D.C., city council gave final approval Tuesday to a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2020, and some parts of Maryland may not be far behind. In Montgomery County, Maryland, where the minimum wage is currently...Show More Summary

Latino voter registration surges ... in Georgia

Yep, a Latino voter registration uptick is happening out West in states like California, Colorado, and Nevada, but now we can add Georgia to the list too, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Some 16,254 Latinos joined the state’s...Show More Summary

Is cop transparency headed to a California voting booth?

KQED-San Francisco is reporting that efforts to increase transparency and accountability in California’s police departments may be heading to the voting booth. All it took was a little bit of sex between an underage teen and a bunch of police officers from several jurisdictions. Democratic State Sen. Show More Summary

PPP: 'Richard Burr's the most vulnerable Republican Senator that no one’s talking about'

Look out, Sen. Richard Burr. Democrat Deborah Ross is nipping at your heels. From Public Policy Polling: We continue to find him with just a narrow lead over Deborah Ross for reelection—40/37, with Libertarian Sean Haugh at 5%. The overall...Show More Summary

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