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Final Iowa polling, and make your prediction!

I’ve always said that when it comes to Iowa, my prediction system is easy: Just take what Ann Selzer says and run with it.  Selzer/DMR Clinton Sanders 1/26-29 45 42 1/7-10 42 40 That’s a net +1 for Hillary Clinton since the previous poll, which is nothing in the statistical sense. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Gigantic wind turbines, solar roads, Cuba for sale

Join us here tonight at 5 PM PT  to talk about the Iowa caucus results. Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is The Election News Network: What you may have missed on Sunday Kos … Ken Light’s 'What's Going On? 1969-74,’ by Susan Grigsby It's...Show More Summary

The Daily Kos Elections county-by-county guide of what to expect in Iowa's Democratic caucuses

?Iowa’s presidential caucuses are finally (and mercifully) upon us. Unfortunately, the final results may take a while longer to show up. In states with primary elections, it's pretty simple: County election officials count the number...Show More Summary

Jeb's Super PAC now considerably less 'super'

Jeb!'s Super PAC is bleeding out. It took in just $15 million in the second half of 2015 ($10 million of which came from one lousy donor) after amassing $103 million in the first half of 2015.  Dubbed “Right to Rise,” the political action...Show More Summary

Plumbers union members from across the country install water filters in Flint

As governments still bumble in the response to the Flint water crisis, in which potentially thousands of residents of Flint, Michigan, were exposed to lead after a switch to the Flint River as a drinking water source, help is coming from some unlikely sources. Show More Summary

So, how do the Iowa caucuses work, anyway?

The much-discussed yet still mysterious Iowa caucuses are finally upon us after nearly a year of campaigning, a lot of debating, and countless polls of dubious accuracy. So … how exactly do these caucuses work to give us the resultsShow More Summary

Looking for an Iowa win, Donald Trump slips God a few bucks

He'll lock down the evangelical vote for sure. On Sunday, [Donald Trump] and his wife attended church services at the nondenominational First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. But when the Communion plates were passed, Trump...Show More Summary

Donald Trump, serial misogynist, denies sex discrimination claim by former staffer

A former Iowa field staffer for Donald Trump has filed a sex discrimination complaint against his campaign. According to Elizabeth Mae Davidson, she was the only woman with the title of district representative and was paid less thanShow More Summary

Sarah Palin claims she never said what she said about Obama being responsible for her violent son

Sarah Palin was in, um, fine (?) form when she endorsed Donald Trump a few weeks ago. But it was at a later forum in Oklahoma that the vice presidential candidate turned full-time grifter really distinguished herself by suggesting that...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz has worn out his welcome in Iowa

It must be frustrating to be Ted Cruz in Iowa. Donald Trump gets away with calling Iowa voters stupid and goes into caucus day having regained the polling lead. Meanwhile, Cruz can't even send out a mailer without the state of Iowa slamming...Show More Summary

Democratic National Committee caves, agrees to added debates

It took the Democratic National Committee around six months to give in to pressure, but give in it has: There will be more debates.  The Democratic National Committee said on Sunday that it would meet with the campaigns on Tuesday to further discuss details of additional debates before announcing an official schedule. Show More Summary

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Clinton leads the pack in fourth-quarter fundraising, with Sanders in second and the GOP far behind

On Sunday night, just a day before the Iowa caucuses, every candidate for president was required to file fundraising reports with the Federal Elections Commission disclosing their campaign finance activities over the final three months of 2015. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Wealthy Democrat channels Trump: 'I sign my checks to buy access'

Leading Off: ? MD-08: Wealthy businessman David Trone only kicked off his bid for this safely blue Washington-area seat a few days ago, and his many primary rivals already have something to attack him with. While Trone is a prominent...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

It’s Monday, and we’re back! Of course, school is still screwed up, and the kids are heading back on a two-hour delay. In other words, right in the middle of the show. So, we’ll do our regular emergency drill, and somehow between Greg...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Iowa caucuses, EPA's failures on environmental racism, war profiteering

Charles M. Blow at The New York Times writes—Iowa’s Black Caucusgoers Over three days in Des Moines — from Friday to Sunday — I interviewed more than 30 black people, and spoke briefly to many more at a black church, a black-owned barbershop,...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Greider: Obsolete, triumphalist militarism is destroying America

William Greider at The Nation writes—How Obsolete, Triumphalist Militarism Is Destroying America: [...] History tells us that what brought down mighty empires of the past was hubris—the confusion of weakness for strength. Might America...Show More Summary

Planet Nine from (way) outer space

For most of the 20th century, using or own solar system as a guide, we thought we had a rough but plausible idea of how planets might be distributed. Since light gases like hydrogen and helium would tend to get pushed away from the nascent...Show More Summary

'What's Going On? 1969-74' by Ken Light

Do you remember the iconic photograph by Robert Cohen for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of Edward Crawford wearing an American flag shirt as he tossed the tear gas canister back at Ferguson police while retaining his hold on a bag of chips?...Show More Summary

How to really make America great again: Get rid of 'the dumbest idea in the world'

One of the best questions you can ask people in organizations that are struggling is: If you could get rid of one thing, what would it be?  It’s a great question (and also one that should be asked in confidentiality) because:  It’s hard...Show More Summary

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