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House, Senate Republicans fracturing over NSA reform

The impasse at which Republicans found themselves last week over reform in the bulk collection of cellphone metadata program in the Patriot Act bleeds into this week, with just a few workdays left before recess and the program expiring at the end of the month. Show More Summary

Would Lindsey Graham have gone to war knowing 'what we know now'? He's not telling.

Lindsey Graham took to the airwaves yesterday to answer the what we know now question himself. He turns in an effort that manages to match Jeb Bush's half-week debacle in a single brief appearance. "If I knew then what I know now, aShow More Summary

Jeb Bush's twisted understanding of 'faith' and 'conscience'

More introspection from Jeb's Christian Broadcasting Network interview. "It's not just that people of faith can have their views, it's that they need the space to act on their conscience. That is what faith is about. The best of our faith... Show More Summary

Fox News says President Obama is disarming the nation's cops

How do you suppose Fox News reacted to President Obama's executive order banning the federal government from providing some militarized equipment to local police forces? Totally predictably. Fox's Megyn Kelly: Why Would Obama "Deprive"...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Int'l flag of Earth; man admits plot against NY Muslims; O'Reilly denies abuse

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers: The ugliest race of the year (to date) will conclude tonight in Kentucky, where voters are headed to the polls to pick the Republican nominee for governor. The winner will face state Attorney General Jack Conway in November as Democrats try to hold the governor's mansion. Show More Summary

Clinton tackles heroin addiction after voters raise issue on the campaign trail

Guess what? Candidates can actually learn something from talking to voters, and Hillary Clinton did. HuffPo reports: After hearing story after story from voters on the campaign trail about heroin's toll, Hillary Clinton instructed her...Show More Summary

Obamacare is great for family values

More people with young children are taking advantage of a big perk of Obamacare—they can choose to work part-time, have health insurance, and spend more time raising their young children. Economist Dean Baker writing at Mother Jones: [V]oluntary part-time employment […] is up by 5.7 percent in the first four months of 2015 compared to 2013. Show More Summary

Chris Christie invokes 9/11: 'You can't enjoy your civil liberties if you're in a coffin'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes on civil liberties, domestic espionage, and the stupid Founding Fathers. “And there are going to be some who are going to come before you and are going to say, ‘Oh, no, no, no. This is not what the Founders intended,’” he said. Show More Summary

Breaking News: Hillary took reporters' questions and they asked some doozies

The press finally got a crack at Clinton in Iowa Tuesday and now voters will finally be informed about the issues that matter. For instance, they really stuck it to Clinton about her foot-dragging on the release of her State Department emails to the public (a process over which she has no control). Show More Summary

Hey GOP candidates, wedding vendors don't 'participate' in weddings

When was the last time you saw a baker drop off a wedding cake at the reception then hop over to the ceremony to take their place as a groomsman? Or have you ever seen a wedding photographer put her camera down for a few minutes during...Show More Summary

The people who were right then about Iraq demand traditional media stop rewriting history

As some in the traditional media have a field day tormenting would-be Republican presidents with the hypothetical "if you knew then what you know now" on Iraq, the large universe of us who knew better then are getting increasingly frustrated...Show More Summary

Panic starts to set in among some Republicans over Supreme Court Obamacare decision

He'll get right on that. You can almost hear the cries of some swing district Republicans: "Doooo something! Pleeease!" Without a plan, Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) argued consumers would face chaos in the market if the Supreme Court...Show More Summary

Benghazi investigation to focus on memos from a longtime Clinton friend ... instead of Benghazi?

The unbelievable stupidity of the House Benghazi probe rolls on. Look upon it with weariness and disgust, all ye who can bear to even read one more blog post about it: Benghazi Committee Chair Trey Gowdy plans to subpoena former Clinton...Show More Summary

Federal judge says State Department can't delay Clinton email release into 2016

A federal judge said no to the State Department's plan to release Hillary Clinton's work-related emails to the public in January 2016. That's the date by which State said it could have reviewed all of the emails, but U.S. District Court...Show More Summary

Cartoon: The Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers

(Click to enlarge) Follow Jen on Twitter at @JenSorensen

Daily Kos Elections: Kentucky, Philadelphia, and Jacksonville election night preview

One year after a devastating primary loss to Mitch McConnell, Matt Bevin may emerge as the GOP's gubernatorial nominee in Kentucky Voters in Kentucky and Philadelphia go to the polls Tuesday to select candidates in their primaries, while Jacksonville, Florida, will host a general election for mayor. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Shivved by fellow Republicans, Guinta shrugs off stab wounds

Republican Rep. Frank Guinta Leading Off: • NH-01: Rep. Frank Guinta has certainly seen better days. Last Wednesday, the New Hampshire Republican paid a fine to the FEC over a mysterious (and illegal) $355,000 campaign loan from his parents, perhaps thinking that he could put this long-running story behind him. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

As usual, tons of good material to draw from. Only reality can intercede! And it will have a hard time doing so, since we'll be without Greg Dworkin this morning, even though he totally said he'd be here today. You all heard him sayShow More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… In Which I Agree with the GOP Count me among those who don’t really give a crap whether or not ABC News prompter reader and "we'll have to leave it there" specialist George Stephanopoulos moderates a 2016...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Analyzing the 2016 Republican field

We begin today's roundup with The Washington Post's Dana Milbank who likens the GOP 2016 primary race to a clown car: In the oversold Republican primary situation, a candidate is likeliest to get attention when there’s a screw-up, such...Show More Summary

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