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Donald Trump claims 'thousands' in New Jersey cheered destruction of World Trade Center

Donald Trump lives in a different world than you or I. That is part of his popularity; he wastes no time on what is true or what is false, but simply declares that the world is what he says it is, and that the people he has declaredShow More Summary

No charges for attackers or the attacked at Trump rally

No charges have been filed against Mercutio Southall Jr., an Alabama Black Lives Matter activist, for disrupting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in Birmingham this past Saturday. And thus far, no charges have been...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: The page who busted Foley; Indians keep making legislative inroads in MT

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Home of the brave:  What you may have missed on Sunday Kos … Thirty-five years of terrorism, by Mark Sumner The Democratic down-ballot hemorrhage: Is it as much of a crisis as it seems?, by Steve Singiser Fear,...Show More Summary

Rep. Mo Brooks: Syrian refugees are coming here for 'a paid vacation'

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, demonstrating once again that the party base has been electing monsters. Instead of viewing [Syrian] refugees as people fleeing the violence that has claimed more than 200,000 lives, Brooks saw a...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton proposes help for caregivers

In what her campaign is calling a Social Security expansion, Hillary Clinton has proposed a tax credit and Social Security credit to people caring for elderly and disabled family members. The credit of up to $6,000 would offset costs...Show More Summary

Trump excited to bring back waterboarding cuz it's 'peanuts compared to what they’d do to us'

More good ideas from Donald Trump, who's proving to be as much of a menace on foreign policy as he is on domestic issues. Trump now supports reviving the CIA’s discredited interrogation tactic of waterboarding,  reports  Bradford Richardson: “I would bring it back, yes. Show More Summary

Kansas Republicans trying to eradicate judicial power

The party of small government continues to do everything they can to create big government. Now, Kansas Republicans in the state legislature want to destroy separation of powers. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, who has ostensibly taken a basic civics course, is calling for the state Supreme Court to recuse itself from hearing an upcoming case. Show More Summary

Ben Carson admits he knows nothing about police brutality; also has no plans to address it

Last Thursday, presidential hopeful Ben Carson admitted to a forum at Allen University, a historically black college, that he had only heard about one unarmed black victim of police violence, Tamir Rice. This deficiency apparently colors...Show More Summary

We know one thing for sure: David Vitter's anti-refugee fear-mongering did not save him

A week before Saturday’s remarkable gubernatorial runoff in Louisiana, the polls continued to show Democrat John Bel Edwards with an unlikely lead over Republican David Vitter. While there were plenty of reasons to be mistrustful ofShow More Summary

Louisiana votes for Medicaid expansion

The monumental David Vitter loss in Louisiana Saturday promises to be a big win for Louisiana. While it was Vitter's past scandals that dominated the election, it's Democratic Governor-elect John Bel Edwards' main policy promise that's...Show More Summary

Exposing North Carolina's shell game of electoral apartheid

This fall, Daily Kos community member Bill Busa exposed North Carolina's sneaky new voter suppression tool in which county boards of elections in the state closed almost one-third of the state’s early voting polling places in 2014, replacing them with polls at new locations. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Home of the brave

For all some  possibly a few of your holiday shopping needs, be sure to visit TT's online store! ALSO: it won’t ship in time for Christmas, but if you missed the Kickstarter for my hardcover, two-volume compilation, 25 Year of Tomorrow, there's still time to pre-order a set!  (No joke though: we are down to the final couple hundred copies, so don't wait too long.)

Donald Trump tweets fake statistics, real racism

Donald Trump led up to Thanksgiving with what may have been his Donald Trumpiest weekend in quite some time. According to Trump, a Black Lives Matter protester who was assaulted by a group of Trump’s supporters at a Saturday campaign...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Democrats win and David Vitter loses in Louisiana

Leading Off: ? LA-Gov: In a result that would have been unthinkable even two months ago, Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards defeated GOP Sen. David Vitter by an impressive 56-44 margin in Saturday's gubernatorial runoff. Making Edwards’...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Welcome back! It’s another Monday, but it’s a short week, what with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up. Hey, David Vitter lost! And it looks like we might be done with him forever! Trump’s getting more blatant in all of his worst tendencies, but he’s still here. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Meanwhile, as the Republicans Spew Their Hate… The distant and aloof president in Malaysia. Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., President Barack Obama vowed Saturday...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Muslims have been Americans since U.S. began; the 'Green Lantern' snare

Gayatri Devi at The Guardian notes that creationism from the mouths of right-wing politicians is not about belief in divine origian, but rather something more worldly:  Creationism isn't just an ideology – it's a weapon of politicalShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Chris Lehmann: CNN's pretense of objectivity makes another appearance

Chris Lehmann at The Baffler writes—For Chyron Out Loud: Even amid the fast-multiplying agora of digital platforms, tweets, and instagrams that make up our new millennial mediaverse, one almost-touching platitude continues to transfix...Show More Summary

Pain management: We have the technology

From time to time you might see a story pop up written by someone in chronic pain. That story will often detail the needless and unproductive drama they’re forced to endure at least monthly and sometimes daily to keep their pain levels manageable. Show More Summary

A review of 'The ISIS Apocalypse' by William McCants

Okay, I confess that prior to the Paris attack, I had paid little attention to the terror gang known as ISIS. I was aware of the Syrian civil war, what our government was saying and doing, and what the Russians were saying and doing....Show More Summary

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