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We can beat Republicans right now: Democrats need just one seat to take back Virginia's state Senate

Democrat Jeremy McPike, running for state Senate in Virginia This post is going to be short and to the point: Democrats need just one seat to take back the Virginia state Senate from the GOP, and we can help make that happen. That'sShow More Summary

House Democrats starting to play hardball on Benghazi shenanigans

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) Democrats on the Benghazi Committee have apparently had enough of Republican political games. They're fed up with the $4.5 million the committee has spent in nearly a year and a half of "investigating." They're...Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina left a trail of unpaid debts and a screwed-over widow after 2010 campaign

Carly Fiorina's big selling point as a presidential candidate—besides that having a woman attack Hillary Clinton looks better for the Republican Party—is her executive experience and the fiscal responsibility that supposedly implies....Show More Summary

Panderer to white supremacists says he has votes to be Republican majority leader

Steve Scalise House majority whip and panderer to white supremacists Steve Scalise says he has the votes lined up to be House majority leader: The Louisiana Republican held a conference call with backers Sunday evening during which he indicated he's locked up support from more than half of the 247-member GOP conference. Show More Summary

Obama praises Trans-Pacific trade deal. Sanders says it's disastrous and he'll work to defeat it

The fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't over. In a major victory for President Obama, negotiators for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership announced Monday that an agreement has been reached after eight years of talks. Show More Summary

House Republican rabble-rouser Jason Chaffetz will run for Speaker

Someone is feeling a little too big for his britches. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) made it official this weekend, announcing that he will run against current Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be speaker of the House. Chaffetz said on "Fox...Show More Summary

Democrat Maggie Hassan will challenge Kelly Ayotte in a must-win Senate race

Democratic Gov. and newly-minted Senate candidate Maggie Hassan The long-awaited duel between New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan is on! On Monday, Hassan announced that she would challenge Ayotte in a contest that could very well determine control of the U.S. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton to propose stronger gun laws, including possible executive action

Days after the mass shooting that killed 10 at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, Hillary Clinton is rolling out a plan to strengthen gun laws in what would be common-sense, modest ways in a sane country: Clinton would tighten rulesShow More Summary

Cartoon: The continuing adventures of the Invisible Hand!

Click to enlarge If you missed the Kickstarter for my hardcover, two-volume compilation, 25 Year of Tomorrow, good news—you can still pre-order a set!

Morning Digest: Why is Rob Portman running on defunding Planned Parenthood? It might be helping him

Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman Leading Off: • OH-Sen: GOP Sen. Rob Portman got a bunch of flak on Thursday, and rightly so, for saying that the public dollars that currently fund Planned Parenthood should instead go to "community health centers"...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Here we are again, and I've got "a case of the Mondays." Yes, a whole 24 bottles of Monday. Good thing you're here to split it with me. Listen LIVE, right here at 9:00 AM ET! Or click this link to listen through your own media player. Kagro...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Gun laws; Planned Parenthood fights back; new smog law not tough enough

E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes—The conservative evasion on guns: President Obama spoke some of the most important words of his tenure last week in response to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. “This is something we should politicize,” the president said. “It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic.” [...]Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'Carried interest' loophole widely hated, but Congress won't touch it

At In These Times, Jim Hightower writes—Even Donald Trump Wants To Eliminate This Tax Loophole for the Rich, Yet Congress Won’t Do It: With the 2016 presidential campaigns in full swing the burdens of the working middle class have taken center stage. Show More Summary

We collectively are answerable for the demise of the America we thought we had

The President exasperatedly addressed the shooting massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon with a passionate press conference. He made one statement that should be burned into every American's psyche. He said, "We collectively...Show More Summary

The evolution of Mars

The great drying: Mars as it may have appeared billions of years ago on the left, and Mars as it appears today on the far right. Source: Wikipedia NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover was sent off to Mars in fall of 2011, and deposited on the surface using a nail-biting Rube Goldberg scheme in August 2012. Show More Summary

Corporate criminals cheat because they don't fear jail time. That must change. Now.

We can't let them get away with it any longer. There's been no shortage of reactions to the Volkswagen cheating scandal. One proposal called for the deployment of already existing technology to do emissions testing out on the road, as...Show More Summary

The 50-state strategy revisited: Was it the key to Obama's victory in 2008?

A few weeks back, in looking at a recent study by SmartPolitics that showed a gradual hardening of statewide preferences in recent presidential election history, I noted that this could be viewed through the lens of recent discussion...Show More Summary

Forty years of increased productivity = lower wages

We work, and work, and work, but never seem to get ahead. When was the last time you got a decent raise? I know the older woman who takes my order at Panera Bread every morning has not had one in more than five years. Yet, there she is every morning, taking breakfast orders. Show More Summary

The other victims of domestic violence

Last week I wrote about my own experience as a victim of domestic violence. In that essay I wrote that my experience was "so typical. So ordinary and so common." And it was. My abuser followed the steps from loving attention to physical...Show More Summary

Republicans and Democrats unite in the civil rights battle for health care in North Carolina

Republican Mayor of Belhaven N.C. Adam O'Neal of Belhaven, North Carolina speaks at rural healthcare rally, June 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health...Show More Summary

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