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Open thread for night owls: Stingy on the clemency and pardons again

At The Atlantic, Matt Ford writes The Limits of Obama's Clemency. An excerpt: Few presidential powers are as unconstrained as the pardon. Neither Congress nor the courts need be consulted, and neither branch can override its application. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Interest rates, tax inversions, the Scandinavian safety net

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Uncharted Interest Rate Territory (U.S. News & World Report) Jason Gold points...Show More Summary

Why won't McCulloch charge Witness #40 with perjury? Time for a special prosecutor, new grand jury

Under increasing pressure and scrutiny as the public learns that St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch knowingly called a witness to testify on behalf of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson who was actually never even at the scene ofShow More Summary

Stephen Colbert wraps up on a high note with an unbelievable line-up of guests

Fare thee well, Colbert. Thanks for all the truthiness. The Colbert Report finale is in the books. Stephen Colbert wrapped up his nine-year run as the host of The Colbert Report on a high note with star-studded musical finale. Guests...Show More Summary

Conservative journalism rides again, blows tire, faceplants. No survivors.

Journalist Charles C. Johnson (center), seen here signing the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution We generally ignore the exploits of conservative "journalists" here, but when last we saw Charles C. Johnson I believe he was being arrested forShow More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Cuba Libre FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: "Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Embargo!" "President Obama announced that he's going to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. He wants to act before Seth Rogen makes a movie about Castro." ---Conan...Show More Summary

Scott Walker doesn't see any reason to keep campaign promise for transparency

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is not going to join fellow 2016 Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush in transparency. Bush is releasing 250,000 emails from his time as governor of Florida. As for Walker: "Governor...Show More Summary

Starbucks CEO writes an open letter on race, justice, Ferguson, and open communication

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently published an open letter sharing his thoughts on issues of race and injustice in America and his hopes for how Starbucks could facilitate open conversations about these issues across the country. His letter is below.

FCC rejects petition asking it not to renew radio station's license for broadcasting 'Rdskns' slur

Change the Mascot's anti-Rdskns protest at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The Federal Communications Commission audio division rejected a petition Thursday asking it not to renew the license of WWXX radio station for using "Rdskns" in its broadcasts. Show More Summary

What if the president held a press conference and it made men sad?

On Friday afternoon, President Obama held a press conference and discussed Cuba, North Korea, Keystone XL, race relations in America... but the really big news to come out of it? All of the reporters who asked questions of the President today were women — @jamiedupree No, really, it's true. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Media tout flawed gun poll, shippers promise prompt Xmas package delivery

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Citibank democracy: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Ignoring torture here at home, by Denise Oliver Velez We are no better than our enemies, by Mark E Andersen You won't believe what happens in a manual...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush (finally) quits bank that violated Cuba sanctions

Oh, right. I'm supposed to have principles now. The ambitious Jeb Bush takes an ill-timed pie to the face. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush blasted the Obama administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba in a Facebook post Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio slams Ron Paul: 'He has no idea what he's talking about'

Hey look, the Republican primaries have started. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t mincing words when it comes to his Republican colleague Sen. Rand Paul’s support for the U.S.’s new Cuba policy. “Like many people who have been opining,...Show More Summary

Obama says LeBron James 'did the right thing,' encourages more athletes to embrace social issues

In a recent interview with People Magazine, President Obama expressed his support for athletes being socially conscious and how he'd love to see more of it. Asked how he felt about Lebron James and other athletes wearing "I Can't Breathe"...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood supported spending bill despite anti-abortion provisions

This is what success looks like for Planned Parenthood in 2014: the spending bill passed by Congress included several restrictions on abortion funding... but it didn't include any new attacks on choice, so it was a win. Passing a short-term...Show More Summary

Busy lame-duck session means this Congress wasn't the least productive ever. Yay?

Thanks to a last-minute scramble to pass some bills, the 113th Congress managed to dodge the title of "least productive." That title will stay with the 112th Congress: GovTrack's Josh Tauberer says that the House and Senate ran up the...Show More Summary

Republicans welcome a flood of lobbyists to Capitol Hill

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is among the senators bringing lobbyists into government at high levels. The revolving door between lobbying and government work has been set to spinning by the Republican takeover of the Senate. Lobbyists areShow More Summary

Cartoon: Citibank democracy

Now that the secret back room dealings are done and the latest budget bill passed Congress (of course, at the 11th hour), we can see the thumbprints of Wall Street once again. Actually, more than thumbprints, Citigroup actually wrote part of it. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Blake Farenthold's problems may only be just beginning

Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold Leading Off: • TX-27: On Tuesday, the news broke that Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold's former communications director was suing her former boss for sexual harassment. It also doesn't help Farenthold's...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

The last day in a week of Fridays. Many and varied stories are available for discussion today, so maybe nobody will do or say anything much of interest this morning, and we'll be able to talk about Witness 40, a little electronic spying,...Show More Summary

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