Blog Profile / Daily Kos

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:56896
Posts / Week:119.4
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

It’s Wednesday, and that means I can catch my breath, with the help of Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter! To be honest, that’s the best news I’ve heard all year! Listen LIVE, right here at 9:00 AM ET! Is the Kagro in the Morning show keeping...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The contours of modern America

Yes, there was an election in Georgia. Yes, the pundits will handle it tomorrow. But Jon Ossoff getting 48% of the vote in a Republican district is a big deal.  x There will be some attempted spin tomorrow that Ossoff hitting 46-48%Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Are we turning our computers into racists?

Researchers and corporations alike are turning more and more to artificial intelligence techniques to teach computers to make more-accurate-than-human assessments of everything from healthcare diagnoses to recidivism rates. An algorithm...Show More Summary

Daily Kos GA-06 special election liveblog thread #8

Votes are still being tallied in the special election in Georgia’s Congressional District, which looks like it will head to a June 20 runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. However, we’re still waiting to see what the final margins are. Results: State | AP (districtwide, by county)

Daily Kos GA-06 special election liveblog thread #7

Polls close tonight at 7 PM ET in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, where a special election is being held to replace former Republican Rep. Tom Price, who resigned to join Donald Trump’s cabinet. All the candidates compete on one ballot. Show More Summary

The Georgia special election is tonight! How we got here, and what to expect

Polls for the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District close at 7 PM ET tonight, and what a remarkable, unexpected journey it’s been. Just a few months ago, almost no one imagined that Democrats could be competitive in...Show More Summary

Trump spokesman canned for being a jerk to the networks lands new job ... with a network

The wingnut welfare circuit has a job for everyone, apparently; now we learn that one of the first people to be canned from Team Trump for sucking at his job and being an ass to everyone he came in contact with has landed a new gig with, of course, the nation's silliest pro-Trump television empire. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Show More Summary

Coal's other environmental problem: 100 million tons of coal ash per year

While carbon dioxide and other emissions generated when coal is burned certainly capture a good deal of press, especially with their direct relation to climate change, there’s another issue that’s generating mountain-sized disasters—literally. Coal...Show More Summary

GOP rep scolds crowd, 'Do you yell in church?' Crowd shouts back, 'Do you lie in church?'

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) engaged in one of the longest and most raucous town halls of 2017. He was repeatedly shouted down while trying to defend the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and his support of Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Someone at the table with Putin, someone at the table you know oh oh oh

It’s not exactly breaking news, but NBC has assembled a nicely annotated article on that dinner that Michael Flynn and Vladimir Putin shared in 2015. It was a (red) star-studded affair, the December 2015 dinner celebrating the 10th birthday of Russian TV network RT. Show More Summary

Trump's latest delusion: Obama fostered growth of MS-13 gang in America and Trump's here to fix it

More deeply depraved thoughts flowed from Donald Trump's thumbs at around 5:40 AM Tuesday—this time on the violent Central American gang known as  MS-13. x The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. Show More Summary

'That's why the emoluments clause was written': Lawsuit against Trump gets two new plaintiffs

The emoluments clause lawsuit against Donald Trump is getting two news plaintiffs who say they’ve potentially been harmed by Trump’s hotels getting business from foreign clients looking to suck up. The lawsuit, filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, had faced questions about standing, since the harm to CREW wasn’t clear. Show More Summary

EPA to drop 3,000 jobs as Upper Midwest gets its reward for helping Trump

Republicans have never been able to show that environmental regulations are actually job killers. But as Politico reports, Scott Pruitt’s moves to destroy the EPA certainly are costing some jobs. President Donald Trump’s proposed cutbacks...Show More Summary

Under Trump, backlogged immigration courts could get even more overwhelmed

Immigration courts are already overwhelmed, with only 301 judges across the U.S. to hear over half a million cases. In fact, a  single immigration case take an average of nearly 700 days just to get to the first hearing. Now with Donald...Show More Summary

Rick Perry forgets that wind energy works

First Rick Perry forgot about the Department of Energy. Then he forgot what the Department of Energy did. Now that he’s actually, unbelievably, in charge of that same department, ThinkProgress reports that Perry seems to have forgotten...Show More Summary

Trump's big mouth could be used against him in Obamacare law suits

Democratic attorneys general are considering using the many threats popular vote loser Donald Trump has about sabotaging the Affordable Care Act to take him to court, if he ends up acting on those threats. Most recently, Trump said he'd...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Georgia's special election day is here, CNN is making us dumber and it's Tax Day

Today is the day! The long-awaited special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District is finally here! Voters in the north Atlanta suburbs are casting ballots to determine who will replace Tom Price, Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, in the House. Show More Summary

Tax Reform: Another Trump campaign promise on the verge of collapse

Campaign Action Donald Trump looks to be delivering yet another goose egg on the Republican agenda—tax reform is currently on life support, a partial casualty of Trump’s ongoing refusal to share his tax returns with the public. In fact, the problem both starts and ends at the White House door step. Show More Summary

Trump rattles seaborne saber at North Korea, but his fleet was in wrong ocean headed the wrong way

Great powers never bluff. They just lie outright about the location, direction, and intent of entire carrier groups. As the New York Times reports, a few ships are not where the Trump White House said they were. As worries deepened last...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC