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Joe Biden isn't running for president, but he's still in this election

Help Joe take the Senate. Joe Biden has some regrets about not running for president, and the prolonged primary season has likely aggravated that I-coulda-been-a-contender feeling. But Joe isn’t letting that keep him from doing something...Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 72: A totally not manic Monday

It's Monday, April 25 and Day 72 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 42 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Fox News host calls 'bathroom bills' a 'solution in search of a problem'

When GOP lawmakers start to lose Fox News on an issue, they’re clearly running in the wrong direction. Over the weekend, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace took up the anti-transgender portion of North Carolina’s HB2 law, noting that Ted Cruz thought he "saw an opening" to use these so-called "bathroom bills" to his advantage. Show More Summary

Charles Koch denounces his creation, the modern Republican party

Charles Koch admitted on ABC's This Week Sunday that he despises his own creation: The Republican party that spawned Donald Trump.  Charles Koch says he won't "put a penny" into trying to stop Donald Trump, that there are “terrible role...Show More Summary

Cruz and Kasich gang up on Trump as GOP nomination process enters super-ridiculous stage

The Republican primary race is one Red Wedding away from Game of Thrones levels of mistrust, backstabbing, and … front-stabbing. For months, Republican insiders have been urging the non-Trumps to join together to take down The Donald, leading to instances of coordinated debate name-calling. Show More Summary

Trump aide: Correction, Trump's hatemongering blowhard persona isn't just 'an image,' it's for real

Uh-oh—just as soon as word leaked that Donald Trump's lunatic fringe candidacy was all just an act, Trump's top aide, Paul Manafort, went into damage control. Turns out, people don't like being lied to after they vote for you. And Trump's supporters voted for a hatemongering blowhard. Show More Summary

Why Democrats are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to help this Nebraska Republican

Freshman Democrat Brad Ashford is defending an Omaha district that backed Mitt Romney by a 53-46 margin, so in a seat that red, he should be the GOP’s top House target. However, Ashford has only drawn two weak Republican opponents in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. The GOP establishment has consolidated behind retired Brig. Show More Summary

Trump pivots

I’ve seen slightly different numbers reported for the poll mentioned in the last panel; my source was this NBC News report from April 18.

Obama approves 250 US troops for fight in Syria

Over the weekend, President Obama gave a speech in Hannover, Germany in which he confirmed that as many as 250 US troops were on their way to Syria to join in the fight against ISIS. "Just as I approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL, I've decided to increase U.S. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Why the DCCC is spending $437,000 to help this Nebraska Republican

Leading Off: ? NE-02: Freshman Democrat Brad Ashford is defending an Omaha district that backed Mitt Romney by a 53-46 margin, so in a seat that red, he should be the GOP's top House target. However, Ashford has only drawn two weak Republican opponents in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you sound super-informed at a party because you knew all about the insidery details of the Maryland Senate primary battle, just as things began to blow up in the papers? Like Daily Kos itself,Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Week Ahead Monday Donald Trump's campaign manager announces that the part the candidate will be playing this week is a modified Captain Queeg. All of the crazy, none of the military experience. Today is National DNA day. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Sen. Warren our most effective messenger; Jackson not genocidal?

Laura Reston at The New Republic writes—How Ted Cruz Became the Next JFK: Coming off a dismal showing in the New York primary, Ted Cruz found some inspiration in an unusual source on Tuesday night, likening himself not only to that familiar conservative icon, Ronald Reagan, but also to the closest thing liberals have to a patron saint. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Seattle's Equity and Environment Agenda a community affair

Seattle has adopted a 40-page  Equity and Environment Agenda. There’s a reason why that first word is first: Seattle didn’t create this document in a vacuum. It’s an impressive piece of work. The cliché has it that the devil is in the details of any policy or pact. True, but the devil is even more woven into implementation and enforcement. Show More Summary

Why the SpaceX barge landing is such a big deal

Why is SpaceX’s recent barge landing such a big deal? Here’s a simple summary: Elon Musk & Co. performed a feat never before accomplished in human history -- not just returning a rocket from orbital flight to Earth intact (SpaceX did ...Show More Summary

Why we must not accept the new normal

After watching the results of the New York primary, I knew the activity level in my sphere of Facebook would get very active. I have three distinct group of followers: conservative Republicans, Democrats, and left-wing liberals. Conservative...Show More Summary

Retracing my Cold War history

In December 1985, I was a very young 18 years old when I arrived at the Wildflecken Training Area, aka "The Rock," in what was then known as the Federal Republic of Germany. That was 30 years ago, and yet today I remember it as if it...Show More Summary

Let's not party like it's 1984

In the wake of this week’s New York primary, Hillary Clinton’s path to securing the Democratic nomination for president seems increasingly clear. What is less certain is how the candidates, their campaigns, and their supporters will handle that looming outcome between now and the close of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28. Show More Summary

Feeding the black and brown poor to the maw of neoliberalism and military academies

When I was in high school, I wanted to join the United States Army or Marines. Raised on 1980s action movies and comic books like G.I. Joe, I saw myself jumping out of planes as a paratrooper, or maybe skulking about in a jungle like a scout sniper. Show More Summary

New Obamacare data shows how the struggles for economic justice and racial justice are connected

Rhetoric matters because it motivates people to act. Data is how we measure the effects of the actions taken. In recent months a number of studies have looked at the effects of the Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare. The most recent...Show More Summary

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