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LGBTQ rights abroad will almost surely suffer under Trump's administration

Over the course of eight years, the Obama administration became a champion in the fight for LGBTQ rights abroad, changing everything from how the U.S. State Department treats our gay and transgender Foreign Service offices to how forcefully the U.S. Show More Summary

Trump's administration shaping up to be inexperienced, hostile to government, and very, very rich

There are three things that Trump's picks for top administration jobs so far have in common. The first is that they are, in general, profoundly inexperienced. Indeed, Trump’s roster of key White House advisers and Cabinet officials could,...Show More Summary

Is Trump tipping us off to a planned attack on voting rights?

Donald Trump’s tweets claiming that massive election fraud stole the popular vote from him are intended to undermine faith in basic democracy. But are they also laying the groundwork for concrete action by his administration? Greg Sargent...Show More Summary

Bathroom guv Pat McCrory pins hopes on Durham County recount

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory may be realizing that the election complaints his campaign filed in about half of the state's counties aren’t amounting to diddly squat, since most of them have been dismissed by GOP-led county election boards. Show More Summary

Look for Trump's pick for White House counsel to give Trump a free pass on those interest conflicts

Donald Trump's pick for White House counsel, Donald McGahn, is an odd duck. You may know him from his most recent public duties—acting as Trump's campaign lawyer, but before that crippling the Federal Election Commission so that it could...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Not-so-slow molasses, a pageant burkini

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is The Great Divide: Here’s what you may have missed on Sunday Kos: Facebook fake news concern just mainstream media projecting, by Egberto Willies Normalizing the deplorable, the despicable, the supremacist...Show More Summary

Trump is open-minded on climate change ... open to thinking it is 'a bunch of bunk'

If you’ve ever wanted to be reassured about anything when it comes to Donald Trump, anything at all, don’t read the transcript of his interview with the New York Times. While the Times may have released a handful of semi-reasonable sounding...Show More Summary

Steve Bannon: 'Maybe that's not such a bad thing' if only property owners can vote

Donald Trump's appointed senior strategist Steve Bannon is not, Steve Bannon's friends insist, a white nationalist. And yet he sure does wear the suit, as recounted here by the New York Times. Ms. Jones, the film colleague, said that in their years working together, Mr. Show More Summary

Major cities prep to defy Trump's mass deportation scheme

The cities of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco all have something in common: Local officials have vowed to combat the mass deportations Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail. The New York Times writes: Across the nation, officials in sanctuary cities are gearing up to oppose President-elect Donald J. Show More Summary

Why does James Comey still have a job?

When James Comey decided to issue his extraordinary letter to Congress just eleven days before the election, his baseless intrusion was unprecedented and immeasurable. It was not just a violation of rules for both the FBI and the Justice...Show More Summary

Trump campaign complains about the recount while claiming massive voter fraud

The entire “alt right” white supremacist movement has never been too bothered by massive contradictions. Just ask the authoritarian billionaire white nationalist who is going to save America’s working class—if you can catch him between...Show More Summary

Trump threatens to terminate U.S./Cuba accord if improvements aren't made

President-elect Donald Trump just put Cuba on notice that if it fails to improve on the arrangement that reestablished diplomatic relations with the U.S. in December 2014, he will break it. x If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. Show More Summary

Charleston shooter Dylann Roof will be acting as his own attorney

Welp … you know what they say: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Dylann Roof, the man who admitted to shooting nine people to death in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church in June 2015 has been given the go-ahead to represent himself in his federal hate crime trial. Show More Summary

Manhunt underway after attack at Ohio State University hospitalizes 8 people, one suspect killed

Horrific news from the Ohio State University campus: Ohio State Emergency Management sent a Buckeye Alert of an active shooter on the campus. Columbus Fire confirmed eight people total were injured and transported to local hospitals,...Show More Summary

Justice. Truth. Freedom. Dollars. Guess which one the Trump administration cares about?

Donald Trump made a great deal out of the fact that he’s not a politician. And he's not. Normally, policy reflects some combination of practicality — what works? — and ideology — what fits my preconceptions? And our usual complaint is...Show More Summary

Cartoon: The great divide

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Donald Trump's weekend tweetstorm reminds us that there really is a fraud in this election

Over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump made the case why we must have an immediate  general recount of the whole election. x In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally — Donald J. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you vote illegally, millions of times? The guy currently slated to be the next President of the United States thinks you did! Every time we think we’re out of the crazy pool, he pulls us back in! Listen LIVE right here at 9:00 AM ET! Well, we went ahead and did it. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Now Here It is, Your Moment of Jon Preaching the grifter’s gospel in front of one of his Glenn Beck-inspired chalkboards. Happy birthday to Jon Stewart, the Emmy-winning "fake journalist" who ran circles around the real ones four nights a week on The Daily Show for sixteen years. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Baseless claims vs no evidence vs lying

This is an important story because of how the press handles it. Not all are doing equally well. Take a look at these stories and headlines, then see Jay Rosen, below. New York Times: Trump Claims, With No Evidence, That ‘Millions of People’ Voted Illegally Officially, Mr. Show More Summary

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