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Senate Republicans' pass budget with money for more wars, while shredding the safety-net

Not to be outdone by the Republican House and its draconian budget resolution, Senate Republicans passed their own budget which also shreds the safety net. And repeals Obamacare. The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Imagine Republican dough

Now that Ted Cruz has officially announced he’s running for president, the seal has been broken and more will quickly follow. Oh, and besides being a presidential candidate, now Senator Cruz will be signing up for Obamacare. NothingShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Hoosier Republicans line up to replace Dan Coats

Retiring Republican Sen. Dan Coats Leading Off: • IN-Sen: On Thursday, Republican Eric Holcomb, the chief of staff to retiring Sen. Dan Coats, became the first candidate to enter the race to succeed him. While a few House staffers have won their bosses' old seats, it's very rare for their Senate counterparts to pull it off. Show More Summary

Senate's customary vote-a-rama tests both nerves and ideas

Sen. Patty Murray's paid sick leave amendment netted a surprising 61 votes. Thursday was vote-a-palooza in the Senate, a guaranteed Congressional all-nighter—whee! It's a budget tradition that's mostly a waste of time for taxpayers even as it can have great import for politicians. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

It's Friday, and that means we're batting clean-up on the week's forgotten or bypassed stories. Which in turn means the show could go just about anywhere. How exciting! I can't wait to hear it, myself! Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click...Show More Summary

Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Harry Reid, looking particularly badass Shocking news to start the day: Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Job growth, "religious freedom" bills and more

We begin today's roundup with Paul Krugman's excellent analysis of the current economic landscape: Two impossible things happened to the U.S. economy over the course of the past year — or at least they were supposed to be impossible, according to the ideology that dominates half our political spectrum. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Ice shelves could be gone within lifetime of people reading this story

Ross Ice Shelf at the Bay of Whales Katherine Bagley at InsideClimate News writes Antarctica's Melting Edges Bad News for Sea Level Rise. "Within a lifetime of people who read this story many of these shelves will be gone... This isShow More Summary

Corporate astroturf king lurks behind business lobby's anti-worker campaign

Rick Berman The king of the astroturf corporate front group is playing a key role in a recent outrage campaign against the National Labor Relations Board's decision that, since McDonald's controls how its franchisees run their businesses...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz is just like Galileo

Galileo discovered evidence to support Copernicus’ heliocentric theory when he observed four moons in orbit around Jupiter. Beginning on January 7, 1610, he mapped nightly the position of the 4 “Medicean stars” (later renamed the Galilean moons). Show More Summary

Kochs burning bridges in Montana Medicaid fight

Don't fuck with Montana, Mr. Koch. The Kochs, through their astroturf organization Americans for Prosperity, have been killing Medicaid expansion efforts in red states around the country. One state where they're having less success is...Show More Summary

In preparation for presidential run, Ted Cruz surrounds self with jerks

Go figure. Try to act surprised as we learn that Sen. Ted Cruz tends to surround himself with sleazy people that even other Republicans are loathe to associate with. By last summer, [Cruz] was making key hires for his campaign crew.Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly says inaccurate news reporting 'hurts the country'

Bill O'Reilly, the man we can't make up Do you think Bill O'Reilly knows? That he is an idiot, I mean. Bill O'Reilly bemoaned the state of journalism on his show Tuesday night, telling his guest that when inaccurate reporting is left...Show More Summary

Why is Bill 'Robocop' Melendez still a police officer?

Bill "Robocop" Melendez pictured in the middle On this past January 28, Floyd Dent, a grandfather and 37-year veteran employee of Ford Motor Company had absolutely no idea that he was about to encounter one of the most vicious, violent, and corrupt police officers in modern American history. Show More Summary

Exhaustive review of states' paper trails throws cold water on Obamacare challengers' case

The Supreme Court might have already held its vote on King v. Burwell, the case challenging federal tax credits to people buying Obamacare health insurance on the federal exchange because they live in states which did not create their own exchanges. Show More Summary

Senate Democrat proposes amendment defunding Tom Cotton's assholery

Getting his just desserts. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is using the budget amendment vote-a-rama to troll Sen. Tom Cotton with an amendment that would: [E]stablish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to probability the purchase of...Show More Summary

Noted foreign policy expert Scott Walker says he'd strike down any deal America negotiates with Iran

Scott Walker talking about foreign policy ranks among the most terrifying things I can imagine. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Wednesday that if he’s elected president, on his first day in office he’ll reject any deal the White...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz, high-dollar lawyer, vs. Ted Cruz, rising conservative star

Ted Cruz has built his whole political persona around being the guy who never backs down, never wavers on his principles, however much opposition he may face. But in the days since he announced he was running for president, he's already had to backtrack on his claim that he was signing up for Obamacare because the law compelled him to do so. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Piece of TPP pact revealed, ND to challenge fracking rule, Bolton says bomb Iran

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Super-Fun-Pak Comix - Percival Dunwoody and more: Wikileaks releases piece of secret Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership pact expanding corporate power: The TPP Investment Chapter, published today, is dated 20 January 2015. Show More Summary

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