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Obamacare customers are smart shoppers

The concerted outreach effort to inform Obamacare enrollees that it would be worth their time to shop around for insurance rather than just automatically re-enroll paid off, with a significant chunk of those consumers doing just that...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Peter King on the potential DHS shutdown: 'People think we're crazy'

GOP Rep. Peter King of New York It's not just Senate Republicans anymore. Some GOP House members are warning that shutting down Homeland Security over Obama's 2014 immigration actions is not the work of sane people. From the New York Times: “We can’t allow D.H.S. Show More Summary

Victory for the internet in the FCC!

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler with Democratic commissioners Mignon Clyburn (L) and Jessica Rosenworcel at the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. The Federal Communications Commission has just voted to save the internet in two party-line votes, 3-2. Show More Summary

Rahm is TOO progressive, because he barely won that one (white) ward

Winning one of the richest neighborhoods—barely!—doesn't make him a progressive. Under fire for his record of kow-towing to the richest while hurting the poor and the brown in Chicago, embattled Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign is defending...Show More Summary

Burwell: A Supreme Court ruling against Obamacare will hurt millions of poor

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell Back in December, House Republicans wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, demanding to know how the Obama administration was going to bail out Republicans if the Supreme Court grants their wish and guts Obamacare in King v. Show More Summary

49 percent of Republicans do not believe in evolution

It's all a conspiracy by the powerful natural history museum lobby. There's a new Public Policy Polling poll out identifying Scott Walker as the top Republican pick among their presidential maybe-candidates. But some of the other poll results among self-identified Republicans are doozies. Show More Summary

Reince Preibus' big coup—keeping GOP candidates from having to answer too many tough questions

The biggest accomplishment of RNC chair Reince Priebus has come to light and—surprise!—it's not outreach to new demographics like minorities, single women, and young people. Drumroll please … He told radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday night...Show More Summary

Cartoon: The first scientist

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Boehner refusing to take Homeland Security shutdown off the table

How long will John Boehner keep Homeland Security hanging to protect his own hide? Funding for the Department of Homeland Security needs to be passed by Friday, and despite movement in the Senate, shutdown remains very much on the table. Show More Summary

Net neutrality will mean a UN takeover of the internet and other Republican myths

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, not a UN stooge. The Federal Communications Commission meets Thursday morning to vote on net neutrality, and will almost certainly vote to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

No shortage of interesting material today. O'Reillyologists keeps turning up new dirt. Think pieces are being thunk. DHS procedural maneuvering is reaching a fever pitch. And muck is generally being raked everywhere one turns. Listen...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Ted Strickland aims for a comeback at Rob Portman's expense

Newly-minted Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland Leading Off: • OH-Sen: It's really happening. On Wednesday, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Rob Portman in a race Democrats badly want to win. As we've noted previously, Strickland is a big get for Team Blue. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I learned from Republicans in February Fill your heads with the facts, kiddie poolers: Rape can be a "beautiful" thing Gays are just mean old Nazis. State courts trump federal courts. Boco Haram and Boca Raton are interchangeable. President Obama is not the anti-Christ. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Netenyahu, DHS and how not to govern

NY Times: Susan E. Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Tuesday over his plans to address a joint meeting of Congress next week, saying his actions had hurt his nation’s relationship with the United States. Mr. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: The FBI on Fred Phelps

The 'church' is perhaps best known for its strong opinions on parking. Fred Phelps' FBI files have been released: Fred Phelps, founder of he staunchly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, had a long and contentious relationship with the...Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Bank profits fall, no back-up for Burwell v. King, NY tipped minimum wage

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Annual Bank Profit Falls for First Time in Five Years (WSJ) Victoria McGraneShow More Summary

NFL players union speaks out against Wisconsin anti-union bill

Wisconsin Republicans have started moving another anti-union bill toward Gov. Scott Walker's desk. Nothing seems likely to deter them, but for what it's worth, the union representing the state's highest-profile union members has come out in opposition. Show More Summary

Texas legislature celebrates ban on gay marriage with traditional bigotry cake

Mmmmm...mmmm. Nothing like a big ol' slice of bigotry. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick led the celebration as Texas lawmakers rallied against equality: "We need you as an army behind us to stand for life, to stand for marriage, to stand just...Show More Summary

Investigation finds Chicago police has off-the-record interrogation site led by GITMO torturer

The loop has been fully closed on the militarization of American police. In an amazing multi-part investigative series for The Guardian, Spencer Ackerman has started to reveal his shocking findings piece by piece—starting with the revelation...Show More Summary

Rep. Tim Huelskamp resurrects the Obama-indoctrinated-in-foreigner-grade-school theory

I do enjoy how every last Republican seems to think that now is the perfect time to pipe up with their own batshit insane theories about why Barack Obama iz not gud American. You may have thought we had dispensed with most of these theories years ago, but no. Show More Summary

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