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This exceptional new ad from Alaska shows how Democrats everywhere should be running on Obamacare

The excellent ads supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's re-election bid keep coming, though the latest is not from Begich himself but rather Put Alaska First, a super PAC supporting him. (PAF, by the way, is chiefly funded by theShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Angus King threatens to reduce the GOP's magic number by one

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • ME-Sen: Well, well, well. After a surprisingly quiet 15 months, Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine has decided to make a stink. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert hits back at Bill O'Reilly

Last night, Stephen Colbert hit back at Bill O'Reilly for one of his attacks on Stephen Colbert for supposedly bringing down American society. BILL O'REILLY (4/7/2014): Ahh, but Mr. Colbert is a deceiver. (audience boos) I strongly believe in fighting for equality, and also believe institutional bias should be against the law. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. Hey, did that show yesterday make any sense? There's something disorienting about not actually broadcasting live that makes it difficult to tell, even though technically it makes no difference at all. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Sebelius resigns after 7.5 million ACA signups

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning and while the initial rollout of the Affordable Health Care Act was seriously flawed, there's no question that 7.5 million signups is going to be a key part of her legacy. First up, Michael Tomasky: Think of it this way. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Infrastructure investment would create a vast number of well-paying jobs

The folks at the Roosevelt Instititute have a new policy paper out, A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency: 15 Ways We Can Create Good Jobs in America Today. It's not radical, which means it could go a good deal farther than it does. Indeed, most of the ideas have been suggested before. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: 15 ways to put America back to work

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. America Can Attain Full Employment with a Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency (Next New Deal) Jeff Madrick, Director of the Bernard L. Show More Summary

Public letter from 100+ scientists and economists urges rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

April 7, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Secretary John Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear President Obama and Secretary Kerry, As scientists and economists, we are concerned about climate change and its impacts. Show More Summary

Maine's Gov. LePage vetoes Medicaid expansion for third time

Maine's Democratic legislature keeps on trying to extend Medicaid coverage to some 24,000 state residents who fall into the Medicaid gap. But they haven't yet reached a veto-proof majority, so for the third time, Republican Gov. Paul...Show More Summary

House Republicans look for poison pills to add to jobless aid

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) House Republicans are talking about bringing an unemployment insurance extension for a vote, but it definitely won't be the bipartisan Senate bill. While that was crafted to meet the demands of several Senate Republicans, it doesn't contain nearly enough poison pills to make House Republicans happy. Show More Summary

New Gulf of Mexico oil leases will help BP heal profits, but eco-group says gulf is far from healed

Having negotiated an end to a ban on any new oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico waters that it tainted with a gigantic spill in 2010, BP last month won 24 of the 31 bids it offered for new leases there. All told, a bit over $42 million. Show More Summary

Even the people that take the Club for Growth's money don't like the Club for Growth

Club for Growth folks, unpleasant? Go figure. Being a politician has to be a rotten experience nine-tenths of the time. The only thing worse than making the rounds, begging for money, is the donors' own knowledge that you, as their chosen soon-to-be-elected public official, are merely a peon to be used or discarded. Show More Summary

Another Fox News pundit pines for fake TV version of America

And then Aunt Bee got busted for cooking meth. Here's Fox News pundit Todd Starnes, waxing philosophic about simpler times. I grew up in a time when father still knew best—when Mr. Cunningham was dispensing words of wisdom to Fonzie,...Show More Summary

11 Democratic senators want a deadline on Keystone XL decision. And they want a yes, of course

Nudged along by freshman Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, 11 senators have written a letter to President Obama requesting a May 31 deadline on his decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. If approved, that pipeline would transport 830,000 barrels a day of bitumen, an especially polluting form of petroleum, to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Show More Summary

Sebelius resigning as Health Secretary

With the first enrollment period of Obamacare successfully concluded, despite its disastrous roll-out, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning. Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation this week, and on...Show More Summary

Republicans come up with a novel excuse for screwing over the unemployed

House Republicans have a new excuse for not extending emergency unemployment insurance: A blog post from the Ways and Means Committee Republicans claims that the unemployment situation has gotten better since—and because—the joblessShow More Summary

Here's why Republicans will keep voting to repeal Obamacare

It's all about motivating the base. In looking ahead to this fall’s elections, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to view a candidate’s position on the Affordable Care Act as very important to their vote. A new national survey...Show More Summary

For all of Lieberman's flaws, at least he wasn't corrupt like Andrew Cuomo

Trust? At least one US Attorney doesn't much trust Andrew Cuomo, nor should he. So NY Lieberdem Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a former prosecutor, swept into office promising to clean up rank corruption in his state's political establishment. He even set up a commission to tackle the problem. Show More Summary

Sen. Joe Manchin goes to bat for Kochs, for no real reason

Both sides do it! But the Kochs are just peachy—Sen. Joe Manchin In 2012, it was Cory Booker defending Bain Capital. Now it's West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin defending the Kochs. “People want jobs. You don’t beat up people. I mean, IShow More Summary

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