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Morning Digest: Despite GOP gerrymanders, 2014 shows how Michigan Democrats could make gains in 2018

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. LeadingShow More Summary

Spicer fades into background, as Steve Bannon delivers the perfect parting gift: 'Sean got fatter'

Sean Spicer is about to enjoy a privilege that so many American workers know well. He gets to train his replacement. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will step back from giving reporters the daily press briefing and is searching...Show More Summary

Democrats in hour five of Trumpcare talk-a-thon with message to GOP: 'You're breaking the Senate'

Senate Democrats are moving into hour five of their talk-a-thon against Trumpcare and against the deeply undemocratic process Mitch McConnell is following to ram it through. From the Senate floor, on Facebook, and on Twitter with the...Show More Summary

Senate Democrats hold the floor to oppose Trumpcare, McConnell wants vote next week

Campaign Action As Senate Democrats took to the floor Monday evening to talk about how Republicans are attempting to jam through massive legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act and "replacing" it with a bill that would take health...Show More Summary

Republican contractor leaked data on nearly 200 million American voters

While the nation has been fretting over what a hostile actor could do, given access to the voter information of a large chunk of the United States population, a Republican contractor has saved us the worry and just given it to them. Political...Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway says Trump's tweet admitting he's under personal investigation was 'irony'

In yet another example that  Alanis Morissette isn’t the only one who doesn’t know what “irony” means, heeeeerrrrre’s Kellyanne! Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday said President Donald Trump was being ironic in a tweet that appeared to confirm he was under federal investigation. Show More Summary

The narcissist who cried wolf

We teach our children not to lie, because the likelihood that they will not be believed when they’re actually being truthful increases exponentially with each lie they tell. We proclaim that honesty is a virtue and expect our elected officials to tell us “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” whenever they speak on the public record. Show More Summary

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Things are really starting to heat up on the “health care” front, even though there aren’t any plans to help anyone get health care involved. But now that attention is focusing on this terrible bill, I suppose we should expect Trump to tweet something idiotic. On the other hand, duh. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Special election in Georgia, Trump team's spin, media blackout and more

We begin today’s roundup with analysis of today’s special election in Georgia from Patricia Murphy at The Daily Beast: Democratic activists have worked tirelessly to make the race a referendum on Trump, who won the solidly Republican district by just a single point in November. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the July edition of Harper's Index

Here are some excerpts from the latest edition of the Harper’s Index: Amount of Vietnam War–era loan repayments that the United States is demanding from Cambodia:  $506,400,000 Estimated number of Cambodian civilians killed by U.S. bombs...Show More Summary

John Oliver picks a fight with the coal industry

A certain moment from last year’s presidential election is usually singled out by Trump supporters and out-of-touch elite media columnists who love to write long dissertations about how the Democratic party is out-of-touch with the white working class. Show More Summary

Republican congressman calls the resistance 'pathetic,' tells supporters the movement has died

Republican members of Congress think they can take health care away from tens of millions of people and remove pre-existing condition protections from more than 100 million Americans, all done with no debate, no review of the bill, and no input from the health care industry or advocates because they believe they will not suffer any consequences. Show More Summary

Border Patrol detains two dairy workers driving home from immigrant rights march

Border Patrol agents detained   Yesenia Hernández and Esau Peche,  two Vermont immigrants who were leaving a 13-mile Migrant Justice march demanding better working conditions for dairy workers: Both Hernandez and Peche are actively involved with Migrant Justice, a group that advocates for undocumented farm workers in the state. Show More Summary

Just another reminder that Vice President Mike Pence is also a complete nutcase

As Vice President Mike Pence inches closer to the presidency due to, you know, all that stuff his boss keeps doing, here is your periodic reminder, stolen from his Father’s Day rant way back in the Bush era, that Mike Pence is also a...Show More Summary

ICE agents continue to stalk immigrants at courthouses—this time, at a human trafficking court

Despite the fact that the chief justices of the California Supreme Court, the Connecticut Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court (so far) have taken the extraordinary step of condemning ICE’sShow More Summary

Democrats flying blind in opposing Trumpcare while the traditional media yawns

The longer Mitch McConnell can keep his Trumpcare bill a black hole, the less opportunity the opposition—from House maniacs to fellow Republican senators to myriad advocacy groups against it—has to turn the public against its provisions. Show More Summary

Spicer's no-audio briefings totally 'useless' as White House full on stonewalls the press

White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave a telling off-camera, no-audio briefing Monday that was remarkable for, well, how entirely useless it was, as CNN's Jim Acosta put it. In fact, Acosta said of Spicey Monday that he's gotten...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Waking up from a coma, a Watergate reunion and RIP Flounder

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is The honest cabinet: What you missed on Sunday Kos … The state of my dangerous liberal rhetoric will remain strong and loud, by   Frank Vyan Walton Call out bad reporting, but ultimately act to stop the...Show More Summary

Hatch admits Trumpcare is too toxic to be seen by the public

Campaign Action Remember that senior aide in Senate Republican leadership? The one who said that Republicans weren't going to let the public see Trumpcare because "We aren't stupid"? We have a variation of that now from Sen. Orrin Hatch...Show More Summary

Democrats ready to fight Trumpcare, grind the Senate down to a halt

Starting Monday when the Senate comes back into session, Democrats will use all the parliamentary tools they've got to grind Senate business to a halt over Trumpcare. And not a moment too soon. "If Republicans won’t relent and debate...Show More Summary

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