Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Politics / US Politics / Liberal / Popular

Alabama Fugitive Taunts Cops on Facebook

A wanted man in Autauga County, Alabama, taunted police on his Facebook page. Marc "Cornbread" Tarantino, 24, wrote after skipping his sentencing on burglary charges, "Tauga county mounty hope u wearin them nikes 2day!!!;) cuz y'allShow More Summary

Christie Policy Results In Woman Quarantined Who Doesn’t Have Ebola

The woman, who arrived from West Africa at Newark International Airport, tested negative for Ebola. Nevertheless, she is in isolation at Newark’s University Hospital. Governor Chris Christie and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced late in the day on Friday that any medical personnel who had been treating Ebola patients in West Africa would be subject to [...]

Costco Will Close On Thanksgiving So Employees Can Be With Their Families

Geez, Walmart. What's your excuse? If Costco can absorb the hit for letting all its employees have Thanksgiving Day off to be with their families, why can't you? And why can't the other retailers who feed the insanity we call Black Friday?...Show More Summary

New York Mayor, Governor, In Public Rift On Ebola

After a joint Thursday News conference with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, the governor changed his tune as he sat next to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in a Friday news conference. Less than 19 hours later, Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, joined the Republican governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, and struck [...]

Fox News: Young women shouldn't vote or be on juries because 'They don't get it'

Yeah, so this happened, in a Fox News (of course) discussion of how married women tend to vote Republican and single women tend to vote Democratic: "It's the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don't get it! "They’re...Show More Summary

Sneak Peek At A GOP Senate - It Isn't Pretty

Lee Fang did a little research to see what would happen if Republicans took hold of the Senate, specifically with regard to issues around climate change. His report is pretty eye-popping. Here's a taste: – Environment and Public Works Committee: Sen. Show More Summary

Man Fatally Guns Down 13-Year-Old Boy For Laughing At Him

A 13-year-old boy was shot nine times by a Gary, Indiana, man after he felt the boy was laughing at him. Koby Jone was killed by a neighbor who was upset after his house was burglarized, then became enraged when the teen laughed at him, according to police. Kobe Jones died of multiple gunshot wounds near [...]

First U.S. Service Member Dies In Iraq Fighting ISIS

The Pentagon has announced the first death in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. Marine Lance Cpl. Sean Neal, a 19-year-old from California, died in Baghdad on Thursday in what a Pentagon statement described as a noncombat incident. Further details about how Neal died were not immediately available. Earlier this month, a Marine was deemed [...]

Open thread: Nuns, seniors and PTSD

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... The battle for the senior vote, by Jeff Singer When will the American people finally get fed up with the media-hyped right wing fearmongering, by Laurence Lewis It's time for Myth McConnell to go, by...Show More Summary

Fox Pundits Use Latest Zombie Lie To Attack President Obama Over Ottawa Shooting

All that's old is new again over in Fox-land. From this Saturday's Cavuto on Business, Neil Cavuto and his guests Ben Stein, Sandra Smith and Geri Willis all took turns reading from Uncle Rupert's latest set of talking points, pretending that President Obama did not call the shooting in Ottawa an act of terrorism. Show More Summary

New Twin Peaks Series! 3 Bands That Belong On The Soundtrack

You may have heard: THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW TWIN PEAKS SERIES!!!  When I first heard the big news, my mind instantly turned to the soundtrack. Show More Summary

Open Carry March in St. Louis Didn’t Go Down Well, Met With Awesome Counter Protesters

An Open Carry group marched today in St. Louis, with the full intention of being being given a citation in order to take their case to court, thus ridding the state of any implementation of gun sense laws. The group takes issue with a bill which they feel (but they aren’t sure) suggests that carrying [...]

Record Number Of Americans Renouncing Citizenship

The motivation appears to be avoiding taxes. There are 776 names on the Treasury Department list published Friday for the third quarter of 2014. That’s the third highest quarterly figure ever, according to Andrew Mitchel, an international tax lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tracks the data. The total number of published renouncers so far in [...]

Texas Threatens Woman with Jail for Seeking Voter ID

An Austin, Texas woman told MSNBC she was threatened with jail time for having an out-of-state driver's license when she went to apply for a voter identification card so she could vote under the state's controversial ID law. She said she was so intimidated she left without getting the ID she needed -- and which she'd been trying to get for a year. Show More Summary

America's Dumbest Congressman says gays getting massages in the Army will lead to terrorism

His brain comes with front and rear crumple zones. We have not named Louie Gohmert America's Dumbest Congressman over nothing. He works hard at that title. Rep. Louie Gohmert was an in-studio guest on the "Point Of View" radio program...Show More Summary

Stupid Parent Tricks, Southern States Edition

Via Reddit, the story of what happens when conservative parents discover they didn't raise a robot. Just a quick background to set the scene.. I'm a male in my early 20s. I live at home with my parents and commute to school. I'm currently unemployed (very hard to find work in my area). Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Robert Mutch, Buying The Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform

Using money to influence—ie. purchase—elections began when Thug gave Ugg a big, sharp rock in return for his vote for cave leader. It’s an ugly scene – and it has never stopped. But with the advent of formalized democracy, purchasing a vote has gone through a psychological shift. Show More Summary

Nancy Reagan’s Astrologer Dies

Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped Nancy Reagan plan her husband’s schedule, has died at her San Francisco home at the age of 87. Donald T. Regan, Reagan’s former Chief of Staff, claimed in his memoir that Mrs. Reagan kept Quigley on a $3,000 per month retainer. He said Quigley consulted with Mrs. Reagan up [...]

Spotlight on green news & views: Climate talks, Politico amplifies BP's lies, livestock antibiotics

Co-chairs Artur Runge-Metzger and Kishan Kumarsingh during Day 4 at the Bonn climate talks. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC