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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Jacques Brel

That guy could really lay it on you, not just with his words, but with his voice too. The story behind this one is just as heavy: Brel's mistress left him because he refused to acknowledge that the child that she was pregnant with was his own. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert blasts the militarization of ... our SCHOOLS?!

The stupid. It burns. Last night, Stephen blasted programs giving military surplus like MRAPs and grenade launchers to school districts across the country. I kid you not. This one is a must see. Full video after the jump.

Reportedly Shoots And Kills Daughter, 6 Grandchildren

The man is identified as 51-year-old Don Spirit. Dead are his daughter Sarah Spirit and his six grandchildren, and Spirit, himself, who took his own life. The Gilcrist County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the shooting, which occurred in the town of Bell, Florida, on its Facebook page… A reporter for the ABC affiliate in Gainsville, Florida posted [...]

Fox Pundits Mad At Bill Maher For Telling The Truth About Their Network Being Polarizing

The talking heads on Fox's The Five went after Real Time host Bill Maher this Thursday after Maher dared to point out the fact that their network is to blame for a good deal of the polarization of the American public, and true to form,...Show More Summary

Marriott will encourage guests to tip housekeepers. Um, yay?

Here's a mixed blessing for you: Marriott International will be encouraging guests in its hotels to tip the housekeepers by leaving envelopes for that purpose in rooms. Which... on the one hand, anything that improves low levels of tipping for this group of overwhelmingly female, mostly low-paid workers is good. Show More Summary

New Jersey Candidate Drops Out Of Race Over Dropping Trou And Yelling The N Word

A New Jersey school board member who was seeking a seat on the Borough Council in the November election was arrested several years ago after using racist and homophobic slurs outside a diner, while mooning customers. 29-year-old Joseph Sorrentino, a Democrat, was challenging the incumbent mayor and council candidates, but dropped out of the race [...]

Gallup: GOP’s Favorable Rating Almost as Good as Democrats’

One of the few things Democrats had going for them this election was even though President Obama is unpopular, the voters really disliked the Republican party. Unfortunately for Democrats, the Republican brand has steadily improved since the government shutdown and is now basically on par with theirs.

A look at the Arkansas and Vermont legislatures, with interactive maps and new election data

Arkansas State Senate Today, Daily Kos Election's President-by-Legislative District project ventures to two very different states, Arkansas and Vermont. President-by-LD is our ongoing project to provide election results by legislative and congressional district for every state in the nation. Show More Summary

Islamic State Seizes Villages in Syria

Islamic State fighters encircled a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for military aid from other Kurds in the region. Show More Summary

World's best museum

If you were asked to name Chicago's single greatest cultural contribution, you would probably stifle the impulse to say the hot dog. You might say it's the city's stunning architecture. If you're of a cynical bent, you might say it's...Show More Summary

Can Democrats flip the Pennsylvania Senate? A look at the 2014 playing field, with maps and new data

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Pennsylvania State Senate While Pennsylvania has proven to be stubbornly Democratic in presidential contests, its state legislature is another story entirely. Republicans have held the State Senate since 1994; the State House has been a little more volatile, but Republicans have controlled it for most of the last 20 years. Show More Summary

Will Wallenda's Chicago walk wow the world?

Our first reaction to the news that daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to edge across a five-eighths-of-an-inch high wire over the Chicago River in November was probably the same as many Chicagoans': What? Can't this guy find a better wayShow More Summary

Five reasons I will skip Wallenda's walk

If all goes according to plan — still a big if at this early stage in the preparations — daredevil Nik Wallenda will cross the Chicago River on a high wire for an international television audience on the evening of Nov. 2. If all goes...Show More Summary

Why Congress Voting to Ban Welfare at Marijuana Stores Is Good News for Reform

The reform movement has long asked for marijuana to be treated just like alcohol and that is basically what this bill does. This is one of the first small steps by Congress towards creating federal regulations around marijuana business like those for alcohol.

Kansas Supreme Court Rules Against Kobach; Taylor Off Senate Ballot

This isn't over yet, but it's not looking good for Kobach and Republicans: Supreme Court Blocks Kobach's Power Move In Kansas Senate Race: The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor's name should...Show More Summary

Man Attempts Gun Trick From ‘Tombstone’ And Shoots Sister Dead

The Sunshine State and Texas have more in common than not, so maybe a particular love for the mythos of the Old West isn’t unexpected. Neither, in that sense, is a particular fetish for playing with guns. And either of those can be fine, in themselves. Just like everything’s fine…until some idiot shoots his sister [...]

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Democrats may be smelling blood in South Dakota's Senate race

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: • SD-Sen: There has been very little significant outside spending in this contest, but that may be starting to change. Every Voice Action is now attacking Republican Mike Rounds for allegedly being part of a corrupt scene to award EB-5 immigration cards to help his cronies. Show More Summary

A Quick Whirl Around the Fracking World: 18 Sep 2014

Worldwide. The World Resources Institute reports that “many places with water scarcity are using too much of their resources on fracking,” including Algeria, China, Egypt, India, Libya, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa and the USA. Strong...Show More Summary

Virginia voters support Medicaid expansion

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Gov. Terry McAuliffe After a tumultuous year of fighting over Medicaid expansion, Virginia lawmakers will meet again in special session Thursday to try to resolve the issue. Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the session after concluding that...Show More Summary

Clemson Probes Sex Lives of Students

Clemson University was requiring students to reveal how many times they've had sex in the past month and with how many partners, the conservative site Campus Reform reported. The South Carolina university asked students extremely personal questions about their drinking habits and sex life as part of an online Title IX training course. Show More Summary

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