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It's our Friday pot luck breakfast, with contributions from Rosalyn MacGregor. And as a new feature, I thought it'd make sense to include the summary of the previous day's show, down below, so those of you still teetering on the edge...Show More Summary

North Carolina Republicans still trying to suppress the student vote

Students at Elizabeth City State University in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, protest efforts to keep them from voting last year. If you can be drafted at 18, be sent overseas to kill and die for your country, you should be able to cast a ballot. Show More Summary

Reagan-judge Posner for Supreme Court?

I'd like to see the GOP try to filibuster a Reagan-appointed, academically unimpeachable judge like Posner.

Republican Congressman Is Unaware There Is No Surgeon General To Address Ebola

One would think Republicans are aware that they blocked President Obama’s nominee for surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, due to a backlash from the National Rifle Association.  But, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says Ron Klain is “off to a bad start” in his new role as the president’s Ebola response coordinator, and that the U.S. Surgeon [...]

Hispanic man delivers absentee ballots in Arizona: Conservatives demand he be killed

LOOK OUT EVERYONE HE'S REALLY REALLY TAN This may be the stupidest conservative panic to come over the transom all year. All. Year. In the video — which was posted at Glenn Beck’s The Blaze under the headline, “Surveillance video apparently...Show More Summary

Governor's races demonstrate fading potency of Obamacare as an issue for Republicans

Who's going to take her family's health insurance away? That thing that Republicans feared so much about Obamacare has come to pass: it became law, millions have benefitted from it, and it's now too late to undo it. Sure, most Republican...Show More Summary

Look how close Democrats are to winning ... and losing

Charlie Crist, working the GOTV in Miami. I've been saying this is a 50-50 election, with base intensity the tie-breaker. These non-presidential-years are brutal for Democrats, as our core base demographics—single women, people of color, young voters—are the least likely to vote. Show More Summary

Rep. Peter King says Ebola virus has turned airborne, scolds experts for being 'wrong'

Uuuugh. "I am not a scientist," Republicans opine when confronted with the science of climate change. Oh, if only we could convince them they were not epidemiologists either. Republican Rep. Peter King thinks the doctors are wrong on...Show More Summary

GOP congressman now says 'government largesse' also to blame for suicide

GOP Rep. Don Young of Alaska isn't just standing by his assertion to Wasilla High School students that friends and family of suicide victims are to blame because they failed to provide enough support, he's also now adding "government...Show More Summary

On Friday’s Radio Show…

HotelTonight CEO and Co-Founder Sam Shank explains why humans will no longer be driving cars in 10 years All your unscreened calls on the Friday Night Free For All!

Anti-Abortion Colorado Republican Candidate Tries to Pass Himself Off As Pro-Choice

Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, just joined a growing club of GOP politicians—including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Senate hopeful Scott Brown of New Hampshire—who have grossly misrepresented their...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: climate change and violence, new jobless comp applications still under 300,000

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Did you know fun facts about Boston?: Please chip in $3 to help get out the vote for our Daily Kos-endorsed candidates. Initial unemployment compensations still under 300,000: For the week ending Oct. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: New Ebola measures, the fight against ISIS, and more

We begin with a New York Times editorial on new measures on Ebola: The new monitoring rules to be placed on travelers coming into the United States from three Ebola-affected countries in West Africa form a smart and workable response to a complex public health question. Show More Summary

Trump: Obama Should Resign Because NYC Doctor Has Ebola

The Donald has flipped out because of an Ebola case in New York. First of all, before it was confirmed that Dr. Craig Spencer had Ebola, Trump actually said that if he tests positive, President Obama should resign. No, seriously: If this doctor, who so recklessly flew into New York from West Africa,has Ebola,then Obama [...]

Larry Flynt’s Daughter On Life Support

Lisa Flynt was drunk driving, according to the Dayton Daily News, when she slammed into a tractor trailer. Flynt’s husband, Glenn, said doctors told family that Lisa Flynt likely had a seizure before the crash. Glenn Fugate said she has a history of seizures and has had four others recently. He would not comment on [...]

Elizabeth Warren Demands An Investigation Of Mortgage Companies

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on the Government Accountability Office to investigate non-bank companies that service Americans' mortgages, noting in a letter co-signed by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) that an increasing...Show More Summary

Week of leaks: Grand jury, medical examiner, and federal government leak Darren Wilson case details

When police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Ferguson, Missouri teenager Mike Brown on August 9, Brown's family and the surrounding community repeatedly begged for answers as to how and why this happened in the form of a basic police report. Show More Summary

500-Pound Man Resists Arrest by Sitting

A 500-pound man who was too large to fit in the back of a Volusia County sheriff's deputy's patrol car resisted arrest by sitting down and challenging deputies to move him, according to authorities. Howard Hendrix, 45, of Apopka, was...Show More Summary

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