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Air Force Major Arrested for Threatening to Kill Muslims

A major in the Air Force reserve has been arrested for allegedly leaving open packages of bacon at a North Carolina mosque, following members as they left the mosque and then returning later with a gun and making death threats. Russell...Show More Summary

'The Voice' Contestant Shot Dead at Concert

Singer Christina Grimmie, who had competed on The Voice, has died of her wounds after being shot in Florida. A man opened fire when she was signing autographs after a concert at Plaza Live in Orlando Friday night. The assailant, who was tackled by Grimmie's brother, then shot and killed himself. Show More Summary

Open Thread - Remember 1970's Television?

On this week's Maya and Marty, guest Tina Fey joined Maya Rudolph for a trip down memory lane, singing "numbers" from 1970's variety shows. If you've missed it, Maya and Marty is a return to the weekly variety show. "Marty" is Martin Short. In this bit they remember Carol Burnett, Donny and Marie, Sonny and Cher, and...Charo? Open thread below....

Reporter in Philly Attacked on Live TV

A local TV reporter from Telemundo in Philadelphia was punched during a live broadcast outside City Hall. Iris Delgado was wrapping up a report on a soda tax when a woman tapped her on the shoulder, said "excuse me, excuse me" and then smacked her in the back of the head and face. Show More Summary

New anti-Trump ad shows Trump at his worst: Have his supporters no sense of decency left?

For those who may have missed it, the new Priorities USA ad against Republican presidential nominee and dedicated lifelong cretin, Donald Trump, pulls no punches. It uses footage of Trump mocking the gestures of a disabled reporter on...Show More Summary

Maya & Marty: A Courageous Throwback

The variety show is not dead, and neither is its audience, but thanks for the funeral bouquets, they were touching. The genre may have peaked in its purest form in the ‘60s and ‘70s, with the likes of The Carol Burnett Show, Sonny and Cher, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and Donny and Marie, but iterations have been airing ever since. Show More Summary

Follow That Hamilton!

If everything goes according to plan, the culmination of Alexander Hamilton—the man, the myth, the musical juggernaut—will take place on the twelfth day of June in this the year of our Lord two thousand and sixteen at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Show More Summary

Obama Slow-Jams the News

Before leaving the White House in seven months, President Barack Obama took a few minutes with late-night host Jimmy Fallon to "slow-jam the news" and go through the accomplishments of his last seven and a half years in office. He also reserved a special burn for the presumptive Republican nominee seeking to replace him. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: If Little Tark wins, then Democrats did something very good in a previous life

Leading Off: ? NV-03: God can't love us this much, can she? In the latest sign that state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson is worried about whether he can defeat wealthy perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian in Tuesday's GOP primary, he's running a new ad directly attacking Little Tark. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Sometimes we need look to the past to appreciate how far we've come. The Zoo takes us in the way-back machine to June 4, 1968. Americablog doesn't care if FDR was a homophobe. US Department of the Interior welcomes us to Gay Pride Month...Show More Summary

Obama Endorses Hillary

President Barack Obama is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. A video on her campaign site HillaryClinton.Com announced his support. "I want to congratulate Hillary Clinton on making history as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president of the United States.... Show More Summary

Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president: 'I'm with her'

President Barack Obama just endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, in a video released on Thursday afternoon: x YouTube Video Obama on Clinton: “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office. … I’m fired up...Show More Summary

Fat Shamer Renee Ellmers Lost Because Rape Is No Excuse For Abortion?

First, she called another woman fat. On video. A fellow politician. The victim of her fat shaming was former Harnett County Republican chair Maggie Sandrock. She approached her on election day and actually said, I kid you not: You “gained some weight. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

Hey, did you hear that there was some news in the primaries? We’ll try again to get David Nir to join us for today’s show, so that we can tell you about election news other than the Hillary Clinton thing. Because that happened, too! Listen...Show More Summary

Son of Ronald Reagan 'absolutely insulted' by comparisons between his father and Trump

Michael Reagan, the son of GOP icon and former President Ronald Reagan, said Tuesday that the "whole Reagan family" is insulted by comparisons between his father and Donald Trump. "My father wouldn't have voted for Donald Trump today," he said of the notion that Republicans must back the presumptive GOP nominee. Show More Summary

Trump laid his Midas touch on exactly one candidate—Renee Ellmers—who promptly lost her primary

GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina was the chosen one. She was the first Congressional representative to endorse Donald Trump, and he returned the favor several days before her Tuesday primary against two other candidates. Ellmers,...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton on making history, open thread

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here’s Hillary Clinton’s speaking on becoming the Democratic nominee for president—the first woman to secure the nomination of a major party. Talk about it. Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 · 2:34:46 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter x "Let there be no mistake: Sen. Show More Summary

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's first ad pretends he never served in the Senate

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In 2010, Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson portrayed his successful Senate campaign against Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold as a battle between a business outsider and a longtime politician. Johnson’s hoping to recapture that magic in his rematch with Feingold even though, you know, Johnson’s now served almost six years in the Senate. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Arctic greening not a good thing; low-income assistance doesn't make people lazy

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Radical cleric vs. Trump: • Greening of the Arctic tundra ain’t a good thing: The region is showing the fastest warming in the northern hemisphere. Grassy tundra is changing to shrubland, product of a...Show More Summary

Graham Calls on Republicans to De-Endorse Trump

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wants fellow Republicans who have endorsed Donald Trump to take it back in the wake of his repeated claims that Judge Gonzalo Curiel's heritage make him unfit to preside over lawsuits against him. "This is the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy," Graham told the New York Times. Show More Summary

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