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Trump to turn American military into world's greatest protection racket

Hey. Nice world you got there. Be a shame if, oh, someone was to break it. Donald Trump seems to have a bit of a problem with the word “ally.” Also with an idea called “strategy.” And he has very little use for that thing called “peace.” While...Show More Summary

Former KKK leader David Duke announces Senate run in Louisiana

Just a week ago, ex-KKK leader David Duke flirted with challenging House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, but Duke’s now set his eyes on a bigger prize. On Friday, the final day of candidate qualifying, Duke announced that he would run for...Show More Summary

New Search Engine Re-Imagines Your Face

A new personalized image search engine called Dreambit lets a person imagine how they would look a with different a hairstyle or color, or in a different time period, age, country or anything else that can be queried in an image search engine. Show More Summary

South Korea Town Becomes Pokemon Go Haven

A glitch in Google Maps has turned the small fishing town of Sokcho, South Korea, into a Pokemon Go tourist haven. Because of Cold War era laws preventing North Korea from obtaining maps of the country, the use of Google Maps is restricted in South Korea. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: This House Republican sure has a funny way of showing his 'bipartisanship'

Leading Off: ? NY-24: Freshman Rep. John Katko, one of this cycle's most vulnerable House Republicans, has released his first TV ad of the race—and it contains a bit of a doozy. Katko employs the now-standard "narrating while driving around the district" technique, mostly offering platitudes and a mention of his prior career as a prosecutor. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Admits He's Saving SCOTUS Nomination For Trump

So now it's official. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has admitted that he is holding the Supreme Court nomination for President Trump. Transcript via PoliticusUSA: We put Obamacare repeal on the President’s desk. He vetoed it. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

Hey, how about that Republican convention, eh? Don’t ask me. I was out with my kids playing Pokemon Go. I do the show for the same reason you listen to it: to figure out what happened last night. Listen LIVE right here at 9:00 AM ET! Who...Show More Summary

Republican National Convention open thread # 1

The Republican National Convention is off to a bang-up start, with a floor fight at the outset that might be almost as embarrassing for the Republican Party as actually having Donald Trump as their nominee. What a start. The anti-Trumpists were attempting to force a roll call vote of all 2,472 delegates to formally start the convention. Show More Summary

Chaos on RNC Floor; Anti-Trump Forces Denied Vote

Anti-Trump delegates trying to cause the GOP nominee embarrassment on the floor of the convention in Cleveland lost in what may have been their last best chance make a symbolic stand against Donald Trump. Trump foes said they had the signatures of a majority of the delegates from nine delegations to force a roll call vote on the convention's rules. Show More Summary

Coup F-16 Had Lock on Erdogan's Plane

At the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights. The Turkish leader was returning to Istanbul from a holiday near the coastal resort...Show More Summary

Live Cam: Bears Fish for Salmon in Alaska

With HD cameras set up around Alaska's Katmai National Park, you can now watch hundreds of bears in action, catching salmon upstream and raising their young. One camera is at Brooks Falls, where the National Park Service says you can...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Delegates—and Two GOPs

Before leaving for the Republican National Convention, I thought I’d try to meet some of the delegates from around my way. The two I ended up sitting down with on Friday morning, both elected from Illinois’s ninth congressional district,...Show More Summary

C&L's Music Club Remembers Alan Vega

There's few people who deserve to be considered an Elvis from outerspace. And of those few Suicide's Alan Vega is the only really deserving of the title. As a disaffected artistic outsider him along with partner Martin, Alan Vega and their band Suicide never fit in with the punk rock that was going on around them in the NYC of the mid 70's. Show More Summary

Tough Hillary Ad Calls Trump a Bad Role Model for Kids

[M]ultiple anti-Trump TV ads in this cycle have featured [Donald] Trump in his own words, framed to demonstrate how those words sound as heard through the ears of various, specific audiences. First women, then the disabled, and now children.... Show More Summary

Georgia GOP congressional candidate runs another ad accusing primary foe of wanting to murder cops

Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District may be safely Republican, but the July 26 GOP primary runoff to succeed retiring Rep. Lynn Westmoreland is anything but boring. A few months ago, state Sen. Mike Crane, a vocal opponent of no-knock...Show More Summary

How quickly can police ruin an innocent black man's life? Watch this

Meet Patrick Mumford, a 24-year-old Georgia man who was violently and wrongfully arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police in Georgia. The police body cam video below is a prime example of how black men (and women) across this country are mistreated in police interactions. Show More Summary

Company Sends Green Tea to Orange Man

An Indian company on Thursday said it had sent 6,000 green tea bags to Donald Trump, believing they would help him to become "smarter" and cleanse his soul. It's four years supply if drunk four times a day. Te-a-Me Teas executive director Sumit Shah said, "We firmly believe green tea can do a lot of good to people. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Evan Bayh shows some rust on his first day in the Indiana Senate race

Leading Off: ? IN-Sen: On Wednesday, two days after CNN reported that he'd launch a surprise comeback bid for the Senate, former Sen. Evan Bayh finally kicked off his campaign to reclaim his old seat. CNN updated its original story to...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

Hi! Are you at Netroots Nation? Well, what are you rubbing it in for? You know I’m not! But if I was, I’d be sitting there on Radio Row—or possibly some other row—getting ready to share all the best stories of the day. As soon as Greg came by to tell me what they were, that is. Anyway, hope you enjoy St. Show More Summary

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