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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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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'

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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!

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Harry Reid: Mitch McConnell is 'the poster boy for Republicans’ spinelessness' on denouncing Trump

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Outgoing Minority Leader Harry Reid continued his "Reid Unplugged" tour Monday from the Senate floor, tying Mitch McConnell's complete failure to denounce Donald Trump's racist rants against a federal judge to the candidate's rise and ultimate success among GOP voters. Show More Summary

John Oliver Forgives $15 Million in Consumer Debt

As part of a scathing takedown of the debt-purchasing industry, late night comedian John Oliver forgave nearly $15 million of medical debt with a tap of a giant red button on Sunday night. Oliver called the giveaway the "largest one-time...Show More Summary

New Clinton ad blasts Trump with this own racist words on 'Mexican' judges

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

All Hillary Clinton has to do now is get Donald Trump's blather out there. Her latest ad does nothing more than recount his own words, followed by the reactions of those in his own party.  It kicks off with Jake Tapper posing this question...Show More Summary

Parrot of Dead Man: 'Don't F------ Shoot!'

Martin Duram, 45, was shot five times and died in his Michigan home in May 2015. His pet African grey parrot named Bud witnessed the shooting and appears to relive the crime daily. Mimicking his owner's voice he screams: "Don't f---ing...Show More Summary

Trump Supporters Pepper Sprayed Protesters

Last week, photographer Jimi Giannatti attended a Trump rally in San Diego, where protestors converged to denounce in particular the candidate's deeply racist anti-Mexican stance. Trump's supporters were ready for them, and armed with pepper spray. Show More Summary

Father of Murdered Teen Attacks Killer in Court

The father of a woman murdered by a serial killer attacked the man during a sentencing hearing Thursday afternoon. Michael Madison was convicted last month of killing three women, including 18-year-old Shirellda Terry. After Madison was sentenced to death, Terry's father, Van, was given the opportunity to speak to those gathered in the courtroom. Show More Summary

Boy Calls 911 to Report Dad Ran a Red Light

A six-year-old boy called 911 in Quincy, Massachusetts, to report that his dad had just run a red light. "My daddy went past a red light," Robbie Richardson told the dispatcher. "It was in the brand new car -- my mommy's car. We hadShow More Summary

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