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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Liberal firebrand Alan Grayson weighs a run for Senate

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson may jump into the Senate race whether or not Marco Rubio runs for re-election Leading Off: • FL-Sen: Outspoken Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson represents a safe Orlando-area district, but it seems he has bigger things in mind. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

So... how's the weather? Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click this Link to Listen on your iTunes, Winamp or Windows Media Player Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. (HOW YOU CAN GIVE ME) FREE MONEY! Help support the show through Stitcher's revenue sharing program. Show More Summary

Defining “the True Message of Islam”: How ISIS Recruiters Use Religious Texts To Encourage and Justify Slaughter

After every Islamist bloodbath, we hear from Muslims and the Mother Jones/Daily Kos crowd that religion had no role in the slaughter. The Charlie Hebdo massacre again brought out some well-intentioned protesters who insisted on severing...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Meet the far-right's newest primary target

Rep. Renee Ellmers has gone from a tea party success story to an ideological heretic Leading Off: • NC-02: If you told me back in January of 2011 that Renee Ellmers—Renee Ellmers!—would not be crazy enough for the GOP in just four years time... Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Forget what I said about heading south. It's too late. The storm is gonna get worse. Do not go outside. Burn what you can to stay warm, and try to wait it out. I will come for you. Do you understand me? I will come for you. Hope I don't fall through a mall roof this time. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Senate plays kabuki on Keystone XL, hottest year arguments, spills

See Missys Brother's post. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Founder Considering Run For Congress

Representative Barbara Lee of California may not wind up as our woman in Havana, but when she does leave Congress, there may be a nationally known liberal waiting to run for her seat: Markos Moulitsas.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Team Cincinnatus departs Rome, returns to farm

Tom "Cincinnatus" Steyer Leading Off: • CA-Sen: Good news for California Democrats, but as Colin Campbell wryly notes, bad news for California consultants: Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, who had styled himself a reluctant savior of his party in the mold of the Roman dictator Cincinnatus, says that he won't run for Senate after all. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Thank God it's some day or another. I may not know what day it is, but I'm glad it is one. I mean, imagine if it weren't? Then you'd be sorry! There's lots to share that we should have gotten to earlier, though. So even if it turns out to be a slow news day, we can get sputtering mad about something. Show More Summary

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos] Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing] The tampon scene was pulled from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie [...]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Democratic poll spells bad news for Team Blue on Staten Island

Republican Dan Donovan Leading Off: • NY-11: Well, this is seriously bad news on several levels for Democratic hopes of winning back Mike Grimm's seat. Some unknown person just leaked a DCCC poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group,Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Welcome to the Thursday show, wherein we marvel at the fact that it's not Friday yet, and then attempt to catch up with all the stories that we haven't been able to fit into shows since the beginning of the week, only to get really,Show More Summary

Ludicrous umbrage taken at Scott Walker's "I've got a master's degree in taking on the big government special interests..."

I had to laugh at Daily Kos writer Mark E. Anderson's "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker claims to have a master's degree": Everyone is almost certainly aware by now that Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin does not have a bachelor’s degree. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The Toomey-Sestak rematch starts off tight

Pennsylvania's Republican Sen. Pat Toomey starts the 2016 cycle as a top Democratic target Leading Off: • PA-Sen: Here's how you know the 2015-16 election cycle has officially begun: The good folks at Public Policy Polling have released their first public poll of the year. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Joan McCarter will be on hand, even though the president is on his way to Boise! Now that's dedication! Also, scheduling. Thanks for agreeing to the afternoon start time, Mr. President! We'll probably talk about your speech. And theShow More Summary

Midday open thread: The State of the Union, the state of some brains and the state of real estate

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is In the minority: Daily Kos will be liveblogging President Obama's State of the Union Address at 9 ET tonight (coverage will begin at 8:45 ET). Join us. Surprising absolutely no one, it has been determined that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the most sarcastic member of the court. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Tammy Duckworth looks at unseating Mark Kirk

Democratic Rep. and prospective Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth Leading Off: • IL-Sen: Until now Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth has been pretty mum about a potential campaign against Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, though her campaign team has been keeping her name in contention. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

We're back on the "air" live today, following the MLK Day holiday. I imagine some news-type things will have happened, or will happen during the morning hours. We can handle that. Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click this Link to Listen...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Why Staten Island Democrats are afraid to talk about Garner

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, the GOP's presumptive special election nominee Leading Off: • NY-11: While Republican Dan Donovan has sounded a few uncertain notes over his failure to obtain an indictment in the Eric Garner case, it sounds like Democrats are ready to drop the issue in the special election to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is in 'encore performance' mode at 9 am ET!

In honor of the day, we at KITM World Headquarters will be non-violently not-cooperating with the broadcast of a new show. Instead, it's our January 21, 2014 show, and as usual, the more things change, the more they stay the same. What...Show More Summary

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