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Daily Kos Elections Poll Explorer: Two straight days of volatility

22 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Simulation trend for median number of Democratic Senate seats The lesson of the last two days is, the polling gods giveth, and the polling gods taketh away. On Tuesday, Democratic odds of retaining control of the Senate peaked as high...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Why you shouldn't freak out about Quinnipiac's new polls

58 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Is Colorado Republican Bob Beauprez really up 10 points? Probably not. Leading Off: • CO-Gov, IA-Sen: Well, you can have one of two reactions to Quinnipiac's new polls of Colorado and Iowa. One is to panic and assume the sky is falling on Democrats. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

Aye, can haz independence! And if you think that's bad, wait until we put the dumb back in referendum. Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: The Daily Kos...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Dueling Senate models, continued

Current Senate prediction/forecast models Fivethirtyeight: chance of Democratic control 46.2 (was 43.7%) Upshot: 43% (was 49%) Election Lab: 49.9% (no change) HuffPost Pollster: 50% (was 53%) Daily Kos poll explorer: 59% (was 55%) Princeton...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Pat Quinn accuses Bruce Rauner of defrauding the government

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off • IL-Gov: Both major party candidates go hard negative in their new spots. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn accuses Republican foe Bruce Rauner of defrauding the government. The narrator describes Rauner's company, API, of cheating patients, taking Medicate money for itself, and leaving vulnerable citizens without the support they needed. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: NYC People's Climate March is Sunday, hottest August, solar soars

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

" 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) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

Saudis Lobbied McCain, Graham to Sell War

Daily Kos: Osama Bin Laden said he intentionally goaded America in to a war in the middle east to "bleed America to the point of bankruptcy." Well, as it turns out, ISIS and Saudi Arabia are trying to goad America into another war in the middle east and they've enlisted John McCain and Lindsey Graham to sell us that war. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: U.S. prison population rises, beach clean-up collects 12 million pounds of trash

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is The banality of barbarism: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook September 16: Saudis Lobbied John McCain & Lindsey Graham to sell War, by TeamSarah4Choice Another Out Of Control...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Pat Roberts is trailing big-time in Kansas

Pat Roberts (on right) Leading Off: • KS-Sen: PPP's new poll of the Sunflower State, their first since Democrat Chad Taylor announced he was dropping his bid for Senate, confirms that Kansas—Kansas!—has cemented its position as the most exciting state of the 2014 election cycle. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

Enjoy new Pumpkin Spice Kagro in the Morning I don't know if it's really possible to enjoy pumpkin spice anything, but we're going to give it a shot. At least it's Wednesday, which we call Joan McCarterday. Because it's the day when the show has Joan McCarter on it, obviously. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: What could go wrong for Republicans?

Current Senate prediction/forecast models Fivethirtyeight: chance of Democratic control 43.7% Upshot: 49% Election Lab: 49.9% HuffPost Pollster: 53% Daily Kos poll explorer: 55% Princeton Election Consortium (Sam Wang): 70% Chris Cillizza: So, what exactly has changed to move the Election Lab projection? Three big things: Colorado: On Aug. Show More Summary

New Daily Kos Elections interactive legislative maps for Georgia and South Carolina

Today we have interactive state legislative district maps for Georgia and South Carolina, thanks to the presidential election results by district calculated by the team at Daily Kos Elections. Each legislative chamber is mapped out and...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Pat Roberts starts his air war against Greg Orman

Leading Off: • KS-Sen: Republican Sen. Pat Roberts launches the first of what will be many ads tying independent Greg Orman to national Democrats. The narrator cites Orman's donations to Democrats, and his opposition to repealing Obamacare. Show More Summary

Next phase for net neutrality: Demand public hearings on FCC plans

The Daily Kos community absolutely rocked the Federal Communication Commission's public comment period on its proposed net neutrality rules. We took just under 1 million online, individual actions—a combined 988,888 actions—in support...Show More Summary

Daily Kos endorses Wisconsin candidates: Let's beat Scott Walker multiple times

Martha Laning, one of our four state Senate endorsements in Wisconsin. Republicans are America's minority party, representing a minority of its people. That's why they are doing everything possible to limit access to voting. And Republicans...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Limbaugh thinks 'no' means 'yes,' black ministers push climate justice

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The guide to e-holes: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook September 15: Davis, California Tells Its Police Chief To Get Rid Of His Tank, by Dartagnan Gentlemanly Mark Sanford...Show More Summary

The Grass is Never Greener on the Otherside

yesterdayOdd : Thought Catalog

As I lay on a beach on the island of Ko Lipe, my Kiwi friend Paul turned to me and asked, “Backgammon?” “Of course,” I said. This was a daily occurrence during our month long stay.

Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: All eyes (at once, apparently) focus on Shaheen v. Brown

Apparently, last week everyone in New Hampshire was polled about Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D). The caption to the photo above of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, of course, is meant to be snarky. But it isn't terribly far displaced from reality. Apparently, as we learned on Monday, no less than four pollsters were in the field in smallish New Hampshire... Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: America's worst pollster emerges from its spider-hole

Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia Leading Off: • FL-26: At long last, McLaughlin & Associates has come out of hiding after their epic Eric Cantor debacle sent them scurrying for the deepest, dankest spider-hole in North America. Amazingly,Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! I had no particular reason to do that. The picture was just there. And I didn't report the stories we'll be talking about today, either. They were just there. And if you turn on our "radio" live stream atShow More Summary

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