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Open thread for night owls: Rick Perry humiliates himself yet again  

Following his embarrassingly ignorant performance on CNBC, newly installed Energy Secretary Rick Perry closed off his week somehow managing to look even worse. The venue was a hearing before the United States Senate; the event was Senator Al Franken, former comedian turned political force, reducing the Republican ex-governor of no remaining discernible talents to an angry puddle by introducing him to scientific conclusions Rick Perry steadfastly insists are not real. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) in

2017-06-26 01:02:39
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Republicans settle on public strategy to sell their healthcare repeal bill: Lie, lie, and lie.  

Both Senate Republicans and the Trump "administration" have quickly settled on how they'll be selling the Senate's gargantuan $800 billion cut to Medicaid and subsequent loss of coverage for millions of Americans. See if you can spot it. "These are not cuts to Medicaid, George," Kellyanne Conway told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. Oh, well that's a relief. Meanwhile, health secretary Tom Price continues to make a name for himself as the Kellyanne Conway of the cabinet: xHHS Secr...

2017-06-25 19:42:54
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Right-wing 'news' sites distract from nightmare Trumpcare with scary fairy tales of freedom lost  

Do you know people who like to watch horror movies? It's puzzling why people want to have the bejeezus scared out of them, but to each his own. When it comes to politics, however, fear is a useful thing. In fact, there's no better way to divert the attention of people away from, for example, the fact that you're about to take health coverage from their family than by telling them a scary story that preys on their pre-existing fears. That's the Trump campaign and presidency in a nutshell....

2017-06-25 19:30:52
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Few Republican voices seem to consider Trump campaign collusion with Russia unthinkable  

This is an odd segment of Fox News coverage, or at least it would be if it hadn't been preceded in recent months by iterations of the same notion. Even if we find out that the Republican presidential campaign of 2016 did indeed actively collude with Russian intelligence operations against their opponents, asks the perpetually dignified-ish conservative Fox anchor Brit Hume, is that really a crime? "But what crime? Can anybody identify the crime? Collusion, while it would be obviously alarming

2017-06-25 16:37:56
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Trump 'struggling to stay calm' as Russia investigation continues  

So are we as a nation still just going to not talk about how freaking nuts this is. President Trump has a new morning ritual. Around 6:30 a.m. on many days — before all the network news shows have come on the air — he gets on the phone with a member of his outside legal team to chew over all things Russia. Trump now has a dedicated morning phone call for the Russia investigation. It's like the presidential daily intelligence briefing—but for what people have been saying about him and...

2017-06-25 16:18:17
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Hot enough for you? It's likely to get worse. Much worse.  

Individual daily heat records are being matched and shattered across the country and around the world. And new research predicts that by the year 2100, climate change means that such heat could expose three-fourths of the world's population to deadly temperatures. Temperatures in the Southwest are climbing to more than 120 degrees—it was so hot in Phoenix last week that some planes weren't able to take off or land. Now, weather is not climate, and one day's soaring heat is just th...

2017-06-25 12:51:39
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Step, tap, stomp: The power of dance rhythms  

There are times when we are overwhelmed by a world which seems to be knocking us down and crushing us under the weight of hate and social inequities. Many of us turn to music and song to lift those blues and inspire us to get back up, persevere, and move forward, yet again. A similar and related method used by many of us is the sheer physical expression of dance, which is both powerful and empowering. Dance is the language of the body. It communicates for us and connects us, across cultures. ...

2017-06-25 11:51:55
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The Democratic Party does not need a civil war, now or later  

As a Bernie Sanders delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, I supported the policies he articulated then—and still support them today. My goal in attending was to fight as hard as possible to ensure that we would get a more progressive platform. I have written both at Daily Kos and at my site about the strengths and flaws of each candidate as I saw them, and Bernie Sanders backers and Hillary Clinton supporters paid for my trip to the convention in almost equ...

2017-06-25 10:35:30
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Message to Sen. Portman: 220,000 Ohioans with substance abuse coverage will lose it if ACA repealed  

Last week, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was in Cincinnati for a press conference about the heroin crisis in Ohio.  Portman said this about recent deaths due to Fentanyl-spiked drugs:  You're playing Russian roulette with your life every time you use a  street drug, because you don't know what's in it Meanwhile, behind closed doors in the Senate, a small group of Republicans worked with industry lobbyists to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that currently covers 2.8 million pe...

2017-06-25 05:41:22
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Donald Trump lost just one seat in West Virginia's entire state legislature  

Daily Kos Elections' project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation hits the halfway point with West Virginia, the 25th state we've done. You can find our master list of states here, which we'll be updating as we add new data sets; you can also find all of our calculations from 2016 and past cycles here.​ Democrats won control of the state legislature in the 1930s, and they held both chambers even as West Virginia began favoring GOP pre...

2017-06-25 05:07:05
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The consequences of voting against your best interests  

When I was in high school, my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, was much smaller. Less than a mile from East Towne Mall, on the other side of Interstate 90/94, were acres upon acres of cornfields. Between my junior and senior year I took a job working in one of those cornfields, detasseling corn. Detasseling, which consisted of pulling the pollen-producing flowers from the tops of the plants and throwing them on the ground to cross-breed different varieties of corn, was a rite of passage fo...

2017-06-25 03:55:02
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Open thread for night owls: Sen. Warren blasts 'blood money' cuts in Republican healthcare bill  

x YouTube Video • What's coming up on Sunday Kos … A final ode to Cliff Huxtable: Burying the past in order to deal with the present, by Kelly Macias Right-wing 'news' sites distract from nightmare Trumpcare with scary fairy tales of freedom lost, by Ian Reifowitz The Democratic Party does not need a civil war, now or later, by Egberto Willies Hot enough for you? It's likely to get worse. Much worse, by Sher Watts Spooner Senator Portman: 220,000 Ohi...

2017-06-25 03:05:01
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A final ode to Cliff Huxtable: Burying the past in order to deal with the present  

It's devastating trying to say goodbye to a part of yourself that you've carried with you for almost as many years as you've been alive. There are various stages that you go through as you work to cleave that part of your identity—anger, grief, denial. It can feel like the equivalent of a death. This was my experience in 2015 when I buried my relationship with a man that I never really knew but deeply admired: Dr. Cliff Huxtable. Though he was almost like a father figure to me, I re...

2017-06-25 01:30:27
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The Great Leap Backwards  

If you'd asked me a year ago, I would have assumed that right now we'd be arguing fiercely over how quickly we were moving the national minimum wage to $15. That we would be looking at just how to implement a carbon tax as part of a tough package of reforms to address climate change. That we're be talking about serious reform of the criminal justice system that included an end to the death penalty. Expansion of both Social Security and Medicaid. Putting back the "bumpers" that Republ...

2017-06-25 01:24:51
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View from the Left: Trump's a monster—but that alone won't win elections  

Senate Republicans had just released their heartless plan to strip health care from tens of millions of our nation's most vulnerable citizens—the sick, the old, the disabled. Tension quickly gripped the halls of Congress. GOP senators dodged cameras. Democrats declared the bill "meaner" than the House version, and from the floor Sen. Elizabeth Warren called its tax cuts for the nation's richest "blood money" that would cost "American lives." Outside the office of the bill's creator—GOP...

2017-06-24 20:01:17
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Trump administration drops grant for a nonprofit helping people leave violent right-wing groups  

In the final days of President Obama's days in the White House, the Department of Homeland Security awarded a $400,000 grant to the Life After Hate nonprofit, an organization dedicated to helping members of violent right-wing organizations leave their groups and "begin the process of deradicalization." From their website: Life After Hate, Inc., a 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit, was created in 2011 by former members of the American violent far-right extremist movement. Through powerful st...

2017-06-24 19:07:52
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This week in the war on workers: Port truck drivers strike against exploitation and wage theft  

Port truck drivers went on strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this week to protest misclassification as independent contractors, long hours, low pay, and a system in which they pay to lease trucks that can be taken from them for the smallest infraction. At one rally, Several workers shared their stories of having their wages garnished to pay for the lease of their trucks, gas, insurance and entry fees to access port entries, an equation that some say has led to their checks r

2017-06-24 18:33:16
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Spotlight on green news and views: Grizzlies unprotected; media ignore congressional climate hearing  

This is the 506th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the June 10 Green Spotlight. More than 27,265 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES terrypinder writes—Okay so I just have ...

2017-06-24 14:30:33
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Voters oppose Trump's air traffic control privatization plan, poll finds  

Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are gung-ho to privatize the American air traffic control system. The American people, not so much. According to a CNBC poll, a majority of people who hear a description of the plan think it's a bad idea: … in the area of ATC reform, respondents were asked about the shift to a system in which "the FAA would have some oversight…but would no longer manage the air traffic control system." Respondents were given the following choices: ...

2017-06-24 13:47:10
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Canadian leaders have given up on Trump—so now they're going around him  

Donald Trump is not fit for office. He's not stable, he has little to no interest in the nation itself, and is so self-absorbed as to judge every international interaction solely through the lens of his own momentary needs. This has turned our relationships with our allies immediately sour as each leader Trump meets with, dictators aside, finds it impossible to hold a coherent conversation with the man. When German leader Angela Merkel came to the public conclusion that the world could no longer

2017-06-24 13:14:19
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Trump is picking judges to swing the courts hard right for a generation  

Brace yourselves. This one's depressing. In his early months in office, the courts have stood in the way of some of Donald Trump's worst abuses. But he can change that—and he's working on it. Trump inherited 108 judicial vacancies, thanks in large part to Senate Republicans having obstructed former President Obama's nominations. Trump has already nominated 21 new judges, compared to just six for Obama at this point in his first term. And he is nominating the hardest core of the hard...

2017-06-24 12:26:33
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If those lips are moving ... a catalog of lies from the man who wants to make reality irrelevant  

Donald Trump not to rise above the din these days. If Al Franken rewrote Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them with Trump as target, it would require publishing a set of encyclopedias.  The shocker headline would come from an instance of unvarnished truth-telling by our Grifter in Chief, the Commander in Tweet, the shyster, charlatan, and four-flusher squatting in the White House. While all presidents have told whoppers on occasion, built major...

2017-06-24 09:08:27
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This week in science: itty-bitty tiny dots  

Remember hypothetical Planet Nine from outer space? Famous and not so famous planetary astronomers are scanning the heavens way past the known outer giants looking for any sign of it as we speak. But some of the best evidence for the possibility of a ninth planet (okay, ten planets; if you want to start an ugly cosmic flame war) was the oddities in the orbits of a dozen or so smaller Pluto-like trans-Neptunian Objects or TNOs. But some new work suggests those orbital anomalies are so much magi...

2017-06-24 08:11:52
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Health care debacle and the reaction  

Montel Williams/USA Today, self-styled Reagan conservative: For seven years, House Speaker Paul Ryan and congressional Republicans told us they had "a better way." Many voters took them at their word. We're finding now, however, that Republicans had no replacement plan, instead cobbling one together last minute. Most likely, congressional Republicans believed they'd never have to actually repeal Obamacare. I'm betting many of them are praying that enough colleagues oppose the bill...

2017-06-24 06:42:10
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DoE head displays willful ignorance while killer heat waves broil the southwest  

Back when I lived in Florida and explained to residents there how awful summers back in Texas could be, some would downplay it by saying "but in Texas, it's a dry heat." Maybe, but when the mercury goes over the triple digit mark it doesn't really matter how dry it is. Humid or arid, that kind of heat can kill. With climate change we're seeing more and more record heat, and therefore more danger, more heat exhaustion, and more deadly heat stroke. So naturally, in the midst of the ...

2017-06-24 06:34:08
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It's starting to look like layoff week at factories where Donald Trump has bragged about jobs  

Donald Trump's successful jobs record continues apace. Carrier just announced 600 layoffs at the factory where Trump supposedly "saved" 1,000 jobs. And then there's Boeing. Trump visited a South Carolina Boeing factory not long after his (poorly attended) inauguration, saying that: "We are going to fight for every last American job." [...] "We're here today to celebrate American engineering and American manufacturing," Trump said at the time. "We're also here today t...

2017-06-24 06:31:18
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More Americans believe James Comey than Donald Trump, second poll this week confirms  

Nope. Americans just don't believe Donald Trump's story about his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey before he fired Comey. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal found that people believed Comey's account over Trump's by a two-to-one margin, with 45 percent believing Comey and a tiny 22 percent believing Trump. Just 50 percent of Republicans believe Trump, though only 10 percent believe Comey, so Republicans really don't quite know what to do with this. Half of them realize...

2017-06-24 05:36:29
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Cartoon: Hot take wave  

I fully acknowledge that I'm part of the opinion-industrial-complex and its role in creating an uninformed public. But that doesn't mean I have to like it. Follow me on Twitter @BrianMc_Fadden.

2017-06-24 05:33:01
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Voting Rights Roundup: Supreme Court agrees to take landmark case on partisan gerrymandering  

Leading Off ● Gerrymandering: On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal this fall of a lower court ruling that struck down Wisconsin's Republican-drawn state Assembly map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Over the past three decades, the high court has repeatedly held that partisan gerrymandering could in theory run afoul of the Constitution, but it has never struck down any maps on these grounds because it's never been able to decide upon a standard for when to d...

2017-06-24 05:28:10
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Nuts & Bolts: A guide to Democratic campaigns—Activists  

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D.I.Y.ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you've missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide. During the 2015-2016 election cycle, we focused a lot on a specific candidate, Jessica Jones, who ran for state Senate. Thanks to so many groups looking for social and direct activism, we're going to start this cy...

2017-06-24 05:17:50
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Nevada's Dean Heller says he's opposed to Trumpcare 'in this form'  

Campaign Action Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) announced Friday afternoon in a joint press conference with Nevada's Gov. Brian Sandoval that he will oppose the Senate Trumpcare bill "in this form." Heller's criticisms of the bill were pointed and many. Heller laid out a laundry list of concerns with the Senate version of the bill, including concerns that rolling back Medicaid eligibility would eventually leave a nearly half-billion dollar hole in the state budget, and wouldn't do anything t...

2017-06-24 04:43:41
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Republicans in Missouri want to be able to keep women who use birth control from working  

How far will Republicans in Missouri go to push their pro-life agenda? So far it seems, that they are willing to ban women who use birth control from even working. In what can only be described as pure zealotry, Republicans are trying to pass legislation to allow discrimination against women for their personal reproductive choices.  Missouri's Senate is considering legislation that would allow employers and landlords to discriminate against women who use birth control or have had aborti...

2017-06-24 04:30:27
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Rex Tillerson is so slow at filling offices that even Donald Trump is complaining  

Donald Trump has proposed cutting the State Department budget by a third. Donald Trump has failed to even nominate candidates for many of the most critical positions. So who is to blame for not enough of Trump's stooges scoring slots at the State Department? If you said Donald Trump, you're obviously wrong. The White House is becoming increasingly frustrated with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and a close-knit circle of aides over the slow pace of hiring and a chokehold on information...

2017-06-24 04:30:11
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Trumpty Dumpty gets huffy with his White House counsel  

Donald Trump raised the profile of the FBI's Russia investigation by fueling speculation about whether President Obama wiretapped his phones. He then fired the guy in charge of that investigation, triggering the appointment of a special counsel. He also publicly and privately took steps to stymie that investigation, resulting in a probe into whether he obstructed justice. Now he's losing patience and he knows who the real culprit of his calamity is: White House counsel Don McGahn. Politico write

2017-06-24 04:23:39
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Does Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito have a heart?  

We'll soon find out. Sen. Capito (R-WV) was actually willing to meet with constituents about Trumpcare, more than many of her Republican colleagues have done. But what happens after this meeting is what counts.  xwow pic.twitter.com/T8qlYp1u0h— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 22, 2017 In this clip she's meeting a mother who talks about her adult daughter who has lived with cancer for four years, imploring the senator to understand how Trumpcare could ruin everything for...

2017-06-24 04:21:27
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A day in the life of Trump's man-made disaster of a White House  

Donald Trump's White House is positively toxic. Friday's news alone was a tour de force of the now seeping from Trump throughout the entire executive branch and everything it touches. Trump's days start with a crack-of-dawn phone call about everything Russia that's clearly aimed at distracting him and his thumbs from Twitter. Why his aides aren't just jingling some keys in front of him is a mystery, but the call is nothing but a venting session intended to ...

2017-06-24 03:43:20
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As Senate Republicans attack health care, House Republicans continue attacks on immigrants  

Senate Republicans appear set on voting to dismantle healthcare coverage for millions of disabled Americans and other vulnerable groups next week, but don't worry, undocumented immigrant families, because House Republicans haven't forgotten about you either. According to Politico, Republican legislators, led by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, (R-VA) are also readying even more bills targeting undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities: One of the bills to see a floor vote, dubbed Kate's La...

2017-06-24 03:42:11
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Today's weather report: Rick Perry likely to get burned  

Rick Perry may now be able to remember the name of his own agency—though we can't be sure. However, it's clear that he can't remember basic science. In a visit to the climate denial promotion zone, also known as CNBC, Perry showed that he was right up there in the clan of Republicans who have taken Trump's election as an excuse to not just deny that people have anything to do with climate change, but to trash the most basic aspects of why there is climate change. Energy Secretary ...

2017-06-24 03:39:40
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Open thread for night owls: Gessen—The Reichstag fire next time: The coming crackdown  

Masha Gessen is the author of The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which will be published in October. In the July issue of Harper's, she writes—The Reichstag Fire Next Time. The coming crackdown. Some excerpts: When each day brings more news than we are used to seeing in a week, and the kind of news that only the most catastrophic imagination can accommodate, we find ourselves talking about the Reichstag fire. Time feels both accelerated and slowed down, and s...

2017-06-24 03:37:27
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Trump suggests 'new immigration rules' that Clinton already signed into law 20 years ago  

Donald Trump is so yugely succeeding at making America great again, that ideas he's suggesting during those incoherent, televised rants he calls "campaign speeches" are instantly becoming law. Or maybe it's just that these "new immigration rules" he suggested during his Iowa rally this week were already signed into existence over two decades ago by a certain former president he once liked, until his more qualified wife massively kicked his orange rear in the popular vote last ...

2017-06-24 03:31:50
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Sen. Kamala Harris, leading Senate Dems call for decreased funding for Trump's deportation force  

Citing an "indiscriminate approach to enforcement" that "has sown fear and anxiety in communities across the nation," Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and leading Senate Democrats have signed a letter calling on the Senate Committee on Appropriations to reduce funding for Donald Trump's deportation force, and set aside zero dollars for his massive border wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for: "President Trump and his appointees have largely eliminated prioritization and discretion...

2017-06-24 03:30:01
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Federal judge temporarily stops Trump effort to deport 100 Iraqi Christians  

A federal judge has temporarily halted the Trump regime's attempt to deport more than 100 Iraqi Christians, mostly Chaldean Catholics, following a class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU. Families, advocates, and experts have argued the deportations back to Iraq would be "like sending cattle to a slaughter": The Justice Department had argued that the detainees, including many who were recently rounded up after decades in the United States, must go to immigration court to try to remain i...

2017-06-24 03:03:57
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The potentially tragic consequences of the GOP's healthcare repeal on people like Steve Scalise  

The New Republic has a thoughtful piece examining the potential consequences of the GOP's healthcare repeal bill on someone who becomes the victim of a shooting, requires extensive care, and thank goodness, survives that attack, as Republican Congressman Steve Scalise hopefully will. Naturally, Republicans and Democrats alike have shied away from politicizing last week's shooting of one of their own (though a pro-Karen Handel Super PAC saw it as fair game in the GA-06 race). But the short-te...

2017-06-24 02:56:32
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Midday open thread: House committee wants 'space corps'; EPA's methane measures being investigated  

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Friend or foe:  • What's coming up on Sunday Kos … A final ode to Cliff Huxtable: Burying the past in order to deal with the present, by Kelly Macias Right-wing 'news' sites distract from nightmare Trumpcare with scary fairy tales of freedom lost, by Ian Reifowitz The Democratic Party does not need a civil war, now or later, by Egberto Willies Hot enough for you? It's likely to get worse. Much worse, by Sher Watts Sp...

2017-06-24 02:55:50
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This week at progressive state blogs: #PinkOut protests; Ohio's mediocre job gains; propping up coal  

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Here is the June 17 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents. Martha Jackovics at Beach Peanuts of Florida writes—Sen. Nelson ...

2017-06-24 02:40:12
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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!  

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: First Edition of Summer Edition "Summer starts today! Which used to mean news would slow to a trickle, padded out by gratuitous T&A reports from the beach and stories about skunks with their heads stuck in peanut butter jars. Oh, I miss those days." ---Samantha Bee "Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell showed us a draft of his top-secret new health care legislation…and wouldn't you know it, the bill includes a big tax cut...

2017-06-24 02:23:46
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Senate Trumpcare bill: Gratuitous tax giveaways to the rich, gratuitous, monstrous pain for the poor  

This makes the totally unnecessary, retroactive capital gains tax cut included in Trumpcare all the worse. The bill would force people on Medicaid to reapply every six months, or even more frequently. x6: People on Medicaid could be forced to reapply every 6 months or less. This is savage. pic.twitter.com/JlEi1ZqfCo— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) June 23, 2017 Yes, that is savage. It's unnecessary. It's cruel. It's a "fuck you" to all of low-income America, to disabled adul...

2017-06-24 02:02:28
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Trump's Russia investigation rage leaves staff and friends worried  

Donald Trump begins many mornings at 6:30 AM with a call with a member of his Russia defense legal team, according to a new Washington Post report on Trump's current emotional state and the latest infighting among his top advisers. His advisers have encouraged the calls — which the early-to-rise Trump takes from his private quarters in the White House residence — in hopes that he can compartmentalize the widening Russia investigation. By the time the president arrives for work in t...

2017-06-24 01:50:41
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The completely gratuitous gift to the super-rich that proves Trumpcare is a tax bill  

Campaign Action How blatantly heartless and craven is Mitch McConnell's Trumpcare bill? Even Fox Business will tell you. Look at this headline: "Senate Health Bill Gives Huge Tax Cuts to Businesses, High-Income Households." They're not necessarily saying it in a celebratory way, not when they come to the totally gratuitous tax break for the super-rich that's hidden away in the Obamacare repeal part of the bill. The tax portions of the proposal, a draft of which was released on Thursday

2017-06-24 01:26:42
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Daily Kos Radio is TAPED at 9 AM ET!  

I'm not taking the day off. I'm a method actor, studying for the role of Daniel Day Lewis portraying me preparing for the biopic, "The Day Off," in the Lewis biopic, "Not a Day Off." It hurts your brain to think about it, but trust me, it's procedurally sound. Anyway, the real point is, I've got an all-new show for you today, even though I'm on the road. I'm not actually going anywhere. I'm also studying for a role as a road. Listen LIVE (from your perspective, ...

2017-06-23 12:19:49
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Add higher deductibles to the ways Trumpcare will hurt you  

The Senate Trumpcare bill, like the House bill before it, is death (literally, in many cases) by a thousand cuts. If it doesn't just strip your Medicaid, it'll price you out of being able to get coverage or leave you with insurance that doesn't cover what you need covered or—as Jonathan Cohn wonkily explains—leave you with higher deductibles: Under the Affordable Care Act, the benchmark plan is a "silver" plan. Silver plans have an "actuarial value" (AV) of 70, which mean...

2017-06-23 09:15:23
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How McConnell wins on Trumpcare (unless we stop him): 'Moderates always cave'  

Campaign Action Because there isn't enough drama in the prospect of millions of people being kicked out of their health care and the destruction of a key part of the social safety net, we're being treated to the process story the day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released his version of Trumpcare. The breathless reports from Politico are all about how McConnell will bring together his conference to pass this. Will he really be winning by losing? asks the Times. WASHINGT...

2017-06-23 08:39:41
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In a strong statement, AARP vows to 'hold all 100 Senators accountable' for health care bill  

When the Republicans finally released their secretive wealthcare bill yesterday, several horrible elements immediately jumped out, many or most of them affecting citizens 46 years of age and older. Wealthcare bill provisions would decimate Medicaid, which 64% of nursing home residents rely on. The bill would allow insurance companies to charge higher rates to people with pre-existing conditions, something that would affect an estimated 130 million Americans, many over the age of 50 years old...

2017-06-23 08:29:43
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Morning Digest: Nevada Democrats land their first major candidate in pivotal 2018 gubernatorial race  

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. Leading Off ● NV-Gov: On Thursday, Democratic Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak announced he was running for governor in 2018, making him the first prominent candidate from either party to jump into the race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Brian Sandova...

2017-06-23 07:16:44
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The North Carolina law you've never heard of that says consent during sex is irrelevant  

Let's talk about sex, folks—seriously. Let's talk, again, about what constitutes consensual sex and what does not. This seems like something obvious that we should all know but it's becoming increasingly clear that many of us do not. And because the Bill Cosby trial has brought this topic to the forefront of our attention, let's take this moment to get conscious once and for all. Consensual sex is when both parties willingly choose to participate. Consent should be clear and op...

2017-06-23 06:03:56
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Seattle's $15 minimum wage raised pay with zero effect on restaurant jobs, new study shows  

Raising the minimum wage does not kill jobs, no matter what Republicans tell you—and a new study of the Seattle restaurant industry, where some businesses are already paying a $15 minimum wage, provides another data point showing just that. According to the University of California, Berkeley, study, the increased minimum wage had employment effects that were "not statistically distinguishable from zero," which is a fancy way of saying "we looked and we could not find a damn thing." The...

2017-06-23 05:43:50
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Open thread for night owls: 'Pizzagate' gunman gets 4-year prison sentence  

The gunman who entered a Washington pizza restaurant to investigate false allegations peddled by Alex Jones and other conspiracy theorists that the building was a hub for a child-trafficking ring supposedly connected to Hillary Clinton has been sentenced to four years in prison. Federal prosecutors countered in their memo to the judge that it was "entirely the product of good luck" that no one was shot. They urged Jackson to send a strong message to deter those who would commit vi...

2017-06-23 04:58:57
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Republicans blocked President Obama from telling the public about Russian actions to help Trump  

Donald Trump asks the question frequently, and always with a sneer: If President Barack Obama knew that Vladimir Putin had intervened in the United States' election with the direct intention of helping Trump, why did Obama wait so long to say anything? The answer detailed in a new story from the Washington Post turns out to be simple: First, Obama was trying to do the right things. Second, Republicans stopped that from happening. Campaign Action As former Homeland Security Secreta...

2017-06-23 04:11:08
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Senate GOP unveils massive tax cut for the rich as its health care bill  

We begin today's roundup with The New York Times and its editorial on the Senate Republican health care bill, which is nothing more than a massive tax cut for the wealthy at the expense of the nation's most vulnerable: It would be a big mistake to call the legislation Senate Republicans released on Thursday a health care bill. It is, plain and simple, a plan to cut taxes for the wealthy by destroying critical federal programs that help provide health care to tens of millions of people. ...

2017-06-23 03:30:54
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Donald Trump reveals how he outsmarted James Comey with pretend tapes 'it wasn't very stupid'  

Donald Trump was interviewed about Thursday's tweet, issued at prime time, saying that he never had any recordings of his conversations with James Comey. In this interview, Trump issues a declaration of just how smart him be. As with most Trump explanations, this one first needs to be translated into English. Trump: Well I didn't tape him. Uh. You never know what's happening when you see that the Obama administration, and perhaps longer...

2017-06-23 02:35:28
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Cartoon: Friend or foe  

x Vimeo Video U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is getting curiouser and curiouser. Soon after President Trump's recent visit, a major rift happened between Saudi Arabia and Qatar (among others). Trump came out firmly in support of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. If you were just getting a handle on the various Sunni and Shiite players, now add in a rift between Sunni nations.   The Middle East's already-complicated foreign policy picture just got decidedly more...

2017-06-23 02:32:23
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Here's why disabled people faced arrest to protest Medicaid cuts: Their lives were at stake  

Thursday, protesters with disabilities gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office to stage a die-in calling attention to Trumpcare's massive cuts to Medicaid. It was a shocking scene as Capitol police dragged them away and arrested them. But when you find out what was at stake, it's clear why people would risk harm and arrest to protest this. The foundation of millions of people's ability to live independent lives is at stake, the Center on Budget and Policy Priori...

2017-06-23 02:24:39
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Republicans ready to shut down government in Washington state  

Public workers in Washington state are getting temporary layoff notices, as the state could be headed for a government shutdown on July 1 if the Republican-held state Senate and Democratic state House and governor can't reach a budget agreement before then. The legislature is under court order to fix school underfunding, and—surprise!—Republicans are rejecting most options for adding revenue and refusing to negotiate. The editorial board of The Olympian writes: Basically this fight...

2017-06-23 02:08:32
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The Senate Trumpcare bill: Mean, mean, mean  

Campaign Action Mitch McConnell released what he and his leadership team are calling a "discussion draft" of Trumpcare on Thursday, calling it the "Better Care Reconciliation Act" (wags immediately added "Plan" to the end of the title so we can call it BRCAP). It's being carefully presented as just a discussion bill to give Republican senators the opportunity to publicly declare that that bill "as written" is unacceptable to them, from both the extreme right and the mainstream far right t

2017-06-23 01:55:28
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Maine Democrats are about to seriously screw voters ... and themselves  

What if I told you that, last year, Maine voters passed one of the most substantial voting reforms in American history? And now, what if I told you that Democrats in the state legislature were about to kill it? That's the situation we're dealing with here in the great state of Maine, as the legislature—the lower half of which has a Democratic majority—prepares to vote to repeal the state's new Ranked Choice Voting law, which was approved by 52 percent of voters in a statewide re...

2017-06-23 01:31:35
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Donald Trump to hold 2020 re-election fundraiser next week at his Washington hotel  

Donald Trump started spending money on his 2020 re-election effort on November 24, 2016—less than three weeks after the election. He officially launched his re-election effort on inauguration day. It's a move that allows Trump to do two things: First, he can hold rallies at which he can voice over the top attacks, angry divisive rhetoric, and general nuttiness. Second, he can do this: President. Candidate. Businessman. Three of President Donald Trump's roles converge next week as...

2017-06-22 20:29:36
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'Blood money': Senate Republicans introduce a 'healthcare' bill even meaner than the House version  

Today Senate Republicans unveiled their own attempt at healthcare "reform." It is meaner than the House bill, will likely leave even more Americans without insurance, and is targeted especially at phasing out the Medicaid program as we now know it. A roundup of what we know and what's happened so far: URGENT: Give your Republican senator a piece of your mind about Trumpcare. • The text of the bill—introduced as a "discussion draft" by Republicans—reveals an effort even more extreme t...

2017-06-22 20:28:34
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Here's the simplest takedown of the Republican scheme to take away health care from millions  

How bad is this Republican wealthcare bill? It is nothing short of vicious. This is a longer thread, but if you are one of the 130 million Americans with a pre-existing condition, if you've ever been pregnant or plan to have a family, if you or a loved one survives on Medicaid, or if you are age 46 or older, this is an absolute must-read. Senator Bob Casey breaks down this AHCA wealthcare bill, starting by noting the essential health benefits requirement of the Affordable Care Act would be...

2017-06-22 18:39:49
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A town comes together to protect man accused of sexual assault and his accuser commits suicide  

As a society, we are a long way from dealing with rape humanely. In part, this is because many of us still don't understand what consent is and that it's not just about a person's right to say no but also about their right to say yes. Our legal system is woefully inadequate when it comes to addressing sexual assault and victim shaming combined with laws that favor the accused are powerful reasons that many choose not to come forward. In Alabama, college student Megan Rondini did ev...

2017-06-22 18:15:44
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Shhh—White House quietly urging Republicans to weaken Russian sanctions bill  

Well, well, well, look what we have here ... The White House is quietly lobbying House Republicans to weaken a bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate last week that would slap tough new sanctions on Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election and allow Congress to block any future move by President Trump to lift any penalties against Moscow. The effort is designed to head off an awkward and politically damaging veto fight between the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled...

2017-06-22 18:09:11
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Sen. Warren calls Senate Republican cuts to Medicaid 'blood money—people will die'  

Donald Trump wanted a Senate healthcare repeal bill that wasn't "mean," like the House version, and had "heart." Sorry, Don, the Senate version of Trumpcare sucks for everyone other than America's richest—all your best buds who are now running the country and have no idea what it's like to want for food or shelter or lifesaving healthcare treatment. From the Senate floor Thursday, Elizabeth Warren excoriated the bill, saying that Republicans had treated Medicaid like a "piggy bank" they...

2017-06-22 17:59:38
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Midday open thread: Roadkill, retractions and remains  

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Because health care works best when it's free market: A well-known journalist was fired for an ethics conflict: The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources. The reporte...

2017-06-22 16:18:15
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NY governor pardons 9/11 recovery worker facing deportation after 30 years in U.S.  

A 9/11 recovery worker facing imminent deportation for a nonviolent conviction from over 25 years ago has received a pardon from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, an important step that advocates hope will help keep him in the country after 30 years here. Despite the fact that Carlos Humberto Cardona suffers from respiratory issues due to his recovery work and has not been in trouble since his 1990 drug conviction, the Trump administration has decided this 9/11 worker is a threat and should be t...

2017-06-22 15:31:28
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Trump 'the one individual in America' who doesn't believe Russia attacked our democracy  

Sean Spicer couldn't tell us Tuesday whether Donald Trump believes Russia interfered in the 2016 elections, but former Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson didn't mince words on the topic during a House Intelligence hearing Wednesday. Here's a transcribed back and forth between Johnson and Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell: Rep. Swalwell: Was our democracy attacked this last election? Johnson: 'Yes.' Swalwell: By who? Johnson: "The Russian government." Yet Trump isn't sure, ...

2017-06-22 13:47:04
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Comey wasn't alone: Trump told other intelligence chiefs to say there was no collusion  

At a Senate hearing earlier this month, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Director of the National Security Agency Mike Rogers refused to answer questions about any conversations they had held with Donald Trump, leaving Senators steaming. But behind closed doors, both men dropped their verbal games and carefully worded evasions. Two of the nation's top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and Senate investigators, in separate meetings last week, ...

2017-06-22 13:35:05
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Senate Trumpcare 'discussion draft' would kill even more than the House bill  

The Senate Republicans' "discussion draft" of Trumpcare—a bill scheduled to be voted on in one week and which has not been available to anyone but lobbyists—is now out. They're calling it the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017," presumably implying that it's better than the Affordable Care Act. They sure can't claim that it's affordable. The only real "repeal" part of it is doing away with the individual mandate that everyone have coverage. Of course, undoing that undoes the foundati...

2017-06-22 13:16:21
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Trump goes beyond saying Russians weren't involved, claims that the DNC hack was a 'hoax'  

If Donald Trump's Thursday morning Twitter stream is designed to provide a smokescreen for the Senate chopping away health care for millions of Americans, he's definitely lighting up the diesel fuel and damp garbage. Not only did Trump flat-out lie about the nature of former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, not only did Trump continue to dispute Russia's involvement in hacking Democratic emails, he went into new territory. H...

2017-06-22 13:05:39
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Trumpcare tax cuts to nation's 400 wealthiest families is Medicaid blood money  

The tax cuts for the wealthy bill masquerading as an Obamacare "replacement" bill destroys Medicaid, the 52-year-old program that covers 1 in 5 Americans, providing coverage from conception to grave. Half of all births, two-thirds of nursing home residents, a third of all adults with disabilities, three-quarters of poor children—that's who Medicaid covers. Eventually, almost every family in America will be touched with it. xThe GOP health bill isn’t just about Obamacare. It cha...

2017-06-22 12:22:07
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McConnell blames Democrats for not contributing to health care process he entirely shut them out of  

Republicans just released the text of their healthcare repeal bill and, at this very moment, they are currently dodging reporters in the halls of Congress so they don't have to answer for the monstrosity drafted by about a dozen white men entirely behind closed doors.  No fanfare, no press conference, no public explanations where they field press inquiries about the content of the bill. Just a mad dash to outrun reporters. Oh, and Mitch McConnell weighing in from the Senate floor with...

2017-06-22 11:36:33
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Arrests outside Mitch McConnell's office: he won't meet with the Americans his bill might kill  

We've got more pictures from this morning's protests in front of Sen. Mitch McConnell's office. Mitch spent last night meeting with lobbyists in his effort to fine-tune a bill that does pretty much every evil thing you might expect it to do, from gutting patient protections and phasing out Medicaid to tax breaks for companies that want to give their wealthy healthcare executives bigger bonuses.

2017-06-22 10:44:19
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Betsy DeVos: The Higher Education Act is 50 entire years old, so it should be killed off  

Betsy DeVos, who famously didn't know what was in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act during her confirmation hearing as education secretary, suggested Tuesday that another major federal education law should be repealed and replaced: "We are advancing and growing as a people at an unbelievable rate. But the public policy that guides education has only inched along," Ms. DeVos told the audience of university leaders. "Consider the Higher Education Act, or HEA. This 50-year-old ...

2017-06-22 10:39:50
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Morning Digest: Democrats lead in the first independent poll since Virginia's gubernatorial primary  

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. Leading Off ● VA-Gov: Quinnipiac is out with their first post-primary poll of the Virginia governor's race, and they have Democratic nominee Ralph Northam leading Republican Ed Gillespie 47-39. Back in April, Quinnipiac gave Northam a larger 44-33 edge in what was th...

2017-06-22 09:59:03
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Three Republican senators will announce opposition to Trumpcare. They will be lying  

Chuck Todd apparently fell off a turnip truck this morning. xPer solid source: at least 3 GOP sens (perhaps more) plan to announce public opposition to McConnell health bill later today. Developing— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) June 22, 2017 Maybe he didn't. Maybe he doesn't actually believe what his "solid source" is telling him, but is simply passing it on. Because this is a completely transparent ploy for anyone who's paid any attention to Mitch McConnell's kabuki. Like Democratic S...

2017-06-22 09:52:24
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Advocates fight to stop deportation of high school student arrested on day of prom  

Advocates continue to fight to save an undocumented mother and son, arrested by ICE just one day apart from each other, from deportation to danger. High school student Diego Ismael Puma Macancela was swept up by federal immigration agents the same day of his prom, and one day after his mom Rosa's arrest: His cousin, Gaby Macancela, said a frightened Puma Macancela came to her Prospect Avenue apartment Wednesday night after his mother's arrest. The following morning, she said they co...

2017-06-22 08:59:57
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Cartoon: Because healthcare works best when it's free market  

FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book. JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and much more. GET Ruben Bolling's new hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. ("Filled with wild twists and funny dialogue" -Publishers Weekly)  Book One here.  Book Two here.

2017-06-22 08:47:08
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The supposed Senate GOP 'no' votes already caving  

As our own Joan McCarter predicted earlier, several GOP senators would soon come out against the Senate bill and they would be "lying." Right on cue: xBRK: Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are all opposed to the current Senate #AHCA, saying it doesn't go far enough.— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 22, 2017 Sen. Rand Paul told reporters on Capitol Hill that the Senate bill just didn't go far enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "I don't think th...

2017-06-22 08:46:48
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Trump offers an hour of lies, bragging, and bragging lies at Iowa campaign rally  

"Trump turns an Iowa rally into a venting session," reads the New York Times headline. Which is a polite way of saying Donald Trump spent an hour stoking his ego with bragging and lies, as Maggie Haberman's story makes clear: He derided trade deals despite an Iowa economy that relies in part on exports. He denounced the $6 trillion spent and the lives lost in the Middle East over the last 15 years, despite his administration's decision to reauthorize troops in Afghanistan. [...] An...

2017-06-22 07:03:44
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The nation's first 'clean coal' power plant ... won't burn coal  

Though Donald Trump throws the term around with abandon, the number of "clean coal" power plants in America today is exactly zero. These entirely theoretical plants, in which carbon dioxide is captured and either piped underground or used for some other industrial process, have a long history, including the FutureGen project launched by George W. Bush in 2003. Originally estimated at $1.65 billion, FutureGen was supposed to test, not just carbon capture, but a whole suite of technologies d...

2017-06-22 06:45:59
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LAPD chief, Santa Cruz sheriff, Eric Holder back pro-immigrant 'California Values Act'  

Campaign Action The California Values Act—a pro-immigrant bill that advocates have called "the most strident anti-deportation bill the country has ever seen"—won major endorsements from Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck and Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart during a press conference yesterday, with Chief Beck saying that Senate Bill 54 "displays courage. The courage of Californians, the courage of Angelenos to understand that when we stand together we are much m...

2017-06-22 05:39:31
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Police literally drag people away from McConnell's office as protests break out over GOP bill  

As Mitch McConnell finally surfaces to reveal a "healthcare" bill that rewards the wealthy with tax breaks and promises to kill even more Americans than the "mean" bill from the House, Americans affected by this kill-the-poor bill have gathered around his DC office. But they're not staying long. Police are literally dragging people away, including those who are disabled or in wheelchairs, leaving the hall of the Senate offices streaked with blood. xBlood on the floor outside of L...

2017-06-22 05:39:10
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Open thread for night owls: Few Republicans willing to meet with children their bill may uninsure  

Timmy Morrison, age 6, arrived this morning at the Capitol with his mother and two other families to lobby the Senate. Timmy has a deeply personal stake in the health care debate, which could come to a Senate vote as early as next week, even though Republican leaders still have not released the text of their bill. He was born seven weeks premature and spent the first six months of his life in the hospital. He still has significant health issues due to a rare genetic disease. He has b...

2017-06-22 05:37:28
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Senate Republicans set to reveal Trumpcare: Tax cuts for the rich, Medicaid destroyed  

Campaign Action After weeks of secret, backroom negotiating in which lobbyists seem to have played a much bigger role than either senators or health care experts, Mitch McConnell is ready to release his version of Trumpcare Thursday morning—a "discussion draft"—the first step in a rushed process to get it to the floor by next Thursday. As with the House bill, the primary feature of it is that it will destroy Medicaid to provide those big tax cuts to the rich. The plan will differ f...

2017-06-22 04:53:44
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Trump admits there were never any tapes of his meetings with fired FBI director James Comey  

Donald Trump injects another gallon of coal oil into the Twitter smokescreen he's throwing up around the GOP Senate's healthcare-killing bill. x...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017 That's correct. Donald Trump never had any kind of recordings of his meetings with Comey. And since the meetings were one on one with the former F...

2017-06-22 04:40:24
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!  

Wow, yesterday felt like the longest day of the year! I'm exhausted! Being a Democrat, I am compelled to note that in terms of daylight, it is all downhill from here. Listen LIVE, right here at 9:00 AM ET! NPR not doing it for you? Have the networks left you mad as hell? Think The New York Times isn't fit to print? Well, uh… that's bad! And if I'm not mistaken, you want good, not bad. Kagro in the Morning is good! Imagine reading and discussing the news every morning wit...

2017-06-22 04:27:21
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Former Obama healthcare adviser goes in on the Senate's 'ugly step-sibling' of House Trumpcare bill  

The Senate's draft Trumpcare bill is out, and it's bad. Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama, detailed just how bad on Twitter. xPoint 1: The ACA is not repealed. Health care for poor people, kids, the disability community and seniors is. 3— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) June 22, 2017 xMillions of families lose coverage. Those with insurance will get a lot less. Maternity, mental health, cancer treatment...

2017-06-22 04:02:37
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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday  

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Netroots Nation is only >> SEVEN << weeks away Just a couple things this week as we await the announcement of keynoters and starting drag-race positions on Peachtree Street. The panels were announced last week, and they look great, says Mary Rickles: Resistance organizing is front and center this year. You'll find lots of great sessions on how progressives are pushing back on this administration's policies and fighting for our famili...

2017-06-22 03:55:02
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Jared Kushner solves government's technology problems by reading his book report  

Among the now uncountably large list of government functions Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner is now in charge of, for some reason: our government's "technology." Something about it, anyway. It's unclear. The job seems to entail throwing a lot of buzzwords at the wall and seeing what sticks. But Jared's first real foray into the world of being an administration-approved public speaker did not go well, so we suspect the White House won't be doing that again. Kushner is not a very impressive ...

2017-06-22 03:47:40
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Donald Trump does not want you to know what he's really doing, from golf to environmental policy  

Whether the question is "Did Donald Trump play golf last weekend" or "What policy changes is the Environmental Protection Agency planning," don't expect answers from the Trump regime. Trump has gone from campaign promises of draining the swamp and transparency to stocking the swamp with alligators under cover of darkness—and he has a partner in secrecy in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is keeping the Senate Republican plan to strip health care from millions of Americans...

2017-06-22 03:23:11
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Obama rips the 'fundamental meanness' of the GOP's healthcare repeal bill  

President Obama took the gloves off Thursday after getting a look at the Senate version of health care repeal. "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill," the former president wrote in a Facebook post. "It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.  It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else.  Those with private insura...

2017-06-22 03:14:42
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Months after Trump's hype, Carrier announces 600 layoffs  

Remember how, back before the media caught on to Donald Trump's habit of announcing he'd "created" jobs that had been long planned or "saved" jobs that either didn't need saving or weren't actually saved, his Carrier deal was major headline news? Trump supposedly saved 1,000 jobs from being sent to Mexico, and we were supposed to ignore the fact that many of the jobs being "saved" were never planned to be cut, and the giant tax subsidies he doled out to make that happen, and...

2017-06-22 02:19:22
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