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Moorhen and babies. Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, more than seven years ago, a new feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Gallup, which tracks rates of health insurance for its Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, confirms the obvious result of Obamacare implementation in the states:Those that embraced the law and expanded Medicaid have reduced uninsured rates more than...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The latest Reuters/Ipsos survey shows the results of several weeks of nothing but good news about Obamacare. Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to healthcare,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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At The Atlantic, former Chicago Cub Doug Glanville explains how he was "racially profiled in his own driveway": It was an otherwise ordinary snow day in Hartford, Connecticut, and I was laughing as I headed outside to shovel my driveway. I’d spent...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Raising money for Republicans must be a scam artist's dream, whether you're talking about Newt Gingrich getting millions from Sheldon Adelson to wage a hopeless presidential campaign or you're talking about Karl Rove's exceptional talent at convincing...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Tyranny of the collectivists: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook April 14: Monica Jones, AZ Transgender woman convicted of the crime "Walking While Trans", by kellybusey Americans increasingly...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Line up, my little deductions. Happy Tax Day, everyone. Don't you wish you were a hedge fund manager? Instead of paying ordinary rates on much of their income — typically 35 percent for the highest bracket (39.6 percent for this tax year) — these...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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From Gallup Jason Millman: New surveys out Wednesday morning provide a glimpse into just how many Americans have gained insurance since the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces opened in October. First, Gallup reports that states which fully embraced...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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No, you don't have to be afraid of a lunar eclipse, even one that falls on a Jewish holy day. No matter what crackpot televangelists might try to sell you. This time, Hagee suggests that a Rapture will occur where Christians will be taken to heaven,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a 2013 meeting of the Republican Governors Association, the organization devoted to electing GOP governors that he now heads When the law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to conduct an internal investigation...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is The even hand of the law: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook April 15: Hank Aaron gets a new ton of racist hatemail, proving his point, by MinistryOfTruth Too Important for Clever Titles --...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Breaking Bad's mega-rich meth kingpin Walter White, totally conservative. On Monday I wrote about how liberalism has won the battle of public opinion. Among all the arguments I made, one stands above them all: If conservatives really thought they had...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Eric Parker from Idaho aims his weapon from a bridge as protesters gather by BLM's base camp Over the weekend, the Bureau of Land Management abandoned an operation to round up cattle owned by Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who for 20 years has refused...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The big story coming out of Monday's document dump of the notes from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's internal whitewash investigation of his lane closure scandal was that aides in his office were instructed to ignore requests of mayors who hadn't endorsed...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: Matt Bors | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • NC-Sen: Look out! The Senate Majority PAC is spending almost one meelyon dollars to air a new ad lacerating Republican...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. It's still Spring Break, but only for the kids. We're back on the air for a live show today, and as luck would have it, it's Wednesday, which also makes it Joan McCarter...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Waldman | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Via Sarah Kliff Sarah Kliff: A four-year slowdown in health spending growth could be coming to an end. Americans used more medical care in 2013 as the economy recovered, new reports show. Federal data suggests that health care spending is now growing...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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At Alternet, Aaron Cantú writes Inside the Private Prison Industry's Alarming Spread Across America: On a recent Friday afternoon, with budget negotiations winding down, Arizona state representative John Kavanagh was racing against the clock. His position...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Are you a member of the Round Table? The fate of the World depends on it!...
From: Daily Kos | By: keefknight | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Newark Star-Ledger on one of the key revelations from Monday's disclosure of the interview notes taken by the law firm hired to conduct an investigation deliver a whitewash report on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's lane closure scandal: Mayors considered...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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If African Americans vote this November, Democrats hold the Senate. The headline may be overstating things a little, but probably not: in a Senate chamber that may be decided by one or two seats, African-American voters could prove decisive in Democratic...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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(Click to enlarge) The "collectivists promise heaven, but deliver hell" quote is taken from that recent Charles Koch editorial in the Wall Street Journal. It's time to think outside the Cold War box and consider the threat posed by corporate collectivism...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Sorensen | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • AR-Sen: Well whaddya know. We now have four straight polls showing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor leading GOP Rep. Tom Cotton,...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Eugene Robinson: It’s all over but the shouting: Obamacare is working. All the naysaying in the world can’t drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, is a real success. Republican...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Palm trees and music in SoCal What began 15 years ago as a shaky financial proposition, which had trouble paying the musical acts on time in its initial years, and debuted three months after the debacle that was Woodstock 99, the Coachella Arts and Music...
From: Daily Kos | By: Doctor RJ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Wedding time! Who doesn't love a Westeros wedding? There are the feasts. The guests. The beautiful bride. The psychopathic, narcissistic, sadistic, just plain hateful groom. The colorful reception. No wedding in the Seven Kingdoms is complete without...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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One lesson that most of us humans, individually and institutionally, seem to have a hard time internalizing is the cost of deferred maintenance. That applies to everything from fixing bridges to getting more exercise. Delaying means damage. Combining...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Writing in the Louisville Courier-Journal on Sunday, James R. Carroll compiled something of an anthology of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign gaffes ranging from his web ad featuring the Duke basketball team to calling Kentucky Secretary...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst bragged about castrating hogs in a campaign ad Republican Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator seeking her party's nomination to go up against Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in this fall's U.S. Senate race in the Hawkeye State,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The mysterious disappearance: This is what you missed on Sunday ... 'Years of Living Dangerously': The most important television series ever, by Laurence Lewis Watching the watchmen: A state-by-state look at 2014's attorney...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Oh c'mon: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday insisted that even though Republican Senators blocked the Democrats' equal pay bill last week, her party is fighting for women's rights. "I find this war on women rhetoric just almost silly," she said...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Monday, April 14, 2014
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'Captain North Korea' would be a very different superhero. Mike Huckabee thinks he's running for president again. This means we will be hearing even more from him, which can never be considered a good thing. Here is Mike Huckabee pandering to a Koch-backed...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Monday, April 14, 2014
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That whole "Obamacare is doomed to fail" line from Republicans is getting harder and harder to defend by the day. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office makes their protestations sound even more ridiculous. The top line finding: Relative to...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was a rare female, Democratic guest on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, her appearance on the show an excuse for NBC's Andrea Mitchell to revisit the disastrous roll-out of Obamacare. Sebelius took...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, April 14, 2014
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It's not a ruling for full marriage equality, but a judge has ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states: Judge Timothy Black’s ruling on Monday criticized the state’s “ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Newark Star-Ledger: Now, three former commission officials, breaking four years of silence, are accusing the governor’s office of unprecedented interference with an agency set up to be free of political influence. Christie, they say, pushed the agency...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Tragedy in Overland Park, Kansas over the weekend: A longtime white supremacist from rural Missouri was arrested Sunday and held on a charge of premeditated first-degree murder in connection with a shooting spree in Kansas that killed three people at...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Hayden | Monday, April 14, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: Tom Tomorrow | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • AK-Sen: The excellent ads supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's re-election bid keep coming, though the latest is not...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. It's Spring Break for the Kagro in the Morning show, which really means I'm just doing a different kind of work, driving the kids around to keep them from getting...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Waldman | Monday, April 14, 2014
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