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This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
Laura Clawson 05/02/2015 8
Obama touts education programs in weekly address
In a global economy, we’ve got to help ensure that everyone, of every age, in every zip code—urban and rural—has the chance to learn the skills that lead directly to a good job. President ...
Laura Clawson 05/02/2015 34
Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 3
Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again (1971)
David Nir 05/01/2015 175
an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
teacherken 05/01/2015 11
Baltimore's curfew hits service workers and small businesses hard
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 6
What's going on with Beau Biden?
Possible Delaware gubernatorial candidate ...
Jeff Singer 05/01/2015 6
Meet the vulnerable Republican the NRCC won't protect
Iowa Republican Rep. Rod Blum and friend On Friday, the NRCC added eight more members to ...
Jeff Singer 05/01/2015 1
Where are the New York Times and Washington Post reports on 'Clinton Cash' errors?
What do you know. The New York Times ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 70
House Benghazi czar details his conditions for not looking through Hillary Clinton's email server
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Hmm. Hmmmm. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chair of the House Benghazi Committee, ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 68
Why Syria needs an earthquake
The earthquake that struck Nepal killed around 6,000 people and displaced nearly half a million. It was a horrible humanitarian crisis that justifiably got the world's attention. If only ...
gjohnsit 05/01/2015 29
R.I.P Ben E. King
It is being reported that Ben E. King has died of natural causes. He was 76. Bestest cover of Stand by me ever.
BOHICA 05/01/2015 23
Jeb Bush: 'I'm a total nerd' for racism with a scientific veneer
Jeb Bush ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 125
Is it a UK parliamentary constituency or a Game of Thrones location?
Messrs. Sturgeon, Miliband, Cameron, Clegg, Lannister, and Lannister Two important things are currently going on, for fans of complex, impenetrable stories about people with impressively highbrow-...
David Jarman 05/01/2015 28
Clinton campaign knocks Republican effort to block D.C. anti-discrimination law
House Republicans voted Thursday to block a Washington, D....
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 34
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/1
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David Nir 05/01/2015 101
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The man who almost beat Mike Pence is back for round two
Democrat John Gregg, who lost to Mike Pence 50-47 in 2012, is back for a rematch Leading Off : • IN-Gov : On Thursday, former state House Speaker and 2012 Democratic nominee John ...
Jeff Singer 05/01/2015 13
Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
teacherken 04/30/2015 31
Daily Kos Labor digest: Port truck drivers explain why they're striking
Here's more on the strike. In other news: University of Chicago nurses narrowly avert a strike . Here are all the ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 2
House Republicans voting to override D.C. anti-discrimination law, because 'liberty'
At his Thursday press conference, House Speaker John ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 12
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, suddenly (and unexpectedly) vulnerable, gets his first Democratic opponent
Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence On Thursday, former state House Speaker and 2012 Democratic nominee John Gregg announced that he would seek a rematch with Republican Gov. Mike ...
Jeff Singer 04/30/2015 22
House GOP foriegn policy backlash
Three days ago the House Armed Services Committee inserted a controversial provision into an Iraqi aid bill. Republican war-policy writers are demanding that the United States recognize Kurdish ...
gjohnsit 04/30/2015 3
Who's the more 'serious' presidential candidate: Rand Paul or Bernie Sanders?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (R-VT)
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 118
Bernie Sanders will run on the issues, not the nonsense
[UPDATE] Thanks @HillaryClinton . Looking forward to debating the big issues: income inequality, climate change & getting big money out of politics. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 30, ...
Armando 04/30/2015 372
Screw $10.10, Democrats now pushing for a $12 minimum wage
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 77
Washington Post struggles with the idea that Hillary Clinton is not the same person as her husband
Not a picture of conjoined twins. A ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 170
GOP lawmaker wants to take food stamps from parents of 'thug community'
Welcome to post-racial America. Here, in his own words (...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 82
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/30
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David Nir 04/30/2015 169
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Earl Ray Tomblin considers an unexpected new campaign
West Virginia Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Leading Off : • WV-03 : Democrats finally lost this conservative southern West Virginia seat last year, with Republican Evan Jenkins unseating ...
Jeff Singer 04/30/2015 22
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, joins the Democratic primary for president
Bernie Sanders Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who describes himself as ...
David Nir 04/29/2015 331
Baltimore: Baseball with no fans
They should just cancel this series and make it up later!! Playing in front of a empty house makes no sense!! - Frank Thomas, HOF For the first time in Major League Baseball history, fans were ...
gjohnsit 04/29/2015 27
No surprise here: Errors surfacing in Clinton hit piece
The allegations in Peter Schweizer's hit piece, Clinton Cash , basically go like ...
Laura Clawson 04/29/2015 118
Democrats want outgoing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to recapture a red West Virginia House seat
Outgoing Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Democrats finally lost this conservative southern West Virginia seat last year, with Republican Evan Jenkins unseating longtime Democratic incumbent Nick ...
Jeff Singer 04/29/2015 4
Ted Cruz and the House Freedom Caucus look to block D.C. abortion law
Opponent of democracy Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Congressional oversight of the District of Columbia gives ...
Laura Clawson 04/29/2015 23
Republican 2016 candidates struggle to strike the right note on Baltimore and Freddie Gray
Jeb Bush While Hillary Clinton has not just given a sound bite ...
Laura Clawson 04/29/2015 48
Hillary Clinton calls for 'real reforms' of policing and mass incarceration
Hillary Clinton is making criminal justice reform, mass ...
Laura Clawson 04/29/2015 365
Anarchy in the UK: A guide to the next week's crazy British elections for American readers
British Prime Minister David Cameron For over a hundred years, British politics has largely functioned as a three-party ...
dwb115 04/29/2015 64
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/29
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David Nir 04/29/2015 204
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Welcome to 2016's most mysterious Senate race
Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter Leading Off : • LA-Sen, Gov : While Republican Sen. David Vitter has looked like the clear favorite to win this year'...
Jeff Singer 04/29/2015 16
Why isn't this vulnerable New York Republican on the DCCC's target list?
Elise Stefanik On Tuesday, the DCCC launched a goofy little website targeting vulnerable House GOP freshmen, pairing them with pop songs from ostensible one-hit wonders (these guys are "one-term ...
David Nir 04/28/2015 33
Daily Kos Labor digest: Massachusetts takes over city's schools despite protest
Despite the hundreds of community members who turned out Monday to protest and testify against a state takeover of schools in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 2
Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run (as a Dem)
Senator Bernie Sanders is running for President. From Vermont Public Radio : VPR News has learned from several sources that independent U.S. Sen. Bernie ...
Armando 04/28/2015 815
The Daily Kos Great Mentioner returns to the Hoosier State to talk Senate
An Evan Bayh comeback would give Democrats ...
Jeff Singer 04/28/2015 17
Bumble Bee Foods faces charges for worker killed in pressure cooker
Here's something you may find less than appetizing after reading this story. What does it take for criminal charges to be filed in a workplace death? ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 63
Democrats push for higher wages for Senate janitors and cafeteria workers
Days after Senate janitors and cafeteria workers walked out to protest low wages, and after one janitor's homelessness made news, ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 17
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/28
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here . • NV-03, 04 : ...
David Nir 04/28/2015 165
Daily Kos Election Morning Digest: Why Andrew Cuomo needs to watch his back in 2018
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...
David Nir 04/28/2015 15
One of 2010's biggest Republican duds looks to the Oregon gubernatorial race for redemption
My name is Sid Leiken, commissioner of commissioners: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! Well, here's someone we never expected to hear from again! Republican Lane County Commissioner Sid ...
Jeff Singer 04/27/2015 5
A major liberal contender isn't ruling out a primary challenge to Andrew Cuomo
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (at left) This would ...
David Nir 04/27/2015 68
Which Democrats will challenge a weakened Mike Pence? The Daily Kos Great Mentioner checks in
What once seemed like an easy win for Republican Gov. Mike Pence is looking a lot ...
Jeff Singer 04/27/2015 17
A new Republican eyes a challenge against tea party favorite Mike Lee
Utah Sen. Mike Lee with Ted ...
Jeff Singer 04/27/2015 4
An ambitious Republican looks to revive New Hampshire's Sununu dynasty
Republican Chris Sununu looks ready to run for governor Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, a member of the powerful Granite State Republican family, has been touted for higher office for a long time,
Jeff Singer 04/27/2015 4
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/27
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here . • PA-09 : ...
David Nir 04/27/2015 288
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The GOP hopes Oregon's new governor isn't as safe as she looks
Oregon's new Democratic Gov. Kate Brown Leading Off : • OR-Gov : John Kitzhaber's resignation only weeks after starting his fourth term set off a variety of cascading effects in Oregon's ...
David Jarman 04/27/2015 32
1.5 million black men are 'missing' from local communities, many because of prison
(click to enlarge) The New York Times 's Upshot released a ...
David Jarman 04/26/2015 25
Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
The Doors -- "People Are Strange"
James L 04/24/2015 438
One of the most powerful Republicans in Congress may be in for some primary hellfire
House Transportation Chair ...
Jeff Singer 04/24/2015 6
Oregon's 2016 gubernatorial special election starts to take shape
David Jarman 04/24/2015 8
Breaking new poll! Americans want 'relatable eater-in-chief,' not 'tea-sipping president'!
David Nir 04/24/2015 96

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