Category: Daily Kos

Jan 22

Cartoon: The Trump news cycle continues

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Jan 22

Mothers against gun violence are running for office

Fighting for legislative action against gun violence is definitely an uphill battle. But at least some activists are going a step further and running for office to try to pass common-sense gun safety laws. Take Lucia McBath. She lost her son, Jordan Davis, in 2012 when a white driver approached the vehicle Jordan was in at …

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Jan 22

Military families suffer under Trump’s shutdown, Trump’s gala guests rage about tacky caviar service

Military families are suffering amidst Trump and the Republican’s shutdown of the U.S. government. The lives of 800,000 hardworking young people who followed the rules, seeking a path to citizenship in the only country they’ve ever known are at risk, living in fear of deportation. A few million children have had their health insurance ripped from their tiny hands, …

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Jan 22

Our democracy does come with an owner’s manual, but it needs an appendix

Late one autumn afternoon, I watched as two grown men attempted to put together a gas barbecue grill while proudly denying that directions were necessary. As soon as they gave up, having produced a thing that would not rest solidly on its two legs and two wheels with four parts (including two bolts) left over, I …

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Jan 22

Women’s March protests continue worldwide, to be capped with Las Vegas rally and registration drive

After gargantuan crowds of demonstrators turned out across the United States yesterday for the Women’s March, the protests continue today on a worldwide scale. Demonstrations in London, Paris, Sydney and other European and Australian cities followed much larger women’s marches held Saturday across the U.S. to mark the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, as …

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Jan 21

Mapping out the long path of Trump’s money laundering and corruption

A recent episode of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show detailed exactly how and why former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon claimed in the controversial book Fire and Fury that money laundering may be the real crime that will ultimately bring Trump down. Maddow points out Bloomberg has reported that starting in the late ‘90s, ownership of a chromium mine in …

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Jan 21

Open thread for night owls: ‘There is madness abroad in the land.’

Charlie Pierce: Watching this unfold revealed an aspect of the prion disease that has afflicted the Republican Party ever since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains in the 1980s. Right now, the Republicans in Congress are staking their case on particularly unpopular positions. Both the DACA beneficiaries and the CHIP program are enormously popular …

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Jan 21

Government shutdown continues; Temporary continuing resolution will be attempted again tomorrow

This nebulous statement was being pushed for by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham and other Republican “moderates” in exchange for a new continuing resolution reopening the federal government until the same date. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) also believed a solution was within reach to debate an immigration bill in the chamber by Feb. 8, …

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Jan 21

‘Equal sovereignty’ of the states in the age of Trump

Less than a week into the new year, the Trump administration kicked off 2018 with one of the most cynical and craven acts of political favoritism in recent American history. On January 4, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unveiled the Draft Five Year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. That massive gift to Donald …

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Jan 21

White House staff doing ‘television blitz’ as strategy to keep Trump away from the negotiation table

From the Washington Post, we’re learning how Trump’s staff is trying to manage their supposed boss: They’re doing everything they can to keep him away from the negotiating table because his staff is terrified Trump will strike a deal to reopen the government. After the shutdown began, Trump rebuffed his instincts and did not call …

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