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Jul 25

Confirmed, Chuck Schumer couldn’t be more wrong in his wrong attempt to break voting

Confirmed, Chuck Schumer couldn’t be more wrong in his wrong attempt to break voting

Senator Schumer Speaking At Gun Safety Rally Wrongitty wrong wrong wrong.

As Paul Hogarth and I noted a few days ago, Sen. Chuck Schumer’s new push for a “top-2″ jungle primary was an abject disaster. As I summarized:

The top-two primary system is a plague, removing the ability of voters to choose their party’s nominee, electing unrepresentative officials, reducing candidate choice, and crushing voter participation.

The system is a huge…

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A few Republicans (but just a few) want to look (but only look) like they care about poor people

A few Republicans (but just a few) want to look (but only look) like they care about poor people

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). REUTERS/Jason Reed Sen. Marco Rubio is another member of the Republican “I care about poverty, honest! Please ignore my policy votes” caucus.

Rep. Paul Ryan isn’t the only Republican who’s realized that maybe it would be a good idea, electorally speaking, to try not to seem entirely heartless:

[Sen. Marco] Rubio said earlier this year that it is time for Republicans to stop focusing on balancing “the budget by…

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Cartoon: Rick Perry’s ‘Operation Strong Candidate’

With Texas governor Rick Perry’s recent announcement that he’s sending National Guard troops to the border, campaign season has begun.


Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A new Democratic poll has Scott Peters holding his swing seat

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A new Democratic poll has Scott Peters holding his swing seat

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CA-52: Freshman Democrat Scott Peters has been facing some ugly poll numbers, but Team Blue has finally produced a good result for him. GBA, on behalf of Patriot Majority, was in the field July 20-22: They find Peters with a 48-43 leadover Republican Carl DeMaio, a…

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Daily Kos Radio is pre-recorded BUT ALL NEW, at 9am ET!

Daily Kos Radio is pre-recorded BUT ALL NEW, at 9am ET!

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Daily Kos Radio’s Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes.

I was going to take the day off today for travel, but I felt bad about missing another live show after having missed two last week, and having taken a vacation the week before.

So here’s what I did: I pre-recorded a whole new show last night, and we’ll play it over the live stream this morning at our regular…

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How Halbig makes the blue states richer and the red states poorer

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How Halbig makes the blue states richer and the red states poorer

Margot Sanger-Katz:

For decades, the United States has had a fragmented health policy. States called the shots on major elements of how health care and health insurance were financed and regulated. The result: a hodgepodge of coverage and a wide variance in health.

The Affordable Care Act was intended to help standardize important parts of that system, by imposing some common rules across the…

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Jul 24

Can you hear us now? President Obama greeted by net neutrality activists at fundraisers

Can you hear us now? President Obama greeted by net neutrality activists at fundraisers

Net neutrality protestors on July 23, 2014 in Silicon Valley to tell President Obama: Don’t kill the internet

Wednesday, July 23, marked a coordinated day of on-the-ground action on net neutrality, directed at President Obama as he attended high-dollar fundraisers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.  The message at both events, was clear—President Obama: Don’t kill the internet.

In Silicon…

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German politicians question whether Russia should be allowed to host 2018 World Cup

German politicians question whether Russia should be allowed to host 2018 World Cup

Vladmir Putin in Moscow.

As tensions build between Russia and the west, some German politicians are vocalizing their fears of a Russian-hosted World Cup in 2018:

Taking away Russia’s right to hold the soccer tournament may have significantly stronger impact than more economic sanctions, said Michael Fuchs, deputy head of the conservative bloc in the German parliament.

“Fifa should think about whether Moscow is an…

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Poll: Put manufacturing jobs before trade agreements

Poll: Put manufacturing jobs before trade agreements

Worker and partially assembled car in a Nissan factory.

It’s hard to get trade deals in the headlines these days. Democrats and Republicans alike have pushed through a series of bad trade deals in recent years, and while there’s good reason to believe that voters oppose many aspects of those agreements, it doesn’t seem to make much of a dent. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren has said, the strategy for passing these deals seems to be hiding what’s in them from…

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Arizona execution lasts two hours; attorney calls for external inquiry

Arizona execution lasts two hours; attorney calls for external inquiry

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Gov. Brewer: ‘Wood died in a lawful manner’, but will order an internal review

On Wednesday evening Arizona executed inmate Joseph Wood by lethal injection; the drugs used in the process were “secret,” as were the methods Arizona used to obtain them, and the process resulted in the convicted taking nearly two hours to die.

One reporter who witnessed the execution, Troy Hayden of Fox 10 News,…

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