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Biden, Pelosi try to force Democrats on infrastructure, while Manchin and Sinema promise nothing

The White House released its supposedly final “framework” for an agreement on President Joe Biden’s big climate and family economic plan Thursday, ahead of a morning meeting with House Democrats. Until Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema actually cast

Biden pressures House Democrats on infrastructure with no promises that Sinema, Manchin will help

The White House released its supposedly final “framework” for an agreement on President Joe Biden’s big climate and family economic plan Thursday, ahead of a morning meeting with House Democrats. Until Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema actually cast

The Wall Street Journal published letter from Trump: No facts, just no facts, and only no facts

Lasts Sunday, the Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece endorsing the Republican candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The entire article takes and an extremely pro-Trump position, arguing that the Pennsylvania court did not “defend the law

During a meeting on racial inequity, a GOP lawmaker referred to Asian Americans as ‘yellow’

Despite the increasing awareness of language and what is offensive and wrong to say, some individuals seem to be out of the loop. While everyone should be aware of the language they use, politicians—especially some GOP individuals—don’t seem to car

35% of voters support overturning the 2020 presidential results

This shouldn't be surprising given the current state of the Republican Party, but it still is: 60% of registered GOP voters think the 2020 presidential results should either «definitely» or «probably» be overturned. Just 30% of registe

Wall Street Journal runs lengthy list of lies from Trump without context or corrections

Lasts Sunday, the Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece endorsing the Republican candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The entire article takes and an extremely pro-Trump position, arguing that the Pennsylvania court did not “defend the law

A strategic delay in play and the bell tolls for thee, John Eastman

It is not completely clear why the Jan. 6 committee has opted to delay—temporarily—a request for some of the records from the Trump White House that are pertinent to its investigation, but by pumping the brakes for now, the committee could be po

60% of Republican voters say 2020 presidential results 'should be overturned'

This shouldn't be surprising given the current state of the Republican Party, but it still is: 60% of registered GOP voters think the 2020 presidential results should either «definitely» or «probably» be overturned. Just 30% of registe

Morning Digest: McConnell swallows hard and makes his peace with Trump's MAGA favorite in Georgia

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Lead

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: TFG in the WSJ, Condi Rice, and Bolsonaro's day may be coming

Philip Bump of The Washington Post responds to a letter that TFG wrote and was published in The Wall Street Journal ($$$) with yet more baseless claims about the 2020 election in Pennsylvania. The Wall Street Journal should not have published i

News Roundup: Texas slashes Guard pay during border stunt; TPUSA audience pushes for violence

In the news today: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott finally answered critics asking who would pay for his latest propaganda stunt, the pointless dispatch of Texas National Guard troops to the state's southern border. It's the National Guard troops themselves who are fo

GOP congressman says pre-K education isn't needed because stay-at-home parents are still a thing

It’s safe to say that Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin is not the brightest bulb on the marquee. While a member of the Wisconsin state Senate, Grothman proposed putting an end to weekends, said sex education could turn kids gay, once issued

Ohio high schoolers claim play was canceled because it includes a character who might be gay

There’s hope in our present and future when it comes to the novel coronavirus, and that’s certainly something to be grateful for and excited about. With younger people getting vaccinated, this means that schools are becoming safer and safer for all folks

Fox News host who told audience to get COVID vaccine reads hate mail on air

On Oct. 20, Fox News host Neil Cavuto released a statement saying that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Cavuto made it very clear in his statement that his was a breakthrough case, as he had been vaccinated against COVID-19. The fact that an on-

It just became a whole lot easier for all Americans to get a U.S. passport—emphasis on ‘all’

Here at Daily Kos, we’ve covered the ongoing slew of anti-trans legislation pushed by state lawmakers. Republicans have been more than happy to target trans folks when it comes to medical care, sports, and even birth certificates and other legal documents.

Conservative caller thought she had a 'gotcha' question on abortion for Elie Mystal. She was wrong

Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at The Nation, was recently on C-SPAN with host Greta Brawner discussing the slew of new abortion laws, or more specifically the attack on women’s reproductive rights being waged by conservatives across the count

Founder of EndCoronavirus.org explains why 'endemic COVID' isn't acceptable, and how to stop it

When most people think about the future of COVID-19 in the United States, they’re unlikely to think about this: orphanages. “People don’t remember the world as it was a hundred years ago,” said Yaneer Bar-Yam. “To live in that world, a world where

Rep. Nunes’ family ordered by a federal judge to show who’s really bankrolling $20 million lawsuit

A federal judge is demanding Rep. Devin Nunes’ family come clean about who’s really bankrolling a multimillion dollar defamation lawsuit against a reporter and magazine publisher over a 2018 story about their Iowa farm.  The suit was filed by N

Civil rights hero Claudette Colvin files to have her record expunged

Montgomery, Alabama, is ready to do the right thing. For starters, the city finally renamed Jefferson Davis Avenue on Tuesday. Mayor Steven Reed, who is Montgomery’s first Black mayor, was on hand to celebrate the street now named after Fred

Rittenhouse judge has a history of jackassery that goes back over 30 years

Word that the judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial ruled this week that those shot by the 17-year-old could not be called “victims” during the trial brought a swift reaction from Rittenhouse defenders who claimed there was nothing unusual about that order

Biden blows cover off Youngkin's private Trump pandering

If there's one thing Republicans absolutely positively don't want over the next year, it's a cycle in which the party's de facto leader Donald Trump is on the ballot in every single race across the country. Senate Republicans are using every trick in the boo

Anti-vaxx Chronicles: COVID is socialism! But is that redemption in the end?

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, an

Virginia mom and GOP strategist says teaching racism should be up to parents, not teachers

Patti Hidalgo Menders, president of the Loudoun County Virginia Republican Women’s Club, is the worst kind of Karen. She believes that teaching the racist history of America makes white kids feel bad, and Black and brown kids fall into victimhood—the

When governor turns away dollars to expand Medicaid, woman who should've been governor steps up

Stacey Abrams has given us so many reasons to love her, she could really stop now, but thankfully she hasn’t. Now the voting rights organization Fair Fight, which was launched by Abrams, has announced a $1.34 million donation from its political action

TPUSA audience member at Idaho event wants to know how long ‘before we kill these people’

The politics of eliminationism—in which ordinary democratic discourse is replaced by the constant drumbeat of demonization that depicts one’s political opponents as inhuman objects fit only for extermination—has been growing steadily in America fo

Texas National Guard sent to border for Abbott's stunt as state slashes their tuition assistance

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is ordering Texas National Guard troops to participate in his “Operation Lone Star” border scheme as the Texas legislature is slashing their earned benefits, Army Times reports. “Texas has slashed its tuition a

The Republican Party is still targeting elections officials with violence-provoking hoaxes

There are two things to know about the Republican Party's organized attack on non-corrupt secretaries of state and other state election officials. The first is that it is resulting in more chaos in more places than you might think. The second is that it is wo

‘When do we get to use the guns?’ TPUSA audience member asks Charlie Kirk at Idaho event

The politics of eliminationism—in which ordinary democratic discourse is replaced by the constant drumbeat of demonization that depicts one’s political opponents as inhuman objects fit only for extermination—has been growing steadily in America fo

QAnon coalition wants to 'control the election system'

A Qanon conference held in Las Vegas last weekend saw far-right conspiracy-mongers lay out their ambitious plans to “take back the secretaries of state offices around the country,” according to Jim Marchant, who’s running for Nevada secretary of state.

Stacey Abrams' organization does it again, this time raising $1.34 million to clear medical debts

Stacey Abrams has given us so many reasons to love her, she could really stop now, but thankfully she hasn’t. Now the voting rights organization Fair Fight, which was launched by Abrams, has announced a $1.34 million donation from its political action

Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week in case likely to loosen state gun laws

Next Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an important gun case—New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen. It seems likely the conservative majority’s ruling will, at the very least, make it easier to obtain

McConnell 100% caves to Trump, backing violence-prone abuser Herschel Walker for Georgia Senate

GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has found the first nonincumbent Republican worthy of his primary endorsement—a man with a self-admitted history of mental illness and murderous ideation that led his ex-wife to secure a protective order against him.

Report: Accountability for Jan. 6 is not a lost cause

There is a question lurking for many Americans since the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6: How does the United States reckon with traitors inside the ranks of its own government? As one surveys the damage wrought by the last administration, it can

In Montana, conservative propaganda shows how close the nation has teetered toward fascism

Here's an entire New York Times story about a genuinely bad, malevolent person. It's not framed that way, of course, because Neutrality, but the Times tossed a reporter in the direction of Great Falls, Montana, to give us another report from the Trumpian unde

January 6 committee seeking—but so far not requiring—testimony from Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli

CNN reports that the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is seeking—but so far not requiring—testimony from Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, two unlawfully appointed officials from the previous administration. Wolf unlawfully se

Conservatism is now fully dependent on fraud and hoaxes, an anti-American attack on democracy itself

Here's an entire New York Times story about a genuinely bad, malevolent person. It's not framed that way, of course, because Neutrality, but the Times tossed a reporter in the direction of Great Falls, Montana, to give us another report from the Trumpian unde

Wisconsin Senate GOP hastens to audit just completed audit after it found no 2020 fraud

Wisconsin Senate Republicans said Monday they intended to launch a review of an independent audit completed just days ago after it apparently showed the state's 2020 elections had been safe and secure. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the n

Florida surgeon general, Harvard Med School grad, says he can't 'communicate clearly' with mask on

After refusing to wear a mask during a meeting with Florida Democratic Sen. Tina Polsky—who has breast cancer—Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new anti-science surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, attempted to explain himself via Twitter, but only after lawmakers call

Wisconsin Senate GOP hastens to audit its own audit after it found no 2020 fraud

Wisconsin Senate Republicans said Monday they intended to launch a review of the audit they completed just days ago after it apparently showed the state's 2020 elections had been safe and secure. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state Senat

Coup planner John Eastman blames 'establishment guy' Mike Pence for failing to overturn election

The reason that America is still exists is that Mike Pence was just too much of a square to get down with the sweet revolutionary vibe, Daddio. At least, that’s the latest version of the story from former Donald Trump attorney John Eastman.  Technical
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