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Utah lawsuit against medical marijuana claims it violates the 'religious freedom' of ... landlords

While being appropriately respectful to all major religions, the new lawsuit against legalizing medical marijuana in Utah is dumb and stupid and wrong and everyone involved should feel bad about themselves. In the complaint, opponents of Proposition 2 — wh

Catholic League 'debunks' molestation claims: it's not 'rape' if child was 'not penetrated'

The Roman Catholic Church of Pennsylvania has been in the news recently, as a report detailing the widespread coverup of at least 1,000 molested children by no less than 300 Catholic officials has gone public. What has been particularly distressing is how un

Texas Republican shows what desperation looks like with lie about his opponent's fundraising

Republican Rep. Will Hurd is losing the fundraising game to Gina Ortiz Jones, the Daily Kos-endorsed Filipina-American former Air Force Intelligence officer running for Texas’s 23rd Congressional District. So he’s decided to start lying about the money J

GOP counts on their base to be stupid enough to still believe they have a plan to replace Obamacare

Eight years later, and Republican candidates are STILL pretending like they'll repeal Obamacare, if the base just believes hard enough to elect them again. Never mind that they've had the White House and the Congress for nearly two years and have only manage

House Democrats visit California immigration detention facilities accused of poor conditions

Congressional Democrats who visited immigrant detainees currently jailed in California facilities said that some of the asylum seekers they spoke to have “not had a hearing … not one hearing” in as many as 50 days. Other detainees crowded around the

FBI investigation of Christopher Steele memos will spill to public ... thanks to Trump and Nunes

In his effort to fill his campaign coffers by being the most Trump-fan of Trump-fans, Devin Nunes authored a multi-page “memo” around the pretense that the information compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele was the primary fac

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance Friday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: This Is All Perfectly Normal Edition «According to Politico, White House aides need to remind President Trump of time zones in different countries on a constant basis. He forgets that in America it

Trump administration readies Medicaid changes threatening coverage for tens of thousands

Campaign Action Undeterred by the law or anything resembling human decency, the Trump administration is readying a new round of Medicaid waivers that will mean tens of thousands of people could be dropped off coverage. They're adding drug use disclosure to w

In Texas, some migrant dads who were reunited with their kids were briefly re-separated, report says

A group of migrant families who were separated at the U.S./Mexico border and then reunited under Judge Dana Sabraw’s court order were again separated for a short period this week, according to The Texas Tribune, after Immigration and Customs Enforcemen

Black colleges aren't worried about working with Trump; they're focused on Congress instead

We’ve watched Donald Trump spend the last week having a meltdown on Twitter about Omarosa Manigualt Newman spilling the tea about her experience as an employee in the Trump administration. In all the drama, it’s easy to forget that she had an actual jo

Cartoon: Trump's hate tape stash

Anyone still waiting for evidence that Trump is racist is either lying or has been trapped in a sensory deprivation tank for at least 30 years. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Patreon.

New GoFundMe partnership to help DACA recipients raise their renewal fees

Campaign Action While the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could rest in the hands of one judge in Texas, the program as is still stands, and advocates have been urging program beneficiaries to renew their protections as so

Any port in a storm: Trump and McConnell (em)brace for the midterms

It started out a tad rocky between the tempestuous rager in the Oval Office and the calculating grayscaler from the stony halls of Congress. As the AP writes of the Donald Trump/Mitch McConnell saga: This time last year, the two men were barely on speakin

Donald Trump doesn't know sh*t from Shinola either

Though climate change policy and activism ought to be getting my full attention, every day I get up wondering what fresh outrage the squatter in the White House is up to. Wondering how much damage he will inflict on a broad range of domestic policies an

As hundreds of separated migrant kids remain locked up, White House to honor ICE and CBP 'heroes'

Campaign Action As hundreds of separated migrant children continue to remain under U.S. custody and at ongoing risk of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, Donald Trump plans to honor the border agents who kidnapped them from their parents’ arms and l

Manafort trial update: Judge reveals he was threatened

The judge in the ongoing fraud trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort revealed Friday that he had received personal threats in relation to the case and he therefore declined to unseal the names of the 12 jurors. Judge T.S. Ellis is now under Ma

Intelligence sources: Russia totally attacked Florida's election systems

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) got a lot of heat from Republicans and the traditional media a couple of weeks ago for saying that Russian hackers had «penetrated» some of the county voting systems in Florida. His detractors included his general election

Only the best: Judge says Trump campaign mangled wording of confidentiality agreements

The little-known case of a former Trump campaign staffer could have big implications for the legal battle taking shape between Donald Trump and former Trump aide-turned-wrecking ball, Omarosa Manigault Newman. On Thursday, a Manhattan judge, citing flaws in t

Midday open thread: Twitter persona exposed as fake intel operative; beer lures a man off a ledge

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is No guarantees: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … How Daily Kos Elections analyzes and reports on polls, by David Nir The final battle of the Civil Social Justice War will be in the heart, mind and spirit of th

Democrats willing to sue over the documents proving that Trump's SCOTUS nominee lied to the Senate

Campaign Action Senate Democrats know that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath to them before, in 2006 during his confirmation hearing to sit on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. That lie is central to the documents fight they've been havi

House Republicans threaten to subpoena Twitter CEO over 'discrimination' against conservatives

House Republicans are once more ignoring the graft, the corruption, the election interference that put the Republican party in total control of government, and are instead focusing on being victims, as usual. This time it's Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's decision

Despite a court order, two dozen migrant kids aged five and under remain separated from parents

Campaign Action It’s now 21 days past Judge Dana Sabraw’s migrant family reunification deadline, yet 565 children kidnapped from the arms of their parents continue to remain under U.S. custody. Twenty-four of these children, MSNBC correspondent Jacob So

Trump pulled Brennan's clearance because he thinks it made him look 'strong,' wants to do it again

Donald Trump is always on the hunt for another way to hurt people who don’t clear the hurdle of only saying good things about Trump, all the time. Sometimes that’s firing them. Sometimes that’s making sure they don’t get a pension. Sometimes that’s

The jury is still out on Manafort, but Trump is offering him a sad, a very sad, a very very sad

At this hour, the jury is literally still out on the trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. In this trial, Manafort is facing 18 charges of bank fraud and tax evasion. Jurors got the case yesterday, were allowed to go home overnight, and returne

Trump thinks 'Democrats give up when I turn out.' Democrats everywhere fall down laughing.

Hahahahahahaha [pause for breath] hahahaha: “I think the Democrats give up when I turn out,” Trump said. “If you want to know the truth, I don’t think it energizes them. I think it de-energizes them. I think they give up when I turn out.” Yes,

'He's gonna kill us,' says a Nebraska soybean farmer as Trump offers, 'Don't blame me'

The question facing many soybean farmers these days relating to Donald Trump's trade war with China is: «How long can I hold out?» That's exactly what Nebraska farmer Doug Saathoff told the Los Angeles Times about his dilemma over the falling pr

Pentagon cancels Trump's stupid parade. Trump blames Democrats.

Donald Trump’s idea for a big, beautiful, military parade just like all the other big dictators have, has been going through the standard stages of A Really Bad Idea: Enthusiasm, Disillusionment, Panic, Searching for a scapegoat, Punishing the innocent, a

Morning Digest: Sherrod Brown ties opponent to convicted businessman accused of straw donations

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

Trump's dream of a dictator parade ends, Trump blames Democrats

Donald Trump’s idea for a big, beautiful, military parade just like all the other dictators have has been going through the standard stages of A Really Bad Idea: Enthusiasm, Disillusionment, Panic, Searching for a scapegoat, Punishing the innocent, and Re

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump lashes out against free speech

We begin today’s roundup with the powerful op-ed by retied Navy admiral William H. McRaven, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, which is an open letter to Donald Trump: I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearanc

Cartoon: No guarantees

x Vimeo Video All signs are pointing to the release of a recording featuring President Trump saying the “n-word.” It might not exist and he may have never said it but I think it’s safe to mark this down in the “imminent release” column. Sarah Huc

Open thread for night owls: Climate science deniers still get reporters to quote them. No joke

So Ryan Worst-Interior-Secretary-Since-Jim-Watt Zinke finally sorta kinda conceded Thursday after days of denials that the wildfires charring California are made worse by climate change. At New York Magazine, Adam K. Raymond noted that Zinke tossed off an

Trump's pick for California governor race says DMV is 'worse' than 'the Holocaust'

California businessman and Trump-endorsed GOP candidate for California’s gubernatorial race, John Cox is in some deep doo doo. Thursday Cox made some doo doo remarks during a campaign stop to a California DMV, as reported by Capital Public Radio.  “

Fox News posts 'memoriam' image for Aretha Franklin ... showing Patti LaBelle singing

Legendary singer, musician, and performer Aretha Franklin died today. The world mourns and everyone is a little shaken. It seems though, that the design staff over at Fox News is the most shaken by this news. The Huffington Post’s Philip Lewis tweeted out

LePage refusing to implement voter-passed Medicaid expansion because he's a bitter spiteful crank

Do we even have laws anymore? It hardly matters what voters vote for if Republican politicians are simply going to ignore the laws they pass out of spite. The LePage administration is rejecting applications for Medicaid from people who became newly eligible

Donald Trump's favorite lie: All my invisible friends think I am doing super-great

The «president» of the United States is such a shameless liar that there is now an entire media beat dedicated to individual sub-categories of his lies. Among his more predictable tics: the famous I have a girlfriend in Canada, but you wouldn't kn

Brett Kavanaugh dissent shows how far he'll go to side with the boss over workers

It’s starting to look like a requirement of being nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump is having at least one gratuitously, ludicrously anti-worker dissent in your record. Neil Gorsuch had the frozen trucker, and as for Brett Kavanaugh, Dave Jami

Manafort update: Jury asks for four clarifications, deliberations to continue Friday

After deliberating for some seven hours Thursday, the jury in the ongoing fraud trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort submitted four clarification questions to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. xThe jury has proposed these 4 questions: Q: Is

Private prison group sued for forcing immigrant detainees to work for $1 a day or be punished

Campaign Action The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is suing CoreCivic, a private prison profiteer accused of forcing immigrant detainees jailed under a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “to work for as little as $1 a day to clea

350 newspapers run editorials against Trump's press attacks. Now, about their news coverage ...

Hundreds of newspapers across the country ran editorials Thursday pushing back on Donald Trump’s slur against the media as the “enemy of the people.” These are the very same newspapers that offer a litany of mealymouthed excuses for not labeling Tru
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