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Trump immigration adviser Stephen Miller's leaked emails out him as a full-blown white nationalist

White House adviser Stephen Miller has been an obvious white supremacist obsessed with pushing anti-immigrant policy for as long as he’s been in the public eye. But emails he sent in 2015 and early 2016 go deeper, showing how committed to white nationalist

GOP's opening salvo on impeachment hearings requires America's absolute ignorance of the facts

In advance of the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats worked to draw the battle lines for the American people. “We intend to conduct these hearings with the seriousness and professionalism the public deserv

DACA recipient and plaintiff in lawsuit against Trump admin says, 'We’re standing up as a community'

Martín Batalla Vidal said he’ll never forget the day that the Trump administration rescinded the program that allows him and 700,000 young immigrants to legally work and live free from the fear of deportation. “My phone wouldn’t stop buzzing from tex

It would only take 3 Republican senators to force a secret ballot on impeachment trial

Campaign Action There are at least four Republican senators running for reelection in 2020 who would probably much rather not have to defend Donald Trump on the campaign trail: Susan Collins in Maine, Joni Ernst in Iowa, Cory Gardner in Colorado, and Thom Ti

Gates' testimony indicates Trump lied when he claimed he never talked with Stone about WikiLeaks

Prosecutors in Trump ally Roger Stone's federal trial closed their presentation of evidence today with testimony from Trump campaign staffer and Paul Manafort co-conspirator Rick Gates. Gates testified that then-campaign head Paul Manafort asked him to maint

Young immigrants rally outside SCOTUS: 'DACA has allowed me to support my parents and siblings'

As the nine justices of the Supreme Court are this morning hearing oral arguments around the Trump administration’s unlawful and cruel termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, hundreds of immigrants and their allies are rallying

Trump allies racked up $2.25 million in taxpayer-funded grift from federal health contract

It's grift all the way down in the Trump administration, and federal health dollars are no exception. Funds that should be going to things like promoting the Affordable Care Act open enrollment (just 33 days left!) have been funneled to former Trump and Penc

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings announces run for her late husband's House seat

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and the widow of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, will run for her husband’s seat.  “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cum

White House press secretary's schedule proves that for Trump, it's Fox News over a free press

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham had big shoes to fill when it came to dishonesty, disdain for the press, and general Trumpiness. She has more than filled them. Since starting her job in July, Grisham has not held a single press briefing, continu

Retirement isn't enough to give House Republicans a spine, or principles, on impeachment

House Republicans are furiously extinguishing any spark of hope that even one of them might put country above party in the impeachment inquiry. We knew, of course, that no Republican who might face a Trump-backed primary challenger would have the nerve. Rep.

President Carter hospitalized for surgery following recent falls

In a statement released on Monday evening, the Carter Center announced that President Jimmy Carter had been hospitalized and will be undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. The pressure is caused by bleeding following recent falls. In early O

Trump claim that he’ll release ‘more important’ transcript is pure smokescreen

On Monday, Donald Trump again said that he would release “the other transcript,” that being the supposed transcript of his April phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. On Tuesday morning, Trump called this transcript “more important

Morning Digest: Republicans chase record-setting midterms with 20th House retirement of 2019

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

Cartoon: Those woke kids today

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Open thread for night owls: 'Inequality and the iron law of decaying public services'

Sam Pizzigati at Inequality.org writes—Inequality and the Iron Law of Decaying Public Services. The fires ravaging California offer still another reason to fear our grand economic divides: Fires are raging everywhere in California these days, and firefig

Watch as a Tennessee judge swears in lawyer while bouncing her son on his hip

Judge Richard Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals has become one of three stars in a viral video that got passed around hundreds of thousands of times over the weekend. The heartwarming video shows Judge Dinkins bouncing Juliana Lamar’s 1-year-old so

'Plain and simple' says congresswoman: 'This is a very strong case of bribery'

This past weekend, Republicans went on the news shows to try and spin Trump’s treasonous, criminal, impeachable offenses as president, as alternately something everybody is doing, and … crimes aren’t crimes. Honestly, that’s basically it. Democrati

'Forever indebted' no more, Trump administration will end Fillipino veterans program

The Trump administration’s racism and cowardice knows no bounds as it continues forward in its intentions to end the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program (FWVP). The program, begun during the Obama administration attempted to help reunite Filipi

Democratic congressman on Meet the Press burns down Rand Paul's 'both sides' on Ukraine extortion

Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut was on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd to discuss the news of the day. But before Rep. Himes could get into the interview he had to take down both Todd and Todd’s previous guest, Sen. Rand Paul. Specifically, Rep. Hi

Latest revelations cast Washington state Rep. Matt Shea's extremism in a disturbingly violent light

The more we learn about Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, the greater the question becomes: Why does this man still hold elected office? And when will the Washington state Republican Party finally do the right thing and eject him from its ranks? A recent dee

Ukraine expert testifies Mulvaney held up missile sales to Ukraine to avoid upsetting Russia

In another all roads lead to Russia revelation, a State Department official and former National Security Council member, told congressional investigators that then-budget chief Mick Mulvaney halted the sale of anti-tank Javelin missiles to Ukraine in late 20

Michael Bloomberg and the media privilege for billionaire candidates

Here's a quick news quiz: If you were editing The New York Times and advisers to Michael Bloomberg were telling your reporters that the billionaire might run for president, would you run that story on the front page? For how many days in a row? Considering

At Rick Perry's suggestion, two political backers got multimillion Ukraine gas deal

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry visited Ukraine in May to attend the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelensky, he gave the new president a piece of paper with four names he recommended as potential energy advisers to the country. At the time, Zelensky's young admi

Rudy Giuliani planning 'impeachment' podcast to smear each House witness as they testify

If our nation survives the next few years, it may be due in large part to Rudy Giuliani being completely incapable of shutting his own mouth. So if CNN's reporting is correct, and Giuliani really is planning to launch a «podcast» in which he give

Cartoon: Happy Veterans Day

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Trump's reaction to impeachment is a 'known unknown' for negotiators trying to avert a shutdown

Campaign Action Ongoing spending negotiations between Congress and the White House will be playing out this week with public impeachment hearings as the backdrop. Those hearings will be beamed onto television sets across the nation starting Wednesday. Four

Trump lashes out at Republicans who say his phone call with Zelensky wasn't 'PERFECT'

The idiot in chief was at it again, on Sunday, this time apparently responding to Republicans who have been attempting to both-sides their way through impeachment questions by muttering, to the press, that Donald Trump was wrong to extort Ukraine into openin

Senate ready to rubber stamp the worst Trump lifetime judicial appointee yet

Campaign Action Moscow Mitch McConnell has scheduled a floor vote this week on possibly the worst yet of Donald Trump's judicial nominees, a very high bar. It's testament to just how in the bag for Trump the entirety of the Republican Senate is. Steven Menas

'The Supreme Court will hear us': activists marching 230 miles for DACA reach finish line

After more than two weeks of marching, chanting, singing, and sometimes getting caught in the rain, the group of activists who walked 230 miles from New York City to Washington, D.C. to call on the Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood A

Mulvaney wants in on a key impeachment lawsuit. Bolton isn't happy about it

As the Trump administration's extortion of Ukraine came into clearer focus earlier this year, former national security adviser John Bolton pointedly told a top aide he didn't want any part of the «drug deal» that acting White House chief of staff

Good riddance to Rep. Peter King, anti-immigrant loudmouth and noted Islamophobe

Good riddance to New York Rep. Peter King, who announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2020, “joining a growing exodus of Republicans from Congress ahead of the 2020 elections,” The New York Times reported. It’s particularly welcom

D.C. federal judge tosses Trump's bid to block New York State from getting his tax returns

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has shot down an effort by Donald Trump to block New York state officials from obtaining his tax returns.  Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, ruled Monday that Trump had «not met his burden of establishing perso

'I don’t think he’s going to be relevant': Daily Kos founder on Bloomberg's entry into the primary

Last Friday, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas joined Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Daily to discuss the latest developments in the 2020 Democratic primary, including the potential entry of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg into the race. With Be

Veteran New York Republican quits the House, creating another huge headache for the GOP

On Monday morning, veteran Republican Rep. Pete King announced he would not seek a 15th term next year, opening up yet another vulnerable House seat the GOP will have to scramble to defend. King's career began in local politics over 40 years ago when he won

Trump hotels rake in millions from Republicans eager to suck up

Republicans claim that they spend boatloads of money at Trump properties not because it’s a great way to suck up to Donald Trump but because the hotels and resorts are just so nice. It’s an obvious lie, and one that can be easily blown up by looking at a

The lives of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are set to go before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is now just hours away from hearing oral arguments around a consolidation of cases challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful and inhumane decision in 2017 to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. At the heart

Moscow Mitch is leaving veterans behind

On this Veterans Day, here’s a reminder from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about recognizing the service of the men and women in our military. «On Veterans Day, a grateful nation gives thanks for the heroism and indomitable spirit of the 22 million veter

The super-rich are already in a panic over Elizabeth Warren's tax plan

Every time someone tells you that Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan for a wealth tax is never going to happen, consider this: The ultra-wealthy people who would be hit by the tax are taking it very seriously. Not just seriously enough to try to torpedo Warren

Don Jr. tried to 'trigger' liberals in UCLA appearance. It didn't end well for him.

Donald Trump Jr. thought he would oh-so-cleverly show how easily “triggered” liberals are with an event at UCLA, but instead he and girlfriend/Trump campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle ended up fleeing the stage under a barrage of chants from MAGA-hat-we

Republicans strategize about how to drag impeachment hearings down into the mud with them

Republicans are gearing up to fight the public phase of the House impeachment inquiry by doing … more of the same thing they’ve been doing all along. Their witness wish list indicates they want to out the whistleblower—even though basically everything
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