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DeSantis is giving vaccines meant for Black communities to wealthy white Floridians

It’s no surprise that Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis cares more about the rich than the economically vulnerable. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DeSantis has not only downplayed the virus, but prioritized the health and safety of those he can profi

Legislators reintroduce immigration bills previously passed by House but blocked by Senate

Wednesday was a big day in the U.S. House of Representatives, with legislators reintroducing two major legalization bills that stand to affect millions. The first, the Dream and Promise Act, affects Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Tem

Jan. 6 hearings show the process was awful, intelligence sucked, and Christopher Miller must testify

In days of testimony before Senate and House committees, three names have come up repeatedly. One of those is former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller. It was Miller who issued explicit, and unprecedented instructions to the D.C. National Gu

The House just gave Senate Democrats every reason to end the filibuster as we know it

The House stayed in session late Wednesday to wrap up a critical week of work: passing H.R. 1, the sweeping voting and democracy reforms, and an expansive overhaul of American policing, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The House was shuttered Th

House members reintroduce bills protecting millions of DACA recipients, TPS holders, farmworkers

Wednesday was a big day in the U.S. House of Representatives, with legislators reintroducing two major legalization bills that stand to affect millions. The first, the Dream and Promise Act, affects Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Tem

COVID-19 relief bill includes desperately needed help for child care centers

The child care industry and the workers in it—overwhelmingly women, many of them women of color—have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Really hard. But now there are two big reasons for hope, thanks to child care funding in the COVID-19 relief bi

House passes critical civil rights legislation, setting up the Senate for a filibuster fight

The House stayed in late Wednesday to wrap up a critical week's of work: passing H.R. 1, the sweeping voting and democracy reforms, and a expansive overhaul of American policing, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The House was shuttered Thursday, a re

House passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act before shutting down due to possible militia plot

The House of Representatives worked late Wednesday night to wrap up key business before closing on Thursday due to warnings of a conspiracy theory-driven militia plan to attack the Capitol on March 4. Despite those fears, the House passed two import

House passes major police reform bill, but qualified immunity will be a sticking point in the Senate

The House of Representatives worked late Wednesday night to wrap up key business before closing on Thursday due to warnings of a conspiracy theory-driven militia plan to attack the Capitol on March 4. Despite those fears, the House passed two import

For anyone who thought Mike Pence might emerge from Jan. 6 a better person … think again

On Jan. 6, a mob of Trump supporters not only stood around the Capitol chanting “Hang Mike Pence,” they erected a gallows to show how eager they were to put his pale neck in a noose. Then those same Trump supporters smashed their way into the Capitol and

Over 900 Haitian immigrants were deported by Biden’s DHS, and that was just in February

Despite Joe Biden’s promise to increase the number of refugees admitted into the U.S., deportations continue nationwide—along with halts in travel. Refugees and immigrants coming to the U.S. have been taken off flights because Biden has yet to sign t

Mike Pence returns with an op-ed endorsing the most important issue to Republicans: Vote suppression

On Jan. 6, a mob of Trump supporters not only stood around the Capitol chanting “Hang Mike Pence,” they erected a gallows to show how eager they were to put his pale neck in a noose. Then those same Trump supporters smashed their way into the Capitol and

Warning of ‘III%’ militia plot, fueled by March 4 conspiracy theories, induces House to shut down

The shadow of the Jan. 6 insurrection sent a shiver down the backs of everyone working in the U.S. Capitol this week when intelligence turned up indicating that officially unnamed militiamen might be plotting violence today—because March 4, accord

Morning Digest: 17 districts flipped from Trump to Biden in 2020, while only two went the other way

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: Gavin, of Chagrin Falls, USA, faces his obsolescence

YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here. «The fact that Tom the bug can keep dancing in this day and age is a testament to Ruben Bolling's skills

House Democrats just passed the most important democracy reforms since the 1965 Voting Rights Act

On Wednesday, House Democrats voted 220-210 to pass H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which is the most important set of voting and election reforms since the historic Voting Rights Act was adopted in 1965. These reforms, which House Democrats previo

Fox News asks Jen Psaki about President Biden's outrageous disregard for Dr. Seuss

Not sure where to slot this among the growing list of Fox News pseudo-scandals. Is this glaring omission worse than Barack Obama’s tan suit? That hardly seems possible. The tan suit affair nearly ended us. Our enemies saw our commander in chief arraye

California teacher uses racist and stereotypical gesture to describe Asians to her class

Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, crimes against the Asian community have increased globally. In the U.S.—especially because of the spread of misinformation, the use of xenophobic language, and the first case of the virus being traced to Ch

1 million Illinois students will receive $450 to help assist with food expenses amid COVID-19 crisis

Disparities across the country have increased amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. In terms of food security, those who struggled with food access prior to the pandemic have been facing further obstacles. With schools closed and learning being remote, many st

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic turned us upside down, how has life changed?

One year ago this week, my Kansas Jayhawks were the leading contenders to cut down the nets at the NCAA tournament. Everything on that team was clicking. Everyone on the team was perfectly playing their parts, reaching peak performance as they

Carton: Bright future

Future looks bright for the Trump Republican Party

Minnesota's anti-trans sports bill is unlikely to pass, but its ideas set a terrifying precedent

As Daily Kos has covered, Republicans in more than 20 states are currently pushing anti-trans legislation. This legislation tends to target transgender youth in one of two (or both) areas: keeping transgender youth (and specifically, transgender girls) o

These 19 House districts flipped parties in the 2020 presidential election

Thanks to the recent completion of Daily Kos Elections’ effort to calculate the 2020 presidential election results by congressional district, we now know that Joe Biden won 224 districts to Donald Trump's 211, a net increase of 15 seats for Democrats compar

Collaborative efforts helping California's farmworkers access COVID-19 vaccine

More than 1,000 farmworkers in California’s Santa Clara County will have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at pop-up clinics happening through today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “The people who were doing the hardes

Under Biden, early polling shows Americans' confidence in U.S. pandemic response is increasing

For the first time in nearly nine months, a national Harris tracking poll found that Americans' fears of contracting the coronavirus and dying have dipped below a majority share of the public. When given a binary choice between «I fear I could di

The Supreme Court is ready to gut what's left of voting rights. How will Manchin and Sinema respond?

«What's the interest of the Arizona RNC in keeping, say, the out-of-precinct ballot disqualification rules on the books?» Justice Amy Coney Barrett asked Michael Carvin, the lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court Tuesday on behalf of Arizona Repu

No wedge issue too stupid or racist for Republicans, as Dr. Seuss flap shows

Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that manages the legacy of the late children’s book author, decided of its own accord to stop publishing six Seuss books that, according to a statement, “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.” The bo

In less than three days, Wisconsin hunters killed 200 wolves, double the number allowed

It took the Trump administration about a year to announce their plans to gut the Endangered Species Act. Trump’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) successfully “delisted” the gray wolf at the end of October, just one week before the soon-to-b

Forceful testimony from commander of D.C. National Guard highlights unexplained delays on Jan. 6

At a joint Senate committee hearing on Wednesday, an array of intelligence and defense officials—including the commander of the Washington, D.C. National Guard—gave testimony concerning events leading up to and during the Jan. 6 insurgency. Much of t

Trump left gray wolves unprotected in Wisconsin, and hunters are now killing them by the hundreds

It took the Trump administration about a year to announce their plans to gut the Endangered Species Act. Trump’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) successfully “delisted” the gray wolf at the end of October, just one week before the soon-to-b

Democrats are in a dogfight to maintain Senate control. COVID-19 relief will give them a head start

As Senate Democrats prepare to pass President Biden's wildly popular COVID-19 rescue plan, the race for control of the upper chamber in next year's midterms is starting to heat up. That Biden ran on his ability to mount a competent pandemic response and Senat

Man who knew exactly what he was doing claims family separations 'very unfortunate'

Former U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III refused to be interviewed for a Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general report from this past January that pointed to him as a “driving force” behind the previous administration’s fami

Jeff Sessions reemerges to claim he regrets separating families (he doesn't)

Former U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III refused to be interviewed for a Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general report from this past January that pointed to him as a “driving force” behind the previous administration’s fami

Republicans plot their poison pills to delay critical COVID-19 relief from reaching Americans

Senate Republicans are openly plotting how to make passing vital COVID-19 relief—which is still supported by 77% of all voters, including 59% of Republicans—complete hell for Democrats. That includes Sen. Ron Genius Johnson of Wisconsin proposing they ext

Texas racists get really racist about racist thing that people are calling racist

Emails The Texas Tribune obtained show just how little wealthy alumni donors from the University of Texas at Austin care about Black people, even those that the graduates cheer for routinely on the football field. Hundreds of alumni responded with emails t

Republicans ponder delaying tactics to make America wait even longer to get COVID-19 relief

Senate Republicans are openly plotting how to make passing vital COVID-19 relief—which is still supported by 77% of all voters, including 59% of Republicans—complete hell for Democrats. That includes Sen. Ron Genius Johnson of Wisconsin proposing they ext

Alumni get vicious in emails to make sure Texas Longhorns cling to racist alma mater

Emails The Texas Tribune obtained show just how little wealthy alumni donors from the University of Texas at Austin care about Black people, even those that the graduates cheer for routinely on the football field. Hundreds of alumni responded with emails t

Republican lawyer explains in one sentence why his party wants to make it harder to vote

One of the central disagreements between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party is coming into focus: voting rights. House Democrats are poised to pass an expansion of voting rights, while at the state level, Republicans have put forward mor

Republican governors throwing states off COVID cliff, and counting on President Biden to catch them

Three weeks after a closed electricity market that’s designed to turn disasters into windfall profits collapsed in Texas, turning a winter cold snap into a deadly power shortage that still has many Texans dealing with broken pipes and ruined homes, Gov. Gre

As Jan. 6 arrests mount, key role of two far-right militant networks in siege becomes unmistakable

The arrests and indictments in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are now up to 257 and counting. And as they continue to mount and the evidence in these cases becomes public, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of what happened that day—bot
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