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Trump's Federal Reserve pick walks back 2015 criticism of Trump's 'crazy policy'

Donald Trump’s top economic adviser and his pick for the Federal Reserve are putting on a master class in craven suck-uppery. Back in 2015, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow and Federal

Trump administration to deny asylum-seekers bail in latest plan to keep brown people in cages

Attorney General William Barr showed Tuesday night that covering up the Mueller report isn’t his only way to show loyalty to Donald Trump. Barr is also indulging Trump’s fetish for putting brown

Morning Digest: Check out Daily Kos Elections' 1Q 2019 fundraising roundups for the House and Senate

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

Cartoon: Bernie Sanders exposed!

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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINEHappy National Haiku Poetry Day! (Seriously.)I threw these at the wall. Unfortunately they stuck: His watch goes tick tockHis black Sharpie goes squeak squeakBarr plays

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Waiting on the next iteration of the redacted Mueller report

Bulwark:Release it. Read it.The roles of the criminal justice system and Congress overlap, but they are nevertheless distinct. Conduct that does not rise to the level of criminal prosecution can

Open thread for night owls. Maine AFL-CIO okays GND to fight 'twin crises' of climate and inequality

Eoin Higgins at Common Dreams writes—'Great Example' of Local Organizing as Maine AFL-CIO Signs Onto #GreenNewDeal:Maine's Green New Deal legislation is the first to be backed by labor unions.The

Eleven stunning images of Notre Dame Cathedral fire and the people who witnessed history

The world watched and mourned as the iconic, beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris nearly burned to the ground after surviving more than eight centuries and several wars. After it had survived

While Trump proposes budget cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, STDs rise in rural areas

Sexually transmitted diseases are a public health issue. Over the past five years, states like South Carolina have seen a “steep increase” in their sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) numbers. HIV,

Asylum-seeker and son are reunited after 324 days apart as family separation remains a crisis

Campaign ActionThree hundred and twenty-four days. That’s how long 10-year-old Ervin spent separated from his dad, Jose, after they were torn apart at the southern border under the Trump

White House refuses to cooperate with Democrats' probe of Trump's intervention in media merger

The Trump administration is refusing to cooperate with the request of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Rep. David Cicilline, chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust

Trump and his FCC announce 'new' plan—which is an old plan—to bring broadband to rural areas

On Monday, Trump and his telecom-back-pocketed FCC shill Ajit Pai announced that they would be pushing forward $20.4 billion in government money (read, our money) for a rural broadband initiative.

EPA Admin Wheeler cut size of a scientific panel to 'save time.' Instead, he wasted everyone's time

When oil lobbyist Scott Pruitt moved into the lead chair at the Environmental Protection Agency, the first thing he did, other than assigning himself a small army of bodyguards and setting up

Trump administration seeks to monitor social media of disability recipients, including vets

Donald Trump and Republicans loudly proclaim themselves to be champions of veterans, but time and time again, they underfund veterans’ care and implement policies that undercut their public

This map shows which senators support ending the disenfranchisement of D.C. by granting it statehood

Congressional Democrats are making a big push to end the unjust disenfranchisement of Washington, D.C.'s 700,000 residents, but not every Democrat is yet on board with the idea, despite the support of

AG Barr's redacted report will mark the beginning of the legal battle with Democrats

If there's one thing we can count on by now from Attorney General William Barr, it's that he will not release the Mueller report with "as much transparency as possible." What that means is that House

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Colorado on verge of expanding driver's license access for undocumented immigrant residents

Colorado Governor Jared Polis is expected to sign a bill passed by the state senate earlier this month that will more than triple the number of Department of Motor Vehicles offices that process and

House Republicans are trying to interfere with voter suppression investigations

House Republicans are strongly hinting to state officials that they should stonewall the Oversight Committee’s investigation into voter suppression. A letter signed by Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and other

A chilling reality: Media's not equipped to deal with Trump’s ramped-up war on democracy

Purging the Department of Homeland Security; cheering the cover-up of the Mueller report while claiming federal prosecutors who investigated Russia collusion were guilty of treason; defying a lawful