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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…Late Night Snark: "Bjye-Bjye, Gjhoul" Editjion "Kirstjen Nielsen stepped down as Homeland Security secretary, presumably to spend more time with her family after a house

Your Affordable Care Act recap: What's in a pre-existing condition?

With the popular vote loser insisting that there will be a "wonderful HealthCare package that some very talented people are now developing […] on full display during the Election as a much better

'They have faith in America': Volunteers step forward with food, supplies to aid asylum-seekers

Some bring a wagon filled to the brim with sandwiches and juice. Others bring dozens of pairs of shoes and a table for a makeshift shop. Their purpose, though, is the same: to help asylum-seekers and

Cartoon: Trump's obstruction bunny

Someone at the I.R.S. should leak Trump’s return, because Mnuchin is going to stall the House Ways and Means Committee’s subpoeana until the courts are packed with Mitch McConnell’s toadies.Follow me

Trump signs new executive order all but inviting oil and gas companies to pony up some bribe money

On Wednesday, Donald Trump signed two new executive orders meant to accelerate oil and gas extraction. You likely only need to hear "Donald Trump" and "oil and gas" to get the rough picture: Team

Trump's transgender troop ban is taking effect, but some life-altering details are still a mystery

Donald Trump’s transgender troop ban is going into effect now … but it’s not clear what “going into effect” means for a ban that’s been cobbled together based on Trump’s tweets and whims. There are

Trump tells border agents to just go ahead and break the law—he'll pardon them

During a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border last week, Donald Trump told border agents to block asylum-seekers from entering the U.S.—an action that would be in violation of both American law and

As Trump fixates on southern border, most criminals enter via the northern border

Federal government data obtained by Mother Jones yet again reveals how useless Donald Trump's precious border wall would be at preventing criminals from entering the country. That data shows that

Autocracy watch: One second from midnight

Actually, a very good argument can be made that midnight came and went months ago, when Republicans in Congress demonstrated their willingness to support Donald Trump no matter how far across every

Midday open thread: Arctic ice on path to record low this year; media keep using sexist 'mistress'

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Calling all xenophobes!What’s coming up on Sunday Kos: This isn't the first time right-wingers used 9/11 as a weapon. Remember Limbaugh's lies about Obama, by Ian

White House makes 'naked power grab' for independent agencies' regulating authority

Donald Trump has again raised the bar in his efforts to turn the federal government into a tool of big business. Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, announced a

How Fox News turned Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into its new Hillary Clinton

Campaign ActionFor decades, Fox News' programming has revolved around the need to identify and target Democratic demons, who are then used to frighten Republican viewers. And for most of the network's

Trump still eager to retaliate against sanctuary cities by 'placing' all detained migrants there

Last night, the White House shot down reports that the stunningly racist idea of retaliating against sanctuary cities by busing migrant detainees there was ever a serious consideration. “This was just

Arkansas GOP moves to keep progressive measures off the ballot—but not conservative ones

Angry that voters passed a ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage in 2018, Arkansas Republicans are using their legislative majorities to put a constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot that

McConnell's 2020 strategy: Ignore the orange elephant in the room and fearmonger on 'socialism'

Mitch McConnell has a plan for keeping the Senate majority in the 2020 election: Pretend Donald Trump doesn't exist and scare old people. The hope is to win back the suburbs and be the "firewall

Herman Cain expected to withdraw from consideration for Federal Reserve board

It’s amazing that there's a limit to what Senate Republicans will accept from Donald Trump, but he’s found it: Herman Cain. Of course, not all Republicans have drawn a line, but four of them have said

Trump weighing use of military to build and operate internment camps at the border

Donald Trump’s advisers met in the White House on Tuesday night to discuss a new role for the military on the border: building and operating internment camps for immigrants seeking asylum. Trump sent

Barr making drastic changes to immigration courts, setting up handful of judges with total control

Attorney General William Barr is making drastic changes to the immigration courts, setting up a system in which a handful of appellate court immigration judges can issue sweeping rulings that limit

Senate Republicans whine about Trump's ugly surprises—the ones they keep supporting

The volume of whining about Donald Trump coming from Senate Republicans would be impressive, if they planned to do anything about it. Since they don’t, it’s just pathetic. In the wake of Trump

Democratic lawmaker to drug industry on insulin prices: 'Your days are numbered'

In a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on insulin prices Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois and fellow lawmakers blasted manufacturers and drug industry intermediaries for