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Democrats investigate Trump plan to give Saudis nuclear secrets against NSA advice

From Day One, the relationship between Donald Trump, his associates, and Saudi Arabia has been more than a little sketchy. Major examples include Trump making Saudi Arabia his first stop outside of

Trump aide still won't comment on report that he knew about undocumented workers at Trump golf club

White House aide and former golf caddy Dan Scavino still won’t directly respond to the recent report that he knew the golf club he once managed for Donald Trump employed undocumented immigrants,

NYT reveals Trump's epic, sustained, and secretive assault on the rule of law to save his own hide

The New York Times just dropped a boatload of juicy tidbits about Donald Trump's frenzied, brazen, and yet consistently ham-handed efforts to both bury and kill the many investigations into him, his

Midday open thread: Echoes of Iraq war run-up; does more Arctic rain mean more methane emissions?

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Everything is pretend:• The White House transcript version of one of several Mike Pence lines in Munich that was greeted by utter silence: See video here. (The

Transgender asylum-seeker deported to El Salvador has been murdered, group says

A trans advocacy group in El Salvador tells the Washington Blade that a trans asylum-seeker who was deported by the U.S. several months ago has died from injuries she sustained in an attack outside

Republicans knew that Trump was being investigated as Russian agent in 2017—and no one complained

On Monday evening, Donald Trump published another tweet complaining about “Leakin’ James Comey,” the FBI director he fired. But according to Comey’s successor Andrew McCabe, there was a genuine leaker

Roger Stone keeps digging that hole—but it's deeper, and wider, than just threatening a judge

On Monday evening, it became obvious that Roger Stone had delivered another shot to his own foot, with a plea for cash that managed to both violate a gag order and threaten a federal judge. His

West Virginia teachers strike (yes, again) to protest attack on public education

Campaign ActionThis is not a blast from the recent past: West Virginia teachers are on strike again, just a year after they kicked off a wave of teacher uprisings that is still reverberating around

Seven weeks into 2019, we already know the media didn't learn 2016's lesson about sexism

This, so much this: "How sexist will the media’s treatment of female candidates be? Rule out ‘not at all.’" It’s only seven weeks into 2019, and already the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan has

Daily Kos Democratic Presidential Primary Straw Poll: February 19

Every other week we take the pulse of the budding Democratic presidential primary, and see which candidates are leading the pack within our world of party activists, and which are only pretending to

Trump administration still hasn't said where it's stealing his 'emergency' wall money from

The great national emergency of 2019 is now four days old, and the government's response to it is as of yet without a plan. When the Russian asset in the Oval Office announced it last Friday in a long

The truth about Trump and the stock market

Donald Trump was at it again on Tuesday morning. xHad the opposition party (no, not the Media) won the election, the Stock Market would be down at least 10,000 points by now. We are heading up, up,

Watch live: North Carolina holding hearing on election fraud in 9th Congressional District (day 2)

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has begun its second day of hearings into allegations that the campaign of Republican Mark Harris engaged in election fraud in last year’s hotly contested

New York has already made great strides on voting rights. These reforms should be next

New York State has entered a brand-new era of progressive governance, following a massive Democratic wave at the ballot box last year that finally ended Republican control over the state Senate and

Republicans pin their 2020 hopes on tricking voters into fearing the 'radical' Democrats in Congress

Campaign ActionRepublicans have made their strategy for the 2020 elections crystal-clear: going after the newly serving Democratic women of color in Congress. Given this, we can only anticipate

16 states sue to block Trump from 'unilaterally robbing taxpayer funds' for fake border emergency

“Today, on Presidents Day, we take President Trump to court to block his misuse of presidential power,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement Monday about the lawsuit

Morning Digest: Illinois Republican begins House campaign by accidentally running for the 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
Bernie Sanders officially enters the race for 2020

Bernie Sanders officially enters the race for 2020

Speaking on Vermont Public Radio on Tuesday morning, Bernie Sanders made it official—he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.The announcement contained few details, but

Daily Kos announces results of first monthly issues survey

Today, Daily Kos announced key findings from a nationwide survey of Americans commissioned through Civiqs. The poll of 1449 adults was conducted online from Feb. 12-15 and reveals broad disapproval of

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…There's A Lesson in Here SomewhereThe Siena College ("Go, Fighting Saints!") Research Institute is out with a brand-new survey of 157 presidential scholars, and the