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Editorial round-up: It's now or never for the DREAM Act

Campaign ActionMultiple editorials from leading newspapers, elected leaders, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients within the past few days remind us that it’s now or never for

Donald Trump refuses to accept reality of Russian election interference, handing Putin more wins

Donald Trump refuses to accept that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections to help him win, and that refusal to accept reality is affecting U.S. policy toward Russia at every level, the

To keep our Alabama win from being a fluke, strong financial support for future elections is needed

There are so many encouraging stories coming out of the stunning win of Doug Jones in the Senate race in Alabama. Not only do we have a Democrat replacing the neo-Confederate Jefferson B. Sessions III

Former felons finally had their voices heard Tuesday as they voted for the first time in Alabama

It would be an understatement to simply say that Tuesday was a big day for the state of Alabama. Not only was Democrat Doug Jones elected to the Senate (which will mark the first Democratic senator to

McCain, McConnell, and Trump's lawyer make the case for waiting for Doug Jones on the tax cuts bill

Campaign ActionSen. John McCain, on January 20, 2010, had this to say about the Senate halting work on the Affordable Care Act until Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) could be seated.So here we are, and

Morning Digest: Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton picks Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Al Franken

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James

Bill loves his gig parodying his old cartoon... until he's asked to portray the Tax Reform Bill

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…Only ONE day left if you need to sign up for Affordable Care Act health insurance at healthcare.gov. C&J combed through the media this week and found that they’re all

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Dems should give power & resources to those who ensured Alabama win

Carson Brown at The New Republic writes—Beware the “black voters are superheroes” narrative from Alabama’s election:They certainly didn’t show up at the polls as a favor to Jones and the Democrats.
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Let’s see if we can limp through one more show to close out the week! As usual, we’ll be scrambling to catch up on stories that could blow up over the weekend.Well, to be honest, these days literally

Open thread for night owls: 100s lose FL driver's licenses for pedestrian tickets—blacks hit hardest

Topher Sanders at ProPublica and Benjamin Conarck at the Florida Times-Union write— Pedestrian Tickets Lead to Hundreds of Suspended Driver’s Licenses:More than half the 2,000 people who received

Cartoon: The next sexual harasser is...

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Scott Pruitt's EPA has sharply curtailed penalties for top polluters, and that's no accident

The New York Times has found that under new Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, the federal government has been sharply curtailing anti-pollution efforts.The Times built a database of

Gillibrand a 'serious as a heart attack' contender for 2020

Washington pundits have been breathlessly obsessing over the Democrats' lack of a national leader ever since Election Day last year. Time for them to take a break. Not only is it irrelevant to

Hours after Doug Jones' victory, Republicans demand he support Republican policies

Within hours of Doug Jones pulling off an amazing upset win over Alabama Republicans' most prominent child molester, Republicans were already making declarations about how Jones should now become a

Trump officials order federal agency to push PR campaign for climate-change inducing fossil fuels

Witness your tax dollars being put to work by an administration so intent on normalizing the color orange that it's happy to set the world on fire if it please the Dumpster fire himself. Vice News’s

Human-caused climate change tripled the odds of Hurricane Harvey's deadly deluge in Texas

The news on the climate front isn’t getting any better. Scientists reported on Wednesday that the influence of climate change on Hurricane Harvey last summer was worse than first thought, with

Susan Collins doubles down on being Mitch McConnell's dupe over tax bill

Campaign ActionSen. Susan Collins is continuing her happy talk on the empty promises she's certain she secured from Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, despite the fact that House Speaker Paul Ryan and his

Ryan chases down votes from nihilists, forgetting (again) he needs Democrats to keep government open

Campaign ActionSo here's another compelling reason for Congress to wait on bringing a tax bill to the floor until Alabama Sen.-elect Doug Jones can join them: They're still fighting over how they're

USA Today editorial calls Trump 'unfit to clean toilets in Obama's presidential library'

Wow, USA Today editorial board, tell us what you really think:A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential