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Ex-press secretary Ari Fleischer pipes up to defend Bush's catastrophic war. He's still lying

While the worst president in American history continues his robust program of golfing and covering up crimes, the crew surrounding the second-worst president in American history keeps up its efforts

Sad Trump aides find Trump's unhinged attacks on war hero and husband of a colleague uncomfortable

Anyone currently working in Donald Trump's White House is inherently pathetic, unless perhaps they have stayed there for the sole purpose of leaking things to the press about the top contender for the

Midday open thread: Flooding, fires, and favorite dogs

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Hollingsworth Hound charged in college admissions scandal: Finally:Emergency crews in Texas on Wednesday finally extinguished a massive fire that had engulfed a

Trump using 'Stalinist tactics' to discredit climate change, as federal judge stops drilling plan

Donald Trump may be setting up a climate change panel specifically to help spread confusion and cast doubt on something that is very definitely happening, but that doesn’t mean everyone is confused.

Kentucky governor chose chicken pox over science for his nine kids

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin intentionally made his children sick and miserable because he hates science. There’s a vaccine for chicken pox, a disease that can be dangerous and even fatal, and which puts

Trump gets $2.9 million payday earlier this month from mysterious real estate buyer

Well, here's another thing for House Democrats to scrutinize: Donald Trump sold a $2.9 million Manhattan condo earlier this month to a mystery buyer for a premium price.Forbes reports that public

Marco Rubio pretends Republicans have principles about the Supreme Court

Sen. Marco Rubio, the off-again-on-again Republican from Florida who will always be angling for the White House, has a deep thought about "protecting" the sanctity of the Supreme Court. It basically

Out-of-control ICE has been wrongfully targeting hundreds of U.S. citizens, reports finds

Reining in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) isn’t just an immigration issue, it’s a civil rights issue that affects all of us. Potentially hundreds of U.S. citizens are being wrongfully

Trump did NOT say he was going to make the Mueller report public, no matter how it's reported

On Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump seemed to endorse the idea of releasing any final report from special counsel Robert Mueller to the public, saying “Let the people see it” and declaring that he

Republicans praise 'American hero' McCain, but don't have much to say about the man trashing him

Senate Republicans showed their courage and loyalty in defense of an old friend under attack by Donald Trump … which is to say, Senate Republicans showed that they don’t have much courage or loyalty

Trump's point person on Moscow real estate deal to get a workout by House Democrats

House Democrats have lined up three hearings in the coming week with the Russian-born U.S. businessman who served as the point person on the Trump Tower Moscow project.Felix Sater, who worked directly

New Zealand moves to ban military-style rifles 6 days after mass shooting in Christchurch

Less than a week after a white supremacist opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 people and wounding dozens of others, New Zealand has moved to ban all military-style semi-automatic

Morning Digest: Democrats hang on to swingy Iowa seat with an assist from presidential hopefuls

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: Hollingsworth Hound charged in college admissions scandal

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINETwo Things Previous Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) Never Did1) Improve health care for a single Mainer. But under Democrat Gov. Janet Mills, that’s changing big-time with

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Gun safety reform, Florida's 'poll tax' and more

We begin today’s roundup with Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times writing about New Zealand’s quick response on gun safety:[W]hile it’s true that white supremacy is deadly and needs to be

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

OK, it’s Friday. We’ll try to mix it up a little bit, and give you some material for the weekend that’s a little off the beaten path.No promises, though. After all, the “president” is a goddamned

Clyburn: Trump and family one of 'the greatest threats to democracy of my lifetime'

House Majority Whip James Clyburn isn't mincing any words or playing any games any more. Donald Trump is one of "the greatest threats to democracy of my lifetime," he told NBC News. And then he went

Hundreds of Texas landowners get notice of Trump administration's land grab

90-year-old Texan Elvira Canales said that while no one from the federal government has told her a proposed border wall could go through her land, she’s nonetheless prepared to fight to defend what is

Trump promised muscular economic growth would pay for his $1.5 trillion tax cut—he lied

Everyone knew it was a lie when Donald Trump and GOP leadership did it, and now White House officials are finally conceding what everyone knew. Their $1.5 trillion tax giveaway to the rich will not