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Republican tax scam to be released in a 'Friday night news dump'

From Sahil Kapur of Bloomberg News, Republicans will drop their tax scam bill on Friday night:The final Republican tax report will be filed and made public at 5:30p EST today, Kevin Brady announces.Or

Midday open thread: CA cell phone guidelines issued; Charlottesville driver charged with murder

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Trump ends the War on Christmas!• What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Doug Jones’ Alabama upset pushes predictions of 2018 Democratic wave election, by Sher Watts

Trump's bluster about pardoning Flynn is as idiotic as usual

Here's an idea—after admitting that you knew your national security adviser had lied to the FBI and subsequently begging your FBI director to quash his investigation into it only to fire him for not

Osman Enriquez is free from ICE detention, but 800,000 DACA recipients continue to live in fear

Campaign ActionOsman Enriquez, the 27-year-old dad who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while waiting to reapply for his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Hey Democrats, now that you've discovered what black women can do, it's time to really invest in us.

After Tuesday’s Democratic victory in the special election for a Senate seat in Alabama, people all around the country started thanking black women for their votes and acknowledging that black voter

Republicans offer a child tax credit compromise to answer Rubio's empty threats, but it looks weak

Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that he was withholding his critical vote on the tax bill unless his fellow Republicans agreed to increase the amount of the child tax credit in the bill that’s available

In gift to Democrats, Republicans tee up perfect 2018 issue with attacks on Russia probe

Campaign ActionOn one hand, the steady drumbeat of Republican lawmakers gunning for special counsel Robert Mueller could potentially land us in a constitutional crisis. On the other, it's one of the

So painful: Watch a Trump U.S. District Judge nominee fail to answer a single basic question of law

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s judicial nominees. Already this week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has stated that two of Trump's nominees, Jeff Mateer

Trump: 'I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet.' YET.

It’s been a while since Donald Trump said a lot of truly bonkers stuff in public. Even his Twitter feed has been muted by Trump standards. But when Donald Trump is quiet, it doesn’t mean he’s reformed

ICE detainees say they were kept shackled and denied restroom access in 46-hour plane ride from hell

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) cruelty isn’t just illustrated by who agents are sweeping up in their racist mass deportation dragnet, it’s also shown in how they are deporting immigrants

Special counsel requested emails from Trump's notorious Wikileaks-contacting campaign data firm

Special counsel Robert Mueller is taking a close look at Donald Trump’s campaign data consultant, which has to be making Republicans desperate to protect Trump very nervous. Cambridge Analytica—which

Morning Digest: Harassment scandal finally forces GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold to drop re-election bid

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

Cartoon: Trump ends the War on Christmas!

x Vimeo VideoIt is the high season for fighting back against the “War on Christmas,” a war that doesn’t seem to actually exist. President Trump is determined to oppose said imaginary war with a

Abbreviated pundit roundup: GOP tax bill gets even worse, net neutrality gutted and more

Alan Rappeport and Thomas Kaplan at The New York Times bring us the latest analysis of the Republican tax bill:Republicans, who reached agreement Wednesday on a merged version of the House and Senate

Open thread for night owls: A publicly owned Seattle municipal bank could be a model for us all

At South Seattle Emerald, Matt Remle and Nikkita Oliver write—Seattle Municipal Bank: A Future for Us All:In February, Seattle made history as the first city to divest from Wells Fargo.Organizers from

Trump supporters demanded the NY Times to compare his lies to other presidents—they shouldn't have

A while back the New York Times published a list of lies the “new” president, Donald Trump had told. According to the Times, many supporters tried to dismiss the pathological number of lies Trump had

New details on Rep. Farenthold's 'abusive, sexually vulgar' behavior should force his resignation

CNN has new details on the unprofessional and unacceptable behavior of Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27). His behavior was so vulgar and abusive, one employee sought treatment for emotional

British white supremacist leader Trump retweeted is arrested for hate crimes

You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep (and retweet). As president, Donald Trump has surrounded himself with white supremacists like Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller and caused an

Marcy Kaptur shows how to be a Democrat and a woman and still not get it on sexual harassment

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) went deep into grotesque victim-blaming territory at a meeting of House Democrats on Wednesday, Politico reports:“I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was

Republican Party follows up Trump's sexist smear of Kirsten Gillibrand with an attack of its own

Donald Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday with a tweet so vile it led the USA Today editorial board to call him “not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or