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Who is Beto O'Rourke? 5 things to know about the Texan who raised $6.1 million in 24 hours

One of the latest Democrats to join the race for the party’s nomination for president is none other than Beto O’Rourke. Last year, O’Rourke became a big name on the national stage for the first time.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…Let’s Find OutMr. Owl comes out of retirement to answer Mick Mulvaney: x x YouTube Video -Great. Now I’m jonesin’ for a Tootsie Pop.Cheers and Jeers starts below the

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Waiting for the Mueller report to drop

Edward Isaac-Dovere/Atlantic:Bernie Sanders Just Hired His Twitter Attack DogDavid Sirota had been working unofficially for Sanders while savaging the other Democratic candidates on TwitterSirota’s

Trump poses a terror danger. The press needs to say so

Donald Trump’s disgraceful response to the New Zealand mosque massacre, in which he downplayed the mounting threat posed by white global terrorists and spent the weekend legitimizing dangerous voices

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan lands a top-tier media gig: He's now on the Fox board of directors

When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he would be leaving Congress, before the 2018 elections, it was never quite clear just why the tremendously powerful Republican pseudo-wonk had decided to

Trump loves to kick people when they're down—like six feet down

Over the weekend, Donald Trump resumed his attacks on deceased Sen. John McCain. But it’s not as if Trump ever quit. From mocking McCain’s time as a prisoner of war, to claiming he was last in his

Supreme Court okays execution of inmate sentenced to death by racist juror

The U.S. Supreme will not take up the death penalty case of Keith Tharpe, a black Georgia death row inmate. He was sentenced to death in 1991 for kidnapping and killing his estranged wife's

House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on white nationalist-linked violence

After a white nationalism-espousing terrorist killed 50 people in two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques, the current American administration has largely clammed up, offering only rote sympathy to the

Liberal healthcare group ties Trump's hypocrisy on Medicare and Medicaid to vulnerable Republicans

One of the progressive activist groups that was instrumental in organizing to defeat Trumpcare is now taking on Individual 1 and his supporters in Congress for the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in

Supreme Court to consider just how racist prosecutors can be in jury selection process

Curtis Flowers faces a death sentence in Mississippi after six different trials, and now the Supreme Court will hear a challenge on the verdict in the sixth trial—a challenge that could set new

Trump admin scores anti-immigrant victory in Supreme Court

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointees were part of the conservative majority that just handed his administration yet another devastating weapon in its continued war on immigrant families:The Supreme

Elizabeth Warren: 'Get rid of the Electoral College'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is attempting to distinguish herself in the Democratic race for the presidency by leaning on her core strength: detailed policy proposals to overhaul everything from corporate

Kellyanne Conway's husband tweets criticisms of Trump 'so I don't end up screaming at her about it'

Donald Trump may have lashed out and called George Conway a “total loser” on Tuesday morning, but Conway isn't backing down from his persistent criticism of his wife’s boss. “I thought it was a

Once again facing deportation, immigrant rights leader Jeanette Vizguerra goes back into sanctuary

Jeanette Vizguerra has gone back into sanctuary. The immigrant rights leader had won a two year reprieve from deportation in 2017, using her time back in the world to be with her young children and

Midday open thread: Happy Birthday, CSPAN, fires, news, and flooding

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Jacinda of New Zealand vs. Trump: Happy Birthday, CSPAN!xOn March 19, 1979, the cable television industry started C-SPAN as a public service providing unfiltered,

Cohen search warrants suggest probe into hush money scheme is still going strong

The investigation into campaign finance violations by Michael Cohen and Donald Trump appears to be going strong based on new documents released Tuesday. Importantly, the portion of the FBI search

Daily Kos Democratic Primary Straw Poll: March 18

So I blew it last week, forgot to turn on a feature that makes it harder to vote multiple times, and as a result, a certain candidate’s very-motivated supporters had some fun at the expense of our

The Freedom Caucus White House coup is done, Mick Mulvaney to be permanent chief of staff

If there's one thing that really sums up just how profoundly messed up the Trump White House is, top to bottom, it's this: The one person capable of making Trump and Co. happy in the role of chief of

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to stay in his post 'a little longer'

It's difficult to say what, if anything, we can discern from this, but MSNBC's Pete Williams reported this morning that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will not be leaving the Justice