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Morning Digest: Mirroring Trump, Texas GOP candidate's ad fans anti-Chinese racism over coronavirus

Morning Digest: Mirroring Trump, Texas GOP candidate's ad fans anti-Chinese racism over coronavirus

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
Legislators demand ICE release detainees: 'A decision to do nothing is a decision to do harm'

Legislators demand ICE release detainees: 'A decision to do nothing is a decision to do harm'

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and more than a dozen senators led by California’s Kamala Harris have been among the latest legislators calling for the release of people from Immigration
Morning Digest: Montana Democrats land their top candidate to challenge GOP Sen. Steve Daines

Morning Digest: Montana Democrats land their top candidate to challenge GOP Sen. Steve Daines

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
Sen. Cory Booker becomes latest former presidential contender to endorse Joe Biden

Sen. Cory Booker becomes latest former presidential contender to endorse Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s endorsement-o-rama continued Monday as Sen. Cory Booker joined the growing list of former Democratic primary candidates endorsing Biden. “The answer to hatred &
Warren takes Cory Booker's lead in making a big update to her criminal justice reform plan

Warren takes Cory Booker's lead in making a big update to her criminal justice reform plan

The willingness to listen, change her thinking, and incorporate ideas from other politicians’ plans—publicly highlighting that she’s doing so—is one of the things that most distinguishes Sen.
With weed legalization plan, Warren seeks to right systemic wrongs for communities of color

With weed legalization plan, Warren seeks to right systemic wrongs for communities of color

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a new plan for sweeping cannabis reform and legalization on Sunday. In her “Justice and Equitable Cannabis Industry” plan, the Massachusetts senator calls for major
Watch this 'Daily Show' truck blast clips of Trump mocking senators in downtown Washington D.C.

Watch this 'Daily Show' truck blast clips of Trump mocking senators in downtown Washington D.C.

Donald Trump has a long history of insulting people, including senators. Unsurprisingly, he has no problem insulting progressives, like calling Sen. Bernie Sanders “crazy” and Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Morning Digest: Why black House Democrats have never made the leap to the Senate

Morning Digest: Why black House Democrats have never made the leap to 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
Democrats put disability policy at center stage, with Elizabeth Warren taking the lead

Democrats put disability policy at center stage, with Elizabeth Warren taking the lead

Disability rights and disability policy are more prominent in this Democratic presidential primary than they have ever been, with several candidates releasing ambitious plans. Several of the plans
Democratic hopefuls respond to Trump's warmongering

Democratic hopefuls respond to Trump's warmongering

Statements from the leading Democratic contenders for the nomination for president on his reckless and unilateral decision to assassinate Iranian General Qassem Soleimani show why we must defeat
Julián Castro is right: Iowa should not be first

Julián Castro is right: Iowa should not be first

The debate over whether the Iowa caucus should be the first test for presidential hopefuls is not new, as the issue bubbles up every election cycle. What has been a bit different this time around is
Kamala Harris leads Senate Democrats in demanding that Donald Trump fire Stephen Miller

Kamala Harris leads Senate Democrats in demanding that Donald Trump fire Stephen Miller

Just days after Sen. Kamala Harris suspended her presidential campaign, the Democrat from California leads a letter to the White House that calls for Donald Trump to fire White House adviser Stephen
It would suck if the next Democratic debate is all white, but there's still diversity to be proud of

It would suck if the next Democratic debate is all white, but there's still diversity to be proud of

Let’s start by acknowledging what a real loss it is that Sen. Kamala Harris decided this week to suspend her presidential campaign. Thankfully, she will not be going anywhere, and will instead
After Harris exit, Booker, Castro, and voters call out billionaires, lack of debate stage diversity

After Harris exit, Booker, Castro, and voters call out billionaires, lack of debate stage diversity

After California Sen. Kamala Harris announced she was suspending her campaign for the Democratic nomination and dropping out of the 2020 race for president, many took to Twitter to express sadness and
Democratic presidential hopefuls flood Twitter with World AIDS Day acknowledgments

Democratic presidential hopefuls flood Twitter with World AIDS Day acknowledgments

Instead of spreading misinformation and accusations as a certain sitting president does, top Democratic presidential hopefuls took to Twitter with messages of support and respect in honor of World
Booker slams Biden on reluctance to legalize weed, says it is 'already legal for privileged people'

Booker slams Biden on reluctance to legalize weed, says it is 'already legal for privileged people'

For the , hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, ten candidates (Julián Castro did not qualify for this debate, though he is still running) joined the stage in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the most
Joe Biden says marijuana could be a 'gateway drug,' lagging behind progressive 2020 Democrats

Joe Biden says marijuana could be a 'gateway drug,' lagging behind progressive 2020 Democrats

Campaign ActionFormer Vice President and 2020 hopeful Joe Biden said he’s against legalizing marijuana on the federal level because, in his words, it could be a “gateway drug.” What could change his
Standing with workers and women and disabled people ... boy, do 2020 Democrats shine

Standing with workers and women and disabled people ... boy, do 2020 Democrats shine

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates just keep kicking ass—but the news coverage of the primary is dominated by polls and stupid horse-race concerns, and that’s when the primary manages to
2020 Democrats shine on immigration, disabilities, and boosting 2019 wins

2020 Democrats shine on immigration, disabilities, and boosting 2019 wins

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates just keep kicking ass—but the news coverage of the primary is dominated by polls and stupid horse-race concerns, and that’s when the primary manages to
Formerly incarcerated leaders in criminal justice reform question 2020 candidates on their platforms

Formerly incarcerated leaders in criminal justice reform question 2020 candidates on their platforms

On Monday, three candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination shared the stage with formerly incarcerated community leaders at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in