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Morning Digest: Anti-tax hardliners launch costly campaign against old enemy in Kansas Senate race

Morning Digest: Anti-tax hardliners launch costly campaign against old enemy in Kansas Senate race

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
Morning Digest: GOP invents totally fake attack to smear progressive in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Morning Digest: GOP invents totally fake attack to smear progressive in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

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
Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk policy hurt women and LGBTQ+ people. Their stories should be told too

Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk policy hurt women and LGBTQ+ people. Their stories should be told too

Michael Bloomberg’s short-lived presidential bid ignited national scrutiny of the billionaire's behavior toward women and the policies he promoted during his tenure as New York City mayor between 2002
California proves that stay-in-place saves lives; Florida and Texas hurl toward 6-figures dead

California proves that stay-in-place saves lives; Florida and Texas hurl toward 6-figures dead

On March 16 six San Francisco Bay Area counties announced a “shelter in place” order—Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Mateo. They were the first in the nation to take
Donald Trump says he is considering a quarantine of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Donald Trump says he is considering a quarantine of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

On Saturday afternoon, Donald Trump visited Norfolk naval station to see the hospital ship USNS Comfort. While there, Trump announced that he is investigating a quarantine of New York, New Jersey, and
Voting Rights Roundup: Congress' new stimulus law doesn't do enough to protect voting in November

Voting Rights Roundup: Congress' new stimulus law doesn't do enough to protect voting in November

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Governors need federal help fighting coronavirus, and the cost is stroking Trump's ego

Governors need federal help fighting coronavirus, and the cost is stroking Trump's ego

Donald Trump is bringing his politics of personal grievance to his handling of the coronavirus crisis, and the personal grievances could have big effects on entire states as they cope with waves of
Trump puts coronavirus crisis on hold to call Sean Hannity and complain about the real victim—Trump

Trump puts coronavirus crisis on hold to call Sean Hannity and complain about the real victim—Trump

Donald Trump is the captain of the Titanic. Except he’s still arguing that this is the greatest voyage ever, complaining that people want too many lifeboats, and telling everyone to get back to that
3 states ask for federal morgue assistance as coronavirus deaths skyrocket

3 states ask for federal morgue assistance as coronavirus deaths skyrocket

New York City’s morgues are nearing capacity, and they expect to reach full capacity by next week according to a new report from Politico. Sources tell the news outlet that Department of Homeland
Without a functioning federal government under Trump, hunt for medical gear turns to chaos

Without a functioning federal government under Trump, hunt for medical gear turns to chaos

In the midst of a national crisis, there is simply no way to make up for the loss of an omniscient centralized force coordinating a nationwide response and getting available resources to the places
Trump punishes blue states on disaster unemployment aid

Trump punishes blue states on disaster unemployment aid

Impeached president Donald Trump is taking his war on blue states to a new level. He has declared California, New York, and Washington state coronavirus disaster areas, but has so far refused to
'Like a f---ing slave ship': Lawyer details horrific conditions at Rikers Island jails amid COVID-19

'Like a f---ing slave ship': Lawyer details horrific conditions at Rikers Island jails amid COVID-19

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to passionate pleas from activists to release low-level offenders amid the COVID-19 pandemic with a plan to do exactly that. On Tuesday, the mayor
Morning Digest: Comeback bid by former attorney general highlights Utah's quirky ballot access rules

Morning Digest: Comeback bid by former attorney general highlights Utah's quirky ballot access rules

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
Morning Digest: Mitch McConnell-linked super PAC reserves $67 million in TV ads for key Senate races

Morning Digest: Mitch McConnell-linked super PAC reserves $67 million in TV ads for key Senate races

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
'We’re stuck at our job, we can’t leave': New York doormen left behind in coronavirus pandemic

'We’re stuck at our job, we can’t leave': New York doormen left behind in coronavirus pandemic

New York has become an unfortunate epicenter for the coronavirus in the United States, sparking what The New York Times described as an "exodus" from New York City's wealthy Upper East Side. But that
Voting Rights Roundup: Coronavirus may disrupt elections. The U.S. must enact universal vote-by-mail

Voting Rights Roundup: Coronavirus may disrupt elections. The U.S. must enact universal vote-by-mail

Leading Off● Coronavirus: As the coronavirus pandemic grows worse, schools and public services have shut down as authorities urge people to distance themselves from others to avoid spreading the
Anti-Asian racism and violence are surging amid coronavirus fears. Here's how groups are responding

Anti-Asian racism and violence are surging amid coronavirus fears. Here's how groups are responding

In Brooklyn, an Asian man is fighting for his life after being stabbed more than a dozen times in a suspected coronavirus-related hate crime. The attack isn’t the first of its kind, and with infection
New report connects Trump organization with the largest tax fraud case in New York City history

New report connects Trump organization with the largest tax fraud case in New York City history

The Trump Organization, not unlike the Trump administration, is rife with stories of corruption and grift, incompetence due to the cutting of corners, and general crapulence. ProPublica and New York
State and local governments step up coronavirus response as Trump administration keeps failing

State and local governments step up coronavirus response as Trump administration keeps failing

The federal government has been Fail Central on coronavirus response so far, and state and local officials are deciding that they have no choice but to take things into their own hands. What that
As colleges send students home amid coronavirus, dorm closures highlight underdiscussed realities

As colleges send students home amid coronavirus, dorm closures highlight underdiscussed realities

A growing number of college students are being told to finish classes remotely amid coronavirus outbreaks. Some schools, such as Harvard University and Amherst College, are taking it a step further,