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The KITM Super Computer is still in the shop today. Or more accurately, it finally got into the shop today. See, at the Apple Store, you've got to make an appointment to tell them your computer is broken. On the upside, that means they can actually fix it within a reasonable amount of time once they get it.

Latest word is that they have to quote 3-5 days to fix it, just in case, but they think it could be faster. Fingers crossed! And yes, it looks like it's all covered by Apple Care and/or a parts recall. So that's good, too!

In the meantime, we'll be bringing you a rerun of the May 28, 2014 show today:

We started the morning with a little national security state chatter, just as a placeholder for future discussion. Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter joined the show today and served us up a full plate of great stories. Reviewing the Kinsley review of Greenwald's book. The "First Amendment Blind Spot." Sam Wang handicaps the election handicappers. Concerned about veterans' health care? Expand Medicaid. Iran's bomb-making capacity is diminished. Had you heard? If not, why not? Abortion? Michael Boggs knows nothing about it! Mitch McConnell word salads his health care position. Bonkersghazi civil war continues. Speaking of which, Rand Paul gets himself four Pinocchios on the subject. End Times Alert: NY moms pay $1K for consultants to pack their kids' summer camp trunks.

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The Josh Duggar shocker takes up a considerable amount of time today. The Boy Scouts of America are finally coming around to reality, it seems. Irish abroad are heading home to vote in today's historic referendum on marriage equality. Greg Dworkin agrees to come in (and fight through technical difficulties) on his birthday to round up stories on ACA's increasing popularity and entrenchment, Chris Christie's attempt at recovery that hometown papers aren't buying, handicapping who gets into the Gop debates, Obama's (un) lame duck status, a peek inside the American Board of Internal Medicine's finances, and Bill O'Reilly's in hot water (and in denial) again. NYT reporter goes way out on a limb on Hillary. Armando joins in to discuss the Duggar & O'Reilly news. Kansas, whose governor blows a lot, takes punishing the poor to a new level. Journos begin admitting they were wrong about the "Fight for $15." Self-driving cars might not necessarily kill us all.

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What does that mean?

It means that the trusty MacBook that has powered the show for three years is on the blink, and might have to go live on the Apple Farm, if you know what I'm saying.

But, keep your fingers crossed, because it happened with ONE day left on the Apple Care coverage, so it may not be a total loss! Usually these things happen the day after your coverage expires, right?

The downside is, there's no telling just yet exactly how long it will take to get the issues resolved. (It sounds like it's a dying video card, but it's disrupting and freezing everything when it fritzes out unpredictably.)

I'll keep you up to date on things, and hopefully we'll be back up and running soon! And since I still owe you a Rosalyn MacGregor Michigan politics update, I've passed it on to Justice Putnam in the hopes of finding some time for it on Netroots Radio's The After Show (11 AM - noon ET) some time this week.

We'll be bringing you a rerun of the May 27, 2014 show today:

Greg Dworkin joined us to discuss the #YesAllWomen global phenomenon, open carry blowback in Texas, the VA issue narrative versus reality, and how Sen. Burr stepped in it. Even as the tide turns on marriage equality, we're reminded that some think they can turn it on a dime, because "tradition." And the oldest Member of the House ever looks to win his primary. Dark money at work in Arkansas. Twitter was buzzing about corporate social media. What was the Boston "fusion center" tracking while missing the marathon bombing? Occupy. Boing Boing notes new NYT chief Baquet spiked the biggest pre-Snowden NSA story. Speaking of the NSA, the prescience of Justice Brandeis.

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The Josh Duggar shocker takes up a considerable amount of time today. The Boy Scouts of America are finally coming around to reality, it seems. Irish abroad are heading home to vote in today's historic referendum on marriage equality. Greg Dworkin agrees to come in (and fight through technical difficulties) on his birthday to round up stories on ACA's increasing popularity and entrenchment, Chris Christie's attempt at recovery that hometown papers aren't buying, handicapping who gets into the Gop debates, Obama's (un) lame duck status, a peek inside the American Board of Internal Medicine's finances, and Bill O'Reilly's in hot water (and in denial) again. NYT reporter goes way out on a limb on Hillary. Armando joins in to discuss the Duggar & O'Reilly news. Kansas, whose governor blows a lot, takes punishing the poor to a new level. Journos begin admitting they were wrong about the "Fight for $15." Self-driving cars might not necessarily kill us all.

Need more info on how to listen? Find it below the fold.

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The Josh Duggar shocker takes up a considerable amount of time today. The Boy Scouts of America are finally coming around to reality, it seems. Irish abroad are heading home to vote in today's historic referendum on marriage equality. Greg Dworkin agrees to come in (and fight through technical difficulties) on his birthday to round up stories on ACA's increasing popularity and entrenchment, Chris Christie's attempt at recovery that hometown papers aren't buying, handicapping who gets into the Gop debates, Obama's (un) lame duck status, a peek inside the American Board of Internal Medicine's finances, and Bill O'Reilly's in hot water (and in denial) again. NYT reporter goes way out on a limb on Hillary. Armando joins in to discuss the Duggar & O'Reilly news. Kansas, whose governor blows a lot, takes punishing the poor to a new level. Journos begin admitting they were wrong about the "Fight for $15." Self-driving cars might not necessarily kill us all.

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Today, I'm just going to say, "Josh Duggar" over and over for one hour and fifty-two minutes.

Then, Rosalyn MacGregor's Michigan update will fill the rest.

Oh, wait. Greg.

OK, Greg will interrupt me by saying "Josh Duggar" before I do for half an hour, then I'll go, then Rosalyn.

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Greg Dworkin rounds up stories about Rand Paul's non-filibuster, Huckabee passing on the IA straw poll, Fox setting the rules on who'll debate, media still mad at Hillary, and how Luis Lang was short-changed by the media, and could end up getting screwed again. Finally, ICD codes: an insider's peek at games doctors play to pass the time. A reminder of the somewhat sketchy practice of Members of Congress living (rent & utility-free) in their offices. The NSA's back door into your smartphone. One of the bikers arrested in the Waco shootout was among the group lobbying for looser gun laws at the TX capitol. State legislatures increasingly banning local bans. On everything. Scotland Yard once thought Star Trek fans were a national security threat. Florida bar owner shows us the worst thing wrong with "Stand Your Ground" laws. Guess what? Conservatives are taking a 54th crack at developing their own Move On.

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Greg Dworkin rounds up stories about Rand Paul's non-filibuster, Huckabee passing on the IA straw poll, Fox setting the rules on who'll debate, media still mad at Hillary, and how Luis Lang was short-changed by the media, and could end up getting screwed again. Finally, ICD codes: an insider's peek at games doctors play to pass the time. A reminder of the somewhat sketchy practice of Members of Congress living (rent & utility-free) in their offices. The NSA's back door into your smartphone. One of the bikers arrested in the Waco shootout was among the group lobbying for looser gun laws at the TX capitol. State legislatures increasingly banning local bans. On everything. Scotland Yard once thought Star Trek fans were a national security threat. Florida bar owner shows us the worst thing wrong with "Stand Your Ground" laws. Guess what? Conservatives are taking a 54th crack at developing their own Move On.

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We've got a few stories to follow up on these days, so maybe it's time to check back in on them.

I mean, it's not as if there's an entire industry dedicated to presenting new and interesting stories every morning for our discussion, right?

Because that'd be crazy! Can you imagine such a job? Wow! How tough would that be? I'd much rather just babble for two hours.

No, really! I would. I'll prove it!

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We kicked off with a recap of the Pinterest fiasco. Greg Dworkin walked us through his always-excellent Abbreviated Pundit Roundup, including Hillary news, the 2016 field, David Brooks being terrible in his dead-ender defense of the tired "mistake" trope, Luis Lang quits the Gop, and KY-GOV results. Biker menace spreads to NH Applebee's! Twin Peaks HQ is shocked at the clientele attracted by its rogue franchise! Joan McCarter joins in mulling recent events, including the looming deadlines on NSA reform, and the bin Laden "treasure trove" that has appeared all of a sudden. We also take the opportunity to let her vent on the "bad intel" dodge. The latest TPP-related shell game: paying for "trade adjustment assistance" out of Medicare money. Idaho saves children & defeats Sharia!

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We kicked off with a recap of the Pinterest fiasco. Greg Dworkin walked us through his always-excellent Abbreviated Pundit Roundup, including Hillary news, the 2016 field, David Brooks being terrible in his dead-ender defense of the tired "mistake" trope, Luis Lang quits the Gop, and KY-GOV results. Biker menace spreads to NH Applebee's! Twin Peaks HQ is shocked at the clientele attracted by its rogue franchise! Joan McCarter joins in mulling recent events, including the looming deadlines on NSA reform, and the bin Laden "treasure trove" that has appeared all of a sudden. We also take the opportunity to let her vent on the "bad intel" dodge. The latest TPP-related shell game: paying for "trade adjustment assistance" out of Medicare money. Idaho saves children & defeats Sharia!

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It's Wednesday, and that's Joan McCarter day!

No matter what Pinterest says!

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Bristol Palin calls off her wedding! Also, some other stuff happened. A 15-year-old Montana boy shot & killed by a friend. Ted Nugent, though, figures he must be a punk, thug or street rat. We revisit the story of Luis Lang, Obamacare protester who blames everyone else for everything. Staying in the Carolinas for a moment, we share this Charlotte Observer editor's thoughts on why he's such a disgusting liberal poopy-head. In the wake of Jeb's Iraq flub, Krugman hits the highlights of the many problems with simply excusing the war as a "mistake," as well as the media's difficulty coping with policy dishonesty at any level. Especially when taken to the extreme, as with the torture question.

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Yes, it's been a while since I've done a GunFAIL update here at Daily Kos. But no, I never stopped keeping records on accidental shootings, guns left behind in bathrooms, and the like.

In fact, I began using other social media like Pinterest, Facebook and Tumblr to help sort out the torrent of information, even as weekly GunFAIL updates went on hiatus here. But today, the GunFAIL topic became too hot for Pinterest to handle, and they suspended my account (since reinstated, thank you all very much!), with no notice and no explanation, save a link ...

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Bristol Palin calls off her wedding! Also, some other stuff happened. A 15-year-old Montana boy shot & killed by a friend. Ted Nugent, though, figures he must be a punk, thug or street rat. We revisit the story of Luis Lang, Obamacare protester who blames everyone else for everything. Staying in the Carolinas for a moment, we share this Charlotte Observer editor's thoughts on why he's such a disgusting liberal poopy-head. In the wake of Jeb's Iraq flub, Krugman hits the highlights of the many problems with simply excusing the war as a "mistake," as well as the media's difficulty coping with policy dishonesty at any level. Especially when taken to the extreme, as with the torture question.

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As usual, tons of good material to draw from. Only reality can intercede!

And it will have a hard time doing so, since we'll be without Greg Dworkin this morning, even though he totally said he'd be here today. You all heard him say it!

Five billion Pinocchios!

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Did you happen to miss our last LIVE show? You can catch it here:

Three gangs face off in a shootout that leaves 9 dead, 18 wounded. But the police response seems... a little different than you might have expected. Greg Dworkin rounds up morning news with the aid of NBC's First Read: Congress stalls on ISIS war authorization; Jeb shocks all in opposing marriage equality, supporting VA reform; Hillary tacks "left," by which they mean "center"; continuing Jeb gaffe fallout, with which Rubio in particular seems to struggle; Walkermentum not happening; Greg's "why does Jeb want to run?" theory catches on, and; your mandatory "Dems in disarray" entry. A Tennessee wacko (and former fringe Congressional candidate) is arrested while hatching plans for a massacre in a NY community of Muslims. Ted Nugent says kids' GunFAIL is all a "big lie," then five sets of siblings proceed to accidentally shoot one another. US raid takes out ISIS "oil minister." And did you know ISIS has a 5-star hotel?

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Three gangs face off in a shootout that leaves 9 dead, 18 wounded. But the police response seems... a little different than you might have expected. Greg Dworkin rounds up morning news with the aid of NBC's First Read: Congress stalls on ISIS war authorization; Jeb shocks all in opposing marriage equality, supporting VA reform; Hillary tacks "left," by which they mean "center"; continuing Jeb gaffe fallout, with which Rubio in particular seems to struggle; Walkermentum not happening; Greg's "why does Jeb want to run?" theory catches on, and; your mandatory "Dems in disarray" entry. A Tennessee wacko (and former fringe Congressional candidate) is arrested while hatching plans for a massacre in a NY community of Muslims. Ted Nugent says kids' GunFAIL is all a "big lie," then five sets of siblings proceed to accidentally shoot one another. US raid takes out ISIS "oil minister." And did you know ISIS has a 5-star hotel?

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