- Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Sheldon Adelson's Menagerie:
- Join us today at 12:30 PM PT as Jed Lewison hosts another edition of Ask Me Anything (about Daily Kos).
- What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
- White hoods, dunce caps and Paul Ryan, by Jon Perr
- Some country for rich old white men, by Dante Atkins
- Daily Kos Elections Senate Power Rankings, by Steve Singiser
- 'Liberals are the intolerant ones,' by Mark E Andersen
- Does your state get an 'F' for how it teaches the civil rights movement, by Denise Oliver Velez
- Thomas Perez: 'Live in my world and you'll see what a difference we can make,' by Laura Clawson
- Democrats must run against Obamacare repeal. Not just for Obamacare. Against repeal, by Ian Reifowitz
- Charles Koch’s lament as the Harry Reid Kochtopia pushback begins, by Egberto Willies
- Latest word for lie? "Flub": David Clements, who is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall in November, told listeners to a talk radio show that he had received an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. But he couldn't have. Because the NRA has not yet given out grades to the candidates or made any endorsements. "It was a flub," Clements told New Mexico Watchdog on Thursday afternoon. "I don't think it was anything intentional." Unintentional lying is the new "misspoke."
- Correction of the Day.
- Koch Brothers win 5, lose 4 in Wisconsin County board election:
In a sparsely populated northern Wisconsin county where residents are split over a proposed open pit iron mine, five pro-mining candidates prevailed in Tuesday’s county board election after receiving last-minute help from a well-funded national conservative group.
Four others, however, were defeated in Iron County Board elections despite aggressive support from the Wisconsin chapter of Americans for Prosperity, which was founded by billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch.
The proposed mine would run for more than 4 miles through the Penokee Hills in the northeast portion of the state. Proponents say a mine would bring jobs, while critics say recently relaxed state regulations may not protect the environment.
- Check out these 40 trainings at Netroots Nation 14: Here are just some of the things you can learn in Detroit this year.
- AP photographer killed in Afghanistan: Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed instantly when an Afghan policeman opened fire on the car she was in.
Kathy Gannon, an AP correspondent who for many years was the news organization's Afghanistan bureau chief and currently is a special correspondent for the region, was shot twice and later underwent surgery. She was described as being in stable condition and talking to medical personnel. [...]
The attack came on the eve of nationwide elections in Afghanistan. The Taliban have vowed to disrupt Saturday's vote for a new president and provincial councils.
- The Sunshine State verges on an expansion of Stand Your Ground:
Attempts to roll back any of the Florida Stand Your Ground law’s most incendiary elements have foundered more than two years after the death of Trayvon Martin. But a bill to expand the law passed Thursday, mere months after it was introduced.
The National Rifle Association-backed bill would expand Stand Your Ground-like protections to those who point a gun at an attacker or fire a gun as a self-defense threat or warning, expanding the scope of the discretion judges and juries retain to exempt shooters from criminal charges for gun violence. The final bill also includes a provision to keep Stand Your Ground records secret.
- ExxonMobil plans to extract every drop of oil it can:
ExxonMobil has 25.2 billion barrels worth of oil and gas in its current reserves, it's going to extract and sell all of it, and isn't expecting any meddling climate regulations to get in the way.
That's the main takeaway of a report the company released this week to its investors, examining the risk that greenhouse gas emissions rules in the US and worldwide might pose to its fossil fuel assets.
- SPOILER ALERT! An Honest Trailer of Game of Thrones. It's the abusive show you keep watching no matter how many times it hurts you.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show, jobs report day shows avg. wages down while corp. profits & CEO pay break records. Greg Dworkin looks at the report, and rounds up ACA & GOP 2016 news. Outrageous CEO pay; Blankenship's A-Hole Manifesto. More on McCutcheon.
- On today's show we break down what you shouldn't bring into an argument, the Fort Hood shooting that took place on Wednesday, and the Army's newest hairstyle bans that are biased against black women.
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