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Kansas Senate Melts Down, Effort To Reduce Debt Results in More Debt
The Kansas Senate finished their day, adjourned near 6PM with no budget in sight. In a late night move by Democrat Anthony Hensley (Topeka), Republicans had agreed the night before to lower sales ...
Chris Reeves 06/01/2015 1
Open thread for night owls. Anthony Russo: a whistleblower on torture who should not be forgotten
When the news first came out that the United States had tortured suspected terrorists, there were three responses: Some Americans said, good, they deserved it; some were shocked and appalled; some ...
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 13
What do you like that no one else does, and what do you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
"I'm just a sweet transvestite, from Transsexual, Transylvania." Within film, music, television, etc., there exists the cult classic . It's usually a work that wasn't ...
Doctor RJ 06/01/2015 223
Bernie Offers DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2016 Advice
Stand with Bernie Presidential candidate and the Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders fired off a letter to DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in which he gave her some frank advice. Let the ...
Tool 06/01/2015 26
Top Comments: Springtime in the Rockies Edition (Photo Heavy)
Last Monday, my partner and I took visiting family members on a day trip by road, into the Canadian Rockies. We were headed to the towns of Banff and Lake Louise , nestled in the Rockies, and well-...
lotac 06/01/2015 34
Cluster of medium magnitude Earthquakes off Oregon Coast along edge of Juan de Fuca Plate
Over the past 24 hours there have been 5 medium magnitude earthquakes a little over 300 miles off of the Central Oregon Coast. Three of those quakes have registered at least 5.5 magnitude, and they ...
Lefty Coaster 06/01/2015 15
On "Being Mortal" & Dealing with Cancer
Every day we live, we are each one day closer to our own death. A truism, of course, but one that we tend to suppress in the rush and tumult of other demands on our attention and time. Until, one day,
peregrine kate 06/01/2015 40
Is Lyme the Next Infectious Disease Disaster?
In 1995, a young woman discovered a rash that looked strangely like a bull’s eye on her stomach but she ignored it. A few years later she began having pain in her knees, irregular heart beats, ...
eclift 06/01/2015 5
On dark money and Supreme Court litmus tests
Clean campaign warrior Bernie Sanders.
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 17
Bernie calls for more debates/even invites Republicans/ltr to DNC
"Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling on the Democratic Party to increase the number of debates it is approving this election season and for them to begin in the coming weeks, rather than in the ...
smiley7 06/01/2015 101
Black Kos presents: Reading Group: Thomas Sugrue's Sweet Land of Liberty- Introduction
Welcome to the first diary of this Black Kos-hosted Reading Group series. Of course, you don't have to be a member of Black Kos to join this discussion; it's open for anybody and the more, the ...
Chitown Kev 06/01/2015 35
America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, Explains Religious Freedom
America's Best (fundamentalist) Christian, Betty Bowers, is back to school us on religious liberty. Many of us remember her magnificent explanation of what a Bible-based marriage is. With ...
librarisingnsf 06/01/2015 9
Kitchen Table Kibitzing - 6.1.15 — Baby Goats on a Trampoline
Today is June 1, 2015 which is also day one of mandatory water restrictions for California. These will remain in place for 270 days. Why 270 days? I really don't know. We've finally been told ...
paradise50 06/01/2015 93
The Evening Blues - 6-1-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 06/01/2015 39
Health insurers not happy with new Medicaid managed care rules
The Obama administration released new rules last week of Medicaid managed care programs, the first rules update in over a decade. The rules apply to the private insurers who primarily manage long-...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 9
This is Us!
Amazon has launched a new documentary series about transgender and gender non-conforming people, called This is Me . This Is Me is an online series exploring contemporary issues faced by the trans ...
rserven 06/01/2015 2
Meditation-The Tyranny Of Niceness
Sometimes I weary of all the nice people around me. This probably makes me seem like the ultimate curmudgeon, but stay with me for a bit and I’ll explain what I mean. Good evening and welcome ...
Ooooh 06/01/2015 44
BERNIE & COURIC Interview: Bernie is voting against USA FREEDOM ACT
It won't let me embed but the link is below: https://www.yahoo.com/politics/bernie-sanders-talks-to-katie-couric-bernie-120458581061.html I cannot watch the full interview because alas I'm at ...
cdub24 06/01/2015 36
Who saw THAT coming? Phoenix mosque protest organizer sets up GoFundMe account
See a pattern here? Do or say something that's batshit crazily offensive, like refusing to serve pizza to a gay couple, then complain when the not-insane world says nasty things about you and ...
Mother Mags 06/01/2015 45
Small Organic Business of Minority Owner Needs Your 2 Clicks
Flora's Organics is the tiny one-woman organic seedling/plant/flower/veg/fruit nursery of VERY LOW INCOME kosak Mona Twocats-Romero, a Native American in the running at the WellsFargo Works Project ...
mettle fatigue 06/01/2015 94
PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 5/29/15 Edition
poopdogcomedy 06/01/2015 2
2 Year Fracking Moratorium becomes law in Maryland
Republican Governor Larry Hogan (a fracking supporter) took a pass on vetoing a two year Fracking Moratorium that had passed by veto proof majority in the state House and a smaller margin in the ...
Lefty Coaster 06/01/2015 2
Fox News just can't stop calling Caitlyn Jenner 'he'
"Call me Caitlyn," the upcoming cover of Vanity Fair says, over a picture of the woman who became famous as Olympic champion Bruce Jenner and had more recently been prominent on reality television ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 81
Florida police murder black computer engineer as he listens to music; attempted coverup exposed
Jermaine McBean selfie on the left, with his family on the right On July 31st, 2013, Jermaine McBean, an experienced 33 year old computer engineer with no criminal record whatsoever, paid $100 for ...
Shaun King 06/01/2015 119
Top GOP recruit Mike Coffman passes on a Senate bid in Colorado
Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet got some ...
Jeff Singer 06/01/2015 12
Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Video of the DK Veterans Hospital Quilt Delivery
This is an Open Thread / Coffee Hour and all topics of conversation are welcome. Today's suggested topic is the DK Quilt Guild: DK VA Hospital Service Project . Please enjoy this video documenting ...
linkage 06/01/2015 5
McConnell blocks Rand Paul amendments to NSA reform bill
We'll see how this works out for him. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 55
CIRA Useful and quite catchy
The corporate/investor rights agreement , much better and far more precise than TPP, TTIP. Nothing to do with fair Nothing to do with trade Just more money for the same people with extra sprinkles.
LaFeminista 06/01/2015 15
Midday open thread: Dissing Charles Darwin; celebrating Jeff Davis; trying BP executive
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Privacy talk :
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 44
Scott Walker not looking for rape or incest exemptions in Wisconsin 20-week abortion ban
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last fall, as he campaigned for re-election as governor of ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 47
Why I'm a Dem - Rant from Southern White Male, Mid 40's, Business Owner
I am a mid forties white male living in the South. With my accent and business background, people assume I am a conservative. When they find out I am a democrat, many are surprised and often ask, ��
AndrewAmericanus 06/01/2015 74
Republicans learn, again, that legislating is hard
A Mensa meeting it's not. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 32
Congressman: Senate Vote 'Exonerates Snowden'
A lot of people are puzzled why Senator McConnell pushed so hard to preventing any needed reforms of the Patriot Act. The failure to do so partially discredited his leadership. Republican ...
gjohnsit 06/01/2015 80
Conservative hero Cliven Bundy is back, and still talking about black people
The hero of Fox News speaks ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 81
Moondai Furbutts: The Moon In June Haz A Spoon
I think I got in all the cheesy rhymes for June... Dis iz mai spoon... Welcome to my version of Moondais....with furbutts and pooties and woozles and such. Hope you ...
The Marti 06/01/2015 85
Judge in Dennis Hastert case contributed to Hastert for Congress
Dennis Hastert Things ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 43
Most Americans support same-sex marriage. Republicans still don't.
Most of America is ready for the Supreme Court to grant nationwide same-sex marriage ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 57
Denver Sheriff Dept. under investigation after whistleblower alleges order to destroy evidence
Denver Sheriff Deputies in dress uniform. The investigation is wide-ranging and involves both the interim head of the Denver Sheriff Department and ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 12
Call These People, and Make Them Listen
Under the First Amendment, you have the right to petition your government to redress your grievances. Now would be a good time to do that. Today. According to public reports, the 18 Democratic ...
Alan Grayson 06/01/2015 8
Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman
Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus.
kos 06/01/2015 139
Texas business community at war with legislature over Medicaid expansion
There's an outside chance at real political change in Texas soon, not at the hands of the growing Latino population there. It could come from a much more powerful, and deep-pocketed source: ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 71
Supreme Court protects hijab wearers in the workplace
Samantha Elauf, denied a sales job at an ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 132
Pope Francis wants to lead global effort to fight climate change, will lay out moral justification
Pope Francis on the verge of asking Catholics to step up together to fight climate change. Science and ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 144
Another Florida Republican lays the groundwork for a Senate bid
Conservative Florida Rep. ...
Jeff Singer 06/01/2015 1
Jeb Bush on his brother's successes and mistakes: 'He kept us safe'
Jeb Bush Man, Jeb Bush is taking all the popular positions. In an ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 135
Supreme Court makes the Internet a little less safe for women
Among other threats to his ex-wife, Anthony Douglas Elonis posted this on his Facebook wall: If I only knew then what I know now, I would have smothered your ass with a pillow, dumped your body ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 182
Move over Republican clowns, Lindsey Graham is getting in the car
Can you feel the Lindseymentum? It's official, Sen. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 136
Clinton campaign focuses in on substance abuse and mental health
Hillary ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 22
GBCW
but not just yet. As a very few of you know, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer in late 2012 and treated with radiation in 2013. The treatment appeared to have beaten the disease into ...
WisePiper 06/01/2015 351
Connect! Unite! Act! Glacier National Park, Maine, & Phoenix Meet-up Info — Scaremongering?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
navajo 06/01/2015 138
Reports: There's a second alleged Dennis Hastert abuse victim
Dennis Hastert The scandal ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 130
Unarmed black teen. William Chapman, killed by officer who just came off suspension for killing
18-year-old William Chapman On April 22, the Portsmouth, Virginia, Police Department claimed that 18-year-old William Chapman was suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart. Completely unarmed, ...
Shaun King 06/01/2015 83
Patriot Act provisions expire as Rand Paul fundraises, rewrites history
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 86
How should Joe Biden handle grief? Fox News has just the person to offer advice
Beau Biden and Joe Biden Fox ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 40
This is not good
There are no words. Obama opens ...
VL Baker 06/01/2015 129
Jeb Bush says George after 9/11 "to respond the way he did is ADMIRABLE, and I've learned from that"
This Morning on Face the Nation Jeb Bush had almost nothing but praise for his brother George's foreign and national security policies including his unprovoked invasion of Iraq, and its ...
Lefty Coaster 05/31/2015 28
McConnell caves on NSA, Patriot Act provisions expire
In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted 77-17 to begin debate on the USA Freedom Act, the House-passed reform bill ending the NSA's dragnet surveillance program, a major capitulation by Senate ...
Joan McCarter 05/31/2015 115
BREAKING: Success of Solar Impulse flight now in doubt; diverted to Japan [Updated x2]
I've been watching the live feed of Solar Impulse 2 , the solar-powered airplane attempting a round-the-world flight. Yesterday, after a two-month wait on the weather, Solar Impulse 2 took off from ...
Keith Pickering 05/31/2015 12
KS Republicans Propose Taxing Girl Scout Cookies, Veto Threatened if Corporate Taxes Changed
Bryan Lowry, reporter for the Wichita Eagle, effectively summed up the situation in the Kansas State Capital today with a simple tweet: So to recap: Gov threatens veto for biz income rollback. ...
Chris Reeves 05/31/2015 84
Ideas for the Next Version of Daily Kos
Another "not a diary" from yours truly. I'm not on site a lot, so the suggestions I offer may have already been made by others. The team working to develop the software that will provide a ...
Had Enough Right Wing BS 05/31/2015 25

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