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The perils of trying to define 'an accurate pollster'
If the majority of polls in 2014 were accurate, this guy would be Governor of Kansas. Next week, you can expect to see a piece offering a review of the performances of the polling community from ...
Steve Singiser 05/24/2015 21
Week's High Impact Posts: May 16-22, 2015
jotter 05/24/2015 6
High Impact Posts: May 23, 2015
jotter 05/24/2015 4
PERSONAL: Here's why I reacted so strongly to the "Attorney Chad" incident.
About a week ago, I posted an off-topic entry called "Attorney Chad" is about to have a really bad weekend. It appears that after the tragic Amtrak derailment a couple of weeks ago, a Philadelphia-...
Brainwrap 05/24/2015 27
This week at progressive state blogs: Gov. Kasich plays the suckers; Gov. Bryant writes a dumb op-ed
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
Meteor Blades 05/23/2015 9
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says swear words
'And furthermore ...' Ah, the political roast. Those glorious annual events in which politicians and the press get together and say terrible but perfectly true things ...
Hunter 05/23/2015 71
Spotlight on green news & views: Oil spills; the melting poles; Jeb Bush's climate change arrogance
See OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green ...
Meteor Blades 05/23/2015 31
High Impact Posts: May 22, 2015
jotter 05/23/2015 7
Journalism ver .02 - Now With Electrolytes!
How bad is modern American Journalism? It's so bad that the burning question of the day on the intertubes and elsewhere revolves around whether or not they are even necessary in order for a ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/23/2015 39
McConnell's NSA ploy fails, Senate blocks Patriot Act extension
The Senate provided a scene of remarkable drama in the ...
Joan McCarter 05/23/2015 31
President Obama honors fallen soldiers in weekly address
President Obama devoted his weekly address to those who have given their lives in service to the country. This weekend also reminds us that, around the world, our men and women in uniform ...
Hunter 05/23/2015 3
Open thread for night owls. OECD: Growing global inequality gap 'has reached a tipping point'
Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams, writes Growing Global Inequality Gap 'Has Reached a Tipping Point' :  With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 56
A Week in the Life of ACA Signups
I've been sending out these weekly digests to my mailing list for months now, but figured some here might be interested in it as well (and most of the compilation work is already done so what the ...
Brainwrap 05/22/2015 2
When is a campaign not a campaign? When it's Jeb Bush's!
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 26
Obamacare got 12 million insured, now Congress has to fix the system for all the underinsured
Healthcare reform is not done. Not by a long shot. While Obamacare has gone a very long way ...
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 21
Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
Aztec Camera -- "Oblivious"
James L 05/22/2015 272
Pew poll: 75 percent of Republicans want their party to challenge Obama 'more often'
Not satisfied. According to a new Pew poll, the ...
Hunter 05/22/2015 42
Midday open thread: Huckabee backs Ten Commandments BS; DNI keeps bin Laden porn to itself
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love :
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 40
Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 82
Rick Santorum blasts Fox News for limiting GOP debate to top ten candidates
The announcement that Fox News will be limiting the first Republican primary ...
Hunter 05/22/2015 81
Export-Import Bank issue promises more Republican strife
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Sen.
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 12
States explore teaming up on Obamacare exchanges
Running health insurance exchanges, states have found, is a complicated and expensive proposition. For a handful of states, that meant opting to use the federal Obamacare exchange, which is now ...
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 26
Obama administration throws Rick Scott a temporary Medicaid bone
The Obama administration has offered Florida Gov. Rick Scott a partial compromise in Scott'
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 44
High Impact Posts: May 21, 2015
jotter 05/22/2015 4
The Republican replacement plan for Obamacare in one graphic
That's Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) on the Senate floor Thursday, summing up the Republican plan for the millions of Americans who could lose health insurance with the Supreme Court's King v. Burwell ...
Joan McCarter 05/22/2015 34
Daily Kos Elections open thread 5/22
Mystery Science Theater 3000-- "Noh Theater" Daily Kos Elections is taking this Friday off, as well as this Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We'll be back Tuesday: In the meantime, have a ...
Jeff Singer 05/22/2015 96
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Lisa Murkowski may be in for a tough GOP primary. Again.
Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa ...
Jeff Singer 05/22/2015 3
Open thread for night owls. Democracy Now interviews Matt Taibbi on confessed bank crooks
Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 94
10% of the U.S. population is now enrolled in ACA-enabled healthcare coverage.
Cross-posted at ACASignups....
Brainwrap 05/21/2015 7
Bernie Sanders will make his presidential run official Tuesday
Bernie poses for a selfie with a supporter in Manchester, NH, May 2. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his presidential primary campaign official Tuesday, May 26, with a public kick-off on the shores ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 225
Six Baltimore officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced that a grand jury has returned indictments for ...
Hunter 05/21/2015 113
Ex-CIA briefer: Bush administration presented false 'intelligence' to the nation
No kidding. In the much-needed pile-...
Hunter 05/21/2015 130
What does defense spending have to do with endangered species? Everything, for Republicans
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was not impressed. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week, and while much of the ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 25
Jeb Bush is partly right. Somebody is definitely 'intellectually arrogant' about climate change
That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor from ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 75
Lisa Murkowski may be in for a tough GOP primary. Again.
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski lost her 2010 primary, and she may be a conservative target again Last week, Roll Call reported that state Sen. Mike ...
Jeff Singer 05/21/2015 2
Another poll finds David Vitter in a comfortable position in Louisiana's gubernatorial contest
Republican Sen. David Vitter (...
Jeff Singer 05/21/2015 8
High Impact Posts: May 20, 2015
jotter 05/21/2015 8
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/21
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David Nir 05/21/2015 283
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Jay Inslee starts with clear leads in Washington
Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee Leading Off : • WA-Gov, Sen : Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee only won a narrow victory when he was first elected in 2012. However, Public Policy ...
David Jarman 05/21/2015 14
Washington voters like Jay Inslee; like same-sex marriage, marijuana, and background checks more
Gov. Jay Inslee (D) Washington's ...
David Jarman 05/20/2015 7
High Impact Posts: May 19, 2015
jotter 05/20/2015 4
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/20
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here . • KY-Gov : We ...
David Nir 05/20/2015 218
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Matt Bevin ekes out an 83-vote win, but recanvass looms
Matt Bevin holds an 83-vote lead with all ...
Jeff Singer 05/20/2015 21
Daily Kos Elections Kentucky, Philly, and Jacksonville liveblog #5
Tonight, voters go to to the polls in party primaries Kentucky and Philadelphia, and for a mayoral runoff in Jacksonville, Florida. Our guide to the key races can be ...
Jeff Singer 05/19/2015 73
Daily Kos Elections Kentucky, Philly, and Jacksonville liveblog #4
Tonight, voters go to to the polls in party primaries Kentucky and Philadelphia, and for a mayoral runoff in Jacksonville, Florida. Our guide to the key races can be ...
Jeff Singer 05/19/2015 44
Daily Kos Elections Kentucky, Philly, and Jacksonville liveblog #3
Tonight, voters go to to the polls in party primaries Kentucky and Philadelphia, and for a mayoral runoff in Jacksonville, Florida. Our guide to the key races can be ...
Jeff Singer 05/19/2015 38
Daily Kos Elections Kentucky, Philly, and Jacksonville liveblog #2
Tonight, voters go to to the polls in party primaries Kentucky and Philadelphia, and for a mayoral runoff in Jacksonville, Florida. Our guide to the key races can be ...
Jeff Singer 05/19/2015 19
Daily Kos Elections Kentucky, Philly, and Jacksonville liveblog #1
Tonight, voters go to to the polls in party primaries Kentucky and Philadelphia, and for a mayoral runoff in Jacksonville, Florida. Our guide to the key races can be ...
Jeff Singer 05/19/2015 25
High Impact Posts: May 18, 2015
jotter 05/19/2015 11
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/19
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here .
David Nir 05/19/2015 124
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Shivved by fellow Republicans, Guinta shrugs off stab wounds
Republican Rep. Frank Guinta Leading Off : • NH-01 : Rep. Frank Guinta has certainly seen better days. Last Wednesday, the New Hampshire Republican paid a fine to the FEC over a mysterious (and ...
Jeff Singer 05/19/2015 9
Frank Guinta's situation worsens as his fellow Republicans stuff him in the woodchipper
Embattled New Hampshire GOP congressman Frank Guinta Rep. Frank Guinta has certainly seen better days. Last Wednesday, the New Hampshire Republican paid a fine to the FEC over a mysterious (and ...
Jeff Singer 05/18/2015 17
Unbelievable: Democratic congresswoman mocks Indians with clueless 'war whoop'
David Nir 05/18/2015 117
Daily Kos Elections: Kentucky, Philadelphia, and Jacksonville election night preview
Jeff Singer 05/18/2015 20
High Impact Posts: May 17, 2015
jotter 05/18/2015 4
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/18
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here . • KY-Gov : ...
David Nir 05/18/2015 143

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