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Amanda Moss could hardly believe it when Kylee, her 7-year-old daughter, came home and showed her the letter from her Missouri school. “She [...]

Late Night FDL: Black Magic Woman

Santana – Black Magic Woman Gregg Rolie has rejoined Carlos on tour… Original Santana singer and keyboardist Gregg Rolie has reunited with Carlos Santana on the legendary guitarist’s current tour of Mexico which kicked off on Saturday (March 21st). The tour began on Sa [...]

Open thread: An NRA target, blowing your mind and the Supreme Court

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … NRA targets Loretta Lynch, by Denise Oliver Velez Just how many elected officials are there in the United States? The answer is mind-blowing, by David Nir What presidents can do: the Supreme Court, by Armando Daily Kos Elections presents our f [...]

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Saturday told the Indianapolis Star he’ll back legislation to “clarify” the controversial Religious Freedo [...]

In the wee hours of the morning, Philadelphia bus drivers pick up all sorts of characters. But around 3 a.m. Friday, driver Harlan Jenifer  [...]

Gov. Mike Pence wants Indiana’s new hate law to be ‘clarified’

Mikey never saw this coming … It seems that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence thinks the license-to-hate legislation that he eagerly signed last week needs some clarification: Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, told The Star on Saturday that he will support t [...]

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislato [...]

Rand Paul: Gay marriage debate a ‘moral crisis’

Earlier this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made an about-face on defense spending. He also shifted on same-sex marriage. Speaking to a group of pastors in Washington on Thursday, Paul said that a moral crisis is leading people to believe that same-sex marriage is acceptable. There is a  [...]

This week at progressive state blogs: Retreat on insecticide law? Backdooring youth off voter rolls?

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 favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary doe [...]

Cruz claims GOP leadership blocked his fundraising after shutdown

GREENLAND, N.H. — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Saturday that the House Republican leadership had made it next to impossible for him to get money from Super PACs after he filibustered the Affordable Care Act in 2013 — an action that helped trigger a 16-day government shutdown. “In 201 [...]

“By ordering protesters to leave the entire Wall Street area, police violated protesters’ First Amendment right to carry their message di [...]

21 Injured After Commuter Train Strikes Car and Derails

A driver was listed in grave condition Saturday after his car was struck by a commuter train near the campus of the University of Southern California. Authorities told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that 21 people were injured as a result of the crash, which derailed two train cars. The train ope [...]

This week in the war on workers: Holyoke, MA, students protest likely state schools takeover

Schools in the economically struggling city of Holyoke, MA, face a takeover by the state because of low standardized test scores. Students and teachers alike are fighting back, but the city’s schools superintendent, Sergio Paez, continues to back testing-based education and take ai [...]

A Boston police officer and former Army Ranger — honored for his role in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing — remained in an indu [...]

A Michigan dad reacted exactly how you’d expect any father to react upon discovering a plate of brownies in the kitchen — he ate some [...]

This one’s good for a smile. A new fashion trend is sweeping the halls of the Justice Department for spring – “Free Eric [...]

PALM CITY, Fla. (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, tee [...]

The GOP’s Repudiation of Bipartisan Precedents

If you’re like me, you probably grew up occasionally hearing the phrase “politics stops at the water’s edge” when it was time for American politicians to put their differences aside on the global stage and show a united front. It set a precedent for not airing our  [...]

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during a [...]

A 22-year-old male has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder after seven people were shot early Saturday at a spring break par [...]

Savannah Great Horned Owls – Branching/Fledging; Decorah Eagles – First Hatch 2015

The Savannah, Georgia Great Horned owlets are exercising their wings and visiting branches as they learn to fly. The first fledge was on Wednesday: The Savannah Great Horned Owl Cam  is hosted by Skidaway Audubon. In Decorah, Iowa, on the Decorah Bald Eagle nest, eaglet D-21 hatched yest [...]

Spotlight on green news & views: Ted Cruz fact-checked on climate, Elon Musk rejects oil dependency

See Daily Bucket post here. 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 News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on We [...]

We’ve all felt it: Something unfamiliar and uncomfortable pops up in your clothing. But most of us haven’t pulled a mystery ite [...]

Being a military spouse is no easy assignment. In addition to the stress and strain of being married to someone who could be shipped off to [...]

NBA icon Charles Barkley doesn’t think Indianapolis should be allowed to host the men’s Final Four basketball games next week.  [...]

State Department spokesdrone Jen Psaki is now just straight out making things up to explain away the questions surrounding Clinton and her  [...]

View from the left—time for the Human Rights Campaign to step up

HRC president Chad Griffin (left) behind David Boies, whom he helped recruit to launch a high-profile legal challenge to Proposition 8. This week Indiana became the second state this year to enact a rabidly anti-LGBT law—Arkansas beat them to it last month and is now trying for a repeat [...]

A President and a Prophet

For years now I’ve been saying that David Simon is the most powerful prophet of our time. As a former beat reporter for the Baltimore Sun, he has gone on to show us a face of America that many of us want to ignore, through the medium of a television series called “The Wire. [...]

Who could be a potential threat in an airport? Pretty much anyone who’s breathing, according to the Transportation Security Administr [...]

Primary care docs not overwhelmed by new patients in Obamacare

Five years in, Obamacare hasn’t created a crisis in primary care, according to a new report from a healthcare technology company. Even while 10 million Americans gained insurance coverage last year through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the proportion of new patients visiti [...]