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Morning Digest: Why the DCCC is spending $437000 to help this Nebraska Republican

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
And even if it doesn't work and Ashford has to face Bacon, he should have a good shot to hold on. While Ashford initially was reluctant to raise money to defend his seat, he's since changed his approach and now has $897,000 in the bank for a race Daily ...
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National Republicans blast Rep. David Jolly for colluding against them with '60 Minutes'

Daily Kos - ‎22 hours ago‎
The NRCC may just prefer to triage the seat altogether rather than waste millions defending it: Since the NRCC is, first and foremost, an incumbent protection organization, they'd probably feel obligated to do something to help Jolly.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Ted picks a mate, Trump gives a speech, Bernie cuts his staff

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Even so, Sanders' speech Wednesday at Purdue University in West Lafayette signaled an acknowledgment that his campaign's way forward might be influencing the next presidency rather than winning it. “And our job, whether we win or whether we do not ...

Morning Digest: Two more Colorado Republicans knocked off Senate ballot

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
However, Kolko points out that metros aren't a good indicator in general, and today's "micropolitan areas" are closer to the 50s image.
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South Carolina teen suspended after teacher went all special agent and tracked his bathroom use

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Since he only had three months left before graduation, he took online classes to complete his coursework rather than returning to the school.
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Morning Digest: This is the worst polling debacle we've ever seen, by a huge margin

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Ordinarily, in fact, we wouldn't even bother to assess how well informed ballots stack up against actual election results, since they represent some Platonic ideal of a campaign rather than reality. We also usually don't evaluate polls taken four ...

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Hastert wasn't sentenced for the sex-predator awfulness (the 3-year statute of limitations is pitifully short), but rather for breaking banking rules that he helped pass in his futile attempt to keep the scandal under wraps with hush money. Last ...
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Abbreviated pundit round-up: Sen. Warren our most effective messenger; green energy = public good

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
This is Ted Cruz, the conservative firebrand who perturbs senators, actresses, and college roommates alike, a man so polarizing that Republican Representative Peter King told Morning Joe this week he would rather eat cyanide than live in a country that ...

A look at Rebecca Traister's new book, 'All the Single Ladies'

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Rather than refute any of her charges of what came to be known as sexual harassment, the conservatives on the committee and in the media attacked Ms Hill.

Graphing the delegates: The mathematical elimination of Ted Cruz

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
In the map above, New York's results are shown in a cartogram, where each county is sized by the number of Republican primary votes, rather than land area. In this way, New York City, so small on traditional maps, is distinctly visible. As you can see ...
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Why Britain's possible 'Brexit' from the EU matters to the U.S.

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Longtime journalist and political commentator Rupert Cornwell writes for the Independent and is based in Washington, covering U.S.

Open thread for night owls—ACORN founder: Obama is wrong about social movements and activists

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Alinsky tradition, that Obama shared, was always uncomfortable with social movements because they were too easily appeased by applause, rather than being thankful that social movements enlarged the space to allow organizations to win even greater ...
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In Which I Respond to My Critics About the Bernie Revolution

Mother Jones - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
"Many of these Sanders voters, rather than dissipate once they come crashing down from their idealistic high, might find ways to translate those newly acquired high ideals into constructive influence.
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What today's Supreme Court case will mean for Obama's immigration orders and the nation

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
But rather than reviewing the legal arguments involved, let's examine what the upshot could be. First, it's beyond clear that this was a politically motivated case mounted by an all-GOP cohort who filed in a Texas court with a federal judge who is ...

Morning Digest: With just days to go, a new poll has Sestak and McGinty tied in Pennsylvania

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Daily Kos Elections currently rates this as Likely Democratic. ○ GA-03: We expected the May primary for this safely red seat to be a battle between state Sen. Mike Crane and businessman Jim Pace, but the campaign finance reports tell another story ...

Morning Digest: Kentucky Republican embraces Trump and launches the most offensive TV ad of the year

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
If there's a Democratic wave things could get interesting, but for now, Daily Kos Elections rates this as Safe Republican.

25015 diaries have now been highlighted by the Spotlight on Green News and Views: Here's the latest

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Others were very different - Enantiornithine birds (or opposite birds) looked like flying velociraptors, with long tails that didn't fan out and snouts rather than beaks. Then there were the maniraptors - dinosaurs that glided around from tree to ...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
If you read Daily Kos during the week (and don't just dart in on Sunday mornings for the compressed wisdom of Ross Douthat), you might have noticed a curious thing over the last two weeks.
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Arizona's Sophie's Choice: Prop 123

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Rather than do what they should do—repay the schools and use the state's current budget surplus to get us back on track—the boneheads appealed the ruling and substituted a plan to increase education funding and piss all over the environment at the ...

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign. The Art Of Saying No

Daily Kos - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Rather than trying to thread the needle, Jessica takes the time to call the leader of the local alternative energy group, tells her that she supports their cause and will be a good legislator, but she is unlikely to make more than one meeting that year ...
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