Morning Digest: Georgia Republican called out for pointing his shotgun at a teenager in campaign ad

Our race ratings: Senate | Governor | House The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● GA-Gov: Republican Brian Kemp has avoided pointing guns at […]

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Cartoon: Profit now, die later!

x Vimeo Video You probably already know about the United Nations report on climate change put out by the IPCC. Things don’t look good. In short, everyone in the world has to dramatically change our energy sources and our global economy, like, now. (Okay, we’ve got ten years but who’s counting.) If we don’t, things […]

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In groundbreaking survey, young Latino voters in Texas name health care for all as top issue

Young Latino voters in Texas name health care for all as their top priority, a groundbreaking survey of more than 1,000 young Texans finds. Permanent protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients—Texas is home to the second-largest population of beneficiaries in the nation—rank a close second. “The Latinos we interviewed,” says the report from Jolt Initiative, Ethnifacts, and US-ness, […]

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Trump's softball treatment of the Saudi royals is upsetting even Republican members of Congress

Donald Trump’s handling of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder is an expression of his theory of foreign affairs in general—it’s a model of quickly established personal connections, not long-term relationships between nation states. Trump’s business relationship with the Saudi royal family goes back almost a decade, and all those apartment sales that made him “like them very […]

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Trump claims ‘All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions’ in blatant lie

President Donald Trump, whose administration asked a court to end Obamacare’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions just last month, claimed “All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions” in a tweet on Thursday. All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions, and if they don’t, they will after I speak to them. I am in […]

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Where's all the mainstream lampooning of McConnell for handing Democrats a midterm gift?

Conservative pundits have been all over Democrats in recent weeks for supposedly handing Republicans political gifts, such as Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Eric Holder recently advocating for fighting Republicans more aggressively. “Democrats are blowing it, again,” chided conservative New York Times columnist Bret Stephens last week in an op-ed that echoed several others in the Washington […]

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