House Democrats are defending their snail-like pace in pursuing the unprecedented "level of lawlessness" in the Trump administration. They are "not too wild about incrementalism, but that's where we're at," as Rep. Steven Cohen of Tennessee, a senior Judiciary Committee member, complained.
“The American Dream is still possible,” 2020 presidential hopeful Julián Castro tells Daily Kos behind the scenes at Netroots Nation, “but we need to make the right investments in our country so that it reaches everybody.” At the progressive conference, the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former Mayor of San Antonio met up with the Daily Kos to talk about how, precisely, he hopes to make the American Dream a reality for all.
Results from yesterday’s straw poll along with historical trends:
It wasn’t just the head of the “nonprofit” federally contracted to detain migrant children—including those stolen from their families the border—who was receiving a fat paycheck for his “work.” In addition to Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez’s $3.6 million salary from 2017-2018, The Washington Post has identified five other top executives who received salaries of more than $1 million in 2017, far eclipsing “the maximum amount of grant money that the government allows migrant shelters to use to pay...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is keeping up a grueling presidential campaign schedule, but she has not lost a step in her day job in the Senate, as Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of Defense found out Tuesday. Mark Esper was a top lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon, but he’s not interested in resolving that conflict of interest by permanently recusing himself from decisions involving his former employer.
Republicans have spent the last few days chowing down on Donald Trump’s latest racism sandwich and trying to convince themselves that it’s supertasty. Not only that, but they’ve spent that time trying to convince themselves that Trump’s words aren’t just flowing through a pipeline out of his ugly grease stain of a soul, but are a strategy. He meant to say that.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to declare the death penalty system unconstitutional, a move in line with a national dwindling of support for the death penalty. “Because of the arbitrary manner in which it has been applied, the death penalty violates our state Constitution’s prohibition against cruel punishments,” Krasner states in a brief filed in the case Jermont Cox v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As it turns out, nothing matters to Republicans like literal political correctness. Not praising dictators, or demeaning allies, or condoning murder. Not repeatedly violating the Hatch Act and laughing about it. Not ignoring congressional subpoenas. Not turning the entire Department of Justice into a political engine to persecute and exonerate on demand. Nope. Those things are all cool.
The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar.
These are straight news stories with a Republican slant: if Republicans aren’t outraged, well, there it is. How can we be? But at least they’re getting the racism right.