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Kagro in the Morning - October 9, 2015
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Kagro in the Morning - October 8, 2015

David Waldman, chairman of the Kagro in the Morning organization, addresses us directly from the head office in Virginia:

You would think Dr. Ben Carson had zero experience dealing with armed assailants, but he actually met one, and pointed the gunman to a better target.

Greg Dworkin helps discuss the latest polling and headlines:

Status quo in the polls - Trump leads, but isn't winning, as he slowly melts away. Dems in limbo as long as Joe Biden is stuck there.

Jason Chaffetz, proven liar, seems to be hiding subpoenaed footage from the investigation into Planned Parenthood.  

As the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community? Rupert Murdoch wishes for a "real black president".

Is Russia repeating its cold war mistakes in Syria? David looks into the history of Gamal Abdel Nasser, and the United Arab Republic.

Is Ben Carson being stupid or coy about the debt limit (and several other topics)? Which one of those qualities is behind his rise in the polls?

Kevin McCarthy is a total dope, though. Update: Still a dope. And, Paul LePage is a total crook, and bully.

4chan shuts down Eastern Kentucky University with bathroom graffiti.

End a life, get probation for mischief.

Update on Dupont and the C8 scandal covered earlier here: Dupont found negligent in a test case!

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Kagro in the Morning - October 7, 2015

Lucky for you, the world remained non-annihilated for the full duration of David Waldman’s live show. Of course, if the world ends later today we will update this post, so check back often.

Greg Dworkin issues a correction: Cuba is, in fact, part of Latin America, otherwise Greg is 110% accurate today:

Donald Trump is ahead among R’s in the states of FL, OH and Pa, while Hillary Clinton holds her leads but loses ground among D’s (Read as a “disaster” for her by the MSM) Joe Biden and Ben Carson are considered the best general election candidates in these key swing states. (BTW, Jeb! is in 4th in Florida.) Is Marco the Trump Slayer?

Joe Biden: No money, weak polls, but still Clinton’s toughest rival with moderate voters and party elites. Joe, we love you, but....

Gallup gallops away from the horse race.

Bill Clinton explains it all in 2 minutes.

Obamacare’s medicaid expansion is helping the uninsured — where it’s allowed to.

The profile for many mass shooters is becoming very familiar.

Wednesday is Joan McCarter day: We may have John Boehner to kick around longer, so John takes his time cleaning up the barn, and Jason gets to Chaffetz about as he eyes the Speaker job.

Gop House ready to Benghazi Planned Parenthood.

David and Joan discuss the need for all of you out there to report on shenanigans similar to the voter suppression methods popping up in North Carolina and Maryland. What's happening in your counties? Email joan@dailykos.com !

Martin Shkreli vowed to lower the price of the drug that he raised 5000%, but he didn't say when, did he?

Florida man sacrifices goat, calls for armed rebellion, runs for office.

Woman attempts to help out Home Depot by killing their shoplifters, but seems to have missed.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - October 6, 2015

David Waldman tackles the big questions challenging us today. But first, why is Mike Huckabee calling for a boycott on Rainbow Doritos, but not the threat of Lucky Charms causing people to become Leprechauns?

Greg Dworkin
calls in to discuss the headlines:

Should we freak out about Marco Rubio yet? Well, superficially Rubio has some strong points and all, but the electorate never makes superficial decisions...

After Kevin McCarthy's Kinsley Gaffe, Hillary Clinton makes the first Benghazi ad hers. The Dems turn up the heat, with five Democratic members of the House select committee authoring a letter to Trey Gowdy, releasing portions of a secret transcript. How long before McCarthy is rumored to be a Democratic plant?

A mother of a Sandy Hook victim speaks at Clinton town hall. Clinton pledges to close the gun show loophole. Where is the gun debate heading?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership moves forward, influencing the price of cheese to the cost of cancer treatments, to rice in Japan.

David looks deeper into how Carly Fiorina sees money, charity, and people.

Fox News analyst tries to make a point, hilarity ensues.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - October 5, 2015

Do you find that 10 hours of Kagro in the Morning is not enough David Waldman for the week? Then you should catch David's interview and discussion of political and policy developments of the past week with Jay Ackroyd and Culture of Truth on this Sunday's broadcast of Virtually Speaking!

Greg Dworkin calls in with a list of topics and opinions that he hopes are wide ranging enough to get everyone annoyed with him.

Pragmatists for Clinton! Maybe Hillary is likable, after all. You can't pay people to like Carly Fiorina, so she doesn't bother. Greg looks at the polls heading into IA and NH: Biden not much of an issue. Bush and Rubio close as Trump drops.  

Kevin McCarthy doesn't speak well at all, so he may not get the Speaker position.

MARS attacks! David and Greg talk about the range of populists and the spectrum of populism in politics, which all share in common a tendency of losing in elections - so far.

Guns, Campuses and Madness as it is reported mom of Mom of Oregon shooter bragged about weapons she stockpiled. Now 4chan is threatening violence, putting colleges on alert. Sheriffs demand even more military weapons. And, an 11 year old shoots and kills an 8 year old because she would not show him her puppy.

House Republicans, already fighting over the candidates for speaker, majority leader and whip, find themselves fighting over when to even hold the elections.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - October 2, 2015

There was a mass shooting and an attempted rescue by a decorated war veteran yesterday, but as it is anymore, that massacre was pushed out of the headlines by even bigger massacre at Umpqua Community College.

Here are 5 Things to Know Now.

David tries to clarify the debate about “Gun Free Zones” and how relevant this was to this case.

How do you deal with a political party that is completely insane?

Even the sheriff responding to the killings was an anti-gun control Oath Keeper.

Where did this killer come from? Was he just looking for lulz?

Armando calls in with a plea to reconsider manufacturer liability law to help regulate killing machines. Where would automobiles be without regulation? Presently the law seems to sway far in the other direction.

Rosalyn MacGregor reports from Michigan: Update - Cindy Gamrat, Todd Courser inspire re-election prevention bill. Sterilization denial for woman with brain tumor highlights religious liberty conflict.

How clued in was Pope Francis on Kim Davis? Was the Pope swindled?

Monday morning - Tune into Hopping Mad with Will McLeod and Arliss Bunny at 8AM, just before Kagro in the Morning on Netroots Radio. The topic: A deep analysis of the US trade deficit - is it a net gain or net loss?

Right Now - check out this interview with David Waldman on TheLip.tv! David talks about Gun Fails & School Shootings vs. the Mighty Gun Lobby!

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Kagro in the Morning - October 1, 2015

David Waldman presents Kagro in the Morning - now with an previously unheard 15 minutes (which were dropped out by internet glitches)!

Speaking of FUBAR, Hillary Clinton would like that explained, as more of her email is picked over for click bait and partisan spin. Speaking of FUBAR:

The media has Biden Fever, and the only prescription is more speculation.

House Whip, maybe soon Speaker Kevin McCarthy really steps into a truth about how
the Gop operates. And - no one has a clue what to do, or what will happen with John Boehner gone.

The financial industry, previously self-FUBARed, has learned nothing.

At least the vaccine opponents fell short in California.

After discussing all of the above, Greg Dworkin wonders if Obama may just be playing it right in Syria.

David tries to figure out what the Republicans will do now that Boehner is untethered. Will they follow the money, their ideology, or what’s right or wrong? (probably money)

Ex-congressman Paul Broun sad that he didn’t get in on that sweet Speaker ousting action, setting up to fire whoever comes along.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - September 30, 2015

Kagro in the Morning presents their All-Star lineup today: David Waldman, Greg Dworkin, Armando, and Joan McCarter!

Greg takes a medical, and political perspective to yesterday’s House Planned Parenthood Hearing: A bad day for women, and Republicans. The Gop Chair trots out a terrible and dishonest chart, and is shut down.

Joan joins in on the discussion on the House Planned Parenthood hearing’s war on women.

There may not be enough angry white guys to sustain the Republican party, but plenty are jockeying for leadership positions in the House. Also there's room for the liar, the nutter, the fool, and the demagogue to fill that “strong bench” for the GOP.

Ted Cruz shows he is no one's friend, and finds no one is his friend.

Benghazi is now the longest congressional investigation in history. Kevin McCarthy takes a bow.

Will Kim Davis now convert to Catholicism? What will she do next week?

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - September 29, 2015

David Waldman will be on TV - and .tv - when he is interviewed on The Lip.tv! The topic will be #gunfail, a concept created by David, which he built upon over the years. David will discuss how #gunfail has become influential, and its potential as a journalistic tool.

Greg Dworkin could not visit today, but he passed along these interesting topics:

Americans unite against Citizens United.

Shell leaves Arctic, giant oil rigs out there now only good for Bond villains.

Would Donald Trump play us for suckers?

Is John Boehner bad at his job, or what?

Actually, yes, he was pretty bad at his job.

Inept people queue up for his position, but not Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Media reports on style over substance, and therefore, Carly Fiorina.

100,000 Peruvians rally for Kim! What idiots would believe that?

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - September 28, 2015

Got the Post-Pope jitters? Don’t worry - you can stay Pope-current with today's Pope-Relevant episode of Hopping Mad with Will McLeod and Arliss Bunny!  On Daily Kos Radio, Mondays, right before this show, with this guy.

Last night’s lunar eclipse was pretty, but has not heralded doomsday at press time, and neither has Pope Francis shaking John Kerry’s hand.

Donald Trump promises to round up immigrants humanely.

Greg Dworkin fulfills his vow to round up the latest polling and analysis:

Trump isn't winning like he used to.  Chainsaw Carly is at third, while cementing her reputation of being a lying liar that lies.

Polls show Gop on the wrong side of several issues including gun control and funding Planned Parenthood, and just like Obamacare and the Iran Deal, support increases the more people become informed on the issues.  Now that they ruined the job, and caught the car, Republicans have a hard time finding a new Speaker of the House.

Conservatives are happy to be on the wrong side of the Constitution as well.  Ben Carson sees at least one religion as a probable cause for searches, which is just one available criteria for suspicion. And, a KY Republican claims a First Amendment right to accept bribes.

VW programmed a computer to lie to you, and you did not find out for years.  What other machines are lying to you right now?

Good guy with a gun bullseyes the carjacking victim, may not get that NRA salute.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:38am EDT