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Kagro in the Morning - July 31, 2015

Fake-Friday Pre-recorded special-edition Kagro in the Morning takes an especially close look at a few topics to ponder over this weekend:

Teen shoots his friend late at night in Billings, Montana. His dad’s concern: “I don’t want them to make some BS, liberal deal out of this.”

Durango, Colorado News Headline: Man Who Shot at Police Surrenders. David discovers much more to the story, and some questions.

Once you’ve mined the earth and milked the service industries, what is there left to frack? Us. David translates from the original British.

Tunica, Mississippi: Casino money makes few rich, most painfully poor. A look at how deep the troubles in the Deep South go. 

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Kagro in the Morning - July 30, 2015

David Waldman, who has worked on the campaigns of two indicted sitting Members of Congress, continues unimpeded.

Greg Dworkin recounts the Terror of the Return of the Revenge of the “CDC Whistleblower”

People become outraged at the outrage about outrages they aren’t outraged about.

The five stages of Republican Trump grief.

Trump fans explain why Trump.

Why the Naysayers Are Wrong About the Iran Deal.

Why the Naysayers were wrong about Medicare, and Medicaid, and Obamacare.

David returns to Former Rep. Aaron Schock, who faces more legal trouble.

Cincinnati Shooter/officer indicted for murder.

"In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me."

The experience of using force simulated for citizens.

No, It’s not just like, your opinion, man.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - July 29, 2015

David Waldman covers a yuge amount of topics classier than anyone, except when you add Greg Dworkin, which adds more class:

RIP Cecil.  And Tom Brady’s phone.


Taliban Leader Mullah Omar still dead.


Donald Trump loved by Hispanics! Trump rockets!  Hillary wounded! (Not “factually”.)


Facts also intrude on Obamacare narrative.


Donald Trump wounds the conservative media


That’s why Rubio campaign stays on the down-low.


Joan McCarter, the classiest.


What about Cheesesteak?  Good and bad political Fair Food.


Boehner wins - House set to pass highway bill.  


The Cruz Rebellion.  The Boehner Coup.  Oklahoma keeps it classy.

What do you bet?

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - July 28, 2015

David Waldman reminds us:  Do not confuse correlation with causation.


Greg Dworkin calls in with the Headline Round-up. How Trump’s success is linked to the disaffection of voters. In the midst of sturm und drang, the candidates pair up. Who has The Big Mo, who does not? Mike Huckabee: Uniter.


Iran nuclear deal polls seem to contradict, why is that?


We visit the latest Trumpster Fire. Trump faces new and old questions. How Nixonian.

Ted is taken to school. Kagro in the Morning digs into the nitty gritty of what Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are in for.


Thanks again to Scott Anderson for today's summary!

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - July 27, 2015

David talks about the New Yorker cover, and the positive, and negative it promotes.

Greg Dworkin discusses the complicated 2016 race, candidate polls (and how 2016 is unique) , the Iran Deal polling, and how €œDumpster Fires€ attract the media on the run up to the caucuses and debates.

David goes into intricate analysis of the Congressional Review Act, the upcoming GOP gambit to resurrect the repeal of Obamacare, what concepts would be considered germane, and the process and probability of the Nuclear Option.

Chris Christie invites random guy to run for president so he can debate him.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - July 24, 2015
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Kagro in the Morning - July 23, 2015

Greg Dworkin rounds up the headlines. Trump is as Trump does. And, if the GOP doesn’t like that and wants to be very foolish.... Just because the majority has an opinion, does that mean they will vote that way? Or will they stick with their America? Sandra Bland: Assessing the legality of her arrest. Are the police issuing you a lawful order, or an order under color of law? Officer has to explain his son playing cop. Update on when playing cop leads to tragedy.

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

Kagro in the Morning - July 22, 2015
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Kagro in the Morning - July 21, 2015

Money makes the world go ‘round. So, if you have some, think about how you can help. (And remember to scroll down to find those donation buttons, where necessary!) Greg Dworkin reminds lawmakers going on break that the public is for the Iran Deal, but even the GOP is split on immigration. Is there enough room in the clown car for another? Can he be a contender? Sandra Bland’s death is being treated like a murder investigation. Did Sanders and O’Malley fail the test? What can Bernie do now? Hillary Clinton needs to earn the Black Vote. Is the GOP just Trump-Trumpity-Trump? And for how long?

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - July 20, 2015

Greg Dworkin takes a look at the GOP today, which is Trump, no matter who says different.  Other candidates stick it out, because they’d be idiots not to. The Democrats can win the Iran Debate, and many other debates too.

A review of Netroots Nation 15.  Which has many points of view, but could always use better listeners.

And a note from Scott Anderson, because I didn't say anything: Anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention!

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT