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Kagro in the Morning

Oct 28, 2015

David Waldman brings us news of another gun left out, another toddler dead, 72nd this year, this time in Georgia.

Here's some good news: There's a Republican debate tonight! The subject is "The Economy", but everyone just wants to see a fight and it looks good for that.

Greg Dworkin calls in with all sorts of news and analysis you can think about between the spats tonight:

The debate will only remind us of how weak the establishment is.  Tonight is only another turn of Jeb!'s downward spiral. Marco Rubio will remind us of how he hates his present job. Is Rubio John Edwards? John Kasich will remind us of how much he hates the conservative base. Donald Trump will beg for first place again.

Bernie Sander's planners for some reason decide to reveal their hand.

The new spending deal is more of a political victory than a fiscal one - but political victories are pretty fun too. Is it the beginning of the end for all or nothing politics? What sort of barn did John Boehner leave Paul Ryan?

Now the target moves to over to Obama's prized climate rule. Greg recommends the long-read "The Plan to Save the World".

David explores whether we have reached "Peak Madness" as Jason Chaffetz introduces a resolution to impeach the IRS commissioner, four days after the Justice Department closes its investigation.

Mark Meadows finally got Boehner out of the Speaker seat, but didn't get that rush he expected. Was he outfoxed by Paul Ryan? Now he expects Ryan to get in line.

Joan McCarter returns from vacation to talk about the budget deal that really isn't the budget, not really an appropriations bill, and doesn't actually keep the government open. Nonetheless, congressional nihilists and Paul Ryan hate it, but are unlikely to kill it. That won't keep them from one last ineffectual gesture.