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Kagro in the Morning - July 24, 2014

Have you heard about this #PoorDoor story? An upscale Manhattan apartment building with a separate entrance for lower-income residents? Greg Dworkin rounds up some weird news, the Cuomo ethics commission flap, Jeb Bush sticking with immigration reform, Gop "outreach" apparently coming down to Rand Paul, POTUS approval ratings remain stable, and though he still hasn't been swaggering bare-chested, he's reduced inequality. Another botched execution, and "Don't Learn on Me — Are Teaching Hospitals Patient-Centered?" Ian Reifowitz joined us for the second hour, for another wide-ranging discussion of Gop xenophobic rumor-mongering, Halbig and the filibuster, and guns and the politics of fear.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

Kagro in the Morning "classic" - July 18, 2014

On today's Kagro in the Morning "classic episode," Greg Dworkin joined us for his regular morning roundup, including the much-discussed "The Loud Truth About Abortion Protesters," the McDonnell indictment, the continuing Chris Christie saga, and the rather ridiculous notion that it somehow helps Christie for it to have legs. No less ridiculous: the idea that Christie, the new head of the RGA, is somehow thrilled with Bob McDonnell being in the headlines. Greg's most interesting reads on the subject: Matt Bai and Matt Katz. Plus Jonathan Chait has seen the Gop future: GWB. (Not the bridge, though there's that, too.) For the second hour, we welcomed Sophia Yen and Ellen Shaffer of the Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women, our co-hosts for the day, thanks to their winning bid in the latest round of Netroots Nation fundraising auctions! Today being the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it was a perfect day to dive deep into the bundle of issues surrounding reproductive rights and health. Their backgrounder on the campaign and roundup of the issues took us from insurance coverage, to "crisis pregnancy centers," to the Hyde amendment, to forced birthing. But just as important, they broke through the walls of the "issue silo" and reminded us that no matter what your top priorities are, these issues are tied in many ways to everything you care about. And we thank sponsor Harry's for their support! Save $5 on your first order of fine shaving products with promo code "Kagro"!

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

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