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Kagro in the Morning - February 11, 2014

Chris Christie's gang faces a new round of subpoenas, including ones aimed at finding out whether the man himself took a helicopter flyover of the Fort Lee traffic jams. Greg Dworkin talks flu, specifically mine, plus the looming "constitutional crisis" Christie may be provoking. House Republicans appear to be crumbling on the debt ceiling, and the employer mandate is delayed again. Armando joined in as well, and we talk about poor Bob Costas' eyebola virus, the Michael Sam story, and the latest Christie twists. Adding to Christie's troubles, the WaPo's look at his record of, let's say, stretching ethical boundaries.

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Category:Progressive Talk, Politics -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

Recapping the craziness of the Republican National Convention's first night, both on the podium and on the floor. Rick Santorum's hands. Kelly Ayotte's lemonade stand. Nikki Haley's Sudafed. Chris Christie's... Chris Christie. And more. Plus Greg Dworkin's daily polling and issues analysis, and Armando Llorens' take on the shouting down of Zoraida Fonalledas.

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Category:Progressive Talk, Politics -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

Kagro in the Morning - August 28, 2012

In today's weirdest news, we took a look at the story of the arrest of four active duty soldiers in an alleged plot to assassinate President Obama, and also apparently put millions of American princesses under their spell by poisoning the Washington State apple crop. That lead to a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels between urban gangs and right-wing militias, and whether John Galt or Vito Corleone had the more realistic method of separating onesself from society.

What a show!

In news from closer to reality. The irony of Republicans rediscovering the "debt clock" at their convention, and of RNC Chair Reince Preibus noting that each family's share of the debt increase could be covered by less than two off-the-cuff Mitt Romeny bets.

And of course, Greg Dworkin joined the show for his regular polling and issues segment for the first time since David noticed Greg had shed the old DemFromCT moniker.

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Category:Progressive Talk, Politics -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman (Twitter: @KagroX) hosted Daily Kos colleagues DemFromCT (Greg Dworkin), DarkSyde (Steven Andrew) and Steve Singiser to discuss the latest national polling and issues, the approach of Hurricane Isaac both to Tampa and perhaps more directly to New Orleans, and the Akin impact on the Republican National Convention. Plus we note the irony in the residents of Akin's hometown looking to the government for assistance now that their wells have run dry from drought.

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Category:Progressive Talk, Politics -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Kagro in the Morning - August 24, 2012

Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman (aka KagroX) discusses the day's polling and issues with Greg Dworkin (aka DemFromCT), and the broad implications of's publication of a treasure trove of Bain Capital documents.

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Category:Progressive Talk, Politics -- posted at: 12:23pm EST