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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

    Kagro in the Morning - February 17, 2020

    Kagro in the Morning - February 17, 2020

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    Yesterday, it was a nice day for a white nationalist wedding. Today, it’s a nice day to start again with David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bringing us news and analysis:
    Worm with teeth Stephen Miller wed Katie Waldman on Sunday. (Note: Katie is NOT related to David Waldman. If contrary evidence ever surfaces, David’s DNA will spontaneously combust.)
    Donald Trump gets the old gang back together one more time, before they’re all picking litter off highway medians. Welcome back, Sean Spicer, Reince Priebus, Hope Hicks, and John McEntee! Donald’s best friends are always the ones on which he has the best balance of kompromat. By the way, it’s never too late for Rudy Colludy Giuliani to go into the barrel and under the bus... then right back onto the team again.
    BFFs Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have already had a falling out over their preferred omnipresent covert surveillance overlords.
    The big question of 2020 is who can win the election. If we don’t vote for policy, what can we vote for? Is the big threat Socialism? Stalinism? No, first worry about Capitalism. Mike Bloomberg makes it rain, while dropping a few more isms, such as racism and sexism. Is it better for African Americans to go with the devil who says he always loved them, or the other one? Racism has been no problem for whites, so it mustn’t be a dealbreaker for black voters.
    Wait… Is Amy Klobuchar the “Mary Ann”?
    Voatz is the Uber of stupid corrupt election apps. The latest in expensive technology will allow the Nevada Caucus to drive into walls and over cliffs at speeds unimagined since Iowa.
    Why can’t schools make meals like Mom used to make, back when Mom was in the mob?
    Organized sports cheat almost as often as politicians. A journeyman pitcher who lost his shot at the majors is suing the Houston Astros.

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    Kagro in the Morning "Encore Presentation" - February 14, 2019, airing February 14, 2020

    Kagro in the Morning "Encore Presentation" - February 14, 2019, airing February 14, 2020

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    Happy Holidays! It's not Groundhog Day, but the idea is the same, as we re-bring you our Valentine's Day 2019 episode. Like most holidays, Valentine’s Day doesn’t bear much scrutiny, it is what you make of it... And, you can make the most of your day, by making David Waldman and KITM your morning information choice! 
    A tentative deal is reached in #DenverTeacherStrike. Denver teachers ♥ teacher unions! The House doesn’t ♥ Saudis like Donald Trump does.  Americans don’t ♥ Trump's tax plan. The GOP ♥s AOC. No one ♥s the Tea Party anymore. Rep. Ilhan Omar doesn’t ♥ Elliott Abrams, or any genocidal war criminals.
    Trump ♥s golf.
    Who doesn’t ♥ Greg Dworkin? Greg continues the discussion of the Paul Manafort bombshell, and the deepening mystery in the Russia probe. The US foreign policy community is poorly equipped to cope with individual and community failures, and Loren DeJonge Schulman will tell you how.
    Sen. Chris Coons went to the National Prayer Breakfast last week thinking it was a Christian event. Donald Trump set him straight. Trump helps Chuck Grassley find religion. Trump is beginning to figure out that the spending/border bill might not be a winning deal for him. Mitch McConnell hopes Donald figures that out slowly. Does Lou and Sean still ♥ Donald? Laura Ingraham grows a bit cold. Tomi Lahren finds herself the wisest, most sane commentator in her twitter feed. Donald wishes he knew how to quit his wall, but he just can’t. Trump urges the TVA to keep open a coal-burning power plant for the good of coal, his buddy, and money. Trump’s DHS guts task forces protecting elections from foreign meddling. Every day Is a new low in Trump's White House. 
    At least the latest threat of measles epidemics inspires cool animations.
    It is also the one year anniversary of the Parkland Tragedy, the beginning of the Parkland Students fight against gun death, and one year closer to Alex Jones going to Hell.

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    Kagro in the Morning - February 13, 2020

    Kagro in the Morning - February 13, 2020

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    On KITM today, David Waldman is here and ready to discuss and examine several things, e.g. ”&”, i.e., an “ampersand”; Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, father of chicken, and how Iowa’s bullshit is everyone’s bullshit. Also:
    Donald Trump and William Barr continue their rampage with Republican acquiescence. Barr has no choice but to resign, unless “not resigning” is a choice, then he’ll probably go with that. Barr will also choose not to do the math on Roger Stone. No reason to choose to do anything correctly if no one is checking your work.
    Unredacted emails on Ukraine show how much the OMB was hiding from Congress. The DOJ has finally gotten around to reviewing how much Erik Prince was misleading Congress on Russia. Tired of all of the deception, the Senate Gop arranges for no one to find things out in the first place. Republican Rep. Ross Spano told buddies how cool it would be to violate campaign finance laws. They told him to go for it.
    Joe Biden must still be a threat to Trump, since Republicans are still investigating Hunter. Donald should be worried about Mike Bloomberg.
    On Tuesday, a former captain of Ohio State’s wrestling team testified about Jim (Gym) Jordan grovelling, on the Fourth of July, tears streaming down his eyes, in an effort to continue his cover-up of serial sexual abuses.
    Hope Hicks, how will she do it?

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    Kagro in the Morning - February 12, 2020

    Kagro in the Morning - February 12, 2020

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    David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bring us the big news, and that big news isn’t the New Hampshire primary. Turns out, Bill Barr and Donald Trump are happy to steal headlines too—just throw it all into the back of the truck with everything else.
    Don’t tell Susan Collins, but Donald Trump is on the loose, and he has unshackled Attorney General William Barr, who in turn has the keys to the cages of Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. All four prosecutors on the Roger Stone case quit shortly after Fox viewers told them the bad news. Barr has prepared his whole career for this moment. For Trump, this is just another day. Trump orders his firing squads like he orders his Diet Cokes.
    Sen. Kamala Harris demanded Lindsey Graham bring in William Barr to testify. You just know Lindsey will be the weak link in that chain.
    Other than the coup d'état, the No. 1 story of the night was the New Hampshire primary. Donald Trump won on the Gop side, and Bernie Sanders edged out Pete Buttigieg, who took second place away from Amy Klobuchar. Mmmm polling!
    A lot of people turned out. Many independents voted. Many voters decided recently. Most Bernie voters knew for a while. Centrists are moving toward Amy. Everyone hates Trump.
    Jeff Bezos hates Trump.
    Remember comical lawn gnome/stalker Robert Hyde? He’s now supplying documents and probably more selfies to congress, and yet thinks he isn’t under the bus.
    Christianné Allen, how does she do it?

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    Kagro in the Morning - February 11, 2020

    Kagro in the Morning - February 11, 2020

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    Today probably isn’t the best day to balance a broom. Dixville Notch may not be exactly the "picture-perfect democracy" we thought it was. Even “Hookers For Jesus” might not be all they seem on the surface.
    David Waldman and KITM, you can trust:
    Donald Trump ruins people’s day, today in New Hampshire, locally in Manchester. Donald continues his federally supported feud with Jeff Bezos, better yet, Jeff continues his feud with Donald. Donald is a tough guy. A pretty, pretty, pretty tough guy.
    Chuck Todd insinuates that Bernie Sanders has certain supporters that behave as an online mob out to bully and intimidate anyone they see in opposition… but then, Chuck leaned into Godwin’s law and now there’s both righteous indignation in the air and blood in the water. 
    A House staffer reported sexual assault at a VA hospital, so of course the Veterans’ Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie worked to smear her.
    Joan McCarter visits with primary news and more:
    Donald Trump’s slash-and-burn 2021 budget proposal didn’t overlook the forgotten people in rural America. It goes out of its way to grind them under.
    Susan Collins is deeply troubled to discover the meaning of quid pro quo.
    Utah sends its employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices, pays for airline tickets, throws in 500 bucks and still gets a deal. Why not make it a real holiday and get some teeth pulled?
    The Bureau of Land Management is no match for the oil, gas and lithium barons of the wild west, and their hired guns. A well armed benevolent association targets the Mayor of New York, and tells him the “game’s on”.

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    Kagro in the Morning - February 10, 2020

    Kagro in the Morning - February 10, 2020

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    Last night, for once the Trumps weren’t the most talked about parasite family . The Academy says “Thanks Obama”. Donald hasn’t yet figured out who to expel or investigate in Hollywood, but once Rudy’s free to infiltrate, the DOJ will be waiting.
    David Waldman hopes we can learn something from the Iowa caucus debacle before we forget about it. Pete Buttigieg officially took more delegates in IA, while Bernie got more votes. The Iowa Democratic party refuses to correct its math errors, although there could be a recanvass, or maybe even a recount. Of course, the RNC is always standing by to compound any errors. Next caucus, possibly next debacle: Nevada.
    New Hampshire voters are now saddled with the paradox of choice in Tuesday’s primary, with Nevada and South Carolina soon after. Greg Dworkin lets us know what to look for, and forward to.  Sanders and Buttigieg lead in NH, but with different voters. It doesn’t sound as if they’ll be picking up each other’s supporters any time soon. Neither of them have a grip on black voters like Joe Biden, if that is even what Joe has.
    Meanwhile, the UK declares the 2019 Coronavirus an imminent threat as confirmed cases top 40,000 in at least 24 countries with nearly half catching it in the hospital.

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