Morning Digest: Our new guide has the scoop on every major Senate race

Morning Digest: Our new guide has the scoop on every major Senate race

The Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, and Stephen Wolf, with additional contributions from the Daily Kos Elections team. Subscribe to The Downballot, our weekly podcast Leading Off ● Senate: Daily Kos Elections is proud to unveil contributing editor Steve Singiser’s guide to the huge 2024 Senate battlefield. Democrats face a tough … Read more

Cartoon: The crime roomba

Cartoon: The crime roomba

To be clear, I did not come up with the term Crime Roomba. It took a little work to track this down, because the Bluesky search function doesn’t work very well, but on September 22 I was joking on that site (my main social media hangout these days) about the Times Square police robot rolling … Read more

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: That time in the cycle when the fantasy politics are beginning to end

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: That time in the cycle when the fantasy politics are beginning to end

Heather Cox Richardson/”Letters from an American” on Substack: In the Washington Post today, Marianne LeVine, Isaac Arnsdorf, and Josh Dawsey reported that the Trump camp is eager to get people to stop focusing on Trump’s authoritarian talk, noting that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says the presidential candidate was just joking when he said he would be a … Read more

Unholy Moses: Mike Johnson claims God chose him to lead America to a Republican promised land

Unholy Moses: Mike Johnson claims God chose him to lead America to a Republican promised land

House Speaker Mike Johnson, whose grand vision for America includes transforming every uterus in the country into a Pez dispenser, is convinced he’s the North American Moses who will lead his people to the Promised Land. What Promised Land does he mean? Who really knows? It could be Mexico, which many Republicans are now intent on invading—prompting bizarro headlines in … Read more

Ukraine Update: The Ukrainian Army is expanding—they need American surplus armor

Ukraine Update: The Ukrainian Army is expanding—they need American surplus armor

The Ukrainian Army has formally acknowledged something rumored for months: they are forming five new brigades—the 150th, 151st, 152nd, 153rd, and 154th Mechanized Infantry brigades. Five additional mechanized brigades are rumored to be within months of activation. Even five brigades represent approximately a 5% expansion of the Ukrainian Army, thus 5-10 new brigades  represent a significant … Read more

California activists seek recall against far-right school president

California activists seek recall against far-right school president

By Nadra Nittle Originally published by The 19th Activists in Temecula, California, say they have amassed the signatures needed for a recall race against Joseph Komrosky, one of three school board members whose hard-right agenda drew national scrutiny to the school district over the past year. “I’m extremely proud that we got signatures for one of … Read more

Sunday Four-Play: The fake Biden impeachment rolls along, and J.D. Vance forgets Mike Johnson exists

Sunday Four-Play: The fake Biden impeachment rolls along, and J.D. Vance forgets Mike Johnson exists

With the ouster of George Santos and the abrupt resignation of ex-Speaker Kevin McCarthy, congressional Republicans have begun dropping like flies off Mike Pence’s head. In fact, Mike Pence himself recently dropped like a fly off Mike Pence’s head, precipitating an infinite, M.C. Escher-like regression of flies and Pence heads that goes on as far … Read more

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