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  • Live coverage #3: The 2020 Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses

    The battle lines of the 2020 Democratic primary shift today as voting moves to the first state that’s home to a diverse electorate, Nevada. As in Iowa, the state will report three sets of results. Doors open at 10 AM local time (1 PM ET) and caucuses begin at 12 PM (3 PM ET). While the returns come in, check out our guide to the caucuses.

    Results: First alignment (by county) | Final alignment (by county) | County delegates (by county)

    No official figures yet from the Nevada Democratic Party....


  • New video shows Bloomberg’s stance on health care: We have to deny the elderly care or go ‘bankrupt’

    A video has resurfaced showing Michael Bloomberg discussing healthcare costs in what looks like somebody’s living room. In the clip, Bloomberg is explaining that healthcare costs are so high that we are looking at bankrupting our country. There are some tough decision to be made, according to Bloomberg, one of which is denying care to the elderly.

    MICHAEL BLOOMBERG: If you’re bleeding we have to stop the bleeding. If you need an X-ray, you’ll have to wait. All of these costs keep going up....


  • Live coverage #2: The 2020 Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses

    The battle lines of the 2020 Democratic primary shift today as voting moves to the first state that’s home to a diverse electorate, Nevada. As in Iowa, the state will report three sets of results. Doors opened at 10 AM local time (1 PM ET) and caucuses began at 12 PM (3 PM ET). While the returns come in, check out our guide to the caucuses.

    Results: First alignment (by county) | Final alignment (by county) | County delegates (by county)

    Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 · 9:32:26 PM +00:00 ·...


  • Inmates determined to change their lives start a forestry company after similar program in prison

    In a three-year time span, two former inmates of a New Mexico prison started their own forestry company after participating in a similar state program while they were incarcerated. Lawrence Jaramillo and Joshua Melendrez told ABC News Tuesday they learned firefighting and prevention strategies while they were inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility. "I have a lot of family members that have been in and out of prison. Some of them keep going back. I would like them to see they...


  • Live coverage: The 2020 Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses

    The battle lines of the 2020 Democratic primary shift today as voting moves to the first state that’s home to a diverse electorate, Nevada. As in Iowa, the state will report three sets of results. Doors opened at 10 AM local time (1 PM ET) and caucuses began at 12 PM (3 PM ET). While the returns come in, check out our guide to the caucuses.

    Results: First alignment (by county) | Final alignment (by county) | County delegates (by county)

    Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 · 8:03:08 PM +00:00 ·...


  • Saturday snippets: Dwindling snowpack cuts Colorado River flow; TN inmates choose electric chair

    Saturday Snippets is a regular weekend feature of Daily Kos.

    • The climate crisis is reducing the flow of the Colorado River, a major source of water in the West: In a new study published in the journal Science, two U.S. Geological Survey scientists have concluded that the 40 million people depending on Colorado River water face a drier future. The pair says that global warming is shrinking the Rocky Mountain snowpack that feeds the river. For every 1°C (1.8°F) increase in temperature, the...


  • Elizabeth Warren's back in the ring and she ain't looking back

    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren put everyone on notice within the first few minutes of Wednesday night's debate that she wasn't kidding around anymore. She raised her hand, trained her sights on late entrant Michael Bloomberg, and neutralized him as a sexist billionaire who called women "fat broads and horse-faced lesbians" and would doom Democrats in November. "Understand this," she said, "Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another. This country...


  • A small California agricultural community defeats ICE—for now

    The town of McFarland sits in the Central Valley of California, and agricultural hamlet of some 15,000 where as many as half are both undocumented and long-time residents. This town, undocumented and citizens alike, just came together to reject the takeover of two state prisons by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Maribel Ramirez, an undocumented vineyard worker who has lived in McFarland for 20 years with her husband and family, helped lead the fight when a private prison corporation...


  • NOAA report shows January was the warmest ever, as Great Lakes suffer rising water and huge waves

    Past years that have had particularly warm weather in January also have one other feature in common—El Niño. The appearance of that strong Pacific current helps push temperatures up across the Americas, and brings up averages around the globe. But on Thursday NOAA published the National Climate Report for January, and it showed two remarkable things. One, as earlier estimates had already hinted, this was the warmest January ever recorded around the globe. The second thing was that this record...


  • COVID-19 continues to skyrocket in South Korea as CDC issues a sobering warning

    The total number of active COVID-19 cases around the world has dropped by over 6,000 cases in the last week. That’s unabashedly good news. Unfortunately, that reflects nothing except that health officials in China’s Hubei province have wrangled the epicenter of the outbreak to the extent that the number of recoveries is now handly outpacing the number of new cases. If that news was happening in a vacuum, it might be time to relax a bit and look toward a point, not so many months in the future,...


  • Trump administration proposes another Social Security rule that violates the law, hurts the disabled

    The Trump administration has been making a low-key but concerted attack on Social Security in the past weeks, not in public pronouncements, but in attacks on the program through the rule-making process. While the proposal intended to kick Social Security Disability claimants off of benefits has received attention, a second rule that would make the appeals process harder to navigate has flown under the radar. Administrative law judges and Democrats in Congress have been paying attention,...


  • The Daily Kos guide to the Nevada caucuses

    What happens in Vegas