Trump spars with widow of slain soldier over condolence call

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of a soldier killed earlier this month in Niger, said Monday that a condolence call from President Donald Trump “made me cry even worse,” prompting Trump to immediately push back against part of her emotional account via Twitter.

“The president said that he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways and I was — it made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it. He couldn’t remember my husband’s name. The only way he remembered my husband’s name was because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him and that’s when he actually said ‘La David,’” Johnson told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name and that’s what hurt me the most because if my husband is out here fighting Continue reading “Trump spars with widow of slain soldier over condolence call”

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

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If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people—their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties—someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a Liberal.

—John F. Kennedy

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77 years ago today, liberals gave America the 8-hour work day and 40-hour work week under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of

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Widow Of U.S. Soldier Killed In Niger: Trump’s Call ‘Made Me Cry Even Worse’

Myeshia Johnson confirmed the president told her that her husband “knew what he signed up for.”

Trump: ‘There will be no change to your 401(k)’

President Donald Trump on Monday said there would be no changes to 401(k)s, days after the New York Times reported that House Republicans were considering placing a cap on contribution limits.

“There will be NO change to your 401(k). This has always been a great and popular middle class tax break that works, and it stays!” Trump tweeted Monday.

On Friday, the New York Times reported that House Republicans, as part of an effort to reform the tax code, are proposing to cap the yearly amount workers set aside in 401(k) accounts to $2,400. Currently, workers under 50 can put as much as $18,000 in a 401(k) without paying taxes on the front end, according to the New York Times. Workers over 50 can put up to $24,000.

The New York Times cited lobbyists, Democrats in Congress and tax consultants in its report.

Daily Kos Radio is ALL-NEW at 9 AM ET!

Well, there’s still more work to be done in rehabbing the KITM World Headquarters. We were all set to soldier on, regardless, but then I got wind that Greg wasn’t going to be able to make it for today’s show, so I thought I’d spare you all the hammering and sawing, and pre-record today’s show.

We’ll just have to cover Trump’s Monday morning, 6 AM toilet rage-tweeting tomorrow. Though this is getting to be like that radio show in Groundhog Day.

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Morning Digest: GOP struggles with fundraising in the race to hold a blue-leaning Florida House seat

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar.

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FL-27: When longtime GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she was retiring, it was clear the GOP was in for a tough fight to hold this Miami-area seat. Still, while Florida’s 27th District shifted from 53-46 Obama all the way to 59-39 Clinton, Republicans still do well down-ballot here, so we expected Team Red to put up a stiff fight. But right now, it’s the Democratic candidates who are hoarding cash, while the Republican candidates are acting like all hope is lost.

When Raquel Regalado, a former member of the Miami-Dade County school board and the daughter of termed-out Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, was considering running, she looked like she’d

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