Markos "Kos" Moulitsas Zúñiga (b. 11 Sept 1971) served in the United States Army from 1989 to 1992 before creating the liberal blog Daily Kos. He is also a weekly columnist at the Washington, D.C. newspaper, The Hill, and a contributing columnist at Newsweek
Moulitsas appeared as a guest commentator on the first Current TV edition of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, discussing the field of potential Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential election, and explaining his own 13-month absence from television as the result of a "Twitter-war" with Joe Scarborough. Moulitsas was also the first guest commentator to appear in a Web Extra, further discussing President Obama's circumvention of the War Powers Resolution in relation to the United States' involvement in the Libyan Civil War.
On the 30 June 2011 edition, he discussed Chuck Schumer's accusation that congressional Republicans are deliberately impeding debt economic recovery purely for political gain in the 2012 elections and considered the constitutionality of the debt ceiling itself.
On the 13 July 2011 edition, he discussed continuing debt ceiling negotiations, including Eric Cantor's claimed that the President walked out on negotiations, Mitch McConnell's proposal to give the President unilateral authority to raise the debt ceiling, Michele Bachmann's absurd claim that the United States will not default if the debt ceiling is not raised, and the possibility that America's credit rating will be reviewed for possible downgrade in preparation for the chance that the debt ceiling is not raised.
On the 18 July 2011 edition, he discussed the rash of Republican candidates claiming that they have been instructed by God to run for the Presidency, including most recently Rick Perry, following after Michele Bachmann's claim that her presidential campaign is the result of a "calling," and Herman cain's claim that a text message from his granddaughter came through her from God, as well as Moulitsas's own interview with God on the matter.