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Line of the Day (Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 Edition)

Steven L. Taylor · 37 Comments
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No wonder they wrote it in secret and want to move quickly to a vote…

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Senate Republicans Release Health Care Plan That Could Already Be Dead On Arrival

Doug Mataconis · 46 Comments

Senate Republicans released their proposed health care plan this morning, but it could already be doomed.

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Democrats Take Stock

Steven L. Taylor · 46 Comments

Some thoughts on the current state of the Democrats.

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Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election

Doug Mataconis · 76 Comments

In one of the most closely watched Special Elections in American history, the outcome turned out to be not entirely surprising.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Social Media Use By Sex Offenders

Doug Mataconis · 14 Comments

The Supreme Court rules that states cannot bar convicted felons from using social media sites.

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Supreme Court: Denial Of Trademarks Because They Are ‘Disparaging’ Violates First Amendment

Doug Mataconis · 39 Comments

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Government cannot deny trademark protection because a requested trademark is “disparaging” to a racial or ethnic group.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Partisan Gerrymandering

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first case on partisan gerrymandering in more than ten years, but opponents of the practice shouldn’t start celebrating just yet.

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London Mosque Attack

Van Attack Outside London Mosque Kills One, Injures Ten, In Apparent Anti-Muslim Attack

Doug Mataconis

A van struck a crowd outside a London mosque late last night in an attack by a man who said he wanted to kill Muslims.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Three Hour Tour Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Ends In Mistrial

Doug Mataconis

A hung jury in the Cosby sexual assault case results in a mistrial.

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Trump Reverses Parts Of Obama’s Opening To Cuba

Doug Mataconis

Foolishly, President Trump is rolling back part of President Obama’s opening to Cuba.

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Murder by Mean Text?

James Joyner

A Massachusetts teenager faces 20 years in prison for contributing to her boyfriend’s suicide via text message.

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Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Finances

Doug Mataconis

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a Trump family member in the cross hairs.

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President Trump Thinks The Media Hates His Twitter Habit. He Couldn’t Be More Wrong.

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump thinks the media doesn’t like his Twitter habit. In reality, they love it.

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Trump Gavel

Democratic Lawmakers Sue President Trump For Violations Of Emoluments Clause

Doug Mataconis

Nearly 200 Members of Congress and the Senate have filed suit against President Trump alleging that he is violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

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Mueller Expands Investigation To Include Obstruction Of Justice

Doug Mataconis

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation to include the allegation that President Trump may have attempted to obstruct justice

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Federal Reserve Raises Rates For Third Time Since December

Doug Mataconis

For the third time since December,, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates.

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Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam Win Primary Battles For Virginia Governor

Doug Mataconis

Republicans and Democrats have picked their candidates for 2017’s Governor’s race, but the biggest name is likely to be one not on the ballot, Donald Trump.

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So, no More Golf for POTUS?

Steven L. Taylor

Forget the imperial presidency. Welcome to the indolent presidency.

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Congress Shooting

Congressman Shot, Others Injured, At Congressional Baseball Practice

Doug Mataconis

A Congressman was shot, and a staffer and security detail members injured, at a practice session for tomorrow’s Congressional baseball game.

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Maryland and Washington, D.C. Sue Trump Over Alleged Emoluments Clause Violations

Doug Mataconis

Maryland and the District of Columbia are suing President Trump based on alleged violations of two provisions of the Constitution that have never been litigated before.

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Trump’s Absurdly Obsequious Cabinet Meeting

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump’s first Cabinet Meeting looked like something out of a Maoist propaganda video.

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Trump Reportedly Considering Firing Special Counsel Bob Mueller

Doug Mataconis

There are reports that the President is considering firing Special Counsel Bob Mueller. Are we headed for another Saturday Night Massacre?

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Stay On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Doug Mataconis

The Trump Administration’s Muslim Travel Ban suffers another defeat at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Macron’s Centrist Party Scores Big Wins In French Legislative Elections

Doug Mataconis

The political party formed by French President Emmanuel Macron just about a year ago scored big wins in yesterday’s first round of legislative elections.

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U.S. and Puerto RIcan Flags

Puerto Rico Votes Overwhelmingly For Statehood in Heavily Boycotted Referendum

Doug Mataconis

Puerto Rican voters voted overwhelmingly for statehood yesterday in a referendum whose legitimacy is being questioned due to boycotts by opposition parties.

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Trump May Cancel Trip To United Kingdom Due To Planned Protests

Doug Mataconis

Reports are indicating that President Trump may cancel or delay his trip to the United Kingdom due to planned protests.

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Congress Facing Another Debt Ceiling Crisis

Doug Mataconis

In addition to everything else on its plate, Congress will have to revisit raising the debt ceiling again sometime this summer.

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Trump Says He’d Testify Under Oath About Comey And Russia, That Would Be A Mistake

Doug Mataconis

President Trump says he’d be willing to testify under oath in response to former F.B.I Director Comey’s accusations. That would be a mistake for several reasons.

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