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Senate GOP Delays Vote On Health Care Reform

Doug Mataconis · 8 Comments
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A big setback for Republican efforts to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare.

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Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Baker Who Refused To Bake Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

Doug Mataconis · 32 Comments

The Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of a Colorado baker in a case that will determine if claims of religious liberty and free expression outweigh the application of generally applicable laws against discrimination.

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CBO Score Casts Even More Doubt On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

Doug Mataconis · 23 Comments

Once again, a bad CBO score is casting doubt on a Republican health care reform bill.

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Supreme Court Declines To Accept Yet Another Second Amendment Case

Doug Mataconis · 8 Comments

The Supreme Court has once again declined to hear an appeal in a Second Amendment case.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Bar On Secular Aid To Church-Run Schools

Doug Mataconis · 15 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled today that states may not exclude church-run schools from an aid program with a wholly secular purpose.

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Supreme Court Partly Upholds, Partly Lifts, Stay On Muslim Travel Ban

Doug Mataconis · 19 Comments

In a decision that hands a victory to both sides, the Supreme Court has partly upheld, and partly lifted, the stay on President Trump’s Executive Order that banned travel from six majority-Muslim nations.

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Senate GOP Health Care Bill Faces Crucial Week, And Many Doubts

Doug Mataconis

The Senate GOP health care reform care bill faces a crucial week, and things aren’t looking good.

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The 140 Character POTUS

Steven L. Taylor

Twitter is, in some way, the most vacuous and simplistic of all social media, and it also appears to be the President’s main intellectual outlet.

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Supreme Court Retirement Speculation Swirling Around Kennedy

Doug Mataconis

With tomorrow marking the end of the Court’s current term, there’s speculation that we could see Justice Anthony Kennedy stepping down.

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Trump Lies, The Truth Dies

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump’s Presidency is young, but he’s already on track to become the biggest liar ever to occupy the Oval Office.

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

Steven L. Taylor

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

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

Some thoughts on the current state of the Democrats.

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Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election

Doug Mataconis

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

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

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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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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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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