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SCOTUSBlog Losing Press Access To The Supreme Court

Doug Mataconis · 5 Comments
Supreme Court Building

If a decision by the Senate Press Gallery stands, SCOTUSBlog’s ability to cover the Supreme Court will be significantly restricted.

Carney Kitchen

When Did Posters From A Defeated Murderous Dictatorship Become Pop Art?

Doug Mataconis · 36 Comments

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s choices in home decor raise an interesting question.

NATO

NATO Plans New Deployments In Response To Russia

Doug Mataconis · 3 Comments

NATO seems intent on sending a signal to Vladmir Putin that there are limits to his patience.

Quick Takes

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Donald Rumsfeld Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ if His Tax Returns Are Accurate

James Joyner · 75 Comments

Our tax system is so complicated that whether we’re filing our returns correctly is a known unknown.

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Absurd, Pointless Lawsuit Against Filibuster Dismissed By Federal Appeals Court

Doug Mataconis · 2 Comments

An unsurprising result in a lawsuit that never should have been filed

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Supreme Court To Decide If Politicians Can Be Sued For Lying During A Campaign

Doug Mataconis · 17 Comments

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week in an important First Amendment case.

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Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out Of State Gay Marriages

Doug Mataconis

A partial victory, but a victory nonetheless.

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Edward Snowden Leaks Earn Pulitzer Prize For Washington Post, Guardian

Doug Mataconis

Thanks to Edward Snowden, the Washington Post and the Guardian are Pulitzer Prize winners.

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No Justice Stevens, We Don’t Need To “Fix” The Second Amendment

Doug Mataconis

The Second Amendment isn’t broken, and you don’t fix things that aren’t broken.

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Is George H.W. Bush America’s Greatest Living President?

Doug Mataconis

In retrospect, and in comparison with other recent Presidents, George Herbert Walker Bush’s four years in office were pretty darn good.

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40 Comments
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New York Times Discovers Adjunct Professors

James Joyner

The editorial board of the nation’s newspaper of record laments a quarter century-old trend.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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32 Comments
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An Airline Fee That’s Actually Reasonable

James Joyner

We should expect to pay more for the least undesirable seats.

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24 Comments
NATO

NATO Commander Warns Alliance May Send Troops To Eastern Europe

Doug Mataconis

NATO may be preparing to send Russia a message.

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113th Congress Set To Be Least Productive In History, But Is That A Bad Thing?

Doug Mataconis

The current Congress is on pace to pass fewer laws and bills than any since the end of World War II. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Egypt On The Brink Of Economic Chaos?

Doug Mataconis

Could economic chaos bring Egyptians back out into the streets?

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15 Comments
Two women wearing nun outfits drink beer at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pints Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Virginia GOP Candidate: No Incest Exception For Abortion, Because Sometimes Incest Is Voluntary

Doug Mataconis

Perhaps the only good thing you can say about Virginia Delegate Robert Marshall is that, while he may be nuts, at least he’s consistently nuts.

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Lois Lerner

House Committee Ignores Fifth Amendment, Holds Lois Lerner In Contempt

Doug Mataconis

Despite the fact that she asserted her right against self-incrimination, a House Committee has voted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify.

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House Conservatives Plotting Against Boehner Again?

Doug Mataconis

Once again, the Tea Party wing of the GOP is talking about taking out John Boehner.

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There Is No “Middle” In Congress Anymore

Doug Mataconis

At least on Capitol Hill, the political middle is dead and buried.

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What’s So Great About A “Cashless Economy?”

Doug Mataconis

Electronic payments are convenient but sometimes there’s nothing better than money in your pocket.

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Bill Clinton Has A Different Take On Edward Snowden Than Barack Obama

Doug Mataconis

Bill Clinton seems far more understanding of Edward Snowden than the current President

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Texas is How Big?

James Joyner

JR is from Texas wants you to know that Texas is big. No, bigger than that.

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MH370 Plane

Malaysian Air 370 Search Costliest In History

Doug Mataconis

There may be no resolution to what has become the most expensive search in history.

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Affordable Care Act Making Health Insurance Less Affordable

Doug Mataconis

The law of unintended consequences strikes again.

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VETERAN'S ALERT:

In addition to uncertain healthcare services, economic disadvantages, and finding a place to call home, veterans certainly do not need any more challenges. Unfortunately, the wounds of war can be less obvious than those that we can see. Psychological disorders and sicknesses caused by toxic exposure can be the most damaging aspects of war that veterans bring home. Toxin exposure in particular is of particular concern as previous exposure to asbestos among veterans is causing incidence of the aggressive cancer mesothelioma to rise among former members of the armed services. We must not leave those who risked their lives for our nation in the cold. Our veterans have never questioned the right or wrong of war when it mattered most. They simply did as they were trained. We must now show the same unwavering determination, in all ways we are able, by affording those opportunities to which they are entitled, including financial, medical and emotional support to all veterans.



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