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Criminal Charges Against Bill Cosby Can Proceed To Trial, Pennsylvania Judge Rules

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Bill Cosby In Court

A Pennsylvania Judge ruled today that there was sufficient evidence against Bill Cosby to allow the sexual assault charges against him to proceed to trial.

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Donald Trump Resurrects The Worst Of Clinton Derangement Syndrome

Doug Mataconis · 72 Comments

For Donald Trump at least, the start of the General Election campaign is the perfect time to dredge up decades old conspiracy theories.

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Republican Mega-Donors Not Exactly Warming Up To Donald Trump

Doug Mataconis · 11 Comments

Some of the GOP’s top donors still aren’t sold on Donald Trump.

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Second Freddie Gray Trial Ends In Acquittal Of Baltimore Cop

Doug Mataconis · 63 Comments

An acquittal in one of the six Freddie Gray cases, but not an unexpected one.

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Tom Brady, N.F.L. Players Association To Seek Review Of Appeals Court Deflategate Decision

Doug Mataconis · 1 Comment

Deflategate isn’t over yet and, depending on what happens in the Courts, could still be unresolved at the end of the N.F.L. season that begins in September.

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Obama Announces End Of U.S. Arms Embargo Against Vietnam

Doug Mataconis · 14 Comments

On his trip to Hanoi, President announced the latest sign that the Vietnam War is finally something both nations have manged to put behind them.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Knights Who Say Ni Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Bernie Sanders Continues To Wage War Against The Party He Claims To Support

Doug Mataconis

Even as it becomes more and more apparent that he cannot win the Democratic nomination for President, Bernie Sanders is not letting up on his rhetoric against the leadership of the party he claims he’ll support in November.

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Time for an American Foreign Legion?

James Joyner

A respected scholar has an interesting suggestion for fighting the Forever War.

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The Horror of War and the Challenge of Peace in Colombia

Steven L. Taylor

If Colombia makes peace, the post-conflict era will be rife with challenges.

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Stop Trying To Make Mitt Romney Happen

Doug Mataconis

It’s not going to happen.

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Regulatory Capture and the Revolving Door

James Joyner

Top officials of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have taken jobs in the industry they were regulating.

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Yes, The Trump/Clinton Polls Are Tightening. No, It Doesn’t Mean Much Of Anything

Doug Mataconis

Several recent polls have shown the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tightening, but it likely means far less than the media hype makes it sound like.

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes Unconstitutional Bill That Makes Abortion A Felony

Doug Mataconis

Oklahoma’s Republican legislature passed a clearly unconstitutional bill outlawing abortion in the state.

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Vast Majority Of Native Americans Not Offended By ‘Redskins’ Name, New Poll Claims

Doug Mataconis

A new poll indicates that the argument that the name “Redskins” is disparaging is not an accurate statement of how Native Americans themselves feel about the issue.

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Morley Safer

Morley Safer, Legendary 60 Minutes Correspondent, Dies At 84

Doug Mataconis

A journalistic legend has passed away just days after his retirement was officially announced.

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Support For Same-Sex Marriage Continues To Rise, Hits A Record 61%

Doug Mataconis

Nearly one year after the Supreme Court’s historic decision, public support for same-sex marriage continues to rise even among groups that were previously strongly opposed to it.

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Egyptian Airliner With 66 On Board Crashes In Mediterranean Sea

Doug Mataconis

An EgyptAir jetliner with 66 on board disappeared from radar just before beginning its decent into Cairo.

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Sanders And Clinton Split Victories, Clinton Has Nomination In Sight

Doug Mataconis

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders split victories in Kentucky and Oregon last night, and Clinton is now less than 100 delegates away from an historic victory.

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Bowe Bergdahl Trial Delayed Until 2017, But Donald Trump Could Wreck The Entire Case

Doug Mataconis

Bowe Bergdahl’s Court Martial has been delayed until 2017, which raises the possibility that comments by Donald Trump could result in Bergdahl getting off scot-free.

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Clinton Hoping For Win In Kentucky To Blunt Sanders Momentum

Doug Mataconis

Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee regardless of what happens in Kentucky and Oregon today, but her campaign is hoping for a win in Kentucky that puts an end to the repetitive stories about Bernie Sanders continuing to win primaries.

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Supreme Court Punts On PPACA Birth Control Mandate

Doug Mataconis

Faced with the prospect of a 4-4 tie, the Supreme Court instead came up with a decision on the PPACA’s birth control mandate that didn’t decide anything.

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Trump Probably Couldn’t Afford To Self-Fund A General Election Campaign

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump has announced that he would not be self-funding the General Election campaign. That’s probably because he really couldn’t afford to do so.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Thumbs Up Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Republican Insiders Still Talking About Quixotic Independent Run For POTUS

Doug Mataconis

With Donald Trump now destined to become the GOP nominee, some Republican insiders are trying to put together another ‘too little, too late’ strategy to stop him.

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Pfizer Bars Use Of Its Drugs In Capital Punishment

Doug Mataconis

Pfizer has become the latest drug maker from barring its products from being used in executions.

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Republicans Discuss Rules Changes To Stop The Next Donald Trump

Doug Mataconis

Even before the 2016 convention, Republicans are talking about possible rules changes to stop another Trump-like candidate in 2020 or beyond.

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