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McConnell Campaign Manager Resigns Amid Investigation Into 2012 Iowa Bribery Scandal

Doug Mataconis · 2 Comments
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Mitch McConnell’s campaign was forced to do a shakeup thanks to a scandal that could envelop Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential campaign.

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Judge Tosses Chris McDaniel’s Challenge To GOP Senate Runoff Result

Doug Mataconis · 5 Comments

Chris McDaniel’s meritless, quixotic challenge to the Mississippi GOP Senate Primary is reaching it’s expected conclusion.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill · 1 Comment

The Another Brick In The Wall Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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A Contrarian Analysis Of The 2014 Midterms

Doug Mataconis · 34 Comments

One analyst thinks that the predictions of a Republican Senate in 2014 are wildly optimistic.

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Republicans Still Have A Problem With Female Voters

Doug Mataconis · 69 Comments

Two prominent Republican groups point out the blindingly obvious.

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Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

Doug Mataconis · 113 Comments

A major escalation.

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UK Poorer Than All US States Except Mississippi

James Joyner

Alabamians like to exclaim, “Thank God for Mississippi.” Perhaps it’s time for that slogan to cross the Pond.

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Congress Must Vote Before We Expand The Attacks On ISIS

Doug Mataconis

As talk begins of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, it is becoming long past time for Congress to exercise its Constitutional function.

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Election 2014

What Republican Wave?

Doug Mataconis

So far at least, there is no evidence that 2014 will be a “wave election.”

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Burger King Should Not Be Condemned If It Moves To Canada For Tax Purposes

Doug Mataconis

The announcement of a potential merger between Burger King and Tim Horton’s has led to much moral preening from the usual suspects.

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What “Third Term Curse?”

Doug Mataconis

Some have argued that there is an historical bias against political parties holding on to the White House for more than two terms. As with most commonly held ideas, that simply isn’t true.

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Copyright Office: Monkey Selfies Not Entitled To Copyright Protection

Doug Mataconis

The Copyright Office says that works not “created” by humans are not entitled to copyright protection.

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‘Open and Free’ Compared to What?

James Joyner

The “open and free” Internet is an ideal type, not a myth.

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GAO: Obama Broke The Law In Bergdahl Release Deal

Doug Mataconis

The General Accounting Office confirmed what seems clear to anyone who can read a statute.

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Washington Post Won’t Use ‘Redskins’ in Editorials–But Will on Sports Pages

James Joyner

The capital’s paper has issued a partial ban on the controversial nickname of the local NFL franchise.

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Europe Wrestles With Debt Crisis

Aurora Theater Shooting Foreseeable Rules Federal Judge

James Joyner

Lawsuits against the theater where 12 people were murdered in 2012 may go forward.

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Protests Continue In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

What If “Justice” In The Mike Brown Case Doesn’t End In A Conviction?

Doug Mataconis

There is a good possibility that Darren Wilson could be acquitted in the shooting of Michael Brown.. Are the protesters ready to accept that reality?

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Mitch McConnell Promising More Showdowns And Shutdowns If The GOP Wins The Senate

Doug Mataconis

If Republicans win the Senate, what we’ve seen for the past three years could end up seeming tame by comparison.

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Public Opinion On Ferguson Shows Deep Racial Divisions

Doug Mataconis

What you think about the events in Ferguson depends quite a lot on whether you’re black or white.

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Professor-Cop Blames Victims of Police Violence

James Joyner

17-year veteran of the LAPD says, “If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.”

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Gaza Cease Fire Extended, But Prospects For Bigger Peace Deal Seem Dim

Doug Mataconis

The two sides in Gaza keep extending the humanitarian cease fire, but remain miles apart on the major issues dividing them.

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The Timing of Elections Matters (Ferguson Edition)

Steven L. Taylor

Yet another example of how institutional choices matter.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Police Are Not Soldiers; Our Communities Are Not War Zones

James Joyner

We should not tolerate them acting otherwise.

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Today in Circular Reasoning

Steven L. Taylor

Back to the Ten Commandments and Alabama politics.

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We’re Back!

James Joyner

Our server went kaput. We got a new one.

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Hillary Clinton Addresses Recycling Industries Trade Conference In Las Vegas

Hillary Clinton Hurting 2014 Democratic Candidates?

Doug Mataconis

Some on the left are saying that Hillary Clinton isn’t doing enough to help Democrats in 2014.

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Another Night Of Unrest In Ferguson, And An Assault On Journalism

Doug Mataconis

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri isn’t calming down.

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Could The House Lawsuit Against Obama Cost The GOP The Senate?

Doug Mataconis

In what would be a classic bit of political irony, polling indicates that the House lawsuit against the President could make Democrats more likely to vote in November.

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It’s August, So It Must Be Time To Complain About Presidential Vacations Again

Doug Mataconis

The chattering class is chattering about the President’s vacation again. It really is quite tiresome.

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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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