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Clinton Grabs Big Endorsement A Week Ahead Of The Battle For California

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Hillary Clinton is hoping to avoid an embarrassing loss in California to Bernie Sanders, and she just got some help from an unlikely source.

So…That Stimulus

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A report card for the 2009 Stimulus Bill.

OTB Caption Contest

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Gary Johnson, Bill Weld, and the ‘Libertarian Party’

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With two former Republican governors running under its banner, is there such a thing as a “Libertarian Party”?

Gary Johnson Selected As Libertarian Nominee For President

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For the second election cycle in a row, and after a contentious floor fight, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for President.

Trump the Presumptive Nominee (Some of What I got Wrong)

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In case anyone noticed: I got the Trump nomination wrong.

Zika Virus Concerns Lead To Calls To Postpone or Move 2016 Olympics

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Concerns about the Zika Virus are leading some doctors to call for the 2016 Summer Olympics to be moved or postponed.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

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Trump Campaign Reportedly Telling GOP Insiders It’s Low On Cash

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Donald Trump is apparently having money troubles.

Today in “Unclear on the Concept”

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The subject in question is prison with the persons who are unclear being the Bundys (via TPM):  Shocker: Bundy Bros Discover That Jail Inmates Have Fewer Freedoms Ryan Bundy wrote in the document that “my rights are being violated. My right to life is being violated. All of my First Amendment rights are being violated. […]

Plagiarism Plague in Russia

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Via Slate:  The Craziest Black Market in Russia.  Apparently, a lot of Russians are paying for dissertations: In the past few years alone, there have been credible allegations of dissertation plagiarism made against Russia’s minister of culture, the governor of St. Petersburg, and the head of the country’s top federal investigating authority. Just in the past […]

Obama’s Visit To Hiroshima Brings Reflection, But No Apologies

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President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima left just the impression it should have.

Dr. Heimlich Uses Heimlich Maneuver For First Time, Saves Life

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The doctor credited with creating the maneuver that has been used to save countless choking victims finally had a chance to use the maneuver he created in an emergency situation, at the age of 96: When he heard that a resident was choking, Perry Gaines, maître d’ for the Deupree House dining room, ran toward […]

Clinton Email Scandal: What Should Be Done?

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A commenter asks what the consequences ought be for Clinton’s transgressions.

Hoping For A Breakthrough, Libertarians Meet In Orlando To Pick A Nominee

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With Republicans in Trump-induced disarray, Libertarians are meeting to pick their nominee and the hope that 2016 could be the year their party finally gets the attention it has craved for four decades.

Clinton Email Scandal and Trump’s Suitability for the Presidency

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Donald Trump would be a horrible president. That doesn’t justify Hillary Clinton’s bad acts.

Clinton Email Scandal and The ‘Powell Did it Too’ Defense

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Yes, Colin Powell used private email too. No, it’s not the same thing. No, it’s not because he was a Republican.

Release Of Inspector General’s Report Indicates Hillary’s Email Woes Likely To Continue

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The Clinton campaign probably thought the email story was behind them. The new report from the State Department’s Inspector General shows just how wrong they were about that.

Donald Trump Clinches Republican Nomination

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Donald Trump now has enough delegates to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot.

Texas, Ten Other States, File Suit Over Federal Transgender Discrimination Guidelines

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A group of states led by Texas has filed a suit in response to new guidelines from the Federal Government regarding the rights of transgender students.

Federal Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty Against Dylann Roof For Charleston Shootings

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Following in the footsteps of state prosecutors, Federal prosecutors have announced they will seek the death penalty for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.

State Department Inspector General Faults Hillary Clinton, State Dept. In Email Probe

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A bad day for the Clinton campaign.

Donald Trump Wins Washington State, Inches Closer To Clinching The Nomination

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Donald Trump is now just 28 delegates away from clinching the GOP nomination. New Jersey’s primary on June 7th will put him over the top.

Judge: Giving Ohioans Only 28 Days to Vote Unconstitutional

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An overreach on the “disparate impact” standard.

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

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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.

Bubba Smith Is Latest Former N.F.L. Player Diagnosed To Have Had C.T.E.

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Bubba Smith, the former N.F.L. star who went on to have a successful career as an actor, is the latest former pro football player to be diagnosed as having a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated concussions: Bubba Smith, the All-Pro defensive end in the N.F.L. who went on to a second career as a […]

Donald Trump Resurrects The Worst Of Clinton Derangement Syndrome

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

Republican Mega-Donors Not Exactly Warming Up To Donald Trump

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

Second Freddie Gray Trial Ends In Acquittal Of Baltimore Cop

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

OTB Caption Contest

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Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Walk Into A Bar…..

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Last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open was most likely the last time we’ll see Larry David as Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders but, along with Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton, it was one of the best of the season: Very well done guys, although the first skit remains my personal favorite:

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

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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.

Time for an American Foreign Legion?

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

The Horror of War and the Challenge of Peace in Colombia

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

Stop Trying To Make Mitt Romney Happen

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It’s not going to happen.

Regulatory Capture and the Revolving Door

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

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

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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.

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Unconstitutional Bill That Makes Abortion A Felony

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

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

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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.

Morley Safer, Legendary 60 Minutes Correspondent, Dies At 84

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

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

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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.

Twitter War between Head of OAS and President of Venezuela

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This is amazing, amusing, and very Twenty-First Century, via the BBC:  Venezuela Maduro OAS: Latin American ‘traitor’ row escalates The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has accused the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of being “a traitor”. In a series of Twitter posts addressed directly to Mr Maduro, Mr Almagro also […]

Egyptian Airliner With 66 On Board Crashes In Mediterranean Sea

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

Donald Trump Just 77 Delegates Away From Officially Clinching Republican Nomination

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To the surprise of nobody, Donald Trump easily won the Republican primary in Oregon last night, putting him 77 delegates away from clinching the Republican nomination for President: Donald Trump has won the Oregon GOP Primary, according to the Associated Press. Although all of Trump’s GOP opponents have been vanquished, he has yet to cross […]

Sanders And Clinton Split Victories, Clinton Has Nomination In Sight

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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.

John McCain In Trouble in Arizona?

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John McCain seems to be headed for the toughest re-election fight of his political career: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is facing a tough reelection bid while fighting unfavorable ratings,according to a new poll. The survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) released Tuesday found that McCain leads the Republican primary field with 39 percent, […]

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

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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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