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Federal Government Threatens To Hold Up New Redskins Stadium Unless Team Changes Name

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The Federal Government is threatening to hold up plans for a new Redskins stadium unless the team changes its name.

The U.S. Just Recorded Its First Measles Death In 12 Years

Childhood Vaccine

For the first time in twelve years, an American hospital has recorded a death due to measles: Health officials on Thursday confirmed the country’s first measles death since 2003, and they believe the victim was most likely exposed to the virus in a health facility in Washington state during an outbreak there. The woman died in the spring; […]

From Bork, To Kennedy, To Obergefell

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He definitely wouldn’t appreciate it, but in some sense you can thank Robert Bork for the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Jim Webb Is Running For President For Some Reason

Jim Webb

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is running for President for reasons I would assume make sense to him.

Past Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Could Hurt Republicans In The Future

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A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.

Scott Walker Set To Enter Presidential Race On July 13th

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be entering the race for President later this month, but it’s unclear if his recent turn to the hard right will help him or hurt him.

For June, A Jobs Report That Basically Reads As ‘Meh’

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The June Jobs Report was okay, but it certainly doesn’t inspire much confidence.

The Confederate Flag Battle Slips Into Silly Territory

Dukes Of Hazzard General Lee

The Confederate Flag needs to be removed from official places of honor, but do we really need to worry about reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard?

Nicholas Winton, Briton Who Saved 669 Children From The Holocaust, Dies At 106

Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton, a British man who helped save more than 600 children, most of whom were Jewish, from Czechoslovakia as the world hurtled toward the Second World War, and went largely unknown for much of the rest of his life, has died at the age of 106: Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for […]

Despite A Storm Of Negative Coverage, Donald Trump Keeps Rising In The Polls

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Donald Trump has gotten almost nothing but negative press since entering the race for President, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting him very much just yet.

U.S. And Cuba To Reopen Embassies After 54 Years

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For the first time since 1961, there will soon be an American Embassy in Havana, and a Cuban Embassy in Washington. It’s well past time that this happened.

Greek Prime Minister Appears To Concede, But Europe Holds To A Hard Line

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Greece’s Prime Minister seemed to give in to some of Europe’s demands today, but bankers are continuing to hold to the strict conditions they set last week.

Hillary Clinton Raises $45 Million In First Fundraising Quarter

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With the end of the FEC reporting quarter coming at midnight last night, we’re starting to get the first fundraising reports from campaigns. Not surprisingly, the first report came from Hillary Clinton’s camp and it showed her bringing in a record amount over the past three months: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign expects to have raised […]

Supreme Court To Hear Case Involving Employees Rights And Public Employee Unions

Gavel And Scales Of Justice

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major case about public employee unions that could go a long way toward restraining their power.

Majority Supports SCOTUS Decisions On Obamacare And Marriage, According To New Poll

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A new poll shows that solid majorities of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare subsidies and marriage. It’s a different story for Republicans.

Getting Government Out Of Marriage Is A Fantasy, Not A Solution

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The Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality seems to have revived an idea that has been mentioned before, but as it has always been, the idea of “getting government out of marriage” is little more than a simplistic slogan.

Chris Christie Enters The Race For President A Diminished Candidate With A Tough Road Ahead

Chris Christie

Chris Christie is in the race for the Republican nomination, but it’s tough to see how he has a plausible path to relevance.

Chelsea Clinton And Privilege

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When you’re being paid $65,000 to speak for less than an hour, you’re pretty much the poster child for privilege.

The Politics Of Obamacare After King v. Burwell

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In the wake of the latest Supreme Court decision, the Affordable Care Act seems to have become even more firmly established than it was before last week, and the prospect of repeal has become even less likely.

Supreme Court Agrees To Wade Back Into The Affirmative Action Debate

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The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to wade back into the thorny issue of race and higher education.

NBC To Donald Trump: You’re Fired

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Following up on the disputes with Univision that arose in the wake of Donald Trump’s derogatory comments toward Mexican immigrants, NBC Universal has cut its ties with Donald Trump: Amid mounting public pressure, NBCUniversal announced Monday that it will cut business ties with Donald Trump due to “recent derogatory statements” the Republican presidential hopeful made […]

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Death Penalty

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The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the way the death penalty is administered, dealing a serious blow to opponents of the death penalty.

A Look At The Remaining Legal Challenges To Obamacare

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There are still legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act pending after King v. Burwell, but they aren’t quite as substantial as what we’ve seen over the last five years.

Texas Attorney General Tells Clerks They Can Ignore The Constitution If They Want To

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The Attorney General of Texas is responding to the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling by telling Clerk’s who issue marriage license that they are free to ignore the law.

John Kaisch To Enter Presidential Race In Late July

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In an ordinary year, Ohio Governor John Kasich seems like he’d be a perfect candidate for Republicans in an era when winning the Buckeye State is essential to winning the White House. But things are far from ordinary in the GOP.

Greek Banks To Remain Closed Monday As Debt Negotiations Head To The Wire

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The Greek Government is basically shutting the banking system down tomorrow as negotiations over its debt problems continue.

Politinerds: Matt K. Lewis On Bill Maher, Charleston, And A Poisonous Political Media Culture

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Our guest this week on Politinerds was Daily Caller columnist and media personality Matt K. Lewis. We talk about Matt’s experience on last week’s Real Time with Bill Maher during which he and the Daily Caller were blamed for the Charleston murders (no I am not making that up). We also get into a broader […]

Donald Trump: ‘I’m For Traditional Marriage’

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With little sense that he appreciated the irony, Donald Trump told Jake Tapper this morning that he supports “traditional marriage”: GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he opposes gay marriage, and defended his own history of having been divorced twice. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper […]

Virginia Republicans Step Back From The Brink Of Insanity, Pick 2016 Primary Over Convention

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It was a close vote, but Virginia’s Republican leaders did the smart thing yesterday in picking a primary over a convention in 2016.

The Confederate Flag Has Always Been About Hate, Not “Heritage”

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The people who continue to claim that the Confederate Flag is about anything other than hatred, racism, and a nation that celebrated slavery are lying to you and to themselves.

Protester Removes Confederate Flag At South Carolina Capitol

Confederate Flag Protester

Good for her.

It’s Now Illegal For Some Adults In Hawaii To Buy Tobacco

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If you’re under 21 in Hawaii, you’re still technically an adult but you can’t buy tobacco.

Republican Candidates Respond To Obergefell About As Expected

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The reaction of many of the GOP candidates to the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is about what you’d expect, but there are a few interesting surprises.

California May Be About To Eliminate Most Exemptions For Mandatory Vaccination

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A proposed California law would require all students who attend public school to be vaccinated, with limited exemptions for medical reasons.

From Loving, To Windsor, To Obergefell, Liberty And Equality Prevail At The Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has issued a ruling whose roots can be found in case law going back half a century.

How Seriously Should We Take The Polls Showing Bernie Sanders Surging?

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Bernie Sanders is closing in the polls, but it still seems as though it doesn’t mean as much as some political pundits will try to tell you it does.

Univision Breaks Ties With Donald Trump Over His Comments About ‘Mexican Rapists’

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Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans during his announcement speech last week are having financial repercussions: Univision is canceling its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, an event partially owned by Donald Trump, to protest Trump’s offensive remarks about Mexicans. Furthermore, Univision says it is severing all other business ties to Trump. Univision is the biggest […]

Jim Webb Defends The Confederate Flag

Sen. Jim Webb talks to CNN's John King about the political conflict in Libya.

If Jim Webb runs for President, he will be the only candidate in either party who is on record defending the Confederate Battle Flag. And he’s thinking of running as a Democrat.

Jon Stewart’s Flagdance

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Jon Stewart weighs in on the Confederate Flag controversy as only he can: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive I’m really, really gonna miss him when he’s gone.

Donald Trump Is Surging In Yet Another Poll

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Republicans aren’t going to like this one.

Why Does This Town’s Logo Look Like A White Guy Choking A Native American?

Whitesboro

Things that make you go hmmmm…..

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In 6-3 Vote

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The era of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act is over.

Economy Not As Bad In First Quarter As Initially Feared

Economy Heartbeat

The final revision to Gross Domestic Product for the first three months of the year showed that the economy did indeed shrink, but at a slower rate than reported in earlier reports: While nothing to brag about, the economy’s performance in early 2015 was not quite as bad as the number-crunchers in Washington had thought. […]

Gun Control Is No More Likely After Charleston Than It Was Before

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Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.

Changes To U.S. Hostage Policies Are Less Than Meets The Eye

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The Administration announced changes to the way the government handles hostage situations, but it really doesn’t amount to much.

New Report Indicates Pete Rose Bet As A Player, And Lied About It

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Pete Rose’s efforts at rehabilitation may have just been fatally injured.

Donald Trump Convinces Jon Stewart To Stick Around

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Jon Stewart almost quit The Daily Show early, but Donald Trump convinced him to stick around: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apologizes For Boston Marathon Bombing, Is Sentenced To Die Anyway

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in public for what is likely the last time in his life, apologized for the crimes he committed, and was unsurprisingly sentenced to death by a Federal Judge.

Bobby Jindal Is Running For President For Some Reason

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal enters the Presidential race today, but it’s hard to see how he even manages to become a plausible candidate.

Fox News Dumps Sarah Palin

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Fox News has ended its contract with Sarah Palin, although the former reality television star will apparently still appear on the network from time to time: Fox News will not renew its contract with Sarah Palin, whose bombastic appearances have been a cable staple since the former Alaska governor’s failed run on John McCain’s ticket […]

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