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Hillary Clinton Raises $70 Million In June Alone

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign raised nearly  $70 million for itself and the Democratic National Committee for the just-concluded month of June: Hillary Clinton’s campaign reported Friday that it had raised more than $68.5 million for Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee and state parties in the month of June. Of that total, $40.5 million went […]

Trump Campaign Reportedly Vetting Newt Gingrich For The Vice-Presidency

Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump

Vice-President Gingrich? Really?

Alvin Toffler, Author of ‘Future Shock,’ Dies At 87

Alvin Toffler, whose book ‘Future Shock’ and its sequels reached some level of mass popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 87: Alvin Toffler, the celebrated author of “Future Shock,” the first in a trilogy of best-selling books that presciently forecast how people and institutions of the late 20th century […]

New Poll Finds Strong Support For Enhanced Background Checks For Gun Sales

Guns And Bullets

A new poll finds strong public support for enhanced background checks and barring people on Federal watch lists from purchasing weapons.

Attorney General Will Defer To F.B.I. In Investigation Of Hillary Clinton’s Email

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch will essentially recuse herself from making a decision about indictments in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

SCOTUS Declines To Hear Appeal Of Pharmacists With Religious Objection To ‘Morning After’ Pill

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The Supreme Court won’t hear the appeal of a pharmacist who objects to providing the ‘morning after’ pill.

Chris Christie Reportedly Being Vetted For Spot As Trump’s Running Mate

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Chris Christie remains at the top of the list of potential Trump running mates.

Post-Brexit, Both Of Great Britain’s Major Parties Are In Crisis Mode

Brexit Puzzle Pieces

One week after the Brexit vote, both the Conservative and Labour parties find themselves in chaos.

California Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

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Californians are set to vote on marijuana legalization in November and, this time, it looks like it will pass.

The Fourth Amendment Was Meant To Protect All Of Us, Not Just The “Innocent”

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When it comes to the protections of the Fourth Amendment, it doesn’t matter if you’re “guilty” or “innocent,” it protects all of us.

Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump In Seven Battleground States

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Hillary Clinton holds solid leads over Donald Trump in seven battleground states.

The Beginning Of The End Of The ‘Conservative’ Supreme Court

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Depending on the outcome of the election, the Supreme Court’s just concluded term will most likely be remembered as the point at which the Court’s rightward tilt that began at the end of the Warren Court Era came to an end.

At Least 41 Dead In Terror Attack On Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport Attack

A massive attack hits Istanbul’s airport.

British Labour Party Leader Loses No Confidence Vote

Brexit Puzzle Pieces

In the latest example of the political backlash growing out of last week’s Brexit vote, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, lost a no-confidence vote among Labour’s Members of Parliament, but he says he will not leave office even as his position seems to become more and more precarious: LONDON — Britain’s […]

Benghazi Committee Report Uncovers Mistakes, But No Wrongdoing

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As with each previous committee that investigated the 2012 attack on the U.S outpost in Benghazi, the House Select Committee finds that mistakes were made but no evidence of wrongdoing or cover-ups.

N.F.L. Coaching Legend Buddy Ryan Dies At 82

Buddy Ryan

An N.F.L. defensive legend has passed away at the age of 82.

Turkey Apologizes To Russia For Downing Jet

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Turkey has issued a formal apology to Russia over the November 2015 downing of a Russian jet that had briefly strayed into Turkish airspace.

A Lesson In Polling

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One result from the new NBC News poll shows us how important it is to pay attention to how poll questions are phrased.

In McDonnell Decision, Supreme Court Places Important Limits On Prosecutors

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In overturning former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction, the Supreme Court has sent a powerful message to overly zealous prosecutors.

Nobody Wants To Speak At Donald Trump’s Convention

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Republican officials are running away from Donald Trump the way they’d run away from a horde of mosquitoes infected with the Zika virus.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

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The Supreme Court has handed down a major abortion rights ruling that reaffirms the central reasoning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and makes it less likely that Roe will ever be overturned.

Why Didn’t The Brexit Vote Require A Supermajority For ‘Leave’ To Win?

Brexit Puzzle Pieces

Given the consequences of a Brexit, one wonders why the referendum didn’t require more than just a simple majority to pass.

Donald Trump’s Bad June Shows Up In The Polls

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Donald Trump has had a bad June, and it’s showing in the poll numbers.

Lyle Denniston Leaving SCOTUSBlog

Lyle Denniston

A true legend in legal journalism is moving on.

Brexit Vote Setting Off Infighting In Britain’s Labour Party

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The outcome of the Brexit vote continues to reverberate throughout British politics. Already, of course, we’ve seen the outcome of the vote bring an abrupt and somewhat unexpected end to David Cameron’s time as Prime Minister, a move that could sweep pro-Brexit MP Boris Johnson into Downing Street. Now, there are signs that the vote […]

George Will Leaving GOP Over Donald Trump

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George Will isn’t just refusing to vote for Donald Trump, he’s leaving the GOP entirely

What Does The Success Of Brexit Tell Us About Donald Trump’s Chances? Pretty Much Nothing

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Many pundits are arguing that the victory for ‘Leave’ presages good news for Trump in November, but there’s no reason to believe that.

SCOTUS Rules DUI Blood Tests Require Search Warrant, But Breath Tests Do Not

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The Supreme Court balances the Fourth Amendment against public safety concerns and, for the most part, gets it right.

America’s Partisan Divide Is More Unhealthy Than It Has Been In Decades

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Americans have increasingly come to view their political opponents as not just wrong, but evil, stupid, and immoral. That’s not something that makes for a healthy representative democratic republic.

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Based College Admissions Program

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In a somewhat surprising opinion from Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s race-based admissions program.

Britain Votes To Leave European Union, Cameron Resigns As Prime Minister

Brexit Puzzle Pieces

By a narrow margin, British voters have chosen to send their nation, themselves, and indeed all of Europe into uncharted waters.

Deadlocked Supreme Court Leaves Obama’s Immigration Relief Plan Blocked

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Thanks to a 4-4 tie, President Obama’s temporary immigration relief program remains blocked by a Federal Court Injunction.

Trial Of Freddie Gray Police Van Driver Ends In Acquittal

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The trial of the man who was believed to be the most culpable in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted, calling the entire prosecution strategy into question.

Bernie Sanders Finally Accepts Reality, Admits He Won’t Be The Nominee

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Bernie Sanders admitted, finally, that he likely won’t be the nominee.

With The Future In The Balance, British Voters Head To The Polls In ‘Brexit’ Vote

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Voters in the United Kingdom are headed to the polls in a vote that will have widespread consequences.

Marco Rubio Decides He’s Running For Re-Election After All

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Marco Rubio changes his mind, and drops the first hint that he’s already thinking about the Presidential race in 2020 or 2024.

Once Again, The Supreme Court Stabs At The Heart Of The Fourth Amendment

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The Supreme Court has once again issued a ruling that further chips away at the protections of the Fourth Amendment.

What To Do About The ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist?

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Stopping the next Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Syed Farook, or Omar Mateen is likely to be a lot more difficult than the politicians on either side of the aisle are leading us to believe.

Janet Yellen Hints At Slow Economic Growth, But No Recession, Going Forward

Janet Yellen

The head of the Federal Reserve tells Congress that the economy is unlikely to enter recession this years, but isn’t exactly going to be booming either.

Can Americans Unite In Response To Tragedy Anymore?

Orlando Pulse Shooting

National tragedies, whether man-made or natural disasters, used to bring Americans together. Now they just seem to pull Americans apart.

Hillary Clinton Is Crushing Donald Trump In The Money Race

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Donald Trump has almost no cash on hand. That doesn’t bode well for his campaign going forward.

Senate Rejects Post-Orlando Gun Control Efforts

Guns And Bullets

As expected, the Senate rejected four gun control measures introduced in the wake of the attack in Orlando.

SCOTUS Declines To Review Case Challenging New York, Connecticut Gun Control Laws

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Continuing a pattern that began six years ago, the Supreme Court has again declined to hear an appeal in a case involving a challenge to state gun control laws.

In Campaign Shake Up, Donald Trump Fires Campaign Manager

Trump Apprentice

A campaign shake up at Trump Tower, but it’s unlikely to change fundamentals.

Donald Trump’s Numbers Are Historically Bad

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It’s still early in the cycle, but Donald Trump’s poll numbers are already historically bad.

Latest SCOTUS Rumor: Clarence Thomas Might Resign, Or Maybe Not

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Clarence Thomas is the latest Supreme Court Justice to be the subject of retirement rumors. You should treat these rumors skeptically.

LeBron James Brings A Championship Home To Cleveland For The First Time Since 1964

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Congratulations Cleveland! Next month, you get Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders’ Stubbornness Is Costing The American Taxpayer

NPC LUNCHEON SANDERS

Bernie Sanders’ refusal to admit that his campaign is over is costing you up to $38,000 per day.

Evaluating Donald Trump’s Short List For Running Mates

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The Trump campaign is out with its own ‘short list’ of potential running mates.

Murder Of Jo Cox, MP Looking Increasingly Like It Was Politically Motivated

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The murder of Jo Cox, MP is looking more and more like a politically motivated assassination, and that’s causing some in Great Britain to look inward.

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