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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.

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

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A true legend in legal journalism is moving on.

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.

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.

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.

Sabato Predicts Electoral College Landslide for Clinton

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Donald Trump has a steep hill to climb to reverse a quarter century trend.

Scowcroft Endorses Clinton

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A revered Republican foreign policy guru has endorsed the Democratic nominee for president.

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.

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

When the NRA is Talking More Sense than Trump…

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Via the NY Post:  NRA says Trump’s Orlando comments ‘defy common sense’ Donald Trump’s suggestion that armed clubgoers could have prevented the worst mass shooting in modern US history “defies common sense,” according to the National Rifle Association — which is backing the tycoon for president but on Sunday had two of its top officials taking rare […]

Two Stunning Graphs about the State of the 2016 Campaign

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Via WaPo: The brutal numbers behind a very bad month for Donald Trump   Could Trump really believe that he can run a national campaign on rallies and free media via the news? And lest anyone think it is working, see the full piece which shows Trump’s current poll status in historical context.  Also note this: The […]

Bernie Sanders’ Stubbornness Is Costing The American Taxpayer

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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.

Evaluating Hillary’s Short List For Running Mates

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A purported ‘short list’ of potential running mates for Hillary Clinton is out. Here’s how the candidates stack up.

History Has its Eyes on You (Trump Edition)

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Timothy Egan in the NYT: A Week for All Time They will remember, a century from now, who stood up to the tyrant Donald Trump and who found it expedient to throw out the most basic American values — the “Vichy Republicans,” as the historian Ken Burns called them in his Stanford commencement speech. The shrug from […]

An Accurate Description of Trump/the State of the GOP

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Matthew Continetti on the Trump: It’s a joke. All of it: his candidacy, the apparatus of propaganda and grift surrounding it, the failures of governance and education and culture that have brought us to this place. What disturbs me most is the prospect that Donald Trump is what a very large number of Republican voters want: not a wonk, […]

Tiny Group Of GOP Delegates Preparing To Fight Against Trump At Republican Convention

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A small group of Republican delegates is apparently discussing yet another quixotic effort to deny Donald Trump the nomination.

Bernie Sanders Still Not Conceding

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Bernie Sanders doesn’t seem to realize that the political world has already moved past the race for the Democratic nomination.

SBC also Passed Resolution on Refugees

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I meant to note this yesterday along with the battle flag resolution via WaPo:  Southern Baptist Convention urges churches to welcome refugees In the midst of a political season in which political leaders have frequently decried refugees as a security threat to the United States, the nation’s second-largest religious group sent a different message about refugees […]

The Republican Exodus From Trump Quickly Becoming A Stampede

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Republican leaders and politicians continue to distance themselves from their party’s presumptive nominee.

Another GOP Defection

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Via Politico:  Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican national security elites are rejecting their party’s presumptive nominee. Armitage, a retired Navy officer who […]

House Committee Votes To Censure I.R.S. Commissioner, Impeachment May Soon Follow

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The man who was brought in to clean up the I.R.S. after the alleged targeting scandal became public is facing censure and possible impeachment. Proving that there really is such a thing as a thankless job.

Southern Baptists Vote to Condemn Confederate Battle Flag

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Via WaPo:  Southern Baptist Convention votes to condemn Confederate battle flag The Southern Baptist Convention, once founded as a pro-slavery denomination that aligned itself with the Confederacy, voted Tuesday to condemn the Civil War battle flag of the South. “It’s not often that I find myself wiping away tears in a denominational meeting, but I just […]

Marco Rubio Reconsidering Decision Not To Run For Re-Election

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Marco Rubio may be running for re-election to the Senate after all.

Federal Reserve Declines To Raise Rates Again

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Once again, the Federal Reserve chooses to pass on the opportunity to raise interest rates.

Republicans Start Running Away From Trump

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Donald Trump’s latest outbursts are causing Republicans to move away from him faster than you can say “electoral disaster.”

Senate Approves Bill Requiring Women To Register For The Draft

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The Senate has passed an amendment to a military spending bill that would require women to register for the draft.

Americans Really, Really, Really Don’t Like Donald Trump

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A new poll shows that public opinion about Donald Trump is at the lowest point its been since he entered the race. That bodes poorly for Trump, and for the the political party that has chosen to nominate him for President.

Hillary Clinton Wins Final Democratic Primary, Meets With Bernie Sanders

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Hillary Clinton easily won the final contest of the 2016 primary season, and the Clinton-Sanders reconciliation dance began.

In Latest Attack On A Free Press, Donald Trump Denies Credentials To The Washington Post

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Donald Trump continues his war on freedom of the press and reporters who cover him critically by barring The Washington Post from covering campaign events.

George Voinovich, Ohio Governor And Senator, Dies At 79

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George Voinovich, who had a long political career as both a Senator and Governor in Ohio, has died at the age of 79: George Voinovich, a former U.S. senator and two-term Ohio governor who preached frugality in his personal and public life and occasionally bucked the Republican establishment, died June 12 at his home in […]

Donald Trump Insinuates President Obama Identifies With Terrorists

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Donald Trump has insinuated that President Obama is not fighting the War On Terror aggressively because he somehow identifies with terrorists.

Trump and Utah

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Via WaPo:  This new Utah poll is amazingly bad for Donald Trump No state voted more heavily for the GOP presidential nominee in 2012 than Utah. And in 2008, it was the third-most Republican state in the union. A new poll shows that Donald Trump is tied with Hillary Clinton in Utah. We’re not quite saying, of course, […]

Donald Trump Renews Call For Ban On Muslim Immigration

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Donald Trump responded to the attack on the Pulse nightclub by renewing his call to ban members of an entire religion from coming to the United States.

Gary Johnson Hits 12% In Latest Fox News Poll

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Libertarian Party Presidential nominee Gary Johnson is doing quite well in the polls, when pollsters bother to include him.

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