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Federal judge knocks a rough edge off Wisconsin's strict voter law, but devil is in the enforcement

In a 44-page ruling issued Tuesday,  U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman extended voting rights to citizens of Wisconsin previously disenfranchised because they have had difficulty in acquiring the right kind of ID to meet state standards for casting a ballot. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Our prisons are packed with the disabled; organizing in the new era

Make sure to restock your popcorn supplies so you’ll be ready to join us tonight at 5 PM Pacific Time for our live-blogging the third night of the Republican National Convention.  Today’s comic by Matt Bors is (Don't) Shoot the Cops: •...Show More Summary

Trump campaign tries to put Melania mess behind them, Trump won't let them

Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention was the big night for The Donald, when he was formally elected the GOP nominee for president. All of the news today should have been about the newly unified Republican Party, ready to start the general election. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell shows that if you want someone truly despicable, go with a pro

Sometimes you get a reminder that, for all their racism, misogyny and calls to violence, Trump and his team of brownshirts are really just amateurs. If you want to make the most disgusting accusation imaginable, want to twist the facts...Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 158: Merrick Garland holds the record for the longest wait

It's Wednesday, July 20 and Day 158 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 121 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

George W. Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president.'

Members of the George W. Bush administration met in Dallas this April for a reunion party. [F]ew were as dark about the Republican Party’s future as former President Bush himself. In a more intimate moment during the reunion, surrounded...Show More Summary

Trump's advisor on veterans: Hillary Clinton 'should be put in the firing line and shot for treason'

Welcome to Donald Trump's Republican Party. You knew it was only a matter of time—moments, really—between "lock her up" and this: New Hampshire state representative Al Baldasaro, who is also a Trump delegate from the state and has appeared...Show More Summary

Chris Christie's kangaroo court is a nightmare from a future under Trump

Let’s go straight to the dictionary. Full Definition of kangaroo court a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted a court characterized by irresponsible, unauthorized, or irregular status or procedures judgment or punishment given outside of legal procedure Perverted justice. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter is NOT a hate group. It's official—or it should be

The Southern Poverty Law Center, the organization based in Montgomery, Alabama, which has tracked hate group activity primarily in the United States since 1981, wrote in Time magazine on Tuesday that the Black Lives Matter movement is not a hate group. Show More Summary

Donald Trump really doesn't want to do this president job

A couple months ago, Donald Trump Jr. reportedly approached an adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich to see if Kasich would be interested in being vice president on steroids. … Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell gives the game away on the Supreme Court

Last night was the night Donald Trump got the establishment's blessing in the form of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. After all of Ryan's bluster and chastising of the nominee of the past weeks, the full embrace was a little discomfiting. Show More Summary

Republican Convention speaker lineup has one thing going for it: It's not as white as the delegates

Alex Isenstadt and Tyler Pager at Politico point out that Republicans conducted a post-election autopsy in 2012. They came to the conclusion that the Grand Old Party itself would be on the autopsy table soon unless it launched a more...Show More Summary

Speechwriter cribs from his own column for Donald Trump Jr.'s convention speech

Man alive, you’d think that after Melania Trump’s still-extraordinary plagiarism debacle on Monday night, the Trump family would be, like, extra-extra-careful when it comes to even the appearance of appropriation. Hah, just kidding—since...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: This House Republican sure has a funny way of showing his 'bipartisanship'

Leading Off: ? NY-24: Freshman Rep. John Katko, one of this cycle's most vulnerable House Republicans, has released his first TV ad of the race—and it contains a bit of a doozy. Katko employs the now-standard "narrating while driving around the district" technique, mostly offering platitudes and a mention of his prior career as a prosecutor. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Big “Con” Climbing into my starship and using the sun as a slingshot to achieve speeds that allowed me to merge with a wormhole, I traveled back in time to fetch this bit of insight-with-no-expiration-date from Paul Waldman circa July, 2006. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How to make plagiarism (instead of death) the core of the campaign

Monday and Tuesday RNC are in the books. We have a lot more material on Monday to work with (there are the open threads from last night here), but don’t miss Lucifer Gets A Shoutout At The Republican National Convention Thanks To Ben Carson because you only live once. In any case, Donald Trump is now the nominee and the GOP as we knew it is gone. Show More Summary

It's official: Trump's brass knuckles brand of justice comes through loud and clear at convention

God help you if you disagree with Donald Trump. It doesn't matter what party you're in, Trump and his minions will "squelch" you, to use the word of a Republican delegate and 25-year party loyalist from the District of Columbia. Chip...Show More Summary

Open thread #7 for Day 2 of Republican Nat'l Convention

West Virginia Rep. Shelly Moore Capito did a great job of blaming the loss of coal jobs in her state on President Obama. Not a word about advancing technology, a decades-long shift to low-sulfur Western strip coal, and the effort to end the air pollution that kills thousands of Americans from respiratory and other diseases every year. Show More Summary

Open thread #6 for Day 2 of Republican Nat'l Convention

Is young Trump The Donnie’s choice for Treasury Secretary? Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 · 2:21:11 AM +00:00 · kos Udday or Qusay? Robot or human? Family member or employee? So many questions about Don Jr, but all I have to say is thank heavens he lives in New York and will never step close to elected office, because he clearly has the ambition. Show More Summary

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