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De Blasio Accuses Cuomo of Seeking Revenge

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, “in candid and searing words rarely employed by elected officials of his stature,” accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of stymieing his city’s legislative goals out of personal pettiness, “game-playing” and a desire for “revenge,” [...]

Obama Aides Knew of Clinton’s Private Email

President Obama’s top aides, including David Axelrod, “communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state, new records show,” according to CNN. “White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had also asked for Clinton’s [...]

Blumenthal Role Wider Than Previously Thought

“In her early months in office, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in contact with unofficial adviser Sidney Blumenthal more often and on a wider range of topics than was previously known, a set of about 3,000 Clinton emails released [...]

Cruz’s Unforced Error

Brad Phillips gives Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) the honor for worst media disaster of the month.

Want to Use a Taser on a City Official?

For the price of a $5 raffle ticket, Van Meter, Iowa is offering its residents a chance to use a police Taser on a city official, the Des Moines Register reports. “City hall is selling the tickets as part of [...]

GOP Won’t End Filibuster to Scrap Obamacare

“Senate Republicans appear to be closing the door on gutting the filibuster, brushing aside calls from presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Scott Walker to consider lowering the 60-vote threshold for repealing Obamacare,” The Hill reports. “Sources close to Senate Majority [...]

Mexico Will Boycott ‘Miss Universe’ Pageant

Mexico will not send a contestant to this year’s Miss Universe pageant after part owner and TV personality Donald Trump made comments insulting Mexicans, according to Reuters.

Ted Cruz Auditions for ‘The Simpsons’

BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith told TPM that Sen. Ted Cruz is a natural on social media: “He’s good at the Internet and approaches going viral like it’s his job. He did these impressions like it was his job. He very [...]

Christie Lies

Tom Moran: “Most Americans don’t know Chris Christie like I do, so it’s only natural to wonder what testimony I might offer after covering his every move for the last 14 years.” “Is it his raw political talent? No, they [...]

Ten Commandments Must Be Removed In Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Supreme Court said the Ten Commandments Monument at the state Capitol must be removed, Tulsa World reports. “The plaintiffs said its placement at the Capitol constituted the use of public property for the benefit of a system of [...]

Majority Back Two Big Supreme Court Decisions

A new CNN/ORC poll finds that 63% support the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding government assistance for lower-income Americans buying health insurance through both state-operated and federally-run health insurance exchanges. Slightly fewer, 59%, say they back the ruling which made same-sex [...]

Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Union Fees

The Supreme Court “agreed to hear a challenge to the way public-sector unions finance their operations. Union officials said a ruling against them would deal a blow to organized labor,” the New York Times reports. “Limiting the power of public [...]

Quote of the Day

“Whoo-oo-oa, whoooa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Would I write a check for $10 million? No, no I wouldn’t.” — Billionaire GOP donor Ken Langone, quoted by National Journal, when asked if he’ll write a big check to Chris Christie’s [...]

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: Republicans Need to Accept That Obamacare is Here to Stay What Would the Nation Without Gerrymandering Look Like? Which Professions Are the Whitest? Does the SCOTUS Redistricting Verdict Really Help Democrats? Republicans’ Refocus [...]

Christie Finds Two Paths to White House Blocked

First Read: “There are two paths to winning a party’s presidential nomination. One, you sell yourself as the right candidate to win over the base on the issues — i.e., the ideological warrior. But that was never going to be [...]

Christie Moves to Loosen Gun Laws

“At 9:30 p.m. on the eve of his Republican presidential campaign kickoff, Gov. Chris Christie announced a change to state firearm policy on an issue that has been riling gun rights activists,” the Newark Star Ledger reports. “The governor also [...]

KKK Plans Rally at South Carolina Capitol

“The Ku Klux Klan will hold a rally at the S.C. State House next month to protest efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds,” the Columbia State reports.

The GOP Needs to Change

Charlie Cook: “The momentous events of the last week can be interpreted in numerous ways. But one thing has become increasingly clear: The Republican Party needs to change.” “Simply put, Republicans are loaded up in a car, racing toward a [...]

Bush Will Release 33 Years of Tax Returns

Jeb Bush “is planning to release 33 years of tax returns Tuesday – the most ever by U.S. presidential candidate,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The decision to release more than three decades of financial information comes as Mr. Bush [...]

Cruz Says States Should Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told NPR that states should ignore the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. Said Cruz: “Those who are not parties to the suit are not bound by it… The parties to a case cannot ignore a direct [...]

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