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U.S. Will Open Embassy in Cuba

The United States and Cuba “have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries’ historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities,” the AP reports.

Bush Leads GOP Pack Nationally

A new CNN/ORC poll finds Jeb Bush leading the GOP presidential race nationally with 19%, followed by Donald Trump at 12%, Mike Huckabee at 8%, Ben Carson at 7%, Rand Paul at 7%, Marco Rubio at 6% and Scott Walker [...]

Trump Suing Univision for $500 Million

Donald Trump “is making good on his threats following Univision’s decision to sever ties with him over his remarks about immigrants. The mogul and presidential candidate filed a $500-million lawsuit against Univision on Tuesday, claiming the Hispanic media organization violated [...]

Quote of the Day

“Here I was as a twenty-six-year-old man looking at explicit porn with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor who was standing alongside the colleague she had once dated in law school. As we watched these graphic pictures fill our screens, wide-eyed, no [...]

Webb Will Announce Decision Soon

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) will decide in the next few days whether he is running for president, the Washington Post reports.

Walker Leads GOP Field in Iowa

A new Quinnipiac poll in Iowa finds Scott Walker leading the GOP presidential pack at 18%, followed by Donald Trump at 10%, Ben Carson at 10%, Rand Paul at 9%, Ted Cruz at 9%, Jeb Bush at 8%, Marco Rubio [...]

Trump Quote of the Day

“Our country is honestly going to hell. The illegals are pouring into the country… It’s far worse than anybody knows.” — Donald Trump, quoted by National Journal.

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 [...]

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