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Univison Ends Relationship with Donald Trump

Univision said it is ending its relationship with the Miss Universe organization, which is part owned by Donald Trump, following his remarks about Mexico sending its criminals and rapists to the U.S., NBC News reports. Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter says [...]

Clinton and Bush Hold Small Leads in New Hampshire

A new WMUR/CNN Granite State Poll finds Hillary Clinton with an 8 point lead over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race for president, 43% to 35%. On the Republican side, the poll finds Jeb Bush remains on top at 16%, [...]

Romney Wants to be the GOP Kingmaker

“Mitt Romney is asserting himself as a leader of the Republican Party at a time when the GOP lacks a true standard-bearer,” The Hill reports. “As the huge field of Republican contenders begins the long slog to the party’s 2016 [...]

Marco Rubio Courts Sheldon Adelson

Washington Post: “The Florida senator, who has relentlessly sought the billionaire casino mogul’s backing for 2016, co-sponsored a bill yesterday afternoon to ban online gaming. It is not only Adelson’s top legislative priority, it could significantly boost his company’s bottom [...]

Ted Cruz, Then and Now

“One of the best constitutional minds in the country.” — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted in 2005 by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, on Chief Justice John Roberts. “For nakedly political reasons, the Supreme Court willfully ignored the words that Congress [...]

Obama Health Care Legacy Is Secure

“With two Supreme Court victories in the past three years, Republicans lacking a serious alternative and millions of previously uninsured Americans now in health plans, the Affordable Care Act is about as firmly ensconced as a law can be in [...]

GOP Relieved Over Obamacare Decision Despite Rhetoric

“Even as Republicans rose in a chorus of outrage Thursday over the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to gut the unpopular Affordable Care Act, party leaders were privately breathing a sigh of relief,” the Washington Post reports. “Had the court gone [...]

Push to Remove Confederate Symbols Moves to Capitol

New York Times: “Almost overnight, the push to remove Confederate symbols has become a bit like the rush to support same-sex marriage. Although one effort stems from a precipitating event and the other from gradual social forces, in both cases [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law, after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care [...]

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies Removing the Confederate Flag is Just the Tip of the (Racism) Iceberg America’s Couch Potato Index How Effective Are Obamacare Subsidies? What Does it Take to be ‘Truly [...]

Supreme Court Allows Obamacare Subsidies Nationwide

The Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s health care law “may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance,” the New York Times reports. “Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion in [...]

Who Is Running for President?

If you’re having trouble keeping track of all the potential and current contenders in the 2016 presidential race, the Wall Street Journal has a nice interactive chart.

Sanders Gains Ground in Iowa and New Hampshire

Two new Bloomberg polls find Sen. Bernie Sanders “is gaining on Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, with an appeal as an issue-oriented protest vehicle potentially capable of slowing any coronation of the popular front-runner.” “In simultaneous surveys, the [...]

No Horse Trading to Get Trade Bill Through

Wall Street Journal: “Some Democrats wanted a multiyear highway-funding program connected to the trade bill. Members of the congressional Black Caucus asked Mr. Obama to use his executive authority to steer money into high-poverty districts—a commitment Mr. Obama never made [...]

Obama Trade Victory Comes at a Cost

President Obama’s “success in rescuing his high-priority trade legislation from a rebellion by fellow Democrats strengthens his hand internationally and paves the way for completion of the most expansive economic agreement in generations,” the New York Times reports. “But the [...]

Quote of the Day

“I don’t know how you can sit with somebody for an hour in a church and pray with them and get up and shoot them. That’s Mideast hate. That’s something I didn’t think we had here, but apparently we do.” [...]

Trump Moves Into GOP Top Tier

A new Fox News poll finds Jeb Bush leading the Republican presidential field with 15%, followed by Donald Trump at 11%, Ben Carson at 10%, Rand Paul at 9%, Scott Walker at 9%, Marco Rubio at 8% and Mike Huckabee [...]

Ex-Advisers Say Iran Deal May Fall Short of Standards

New York Times: “Five former members of President Obama’s inner circle of Iran advisers have written an open letter expressing concern that a pending accord to stem Iran’s nuclear program ‘may fall short of meeting the administration’s own standard of [...]

Goodbye Sarah Palin

Jack Shafer: “With no reliable cognitive talents to sell, Palin has relied on the tease that she might run for president to keep herself on a Fox News retainer. Roger Ailes has long run Fox News as a day-labor hall [...]

6 Big Supreme Court Decisions Left

Wall Street Journal: “The Supreme Court is scheduled to issue decisions Thursday, with six major cases remaining on the docket, and is expected to release opinions again on Friday and perhaps next week. Still to be decided are the health-law [...]

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