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Another contorted Obamacare ruling in the works

Chief Justice John Roberts was the Affordable Care Act’s savior in 2012. But the strongest signal from Wednesday’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court’s latest ACA case, is that Justice Anthony Kennedy might instead be the fifth vote to keep the policy intact this year. And he might use a Roberts-like legal […]

Ben Carson cites prison rape as evidence that being gay is a choice

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

True to form, immediately after forming his own presidential exploratory committee Ben Carson took to the airwaves to again say something deeply stupid. Ben Carson appeared on CNN’s “New Day” this morning, where he outlined his viewShow More Summary

Colin Powell Also Used Personal Email Account As Secretary Of State

There is precedent for Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account during her tenure as secretary of state. …Colin Powell also used a personal email account during his tenure at the State Department, an aide confirmed in a statement. “He was not aware of any restrictions nor does he recall being made aware of any [...]

Sen. Sessions: Debt Ceiling an Opportunity to Advance GOP Agenda

On Tuesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner ended the months-long showdown over funding the Department of Homeland Security, despite strident objections from Republican hardliners seeking to block President Obama's executive orders on immigration. Show More Summary

With Eye on 2016, Rand Paul Courts Adelson

Rand Paul said Wednesday that he met with Sheldon Adelson this week while the Las Vegas casino magnate was in Washington for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress.

Justice Kennedy Gave Us a Window Into His Thinking at the King v. Burwell Argument This Morning-- and It Appears to Be Good News for the Government

When the Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, everyone was eager to hear what Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, widely viewed as the likely swing voters in the case, would have to say. Show More Summary

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His...Show More Summary

House Benghazi committee to subpoena Hillary Clinton's email

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The House Select Committee on Benghazi plans to crack its investigation wide open politicize itself further by subpoenaing Hillary Clinton's email: The House Select Committee on Benghazi, which first discovered Clinton’s use of a personal...Show More Summary

The Fantasy World of Benjamin Netanyahu: Responses to His Talk to Congress

"If you take out Saddam, Saddam's regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region." ~ Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu urging the US to invade Iraq in 2002. Netanyahu's speech to Congress wasShow More Summary

Despite DOJ Report, CBC Claims 'Miscarriage of Justice' in Michael Brown Case

Despite a Department of Justice report clearing Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson of any wrongdoing in the death of Michael Brown, on Tuesday lawmakers from the Congressional Black Caucus continued to call the failure to...Show More Summary

Anthony Kennedy Hinted at How to Save Obamacare—But Will the Supreme Court Listen?

Attempting to divine outcomes from Supreme Court oral arguments is a foolish endeavor. But in a promising sign for supporters of the Affordable Care Act, one of the Court’s conservative justices—Anthony Kennedy—traced a path along which the Court could find for the government in King v. Bu

'Not Even Sure What Planet I'm On': Morning Joe Befuddled by Media Matters's Hillary Email Defense

After minutes of listening to Media Matters’s  David Brock dissimulate and evade the question of  whether Hillary Clinton broke the law by using a private email account while working as Secretary of State, exasperated MSNBC host Mika...Show More Summary

Mika Declares Warren Buffett Is a 'Sexist' for Saying Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Too Angry

Criticizing Elizabeth Warren’s "angry" rhetoric is not just unacceptable, it is sexist. At least that’s the contention of Mika Brzezinski’s tantrum over Warren Buffett’s remarks about the Massachusetts Senator on Tuesday’s Morning Joe. What...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans can't promise a healthcare fix before the Supreme Court rules

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As the Supreme Court hears King v. Burwell, a challenge that could strip the part of the Affordable Care Act that actually makes it affordable for millions of citizens, Senate Republican leadership says they might not have a fix by the time the court rules in June. One day before Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral arguments in King v. Show More Summary

Edward Snowden Wants To Come Home

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden wants to come back home to the United States, but U.S. officials said the fugitive whistleblower would have to stand trial for leaking details about the NSA’s secret mass surveillance programs, Reuters reported. “I won’t keep it secret that he … wants to return back home. And we [...]

Justice Department Won’t Charge Darren Wilson

Justice says the legal threshold to bring charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has not been met. At the same time, the Justice Department painted a damning portrait of widespread racial bias in the Ferguson police department, releasing a lengthy report cataloging what the U.S. says is unconstitutional police treatment of blacks in the [...]

New Deadlines Loom for House Republicans

House Speaker John Boehner surrendered “to Democratic demands to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a tense three-month showdown over immigration. But the move could further strain relations between the speaker and hard-line conservatives, whose growing dissent threatens [...] The post New Deadlines Loom for House Republicans appeared first on Political Wire.

Alabama Supreme Court orders probate judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Chief Justice Roy Moore—above the law. The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that probate judges must stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It's the latest installment of an ongoing battle triggered by the January ruling of a federal judge that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Show More Summary

Tea Party Darling Ben Carson Says Prisoners Prove That Homosexuality Is A Choice

Ben Carson, the prospective 2016 presidential hopeful beloved by Tea Partiers, told CNN host Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he believes homosexuality is "absolutely" a choice—because "a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison...Show More Summary

Gay Activist Dan Savage to Ben Carson: 'Suck My Dk'

Liberal gay activist Dan Savage, who was promoted and praised by the media for his anti-bullying campaign for gay youth a few years ago, is continuing to revisit his favorite past time -- bullying conservatives and Christians.

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