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Hillary Clinton Is Not Ready for Prime Time

Late Monday night, the New York Times’ Michael Schmidt reported that Hillary Clinton, when she was secretary of state, only used a personal email address

Ben Carson Says Prison Rape Is Proof That Homosexuality Is A Choice

His argument belittles thousands of inmates who are victimized every year. The post Ben Carson Says Prison Rape Is Proof That Homosexuality Is A Choice appeared first on ThinkProgress.

No Better Candidate: Draft Donna Edwards For Barb's Senate Seat

Following in the footsteps of Senator Barbara Boxer earlier this year, the Dean of Senate women, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, announced this week that she will not run for re-election. For 38 years Senator Mikulski was a pathbreaker,...Show More Summary

Obama balks at health care backup plan

Republicans are now effectively telling Obama, "We're outraged you didn't create a backup plan for what happens after we tear down the healthcare system."

How Millions Could Lose Healthcare Over Six Words: Your Obamacare SCOTUS Wonksplainer

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the legality of the federal subsidy provision of the ACA, because rather than just having a robust legislative debate culminating in a law, andShow More Summary

Oil Train Wrecks Increase Pressure for Tougher Safety Rules

Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. Show More Summary

Georgia Suspends Executions

Corrections officers in the state of Georgia decided on Tuesday afternoon to temporarily stop executions, according to the Associated Press. The decision will affect planned executions. Officials issued the order after issues arose in the planned execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner on Monday evening. The pentobarbital injection which was set to be used on Gissendaner [...]

Michigan School District Drops Requirement That Next Chief Must Be Christian

McBAIN, Mich. (AP) – A northern Michigan public school district says it’s no longer asking that its next superintendent be a Christian after getting a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU wrote Tuesday to the McBain Rural Agricultural School, challenging the religious criteria included in its job posting for a new superintendent. [...]

King v. Burwell: What will we learn from oral argument?

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Will these nine folks deprive 10 million people of health insurance? Wednesday's the day—the Supreme Court hears oral argument Wednesday morning in the King v. Burwell case, which could decide whether nearly 10 million Americans lose their health insurance. The specific issues in the case have been discussed at length, including by me: King v. Show More Summary

Bibi Netanyahu Is to Iran What George Laffer Is to Economics

That is to say, wrong. In the address on Tuesday to the United States Congress by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, we witnessed a new peak in the long-running hype over Iran’s nuclear energy program. Yet all his predictions about how close Iran was to acquiring a nuclear bomb have proved baseless. Despite that, […]

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, David Brock Calls On The New York Times To Correct Sloppy Clinton Email Story "Based On A False Premise"

From the March 4 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe: Previously: David Brock Calls On The New York Times To Issue "Prominent Correction" To Sloppy Clinton Email Reporting The New York Times' Deceptive Suggestion That Hillary Clinton May Have Violated Federal Records Law Media's Double Standard On Transparency For Hillary Clinton

Here We Go

TPM's Sahil Kapur will be at the Supreme Court at 10 a.m. ET for the oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the big Obamacare case. Look for his initial report later this morning. Meanwhile, here's his final dispatch before arguments and if you're catching up here's a one-stop shop for all our coverage of King v. Burwell (and the related Halbig case).

Okay That's Weird

It now seems like at least technically Hillary Clinton's use of her own private email system during her tenure as Secretary of State may not have violated any law. But according to this new AP report, she was apparently running her own private email server, possibly even out of her own house in Chappaqua.

Get Ready: The Senate Will Start Trying To Override Obama’s Keystone XL Veto Today

The Senate isn't expected to succeed, but that doesn't mean Congress is giving up on Keystone XL. The post Get Ready: The Senate Will Start Trying To Override Obama’s Keystone XL Veto Today appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fox News Analyst: I Would Have Bombed Iran Years Ago

Fox News' Monica Crowley went kind of crazy on The O'Reilly Factor while she and Kirsten Powers were debating Bibi Netanyahu's speech this evening. BIllO harped on the fact that nobody can trust Iran to honor any deal and Kirsten commented...Show More Summary

Minnesota Republicans Look To Gain From Walker's Folly

Wisconsin and Minnesota have a long, storied tradition of being border rivals. Whether its Badgers versus Gophers or Packers versus Vikings, people of both states look forward to finding bragging rights over their next door neighbor. Increasingly over the past few years, Minnesota has been kicking Wisconsin's butt on almost every economic measure. Show More Summary

Alabama court re-imposes marriage ban

In effect, the state Supreme Court is, once again, telling local judges to ignore federal court rulings. This won't end well.

Alabama Supreme Court Gonna Halt All Them Homosexual ‘Marriages,’ By God

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Apparently Chief Justice Roy Moore and his ‘Bama Supreme Court judge pals, all of whom are clear examples of why judges should not be elected, and all of whom should be fired, would prefer that the United States Supreme Court have to...Show More Summary

Bibi’s cynical speech

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a long-anticipated, diplomatically unprecedented, political kerfuffle of a campaign speech, the circumstances of which were arguably unconstitutional. In case you didn’t sit through...Show More Summary

We Finally Know The Not-So-Harrowing Regulation Hillary Clinton Allegedly Violated

Throughout most of Monday night and all of Tuesday, those of us who weren’t automatically kneejerking and garment-rending about Hillary Clinton were scratching our heads in an attempt to determine what specific law, if any, the former Secretary of State had actually violated with regards to her email account. And now, 24 hours after The [...]

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