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Alabama Republican targets 'Rose's law' he helped inspire

After one of his patients died, an Alabama doctor helped inspire a new law to protect new mothers. Now that doctor is a GOP lawmaker, trying to repeal that law.

While You Weren’t Paying Attention, We Took A Big Step Toward Ending Lethal Injection

States are running out of places to get the drugs they need to execute inmates. The post While You Weren’t Paying Attention, We Took A Big Step Toward Ending Lethal Injection appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Liveblog: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defends new hate law

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Amid a firestorm of backlash to the "religious freedom" law he signed, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending that law and attempting to "discuss and clarify" how a law that allows discrimination against gays and lesbians isn't really discrimination. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Already Attacking New ‘Daily Show’ Host

Drudge headlines, “Does Tevor Noah” have a Jewish problem?” It links to PJ Media taking him to task for a Tweet questioning Israel’s desire for peace. When can we begin to criticize Israel’s policies without hints that we’re anti-Semitic (or, in my case, a self-hating Jew)? Yesterday, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency appeared to be the [...]

The Real Consequences of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law

When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed legislation last February to protect religious individuals and business owners who deny services to gays and lesbians, she lost favor with many Christian conservatives. But as the public backlash grows against Indiana, whose governor, Mike Pence, just signed a

New Hampshire Rep. Just Asking: Does Medicaid Expansion Make You Shoot Heroin?

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Here’s some unconventional thinking from New Hampshire state Rep. Dan McGuire: maybe the reason that New Hampshire has so much heroin addiction is that Medicaid has been expanded in the state, and hence more people have access to addiction treatment. Show More Summary

Tuesday Twitter roundup

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Proud to be a pariah: Guess we'll be on the boycott list next --> NC considers Indiana-like religious objection legislation #ncpol #ncga — Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) March 31, 2015 Seriously, Sister? You think...Show More Summary

Daily dose: How do you like them apples?

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous (Washington Post column) -- There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Show More Summary

Christie announces support for 20-week abortion ban

For much of the 1990s, when Chris Christie launched his political career, he was unapologetically pro-choice. That version of Christie is long gone.

What's At Stake

Here is a good summary of some things to look at as we move toward what appears to be the endgame of the Iranian nuclear negotiations. One thing Jeff Goldberg points out is that any near, or frankly even long-term, threat of an Iranian nuclear attack is at best a secondary issue. Show More Summary

Optimism grows that a preliminary agreement with Iran on its nuclear program is coming

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has backed the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program—so far. Despite the gloom that some unnamed insiders say has permeated the multilateral negotiations over Iran's nuclear program in the past few days, the odds that a preliminary agreement will be reached seem to have improved in the past 24 hours. Show More Summary

Cartoon: The submerged state

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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The Roundup

In honor of OK Computer being archived by the Library of Congress, I place today a quasi-song off the album. Expect a post about the album later in the week. International Politics Overall - Pew: While 49 percent of Americans support U.S. negotiations with Iran, 63 percent do not believe Iran is serious - Journalist Tim Shurrock asks a [...]

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