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Obama: Still willing to 'walk away' from Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is still willing to "walk away" from a nuclear deal with Iran if it does not meet his goal of blocking Tehran's paths to a nuclear weapon. Negotiators in Vienna hope to clinch an accord curbing Iran's nuclear program for a decade in exchange for tens of billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions.

NJ Editor Warns America About Christie: 'He Lies'

Tom Moran, editor of the Newark Star-Ledger, New Jersey's biggest newspaper, takes the unusual step of warning voters about Chris Christie's pathological lying and causes quite an uproar: They all lie, and I get that. But Christie does...Show More Summary

No path for Christie

By Richard Barry Chuck Todd and company at NBC describe two ways to win the GOP nomination. They go on to say that neither way is available to Gov. Christie who announced his candidacy today. The first is to "sell yourself as the right...Show More Summary

It's Justice Kennedy's World, and We're All Just Living in It

Now that the Supreme Court has issued its last opinions of the term, it's time to change the closing line of the Pledge of Allegiance to "one nation, under Justice Kennedy, indivisible, with liberty and justice as he sees fit." While many Americans have celebrated Justice Kennedy's historic opinion in the same-sex...

Rand Paul Holds Fundraiser in Colorado with Marijuana Industry

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul?s trip to Colorado this week includes a first for a presidential candidate: a fundraiser with the marijuana industry. The Republican is raising money Tuesday at the Cannabis Business Summit in Denver in what an industry trade group is billing as a history making event. Show More Summary

Judge nixes bridge lane-closing suit against Christie allies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes of the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013. The lane closures were orchestrated for political retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie.

We absolutely do negotiate with terrorists, which is good because we have to

Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on why we have to talk to terrorists.

Washington Post: Jeb 'dogged' by decades of questionable business deals

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Washington Post is getting around to a story that both Mother Jones and the New York Times have covered: Jeb's dicey business deals. What's striking is that all three publications have essentially come to the same conclusion, reporting that Jeb routinely traded on his family name at inappropriate times in order to open doors. Show More Summary

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No. 14! Chris Christie Announces His Candidacy

If you like the way he talks, give him a talk show. But don't let this crook anywhere near the White House: WASHINGTON – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to his alma mater on Tuesday to formally announce his 2016 presidentialShow More Summary

Millions Of Workers Will Be Eligible For Overtime Pay -- Thanks, Obama!

More good news for working people! President Obama announced plans to expand existing classifications of workers eligible for overtime pay. From his op-ed at the Huffington Post: We've got to keep making sure hard work is rewarded. Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. Show More Summary

KKK Plans Rally To Honor Confederate Flag At SC Statehouse

They have a First Amendment right to do it, so I'm not going to go nuts about South Carolina agreeing to this rally, but not all things that can be done should be done. One of those things would be celebrating white supremacy not far from where nine people were shot because they were black people. Show More Summary

Chin Up, New York Poors, You No Longer Have To Use Separate-But-Equal Doors

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Among the many methods we as Americans have to communicate to poorer folks that they’re Less Than, New York’s “poor doors” have to be one of the grossest. If you’re not familiar, developers in the city would get huge tax breaks for including...Show More Summary

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 6.30.15

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

America holds its own version of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Every. Single. Day.

Think its gross that the Chinese are eating dogs? Take a look at how we stock our supermarkets.

TODAY: Vote for Carl Wolfson!

When Clear Channel unceremoniously killed progressive talk at KPOJ -- just 64 hours after President Obama was re-elected in 2012 -- it seemed as if progressive talk in Portland was dead forever. But our friend Carl Wolfson never gave...Show More Summary

You Asked for a National Bible Museum, Right?

The founder and owner of Hobby Lobby is building the new national bible museum, right on the edge of the national mall, to join the Smithsonian, the national science museum and all the other real museum.

Conservative Reporter Misrepresents Court Decision Forcing Parents Of Slain Aurora Theater Shooting Victim To Compensate Ammo Companies

Washington Free Beacon staff writer Stephen Gutowski falsely reported that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence must pay more than $200,000 to ammunition dealers that supplied a gunman who attacked moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. Show More Summary

The Christie Collapse And A Media Dream Dashed

Chris Christie "reduces me to a 14-year-old girl at a Beatles concert." MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, December 20, 2010. "Chris Christie is someone who is magical in the way politicians can be magical." Mark Halperin appearing on Meet The...Show More Summary

Republican on Carson's success: 'I just don't get it'

Ben Carsosn seems wholly unprepared for national office. And for many in the GOP base, this is a feature, not a bug, of a compelling candidacy.

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