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Health Shake Mocked

“Declaring that you live off smoothies is like begging someone to take away your vote.”

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Maine lawmakers unanimously vote to investigate Paul LePage

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Leading Off: • ME-Gov: The Paul LePage situation has quickly ramped up to ludicrous speed. As you may know, Maine's Republican governor threatened to cut off half a million dollars worth of funding for a charter...Show More Summary

Pressure mounts on Greece before Sunday referendum

Leading daily calls on prime minister to call off vote, saying it's a "pointless" exercise given latest concessions rejected

For The Bookies The Referendum Outcome Is Clear: Paddy Power Pays Out For "Yes" Votes

The market may be scratching its head over the outcome of this Sunday's Greek referendum, soaring on the faintest trace of good news such as the report of Tsirpas' capitulation this morning then reluctantly selling off as the euphoria...Show More Summary

Greece makes concession but no deal seen before Sunday vote

Country is in a financial limbo now that its bailout program has expired, cutting it off from vital financing

California Assisted Suicide Bill Dies, Democrats Can’t Get Enough Votes in Assembly

In a huge victory for pro-life advocates in California, the bill the state Senate passed to make the state the next to legalize assisted suicide has died. SB 128 is reportedly off the table for the rest of the year after Democrats had trouble finding enough votes in a state Assembly committee to move the […]

Capping Off a Shameful Term, the Supreme Court Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

This shouldn’t surprise anyone: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed nine Texas abortion clinics to remain open while the justices consider whether to hear an appeal from a decision effectively ordering them to close. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Redistricting Commission, Warding Off Gerrymandering

On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's nonpartisan redistricting commission on Monday in a surprise 5-4 vote. The case arose after Arizona voters took congressional redistricting out of the state legislature’s hands and placed the task in the hands of an independent commission—all to prevent partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts. Show More Summary

POLL: How should Greece vote in its bailout referendum? (GREK)

Greece is a mess. Greek banks are closed, capital controls have been put in place, and the Athens stock exchange is set to be closed for at least a week. Stocks in Europe and the US are selling off, and markets generally aren't sureShow More Summary

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Obamacare 

In a 6-3 ruling, The Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare) subsides, staving off the second time in three years that opponents of the healthcare act have fought to have it abolishe...

Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

SCOTUS Upholds ObamaCare Subsidies

The Supreme Court kicked off the first of the seven biggest decisions it's issuing in the coming days with another major win for ObamaCare. The verdict: The court upheld the federal tax subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, voting 6-3 to preserve health insurance for 8.7 million Americans and...

SC lawmakers overwhelmingly vote to debate Confederate flag

last weekNews : The Newsroom

For years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it off the dome was a bipartisan compromise, and renewing the debate would unnecessarily expose divisive wou...

New York Legislators Somehow Manage to Put Off MMA for Another Day

Now six days into legislative overtime, the New York State Assembly once again put off voting on mixed martial arts sanctioning today, which means our beloved, cherished, pined-for, star-crossed MMA bill is just barely hanging on. There’s...Show More Summary

Why South Carolina’s Confederate flag might not come down this year after all

Momentum appears to be building in South Carolina to take the Confederate battle flag off the statehouse grounds, but procedural roadblocks could hold up the effort. That’s because taking the flag down requires a vote of the state legislature, and South Carolina’s General Assembly can’t legally vote on that issue right now. The legislature is in […]

House GOP Leadership Gets Payback

Roll Call: “After three conservative House Republicans were kicked off the whip team as a result of voting against a rule for trade legislation on June 11, a new round of punishment is being meted out: Oversight and Government Reform [...]

Denmark’s center-right opposition wins election

Denmark’s center-right opposition won a parliamentary election after strong gains by an anti-immigration party that wants to limit the European Union’s influence over the small Nordic country. With all votes counted, preliminary official results showed the opposition bloc led by Lars Loekke Rasmussen, a former prime minister, would get the 90 seats needed to secure […]

Rachel Dolezal unanimously voted off police oversight group

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Dolezal was unanimously voted out of her role leading Spokane’s police oversight commission, following an investigation that found a slew of misconduct and bullying under her watch.

Spokane City Council Kicks Rachel Dolezal Off Police Oversight Committee

last weekNews : Mediaite

The Spokane, Washington city council voted today to remove Rachel Dolezal from the police oversight commission she sat on after an investigation concluded misconduct on her part.

Former NAACP leader in Washington state kicked off Spokane's police panel

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The city council in Spokane, Washington, voted on Thursday to remove civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who drew national attention over her racial identity, from a police oversight commission over conduct violations, a city spokesman said. Show More Summary

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