August 9, 2016

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: One Primary, Two Paul-iticians

Donald Trump said at a rally that “the Second Amendment” is the only way to prevent Hillary Clinton from appointing federal judges if elected, and...

Conservative group ranks legislators, puts House speaker in 65th place - News & Observer (blog)

News & Observer (blog)Conservative group ranks legislators, puts House speaker in 65th placeNews & Observer (blog)The conservative Civitas Institute released its annual ranking of state...

Senators: Iran war budget increased by 'exactly the same amount' as ransom payment

(blog) (blog)Iranian officials increased their defense budget but "exactly the same amount" as the recently-negotiated U.S. settlement payment, according to a trio of GOP...

Getting Syrians here was easy. Now comes the hard part.

One doctor warned the Senate's standing committee on human rights that his colleagues have seen only “the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to...

Donald Trump is now running Mitt Romney's campaign plus racism.

Politico reports that the Clinton campaign is wooing Condoleezza Rice, James Baker, George Shultz, and Kissinger, the granddaddy of them all. This is in keeping...

Dodek: Here's a history lesson for the electoral reform committee

Harry Hays of Calgary and a brash, young, rebellious MP from Quebec named Serge Joyal – the same Serge Joyal who is now one of...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Gabby Douglas Won't Advance To All-Around Olympic Finals; FLOTUS For Senate?…AND MORE

Even though Douglas finished with the third highest score in the Olympic qualifiers on Sunday, only two people per country can compete in the all-around...

Primary day for Minnesota, Vermont

Minnesota's 7th Congressional District: Voters in the 7th District have a choice between author Amanda Lynn Hinson and Republican Party-endorsed candidate Dave Hughes, an Air...

Today in History: August 9

Today is Tuesday, August 9, the 222nd day of 2016. There are 144 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: ... Ted Stevens,...

Parents of two Benghazi victims sue Hillary Clinton

Lawyer Larry Klayman, a frequent Clinton critic, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Patricia Smith, who attacked Clinton from the podium at the Republican National...

New York Times Editor-in-Chief Tells Reporter 'Fuck You'

Back in February of this year, he reported that the Department of Homeland Security had fired a whistleblower named Taylor Johnson after she protested a...

GOP defense hawks take on Trump

TIMEIn the wrongful-death lawsuit, Patricia Smith and Charles Woods allege that the attack that killed four Americans, including their sons, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods,...

A play-by-play preview of the day's congressional news

McCAUL FOR SENATE? Critics of Sen. Ted Cruz have been looking for a primary challenger to take on the Texas firebrand in 2018, especially after...

Water woes emerge as major issue in Wisconsin elections | Superior ...

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson fields questions from attendees during a luncheon at The Madison Club in Madison on Oct. 9, 2015. Johnson is seeking ...and more »...

PENSION AMENDMENT dead -- GUN REGULATION rollback held up? -

Politico- FULOP and BARAKA cement alliancePoliticoAs the deadline passed to put the constitutional amendment on the ballot this November, public workers continued their new crusade...

DEMS rally behind HEALEY at last -- DEVAL PATRICK on race, policing -- What's POTUS been up to?

... Alex Pratt, Amelia Peloquin, Ana Morales, Bryan Barash, Christine Tron, David Perelman, David Perelman, Gena Frank, Jake Rubenstein, Jacquelyn Ryan, Jay Rivera, Jeremy Comeau,...

Sunburn for 8.09.16 – Lilly King throws shade at the Russians, while Hillary Clinton throws shade at Donald Trump's ...

(blog) (blog)JAPAN WINS GYMANSTICS GOLD, DETHRONING CHINA via Victor Mather of the New York Times – Japan returned to the top of the men's...

Today In History, Aug. 9: Sharon Tate brutally killed

One year ago: Frank Gifford, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who led the New York Giants to the 1956 NFL title and later teamed...

Meet the California Couple Who Uses More Water Than Every Home in Los Angeles Combined

Visitors have included Hollywood A-listers like David Geffen, Steve Martin, and Warren Beatty—or writers like Thomas Friedman, Jared Diamond, and Joan Didion. "I am an...

Sen. Mike Duffy filing for cost of living expenses

... more than $6,164 in National Capital Expenses over the four-month period. Duffy, however, was not sitting while his trial was under way, for much...

Kaine vs. Pence

Similarly, on NBC's “Meet the Press,” Kaine said Fox News's Chris Wallace and Clinton had been “talking past each other” when asked if Clinton erred...

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Annette Smith, the executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, a small nonprofit group that has been active in the state's energy-project-siting battles for...

Centenary of The Great War

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in pleading for armour for our soldiers, instances the success of that used by Ned Kelly, the notorious Australian bushranger. The...

Shapiro: Dems home in on Martha'$ Vineyard

That Vineyard statement of support for a vacationing Bill Clinton — then caught up in the White House intern sex scandal — endured as a...

Outcomes remain the same after vote canvassing

The official vote totals were Moran, 2,906, and Smith, 595. In the Democratic U.S. ... In the Republican State Senate 39th District Race, John Doll...

Yes, John Kasich is still running for president — in 2020

For now, the Ohio governor is putting most of his attention in the re-election bid of his home-state senator, Rob Portman, who endorsed Kasich's presidential...