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Vermont’s Republican governor signs law protecting abortion rights

Vermont’s Republican governor signs law protecting abortion rights

Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill protecting women’s access to abortion as other states have put restrictions on the procedure. examinerpolitics.com ...
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After Trump incidents in Japan, Pentagon tells troops: No 'active partisan political activities'

After Trump incidents in Japan, Pentagon tells troops: No ‘active partisan political activities’

Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan has issued a sharp warning to all troops and civilian defense personnel to refrain from engaging in partisan political activity. examinerpolitics.com ...
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WATCH: Jon Stewart eviscerates Congress for treatment of 9/11 first responders

WATCH: Jon Stewart eviscerates Congress for treatment of 9/11 first responders

Comedian John Stewart tore into a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee for its low attendance at a hearing to discuss reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Biden tells lobbyists and donors 'Wall Street and significant bankers' can be 'positive influences'

Biden tells lobbyists and donors ‘Wall Street and significant bankers’ can be ‘positive influences’

Bankers and financiers are regular political punching bags for many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Not so much former Vice President Joe Biden. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Legal Scholars' Letter on Initiating a Congressional Lawsuit to End Illegal US Role in the Yemen War

Legal Scholars’ Letter on Initiating a Congressional Lawsuit to End Illegal US Role in the Yemen War

Children walk through a badly damaged neighborhood in Aden, Yemen. A cross-ideological group of constitutional and national security law scholars recently submitted a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging her and the ...
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Former Virginia attorney general appointed acting head of Citizen and Immigration Services

Former Virginia attorney general appointed acting head of Citizen and Immigration Services

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been named acting director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Justice Stevens Admits Error in the Kelo Case—but Also Doubles Down on the Bottom Line

Justice Stevens Admits Error in the Kelo Case—but Also Doubles Down on the Bottom Line

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. In his recently published memoir, The Making of a Justice: My First Ninety Four Years, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens includes an extensive discussion of his ...
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University of Alabama votes to return $26.5 million to donor who called for boycott

University of Alabama votes to return $26.5 million to donor who called for boycott

The University of Alabama voted to return a $26.5 million gift from a donor who recently encouraged students to boycott the school over Alabama’s controversial new abortion law. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Iraqi man who threw shoes at George W. Bush endorses Mike Gravel

Iraqi man who threw shoes at George W. Bush endorses Mike Gravel

Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, perhaps best known for a strange viral 2008 presidential campaign video showing him throwing a rock into a lake, was endorsed Friday by another person known for throwing things. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Biden once boasted he'd held his 'middle-of-the-road position on abortion' for 30 years

Biden once boasted he’d held his ‘middle-of-the-road position on abortion’ for 30 years

In Joe Biden’s 2007 book Promises to Keep, he took his then-moderate stance on abortion as a point of pride and highlighted how he would not support federal funding for abortions. examinerpolitics.com ...
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A Round-Up of Posts in the Volokh Conspiracy Symposium on "Our American Story: The Search for a New National Narrative"

A Round-Up of Posts in the Volokh Conspiracy Symposium on “Our American Story: The Search for a New National Narrative”

The Volokh Conspiracy symposium on Our American Story: The Search for a Shared National Narrative, edited by Joshua Claybourn, has now concluded. I would like to thank all the contributors for their excellent posts, Joshua ...
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Colbert: Trump is ‘trying to cast a spell’ on America

Colbert: Trump is ‘trying to cast a spell’ on America

Stephen Colbert, host of “The Late Show” on CBS, said he believes President Trump is confusing voters and distorting reality. examinerpolitics.com ...
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No, really, try common sense

No, really, try common sense

For 25 years now, lawyer-author Philip K. Howard has led a righteous crusade. His goal: to reduce bureaucracy, regulations, and lawsuits that stifle innovation and improvement, to be replaced with renewed discretion and authority throughout ...
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The Notorious B.E.E.

The Notorious B.E.E.

Let us imagine that Evelyn Waugh moves permanently to Los Angeles in about 1960 and lives there, retaining all his faculties, up to the present day. Let’s say he loses his faith, leaves his wife, ...
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George F. Will deserves better enemies

George F. Will deserves better enemies

In early June, I was on the lovely campus of Princeton University reading George F. Will’s excellent new book, The Conservative Sensibility. Will is a Princeton graduate. His book begins with a meditation on Princeton ...
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Karen Swallow Prior on how literature shapes us

Karen Swallow Prior on how literature shapes us

Karen Swallow Prior is an author and professor of English at Liberty University. She’s written several books, including her latest, On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books, in which she argues that ...
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How small we can be

How small we can be

America’s culture wars came to London last week. Donald Trump likes to bring disruption with him. During his state visit, he also brought his extraordinary ability to drive his opponents to physical violence. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Georgia stands to lose $9.2 billion in Hollywood business

Georgia stands to lose $9.2 billion in Hollywood business

Initially, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp dismissed the Hollywood actors criticizing the so-called heartbeat abortion bill he signed in early May as "C-list celebrities." examinerpolitics.com ...
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Florida woman stabs herself, blames Trump

Florida woman stabs herself, blames Trump

A woman in Palmetto, Fla., stabbed herself three times with a kitchen knife and told responding officers that President Trump is to blame. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Elizabeth Warren says John Kelly 'cashing in' on Trump policies with new job

Elizabeth Warren says John Kelly ‘cashing in’ on Trump policies with new job

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic presidential candidate who wants to limit corporate recruitment of ex-government officials, is asking detention-center operator Caliburn International to justify its hiring of John Kelly, the former chief of staff tasked ...
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Pelosi says she wants to see Trump ‘in prison’

Pelosi says she wants to see Trump ‘in prison’

At a huddle among top Democratic lawmakers Tuesday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly said she wanted to see President Trump jailed. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Biden says GOP governor of Massachusetts 'a decent guy'

Biden says GOP governor of Massachusetts ‘a decent guy’

Joe Biden once again called a prominent Republican a “decent guy." This time, it was Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Chris Matthews Fails to Press Buttigieg on Gun Registration Ineffectiveness

Chris Matthews Fails to Press Buttigieg on Gun Registration Ineffectiveness

On Monday's Hardball and during a town hall with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, host Chris Matthews failed to make an obvious point of pushback when the Democratic presidential candidate talked up his plan ...
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Justin Amash faces rally by critics in home district

Justin Amash faces rally by critics in home district

Calls by Rep. Justin Amash for President Trump's impeachment aren't going over well with some fellow Republicans in his Michigan district. A "squash Amash" rally is set for June 14 in Grand Rapids, the key ...
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Rachel Maddow: ‘The President’s Overseas Trip Has Been Clunky’

Rachel Maddow: ‘The President’s Overseas Trip Has Been Clunky’

Despite the fact that President Trump’s state visit to the U.K. has gone generally well, the liberal media would have you think otherwise. On The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night, the liberal host made sure ...
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House Democrats push for first congressional pay raise in a decade

House Democrats push for first congressional pay raise in a decade

House Democrats are pushing for the first congressional pay raise in a decade, a politically fraught issue that may face populist opposition from lawmakers in both parties. A $1 trillion spending package to provide cover ...
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Joy Behar: ‘Handmaid’s Tale' Protesters Show Up ‘Right When We Need Them’

Joy Behar: ‘Handmaid’s Tale' Protesters Show Up ‘Right When We Need Them’

All Wednesday morning, ABC fangirled over the dystopian feminist show on Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale, with its star, actress Elizabeth Moss, appearing both on Good Morning America and The View to promote its third season ...
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De Blasio says anti-Semitism is just a 'right-wing' thing; has he ever been to New York City?

De Blasio says anti-Semitism is just a 'right-wing' thing; has he ever been to New York City?

Anti-Semitism, that enduring bigotry that knows no party loyalty, is primarily a thing of the "the right-wing movement,” New York mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio claimed Tuesday at a press conference. This ...
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Beto proposes term limits for Congress and Supreme Court

Beto proposes term limits for Congress and Supreme Court

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke released a sweeping plan to boost voting rights that includes term limits for members of Congress and Supreme Court justices, banning political action committees from contributing to campaigns, and making Election ...
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Schumer: Trump 'needs a way out of his bluster' on Mexico tariffs

Schumer: Trump 'needs a way out of his bluster' on Mexico tariffs

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stepped up his claim Trump will not follow through with his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports next week. The president is simply looking for an off-ramp, Schumer, D-N.Y., ...
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ABC, NBC Promote Culturally ‘Resonate’ Handmaid’s Tale: ‘Not Just a Show’

ABC, NBC Promote Culturally ‘Resonate’ Handmaid’s Tale: ‘Not Just a Show’

ABC and NBC this week have both promoted the apocalyptic, liberal series The Handmaid’s Tale as “resonate and “not just a show.” Good Morning America on Wednesday touted the use of the costumes from the ...
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Study Finds Russia Targeted Both Left and Right on Twitter in 2016

Study Finds Russia Targeted Both Left and Right on Twitter in 2016

The media loves to claim how much Russia influenced the right on social media during the 2016 election.A new study contradicts that narrative, however. The software company Symantec released a May 5 report that took ...
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Another Paper Trashes Mark Levin Book, Celebrates Fake-News Author Michael Wolff

Another Paper Trashes Mark Levin Book, Celebrates Fake-News Author Michael Wolff

Mark Levin's book Unfreedom of the Press drew another hostile book review, this time from the leftist British newspaper The Guardian. The headline on Lloyd Green's review was "Mark Levin's Trumpist take on the first ...
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