Sunday, August 02, 2015

"JUST AN OLIGARCHY"

Jimmy Carter! 

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/08/president-carter-united-states-oligarchy
HARTMANN: Our Supreme Court has now said, “unlimited money in politics.” It seems like a violation of principles of democracy. … Your thoughts on that?  

CARTER: It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors and U.S. senators and congress members. . . . [read on] 

Carter's right, you know

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-donor-meeting-charles-koch-urges-wealthy-conservatives-to-do-even-more/2015/08/02/8146b7f2-38d2-11e5-b673-1df005a0fb28_story.html
The hundreds of wealthy conservatives gathered Saturday afternoon on the grand lawn of the St. Regis Monarch Beach had already poured millions into helping build a network of nonprofits that is now one of the most potent forces in American politics.  But Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist who leads their effort, wanted them to do more.  “Will you stand with us to help save our country?” Koch implored, standing on a riser as he addressed the attentive crowd. “It can’t be done without you and many, many others. So I pray that you will help us in this, I think, long-term, life or death struggle for our country.” . . . [read on]
 
Joe Biden might run? 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/08/biden-actively-exploring-a-presidential-run.html 

The Chamber of Commerce (THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!) is not happy with the Republicans 

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_08/chamber_of_commerce_will_go_af056880.php 

More: http://www.salon.com/2015/08/02/this_is_how_the_clowns_took_over_the_sad_history_leading_to_the_spectacle_of_a_fox_news_debate_starring_front_runner_donald_trump/
This is how the clowns took over: The sad history leading to the spectacle of a Fox News debate starring front-runner Donald Trump  

Sure, let's let Scott Walker do to the nation what he has done to the state of Wisconsin 

http://www.salon.com/2015/08/01/wisconsins_economic_cautionary_tale_partner/ 

Hmmm . . . will the Trump campaign fire a staffer for racially insensitive, birther-tinged Facebook posts? Will they fire EVERYONE with such views? 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sam-nunberg-trump-adviser-facebook-posts 

More: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/donald-trump-birther-obama-119945.html
Trump: I'm still a birther 

http://presidential-candidates.insidegov.com/stories/5187/23-ridiculously-offensive-donald-trump-quotes
The amount of racial-, gender- and class-based insults Trump has hurled throughout his time in the public spotlight is simply staggering.  . .  [read on] 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-trump-platform-because-i-said-so/2015/08/01/4684802c-36f7-11e5-9739-170df8af8eb9_story.html
Trump’s ideas seem to defy both parties’ orthodoxies. And sometimes, to defy logic. . . [read on] 

Trump's interview on Howard Stern; about as awful as you'd expect

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/02/donald-trump-s-douchebaggiest-interview-ever-any-girl-you-have-i-can-take-from-you.html

Popcorn! 

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/eeb516db1105468896641ef0cda238a9/capitol-hill-gop-fighting-itself-instead-democrats
On Capitol Hill, GOP fighting itself instead of Democrats  

The fake right-wing outrage over fetal tissue research 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/fivepoints/planned-parenthood-tissue-video
5 Points On That Controversial Undercover Planned Parenthood Video

More: http://www.salon.com/2015/07/17/did_planned_parenthoods_president_really_need_to_apologize_for_the_tissue_donation_video/
Did Planned Parenthood’s president really need to apologize for the tissue donation video? 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/01/1406989/-Fetal-tissue-research-has-been-with-us-a-long-time-and-it-s-saved-lives
Fetal tissue research has been with us a long time—and it's saved lives  

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2015/07/fetal_tissue_research_for_als_planned_parenthood_videos_leave_out_that_donations.html
Fetal Tissue Gives Hope for One of the Worst Diseases 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/29/1407068/-McConnell-and-Hatch-voted-for-fetal-tissue-research
McConnell and Hatch voted for fetal tissue research 

Why?

http://www.vox.com/2015/8/2/9084695/defund-planned-parenthood-history
How Planned Parenthood became Republican’s public enemy no. 1 

Our lousy press 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/holy-grail-of-gop-primaries
Never have so many done so much to reveal so little than in the collected journalism about presidential nomination contests. The personality-driven trivia. The hokey generalizations. The bogs of conventional wisdom. The day-by-day scorekeeping that ends up worse than uninformative; it is anti-informative. . . . [read on] 

The Sunday talk show line-ups

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/02/1407662/-Sunday-Talk-Pure-comedy-gold
NBC Meet the Press: Raging Narcissist Donald Trump (R); RNC Chair Reince Priebus; DNC Chair/Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); "Brain Surgeon" Dr. Ben Carson (R); Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey; Roundtable: Gerald Seib (Wall Street Journal), Kathleen Parker (Washington Post), Helene Cooper (New York Times) and Chris Matthews (MSNBC).

CBS Face the Nation: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R); "Miracle on the Hudson" Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger; Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie; Money Roundtable: Former FEC Commissioner Trevor Potter, Matea Gold (Washington Post), Steven Law (American Crossroads) and Julianna Goldman (CBS News); Political Roundtable: Molly Ball (The Atlantic), Ron Fournier (National Journal), Dan Balz (Washington Post) and Reihan Salam (National Review).

ABC This Week: Raging Narcissist Donald Trump (R); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA); RNC Chair Reince Priebus; Roundtable: Democratic Strategist Maria Cardona, Republican Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) and Cokie Roberts (ABC News).

CNN State of the Union: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); RNC Chair Reince Priebus.

Bonus item: Top ten news fails

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/08/open-thread-top-ten-news-fails

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

DOUBLE STANDARDS

Hillary goes on the offense. How unladylike!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/31/1407575/-Clinton-skewers-Jeb-s-Right-to-Rise-rhetoric-at-National-Urban-League

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/us/politics/hillary-clinton-hits-jeb-bush-first-and-hard-in-speech-on-race.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Hillary Clinton Hits Jeb Bush First, and Hard, in Speech on Race


More: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/its-rising.html
[Digby]  It's just so darned mean of her to criticize Jeb's wonderful "conservative agenda of self-reliance and hope" like that. Why you'd think she was running against him for president or something! It's just not nice at all.  And I'll bet her husband felt like a real heel seeing her treat his good buddy George's brother so disrespectfully.  How could she embarrass him like that in front of his friends? What a bitch.

Theocrat Mike Huckabee doesn't care about the law

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mike-huckabee-gay-marriage-decision
Mike Huckabee: I Will Not Accept Gay Marriage Ruling By ‘Imperial Court’

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/huckabee-says-hell-use-fbi-and-federal
Huckabee Says He'll Use FBI And Federal Troops To Stop Abortions

More: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/huckabee-admin-would-consider-constitutional-crisis-over-abortion

Theocracy watch

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/31/secrets_of_the_extreme_religious_right_inside_the_frightening_world_of_christian_reconstructionism/

More: http://www.salon.com/2015/08/01/5_most_absurd_conspiracy_theories_peddled_by_anti_choice_christians_partne/

Trump's foreign policy ideas

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/12/we_should_have_invaded_mexico_donald_trump_bashes_iraq_war_suggests_a_different_one_report/
“We should have invaded Mexico”

http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/07/31/trump-mexico-border-foster-new-day.cnn
Trump: 'I'll build the wall and Mexico's going to pay for it'

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/30/9075617/mass-deportation-trump
Trump wants to deport all unauthorized immigrants and let the “really good” ones back in

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/31/politics/doanld-trump-crimea-europe-problem/
Trump: Crimea is Europe's problem

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-vladimir-putin
Trump: 'I'd Get Along Very Well With Vladimir Putin'

The video Trump doesn't want you to see

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/31/watch_this_never_before_seen_trailer_that_donald_trump_tried_to_hide_from_the_public/

The politics of super PACs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/07/31/the-most-eye-popping-numbers-from-todays-super-pac-filings/

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/us/politics/super-pacs-spent-millions-before-candidates-announced-filings-show.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
‘Super PACs’ Spent Millions Before Candidates Announced, Filings Show

More: http://politicalwire.com/2015/07/31/billionaires-donate-early-in-presidential-race/

In Fox World

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/31/roger_ailes_runs_the_gop_how_the_fox_news_boss_took_over_the_presidential_primaries/
Roger Ailes runs the GOP

Bonus item: A new kind of candidate

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/31/rachel_maddow_demystifies_donald_trumps_bizarre_appeal_they_know_he_is_going_to_lose_and_they_dont_care/
Rachel Maddow demystifies Donald Trump’s bizarre appeal: “They know he is going to lose and they don’t care”

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Friday, July 31, 2015

THE PLAN


The GOP attack on Planned Parenthood

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/07/30/morning-plum-gop-push-to-defund-planned-parenthood-heats-up/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/us/taking-aim-at-planned-parenthood-conservatives-use-familiar-tactic.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
 
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/30/1407244/-Republicans-hellbent-on-defunding-Planned-Parenthood-pushing-their-war-on-women-into-2016

More: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-uses-planned-parenthood-pretense-possible-shutdown

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/31/wingnuts_are_gearing_up_for_another_government_shutdown_this_time_over_planned_parenthood/

Sarah!

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/30/sarah_palin_racist_planned_parenthood_targets_minority_communities_for_ethnic_cleansing/
Sarah Palin: Racist Planned Parenthood targets minority communities for ethnic cleansing 

Opponents of the Iran deal say that Obama should have gotten a "better deal." What does that even mean?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/07/could-obama-have-made-a-better-deal-with-iran.html

I think this is accurate

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/upshot/support-for-bernie-sanders-is-deep-but-narrow.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&abt=0002&abg=1
Support for Bernie Sanders Is Deep but Narrow

Hillary's problem with trust

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/31/how-to-fix-hillary-s-trust-deficit.html

Trump supporters say, "He's like one of us"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/07/30/the-single-most-amazing-sentence-from-a-focus-group-of-trump-supporters/

More: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-nh-focus-group

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/30/trumps_classy_presidency_one_amazing_focus_group_demonstrates_the_donalds_staying_power/

http://www.eschatonblog.com/2015/07/trumpd.html
[Atrios] Too many people want to put assholes in charge. They think they'll deliver a righteous asskicking to those who deserve a righteous asskicking (not them of course). It doesn't usually work out that way.  . .

The Clinton campaign responds to the NY Times story about her emails

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/30/9077235/clinton-letter-new-york-times

The future of MSNBC

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/msnbc-drops-ed-show-cycle-now-alex-wagner

How Fox World wants to reshape the Republican campaign for president

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/07/roger-ailes-primary.html

http://politicalwire.com/2015/07/30/who-will-make-the-cut-for-the-gop-debate/

More: http://www.vox.com/2015/7/30/9074761/conservative-media-republican-party
How conservative media helped the far-right take over the Republican Party

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/31/how-fox-news-made-my-dad-crazy.html
How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy

The fight over "American exceptionalism" in high school history
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

MONEY TALKS

The Koch Bros try to take control of the GOP race (and push Trump out of the lead) 

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/koch-brothers-wealthy-donors-gop-2016-freedom-partners-seminar-california-120663.html#ixzz3hBVJstqH
Koch brothers summon Bush, Cruz, Walker, Rubio to SoCal confab . . .

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/29/1406895/-The-Kochs-try-to-bottle-up-Trump-s-candidacy

Mike Allen, "reporter," plays a role: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mike-allen-koch-brothers-event

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/qotd-politicos-mike-allen.html

Number seventeen I think

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/yet-another-republican-climbs-clown-car
Yet Another Republican Climbs Into The Clown Car

More: http://www.salon.com/2015/07/29/fox_news_quiet_coup_how_its_debate_criteria_give_it_total_control_over_the_early_presidential_process/
Fox News’ quiet coup: How its debate criteria give it total control over the early presidential process 

Works for me

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/07/29/morning-plum-the-gop-congress-is-set-to-run-off-the-rails-that-could-help-hillary-clinton/
Hillary Clinton has signaled that she hopes to run for president in part by painting the GOP-controlled Congress — and, by extension, the Republican Party — as a divisive, destructive, hidebound, reactionary force. . . .

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/congress-faces-fall-from-hell-120753.html?hp=t1_r
A crush of thorny, must-solve issues will greet lawmakers after the August recess — a major test for the GOP Congress.

More: http://www.salon.com/2015/07/30/donald_trump_is_ruining_everything_for_the_gop_the_five_stages_of_republican_grief_explained/
The five stages of Republican grief 

Now that people are actually questioning Trump like any other candidate, his nasty side comes out

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/07/29/the-more-scrutiny-for-donald-trump-the-testier-the-response/?partner=rss&emc=rss

His health care "plan": http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/repeal-and-replace-something-terrific
‘Repeal and replace with something terrific’

The anti-Iran deal rhetoric is getting crazy

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/ted-cruz-calls-barack-obama-sponsor-terrorism-iran-nuclear-deal-120780.html#ixzz3hN5E7CgF
Ted Cruz stands by calling President Obama a sponsor of terrorism

More: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/07/opposition-iran-nuclear-deal-just-keeps-getting-weirder-and-weirder

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/30/delusions_of_a_madman_lindsey_graham_proclaims_hes_already_won_his_war_with_iran/

On the other side

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/07/29/which-side-is-really-pro-israel-backers-of-the-iran-deal-ramp-up/
Backers of the Iran deal ramp up

The end of the Taliban?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/29/mullah-omar-dies-the-taliban-might-be-next.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/29/rumors-of-mullah-omar-s-death-have-been-greatly-exaggerated-before.html

Child poverty today

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/29/the-best-and-worst-states-to-be-a-kid-in-america/

Bonus item: Sarah!s nonsense

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/sarah-palin-defends-confederate-flag

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JUST CAN'T GET ALONG

The GOP House and Senate are still fighting each other

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/28/1406588/-McConnell-blinks-on-highway-bill-Boehner-wins

More: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/07/boehner-planning-pick-his-ball-and-go-home

A surprise move to oust John Boehner as Speaker

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/07/gop-congressman-launches-bid-to-oust-boehner.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/07/28/meadows-seeks-to-oust-boehner-by-declaring-speakership-vacant/

The Clinton Rules

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/28/9059953/clinton-rules-new-york-times

Huckabee says Jews support his "oven" comments

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/28/1406529/-Mike-Huckabee-Jewish-response-has-been-overwhelmingly-supportive-of-his-oven-remarks

Not these Jews: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ron-dermer-huckabee-door-oven-iran-deal
Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., on Monday denounced former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) comments criticizing the nuclear deal with Iran, in which the presidential candidate invoked the Holocaust. . . .

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/daniel-kurtzer-huckabee-incitement
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer on Monday night condemned former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) "outrageous comments" comparing the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust and said that Huckabee's statements reminded him of the "incitement" that led to the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. . . .

Good analysis: Donald Trump's rise comes at which other candidates' expense?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/07/28/who-has-lost-as-donald-trump-has-gained-in-the-polls/

Guess who's not worth TEN BILLION dollars?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/28/wonkbook-donald-trump-exaggerated-his-wealth-analysis-finds/

Let's see: an egotistic self-promoter who has made a career of blurting out whatever nonsense jumps into their head

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/07/sarah_palin_s_pac_is_spending_more_on_hotels_and_travel_than_on_gop_candidates.html
Sarah Palin’s PAC Is Spending More on Hotels and Travel Than on Republican Candidates

They deserve each other: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/sarah-palin-trump-administration
Sarah Palin In A Trump Administration?

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/28/donald_trump_says_sarah_palin_is_a_really_special_person_who_would_be_great_on_his_presidential_cabinet/
 
The future of health care costs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/28/by-2024-health-spending-will-be-nearly-a-fifth-of-the-economy/

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/28/9060905/health-spending-projections

 Bonus item: Jon Stewart on Huckabee's comments

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/28/jon_stewart_destroys_mike_huckabee_without_saying_a_single_word/

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST

An interview with Bernie

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/28/9014491/bernie-sanders-vox-conversation

Trouble for Hillary?

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-27/hillary-clinton-s-bernie-sanders-problem-is-bigger-than-anyone-realizes
 
More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/07/27/four-poll-numbers-to-make-hillary-clinton-sweat/

Remember the GOP "rebranding" effort? The party's rep is worse now than ever

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/28/the_gop_is_just_this_screwed_donald_trump_immigration_and_the_republicans_massive_rebranding_failure/

The problem with the GOP "Top Ten" debate

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/28/9049653/republican-presidential-debate

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/07/27/the-republican-demolition-derby/

Theocracy watch

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/ted-cruz-faith-and-freedom-coalition-conference
Inside The A-List Event Where 2016 GOPers Are More Christian-Than-Thou

Jeb: the Republican "grown-up"

http://politicalwire.com/2015/07/28/jeb-bush-positions-himself-as-the-grown-up/ 

Rand Paul, sinking fast

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/28/the-cancer-on-rand-paul-s-campaign.html

The other Repubs really hate Ted Cruz

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/27/1406086/-Ted-Cruz-gets-the-cold-shoulder-treatment-in-rare-Sunday-Senate-session

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/fivepoints/ted-cruz-mitch-mcconnell-sunday-senate

Rape charges against Trump?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/wait-what--6

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/07/spox-on-trump-allegation-marital-rape-is-legal.html

Taking Trump seriously

http://prospect.org/article/why-donald-trump-matters

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/27/9044485/rush-limbaugh-donald-trump

Seven myths about abortion

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/28/abortion_myths_partner/

The NY Times keeps trying to fix its botched Hillary email story -- and keeps making it worse

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/nice-try-timesmen

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/27/1406082/-New-York-Times-is-sorry-it-screwed-up-correcting-a-story-not-sorry-it-screwed-up-the-story

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_07/the_times_fesses_up_sort_of056780.php

In Fox World

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/fox-s-ainsley-earhardt-so-tired-protecting
Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt Is ‘So Tired Of Protecting’ Rights Of ‘The Minority’

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/27/1406149/-Fox-News-suggests-Sandra-Bland-could-ve-used-her-lit-cigarette-as-a-weapon-against-police
Fox News suggests Sandra Bland could've used her lit cigarette as a weapon against police

Bonus item: The failure of No Child Left Behind

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/27/9045491/no-child-left-behind-accountability

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Monday, July 27, 2015

BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE


Hillary on climate change

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/07/26/clinton-to-unveil-climate-change-plan/?partner=rss&emc=rss
Promising more than a half-billion solar panels by the end of a first term and an ambitious target of clean energy for every home in America in a decade, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled goals on Sunday evening to reduce the threat of climate change.  She said she would continue President Obama’s sweeping plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants, and announced targets that even push beyond current goal’s for greenhouse gases. . . .

Video: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/politics/hillary-clinton-stand-for-reality--campaign-2016/2015/07/27/acb072b2-3458-11e5-b835-61ddaa99c73e_video.html

GOPers change their language on abortion, but not their message

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/us/politics/republicans-alter-script-on-abortion-seeking-to-shift-debate.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

More

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/27/paul_krugman_the_gop_has_never_abandoned_its_dream_of_destroying_the_social_safety_net/
The GOP has never “abandoned its dream” of destroying the social safety net 

Popcorn!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-turn-on-one-another-in-battle-over-export-import-bank/2015/07/26/78dd183c-33db-11e5-adf6-7227f3b7b338_story.html
Despite admonitions from his senior colleagues, Cruz has refused to apologize for his accusations and doubled down on his attack against McConnell.

“Speaking the truth about action is entirely consistent with civility,” he said during a floor speech, and he later told reporters that McConnell is the “so-called Republican leader.” . . .

More: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/249134-cruz-girds-for-mcconnell-showdown

Ugly

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/huckabee-iran-nuclear-deal-will-march-israelis-to-the-door-of-the-oven/2015/07/26/bc963910-33bc-11e5-94ce-834ad8f5c50e_story.html
Huckabee: Iran nuclear deal will march Israelis ‘to the door of the oven’

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/huckabee-reaches-new-low-ugly-holocaust-rhetoric
Huckabee reaches new low
 
More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/07/27/obama-huckabees-comments-on-iran-deal-typical-of-gops-inflammatory-remarks/
Obama: Huckabee’s comments on Iran deal typical of GOP’s ‘inflammatory remarks’ 

What does Trump stand for?

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/will-the-real-donald-trump-please-stand-up-120607.html#ixzz3h5VJmpDd
But what does Donald Trump really believe on policy? It’s hard to tell — his campaign will identify no policy director, he has no “issues” tab on his campaign website and he hasn’t given any substantive policy speeches on the campaign trail. . . .

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/24/sloan/
I’ve spent more than 40 years making my living by writing about numbers, and I’ve never run across anyone who uses them the way that Trump does. He just spews numbers forth, based on heaven knows what, and people are supposed to take them on faith. . . .

The latest poll results on the Repub and Dem sides 

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/26/9041163/donald-trump-poll-Republicans

Kasich? http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/competing-for-crazy.html

The aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protest at Netroots Nation

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_07/what_matters_most056765.php

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/27/1405340/-Reaction-by-some-liberals-at-Netroots-Nation-to-BlackLivesMatter-disappointing

Puerto Rico is in meltdown, and the exodus of citizens may affect the vote in Florida in 2016

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/exodus-from-puerto-rico-could-upend-florida-vote-in-2016-presidential-race/2015/07/26/d73bc724-3229-11e5-8353-1215475949f4_story.html  

Big changes coming at MSNBC?

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_07/lean_times056766.php

Bonus item: What could go wrong?
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