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Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries to Benefit GOP, Judge Rules
Obama Chides GOP for Doing Nothing
Justice declines to pursue allegations that CIA monitored Senate Intel staff

• Phil Donahue’s vindication: Media icon unloads on Fox, Cheney and what happened at MSNBC
Analysis ►   Wingnuts' foul war on children: as children flee horrifying violence in their home countries, the right assaults them
• FBI details brutal 2007 Blackwater massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians
• Israeli air strikes on Gaza continue
• US Prepared to Broker Gaza Ceasefire, Says Obama
• Ted Cruz Launches Senate Fight to Auction Off America’s Public Lands
• House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama
• Al Franken: Net neutrality is 'the First Amendment issue of our time'
• Indiana: Officials Can Give Themselves Green Light to Use State Resources for Political Campaigns
• Kerry to Join Talks on Iran as Deadline Draws Near
• Suit Against Obama to Focus on Health Law, Boehner Says
• Todd Akin Takes Back Apology for ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comments in New Book
Analysis ►  Even Republicans Are Satisfied with Their New Obamacare Coverage
• Buh-bye Benghazi scandal: No 'stand down' order in Benghazi
• ABC: Rosie O'Donnell Is Back on 'The View'
• Testimony once again debunks big part of GOP Benghazi conspiracy
• Mitch McConnell Distances Himself from a Budget That He Effusively Praised
• Federal Judge Orders IRS to Explain Lost Emails
• Mayday PAC Hits Ambitious Goal Meant to Get Money Out of Politics
• Todd Akin Takes Back His Apology for 'Legitimate Rape' Comments
• Nancy Pelosi: 'We should be afraid of this court'

KS-Sen: Pat Roberts' Longevity Gives Tea Party Foe Opening | Analysis ►  A New York State Senate Race with National Implications | Meet Maryland's White Nationalist 'David Duke' GOP Candidate | Analysis ►   Right-wing populism is a joke: Poor-bashing, immigrant-hating and a revolting agenda | "Her word salad. It's got an air of authenticity that's hard to fake." | Louie Gohmert Thinks the GOP's 'Faith in God' Will Woo Latino Voters

Hillary's bad week? New 2016 poll has her still trouncing all opponents | NH-Sen: Too Early to Predict That Scott Brown Will Suffer a Wipeout?

NC Sen. Hagan reports $3.6M raised in 2nd quarter | New Documents Prove Charles Koch Was John Birch Society Member During Civil Rights Movement | NC-06: State GOP election fund money to a PAC fueled by nepotism (via Daily Kos)

G.O.P. Pushes Back on Approving Border Funds | Analysis ►  Democrats increasingly hold all the cards on mid-cycle issues | Cutting off your own constituent's nose to spite your face | Analysis ►  How Ted Cruz Became the Rhoda Penmark of the U.S. Senate | Environmental Groups to Dems: No Coal in Ex-Im Reauthorization

Dear Tea Party, America's Addiction to Illegal Drugs and Cheap Labor Causes Illegal Immigration | Prominent black conservative and Cliven Bundy supporter who recently accused the NAACP of a reign of "racial terror" takes the reins of major Tea Party group

Rick Perry Ended Up Greeting Obama on the Tarmac After All | Utah Might Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time

Obama Vows to Secure Border, with Compassion on Surge of Children | Obama Presses Perry to Rally Support for Border Funds

Analysis ►  Citigroup's $7 Billion Fraud Deal: the Clique's Still Clicking in DC | Wife testifies that ex-Bush lawyer beat her, broke jaw with flashlight over divorce papers

US unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000 | First person to legally purchase pot in WA fired after being seen on local news buying it

Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear materials' | Benghazi attacks may have involved two different groups, say US commanders | F-35 Boondo0ggle: Cost of Military Jet Could Have Housed Every Homeless Person in U.S. with $600,000 Home

U.S. Counterterrorism Chief to Step Down

Analysis ►  SPLC report: Bundy ranch standoff was highly coordinated, reflecting threat of larger far-right "militia movement" armed separatists | Bundy-style militia leader, mobilizing his crew on the border, announces one warning and then shoot on sight policy for anyone who attempts to come across the border

John Kerry Visits China, Rocks Out

Chinese hackers 'broke into US federal personnel agency's databases'

Lawsuit Contends Surveillance Database Is Too Lax on Reporting Criteria | N.S.A. Spied on 5 American Muslims, a Report Says

WI Gov. Scott Walker, J.B. Van Hollen appeal gay marriage ruling | Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional, but ruling stayed | SCOTUS Justice Alito Denies County Clerk Request – Pennsylvania Marriage Secured | Terminal Cancer Patient Guilty in Marijuana Trial | A few liberals fret on Ginsburg’s next steps | Analysis ►  5 Ways a Colorado Judge Destroyed Conservatives’ Arguments Against Marriage Equality | SCOTUS' Hobby Lobby ruling has set a precedent for corporations to willfully misinterpret the Good Book's teachings

White House Admits Prison Won't Solve the Drug Problem, But Drug War Grinds On | Analysis ►  Justice Dept. washes its hands in probe of feud between CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee | .B.I. Honors Office Opened Amid Struggle for Civil Rights | New Mexico woman receives settlement from hospital after controversial cavity search

Yes, That's Brian Williams Making a Sex Joke on the News | ROFL ►  Terrorist Tykes; Digby Snarks Breitbart "Scoop" | GOP 'Firing Back' at New Todd Akin Memoir: the Republican Party's worst nightmare is coming back to haunt it just as it hopes to win the Senate this fall | Josh Marshall on Peak Dinesh | North Korea complains to UN about Seth Rogen comedy the Interview | Alex Jones sinks to a new low, calling Michelle Obama ‘the First Tranny’ | George Clooney rejects Daily Mail apology, saying it is 'the worst kind of tabloid' | Watch this! ►  NRO's McCarthy: No Special Prosecutor for IRS Because Everything Sucks | Watch this! ►  CNN's Kate Bolduan Slaps Rick Perry Around Over Obama Immigration Conspiracy Theory | Conservative outraged by something Obama never said | Five Media Figures Who Endorse Dinesh D'Souza's Racially Charged Agitprop | Watch this! ►  ‘We’re just pointing out what a jackass you look like’: Cenk Uygur blasts ‘Holly Hobby Lobby’

Fox News has won the battle for most-false cable network

AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

Paul Ryan Holds 5th Poverty Hearing, Gets An Earful

Obama Asking Companies to Pay Suppliers Faster

Shooting Reported at National Guard Armory in Tennessee

Obscure Rule Restricts Health Law’s Expansion of Care for Addicts | Once Again, Inaction at the FDA, Now with a New Class of Drugs, Hurts Consumers | Kynect saving Kentuckians 74 percent in health insurance premiums | Two Big Tobacco Companies Want to Merge

Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border | GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home | Wisconsin immigration press conference goes off rails with racist interjection

Company That Caused Historic West Virginia Chemical Spill Fined $11k | U.S. Declares 'Critical Habitat' Protection for Loggerhead Turtles

Mark Zuckerberg hails battle to expand and defend the free and open Internet

How to stand up to the lawless religious right

Ex-Georgia GOP chair’s aide sues party after allegedly being called a ‘house n*gger’

Denver will follow Boulder on licenses as gay marriage gains momentum | Teacher Fired for Being Gay to Receive Apology 42 Years Later

16-Year-Old Denounces Her Rapists And Their Online Enablers | Hobby Lobby Wants to Control Which Bathroom a Transgender Woman Can Use, Too

Union pulls black college support after Koch gift | UAW to establish local union for Chattanooga VW plant

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