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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Hobby Lobby Is Already Creating New Religious Demands on Obama  —  This week, in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court ruled that a religious employer could not be required to provide employees with certain types of contraception.  That decision is beginning to reverberate …
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ThinkProgress:
The Most Partisan Supreme Court Justice Of All  —  In mid-November of 2012, hundreds of tuxedo-clad Republican lawyers gathered at a hotel ballroom in Washington, DC.  They were a mix of heads hung in dejection and chests puffed out in compensatory bluster.
Paul Horwitz / New York Times:
Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning  —  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — THE United States Constitution speaks of the Supreme Court's jurisdiction over “cases” and “controversies.”  But when social controversies do come before the court, its powers are limited.  In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Floodgates  —  A lot of us gabbers suggested yesterday that the Hobby Lobby decision might open the “floodgates” to new legal claims of “religious liberty” exemptions from various federal laws by “closely-held” for-profit corporations.  But even as lawyers scurry to think about suits …
Discussion: Eschaton
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order  —  The day after the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, a group of religious leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he exempt them from a forthcoming executive order that would prohibit federal contractors …
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
The Last Time the Supreme Court Meddled in Women's Health, It Was a Big Setback for the GOP  —  By ruling that family-owned businesses can deny contraceptive coverage to their employees, the Supreme Court handed a victory to a handful of businesses whose owners equate contraception with abortion.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Exclusive: A Liberal Organization's Post-Hobby Lobby Battle Plan
Discussion: National Review
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
CNN Rips Hobby Lobby For Investing In Birth Control: ‘Hypocrisy At Its Finest’
Emily Rudisill / A Bullseye View:
Target Addresses Firearms in Stores  —  Every day at Target, in everything we do, we ask ourselves what is right for our guests?  We make all of our decisions with that question in mind.  Questions have circulated in recent weeks around Target's policy on the “open carry” of firearms in its stores.
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Two Guys With Guns Have Showdown On First Day Of Georgia's New ‘Guns Everywhere’ Law  —  A “misunderstanding” between two armed men in a Georgia convenience store led to an arrest on the very day that the state's new expansive gun rights law went into effect, according to The Valdosta Daily Times.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Sarah Smith / Politico:
‘House of Cards’ United Nations request denied
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
David Weigel / Slate:
Will Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party army sue to overturn Thad Cochran's Senate victory?  —  On Monday night, Grant Sowell pulled into a Tupelo, Mississippi, Chick-fil-A and braced himself for the Tea Party meeting.  Just four weeks earlier, Senate candidate Chris McDaniel had campaigned …
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Washington Post:
At time of austerity, eight universities spent top dollar on Hillary Clinton speeches  —  At least eight universities, including four public institutions, have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hillary Rodham Clinton to speak on their campuses over the past year …
Discussion: National Review
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Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:   Without even running, Hillary Clinton achieves an Iowa victory
thegazette.com:
Clinton, candidates: Come to Iowa
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and BuzzFeed
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Poll: Obama worst president since WWII  —  A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says.  —  According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Male-female pay gap remains entrenched at White House  —  The White House has not narrowed the gap between the average pay of male and female employees since President Obama's first year in office, according to a Washington Post analysis of new salary data.  —  The average male White House …
Los Angeles Times:
Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees  —  Amid rising concern over a surge of young immigrants crossing the border illegally, flag-waving protesters blocked three busloads of detainees in Riverside County on Tuesday, preventing them from reaching a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta.
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rand Paul rebukes White House in pro-Israel column  —  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blasted the White House's response to a kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers in a strongly worded column designed to highlight his pro-Israel credentials.  —  Paul, a potential GOP presidential contender …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: No regrets on waiting for GOP
Discussion: CNN and Booman Tribune
DownWithTyranny!:
Bagels And Cream Cheese And A Million Of His Own Dollars Won't Win Sean Eldridge A Seat In Congress  —  Poor Sean Eldridge!  Well, not really... he's very rich.  He married Chris Hughes, the former Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg and the ultimate example of being in the right place at the right time.
Charles Murray / Salon:
Charles Murray's new disgrace: “Bell Curve” author has a “liberal” obsession  —  But here's what's really behind the disingenuous game  —  There was a time in the not so distant past when the “L” word ("liberal") was so toxic that only the most die-hard, Birkenstock-shod, soy latte swillers would even dare to identify as such.
Justin Huggler / Telegraph:
Nazi ‘perfect Aryan’ poster child was Jewish  —  Hessy Taft's baby photograph was selected by Nazi party as the ideal Aryan infant, but Joseph Goebbels' propaganda machine never discovered that she was in fact Jewish  —  When Hessy Taft was six months old, she was a poster child for the Nazis.
Reason:
Selling Obamacare  —  The weird, misleading propaganda behind the federal health care law  —  Mark Hemingway from the August/September 2014 issue  —  It might seem odd that Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, was invited to the White House for lunch.
 
 
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