Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Lindsey Graham Is A ‘Bro With No Ho,’ According To Mark Kirk — WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is a “bro with no ho,” according to his colleague, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) — The assessment of Graham's love life was made during a Senate Appropriations Committee markup on Thursday and caught on a live microphone.
Daniella Diaz / CNN: Washington (CNN)Sen. Mark Kirk said fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is a “bro with no ho.”
Daily Mail: Graham ribbed by fellow senator as ‘a bro with no ho’ after saying he'd have ‘rotating first lady’
John Parkinson / ABC News: Senator's ‘Bro’ Joke About Lindsey Graham's Bachelorhood Caught on Live Mic
Echidne / ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Lightning Posts, 6/11/15. On Caitlyn Jenner, Syrian Refugees and A Bro With No Ho
Lynn Sweet / Chicago: Sen. Mark Kirk calls Sen. Graham a ‘bro with no ho’
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway: Senator Mark Kirk: Lindsey Graham Is A ‘Bro With No Ho’
David Nir / Daily Kos: GOP Sen. Mark Kirk on Lindsey Graham: 'He's a bro with no ho,' as 'we'd say on the South Side'
David Jackson / OnPolitics: Mark Kirk on Lindsey Graham: ‘A bro with no ho’
Ryu Spaeth / The Week: Actual United States senator says colleague Lindsey Graham is a ‘bro with no ho’
Rebecca Ruiz / Mashable: Senator caught calling Lindsey Graham a ‘bro with no ho’
Kathleen Hunter / Bloomberg Business: Senator: Lindsey Graham Is ‘A Bro With No Ho’
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo: Sen. Kirk: Lindsey Graham Is ‘A Bro With No Ho’ (AUDIO)
WGN Web Desk / WGN-TV: Sen. Kirk apologizes for ‘bro with no ho’ remark
Hunter Walker / Business Insider: Senator describes 2016 candidate Lindsey Graham as a ‘bro with no ho’
Evan McMurry / Mediaite: Sen. Mark Kirk Calls Lindsey Graham ‘Bro with No Ho’
Sen. Mark Kirk regrets calling Lindsey Graham a ‘bro with no ho’ — Sen. Mark Kirk said in an interview that he regrets referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham as a “bro with no ho” but declined to clarify or further explain his controversial remark. — One of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2016 …
Discussion: Fox News, Raw Story, ABC News and Washington Post
Arturo Garcia / Raw Story: Illinois Republican backtracks after hot mic catches him calling Lindsey Graham ‘a bro with no ho’
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post: Mark Kirk: Lindsey Graham is a ‘bro with no ho’
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Sen. Kirk calls Lindsey Graham a ‘bro with no ho’
Sen. Kirk calls Lindsey Graham a ‘bro with no ho’
Discussion: Political Wire
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Hillary's 4 aces in the hole — Hillary Clinton is playing presidential poker, and she's holding four aces that will give her a tremendous advantage in a general election against any Republican nominated to run against her in November 2016. — This accounts for the Hillary hysteria …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Anti-Hillary Clinton Group Refuses to Change Name, Defying FEC Order — An anti-Hillary Clinton group is refusing to change its name in an escalating dispute with the country's election watchdog agency. — The Federal Election Commission, which is tasked with enforcing campaign finance law …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
These 9 words prove that Bill Clinton still doesn't get it on the Clinton Foundation
These 9 words prove that Bill Clinton still doesn't get it on the Clinton Foundation
Discussion: Hot Air, American Spectator, Washington Times, New York Times and OnPolitics
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Bill Clinton: Hey, no one's proven we're corrupt, right?
Emily Zanotti / American Spectator: Bill Clinton Isn't Corrupt Until Someone Proves He's Corrupt, Says Bill Clinton
David Sherfinski / Washington Times: Bill Clinton suggests he'll stop paid speeches if Hillary is elected president
Alan Rappeport / New York Times: Bill Clinton Says He Will Stop Giving Paid Speeches if Hillary Wins
David Jackson / OnPolitics: Bill Clinton: No paid speeches if Hillary is president
Jon WardSenior / Yahoo Politics:
The Koch brothers and the Republican Party go to war — with each other — The Republican National Committee's data arm last year called it a “historic” occasion when it struck a deal to share voter information with the Koch brothers' rapidly expanding political empire.
Discussion: Balkinization, The Week, Jay Bookman, Mediaite, The Mahablog, OpenSecrets.org and Balloon Juice
Nico Lauricella / The Week: The RNC turns against the Koch brothers
Betty Cracker / Balloon Juice: One DB to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The free-market Republican Party just got Uber'd — As champions of America's businesses and the free market, the Republican Party has embraced the disruptive, entrepreneurial spirit fostered by the new tech boom. When the taxi-disrupting Uber was under fire from regulators, the GOP stepped up …
Jenée Desmond-Harris / Vox:
Why I'm finally convinced it's time to stop saying “you guys” — The tech startup npm recently blogged about the unusual challenge some of its employees have agreed to participate in: they put a dollar in a glass jar every time they say “you guys.” — “We didn't invent the idea …
Discussion: Althouse, Hot Air, The Federalist and John Hawkins' Right Wing News
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Bad news, fellas: “You guys” now too sexist to tolerate
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Obama making bid to diversify wealthy neighborhoods — The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations designed to help diversify America's wealthier neighborhoods, drawing fire from critics who decry the proposal as executive overreach in search of an “unrealistic utopia.”
Emily Zanotti / American Spectator: Obama Admin Wants “Economic Diversity” for Wealthy Neighborhoods
Warner Todd Huston / John Hawkins' Right Wing News: Obama Now Moving to Put Welfare Families in Rich Neighborhoods to Create Forced ‘Diversification’
Michael Schaus / BizPac Review: If you like your property values ... Obama's HUD pushing low-income housing into middle class areas
Sundance / The Last Refuge: Obama HUD Plans To Use Federal Government To “Diversify” Rich Neighborhoods...
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: It Begins... Obama Moves Forward With Program to Diversify Wealthy Suburbs
Leon H. Wolf / RedState: Obama Gets Back to Community Organizing
Judge finds probable cause for murder charge against officer who killed Tamir Rice — Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group By Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group — CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland Municipal Court judge has found probable cause that police officer Timothy Loehmann …
Discussion: Guardian, Liberaland, New York Times, ThinkProgress, Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion, Hot Air, Washington Post, Mediaite, The Week, Daily Kos and Hit & Run
Jon Swaine / Guardian: Tamir Rice: judge finds cause for murder charge over police killing of 12-year-old
Alan / Liberaland: Judge Finds Probable Cause That Officer Should Be Charged With Murder Of Tamir Rice
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress: BREAKING: Judge Says Cause Exists To Arrest Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice For Murder
Andrew Branca / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion: Cleveland Tries Out Baltimore Justice, Ignores Facts in Tamir Rice Shooting
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Cleveland judge recommends murder charge for cop who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice
Mark Berman / Washington Post: Cleveland judge finds probable cause for murder charge in Tamir Rice shooting
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite: Cleveland Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Cop with Murdering Tamir Rice
Sarah Eberspacher / The Week: Cleveland judge finds probable cause for charges against police officers in death of Tamir Rice
Shaun King / Daily Kos: Judge finds probable cause to charge officer with the murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice
Lenore Skenazy / Hit & Run:
11-Year-Old Boy Played in His Yard. CPS Took Him, Felony Charge for Parents. — One afternoon this past April, a Florida mom and dad I'll call Cindy and Fred could not get home in time to let their 11-year-old son into the house. The boy didn't have a key, so he played basketball in the yard.
Discussion: John Hawkins' Right Wing News, BizPac Review and protein wisdom
Warner Todd Huston / John Hawkins' Right Wing News: OUTRAGEOUS: Parents Arrested After Son Seen Playing Basketball Alone IN HIS OWN YARD for 90 Minutes
Tom Tillison / BizPac Review: Nanny state nightmare: Parents lose custody of kids — for being held up in traffic
David Faber / CNBC:
Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down as CEO from 21st Century Fox — Rupert Murdoch expected to hand Fox CEO title to son James, reports CNBC's David Faber. — Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old chief executive officer and controlling shareholder of 21st Century Fox, is preparing to step …
Jack Shafer / Politico: Rupert Murdoch's empire may yet crack apart
Myles Udland / Business Insider: Rupert Murdoch is stepping down
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo: Rupert Murdoch Will Reportedly Step Down As CEO Of Fox News Parent
J.K. Trotter / Gawker: Sociopathic Liar Taking Over 21st Century Fox: Report
David Lieberman / Deadline: Will Rupert Murdoch Let James Chart A New Course For Fox?
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Rupert Murdoch ensures media dynasty as 21st Century Fox may go to his sons
Matt Jaworowski / KSNT-TV: Report: Rupert Murdoch to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: Rupert Murdoch stepping down from 21st Century Fox
Evan McMurry / Mediaite: Report: Murdoch Stepping Down as CEO of 21st Century Fox
Alana Horowitz / The Huffington Post: Rupert Murdoch Stepping Down As CEO Of 21st Century Fox
Samantha Rollins / The Week: Report: Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Niall Ferguson Fights Back Against Smear Campaign by Fact-checkers, Facts — A prestigious conservative scholar demands the world stop correcting him. — Shares … Committing the odd factual error is an occupational hazard in journalism. For Niall Ferguson, the commission of error is more than a hazard.
Discussion: Spectator and Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
Niall Ferguson / Spectator: Jonathan Portes, master of the political correction
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality: Niall Ferguson Claims He Was Smeared by Facts, Fights Back
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Co-Author Of Mike Huckabee Books Was Accused Of Child Molestation In Two Legal Cases — Prominent Christian author John Perry, who has also co-authored a book with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, has been accused of child molestation in two separate lawsuits.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Mediaite, Daily Mail, Liberaland, Business Insider, Hullabaloo, Progress Pond, Shakesville, Joe. My. God. and Raw Story
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo: Mike Huckabee's Co-Author Was Reportedly Accused Of Child Molestation
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite: Mike Huckabee Co-Author Accused of Child Molestation
Daily Mail: New child abuse scandal hits Mike Huckabee: Republican White House hopeful's co-author molested girl …
Colin Campbell / Business Insider: Another Mike Huckabee associate was just hit with a molestation scandal
Melissa McEwan / Shakesville: In the News — Here is some stuff in the news today...
Joe Jervis / Joe. My. God.: REPORT: Roy Moore And Mike Huckabee's Co-Author Was Sued For Child Molestation
Union Leader to host Presidential candidates' forum Aug. 6 — Staff Report — On the same August night that Fox News hosts a much-criticized and limited Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, the Union Leader will host a New Hampshire Presidential Forum in the first primary state.
Caitlin Huey-Burns / Real Clear Politics: Fox Expands GOP Debate Format Amid Criticism
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business: Fox News, Union Leader Announce Forums for Candidates Who Don't Make First GOP Debate
Maggie Haberman / New York Times: Fox News Adds G.O.P. Candidate Forum Amid Criticism of Debate Plans
David Jackson / OnPolitics: Fox to offer exposure to candidates who don't make debate cut
Hadas Gold / Politico: Union Leader to hold GOP forum night of Fox debate
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air: Fox News vs New Hampshire over GOP debate
David Sherfinski / Washington Times: Fox, Union Leader to host additional GOP candidate forums Aug. 6
Arturo Garcia / Raw Story: New Hampshire newspaper throws a wrench in Fox News GOP debate with Aug. 6 event
Greg Dworkin / Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Chaos in the GOP
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post: NH Republicans to debate organizers: Don't ‘undermine’ our state's ‘pivotal role’ in deciding the primary field
Tim Alberta / National Journal:
Fox Plans Second-Tier Debate in Response to Threat from N.H. Newspaper
Fox Plans Second-Tier Debate in Response to Threat from N.H. Newspaper
Discussion: Washington Monthly, The Huffington Post, The Week and Politico
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly: The Fox News Matinee Debate
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Fox News Hosting Forum For GOP Candidates Who Don't Make The Cut For Primetime Debate
Bonnie Kristian / The Week: Fox News announces second debate for less popular GOP candidates
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Bye, Bye, American History — Professors and historians urged opposition to the College Board's new curriculum for teaching AP U.S. History. — The memory hole, a creation of George Orwell's novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” was a mechanism for separating a society's disapproved ideas from its dominant ideas.
Discussion: John Hawkins' Right Wing News and alicublog
Dave Blount / John Hawkins' Right Wing News: College Board Prepares Cultural Marxist Attack on American History
Roy Edroso / alicublog: WHAT SCHOLARSHIP LOOKS LIKE TO A PROPAGANDIST.
Labor Department employee with six-figure salary surfed porn on his government computer for hours every day after searching for pics of Alyssa Milano - and it took FIFTEEN WEEKS to fire him — Unnamed Labor Department worker was spotted viewing pornography on his office PC in August 2014 and later said he was ‘addicted’ to porn
Discussion: Fox News Insider and The Daily Caller
Transcript for President Obama The Slacker? — This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jon Schwarz / The Intercept:
Russian Oligarch Wanted to Turn My Joke Into Reality — One of my core political beliefs is that there would still be a Soviet Union if they'd been smart enough to have two communist parties that agreed on everything except abortion. — Obviously that's a joke about the U.S. …
Michael Froomkin / Discourse.net: This Joke Is Older Than You Think — Jon Schwartz writes …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
The man who helped kill Clintoncare explains why Obamacare can't be killed — In 1993, Republican strategist (and Weekly Standard editor) William Kristol was running the Project for the Republican Future, where he thought about how to assure a — you guessed it — Republican future.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Slantpoint
Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
Megyn Kelly and Howard Kurtz attacked me for quoting her accurately and in context: “They take something and distort it” — Though it is refreshing to see Fox News acknowledging there's a problem with ideological echo chambers — On Wednesday's “The Kelly File,” host Megyn Kelly …
Discussion: Raw Story, BizPac Review, Talking Points Memo, Mediaite and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Amanda Marcotte / Raw Story: Megyn Kelly complains that her “no saint” comment was taken out of context. In context, it's worse.
Nicole Haas / BizPac Review: Megyn Kelly strikes back; fed up with left smearing her with ‘total impunity’
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo: Megyn Kelly Hits Back At Liberal ‘Smears’ Of Her Comments On TX Cop
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Megyn Kelly Responds to ‘Smears’ from Liberal Blogs over McKinney: Distorting with Glee
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Republican field looks to Romney for '16 help — At least six Republican candidates for the presidency are headed to Utah for a summit hosted by Mitt Romney that begins on Thursday. — If the old saying that you learn more in defeat than in victory is true, Romney has plenty to teach.
Discussion: BostonGlobe.com, Bloomberg Business and Real Clear Politics
Jim O'Sullivan GLOBE / BostonGlobe.com: Mitt Romney carves out a role for 2016
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business: Scott Walker Says Supporters Have Suggested Walker-Rubio 2016 Ticket
Courtney Such / Real Clear Politics: Romney Hosting GOP Hopefuls at Utah Retreat
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell escalate their war of words — Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid ratcheted up their partisan sniping on Thursday morning as the Republican leader accused Reid of waging a hypocritical assault on spending bills and Reid advised McConnell to go to his “little bathroom” …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Daily Kos
BooMan / Booman Tribune: Casual Observation — My understanding of Senate procedure used to come in handy.
Joan McCarter / Daily Kos: McConnell, Reid battle on Senate floor over spending bills
Rep. John Larson / The Hill:
A crisis for seniors who rely on Social Security — It seems every time we talk about the long-term future of Social Security, many in Washington start clamoring to raise the retirement age or propose other ways to trim Social Security's modest benefits. Those calling for cuts are missing …
Discussion: Daily Kos
John Wiggins / WTVR-TV:
Husband catches ‘upskirting’ suspect red-handed in Walmart … HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A photo obtained by WTVR CBS 6 News allegedly showed John Wiggins, 55, using a cellphone camera to snap photos up a woman's dress at the Walmart in Short Pump. That picture was taken by the husband …
Discussion: Daily Mail, FOX2now.com and FOX6Now.com
Ashley Collman For / Daily Mail: The pervert snapper, snapped: High School teacher's aide arrested after man catches him taking …
Sir Tim Hunt resigns from university role over girls comment — Sir Tim Hunt was speaking at a conference in South Korea — A Nobel laureate has resigned from his position as honorary professor at a UK university after he made comments about the “trouble with girls” in science.
Discussion: New York Times, ucl.ac.uk, Guardian, The Atlantic, Vox Popoli, The Hugh Hewitt Show, Mashable, New York Magazine, Mediaite, NBC News and The Week
Gaby Hinsliff / Guardian: Why sack ageing sexists? Send them to rehab instead
John Schroeder / The Hugh Hewitt Show: “Victim” As Bully
Blathnaid Healy / Mashable: Nobel-winning scientist resigns after sexist comments about women in labs
Erica Schwiegershausen / New York Magazine: Yet Another Man of Science Cannot Deal With Women
Devin Coldewey / NBC News: Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt Apologizes for ‘Trouble With Girls’ Remark
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Diane Rehm Explains Why She Asked Bernie Sanders Bizarre Israel Question — During her show on Thursday, NPR's Diane Rehm addressed her questions to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) the day before, which incorrectly stated that the Democratic presidential candidate has “dual citizenship with Israel.”
Discussion: Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Mondoweiss and The PJ Tatler
David Bernstein / Washington Post: Why did Diane Rehm fall for an anti-Semitic hoax?
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed: Sanders Explains Obama's Biggest Mistake And What Clinton Is Doing Wrong
Philip Weiss / Mondoweiss: ‘You have dual citizenship with Israel’ — NPR host hits Sanders with internet canard
John Branch / New York Times:
Lost Brother in Yosemite … YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Afternoon gave way to evening, and the parade of restless clouds and the occasional bursts of rain had moved on from Yosemite Valley. In their wake was the empty quiet of Taft Point, 3,000 feet above a famous green valley going gray in late-day shadow.
Frenship ISD teacher apologizes after McKinney-related segregation post — Fitzgibbons: ‘I apologized to the appropriate people’ — A Frenship teacher said she apologized after writing a — Facebook post saying she was “almost to the point” of wanting segregation regarding a racially charged police issue in McKinney.
Discussion: Raw Story and Hullabaloo
Bethania Palma Markus / Raw Story: DON'T MISS STORIES. FOLLOW RAW STORY! — A Texas elementary …
Digby / Hullabaloo: How many are there? #racists
Mike Levine / ABC News:
OPM Hack Far Deeper Than Publicly Acknowledged, Went Undetected For More Than A Year, Sources Say … The massive hack into federal systems announced last week was far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, with hackers believed to be from China moving through …
Discussion: Hot Air, The XX Committee and New York Times
$2 Billion of Your Dollars Wasting Away, Says Senator … They may be have been outlawed in 2010, but Capitol Hill's favorite way of getting money for their pet projects is still costing the government loads of cash. — A new report out today from Sen. Jeff Flake's (R-AZ) …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Hill
Linda Killian / Wall Street Journal: Shoring Up the Highway Trust Fund: A Bridge Too Far?
Keith Laing / The Hill: Ryan schedules hearing on highway funding
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Dem Operative Rallies Conservatives Against ‘ObamaTrade’ — A leading voice against a pending Asian free trade agreement is tailoring his message to the country's grassroots conservatives, but until recently he described himself as a progressive and worked for union-backed Democrats.
Discussion: BREITBART.COM, John Hawkins' Right Wing News, Moe Lane, Tea Party and The PJ Tatler
C.W. Ellis / BREITBART.COM: Don't Drink the Kool Aid - ObamaTrade Is Poison
John Brodgian / John Hawkins' Right Wing News: Republican Senator Warns Secret Obamatrade Proposal Would Create ‘Pacific Union’ Akin To European Union