Tue, 17 June 2014
Greg Dworkin rounds up news of the marine sanctuary proposal, Dana Milbank's coverage of the whackadoodle Heritage Foundation Benghazi panel, and several interesting angles on the emerging ISIS crisis in Iraq. "Gun-Control Advocate: Snowden, Obamacare Hurt Our Cause." Rick Perry's search for smarter-sounding anti-gay dogwhistles. A Louisiana Republican runs for Congress on the "I'm related to the Duck Dynasty guys" platform. Gop Sen. nominee frets over NC's "traditional population." Twenty children & adolescents are hospitalized every day with gunshot wounds. SCOTUS barely preserves legal penalties for straw gun purchases. Big-time Gop operative Barbara Comstock (now running for Congress, so here's her opponent John Foust's ActBlue page) opposes Medicaid expansion, then shows up at a free clinic ribbon cutting. Who's running the clinic? The local Muslim charity.