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Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act Allows Private Businesses to Discriminate Against Employees Based on Sexual Orientation — The Atlantic

There’s a factual dispute about the new Indiana law. It is called a “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” like the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed in 1990.  325 more words

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President Cruz Will Never Happen--TPM

People who come off like assholes don’t get elected president. From college and law school to the Senate and seemingly everywhere in between, Cruz has found small groups of admirers while convincing the vast majority of people as a consummate asshole. 193 more words

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The GOP takes it a letter too far - The Washington Post

Later, on Oct. 22, 1962, Kennedy spoke to the nation about the Cuban missile crisis, which had the potential to spark a nuclear war. Over 13 days, Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev worked out a deal in which the Soviets would dismantle their missile sites in Cuba in exchange for a pledge that the United States would not invade Cuba. 98 more words

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Tom Cotton picked apart by Army general over ‘mutinous’ Iran letter - The Washington Post

“What Senator Cotton did is a gross breach of discipline, and especially as a veteran of the Army, he should know better,” Eaton told me. “I have no issue with Senator Cotton, or others, voicing their opinion in opposition to any deal to halt Iran’s nuclear progress. 166 more words

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Jeb Bush: Senate GOPers In Iran Letter Reacting To 'Bad Deal'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said the 47 senators who sent a letter to Iran’s leaders in order to undermine the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons negotiations with the country were simply reacting to “reports of a bad deal.” “The Senators are reacting to reports of a bad deal that will likely enable Iran to become a nuclear state over time,” Bush said in a statement Tuesday in response to TPM asking for his stance on the letter. 115 more words

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Dysfunction In Congress Complicates GOP Lawsuit To Topple Obamacare

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) warned of the consequences of a ruling against Obamacare, insisting that Republicans must have a plan to deal with them. “Chemotherapy turned off for perhaps 12,000 people, dialysis going dark for 10,000. 176 more words

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