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Marco Rubio defends gays, attacks gay marriage

msnbc.com — Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio acknowledged Wednesday that American history was "marred by discrimination against gays and lesbians." But in a speech at Catholic University in Washington, Rubio drew the line sharply at marriage equality and accused supporters of same sex unions of "intolerance."
Jul 23, 2014

RT @LOLGOP I think Rubio should have all kinds of rights, just not marriage. Call me a bigot but I'm thinking of kids msnbc.com/msnbc/marco-ru…

Jul 23, 2014

"There was once a time when our govt not only banned the hiring of gay employers, it req'd contractors to fire them." on.msnbc.com/1ngMNzH

Jul 23, 2014

Marco Rubio defends gays, attacks gay marriage. Will it work? msnbc.com/msnbc/marco-ru…

Obamacare on trial: The race back to the Supreme Court is on

msnbc.com — Most of the time, litigation in federal court is pretty straightforward: Someone sues someone else; one side wins; the other side appeals. Done and done. Not so with the battle raging over Obamacare's subsidies. In the wake of yesterday's dueling court rulings, that fight - one with massive implications for the law's future - has descended into an unusually complex legal chess match.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @Ben_Landy: Obamacare on trial: The race back to the Supreme Court is on on.msnbc.com/1obMne7 Great analysis by Dominic Perella

Jul 23, 2014

If Obamacare challengers prevail in court, subsidies will be unavailable in 36 states: msnbc.com/msnbc/obamacar…

Why Obamacare without subsidies would be a disaster

msnbc.com — Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Republicans have warned that health insurance premiums would reach escape velocity, traveling far out of reach of the average American and dooming Obamacare. That hasn't happened yet, but Tuesday's court ruling, universally celebrated by Republicans, could make that a reality.

The 10 most outrageous Jody Hice quotes

msnbc.com — On Tuesday, Jody Hice, a conservative pastor, won the Republican primary election in Georgia's 10th District. Since the district has historically leaned conservative, it is likely that he will win the general election in November against his Democratic opponent, Ken Dious.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @msnbc: The 10 most outrageous things Georgia Republican Jody Hice has ever said: on.msnbc.com/1A7BKOo

Jul 23, 2014

Here are the 10 most outrageous Jody Hice quotes: anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-woman, everything! on.msnbc.com/1ruzLzM

Why the 'chokehold' video is so important

nbcnews.com — Ari Melber talks about the NYPD's video crackdown and the importance of the disturbing, viral video of 43-year-old Eric Garner who struggles on camera as a police officer places him in a chokehold.
Jul 23, 2014

We don't know Ramsey Orta. But he's the reason we know Eric Garner. My edit on efforts to ban police recording: on.msnbc.com/1x2xFa2

President Obama vs. Vladimir Putin

nbcnews.com — Michael Weiss and Joan Walsh join Chris Matthews to discuss the growing tension between Obama and Putin.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @hardball: Pres Obama's 2-front conflict: #VladimirPutin on 1 side & GOP who blame him for Ukraine @joanwalsh @michaeldweiss http://t.co…

Michele Bachmann on 2016: 'What if I decide to run?'

msnbc.com — Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann may be leaving Congress at the end of the year, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have any more political aspirations. In fact, the conservative lawmaker doesn't understand why there hasn't been more buzz about her future plans.

Report: New York Gov. Cuomo’s office derailed ethics commission

msnbc.com — The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a rising Democratic star and potential presidential candidate, hamstrung an ethics inquiry when it examined the governor's political allies, an exclusive report by The New York Times revealed on Wednesday.
Jul 23, 2014

I was just saying he is the only Dem I could see derailing the Hillary train msnbc.com/morning-joe/re…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @msnbc: The office of @NYGovCuomo reportedly derailed an ethics inquiry that examined the governor’s political allies: on.msnbc.com/1tAOMiR

Obamacare rulings put health care back in spotlight

nbcnews.com — The opposing rulings by two appeals courts over tax subsidies tied to the Affordable Care Act may not have an immediate impact on millions of customers, but they could thrust health care back in the spotlight from now until November's elections. Rep. Jame

Questions surround NYPD chokehold case

nbcnews.com — Ramsey Orta, a friend of Eric Garner's and the man who shot the video of Garner in a chokehold, joins Tamron Hall to discuss the controversy as well as Rev. Al Sharpton.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @newsnation: .@TamronHall talks to Ramsey Orta, #EricGarner's friend & the cameraman behind the video being seen across the world: http:…

Bloodshed continues in Gaza

nbcnews.com — The bloodshed in the middle east continued today with Israel pounding Gaza and Hamas launching a stream of rockets back into Israel. Michael Crowley and Richard Engel join Steve Kornacki to discuss.