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Clinton welcomes 'healthy' Democratic primary contest

msnbc.com — Hillary Clinton may be the prohibitive, if undeclared, frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, but she still thinks it'd be "healthy" for the party to have a contested primary, she said Tuesday. "I think there will probably be many candidates," she told Fusion's Jorge Ramos in an interview.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @aseitzwald: Clinton also says the Redskins should change their name (but declines to propose alternatives). msnbc.com/msnbc/hillary-…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @aseitzwald: Clinton also says the Redskins should change their name (but declines to propose alternatives). msnbc.com/msnbc/hillary-…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @aseitzwald: Clinton also says the Redskins should change their name (but declines to propose alternatives). msnbc.com/msnbc/hillary-…

Jul 29, 2014

Clinton also says the Redskins should change their name (but declines to propose alternatives). msnbc.com/msnbc/hillary-…

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Mississippi's last abortion clinic to stay open - for now

msnbc.com — Mississippi's last abortion clinic won a major victory at the conservative 5th Circuit of Appeals, which said a law intended to make the state "abortion-free" and close the clinic was unconstitutional. "Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion," wrote E. Grady Jolly, a Reagan appointee, for the panel.
Jul 29, 2014

Mississippi's last abortion clinic to stay open —  for now j.mp/1zrDLUz

Jul 29, 2014

Mississippi: “There’s nothing inherently burdensome about crossing state lines.” Federal court: Not so much. msnbc.com/msnbc/mississi…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @irin: Appeals court keeps last clinic in MS open. Admitting priv law “extinguishes [a woman's] right within MS's borders.” msnbc.com/msnbc/mississi…

Jul 29, 2014

Appeals court keeps last clinic in MS open. Admitting priv law “extinguishes [a woman's] right within MS's borders.” msnbc.com/msnbc/mississi…

Satanists aren’t the only ones following Hobby Lobby’s lead

msnbc.com — On Monday, the Satanic Temple drew headlines for declaring that, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, it was "asserting a religious exemption from the burden of state mandated 'informational' abortion materials for those who share their deeply held beliefs."
Jul 29, 2014

I'll be on @allinwithchris tonight discussing whether the Satanists have a case against abortion laws. More here: msnbc.com/msnbc/satanist…

Jul 29, 2014

Prochoice activists once argued the Hyde Amendment violated their freedom of religion. Will Hobby Lobby win help? msnbc.com/msnbc/satanist…

Jul 29, 2014

Satanists seeking to capitalize religious exemptions post Hobby Lobby, reports @irin msnbc.com/msnbc/satanist…

Coburn withholds approval of new VA bill

msnbc.com — Most of the Republicans on the bipartisan conference committee were sufficiently satisfied with a bill overhauling the Veterans Affairs health care system to sign off on its final wording. But three Republican senators withheld their approval: John McCain, Marco Rubio, and Tom Coburn.
Jul 30, 2014

Okla Sen Tom Coburn objects to "Taj Mahal" plans for veterans, tells us he does not support V.A. fix bill: goo.gl/nXTXZo

Satanists seek a religious exemption

nbcnews.com — Hobby Lobby won a religious exemption from a birth control rule, now The Satanic Temple wants a religious exemption from anti-abortion informed consent laws. Elaborate, well-played joke? Or legitimate legal case?
Jul 30, 2014

RT @alisonrose711: While appropriately wearing red ;) MT @irin may or may not have argued the Satanists' case tonight on @allinwithchris on.msnbc.com/1qJDn2U

Labor board deals major blow to fast food corporations

msnbc.com — The general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that the McDonald's corporation may be considered a "joint employer" with its franchisees, in what could be a major blow to the fast food behemoth and the franchising business model in general.
Jul 29, 2014

Here's what my writeup on today's NLRB news, why it's a loss for McDonald's, and what it means for other franchisers: msnbc.com/msnbc/labor-bo…

Social media expands Polar Vortex

nbcnews.com — NBC meteorologist Raphael Miranda and UGA Director for Program in Atmospheric Sciences Dr. Marshall Shepherd debunk the social media storm over polar vortex. The pair weighs in on other viral weather statements that have gone unproven.

Reformers take another crack at surveillance

msnbc.com — After plenty of setbacks in Congress, advocates of surveillance reform are giving it another shot. "This is a debate about Americans' fundamental relationship with their government - about whether our government should have the power to create massive databases of information about its citizens," said Vermont Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, who introduced new surveillance reform legislation Tuesday.
Jul 29, 2014

Senator Patrick Leahy is taking another shot at surveillance reform: msnbc.com/msnbc/surveill…