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live.washingtonpost.com — Join Gene Weingarten Tuesday, July 29 at noon for his monthly chat with readers. THIS CHAT'S POLLS: This is a hot-button topic. I am doing it with some trepidation, and only after two women of my acquaintance found it interesting, and had VERY different reactions to it. Read this essay.
Jul 29, 2014

"But I contend you cannot steal something of no intrinsic value; say, a fart." - @geneweingarten live.washingtonpost.com/chatological-h…

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Journalist's mother pleads for his release by Iran

washingtonpost.com — Mary Rezaian pleads for the Iranian government to release her son, Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi. The two were arrested last week on undetermined charges in Tehran along with two others, one of whom has since been released.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @rezamarashi: . @jrezaian's mom pleads for his release. Watch this video. Every word she says is true. J & his famly love #Iran. http://…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @AnupKaphle: WashPost journalist @jrezaian's mother pleads for his release from prison. wapo.st/WM3bOL

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President Obama’s impeachment is a fantasy - for both parties

washingtonpost.com — Barack Obama is not getting impeached. But for several years, Republicans have been indulging and even encouraging that fantasy on the part of the more extreme edges of their base. Conservative backbenchers have told their constituents the votes are there in the House to do it.
Jul 29, 2014

@ktumulty and @wesleylowery describe "fits of theatrics" around the impeachment fantasy wapo.st/1oHgMkK via @washingtonpost

Jul 29, 2014

RT @SebastianEPayne: Newt: This is the ultimate test of Lucy & Charlie Brown...the president is playing Lucy wapo.st/1oHgMkK via @kt…

Jul 29, 2014

Newt: This is the ultimate test of Lucy & Charlie Brown...the president is playing Lucy wapo.st/1oHgMkK via @ktumulty @wesleylowery

Jul 29, 2014

RT @PhilipRucker: "Barack Obama is not getting impeached"... yet, "Newtonian physics" prevails. @ktumulty & @WesleyLowery explain: http://t…

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Senate documents and interviews undercut ‘bombshell’ lawsuit against Obamacare

washingtonpost.com — The most serious current legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act turns on the argument that the law did not actually make subsidies available to those obtaining coverage on the federal exchange.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @DannyVinik: Some great reporting by @ThePlumLineGS digs up the history of exchanges "established by the state" washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @CitizenCohn: In that @ThePlumLineGS item, note the quotes from the Senate aides -- best explanation for how/why this happened washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @sam_baker: How the ACA ended up with its wording on subsidies and exchanges "established by the State." washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Jul 29, 2014

How the ACA ended up with its wording on subsidies and exchanges "established by the State." washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Jul 29, 2014

Upshot is that the right must return to its actual view that 5 million people should lose insurance over a glitch washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

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Where the biggest beer, wine, and liquor drinkers live in the U.S.

washingtonpost.com — America's thirst for alcohol might know no boundaries, but certain parts of the country do seem especially parched. No state handles its alcohol quite like New Hampshire, according to per capita consumption data shared by the Beer Institute. The libertarian New England state guzzles down more booze per person-some 40.8 gallons per year-than any other U.S.
Jul 29, 2014

Hey, New Hampshire, go home. You're drunk... on beer AND spirits. wapo.st/1rYUsUH

Jul 29, 2014

New Hampshire, superlative in so many things, also sells the most booze, according to this @Wonkblog piece: wapo.st/WLLZsL

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List narrows for future FBI headquarters: Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield

washingtonpost.com — The headquarters of the FBI would relocate from downtown Washington to a suburban campus in either Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield under plans by the General Services Administration, according to sources familiar with the plans.
Jul 29, 2014

Proposed new FBI HQ sites are all deep into the DC burbs at the end of the metro lines. Enjoy that train ride, G-men! washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @aolivo: Fedora-wearing G-men at the Springfield mall? List narrows for future FBI headquarters: wapo.st/1lSixXy

Jul 29, 2014

Fedora-wearing G-men at the Springfield mall? List narrows for future FBI headquarters: wapo.st/1lSixXy via OConnelPostBiz

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McDonald’s: Regulator says it’s a ‘joint employer’

washingtonpost.com — NEW YORK - McDonald's Corp. says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named as a "joint employer" for workers in its franchise-owned restaurants. The decision by the National Labor Relations Board was being closely watched because it could potentially expose McDonald's to liability for the working conditions in its franchisees' stores.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @lydiadepillis: Whoa, big news: @NLRB rules McDonalds can be named as a joint employer, making it easier for workers to unionize: washingtonpost.com/business/mcdon…

Jul 29, 2014

NLRB notified McDonalds it can be named as a “joint employer” for workers in its franchise-owned restaurants washingtonpost.com/business/mcdon…

Jul 29, 2014

NLRB has notified McDonald's that it can be considered a joint employer, AP is reporting washingtonpost.com/business/mcdon…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @lydiadepillis: Whoa, big news: @NLRB rules McDonalds can be named as a joint employer, making it easier for workers to unionize: washingtonpost.com/business/mcdon…

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Senate confirms three ambassadorial nominees in minutes, but will there be time for more?

washingtonpost.com — We're now into serious nail-biting time for about 150 nominees pending on the Senate floor to see if they'll be confirmed before the Senate slithers out of town for a five-week recess. The slow-boat route, via filing for cloture, would mean that, in the best of circumstances, only a handful of nominees would get confirmed.
Jul 29, 2014

Wonder if this was because of that smart WashPost story last week? RT @ktumulty: Senate confirms 3 ambassadors. wapo.st/1lSWjo9

Jul 29, 2014

"Would have been quicker but Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), sitting in the chair, was reading slowly." washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-l…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @ktumulty: Worth a click just for the photo: Senate confirms 3 ambassadors. Will there be time for more? wapo.st/1lSWjo9 via @washingtonpost

Jul 29, 2014

RT @ktumulty: Worth a click just for the photo: Senate confirms 3 ambassadors. Will there be time for more? wapo.st/1lSWjo9 via @washingtonpost

Jul 29, 2014

Worth a click just for the photo: Senate confirms 3 ambassadors. Will there be time for more? wapo.st/1lSWjo9 via @washingtonpost

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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says women shouldn’t laugh out loud

washingtonpost.com — One of Turkey's top officials says women should refrain from laughing out loud in public. A woman "should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times," Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Monday during a Eid el-Fitr meeting, which marked the end of the Muslim period of fasting, Ramadan.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @timothypmurphy: What if they're eating salad RT @ElaheIzadi: Turkish official takes stance against women LOL'ing in public. washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie…

Jul 29, 2014

Confusing people who still think it's 'Lots Of Love' MT @washingtonpost Turkey DPM says women shouldn't LOL in public wapo.st/UIQcvi

Jul 29, 2014

Here is a politician that doesn't want women LOLing in public washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @jfdulac: A stand-up comic walked into a newsroom and wrote about the Turkish Deputy PM saying women shouldn’t LOL wapo.st/1AuZEni @ElaheIzadi

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Senior official calls for release of Post reporter in Iran

washingtonpost.com — A senior Obama administration official on Tuesday called on Iran to release a Washington Post journalist and his wife, as well as two other Americans who were arrested in Tehran last week without explanation. "There is absolutely no reason for this to occur," said Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @PostBaron: One of those arrested in Iran with @washingtonpost correspondent @jrezaian is released, relative says. wapo.st/1xvyjgt

Jul 29, 2014

RT @PostBaron: One of those arrested in Iran with @washingtonpost correspondent @jrezaian is released, relative says. wapo.st/1xvyjgt

Jul 29, 2014

RT @PostBaron: One of those arrested in Iran with @washingtonpost correspondent @jrezaian is released, relative says. wapo.st/1xvyjgt

Jul 29, 2014

RT @PostBaron: One of those arrested in Iran with @washingtonpost correspondent @jrezaian is released, relative says. wapo.st/1xvyjgt

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Judge puts D.C. handgun ruling on hold

washingtonpost.com — A federal judge on Tuesday put on hold his decision invalidating the District's long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public places. The judge's stay, in effect for 90 days, gives city officials and D.C. police officers some breathing room to respond to his ruling that overturned the District's primary gun-control law.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @TimothyNoah1: I can't think of a city where you're asking for more trouble letting people carry guns in public than Washington, DC. washingtonpost.com/local/crime/ju…

Jul 29, 2014

I can't think of a city where you're asking for more trouble letting people carry guns in public than Washington, DC. washingtonpost.com/local/crime/ju…

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Where the biggest beer, wine, and liquor drinkers live in the U.S.

washingtonpost.com — America's thirst for alcohol might know no boundaries, but certain parts of the country do seem especially parched. No state handles its alcohol quite like New Hampshire, according to per capita consumption data shared by the Beer Institute. The libertarian New England state guzzles down more booze per person-some 40.8 gallons per year-than any other U.S.
Jul 29, 2014

#NV 4th in booze guzzled per person (33 gallons/year) behind NH, ND, MT. wapo.st/1rYvLI1 via @washingtonpost #Vegas #lvrj #drinkup

Jul 29, 2014

Wonkblog on @washingtonpost maps out where the biggest beer, wine, and liquor drinkers live in the U.S. fb.me/6Zx0LJiod

Jul 29, 2014

From @wonkblog, a look at U.S. drinking habits. DC sips the most wine; North Dakota prefers suds: pint per day on avg ow.ly/zIYsv

Jul 29, 2014

RT @mattcanham: Utah consumes 14 gallons of alcohol per year per person. Sounds like a lot, but it's lowest in the nation. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

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FedEx Field welcomes Manchester United with classic typo

washingtonpost.com — Old Traddord joins Natinals and Baltche in D.C. lore.

Iran should free Post journalist Jason Rezaian and his colleagues immediately

washingtonpost.com — IRAN'S RELATIONS with international media have improved considerably since the election of Hassan Rouhani as president and the beginning of serious negotiations over its nuclear program. More Western journalists have been allowed to visit the country, Mr. Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have given numerous interviews to Western journalists and U.S.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @PostBaron: .@washingtonpost editorial: Iran should free our correspondent @jrezaian, his wife and colleagues immediately wapo.st/1qHY7rM

Jul 29, 2014

RT @PostBaron: .@washingtonpost editorial: Iran should free our correspondent @jrezaian, his wife and colleagues immediately wapo.st/1qHY7rM

Jul 29, 2014

RT @PostBaron: .@washingtonpost editorial: Iran should free our correspondent @jrezaian, his wife and colleagues immediately wapo.st/1qHY7rM

Jul 29, 2014

RT @PostBaron: .@washingtonpost editorial: Iran should free our correspondent @jrezaian, his wife and colleagues immediately wapo.st/1qHY7rM

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NFL will have ‘zero tolerance’ for on-field use of racial and homophobic slurs, players are told in league’s officiating video

washingtonpost.com — The NFL will have "zero tolerance" this season for players' on-field use of racial slurs or abusive language relating to sexual orientation, the league tells players in a league-produced officiating video to be shown to teams during training camps this summer.
Jul 29, 2014

NFL will have ‘zero tolerance’ for on-field use of racial and homophobic slurs, players are told via @washingtonpost wapo.st/1nFcIkS

Jul 29, 2014

RT @RyanTronier: NFL Will Have 'Zero Tolerance' For On-Field Use Of Racial And Homophobic Slurs twib.in/l/nXApRkEXyeL pic.twitter.com/ByO1zxtY2i

Jul 29, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: NFL tells players it will have ‘zero tolerance’ for on-field use of racial and homophobic slurs wapo.st/1rNz4Dw

Jul 29, 2014

.@MarkMaske gets an early look at new #NFL video on 2014 rules: 'zero tolerance' for slurs wapo.st/1AvVHyO

Jul 29, 2014

RT @MarkMaske: NFL tells players in officiating video it will have "zero tolerance" for on-field use of racial, homophobic slurs... wapo.st/1AvVHyO

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