July 9, 2015
Will Billionaire Trump Force Candidate Trump to Pull the Plug?
The Gist: The author of a new book on the GOP presidential candidate says that the recent loss of several major business deals over Trump's comments on immigration could be damaging his bottom line down the road.
S.C. House Votes To Remove Confederate Flag, Sending Bill To Guv
The Gist: After 13 hours of impassioned debate, the South Carolina House approved a bill to remove the confederate flag from the Capitol grounds.
Matthews Blasts Cruz: SCOTUS 'Seized' 2000 Election, 'You Did Not Complain'
The Gist: MSNBC's Chris Matthews called Sen. Cruz out for railing against the “tyranny” of the Supreme Court for legalizing gay marriage even though he supported the controversial 2000 decision that led to the election of George W. Bush.
From The Reporter's Notebook
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday issued an executive order
aimed at protecting religious leaders and organizations “with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman." According to TPM's Caitlin MacNeal, he has also said that he’s considering a new religious objections law
in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.
Agree or Disagree?
Josh Marshall thinks Jeb Bush’s plan to move the country forward by having everyone work longer hours approaches the toxicity level
of Mitt Romney’s comments about not caring about 47 percent of the electorate.
"They love me, I love them. And I'll tell you something, if I get the nomination, I'll win the Latino vote."
- Despite earlier concern, Donald Trump remains confident.
BUZZING: Today in the Hive
From a TPM Prime member: "Many of the arguments suggested that while polyamory and plural unions exist in the country, that making a big deal of them would distract from the decades-long struggle of gays to achieve equal recognition. Further, some argued, polyamory is a choice and gayness is not. (Some poly people, who in their lives, could never embrace monogamy, would disagree.) In June of 2013 none of us imagined the SCOTUS ruling making gay marriage the law of the land. But now gay marriage is the law of the land. And conservatives, as they have for years, are getting in a lather asking: "if gay marriage, then why not plural marriage?""
Related: An Ohio judge refused to marry a same-sex couple, saying they were "non-traditional."
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What We're Reading
In China, "screen addiction" is considered a clinical disorder and rehab centers have been established for children who suffer from it. (The New York Times
When GOP candidates attempt to use popular songs in their campaign, musicians tend to get mad. (NPR)
How one California Democrat is reshaping the party. (The Atlantic)