July 23, 2015

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GOP Outrage With Roberts Court Over 'Judicial Tyranny' Reaches Fever Pitch

The Gist: Republicans are attempting to radically undermine the Supreme Court's authority after it legalized gay marriage and upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act last month.

Trump May Consider Third Party Run: 'The RNC Has Not Been Supportive'

The Gist: Donald Trump says he is considering running as a third-party candidate if he keeps being treated poorly by the Republican National Convention and the GOP establishment.

Rachel Maddow, Santorum Get Into Heated Gay Marriage Debate

The Gist: The MSNBC host provided a lesson on constitutionality and civics to Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

From The Reporter's Notebook

TPM’s Tierney Sneed looked into conservatives' current campaign to crack down on "judicial activism." The term, referring to criticisms that the court has acted outside its jurisdiction, was actually first embraced by liberals, having been minted by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. to describe four justices on the court in 1947.

Agree or Disagree?

Particularly in the darker corners of the Internet, libertarianism is often just a cover story for protecting or even perpetuating bigoted behavior.

Say What?!

"You know how I feel about late guests. Ted Cruz was late to this show once. I doubt he’ll ever be late again because I made him sit there for 10 damn minutes while I talked and went through the entire commercial break."

- Conservative radio host Steve Deace tore into Scott Walker for being late to call into his show.

BUZZING: Today in the Hive

From a TPM Prime member: "The polling may have blind spots. Bernie currently polls better among college educated whites than the non-college educated. But college educated whites are also more likely to have reached out to learn Bernie's message, which has been widely ignored by a press far more fascinated by Trump, despite far less of a chance that Trump can actually be nominated by a major party. What we need is a poll of non-college working whites who are familiar with Bernie's campaign. His messaging is effective - witness the crowds at rallies - but takes time to percolate through a press which is, lets face it, largely owned by the billionaires whose taxes he wants to raise. Meanwhile, Trump keeps bragging about his "$10 billion." Fortunately for Bernie, and for us, there's still time."

Related: Bernie Sanders once recorded a folk album.

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What We're Reading

Meet the man who flies around the world for free. (Rolling Stone)

How George W. Bush made both Barack Obama and Jon Stewart possible. (Time)

Uber wins the battle with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio -- for now. (Wired)