September 1, 2015

Top Stories

Trump's Latino Bashing Risks GOP Senate Hopes In 3 Key States

The Gist: Trump’s xenophobic comments could jeopardize the GOP’s chances in states with heavy Latino populations, particularly Florida, Colorado and Nevada.

Kentucky Clerk Invokes 'God's Authority,' Again Refuses To Grant Marriage Licenses

The Gist: One day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Rowan County clerk must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the clerk is refusing to issue any licenses at all.

Pope Francis: Priests Can Absolve Women Who Seek Forgiveness For Their Abortion

The Gist: The Pope will allow priests to absolve women seeking forgiveness for undergoing the procedure during the Holy Year of Mercy.

From The Reporter's Notebook

TPM reporter Tierney Sneed looked at how Donald Trump is already becoming an issue in the Senate races in key, Hispanic-heavy battleground states. Already, some GOP candidates hoping to take Marco Rubio's seat in Florida have had to weigh in on Trump's immigration stances. Trump's position could become even more of a potent issue if his former adviser Roger Stone decided to run, as he floated in May.

Agree or Disagree?

“In maintaining the name McKinley over Denali on the national level, as in the original act of renaming the mountain, mainstream European American culture has extended the acts of settler colonialism and imperialism that have stolen and occupied Native lands for centuries.” - Ben Railton

Say What?!

Why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?

-Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that the national movement be classified as a hate group during a "Fox and Friends" segment

BUZZING: Today in the Hive

From a TPM Prime member: “What will the rise of Trump mean for the GOP's House and Senate campaigns? Is he sucking all of the air out of the right or is he signaling a broader shift in the GOP? If we start seeing more radical challengers in the other primaries, and some success there then I think that we really do have to start worrying.... I remember the pundit class was claiming that 2014 showed the Tea Party was losing strength, when I thought the real truth was that the Tea Party ideology had become orthodox.”

Related: Trump's derogatory comments about Latinos could threaten the GOP's chances in several key Senate races. 

Have something to add? Become a Prime member and join the discussion here.

What We're Reading