June 26, 2015

Top Stories

Saying Farewell To 'Fox Contributor' Sarah Palin With 5 Memorable Moments

The Gist: Fox News has decided not to renew the former vice presidential candidate’s contract. We’ve rounded up some of her most notable, bizarre appearances on the network.

Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Obamacare Subsidies

The Gist: In a landmark ruling, SCOTUS upheld Obamacare tax subsidies, preserving health insurance for millions of Americans.

Kennedy Saves Housing Discrimination Law From Being Gutted By SCOTUS

The Gist: The Supreme Court upheld a key tool used by civil rights activists to fight housing discrimination against minorities.

From The Reporter's Notebook

After Univision announced it was dropping Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant due to Trump’s derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants, the real estate mogul threatened to sue the company. TPM reporter Brendan James points out that the pageant is scheduled for July 12. If the network is bound by a contract, as Trump insists it is, Univision could be facing major legal troubles.

Agree or Disagree?

According to Josh Marshall, John Roberts is "the best thing that ever happened to Republican jurisprudence and the conservative judicial movement."

Say What?!

"Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested?"

- Creepy letters from a stalker have driven a family from their $1.4M dream home.

BUZZING: Today in the Hive

From a TPM Prime member: "Some of the tea partiers attacking Roberts are claiming that Obama somehow blackmailed Roberts into supporting the law because of something to do with Roberts adopting children. They all seem to not know that Justice Kennedy voted with Roberts. It was a 6-3 ruling. I wonder how they think Obama blackmailed Kennedy as well as Roberts. Maybe Kennedy woke up one morning and found a horse's head in his bed?"

Related: Conservatives can't hide their disgust with SCOTUS on Obamacare.

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What We're Reading

You can actually get more nutrition by pairing the right foods together - for examples, beans and red peppers. (NPR)

The sun has launched chunks of itself at us twice already this week. (Wired)

Why is the GOP presidential field so large in 2016? (The Boston Globe)