September 16, 2015

Top Stories

Scott Walker Debated David Duke In 1992!? Yep, And There's Video

The Gist: A 24 year old Walker verbally sparred with the former KKK grand dragon. We talked to Duke about how it went.

Biden Slams Donald Trump's 'Sick Message' And 'Xenophobia'

The Gist: The Vice President told an audience at a Hispanic Heritage Month event that Trump’s views on immigration appeal “to the baser side of human nature.”

Poll: Nearly Half Of Florida Voters Say Jeb And Rubio Should Quit 2016 Race

The Gist: Florida voters seem to agree that their former governor and one of their current U.S. senators should drop out of the presidential campaign.

From The Reporter's Notebook

A Georgia county sheriff called the members of Black Lives Matter "domestic terrorists with an agenda" in a statement released Tuesday to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. According to TPM's Sara Jerde, Butch Conway, the sheriff of Gwinnett County, emphasized the point that "all lives matter,” saying acts of police violence are "not about race."

Agree or Disagree?

Josh Marshall writes that opponents of the Iran nuclear deal "raised and tried to spend far more than it was possible to spend with any hope of affecting the outcome. And they certainly knew that was the case."

Say What?!

- An N.C. lawmaker shared this meme, which shows Benjamin Netanyahu scolding Obama, on Facebook.

BUZZING: Today in the Hive

From a TPM Prime member: "Bernie Sanders’ supporters obviously have not thought this through, so let me be clear: Bernie Sanders does not have a snowball’s chance of winning the general election. If he is the nominee, all the Republicans need to do is run ads with Bernie Sanders saying “I am a Democratic Socialist” 30 times in a 30 second spot. It will be the most devastating political ad in American History. Every single Republican from the nominee on down will only refer to him as “Comrade Bernie”, meaning in every other sentence publicly spoken by the GOP about the Presidential election. A recent Gallup poll shows that a practicing Muslim has a better chance of being president than a self-proclaimed socialist."

Related: Bernie Sanders shouted "Don't push me!" as a Fox reporter ambushed him and shoved a microphone at him.

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What We're Reading

The inside scoop on Johnson & Johnson, America's most admired lawbreaker. (The Huffington Post)

The black family in the age of mass incarceration. (The Atlantic)

Inequality doesn't disturb Americans as much as it should because we tend to view the world as just. (The Boston Review)