Midday open thread: Nuclear talks with Iran unchanged by Netanyahu, Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ at 50

By rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades) Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is My school week of magical thinking: Netahyahu’s speech doesn’t move negotiators on Iran’s nuclear development: The long and convoluted negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme adjourned on Wednesday amid talk of continuing progress towards a comprehensive deal but of tough political decisions still to be made. […]

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Lawmaker Doesn’t Want Women’s Economic Council Because Men Need One Too

By Bryce Covert State Sen. Mike Bell (R) CREDIT: wapp.capitol.tn.gov On Wednesday, the Tennessee Senate failed to pass legislation out of committee that would have extended the state’s Economic Council on Women, ending the initiative after it had operated for 17 years. The vote came after a hearing in which lawmakers grilled the council’s executive […]

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McConnell calls off Tuesday vote on bill requiring review of deal with Iran over its nuclear program

By rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades) The Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran. Burgess Everett and Manu Raju report that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has chosen to delay a vote on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 that he had slated for next Tuesday: He informed the Senate Republican Conference of the decision on […]

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End Of An Era: How Ringling Bros. Finally Came Around To Ending Its 145-Year-Old Elephant Act

By Jessica Goldstein CREDIT: AP/Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ending a 145 year run, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is eliminating elephant acts from its traveling circuses. Elephant acts will be phased out by 2018. Feld Entertainment Inc., which owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, heralded this change with a press release […]

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The Lawyer Telling The Supreme Court To Gut Obamacare Explained Why He Should Lose In 2012

By Ian Millhiser Attorney Michael Carvin CREDIT: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais On Wednesday, a lawsuit seeking to defund much of the Affordable Care Act appeared to hit a roadblock when Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed concerns that the plaintiffs’ reading of the law is unconstitutional. Though Michael Carvin, the lead lawyer challenging the law, attempted to […]

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