The hottest ticket in town is not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. By noon Saturday, nearly four dozen people were waiting in line outside the Supreme Court for Tuesday’s arguments over states’ same-sex marriage bans.
It seems probable that most people like Justin Amash and Mark Sanford will endorse Rand Paul — but they are careful to say they haven’t yet. “We all want to sort of wait and see who is viable, who is putting together a decent campaign.”
Judge Callie Granade denied a request from Alabama officials to dismiss a case in which advocates are seeking to take marriage equality statewide.
As the Clinton Foundation draws scrutiny on multiple fronts, Clinton avoided the obvious. But she took her signature issue, women’s participation, and turned it into a notably all-encompassing, political speech — touching on everything from Loretta Lynch to transgender discrimination.
The Office of Personnel Management “strongly encourages,” but is not requiring, transition-related coverage to be included in insurance companies’ proposals for 2016 federal employee health plans. “It’s just straight-up discrimination,” says a leading trans advocate.
“The way of life we’ve enjoyed as Americans for 50 years could come to an end.”
“Once cloture was invoked it was clear she would be confirmed,” a Cruz aide said.
It took the Senate more than five months to confirm her.
The Florida senator has a tortured public relationship with his work on a big, bipartisan immigration bill that conservatives loathe. It’s a hit with pro-business donors, however, who say Rubio highlights his work in meetings with them.
The delicate dance between the candidate and the president has been, so far, surprisingly smooth. But Clinton will have to hang on through Obama’s YOLO period.
Even under Republican control, a majority of the Senate has repeatedly voted in favor of pro-LGBT measures this year. The beginning of a new normal?
“I’m convinced it’s not going to be the same it was eight years ago. Will I have the same amount that somebody like Bush would have? Probably not.”
Here’s what he did on those days.
“He is seriously considering running for president and taking the necessary steps to field a competitive campaign, and it’s not unusual for presidential candidates to occasionally miss Senate business,” a Rubio spokeswoman told BuzzFeed News.
“Will you stand with me to hold the VA accountable to its vast mismanagement and disservice to our veterans,” reads Rep. Mike Coffman’s page, before prompting you to donate to his campaign. The fundraising page has since been removed.
“…she’ll just say they’re trying to pick on me because I’m a woman or because they’re conservatives and they hate me and my husband.”
“Now, who could fit that bill— Why, wouldn’t it be Hillary?” In 1968, some Wellesley freshmen literally wrote an entire song to the tune of “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” from My Fair Lady about Hillary Clinton.
“A traffic stop prolonged beyond” the time needed to deal with an alleged traffic violation is “unlawful,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg writes.
Hillary Clinton calls for “concentrated policy” on local, state, and national levels. “This is not something we can just brush under the rug and wish it would go away.”
The Florida senator has taught at FIU since 2011.
“We will be subjected to all kinds of distractions and attacks, and I’m ready for that,” Clinton told reporters on Monday of an upcoming book that looks at money and her family’s foundation. She did not address the allegations specifically.
“You can’t pick who you want to talk to. This is an unsustainable model, and to say it’s a listening tour is sort of a joke.”
Don’t expect rallies until May, detailed policy until summer or fall, or much else for now besides the small roundtables Clinton held in Iowa during week one. The secret benefit of a slow rollout: Local activists love sitting at a table with Hillary Clinton while aides film well-lit digital content, ready for Facebook deployment.
Clinton is avoiding large settings on the trail — and in her fundraising. She will appear at “Hillstarter” events this month, likely in private homes, in New York in Washington.
“You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots,” an Immigration and Naturalization Service official wrote in 1975. The letter behind The Washington Post’s story of Anthony Sullivan’s marriage to Richard Adams.
And the conversation is much more positive, too, after hitting a rough patch during news about foreign donations and personal email. Rubio, meanwhile, gets a big boost.
“The difference is purely in implementation. If you had a philosophical discussion on what the world should look like, there would be no difference.”
The progressives don’t really know what they’re doing, but they’re doing a lot of it. Update: Bill de Blasio’s campaign says it didn’t troll Hillary Clinton on Twitter.